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  1. allow structural subtyping with interfaces

    It has always been a major frustration that it's not possible to do:

    class Matrix<T> where T:IAddable
    {
    }

    That is have a class accept any sort of type that can possibly add. I'd love to be able to create objects of type `Matrix<int>` or `Matrix<double>` and actually use the methods that both implement.

    With TypeScript this is possible because it uses structural subtyping (if they look the same, then they are the same). Doing this with just interfaces in C# wouldn't be too major of a change, and would allow you to create really truly powerful interfaces that utilize…

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      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Federated user authentication capabilities for lightswitch applications

      ADFS for lightswitch applications allowing Federated user authentication capabilities for lightswitch applications

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        0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Please add ways to trouble shoot the Application Insights Issue: "I don't see my data"

        There are several scenarios that make it difficult to trouble shoot data not appearing in Application Insights...please add diagnostics/UI to help in these situations

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          1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Please add a quick way to surround text with HTML tags

          The current way of surrounding text with HTML tags is cumbersome in Visual Studio. Please add a quick way to wrap text with any HTML tag (similar to textmate example described here - http://stackoverflow.com/questions/191463/how-do-i-wrap-a-selection-with-an-html-tag-in-visual-studio)

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            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Manage profiles to group windows settings by argument/context

            Manage profiles in order to group windows settings by argument/context

            Example:
            - when i debug i want to view "call stack" at bottom and i don't want to see Solution Explorer window
            - when i edit a WPF form i don't want to view "call stack" but i need to view "Toolbox" Windows on the right of VS.

            So I'd like to configure
            - Debug profile: call stack windows at bottom, no Solution Explorer, ...
            - WPF Edit profile: Toolbox window on the right, Breakpoints windows on bottom, ...

            VS automatically loads Debug profile (se up windows for me) when…

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Better "KeyNotFound" Exception

              Actually, KeyNotFound exception returns "the key was not found in the dictionnary".

              Adding the key value we try to retrieve to the exception makes debugging easier

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                0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Can we have a required option on the Tag inner text extract rule in webtestes

                Hi at the moment on almost all Extraction Rules we have a Required option except on Tag Inner Text this is an omit-ion all extraction rules should have the ability not to fail the test

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Universal App Build

                  I think Visual Studio should give us a way to build a Windows Phone and a Android App use Xamarin with just one time code.

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                    0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • show labels in source control history

                    I use labels as markers for releases, given this, it would be really helpful if you show labels in source control history by placing them in their appropriate locations between changesets. This way i can compare code from a previous release with the current release while having a view that is closer to the customer's (see screenshot)

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Angularjs SPA template with WebApi

                      SPA with Angularjs template, with

                      1. Default individual authentication with Owin

                      2. manageable structure for app files, directives, JS, css assets, TypeScript, compatible with 3party js libraries (such jquery, fontawesome, bootstrap, etc)

                      3. ability to localize spa app resources

                      4. ability to optimize the runtime resource asset minification (js, cs, less)

                      5. use LESS stylesheet type when possible

                      6. include TypeScript libraries for AngularJS, JQuery

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add WorkspaceOptions to the CreateWorkspace Activity

                        I would like to be able to set this enumeration in the CreateWorkspace Activity

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add support for optional environments in release path

                          Here is a typical scenario. Let's say I have a Dev, 2 Test, 1 Prod and Training environments.
                          Whenever a new build is available, I want it to go through the mandatory Dev, Test 1 and Prod environments. But it could optionally be deployed on the Test 2 and Training environments depending on whether the Approver for these environments approves or reject the release.

                          At the moment (2013 Update 1), the issue is if the Test 2 Approver reject the build, I cannot proceed the Prod environment.

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                            0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • allow the possilbity to set the Description property of LoadTestRunSettings

                            Currently the LoadTestRunSettings Description property is only a getter:

                            public string Description { get; }

                            I would like it to contain a setter, so I can overwrite this value in a LoadTest plugin that I write. The reason is that I would like to have it contain the build number of the current version of the software.

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Sort "Supported Technology Types" alphabetically in Server details page

                              In the Configure Paths > Servers > Server details page, would it be possible to sort the Supported Technology Types alphabetically ?

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                                0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support code review of git pull requests

                                Support CodeFlow code reviews of git pull requests.

                                - Git server used to store code.
                                - Issue pull request using whatever mechanism customer prefers (web, command line, visual studio ide).
                                - Create code review request & Email out. Prefer standalone IDE for those not using VS because of platform.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Notification per project collection

                                  Already I can't configure notification mails per project
                                  For example:
                                  Collection 1 - notification in English
                                  Collection 2 - notification in French
                                  Collection 3 - notification in Deutsch

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Show visual representation of changes in the stack.

                                    For most things that display state information, when you step, or allow execution till a breakpoint, any state information that changes is displayed in red. But this is not so for the stack. It would be nice if any changes to the stack be marked in some way so as to be able to determine where the code has backtracked and then gone forward to the next stop point. This could be very useful in code flow analysis in large complex applications.

                                    Also, it would be visually useful if some demarcation can be used when jumping from thread to thread…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • LICENSE VISUAL STUDIO PROFESSIONAL FOR FREE

                                      I do not understand the wacky price of $22.50 per month for Visual Studio Pro. I don't think MS really intends for anyone to purchase this package. I guess I wont be building any Office 365 business apps anytime soon, oh well.

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                                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add a map control to .NET toolbox for WPF ASP .net and Mobile

                                        It would be really useful if Microsoft made it easy to embed location based services into any application type out of the Box. A good start would be an intuitive map control out of the box that is easy to embed and integrate

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                                        • Automatic theme changer (Colour scheme)

                                          Allow automatic change of theme based on time of day (And possibly season responsive)
                                          So you don't strain your eyes or have to keep going and changing the theme every day/night

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                                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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