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  1. Add DisplayNames depending on Type in mvc using entity framework 5+

    If I have an address table which can have different types like Presidential Address, or Consumer Address, or Dog Kennel address for a Cat, I may want to have different DisplayNames assigned to the fields for my address. It would be nice if I could change the display name if it detected AddressType="Cat". Example in the model I might have: [DisplayName("Cat Address1:","AddressType","==","Cat")]

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Hint Paths in the solution explorer properties

      Allow me to see and edit the hint path on the project reference in solution explorer directly.

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      • Please allow to insert font in points in tools->Options->Font and Colrs

        For developer like me, 10 is very small and 11 is very big for me. So I would request this feature to enter fonts size in points something like 10.5. So that we can have font size bigger as we want.

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        • Bring back the "Before building" options in VS2012

          In earlier versions, there was a dropdown in Tools | Options that let me choose whether or not I wanted to save files when building. It would be very useful to have this back. (VS2012 always saves when building.)

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            3 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            • Think of providing thread ID correspondingly in call-stack entries in VS IDE

              Try to provide thread ID correspondingly in call-stack entries. This would really help understanding thread-switches/flow while degugging multithread applications. Though there is an option to see threads(thread window) I feel it is not so connected with the code we intend to debug.

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                0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • TFS Build. Add corelation between "Configurations to Build" and "Automated Tests" (test settings etc.)

                When I build different configurations in one Build ("Configurations to build" option) I want to run Unit tests with different test settings depend on builded configuration.
                P.S. It's about DefaultTemplate.xaml

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                • Implement a Restart Build Button (Same as Stop, Wait for Stop, and Start)

                  I'd like a button that's a one stop shop for stopping a build, followed by starting one.

                  My use case is this:

                  - I'll start a lengthy build, and start perusing my code, looking for optimizations, or things that are plain wrong
                  - I'll find something that I need to fix, fix it locally, and then click "stop build"
                  - At certain points in our build process, this takes quite a long time (particularly linking).
                  - I'm constantly distracted waiting for the build to stop, only to start it again.

                  Ideally I'd click "restart" build, versus "stop" [lengthy pause] "start",…

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                  • [MSFT Announcement] Post ideas related to InRelease & Release Management here

                    Please use the Release Management category when posting ideas related to InRelease or Release Management.

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                    • Add hierarchical TraceSource configuration

                      Allow TraceSources to inherit configuration including level and listeners, maybe by adding new tags like <inheritableListeners> and "InheritableSourceSwitch" property.

                      This should allow configuring "System" and have it automagically propagate to all tracesources starting with "System." like "System.Windows.Data" etc.

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                        0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Versioning of Work Item Types XML based configuration

                        Currently you can use witadmin to import/export the work item types configuration, allow storing the configuration history in TFS automatically.

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                          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Fix missing functionality for custom Code Review states

                          In the current implementation, you have the ability to customize the states of the code review feedback however, there is no ability to change the Visual Studio "Send & Finish" values.
                          This renders the customization of the states feature unusable. Here is a link to a discussion with all the details:
                          http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/fa982f2a-5e97-4089-b628-ce0134401ac2/customize-code-review-feedback-status

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Button to filter the checked in / undo pending changes files to only current project files (Eclipse plugin)

                            Any chance of adding to the eclipse plugin, the same button there is in Visual Studio (filter by solution button)?

                            If added I think it would be best to add it in the same place and situation when it shows in Visual Studio. In Visual Studio, when I'm about to do any check in I see this:

                            https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/23242740/ScreenShots/2013-05-29%20Image_0002.png

                            And when I click the button to filter by solution I see the list shrunk to only the files from the current solution like so:

                            https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/23242740/ScreenShots/2013-05-29%20Image_0003.png

                            In Eclipse button I would love similar feature, that would filter the files depending on the…

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                            • Add a "debug thread color" so each thread is distinguishable in debug mode

                              Give each thread that that a color for the next instructions.

                              Currently I have a yellow highlight and a yellow arrow for the next instruction of any thread.

                              A common problem when stepping in multi-threaded code is that I change from a thread to another without a clear indication (only threads in the tool bar changes, it is not evident enough). It gets confusing, in particular when I have a breakpoint in a method that is acceded my multiple threads simultanously.

                              This have made people suggest that it should be possible to tell visual studio to only follow one thread…

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                              • Please enhance the VS editor for web design

                                Please enhance the editor for web design (maybe in Blend if not in VS) so we can design how we want to look and VS/Blend generate the corresponding CSS much like Silverlight does ... and consider some improvements like Adobe is doing with Edge Reflow ,Muse , Edge Animate ... i believe that we really really need that and i think Blend is more appropriate for doing this kind of design

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                                • Export/Save watch

                                  Please provide a way to save or export contents of a watch window to Excel or XML. When dealing with large object graphs (that might need some time to be build) it is not very comfortable to generate a new object graph (which includes starting a new debug session) every time you need to lookup a specific value. Exporting or saving the watch to make it available after stopping the debug session would greatly improve everyday workflows.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • CodedUI - UIMap Builder

                                    This would operate similar to the Test Builder only it would not generate any code, just build the UIMap from things you interact with. Ideally, you wouldn't have to interact, it would 'grab' UI information from the current state of the EXE or web site. The user could then call for new maps on different dialogs, states or pages and that UI would be built into the map.

                                    Currently, this is not too bad for desktop applications, but for web applications, the Test Generator mechanism appears to put items you interact with under separate pages (UIDocument, UIDocument1, UIDocument2, etc.) instead…

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                                    • Play "Eye of the Tiger" song on display of "New Project" dialog

                                      When I go to the "File" menu and select "New Project" Visual Studio should automatically play "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor.

                                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_of_the_Tiger

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                                      • Provide more granular folder/file permissions management

                                        I'm currently a TFS project administrator for which we would like to be able to ensure that our Source Control directory maps to the hierarchy in another (in-house custom) asset management tool. We want users to be able to check in and check out files wherever they want, but not be able to create or delete folders. Being able to assign permissions in Source Control equivalent to what NTFS permissions allow would be very useful.

                                        Thanks.

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                                        • Option to save without BOM by default

                                          For the 2012 web express edition, it would be super handy to have an easy way of saving files without the byte order mark (BOM) by default. For those of us working with html + php this would be nice because php does not always handle the BOM well - for instance, if you include a php file saved with a BOM in an html file, the BOM will be added into the html as a character which can mess with the page layout.

                                          There is an 3rd part extension "Fix File Encoding" that adds this functionality for the non-express…

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