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  1. allow http connection to remote IIS instead of ftp in VS Express Web

    Front Page Extensions is the only way to have an http connection to a remote IIS now, and Front Page extensions is not supported by Microsoft. So, there should be an alternative like WebDAV to support editing web sites on a remote IIS server.

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      0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Edit & continue: Support editing embedded resources

      I would like to do edit & continue on embedded resources, such that when I edit an embedded resource while debugging is paused, that when I continue debugging, the new resource is read when I call Assembly.GetManifestResourceStream.

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        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Buffer.Compare

        Buffer.Compare(Array src, int srcOffset, Array dst, int dstOffset, int count)

        Works like memcmp, returns 0 if equal, etc.

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add methods for typed field capture by parsing strings

          Like string.Format is to snprintf, I would like a comparable tool to sscanf to be a basic part of the framework.

          One way to do this would be as follows.

          someInputString.Capture("%%:%%:%%", out int hours, out int minutes, out int seconds) for basic greedy parse (the double percent symbols here don't indicate 2 digits, they just indicate a capture with no capture format specifier.

          someInputString.RegexCapture(regexNotationString, out int hours, out in minutes, out int seconds) for more complicated scenarios.

          Since these functions have an arbitrary number of outputs of any combination of parseable types they are very difficult to implement without runtime…

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • to transform the program Excel into the simple and powerful programming language.

            We need to have two different windows in "Excellent" programming language: one -for the program (functions), and the original data. Other window - as the "output screen", where the result of calculation is shown. Now data and calculated functions are shown all together in the one window in Excel table. Also we need to add 3 functions - corresponding to operators [for], [while] and [goto]. Later we can try to add operator "call subroutine NAME", that prepares data in the especial additional table named NAME. So, we see now two products:
            1) usual calculator (and program for Windows too) It…

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add a run-time check of "this" pointer for null in native C++

              As of Visual C++ 2013 there is no check for this pointer for null. I get an access violation when I try to use it but it does nothing until it is not used and the error may happen somewhere when it is not clear what happened. See the following code for an example:

              class C1
              {
              int x;
              int y;

              public:
              C1(int y) : x(0), y(y)
              {
              };

              void f()
              {
              g(y);
              }

              void g(const int &a)
              {
              x = a + 1;
              }
              };

              int main()
              {
              C1 *x = nullptr;
              x->f();
              return 0;
              }

              The program crashes…

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                1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make changeset discussions more discoverable

                Provide a way to make TFS 2013 changeset discussions more discoverable. Today, there are two ways to know if a discussion is occurring on a given changeset:

                * Navigate to Web Access, then go to "Code" >> "Changeset". Look for any changesets with discussion balloon icons and click on those.

                * Create a Work Item from a given discussion so as to track it on the board and/or notify someone who has set up alerts.

                It would be preferable to subscribe to project alerts based on discussions, or to subscribe to this event in the Team Room.

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                • Add "My Builds" to the online Build Explorer like I see in VS

                  In the Team Explorer - Builds in Visual Studio 2012, there is a great section called My Builds. I love being able to see all the build information relevant to me right at the top of the window.
                  In TFS 2013 online, when I open BUILD > Explorer most of the build information is there, but not "My Builds." Please add the "My Builds" to the TFS web view!

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                  • Microsoft Access 2010 Source Code Control 64 Bit

                    Just would like a x64 version of microsoft access 2010 source code control

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                      0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Fix TFS workspace usability

                      Working with TFS workspace is ridiculously cumbersome. Have to be constantly be watching which workspace is active when creating projects. No way to delete projects in TF Service (or if there is one, where the **** is it?? It's also greyed out ...) Constant source of guesswork and frustration. The concepts are not hard, but implementing them with the tools is completely frustrating. There are many details which simply don't work the way you would expect. Constant negative surprises is not good UIX. You need to do a study with real developers trying to accomplish real developer tasks. As is…

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                      • Opening a site from Visual Studio

                        I am usually open a web site from File > Open > Web Site and select a folder. Isn't it better if i drag and drop a folder from my computer to Visual Studio for opening it?

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Better deployment on azure through TFS build process

                          Dear Microsoft Team,

                          We are currently trying to set up a CI/CD-Process for our company using TFS and Azure. For that purpose we use the AzureContinuousDeployment.11.xaml build process template. In general it provides a lot of flexibility and allows for customization. Nevertheless we faced several limitations that are currently restraining us from successfully installing the CD for our Azure projects.

                          1. The build process with AzureContinuousDeployment.11.xaml template doesn't have the option to swap deployment on Azure. That would be useful to have. At the moment, we need to do this manually via the Azure management interface. Another possible option is…

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                          • Refactoring: generate variable(s) for argument.

                            Wen you have a method that excepts a parameter of type 'FooB', Visual Studio has a nice feauture when you enter 'new ', it already comes up with 'FooB'. So you get something like

                            yourMethod(new FooB());

                            It would be nice if you can then select this 'new FooB()' and select 'refactor=> generate variable for argument' which generates:

                            var fooB = new FooB();
                            yourMethod(fooB);

                            foob.DoSomthing(new FooA());

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                            • Micro threads (tasklets) for async/await syntax

                              Add MicroThreads (mono tasklets) for async/await syntax

                              so async methods wil be mutch cheaper and do not create additional memory allocations and exception handling will be very easy to introduce

                              http://mono-project.com/Continuations

                              When call async methods from sync context faramework pop micro stack from pool and async method use it for execution. On await it just switch from micro stack to real thread stack, and when continuation calls we just switch to suspended micro thread and go on. when async method awaits fo another asunc methd it just call it in microctack and all. All exceptions will be catched properly because…

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Backport to WinXP

                                hello, just wanted to note, since you've stopped supporting Windows XP, I havn't been able to use the latest VS for my development...

                                VS 2010 is a bit old now don'tcya think... :P
                                and I'd like to upgrade w/o loosing all the work I put into this XP OS.
                                (it supports .NET 4.5E, and a few of the libraries from 7)

                                if there's any support needed for VS that 7 has and XP doesn't, why not build an MSI that could backport the support??

                                I'd like to stick with XP while I develop my applications for future versions of windows.

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                                • Add a per project option to automatically invoke ILMerge on assemblies

                                  Currently, this is a tedious post build step to set up and maintain. Having an option in the project settings to 'ILMerge this assembly into the executable' would make it much easier.

                                  This is desirable to cut down on the dll **** with multiple projects in a solution.

                                  It is often desirable to ship certain dlls separately, so this would need to be a per project option. I'm not sure whether the exe would state that it wished to merge dependencies, or that the dependencies state that they wish to be merged. Probably some combination of both.

                                  It would only…

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    • more than 200 work items sending mail

                                      It would be better for sending more than 200 work items for sending a query results through mail icon

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                                      • Visually indicate which .testsettings file is marked "Active Load and Web Test Settings"

                                        if there a Web Test / Load project contains more than one Test Settings file Please give some visual indication to a indicate which Test Settings file has been marked Active,
                                        Perhaps change the icon or make the file name bold. (similar to the way we show which project is the start-up project.

                                        Why?
                                        In a VS Solution I can create multiple Test Settings files. I can nominate which one I want to use by selecting the menu item "Active Load and Web Test settings".

                                        But I can't see which one is marked as Active without Right clicking on each…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Let lambdas with a statement body be converted to an expression tree

                                          The C# compiler supports translating a lambda expression to an expression tree (System.Linq.Expressions).

                                          Today lambdas with no statement body (only a single statement) are supported just fine.

                                          Expression<Action> x = () => Console.WriteLine("Hello World");

                                          But lambdas with a statement body (braces), which is needed to have multiple statements, doesn't compile.

                                          Expression<Action> y = () => { Console.WriteLine("Hello"); Console.WriteLine("World"); };

                                          I believe there is a lot of awesome stuff not being possible due to this lack of support.

                                          It seems very unproblematic to implement, but if there are any hidden issues with this feature, it would be nice to know so…

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                                            2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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