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  1. option to disable auto save on build

    option to disable auto save on build

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Fix the burndown trendline algorithm

      As I understand it, the height of the burndown trend line at its left edge is calculated by adding together each increase of hours during the sprint. So for example say on day 1 we estimate 100 hours. On day 5 we're down to 50 and we find 25 more, and then we finish the sprint. The trendline would start at 125 hours at the upper left of the burndown chart and end at zero at the lower right. I don't think this accurately reflects what is going on.

      To illustrate, consider another sprint. In this one we estimate 100…

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        1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Create a switch statement that takes a Predicate

        Allow a switch to do something like the following

        string Html = LoginToWebSite();
        switch (Html.Contains)
        {
        case "Wrong Credentials":
        return LoginType.WrongCredentials;
        case "Too many failed attempts":
        return LoginType.TooManyFailedAttempts;
        case "Required field":
        return LoginType.MissingField;
        case "That's not a valid email":
        return LoginType.InvalidEmail;
        default:
        return LoginType.Success;
        }

        This is what I currently do

        var Html = LoginToWebSite();

        if (Html.Contains("Wrong credentials"))
        return LoginType.WrongCredentials;
        if (Html.Contains("Too many failed attempts"))
        return LoginType.TooManyFailedAttempts;
        if (Html.Contains("not a valid email"))
        return LoginType.InvalidEmail;
        else
        return LoginType.Success;

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • WPF support in Lightswitch

          How about replacing Silverlight with WPF for the desktop client to get rid of the pixel rendering performance issues with Silverlight? Since LS now has HTML support for web clients, Silverlight could be replaced with a more powerful desktop client like WPF ( I would even take Winforms if it substantially increased performance ).

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            3 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • InRelease Reports

            I want to have nice SSRS and SharePoint Dashboard reports showing the release and deployment process from TFS to In Release and through lab environments.

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              0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add markup validation for missing whitespace between attributes

              HTML/ASPX/ASCX markup validation fails to detect no space between attributes

              No markup validation feedback is given when markup has an element with attributes that should have a space between them but the space is missing. It is a very difficult visual cue to spot and without IDE support it can be cumbersome to identify the problem. Only the .xml file editor gives "No whitespace" feedback; the editors for .html and .ascx files do not.

              It is a frustrating inconvenience that we have become so reliant on markup validation that we become unable to identify the culprit when two attributes that…

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                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Give us access to the Windows 8 Bing Maps Control from a Desktop project

                Toaday if we want to build an application in windows 8 where we need to have a maping feature, we need to build a Windows store project. For those who need to build Desktop application with mapping request we have no other choice to use the WPF Bing map control which has been optimized for Microsoft PixelSense.

                Today we use that control in our application but we face a lot of performance issue from the control when using more that a single touch. This issue has been reported to use by the Bing Map team and who have been told…

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                  0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Create a linked js file to user controls, exactly like you did with the codebehind cs file for ide solution explorer viewing.

                  Create a linked js file to user controls, exactly like you did with the codebehind cs file. This would allow easy js separation and ide navigation for the developer to get to the control's client script... additionally, it would allow us to have the markup and js in two edit windows for parallel development (as opposed to splitting the screen).

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                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Disconnect from git repository

                    Why when I am connected to git repository, I can not disconnect from there?
                    When I am connected to TFS, I have "Disconnect from TFS" option in "TEAM" menu.

                    Why is it so complicated to implement?
                    Why nobody invent this idea?

                    Moreover, TFS project can auto detect when we are out of currently connected TFS project, but git repository can not.
                    In git repository when I have project in "Projects/My project" directory, git want add new created project from "Projects/My new project". Like that should not be.

                    PS: Sorry for my English. I was hurry when I was writing it.

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Advanced and Professional should both be able to see features in the scrum template

                        We are using Visual Studio Online and I want my developers to have the professional level subscription, but having them not able to open "features" is causing us to consider other tools. Our "team" needs access to the features feature so they can perform backlog grooming. Now I like my developers having the professional level subscription because I need them to have the ability to download Visual Studio.

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add "HttpClient" to tag list for Microsoft.Net.Http NuGet package

                          Currently, a search for "HttpClient" has Microsoft.AspNet.WebApi.Client show up first, even though that package has fewer downloads. If "HttpClient" was in the tag list for Microsoft.Net.Http, then that package would be the first search result, which is desirable for those searches.

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                            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add customization options for Microsoft Git Provider

                            Since support for Git is now official in VS 2013, would be nice to see some options under Tools. For TFS there are quite a few, for Git there are none, like literally 0 options to configure. For one, I was looking to set 3rd party compare and merge tools. Well, I can't.

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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Ability to generate JavaScript SDK doc

                              When VS provide the powerful support of JavaScript XML Documentation Comments (see URL below), is there any approach to generate a JavaScript SDK doc based on the comments in the JavaScript files? and is that possible to support this in VS too?

                              http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb514138.aspx

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • There should be a built-in code converter for all languages supported by Visual Studio.

                                There should be a built-in code converter for all languages supported by Visual Studio.

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                                  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • would design CppUnitTestAssert.h to be more reusable and extensible.

                                  When writing unit tests, the compiler forces me to write overrides for Microsoft::VisualStudio::CppUnitTestFramework::ToString() for new types.
                                  This is a good thing as it guarantees that new types are displayed properly and allows me to customize the output.

                                  However, besides that, the namespace Microsoft::VisualStudio::CppUnitTestFramework and in particular the class Assert is pretty much "sealed".

                                  I'd like to add more comparison functions, like Assert::AreEqual(vec1, vec2, tolerance) to provide an "almost equal" comparison for containers holding double values, like this:

                                  template<typename T, typename U>
                                  static void AreEqual(const T& expected, const T& actual, const U& tolerance, const wchar_t* message = NULL, const __LineInfo* pLineInfo…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Pass generic enum as a parameter to a function

                                    I've hit the problem of passing a type for an enum to a procedure. I had expected to be able to write...

                                    public void AddList(string name, enum items) where items: byte

                                    or

                                    public void AddList(string name, enum:byte items)

                                    but instead have to write

                                    public void AddList(string name, Type items)
                                    {
                                    if (!items.IsEnum)
                                    throw new ArgumentException("items must be the typeof() an enum:byte.");

                                    var keys = (byte[])Enum.GetValues(items);
                                    var values = (string[])Enum.GetNames(items);

                                    ...
                                    }

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Wait for application to completely exit before starting next iteration of test

                                      MSDN Thread pertaining to this topic
                                      http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/814bbf4a-eca4-4580-b1bf-ffef5012142d/wait-for-application-to-completely-exit-before-starting-next-iteration-of-test?forum=vstest

                                      Basically, I have an application that takes a while to release memory. Thought that a feature similar to the "WaitForControlXXX()" methods would be helpful in this situation.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • give options to make it easier to close open tabs with mouse

                                        This is in regards to the "X" you can click to close a code window in VS 2013. The standard setup for the tab at the top of the code window is:

                                        filename | pin icon | X

                                        On the one hand, I appreciate the convention of this setup, but on the other, I find this irksome when I have multiple code windows open and I want to close them by clicking on the X. What happens is that because filenames do not have the same character length, the tabs at the top do not have the same length, and…

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • VBA Editor

                                          I'm going through large amounts of legacy VBA in a really bad IDE. I'd really like to be able to use copy and paste the VBA code into a Visual Studio 2013 project so I can go through the code much easier. While I wouldn't be able to run the code, I'd like to be able to searching through the text and ability to refactor the code would really nice, especially considering that there is probably a lot of VBA code that could be refactored. I'm currently pasting VBA code into a VB Module but it's not the same and…

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                                            2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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