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  1. Allow development of Windows Store apps offline - no license required

    When developing Windows Store apps, it appears that you must be connected to the internet in order to obtain a 1 month "developer license".

    This seems to me to be an unnecessary hurdle to the development process. My employer has an explicit policy that prevents dev machines being Internet connected.

    I understand the license is probably an anti-piracy measure (or some means to stop users deploying apps outside the Store), but seems overly heavy-handed for a development environment.

    MS, please don't just assume that all your users are Internet connected, all the time. Can we have this fixed pronto, please.

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      31 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Include asp.net and MVC development in the Visual Studio / Microsoft Help viewer documentation

      The documentation is becoming more and more scattered.

      For instance, for a web developer, they go on MSDN and look at the Web Development subtopics and see ASP.NET, all the MVC versions, etc... then you look in click help from Visual Studio, when you're offline, and look at Web Development and see nothing.

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        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • It would be nice to see the Sprint # and date range in the work item sprint backlog the way it shows in the backlog under current sprint

        It would be nice to see the Sprint # and date range in the work item sprint backlog the way it shows in the backlog under current sprint

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Fix the UI

          Just downloaded VS2k12.

          Wow......

          Please, please, please, FIX THE UI.

          I know there's some very cool stuff in 4.5. The async stuff alone puts you ahead. But honestly, I can't even get to it - the UI fired up and there's no colour. There's no chrome. The menus shout at me. It's all been ruined by Metro (sorry, TIFKAM).

          Fail, uninstalling.

          I understand you feel the need the foist this garbage on consumers, post Apple. But Sinofsky's left, and I'm a developer. I don't need this. I don't want it. I'd rather use SharpDevelop. Or Eclipse. Or... anything but this.

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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • New Window option for Razor views

            Although I can easily split a Window, it would be nice to have the ability for a second Window of the same view to maximum the use of having dual screens.

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              0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add a QueueUserWorkItem overload to ThreadPool that will be taking smth like IExecutable

              Currently QueueUserWorkItem and UnsafeQueueUserWorkItem allocate a small object on each queueing.
              Add an overload that will be taking IExecutable so that using ThreadPool won't add pressure on GC.

              IExecutable could look like this:

              interface IExecutable
              {
              void Execute();
              }

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add a Merge button to the Changeset Details dialog (Team Explorer)

                Merging a changeset seems like an extremely common action from having it open in team explorer. The other ways to initiate a merge are long-winded and awkward (select full or partial merge, select source branch, wait for changeset list to load, find the wanted changeset etc.)

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make the SwitchCode Productivity Power Tool hot-key enabled

                  Why is the Productivity Power Tool SwitchCode feature a goofy Quick Launch thing? I want it to be a single CTRL-whatever keystroke. Can I assign a hotkey to a Quick Launch thingy? Or post the source code so I can do it myself!

                  4 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • visual c++ 2010

                    please make one page of instead of making different pages of learning for visual c++ 2010

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                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • shove .net up your boss's butt. bring me VB6-A already.

                      shove .net up your boss's butt. bring me VB6-A already.

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                        2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Product / Release burndown chart

                        Besides the wonderful Sprint burndown chart, I would like to see the release burndown chart so that I know how likely is the release going to be finished.

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Self-Extending Integration

                          Hi,
                          I am a good programmer of VB.Net I found it Very Easy to use. But the thing i want is that programmer should be able to extend language by building new keywords. As In some class If we use IDisposable Then we can use Using statement for that class. So I want that user make new classes and make new keywords for them. Although It is easy to say this but i think its programming will be so hard but VB.Net will be language extending itself. There should be a class for implement or inheriting Keyword and build rules…

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support a .NET 4.0 Service Pack on Windows XP Supporting those .NET 4.0 Bugs Fixed in .NET 4.5

                            This idea is in contrast to http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2723735-make-net-4-5-work-on-any-os-that-supports-4-0 and http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3116039-support-xp-for-4-5-until-the-end-of-xp-support-, which I do not support. It is parallel to http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3095632-make-vs2012-not-hide-net-4-0-bugs-when-targeting-, but I think is the converse of it.

                            Consider a developer who must support customers running Windows XP, and who also is unable or unwilling to debug their applications on a machine separate from their main development machine. Such a developer may feel that he cannot upgrade to Visual Studio 2012, since that installation would replace the .NET 4.0 assemblies on the developer machine, making it impossible for the developer to encounter the fixed .NET 4.0 bugs.

                            Unfortunately, it…

                            1,052 votes
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                              34 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • localization

                              In newly announced Android Studio exist one very cool feature - ability to show all screens with different language settings. In Visual Studio 2012 we have a very helpful / useful Device View. It would be amazing to have option to choose localization language to preview in XAML Designer. This way I will be able to adjust my UI or change my localization, without running tons of emulators.

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                                0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add the ability to open an work item in another tab

                                Hi,

                                I mostly use the TFS with the web interface. And I miss the possibility to open a workitem (from a filtered and sorted list) in another tab.

                                The background is that if I open it in the same tab and navigate back my filters are gone.

                                Furthermore it like to have a list of my workitems and one or more specific work items open in different tabs at the same time (without copying the url) even if the back navigation works properly.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add a way to release Shared-non disposable objects in MEF

                                  Add a way to easily release objects/exports from the CompositionContainer

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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support Azure SDK 2.0 on Hosted build services

                                    Azure SDK 2.0 is not installed on the hosted builder services

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Provide Web SDK like TFS 2010

                                      In TFS 2010 a web SDK was provided for extending the website easily. EX: TFS TIMESHEET on codeplex

                                      Since TFS 2012 is in the MVC Framework Custom web extensions have to be rewritten to work with TFS 2012 web front end.

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                                      • TFS: Read Only Query without ability to change columns or view other columns.

                                        To have the option in TFS to provide a query to a READ ONLY user in which they cannot change the columns or view any other columns other than what is provided in the query.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • C# as a Browser Scripting Language

                                          C# can be incorporated a new Scripting language.
                                          No need to have CLR. Just all the syntax.
                                          This will help all the developers to use same syntax for server side and browser side scripting. To be a scripting language, one important feature is required, that is all objects should be dynamic.

                                          OOPS & branching and looping, delegates all are very much required for us to create a robust browser coding.

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