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  1. Support expressions for ObsoleteAttribute similar to DebuggerDisplayAttribute

    Support expressions for ObsoleteAttribute similar to DebuggerDisplayAttribute so that we could make the warning dynamic to the code that is being marked obsolete. Mainly I would like to use this in combination with the awesome hack that Pablo Fernandez came up with on StackOverflow to produce Custom Compiler Warnings.

    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/154109/custom-compiler-warnings

    Of course just adding a new attribute for producing custom compiler warnings would be great too. Having the warnings able to have a category attached to them would be the icing on the cake.

    13 votes
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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 19 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Ignore Exception and Continue executing Program in the Catch

        Ability to Set a Variable inside of Exception(Catch Block Only)
        so that it ignores any exception that is raised inside of Catch block and continue the Execution as if no error Occured.

        Or Better Introduce anothet Block (CatchSupressError), where none of the Error will be raised and program will continue executing the next statement when there is error.

        Inside of Catch Block, it is very common among developers to Process and Collectinformation for Logging etc. Most of the time Develoepers simply Ignore the Errors inside Catch block.

        Such Feature will help reduce the amount of Code that user writes and…

        3 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • add elif support

          if (a)
          MethodA();
          else if (b)
          MethodB();
          else
          MethodC();

          we can write as:
          if (a)
          MethodA();
          elif (b)
          MethodB();
          else
          MethodC();

          1 vote
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            1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Team Foundation Server should help people remove users the right way

            When you remove someone from your team in TFS, a lot of things can get 'unhinged', not something you can't fix after the fact, but work can get lost and stuff can remain on the server that should actually have been cleaned up.

            Think about:
            - Work spaces associated to that account
            - Shelve sets linked to that account
            - Open work items assigned to it
            - Branches, Build or other things exclusively owned (through permissions) by that account
            - Team Ownership / Administrator
            - Pending changes in source control
            - Locked files in source control
            - Queued builds

            Maybe…

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Attempt to reconect to TFS server when you press the home button on Team Explorer

              If you open TFS and are not connected, to work VPN for example, and TFS server is not reachable, you need to press the connect button and then select the team project.

              If would be great if it attempted to reconnect to the previously used team project if you press the home button instead.

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add a feature that allows the user to remove items from the recent projects list in Visual Studio in such a way that older items re-

                Add a feature that allows the user to remove items from the recent projects list in Visual Studio in such a way that older items re-appear in the list.

                4 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Windows 8.1 Flyout Placement improvements

                  I like new Flyout control that has been introduced in Windows 8.1 but I think Placement property should be improved since I cannot show a Flyout at the bottom-left or bottom-right of a button (like logged menu Flyout in Windows).

                  I think Placement should be splitted in HorizontalPlacement (Left, Center, Right) and VerticalPlacement (Top, Bottom) to have more flexibility.

                  3 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support SASS plus Compass with built-in compilation

                    With VS 2012.2 support was added for LESS, but given that SASS is more feature-rich, I'd really like to see support for SASS (including Compass), including syntax highlighting, intellisense, and compilation.

                    27 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Do not eliminate the CLASSIC view of MSDN

                      Microsoft is apparently about to eliminate the classic view of MSDN in favor of the poor low-contrast, pale, washed out 'lightweight' view. When you visit MSDN now you will see the following if you are viewing the CLASSIC view:

                      "This view of the MSDN and TechNet Libraries will be replaced soon with the Lightweight view. Try it now by clicking the Lightweight link above."

                      This is more of the same from Microsoft in reducing the developer experience to a shred of what it once was, and makes using MSDN as unpleasant as the grey theme of VS2012.

                      247 votes
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                        20 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow developers to choose how generated code emits types with built-in aliases.

                        Allow developers to choose how generated code emits types with built-in aliases, such as Boolean and Int32, by giving them the following options:

                        1. Emit types as bool and int
                        2. Emit types as System.Boolean, System.Int32, respecting a pre-existing using System
                        3. Emit types as Boolean, Int32, adding a using for System, as necessary

                        Everyone has their reason for one way or the other, but it really doesn't matter at the C# code level. My reason for preferring avoidance of the built-in aliases is that they give me flashbacks to VB6 types always being half the bits I expected them…

                        3 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Until a decision is made to release a form of Dundas gauge controls provide licenses to all of us orphaned developers.

                          Provide a means to license the Dundas gauge controls since there is no decision to release the gauge controls Microsoft purchased. We can with some work convert from the Dundas chart to the Microsoft Chart controls in datavizualization. We are orphaned on the gauge controls because Dundas can no longer sell licenses and Microsoft has not decided to release the gauges. Not a good thing. It would cost little to at least offer an as is license to the old Dundas gauge controls until a decision to release a version of them was made.

                          8 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow Time Tracking in Scrum template Team Foundation Service

                            When checking in from VS or updating an issue using the Scrum template, allow the developer to enter time worked.

                            26 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • WF designer rehost on Silverlight

                              The ability to rehost de designer on Silverlight. (Its time to make WF components as XAML...) This would be a major feature.

                              22 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add a space for SCRUM 'Definition of Done' on the TFS home page

                                It would be great if on the Team Foundation Service home page it was possible to add my teams 'Defiinition of Done' so it's easily referenced - perhaps from the Team Favorites tiles.

                                38 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Optimize for IReadOnlyList/IReadOnlyCollection in System.Linq.Enumerable

                                  Certain extension methods of Enumerable that currently optimize for IList (like Count, Last) could do the same for IReadOnlyList and IReadOnlyCollection.

                                  15 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Actual Completion Date for FEATURE work item.

                                    The new feature work item is amazing but is lacking a way to compare the actual completion date versus the target date. Can you add an actual completion date?

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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make TF Service interface better

                                      Note: This applies to Team Foundation Service website. I did not see a category for it.

                                      The interface is very unintuitive. I figured out how to file a bug, but I see nothing that lets me view bugs. Also, it's too weird. For example, there is a button that lets me add a "User Story". What the heck is that? Should I tell about a fishing trip? You can also add Features, Issues, and Tasks. Why so many ways to basically add the same thing? I know there are slight differences but they all end up being items that require…

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                                      • 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.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make Project GUID generation non-deterministic

                                          Right now, project GUIDs (used in the sln file) appear to be generated deterministically -- which means that whenever two people add a project in different branches, they will be guaranteed to conflict! It is a pretty constant annoyance where I work.

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