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  1. Allow changing the TrackingProfile of a TrackingParticipant during workflow execution

    Today it seems a TrackingParticipant can only be added to a WorkflowServiceHost before starting a workflow instance. Furthermore, the TrackingProfile of that TrackingParticipant cannot be change once a workflow has been started. We need a way to change the TrackingProfile of a TrackingParticipant even after a workflow has been started. To allow turning on traing to find out what is happening in a busy workflow host at the moment, but allow turning it off again to regain the normal performance when tracing is no longer wanted, without having to shut down and restart the host.

    Having a TrackingParticipant that subscribes…

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      0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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      • Make VS2012 IDE configurable via CSS

        VS2012: should support css overlays like xul apps do for the last 2 years. In Firefox, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey I can simply edit userChrome.css and override any mono-colored uglyness, so I am not bound to the changing whims of different generations of UI designers. VS2010 was the best looking.

        At least I would like support for
        gradients, (background-image)
        round borders (border-radius)
        skinable icons (list-style-image)

        The metro interface of VS2012 looks really out of place in my environment, I would like a more cohesive interface experience without having to upgrade to windows 8 and be forced to using Metro.

        2 votes
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          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add "decimal" support to the standard C++ library

          Among the most challenging problems in a financial system is dealing with numeric precision.

          Take this example for instance (using the double data type in C++):
          We have a number 4.3599999999999994 which we withdraw the same negative number from (4.3599999999999977), we would then end up with the number 1.7763568394002505e-015. Hence, if we were testing if the number added up to 0, we would get "False", or "True" if we were testing if the number was greater than "0".

          This could easily get the system into an unwanted "IF" statement,
          and tracking down these unwanted "IF" statements can be difficult.

          Since…

          70 votes
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            5 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make Expressions implement Equals and GetHashCode

            Expressions Trees are immutable objects, which makes them excelent in many caching scenarios, except for one big detail: They don't implement Equals or GetHashCode().
            Considering the fact that they are immutable, I think it will be great if they implemented such methods, so they can easily be used as dictionary keys (for example).

            Also, this is more compiler specific, but I think that Expressions generated inside a method, without any reference to local variables, should be implemented as static readonly, always returning the same instance instead of generating a new instance each time. After all, the expression is immutable, so…

            3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add "MessageContractAttribute.IsWrapped" property in Portable class Library

              Please add "MessageContractAttribute.IsWrapped" in portable class library.
              Currently i am facing much difficulties in developing common code for Windows Phone & Windows 8 as SOAP envelope generated by Windows Phone App & Portable class library are different.

              http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winappswithcsharp/thread/59a0f81a-4952-47b1-ad2b-e9d7c006a09d

              9 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Validation of UI look and feel

                I want to test that if the text is visible on the page properly or not i.e. I want to check that the text did not get wrap due to the size of the label.

                Can I do this with the help of Coded UI test.

                I tried this by using assertion but assertion is validating the text of the label and that is available on the page so assertion got passed. So I do not want to check the availability of the label text but look and feel of the Label text.

                3 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Ability to generate a refactor code request

                  Currently the code review is available only for pending changes. We have a lot of legacy code, non-compliant with the company coding standards. We review the code on regular basis and advise the developer to rewrite the code for a specific function one by one. There should be a way to generate the code refactor request, for which developer should submit the refactored code for review.

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                    1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Remember QuickWatch window column sizes

                    When you open the Quick Watch window all of the column widths resets themselves, so you have to resize every time to see the content of the object type in the last column. It would be useful if the size of the columns could be remembered by the IDE or at least sized in a better way.

                    35 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add the burndown-chart at the top of the kanban-board

                      Since we use scrum for our projects, the burndown-chart is an important tool. But we use the kanban-board because we usually have no tasks as part of or user stories. It would be great if we could easily view & access the burndown chart from the kanban-board, as it is on the task-board. Maybe next to the cumulative flow diagram.

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add a kanban-board on each sprint level, instead of only on the product backlog level

                        This would help focus on the planned work for the sprint.

                        2 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Provide filter/way to show only loaded projects in Solution explorer

                          I have 100+ projects in my solution.
                          However, at a time I load only 10-20 projects in the Solution explorer.
                          Projects are categorized using the solution folder but still it is very tedious to navigate between the projects.

                          VS should provide the way to show only the loaded projects in Solution explorer.

                          1 vote
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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Spell cheker for TFS Work Items

                            Add spell cheker function to TFS work items fields

                            5 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • add "Favorite Packages" tab to nuget package manager

                              Please add "Favorite Packages" tab to nuget package manager.
                              It is still better if it can synchronize on-line by relating with user profiles (for example, nuget.org, Microsoft account, etc.).

                              2 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support Silverlight 3 in Visual Studio 2012

                                We have large sharepoint project in Visual Studio 2010 and we wold like to migrate in into VS 2012 but it is impossible. We are using Silverlight 3 class libraries as shared dll across our solution. These dlls are used in sharepoint code, services, and clients.

                                We cannot use Portable library because it support only .net 4.0 and sharepoint support 3.5. So either support .net 3.5 in portable libraries or silverlight 3 in VS 2012

                                20 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    3 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • turn off read-only manifest on save VS2012

                                    When i try to save a read-only file, id like it to fail and notice me with a brief sound, just like the previous VS2010 behavior.

                                    I tried selecting/unselecting "Allow editing of read-only files;warn when attempt to save", both options end up showing a popup on save and i always click Cancel.

                                    Thanks

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Add MVC Razor view support for ssrs report viewer

                                      Add MVC Razor support to the Report View package

                                      23 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add Repro Steps when i Create Test Case in Exploratory Testing.

                                        When I create a Test Case during Exploratory Testing I want the same Repro Steps list as when i crate a Bug.

                                        The steps list in the Test case is very often not very interpretable in to meaningfull actions, the Repro Steps, with thumb nails and images, will help me when refining the steps list in the Test Case.

                                        20 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Help Viewer 2.0 is missing a category filter

                                          Help Viewer 2.0 is missing a category filter (e.g. C#, C++, Windows SDK, etc.). Search and index results are cluttered by useless results the user is not looking for.

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