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  1. Add interface delegation

    When implementing a class which has a composite functionality of other classes (think of multiple inheritance), interfaces are used to mark the signatures of these classes and lots of boilerplate code need to be used to pass the implementation to inner implementations. Easy workaround would be to allow passing whole functionality by using a keyword, which would either generate this boilerplate code internally or do a trick with direct execution. I might suggest "implements" as a keyword as it is used by Delphi.

    Example:

    public class Player: IDrawable, IScorable
    {
    public IDrawable draw = new PlayerRenderer() implements IDrawable;
    public IScorable…

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Have Visual Studio/Azure Import and Translate Access Applictions To Web & Hardware Compliant Formats

      Since more people use Access as an business applications than Visual Studio & other internet programming technologies more business would be generated for server services if those Access application could be exported to Azure services directly with those Azure services supporting any target hardware platforms... Currently it seems the technology diversification (Asp.Net,VB, C#, F#, WPF, Wndows Forms,.......) creates more of an obstacle to the use of services and products.... Focusing on import and export translators (technology independent) for Access would help assure greater use of the server services by mitigating the need for customers to review all the current technologies…

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        0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Visual Studio Express 2012 Web To Explicitly Support Azure SQL Servers

        Seems the subject support would assist users and increase sales for the Azure services. Currently VS Express 2012 Web does not show an option for connecting to an Azure SQL Server by default.

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          0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Team Project creation through Eclipse TEE plug-in

          Currently through Team Explorer / VS you can create a new Team Project in TFS. Can this feature be included in Eclipse for non-windows developers?

          23 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Bring back VS Studio Express Web 2010 - Add Style Rule - for 2012 edition - cannot believe you intentionally dropped this feature.

                  Bring back VS Studio Express Web 2010 - "Add Style Rule" - for 2012 edition - cannot believe you intentionally dropped this feature.

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                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 3 votes
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                    • Enhance .NET and COM with New Generic Programming Features

                      1. Enhance CLI/CLR metadata for both templates and generics, including variadic.

                      2. Enhance CLI/CLR metadata for both the partial and full specialization of templates and generics.

                      3. Enhance CLI/CLR metadata for enhanced expressiveness with regard to template and generic parameter constraints. For example, Expression<Func<Type, bool>>[] GetGenericParameterConstraints().

                      4. Enhance type, method and extension method resolution and inference heuristics for compile-time, runtime and dynamic language scenarios.

                      5. Facilitate static interfaces or static interface methods as well as their use in generic parameter constraints and generic method implementations, e.g. T parsed = T.Parse(...).

                      6. Enhance the structure of builtin datatypes for generic programming.

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Let me undock the find and replace

                        If i need to find and replace words in the top right corner of my code I can't see what exactly I'm replacing because the 'find and replace' box overlays it.

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make a version for windows xp/vista

                          Make a version for windows XP/Vista So More people can use it

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                            0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Data Driven Test Results - Display Test Conditions

                            I am performing data driven unit testing and typically in the test results window, it displays the details like the one displayed on attachment(1).

                            I added the data conditions under the additional information section using : testContext.WriteLine().

                            I would like to display the data conditions in the "data row" column.

                            I saw a workaround by Laurent de Laprade in another forum (http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/is/vststest/thread/04dbb1c2-0dca-45d0-b98a-2bf0c1fd4f4c),
                            but it doesn't give the details of the implementation.

                            I would like Visual Studio Test interface have the ability to have custom test results interface as described.
                            That will make the data driven unit testing more…

                            3 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add support for building SharePoint 2013 Apps on hosted buildserver (tfs.visualstudio.com)

                              The current buildserver on tfs.visualstudio.com does not include “Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 Developer Tools Preview for Visual Studio 2012 RTM", meaning that SharePoint 2013 Apps cannot be builded on the buildserver.

                              Please include this tool on buildserver - or make me use my own buildserver image in azure - or something in between :-)

                              Best regards
                              David Nykjaer, 2ndC

                              10 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Visual Studio tools for Git should support different line ending defaults

                                First of all: Thanks for supporting Git, it's not that we don't like TFS. It's more that Git fits our workflow better.

                                However I must ask the following:

                                Since version 0.8.0.0 the default in the .gitAttributes is * text = auto. Which means that every CRLF line ending will be converted to LF on commit, and vice versa upon checkout.

                                However this is not the way it should be in my opinion. It should be to the creator of the project to decide that. If he writes an application he should be given the choice. Some developers are not comfortable…

                                5 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Should be able to convert test cases into test steps and test steps into test cases

                                  Should be able to convert test cases into test steps and test steps into test cases

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Should be able to drag and drop test steps into test cases easily

                                    Should be able to drag and drop test steps into test cases easily

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Scheduled Todo list

                                      Today we put a todo comment and it appears in the todo task list. Many times that "todo" comments is optional and many times it become mandatory after a given date.

                                      The suggestion is to put a date with todo comment. e.g.
                                      //todo: 28/March/2013 : Replace this hard coded value by the value that we pull from database.

                                      When a compilation triggered in IDE(Visual Studio), all such todo comments whose date has expired should be shown as error. To fix it either user can
                                      1> postpone the date or
                                      2> remove the comment or
                                      3> mark the todo as complete.…

                                      4 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow interactive filtering of Debug Output text

                                        It would be very helpful if the Visual Studio Output window supported some sort regex-based filtering of the displayed debug output text, similar to the way DbgView does. This would make it easier to isolate specific lines that I'm interested in, e.g. from tracepoints added during debugging etc.

                                        Using DbgView can be a rough workaround, but it would be really nice to be able to do this directly in Visual Studio while debugging, particularly for tracepoint-generated text, which DbgView obviously cannot see.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Colorize icons in vs2012 again, because you faster find the buttons

                                          in VS2012 there are only b/w icons, and the experience shows that you have to search the icon longer than colorful icons

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