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  1. extend C# to close gaps for high performance native interop

    There are several annoying holes in C# interop handling of native types and parametrics.

    1) "ref" struct extension methods. Oddly, this is possible in VB.NET:

    ' It is possible to change the struct fields, because we have a ref
    <Extension()> _
    Public Sub SetA(ByRef [me] As FooStruct, newval As Integer)
    [me].a = newval
    End Sub

    We would like to do the same thing in C#. It would be fine if ref extension methods were limited to struct/value types.

    2) Take the address of a parametric value type or value-type-array for use in high performance interop:

    public unsafe void Foo<T>(T[] data)…

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable limited access view in team foundation service

      In the on prem version of TFS, there is a "limited access" view that is great for exposing the entry and editing of work items to business users or external users. This is option is not available in the hosted instance of TFS and it should be. This would allow me to expose a site to external partners for entering and working with work items.

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      • Improve extention method discoverability

        Today, if you type something like this:

        MyClass foo = new MyClass();

        The IDE will suggest "using" statements I can use to help resolve MyClass properly.

        However, if I then do:

        foo.MyExtension();

        The IDE totally leaves me hanging and forces me to add the appropriate "using" statement for my extension method manually.

        Surely it can offer me some "using" statement suggestions, just like it does for types today? Hopefully that's not too hard to implement...

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Include a compressed mobile version of Visual studio to allow us to add/submit changes to apps on the go.

          Well just thinking about making it to where serious application developers could make changes and update their app's mobilely.Sometime I know pretty often for me I am always thinking of new ideas but by the time I get home I forgot what it was. I would rather be able to make the change or addition there then write a note about it and do it later.

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            0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Web access dashboard tiles: Allow for longer titles of queries

              I would love to see the possibility to have team favourite queries with longer titles to be shown clearly on the dashboard (in a tile)

              the current situation is that only the fist few words are shown, which is not that useful if you want to show a query with a very specific title (which is a bit longer)

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                0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • To have traceability report from requirements - Features - Use Cases - Test Cases - Bugs

                It would be good if VS can provide an easy dashboard kind of tool to link and view the workitems for traceability.

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Enable alignment of objects on 16/32/... byte boundaries in .NET

                  CPU's have had SIMD instructions for many years. Unfortunately, .NET memory allocation methods make it close to impossible to take full advantage of these instructions and reap the significant performance benefits. Even if the JIT compilers don't emit SIMD instructions, many native 3rd party libraries do.

                  Objects of a certain size (esp. arrays) should be automatically aligned to take maximal advantage of the CPU platform's SIMD instructions.

                  In addition, the .NET Runtime should allow the developer to specify the alignment of objects, especially large arrays but also value types on the stack.

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                    2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Integrate Find and Replace with Roslyn Compiler

                    sometime need find and replace with for example format or convert find value and then replaced.please add text box to can write and execute C# or VB code with Roslyn compiler in find and replace pane. can referenced to $find and $replace and manipulate $replace value with scripting and then replaced.

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                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • It would be a great idea to have a direct option to email a code snippet from VS

                      sometimes I need to send a mail from a snippet of code and it would be great to have a small shortcut to be able to do tat

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                      • Have an UI in Visual studio to handle live site etc

                        Many companies have a lot of live site work items. I uderstand, that a work item type inTFS coudl handle it, but still tickets etc are still handled thought some other tools from IT and the interfaces are not always the best. It will be great to have the same within VS .

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • IPADIAN Style for IPAD Emulatore for WEBAPPS Creater

                          IPADIAN Style for IPAD Emulatore for WEBAPPS
                          with Android Support and Appel Programm Support

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                            0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow "Selective Push" of "Git Commits" from Visual Studio

                            Today, If I've 10 commits in my local Git repo and want to push some (not all) of them to the remote Git repo, I need to switch back to command line, not possible from Visual Studio IDE.

                            Visual Studio Team Explorer Push pushes all commits to the remote repo and doesn't offer the flexibility of selecting and pushing the commits.

                            Please offer that flexibility to the user and stick them with VS.

                            6 votes
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                            • 2 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make it easier to scroll in the designer

                                At the moment the mouse wheel controls vertical scrolling and ctrl-mouse wheel controls horizontal scrolling, there should be a pull or pan option, when holding right or middle click.

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                                • ability to edit workitems directly from the backlog

                                  On the TFS backlog view, provide the ability to directly edit values (such as state, effort, business value, etc) without first being required to double-click the item to open the full edit form.

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                                  • Persistent Column Layout in the Text Editor

                                    In the text editor you can arrange columns with floating windows or with "verticals tab groups". But the arrangement disappears when you close your current documents, to must re-set it up each time.. In Sublime Text 2, for example, the columns persist. It should be possible to have 2 or 3 columns configured, but have documents open only in one column. Like with tab groups today you could drag documents between columns.

                                    See this forum thread for screenshots:
                                    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/1c0f7ffc-ef11-4fb0-b4e9-f552e804c500/how-to-keep-editor-windows-narrow?forum=visualstudiogeneral#df0c5b91-b4b6-4c57-8212-89cc8304fff4

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                                    • Pricing for scrum tools only

                                      We'd really appreciate knowing a little more about the pricing before we can commit to team foundation service.

                                      We'd love to use it for managing our backlog and user stories as its the only system we've found that can manage a backlog and a set of features across multiple teams.

                                      We don't need any of the other stuff code, work, bugs etc. at present as we have existing tools we have invested in for these purposes. It would therefore be great if the pricing was modular to some extent so that if you are only capturing stories and managing your…

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                                      • Allow multiple Cloud Services deployments within a single .sln build

                                        We have an sln with two web applications (MVC4 front end and MVC4 Web API services layer), and need to deploy them to two separate Azure Cloud Services via cloud TFS. Currently, the build will only deploy one of the web applications, despite having separate Azure Deployment projects, with separate publishing profiles.

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                                        • During the developers license renewal process indicated admin rights needed

                                          The issue is that during the renewal, the user has to be logged in as the local administrator. For security, I am not the administrator on my workstation so programs can't be easily installed; I have a separate administrator account in the domain. I had a popup dialog asking for admin permissions, but that resulted in the problem notification.

                                          Thinking about the possibilities, I logged on as the administrator directly and was able to run the renewal with success. Perhaps the process should indicate to the user that being logged in as the administrator is required or something should be…

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