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  1. allow http connection to remote IIS instead of ftp in VS Express Web

    Front Page Extensions is the only way to have an http connection to a remote IIS now, and Front Page extensions is not supported by Microsoft. So, there should be an alternative like WebDAV to support editing web sites on a remote IIS server.

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      0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Edit & continue: Support editing embedded resources

      I would like to do edit & continue on embedded resources, such that when I edit an embedded resource while debugging is paused, that when I continue debugging, the new resource is read when I call Assembly.GetManifestResourceStream.

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        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Buffer.Compare

        Buffer.Compare(Array src, int srcOffset, Array dst, int dstOffset, int count)

        Works like memcmp, returns 0 if equal, etc.

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add methods for typed field capture by parsing strings

          Like string.Format is to snprintf, I would like a comparable tool to sscanf to be a basic part of the framework.

          One way to do this would be as follows.

          someInputString.Capture("%%:%%:%%", out int hours, out int minutes, out int seconds) for basic greedy parse (the double percent symbols here don't indicate 2 digits, they just indicate a capture with no capture format specifier.

          someInputString.RegexCapture(regexNotationString, out int hours, out in minutes, out int seconds) for more complicated scenarios.

          Since these functions have an arbitrary number of outputs of any combination of parseable types they are very difficult to implement without runtime…

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • to transform the program Excel into the simple and powerful programming language.

            We need to have two different windows in "Excellent" programming language: one -for the program (functions), and the original data. Other window - as the "output screen", where the result of calculation is shown. Now data and calculated functions are shown all together in the one window in Excel table. Also we need to add 3 functions - corresponding to operators [for], [while] and [goto]. Later we can try to add operator "call subroutine NAME", that prepares data in the especial additional table named NAME. So, we see now two products:
            1) usual calculator (and program for Windows too) It…

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              • Add "My Builds" to the online Build Explorer like I see in VS

                In the Team Explorer - Builds in Visual Studio 2012, there is a great section called My Builds. I love being able to see all the build information relevant to me right at the top of the window.
                In TFS 2013 online, when I open BUILD > Explorer most of the build information is there, but not "My Builds." Please add the "My Builds" to the TFS web view!

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                • Show variable contents interleaved into the code during debug step-through

                  Show variable contents interleaved into the code during debug step-through.

                  text editor when not debugging:
                  line 4. line of code with int variable i1 and string s1;
                  line 5. line of code with int variable i2 and string s2;

                  text editor while debugger paused at line 4:
                  line 4. line of code with int variable i1 and string s1;
                  line "4.5": i1= 123 s1="bla bla bla...(truncated if too long");
                  line 5. line of code with int variable i2 and string s2;

                  Optionally interleave all things in local and global scope into all lines by pressing some toggle key.

                  The variable…

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                    1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Microsoft Access 2010 Source Code Control 64 Bit

                    Just would like a x64 version of microsoft access 2010 source code control

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                      1 comment  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • [Planned for VS "14"] Provide VB.NET Templates for developing Universal Apps

                      As we all know, universal apps are the future in windows and apps market. Though, Universal Apps template is not available on Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC. So, please make it available as there are more developers in VB.NET than we think.

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                        29 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Hey all,

                        If you haven’t seen it already, VB Language PM, Lucian Wischik has put together a great series on building Universal Apps for Windows Phone and Store using Visual Basic on the Visual Basic Team Blog.

                        Check it out @ http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vbteam/archive/2014/06/15/vb-universal-app-part-2-for-the-developer-sharing-xaml-assets-and-code.aspx

                        The benefit of a Universal app to consumers is that when an app in the Windows Store and an app in the Windows Phone Store share an identity purchases for either count as purchases for both. That’s a great experience for users that VB developers can build today in their own apps. Lucian walks through how to set this up in your VB solutions in the first post of his series: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vbteam/archive/2014/06/15/vb-universal-app-part-1-getting-started.aspx

                        When building Universal apps (or any app that targets multiple platforms/devices), reuse is the name of the game and through Portable Class Libraries and linked files Visual Basic developers already have two powerful tools in their…

                      • Fix TFS workspace usability

                        Working with TFS workspace is ridiculously cumbersome. Have to be constantly be watching which workspace is active when creating projects. No way to delete projects in TF Service (or if there is one, where the **** is it?? It's also greyed out ...) Constant source of guesswork and frustration. The concepts are not hard, but implementing them with the tools is completely frustrating. There are many details which simply don't work the way you would expect. Constant negative surprises is not good UIX. You need to do a study with real developers trying to accomplish real developer tasks. As is…

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                        • Add and assembly attribute for the compiler to bypass null reference exception.

                          Like in Objective C, when you access a method or property from null, nothing happens, instead of raising an exception.

                          Actual scenario:
                          string temp = null;
                          var type = temp.getType(); <- null reference exception is raised

                          Proposed scenario:
                          string temp = null;
                          var type = temp.getType(); <- nothing happens, go to the next instruction, type variable will also be null

                          In basic terms, null.something returns null instead of raising an exception.

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                            1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add properties to enums and facilitate enums as DataSource with integrated string description of each item

                            First, like MATLAB can do, make enum a struct to include properties like this

                            struct DaysOfWeek
                            {
                            enum { Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat }
                            bool IsWeekend { get { return this==Sun || this==Sat; } }
                            }
                            ...
                            DaysOfWeek day = DayOfWeek.Mon;
                            if(day.IsWeekend) { ... }

                            Essentially the enum values become equivalent to static readonly fields but retain their value semantics.

                            Also a combo box should be able to use enum with the DescriptionAttribute to show not values but strings, but return values on .SelectedValue

                            Please integrate enums as DataSource for list of values in ComboBoxes and other…

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                              1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Elemental functions for use with collections, just like Fortran 95

                              public static int Add(int a, int b) { return a+b; }
                              ...
                              int[] array_a, array_b;
                              int[] array_c = Add(array_a, array_b)

                              Allow static functions of a type to be used with arrays of the type for fast sequential data processing (and mathematical operations).

                              From Fortran Wiki: Elemental procedures are specified with scalar dummy arguments that may be called with array actual arguments. In the case of a function, the shape of the result is the shape of the array arguments.

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                                2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Better deployment on azure through TFS build process

                                Dear Microsoft Team,

                                We are currently trying to set up a CI/CD-Process for our company using TFS and Azure. For that purpose we use the AzureContinuousDeployment.11.xaml build process template. In general it provides a lot of flexibility and allows for customization. Nevertheless we faced several limitations that are currently restraining us from successfully installing the CD for our Azure projects.

                                1. The build process with AzureContinuousDeployment.11.xaml template doesn't have the option to swap deployment on Azure. That would be useful to have. At the moment, we need to do this manually via the Azure management interface. Another possible option is…

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                                • Opening a site from Visual Studio

                                  I am usually open a web site from File > Open > Web Site and select a folder. Isn't it better if i drag and drop a folder from my computer to Visual Studio for opening it?

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Micro threads (tasklets) for async/await syntax

                                    Add MicroThreads (mono tasklets) for async/await syntax

                                    so async methods wil be mutch cheaper and do not create additional memory allocations and exception handling will be very easy to introduce

                                    http://mono-project.com/Continuations

                                    When call async methods from sync context faramework pop micro stack from pool and async method use it for execution. On await it just switch from micro stack to real thread stack, and when continuation calls we just switch to suspended micro thread and go on. when async method awaits fo another asunc methd it just call it in microctack and all. All exceptions will be catched properly because…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Refactoring: generate variable(s) for argument.

                                      Wen you have a method that excepts a parameter of type 'FooB', Visual Studio has a nice feauture when you enter 'new ', it already comes up with 'FooB'. So you get something like

                                      yourMethod(new FooB());

                                      It would be nice if you can then select this 'new FooB()' and select 'refactor=> generate variable for argument' which generates:

                                      var fooB = new FooB();
                                      yourMethod(fooB);

                                      foob.DoSomthing(new FooA());

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                                      • WPF Split view - multi screen

                                        When I write XAML code to create a view I can only split the design window two ways - verticaly or horizontaly.
                                        But many developers are using more than one screen and I think it would be very nice to be able to split this WPF designer into 2 windows.
                                        So on one screen developer will see just the design window and on the other screen will be the XAML editor with file related to this design view.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make it possible to choose which .NET debugging engine to use when debugging from start external program

                                          VS2012 and later versions of VS seems to choose the .NET 4.0/4.5 debugging engine by default when using "start external program" in project settings and running program by pressing F5.

                                          When I am debugging older versions of the software (which uses .NET 3.5) VS is unable to debug since it uses the "wrong" engine (4.0/4.5).

                                          I found an existing forum post on this subject:
                                          http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/768651/visual-studio-does-not-attaches-debugger

                                          This thread shows two possible workarounds:
                                          1) Attach to process with correct debugger engine
                                          2) Add exe-file as existing project (File -> Add -> Existing Project) in solution and override debugging engine in "project"(exe) properties.

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