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  1. mspdbsrv.exe limits build scalability on NUMA architectures.

    Rework mspdbsrv to work more asynchronously, not to spawn so many threads. Or rework the whole mechanism that it might be spawned in each NUMA node. Optionally extract the functionality to dll and allow using it in process way.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enhance configSource functionality in .config files

      the configSource attribute is a great feature of .NET, but it has a few drawbacks. It would be nice if you could enhance configSource to make it more useful:

      Allow configSource to "override" an element that contains content. Currently, the framework will throw an error if the element contains content.

      This is helpful when multiple developers are working on a project and they all have their own settings they need to apply to their app/web.config. We can simply have our own file that we do not check into version control that overrides the entry specified.

      If there is a security…

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Matching area path dropdown to backlog area paths

        Restrict the Area Path dropdown in work items to the same limited set of Area Paths that is visible to the team in the backlog. What's the point of my purposely limiting my team's focus if they can go into any work item and create or move it to a different / wrong area path. The item can then even disappear because it doesn't meet the backlog limitations I've set up for the team.

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          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add Ruby as supported language

          Add Ruby as supported language

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            • Allow Test Case Work Items to be created for Native C++ Unit tests

              I want the ability to associate native C++ Unit tests to Work Items of type Test Case so that I can import these test cases into Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) and run these tests from MTM. We already have a large number of C# unit tests and we have done a large amount of automation around MTM. We do not want to solve this automation problem again for native C++ Unit tests.

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                4 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Double click on a control should show code from event handlers already written for that control (possibly in alphabetical order)

                Example: if I double-click on a DataGridView I always get a Sub for handling the CellContentClick even if I didn't write code for that event and maybe I have 10 subs for handling other DataGridView events for the same DataGridView

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Open source the Visual Studio Setup Projects code

                  Unfortunately you broke the workflow of many customers and users by excluding Visual Studio Setup Projects tools from Visual Studio 2012.

                  Despite more than 5000 votes you've declined to bring it back. That leads to the conclusion that you don't want or for whatever legal reason (contract with Flexera or what ever) are not allowed to actively support your customers there.

                  The least thing I expect from you as our business partner (we pay for VS) would be to allow the community to help itself fix what you've broken. You should do this by open source the code of the…

                  3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 8 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Set font on Binary Editor (hex editor)

                      Binary Editor is not able to be set, at all. Please allow font to be changed or at least for font size to be increased.

                      10 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • support SqlCmdVars when using MsDeploy dbDACFx provider

                        When MsDeploy 3.0 was released, it came with the new dbDACFx provider to do incremental database deployments based on dacpacs (created with Sql Server Data Tools aka .sqlproj). I would like to be able to use SqlCmdVars (supported by sqlpackage.exe) when creating msdeploy packages. These sqlCmdVars should be set using the Parameters.xml file so parameteres can be entered when using the IIS Manager Import Package wizard, the same way as fx appSettings can be entered.

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                          1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • when the coach c # in French Lab 6

                          Je suis en apprentissage du C# et je suis rendu à cet étape. C'est une excellent méthode d'apprentissage ce Coach C#. Merci

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • develop clipboard capability for ASP.NET

                            I know its not there because of security issues, but like anything else, evil programmers have found ways to get around it. Why not just create this in VS and make it easier for the rest of us who just want it to help out the user?

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make Visual Studio Documentation and Forums More Approachable

                              For developers that are in the process of learning Microsoft technologies, when searching for a specific library, method, data type, or property it is not easy to narrow down what language, .net version, or type of application that each of these different things fit under. For example, when creating a VSTO Add-In using visual Studio 2012 c# and trying to find a data type or a method, searches show up from other languages, technologies, and it is not clear what encapsulates what. And when the search is narrowed with the above attributes, hardly any search results are shown or are…

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                                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • show a tool tip of the start of the code block when hovering on the end of block

                                I spend too much time trying to find the start or end of a code block, especially when dealing with nested blocks.

                                With nested 'if' statements and other code blocks, if I hover over the close of the block (or the 'else' portion), show a tool tip of the contents of the start of the block so I know which 'if' statement it belongs to. In the case of VB's 'Loop...While' statement, showing the bottom of the block (because it contains the logic condition) would be needed.

                                The tool tip could also have a navigation feature to jump me to…

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow NFC tags to change settings

                                  Allow a NFC tag to change your settigns.
                                  ex:
                                  so that your just have to scan 1 tag to change your bluetooth settings to 'on', wifi 'off' and data roaming 'on'

                                  now you if you scan a tag it directs you to the settings.
                                  but not switch / toggel settings.

                                  Grtz
                                  wouter

                                  15 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add ??? as an recursive null reference check operator in addition to the null-coalescing operator ??

                                    In C# we have the ?? operator

                                    MyClass item = GetInstance()
                                    var result = object ?? new MyClass();

                                    this is nice but I would love to have a deep null rererence check

                                    string product_name = Order.OrderDetails[0].Product.Name ??? "no product defined";

                                    this could be easily implemented by some compiler magic and translate to

                                    Func<string> _get_default = () => "no product defined";
                                    string product_name = Order == null
                                    ? _get_default.Invoke()
                                    : Order.OrderDetails[0] == null
                                    ? _get_default.Invoke()
                                    : Order.OrderDetails[0].Product == null
                                    ? _get_default.Invoke()
                                    : Order.OrderDetails[0].Product.Name ?? _get_default.Invoke()

                                    the func would ensure that you don't have the repeat the default part in the code.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add the ability to check in files from Solution Explorer for "Classic ASP" Website

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                                      Hi All,

                                      i want some help for Check in & Check Out Process for Classic ASP Pages on Visual Studio 2010.

                                      Currently What i am doing is Goint to.

                                      Files >> Open >> Websites >> Remote Website and Give my Local Server Name there with Port.


                                      Then all the Directory of my Website gets listed out and i Click on Page i want and "Check Out" for edit and once my work is done i want to "Check in" the Page,But i am not getting that option on the List.

                                      So can anyone please let me know,how i will…

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                                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Keep building great tools!

                                        Keep building great tools!

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                                          0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • allow extension methods to be defined in instance classes

                                          Currently, extension methods can only be defined in a static class. It would be very helpful if an extension method could also be defined in an instance class, so that this was possible:

                                          public class Foo
                                          {
                                          public void DoBar()
                                          {
                                          new Qux().GetBaz("corge").DoGrault();
                                          }

                                          private static Baz GetBaz(this IQux qux, string s)
                                          {
                                          // Get Baz from qux here...
                                          }
                                          }

                                          This simply enables a more fluent syntax for private helper methods. This can improve readability of the code compared to a more procedural-looking use of normal static helper methods.

                                          The current workaround is to define a new internal static…

                                          400 votes
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                                            7 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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