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  1. Add F# style pipelining to VB

    Dim F as new List(of Integer)
    F => function(u) u.ToString() => Join(vbNewLine)

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      1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow test playlists to be used by TFS build servers

      There are lots of ways of organising tests in Visual Studio, by class, traits, namespace, playlist but none of these can then be used in a build definition. For instance a Continuous Integration build should only run unit tests however there is no way of specifying this in the Build Definition

      28 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Combine the VB as C# ide

        I have seen other companies, such as IL spy & telerik have different tabs with different language versions of the same code. I propose microsoft remove "C# & VB" applications, and instead have a generic "Managed application", where you could at any time edit the source code in either language, where in a project a version of what you write would exist in VB and also in C#. Also where you could edit a project from either language, simply by selecting the C# tab, or the VB tab.

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Hyper-V should stop blocking my laptops power management

          See this page for users with this issue
          http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w8itprogeneral/thread/6f383b2a-3a4a-472f-a966-cda0ce646e37

          Win Phone 8 SDK requires Hyper-V. Hyper-V disables CPU throttling I don't know the specifics of the details of what is happening behind the scenes, but I can observe what happens on my laptop before and after installing Win Phone 8 SDK.

          After installing the SDK, I can observe that my CPU Frequency in Resource Monitor no longer fluctuates, it stays steady at my CPU's rated speed. Additionally, when I perform any CPU-intensive task, my CPU temp goes to 95 Celsius, whereas it used to stick around 80 Celsius before the…

          13 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 4 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add formatting and format selections for code files like (.cs)

              When writing and editing code sometimes extra lines or spaces are added like:
              int x;
              int y;

              Response.Write("hello") ;

              so, i need to format the above code automatically to be like:
              int x;
              int y;
              Response.Write("hello");

              and this formatting can be applied for all class or selected part of the code. the attached file has an example from VS in code behind file.

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Access to Lightswitch migration

                I found, that most of the Access-Applications (worth to mention) have lots of SCRUD-Screens, but also for each "main group" one or two screens which are heavily used and programmed and carefully designed. On the one hand, this screens makes 90 % of the usage of the application, on the other hand they are nearly impossible to recreate in a different system like LS.

                So my idea / question would be: What about a pure conversion of the _screens surface_ with the screen components / colors / images (like textbox, combo-box, checkbox and sub-page and Listbox and and and) as…

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                  0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Develop some visually attractive, functional website templates for some basic businesses along with good documentaion to grow adoption of VS

                  The WWW is by far the most significant driver of software development today. Developers are looking for a career protection (i.e. developing in a sustainable platform that will have longevity), that is conducive to their customers needs and is easy to learn, adopt and use. Visual Studio is such an opportunity but has VERY limited templates and documentation to assist newbies like me. The Wingtip Toys is the best available but is very basic. Please help getting us newbies on board..!

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                    0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Groupping UnitTests by Namespace missing in VS2012

                    In Test Explorer groupping Tests by Namespace is not possible like in older versions of Visual Studio.

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • When Getting Latest on a solution, refresh the TFS lock icons in Solution Explorer

                      If a checked out file has been checked in by another user since your last Get, and you Get Latest at the solution level, the TFS lock icon next to the file does not refresh. It appears to be still checked out until the Solution Explorer is refreshed.

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add the ability to have a REPORT Footer

                        Seriously. There is currently no way to create a report footer element that shows only on the last page of the report at the bottom. How is this possible? Trying to create an Invoice report in SSRS is infuriating, so much so that we have completely moved to another product.

                        Yes. I know that you can do whacky work arounds by dynamically resizing tablix controls to put content to the bottom of a page by calculating the page size, margins, offsets and all that jazz but why is this even necessary?

                        Even the functionality of using a PAGE Footer and…

                        6 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Copying a drop

                          There should be a way to make a copy of a drop when doing a build. It's all good to save the drop to "$\someFolder\Iteration" but what if I want to also copy the drop to "$\somefolder\LatestFiles"?

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow "break on throw" for exceptions with an Blacklist or Whitelist of files

                              When in visual studio, particularly when debugging JavaScript (though this applies to C# too), there are some libraries like jQuery that throw exceptions as part of their logic.

                              Now, I realize it's useful to do this sometimes, but I prefer to break on throw for exceptions, since it makes it much easier to debug problems in application code.

                              So, if we could specify certain files to exclude from the "break on throw", this would really be useful.

                              This is especially applicable to the JavaScript world, since there isn't really a big hierarchy of Exception types to filter through.

                              In jQuery's…

                              4 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Provide a way to install previous versions of a NuGet package from the GUI.

                                In the GUI, I searched for a favorite package, but it released a new version that was not compatible with my older project. I knew the exact version I wanted, so it was pretty easy to use the command-line to install it. But I fantasized about a right-click for previous versions kind of feature right there in the GUI.

                                9 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Create an alert for notification when build queued

                                  we are using TFS 2012 is there any feature is available to get notification mail for below

                                  1.When the builds are in queued state.

                                  2.when some changes happened to build defenations.

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Bring the crypto namespace into the portable classes.

                                    The portable classes support WCF but today's modern apps need protocol encryption and advanced message authentication over WCF channels. The lack of crypto makes this challenging and requires targeted platform compiles.

                                    6 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • support java console test at coded ui test

                                      In our project we have used java console applicaiton and have maked automotion.

                                      6 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add XDT (Config Transforms) Support to Azure Deployment Projects

                                        Add XDT (SlowCheetah) Support for Azure CSCFG files.

                                        We build many complex Azure apps and managing configuration across multiple environments (Dev, Test, UAT, Preprod, Prod) is a nightmare.

                                        There are numerous examples of people hacking various MSBuild targets:

                                        http://blogs.msdn.com/b/tomholl/archive/2011/02/23/using-msbuild-to-deploy-to-multiple-windows-azure-environments.aspx

                                        But a simpler option would be to integrate XDT to allow us to tokenise the CSCFG files for the different environments.

                                        The only real blocker seems to be the ValidateServiceModel target - which throws errors because it doesn't except the XDT namespaces and attributes.

                                        I've posted some details to the SlowCheetah repo:

                                        https://github.com/sayedihashimi/slow-cheetah/issues/76#issuecomment-20773396

                                        5 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • make visualstudio be compatible with windows xp

                                          Just very simple, make it compatible with windows xp please.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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