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  1. Add eval to LINQ to force evaluation and exit the monad

    Surely this is nothing new, but I was unable to find it here...
    What I am proposing is to support the following:

    from c in “hello”
    where Char.IsDigit(c)
    select c
    eval ToList();

    instead of:

    (from c in “hello”
    where Char.IsDigit(c)
    select c).ToList();

    where any extension method, e.g. ToArray(), Min(), Max(), First() could be used.

    Current solution is not pretty... and often one ends up using extension methods rather than LINQ with the associated limitations and reduced readability.

    Imperative programming and deferred evaluation generally speaking don’t mix... I have found the lazy nature of LINQ to be rarely necessary/useful and sometimes…

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add the value keyword inside switch statements

      Add the value keyword inside switch statements to reference the switch value:

      switch (MyBigMessySwitchValue)
      {
      case "SomeBigFancyMatch": setting = value.Substring(4); break;
      default: Log.Error(String.Format("{0} is unrecognized.", value));
      }

      3 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Public or Anonymous Read Only access to Project

        As a user I want the ability to publicly share my projects status and source code with users who may or may not have a live account so that the project status, features, user stories, and other reports can be viewed and socialized.

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • msdn help library

          Use chm packages or the form of vs2008 help library instead of MSDN help viewer........."connection refused",and cant fix it easily!

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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Disable C++ Code Analysis for specific paths

            When building projects with 3rd party libraries, the code analysis warnings completely overwhelm the "local" warnings. It would be very helpfull if it was possible to disable code analysis warnings for specific include-paths, e.g. include/boost, include/qt etc..

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add PHP support

              Add PHP tools for visual studio. Most of the websites wrote in PHP, so it would be a very useful tool.

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                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Kanban or Scrum board based on Query...not sprint

                I have a bunch of stuff in my backlog.
                It is hierarchal. A few layers of stories breaking down...to bottom level stories and/or tasks
                I am on a team that just wants to track work. From open to close.
                We don't run in sprints because that model doesn't work for our team.
                We do some long term stuff, and lots of short term stuff.

                I want to be able to just put whatever I want on the board and drag it across states to closure.
                I want to be able to simply drag those items up and down to change…

                2 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support dependent debugger breakpoint

                  Ofter useful set breakpoint that will only trigger after another breakpoint. Please support set child breakpoints that will trigger only after parent breakpoint trigger.

                  For example bug in often called function F2(), that called indirectly from function F1(). I can't set breakpoint directly to F2() because it's called very often before F1(). So I need set breakpoint to F1() and then when it triggers to F2()

                  6 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Find Symbol Results May Be In ListView for columns seeing aligned

                    Find Symbol Results May Be In ListView for columns seeing aligned
                    code 1. column
                    FileName 2. column
                    File CodeLine 3. Column
                    etc

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Deployment Gateway Server for Release Mangement

                      The Release Management Server communicates directly to the deployment agents.
                      In our environment (and also in many others) our servers are located in different DMZs seperated by various firewalls.
                      For SCOM there exists a Gateway Server to enable the communication between agent and management server through DMZs and Firewalls. This kind of Gateway Server is a must have to use Release Management in our Environment.

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Views history comment in Pending changes

                        In the "Pending Changes" tab

                        1) If the Comment field is selected
                        2) The text is empty
                        3) Pressing down arrow to view the last 10 comments.

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add object pool feature to .NET objects

                          Please add support for built-in object pools. So once GC detects that poolable object is out of scope or not in use anymore it would return object to its pool instead of reclaiming its memory. It would allow to decrease memory fragmentation for such objects.
                          C# pattern of usage may be as some attribute decorator for class with properties for minimum/maximum objects to pool or force these classes to implement some new interface.
                          For object initialization constructor's logic could be reused each time object is taken out of pool, or new interface may propose new method.

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • IDisposable should have DisposeIfNull extension method

                            In cases where it is more efficient to use a try-finally with multiple disposable types involved we frequently have code that looks like this (

                            DispoableType1 disposable1 = null;
                            DispoableType2 disposable2 = null;
                            DispoableType3 disposable3 = null;
                            try
                            {
                            // initialize and operate upon the types
                            }
                            finally
                            {
                            if (disposable1 != null)
                            disposable1.Dispose();
                            if (disposable2 != null)
                            disposable2.Dispose();
                            if (disposable3 != null)
                            disposable3.Dispose();
                            }

                            If IDispoable had an Extension method like so:

                            public static class DisposableExtensions
                            {
                            public static void DisposeIfNull(this IDisposable disposable)
                            {
                            if (disposable != null)
                            disposable.Dispose();
                            }
                            }

                            The above finally block would look like

                            finally …

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Automatically add assembly references for types contained in assemblies in path

                              Let's say I don't have the System.Configuration assembly in my references.

                              Now in code I type ConfiguationManager and the code editor complains saying, "The name 'ConfigurationManager' does not exist in the current context".

                              I'd like to see a keyboard shortcut option (maybe one more line item when you do a CTRL + . ) to add an assembly reference. The IDE can then show me a list of assemblies it found with a matching type and I can choose to add the appropriate one.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support the #include_next preprocessor directive

                                Add support for the #include_next preprocessor directive to Visual C++. This is a GCC extension, and porting code that uses it to VC++ is VERY DIFFICULT. There is just no good way to simulate it using existing VC++ features.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Direct support for PowerShell in pre/post build events

                                  Currently only cmd/batch files are supported. PowerShell is a great replacement available on every Windows box basically. Writing complex pre/post build scripts is way easier in PowerShell.

                                  16 votes
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                                  • Insert some details as comment on save file

                                    i need to solution for insert modified comment on head of every files in project like as this

                                    class1.cs => // Author: [Windows username] Modified: [Last modified date]

                                    main.css => /* Author: [Windows username] Modified: [Last modified date] */

                                    main.js=> /* Author: [Windows username] Modified: [Last modified date] */

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Support Sql Server Compact in Visual Studio 2013

                                      please bring back visual studio 2013 tools for sql server compact and improvement capebilities of tools and sql server compact. please add trigger and prosedual sql feature to sql server compact. over milion application data stored in sql server compact database and need continue supporting this tools

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                                        65 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Escape special characters in TFS query list items

                                        Why are we still seeing &lt; and <p> in the Description column when workitem results are listed in a query?

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                                        • UnityVS should support resx and .designer.cs files

                                          UnityVS should take care of resx and .designer.cs files in the Unity asset folders so we can use .net native resource system in visual studio for Unity projects.

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