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  1. Disable C++ Code Analysis for specific paths

    When building projects with 3rd party libraries, the code analysis warnings completely overwhelm the "local" warnings. It would be very helpfull if it was possible to disable code analysis warnings for specific include-paths, e.g. include/boost, include/qt etc..

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add PHP support

      Add PHP tools for visual studio. Most of the websites wrote in PHP, so it would be a very useful tool.

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        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Kanban or Scrum board based on Query...not sprint

        I have a bunch of stuff in my backlog.
        It is hierarchal. A few layers of stories breaking down...to bottom level stories and/or tasks
        I am on a team that just wants to track work. From open to close.
        We don't run in sprints because that model doesn't work for our team.
        We do some long term stuff, and lots of short term stuff.

        I want to be able to just put whatever I want on the board and drag it across states to closure.
        I want to be able to simply drag those items up and down to change…

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          1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support dependent debugger breakpoint

          Ofter useful set breakpoint that will only trigger after another breakpoint. Please support set child breakpoints that will trigger only after parent breakpoint trigger.

          For example bug in often called function F2(), that called indirectly from function F1(). I can't set breakpoint directly to F2() because it's called very often before F1(). So I need set breakpoint to F1() and then when it triggers to F2()

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            1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Find Symbol Results May Be In ListView for columns seeing aligned

            Find Symbol Results May Be In ListView for columns seeing aligned
            code 1. column
            FileName 2. column
            File CodeLine 3. Column
            etc

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Deployment Gateway Server for Release Mangement

              The Release Management Server communicates directly to the deployment agents.
              In our environment (and also in many others) our servers are located in different DMZs seperated by various firewalls.
              For SCOM there exists a Gateway Server to enable the communication between agent and management server through DMZs and Firewalls. This kind of Gateway Server is a must have to use Release Management in our Environment.

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Views history comment in Pending changes

                In the "Pending Changes" tab

                1) If the Comment field is selected
                2) The text is empty
                3) Pressing down arrow to view the last 10 comments.

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add object pool feature to .NET objects

                  Please add support for built-in object pools. So once GC detects that poolable object is out of scope or not in use anymore it would return object to its pool instead of reclaiming its memory. It would allow to decrease memory fragmentation for such objects.
                  C# pattern of usage may be as some attribute decorator for class with properties for minimum/maximum objects to pool or force these classes to implement some new interface.
                  For object initialization constructor's logic could be reused each time object is taken out of pool, or new interface may propose new method.

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • IDisposable should have DisposeIfNull extension method

                    In cases where it is more efficient to use a try-finally with multiple disposable types involved we frequently have code that looks like this (

                    DispoableType1 disposable1 = null;
                    DispoableType2 disposable2 = null;
                    DispoableType3 disposable3 = null;
                    try
                    {
                    // initialize and operate upon the types
                    }
                    finally
                    {
                    if (disposable1 != null)
                    disposable1.Dispose();
                    if (disposable2 != null)
                    disposable2.Dispose();
                    if (disposable3 != null)
                    disposable3.Dispose();
                    }

                    If IDispoable had an Extension method like so:

                    public static class DisposableExtensions
                    {
                    public static void DisposeIfNull(this IDisposable disposable)
                    {
                    if (disposable != null)
                    disposable.Dispose();
                    }
                    }

                    The above finally block would look like

                    finally …

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Automatically add assembly references for types contained in assemblies in path

                      Let's say I don't have the System.Configuration assembly in my references.

                      Now in code I type ConfiguationManager and the code editor complains saying, "The name 'ConfigurationManager' does not exist in the current context".

                      I'd like to see a keyboard shortcut option (maybe one more line item when you do a CTRL + . ) to add an assembly reference. The IDE can then show me a list of assemblies it found with a matching type and I can choose to add the appropriate one.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support the #include_next preprocessor directive

                        Add support for the #include_next preprocessor directive to Visual C++. This is a GCC extension, and porting code that uses it to VC++ is VERY DIFFICULT. There is just no good way to simulate it using existing VC++ features.

                        3 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Direct support for PowerShell in pre/post build events

                          Currently only cmd/batch files are supported. PowerShell is a great replacement available on every Windows box basically. Writing complex pre/post build scripts is way easier in PowerShell.

                          16 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Insert some details as comment on save file

                            i need to solution for insert modified comment on head of every files in project like as this

                            class1.cs => // Author: [Windows username] Modified: [Last modified date]

                            main.css => /* Author: [Windows username] Modified: [Last modified date] */

                            main.js=> /* Author: [Windows username] Modified: [Last modified date] */

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Escape special characters in TFS query list items

                              Why are we still seeing &lt; and <p> in the Description column when workitem results are listed in a query?

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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • UnityVS should support resx and .designer.cs files

                                UnityVS should take care of resx and .designer.cs files in the Unity asset folders so we can use .net native resource system in visual studio for Unity projects.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Visual Studio Online just as project management (Scrum / Agile) and CI-build system

                                  See:

                                  http://codepecker.blogspot.fi/2014/03/using-visual-studio-online-with-github.html

                                  http://stackoverflow.com/questions/23211360/visual-studio-online-with-github

                                  We have public repositories on GitHub. we need to plan sprints on Visual Studio Online. But there is this restriction that you have to use VSO's code management system, in order to have integration.

                                  Would be nice if VSO let us use repos from elsewhere (like GitHub, CodePlex, BitBucket), and track those repositories (instead of us building a middle-tier service / cron-job / mirror for it).

                                  Thanks!

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                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add inheritance for xml documentation from primary constructor

                                    Primary constructors are a new language feature slated for C# 6.0.

                                    This gives a great opportunity to remove the tedious re-definition of function parameters, most commonly experienced in the multiple constructors (e.g., anything deriving from Exception or its progeny).

                                    Thus, I propose that the documentation for the primary constructor's parameters be able to be referenced by any other constructor in that class. This will greatly reduce the complexity of, and thus increase likelihood of, built-in XML documentation.

                                    A nice side effect will be that identical parameters for constructors will be more likely to have identical purpose and documentation, which is…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • "Build with shelveset" should work for any shelveset

                                      If you create a shelveset that contains:
                                      * Added files (files that are not checked in to source control yet)
                                      * Locked files (e.g. resource files with exclusive check-outs)
                                      * Build process files

                                      ...then you cannot do a "build with shelveset" with it.

                                      -> If there is a lock on the file, the check out fails so the server can't build it
                                      -> If the file is new, it doesn't exist in source control, so the check out fails so the server can't build it
                                      -> If the file is a build process file, the build starts before the file…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Attribute to force XmlSerializer to include xsi:type attribute

                                        Often I'm using .NET code to interoperate w/ another language. When possible, its convenient to use XmlSerializer and attributes (EG: XmlIgnore). Often the XML consumer requires "xsi:type" attributes where .NET would not.

                                        All of the serialization is correct, but the XML does not function without this "xsi:type" attribute. I would love for there to be a .NET attribute such as [XmlXsiType] that would force the inclusion of an XML "xsi:type" attribute during serialization.

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Attach to Process with filter and additional informations

                                          The Attach to Process Dialog:
                                          Additional Information as the Task-Manager has - really useful for me is the command line. And the possibility to filter.
                                          e.g.: Process = "w3wp.exe" AND CommandLine contains "SharePoint - 80" - will find the SharePoint process.
                                          If I could store these options (including Show process from all users) this will like xmas.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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