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  1. Enable .NET Native for LightSwitch

    To make it as fast as Access & Windows Forms :)

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      0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Map Kanban board Pseudo-states to Work Item State AND Reason

      The Kanban board allows teams to map pseudo-states to work item states but sets reason to the default value. This defeats the purpose of having multiple reasons for a given state transition. The Kanban board should map to both work item state and reason since it is the combination of these 2 fields that describe the status of the work item.

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        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Open Source SQL Server Compact (CE)

        Although it has not been officially announced Microsoft is deprecating SQL Server Compact (CE). SQL Server CE filled a crucial use case for a small in process embedded database engine for applications and even websites. This need has not changed, if anything it has only become more so with the move to isolated phone and tablet (Metro) type apps. Without SSCE Microsoft won't have a product which fills this use case. Jet DB, MSDE and now SSCE will all be dead.
        SQL Server Express LocalDB is not a replacement for SSCE, particularly due to the deployment constraints requiring admin privileges,…

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          0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make the process of backup TFS data to Microsoft Azure Storage or Backup services simplier

          Make a way of configure Team Foundation Backups to automatically upload the data to my Azure account

          4 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Have an automated way (command line) to run a load test and still see the results

            I know we can run a load test using mstest in an automated manner (using a script or command line). However the big problem with running a test using mstest is that the test is totally hidden, you can't view the run in Visual Studio if you want to while the test is running.
            Hence is there an easy way to run a loadtest using Visual Studio Ultimate in an automated manner (using auto hotkey / command line arguments). I can figure it out but wondering if someone has ventured here before?

            As per discussion at http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/ce532249-eda7-41e1-a0c9-1c2288dc1a53/is-there-an-automated-way-to-launch-a-loadtest-in-visual-studio-ultimate-using-a-scriptcommand-line?forum=vstest#ce532249-eda7-41e1-a0c9-1c2288dc1a53

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add a "??=" operator to C#

              Add an operator that assigns the value of the right operand to the left operand when the left operand is null. For example:

              string message = null;
              message ??= "Hello, World!"; // sets 'message' to "Hello, World!" since 'message' was null.
              message ??= "Goodbye, World!"; // leaves 'message' set to "Hello, World!" since 'message was not null.

              The example above uses strings but would apply to any reference/nullable type.

              Currently, the best alternative that we have for this in C# is:
              message = message ?? "Hello, World!";

              Thanks,
              Blake

              29 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Hey TFS People - why doesn't CRM integrate into TFS ALM OOTB?

                We track our requests, bugs, projects etc in MS CRM and track our work that directly comes from there in a separate siloed out system from the same company: MS TFS - they should be able to talk to each other!!!

                :-D

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Restore Sheveset comments to Find Shelvesets UX

                  In earlier versions of VS/TFS (e.g. 2010), the Find Shelvesets dialog listed the changeset comment associated with the shelveset, along with the shelveset name, the owner name and the date/time. In VS/TFS 2013, the changeset comment is no longer visible in the Find Shelvesets UX - please put it back! I give my shelvesets systematic names based on who made the change, when and in what product, but I cannot devine from that what the focus of the changes might be - that information is in the changeset comment, which I can no longer see.

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                    1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Persist pinned state for Test Explorer, Error List and Output in center dock location

                    When the following IDE views Error List, Output, and Test Explorer are docked on the edges of the IDE they will persist the pinned state the next time the IDE is opened. When the IDE views are pinned to the center/main editor dock location they will not persist the pinned state the next time the IDE is opened.

                    The IDE views do keep the pinned state if an existing IDE is open with their state and new IDE instances are loaded. They will open with the pinned state set. But if all IDE instances are closed and the state will…

                    4 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Please fix: 'Or' filter using multiple optional parameters returns incorrect results

                      When only one of two optional parameters is specified, all rows are returned.

                      e.g for a table containing records that contain "Division A" ,records that contain "Division B", and records that contain "Division C", after selecting "Division A" from the first pick list and not selecting any Division from the second list, ALL records are displayed, (Division A-C). When both Parameters are set to a value, the filter works and rows are retuned as expected.

                      See this Connect bug closed:defered - whatever that means.

                      https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/829352/lightswitch-or-filter-using-multiple-optional-parameters-returns-incorrect-results

                      See this thread where Justin Anderson suggests logging a bug.

                      http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/01bc581a-c297-4ded-9414-6d3b40c7dda9/multiparameter-query-and-related-table-how-to-accomplish?forum=lightswitch

                      Also see this sample…

                      4 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make FileInfo.Length a method that could take a "format" parameter for the units ("B", "K", "M", etc),

                        Make FileInfo.Length a method that could take a "format" parameter for the units ("B", "K", "M", etc),

                        5 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Horizontal splitter between controls in TFS Work Item Type

                          In the layout of a TFS work item type you can use a vertical splitter between two columns. Why isn't there a splitter for horizontal divides between two controls in a column?

                          Please extend or provide the splitter for horizontal support, Thanks :-)

                          9 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Returning multiple values

                            For a very long, long time I've been jealous with some languages that can just return multiple values out of a function, especially the way it's implemented in Ruby and Lua it's just beyond amazing and simple.

                            Here is the way we can take advtange over this feature in Lua

                            function GetPoint2D(x, y)
                            -- Do something with x and y
                            return x, y
                            end

                            I know we can use Tuples, Arrays, ref/out and whatnot to do the same thing but they all have too few pros if at all and many cons in the context of this problem and I'll…

                            3 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Inheritance from TreeNodeCollection

                              It is impossible to inherit from TreeNodeCollection because it has only 1 constructor which is internal.
                              I suggest to make a protected constructor in this class so it will be possible to inherit from it.

                              9 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Enable user/solution-wide pre/post-build script options

                                Currently you can configure a script to run before or after a project builds. I would like to be able to run one before and after the entire solution builds. This would ideally be enabled as both a per solution setting and a global one for a user.
                                The main reason I need it now is I want to display a full screen popup once my build completes so I know I need to get back to work after a long build completes (which can be quite long in C++ projects case). I can configure a sound to play on…

                                4 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Create a MSDN Subscription - Lite version - cheaper and limited tools

                                  Currently all MSDN subscriptions are expensive for individual developers and they provide all s/w that are not really required by individuals.

                                  An individual developer, for hobby, can use express editions of SQL Server, does not need Enterprise editions of OS / Office and similar software that increase the cost of MSDN license.

                                  The suggestion is to create a MSDN Lite subscription that individual developers can buy and will provide tools such as Visual Studio, Expression Studio, Azure

                                  The licensing cost should change little bit-
                                  * For individual developers, the rates should be lower.
                                  * For enterprises, the price can be…

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                                    22 comments  ·  MSDN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Hybrid App support for JavaScript Universal Apps

                                    In JavaScript Universal App project there should be a way to add a reference of Windows Runtime component to Shared JavaScript library project. This is a key feature of Hybrid Apps that is missing from existing Universal App Templates.

                                    6 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Provide Source Control Folder targeting for VSS Upgrade Tool

                                      The Visual SourceSafe Upgrade Wizard currently only allows selecting a Team Project, but does not allow specifying a target source control folder for importing projects and files from VSS. This forces the import of the VSS directory structure directly into the root of the TFS Source Control project which is often undesirable. Therefore, the VSS Upgrade Wizard should instead allow selecting a target source control project folder as well as selecting a specific Team Project.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • add member/method groups to structures, classes, and enum types

                                        Basically, groups would be nothing by syntatic sugar. When you have lot of members, groups would come in handy. Instead of names being groupMemberA, groupMemberB; you could have group.a and group.b. The output of the compiler would be unchanged.

                                        With large enum types, groups would still be handy, but could only contain enum entries. Class and structure groups could contain anything.

                                        class a
                                        {
                                        public group MyGroup
                                        {
                                        a;
                                        b;
                                        }
                                        }

                                        enum b
                                        {
                                        a,
                                        b,
                                        group c
                                        {
                                        g,
                                        f,
                                        }
                                        }

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make multi-monitor support even smarter

                                          The current support for multi-monitor is great, and is getting even better in the new CTP for Visual Studio 14. However, there's still something preventing me from using it.

                                          When I'm on the go, or I arrive at work, I have a different screen setup compared to home. However, Visual Studio is all scrambled around because of this, and some windows are even missing because they are positioned outside of my screen.

                                          This makes the multi-monitor support kind of useless to me. It would be perfect if Visual Studio memorized which screens were connected, and associated the window layout to…

                                          3 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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