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  1. 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 →
                                    • Please support Differencing Disks in Labs TFS 2013 Lab Manager

                                      Current we have to merge our disks to a new parent disk (non-differencing) before importing to the Lab Library, for creating isolated environments.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • VSO Build Completed webhook should have a single configuration item for hipchat

                                        Hooking up the usual colors for VSO -> Hipchat integration is a little verbose. It would be nice to see this just a 1 click setup. E.g. succesful = green, failed = red and notify, partial = yellow, notify, stopped = grey.

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                                        • compatibility between LlightSwitch html client and furture ASP.NET vNext

                                          LlightSwitch html client should be based on ASP.NET vNext and the project should be compatible with MVC project

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