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  1. Intellisense for Tuples

    When defining Tuples, you can give types to parameters but cannot give any names to them. For example:

    public List<Tuple<
    string /*Description*/,
    double /*Amount*/>> Distributions { get; set; }

    When using this public property you can tell that it is a list of tuples of string+number but what are those? It would be nice if Intellisense could somehow give you a hint that the string type is "Description" and the int is "Amount".

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Height of TextBox, MaskedTextBox and ComboBox controls

      Could you change the properties of these controls for that we could change their height property without need change the size of fonts?
      Sometimes, the things become complicated when we try to make a nice layout of components on the Form without these options.
      For example, when we put a ComboBox control beside a TextBox control, they don't stay 100% aligned because their heights are differents. I still hope for this improvement since VB.NET 2005.
      There are others options to solve this, but become a complicated work and not satisfactory.

      Tankyou

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        1 comment  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Dropdown menus should expand when the down arrow key is pressed in VS2012

        I am used to expanding a drop down menu when the down key is pressed. In Visual Studio, the down arrow key will cycle through the options, or if there is some tree (hierarchy) of options (like the Iteration or Area fields), pressing down doesn't do anything.

        Is using the mouse on the icon on the right end of the dropdown the only way to expand it?

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Alphabetized order of <Compile...> entries within <ItemGroup> in csproj

          Compile entries within <ItemGroup>s within the csproj file should be sorted in a consistent order.

          As described in http://stackoverflow.com/questions/20563017/sorted-order-of-files-in-csproj, maintaining a consistent sorted order of <Compile> entries would mainly benefit the resolution of merge conflicts.

          It would always be clear where a file belongs, and simply changing order (e.g. Remove a file from project, re-include the file) would not lead to visible changes in a diff.

          7 votes
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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Port Visual Studio core to .NET and open source it

            Each version of Visual Studio has moved towards being a native .NET apps. But today, the COM foundation in VS is still there.

            The next logical next step would be to finish to port to core of Visual Studio including the VS Shell, open source it and package it as "IDE application" project types.

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Generate starting point for wrapping a type for eg. serialization (ExtractTypePropertiesFields)

              (Alternatively this could be included in some sort of customizable library that's always available during devopment but doesn't get built into release builds)

              When right clicking a type (or invoking a refactoring for this "ExtractTypePropertiesFields"), or calling a method in the development-time-loaded-library, as in the attached example, one should be able to generate code based on reflecting fields and properties from possibly closed-source-type, in order to create a wrapper it for eg.serialization or other purpose, idea being to lessen the mundane and error prone copy/paste/editing involved in manually doing the same.

              Attached is the same code as in this gist: …

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • DEVENV additional options

                DEVENV command currently throws help window when invalid project error occurs.Seems a bug.Additional options to suppress such windows would be helpful.

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                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide a means of backing up and restoring VSO projects including backlog, acceptance etc.

                  I'm using VSO on a significant project and we expect to have perhaps 40 users, making use not only of source control but also the agile tracking including project backlog, tasks, acceptance tests and bugs. However it is far too easy to delete a whole project. We can I think restrict most users from doing this but it still could happen.

                  We could clearly recover source code by regularly getting latest version to a local location and backing this up. It would be a nuisance to get this back into a new project in VSO but we could.

                  VSO should…

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow browsing for WITs when pressing "link to..."

                    When I press the "link to..." button in tasks, PBIs, Bugs or test cases, I have to manually type the ID of the WIT. I suggest to open a simple windows which filters on the current sprint by default. Moreover, it should be possible to filter on others sprints and to use other, non-predifined queries.

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • How to show all current source that user are assigning?

                      Hi All,
                      How can we check to know what source we already assigned to members? I'd like to have a function or report to show all current source code are assigned to team member so that we can reclaim the source that member unused or completed.
                      Thanks
                      Han

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Show ID on kanban and task cards

                        Show work item ID on kanban and task cards

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Current Index in foreach loop

                          Add current index in foreach loop. Current implementation is like

                          int index;
                          foreach (Object o in collection)
                          {
                          index = collection.indexOf(o);
                          }

                          Or we can have extension method or LINQ to get the current index in loop,

                          Following implementation would be great

                          foreach (Object o in collection, index)
                          {
                          var idx = this.index;
                          }

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • One .NET Framework for One Microsoft

                            Proposal is to create a “One Framework” project at Microsoft to encompass both technology development and a consistent message for customer engagement. A developer should be able to fire up Visual Studio and use C# and Xaml to target Windows Desktop, Windows Store Apps, and Xbox One along with a cloud deployed “click once” option to all these targets. There should be clear guidance that all of these will be both supported and enhanced for a long time to come. It would be a nice extra to have a fully supported by Microsoft targeting of C# to Android and IOS…

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                              26 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make Tracepoints Faster

                              The tracepoints feature in Visual Studio (When hit.. breakpoints) is very slow, to the point where in some cases (when there are thousands of messages), it becomes almost un-usable, which is a shame because it is such a wonderful feature.

                              It seems the main reason for this is that the debugger breaks all threads momentarily while it writes the tracepoint message. I would suggest an implementation in which, where supported, the tracing will be invisibily injected into the debuggee via Edit&Continue, so that pausing the debuggee each time the tracepoint is hit will no longer be required, and thus the…

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                                0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow expressions directly in WPF data bindings

                                Allow simple expressions in WPF data bindings like
                                content = "{Binding MyData.Size / 2.5}"
                                or
                                Height = "{Binding SomeControl.Height + 100}"
                                or
                                content = "{Binding MyData.Prize * 1.25 + 5.00} + ' euro' "

                                without the need for creating a converter.

                                3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Provide pure HTML5/CSS3/JS project template

                                    No References
                                    No Propertities
                                    No Web.config
                                    No buiilding at all

                                    12 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Don't lock up Visual studio when initiating a local build

                                      Currently Visual Studio seems to lock up and be non responsive in the menus in the first few seconds of build. It would be nice to be able to interact with VS during this period.

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                                      • show contextual differentiating information in tab titles

                                        Having tab titles that contain the same name is fairly useless. There have been many times where I have modified the wrong web.config in a multi-project solution due to this. It would be nice to include differentiation information in the following situations:

                                        a) when there are two tabs with exactly the same name, show enough detail to distinguish. E.g. show the shortest parent path part that is different.
                                        b) when there are two files in one solution with the same name, show some indicator of which this is - possibly less of a desired setting and may need a configuration…

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                                        • workitem field readonly hidden

                                          Don't hide a TFS Work Item field when it becomes read only - this is especially important where there is a default value set in the process template and the field is read only rather than showing the user the value.

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