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  1. Allow overriding just the get or set of an abstract property with `public bool MyProp { override get; set;}` syntax

    http://stackoverflow.com/q/6058352/429091

    When an abstract base class declares and abstract property with just “get” or just “set”, the implementing class cannot add the “set” or “get” respectively. This should be possible akin to how interface implementations can choose to add a “set” or “get” when the interface only has one of the two keywords.

    The reason that this doesn’t work in C# is where the “override” keyword appears in the implementing class’s “public override bool MyProp { get { return something; } }”. The implementing class cannot specify to override just “get” and provide a normal implementation for “set” or vice…

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      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Bring Silverlight Back-The best product that Microsoft ever built

      Microsoft we all know that you are in troubled waters after the surface debacle, Windows-8 also is a major flop. But still we are with you and we can hit back, just bring back one weapon from the junkyard, 'SILVERLIGHT', the best product Microsoft ever built. Work on Silverlight 6 and see how the tables turn. Please bring it back.

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        1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Create a Visual Studio application for Windows RT (ARM) based tablets

        I have recently started learning how to code c++ and I would like to be able to code at places like the library or on an airplane. I cannot use remote desktop connection because my PC is not windows 8.1 pro or enterprise. Most of the IDE's on the Windows Store are very bad.

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          0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • InRelease Reports

          I want to have nice SSRS and SharePoint Dashboard reports showing the release and deployment process from TFS to In Release and through lab environments.

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            1 comment  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow for async TestInitialize method in mstest

            Currently, having an async TestInitialize method results in an invalid signature exception.

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              3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Visual "Light" Studio

              Visual "Light" Studio would be a light-weight, portable and cross-platform version of Visual Studio including edition of files, version control system (Git/TFS) and ALM features.

              As a developer, I want to use the best IDE (Visual Studio) on every platform/device (Windows RT, Windows Phone, Androïd, IOS) I could have to improve my productivity.

              Indeed, the only thing I have to do on my device (for example Surface RT) is :
              - launch the app directly when the device is started
              - code with a fluid version of VS (Modern UI)

              Then, with Git/TFS support, I can add/change/remove files and then…

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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • customize "search work items" query

                The current "search work items" text box (in web access & visual studio) searches for the given text in fixed fields (Title, Description, Repro steps).

                However I would like to customize that to add the (in our case) "Description HTML" field. Since our work items still use that field (from previous version of TFS).
                Further I could imagine adding an custom TFS field and also be able to default search in that field.

                (BTW I know about the possiblities described here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc668120.aspx for searching for custom fields, but that is too complex for simply searching for a piece of text)

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                • I'd like to be able to log out, and log in with a different set of credentials when shut out of VSOnline

                  Logged in as one Microsoft account, and I try to access a VSOnline ... I am given a 403 Forbidden with the message that I don't have and MSDN subscription. There is no option to log out and log in with a different set of credentials.

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                  • Show preview of what other devloper writing live in Multi checkout mode

                    It would be great if while devloping it shows some status or perview what other person just checked in for same line of code i am working on, It should alert me in code this line of ocde modified by someone else.

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • make visual studio GIT support remotes via a UNC file share

                      Visual Studio 2013 has built in support for GIT. (Thank You.. :-)
                      however, you can't define a remote repository by using a UNC file share. The GIT command line works fine, but inside Visual Studio if you try to PUSH to a remote that uses a UNC file share, you get an error.

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                      • Undock the differences window by default.

                        The current comparison window is too narrow to be useful - horizontal scrolling is always required. Unfortunately several steps are required to maximize the diff window. In VS2010 the differences window was a separate dialog and required only a single step to maximize.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Display Total Work done by each individual team member for each sprint

                          Currently there is no option to see how much work has been done by the each indivudual team memebr when the tasks are completed. It would be better how mush time/effort has been taken or use by each team member for a given backlog item.

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                          • Make custom board based on query

                            Now, we can see the query results in a table or as a chart. I suggest a third option - as a board. User have to chose query column, which will be a separator between board column.

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                            • Create a version of Visual Studio that runs on Windows RT.

                              One thing that keeps me from buying a Windows RT tablet is the lack of a version of Visual Studio that run on Windows RT. Even if it just supports HTML5/WinJS/CSS initially!

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                                1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Enable the ability to create & pin charts in VSOnline BEFORE any project data exists.

                                It's crazy that I cannot set up a tailored home page view as step one in a project creation. The "your dataset is empty" notice and no ability to say "ok, I know that but want to save anyway because there will be data soon" doesn't make sense to me.
                                I've just done some demos and this was embarrassing from such a fantastic product.

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                                • offer a C, VB, and C# compiler for the Arduino, Freescale, and other embedded devices.

                                  There are millions upon millions of embedded products on the market now, and the number is growing. People look to Microsoft for quality development tools. It would be helpful to have a Microsoft development tool available.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • TFS - Option to Navigate directly from mapped local path to Source location in TFS under "Source control explorer"(vice versa is available)

                                    TFS - Option to Navigate directly from mapped local path to Source location in TFS under "Source control explorer"(vice versa is available)

                                    E.g.
                                    If I am on local folder ,which is already mapped to workspace, doing right click --> TFS --> Go to Mapped path in TFS (Source control explorer)
                                    It will open Visual Studio showing the Source control explorer view , mapped to that local path

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                                    • Restore ability to outline just regions and not properties and methods

                                      In Visual Studio 2008 (using Visual Basic) outline could apply just to regions (not properties and methods). This was very helpful to manage classes with large amounts of code. When properties and methods are outlined (such that they can be collapsed and expanded), it is really easy to accidently collapse something since the icon is right next to the column used to highlight an entire line. In addition, if you collapse everything and then expand a region to work on it, all properties and methods are collapsed so you have to expand each property/method one at a time or expand…

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                                      • Make the async operations of HttpWebRequest really asynchronous

                                        HttpWebRequest has 2 asynchronous operations:
                                        - BeginGetRequestStream, and the task-based equivalent GetRequestStreamAsync
                                        - BeginGetResponse, and the task-based equivalent GetResponseAsync

                                        Unfortunately, these methods are not really asynchronous:

                                        > The BeginGetResponse method requires some synchronous setup tasks to complete (DNS resolution,
                                        > proxy detection, and TCP socket connection, for example) before this method becomes asynchronous.
                                        > As a result, this method should never be called on a user interface (UI) thread because it might
                                        > take considerable time (up to several minutes depending on network settings) to> complete the
                                        > initial synchronous setup tasks before an exception for an error is thrown…

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                                        • Create a document that describes all icons used in Visual Studio IDE

                                          Publish a document that explains what each of the different icons in the Visual Studio IDE Solution Explorer/Object Browser/Class View mean.

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