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  1. CRC32 Helper Class

    Many applications that communicate with low-powered hardware need a way to verify the received data. CRC32 is a well-known, lightweight check value which is better suite to verify short data.

    .Net already has an implementation of this check value with (System.IO.Compression.Crc32Helper, System.IO.Compression, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089) but this class has an internal ac cess modifier and can't be used by user code.

    My proposition is to make the Crc32Helper class public.

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Checkboxes in acceptance criteria

      It would be great if I could insert checkboxes in acceptance criteria (or in any rich text editor) of the user store. Similar to github: https://github.com/blog/1375%0A-task-lists-in-gfm-issues-pulls-comments

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      • Add the notify keyword so with properties the compiler generates the property change code

        Eg, imagine the following syntax

        public notify int Prop { get; set; }

        the notify keyword would enable the setter to raise the property changed event.

        the compiler could also add the INofifyPropertyChanged and the PropertyChanged event if it wasn't already there. This would save tons of code and make auto properties even better.

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Use generics for DependencyProperties, Converters, and many other XAML-related objects

          It annoys me a lot whether I have to cast values and check for null references all the time, and also makes the code less readable.

          Using DependencyProperty<T> and Converter<T1, T2> would make XAML-friendly class constructions more efficient in performance, and comfortable to use in IntelliSense functions: For example, we should only be able to convert strings to ulongs by a class which implements Converter<string, ulong>.

          For DependencyProperties, the GetValue() and SetValue() functions should also only accept arguments which the property specifies. Making DependencyProperties generic would also make the registered 'typeof(T)' argument useless.

          15 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • FEATURE TO TURN OFF VIBRATION IN PREFERENCES NOW NOW NOW

            FEATURE TO TURN OFF VIBRATION IN PREFERENCES NOW NOW NOW

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            • enable 'Service Hooks' when pull request occurs

              Presently, on Visual Studio Online git, I can create service hook settings, as a trigger when the pull request has passed. Nevertheless, the web hook doesn't fire. I think this feature isn't implemented currently.
              I want to become available early, the service hook that by pull request, because it is very effective usage.

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              • serializable expression

                Make expressions serializable.

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Please support the D programming language

                  Please support the D programming language in such a way that it can be used to create Windows applications

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                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Improve the usability of Microsoft Test Manager by enabling a tree view of Requirements/Tasks/Test Cases in the plan.

                    Improve the usability of Microsoft Test Manager by enabling a tree view of Requirements/Tasks/Test Cases in the plan and providing the ability to add/view test tasks rather than just test cases in the plan. There are many QA tasks outside of running test cases that should be part of the plan.

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enable steps to be added to a test case work item through the Visual Studio gui when the proper license is being used.

                      Enabling the ability to add steps to a test case work item directly through the Visual Studio gui when the proper license is being used would be a great enhancement. It is frustrating to create a test case from VS and then have to edit it through MTM to enter the steps.

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • AspNetCompiler does not stop on first error

                        I uses AspNetCompiler task to verify syntax of ASPX and CSHTML files. The problem is that if there are many errors (e.g. due to refactoring) AspNetCompiler reports only errors from first invalid file and then does not continue. So, if I have errors in 100 files I have to 100 times build (takes long), open the ASPX file (takes long), fix the error, save, build again and again and again.
                        It would be really helpful if AspNetCompiler reports all errors on first run (like C# or VB compilers do). So I can see all of the errors and fix all…

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Create shorthand notation for boolean expressions

                          When writing boolean expressions it would be useful to be able to abbreviate expressions where the left hand side remains the same, but has to be compared to different things.
                          As an example, now you have to write something like this:

                          name == "John" || name == "Paul" || name == "Ringo"

                          This could be shortened to the following

                          name == ["John" || "Paul" || "Ringo"]

                          Another example would be

                          value != null && value != "error" && value != "warning"

                          which could be shortened to

                          value != [null && "error" && "warning"]

                          This is just syntactic sugar, but I…

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Hey TFS People - why doesn't CRM integrate into TFS ALM OOTB?

                            We track our requests, bugs, projects etc in MS CRM and track our work that directly comes from there in a separate siloed out system from the same company: MS TFS - they should be able to talk to each other!!!

                            :-D

                            7 votes
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                            • Write test code for Windows Phone using other popular frameworks (xUnit.Net, NUnit, etc.)

                              With VS2013 + Update 2 I have the ability to write unit tests for WIndows Phone platforms (8.0 and 8.1) using MSTest framework that comes out-of-the-box with Visual Studio.

                              However, I would like the flexibility of writing tests in other popular frameworks like NUnit, xUnit.Net

                              8 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Compare tool to ignore whitespace within a line, not just start and end

                                The compare tool in VS2013 curently ignores whitespace changes by trimming the end and the start but not within the line of code in C#.

                                It would be good if it could be added as an option to ignore whitespace within the line too.

                                6 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • TFS - Allow more than one iteration to be 'Current'

                                  We have a situation where leveraged teams are contributing to more than one iteration (Release, to us) at a time. We'd like the 'Current' iteration shortcut in the Backlog View to either be configurable, or at the least, show more than one iteration.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Provide Mercurial/BitBucket migration tool to TFS

                                    Provide a migration tool for migrating from Mercurial/BitBucket repositories to TFS Git or standard TFS. The functionality provided by Team Foundation Server/Visual Studio Online is significantly better than what is offered by Mercurial tools such as BitBucket, therefore, it would be immensely useful to have such automated tools available to easily migrate to TFS from more primitive source control systems such as Mercurial BitBucket.

                                    10 votes
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                                    • license users per group assignments

                                      Automate license assignment based on group membership. For example, any member of Group X has "Basic" license. If a user is a member of multiple groups, then the highest access license is applied.

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                                      • Retire TFS - an antiquated tool

                                        I have seldom worked with such a frustrating suite of tools:
                                        - TFS web supports features and fields not available in the desktop version
                                        - configuration requires changes at the server level - an impractical solution in large enterprise settings
                                        - TSF subscription reporting has this "1970s" feel that has us wondering what year it is.
                                        - lack of features is glaring in comparison with tools as simple as JIRA and Mingle

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add an option to supress printing the name of the source file being preprocessed or compiled

                                          Similar to the /nologo, please add an option to disable echoing of the file(s) being preprocessed (/P option) or compiled.

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