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  1. In codedUI test assertion, capability to compare image also.

    Instead of checking if some control has a specific property or not, I want to compare image of the control (e.g. for a button, It would like to verify that It's shape, font color, font size, BGColor and text hasn't changed, I can verify all of this simply by comparing the current image and the one at time of recording)

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add some manager custom alerts in the Alerts Explorer

      What I really want to do for example: in case that the task assinged on "mm/dd/yyyy" is not comleted before "mm/dd + 7/yyyy", the alert notification should be sent to the "assigned to" person of that task and to somebody else (I call it workflow manager, the person who is responsible for the project).
      In my humble opinion, client alerts are pretty useful for a strong team of developers but it would also be a great step forward if there is a branch of manager alerts such as described above.
      To summarise, I wish I could easily manage team alerts…

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • don't change the cursor location in the xaml designer when tabbing back

        When writing XAML in the XAML view that contains a bug, and ctrl+tabbing to another window, changing back should retain the cursor at the previous location.

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          2 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Change color of Smart Tasks Panel

          I mainly develop Web apps so I'm not sure if this is an issue with any desktop folks...

          But when I have a Control (say a DropDownList) and I attempt to open teh Smart Tasks Panel, in the Dark Theme the "Enable AutoPostBack is black on black. This is VERY hard to read and I would have missed it if not for the checkbox. I suggest changing the color of the word there.

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            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Coded UI Test

            CUIT should allow us to check cell color in GridView.

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            • When Visual Studio is compiling, show the progress in the task bar.

              When Visual Studio is compiling, show the progress (or at least Indeterminate progress) in the task bar, so if I work with another software in th mean time, I can no when the build is finished.

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                1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add clear OAUTH setup on a project in TFSpreview

                I see OAUTH pass by when I initially log on to the system, however I cannot find where to select different OAUTH providers on a project or on a collection. I would like to mix with different globally dispersed teams and individuals that may have Gmail, Facebook and Live accounts which they would be willing to use.

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Implement LayoutStates (BeforeLoaded, AfterLoaded, BeforeUnloaded) feature for WPF4.5

                  WPF is missing this feature that Silverlight has. Please add in this feature.

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add auto-complete support when linking to work items

                    Support auto-complete by ID and Item Title when linking work items.

                    Currently supporting only linking work items by ID provides poor UX since IDs are hard to track and we are in a modal window.

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                      2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • silverlight for linux

                      The linux substitute for linux does not work for my version of firefox and does not support netflix. Please make a linux version, it will help a lot.

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add a right-margin line at 75 characters, and then do automatic newlining to that

                        I want to keep my code such that it will never exceed 75 characters per row. The motivation is that the code fits in the screen without needing to scroll horizontally. Idea: (optionally) enforce the 75 character-width (make it changeable). After the programmer writes past this right-margin, automatically format the code to neatly continue at the next line (as it does after autoformatting). A poor man's version: simply show a line at the 75-characters, so that the programmer can more easily format his code manually. See the Matlab's editor for a demonstration of this.

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                          2 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Implement 'var' type inference for lambda expressions in C# similar to equivalent functionality in VB.Net

                          VB.Net allows local variables to be initialized with a lambda expressions using type inference, as long as the parameter types are specified. For example:

                          Dim f = function(x as Integer) x = 1

                          In this case 'f' is inferred to have an anonymous function type described as "<Function(Integer) As Boolean>" that can be implicitly cast to any matching delegate type, such as Predicate(Of Integer) or Func(Of Integer, Boolean).

                          Currently C# does not support this functionality. That is to say, the line:

                          var f = (int x) => x == 1;

                          results in a compile error (Cannot assign lambda expression to…

                          14 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Intellisense searching

                            Use Case:
                            I wonder to myself, "Did someone in our company already write a way to convert Byte array to a stream?"

                            I ask around the company. Someone says "Oh, I think I saw something like that somewhere sometime, but I can't really remember. Try looking at company.common.core.bla". I manually look around. I may or may not find this after spending a lot of time. If I don't find it, I write it myself. But after a while even I may forget where I put that logic.

                            Solution: Make it so that you can add tags to xml comments. As…

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • c++11 keyword alignas is not implemented

                              Please implement alignas keyword , so code like this compiles

                              // every object of type sse_t will be aligned to 16-byte boundary
                              struct alignas(16) sse_t
                              {
                              float sse_data[4];
                              };

                              Now it compiles as

                              // every object of type sse_t will be aligned to 16-byte boundary
                              struct __declspec(align(16)) sse_t
                              {
                              float sse_data[4];
                              };

                              In Visual Studio 2010 it was possible to make a define,
                              In Visual Studio 2012 rc is not, because alignas is treated in the headers as c++ keyword.

                              15 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add web deployment projects to VS11

                                I've only spent 5mins in VS11 so far, but it seems like Website Application projects addon from (2005/2008/2010 has been integrated). However Website Deployment projects don't seem to be. It would be nice for these to finally get some official attention.

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                                  14 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • If theme is a big deal...

                                  Allow users to choose a theme they prefer. We code in this all day everyday and the less color style is really hard on the eyes! Please listen to your developers. Most of us want to continue using a colorful theme (as in VS 2010) so if you want to change it - at least let us customize it - that would be a great new feature. Same for the ALL CAPS. Default it to normal menus, but let developers choose if they want CAPS. Otherwise, keep up the great work on speeding things up and making it better for…

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                                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Display format for Find-all-search results

                                    Rather than showing the entire path of each file, the resultset can be displayed as a tree view. Considering the following results:


                                    Find all "view", Match case, Subfolders, Find Results 1, Current Project: CBES - Crowd Monitor\CBES - Crowd Monitor.csproj, ""

                                    C:\Users\ABM-7\Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Projects\CBES - Crowd Monitor\CBES - Crowd Monitor\Content\themes\base\jquery.ui.theme.css(15): * To view and modify this theme, visit http://jqueryui.com/themeroller/

                                    C:\Users\ABM-7\Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Projects\CBES - Crowd Monitor\CBES - Crowd Monitor\Scripts\jquery-1.5.1-vsdoc.js(2732): props: "altKey attrChange attrName bubbles button cancelable charCode clientX clientY ctrlKey currentTarget data detail eventPhase fromElement handler keyCode layerX layerY metaKey newValue offsetX offsetY pageX pageY prevValue relatedNode relatedTarget screenX screenY shiftKey…

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                                      3 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Optimize Math functions

                                      Currently the JITer doesn't do a good job with a lot of the .Net Framework, and the Math functions in particular.

                                      Example: Math.Abs

                                      The emitted assembly is pretty much the same for all types. It should optimize to take advantage of x86 instructions that have been around for more than a decade.

                                      cdq
                                      xor eax,edx
                                      sub eax,edx
                                      ret

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                                        5 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Keep project references for projects that have been removed from the solution

                                        When removing a project which is referenced as a project reference by other projects in the solution, these project references are deleted. This is unfortunate since the same projects may appear in other solutions, and their compilation would break in those solutions. I suggest these references are kept, and have a warning associated with them (the black/yellow exclamation mark)

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                                          2 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • add a IReadOnly*<T> constructor for List, Dictionary etc.

                                          The classes Dictionary<TKey, TValue> and List<TValue> have a copy constructor for the corresponding interfaces IDictionary<TKey,TValue>, ICollection<TValue> and IList<TValue> which was fine until the introduction of the interfaces IReadOnlyDictionary<TKey, TValue>, ICollection<TValue> and IReadOnlyList<TValue>.
                                          So you should add constructors for classes that accept any of IList, ICollection, IDictionary to also accept the IReadOnly corresponding counterpart.

                                          greetings from the const

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                                            0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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