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  1. Pass generic enum as a parameter to a function

    I've hit the problem of passing a type for an enum to a procedure. I had expected to be able to write...

    public void AddList(string name, enum items) where items: byte

    or

    public void AddList(string name, enum:byte items)

    but instead have to write

    public void AddList(string name, Type items)
    {
    if (!items.IsEnum)
    throw new ArgumentException("items must be the typeof() an enum:byte.");

    var keys = (byte[])Enum.GetValues(items);
    var values = (string[])Enum.GetNames(items);

    ...
    }

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add ability to ignore updates for individual Extensions and Updates

      I have a number of extensions installed, and want them to be kept up to date. As such I don't want to "Disable automatic detection of available updates".

      However, I have one extension that I do not want to update (Visual Assist X). I bought a licence for it, and am repeatedly prompted to update to a later version. My licence does not cover this later version - updating will move me onto a free trial for a limited period.

      I'd like to be able to right click on the update and say "ignore this update" - like I can…

      31 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Export to Excel from Team Web Access for TFS 2012

        Bring back functionality to allow a user to export to excel / open a query in Excel from TFS 2012

        194 votes
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        • Wait for application to completely exit before starting next iteration of test

          MSDN Thread pertaining to this topic
          http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/814bbf4a-eca4-4580-b1bf-ffef5012142d/wait-for-application-to-completely-exit-before-starting-next-iteration-of-test?forum=vstest

          Basically, I have an application that takes a while to release memory. Thought that a feature similar to the "WaitForControlXXX()" methods would be helpful in this situation.

          2 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • enable MTM to run multiple test cases in parallel in one test agent

            It would be a very useful feature and MSTest.exe has just supported parallel runs. Cannot imagine MTM does not support it.

            10 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • give options to make it easier to close open tabs with mouse

              This is in regards to the "X" you can click to close a code window in VS 2013. The standard setup for the tab at the top of the code window is:

              filename | pin icon | X

              On the one hand, I appreciate the convention of this setup, but on the other, I find this irksome when I have multiple code windows open and I want to close them by clicking on the X. What happens is that because filenames do not have the same character length, the tabs at the top do not have the same length, and…

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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 1 vote
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                  0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • TFS Feedback Client create off-line importable data

                  TFS feed back clients must perform in TFS and test environment are connected in a network.

                  We can't feed back data generated by using client feed back in the TFS and test environment is not connected in the network environment.

                  More so, for using TFS feed back clients and generating transferable data offline client feed back a possible capture TFS, TFS side importing feature, an isolated network environment that can I get use to the user.

                  5 votes
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                  • Disable Maximize Button of the Touch Keyboard in WPF Application

                    Disable Maximize Button of the Touch Keyboard from WPF Application.
                    This sample is work in Touch Screen.

                    5 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • CodeLens for C++

                      Make CodeLens available for C++ projects. One cannot deny that C++ is one of the most widely used programming language in the world, and very code intensive software is written in C++, e.g. operating systems or games. Visual Studio should provide CodeLens for C++, so that large groups of developers have a better possibility to review and test code.

                      162 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Please Please Please add back "asp.net configuration tool"

                        Please Please Please add back "asp.net configuration tool"

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • I need to get Alert to my inbox if my Approver has made any changed in my specific Queue.

                          My Necessity.
                          I need to check my change request queue for every 30 min, Did my manger has approved the task. Instead of this procedure. I need to get Alert to my inbox if my Approver has made any changed in my specific Queue.
                          Problem I am facing , unable to get field name as show in TFS in Alert window to write my Query.
                          Please suggest and revert if any more information is needed or if my Qestion is not unberstadable.

                          I do work with RDTasks in the part of my day to day operations when any RDTask has…

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                          • Make the default state for not completed test case as paused

                            When I run test case, I can understand that if I saved the run without completing all the steps it will be failed or passed as the following:

                            Test case has expected result-------------> Failed
                            Test case doesn't has expect result-----> Passed

                            But now with the existing paused state from TFS 2012 Update 1, I think it should be paused not failed or passed

                            2 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Switch to Clang

                              Why?

                              Because it compiles code faster on large code bases.
                              Because it is more C++11 compliant.
                              Because it will be updated with fixes in a timely manner.
                              Because it will require less of your maintenance.
                              Because you can contribute back to it to make it even better.
                              Because you can build tools out of it like Intellisense, static analysis, etc.
                              Because MSFT can focus on Visual Studio UI and other elements that make it a nice IDE.
                              Because this is what C++ developers would prefer (non-biased opinion here :P ).
                              Because code portability is important in this platform diverse world.

                              451 votes
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                                15 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add Close documents to the Right option in Visual Studio

                                Hello microsoft,

                                Since we are using more files in visual studio framework.. If i want to close all documents but except documents I think its not available in Framework(I Dont know :-P . Tell me if it is available). Add option like "Close documents to the Right " .. Find attachment and See Pic2

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow access to parsed project file info in order to have VC++/VS run analysis applications

                                    I'm developing an application used for source code analysis. The application was originally written under Linux to be invoked as a make target, and therefore accepts command line arguments in the common Unix/Linux format, e.g. -I./include -DMYDEFINE -w etc. The input source code my application is to analyze is written for Windows and I have access to the project files used to build it. The client code base is large with very long compiler argument lists. It would be very tedious and error-prone to generate command lines manually, and I'd rather not have to write my own a parser for…

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Manage code reviews from Team Web Access

                                      It would be great if developers can create/edit/delete code reviews from Team Web Access. I think this is very helpful cross-platform integration.
                                      For example, a native iOS developer doesn't need to have VS installed.

                                      Thanks!

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                                      • Create a zero-pause garbage collector

                                        Create a zero-pause garbage collector that sacrifices throughput in order to reduce/remove stop-the-world pauses.

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                                          3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • dataset big bound data, in 32 bits application crash. I suggest a dataset that works in disk as mdf by a propierty

                                          dataset big bound data, in 32 bits application crash (more than 1.3 gb). I suggest a dataset that works in disk an not in memory, like a mdf with a propierty

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