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  1. LightSwitch - Fix Missing Nav Prop on Related Sharepoint Lists

    There are missing navigation properties on the parent side of a relationship between two SharePoint lists.

    In addition to losing all the benefits of the navigation properties, it breaks the new built-in SharePoint Upload Control.

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/c818ced8-c995-43e8-92a3-7c0d8c509f8d/integrating-document-libraries-in-march-2014-with-sp-list-as-parent-entity?forum=lightswitch

    When you connect to two SP lists which are 'related' using a lookup column, you don't get a navigation property on the parent side and the relationship is not editable. Also the relationship is not editable in the relationship window. As a workaround, I modified the entity .lsml for the document library (Documents.lsml in my case)

    Removed this text from the .lsml in data…

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      2 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • LightSwitch HTML Client (CBA) - Please expose msls.sharepoint object

      Interacting with SharePoint from javascript in HTML Client requires loading the SP CSOM scripts, referring to the AppWebUrl and HostWebUrl, and for HostWeb Calls - the cross-site request executor is needed.

      All these operations are happening in msls.js and are nicely built into the msls.sharepoint object, however that object is contained in an anonymous self-executing function and it is not exposed via msls.expose().

      Therefore the msls.sharepoint object cannot be used in custom code at runtime without altering msls.js

      Like so:
      msls_sharepoint = {
      hostUrl: hostUrl,
      appWebUrl: appWebUrl,
      serverUrl: serverUrl,
      chromeBackgroundColor: chromeBackgroundColor,
      chromeLinkFontColor: chromeLinkFontColor,
      sharePointImagesUrl: sharePointImagesUrl,
      context: null,
      hostWeb: null,
      appWeb:…

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        2 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • IDE Enhancement - Recently i was modifying someone else's code. And I had to write multilevel If....else loops. Here I added additional IF

        IDE Enhancement - Recently i was modifying someone else's code. And I had to write multilevel If....else loops. Here I added additional IF loop and IDE indented some other End IF for this newly added IF. This gave me an compiler error of missing End IF.

        I suggest such nested loops should be of different color, so it becomes easy to tally the loops even before i build the code. For e.g First IF / end if will have BLUE color. If i am having another if inside then that will have color YELLOW. So AT the bottom of the…

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • implement wrappers for catchnodes, finallynodes and other unimplemented fxcoptypes

          FxCop (Code Analysis), which is implemented in the latest Visual Studio versions; implements various wrappers which allow you to target the types and members that cause the rule to be violated.

          Not all types and attributes and other parts are implemented and can not be directly targeted and shown as "The error got generated here: {0}" (for example).

          A generic error gets shown saying the: "CCI wrapper for ...... has not been implemented yet".

          I want these to be implemented so that custom rulemaking improves greatly!

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • C# Regex Literals - Seamless Regular Expression integration with .NET Framework and C# Language Grammar

              Create a seamless integration of the .NET library code base and language grammar with regular expressions, through new methods signatures and the lexical definition of regex literals.

              I want to able to write regex literals like:

              /[a-z]/cim // standing for new Regex("a-z", RegexOptions.Compiled | RegexOptions.IgnoreCase | RegexOptions.Multiline)

              I want to be able to write the following code:

              Instead of: "some string".Split(new char[] { ' ', '*' })

              It could be: "some string".Split(/[\s\*]/)

              And the same could work for Replace(), IndexOf(), Substring() and so on.

              Especially for replacing scenarios, a especial 'g' flag (or 'a') would mean global/all matches, for replacing…

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • When you open multiple files with the same name, the name of the folder containing the relevant file can also be displayed like Sublime.

                When you open multiple files with the same name, the name of the folder containing the relevant file can also be displayed like Sublime.

                I believe it will save time.

                Screenshots are attached (also http://ctrlv.in/308182).

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                  0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add the ability to show different Expected Results based on conditions

                  Add the ability to show different Expected Results based on conditions (such as OS or other variable) for a single step. Example: I have multiple configurations defined in my test plan. I am creating application installation test cases where the steps to install are the same across OS's, but the Expected Result for the last validation step varies based on the OS (i.e. "On WinXP and Win7, there are shortcuts on the Start Menu for...", "On Win8, there are shortcuts on the Metro Desktop...". Currently there is no way to indicate these various Expected Results, so I’m forced to create…

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support the TFS 2013 extensions to sharepoint 2013 support Windows Server 2012 R2

                    I cannot install the tfs extensions to sharepoint 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2. The installer reports an incompatible OS

                    Nice coordination of product releases. Server comes out, then 6 months later sharepoint gets an update, but no update to TFS

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                    • Windows 8 style minimalistic interfaces is a true piece of ****

                      Windows 8 style flat interfaces is a true piece of ****. Please bring back old good Visual studio 2003 style!

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Confirmation box can avoid accidental remove of Test cases in MTM test suites

                        It would be better if we can have a confirmation/Warning box when we click on Remove Test case option.
                        Even though there is an option to add it again, but a confirmation box can save that effort if user want to cancel the remove test cases action.

                        Thanks,
                        Inthiyaz

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Can We have Rename context menu option for Test case in MTM2012?

                          Rename context menu option can be really helpful, if we want to rename a test case title in MTM instead of opening the test case to edit its title.

                          Thanks,
                          Inthiyaz

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                              0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Provide a way to hide Teams in TFS 2013

                              In TFS 2013 deployments with one Team Project Collection and one Team Project with Scrum process template, you can use a Team for each project and Area paths to relate those projects to customers.

                              You can also set permissions at the area level in a way that allow a customer or stakeholder (external to the development team) to see only work items of its Area path. That works fine!

                              But when the customer or stakeholder browse the Team Project Collection and the Team Project, he/she see all the Teams (i.e., the projects of other customers). Although customers or stakeholders cannot…

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                              • Add some additional support for single developers connecting to TFS from remote locations

                                I work a couple thousand miles from my companies office where they host TFS. Having something on one of my local machines would be nice as an intermediary to TFS.

                                I understand that there is TFS Proxy Server which sounds like it does what I need, but I do not have a spare Windows Server box nor do I have the resources to be running a Windows Server VM. the company does not think that sending me a server machine to run the Proxy Server would be an efficient use of money (and I agree).

                                What I need is something…

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                                    1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Reverse link items to team room discussions

                                    Currently, one can link to a workitem, changeset, or build by entering # and the id. It would be nice if one could follow a back link from those items to discussions referring to them in the team room.

                                    Scenario
                                    Product Owner introduces new Product Backlog Items. Team discusses with Backlog owner in Team Room, referencing the items throughout.

                                    Days down the road, Dev A realizes that some things discussed were never added to the work item. To easily find discussions about them, links in the work items can be followed to sections of the discussion (perhaps by day or…

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                                      "Error while trying to run project:Coud not load file or assembly "HelloWorld" or one of its dependencies.The module was expected to contain an assembly manifest."
                                      the above error message apears when I start debuging in viSUAL STUDIO FOR visual basic "HelloWorld" program any body help me???

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                                      • Add a property to UITestControl that *actually* returns the Control's Type.

                                        Add a property to the UITestControl that can actually be used to determine a control's Type. The ControlType property *DOES NOT* return the Control's Type.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • A specific Visual Studio only for Office apps, free for developers, allowing testing in Office

                                          A specific Visual Studio only for Office apps, free for developers, allowing testing in Office. If not "Express" free version, low cost, as full VS Pro is expensive for HTML5/JS editor.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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