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  1. Provide refactoring support for F# code.

    Currently F# IDE integration into visual studio does not have any refactoring support. It would be nice to at the very least be able to handle renaming.

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      16 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add F# support for .NET Native

      I had a conversation with @xyziemba and @dotnet on Twitter recently about the .NET Native toolset and features. I understand the F# is not supported at the moment and that support is unlikely to come in the VS 2015 RTM timeframe. I'd like to suggest that you consider adding this support as soon as possible - even if it means some time after the RTM of VS 2015.

      Since I couldn't find a UserVoice request for this - I wanted to put this in.

      Thanks,
      Krishna

      1,363 votes
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        9 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Improve project F# model

        Improve F# project model (at least, add directions support). Maybe some extension to the language itself would be pretty good: #require "filename" to indicate that filename must be compiled before current file.

        472 votes
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          14 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • add support for Windows Store apps written in F# ... show that F# can be superior to C# even when it comes to more common tasks like GUI dev

          add support for Windows Store apps written in F# (FSharp) ... to show that F# can be superior to C# even when it comes to more common tasks like GUI development.
          <a href="https://github.com/dmitry-a-morozov/fsharp-wpf-mvc-series/wiki/Intro"; > link </a>

          430 votes
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            11 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support IntelliSense and underlining of errors in F# Interactive

            It's a big annoyance to not have auto completion there. C# Interactive from Roslyn supports it, and even the Immediate pane of C# and VB also have it

            412 votes
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              8 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Speedier F# compiling

              Compilation in F# awfully slow. Please improve this!

              320 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Better code navigation in F#

                Bring over the code navigation features found in the VB.NET/C# Visual Studio experience, such as Find All References and Call Hierarchy

                296 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • F# add Unit Test support

                  Although FP style is Unit Test ready code there is no support in VS for Unit Test feature in F#.

                  217 votes
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                    8 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 156 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Split "Solution Explorer" and "Compilation Order"

                      This would allow alphabetically sorted items in the solution explorer, and support for folders in F# projects.

                      Currently, the only way to organize large F# projects is to (artificially) break them down into smaller projects.

                      The codeplex project "fsprojectextender" is a proof of concept.

                      129 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide a standard WPF Project type for F#

                        I have heard that you can do WPF in F#. I have even seen downloadable project extensions for it. Aside from being buggy, they were not as fully featured as their C# counterpart, particularly for the designer.

                        If F# is really a first-class citizen in the .NET world, then it needs to be treated like it. It needs to have a Microsoft standard F# WPF template that works and is fully functional out of the box, just the same as its C# counterpart.

                        65 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • F#: Implement a proper expression evaluator in the Visual Studio Debugger

                          I think it is disappointing that F# still (in Visual Studio 11) does not have it's own Expression Evaluator in Visual Studio when debugging.

                          Simple things are annoying like:
                          - not being able to watch, evaluate, or hover over a variable in F# that does not have a valid C# identifier
                          - e.g. someBinding'
                          - or ``The cool string type identifiers``

                          - switching between syntaxes. It may seem sometimes that C# and F# are close enough, but there are some substantial differences. Evaluating an expression from F# code oft needs rewriting before it can be seen in a watch, if…

                          60 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • add code snippet support for F#.

                            Tired of switching between C# syntax and F# syntax. if can type "type" and tab generate a type for me, or "struct" + tab to give a structure definition, that will make thing much better.

                            54 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • More F# project types

                              Being able to create F# web project would allow me to use only the VS Shell + F#.

                              The feature set in the full version is quite large and maybe unnecessary. Plus not everyone may be able to afford bigger licences.

                              54 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow F# code in "Watch" and "Immediate" windows

                                Currently, if you debug an F# program, you better know C#, or the "Watch" window will be useless to you. I'd like to be able to use F# these windows, for obvious (not so obvious to VS developers...) reasons.

                                40 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • change the behavoiur for double click on double backtick identifiers to select only a single word

                                  If I double click on a word I assume the word gets selected and nothing else. This doesn't work inside of double backticks. It always selects the whole identifier since it doesn't understand that the identifier is a sentence and not a single word.

                                  see also https://github.com/Microsoft/visualfsharp/issues/243

                                  39 votes
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                                    6 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 36 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • F# WPF Code Behind Support

                                      The ability to write F# Code Behind for XAML Files

                                      36 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • "Edit and Continue" feature for F#

                                        "Edit and Continue" feature for F#

                                        33 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • F# TypeProviders should work in Windows Store Apps.

                                          F# TypeProviders are not supported in .NET Portable Subset (Windows Store) libraries. The ability to use TypeProviders in a Windows Store app would be extremely beneficial.

                                          29 votes
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