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  1. Please Open Dui70.dll API

    Please open Dui70.dll API, open official DirectUI, whether it is IE, or MSN massager uses DirectUI technology, DirectUI technology is C++ native only comparable WPF graphics application development technology,In the absence of providing support for C + + native Desktop for WPF's time, I hope Microsoft can open Dui70.dll official API interface

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide Stash support in visual studio tools for Git

      There's no way i can stash my changes in Visual studio tools for git or any third party Git tools like mSysGit. Its great to support it.

      260 votes
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      • 3 votes
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        • Allow access to code review comments

          In medical device development it is mandatory to provide code review reports:
          1. Allow to access code review comments via TFS API.
          2. Provide a code review report via reporting services.

          - cheers

          26 votes
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          • Allow precompiled headers to be shared between projects

            In Visual Studio 2008 and earlier, I believe you could (by an unsupported method) allow one project to generate a precompiled header which other projects could then use. But I understand this is not possible, or only works in limited ways in VS 2010 and later.

            Please add official support for allowing a precompiled header to be shared between projects.

            As a nice to have it would also be ideal if more than one precompiled header could be used by a project so that both a shared and project specific precompiled header could be used.

            See also:

            http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/665d4183-f85c-481d-bada-03283b310099/shared-precompiled-header?forum=vclanguage

            http://stackoverflow.com/questions/14048212/can-i-share-a-precompiled-header-between-projects-to-reduce-compile-time

            176 votes
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              5 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow double-click to navigate to a project in the TFS Browse Servers window.

              I always find myself double-clicking the project name in the Browse Servers window, thinking it will open the project. (This is the window you get to when you are in a project, drop down the project list in the top banner, and select Browse All).

              Currently, a double-click only highlights the clicked word, and I need to select "Navigate" to open the selected project. It would be better to have it open the selected project.

              3 votes
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              • Auto-implemented properties in the Visual Studio Class Designer

                Visual Studio Class Designer creates the properties as

                public string Name
                {
                get
                {
                throw new System.NotImplementedException();
                }
                set
                {
                }
                }

                It would be much better if you give us option to choose if we want to get it as auto-property like

                public string Name { set; get; }

                7 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Automatic opening of resource file

                  I do a lot of localizing - in the codebehind file, if one double-clicked (or right clicked) on the bit of code referring to the resource file, i.e:

                  string s = resources.foo.bar;

                  vs would open the resource file 'foo' and focus on the string 'bar'

                  At the moment I have to open the resource file manually and then find the appropriate string.

                  This would save loads of time.

                  Possibly same would go for double clicking on any custom class, etc.

                  Just a thought !

                  Cheers,
                  Dan

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                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Change All Fonts at one setting

                    Every time I setup a new install of Visual Studio I have to change the Font of a total of 35 different font name and sizes.

                    I have read about how to export and import settings, and signing in (that I hate) will also solve it, but why can't there be a 'Apply To All' checkbox so you only have to set 1 font and be done?

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Please do work on Silverlight next version.

                      Please do work on Silverlight next version.

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Implement XSLT 3.0 for .Net

                        Fully support XSLT 3.0 in .Net (Including XQuery 3.0 and XPath 3.0)

                        http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt-30/

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                          1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make it easy to create a new c++ method

                          I'd like an easy way to add a new method to a class so that it is added to the header file and the implementation file automatically. I know class wizard will do it but that is a big hassle because it takes several clicks to open class wizard and then select the class being modified.

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • DB Deployment Security

                            As per SSDT 11.1.40403.0, when we are passing the below parameters to sqlpackage.exe
                            /p:IgnorePermissions=true
                            /p:DropPermissionsNotInSource=false
                            /p:DropObjectsNotInSource=true

                            its dropping logins also. We have around 5 various environments, security will differ environment to environment.
                            Security will be maintained by DBA.
                            Schema will be maintained by Developers.
                            Need to enhance functionality. when we pass /p:DropPermissionsNotInSource=false it should not drop any logins if its not available in source.
                            dropping and recreating the login will affect applications availability.

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                              0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              • Alerts based on Discussion additions

                                Utilizing the discussion field in the history section of a Work Item allows teams to have a conversation about the work item and have it documented in the work item, which is great! However, there is no way to notify the owner of the work item that there is a discussion happening in the work item.

                                Setting up an alert for this would seem to be the most logical way to accomplish this, however there is no way to create an alert based on the discussion field itself. Creating an alert on History changes creates too much noise from other…

                                3 votes
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                                • Allow charting on fields other than "count of work items" such as effort or work remaining

                                  When creating a chart based on a TFS query, the only option for Values is "count of work items." I would like to create a pie chart grouped by state where the value of each sector is the total effort for the work items in that state.

                                  9 votes
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                                  • Allow custom format strings for boolean values

                                    I would like to be able to specify how string.Format displays the True and False values of Boolean variables.

                                    For example I would like the following C# snippet to output "Boiler: On" rather than "Boiler: True":

                                    bool boilerIsOn = true;
                                    Console.WriteLine("Boiler: {0:On:Off}", boilerIsOn );

                                    7 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Script arguments should expand Team Build Properties

                                      the pre/post-build and pre/post-test script arguments should be able to handle Team Build Properties. I should be able to pass $(RequestedBy), and other properties, directly to my PowerShell script.

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                                      • Correct behavior when deleting a line with word wrap enabled

                                        When word wrap is enabled, if you use CTRL+X to delete a line that spans more than one on screen line, and your cursor is positioned on the first on screen line, it removes the first on screen line but leaves subsequent parts of the line and moves them up to the end of the previous line to the one deleted. This does not seem right. Deleting a line should delete the entire line even if it spans multiple on screen lines when word wrap is enabled.

                                        If word wrap is not enabled the same action deletes the line as…

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                                          1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow methods to have multiple return values

                                          This is just syntactic sugar for the existing ref/out syntax. Example:

                                          // Instead of just only having:
                                          public bool MyMethod(int x, int y, out int a, out int b)

                                          // Also allow this, which is more elegant and easier to read:
                                          public int, int, bool MyMethod(int x, int y)
                                          {
                                          int a = x * y;
                                          int b = x + y;
                                          bool p = x > y;
                                          return a, b, p;
                                          }

                                          // To call the method:
                                          int a;
                                          int b;
                                          bool p;
                                          a, b, p = MyMethod(2, 4);

                                          // Or even better:
                                          int a, int b, bool p…

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