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  1. Use razor to generate js and css

    I want to have the ability to generate javascript or css
    so css can be used like less
    the javascript can be auto minimized

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make panning work in the source editor for touch devices

      On my Surface Pro I keep trying to pan the source editor view, but it selects text instead. That doesn't seem very useful. Even without full DManip support, it'd be nice if I could pan the view (using the default behavior of being treated like a scroll wheel, like you get it most other desktop apps).

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        5 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add "Name" property to Regex Group object

        The Group object from the Regex library needs a Name property. I am in a situation where I have regexes that are not known at compile time being run, and I need to create a Name-Value pair from the resulting matches. This is very difficult without a Name property.

        12 votes
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          1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • To customize the states of the PBI and Feature WITs while customizing them on board

          I was expecting the board swimlanes to be customizable and that's great that this feature is going to be live with TFS2013. However, in this preview mode through TFServices, adding a new column to the board does not have an affect on the states of the PBI or Feature WITs. I guess it should be somehow.

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Reorder the columns and rows in the test case parameter value grid

            It would be nice to be able to reorder the columns and rows in the test case parameter value grid

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • If I'm choosing to filter by a specific work item type, I would like to see only the relevant values (for example: work item state) of WI.

              If I'm choosing to filter by a specific work item type,
              I would like to see only the relevant values (for example: work item state) of work item fields in a query.

              Thanks

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • prolog in vusual studio

                It would be great idea to add Prolog into Visual Studio, This is very good language for scientific research.

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • don't block multi media keyboard keys when visual studio focused

                  Whenever Visual Studio is the current focused window the multimedia keys on my Logitech keyboard will not work. With any other window focused the keys work as expected. I cannot play/pause/skip etc while I am coding, which is extremely annoying.

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                    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Consutrct a better interface for collection initialization.

                    Today, when I want to create a class that responds to a collection initializer, I have to implement a public Add method that takes as an argument the type of the values in the collection.

                    This is fine, but it is far from usable for fixed-size or immutable (apart from creating time) collections.

                    For example, I have written a Matrix class and wanted it immutable.
                    The class works, and you can pass a 2D array to its constructor to initialize it (along with other options).

                    So the general use of it is:
                    double[,] arr = new double[,]
                    {
                    {1,2,3,4},
                    {4,3,2,1} …

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • provide working link to CTP 4 of Update 2 for VS/TFS 2012

                      provide working link to CTP 4 of Update 2 for VS/TFS 2012. Some users have CTP 3 and former versions installed and want to upgrade to RTM but are unable since they need CTP 4 which is yet to be found. Forum thread: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/tfsadmin/thread/e00c2231-6bce-486c-8ec8-f1b30054c238/

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • On "You have mixed tabs and spaces. Fix this ?", Display in bold the Tabify or Untabify button based on text editor settings

                        When the IDE displays "You have mixed tabs and spaces. Fix this ?", Display in bold the [Tabify] or [Untabify] button based on text editor settings.

                        For example, if the file is a C# file and the C# editor tab settings are set to "Insert spaces", the [Untabify] button text should be bold.

                        If the SQL editor settings are set to "Keep tabs", then the [Tabify] button text should be bold.

                        The idea behind this easy update is that developpers generally now the tabbing used for their main language but don't remember the one used for satellite languages. displaying in…

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Automatic Stored Procedure Generation in SSDT

                          In some organizations production apps are only allowed to communicate with a database through stored procedures, including basic features like SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, AND DELETE. As a result, when creating a new table stored procedures must be created for each of those functions. While not difficult to do, it is incredibly tedious and time consuming when working with a lot of tables.

                          It would be nice if a SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) project had the option to automatically script stored procedures for a table or a view. SQL Server Management Studio has a somewhat similar feature with Script As,…

                          13 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • I have a game of "up the toothbrush down the lolly" (snakes and ladders) that like for the internet and mobiles. any help.

                            The SupertoothNDK project needs a internet and mobile phone presence to end decay the most common global disease that almost affects every one at some time in life.
                            "up the toothbrush down the lolly" (snakes and ladders) is one project we would like to develop but none of our volunteers have the skills.
                            Can anyone help?

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                              0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 9 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Deprecrate the junk and create a decent C++ desktop app development kit

                                Simply put, there is a whole pile of garbage in MFC and Win32 when you consider modern C++. The Win32 and MFC interfaces could be made soooooo much better.

                                I am sure you are all talking about it at MS everyday but please deprecate the junk and expose new functionality based on C++ 11 and beyond. I'm tired of converting between wstring and LPCTSTR. CObList? Come on! Also, pick which classes you want to expose. You have CDialog and CDialogEx. What's the point? Let the people who use CDialog use old versions of VS. Or, at least mark them deprecated…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Show a smart tag when writing 'await' in a method without an 'async' modifier

                                  If you write 'await' in a C# method without an 'async' modifier,
                                  wouldn't it be nice if a smart tag appeared (like when writing a class name whose namespace you haven't added a using clause for), so that you could just press Ctrl+. and Enter to automatically have Visual Studio add the async keyword to the method and change its return type to Task (for void methods) or Task<T> (for methods returning T)?

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Namespace intellisense

                                    When entering a name space with the namespace keyword there should be intellisense support!

                                    for exemple Namesace myProject.

                                    should list the namesaces that have been previously created such as
                                    myProject.Space1
                                    myProject.Space2
                                    etc.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add code lense for code coverage per method

                                      Code lenses now show the unit tests that go through a method. A nice addition would be the amount of code coverage for that specific method.
                                      When clicking on the code coverage lense, the code colorization is used to show the coverage for the method.

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                                      • Show unit test coverage through code lenses on the whole method hierarchy

                                        Currently the code lense only shows the top method that's directly referenced from a unit test.

                                        Please extend this to the whole method hierarchy.

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