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  1. awaitable events

    I want to be able to await for an event.

    class Goo { static event Action<T> Foo }
    ...

    T foo = await Goo.Foo;

    ...
    var z = Goo.Foo;

    T foo = await z;

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Bring back C++11 user defined literals

      http://www.stroustrup.com/C++11FAQ.html#UD-literals
      I believe that you already had that in the VisualStudio2013RC. Why did you take it out in the VS2013 release?
      User defined literals are awesome, and we need them!

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Is it possible to connect project hosted under TFS service with project which is under Codeplex

        Im pretty sure Im not the first one but I did not find an answer on that.
        Igot an MS account which I use for Codeplex and For my projets under TFS Service. I got a opensource product which Im evoluating and publish under Codeplex but keep development private under TFS service. Are there any possibility to easely publish my source code from TFS Service to CodePlex (Im using TFS sourcecontrol not a Git)

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        • I suggest that the error window presents errors in the order they appear in the build log.

          The error window is useless for c++ developers. The sorting options don't allow me to see the first error encountered by the compiler which is often causing many of the rest of errors I'm seeing.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Collapse editor region by clicking on #endregion

            Regions can be very large. Many times the user is closer to the endregion tag and therefore an improvement would be to make the endregion tag clickable in order to collapse the region. The current workflow requires first finding the start region tag and then clicking it.

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              1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Auto-filled numbers in the IDE

              It's fantastic in VS IDE that we can mark a block of text by selecting a rectangular area with the Alt key pressed. I believe it could be more fantastic if users can fill with series of numbers vertically. Imagine you mark a vertical, thin area in the IDE, press Ctrl-M, N (or anything like this), then a series of numbers is automatically filled in that area (like line numbers). This could be used when you need to generate a series of numbers sometimes.

              It could also be helpful if you, say, press Ctrl-M, L (or anything like this) and…

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                1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Include Code Snippets with Visual Studio 2013 Settings Sync

                The new Visual Studio 2013 will sync a myriad of settings between instances on different machines, but it doesn't sync code snippets.

                It would be extra neat if code snippets could be synced as well, as I find that I still have to copy these about whenever I install a new version of Visual Studio on a new machine.

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                  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • to make the defalt error window smaller for bigger forms

                  the error window is to big for bigger projects that i do

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                    0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Enable Remote Debugging to immediately attach to a starting process

                    The Global Flags Editor (gflags.exe) allows a debugger to be configured so that when a process is started, the debugger can attach immediately and break before the process' entry point. This already works with Visual Studio (devenv) and WinDbg.

                    It would be great if the Remote Debugger (msvsmon.exe) could be configured as the debugger for a process in the same way as VS and WinDbg.

                    I would expect the workflow to be something like:
                    1. configure msvsmon as the debugger for a process (eg notepad) on a remote machine
                    2. Attempt to start notepad.exe on the remote machine and find…

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                      6 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • hide running SCVMM machines in mtm

                      acoording to this http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee943322(v=vs.110).aspx is possible to see running machines when creating new environments but the problem is that it shows all machines and there might be some you don't want to be used for test....
                      A workaround is to add <LabManagement></LabManagement> in the description field of the machine to hide it from MTM.
                      But please turn it around so you have to add something to show up in MTM, as you easily forget it when you create machines in SCVMM

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • notifications

                        Using Visual Studio Online website, the main screen only shows the projects I have recently used. But I never know when I've been added to a new project. Please display notifications or alerts on the main homepage when a new project has added you as a team member.

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                        • TFS Add a comment field or Work Item to check-out .

                          Add a comment field and/or Work Item to check-out .
                          You cannot see for what reason a file has been checked out. It makes it impossible to find out what a users has check a file out for.
                          You can only see after the file has been checked in what the reason that change was made

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                          • IntelliSense should include copy+paste

                            I often copy and paste members variables between my header and class files (cpp and h).

                            A frequent operation is to the copy and paste the name of a variable.

                            It would cool if IntelliSense gave significant weight to the content of my copy/paste buffer when giving me a hint. Most of the time the content of the buffer contains the optimal hint.

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Offer a low-cost Visual Studio version for hobby/learner developer

                              There needs to be a low-cost Visual Studio for hobbyists and learners. This would help people get started with development using the Microsoft tools and would contribute to the long-term success of the company.

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                              • Allow pre-pidding of Visual Studio 2013

                                In previous versions of Visual Studio (2012 and earlier), a developer or IT Administrator could pre-pid an installation of Visual Studio to support mass deployments (especially in scenarios such as Lab Management). However, this capability has been removed/taken away in Visual Studio 2013 which removes the ability to easily perform mass administrative deployments of Visual Studio to test and development environments.

                                Please consider re-adding this functionality back to simplify administrative deployments.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Move the find and replace dialog

                                  The find and replace in Visual Studio is in a very awkward spot if you are looking for something in a very long line (one example is a minified javascript file), this is because every item that the editor finds will be 'underneath' the dialog, and since there is no way to move the dialog, every subsequent find attempt always finds the item under the dialog. This can make javascript editing quite an annoyance. This dialog should be movable in my opinion.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Using the default value "null" with the keyword "params

                                    If the method is called without arguments, pass value "null", and not an empty array.

                                    For example:

                                    public static void Foo(params int[] array)
                                    { }

                                    public static void Bar(params int[] array = null)
                                    { }

                                    static void Main(string[] args)
                                    {
                                    Foo(); // Foo(new int[0]);
                                    Bar(); // Bar(null);
                                    }

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Capture Image in coded UI for Windows Store Apps

                                      Coded UI for Windows Store Apps is not supporting capture image

                                      Need to have a way to capture Image in coded UI for windows store Apps if we need to verify any Image.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • open side-loading for consumer versions of windows

                                        The side-loading workflow for the enterprise versions of windows is fairly simple and secure. However, the barriers to side-loading apps on consumer versions of windows is too high relative to the alternatives: the open web platform and (for x86 windows at least) traditional win32/.net app distribution on the desktop.

                                        In addition, there are several compelling non-LOB use cases for side loading in consumer versions of windows without requiring paid product keys purchased in bulk:

                                        Open source: LGPL and GPL software - these licenses are incompatible with the closed app store distribution model.

                                        Privately distributed apps for non-enterprise related groups: e.g.…

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                                        • Please incorporate the way to validate the background color of a cell in a grid through UIA or codedUI automation.

                                          Problem : There is no way to validate the background color of a cell in a grid through UIA or codedUI automation. Request you to please incorporate this feature. This would be a nice feature to have for testers who use Visual Studio and MSDN Library a lot on a working day.

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