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  1. Please do something with your intellisense technology it just sucks

    it doesnt helps, doesnt works, its a ********!!!

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      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add C++14 generic lambdas

          It would be great to add all the C++14 features:
          One that makes it really nice is the generic lambdas.

          e.g.
          auto Identity = [](auto a) { return a; };
          int three = Identity(3);
          char const* hello = Identity("hello");

          See paper.
          http://www.open-std.org/JTC1/SC22/WG21/docs/papers/2013/n3649.html

          See also Draft for C++1y http://www.open-std.org/jtc1/sc22/wg21/docs/papers/2013/n3690.pdf

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            1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Ligtswitch IIS Deployment

            Automatically create a default.html during deployment to IIS.
            Currently due to the addition of the HTML Client , the default.html on the website root folder, was omitted (In V2 &V3).

            From the human engineering perspective, nothing should lead to a "Black hole". It looks to developers, deploying new updates to IIS, like something broke, when in fact it was by a "Hidden" Design.

            At the very least , post some kind of a Notice/ Warning to the developer, about this issue, during the deployment process.

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • fix the entity designer diagram

              The current edmx editor has bugs all over the place, from miss placed relationship ends, to ungrabbable handles. Also those stupid diagonal relationship lines are a pain.

              Here is a bug list, Fix it.
              When refreshing or moving a table, don't regenerate the relationship lines that were not affected. Infact, if a table is moved, keep the points attached to the table relative to where it was prior to the moved.

              Don't use diagonal connectors, unless you are going to make it easy to get rid of the diagonal, and even disable this feature all together.

              Don't lose my work…

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                1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Work Item date fields should either store it as TFS Server time or local computer time zone.

                If you create work item from your Team explorer i.e. from local computer client - it will stores created date field with your current computer date time setting and if you create it with TFS web access, it will create on TFS server time zone.

                e.g. Consider that you are in India and TFS server hosted is in Redmond US

                I created work item at 9/13/2013 2.30 PM IST using Team Explorer and if I view this same work item in TFS Web Access - it will show me date created as 9/13/2013 2.00 AM. Similarly If I create work…

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow user deployment items on MTM follow a specified folder (as outputDirectory of DeploymentItems on TestSettings on local)

                  The MTM 2012 does not allow user deployment items on MTM follow a specified folder structure (as outputDerictory of DeploymentItems tag in local TestSettings file)
                  I hope this function will be support in next release of VS.

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • allow MSProject TFS field synchronization for certain WITs only

                    TFS Filed Mapping File contains contains the configuration to synchronize the "Asigned To" field. OK. Now the file is valid for all project WIT. When WIT Task and Feature are synchronized then value of "Assigned To" is written to "Resource" field of Task and Feature in MSProject. For Task it is OK but not in case of Feature. The assigned resource inherits all the work and is mark by MSProject as overloaded. But may be there is a different way to solve this issue.

                    see also correcponding thread in the forum:
                    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/feea18c5-20da-49b7-b11b-ecb39ba0393d/msproject-tfs-field-synchronization-for-certain-wits-only

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • It's time to Make .NET 4.5.1 work on any OS that supports 4.0

                      NET Framework 4.0: Supported operating systems: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2

                      .NET Framework 4.5 RC: Supported operating systems: Windows 8, Windows Server 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008

                      If 4.5.1/4.5 is an in-place upgrade, it should support every OS that supports 4.0; wait until 5.0 to drop support for XP which hasn't ended for support until 2014.

                      We all appreciate MS should not so arrogant again. Don't popularize its new version OS by other peripheral tools…

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • When in the "Find Changesets" dialog in "Source Control Explorer", it would be nice to have an option to rollback the changeset

                        When in the "Find Changesets" dialog in "Source Control Explorer", it would be nice to have an option to rollback the changeset that was found/searched for. Currently, you have to view history on the solution/folder/file to select the changeset and roll it back.

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                          1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • XAML databinding needs better tools/apis for debugging

                          Even with the introduction of the "diag:PresentationTraceSources.TraceLevel=High" attached property it's very difficult to debug what is happening to a determined binding, the tracing print info to the output window of VS IDE but in a large application that prints a large amount of tracing its very difficult to isolate the databinding tracing info. Even more if you have multiple databindings with tracing on.
                          Other problem is the databindings that for some reason are just dropped and are not logged so it's impossible to know the under the hood reason that triggered it.
                          I'll give some suggestions that where discussed in…

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                            1 comment  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add support for all strftime/COleDateTime.Format format codes to DateTime.ToString

                            Currently DateTime.ToString doesn't support some of the format codes that strftime/COleDateTime support, this makes it impossible to share a custom format string between mananged & unmanaged code.

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Simulator doesn't show size of the html element when it's hovered in the DOM Explorer

                              In VS 2012 the simulator was showing the size of the HTML element (width*height) in the left top corner of this element (when the element was hovered in the DOM Explorer). This handy feature was eliminated from the VS 2013 RC. Is it possible to get it back?

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Intellisense suggestion for public static properties and fields

                                Related to Visual Studio Intelllisense.
                                Currently intellisense does not suggest public static members's parent, when I type just the member out. It only suggests generating a property/field.
                                Would it be possible to get intellisense to suggest that the static member exists in a recognized project, besides asking to generate a new property or field?
                                I am referring to C#, perhaps it is valid for other languages in Visual Studio.
                                Thanks,
                                Sriram

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make editor shortcuts change easier

                                  Changing editor shortcuts is very circuitous, compley and time-consuming.

                                  Please add a dialog box where one can change (and, of course, import and export) all shortcuts for the editor in an easy and simple way.

                                  I know, 'simple' and 'easy' are words, which are difficult to understand for some microsoft designers and strategists. But please try it anyway. SCNR.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Sync windows layout

                                    Now that Visual Studio 2013 allows synchronizing settings across devices (and probably future instances of Visual Studio) it should be possible to also synchronize the layout of the windows.

                                    What I mean is I want to have the same windows opened in the same position (and order) on all machines and instances of Visual Studio. For instance I want to keep the Solution explorer on the right, and I want to have the error window, the output window, the breakpoints window and others on the bottom, in the same order, etc.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow WebView to access files in the Local folder.

                                      Allow the WebView to display URI from the application's local folder. We download content from Amazon store and extract them in the local folder. However, we are unable to display them in the WebView as it would not allow us to Navigate to a StorageFile URI

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                                        0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • LightSwitch support databases with FileSystem tables

                                        Support using a SQL Server database with a FileSystem Table. At a minimum you should be able to import the schema for the other tables and not have VS error out when it sees the FileSystem Table.

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                                          0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add ID numbers to the Task Board tasks and work items (PBIs and Bugs)

                                          When looking at the Task Board tasks and master work items, it would be helpful to know the ID numbers of the items up front instead of having to open the tasks and master work items up.

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                                            6 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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