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  1. Provide Badges API for Desktop Apps

    Badges should displayed on taskbar http://www.codeproject.com/Tips/343079/Badges-for-Windows-7 and on Windows 8 Start Menu

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      0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Visual Studio Windows RT capable

      Whi the the Windows RT capable VS version doesn't exist?
      i thik that is a problem because now the people who had Windows RT can't develope any application fo this problem.

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      • modify the bpa.exe to show variable value rather then name corrected URL "%TFSServerURLValidated%"

        The Best Pratices Analyzer for TFS fails and does not give the URL it used. should show variable value rather then name corrected URL "%TFSServerURLValidated%, should give option to use the URL I entered

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Show icon on page header

          When logged in to visualstudio.com, it shows my name is the upper right. That is good. But I have separate accounts for personal use and for work use. These are not linked accounts, nor do they use forwarding. they are separate with separate licenses etc.
          It would be nice if the next to the name you showed something so that
          I could at a glance verify that I am on the right account when using TFS or forums etc. Showing my icon/avatar would be sufficient since I can make those distinct.

          Also, there doesn't appear to be a category for…

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            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • find window - search on current document - DO NOT HIDE if another open document clicked - keep it as it was on previous versions

            when we do a find on current document, the small find window comes up on top, but we would like it to be how it was, it shouldn't dissapear if i click on a open document. This just adds trouble of opening it again and find last searched word. We don't want to find in all open documents all the time. I don't see any reason why usability is harmed in this way, could anybody care to explain?

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              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • VB with other language(C#) interoperability

              A feature in C# is an annoyance in VB.Net. How?...Need solution please.

              Guys developing webservices in C# many times use same variable name as string, property, enum etc. with just the case as different. I've created webservicetester web based (silverlight) using ideas from webservicetester available in codeplex.

              The client code generated in my tool in VB language fails to compile stating "Variable already declared" as VB is case in-sensitive.

              This could be a silly issue or can be stated as "By Design". Please look into this item or restrict C# developers declaring same variable name with different types case sensitively.

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add standard formats to TimeSpan which allow the formatting hh:mm with more than 24 hours

                In TimeSpan format strings hh refers to 'The number of whole hours in the time interval that are not counted as part of days.' I'd like to have a designation which is just 'The number of whole hours in the time interval' so I can output 36:00 instead of 1:12:00.

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • C++ code map

                  Add support for C++ code maps!

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                    2 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • reusable modal windows

                    It was a great Advantage to have the Possibility to Show any Screen as an modal window. So we got reusable modal windows.
                    e.g. i got several modal windows that i use 5-6 times in my application and for now i must create them in every screen i need them. and changes to them are a graet effort cause their functionality is all the same.

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                      0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow collapse build activity log tree

                      The build activity log is a tree with significant amount of detail. Much of the time when I'm working on build stuff I don't care about most of the tree, but only a small portion. Please make the activity log collapsable to reduce the information overload.

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                      • allow extension methods to be defined in instance classes

                        Currently, extension methods can only be defined in a static class. It would be very helpful if an extension method could also be defined in an instance class, so that this was possible:

                        public class Foo
                        {
                        public void DoBar()
                        {
                        new Qux().GetBaz("corge").DoGrault();
                        }

                        private static Baz GetBaz(this IQux qux, string s)
                        {
                        // Get Baz from qux here...
                        }
                        }

                        This simply enables a more fluent syntax for private helper methods. This can improve readability of the code compared to a more procedural-looking use of normal static helper methods.

                        The current workaround is to define a new internal static…

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                          7 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Force workflow into state

                          i would like it should possible to force a Workflow into a Specific state say i have a system which i wan to integrate the statemachine workflow, the current orders will ultimately not go through the process which is not desirable

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                            0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Suggest Support for Mobile Devices i.e. accessible from smaller form factors

                            It would be good idea to have support for smaller form factors such as phones. Sometimes we come up with weird ideas for our projects when we are not next to a computers. It would be good to have a phone app that will make this TFS fly.

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                              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • do not have a continuous connection to the cloud (as for the themes)

                              I do not want my code analyzed by anyone in realtime over the net

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                              • Allow to clear or retrieve event handlers

                                One thing I never understood is that the only way to manipulate event handlers is through AddHandler and RemoveHandler, both of which require a handle on the method to add or remove.

                                There should be a way to retrieve all the handlers associated with an event, to remove them all, or to remove them after retrieving them.

                                This is particularly useful with lambdas where one creates a handler on the fly and assigns it to an event. It is then not possible to remove it at a later stage, somewhere in the code, unless one keeps track of all lambdas…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • GRID on form/edit/tab

                                  Form/edit/tab should have a grid with lines and columns numbered. A zebra background would be interesting. Clicking on an item on error/tab should highlight the corresponding line and bring itinto focus

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                                  • Editing properties window

                                    On VB 6.0 going with cursor over the properties window would bring it into focus allowing to use the mouse wheel to roll it up and down.Besides that, editing a property and going to a new component would bring the same property aleady selected avoiding search.

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                                    • Components other than standard ones

                                      On VB 6.0 there was a menu item which allowed the installation of a list of new components which is no more present on VB 2012 and would be verynecessary.

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                                      • CONTROLbox should be dismembered

                                        CONTROLbox should be dismembered into MINIMIZEbox, MAXIMIZEbox and CLOSEbox. This way, for instance, MAXIMIZEbox set to FALSE, would remove correponding box from the form border.
                                        Another point, the above mentioned boxes should also to be set as TOOLS, this way allowing to be placed inside the form.

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                                        • Add HTML editing features from Expression Web to Visual Studio

                                          Expression Web has a number of features that make you more productive when editing HTML, which you don't get when editing an HTML file in Visual Studio, such as:
                                          - Edit in design view, press control-Q to wrap a selected section of text in a tag.
                                          - Tag-oriented search and replace options.

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