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  1. Expose a VS Command to show the Debugger DataTip

    Please expose the option show the DataTip for the symbol under the cursor via a VS Command so that it can be bound to a keyboard shortcut. When debugging, hovering the mouse over a symbol in the editor displays a DataTip (like a floating mini-watch item) that can be further expanded and pinned to the editor using the Pin To Source pin or context menu entry. Presumably the mouse handler already runs some routine to display the DataTip, so this routine must just be bound and exposed as a Command. While the PinToSource command is exposed as EditorContextMenus.CodeWindow.PinToSource, there seems…

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow users to sort, classify, and group Screen Members in the left pane of the LightSwitch Screen Designer

      When designing a complex screen in LightSwitch, the left pane quickly becomes a jumbled mess as Queries, Objects and Variables are placed in order of their creation while Methods appear alphabetically at the bottom.

      While you can drag Screen Members up and down to position them, it takes a long time to move each item and there's still no obvious structure to help you find things.

      It would be good if the user could sort this list and possibly create some sort of classification or hierarchy in order to group members together by function - eg all the variables/objects/queries/methods used…

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        0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add value delegate parameter to MemoryCache.AddOrGetExisting

        Current implementation of MemoryCache AddOrGetExisting method is not useful if creation of cache value is an expensive operation.
        So it would be good if instead of value object parameter, object creation delegate will be added.

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          1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Permissions per branch

          We would like to restrict access to development and master branches to read-only and allow merge by team leads via code-review pull requests.

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Improve code analysis

            Improve code analysis
            - Detect when first line of if block and else block are identical (same for last line)
            - Detect methods used only one time - Method is a candidate for in-lining
            - Detect constant defined in class used only one time
            - Detect private property with backing variable having get { return backingVariable; } set {backingVariable=value;} - convert to autoproperty
            - Detect public property used only within the same class - make it protected/private
            - Detect public method used only within the same class - make it protected/private
            - Detect class used only by one other class…

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              11 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Restore the option to download and install the Windows Desktop App Development help file into VS 2013

              While I think it's a little silly to try to guide development by who votes for a suggestion (opposed to leadership and engineering things that MAKE SENSE), I'm following others' advice and posting here...

              Microsoft has removed the Windows Desktop App Development from the available online help!

              Do they think this will encourage us to develop for Metro instead?

              Win32 is not obsolete. It's still alive and well. And you will NOT be able to sell a version of your OS that drops support for it. You can barely sell Windows 8.

              One can still download the VS2012 help content…

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • TPL Dataflow: Allow setting ExecutionDataflowBlockOptions after construction of dataflow blocks

                ExecutionDataflowBlockOptions (mainly) relate to the network/mesh semantics, not the individual block semantics, but can only be set when the block is created via its constructor (the constructor clones the options passed in).

                This means you can't structure your code so that the semantics of the dataflow blocks you're building is separate from the semantics of the network you're putting them into, which hampers reusability.

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                  1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • tab group collapse

                  I'm a huge fan of tab groups in Visual Studio and use them extensively. The scenario I encounter quite often, however, is that I'll have, say, half a dozen tabs open in each group while working on multiple files, but for some extended period I'll need to work on a single file. I don't want to close/combine my tab groups, but I do want to expand that file to take advantage of as much screen real estate as possible.

                  Right now I can resize these tab groups by dragging the separator off to the side. This is fine and is…

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                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • web.config 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  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Find all assignments

                      A feature similar to "Find all references", but only includes assignments.

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                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  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.

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                          2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add a TypeArgumentException class

                          Sometimes when you have a generic method you need to perform an additional type argument check as the type argument constraints can't handle all situations. It would be useful to have a TypeArgumentException class that could be thrown in such situations. I'd expect it to be quite similar to ArgumentException in purpose but methods argument and type arguments are quite different and in my opinion there should be a separate exception type for both cases. It's not difficult to implement TypeArgumentException yourself but since I've needed to use this type in many situations and different project I think having it…

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Send Object and related type info to repl from running process

                            I want the ability to run arbitrary code using an object from a running process, except that I want the object to persist past the end of the process so I can continue to play with it. Something like an immediate window, except with better code editing support and not tied to the running process.

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow multiple Git or TFVC repositories in a single Team Project

                              When creating a new repo for a Team Project I would like to be able to select wither I would like to have a Git or TFVC repo. This would allow existing Team Projects to experiment with Git as well as removing the need for a non-refundable choice when creating a Team project.

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                                2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow option to always build for gated check-in. (No prompt)

                                Add a check-box to always build with these options on the first gated check-in build. We use gated check-ins for all our projects so I'm familiar with how it works. I never preserve my changes or bypass the build and would rather not be prompted to do so.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • In App.config & web.config

                                  In App.config & web.config would be nice to add in %computername% in the URI. Example :<endpoint address="mex" binding="mexNamedPipeBinding" name="http"
                                  contract="IMetadataExchange">
                                  <identity>
                                  <dns value="%computername%" /> <!-- Works -->
                                  </identity>
                                  </endpoint>
                                  <host>
                                  <baseAddresses>
                                  <add baseAddress="net.pipe://%computername%/Microsoft/Dynamics/GP/eConnect/" /> <!-- doesnt work -->
                                  </baseAddresses>
                                  </host>

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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Enable Intellisense to print clearer function information

                                    Working with the standard library in C++, intellisense has had a huge positive impact on my ability to work with and understand functions and classes from other libraries. However, the verbosity of highly templated code can become completely unreadable in intellisense.

                                    A clear and simple solution is giving users the ability to step up and down the number of levels of templates that intellisense will print.

                                    Lowering the verbosity of function information with some kind of step up and step down key during the function tooltip would be invaluable to programmers all over.

                                    An example of its function and usefulness…

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Scroll horizontally using Shift + Mouse Wheel

                                      Many applications (e.g. Visio) and editors (e.g. EditPlus) have Shift+MouseWheelScroll wired up to a horizontal scroll action.

                                      This seems like a useful convention to adopt in Visual Studio for the text editor (and others)

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                                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • let users to trim log files so that only error lines are displayed in the log file and not the entire content

                                        Say, we created an application but it throws an error, the first thing we check is the log file to know where the error occurred and what caused it, but it becomes difficult to go through the entire log file to search that one error line. Is there a way we can achieve to trim the log file every time it generates when the error occurs

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                                        • Typescript intellisense

                                          In Visual Studio in JavaScript IntelliSense you have an option to unmark "Statement Completion - Only use Tab or Enter to commit" this is very nice because it then works like in C#. But why isn't this option in TypeScript? I really hope you will add that.

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