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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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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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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                0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Go to try...catch shortcut

                Similar to pressing the F12 key for "Go to definition", I'd like to select a "throw" statement, press ALT+F12 (or whatever's available) and have the IDE take me to the "catch" block that would handle the exception. ...Very handy when you have call stacks that go several levels down!

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • PostSharp SmartTag support for VB.NET

                  Please vote at https://postsharp.uservoice.com/forums/4949-general/suggestions/4471304-support-for-visual-basic-projects to have PostSharp provide tooling/SmartTag support for VB.NET as it does for C#.

                  Thanks!

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add remaining work to backlog items and bugs

                    Some times backlog items and bugs (Actually for bugs is most of the times) describe a single line of work that should be developped or fixed by one person. So I don't want to create a separate task with the identical information described in tha backlog item or bug just for having to fill the "remaining work" field. What I propose is to add this field also in the backlog item-bug level .In the case the bug has child items (tasks) it should sum up the remaining work of the children or else let the user provide a value.

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                    • Search for work items with leading wildcard

                      searching for work items in the full text search within team explorer (top right corner) with wildcards only works with wildcards after a string but not with a leading wildcard

                      Asuming a work item with the title:

                      "TitleOfAWorkItem"

                      Searching with "TitleOf*" -> correct result

                      Searching with "*AWorkItem" -> no result

                      Please fix this bug. It's a bug, isn't it?

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                      • improve _CopyfilesMarkedCopyLocal to consider references made in XAML when determining indirect references

                        When I have a project C, that uses project B that uses a WPF-control provided by project A, project A assembly is not copied to project c bin directory unless project B calls some code in project A. If project B only uses a control defined in project A in one of its XAML-files, the build process does not recognize the dependency of B to A.

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add "Compare with unmodified" quick view for files in pending changes

                          I find it a bit cumbersome to look through the list of pending changes and do a "Compare with unmodified" for all files in the list. An option to "quick view" changes to a file would be a great time saver!

                          I think this would work great for Git repositories. It would also be a nice feature for "Compare with Latest Version" for TFS hosted projects.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Change the syntax of primary constructor with inheritance

                            To standardize the syntax of "class Person(int age, string name)", I suggest turning the primary constructor syntax to something more similar to this when inheritance and invocation of a base constructor is involved.
                            I'll use an example from the Language Preview article to show you how I believe the syntax should be:

                            class UsbConnectionException(string message,
                            Exception innerException, HidDeviceInfo hidDeviceInfo)
                            : Exception(message, innerException)
                            {
                            public HidDeviceInfo HidDeviceInfo { get; } = hidDeviceInfo;
                            }

                            And a simpler general example:

                            class MyClass(int a, string b) : MyBaseClass(a, true)
                            {
                            public string B { get; } = b;
                            }

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Simplify the recommended disposition pattern

                                Since the introduction of SafeHandle, declaration of a finalizer in a non-handle class should be exceedingly rare. However, the recommended disposition pattern (as documented at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fs2xkftw.aspx and as verified by static analysis rule CA1063) "caters" to finalization by declaring the virtual Dispose(bool disposing) method.

                                In order to simplify the work of implementers, please consider adjusting the recommended disposition pattern for the overwhelmingly common non-finalizable case to include only a single Dispose() method, as opposed to both the Dispose() and Dispose(bool disposing) methods. (See http://msmvps.com/blogs/calinoiu/archive/2010/02/03/what-s-wrong-with-the-net-design-guidelines-dispose-bool-disposing.aspx and http://msmvps.com/blogs/peterritchie/archive/2013/01/20/the-dispose-pattern-as-an-anti-pattern.aspx for additional details.)

                                In case this is a concern, please note that this would…

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Ability to reorder tasks in backlog/taskboard by drag drop

                                  When planning we sometimes are creating tasks which are not in the right order. This also this a lot as we have some tasks which are part of a template/default tasks for story and they are created earlier than the task break down. It would be highly effective and easy if we can reorder the tasks in backlog/board view, which would give developers an idea of the order/dependency of the tasks.

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                                  • Make the Registers window easier to read

                                    When I'm debugging through the disassembly, it is difficult to read the XMM/YMM/ZMM values in the Registers window because they are not aligned neatly.

                                    I realize it can be difficult to arrange them well all the time because of window resizing, but I really feel it could be done much better.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Please provide WinRT Async UnitTestLibrary for C++ metro apps.

                                      When it comes unit testing metro apps, especially ones written in C++, it really becomes difficult without having any library for WinRT async methods.

                                      Looks like previously there was one with VS2012, but that doesn't work on VS2013.

                                      Doing anything asynchronously is literally becoming impossible for there is no point in calling my assert there.It will be really helpful if we have this library supported for VS2013 and if something new comes up to support unit testing WinRT async methods in C++.

                                      The only current solution out there is to use the helper methods provided in HILO sample .

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                                        2 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Open up FxCop.sdk internals

                                        All these internal utilities and types are really usefull for custom ruledevelopment. Why are they even internal?

                                        Please open up the FxCop.sdk (and Microsoft.CCI) to allow for better rule development!

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                                          0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • More event property statistics, not only by filtering

                                          The APIs allow adding textual properties to an event. This is used to further add details to an event, without creating an overload of different events - e.g., in a shop to add the category to an "view item" event, to see which categories get most views.

                                          Right now, the Insights dashboard either allows to filter by property in the "Events" view, or to show all event properties in the "Event Insights" view.

                                          The first one is difficult to use for a lot of different property values. In the second (much too small) diagram, it gets very crowded if there…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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