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  1. 1,217 votes
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      60 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Bring back Classic Visual Basic, an improved version of Visual Basic 6.0 (the old idea has been stoped at 7400 votes for no good reason)

      The silent majority of VB6 users did not ask for changes that came with .NET

      We request Microsoft brings back classic Visual Basic as COM development is back with Windows 8.

      Reloaded from: http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3440221-bring-back-classic-visual-basic-an-improved-versi

      2,357 votes
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        923 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 2,608 votes
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          24 comments  ·  Project  ·  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.

          264 votes
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            4 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  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

            312 votes
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              20 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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…

              505 votes
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                17 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Create migration tooling for TFS

                As a ALM Consulting I need good migration tooling so that I can push data from one TFS server to another.

                The idea would be to create solid open source tooling that really supports consultants in the field. The TFS Integration Tools are too often a sledge hammer when a scalpel will do and the lack of investment is making them more and more irrelevant. We need to have simple tooling to move work between TFS servers, Collections, and Team Projects which is not currently supported scenarios in the Integration Tools.

                210 votes
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                  8 comments  ·  Rangers Project  ·  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.

                  113 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Speed up WPF performance

                    Speed up WPF in general (for desktop applications). If you've many controls on a WPF Window it uses long time to load.

                    136 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  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!

                      1,685 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  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>

                        110 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow 3rd party Extensions (vsix) in Visual Studio Express editions

                          As a developer of a commercial extension for Visual Studio, I was (and still am, at some level) against supporting non-paying customers.

                          However, over the years I came to realize that you get more flies with honey, and I now believe Microsoft should allow installing Visual Studio Extensions (vsix) in Express editions.

                          People use Express editions for different reason - some won't pay for their development tools out of spite, others just can't afford the next (basic) SKU, or an MSDN subscription.

                          Yet there are many people who create and maintain free and open source extensions for Visual Studio. While…

                          907 votes
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                            17 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support .NET Builds without requiring Visual Studio on the server

                            To build certain PCL libraries and libraries for Windows 8 RT requires having Visual Studio on the server.

                            Nick Berardi writes about a workaround that allows running a build server without VS, but it's really just a workaround for functionality that should be easy.

                            Not to mention there's probably licensing considerations we're just ignoring by doing that.

                            http://nickberardi.com/a-net-build-server-without-visual-studio/

                            Please make it easy (and legal) to build .NET projects on a server without requiring a Visual Studio installation (or license) on that server.

                            2,518 votes
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                              14 comments  ·  .NET  ·  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.

                              97 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Create New AI Language With Both Lisp and Prolog features.

                                Please Add AI Features in C# , C++ , ... Languages or Create New AI Programming Language.

                                105 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Improve UI for 2015 Microsoft Test Manager Client User Experience

                                  A significant portion of MTM has moved to the web, however the MTM client still has to be used for rich bug creation, rich action recordings, and rich test run data collection, however the User Experience of MTM is stuck in 2009 and is woefully out of date.

                                  I'd like to have a complete UI overhaul of the MTM client with an improved Modern UI.

                                  I'd like to be able to have excel embedded in the client so as to be able to bulk update test cases, test suites, and test plans.

                                  Give testers a modern MTM client for 2015…

                                  100 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Provide support for compile time checks of WPF bindings

                                    We already have intellisense for the Bindings when setting the design time DataContext on a Window.This however is not enough.

                                    We also need compile time checking of the bindings. Please provide this.

                                    60 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support for collectible assemblies

                                      Support for collectible assemblies, i.e. assemblies that can be unloaded from memory (without deleting appdomain).
                                      Example: Build a kind of REPL on top of your application so that user can script your application. This leads to high customization capabilities. The user script might be sent via files to the application running 24/7, hence you need emitted code to be collected.

                                      544 votes
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                                        9 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow C# expressions like basic boolean logic instead of requiring converters all the time

                                        Please, allow C# expressions like basic boolean logic instead of requiring converters all the time

                                        43 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  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

                                          808 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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