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  1. Make the .NET compilers find IDisposable abuse accurately, and make it a compiler error rather than needing to use code analysis

    Finding leaks caused by not disposing IDisposable objects is probably one of the hardest, time consuming issues with .NET code.

    The fact that the code analysis warning CA2000 is plagued with false detections and worse - situations that it misses entirely, means that people don't find their mistakes at compile time (when they should).

    If the compilers found IDisposable abuses correctly (and it was a facility of the core compilers rather than having to use code analysis), it would raise the bar considerably to ensure that people write correct .NET code first time rather than having to spend man-weeks finding…

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      2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow rename Servers Name in Configure Paths of Release Management

      Create a way to rename the Server Name in Configure Paths of Release Management

      36 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Native support Sqlite in Visual Studio

        After declined sql server compact and not support in visual studio 2013
        please native support sqlite as default embedded, lite and in memory database for win,web,windows runtime and windows phone with very better user interface same ssdt for sql server. so can easy manipulation database and run sql query with plan.

        179 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support for Macros in Debugging Command Line Arguments and Executable path for C# solutions

          I am working on an Excel addin written in C#.

          One thing that is very painful is that there is no support for Macros in the command line arguments and executable path in C# debugging panel.

          i.e. when you are working on an Excel addin, typically you need to launch Excel.exe with your addin on the command line arguments.

          What I would really need is to be able to enter

          1 - $(EXCELPATH) in the Start External Program textbox and I would set ExcelPath somehow externally.

          2 - $(TargetDir)/Myaddin.xll as command line arguments

          Unfortunately for C# solution, these macros/envvars are…

          63 votes
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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make C/C++ compiler (cl.exe) independent of IDE

            Consider a node.js developer, who builds native addon module using node-gyp in C++.

            Node-gyp require MSVCR to compiler the project on Windows. If I am using sublime for my JS and C++ development, I would like to only take C++ compiler and libraries instead of installing plethora of stuff that I don't require.

            Original concern was posed here: http://stackoverflow.com/q/26959640/.

            17 votes
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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Lightweight Release Management Deployment Agent for Linux (java based) and for old Windows versions

              Please provide a lightweight auxiliary deployment agent just to run terminal commands and execute bat or sh files in Linux and Windows XP.

              38 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow the C# 'break' statement to terminate *several* nested enslosing loops, rather than the closest one only

                Sometimes, I want to exit several nested loops, based on a single condition.

                Today, I have to introduce an additional boolean variable, to exit all the other loops except the innermost one. This is inconvenient.

                If only the 'break' statement could have accepted the number of loops to break...

                A straighforward example:
                for(;;)
                {
                for(;;)
                {
                if{true} break(2);
                }
                }

                This feature would work just similarly when used in a 'switch' statement.

                We would only have to be concerned to not allow the 'break's parameter to exceed the number of nested scopes it is used from within. Otherwise, an error…

                23 votes
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                  9 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow the ability to prove that a code review was done for a task

                  I was asked to escalate this from here: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/5e9c476d-a728-4505-a310-9614b1c3b06f/how-to-find-a-work-items-code-review-request?forum=tfsworkitemtracking

                  We are using VS2013 connected to TFS2012.

                  We are currently being audited as to our development practices. Overall it is going well and we can provide evidence on our processes.

                  However it seems TFS won't allow us to find a code review for a task.

                  We use a 1 tier branch, so everything gets committed and released from that. Before a commit a code review request is created. Only when the code review passes will the code be committed. This all works fine. However when looking at a task I cannot…

                  133 votes
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                    5 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Change Visual Studio Online account region

                    My Visual Studio Online account was create in North Central US. I'd like an option to change the region, so that my data is stored closer to my users.

                    11 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Change name from Visual studio to Visual App Studio

                      Change name from Visual studio to Visual App Studio

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                        3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Native WPF Webbrowser Control

                        The current Webbrowser in WPF is only a wrapper around the IE WebBrowser Control. It would be great to have a native WPF Webbrowser Control.

                        376 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 586 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add "." unary dot operator, for class elements access expressions

                            Lots of lambdas are only for accessing class elements, e.g.

                            Property(x => x.Name).IsRequired();

                            This could be:

                            Property(.Name).IsRequired();

                            More examples:

                            context.Users.Where(.IsActive)
                            .OrderBy(.Param)
                            .Select(.Name.Trim());

                            RaisePropertyChanged(.Name);

                            Probably:

                            context.Users.Select(string.Format("{0} - {1}", .Login, .Name));

                            context.Users.Select(new {
                            FullName = .Login + " " + .Name,
                            Bonus = GetBonus(.Id)
                            });

                            9 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Wouldn't it be nice if Visual Studio and .NET Framework could be used in other operational systems, such as OSX, Linux etc?

                              As a developer I'd like to create .NET (mainly ASP.NET) apps using a Macbook with OSX.

                              11 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Provide a friendly way to select a Build Definition in Release Template properties

                                Its necessary a search option or a friendly way to select a Build Definition in Release Template properties

                                26 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • [Planned for VS "14"] Provide VB.NET Templates for developing Universal Apps

                                  As we all know, universal apps are the future in windows and apps market. Though, Universal Apps template is not available on Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC. So, please make it available as there are more developers in VB.NET than we think.

                                  397 votes
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                                    27 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Hey all,

                                    If you haven’t seen it already, VB Language PM, Lucian Wischik has put together a great series on building Universal Apps for Windows Phone and Store using Visual Basic on the Visual Basic Team Blog.

                                    Check it out @ http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vbteam/archive/2014/06/15/vb-universal-app-part-2-for-the-developer-sharing-xaml-assets-and-code.aspx

                                    The benefit of a Universal app to consumers is that when an app in the Windows Store and an app in the Windows Phone Store share an identity purchases for either count as purchases for both. That’s a great experience for users that VB developers can build today in their own apps. Lucian walks through how to set this up in your VB solutions in the first post of his series: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vbteam/archive/2014/06/15/vb-universal-app-part-1-getting-started.aspx

                                    When building Universal apps (or any app that targets multiple platforms/devices), reuse is the name of the game and through Portable Class Libraries and linked files Visual Basic developers already have two powerful tools in their…

                                  • Sql Server Compact 5

                                    Please work on the next version of sql server compact and continue supporting in visual studio. sql server compact is the best .net lite and embed database support data types,entity framework and embedding and use in the many of projects. please add support ssdt for database designer,in memory database, new nosql datatype, procedural sql command, column store index, triggers, REST request, odata, client sides api and others.

                                    319 votes
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                                      14 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Use Desktop Toast Notifications

                                      Use toast notifications to exploit this feature of Windows 8:

                                      Submit desktop notifications such as when:

                                      I was assigned a task or work item.
                                      Amending or updating a task or work item assigned to me.
                                      You have reached the deadline to complete a task
                                      etc ...

                                      48 votes
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                                        5 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • nuget package manager update all packages locks window

                                        When clicking Update All Packages within Nuget Package Manager, the update dialog window locks up while the packages are being installed.
                                        If there are many packages being updated, the IDE does not respond while packages are being installed.

                                        This can be easily simulated by attempting to update three or more packages using nugget package manager.

                                        16 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Have a version of Windows.h that doesn't define macros

                                          From time to time I run into a collision between code and macros defined in Windows.h. The macros cause unintentional expansion of parts of my code or third party code and when they do waste a lot of time in trying to find workarounds.

                                          Please introduce a WindowsWithoutMacros.h that defines the Win32 API, but uses proper C++ functions instead of macros. I'm sure for all the functions ending XXXW or XXXA some inline functions could wrap the dispatching.... well, I'll leave the implementation to you. There must be better ways than the current macro mess.

                                          9 votes
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                                            3 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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