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      0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Union/sum types in TypeScript

      ...with syntax like union { int, string } or simply int|string
      This will allow to simplify lots of overloads, and enable faster integration with existing libraries that have to be typed as "any" currently.

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Update CodedUI Controls from Application

        CodedUI should come with a Maintenance Option to update Control Search Properties by right clicking the control, select "Update From Application" then pointing or dragging over to the control in the application. This will update the control's properties without having to go in and manually change/test each property when the application changes. Take a look at QTP/UFT for an example.

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Renaming a Sharepoint project or artefacts is really a pain in Visual Studio

          When you have a SharePoint project or an artefact and you want to rename it you have to manually perform additionnal steps in order to make it work. Like going through all references to that. It seems that the renaming does not change the SafeAssemblies and most of the code into the elements.xml. The result is that the project will compile but at the run time you will have an error message saying that the Webpart is not safe.

          For beginners they often end up creating the project or the artefact from scratch.

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            0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add a SIMD matrix class to .NET

            Most of my applications dealing with vectors also have a matrix class.

            Now, RyuJIT CTP2 + NuGet package Microsoft.Bcl.Simd support SIMD versions of Vector3, Vector4 which is great (really). But Matrix3 and Matrix4 are missing!

            I don't expect a full BLAS out of the box, but something like System.Windows.Media.Matrix would do nicely. Especially since the JIT is able to use architecture-optimized algorithms.

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              2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Automatically update the _ascxPath into the SharePoint project containing a Visual WebPart when the project is renamed or converted

              This is very annoying, if you have multiple webpart to rename or to convert from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013.

              Ex : I have a Visual WebPart created in SharePoint 2010 and I perform the conversion to SharePoint 2013.
              The _ascxPath is not updated by Visual Studio when the conversion occurs. The comment above the constant however says :
              Visual studio might automatically update this path when you change the Visual WebPart.

              Once converted to SharePoint 2013 the path MUST contains the /15/ folder in order for the ascx to be resolved correctly.

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                0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make search options in the small search box more visible and intelligible

                When searching with the small search box that opens inside a document:
                1) It is not evident at all if an option is checked or not (the only difference being an orange rectangle on gray bacground around the option).
                2) It is very hard to tell what the option means. If the "Aa" icon for case sensitive search makes some sense, the "Ab|" one for "match whole word" does not.

                I think it would be much more usable to have search options written in plain text and with checkboxes like in the regular "find and replace" window.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Configure credentials in build definition UI for private Git repositories

                  I have private Git repository and should anyway stay on TFS and use among others TFS builds. Idea is, that TFS should be able produce builds for private Git repositories.

                  Currently there is no way to configure credentials to repository in build definition UI or in some other place.

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                  • Allow the team build definitions 'SolutionToBuild' list to come from a file stored in TFSVC

                    In order to add, remove, reorder the list of solutions to build, we need to manually edit each build definition associated to the branch. Typically exactly the same changes need to be made in each build definition e.g. for CI build, Nightly build etc. Further more when these changes are merged to other branches, the same changes to be repeated in the build definitions for each branch. If the solution list was loaded from an XML file on the branch for example, it would require updating only once and the merge process would take care of propogating the changes to…

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                    • Please give us this operator already! ??=

                      /*
                      Microsoftclaus, for Christmas all I want is a lazy eval operator

                      Stay cool,

                      - Everyone
                      */

                      [ThreadStatic]
                      static StringBuilder __builder;

                      public static string Concatenate(params string[] strings)
                      {
                      #if NEW_OPERATOR

                      __builder ?? = new StringBuilder();

                      #endif

                      #if NO_NEW_OPERATOR

                      //this is clean but wastes an assignment in the not-null case!
                      __builder = __builder ?? new StringBuilder();

                      #endif

                      //todo: concatenate the strings
                      throw new NotImplementedException();
                      }

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                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • The Ability to have my own sorting order from properties in Windows Forms PropertyGrid.

                        When i use a PropertyGrid i would like to have the ability of my own sorting order. E.g. with a attribute.

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                          0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • compatibility between LlightSwitch html client and furture ASP.NET vNext

                          LlightSwitch html client should be based on ASP.NET vNext and the project should be compatible with MVC project

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Improve code analysis

                            Improve code analysis
                            - Detect when first line of if block and else block are identical (same for last line)
                            - Detect methods used only one time - Method is a candidate for in-lining
                            - Detect constant defined in class used only one time
                            - Detect private property with backing variable having get { return backingVariable; } set {backingVariable=value;} - convert to autoproperty
                            - Detect public property used only within the same class - make it protected/private
                            - Detect public method used only within the same class - make it protected/private
                            - Detect class used only by one other class…

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                              12 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Private Shelvesets

                              I'd like to rise the idea to implement possibility to create private shelvesets. Why is it important ? We have customer having access to source control and we don't want to have customer seeing our shelvesets as we are using the shelvesets as the place to store the new functionalities of the product before the client pay for it. After customer will pay then we have possibility to provide the solution very fast.

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                              • Edit and Continue: Allow Edit and Continue x64 under local IIS

                                Edit and Continue x64 is an outstanding addition to Visual Studio 2013. Unfortunately, I tend to use the full IIS server on my local machine for debugging, but the Edit and Continue option becomes disabled as soon as I change from "IIS Express" to "local IIS".

                                The error message states that changes are not allowed "when the debugger has been attached to an already running process", which I assume is because the IIS Application Pool (running as w3wp) is already running when debugging is started..

                                How can this be fixed?

                                Ideally, this should be fixed by allowing the debugger to…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • how to integrate Google Voice Search (search by voice) LightSwitch client html ?

                                  integrate Google Voice Search (search by voice) LightSwitch client html !

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                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Dropdown menus should expand when the down arrow key is pressed in VS2012

                                    I am used to expanding a drop down menu when the down key is pressed. In Visual Studio, the down arrow key will cycle through the options, or if there is some tree (hierarchy) of options (like the Iteration or Area fields), pressing down doesn't do anything.

                                    Is using the mouse on the icon on the right end of the dropdown the only way to expand it?

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Generate starting point for wrapping a type for eg. serialization (ExtractTypePropertiesFields)

                                      (Alternatively this could be included in some sort of customizable library that's always available during devopment but doesn't get built into release builds)

                                      When right clicking a type (or invoking a refactoring for this "ExtractTypePropertiesFields"), or calling a method in the development-time-loaded-library, as in the attached example, one should be able to generate code based on reflecting fields and properties from possibly closed-source-type, in order to create a wrapper it for eg.serialization or other purpose, idea being to lessen the mundane and error prone copy/paste/editing involved in manually doing the same.

                                      Attached is the same code as in this gist: …

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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • DEVENV additional options

                                        DEVENV command currently throws help window when invalid project error occurs.Seems a bug.Additional options to suppress such windows would be helpful.

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                                        • Copy only error message(description) from the Error List window

                                          In the Error List window of VS when clicking on any error line the "Copy" from context menu, the VS pastes in the clipboard the line with format:
                                          "Category Default Order Description File and etc". But many time only Description is needed.

                                          Would be useful to add extra copy menu items that copies only specific column from the line.

                                          Or
                                          To add "Copy Columns" menu item that lists all columns it the same way as "Show Columns", where an user can check what columns to copy in the clipboard

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                                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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