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      0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Show Constant Value Tooltips When Not Debugging

      While NOT debugging, it'd be great if we the tooltips for constants which show their type also actually showed the value of the constant.

      This value should be known due to incremental compilation and could be displayed just like it is while you're debugging.

      It's just really annoying to have to F12 all the time in a constant heavy environment and then jump back to the location after seeing what the value is.

      Thanks!

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        1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Expand LINQ methods in .NET framework

        Everyone has a bunch of common extension methods that they always write (or install a package which contains them). Its inexplicable why the core .NET framework still lacks so many easy-to-implement and common sense extension methods for LINQ, .

        Some examples:
        MinBy
        MaxBy
        ToHashSet
        ToLinkedList
        ToObservableCollection
        Prepend
        Append
        Batch
        MinOrDefault
        MaxOrDefault
        Versions of Except and Intersect that work on sequences rather than sets (because the existing methods think of the IEnumerables as sets, duplicates are eliminated whether you like it or not, this is fine for some situations, but not all)

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          2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Visual studio editor collapse or expand conditional branching as (if) and iterations

          In visual studio the editor allows collapse or expand the methods and summary, its gonna be good that you add this functionality, I mean also collapse or expand the conditional branching as (if) and iterations as while, foreach, etc.. This will allow greater clarity when you are working, for example, with legacy code or refactoring code.

          Maybe it will be configurable in the display section of the menu options.

          7 votes
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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Show full important attributes in collapsed outlining for xml

            We use xml files with our custom code generators, and when working with the collapsed outlining, the name attribute is truncated. For this particular application of xml, the name attribute is the only useful attribute to show in the outlining. It would be nice to enhance the xml with a processing directive or other property to signify which attribute(s) are important and should not be truncated in the collapsed outlining.

            Example:
            <COMMAND name="MyImportantCommand"...
            <COMMAND name="MyImportantCommandWithALongerName"...

            is collapsed to:
            [+]<COMMAND name="MyImportantComm">...</COMMAND>
            [+]<COMMAND name="MyImportantComm">...</COMMAND>

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • In VS 2013, allow ability to run the "Change Authentication" wizard AFTER project is created

              VS 2013 has a "Change Authentication" feature invoked when you create a project.

              You cannot run it standalone and worse of all you cannot run it after the project has been created.

              Consider e.g. having a VS 2012 project and wanting to upgrade to VS 2013 and use AAD instead of ADFS.

              Not a new project so can't use the "Change Authentication" wizard. Never used AAD before so no idea what the WIF constructs are!

              Or wanting to migrate a build from Test to Prod. You do not want to manualy update the web.config, figure out the certificate thumbprint etc.

              644 votes
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                6 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add a work item rule to allow for a range to be specified

                We are adding a new field that only requires a range of values. The range is large enough that using the ALLOWEDVALUES rule would not be beneficial. If a RANGE rule could be added this would be very useful.

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                • Make the Start Page dockable again

                  In 2010, the Start Page could be marked as dockable, and docked to the tools tab, along with the Solution Explorer, Toolbox, etc.

                  In 2013, this is no longer an option, and the page must be either left open, or must be opened manually every time you want to use it.

                  Please make this page dockable again.

                  Thanks.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Play back recordings for Exploritory Testing in MTM 2013

                    Hi

                    I have made the migration from MTM 2010 to MTM 2013. And I am so enjoying myself. Learning on forums, Youtube etc. How to do all the new stuff. I have been watching how to do the Exploratory testing and recording my actions. Including snapshots and comments.

                    I have set up many test cases and I am able to run through these When we have a major build/development. But I do a whole load of exploratory testing. If I find a bug, would it not be a good, even great idea for a developer to view a recording of…

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      • Copy summary from interface definition to class when auto-implementing

                        After defining an interface with summary on all properties and methods, it is strange that this isn't copied when using the "Implement interface"-functionality in the Visual Studio Editor.

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                          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Coded UI : Verify text or sybol color

                          Hi,

                          I want to verify the color of the symbol displayed in the UI, but not able to locate the control, the symbol is part of another control as displayed in below screen shot :(Note : Blue marked section is one control located by coded UI)

                          Please refer attached screenshot. Similary how to verify text gets highlighted or in bold?

                          Please let me know is it possible to verify the color of symbol "$" with the control property provided?

                          Best Regards,

                          Sunil

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Assign an interface color to a workspace, allowing you to see quickly which workspace you are operating in.

                            Especially if you have more than one instance of VS running at the same time it would be useful to quickly identify which workspace a particular instance was connected to.

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                              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • incorporate a "slow motion" debugger.

                              It would be nice to have a feature that added an automatic step-through debugging mode that would step through (or step over) each line at a configurable interval. I find myself debugging a lot of legacy code, observing each line in sequence. Something like this might have some application for observing the flow of data within complex or recursive methods, and would spare me the trouble of mashing F10 constantly.

                              6 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make CodeMap availbale for all Visual Studio editions

                                Make CodeMap availbale for all Visual Studio editions

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • try using statements to avoid some nesting

                                  try using (StreamWriter writer = File.AppendText(path))
                                  {
                                  writer.WriteLine(line);
                                  }
                                  catch (IOException
                                  {
                                  throw;
                                  }

                                  would be nicer syntax than

                                  try
                                  {
                                  using (StreamWriter w = File.AppendText(path))
                                  {
                                  w.WriteLine(line);
                                  }
                                  }
                                  catch (IOException)
                                  {
                                  throw;
                                  }

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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Can we add an Task.Sleep() Method ?

                                    In current Task design, when we need to pause the current Task for a while, for example, a delay between retrying some actions like a network connection, there are some choices:
                                    1. await Task.Delay or a one time Timer Task which Task.Delay internally does.
                                    2. Use Task.Delay().Wait();
                                    3. Use Thread.Sleep;
                                    4. Use Task.ContinueWith() to chain the Task.Delay and another Task to resume execution.
                                    5. Anything else ?

                                    In Case 1, the task will become an async task and it is not always expected in many cases. For example, when we use Parallel.ForEach, async function is not aware and that parallel.foreach…

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • update code reviews to use the tool already configured for compare rather than default

                                      TFS already supports customer user tools for comparisons and merging via tools -> options -> source control -> vs tfs -> configure user tools

                                      this works fine when doing diffs on source control etcetera, however these settings are ignored when doing a code review and the diffs are automatically opened in visual studio and the custom configurations are ignored.

                                      6 votes
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                                      • Make the 'Quick Find' window moveable and dockable in VStudio Express 2013

                                        The 'Quick Find' section currently part of VStudio Express 2013, does not allow you to move it from the top right of the screen, this should be windowed and allow developers to move it where they require.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Support for syntax checking for javascript on web pages.

                                          It would be nice to have syntax checking within a web form for javascript. Right now, all I get is function not defined. I can eventually find the errors but it would be nice to know what line and a hint on the error.

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