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  1. Allow mass replace all for field values in Work Items

    An example would be, we should be able to perform query of work items that are in the "Deferred" state and replace it with "Closed" state. Or query a work item based on a date range and placed their State on hold or Defer them, etc.

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    • One Line Initialization

      I have a suggestion for a possible syntax improvement in visual basic.net. It's towards the initialization portion of a one line multiple declaration. Here is an example:

      'Syntax:
      Dim a, b, c As Integer = 5

      'Output:
      'a = 5
      'b = 5
      'c = 5

      Attached is a file of an example where I would want to use a one line initialization. Take a look at the test scores(test1, test2, test3). An easier way to declare those would be:

      Dim test1, test2, test3 As Double = -1

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Setup up Team Days off in the same place as setting the dates for the Iterations.

        Setting up the Iteration dates is in a separate area to setting up how many hours and what days off individuals have. When I want to set up public holidays as team days off, I have to check to see which Iteration this falls under and then go to that iteration and set it up there. Can Team Days off please be set up in the same place as the Iteration configuration AS WELL as where it currently is.

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        • inspect arguments in call stack window

          It should be possible to inspect arguments in the Call Stack window by hovering over them (or expanding the line to a series of watch lines, or selecting them or something similar).

          This would save a lot of stack crawling.

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            1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make the Sign In option for 2013 have a 'Never Show This Again' option

            I would prefer you complete remove the Sign In option, but at the very least make it 'Don't Show This Again' option or a context menu to hide it.

            The last thing I want to see is a Sign In button on the right hand side of Visual Studio, I clicked it trying to disable it and it expects me to sign in.

            First you add Tiles and ruin the desktop, if it wasn't for Classic Shell I would be back on Windows 7.

            If it wasn't for the tens of thousands of free software you (Microsoft) give me I…

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              1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Tab signs between types and variable names

                    There are many possibilities to refactoring C# and C++ Code. But nowhere is it possible to keep tab signs between variable types and variable names without to disable other refactoring fetaures.

                    Please, I want to write my own clear code. So you can refactor the code behind variable names, but be Aware that after a comma can be a line break, tab signs and then another variable name. Look at the screenshot.

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                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • textview adjustment about incremental search

                      Right now the texteditor view alway location to the bottom when I use incremental search. Such as the string "func" that was searched by incremental , it alway occur at the bottom in texteditor view.
                      I would like it occur at the middle in the TextEditor view that is same as vc6

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Please add IEEE754:2008 decimal data types.

                        The Decimal standard type has 2 problems: It is HUGH (16 bytes) and it is SLOW. Now, often one does not need the size - then 16 bytes instead of 4 is a big price .And slow - well, as Decimal data types will get hardware support slowly.... the .NET type is basically outdated.

                        For compatibility leave it there and add Decimal32, Decimal64 and Decimal128, according to the IEEE specs.

                        I deal with a ton of smaller financial data. Floatings (float, double) - unusable. And spending 16 bytes for small numbers (that are stored as smallmoney in SQL server) gets…

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Better variant support in vb.net?

                          I have been fooling around with devices in VB.NET and I have found out that variant support for c++ dll modules is poor at best in VariantHelper. Would it be possible to have an advanced version of variants in vb.net much like vb6? It is annoying when some modules such as native c++ dlls require full-fledged variant and will not work with the object data type. Can you please tell me if this will be implemented in a future version as a possible datatype?
                          I would equate this similar to var functionality in C# but a little more complex. If…

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Debug a function in isolation

                            C++. Wouldn't it be cool if a function could be debugged in isolation of an executable? By this I mean that if I could click select a function name in the text editor window and then right click to debug it. The IDE/Debugger would ask me to fill in function's input parameters and then away it would go - instant debugging. I could easily determine if a function has a bug in it without a convoluted process of debugging an exe, ensuring that I have the correct data for the exe, and then running the exe until a point whereby…

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                              0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make the async operations of HttpWebRequest really asynchronous

                              HttpWebRequest has 2 asynchronous operations:
                              - BeginGetRequestStream, and the task-based equivalent GetRequestStreamAsync
                              - BeginGetResponse, and the task-based equivalent GetResponseAsync

                              Unfortunately, these methods are not really asynchronous:

                              > The BeginGetResponse method requires some synchronous setup tasks to complete (DNS resolution,
                              > proxy detection, and TCP socket connection, for example) before this method becomes asynchronous.
                              > As a result, this method should never be called on a user interface (UI) thread because it might
                              > take considerable time (up to several minutes depending on network settings) to> complete the
                              > initial synchronous setup tasks before an exception for an error is thrown…

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Enhance IntelliSense to show implemented interfaces and base class when hovering over an object (Quick Info)

                                Showing this information (with the class description that is already available) would make it much easier to see what kind of object you are working with. It is very annoying to have to go to the definition to see this information.

                                This will also let you easily see that you are working with an object that implements something like IDisposable.

                                28 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Back D with language and ide support

                                  There is already an vs ide plugin for D that is good to go as a starting point but it would benefit from official backing and enhancement.

                                  I started programming in C/C++ ages ago and loved it then but since then I have programmed in a variety of languages and now going back to C/C++ is just painful.

                                  I know many would argue it has improved greatly and if I were to put the time into it again I would probably end up agreeing with them but only if I stuck to the subset of latest and greatest features.

                                  I…

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Provide an option to not indent wrapped lines

                                    When Visual Studio 2013 word wraps around a line, it shows the wrapped lines indented. This makes it disturbing to read text files, because the indentation signals structure that isn't there. There is a better way to signal the presence of wrapping, and that is to place a trailing wrap symbol at the end of the row, an option that is already available in Visual Studio 2013.

                                    My suggestion is either of the following:
                                    a) Remove the feature of indenting wrapped lines.
                                    b) Provide an option that controls whether the wrapped lines should be indented.

                                    This suggestion should not be…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Stop declining .Net 4.5 support in XP.

                                      Undecline the Declined request to support .Net 4.5 on XP.

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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Address Visualization - Make Visualization Easier

                                        Been using .NET since '05, and seen lot of improvements that make it easier to code, or make the architecture more scalable (e.g. MVC) ... yet developing UI (whether for web pages or desktop apps) has not, in my opinion changed drastically over the last 10 years!

                                        Microsoft should seriously address visualization, with the aim to make visualization easy for the non-UI guy to develop beautiful UIs on the web and in apps which is incredibly EASY to use/impement and as easy as coding.

                                        Expression Blend was not a step in the right direction; way too complicated. Most applications written…

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Shorted 'Product Backlog Item' in Backlog Items to 'Story'

                                          The hierarchy levels Feature and Task are simple one word items, but Product Backlog Item just looks bad. How about something like Story or Item?

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