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  1. Make the PtrToStructure method a true generic version.

    In .NET 4.5.1 the generic marshaling method for PtrToStructure and it's inverse gave hope in performance improvements. However developers found out it was merely a wrapper over the boxed version of those functions. Please recode these methods to truly utilize generics to avoid type boxing in using this function.

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add column options button in grid view for Web Test Manager

      Currently column options are only accessible from list view in Web Test Manager. The column options button would be very helpful in grid view as attached.

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        1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Token repository

        Create a token-value repository: multiple components can use the same value for shared tokens in a specific environment. Now these values have to be filled in for each component. Would be handy is we could use a token repository to store the values and have the all components make use of this value.

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          1 comment  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Overhaul Visual Basic.NET and Visual Studio

          Since the release of Visual Basic .NET, there are many complaints from the developers that VB.NET syntaxes are not compatible with Visual Basic 6.0. The migration wizard is not powerful or accurate enough to translate all the VB6 syntaxes. So the result, the migrating VB.NET from VB6 is a painstaking task causing a huge gap between developers and microsoft.

          Until now there is a large argument and debate between Visual Basic 6.0 and Visual Basic .NET. Just like on this link --- http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/6008370-bring-back-classic-visual-basic-an-improved-versi

          Yes VB.NET is powerful but not approachable to the first time developers. Because of this scenario I…

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Non-modal UI for Extensions and Updates download and install

            When downloading an extension (say VS Web Essentials), Visual Studio IDE is completely blocked. Why should I have to watch through the progress of the extension download progress bar? Please make this non-modal.

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              1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Show clipboard ring entries with a small menu

              Hello,

              I would love to see an option to enable/disable the display of a small menu ( same as intellisense one ) when using the clipboard ring feature.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Integrate the Windows (Phone) Dev Center into the IDE

                It would be nice if after the tests are passed, one could upload the appx file directly from the IDE instead of opening a browser and doing so using the web interface. Also, handling updates, creating releases could be much more seamless.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • what does it mean that it can not find "c:\users\admini~1\appdata\local\temp\bnz.54267121c1b9b\vs2005\vs_setup.ms" ?

                  what does it mean that it can not find "c:\users\admini~1\appdata\local\temp\bnz.54267121c1b9b\vs2005\vs_setup.ms" ?

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                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Create Task.Empty to avoid Task.FromResult<object>(null);

                    Task.FromResult<object>(null); allows developers to satisfy a Task return type without performing an async operation. Task.Empty should exist like EventArgs.Empty and String.Empty to accomplish the same thing for Task. eg: Task.FromResult<object>(null);
                    // Jerry

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Ignore references to obsolete members inside obsolete code

                      I'm marking some code with [Obsolete]. But now some of that very code (which refers to other members that just became [Obsolete]) are being flagged with warnings and/or errors.

                      So it would help if code that is itself [Obsolete] ignored those warnings and errors. As an example, a field is now obsolete as is a property that provides access to that field to non-members. Don't complain about the property accessing the field. It needs to do so to provide backwards compatibility.

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                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Continue support for MBCS (Multi-Byte Character Sets) for MFC and C++

                        After VS2013 the MBCS variants of the standard library and MFC are declared deprecated. Conversion to Unicode will cost our company litteraly thousands of productive hours (over 3 million source code lines to convert). So this deprecation is a bad idea. Please continue the support of these variants of C++ projects, and continue the support of MBCS in MFC!

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                          18 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add a "Document" menu item in Visual Studio Online, next to the "Code" menu item

                            I don't really want to mix my source code with my project documentation. I don't want to create a "Docs" folder in my source code. I want a separate "Documents" menu that handles just product documentation (word docs, visio diagrams, excel spreadsheets, etc...). Put it "near" the "CODE" menu.

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                            • Enable ability to work with very large files sizes

                              Enable the ability to work with extremely large makefiles (10gb+) please. It's very helpful for opening files created by programmers who had nothing better to do 10 years ago than to think up ways to ***** me in the future. Joke grenade meh!

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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • add an option to indent namespaces only in c++ header files

                                or an option to stop indenting namespaces in c++ implementation files.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Better Shape control

                                  I want to get the Shape Control as it is available in MS Office applications in the VS Toolbox. The current shape control, which requires fiddling with Powerpacks, is very limited. There is still no simple or flexible way to draw a polygon at desgin time in a form. I know about the programmatical method, but that's a completely different tool that has no value at design time. Just to be sure, I've added a screenshot with the control being used in Excel. I've created polygons at design time in VMS and UNIX long ago and still am waiting for…

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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • code coverage

                                    I would like to have code coverage as part of the automated build of a windows store project.

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                                    • enable all taskboard functions for stakeholder license user

                                      We have many business users with the new stakeholder license doing some end user testing and reporting progress by changes status on tasks, but it's difficult to change status on a test task related to a pbi when they have to open the task, instead of just dragging to the in progress and done column's. Also the possibility to add tasks releated to a pbi directly from taskboard or iteration backlog could be nice to have enabled

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                                      • Coded UI Extensibility for various third party controls

                                        Can you please provide coded ui extensibility plugins for third party controls developed in various languages say for ex: PASCAL . Currently we are unable to correctly identify the Orpheus Custom Controls used in a Delphi application using Coded UI. Unable to navigate to some of these Orpheus controls using CodedUI test builder, able to map some of these ,but again all these controls are getting displayed as of type "WinClient" irrespective of the actual control type.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make the process of backup TFS data to Microsoft Azure Storage or Backup services simplier

                                          Make a way of configure Team Foundation Backups to automatically upload the data to my Azure account

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