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  1. Allow image map in asp.net to assign colors or images to hot spots

    Asp.net image map does not contain the functionality to assign colors to the hotspots created by the user. This feature will be very use full when dynamically assigning the hotspots.

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      3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • WPF: Add the possibility to load a font from stream

      The idea it's to load in WPF a font from Internet, a stream.

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add [Retry] button to "Go Offline - The Team Foundation Server is currently unavailable" dialog

        I'm sure I'm not the only one who's got their TFS server accessible only via a VPN. It's pretty annoying that if you forget to (re)connect the VPN before starting Visual Studio, the dialog that eventually appears to inform you that the TFS server is unavailable doesn't give you a chance to retry the connection and even if you do connect the VPN, your solution gets opened offline and you have to waste time brining it online again.

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        • Improve the ability to print/report on projects and progress

          As project managers, we need the ability to print SCRUM boards, or features, backlogs items and have a general status updates across an entire portfolio of projects/entire team.

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          • Android Emulator should support HTTP proxy configuration to allow network monitoring using Fiddler.

            Network proxy setting is not exposed in the emulator so that one can easily specify local proxy for quick network monitoring via Fiddler or some other tool.

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              1 comment  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • wizard forms

              Add a screen template to be able to add wizard forms to an LS application so that the user can be stepped through entering data. An example would be to set up a new customer and create an order form them.

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                0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Deeper integration with Azure

                This should include build templates with ability to deploy to azure staging and production (with optional teardown after test cycle completed), the ability to pass the staging URL to the test suite, ability to have transformed role settings on deployment much like the debug & release transforms for web.config today.

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • add BitScanForward and BitScanReverse functions to .NET Framework, like in C++.

                  The .NET Framework seems to be missing functions to give us safe access to the BitScanForward and BitScanReverse x86 instructions, for 32-bit and 64-bit integers.

                  Following you can see the C/C++ functions documented but there is no C# or .NET equivalent.
                  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/wfd9z0bb(v=vs.100).aspx
                  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fbxyd7zd(v=vs.100).aspx

                  If you are bothered by the fact that BitScanForward returns 2 values (boolean and index), or if you wish to make the name less ambiguous than "BitScanForward", then you could make a slight modification as follows and name it "CountTrailingZeroBits".

                  int CountTrailingZeroBits64(UInt64 inValue)
                  {
                  int i;
                  return _BitScanForward64(&i, inValue) ? i : 64;
                  }

                  And similarly for…

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide a 'try again' before entering in 'offline' mode

                    Currently, who work in remote office (which is my case) when to manually connect to internet (which is my case) or manualy connect to an VPN (which also is my case) and one of these connection are not yet established have some trouble when opening an solution. Currently, Visual Studio alert to user that this solution will opened at 'offline' mode. Backing to 'online' mode take some minutes if you have a poor internet connection (which is my case) or if you have a large solution (which also is my case).
                    Provide a 'try again' will save a few precious…

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                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 9 votes
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                        10 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Please update the System.Reflection.StrongNameKeyPair to work with .pfx files

                        Currently signing with a .PFX programatically requires that one either use the Process class to run sn.exe with flags, or some classes from Mono to sign an assembly from code.

                        I am suggest that the current implementation be expanded to process the .pfx files as well. I do not like having to use .snk if I am signing from code, it leaves the private key exposed and vulnerable.

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Provide Native WPF Dialog Boxes

                          The open/save file dialog boxes, the print dialog box and some form of message box should be made native WPF controls. Even if this is impossible then here are some very small thing which would help a lot.

                          Allow control of the text on the 'save' or 'open' or 'print' button. For example we might like to change 'print' to 'print preview'.

                          Allow an open file dialog with file previews like thumbnail images on the right hand side.

                          Make sure all the dialog boxes have the latest windows stye rather than the old XP style which I think is still…

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Change the default behavior when opening Recent slns from the Win taskbar to Run As Administrator if the pinned shortcut has that enabled

                            This functionality is currently useless as the user will have to reopen VS 2012 again if the solution has Run as Administrator requirements.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • WinForms Designer DPI Lock

                              Provide an option to lock the WinForms Designer to work in a fixed DPI, such as 96 DPI. When opening a project in Visual Studio on different computers (with different resolutions and display scaling) the WinForms designer causes the forms to resize and otherwise behave badly. Sizes and positions are also inconsistent between different resolution/scale combinations. For example, a form of size 513x544 (on a 96 DPI 100% scale display) will show as 1040x1063 opened on a display that uses 200% scaling. I have found numerous posts around the Internet about this problem and the accepted solution is to always…

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                                0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Run scripting files from Visual Studio(batch files, powershell,ruby, python etc.)

                                Every time I install a new version of Visual Studio I always end up having to add an external tool to execute batch files that are part of the solution. This should be built in for batch files as well as power shell or ruby, python etc.

                                Any time I am editing batch files or simple python or ruby scripts I end up editing the files in Notepad++ so that I can run them directly from the editor.

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Windows Phone App to enter new Tasks (fast and easy)

                                  Need a Windows Phone App to enter Tasks to the TFS service. Do you have service API?
                                  Much easier than the going to the web via a webbroswer just to add new tasks to the project team for the coming day. Ideas might pop up during a test in the field or after work-hours or at a meeting with the client.

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                                  • Ruby on Rails

                                    Please Support Ruby on Rails in TFS and in your ALM.

                                    The whole lifecycle would be great, from Repository to CI (Support for Cucumber, Shoulda, RSPec..) and continuous delivery to Azure with Phusion Passenger. And this should be done, if possible with the IDE RubyMine :)

                                    I think that would be a big advantage to now. now you have a lot of tools for repo, CI, CD and so on. One ALM tool would be a big plus.

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                                    • Change MSBuild ItemGroup to have a BaseDir like Nant's FileSet.

                                      In Nant, it is possible to add a base path to an item group like:

                                      <fileset basedir="${source.dir}\Database\Bin\">
                                      <include name="1.sql" />
                                      <include name="2.sql" />
                                      <include name="3.sql" />
                                      </fileset>

                                      In MSBuild, I have to say something like:

                                      <ItemGroup>
                                      <File Include="$(BaseDir)\1.sql" />
                                      <File Include="$(BaseDir)\2.sql" />
                                      <File Include="$(BaseDir)\3.sql" />
                                      </ItemGroup>

                                      Can we have something similar like this in msbuild:

                                      <ItemGroup BaseDir="$(SourceDir)\Database\Bin\">
                                      <File Include="1.sql" />
                                      <File Include="2.sql" />
                                      <File Include="3.sql" />
                                      </ItemGroup>

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                                        0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • enable users to create vertical tab group and be able to maximize to a single screen in multiple monitor support

                                        I have three monitors at work. I was looking forward to get multiple monitor support in VS2010, but I can't see how to do the on thing that I wanted to do which is to tab code windows on another monitor. It's possible to float a code window, but it's impossible to create a Vertical Tab Group and maximize it to a single screen, therefore it's hard to display several code windows on a single screen. I would highly suggest allowing tabbed code windows to be moved to a separate monitor.

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                                          2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Scaffolding non-web Projects

                                          I think it is mandatory to make new asp.net custom scaffolding work with non-web projects like class library ... etc specially that the old T4Scaffolding and MVCScaffolding is not working with VS 2013 update 3

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