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  1. Create a "windows 8 form" with windows 8 controls.

    The windows 8 forms will run with the windows 8 controls on any Windows OS, unlike Windows forms, that start with the operator OS controls.

    For example: The button in the windows 8 style will run on Windows 7, and the new close-maximise-minimise buttons will be like at Windows 8, on any OS.

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      0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow the user to delete the outlining margin when outlining is disabled

      When outlining is disabled in VS2012, it leaves the outlining margin. This makes is look as if I've indented all of my code by one space (see attachment). It would be great if you could remove the outlining margin (like you could in VS2005) or at least be able to change it to a different color so that it doesn't match the background color of the text editor.

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        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support calculated fields in TFS

        The ability to create work item fields which are based on a calculation of the value of fields in linked work items.

        For example, if a Product Backlog work item has two children Task work items which each have remaining work, it would be incredibly beneficial to have a field on the Product Backlog work item that was able to roll-up the values of these fields. That is to say that if the remaining work on the two Tasks for that Product Backlog item were 5 and 10 respectively, the Product Backlog work item could show that the sum of…

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          5 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Include Dynamic LINQ Library part of System.LINQ

          Currently Dynamic LINQ Library is not part of System. LINQ, It is Open Soucce Library released from MS. Please add this library part of .NET Framework for building dynamic queries in LINQ.

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Please resonse to the ideas more quickly, don't let an idea wait many months.

              You MSFT guys response to the users' ideas are a little too slowly.
              Some ideas almost exist two years, you didn't response to it, you react to the users' ieads under low efficiency.
              I hope your every MSFT PM can response at least ten ieads in every category one day, declined the ideas quickly.
              If you MSFT guys did't declined quickly, we developers don't know which technology should be discard and which technology should to learn.This will let developers confusion.

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                1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add Haskell.

                Get Simon Peyton-Jones to bring GHC into VS2014, and make Haskell a real MS option.
                Make the type system pluggable to .NET.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Remove everything outdated and antiquated from .NET vNext

                  .NET is starting to have a lot of the same "mess" than Java had when .NET pummeled it in the early part of the last decade. We have stuff like ArrayList, non-generic collections, ADO.NET, stream-based XML processing, and LINQ to SQL all cluttering up the libraries. It's rare I find a .NET developer who things he's using the best tools available but is wasting his time using some of these older, slower, ******-to-use libraries.

                  .NET is becoming too hard to learn to be good at for new developers fresh out of school. They're going to go to other languages they…

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                    1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • TFS Preview : Sprint end date should be aligned automatically

                    I was going through the TFS Preview & found sprint dates are not aligned as per the effort & priority of sprint item given.

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                      2 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Code Map - Event Handler - Different Icon

                      Code Map diagrams would be easier to understand If the the Event Handlers had a different icon (and icon color).

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Per-change check-in and workitem granularity rather than per-file granularity

                        An option to select/exclude individual file change that would be checked-in or associated with a work-item (or even a list of work-items).
                        For example, I have a file with several changes and I want to check-in it to associate with a work item. however some of the changes are not relevant to this particular work item. So I need to undo these not relevant changes, check-in the file, then reapply those changes and check-in second time for another work-item.

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Linker warning when breaking ODR using native and managed C++

                          We recently discovered an unfortunate behavior in a component using both native C++ and managed code. The native part handles price updates and is very sensitive to GC. The problem was that our native code somehow called managed code behind our back. Our fault was we had broken One Definition Rule, which we just learnt after raising a support case. When the ODR was broken, the behavior is undefined and the C++ Linker decided to use a managed version of a function.

                          Here is a simple example of breaking ODR without getting any warning/errors - you "just" get undefined behavior.

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Enable screen sharing with team members to include VOIP

                            I see you have rooms to allow chat amongst team, the ability to view and shere each others screen would be very useful, added to this voip facilities?

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • it is a simple and usefull trick. when i am writing different event for a component like a button put the generated code beside other exist

                              it is a simple and useful trick. when i am writing different event for a component like a button put the generated code beside other exist functions about that button.
                              thanks.

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                                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Support custom parsing of strings in XAML Windows Store Apps

                                  In WPF/SL, we had the TypeConverter class. If you had a custom Type you could create a derived TypeConverter and handle the conversion from String and then you were able to use the attribute syntax in XAML to set the value of a property of that type. WinRT does not have such a concept. Instead internally MS handles parsing a limited number of built in types. In addition the auto-generated IXamlType has a CreateFromString but that only deals with enums. Even if one took the time to try and intercept/override that a compiler exception would be generated for any type…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Pinning Code Coverage

                                    Pinning Code Coverage result item would be useful, rather than drilling down each time to find the class you're currently writing UT's for.

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                                    • Create an area to document project information such as project objectives, project scope, success criteria of the project

                                      Create an area to document project information such as project objectives, project scope, success criteria of the project and make it possible to link work items to them

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Better help

                                        Visual Studio has many features that are very hard to understand if you are beginner. I think help in visual Studio is very poor. I think the best Windows help was: click on (?) button and Help cursor appeared. Then click on object I need help, and get a little help (on picture in attachment).

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                                          0 comments  ·  Help  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Running unit test should have "running" icon

                                          When current unit test runs it should have some icon that determines its current state.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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