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  1. Add built-in support for navigation property Create/Update/Delete in WebAPI ODATA / Entity Framework

    The combination of ODATA and Entity Framework is a huge time-saver, but there's one thing I feel is missing, and that is out-of-the-box support for updating navigation property collections. If I want to issue an update request for a customer and update the customer's address, if the address property is actually a reference to an address in a separate collection, I have to manually find and update that address.

    I figured I could save my developers a lot of time by abstracting that functionality out, so I added a query string parameter, "updatenavigation", which takes a comma-separated list of navigation…

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    • Port Windows.data.pdf namespace to .Net Framework 4.6

      Please port Windows.data.pdf namespace to .NET Framework 4.6.

      WPF or Windows Form application need a native way to view PDF file, convert PDF pages to images. If Microsoft can do it for Windows RT, why not for .NET Framework?

      Thank you,
      David Gao

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      • Enable support for csproj projects to reference project.json projects.

        Currently when using the "Add References" dialogue from inside a project.json based project, you can reference other non-project.json based projects in the solution.

        Unfortunately, adding references to a project.json based project from inside a csproj project does not work.

        Please add support for this functionality to help simplify development by allowing people to use the much friendlier project.json based project configuration.

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          • Enum Inheritance

            I have lists of things that I want to set up in shared classes for other developers to work with and Enums work great for that, especially since they enforce uniqueness(as long as values are not defined for the members, but that is another issue).

            It would be cool if I could have a way to set up hierarchical lists of things that are still unique but allow for a level of categorization in their definition.

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            • Include reports in TFS or Release Management

              I would like there to be a list of SSRS reports created for TFS Release Manager.

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              • Improve KeyNotFoundException - specify Key and Dictionary names

                The KeyNotFoundException error message is one of the worst and it needs to be improved. The error message needs to state the name dictionary and the name of the key.

                Current:
                System.Collections.Generic.KeyNotFoundException:
                The given key was not present in the dictionary.

                Desired State:
                System.Collections.Generic.KeyNotFoundException:
                The given key "Ford Fusion" was not present in the dictionary "Airplanes made by Boeing".

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                • Restore Support for Reusable ASP.Net Web Form Custom User Controls

                  We support multiple websites. We have some custom user controls that we use on most sites (for example, an employee search tool (that hits a different database with different connection strings)) and some pages that are nearly identical on all websites (for example an 'Diagnosis' page that displays current server info and allows us to test database connections, error processing, error notifications...).

                  In earlier versions of Visual Studio, there was plenty of support and documentation for developing custom user controls that can be used in multiple projects & solutions.

                  Perhaps I am looking in the wrong place for this documentation,…

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                    • IDE1006

                      The IDE1006 rule reminds me that naming rules conflict, the method should start with uppercase. But the method is vs automatically generated, since the IDE knows the rules conflict, the IDE cannot automatically generate the initial capital letters?

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                      • Bring back J#

                        J# was a good language. It helps migration from Java to .NET. We should bring it back. It would be good to have, or at least an extension.

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                        • Support "natural sorting" / SORT_DIGITSASNUMBERS via CompareOptions

                          The C++ function, CompareStringEx ( https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd317761.aspx ) has a dwCmpFlags option for SORT_DIGITSASNUMBERS: Treat digits as numbers during sorting, for example, sort "2" before "10".

                          This option should be exposed as a member of the CompareOptions Enumeration ( https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.globalization.compareoptions.aspx ) so that it can be used in managed code instead of needing to do a DllImport of Kernel32.DLL which requires UNSAFE / Full Trust.

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                          • add code optimization suggestion

                            it would be nice to let user know how their codes will perform and suggest better way of handling some use case.

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                            • Create native pbkdf2 algorithm based on SHA-2 (ideally variable - or based on SHA-512)

                              Create native pbkdf2 algorithm based on SHA-2 (ideally variable or based on SHA-512), and discontinue SHA-1 dependency on current .NET class. Currently, the developer community is rolling their own custom versions of this and it would be ideal to have a native vendor provided solution.

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                              • create some common platform for run-time sharing data between two Microsoft Products

                                Hi,

                                I am .net developer having 10 years of development experience. Sometimes we are facing issue like

                                1) when some component / website was developed on vb.net and some component was developed in c#.net. so its very difficult to share data, specially session between two web languages. kindly request you to create some create some common platform (frontend side, not from SQL Server site) for run-time sharing data between two Microsoft Products

                                Awaiting for your positive reply.
                                Regards
                                Kapil Dave
                                http://in.linkedin.com/in/kapilkumardave

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                                  • Visual Studio Needs Web.config transformations when debugging locally

                                    Web.config transformations work great when publishing. however, when debugging I have no way to do similar transformations to the web.config whenI click the run button. Because I do not have this ability, my web config has multiple sections in the <connectionStrings> and <appSettings>, that I have to comment out and uncomment to debug against the multiple environments that I support.

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                                    • 希望安卓开发可以有中文界面和中文注释

                                      希望c#的安卓开发可以有中文界面和中文注释

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                                      • IConfiguration can read array in config.json

                                        currently IConfiguration cannot read array in config.json, it will get a null.
                                        A dynamic variable maybe a solution. for example:

                                        var builder = new ConfigurationBuilder(".");
                                        builder.AddJsonFile("config.json");
                                        var config = builder.Build();

                                        //"Arr": [423,false,"hello",null],
                                        dynamic arr = config["arr"];

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                                        • Add a WebAPI project without including MVC

                                          When adding a WebAPI Project using a template, why do I only have the choice of an empty project with WebAPI folders and core references, or the WebAPI template with WebAPI AND MVC folders and core references? I want a project with a WebAPI template - and, crucially - authentication - but not all of the MVC stuff that I don't need.

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