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  1. Provide Lightswitch Product Roadmap - recurring Town Hall

    It's been forever since the community has seen a product roadmap for LightSwitch. A year ago we saw something of a 'statement of direction', but that's not what I'm talking about. We need more information about what specific backlog items are being worked on and what to expect from both near and long term for releases.

    Since the HTML Client announcement, there has been a great deal of discomfort in the LS community about the lack of information coming from MSFT regarding advancement towards a LS client for LOB application development.

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/7b92697d-ff35-4c04-8ac5-8949870c6c58/lob-html5?forum=lightswitch

    Most folks believe a new HTML client having…

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      41 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Search keyword in particular file type

      In time of keyword search there is option to search in section, file , project and solution. It will nice If there is option to search the keyword in particular file type. Like I want to find "sourav" keyword only in css file either in current project level or solution level.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow multiple startup projects dialog options to be moved together

        Currently, the order of startup projects can only be moved one at a time.
        I suggest that the list allows selecting multiple items for moving at the same time. If there are many projects in the list, and the startup projects change often, it is not easy to find the most commonly used projects without moving them to the top.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Square root for BigInteger

          Good day to you!
          BigInteger was presented in .NET 4, but it still has no Square Root function.
          Every calculator has it, but BigInteger has not.
          Math.sqrt returns double, that has only 15 decimal digits precision.

          I can use algorithms issued in Wikipedia
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methods_of_computing_square_roots
          But these algorithms can be fasten using the inner implementation of BigInteger.
          So it would be better for Microsoft to include it in .NET.

          Also it would be great to return the remainder of Square Root.
          For example, SQRT(140)=11 and remainder 19.
          Digit-by-digit algorithm calculates remainder for free.

          By the way, please think about
          - function…

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Web Studio 2016 - New program

            Hi,

            I think you can do a bit of HTML and CSS in Visual Studio, but why not creating a new program to make website?

            Notepad++ is the most used program, but the design is very old, so that's my idea :

            1. Lightweight
            2. Color to differenciate stuffs
            3. OneDrive support
            4. Edit in Real-Time with your friends via OneDrive.
            5. See change in real-times with Microsoft Edge.
            6. Automatic template when you choose HTML5 language. (just put <head>, <body>, etc.
            7. Be able to choose language and encoder.
            8. FREE!

            Thank you

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              3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add support for release trains, multiple backlogs and multiple teams in Visual Studio Online to support SAFE

              When you have programs, projects, and many teams and stakeholders you need a way to manage and report backlogs all the way from Epics to stories. TFS has a way to support the Scalable Agile Framework but VSO does not seem to have the same level. Full support of working using SAFE would be very helpful

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                • Create a 'using' local variable declaration in C#/VB

                  (This is described at https://github.com/dotnet/roslyn/issues/5881, but it was requested to be placed here as well)

                  n C# (and VB), using statements contain an embedded statement (traditionally, a block statement) that contains the code that will be run before the resource is disposed.

                  When multiple resources require disposal, using statements are nested to accomplish this (though traditionally written at the same level of indentation)

                  using(var r = new Resource())
                  using(var s = new OtherResource())
                  {
                  }
                  This works well if all resources can be acquired at the same time, but this cannot always be done. The motivating example, in this…

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • WPF, MVVM allow WPF control events bind to functions in viewmodel with arguments

                    Allow WPF control events bind to functions in viewmodel with arguments.

                    this should work in same approach as working with codebehind events.

                    View:

                    <ListBox
                    DataContext="{DynamicResource myViewModel}"
                    ItemsSource="{Binding ListItems}"
                    SelectionMode="Extended"
                    SelectionChanged = "{Binding onSelectionChanged}"
                    </ListBox>

                    Class MyViewModel
                    {
                    [...]

                    public void onSelectionChanged(object sender, SelectionChangedEventArgs e)
                    {

                    var list = (ListBox)Sender;
                    var selectedItems = list.SelectedItems
                    [..]
                    }
                    }

                    * Working with events should be as simple as working with properties
                    * Binding events to command seams to me as a work around.
                    Because it works as a property not as a function. You end up writing a lot of extra code
                    *…

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Release a faster, trimmed-down version of VS

                        Visual Studio is a swiss army knife with TONS of legacy code to support probably thousands of things that most developers never use or need.

                        Some examples:
                        - Web designer? No web developer worth anything can or would use the web designer.
                        - VS supports different layouts when in Debug mode (way more annoying than useful, it just means you have to layout things twice).
                        - A gazillion different views, but few of them really the best available. Remove the lot and leave custom views to extensions.
                        - Dump whatever prevents you from releasing a 64-bit version (presumably lots of…

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                        • Check for Email

                          I'd like .net to have the ability to check email as well as send. I dont understand having one without the other. That is the first thing I look for in every new release, and have yet to see that. They go hand in hand, like drawing and can't erase, or writing a file, but you can't read files.

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Javascript console panel

                            Provide a better way to run javascript and check values into a console panel without need starts the web-browser, like in the WebStorm (Ctrl+F5).

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                              1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Change the default editor font 'consolas' to a font that clearly differentiates 1 and lowercase "l"

                              Consolas is an okay font but it does not project well lowercase character "l" and interger "1" on the text editor. Bit stream vera mono really distinguishes characters very well and it's why coding on xcode is relaxing.

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                              • Have an option to stop compilation of a solution when a project fails to build

                                Currently, if you re-build a large solution and one of the first projects (that everything else depends on) has a problem then you end up waiting ages for assemblies that have no chance of building successfully to build, and when it does finish the error log is full of errors that are only there because of the failure to build the dependency.

                                It would be much quicker if it realised that the project that failed to build is required by the remaining projects and stopped at that point. Then you would be left with the actual errors that you can…

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • define variable in switch

                                  Please see the discussion at
                                  http://stackoverflow.com/questions/29628507/c-sharp-get-switch-value-if-in-default-case

                                  Wouldn't it be nicer if you could do the following so that fooResult is only visible in the scope of the switch block and then be able to use it at the "default" (fallback case) subblock of the switch code block?

                                  switch (var fooResult = MyFoo())
                                  {
                                  case 0:
                                  ...
                                  break;
                                  ...
                                  default:
                                  handleOthersCase(fooResult);
                                  break;
                                  }

                                  The alternative of evaluating a 2nd time the value inside the "default" is not optimal and the other alternative of defining a local variable outside of the switch block is also not optimal for garbage collection, code optimization,…

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                                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make the WebBrowser Control work with Project Spartan

                                    We've heard quite a bit of news lately about Project Spartan and how it's a replacement for Internet Explorer.

                                    However, anyone who has used the WebBrowser control knows that it's just a wrapper around Internet Explorer, and it's quite painful to actually use in .net if you want to do anything more complicated than display a web page on a form, especially if you want to do so without a UI.

                                    If Internet Explorer goes away, what happens to the WebBrowser Control? Now seems like a great time to really take a swing at improving the WebBrower control and web…

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                                      6 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Attach documents to code editor

                                      I wish there was a possibility to attach documents to the code editor. For example,i want attach the flow chart diagram file or picture file to be attached to a method or block of codes.

                                      Thanks.

                                      9 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Change the default behaviour of ServicePointManager.SecurityProtocols to use TLS 1.2

                                        Recent vulnerabilities in SSL 3.0 and TLS 1.0 and PCI-DSS 3.1 which is mandating disabling TLS 1.0 means that the default behaviour of the System.Net.ServicePointManager.SecurityProtocol to use SS3.0 and TLS 1.0 is now longer appropriate and can be considered insecure.

                                        The default should be to use the most secure version that the server supports, currently TLS 1.2 on Windows 2012 and 2012 R2.

                                        In addition, this property should be settable globally in configuration rather than having to modify each individual application to override the setting.

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Arabic Language

                                          Hello,
                                          Why you dont care about arabic language, you didnt provide content by arabic language and in the same time you provide your content and prudect by languages used by numbers of people around the world less than arabic so why you didnt think about provide arabic language with all languages you already provide it?

                                          I hope you take this idea into action soon

                                          Thanks

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