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  1. Add Type Provider to C#

    F# 3.0 introduced a new feature call "Type Provider" that speed up development when accessing internet web services such as Azure Market, OData and many other. the "Type Provider" integrate the web service data into a type-safe .Net classes including IntelliSense.
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    a good document about it can be found at http://research.microsoft.com/apps/pubs/?id=173076

    Please add this feature into C# compiler

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      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 2012 is a sign of the giant sinking ship

      This is the most horrible studio that I ever seen since 1998. Please bring back 2008 and all of it smoothness. Microsoft is truly sinking

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add a Merge button to the Changeset Details dialog (Team Explorer)

        Merging a changeset seems like an extremely common action from having it open in team explorer. The other ways to initiate a merge are long-winded and awkward (select full or partial merge, select source branch, wait for changeset list to load, find the wanted changeset etc.)

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        • Add a premium TFS CALs

          In TFS 2012, many of the new features such as the kanban diagrams and agile planning are only available for users with Visual Studio Premium.

          Users that are licensed only with a TFS CAL (without Visual Studio), cannot use these features as there is no ability to purchase a standalone "premium" TFS CAL.

          This creates a major problem when justifying TFS to upper management - it makes absolutely no sense to license project managers and non-technical staff members with full copies of Visual Studio to access basic planning functionality.

          Contractor (offsite) licensing for TFS is similarly complex - it's currently…

          7 votes
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          • Support a XML diff tool inside Visual Studio for use with & without TFS.

            The diff tool in VS 2012 is a fantastic leap forward but fails badly with XML files (as does most tools). I would love a XML diff tool or the current diff tool to be extended to support XML. Ideally this tool should work with TFS (i.e. when merging etc...) but also without TFS - let me use it to select and compare two files on disk.

            This would have benefits for
            + modifying work item templates for TFS
            + SharePoint developers
            + Lightswitch developers
            + Windows 8 app developers who use XAML
            + Anyone using XAML (WPF, WF, Silverlight…

            26 votes
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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • CODED UI

              Hi All,

              Can u please guide the framework for CODED UI.
              Thanks in advance
              Kalyan

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Include a provision for "approval & acceptance" of .NET Framework in automatic updates.

                Everytime I try to imnstall the automatic update for a .NET Framework, my Vista does not allow it to install. I have to go to the KB # on the website, and manually download it whereupon I agree to the terms, and it installs. Why not provide a way to "accept/Agree" in the automatic updates?

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • See all the CSS rules that apply to an element by right-clicking said element

                  It would be great to be able to right-click an html tag (such as "tr", "td" etc.) in the editor at design time, as well as class and id declarations, and be able to go to the CSS file[s] that affect those elements/tags and elements/tags bearing those classes/Ids.

                  I know you can run the page, right-click the element in question, and select "Inspect Element" and then see in Chrome Dev Tools or Firebug "||cetera" (orcetera) the CSS rules that apply to the element, but it would be awesome to be able to do it right from the IDE at design-time.…

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • add "bring to front" and "send to back" in UML diagrams

                    Not being able to change the z-axis of items in UML diagrams causes them to become difficult to work with. Adding the "bring to front" and "send to back" options we have in the form designer view would UML diagrams much easier to use, and therefore a better feature.

                    9 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add the ability to set a Project's root directory

                      Sometimes I want to organize my C++ project so that the source code is not directly underneath my project folder. For example:

                      /ide/MyProject.vcxproj
                      /src/MySource.cpp

                      When I click "Show All Files" in Solution Explorer it only shows the files that are under the /ide directory. I want to be able to configure this to show the files under the /src directory instead.

                      If I attempt to manually add files to the project, then the directory structure under /src is not displayed in Solution Explorer.

                      I want to be able to specify the root directory of my source code, and to show…

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                        0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Let the man go.

                        The subject Skylar L. Richardson is free of manipulation and control. He is entitled to whatever he wants.
                        He knows he been taken advantage of and the abuse ends 5/31/13, 1:29:00pm. Pacific time.
                        I am your boss. Now start explaining.

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                          0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support a JavaScript Project type in Visual Studio

                          Please provide a new project type in Visual Studio for developing JavaScript components.

                          The new project type could have the following features:

                          - Contains .js, .css, and .html files.
                          - Represents a complete UI component - i.e. a module or widget.
                          - Runs JSLint or JSHint on build and reports any errors and violations.
                          - The build ouput is minified JavaScript and CSS; there should be options for specifying a minifier.
                          - The build output should also output any HTML files (as ASP.Net partial views).
                          - The new project type permits adding references to other JavaScript projects.
                          - Intellisense is…

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                            under review  ·  9 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Let as an alternate for Dim

                            VB already reserves the keyword "Let". Why not allow this to be an alternative to "Dim"? I think it would help eliminate one of the least defensible and weirdest keyword choices in VB, making the language more palatable to new users.

                            Dim x As Integer = 1
                            -vs-
                            Let x As Integer = 2

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Improve support for checking in multiple large files to Team Foundation Service

                              A website has a folder containing 12 videos, 60mb in total. Team Foundation Service returns "The request was aborted: The request was canceled." for these files when the project is checked in. They can be checked in individually or in groups of about 3. I know my connection is robust, so I assume the server is dropping the connection.

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                              • Add the burndown-chart at the top of the kanban-board

                                Since we use scrum for our projects, the burndown-chart is an important tool. But we use the kanban-board because we usually have no tasks as part of or user stories. It would be great if we could easily view & access the burndown chart from the kanban-board, as it is on the task-board. Maybe next to the cumulative flow diagram.

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                                • Allow multiple states in a single swimming-lane on the kanban-board

                                  If a transition to more then one of the states in a swimming-lane is allowed, show a dialog to select the correct one. Jira/Greenhopper provides a board with similar functionality.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Allow renaming LightSwitch client

                                    In a LightSwitch project, it should be possible to rename the client. For instance, when you create a new project with the "LightSwitch HTML Application" template, the client is named "HTMLClient" and there's now way to change it except by adding a Silverlight client, removing the HTML Client, adding a new HTML Client (when it asks you for a name) and then removing the Silverlight client. This procedure loses any screens you had created on the client.

                                    Alternatives: 1) Ask for the client name when the new project is created; 2) Implement a property on the HTML Client with the…

                                    16 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add "Favorites" tab to extension manager

                                      Please add a "favorite" tab to an extension manager, and synchronize with the profile of Visual Studio Gallery.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Copy web.config when using the Export Project Template

                                        When exporting a project using the Export Project Template function, the exported project's web.config is replaced by a standard web.config. It would be good to have a checkbox in the Export Project Template dialog to permit the web.config to be copied or not, as is required.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow users to toggle IntelliSense completion modes (allow AutoSelect in the list of suggesstions) for Visual C++ in VS2012

                                          The intellisense is working C++ in that it presents a list of suggestions, however, nothing in the list is selected by default, meaning it is cumbersome to have to click the down arrow key to highlight the first suggestion. Before, it seems like the first item in the list is highlighted by default. I went to Edit->IntelliSense and the option to "Toggle Completion Mode" is disabled and greyed out. I think this is the option that will fix the problem. I tried pressing Ctrl-Alt-Space but it dosen't appear to do anything. I also tried resetting my settings but that didn't…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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