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  1. Provide explanation with warning C4702: unreachable code

    The Visual C++ compiler has gotten better at rooting out unreachable code, and can now be surprisingly sophisticated at it. When it does, you get the bare warning message "warning C4702: unreachable code".

    The reason that the flagged code is unreachable can be subtle, maddeningly hard to find, and sometimes nearby but not on the line actually marked.

    Some other C++ messages have gotten very good about adding useful additional information to help identify the error. For C4702, something, anything, would be better than the complete silence it has now.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make Tracepoints Faster

      The tracepoints feature in Visual Studio (When hit.. breakpoints) is very slow, to the point where in some cases (when there are thousands of messages), it becomes almost un-usable, which is a shame because it is such a wonderful feature.

      It seems the main reason for this is that the debugger breaks all threads momentarily while it writes the tracepoint message. I would suggest an implementation in which, where supported, the tracing will be invisibily injected into the debuggee via Edit&Continue, so that pausing the debuggee each time the tracepoint is hit will no longer be required, and thus the…

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        1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make Task<T> implement covariant interface ITask<out T>

        Task<T> sounds like a good candidate for covariance. Except classes can't be covariant in .Net, only interfaces can.

        So it would be nice if Task<T> implemented a new, covariant interface ITask<out T>.

        I believe that adding a new interface to existing class doesn't break any backwards compatibility, so this shouldn't cause any problems.

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          3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • performance coded ui test

          Dramaticly increase playback performance of coded ui tests.

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            0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Permission to stack rank the backlog so that only selected group or groups can change it in taskboard

            Restrict a group of users to allow stack ranking from Backlog and other users must not be allowed to change stack ranking -
            It can be done in UI for stack rank field but not in board.
            But same time when user goes to Backlog and changes the Stack Rank by moving user stories from one position to another, he is able to do that.
            I confirmed this is not available and I was asked to raise an user voice

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            • Be friendly to users not directy connected to internet for VS2014. When trial license expires guess where it goes ...

              Take account of the fact that some envionments (both dev and production) cannot access the web directly (ie after trial period expries it needs to access directly). Glad to see that IE10 is not mandatory for VS14, but optional, again our environment our large user base is constrianed to IE8 (I have no sway over this!!)

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                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Remove boilerplate from double-check locking

                Lots of removing-boilerplate in roslyn, which is nice. Here's more boilerplate to bust.

                if(something == null)
                lock(somethingLock)
                if(something == null)
                something = new BoilerplateBlah();

                Use a similar syntax as for the new exception filter. Inline definition of the filter lock would also be nice.

                lock(somethingLock) if (something == null)
                something = new LessBoilerplateYay();

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                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Missing functionality according delete promote files from pending changes/Promote

                  Missing functionality according delete promote files from pending changes/Promote.

                  In VS 2012/Pending changes cannot dalete files that I want to promote.

                  after I promote this files I must be able to delete it via Pending changes tab dialog.

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                  • Hipchat build completed events build filter should be multi-select

                    We have a few builds in the one team project, In a particular HipChat room, there are some that we care about, and some that we don't, configuring a bunch of service hooks all the same is tedious. It would be nice to be able to select the relevant builds from a list.

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • navigating code using the scrollbar

                      Hi,

                      currently I have to click the slider and move it, or click repeatedly below or above it to reach a position.

                      Nowadays, using Resharper, flags are displayed on the scrollbar - so sometimes I know exactly the position I want to reach... fast.

                      How about allowing a double click to move the slider instantly to the desired position?

                      Best Regards
                      Heinrich

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Expand LINQ methods in .NET framework

                        Everyone has a bunch of common extension methods that they always write (or install a package which contains them). Its inexplicable why the core .NET framework still lacks so many easy-to-implement and common sense extension methods for LINQ, .

                        Some examples:
                        MinBy
                        MaxBy
                        ToHashSet
                        ToLinkedList
                        ToObservableCollection
                        Prepend
                        Append
                        Batch
                        MinOrDefault
                        MaxOrDefault
                        Versions of Except and Intersect that work on sequences rather than sets (because the existing methods think of the IEnumerables as sets, duplicates are eliminated whether you like it or not, this is fine for some situations, but not all)

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                          2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Integrate Azure to Lab Management

                          Azure as Virtual Machine Manager must be integrated in to the Microsoft Test Manager.

                          So those developers, like i am an many others, who does not have a whole infrastructure with SCVMM installed would be able to fully utilize ALM patterns to test their apps within the custom environments in fast and easy way.

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • ODATA: Add Composite Key Natively to ASP.NET WebAPI

                            Natively support Composites in the ODATA v4 framework.
                            Enabling getting single entities who are multi-keyed:

                            <host>/Players(Id=1,Name='Team 1 Player 1')

                            So that creating our own CompositeKeyRoutingConvention class isn't required.

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Build Notification Icon Color

                              This is small but a needed change in my eyes. The color of the icon from the web portal and the build notification gadget are not consistent. As you can see the icon in the web portal is blue (which is i think the way it should be). The build notification gadget has a green icon. This causes the icon not to stand out from the completed builds which are also green.

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                              • Provide pure HTML5/CSS3/JS project template

                                No References
                                No Propertities
                                No Web.config
                                No buiilding at all

                                21 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • CRC32 Helper Class

                                  Many applications that communicate with low-powered hardware need a way to verify the received data. CRC32 is a well-known, lightweight check value which is better suite to verify short data.

                                  .Net already has an implementation of this check value with (System.IO.Compression.Crc32Helper, System.IO.Compression, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089) but this class has an internal ac cess modifier and can't be used by user code.

                                  My proposition is to make the Crc32Helper class public.

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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Non-modal UI for Extensions and Updates download and install

                                    When downloading an extension (say VS Web Essentials), Visual Studio IDE is completely blocked. Why should I have to watch through the progress of the extension download progress bar? Please make this non-modal.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • auto generate bugs after a automation test run

                                      After my automation tests are run, I want any failed test case to automatically generate a bug report and place it on the specific person of my choise. I want this to be an easy option in test manager that could be configured in the test manager GUI. No coding required so my testers easy could configure it.
                                      And attachments should be possible to be added as well.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • help please (Visual Studio)

                                        Good night.

                                        I would like some help regarding data manipulation following code:

                                        ColaboradorEquipe colaboradorEquipe = (dataGridView1.SelectedRows [0] .DataBoundItem the ColaboradorEquipe);
                                        string = colaboradorEquipe.matricula collaborator;

                                        I want a variable to receive the value of the column enroll online. can anyone help me ??

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