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  1. Support for ES6 modules

    Add support for the new JavaScript ES6 module syntax, including module definition and imports.

    1,742 votes
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      33 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Improve shared projects with global view

      Shared projects are very useful, not only for universal apps development but also to share code between different apps/platforms, for example : Xamarin projects, code sharing between windows 8.1 and windows 10 projects or between to similar apps (6tag and 6sec for example), etc...

      But we can perhaps improve it, with a new way to show all files from a project, including files from shared project. See my illustration

      476 votes
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        7 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Merge the core of VB6 into Office or the Windows OS.

        With so many using Visual Basic 6 and given how dramatically different the code is from .Net. It is like the relationship of C and C++. C still thrives and yet both have a non-competing niche.

        This integrated version of VB6 can me marketed as a "workgroup solution" or how ever you want to present it. The previous requests to bring back VB6 detail every aspect of this very real VB6 demographic.

        Optimally we'd like to still be able to create stand alone .exe's but if it is more feasible for you to require the purchase of MS Office so…

        243 votes
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          40 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            62 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Only display real errors on "Error List" after compilation (option?)

            If you open a large XAML project, it's not uncommon to have a lot of false errors displayed in "Error List" tab, (mainly about XAML files)

            Is it possible to add a button to clear completely this list and display only real errors detected by the compiler (just a simple parsing of the compiler output) ?

            It would help a lot of developers cause the only solution right now is to copy-paste the output in Notepad and search "error"...

            See the attachment

            250 votes
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              2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • XAML Debugging

              Serious WPF/Silverlight development really demands that there's the ability to debug XAML, i.e. set breakpoints, step over/into XAML, examine triggers and the likes

              1,474 votes
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                15 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Improve WPF performance

                I have a high end PC and still WPF is not always fluent. Just compare it with QT 4.6 QML (Declarative UI) it is sooo FAST!

                2,262 votes
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                  6 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make WPF open-source and accept pull-requests from the community

                  Please follow the footsteps of the ASP .NET team and make WPF open-source with the source code on GitHub, and accept pull-requests from the community.

                  681 votes
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                    7 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make Visual Basic 6 as a part of Windows (by default)

                    Let Visual Basic 6.0 be a part of Windows, like Paint or Windows Defender. Let this language be a tool in Windows. This can be an incredibly favorable strategy for Microsoft.

                    76 votes
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                      10 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Buy Xamarin and incorporate Cross-Platform build tools

                      Buy Xamarin and make building cross platform apps on iOS, Android, Windows, etc super easy. Integrating is great, but you still have to buy the expensive licenses! This will make VS the ultimate cross platform IDE.

                      526 votes
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                        10 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • OOTB Rust programming langague support

                        The new Rust programming language is developed by Mozilla.

                        http://www.rust-lang.org/
                        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rust_(programming_language)

                        It gives a very solid infrastructure to write APIs (perhaps even with ABI style).

                        It has some advantages over C APIs, and the compiled code is as low-level as that of C/C++.

                        Please provide OOTB support for Rust in Visual Studio.

                        Thanks.

                        291 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • TFS web - support on burndown chart for single teams in different timezones

                          Currently TFS web supports pretty well the burndown chart for collocated teams, however it doesn't support when you have a small team working in different timezones (ex: people located in IN and BR). TFS calculates internally based on a daily basis.

                          A possible suggestion is to change the tool in order to work like an excel file wheee you can define the work left (remaining hours left) for each day instead of letting the system to calculate automatically on a daily basis.

                          If you have any other suggestion, feel free to add.

                          I attached a sample problem about it.

                          75 votes
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                          • 2,866 votes
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                              26 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              We think this is a fantastic suggestion and have already begun moving project related files into a “.vs” folder at the root of the solution. You can check it out in the latest CTP of Visual Studio 2015. So far, we have moved the .SUO file and the VB/C# compiler IntelliSense database files to the new location. All new project specific, machine local files will be added to the new location too. We plan on taking this even further in future releases and are investigating how to improve the directory structure of build output and other existing files that can clutter the source tree.

                              If you are upgrading an existing solution you may need to clean up the old files at the root of the solution. We don’t delete them to ensure your settings are not lost if you round trip the project with earlier versions of Visual Studio.…

                            • 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…

                              728 votes
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                                26 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Do not introduce the curse of #regions to HTML

                                In VS2013.4RC you have announced #region support for HTML: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/webdev/archive/2014/10/16/announcing-new-web-features-in-visual-studio-2013-update-4-rc.aspx

                                I understand that removing #regions from C#, as previously suggested and declined, would be unreasonable at this late stage (https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2678342--region-directive-considered-harmful-was-get-rid).

                                Let's not introduce this curse to new languages though.

                                Regions are a way for mediocre teams to hide ****** code behind a roll-up. They are not a productivity extension. They do not help lift the breadth developers forward.

                                https://twitter.com/tathamoddie/status/522887198941515778
                                https://twitter.com/shiftkey/status/522885829442957312
                                https://twitter.com/jrusbatch/status/522886424421363713
                                https://twitter.com/scottgal/status/522887947075342336

                                368 votes
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                                  28 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Remove the need for .kproj and .kproject.user projects

                                  Currently VS requires project files in order to open. In the old MSBUILD oriented world this was necessary. With K however, all you need is a Project.json and you can build outside the IDE or in other editors like Sublime.

                                  Only when you go into VS do the files become required. A better experience would be to allow pointing to the Project.json / or a folder and it just loads up.

                                  56 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Enable Smart Unit Tests to generate test code in XUnit, NUnit and other frameworks

                                    In VS2015 Preview, Smart Unit Tests supports generating test code using mstest framework only. Please extend this feature to support generating tests in XUnit, NUNit, and other frameworks.

                                    219 votes
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                                      4 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Give some love to the Visual Studio Gallery

                                      Visual Studio Gallery serves thousands of Visual Studio users every day.

                                      As a developer of Visual Studio extensions (and other tools), I'd love to see the Gallery receiving some of the love that the .NET tools and frameworks enjoy.

                                      In particular (but in no particular order):

                                      1. Spruce up the Gallery - the site could use some freshening up, making it a bit more up to date with regards to technology
                                      2. Provide a public API (REST?) for interacting with the gallery: uploading extensions, querying the download count, getting information about a particular package, etc.
                                      3. Support Markdown in the…

                                      49 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Improve Event to Command Binding in WPF

                                        Invoking a command on an event requires the use of the Expression Blend interaction triggers. The syntax for this is pretty ugly.

                                        Make the WPF tooling smarter so that we can easily bind events to commands via binding.

                                        e.g:

                                        <Button MouseEnter="{Binding MouseEnterCommand}"></Button>

                                        200 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide simple syntax to create a weak-referenced eventhandler

                                          The by far most common memory leak people introduce in .NET apps are caused by event handlers added to longer-lived objects. For instance an event on a static instance, or on an instance who's lifetime is the entire app lifetime (like app view model or app settings).
                                          Listening for events on this from a shorter-lived object, makes this short-lived object hang around in memory until the app stops running. A common scenario is the INotifyCollectionChanged event listened to by a XAML control, with data coming from a collection provided by some app state. This will cause a very memory-consuming object…

                                          69 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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