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  1. Days Off didn't work properly. Please fix.

    Days Off didn't work properly. Please fix.

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • do...returning block

      Create a new block structure called do..returning. Works like a using() block.

      The purpose of the block is to intercept the return value of a method and do something with it (even change it) before actually returning.

      For example:

      do
      {
      // get x from somwhere

      if (x == 1)
      return "One";
      else if (x == 2)
      return "Two";
      else if (x == 3)
      return "Three";
      else
      return x * 10;

      }
      returning (string x)
      {
      return "X is " + x;
      }
      returning (int x)
      {
      return "X is " + x;
      }
      returning (object x)
      {
      return "something…

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Resource Editor: Browse for existing files in a useful location

        In the resource (resx) editor, choosing Add Resource > Add existing file... always opens a file browser in c:\Windows\System32.

        It should have a preference option to set the default folder (or at least default to the configured "projects" path) and then remember the last folder you browsed to, so that you can return here multiple times to add many resources during a day of work without having to browse away from the middle of nowhere every time.

        This is a bug in 2008, 2010 and 2012, so it's nice we now have a way of reporting it and maybe getting…

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support asp.net mvc 2 projects in visual studio 2012 and vNext

          Right now you can't open asp.net mvc 2 project in visual studio 2012 without doing a little hack as described in this answer:
          http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13424079/how-do-i-open-an-mvc-2-project-in-visual-studio-2012
          Then you can normally work with this project but you loose tooling support (no "Add Controller, View etc.")
          There are a lot of MVC 2 projects out there and it seems it's not such a hard thing to bring back this support. So please, do it.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 3 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Stop requiring a PC restart after installing updates

              VS2012 Update 3 requires the PC be updated when complete. Given that this is 2013, and MS was bragging about getting restart scenarios down to something like 5 back when Win2K was released, it seems like high time that non-kernel updates - particularly user level applications - should not require the entire system be restarted. I just can't believe that we're *still* having to do this; 10 years ago, I'd have put money on MS being able to dynamically restart the *kernel* without a reboot by now!

              6 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Query Results Window - Query Selector

                Add ability to change queries within the Query Results Window/Tab.

                Most of the time when I'm working I only need one TFS Query Results window open at a time, but I can't change queries without going to Team Explorer and opening a different query in a new window.

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • lightswitch html menu

                  Have the ability to create a html project with the scaffolding for menus . If so the new menu structure found in crm 2013 and sharepoint 2013 is a good scaffold. At least the user familiarity is good.

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                    0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support Selenium WebDriver tests on Mozila

                    Team Foundation Service (visualstudio.com) should support Selenium WebDriver tests in the build process.

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Not request business information in Visual Studio Express 2012 registration

                      I am very interested in writing Windows 8 apps and have started writing code outlines for the app. To do this, however, I need to mention what business I'm affiliated with.

                      Unfortunately, I'm not part of any business. I consider myself a hobbyist, interested in creating a business one day. The business "requirement" currently keeps me from downloading Visual Studio Express 2012.

                      One of the apps I'm imagining, I'm also trying to create an Android version for. While acquiring the ADT for Android was not all that smooth, there wasn't the suggestion that I needed to be part of a…

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                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Expose failure message to TestContext

                        TestContext currently exposes the last test method's outcome but does not expose the failure message if the outcome was a fail.

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                        • Add DisplayNames depending on Type in mvc using entity framework 5+

                          If I have an address table which can have different types like Presidential Address, or Consumer Address, or Dog Kennel address for a Cat, I may want to have different DisplayNames assigned to the fields for my address. It would be nice if I could change the display name if it detected AddressType="Cat". Example in the model I might have: [DisplayName("Cat Address1:","AddressType","==","Cat")]

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Hint Paths in the solution explorer properties

                            Allow me to see and edit the hint path on the project reference in solution explorer directly.

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                              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Print a Report of Database Schema Differences from Schema Compare

                              Currently when you run a Schema Compare through the Database Tools in Visual Studio 2012 you have the option to Generate a SQL Script or Run the Updates against the Target Database Directly.

                              I propose an additional option, a Printable "Report View" that shows all the objects and the differences. This could be as simple as being able to print the grid (expanded) that is generated from within Visual Studio along with some basic statistics such as:
                              1) The number of Total Objects Compared
                              2) Number of Objects in Source that are not in Target
                              3) Number of Objects in…

                              29 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Please allow to insert font in points in tools->Options->Font and Colrs

                                For developer like me, 10 is very small and 11 is very big for me. So I would request this feature to enter fonts size in points something like 10.5. So that we can have font size bigger as we want.

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                                • Bring back the "Before building" options in VS2012

                                  In earlier versions, there was a dropdown in Tools | Options that let me choose whether or not I wanted to save files when building. It would be very useful to have this back. (VS2012 always saves when building.)

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                                    3 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Think of providing thread ID correspondingly in call-stack entries in VS IDE

                                      Try to provide thread ID correspondingly in call-stack entries. This would really help understanding thread-switches/flow while degugging multithread applications. Though there is an option to see threads(thread window) I feel it is not so connected with the code we intend to debug.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • TFS Build. Add corelation between "Configurations to Build" and "Automated Tests" (test settings etc.)

                                        When I build different configurations in one Build ("Configurations to build" option) I want to run Unit tests with different test settings depend on builded configuration.
                                        P.S. It's about DefaultTemplate.xaml

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Implement a Restart Build Button (Same as Stop, Wait for Stop, and Start)

                                          I'd like a button that's a one stop shop for stopping a build, followed by starting one.

                                          My use case is this:

                                          - I'll start a lengthy build, and start perusing my code, looking for optimizations, or things that are plain wrong
                                          - I'll find something that I need to fix, fix it locally, and then click "stop build"
                                          - At certain points in our build process, this takes quite a long time (particularly linking).
                                          - I'm constantly distracted waiting for the build to stop, only to start it again.

                                          Ideally I'd click "restart" build, versus "stop" [lengthy pause] "start",…

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