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  1. odata v4

    upgrade Lightswitch OData to v4

    72 votes
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      1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make a display-only option for placement of opening brace (C#)

      In my team we have different preferences of where to place the opening brace:

      if(true){
      ...
      }

      or

      if(true)
      {
      ,,,
      }

      There is a setting for the code editor where the brace should be placed and it is possible for us to do "Format document" to get it the way each person want but that will at the same time render changes in the version control system.

      I therefore propose a new setting, which is a "display-only" setting for the placement of the opening brace. That way the code that is committed is always formatted the same way but…

      6 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Turn the Visual Studio Performance Testing Quick Reference Guide into a Wiki site

        The Rangers, MCS and P&P have this beautiful >static< guidance for best practices on various topics. My proposal is to take one of these sources of content and turn it a Wiki that will hopefully stay fresh through community interaction. As i have a had a couple of people ask about this document, written in 2010, http://vsptqrg.codeplex.com/
        Visual Studio Performance Testing Quick Reference Guide (Version 3.6) i start there...

        21 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Rangers Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add "Generate rollback script" button in SQL Server Data Tools' Schema Compare

          I use Generate Script button to produce a script to introduce changes from development to other environments.
          Normally the deployment procedure is (simplified):
          Script the change using Schema Compare.
          Backup the target database.
          Apply the change.
          If something goes wrong: Restore from backup.

          This works if the script fails. However, sometimes the change has issues that have made it through testing, that do not become apparent for some time (like the middle of the next day...). At this stage I have the option of restoring, and losing user data. Alternatively, restore the backup I did to another database (or SQL…

          7 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow VSO Stakeholder License to use Feedback Client

            Please consider allowing the new VSO Stakeholder license the ability to submit Feedback using the Microsoft Feedback Client. Appears that submitting a new feedback response work item created via the feedback client is not enable for Stakeholder license. User must have basic license.

            We want anyone in our organization specifically testers, support people and consultants to be able to capture a bug using the feedback tool and create a TFS item related to it. New stakeholder license seems perfect for this. Appears only "Basic" licensed users can do this.

            9 votes
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            • Partial deployment of SharePoint artifacts

              Really, waiting 5+ minutes while it deploys after changing 2 letters is NO FUN. This can sometimes decrease productivity tenfold. We do need partial deployment.

              So what would be very good to have is this kind of experience:
              1) right-click on a project item -> "Deploy to SharePoint"
              2) plus, a setting for the project: "Deploy on Save".

              By a project item, I mean all possible types of items: items that are deployed to 15 hive, items in Modules, and even Features.

              14 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 1 vote
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                  2 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Please, make the "Find Window" undockable, on big monitors its fixed top-right position is very uncomfortable

                  The "Find" window (CTRL+F) fixed position is very uncomfortable when one's using a big monitor, so it should be undockable ( and be transformed into the window similar to "Find in Files" (CTRL+SHIFT+F) ), or at the very least, user should be able to select which corner this window will be docked to

                  6 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow readonly modifier on local variables, not just properties.

                    Readonly modifiers shouldn't be canned for just instance-level properties on a class. Readonly isn't always to explicitly prevent subsequent code from changing a value. I would argue readonly modifiers can significantly improve code comprehension and readability:

                    Imagine the following code in a method definition, where prod_count would be a local:

                    int prod_count = (List<Product>) prods.Count;

                    If the compiler would allow this:
                    readonly int prod_count = (List<Product>) prods.Count;

                    All of a sudden, I know as a developer reading the code that I don't have to scan for prod_count getting reassigned to something...I can mentally write it off as, okay that's just…

                    53 votes
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                      9 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • In() function

                      Instead of writing :
                      If i = 1 Or i = 2 Or i = 4 Or i = 6 Then
                      would be nice having an "In" function :
                      If i In (1, 2, 4, 6) Then

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                        1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make intellisense a background operation that does not block me from editing code while updating browsing information

                        A lot of the time while editing code in a large C++ project intellisense will popup with "Please wait while IntelliSense and browsing information are updated..." and block me from using the editor for several minutes.

                        Why cant this operation be done in the background and if intellisense needs updates just tell me that I cannot use intellisense at this time.

                        3 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • allow Windows phone apps to be created on Windows 7

                          Some developers don't want to upgrade to Windows 8 just to develop for Windows phone. If they won't upgrade then Windows phone won't get as many new apps. Please allow the new Windows Phone SDK to work on Windows 7 so its easier for the developers to create apps.

                          157 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Disable XAML layout property alteration in Blend and Visual Studio when using the designer

                            The designer in Blend and Visual Studio adds, and alters, a lot of properties when you do very basic tasks, such as adding controls and visual tree changes, such as 'group controls into' a panel.

                            Example 1: Adding a TextBlock in Blend;
                            <TextBlock
                            HorizontalAlignment="Left"
                            TextWrapping="Wrap"
                            Text="TextBlock"
                            VerticalAlignment="Top"/>

                            What I'd like to see was, when ever you add a control Blend should just add the Text / Content and don't touch anything else.

                            Example two, adding 3 TextBlocks and grouping into a StackPanel;
                            <StackPanel Margin="0,0,397,134" Orientation="Vertical">
                            <TextBlock HorizontalAlignment="Left" TextWrapping="Wrap" Text="TextBlock" VerticalAlignment="Top"/>
                            <TextBlock HorizontalAlignment="Left" TextWrapping="Wrap" Text="TextBlock" VerticalAlignment="Top"/>
                            <TextBlock HorizontalAlignment="Left" TextWrapping="Wrap" Text="TextBlock" VerticalAlignment="Top"/> …

                            32 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • more filteroptions for TestManager Testingcenter

                              With VS 2013 Update 3 all testplans are shown in the Testing Center-Screen (especially all inactive testplans). Please provide the possibility to filter on the state column to hide inactive plans

                              19 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • long path problem

                                Hello
                                I want to delete a folder from my drive but when i try to delete a popup box opens with an error massage "path too long".
                                how to delete it ?

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                                  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Create a MVVM project type ala ASP.NET MVC

                                  The ASP.NET MVC project has completely changed theway we build ASP.NET application by completely embracing the MVC programming model. We need the same thing built for WPF and Silverlight that embraces the MVVM model and support convention based programming. Get rid of code-behind! Full support for binding to a view model. Let the ViewModel select which view to use and not the other way around. Include tooling support for this.

                                  44 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Better localization support

                                    LocBaml is realy painfull. A better solution is needed.

                                    16 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Less for xaml

                                      We need CSS for styling xaml and an abstraction on top of xaml to make it a more productiv language. Less and sass is far supior for styling than xaml.

                                      10 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Roll Behaviors and TriggerActions into the .NET framework proper

                                        Remove the dependency on the custom Blend assembly and add Visual Studio support

                                        271 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Improved validation

                                          Make validation accross entities easier. Something like Workflow rules engine, with dependencies between rules, dynamic loading of rules etc.

                                          267 votes
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