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  1. Custom UI controls for custom applications that interact with TFS

    Based on a discussion on the ALM Champs list and ALM Rangers Forums:

    I’d love control(s) that:
    - Allows me to pick files and/or folders from TFVC and/or Git
    - Allows me to configure and save a ACL for an object of my choosing (akin to the Team Administrator ACL)
    - Allows me to select a Build (output)
    - Allows me to select tests to run (akin to the automation… window)
    - Allows me to pick one or more area’s/iterations
    - Allows me to pick one or more teams
    - Check-in UI
    - etc

    These would allow others to easily…

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      under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Inherit constructor when there exists only one on base class

      I cases where you have some common base class which has a single non-default constructor and several classes that inherit from that base class it becomes tedious noise to repeat a essentially a non-operational constructor for each class.

      Ex:

      class BaseClass
      {
      public BaseClass(IDependency d)
      {
      // ...
      }
      }

      class A : BaseClass
      {
      public A(IDependency d) : base(d)
      {
      // Empty intentionally!
      }
      }

      class B : BaseClass
      {
      public B(IDependency d) : base(d)
      {
      // Empty intentionally!
      }
      }

      class C : BaseClass
      {
      public C(IDependency d) : base(d)
      {
      // Empty intentionally!
      }
      }

      The problem…

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Fix TFS local data store concurrency issues - TF400030: The local data store is currently in use by another operation...

        TFS local data store really sucks in compare to traditional SVN integration.
        There should be special service to handle concurrent operations, when you have more than one VS opened - or - some kind of tool like TortoiseSVN would be better.

        I still get race conditions causing change conflicts, e.g. by operations during T4.

        Local data store should act logically - last change wins.

        It's so easy to integrate using monikers (http://bit.ly/1nC0w3Q), so vote for MS developers to learn own tech. ;-)

        57 votes
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          6 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Provide webform engines templates for MVC3 projects in Visual Studio 2013

          I currently work on a project written in MVC3 (originally MVC2) which uses the WebForms view engine.

          We recently moved from VS2012 to VS2013 and now when I want to add a new item, select Visual C# >> Web >> MVC from tree all the view/partial templates offered to me are MVC 5 xxxxxx (Razor). Seems the only way around this is to close solution, reopen it in *VS2012* add my new view/partial save and the close and reopen in VS 2013 - WTH!!

          This is just plain ridiculous! There are some nice changes in VS2013 that I find useful…

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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • TPL Dataflow in distributed environment

            TPL Dataflow is one of the few Microsoft calculation engines designed for real world. It is great. But unfortunately it has been feature-frozen for more than a few years. Meanwhile, other ecosystem involved a lot in this real-time processing area.

            So, please continue to invest on TPL Dataflow. More built-in blocks please. More importantly, let the data flow across processes/machines.

            Btw, I know the existence of Project “Orleans”, which is a good attempt but seems to be Azure-only. Microsoft please carefully look at the two and work out an unified Actor model. At this moment, they are two wheels built…

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              1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.DataSource.TestCase as a datasource for web perfomance tests

              Allow a user to select a testcase parameters (TFS) as a datasource for a web performance test

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                0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow users to change location for all Visual Studio files

                Working in a corporate environment, My Documents is mapped to a network share. This causes VS to freeze when I try to do certain tasks when I am working remotely. While some settings can be changed, others cannot without hacking the registry. I would like to be able to change all file based settings to my local drive.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support HSB Colors Better

                  In many programs I make I like to have a good UI, and the best way to do this is by using HSB or HSL colors which can be easily modified to produce colors that look great together.

                  Constantly, I am finding that I am having to creating my own custom ColorX class but it doesn't flow well with already existing .NET classes.

                  I am asking for things like:
                  Color.FromAhsl(alpha, hue, sat, lum)
                  Color.H
                  Color.S
                  Color.L

                  7 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • improve _CopyfilesMarkedCopyLocal to consider references made in XAML when determining indirect references

                    When I have a project C, that uses project B that uses a WPF-control provided by project A, project A assembly is not copied to project c bin directory unless project B calls some code in project A. If project B only uses a control defined in project A in one of its XAML-files, the build process does not recognize the dependency of B to A.

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make BulkObservableCollection<T> public to the core .NET Framework

                      Using WPF and ObservableCollection<T> has serious performance issues if you need to add large sets of collection items at once, which is well known today. Each updated item fires multiple events that have significants performance costs.

                      There are hundreds, if not thousands, of custom implementations on the net to overcome this problem and that have their own, more or less adventurous, way of adding a new "AddRange()" method that does not fire all those events for each element but only once once at the end up the collection update.

                      There is already an existing implementation written by Microsoft, the BulkObservableCollection<T>…

                      44 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add short and byte literals/suffixes

                        "short num = (short)1" is annoying to type.
                        "short num = 1S" much better.
                        "byte num = (byte)1" is also annoying.
                        "byte num = 1B" much better.

                        I don't see why C# should not support something like this, it would be such a easy and quick implementation aswell.

                        Thanks!

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                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Enhance Report Project Template to allow Nested Report Folders

                          Nested report folders are a simple and effective way to manage SSRS report permissions.

                          Although available in SSRS the current Business Intelligence - Reporting Services - Report Server Project template does not allow nesting of folders (see http://partnersupport.microsoft.com/en-us/mpndevelop/forum/mpnvs/vs2103-report-project-sub-folder).

                          This is a very serious problem for us as it makes it virtually impossible to bring complex SSRS projects under source control.

                          Thank you

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                            0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Hover on Javascript and show prompt

                            I use VS2012, create a website, ASP.NET WEB website. In Scripts folder in Solution Explorer, there are a number of js files.

                            So I create test.js file. I type $(, intellisense prompts, as the figure 1 shows.

                            Then I type the whole statement and mouse hovers on $, no prompt shows.

                            If I code in C#, mouse hovers on a function name or class name, there will be prompt as Figure 2.

                            Can VS support "hover prompt" of Javascript?

                            11 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Fix Test Explorer output (monospace font and output not via link)

                              Arguably a great thing with VS2012/2013 was a new faster test executer. However, the new Test Explorer is in almost all ways a lot worse than the old version. One thing particular is that this UI completely disregard normal code fonts and uses a non-monospace font which causes output formatting to not follow normal trace output in the output window. Since every single developer in the world most likely at one point has depended on monospace font to get formatting right in traces this inconsistency is extremely annoying.

                              Not only the for the fact that to actually get to trace…

                              48 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support for collectible assemblies

                                Support for collectible assemblies, i.e. assemblies that can be unloaded from memory (without deleting appdomain).
                                Example: Build a kind of REPL on top of your application so that user can script your application. This leads to high customization capabilities. The user script might be sent via files to the application running 24/7, hence you need emitted code to be collected.

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                                  19 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow custom AddInProcess names when using System.AddIn

                                  When using System.AddIn framework via process isolation, every AddIn process shows up as AddInProcess32.exe in the task manager. Please allow us to rename the name that shows in the taskmanager so that it's more descriptive for users?

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Let nuget work in projects installed in multiple solutions

                                    Projects fail if the project is used in multiple solutions and someone updates a project's nuget package from a different solution.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support Data Breakpoints for C#

                                      Data Breakpoints are very useful when debugging state issues as they break into the debugger when the value of a variable changes.

                                      It is currently only supported in C/C++

                                      Please extend support to C# and the other managed languages. We need it badly. The reason there is no uservoice suggestion is that most NET Developers don't know it exists in C++

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                                        22 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  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,…

                                        117 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Solution Explorer improvements for TypeScript-related files

                                          It would be really convenient to keep both js and js.map files under a typescript file node. Like it's done for LESS files.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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