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  1. Speed up the default exception handler in VS2012

    I have a fast machine with a core i7 chip an SSD hard drive, yet on a machine with 16GB of ram, an unhandled exception locks the program and IDE for 19 seconds while the 'unhandled exception' dialog loads, and on a second machine with 24GB it still takes about 4 seconds to throw.

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      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add support for "new this()" in abstract base class

      public abstract class A :
      derived: new(), new(string, string)
      {
      public derived Create()
      {
      return new this();
      }
      }

      public class B : A
      {
      public B()
      {

      }

      public B(string s1, string s2)
      {

      }
      }

      public class C : A
      {
      // compiler error: no paramterless default constructor provided
      // compiler error: no constructor with two string parameters provided

      protected C(string s)
      {

      }
      }

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        • VS2010 : go back to old find dialog (like in VS2010) or allow disabling the quickfind

          Hi all,

          The new "Quickfind" - panel of VS2012 is annoying. It does not respond as expected and could not be positioned as needed.
          It slows down all work.

          So I would suggest to go generally back to the old "find dialog" or allow the users to disable the new "quickfind" toolwindow.

          Best regards,
          dp.

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            2 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Display iterations outside Backlog Iteration For This Team subtree

            Under a team's Configure Schedules and Iterations, one can choose "Backlog Iteration for this team". That's a great way to limit what shows in the Product Backlog so I can use Forecasting effectively. But it limits the choices among iterations to those at or below that node in the hierarchy. I'm using the recommended hierarchy of Committed vs Planned and that means I can either see the (Planned) backlog and none of the committed iterations, or vice versa. I don't think the restriction of iterations to subtree is essential and it gets in the way of effective team management. Correct…

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            • Tooltip on board give more useful information

              When using the task board, the tooltip when hovering over a box is missing a great opportunity to supply useful information. What would be useful:
              - work item id#
              - (for task or bug) parent story name
              - work item tags
              - (for user story) story points

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              • To add support for drag and drop files into the Diff window

                Best mode scenario:
                * I check differences in all my pending changes
                * I open first Diff window using the standard way: right mouse click --> Compare..
                * Now I have opened Diff window docked to the right side
                * Then I want to check changes made in the next file

                ** It would be awesome if I could just drag and drop next file into the already opened Diff window

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                • Hyper-V should stop blocking my laptops power management

                  See this page for users with this issue
                  http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w8itprogeneral/thread/6f383b2a-3a4a-472f-a966-cda0ce646e37

                  Win Phone 8 SDK requires Hyper-V. Hyper-V disables CPU throttling I don't know the specifics of the details of what is happening behind the scenes, but I can observe what happens on my laptop before and after installing Win Phone 8 SDK.

                  After installing the SDK, I can observe that my CPU Frequency in Resource Monitor no longer fluctuates, it stays steady at my CPU's rated speed. Additionally, when I perform any CPU-intensive task, my CPU temp goes to 95 Celsius, whereas it used to stick around 80 Celsius before the…

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                    0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow templates to define an explicit list of types

                    There has LONG been a need in .NET to allow generic coding of classes which take numeric template parameters to avoid code repetition, and this has normally be suggested in the form of adding INumeric, IArithmetic etc., but as this has now been ignored for so many year by Microsoft, we have to assume that there is some deep reason why they cannot/will not introduce such an interface (one possibly reason being that it might require static and/or operator methods in interface definitions). So, as an alternative, why not allow an explicit list of types supported perhaps in the form:

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Please make a dll to run the script file from local device to SqlServer compact db as same as smo

                      Using SMO we can run the sql script files to Sql Server, But we not able to run the Sql scripts in Sql Server Compact DB like that. So it is there then we can give the script file path alone in run time to execute.

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide API documentation for the customization of TFS Web Access 2012

                        We would like to customize TFS Web Access 2012 to add new tabs, pages and other content to support our in-house processes. We were able to do this in the previous version of TFS Web Access. But there is no info about doing so in the current version of TFS Web Access.

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                        • create C++ projects completely "empty" of settings.

                          100% of the time, I open my vcxproj files in notepad and clear them of all settings, then copy in several lines of:

                          <ImportGroup Label="PropertySheets" Condition="'$(Configuration)'=='Debug'">
                          <Import Project="$(SolutionDir).build/output.props" />
                          ... etc ...

                          It would be nice if it started from scratch with no settings applied so I can just start referencing my property sheets immediately.

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add standard formats to TimeSpan which allow the formatting hh:mm with more than 24 hours

                            In TimeSpan format strings hh refers to 'The number of whole hours in the time interval that are not counted as part of days.' I'd like to have a designation which is just 'The number of whole hours in the time interval' so I can output 36:00 instead of 1:12:00.

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                              1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Develop some visually attractive, functional website templates for some basic businesses along with good documentaion to grow adoption of VS

                              The WWW is by far the most significant driver of software development today. Developers are looking for a career protection (i.e. developing in a sustainable platform that will have longevity), that is conducive to their customers needs and is easy to learn, adopt and use. Visual Studio is such an opportunity but has VERY limited templates and documentation to assist newbies like me. The Wingtip Toys is the best available but is very basic. Please help getting us newbies on board..!

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                                1 comment  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                • LESS in Windows 8 Apps

                                  Enable LESS, SASS and CoffeeScript in Windows 8 App Projects.

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                                  • Configure Entity to used modal window picker as default instead of combobox

                                    Hello,

                                    when you have a refernce to an entity in another entity and you craete a screen element always the combobox will be used. Yet for large data sets this does not work as it is to slow. If you have 20 screens you have to over and over againg change the control from combobox to modal window picker. It would be of greate productivity help to be able to define for an entity or a query that it should be added as reference by a modla window picker. Then for all screen the entity is being referenced the correct…

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                                      0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • FIX THE **** BUGS!

                                      Could you fix the bugs in the IDE??!!! VS 2012 is the buggiest edition of VS I've EVER seen. I'm sick to death of Intellisense flaking out and the editor crashing.

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                                      • E4X Syntax Support in C#

                                        E4X offers a very simple and elegant syntax for assigning in-line XML data and XML data access and manipulation. The .NET Framework has some very powerful classes and assemblies for XML manipulation (System.XML, LINQ to XML). If the power of the .NET XML tools could be combined with the simplicity of E4X, this would not only simplify XML data usage, it would reduce the developer workload and offer a very attractive addition to .NET languages and Visual Studio! In addition, E4X could effectively be a wrapper for the already powerful .NET classes.

                                        For example (using proposed C#), assigning XML data: …

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