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  1. Add the ability to automatically reference a namespace in all files in a project

    I would like to be able to reference a namespace in something like the AssemblyInfo.cs file which is then automatically referenced in all files in a project.

    This way I won't have to add a widely used namespace (like Logging, Utils, Services) to each file.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add debug visualizer for strings in utf-8 encoding

      When debugging a C++ program that uses char (instead of wchar_t) strings encoded in utf-8, it is difficult to see non ASCII texts right.
      It could be a default for visualizing char strings or the user would select an encoding.

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        2 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Generate Breakpoints based on TFS change history

        It would be nice to set multiple breakpoints simultaneously based on code changed in a particular changeset, or by a particular user, on a certain day or over a period of time. This might simplify code walk through activities, assist in mentoring a new developer, track down regressions, etc.

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          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Super user enabled to copy tested test cases with the attached evidence across different suites

          Test leads with additional privilages should be able to copy the whole suite with tested test cases along with all evidence attached to those test cases from one suite to the other. This should be used as a mitigation in case someone completes their testing in the incorrect location.
          At the moment the suite can be copied from plan to plan but there is no functionality enabling coping the tested test cases across..

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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Entity Framework eSQL hierarchical query

            It would be very beneficial to users that must work with massive amounts of hierarchal data to be able to perform hierarchical queries against our data using Entity SQL (eSQL), something like functionality provided by SQL CTE queries or Oracle's hierarchical queries.

            Please provide some kind of similar recursive/hierarchical functionality without requiring direct access to the database server's native query language; it negates the purpose of using an abstraction layer to begin with.

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            • Allow grouping of MRU items by user-defined paths

              I have to edit a number of projects that exist in different source roots, often because they're in different p4 depots for different projects. A great number of them are also same-named SLN files, but specific to those projects. If I could have a dialog where I specified the root paths, e.g. c:\source, c:\projects etc, then you could arrange the MRU items on the start page like this to avoid confusion:
              c:\source\...
              abc.sln
              def.sln
              c:\projects\...
              abc.sln
              def.sln
              c:\branches\prj1\...
              abc.sln
              def.sln
              c:\branches\prj2\...
              abc.sln
              def.sln

              etc. For bonus points, do File->MRU items the same way, not just the start-page. And increase the…

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                1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • aggregateexception

                  Task Exception Handling in .NET 4.5
                  Currently (by design) multiple exceptions thrown from async scope swallowed.
                  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/pfxteam/archive/2011/09/28/10217876.aspx
                  in many cases this losing exception is not acceptable.
                  Because async is a compiler feature (not a library),
                  I suggest that when the compiler see catch of AggregateException,
                  it should throw AggregateException, instead of swallowing and unwrap the first exception.

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • vs 2012 - Get Latest Version should let you merge files from Source Control Explorer without requiring an open solution

                    In VS 2012, we should be able to do a get latest version from the source control explorer and then manually merge conflicts if there is no solution open. The resolve conflicts tab incorrectly shows "There are no conflicts in the workspace."
                    Opening a workspace with a conflict and refreshing the resolve conflicts tab does not show any conflicts.

                    Suggested workflow:
                    1. Open VS 2012
                    2. Open source control explorer
                    3. Right click on the source code subtree and click on "Get Latest Version"
                    4. A list of conflicting files should be shown in the resolve conflicts tab.
                    5. The…

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow user to deactivate CTRL + mousewheel for zooming

                      I am constantly zooming in/out accidently as sometimes I hold the ctrl key for multiple copy/pastes. It would be nice to have a setting to deactivate the zooming ability (ctrl + mousewheel). I never need to zoom, but always copy/paste.

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow indexed properties on ExpandoObject

                        ExpandoObject implements IDictionary<string, object>, but you cannot access properties using an indexer unless you cast it first.

                        For example:
                        dynamic d = new ExpandoObject();
                        d["asdf"] = 1234; // this fails at runtime
                        ((IDictionary<string, object>)d)["asdf"] = 1234; // this succeeds

                        It would be nice to have the ability to either access a property with the dot syntax or through an indexer without any special casting.

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add an easy way to change the font to the entire script in MTM

                          I would like to change the font in my test script (test plan tab) because I imported from another document. I have 20 or more steps. Instead of highlighting each step one at a time, I would like to apply the new font against the entire script (expected results too). Is there an easy way to do this?

                          I am using MTM 2012.

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                          • Make certain that an answer is the correct one

                            Allow a person to disagree with a solution and to explain why the disagree. While the solution is being disputed, do not mark it as answered.

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Create Entity Framework Document First approach

                              Entity framework has 3 approach as Database, Model and Code First. NoSQL is being popular these days. And I suggest you that Entity Framework Document First Approach to NoSQL.

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Redesign The Property System In C#

                                I would suggest to redesign the property system in c#.
                                As of now a property is in fact methods (usually backed by a private field with a similar name, but it does not have to) that appear to the user as if they were fields, this might confusion to the user which might not expect side affects when using or setting a variable, or even hovering on it while debugging!
                                Consider functional languages in which even a function must be pure, and here we allow for impure fields.
                                As such I would suggested that we add the keywords get and…

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • plz create softwr like MsAccess 4 database front end wizard base zero write lin of code for web enterprise based lik Iron Speed Designer oth

                                  plz create software like MsAccess 4 database front end wizard base zero write line of code for Web, Desktop Enterprise Based like Iron Speed Designer, Ebase Xi, CodeCharge Studio Generate C#, ASP. Net, VB, PHP base code automatically and so simple deployment. Have deploy complex logic easily without code or much little code similar to Ms Access so developer easily make application one they learn second already they know because similarity & syntax of code. Not worry about learn this one this one also this one because technology grow fast & time is limited application go complex & their r…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make wpf resizing better

                                    WPF does not resize PNG images well, it is quite a tedious work to resize my images whenever I want to render an image.

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                                    • create default Team favorites in Overview page for all projects

                                      I want to be able to create default Team favorites in the Overview page for all projects, either in the project template or using cross project setting.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add an Excel menu item to allow the disconnection of TFS from the current worksheet

                                        Under the "Team" tab in Excel, provide an option to break the connection of the current Excel Worksheeet from the TFS Server. You can currently copy and paste the data into another worksheet to edit it, but our business analysts who need to reformat the TFS data for management reporting find this clunky. What we're after is just a menu item that frees the spreadsheet from it's server connection for direct editing.

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                                        • Support Windows Store Apps for Coded UI Tests and Action Recordings

                                          Coded UI Tests and Action Recordings do not support Windows Store Apps as per http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd380742.aspx.
                                          There is no other way available now to automate tests for Win Store Apps. Automated tests for Win Store UI apps helps the developers to create best applications.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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