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  1. Improve code analysis

    Improve code analysis
    - Detect when first line of if block and else block are identical (same for last line)
    - Detect methods used only one time - Method is a candidate for in-lining
    - Detect constant defined in class used only one time
    - Detect private property with backing variable having get { return backingVariable; } set {backingVariable=value;} - convert to autoproperty
    - Detect public property used only within the same class - make it protected/private
    - Detect public method used only within the same class - make it protected/private
    - Detect class used only by one other class…

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      12 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Private Shelvesets

      I'd like to rise the idea to implement possibility to create private shelvesets. Why is it important ? We have customer having access to source control and we don't want to have customer seeing our shelvesets as we are using the shelvesets as the place to store the new functionalities of the product before the client pay for it. After customer will pay then we have possibility to provide the solution very fast.

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      • Edit and Continue: Allow Edit and Continue x64 under local IIS

        Edit and Continue x64 is an outstanding addition to Visual Studio 2013. Unfortunately, I tend to use the full IIS server on my local machine for debugging, but the Edit and Continue option becomes disabled as soon as I change from "IIS Express" to "local IIS".

        The error message states that changes are not allowed "when the debugger has been attached to an already running process", which I assume is because the IIS Application Pool (running as w3wp) is already running when debugging is started..

        How can this be fixed?

        Ideally, this should be fixed by allowing the debugger to…

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • how to integrate Google Voice Search (search by voice) LightSwitch client html ?

          integrate Google Voice Search (search by voice) LightSwitch client html !

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          • Dropdown menus should expand when the down arrow key is pressed in VS2012

            I am used to expanding a drop down menu when the down key is pressed. In Visual Studio, the down arrow key will cycle through the options, or if there is some tree (hierarchy) of options (like the Iteration or Area fields), pressing down doesn't do anything.

            Is using the mouse on the icon on the right end of the dropdown the only way to expand it?

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Generate starting point for wrapping a type for eg. serialization (ExtractTypePropertiesFields)

              (Alternatively this could be included in some sort of customizable library that's always available during devopment but doesn't get built into release builds)

              When right clicking a type (or invoking a refactoring for this "ExtractTypePropertiesFields"), or calling a method in the development-time-loaded-library, as in the attached example, one should be able to generate code based on reflecting fields and properties from possibly closed-source-type, in order to create a wrapper it for eg.serialization or other purpose, idea being to lessen the mundane and error prone copy/paste/editing involved in manually doing the same.

              Attached is the same code as in this gist: …

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • DEVENV additional options

                DEVENV command currently throws help window when invalid project error occurs.Seems a bug.Additional options to suppress such windows would be helpful.

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                • Copy only error message(description) from the Error List window

                  In the Error List window of VS when clicking on any error line the "Copy" from context menu, the VS pastes in the clipboard the line with format:
                  "Category Default Order Description File and etc". But many time only Description is needed.

                  Would be useful to add extra copy menu items that copies only specific column from the line.

                  Or
                  To add "Copy Columns" menu item that lists all columns it the same way as "Show Columns", where an user can check what columns to copy in the clipboard

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Color Categories in TFS Work Items

                    When I am viewing output of a TFS Query, I should be able to mark color of Work Item according to their Risk (Green, Yellow, Red and any more) , so that I will be able to find which one are Green and which needs attention in Red and Yellow. This is not derived from any column value.

                    We have a feature Color Category in Outlook, and which is helpful for e-mails, I think same can be provided in TFS also, that will be really helpful.

                    http://office.microsoft.com/en-in/outlook-help/create-and-assign-color-categories-HA010217901.aspx

                    I need to maintain separate Excel for this purpose as of now.

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                    • How to show all current source that user are assigning?

                      Hi All,
                      How can we check to know what source we already assigned to members? I'd like to have a function or report to show all current source code are assigned to team member so that we can reclaim the source that member unused or completed.
                      Thanks
                      Han

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                      • Show ID on kanban and task cards

                        Show work item ID on kanban and task cards

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                        • Allow indexed search over Windows Azure Logs of my cloud service

                          After the diagnostic data is collected, I transfer it to a Windows Azure storage account where I use existing solutions, primarily for troubleshooting and root cause analysis of live site issues. The existing diagnostics solutions are very limiting and much of my WAD data goes unused when needed. I suggests that AppInsights pull the WAD data and allow them to use AppInsights Search, in order to perform full text search and get to the root cause of their applications’ issues instantly.

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                            0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Current Index in foreach loop

                            Add current index in foreach loop. Current implementation is like

                            int index;
                            foreach (Object o in collection)
                            {
                            index = collection.indexOf(o);
                            }

                            Or we can have extension method or LINQ to get the current index in loop,

                            Following implementation would be great

                            foreach (Object o in collection, index)
                            {
                            var idx = this.index;
                            }

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add .NET 4.5.2 support to Visual Studio Online

                              AFAIK VS Online does not support yet 4.5.2 Framework builds, I'd like it to support them.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Cache last test run so Test Runner can retrieve test results after a reboot or when VS crashes.

                                  I realize this may seem dumb from a unit testing standpoint, but I have test runs that can take upwards of four hours to complete... I usually run these overnight and it's frustrating to come into work and not have any test results because of a VS crash.

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                                    3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support HSB Colors Better

                                    In many programs I make I like to have a good UI, and the best way to do this is by using HSB or HSL colors which can be easily modified to produce colors that look great together.

                                    Constantly, I am finding that I am having to creating my own custom ColorX class but it doesn't flow well with already existing .NET classes.

                                    I am asking for things like:
                                    Color.FromAhsl(alpha, hue, sat, lum)
                                    Color.H
                                    Color.S
                                    Color.L

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Don't lock up Visual studio when initiating a local build

                                      Currently Visual Studio seems to lock up and be non responsive in the menus in the first few seconds of build. It would be nice to be able to interact with VS during this period.

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                                      • show contextual differentiating information in tab titles

                                        Having tab titles that contain the same name is fairly useless. There have been many times where I have modified the wrong web.config in a multi-project solution due to this. It would be nice to include differentiation information in the following situations:

                                        a) when there are two tabs with exactly the same name, show enough detail to distinguish. E.g. show the shortest parent path part that is different.
                                        b) when there are two files in one solution with the same name, show some indicator of which this is - possibly less of a desired setting and may need a configuration…

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                                        • Allow deployment logs to be attached to emails

                                          When you have a deployment fail in Release Management, there should be an option to have the full tool log attached to the emails that are sent out to the Deployment Owner group.

                                          For example: If publishing a DACPAC fails, the only information you're given is that SQLCOMMAND.EXE failed and returned an error code. This doesn't give the developers enough information to troubleshoot the issue. If the log file was attached to the email, they'd be able to see the root cause of the deployment failure and take corrective action without having to load up the RM client.

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