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  1. Add a partial method to the Forms Dispose pattern so that Dispose can be extended without editing the designer portion

    Add a partial method to the Forms Dispose pattern so that Dispose can be extended without editing the designer portion.

    The current generated code is as follows:
    protected override void Dispose(bool disposing)
    {
    if (disposing && (components != null))
    {
    components.Dispose();
    }
    base.Dispose(disposing);
    }

    This could be easily extended as such,
    partial private void Disposing();

    protected override void Dispose(bool disposing)
    {
    if (disposing && (components != null))
    {
    Disposing();
    components.Dispose();
    }
    base.Dispose(disposing);
    }

    This would allow the Disposing() method to be implemented in the main form if needed.

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      2 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Do you use ReSharper 8 *****?

      Hi,

      Do you use ReSharper *****?

      There is a web page about it:

      http://www.zinzinzibidi.com/ReSharper8Crack

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow conditional compile statements in XAML markup

        Allow the XAML markup editor to allow conditional compile statements so that a developer could have #ifdef statements in their markup

        368 votes
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          1 comment  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support localdb for Team Foundation Service unit test runs

          It appears that unit tests against a database used to be supported (http://lateralcoding.com/unit-testing-ef-on-microsofts-new-team-foundation-service/), however, it appears that it is no longer.

          When I attempt to run a unit test that goes against localdb (e.g. with connection string "Data Source=(localdb)\v11.0; Initial Catalog=MyTest; Integrated Security=True", Team Foundation Service yields the error:

          System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 52 - Unable…

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              0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • TFS WebAccess hierachical List View of Work Items - Option to display all Items collapsed if executing the Query

              TFS WebAccess - Hierachical WorItems Query

              By Default all Items are displayed expanded. You have the button to collapse all items, but it would be great if there is an Option to make the collapsed view the Standard view.

              17 votes
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              • VS2013 Scroll bar occurences

                When you search a word in a document, you have the annotations (marker) in the scroll bar. It should be great to do the same when the word is double clicked.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • VS2013 Scroll bar map mode position

                  It would be great to have the option to set the vertical scroll bar to the left or to the right when the map mode is activated.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Identify what is superseded in download. Provide the tools in one point .*access.

                    I am a bit slow to fully learn the visual studio features. Hence I have somehow retained several programs via download. It would be excellent if I could expunge the software items to save disk space, but I am still learning the toolbars. Hence, what is new? I am still adapting?
                    I have a very nice windows phone app fully designed...and with this progress have become interested in the win 8 platform, hence the 2013 download. As a bit new to design, however, I am a bit lost as to what I truly need, hence save perhaps too much.? copy…

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • exploratory tests with pass or fail result

                      Exploratory tests are simply displayed as completed and each session needs to be opened to discover if bugs were raised during the test session.

                      Allowing the user to choose whether the test passed or failed during the session will provide a quick view as to the status of the development of the user story under test

                      7 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Remember the last workspace for each team project in the pending changes window

                        I work on a few team projects at the same time and I don't shelve my changes every time I switch between projects. The Pending Changes window shows all my changes for the selected workspace, which sometimes spans multiple projects. I have resorted to creating a workspace for each team project. This works fine but I want to assign a workspace to the team project so when I switch projects, the appropriate workspace is selected and the Pending Changes listed is what I expect. Currently, when I select a new team project, the selected workspace remains the same. I would…

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                          2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Integrated .Net Obfuscation for Mobile & Modern (Windows Phone & Windows Store) Apps & Games

                          *** Visual Studio 2012 absolutely needs to have an integrated .Net obfuscation feature that works on Windows Store and Windows Phone Store apps & games. ***

                          The Dotfuscator tool that's integrated into Visual Studio 2012 cannot be used to obfuscate Windows Store or Windows Phone Store apps, making it fairly useless to "modern app" developers who are targeting Windows 8, Windows RT, and/or Windows Phone 8.

                          On April 30, 2013, PreEmptive (the vendor of Dotfuscator) expired the license of the free (and separately downloadable) "Dotfuscator for Windows Phone 7" tool. PreEmptive now charges $500/year or $150/quarter to use another version…

                          77 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • nested functions in c#

                            Allow a function to be nested in C#. Example:

                            private string Test()
                            {
                            string Test2(string x)
                            {
                            return x + "something";
                            }

                            Console.WriteLine(Test2("a"));
                            Console.WriteLine(Test2("b"));
                            }

                            Could also add an inline keyword too like this:

                            inline string Test2(string x)
                            {
                            }

                            which replace the call with inline code. if the inline keyword not present, just call the code.

                            It's much more convenient than having to write nested classes. Great for decomposing a complex method in to sub-functions.

                            I really miss this ability in Delphi

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Ability to execute Coded UI test as 64 bit

                              Coded UI is used for UI testing currently.
                              But if it should be extended for other testing techniques like API or interface testing, then this issue must be solved.
                              Coded UI must have option to execute as 64 bit .Because thick client application usually gets built as 64 bit and with current Coded UI test structure we have to build 32 bit dll's separately for performing API / Interface testing.

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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • web-based dashboard showing TFS service performance metrics and issues

                                  i am using tfs service for my personal projects and have been using it since preview. I've experienced slowness, service down several times. It would help if there is status/dashboard showing how well the TFS performs, so I cam move some critical TFS projects to on-premise hosting.

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                                  • Sorry but I misspelled my visual studio https and would like to rename it

                                    I would just like to change "davividmandeville" to davidmandeville

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Don't delete bookmarks when the corresponding line is deleted or cut

                                      When a line of code that had been bookmarked is deleted, that very bookmark is deleted too. Also when such line of code is cut, the bookmark is lost (it doesn't reappear somewhere else after pasting). Finally, when the line is emptied (select as a whole without linefeed, press Del) the bookmark disappears.

                                      This behaviour is rather unexpected, since the bookmark is meant to mark a location. "Location" is a certain part of code (hence it's correct that the bookmark moves as soon as lines above are inserted or removed), but not a particular line of code.

                                      This limits usefulness…

                                      4 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Delete Project Delete Confirmation Message from Browser

                                        Delete Project Delete Confirmation Message from Browser

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                                        • Fix Ctrl Left/Right in SQL Editor

                                          Ctrl Left/Right is meant to go to the next word. This is how it is across Windows, however, in Visual Studio's SQL editor if you have something double quoted then it skips everything and goes to the end quote.

                                          Here's the problem. If it doesn't find a matching quote it takes you to the end of the line. And this is terrible. If I want to quote an item I add the quote to the beginning, ctrl right to get to the end of the word, and instead I'm at the end of the line.

                                          Just remove this logic and…

                                          3 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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