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  1. Fix Web Platform Installer so that its icon shows on the taskbar before you click on it

    If Web Platform Installer starts and it is not the active app, its icon does not show on the taskbar in Windows 7 and 8.1. This can lead it a person not knowing if it's running if it is behind another window.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Use checkmarks in Web Platform Installer instead of Xs

      Selected items in Web Platform Installer have Xs, which makes it looks like the items are about to be deleted. A checkmark is the standard indicator of selected items.

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        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add System.Text.Encoder.Convert Method (String, Int32, Int32, Byte[], Int32, Int32, Boolean, Int32, Int32, Boolean)

        System.Text.Encoder has two Convert methods which allow chunked encoding (UTF8 or other) into buffers. They are ideal for buffered I/O, where a long string gets encoded in chunks.

        The only issue is that there's no overload that simply accepts... a String. We are forced to call String.ToCharArray() - producing a copy, allocating useless heap memory...

        I'm aware of the unsafe overload that accepts a pointer, but that is frequently not an option. We need a fully safe and efficient way to do chunked encoding of a string.

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • reference

          Add reference to variable like reerences to functions (in VS 2015).

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Integrate with Qt for C++ UIs

            Since MFC is old and awful and Qt is new, nice, and cross platform, consider integrating with Qt for UI development similarly to how you have done with Python, and Unity3D.

            I know there are already plug-ins to allow Qt to work within Visual Studio but it would be better for Microsoft to embrace it so that all of us waiting on a next-gen C++ UI toolkit from MS can move forward.

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Provide Effort RollUp In Work Item Hierarchy

              One of the feature which is used frequently is maintaining hierarchy of Work Items. But Roll-up of Effort is not available as of now, like we have Rollup of Remaining Hours in Agile View.

              When we break a project in WBS, it would be excellent if we can see Effort Roll-up also from leaf node to Top node of hierarchy.

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              • I need to make changes at code at runtime in visual studio running on Windows 64bit.

                When I am running a program in visual studio in 64-bit Windows does not allow me to make changes to the source code of my program, if I find a mistake for cintinuar execution.
                Similarly when I'm programming for PDAs.
                And this can save a lot of development time.

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                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • why can't implement the user able to copy the text from Console outputwindow

                  when i am writing my out put into cosole using the statement Console.WriteLine("Test"); but i am not able to copy the test from the output.

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                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • bring back work item field stack rank for user stories.

                    In July the stank rank field was removed. This field is still used and 'enhanced' by using drag and drop. This drag and drop is very neat, but it kills the ability to use Visual Studio client to create and modify stories.

                    I want the ability to specify stank rank manually.

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                    • Enable VS 2013 MVC Scaffolders for all project types

                      Enable the use of VS2013 MVC Scaffolder on project types different that web projects. It will be really usefull to have this scaffolding tool for other projects like library class project. With this we can easly automate code generation.

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                        0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Expose Project [/Team] Iterations through VSO REST API

                        We currently have a custom sprint dashboard that we use to run our projects. A big piece of that is being able to pull iteration schedules from VSO, which we currently do through the standard .NET API. This is primary issue preventing us from transitioning the dashboard to using the REST API to simplify deployment.

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                        • Add memberof operator in C#

                          Add "memberof" operator same as "nameof" operator usages.

                          The "memberof" operator returns, MethodBase, FieldInfo, PropertyInfo, EventInfo, or Type.

                          An advantage is the same as a "nameof" operator. Better safe coding in meta-programming.

                          Moreover, since the compiler can change the result of memberof into tokenindex directly, it is efficient.

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Change selected items to a bindable property on listbox

                            MVVM for multi select list boxes would be a nice addition.

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                              0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add MaxLines property to TextBlock and Label

                              It's possible to do this in WinRT and it can be helpful so please add it to WPF.

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                                0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Better multi Window support

                                Making a docked panel to its own window comes along with some toubles using one monitor. the extracked window is always on top which is bad in some cases.

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                                • DataBind SelectedItems property to ObservableCollection<T>

                                  The problem is that the SelectedItems property on ListBox is not a DependencyProperty. This is pretty bad, since you can't bind it to something in your ViewModel.
                                  The first approach is to just put this logic in the code-behind and break MVVM approach.

                                  http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1297643/sync-selecteditems-in-a-muliselect-listbox-with-a-collection-in-viewmodel/1584718#1584718

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                                    0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • DataBind to SelectedItem property in TreeView

                                    This property exists: TreeView.SelectedItem

                                    But it is readonly, so you cannot assign it through a binding, only retrieve it.

                                    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1297643/sync-selecteditems-in-a-muliselect-listbox-with-a-collection-in-viewmodel/1584718#1584718

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                                    • full style and color options for fonts in customize styles the text editor (language oriented)

                                      Currently It's just possible to customize methodnames and so on in "font familiy", "bold"-style and "color", but what I am missing is italic.
                                      IntelliJ can that and that makes code better readable for me.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Semi-Transparent Floating Windows

                                        It would be nice to have an option to make the floating windows in visual studio semi-transport.

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                                        • Find references to Controller Actions from Javascript files

                                          It would be great if Visual Studio would find references to Controller Actions from Javascript Files. Like already has inside c# classes. This would be great to detect when a action is in use or not in our project.
                                          We would be able to see if one specific action was in use in our javascript files in ajax calls.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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