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  1. Enhance .NET and COM with New Generic Programming Features

    1. Enhance CLI/CLR metadata for both templates and generics, including variadic.

    2. Enhance CLI/CLR metadata for both the partial and full specialization of templates and generics.

    3. Enhance CLI/CLR metadata for enhanced expressiveness with regard to template and generic parameter constraints. For example, Expression<Func<Type, bool>>[] GetGenericParameterConstraints().

    4. Enhance type, method and extension method resolution and inference heuristics for compile-time, runtime and dynamic language scenarios.

    5. Facilitate static interfaces or static interface methods as well as their use in generic parameter constraints and generic method implementations, e.g. T parsed = T.Parse(...).

    6. Enhance the structure of builtin datatypes for generic programming.

    3 votes
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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Let me undock the find and replace

      If i need to find and replace words in the top right corner of my code I can't see what exactly I'm replacing because the 'find and replace' box overlays it.

      16 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make a version for windows xp/vista

        Make a version for windows XP/Vista So More people can use it

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          0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Data Driven Test Results - Display Test Conditions

          I am performing data driven unit testing and typically in the test results window, it displays the details like the one displayed on attachment(1).

          I added the data conditions under the additional information section using : testContext.WriteLine().

          I would like to display the data conditions in the "data row" column.

          I saw a workaround by Laurent de Laprade in another forum (http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/is/vststest/thread/04dbb1c2-0dca-45d0-b98a-2bf0c1fd4f4c),
          but it doesn't give the details of the implementation.

          I would like Visual Studio Test interface have the ability to have custom test results interface as described.
          That will make the data driven unit testing more…

          3 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add support for building SharePoint 2013 Apps on hosted buildserver (tfs.visualstudio.com)

            The current buildserver on tfs.visualstudio.com does not include “Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 Developer Tools Preview for Visual Studio 2012 RTM", meaning that SharePoint 2013 Apps cannot be builded on the buildserver.

            Please include this tool on buildserver - or make me use my own buildserver image in azure - or something in between :-)

            Best regards
            David Nykjaer, 2ndC

            10 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Visual Studio tools for Git should support different line ending defaults

              First of all: Thanks for supporting Git, it's not that we don't like TFS. It's more that Git fits our workflow better.

              However I must ask the following:

              Since version 0.8.0.0 the default in the .gitAttributes is * text = auto. Which means that every CRLF line ending will be converted to LF on commit, and vice versa upon checkout.

              However this is not the way it should be in my opinion. It should be to the creator of the project to decide that. If he writes an application he should be given the choice. Some developers are not comfortable…

              5 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Should be able to convert test cases into test steps and test steps into test cases

                Should be able to convert test cases into test steps and test steps into test cases

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Should be able to drag and drop test steps into test cases easily

                  Should be able to drag and drop test steps into test cases easily

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Scheduled Todo list

                    Today we put a todo comment and it appears in the todo task list. Many times that "todo" comments is optional and many times it become mandatory after a given date.

                    The suggestion is to put a date with todo comment. e.g.
                    //todo: 28/March/2013 : Replace this hard coded value by the value that we pull from database.

                    When a compilation triggered in IDE(Visual Studio), all such todo comments whose date has expired should be shown as error. To fix it either user can
                    1> postpone the date or
                    2> remove the comment or
                    3> mark the todo as complete.…

                    4 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow interactive filtering of Debug Output text

                      It would be very helpful if the Visual Studio Output window supported some sort regex-based filtering of the displayed debug output text, similar to the way DbgView does. This would make it easier to isolate specific lines that I'm interested in, e.g. from tracepoints added during debugging etc.

                      Using DbgView can be a rough workaround, but it would be really nice to be able to do this directly in Visual Studio while debugging, particularly for tracepoint-generated text, which DbgView obviously cannot see.

                      26 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Colorize icons in vs2012 again, because you faster find the buttons

                        in VS2012 there are only b/w icons, and the experience shows that you have to search the icon longer than colorful icons

                        4 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • CodeMap debugger integration

                          Guys, the feature is awesome! Really, really useful and needed improvement. But still require usability polishing.

                          1) Please keep current zoom level untouched when changing thread/frame context, just scroll to new location

                          2) Add "Zoom Here" feature

                          3) Hide unavailable items from the legend (keep it smaller)

                          4) Add an ability to collapse portions of run paths to hide irrelevant information. Probably many would want to at least collapse external code portions (hide API call chains).

                          5) Relationship categories need additional visualization. For example you can emphasize current thread stack frames. Another silly use case - I add a relationship…

                          2 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add notification box when GetLatestVersion fails to get latest code!

                            I recently encountered a scenario in my TFS 2010 where I was getting latest of the project but the source files were not getting updated in my local system and every time TFS would give me a message that the source files are up-to-date . I tried everything deleting the whole folder from local, getting a specific version and it wouldn’t work.

                            The reason behind this was I didn’t have get permissions on the particular project folder in TFS. The message that my source files are up-to-date is mis-leading most of the times and can result in deployment of wrong…

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Include auto-complete for c++

                              Hi! I am, mainly a C++ programmer and have used Microsofts Visual Studio for quite some time for other projects in C# and like the editor alot. One of the things I noticed when using it for C++ programs was the absence of auto-complete, which speeds up the woking process.

                              If it is possible, it would be a much appreciated add.on which would improve it greatly as an editor!

                              Thank you!

                              2 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make own posts on this web site editable

                                How can I edit my own posts here?
                                pls. provide hint how this could be done!

                                Best regards,
                                dp.

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                                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Even more build guidance

                                  I think we should enhance the guidance covering more areas like:
                                  - incremental builds
                                  - hints on relations between builds and branches
                                  - packaging vs deploy
                                  - using LabMan for deploy
                                  - build chaining

                                  39 votes
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                                    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Rangers Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support binding hotkeys to QuickLaunch commands

                                    I _really_ want to put a hotkey to "QuickLaunch: SwitchCode" so I can toggle between .h/.cpp with a single hotkey, rather than type out the command every time. As well as bind shortcuts to other QuickLaunch tasks.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Better thread debugging

                                      I would like to be able to do better multithreaded debugging, by telling the debugger that I only care about debugging a single thread and to only step within the context of that thread and only allow for breakpoints to trigger for that thread. But I don't want to freeze any of the other threads. All threads should run normally. This way I don't get a breakpoint to trigger within a common piece of code used across many threads but I only care with regards to my specified thread. I also want to easily step in my thread without the…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Better thread debugging

                                        Greatly improve remote debugging performance. Stepping should be in real-time speed as in local debugging, especially with a network connection. Also add support for remote XP debugging in VS 2012. Today, even with multi-targeting we are unable to remote debug an application. This is ridiculous.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Let users hover over hex color code (for css files) and see a square of that color pop up!

                                          It's cumbersone to play with colors in css and know what color something is just by looking at hex color code.

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                                            2 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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