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  1. Allow us to specify region and language settings when starting windows phone emulator from Visual Studio

    When starting the emulator from Visual Studio it would be great to be able to specify the language/region that is active when the emulator starts.

    Currently we always have to go to the settings, change the language/region and restart the emulator. This is very cumbersome if you want to take screenshots for multilanguage apps.

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      0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Team Room work item notification customization

      Team Rooms should allow for customization of which work items created or state changed will trigger notifications. Not all teams will want notifications when a new test case was created for example. Other times notifications may only be wanted when the assignment of a work item or the state of a work changes.

      6 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • keyword Sugar ...treat return type as sort of out or ref parameter for overloading

        consider try parse
        this is as close as i can get to overloading return types can we get a sugar version of this ? i want a strict return type overload

        public void get(ref int b , out float);
        public void get(ref int b , out double );

        like so

        as methods

        int a = getUm(c);
        float b = getUm(c);

        as properties

        int a = 1;
        setUm = a;
        int b = getUm;
        float c = getUm;

        // if float getUm() was never defined
        // the int getUm() would get called and throw a error msg
        // which is freggin…

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          1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow anonymous types to be created as an internal type coded to an interface.

          IEnumerable<ISomeInterface> res = x.data.select(new ISomeInferface {});

          3 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Security Trimming specific search

            Security trimming is arguably many things. My focus for our purpose is to allow specific files types to be grep searched. This means that when responding to security trimming bugs, I can choose to search only code behind files, or other types of files if I choose.

            This could be enhanced to drill down specifically on VS file types.

            My focus is to get to controls and data responses returned from other projects quickly where they bubble up to the GUI, with one or more breakpoints at those key exchange points. The goal is to help in pursuit of bugfix…

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              1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow use of InRelease from Visual Studio Online

              Allow use of InRelease from Visual Studio Online. I see great value in InRelease but at this point only works on prem.

              18 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Create [WarningAttribute] that triggers compiler warnings/errors the way [ObsoleteAttribute] does.

                Add a [WarningAttribute] that works the same way as [ObsoleteAttribute]; it would trigger a compiler warning or error with a customized message. Ideally it would not be sealed. You could do things like:

                [Warning("This class uses PInvoke and will prevent ARM compatibility.")]

                [Experimental("This method has not completed Quality Assurance, and should not be used in a production environment.")]
                This feature would be particularly useful for component creators.

                This would be the bees' knees.

                41 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make the debugging Visualizers non-modal windows

                  Quite often when debugging, I want to see the results of a dataset while stepping through code. Unfortunately the visualizer window is modal, so that is not possible. I currently get around it by taking a screenshot of the visualizer window, which is less than ideal.

                  4 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add a feature to customize test case result status in TFS 2010/2012/2013

                    Hi,

                    Hi please add a feature to customize test case result status (Pass, Fail, Blocked) in TFS 2010/2012/2013.

                    For more information please find the screenshot attached.

                    2 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Identify and Nest Dependent Files in Solution Explorer using Right Click Menu

                      Identify and Nest Dependent Files in Solution Explorer using Right Click Menu.

                      Allow us to nest files in solution explorer without having to edit the csproj file. For example, we have 4 files that are breeze.*.js, and I like to nest them as dependent on breeze.js so they show up collapsed in solution explorer.

                      Currently we edit the csproj file to do this, and we also do it for css and for custom js. Another example:

                      repositories.js
                      -- attendee.repository.js
                      -- session.repository.js
                      -- speaker.repository.js
                      -- lookup.repository.js
                      -- abstract.repository.js

                      For files like jQuery that have 4 or 5 dependent files this is…

                      319 votes
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                        6 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make it possible for us to name areas of our XAML code

                        My idea is a kind of meta-tag with a name and a description. You'd use it by placing an opening meta-tag somewhere in your XAML and a closing meta-tag somewhere below. Whenever your mouse pointer hovered over a clear area of the XAML window that's inside the region defined by your meta-tag (somewhere without any XAML, like a white line, or the blank area before or after any XAML tag), the tooltip would show the name and description given in your meta-tag.

                        In another related subject, the #region and #endregion directives could also have the same behaviour, but in the…

                        25 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Fix behaviour of Home/End keys when word wrap is enabled

                          There are several problems with the word wrap feature in Visual Studio 2013.

                          * Pressing the Home key moves the cursor to the start of the screen line. This works correctly. At this point, pressing the Home key again should move the cursor to the start of the *real* line, however nothing happens.
                          * The end key is similarly broken.
                          * Triple-clicking should select the entire real line, rather than the current screen line.
                          * Similarly, the cut command (when nothing is selected) should cut the whole line.
                          * Similarly, the move line up/down commands should move real lines, rather…

                          7 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add git blame support

                            Hi,

                            One thing that I found really useful with a previous SVN extension I was using for VS was the ability to right click a file and blame. As well as opening the blame, it scrolled to the line I right clicked on.

                            Is that something that you could add to the Visual Studio Tools for Git extension? It's normally when I'm in VS that I want to blame a file because I've noticed something in the code that either isn't right or I want to understand why it was done. It's a bit annoying to have to go to…

                            146 votes
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                              4 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Separate out the TFS Team Administrator from the TFS Project Administrator more cleanly

                              Separate out the TFS Team Administrator from the TFS Project Administrator more cleanly.

                              Remove the ability of the TFS Team Administrator (sub-teams, not projects) to add users to the Team Project. Keep the TFS Project Administrator to add/remove users from the project with complete auditability of security. This is often done by an Enterprise group that requires a formal process.

                              Empower the Team Administrator to identify which members of the project are on their team. This is typically not a security restricted item that requires auditing and can change with any iteration.

                              In addition, allow the Team Administrator to edit…

                              5 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • "Build even if nothing has changed since the previous build" Check box confusing

                                When scheduling a build and not selecting the "Build even if nothing has changed since the previous build" checkbox, the build will run if source changes have been checked in since its last *scheduled* build.

                                That is, in this scenario:

                                1. We setup a daily build for 6 PM.
                                2. The daily build runs at 6 PM on Monday.
                                3. Tuesday morning Bob checks something in and then manually runs the build.
                                4. Nothing happens for the rest of the day.

                                I expect no build will run Tuesday night. In fact, it does. This is confusing.

                                Ask:
                                Either change TFS…

                                2 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Improve the performance of the operator = and <>

                                  The current implement of the operator = and <> is using the method GenericEqualityObj,which check the types of the args in runtime.However,most uses of = <> have exact types,so it is wasting the time to check the types of the args.This simple change could improve the performance of = <> greatly when using with classes.

                                  7 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Stop thrusting Metro apps down our throats and let us get on with our work!

                                    Over the past few years, there has been debate over whether or not the desktop is dead.
                                    Well, it's certainly getting there - and it's not due to the web, but due to Microsoft's attempt to tabletize our desktops!

                                    Even Visual Studio is becomming like that. Such as the (failed) attempt at removing an express edition that creates desktop programs, scant C++11 support (and broken promises), no real work on WinForms for years, and dropping support for XP (which is still widely used) yet not even taking the advantage of the features of post-XP systems!

                                    Face it, the Win8 "app"…

                                    112 votes
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                                      9 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Alerts: Should include link to knowledge article (or KB)

                                      Today's alerts have fixed templates and there is no way to link a KB or knowledge article to the Alert. Having a link to KB will help speed up investigation and diagnostics

                                      5 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Haskell-style property mapping

                                        Haskell-stype property mapping for LINQ-like cases.

                                        For example, you have a Person class which has a Name property.

                                        Currently you do: people.Select(person => person.Name)

                                        My suggestion is: people.Select(.Name)

                                        3 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Peek definition new function

                                          I love the peek definition (alt+F12) feature in Visual Studio 2013, and it's great for editing functions.

                                          I'd love to see the same concept with generating method stubs. Basically I'd like to write a function, and use method calls that don't exist, and then one by one peek definition on them to fill in the function.

                                          I believe long functions get created because filling out the definition for micro functions requires jumping around in code, but having a peek definition means you could create, edit and view it inline, while still having the benefits of smaller functions.

                                          3 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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