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  1. Include fully featured grid control in LightSwitch HTML client

    LightSwitch HTML client grid that includes built in column filter, sort, group, or edit features. Not having this feature is a major barrier to using LightSwitch HTML for LOB applications.

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      0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Edit & Continue: Allow the modification of lambda's and anonymous methods

      This has been split from https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/admin/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2035769-make-edit-and-continue-work-more-globally.

      Edit and Continue has always been a staple of Visual Studio development; it's one of the most important features that make it better than other IDEs. In 2002, Visual Studio .Net came out, and didn't have Edit and Continue, which made it very hard to use. In 2003, the new version had Edit and Continue and I was jubilant.

      Enable edit and continue for lambda changes; that might mean that you even have to allow edit and continue to add new methods, but that should be possible using light-weight code generation.

      (Filed on…

      1,876 votes
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        4 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • LightSwitch - Fix Missing Nav Prop on Related Sharepoint Lists

        There are missing navigation properties on the parent side of a relationship between two SharePoint lists.

        In addition to losing all the benefits of the navigation properties, it breaks the new built-in SharePoint Upload Control.

        http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/c818ced8-c995-43e8-92a3-7c0d8c509f8d/integrating-document-libraries-in-march-2014-with-sp-list-as-parent-entity?forum=lightswitch

        When you connect to two SP lists which are 'related' using a lookup column, you don't get a navigation property on the parent side and the relationship is not editable. Also the relationship is not editable in the relationship window. As a workaround, I modified the entity .lsml for the document library (Documents.lsml in my case)

        Removed this text from the .lsml in data…

        8 votes
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          2 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow GIT CI Builds to monitor changes only in a specific subdirectory of a Repo

          With TFSVC you could pick which source control folders in your tfs repository that you wanted to monitor in the source control mappings tab. Only when changes to those folders were made would the related CI builds kick off.

          Now with the new GIT support added in TFS 2013 - you can do GIT CI builds - but the CI build gets kicked off when ANYTHING on the repo or the tracked branches, changes!

          For a repository containing multiple solutions and projects, this is a show-stopper for us migrating our codebase to TFS' GIT. Why would you expect Project A…

          66 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • LightSwitch HTML Client (CBA) - Please expose msls.sharepoint object

            Interacting with SharePoint from javascript in HTML Client requires loading the SP CSOM scripts, referring to the AppWebUrl and HostWebUrl, and for HostWeb Calls - the cross-site request executor is needed.

            All these operations are happening in msls.js and are nicely built into the msls.sharepoint object, however that object is contained in an anonymous self-executing function and it is not exposed via msls.expose().

            Therefore the msls.sharepoint object cannot be used in custom code at runtime without altering msls.js

            Like so:
            msls_sharepoint = {
            hostUrl: hostUrl,
            appWebUrl: appWebUrl,
            serverUrl: serverUrl,
            chromeBackgroundColor: chromeBackgroundColor,
            chromeLinkFontColor: chromeLinkFontColor,
            sharePointImagesUrl: sharePointImagesUrl,
            context: null,
            hostWeb: null,
            appWeb:…

            7 votes
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              2 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add support for Intranet application testing (not just via Internet). E.g., via NTLM

              App Insights works great for externally-facing applications. Would like the same rich experience for Internal/Intranet applications.

              36 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add support for .NET Micro Framework to MSVS 2013

                My Thesis on .NET MF. Currently I am using Visual Studio 2013. I want to be able to work on not 2013 instead of being forced to have 2012 instead. It is vital for me.

                193 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add a SIMD matrix class to .NET

                  Most of my applications dealing with vectors also have a matrix class.

                  Now, RyuJIT CTP2 + NuGet package Microsoft.Bcl.Simd support SIMD versions of Vector3, Vector4 which is great (really). But Matrix3 and Matrix4 are missing!

                  I don't expect a full BLAS out of the box, but something like System.Windows.Media.Matrix would do nicely. Especially since the JIT is able to use architecture-optimized algorithms.

                  9 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Set the default for "Run when build error occurs" to "Do not launch"

                    The remarkably useless option to run the old version when a build error occurs is the first VS prompt a user sees when there is a build error for the first time after installation. It is annoying especially because it is totally useless but recently I started teaching programming to beginners and this option is a BIG issue. Most people are used to checking the "don't bother me anymore" checkbox and then clicking "yes" on dialogs. You can imagine the mess this causes for a beginner who doesn't even know why his changes (which do not compile) do not affect…

                    165 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Improve Usability of the Exception Dialog

                      In editions prior to Visual Studio 2010, exceptions were handled by breaking on the line that threw the exception and displaying the Exception Assistant, a dialog that was non-modal and non-distracting.

                      In more recent editions, this feature has been removed, returning to a large, obscuring modal dialog. Dismissing this dialog on every exception is painful, frustrating and a usability issue.

                      I would prefer the Exception Assistant was included in Express regardless, but given that it was removed for valid reasons (large number of dependencies, as mentioned on Microsoft Connect), I would suggest the following usability requirements as a *bare minimum*…

                      43 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Open source Visual Studio

                        I mean VS2013 Ultimate and Monaco

                        3 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 28 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow access to code review comments

                            In medical device development it is mandatory to provide code review reports:
                            1. Allow to access code review comments via TFS API.
                            2. Provide a code review report via reporting services.

                            - cheers

                            19 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make data accessible via APIs for custom processing

                              Application Insights sounds cool but I can't imagine having all my data locked up behind a portal without an ability to programmatically access it or at least download it for offline processing. I'm sure the portal is awesome but I'm also sure that there will be project-specific types of insight I need to get out of this data which the portal won't sufficiently support. Making data accessible outside the portal lets you get around that concern while continuing to improve the product.

                              102 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Advanced Team Explorer integration with multiple Git repository's

                                As seen in this blog:

                                http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/news/2013-may-13-vso

                                Currently you can create multiple repository's in one Team Project, but then you don't have advanced team explorer integration in VS2013. As quoted in the blog:

                                "If you rename a repository then you will need to manually update the remote URL where you have cloned it. Right now you can only use the advanced Team Explorer integration when the repository is the default one (i.e. the repository with the same name as the team project). You can still clone, push and pull into the other repositories in your team project from Visual Studio, but…

                                21 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • When comparing files, make it easier to filter out changes that are just renames or formatting

                                  When I get a code review request from another developer, I would like to only see "real" changes that actually change the meaning of the code. In the review requests I get, most of the changes are just renames of variables or a different formatting (whitespace, moving braces, ...). It's really difficult to detect the "real" changes to the code that actually cahnge the behavior between all the noise that's caused by other changes like renames.

                                  8 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support "unique" data source access in Visual Studio Online load tests.

                                    Right now attempting to launch a load test including a data source with the access mode set to 'Unique' results in the following error:

                                    'Unique' data access for a data source is not supported with load testing with Visual Studio Online. Kindly change this property to another appropriate value ( e.g. Random or Sequential)

                                    This renders useless the otherwise fantastic cloud load testing solution offered with Visual Studio Online.

                                    6 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow multiple Complete meta state mapping in TFS 2013

                                      In TFS 2012, we were able to map multiple state values to the "Complete" meta state. In TFS 2013, we cannot do that anymore.

                                      This is very beneficial for business like ours who have different state that is considered "Completed" in the software development cycle.

                                      21 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Continue to improve the Pending Changes window in 2013

                                        The pending changes window is much improved from 2012, but still not as functional as 2010. A few items:
                                        - The "extra" stuff at the top takes up too much real estate, even when collapsed. On a laptop screen I have to use 1/3 of my screen to even get to the file list.
                                        - Please bring the checkboxes back, or find some other way to let us include/exclude files using the keyboard. We are still developers, after all. The mouse is not our forte.
                                        - When a work item is associated (not resolved) with a checkin, it would be…

                                        12 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Support server SSL certificate chain inspection in Portable Class Libraries

                                          As requested in http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3158400-add-httpclient-support-in-portable-class-libraries there is now an HttpClient that can be used in Portable Class Libraries. The latest version of portable HttpClient today is 2.2.15 and it supports also SSL connections.

                                          When a SSL connection is created, the HttpClient doesn't offer any way to inspect the x.509 certificate chain returned by the remote server. I want to implement certificate pinning for additional security in my app and therefore I need an API to read the values of individual x.509 certificates.

                                          I've understood that this could be done in these frameworks:
                                          - .NET FW 2.0 (or newer): using System.Net.ServicePointManager.ServerCertificateValidationCallback API…

                                          152 votes
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                                            5 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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