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  1. TAG prioritization in the TFS Build system

    This request is to add TAG priotization to the TFS Build Agent/Build Controller/BuildDefinition system as an addition to the existing very simple TAG filter approach.

    If the above TAG priorization approach cannot be made for some reason, "static" Build Agent prioritization could instead be added to the TFS Build Controller and its user interface. As the prioritization then cannot be made per BuildDefinition, this approach would be less flexible.

    Possible uses of this:
    - Prioritize a fast (physical?) Build Agent over a slow (virtual?) Build Agent, i.e. give always you the best build performance and keep the redundancy of having…

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Languages....I have an suggestion....60. 40N05.001 C01

      Several computers need a new languages, thought is important...

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        1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • C#, official access to private members...

        Official access to private members to avoid Reflection calls and Expression compilations in real world C# applications.
        Please check the attachment.
        Regards from Germany
        Christian Ohle

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • I would like to see that the C# editor and compiler get XML support.

          I would like to see that the C# editor and compiler get something like XML support. It is very simple to integrate and extremely helpful at development time and furthermore, it allows unbelievably powerful new futures. Please check the attachment and for the case that it is interesting I could send test application and code examples.
          (I wrote an own c# compatible Compiler for fast runtime compilations)

          Regards from Germany
          Christian Ohle
          Free programmer

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Web deploy parameterization in website project

            Web.config parameterisation is not working for "website project" in visual studio 2013. I have created Parameters.xml and tried “webdeploy” as mentioned in http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff398068.aspx.
            Based on my test, the data that in our own parameters.xml file won’t be added to the generated parameters.xml and SetParameters.xml files when I created a web deploy package.
            Big “web site” projects are hard to convert to “web application" project type. Lot of people may face the same issue.
            I would suggest incorporating web.config parameterisation featured with "Website Project" as well.

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              0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Visual Studio SQL Database project : add Format document/selection for .sql file

              When you work on Sql database project, the Edit menu hasn't advance edition tool as Format -> document or Format -> Selection or Trim trailing space.... it's should be interesting to have the same features than other VS projects

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                0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • exe.config file setting editor - allow users to change config settings at runtime

                Currently in the IDE we have a config editor which allows us to add and remove settings to the app.config file. This creates an exe.config file when the solution is built.

                However there is no way for the user to edit this file using a GUI to change the settings values. Currently they have to manually do this using notepad, which is not the best way.

                There should be a .NET feature that can be called upon to change the exe.config file and update the setting values easily from the compiled exe.

                23 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • support localization in "new format string"

                  With C#, it should be possible to use "Hello \{Firstname} \{Lastname}" instead of string.Format("Hello {0} {1}", Firstname, Lastname);

                  The change is welcome, but it does not support localization of text messages as I can see. How would you put the string in a ResX?

                  If the string is not localizable, then I do not see the point. The developers ought to know the correct syntax. That syntax would be great for translators.

                  Since there is now a "nameof" operator, is there a chance that string.Format will accept such named paramters as well?

                  3 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add 'Blend with Light Editor' theme

                    Please add an extra theme ‘Blend with light code window’. It will make reading my code (C# and XAML) so much easier for me. I don’t want to use the Light theme because then I don’t see the difference between Visual Studio and Blend. I have Photoshopped an example of what I want.

                    Maybe you can support the 'Color Theme Extension' for VS2015 and Blend 2015 too, see https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/9e08e5d3-6eb4-4e73-a045-6ea2a5cbdabe

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                      0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • HLSL Syntax Highlighting

                      Allow intellisense and the IDE to use syntax highlighting for HLSL. This would make graphics programming a lot more enjoyable and better.

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                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add WPF Business Application project template, similar to Silverlight

                        Similar to the Silverlight Business Application template: A starting point for new developers which includes navigation, basic layout, perhaps some ViewModel pattern stuff.

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                          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Improved/rewritten RichTextBox especially dictionary languages

                          The current RichTextBox implementation is buggy, especially regarding listitems. It is also almost impossible to extend (throwing exceptions on an "unrecognised" DP anyone?) with the biggest culrpit being the SpellCheck which has massively limited language support, but has no way to extend/replace the default checker.

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                            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 21 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • More effecient support for Remote Desktop (RDP).

                              Add WPF primitives as first class RDP elements.

                              22 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Do Not Collapse Comments

                                It would be nice if the comments simply did not collapse with CTRL+M+O. That or if there is a blank space between two blocks of comments. Do not treat them as 1. But instead it will collapse the entire section even though comments may not be a part of the one above it (obv limitation of VB because they do not have multi-line comments). I'm sure if we could just have a more robust commenting system. Things would have been peachy and I may not have switched to C#.
                                This should be simple, and to me already done as the…

                                10 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  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.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow merged styles in controls, just like CSS

                                    Allow merged styles in controls, just like CSS. Inheritance of styles may not be what me want in some cases.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Metro style for WPF (Touchable Controls)

                                      Win8 Desktop has WON THE WAR to Windows RT! On tablets and desktops!
                                      But touch devices are the future (ON DESKTOP too, although somebody NOT WANT!)
                                      WPF controls need to adapt to touchable devices and... merge with Windows Store Apps and WP81!!!

                                      Ideas from Codeplex:
                                      https://elysiumextra.codeplex.com/
                                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGM_uBy99GA

                                      But Native WPF, of course!!! Thank!

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                                        • Create a WPF Directory Selector

                                          Create a WPF Directory Selector. I have to include the WIndows Forms one, and once I do that, Visual Studio now thinks my project is a forms project, and acts quite differently.

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