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  1. improve _CopyfilesMarkedCopyLocal to consider references made in XAML when determining indirect references

    When I have a project C, that uses project B that uses a WPF-control provided by project A, project A assembly is not copied to project c bin directory unless project B calls some code in project A. If project B only uses a control defined in project A in one of its XAML-files, the build process does not recognize the dependency of B to A.

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make the entire pending changes window scrollable as in VS2012

      Some of the changes to the Pending Changes window in VS2013 are quite welcome, but the entire window is not scrollable as it was before. Instead the included and excluded changes sections have their own scroll bar.If I have a lot of files checked out I end up seeing only a small number of them at a time while most of the window is taken up by things I don't care about. See attached screenshot.
      Note that being able to filter is not an acceptable solution here.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enable copying values from the release log

        This is in at least two places, in the details window for a log entry it would be good to be able to copy messages from the table cells since you can't resize the window to see the full text, even though it pops up in a tool tip being able to copy it makes things more usable in my opinion.

        The second place is the cells in the Configuration Variables and Components tabs for the release, for example when the release says it can't access a file there is no way to copy the exact path the release agent…

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          0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make BulkObservableCollection<T> public to the core .NET Framework

          Using WPF and ObservableCollection<T> has serious performance issues if you need to add large sets of collection items at once, which is well known today. Each updated item fires multiple events that have significants performance costs.

          There are hundreds, if not thousands, of custom implementations on the net to overcome this problem and that have their own, more or less adventurous, way of adding a new "AddRange()" method that does not fire all those events for each element but only once once at the end up the collection update.

          There is already an existing implementation written by Microsoft, the BulkObservableCollection<T>…

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add short and byte literals/suffixes

            "short num = (short)1" is annoying to type.
            "short num = 1S" much better.
            "byte num = (byte)1" is also annoying.
            "byte num = 1B" much better.

            I don't see why C# should not support something like this, it would be such a easy and quick implementation aswell.

            Thanks!

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Import revision history from Trac to TFS

              Currently, There is no supported solution to full migration from Trac to TFS, and the existing workarounds are not recommanded by microsoft, neither they are documented (Web services, TFS Database).
              The TFS API provides some help but due to some readonly fields, it is not possible to recover the work item exactly as it was in Trac.

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add Check/IF Activity in Release Template

                It should be possible to check a condition before executing a release activity. For example to check if a website exits before removing a website or check for a folder before deleting the folder.

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                  0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • add Package Manager console to Visual Studio Online "Monaco"

                  Please add the Package Manager console from the desktop version of Visual Studio to the online "Monaco" editor. Please also allow it to run entity framework commands. Or put up a tutorial somewhere explaining how to shoehorn entity framework commands into the powershell available on monaco.

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                  • LightSwitch HTML Client (CBA) - Please expose msls.sharepoint object

                    Interacting with SharePoint from javascript in HTML Client requires loading the SP CSOM scripts, referring to the AppWebUrl and HostWebUrl, and for HostWeb Calls - the cross-site request executor is needed.

                    All these operations are happening in msls.js and are nicely built into the msls.sharepoint object, however that object is contained in an anonymous self-executing function and it is not exposed via msls.expose().

                    Therefore the msls.sharepoint object cannot be used in custom code at runtime without altering msls.js

                    Like so:
                    msls_sharepoint = {
                    hostUrl: hostUrl,
                    appWebUrl: appWebUrl,
                    serverUrl: serverUrl,
                    chromeBackgroundColor: chromeBackgroundColor,
                    chromeLinkFontColor: chromeLinkFontColor,
                    sharePointImagesUrl: sharePointImagesUrl,
                    context: null,
                    hostWeb: null,
                    appWeb:…

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                      2 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Wireless deployer like QT SDK with Symbian

                      Deploy apps without USB, using WIFI and BT.

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                        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow freezing of LightSwitch HTML table control headers (like in Excel)

                        Allow freezing of LightSwitch HTML table control headers (like in Excel). Currently, the table headings vanish once you scroll down a certain number of rows.

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                          0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow for the permanent docking of Command Bar at the bottom of screen

                          Allow for the Fixed Permanent Docking of the LightSwitch HTML Command Bar at the bottom of the screen (like a Status Bar in Internet Explorer). The following code is only a partial solution: $('.msls-footer').attr('data-position', 'fixed'). One must keep clicking the screen to get the bottom Command Bar to return each time it disappears using this code.

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                            0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support objective-c in pull request reviews

                            Our team uses Visual Studio Online and a key part of our product is iOS code. This works great from a Mac, until we need to do pull requests. Sadly since objective-c files aren't recognized you essentially have to do the review on a client and then add the comments online.

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                            • Enhanced Synclock

                              I would like to propose support for an enhanced Synclock (lock in C#) construct that would, instead of waiting to acquire a lock - if there is already a lock - would instead exit the function containing the Synclock statement.

                              What I am trying to simulate with this new construct is the below.

                              Public Sub DoWork()

                              '-- START OF CODE REQUIRING ENHANCED SYNCLOCK
                              Static bHere As Boolean = False
                              If bHere Then Return

                              Try
                              bHere = True

                              '-- Do protected work here

                              Catch ex As Exception

                              Finally
                              bHere = False

                              End Try
                              '-- END OF CODE REQUIRING ENHANCED SYNCLOCK

                              End…

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • buy Xamerin and put development effort into MvvmCross

                                Bring more deveopers to your platform by buying Xamerin and putting development effort into MvvmCross.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • hierarchyid Data Type Support

                                  Idea is basic, hierarchyid Data Type Support.

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                                    0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Automatic update visual studio online board

                                    Hello guys first like to congratulate once again the great tools offered by the company for you to make life easier for us developers.

                                    I use visual studio online to manage and develop personal projects with peers, and the tool is perfect just have a suggestion for improvement that I think would be pretty cool, today we are looking for board whenever we get a new task we have to manually update the browser to check if any other member project team is doing, and the manager of the team has to keep repeating this operation several times to check…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Enhance Report Project Template to allow Nested Report Folders

                                      Nested report folders are a simple and effective way to manage SSRS report permissions.

                                      Although available in SSRS the current Business Intelligence - Reporting Services - Report Server Project template does not allow nesting of folders (see http://partnersupport.microsoft.com/en-us/mpndevelop/forum/mpnvs/vs2103-report-project-sub-folder).

                                      This is a very serious problem for us as it makes it virtually impossible to bring complex SSRS projects under source control.

                                      Thank you

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                                        0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • property computed

                                        Expose Computed Properties in the screen properties (if the entity it is a generated entity from Database. Also, It would be nice if you can have onDelete, OnUpdate functions on that property to specify the logic for every operation (sometimes you want).

                                        Problem: You want to display some images, but the images itself are placed locally and not in a filestream. Also you don;t want to place in the database itself because the database can grow a lot. One workaround would be to have a computed property Content, but those can not be displayed in the screen properties.

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                                          0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Send hipchat room messages from a "TFS" user rather than the api user

                                          The VSO hipchat integration supports sending messages when events happen. The Hipchat API supports a notion of setting the from user. It would be nice to see those messages come from "TFS" or "VSO" instead of me. See the from parameter at https://www.hipchat.com/docs/api/method/rooms/message for

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