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  1. Add support for "new this()" in abstract base class

    public abstract class A :
    derived: new(), new(string, string)
    {
    public derived Create()
    {
    return new this();
    }
    }

    public class B : A
    {
    public B()
    {

    }

    public B(string s1, string s2)
    {

    }
    }

    public class C : A
    {
    // compiler error: no paramterless default constructor provided
    // compiler error: no constructor with two string parameters provided

    protected C(string s)
    {

    }
    }

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 3 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Display iterations outside Backlog Iteration For This Team subtree

        Under a team's Configure Schedules and Iterations, one can choose "Backlog Iteration for this team". That's a great way to limit what shows in the Product Backlog so I can use Forecasting effectively. But it limits the choices among iterations to those at or below that node in the hierarchy. I'm using the recommended hierarchy of Committed vs Planned and that means I can either see the (Planned) backlog and none of the committed iterations, or vice versa. I don't think the restriction of iterations to subtree is essential and it gets in the way of effective team management. Correct…

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Tooltip on board give more useful information

          When using the task board, the tooltip when hovering over a box is missing a great opportunity to supply useful information. What would be useful:
          - work item id#
          - (for task or bug) parent story name
          - work item tags
          - (for user story) story points

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Move pending changes and check-in buttons

            The pending changes 'button' and 'check-in' button are on the same location in the IDE. If you "double click" "Pending changes" by accident, you actually directly check-in your code changes which is not desired.

            This can be resolved by moving the location of the check-in button.

            11 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • To add support for drag and drop files into the Diff window

              Best mode scenario:
              * I check differences in all my pending changes
              * I open first Diff window using the standard way: right mouse click --> Compare..
              * Now I have opened Diff window docked to the right side
              * Then I want to check changes made in the next file

              ** It would be awesome if I could just drag and drop next file into the already opened Diff window

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                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow templates to define an explicit list of types

                There has LONG been a need in .NET to allow generic coding of classes which take numeric template parameters to avoid code repetition, and this has normally be suggested in the form of adding INumeric, IArithmetic etc., but as this has now been ignored for so many year by Microsoft, we have to assume that there is some deep reason why they cannot/will not introduce such an interface (one possibly reason being that it might require static and/or operator methods in interface definitions). So, as an alternative, why not allow an explicit list of types supported perhaps in the form:

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add Single Quote String Literals

                  Make it possible to write strings as literals enclosed in single quotes:

                  var s = '<a href="#">Boom</a>';

                  Anything that's not a char literal is a string literal:

                  var s = 'Blah'; // string
                  var c = 'c'; // char
                  var c2 = '\u0066'; // char

                  Also, verbatim strings:

                  var name = @'Peter O''Toole';

                  10 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Please make a dll to run the script file from local device to SqlServer compact db as same as smo

                    Using SMO we can run the sql script files to Sql Server, But we not able to run the Sql scripts in Sql Server Compact DB like that. So it is there then we can give the script file path alone in run time to execute.

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Log in to TFService using Alias

                      Windows Live has this concept of "alias" accounts. For example: My main Windows Live account is a personal gmail address. On that Windows Live account, I also have an alias that is an outlook.com address.
                      It would be nice to be able to have the TFS Admin add the alias account to a Project and then be able to login as that alias.
                      Currently, the TFS Admin can add the alias account but I cannot login to TFService with that same alias account (or even the main account, unless the main account is added to the project).

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                        1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • create C++ projects completely "empty" of settings.

                        100% of the time, I open my vcxproj files in notepad and clear them of all settings, then copy in several lines of:

                        <ImportGroup Label="PropertySheets" Condition="'$(Configuration)'=='Debug'">
                        <Import Project="$(SolutionDir).build/output.props" />
                        ... etc ...

                        It would be nice if it started from scratch with no settings applied so I can just start referencing my property sheets immediately.

                        3 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • integrated support of doxygen

                          offer integrated doxygen generator to see better documentation directly in code or in a separated panel.

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            • Why don't you support the Edit Link button in the Webview of TFS Team Explorer like in the thick client? All other 4 buttons a present...

                              Why don't you support the Edit Link button in the Webview of TFS Team Explorer like in the thick client? All other 4 buttons a present (New, Link to, Open Link, Delete Link). Was this an oversight or intentional.

                              Very annoying as I use this operation constantly...please fix!

                              5 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • LESS in Windows 8 Apps

                                Enable LESS, SASS and CoffeeScript in Windows 8 App Projects.

                                14 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Provide an audit log of changes to TFS build configurations

                                  Currently there is no audit trail for TFS build configuration changes.

                                  Provide an audit UI for changes made to a TFS build definition. The target audience would be administrators who are tracking down changes in build behavior over time to changes in the build definition.

                                  The audit log should provide the following:
                                  * the timestamp of the change
                                  * something identifying the one who did the change
                                  * It would be nice to see a summary of changes.

                                  A rollback option would be even better and could be attached to the audit log (like it is for general TFS 2012…

                                  18 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Configure Entity to used modal window picker as default instead of combobox

                                    Hello,

                                    when you have a refernce to an entity in another entity and you craete a screen element always the combobox will be used. Yet for large data sets this does not work as it is to slow. If you have 20 screens you have to over and over againg change the control from combobox to modal window picker. It would be of greate productivity help to be able to define for an entity or a query that it should be added as reference by a modla window picker. Then for all screen the entity is being referenced the correct…

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                                      0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • FIX THE **** BUGS!

                                      Could you fix the bugs in the IDE??!!! VS 2012 is the buggiest edition of VS I've EVER seen. I'm sick to death of Intellisense flaking out and the editor crashing.

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                                        • make Visual Studio Express for Windows 8 available for Surface RT

                                          make Visual Studio Express for Windows 8 available for Surface RT so we can develop windows store apps right on the Surface RT.

                                          9 votes
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