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  1. Add generated accessor methods for getting string resources with correct number of parameters

    Instead of just having the designer generate properties for each string resource, also have it generate accessor methods with the number of arguments matching the number of placeholders in the string. For example, this string resource:

    ThreePlacholderString = "This has 3 placeholders: {0} {1} {2}"

    ...would have accessor with this signature

    .GetThreePlaceholderString( object p1, object p2, object p3 );

    This would catch a mismatch of parameters at compile time instead of runtime.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enhance CA2241 (Provide correct arguments to formatting methods) to work with resource strings

      Code analysis rule CA2241 works with literal strings, but it's an even bigger issue when the strings are in resource files. Please enhance it to detect invalid placeholders in resource strings.

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Use PSR to capture bug and store automatically into TFS

        As we use PSR to capture the steps and screen shot for bug found in our system, it will be great if that tool can be saved into TFS automatically and write an error log

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • VB-Intellisense should suggest undefined variables from current context after writing "Dim..."

          Often, if i write a line of code, i start to write something and think this would be better split in more lines and use a new variable

          Basic example:

          result = (a + b) * c

          while writing the line, i think (a+b) is rather complex in one line, so just use a new temporary variable. But first I complete this line, if I already had defined this variable and write the "Dim" and the assignment afterwards.

          so, i write:

          result = x * c

          and afterwards i go some lines up and start to write

          dim x as...

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            • Allow connecting to Test Controller using different user credentials

              It should be possible to connect to a MS Test Controller with different user credentials than the one logged in using Visual Studio (2010).
              Mapping net shares we can use any user credentials.
              In Visual Studio when we connect to a MS Test Controller automatically the logged in user is used.
              It should be possible to use a different user for connecting to the Controller.

              22 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • VS UI is not attractive so provide UI Visual studio extension template. So that we can use it to provide 'n' number of UI styles.

                VS UI is not attractive so provide UI Visual studio extension template. So that we can use it to develop and provide 'n' number of UI styles.

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                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • allow the addition of users to a Request feedback

                  After a feedback trequest has been created it would be nice to be able to add in exdtra team members to the same featur request.

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support quarter in StringFormat for dates

                    It is extremely common to manipulate quarters as dates. Unfortunately existing DateTime custom formats don't support those scenarios. Sometimes you want to to display dates as "Q3 2010". It would be extremely useful to be able to do so with formats "Qq yyyy".

                    Consider Oracle TO_CHAR as an example of string format with such support.

                    The drawback of not having this is that we have to use our own formatting functions, which is sometimes impossible (e.g. a charting component may only accept standard .NET formats to print the dates on an axis).
                    Another typical example is WPF Bindings, although here…

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Display a count of changesets when Viewing History

                      When I view history for an item in the Source Control Explorer (SCE) I'd like to see a count of returned changesets somewhere - even if it's just a simple count down in the status bar (e.g. "145 changesets found"). Taking this a step further, although not as important (for my needs), it would then also be nice that if I selected a subset of the returned results that it displayed something along the lines of "12 of 48 changesets selected".

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow code clone detection to be run from command line and/or MSBuild

                        The new code clone detection feature seems to be very tightly coupled to the project object model exposed by the IDE. This essentially makes it impossible to use within automated builds. Please consider changing the "innards" so that the tool can be used to break an automated build (including builds run outside the IDE) when duplicate code is found.

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                          5 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • TFS Client for WP7

                          Create a tfs client for Windows Phone 7.

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                            1 comment  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Enable TFS reporting with TFS Preview

                            It would be great to have access to the reporting capabilities in the Warehouse and the Cube to enhance the analysis capabilities with TFS Preview. Especially around testing and other such capabilities we would really benefit from having some degree of reporting access (even if it was just against SQL Azure and didn't provide cube access)

                            159 votes
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                              under review  ·  5 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow the creation of Feedback Items directly from any work item.

                              By allowing users to create a Feedback Request from any work item, it creates a context, and history, directly on the item requiring feedback.

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                                0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • plugin support for Metro apps

                                How about providing Plugin Support by allowing submitting WinRT libraries to the winstore? They could be tracked and verified and then downloaded and dynamically executed by the app. Maybe on a per app basis, provided by third party contributors, eg. Community. How awesome would that be, plugins in metro style apps and modding support for games.
                                There should generally be the ability to execute code dynamically.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Transparent tips/assistance windows so my code is also visible.

                                  The pop-ups that assist when you type cover my code. Of course, they're very useful indeed, but if they were transparent, I could read either the 'tip' or my code without having to move the cursor away and come back again.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Data Grid View cell setting in window base project for fast billing.

                                    want to create a data grid view each row have 6 column but i want to go column 1 to 6 direct and after click in 6 colomn get new row and after all i want to edit in any cell..

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Proposing new optimization switch with huge speed boost potential

                                      Hi guys

                                      I wana discuss proposed optimization step(optional switch?) to c++ compiller that would make old and new code in some cases order of magnitude faster by just pure recompilation. Since visual c++ compiller is closed source I am testing changes in CLang

                                      ...After all those attempts to store anything via = without waste I think that compiller should do "placement new" transparently for us whenever he encounters = on movable object(just array case is more than enough). Instead of forcing us to implement zillion && operators that solve only heap side of problem. Deciding what kind of "this" object…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • support running coded ui tests as 64-bit process

                                        Coded UI tests should be able to run as 64-bit process.

                                        32 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Use tokens to display code in a developers chosen particular style

                                          A developer's chosen coding style can be very annoying to another developer. Why not use tokens to encode the editor presented features of style (a preprocessor would strip out the tokens before compilation). In this way the code is presented to each developer in their own favourite style.

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