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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make it possible to merge two separate WinJS projects (WP and Windows)

      At the moment, you can either create a new universal project and you get a WP and Windows project with a shared project reference in both.

      Or you can create either and then right-click and do "Add Windows 8.1" or "Add Windows Phone" project.

      What I would like to do is be able to have two separately created projects in the same solution and be able to reference a shared project I've created myself. I tried this and it's not possible to do so. The Shared project I have in the solution, from a previous attempt at doing a "Add…

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        0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • allow generic properties in a non-generic class

        The idea for create a generic property is there's no need for class be generic, it's a little annoying (for me).

        This is my suggestion:

        public class AnyClass{
        public T GenericProperty<T> { get; set; }
        }

        To restrict it is the same of functions:

        public class AnyClass{
        public T GenericProperty<T> { get; set; } where T : AnotherType
        }

        Maybe all restriction contexts should be evaluated. I hope that you feel familiar with this issue. Thanks in advance for see this post

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enable copying multiple test cases together in MTM

          Add the functionality to copy multiple test cases inside test suites (and create a new "clone" target, independent of the original source, for each one), instead of copying them 1 by 1.

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            1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enable search in "Current Block" when user selects an argument to a function.

            When I click on the name of an argument for a function/procedure/method, then use control-F the search dialog is opened. The option to search within the current block is not available. Please make it available.

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Filter TFS workitem history better

              For example. I drag and drop a story in the product backlog. Now there's a history entry for changing the stack rank. When I'm looking for real field changes, this and its kind really get in the way.

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Please open Research Departament for Games for Disabled People in Bialystok Science & Technology Park.

                We Developers must bring MULTIPLAYER games to disabled children. As a parent of children with cerebral palsy and Developer I have got a mission to give this kids new ways to play with others. No more alone child on wheelchair! From custom games to digital health care system. We can make better further for children with disabilities. And also special missions in games for SPECIAL SOLDERS!

                "With great power involves great responsibility."
                Join the Estimo.mobi side of the force.

                Please support ESTIMO.MOBI by sending some devices for testing games in integrate classroom.

                May the Force be with You!

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                  0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add auto-suggest for meta:resourcekey tag in html editor

                  Please add auto-suggest for the meta:resourcekey tag in html editor.

                  For example, when I am typing:

                  <asp:HyperLink ID="hlnk_chat" runat="server" meta:resourcekey="hlnk_chat" Text="Chat"></asp:HyperLink>

                  It would be great if the editor could auto suggest the tag meta:resourcekey when you start typing "meta"

                  This would save on a lot of typing when adding localization attributes to server controls.

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                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Creating a DSC script from Release Management actions

                    To combine the best worlds of the "Release Templates" and the "vNext Release Templates" it would be nice to create a DSC script from a DSC action library and the configuration variables
                    For example the xWebsite resource (action) in the xWebAdministration module

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                      0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Have a big button MTM Test Runner to Pass or Fail the current step and move to the next

                      The reason for the big button is that when testing a windows store app or a touch enabled application, it would be easier to avoid putting the device down or switching to the keyboard. We have a touch screen monitor with MTM running and it is great to be able to touch the device to perform the test and then simply touch the monitor to say that the test has passed or failed. Problem is, that the button to pass or fail is too small for touch.
                      Also an auto drill down into shared steps would be good, that is…

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Easier Option To Debug ASP.NET Websites On The SSL Port

                        When staring an ASP.NET website with IIS Express hosting in the debugger, by default Visual Studio will start the website on the HTTP port.

                        If you have your website to only ever server content over HTTPS (e.g. with the [RequireHttpsAttribute] in your global MVC filters), then you just get a page cannot be displayed error in your browser.

                        Whilst you can work around this by using the "Start URL" option in the Web tab of the debugger, this removes the "Current Page" etc. functionality from you as you're now stuck with a specific page.

                        You also generally don't have the…

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                          1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Visual Studio Online Plans. Basic and Advanced plans include VS Express edition, Professional plan VS Prof. Adv Plan should have VS Prof.

                          Visual Studio Online Plans. The Basic and Advanced plans include Visual Studio Express edition, the Professional plan includes Visual Studio Professional.
                          Should the Advanced Plan not have Visual Studio Professional or at least a number of the Visual Studio Professional Licences.
                          http://www.visualstudio.com/products/visual-studio-online-user-plans-vs

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                            0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support SQL FileStream and FileTable in Entity Framework

                            Currently working with sql file tables is too difficult when working with EF6. I would like to create file table and filestream records directly in entity framework

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                              0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Test templates in C++ in development mode. (Simulate with a class)

                              While working in c++, add ability to test a template's composition with a specific class/type to get better intellisense for example.

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make Code Lens available in Visual Studio Premium

                                Code Lens is a great new feature but since it right now only is available to Ultimate users few have the opportunity to take advantage of it. And it does not weigh up the cost of upgrading users to Ultimate. Since it is a tool that many would find useful please make it available for at least Premium users

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Give "Build current project" a sensible shortcut key.

                                  This is one of my most-used custom key bindings. I build the current project all the time; I could use Ctrl+Shift+B, but that rebuilds all projects whether they need it or not. I almost always need only the current project (and its dependencies) to be built, and then only as needed. Building the current project is much faster than any other alternative.

                                  I'd make Ctrl+B the key for this. Very few use bookmarks enough for that shortcut key to be useful.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Coded UI Support for ExtJS

                                    Coded UI Support for ExtJS Application .

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                                      0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Copy paste of type name from a variable tool tip

                                      When hovering above a variable the editor displays a tooltip with the type information.

                                      It would be useful to enable a right click menu that would place the info in the clipboard for future use, this is especially true for long namespaces.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Project files should reference other projects by id

                                        Right now Visual studio project files (.proj) reference other projects by name and a hint path. This is stupid and makes moving projects around a folder structure incredibly difficult.

                                        Projects should each have a GUID that they are identified by. The solution file should keep a list of GUIDS for each project and its location. Locating the project file on disk should be entirely deferred to the solution file, the project file should have no notion of where it exists.

                                        With this method, moving a project's directory means that only having to update a path in one place- the solution…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add a global option for defining a completely separate location for all project builds to reside

                                          There should be an option to, instead of having each projects build output reside in the same folder as the solution, specify one location for all of the project output to go that is completely separate from where the projects are kept. The reason I say this is I would like the option to save all my projects to OneDrive. If i currently output to OneDrive, every single time i rebuild my application for testing, the files resync with OneDrive eating up my quota. If there is an option to separate them, then I can have my projects reside on…

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