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  1. Ignore references to obsolete members inside obsolete code

    I'm marking some code with [Obsolete]. But now some of that very code (which refers to other members that just became [Obsolete]) are being flagged with warnings and/or errors.

    So it would help if code that is itself [Obsolete] ignored those warnings and errors. As an example, a field is now obsolete as is a property that provides access to that field to non-members. Don't complain about the property accessing the field. It needs to do so to provide backwards compatibility.

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      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Map Kanban board Pseudo-states to Work Item State AND Reason

      The Kanban board allows teams to map pseudo-states to work item states but sets reason to the default value. This defeats the purpose of having multiple reasons for a given state transition. The Kanban board should map to both work item state and reason since it is the combination of these 2 fields that describe the status of the work item.

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        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Open Source SQL Server Compact (CE)

        Although it has not been officially announced Microsoft is deprecating SQL Server Compact (CE). SQL Server CE filled a crucial use case for a small in process embedded database engine for applications and even websites. This need has not changed, if anything it has only become more so with the move to isolated phone and tablet (Metro) type apps. Without SSCE Microsoft won't have a product which fills this use case. Jet DB, MSDE and now SSCE will all be dead.
        SQL Server Express LocalDB is not a replacement for SSCE, particularly due to the deployment constraints requiring admin privileges,…

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          0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Application Insights - Implement SDK as Portable Class Libs - Support Xamarin IOS / Android / WinPhone Silverlight / WinRT / WPF

          It would seem that AppInsights client side SDK should be a PCL. This would greatly extend the reach.
          Basically, in this day and age, any app developer must write for all mobile platforms - WinPhone, IOS, Android, WinRT. Xamarin has proven the viability of PCL, and with great frameworks like MVVMCross (also a PCL) . Why MS is still building frameworks like AI that are not implemented as PCL is beyond me.

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            2 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add a "Document" menu item in Visual Studio Online, next to the "Code" menu item

            I don't really want to mix my source code with my project documentation. I don't want to create a "Docs" folder in my source code. I want a separate "Documents" menu that handles just product documentation (word docs, visio diagrams, excel spreadsheets, etc...). Put it "near" the "CODE" menu.

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make available a composite text log for an entire release

              A composite log for a full release process would provide a complete deployment history and would make audits less labor intensive.

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                0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Enable ability to work with very large files sizes

                Enable the ability to work with extremely large makefiles (10gb+) please. It's very helpful for opening files created by programmers who had nothing better to do 10 years ago than to think up ways to ***** me in the future. Joke grenade meh!

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • add an option to indent namespaces only in c++ header files

                  or an option to stop indenting namespaces in c++ implementation files.

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Better Shape control

                    I want to get the Shape Control as it is available in MS Office applications in the VS Toolbox. The current shape control, which requires fiddling with Powerpacks, is very limited. There is still no simple or flexible way to draw a polygon at desgin time in a form. I know about the programmatical method, but that's a completely different tool that has no value at design time. Just to be sure, I've added a screenshot with the control being used in Excel. I've created polygons at design time in VMS and UNIX long ago and still am waiting for…

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • code coverage

                      I would like to have code coverage as part of the automated build of a windows store project.

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • xaml on android

                        I know Microsoft launched means to write JavaScript/html for both windows store and android, called Córdoba. But why is Microsoft forgetting about the developers using xaml/c#???? It would be awesome to be able to use the same xaml on both windows phone and android.

                        Who wants to own a mac? Just to be able to write apps for osx?

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                          0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add data to the UITestActionLog.html file in VS2012

                          Add data to the UITestActionLog.html file in VS2012
                          Can you please provide the feature/code to add custom data to the UITestActionLog.html file that gets generated after TestMethod is executed.

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Issue UI: Drag And Drop and Display Screenshots/Images (Wider!)

                            All other project management systems allow you to drag and drop your screen shots and files. You should also be able to view screen shots easy when viewing the issue, not having to click on a file to open it.

                            Copy other systems please. The description should be 80% the width of the screen with comments below. It's just hard to see the comments and attachments like other systems.

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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Coded UI Extensibility for various third party controls

                              Can you please provide coded ui extensibility plugins for third party controls developed in various languages say for ex: PASCAL . Currently we are unable to correctly identify the Orpheus Custom Controls used in a Delphi application using Coded UI. Unable to navigate to some of these Orpheus controls using CodedUI test builder, able to map some of these ,but again all these controls are getting displayed as of type "WinClient" irrespective of the actual control type.

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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support for Platform Conditional References & Linked Multi-Platform Projects

                                It is a pain managing projects with different target platforms. Once you begin using libraries which are not AnyCPU, it get's difficult. You have to mess around with your project file manually or you must use some dirty workarounds which are unclear and not self-evident.
                                It would be great if you had three categories "x86","x64" and "Any" under the Reference-node in the Project Explorer. You just add the different versions of those assemblies (with different paths). On build, Visual Studio automatically uses the right reference for the build. This would be a very neat and clean approach for this.

                                The…

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make the process of backup TFS data to Microsoft Azure Storage or Backup services simplier

                                  Make a way of configure Team Foundation Backups to automatically upload the data to my Azure account

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Have an automated way (command line) to run a load test and still see the results

                                    I know we can run a load test using mstest in an automated manner (using a script or command line). However the big problem with running a test using mstest is that the test is totally hidden, you can't view the run in Visual Studio if you want to while the test is running.
                                    Hence is there an easy way to run a loadtest using Visual Studio Ultimate in an automated manner (using auto hotkey / command line arguments). I can figure it out but wondering if someone has ventured here before?

                                    As per discussion at http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/ce532249-eda7-41e1-a0c9-1c2288dc1a53/is-there-an-automated-way-to-launch-a-loadtest-in-visual-studio-ultimate-using-a-scriptcommand-line?forum=vstest#ce532249-eda7-41e1-a0c9-1c2288dc1a53

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add a "??=" operator to C#

                                      Add an operator that assigns the value of the right operand to the left operand when the left operand is null. For example:

                                      string message = null;
                                      message ??= "Hello, World!"; // sets 'message' to "Hello, World!" since 'message' was null.
                                      message ??= "Goodbye, World!"; // leaves 'message' set to "Hello, World!" since 'message was not null.

                                      The example above uses strings but would apply to any reference/nullable type.

                                      Currently, the best alternative that we have for this in C# is:
                                      message = message ?? "Hello, World!";

                                      Thanks,
                                      Blake

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Hey TFS People - why doesn't CRM integrate into TFS ALM OOTB?

                                        We track our requests, bugs, projects etc in MS CRM and track our work that directly comes from there in a separate siloed out system from the same company: MS TFS - they should be able to talk to each other!!!

                                        :-D

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Export Application Insights Events

                                          A way to export events and other data in application insights for easier distribution to other affected teams.

                                          24 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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