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  1. serializable expression

    Make expressions serializable.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support azure worker roles monitoring by Application Insights APM agent

      Currently worker roles monitoring by APM is not supported. Please vote if you are using worker roles and want this support

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        8 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Please support the D programming language

        Please support the D programming language in such a way that it can be used to create Windows applications

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          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add Syntax Highlighting/Intellisense inside SQL Strings in C-Sharp/VB Files

          The SQL Server Database Tools and SQL Server Management Studio tools are excellent, but it would be super helpful if Visual Studio also did SQL syntax highlighting and intellisense inside of SQL strings in files other than those with .sql extensions. Namely, C-Sharp and VB files.

          Doing simple queries with an inline string is an incredibly common pattern, so actually having some intellisense and/or compilation warnings would be great.

          This would enable a much more efficient development story for cases where using something like Dapper.net is preferable over a heavier OR/M like EntityFramework.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Improve the usability of Microsoft Test Manager by enabling a tree view of Requirements/Tasks/Test Cases in the plan.

            Improve the usability of Microsoft Test Manager by enabling a tree view of Requirements/Tasks/Test Cases in the plan and providing the ability to add/view test tasks rather than just test cases in the plan. There are many QA tasks outside of running test cases that should be part of the plan.

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Enable steps to be added to a test case work item through the Visual Studio gui when the proper license is being used.

              Enabling the ability to add steps to a test case work item directly through the Visual Studio gui when the proper license is being used would be a great enhancement. It is frustrating to create a test case from VS and then have to edit it through MTM to enter the steps.

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • AspNetCompiler does not stop on first error

                I uses AspNetCompiler task to verify syntax of ASPX and CSHTML files. The problem is that if there are many errors (e.g. due to refactoring) AspNetCompiler reports only errors from first invalid file and then does not continue. So, if I have errors in 100 files I have to 100 times build (takes long), open the ASPX file (takes long), fix the error, save, build again and again and again.
                It would be really helpful if AspNetCompiler reports all errors on first run (like C# or VB compilers do). So I can see all of the errors and fix all…

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Create shorthand notation for boolean expressions

                  When writing boolean expressions it would be useful to be able to abbreviate expressions where the left hand side remains the same, but has to be compared to different things.
                  As an example, now you have to write something like this:

                  name == "John" || name == "Paul" || name == "Ringo"

                  This could be shortened to the following

                  name == ["John" || "Paul" || "Ringo"]

                  Another example would be

                  value != null && value != "error" && value != "warning"

                  which could be shortened to

                  value != [null && "error" && "warning"]

                  This is just syntactic sugar, but I…

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Buy Xamarin and include it in all paid versions of VS

                    Buy Xamarin and include it in all paid versions of VS.

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                      1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • php

                      Add full integrated of PHP language without third party and be free.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Compare tool to ignore whitespace within a line, not just start and end

                        The compare tool in VS2013 curently ignores whitespace changes by trimming the end and the start but not within the line of code in C#.

                        It would be good if it could be added as an option to ignore whitespace within the line too.

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                          1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow WPF support without XAML

                          I can't stand XAML, the language is a hybrid of XML that was never intended to be used the way it is.

                          WPF looks great, and allows designers to do some pretty fun tricks, but dealing with the XAML code is a nightmare. Can you please allow us to create WPF applications without ever even seeing or writing a single character of XAML?

                          Allow for C# code to be written for an entire WPF application! Please!

                          From what I understand XAML is converted to C# anyway during compile time, so for those of us who can't stand XAML let us…

                          4 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • TFS - Allow more than one iteration to be 'Current'

                            We have a situation where leveraged teams are contributing to more than one iteration (Release, to us) at a time. We'd like the 'Current' iteration shortcut in the Backlog View to either be configurable, or at the least, show more than one iteration.

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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Ability to use same release management action with different names in template and allow to see configuration variables for them

                              When we use actions in release template if we drop same action more than once to a release template we are unable to view/compare/edit configuration variables from the configuration variable compare window, appear in the template. For example we may use " Copy File" or "Start App Pool" etc actions more than once in a template when we deploy a complex solution with multiple websites to a given server. I suggest to introduce capability to add an alias/ or some kind of name tag when actions dropped to release template, so that it would enable a unique identity to each…

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                                0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • allow us to modify the message returned to the git client when implementing a git server plugin

                                This discussion explains the issue: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/5cf99831-975c-495e-a77f-8ef0eaba6c62/return-string-for-processevent-of-a-git-pushnotification

                                Basically, when implementing a server plugin to run during a push, there is currently no way (according to Allen Jin) to have the git client display the reason why a push failed.

                                11 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • license users per group assignments

                                  Automate license assignment based on group membership. For example, any member of Group X has "Basic" license. If a user is a member of multiple groups, then the highest access license is applied.

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                                  • Retire TFS - an antiquated tool

                                    I have seldom worked with such a frustrating suite of tools:
                                    - TFS web supports features and fields not available in the desktop version
                                    - configuration requires changes at the server level - an impractical solution in large enterprise settings
                                    - TSF subscription reporting has this "1970s" feel that has us wondering what year it is.
                                    - lack of features is glaring in comparison with tools as simple as JIRA and Mingle

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add an option to supress printing the name of the source file being preprocessed or compiled

                                      Similar to the /nologo, please add an option to disable echoing of the file(s) being preprocessed (/P option) or compiled.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support "Playback error" dialog in MTM of VS2013 Update3

                                        According to my and other persons tests, MTM which comes with VS2013 Update3 does not support "Playback error" dialog like in MTM 2012. It doesn't have options to continue playback in case error occurs playing back action recording. (MTM2013+Update3 only have "Close" option in case of errors)

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • The component list needs some hierarchical structure

                                          For software departments that have a large library of solutions that need to be deployed a flat list of components can grow unwieldy very fast. If a solution is for example composed of 10 to 20 components and the department has on the order of 60-100 solutions the list can be between 600 and 2000 items long.

                                          10 to 20 components is not neccesarily a large number of components when you have seperate config files for each environment, webservices, database(s) and client components as a part of the solution.

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