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  1. Allow index sources into PDBs from IDE instead of using srcsrv tools.

    I would prefer being able to choose in project setting that the source should be indexed into PDB rather than using ssindex.cmd from Debugging Tools (aside it is not working out of the box)

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Preview attachments in Team Explorer

      Please provide a kind of preview (panel?) in the work item view within Team Explorer for attachments. Now, I always have to double click an attached image, the browser opens, I've to go back to Team Explorer (VST), click the next image and so on.

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      • Can we get c++-style bitfield structures?

        It would at least help in interop situations where the native type has such a structure specified. A possible C# syntax is shown below. The new attributes would live in the System.Runtime.InteropServices namepsace. All fields in such a structure would be limited to primitive types. Only byte, sbyte, and bool would be allowed to be less than one byte. (Enum types would qualify if derived from byte or sbyte.) .NET would would pad theoverall structure according to the pack rules in effect, but not inside the listed fields. If a field needs to cross byte boundaries, .NET would make it…

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • asp.net mvc next version is a...

          let cshtml file include a csharp dependent file like xaml file, it is a part of cshtml represent class,

          this dependent cs file will be used to generate javascript for that owner cshtml's script.

          pls reference sharpkit
          http://sharpkit.net/
          all js library mapping to net library(assembly) like jquery etc..
          this library be refed to that dependent csharp file

          for example:

          using System;
          using X.JQuery;

          internal partial class Asp.Page_Views_XX_cshtml{
          [JsType(XX,Name="onBtn1Click")]
          public void onBtn1Click(XEventArgs e){
          // your code logic use csharp code
          }
          }

          we know the cshtml file will generated csharp class in temp assembly to temp dir by razor engine and…

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make the PtrToStructure method a true generic version.

            In .NET 4.5.1 the generic marshaling method for PtrToStructure and it's inverse gave hope in performance improvements. However developers found out it was merely a wrapper over the boxed version of those functions. Please recode these methods to truly utilize generics to avoid type boxing in using this function.

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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add column options button in grid view for Web Test Manager

              Currently column options are only accessible from list view in Web Test Manager. The column options button would be very helpful in grid view as attached.

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                1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Token repository

                Create a token-value repository: multiple components can use the same value for shared tokens in a specific environment. Now these values have to be filled in for each component. Would be handy is we could use a token repository to store the values and have the all components make use of this value.

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                  1 comment  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Overhaul Visual Basic.NET and Visual Studio

                  Since the release of Visual Basic .NET, there are many complaints from the developers that VB.NET syntaxes are not compatible with Visual Basic 6.0. The migration wizard is not powerful or accurate enough to translate all the VB6 syntaxes. So the result, the migrating VB.NET from VB6 is a painstaking task causing a huge gap between developers and microsoft.

                  Until now there is a large argument and debate between Visual Basic 6.0 and Visual Basic .NET. Just like on this link --- http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/6008370-bring-back-classic-visual-basic-an-improved-versi

                  Yes VB.NET is powerful but not approachable to the first time developers. Because of this scenario I…

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Show clipboard ring entries with a small menu

                    Hello,

                    I would love to see an option to enable/disable the display of a small menu ( same as intellisense one ) when using the clipboard ring feature.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Integrate the Windows (Phone) Dev Center into the IDE

                      It would be nice if after the tests are passed, one could upload the appx file directly from the IDE instead of opening a browser and doing so using the web interface. Also, handling updates, creating releases could be much more seamless.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • what does it mean that it can not find "c:\users\admini~1\appdata\local\temp\bnz.54267121c1b9b\vs2005\vs_setup.ms" ?

                        what does it mean that it can not find "c:\users\admini~1\appdata\local\temp\bnz.54267121c1b9b\vs2005\vs_setup.ms" ?

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                          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Create Task.Empty to avoid Task.FromResult<object>(null);

                          Task.FromResult<object>(null); allows developers to satisfy a Task return type without performing an async operation. Task.Empty should exist like EventArgs.Empty and String.Empty to accomplish the same thing for Task. eg: Task.FromResult<object>(null);
                          // Jerry

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Ignore references to obsolete members inside obsolete code

                            I'm marking some code with [Obsolete]. But now some of that very code (which refers to other members that just became [Obsolete]) are being flagged with warnings and/or errors.

                            So it would help if code that is itself [Obsolete] ignored those warnings and errors. As an example, a field is now obsolete as is a property that provides access to that field to non-members. Don't complain about the property accessing the field. It needs to do so to provide backwards compatibility.

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                              0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add a "Document" menu item in Visual Studio Online, next to the "Code" menu item

                                I don't really want to mix my source code with my project documentation. I don't want to create a "Docs" folder in my source code. I want a separate "Documents" menu that handles just product documentation (word docs, visio diagrams, excel spreadsheets, etc...). Put it "near" the "CODE" menu.

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                                • Make available a composite text log for an entire release

                                  A composite log for a full release process would provide a complete deployment history and would make audits less labor intensive.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Enable ability to work with very large files sizes

                                    Enable the ability to work with extremely large makefiles (10gb+) please. It's very helpful for opening files created by programmers who had nothing better to do 10 years ago than to think up ways to ***** me in the future. Joke grenade meh!

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • add an option to indent namespaces only in c++ header files

                                      or an option to stop indenting namespaces in c++ implementation files.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Better Shape control

                                        I want to get the Shape Control as it is available in MS Office applications in the VS Toolbox. The current shape control, which requires fiddling with Powerpacks, is very limited. There is still no simple or flexible way to draw a polygon at desgin time in a form. I know about the programmatical method, but that's a completely different tool that has no value at design time. Just to be sure, I've added a screenshot with the control being used in Excel. I've created polygons at design time in VMS and UNIX long ago and still am waiting for…

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • code coverage

                                          I would like to have code coverage as part of the automated build of a windows store project.

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