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  1. decorate default DisplayName properties with $() to ease localization pains

    when creating the display name property for screen items, decorate with $() for localization.

    For extra credit create an entry in the default resx as required and dump in the value that is currently used in the DisplayName.

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      0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • allow users to change the URL of the account in case of a misspelling or need for change

      In case of a user error when entering the initial account name, it would be nice to have the option of altering the account name / URL after the account has been created. Mine currently reflects the name of a single project I am running, and I will need to add multiple other projects that are not associated. Perhaps the option to change exists - but I am not seeing it.

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enhanced Scroll Bar: Add #Regions

        I would love it if you could add regions in the enhanced scroll bar that had been added in 2013. (this could be tested in productivity power tools)

        I imagine it could look like this for an example:

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          0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add the LoadTestRunId to the Load Test Summary page

          I would like to find the LoadTestRunId easily on the Load Test Summary page.

          Currently I have to run an SQL query on the loadtest results such as

          SELECT * FROM [LoadTest2010].[dbo].[LoadTestRun]
          where StartTime >= '2013-08-12T00:00:00.000' AND StartTime <= '2013-09-12T00:00:00.000'

          to find each LoadTestRunId I want to use before I can make my reports on the loadtest results using MSBIDS.

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Export code review comments to excel/word, options to export all or by change set or subset of them and possibly full text search in query

            Export code review comments to excel/word, options to export all or by change set or subset of them and possibly full text search in query

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Generic pointers

              It would be great to have generic pointers within C#.

              It is quite painful to have the function written for double, byte...

              e.g.

              private Matrix<float> Cast( Matrix<byte> m) {//do the job}
              private Matrix<float> Cast( Matrix<int> m) {//do the job}
              ...

              instead of
              private unsafe Matrix<float> Cast<T>( Matrix<T> m)
              {
              T* mPtr = m.Ptr;

              //do the job
              }

              The CIL and thus CLR itself supports generic pointers. Why would not C# also ?

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Replace "Open Command Prompt" with "Open Git Shell" in Team Explorer for Git based repositories

                Which should open a PowerShell + Posh-Git console instead of a regular DOS-Shell console. This way it will be easier to work with Git repositories from a command line. Also take a look how "Git Shell" works in "GitHub for Windows" application. We need exactly the same thing which can be opened right from Visual Studio, or even better a PowerShell-based console which would be opened in one of Visual Studio windows (similar to NuGet)

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                  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Regarding Enum class property

                  Hi ,

                  right now we can not create enum class for separate projects.

                  we know that mostly we use enum classs as it is used in more than one project.

                  but different project has different scenario. some project needs all enum fields but other project does not need some properties.

                  for example .

                  there is Passenger Class enum in TestCommon project.

                  now we are using same reference in TestWebApi Project and TestWcfService Project

                  but in TestWebApi Project We need only flight and Car .

                  when in TestWcfService Project we need Flight, Car and Hotel.

                  right now we need to add…

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Display return types in MSDN docs

                    The return type is a very important part of the signature, so in a page such as http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.io.directory_methods.aspx , return types should be displayed for all methods.

                    MSDN pages for F# modules already do this (e.g. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee353738.aspx ), so why not do it for the entire .NET documentation?

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                      0 comments  ·  MSDN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make it easier to scroll in the designer

                      At the moment the mouse wheel controls vertical scrolling and ctrl-mouse wheel controls horizontal scrolling, there should be a pull or pan option, when holding right or middle click.

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                      • Add the ability to run or emulate a single form from the desinger.

                        It would be nice to be able to debug a single form straight from the designer to test code you have added to make the UI function. It is annoying having to modify which form is run at the entry point.

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                          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • to allow you to be able to rename a server

                          I think you should be able to rename a *.visualstudio.com TFS server.

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                          • control the maximum idle time of a connection in the ado.net pool (mainly SqlClient)

                            in cloud scenarios, there are multiple worker roles all connecting to a shared database. each worker role has a connection pool which ado.net maintains internally.
                            now, if my sql db allows a maximum of 180 connections; one option is to configure the connection string for each worker role to allow 180/n connections. But, this approach doesn't gel well when I want to scale up or scale down - I don't want to have to keep touching the connection string.
                            As I scale out (due to CPU requirements of my service), more and more connections become idle in the per-worker-role connection…

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • agricultural activities

                              easy implementations for farmers

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                                1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow iteration change from Workboard

                                We only allow one Team Project per department/functional area. This means there are usually 10 or 20 projects/solutions in one Team Project. The problem is that each of these projects can have sprints going on at the same time. But only administrators can change the sprint from TFS Web Client and then everyone else will only see that iteration on the workboar.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Extend BuildNotification.exe to allow "claiming the build"

                                  Right now, the BuildNotication.exe file only allows for one way communication: anyone running the tool can see the status of the builds that they have subscribed to.

                                  Other build systems have the ability to "claim the build" through the their version of the tool that gives status. Examples of this are Open Source options such as Jenkins/Hudson or CruiseControl.NET or paid options such as JetBrains TeamCity.

                                  The concept behind "claiming a build" is the idea that someone has taken responsibility to investigate (and if they can) fix the build. By someone "claiming the build", in essence that person is saying…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make existing Visual Studio visual designer and extensible enough to be available for other programming language such as F# as well

                                    I don't know how to write this suggestions clearer than the current title. I'll try to explain the background of this suggestions
                                    This is the current situations in VS 2012:
                                    1. F# has included as one of first class language since VS 2010
                                    2. F# user base has grown larger than before, thanks to #1, Microsoft! But unfortunately? (read next)
                                    3. Can't create ASP.NET project template using F# other than C# or VB.
                                    4. Can't create WPF (hence Silverlight) project visually using F# (again, other than using C# or VB)
                                    5. Can't create visual Windows Store app using F#, just…

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                                      2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add VSTO support for MS Access.

                                      Without VSTO for Access it is near to impossible to implement extended Coded UI Tests for Access. That seems to be the only valid way to create automated UI Tests for MS Access!

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                                        0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • PowerShell Interop

                                        The current way of creating a powershell session and invoking cmdlets is very clunky and late binding / reflection like. It would be nice if C#/.NET/VS had a language integrated approach of adding a referene to a PowerShell cmdlet and calling it in a fully typed way.

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Bring back Test Impact Analysis in VS 2012

                                          The test impact view showing impacted tests after a code change has been made was a very useful feature in VS 2010. This saved a developer a lot of time identifying & running just the impacted tests rather than all the tests in the solution for a change in code. Now i see that even though there is an option to enable test impact analysis for a project in the test settings, the actual analysis is run by the TFS on the checked-in unit tests as part of build. This is inconvenient. Every developer should have the power to easily…

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                                            2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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