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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • E4X Syntax Support in C#

      E4X offers a very simple and elegant syntax for assigning in-line XML data and XML data access and manipulation. The .NET Framework has some very powerful classes and assemblies for XML manipulation (System.XML, LINQ to XML). If the power of the .NET XML tools could be combined with the simplicity of E4X, this would not only simplify XML data usage, it would reduce the developer workload and offer a very attractive addition to .NET languages and Visual Studio! In addition, E4X could effectively be a wrapper for the already powerful .NET classes.

      For example (using proposed C#), assigning XML data: …

      18 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Interop between the concurrency runtime and the CLR

        Make code that uses the concurrency runtime interoperate with the CLR. Trying to circumvent the limitation using the PIMPL idiom does not work either.

        34 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Incorporate MSOffice native file handling in Visual Studio

          Yep I know all about VBA for MSOffice apps, that is not what I'm talking about here.

          My suggestion is that file type handling for MSOffice Apps is built directly into Visual Studio so you can read an existing file, make some changes programmatically in a Visual Studio App, and then write the modified file back again.

          I currently do this for .xlsx files using a library from XPort Software Inc.

          It would be great to be able to do this for .docx and .pptx files as well.

          With my big .pptx presentatons I'd like to automatically create a contents…

          4 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Filter work item's history by field

            In a work item's audit trail, rather than have to click on all the little triangles to find the three times State changes, why not give me a filter where I could choose the field State and see only those History items for it. This would make auditing a whole lot easier. It would also help introduce process that is more detailed than the engine's workflow but nevertheless useful. It would help because I could see when gates were achieved, or not.

            3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • The use of the 'var' keyword when declaring class level instance variables.

              When declaring instance variables in my classes, It is redundant specifying the type name twice. I'd like to see the same level of support as we currently get when declaring local variables.

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                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 'Pending Changes Filter' feature should work with other source controls like P4V

                Currently 'Pending Changes Filter' feature of solution explorer works only with TFS.
                However, it should work with other source controls like P4V (P4VS Extension), SVN.

                5 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • C#Doc

                  The XML docs C# supports are really ugly and without editor support extremely difficult and cumbersome to write. Even so, the editor support for them is surprisingly limited (unless you use ReSharper).

                  The C# compiler and Visual Studio should support JavaDoc/JSDoc style comments as well. They're much cleaner, easier to write/read/understand.

                  Making the documentation tools better is essential in increasing their adoption in the first place. The ugliness and complexity of XML docs prevents many people from writing them. XML is for machines to write and read, not humans.

                  19 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Assign a bug to a 'team' not an individual in Team Foundation Service

                    I would like to create small teams to assign bugs to rather than having to select an individual user. For example, I have 2 individuals that will be fixing bugs on a project but one is going on holiday for 2 weeks. I want the bugs to appear in the other member's workflow without having to reassign all the bugs to him.

                    2 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support using a Binding in a Style Setter in Window Store apps

                      SL5 (as well as WPF) support setting the Value of a Style Setter to a Binding but XAML Windows Store apps do not (maybe because it was based on a snapshot of SL4).

                      80 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Undo changes in the TFS web access

                        Undo changes in the backlog and board

                        When someone (the team, the PO, anyone) change something in the TFS web access (for example drag and drop a box on the board or the order in the backlog) - he need the ability to undo his change.

                        6 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Get desktop notification for alerts instead of emails

                          It's would be very helpful to get a desktop (within visual studio) alert for requested reviews or check ins.

                          6 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • not to give the delete button so close to the projects which we are working on

                            Is very likely that someone might just delete the project which they are working on.

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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • cshtml(view) design screen and overview

                              i think visual need design view for cshtml files. like asp.net contentplaceholder inside masterpage. i think this was very succesfull. There is no problem view with default layout and maybe it will be better cacthing layout paremeter and showing with correct layout.

                              i don't understand why visual studio remove design tab support.

                              4 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support VS deployment by the secure FTP (explicit TLS) supported by IIS8

                                VS needs a way to be able to deploy Windows Services and Windows Applications as easily and you can Web Deploy a website.

                                5 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow Description and AC updating between TFS 2010 and Service

                                  Currently you cannot copy across the Descriptions and Acceptance Criteria when moving stories from TFS 2010 (on premise) to TFS Service (cloud).

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Set the feature to In Progress on the board, when task is put in progress

                                    In TFS Service, once you have created features, stories and tasks. Then relate the stories to the features. All good.
                                    Now when I move a Task to In Progress and look at the story and specifically the feature. The feature doesn't update to In Progress.
                                    It would be great if it checked it's dependencies' and update itself if any children are updated. If you drag the task back to New. It should check if any children are in progress and if not and all are new, it should update the feature on the feature board to go back to New…

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Days Off didn't work properly. Please fix.

                                      Days Off didn't work properly. Please fix.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Provide a way to export the Call Hierarchy pane to a file (word) for solution documentation

                                        Provide a way to export the Call Hierarchy pane to a file (word) for solution documentation

                                        7 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • do...returning block

                                          Create a new block structure called do..returning. Works like a using() block.

                                          The purpose of the block is to intercept the return value of a method and do something with it (even change it) before actually returning.

                                          For example:

                                          do
                                          {
                                          // get x from somwhere

                                          if (x == 1)
                                          return "One";
                                          else if (x == 2)
                                          return "Two";
                                          else if (x == 3)
                                          return "Three";
                                          else
                                          return x * 10;

                                          }
                                          returning (string x)
                                          {
                                          return "X is " + x;
                                          }
                                          returning (int x)
                                          {
                                          return "X is " + x;
                                          }
                                          returning (object x)
                                          {
                                          return "something…

                                          5 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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