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  1. New 'in' keyword pattern

    Simple concept, very powerful capability:

    if (myString in ["123", "abc", "zyc"])

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Give a nesting ability to the Parameters

        Currently, on MTM 2012, adding a parameter doesn't mean you add an iteration on new parameter. Instead it's like an Excel document.

        We need an ability to nest parameters so we can create an iteration inside an iteration.
        It should look something like this:

        On Plan:
        step 1: For each @Part do @Action

        On Parameters:
        Part: A,B,C...
        Action: Add,Edit,Delete...

        On Test Run:

        iteration Part: A
        -iteration Action: Add
        -iteration Action: Edit
        -iteration Action: Delete
        ...
        Iteration Part: B
        -iteration Action: Add
        -iteration Action: Edit
        -iteration Action: Delete
        ...
        ...

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Display changeset delta

          When browsing changesets, display the the delta count of each (added/deleted/modified lines), so that you can easily tell which are major and which are minor.

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          • C# make struct inheritance without polymorphism

            I know I can't inherit struct but I want only to inherit functionality of struct to reduce code duplication. Technically I want compiler to copy functionality from base struct to "this".

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • TFS Team Project Process Template Reset

              Sometimes it would be nice to just start over with a team project without the loss of code or history. For example, after importing a TFS 2005 database with no work items or after a bad start with the wrong template. Something like

              TfsResetProjectTemplate /q /force /excludewit /collection:RL /t:Template:newtemplatename [/noprompt] TeamProjectName

              Perhaps a /excludewit option of some sort to leave the work item data someplace handly so that it can be converted later?

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make the Solution Property Pages dialog resizable and searchable

                Similar to what has been done to the Options dialog in 2013, it would be nice to allow the Solution Property Pages dialog (the one that appears when you choose Project | Set Startup Projects)

                For areas within this dialog that have lists that can be quite long, add an incremental search feature

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add ID numbers to the Task Board tasks and work items (PBIs and Bugs)

                  When looking at the Task Board tasks and master work items, it would be helpful to know the ID numbers of the items up front instead of having to open the tasks and master work items up.

                  122 votes
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                    5 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Multplayer Amnesia for xBox 1

                    I want Amnesia multiplayer on xBox 1, I can't buy it on computer and one of the reasons I don't want to play it so much either is since you can't play with friends, it's a game with usually a big map, so I don't see why not add multi-player

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Gmod on xBox 1

                      Me and some people I know wants Gmod on xBox 1, since we can't buy it on computer, and Gmod is the best frikin game in the world, so sure many people wants it

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Protect (from cracking) the new (Visual c++) Applications with BitEditDetect.

                        I have discovered one new system named BitEditDetect(http://BitEditDetect.com).

                        BitEditDetect can verify one file if it's changed (without a copy of the original to compare).

                        Normally to know if a file has been changed, you do a copy then you compare with original.
                        (But BitEditDetect doesn't do this...)
                        I repeat: BitEditDetect can verify one file if it's changed (without a copy of the original to compare).
                        How BitEditDetect works is amazing...

                        This system, or this technology can be used to protect one application from cracking..
                        Microsoft can integrate BitEditDetect to the Visual C++ to protect new applications from cracking..

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make the "step into specific" popup menu so that it doesn't truncate names.

                          The "step into specific" pop menu when debugging will only display names up to a certain width. There's no way to see the rest of the name. If the names are long (as they often are with templates) the visible portion may be ambiguous. Possible resolutions include: a wider menu, word wrap, or a window that is horizontally scrollable. At the very least, a tool-tip that displayed the full function name would be a workaround.

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                            0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Code Analysis for InteropServices

                            When we automate MS Office application (Excel), the application may refuse to quit and remain in memory even after a Quit();

                            As explained in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/Q317109,

                            Add the two(2) following rules in Code Analysis:

                            1) Code Analysis Check - Declare each object as a new variable

                            Notify the user when the object call chain of Interop is greater than one.

                            As per the article above:

                            This would generate a Code Analysis warning:

                            oBook = oExcel.Workbooks.Add()

                            to the following:
                            dim oBooks as Excel.Workbooks
                            oBooks = oExcel.Workbooks
                            oBook = oBooks.Add()

                            1b)... a Right Click > Refactor > [Declare Each Object] would be…

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                              0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Change name on existing project and areas

                              Be able to change name on an existing project and area.

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                                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Map Collapse All child solution items command to a short-cut key

                                Since the '*' expands all items it is only logical that '/' should collapse them all.

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                                • Innovative additions to C++ Compiler for handling virtual table pointers

                                  Adittion 1
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                                  What happens to a C++ object in 64x? The first field is always the VTP. In 32x it is surely 32 bits. In 64x is it now 64 bits?

                                  If the answer is YES then read on.

                                  It is very easy to add a compiler option -vtp32 that will do this:
                                  1. It will compile VTP in 32 bits.
                                  2. It will make sure that this address is valid in the 64x virtual space.
                                  Simply because the virtual tables are loaded to lower vm close to start of application vm space. So any 32 bits filled up…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Search in a specific folder (need attention!)

                                    Add the ability to search in a specific folder in solution explorer. When we right click it, it should have an option "Find in this folder", clicking on it should activate "Search Solution Explorer (Ctrl+;)" but scoped to that folder and its subfolders.

                                    This comes handy in situations where the project size is large or project is opened from remote location.

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Shift+Esc shortcut to terminate batch operations such as Search in Entire Solution

                                      Add a shortcut keyword Shift + Esc, such that; when we are performing search (or other non-deterministic batch operations), pressing Shift+Esc should abort the entire operation (as opposed to Esc only which terminates the operation on the current file only). I have over 1800+ files on my remote server, I was connected via FTP and I mistakenly pressed enter while I was in the middle of typing the whole thing in search dialog for entire solution... Just imagine the PAIN and AGONY I had to suffer. Because there is NO way to abort the "batch" operation!! And it took more…

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                                      • Enable screen sharing with team members to include VOIP

                                        I see you have rooms to allow chat amongst team, the ability to view and shere each others screen would be very useful, added to this voip facilities?

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Under server work item history /comment section , type '@' followed by the colleague's user ID ability

                                          TFS should allow referencing team memeber by using '@' followed by the colleague's user ID. This should send a notification to the user. Modern ALM systems have this capability.

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