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    • New grammar construct to allow the creation of IDictionary<string, object>

      I want to have a IDictionary<string, object> from a a construct like this:

      var data = new {
      { "x": 1 },
      { "y": 2 },
      { "z": new { { "foo": "bar" } },
      };

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        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enable the ability to disable folder right migration on branching

        In TFS 2012 and TF Service a new “feature” has been added so that when you create a branch it carries the folder rights of the trunk with it.

        Say you have a branch called trunk. Trunk is the golden standard and should only be modified by a core team who are architecting the project. You also have a team of college new hires who will be useful to the project but also should not under any circumstances change the trunk. After setting permissions, the new hires will make a branch off of trunk to complete any tasks they have…

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        • Canonicalize .sln and .*proj Files.

          Since Visual Studio doesn't have a canonical format for .sln files and .csproj files, the merge process can be a real pain when dealing with added / removed files or projects.

          If a canonical ordering for .sln files were devised, merge pain could be almost entirely eliminated. NuGet does this to great effect with the package.config files.

          It would be great if the rest of VS could follow suit.

          13 votes
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          • Allow Visual Studio to recognise HTML attributes for equivalent elements

            If I create an <asp:HyperLink .../> and include an "onclick" attribute, I get an error message:

            Validation (ASP.Net): Attribute 'onclick' is not a valid attribute of element 'HyperLink'

            However "onclick" is perfectly acceptable when HyperLinks are rendered as <a>, so VS should respect this.

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              0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • have numbered bookmark

              Have numbered bookmark, set it by hotkey like Ctrl + Shirt + 1,2,3. and by default, bookmark are numbered and can jump to it (Cross documents) by hot key like Ctrl + 1, 2 3...

              Similar to http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/18cbab57-9b50-42f8-b171-61994fcfdf20/.

              But this extension has some bugs.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make the My Work section available in Visual Studio 2013 Professional

                The My Work Section has many useful features for a team to not be availabel in VS 2013 Professional, like Work in Progress, Suspend, Etc..

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Create a small icon on the bottom of the screen to see if you have errors

                  when I program the only view I have open (besides my code view) is my solution explorer. For the rest everything is hidden. The problem I have now is when there is an error I don't see it immediately, I always have to open the error list to see if there are errors. And I don't want to leave that view open, it takes too much room of the code view. It would be nice if there were like small icons in the statusbar that show you if there are errors.

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                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Automatically create a TFS work item when an availability test crosses the alert threshold

                    When you configure an Availability test you can also configure it to create a work item in TFS when the alert threshold is crossed.

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                      0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Windows 8 Metro IDE version

                        What my suggestion means in simple terms, is that the Visual Studio team should come up with a Metro style IDE that works like the Google Chrome Browser which has a Windows 8 mode option available. So therefore, if there is an option of running Visual Studio in Windows 8/Metro/RT mode, then you can have a Visual Studio IDE Windows 8 app that will definitely be more convenient and appealing to many Windows 8/Windows Phone developers and it will definitely attract more in the future

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow option for ObservableCollection<T> to notify for changes if T implements INotifyPropertyChanged.

                          At work we often find ourselves in a situation in which we have an ObservableCollection<T> where T implements INotifyPropertyChanged in some MyClass class. Further, T notifies when some property (e.g. "IsDirty") changes, and we would like to be able to detect those changes to re-evaluate some property in MyClass (e.g. AnyItemIsDirty).

                          We used to not have to do this with BindingLists, but we don't really want to go back in time to those since we consider ObservableCollection a step up in terms of being WPF-y/pattern-y.

                          We've tried hand-implementing a wrapped ObservableCollection, but it would be nice if that came out…

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Expose the UrlGroupId / allow code to specify the RequestQueueName in HttpListener

                            This will make it simpler to configure performance counter collection

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add a property to UITestControl that *actually* returns the Control's Type.

                              Add a property to the UITestControl that can actually be used to determine a control's Type. The ControlType property *DOES NOT* return the Control's Type.

                              3 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Create a custom field that counts the number of times a work item has been in a given state. This will allow us to track bug re-openings.

                                Meaning that I would like to be able to count the number of times a work item transitioned back from ('closed' or 'resolved') to 'active'. The current reports allow me to find Bugs that were reactivated but I cannot count how many times each bug was reactivated individually.

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                                • Integrate PHP language with PDO extension for MySQL.

                                  There should be ability to use the online powerful PHP functions inside any C# application, as PHP is nowadays is very advanced and reliable language for online processes (server side)... and let other functions (C# functions) to care about the offline properties (local side)...
                                  PHP Check for files online, get values, also in logging in/out for online applications, and sure the most important point in integrating PHP language inside C# applications is to have PDO extension to connect to the online MySQL databases and function with them.

                                  8 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Collapse code blocks from the bottom

                                    I would like to see the ability to collapse a code block of the block as well as the top. This would assist editing large files.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Improve Generics Constraints

                                      It would be great to get these generic constraints int c#
                                      The 'has' :constrant requres that type being checked has at last the public members with same signatures, inherited or declared, as in the list of member declarations between the {} braces.

                                      public static Math<TNumber> where TNumber has {
                                      public static TNumber operator+(TNumber a, TNumber b);
                                      public static TNumber operator-(TNumber a, TNumber b);
                                      public static TNumber operator*(TNumber a, TNuber b);
                                      public static TNumber operator*(TNumber a, TNumber b);
                                      }

                                      or
                                      public class TypedWriter<T> where T: has { void WriteTo(Stream stream) } {
                                      }

                                      And we can simplify this with the 'like'…

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                                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Please provide support to validate Font(size/style e.g. Italic/Bold/underline etc) through CodedUI on WPF controls

                                        WPF controls like Text\Edit etc Font properties are not exposed to CODEDUI, please add some extensibility\support to validate the look n Fell of these controls

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                                          1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow to select a project from same solution as debug project for a library project

                                          I want to be able to right-click a library project and select to Debug it in solutions that contain multiple libraries and runnable projects.

                                          To achieve this I need to have a Debug page in the Properties of the library in Visual Studio, where I'd be able to select another project from the solution that is runnable itself (the library isn't runnable)

                                          Possibly one would chose only among the ones that reference the library, but maybe all runnable projects should be offered to select since they may be loading the library dynamically and use it via MEF etc. withouth referencing…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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