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  1. Include the oxygene language in installation (one more language)

    This is not a big idea but i think many old delphi programmers would love to write in Pascal/Delphi syntax.

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      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • App does not show up in portal

      An app created via the new vs plugin with a custom azure resource Group does not show up in the old app insights Portal. Btw: The new azure portal is **** in a usability point of view. **** is a hard word, i know. But an azure Portal should be made for devs / it pros. Not for People who like cool looking pictures.

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        0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make BulkObservableCollection<T> public to the core .NET Framework

        Using WPF and ObservableCollection<T> has serious performance issues if you need to add large sets of collection items at once, which is well known today. Each updated item fires multiple events that have significants performance costs.

        There are hundreds, if not thousands, of custom implementations on the net to overcome this problem and that have their own, more or less adventurous, way of adding a new "AddRange()" method that does not fire all those events for each element but only once once at the end up the collection update.

        There is already an existing implementation written by Microsoft, the BulkObservableCollection<T>…

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Auto "FindControl" & binding controls nested within <ItemTemplate> for asp:Repeater Control

          People are continuously using <asp:Repeater> controls throughout their applications (web or otherwise). Consider the following example below, which is web based. (Note: I've removed some of the attributes to simplify the code)

          <asp:Repeater ID="rpt" OnItemCreated="rpt_ItemCreated" runat="server">
          <ItemTemplate>
          <asp:HyperLink ID="lnk" runat="server" />
          </ItemTemplate>

          In order to get access to the <asp:HyperLink> control, you need to do a e.Item.FindControl within the ItemCreated event handler. See below;

          protected void rpt_ItemCreated(object sender, RepeaterItemEventArgs e)
          {
          if (e.Item.ItemType != ListItemType.AlternatingItem && e.Item.ItemType != ListItemType.Item) return;

          HyperLink hlk = (HyperLink)e.Item.FindControl("hlk");
          }

          Doing the e.Item.FindControl for each control within your repeater is a tedious task. Then multiply…

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          • Allow Silverlight Printing on Another Thread instead of UI Thread

            Currently the Print operation in Silverlight happens on the UI thread, which locks the UI until the print operation is complete. This does not allow the code to update the UI thread during the Print operation.

            For an example when the print operation is in progress there is no option to show a dialogue box where the current status of the printing operation be shown(ex. Printing Page 1 of 10, etc.). There is no way to even cancel the print operation from the middle of the operation.

            Kindly allow the Print operation to take place from other than the UI…

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Numeric range support for regular expressions

              I propose build-in regex support for numeric ranges. While regex is oriented on text, it is possible to construct a regular expression that covers a range of numbers. To give an example, the most frequent regex with numbers involved is one that validates IP addresses. I think that support for numbers will be a viable addition and I support use my CodePlex project 'RegexNumRangeGen' for implementing it. I think that if .NET has support for something trivial like comments in regular expressions, then this feature cannot be missing.

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • allow the creation of lightweight "code-only" team projects for Visual Studio Online

                Sometimes I just want to upload/maintain/track some code, without having work item tracking, team rooms, charts, and all the extra "stuff" that VSO provides.

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                • Fix Find and Replace > Replace in Files so finds all matches before re-searching skipped matches

                  In VS Find and Replace > Replace in Files seems to repeatedly search skipped matches before finding new matches.

                  I end up skipping through more and more previously searched files and skipped matches, just to find new matches. The Skip File option doesn't seem to help.

                  Fix the Replace in Files feature so that it cycles through all files before returning to skipped matches.

                  Bug Reports:
                  https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/888753/replace-in-files-searches-skipped-matches-after-replace
                  http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/786695/bug-in-search-and-replace-in-entire-solution

                  Stack Overflow Question:
                  http://stackoverflow.com/questions/21711125/visual-studio-replace-in-files-searches-skipped-matches-after-each-replace

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                    1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Update the find tool's UI

                    Show the next and previous find buttons on the find tools' mini-dialog (the one that appears in the main text window). Also change the arrows from left and right to be the more intuitive up and down for prev and next respectively (as you search through a vertical document, up/down makes much more sense than left for previous and right for next).

                    This would make it more like the original powertool for VS2010 that was more sensibly laid out in this area.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • add backlog column "iteration name" as an alternative to iteration path in visual studio online

                      When viewing backlogs in VSO covering different teams, the column iteration path can be very wide depending on the iteration path setup. If a column with only the iteration name could be selected, this would make the column smaller and thereby improving the screen usage.

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                      • Enable Code Analysis rules for VSO Builds

                        Enable SDL 6.1 Code Analysis rules in Visual Studio Online builds. These rules are not installed (currently) so they are no applied to builds executed through VSO's Hosted Build Controller

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                        • Allow board at story level per iteration as well as the current global one

                          Currently you can only view tasks at iteration level but we would like to see stories and the columns they are in.

                          This is because we run multiple sprints at the same time.

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                          • Support "Go To" Column in the Editor

                            Add support to the Go To dialog for going to columns. Supported syntax could be a number, optional whitespace, separator, optional whitespace, number. Separator could honestly be any non-numeric character but supporting semi-colon, comma, period, colon all make sense. (Maybe space too.)

                            Examples:
                            15,5 - goes to line 15, column 5
                            15; 4 - goes to line 15, column 5
                            18 : 2 - goes to line 18, column 2
                            18, - goes to line 18, column 1
                            ,2 - doesn't move cursor

                            This would be similar to the Go To behavior in IE F12. It enable developers to go…

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                              0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Fix Test Explorer output (monospace font and output not via link)

                              Arguably a great thing with VS2012/2013 was a new faster test executer. However, the new Test Explorer is in almost all ways a lot worse than the old version. One thing particular is that this UI completely disregard normal code fonts and uses a non-monospace font which causes output formatting to not follow normal trace output in the output window. Since every single developer in the world most likely at one point has depended on monospace font to get formatting right in traces this inconsistency is extremely annoying.

                              Not only the for the fact that to actually get to trace…

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow the Default Zoom Level to be Overridden

                                My idea is to allow the default zoom level for the code view to be set in the IDE's preference dialog.

                                It's not a deal-breaker, but it become somewhat tiresome setting the zoom every time a file is opened.

                                Another option is to allow it to be set for the current project only.

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Host rarely used VS tools in a different application

                                  Host VS tools in two applications 1) core tools application and 2) extra tools application. The core tools includes compiler, debugger, profiler, editor, project explorer. The extra tools application includes rarely used features like architecture explorer, class diagramming, ...

                                  The extra tools application can include tools which need to read the compiled DLLs, their PDB files, etc to generate the class diagram/architecture diagram, etc.

                                  Core tools application would be the ones users spend 90% of their time in and the extra tools application would be for the extra 10%.

                                  This would simplify the implementation path for widely used features and…

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Let me create a work item from source code, linked to that source code, like //TODO:

                                    I'd love to be able to create Work Items linked to a specific spot in source code.

                                    I maintain legacy projects, and often spot areas for improvement. But there's no easy way to anchor a Work Item to a specific block of source code.

                                    I'd love to be able to highlight a block of code, right-click, Create Work item, and have the Work Item associated with that code, so opening the work item would take me straight to it.

                                    The Task List is close to what I want, but doesn't get me credit for closing bugs :)

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                                    • Add folders for Visual F# Projects

                                      Realted to this post: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5918534/why-cant-i-add-a-subfolder-in-a-f-project

                                      When using type providers, you ofen need to keep a static file to declare the type. Having a folder where I keep all of these files (versus scattered in my project's main folder) would be very helpful

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                                        2 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Bring up IntelliSense in the cref attribute for a <see> tag

                                        It's a real pain trying to get the correct syntax for a <see> cref value. IntelliSense would help.

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