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  1. Make it possible to Drag & Drop a PBI/Bug from the Backlog Board to a Sprint

    In VSO it is currently only possible to assign PBIs/Bugs to a sprint using drag & drop from the Backlog-view.

    It should be possible to assign PBIs/Bugs to a sprint using drag & drop from the Backlog-Board-biew

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    • Fix opcodes from vb compiler when initialize an array and function local variant

      Hi guys,

      I want to point out some flaw opcodes that vb compiler create and hope VB dev team have sometime to fix those and make VB better performance.

      1. Array

      When I create an array like this "Dim Data(input.Length - 1) As Char", compiler will rewrite to "Dim Data(input.Length - 1 + 1) As Char"; it's unnecessary 4 bytes and you loss 4 of 64 bytes if you aim to create a tiny method.

      2. Function local variant

      VB function away has self local variant like "Function foo() As string" will have "Dim foo As String" even it's unused…

      9 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Improve WPF 3D

        In general, simply invest in improving the 3D framework. Specifically, add the ability (for users) to create and instantiate high level 3D elements in xaml (e.g. allow Cube, Cylinder, Sphere, etc. to be "native" WPF objects).

        652 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Improve remote debugger is not of an acceptable version error message

          Completely useless error message: 'The remote debugger is not of an acceptable version' Why not say what should be the acceptable version. Where is it on disk? From where to download it?

          2 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Edit and Continue for TypeScript

            Suggestion from 2 customers:
            -edit and continue for TypeScript editing during debugging
            -Typescript won't allow Edit and Continue while code in the solution is running. This is client typescript code that has no dependency from the running code

            3 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make bindable Binding.Source, Binding.Path and Binding.Parameter

              Please make Binding.Source, Binding.Path and Binding.Parameter bindable, or at least some of them. This will allow dramatic code simplification. For example, binding to a variable property without Dynamic Properties ICustomTypeProvider, without Reflection and without complex MultiBindings with converters.

              11 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)
                });

                10 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  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 →
                  • Creat new Operating System different from windows and give another name?

                    Because people need change.Always windows xp, windows 7 , windows 8....windows every where Change the name ... like android make new world most of people want to use .... so i suggest u make some one different and give another name of your operating system... you see so many people attract . Because people want change ..please think one time on my suggestion may be You like it.Bill Gates

                    3 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Automatically break on NullReferenceException and other core exceptions.

                      It would be nice to be able to debug/inspect the moment these errors happen, instead of having to reproduce the circumstances where the error occurred again, and with carefully placed breakpoints installed etc.

                      33 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Shortcut for AND OR NOT

                        How about having a shortcut in C# to specify multiple OR, AND, NOT conditions, like today I write

                        if ( myValue == "A" OR myValue == "B" OR myValue == "C" OR myValue == "D")
                        {
                        }

                        I can write
                        if (myValue == A","B","C","D")
                        {
                        }

                        When I write
                        if ( myValue == "A" OR myValue == "B" OR myValue == "C") OR myValue != "D")
                        {
                        }

                        I can write
                        if (myValue == "A","B","C",!"D")
                        {
                        }

                        When I write
                        if (myValue == "A" AND myValue == "B" AND myValue == "C" AND myValue != "D")
                        {
                        }

                        I can…

                        13 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • TFS web access permissions

                          All the web access permissions in TFS to use collection TFS groups.
                          Currently a TFS group you have say "devtest" cant be used allow all users "Full" web access, rather you have to manually add these users in the wizard because the web access at http://tfs_server:8080/tfs/_admin/_licenses only allows TEAM FOUNDATION GROUPS to be selected.

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                          • Link tool resources to TFS

                            We use several custom scripts as resources to our own tool. Keeping track of the changes to these scripts requires us to put them in TFS, but then those scripts need to be updated in Release Management. This becomes a maintenance nightmare. It would be extremely helpful to have the option to make a resource a link to an item in TFS.

                            During the deployment process, linked resources should then be downloaded to guarantee that the latest version of the resource is used.

                            21 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  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 ...

                              57 votes
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                              • Renew User Interface of Visual Studio and Remove all rubbish

                                One version of Visual Studio only, and rethinking all. The actual version of Visual Studio is slow, has a lot of unusefull things.

                                4 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  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 →
                                  • Allow users to generate bugs on Tests impact

                                    I would like to see how many Tests are impacted by particular bug to decide about the fixing priority.

                                    17 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Move applicationinsights InstrumentationKey to appsettings or set via code (helps with Azure Web sites)

                                      We have a different key for each environment. Right now to set that key we need a complicated transform of applicationinsights.config. Ideally we could set this key in the Configure tab for Azure Web sites and that would be done.

                                      The whole config is rather complicated, and we would rather see a lot of that config in code, or convention over configuration. Especially the context initializers and other types defined in the file, we are unlikely to change those on the fly and would rather define in code. Things like performance thresholds would still be in config.

                                      17 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  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

                                        27 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Create more complete documentation for LightSwitch (especially for the HTML Client).

                                          Firstly - I want to say that LightSwitch is a super-powerful framework, and I think that what it can do out of the box is nothing short of miraculous. However, we (LightSwitch Developers) could use much more complete documentation for the LightSwitch APIs and frameworks (particularly, but not limited to the HTML Client API).

                                          While Beth Massi's videos are a useful starting point, and blog posts from Joe Binder and others in the team provide some useful samples for specific use cases, there is a dearth of explanatory/reference content that a 100-level developer can use to step their way up…

                                          23 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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