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  1. Fix the API and back-end in SharePoint

    The API in SharePoint is abysmally bad. It is confusing, the documentation is often just plain wrong- with argument names and argument descriptions saying opposite things.

    The SPSite and SPWeb objects are also a mess. They sometimes throw NullReferenceExceptions for no apparent reason and are poorly named.

    CAML is arcane, difficult to create, and poorly implemented. JSON would be a vastly superior way of creating database queries.

    The way SharePoint stores list data in its database as of 2013 is mind-numbingly bad. It serializes the data for list items and stores it in a single SQL column. This means it…

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      0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Team Explorer - Home - make it more functional with live information about each hub

      I seldom use the "Home" hub in team explorer. It would be nice to use this as a dashboard so that I can see things like:

      * Last build status (pass/failed, time taken, who requested it)
      * Pending Changes hub - # Edits | # Adds | # Conflicts
      * My Work - Show in progress work items
      * Source Control - Latest changeset number, last person to checkin

      See the mockup and discussion here:

      ericphan.net/blog/2013/10/18/suggestion-visual-studio-2013-team-explorer-home-window

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow TFS root level Projects to be managed in Visual Studio IDE

        When creating a new project in the Visual Studio IDE I am asked to add it to the last active root level project in TFS. I can select other existing projects, but I cannot create a new one. Even in the Team Explorer and Source Control Explorer, I don't see an option in the IDE to add a root level project to my default collection.

        There is a button in Team Explorer that opens the website. After creating a new project, I then have to go back into Team Explorer, go to the Connect section, Select Team Projects, then check…

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow Visual Studios to be installed in a custom directory

          It would be a lot more convienient to allow Visual Studios to be installed to a custom directory. My laptop's hardrive is maxed out, but I have a 4 tb external hardrive and I cannot install Visual Studios to that. Therefore I think Visual Studios should be allowed to be installed to a custom directory.

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Delete file/folder without getting the latest version

              Delete file/folder without getting the latest:

              This is the most insane thing I have ever come across and I cannot think of any justification for that behavior.

              Why do I have to download everything from the server so that I can delete it on the server, when in the end it just gets marked as deleted anyway (so it doesn't get lost in case I made a mistake).

              There is no excuse for this and it is seriously the worst feature design EVER for one of the most common features. Please change this!

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                1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support simple copying in Bookmarks Window

                Support ctrl + c in bookmarks window, by placing bookmark contents to clipboard as simple texts.

                I tend to use bookmark for temporary commenting. It would be really nice if I can copy the bookmarks out as simple text. It's sort of a summary of the code sections I marked navigated, since I work on big projects, this will help me easier in understand the code flow.

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  • Add another answer to the Visual C++ 2010 registration question, "How would you assess your overall programming skills?"

                    None of the choices applied to me, so I suggest adding:
                    "I have spent a great deal of time developing and forgotten most of it."

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                    • optimization for debugging

                      An option similar to GCC's -Og would be fantastic for one of Visual Studio's bigger industries, commercial games. One is currently forced between choosing a fully optimized build that is impossible to debug or a debuggable build that can't run many real-time game tests at playable speeds.

                      Some basic optimizations like low-level inlining (simple getters and accessors and other very simple functions) and some math optimization is still easy to debug but can make _massive_ improvements to run-time speed.

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Clear List show bogus/extraneous info

                        Doing a Clear List is showing bogus/extraneous information. I think it's a buggy ToString myself.

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • formatting object initializers not respecting Tools/Options settings

                          The tools/options for placing members on their own new line is not respected in VS 2013.

                          More details and screen pics are here.
                          http://www.pchenry.com/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/497/An-hour-with-VS2013-and-I-rsquo-ve-already-found-FIVE-bugs.aspx

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                            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • VS2013 reset ALL window settings

                            Upon first launching my Win Store App on a computer with multiple displays, ALL of my window settings were completely F@#$%^D up!

                            What I mean is, my LOCKED start menu which is on my secondary monitor was reset to the main/primary monitor. Outlook on my third screen was moved to the primary screen, likewise ALL of my icons on my 2nd monitor, you guessed it, "transported" to the primary. NOT good guys! Devs take their time to setup their monitors and windows (VS windows were all screwed up too!) to just have you toast their settings? NO, that'll happen ONCE!…

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Debugging Win Store Apps can't Alt+Tab when using Local Machine

                              Debugging with Win Store Apps does NOT let you Alt+Tab back to your app after you Alt+Tab to VS. More details on my blog.

                              http://www.pchenry.com/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/497/An-hour-with-VS2013-and-I-rsquo-ve-already-found-FIVE-bugs.aspx

                              There is a work around (pick Simulator) BUT that's a work around, the Alt+Tab should work.

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                                0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • safemode incompatible

                                When launching a Visual Studio 2013 in SafeMode (devenv /safemode) ALL Win Store Apps and WP8 apps are marked as incompatible. HUH? Wha? I thought Win Store Apps were first class citizen in the MS world? apparently not?

                                More details at my blog.
                                http://www.pchenry.com/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/497/An-hour-with-VS2013-and-I-rsquo-ve-already-found-FIVE-bugs.aspx

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Refilter the results

                                  It would be great for the user to be able to refilter the results. I have search for a particular strings and from within the results I need to find a second set of results. It would be good to have the feature.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Enable an option in the ResolveAssemblyReference Task to log a warning on any assebly conflict.

                                    The MSBuild task ResolveAssemblyReference will search for and detect any assembly reference conflicts. When it finds a conflict it will either choose the higher version assembly or worse, arbitrarily choose the conflict winner.

                                    It will only generate a warning in the particular case when the reference that looses a conflict is a primary reference.

                                    e.g.
                                    App -> Assemby1 -> Assembly3V1
                                    App -> Assembly2 -> Assembly3V1.1

                                    In some cases depending on strong names and rules inside ResolveAssemblyReference Assembly3V1 might be chosen as the conflict winner and so a runtime error can be generated if Assembly2 depends on a new method or…

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                                    • Create Azure Mobile Services projects

                                      Similar to Cloud Services projects that would allow development of Mobile Services node code and configuration within Visual Studio. This will make it easy to bring Mobile Services deployments and scripts into corporate TFS version control and deployment pipelines.

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                                      • Improvement to c# to add the ability to implement a new interface for any non-sealed class

                                        Add the ability to implement a new interface for any non-sealed class; in addition to extension methods have extension interfaces. The google Go language already has that. For instance if I could add the IComparable<> and IComparable interfaces to Regex Match I could add Match instances to a Sop.Collections.Generic.BTree.BTreeDictionary

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