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  1. Provide a Visual Basic 6 Community edition - to allow free download of the VB6 programming language

    Make a Visual Basic 6 Community edition free download of the Microsoft VB6 programming language and IDE available.
    Microsoft already have a VS2013 community edition and also a free download of Expression Web.
    Now please allow a 'Community Edition' of VB6.

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      376 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Change Icon for Visual Studio 2015

      Please change the icon of Visual Studio 2015 to enable differentiation on the taskbar when multiple versions of Visual Studio are installed. Currently the Visual Studio 2013 and Visual Studio 2015 icon are the same and causing confusion if put side by side on the taskbar (see attachment)

      Connect Feedback (currently private to Microsoft)
      https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/1553001/icon-differentiation

      430 votes
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        12 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make visible the current working changeset at which the code is updated in TFS Source Control History

        It could be useful to see which is the current working changeset at which the source code is updated like in SVN.
        For example using a bold font for the changeset line in the History

        319 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • open source Windows Forms

          Windows Forms is still the mostly used desktop technology for Windows Desktop Apps world wide, and WPF is only very slowly catching up. Still today, even the most new Desktop Applications projects become Windows Forms Apps, and on Windows CE industry devices, Windows Forms is often without alternative. Open Sourcing Windows Forms would allow the community to extend Windows Forms with functionality like true Mvvm support or seemless High Dpi scaling to find an easier, albeit long-term migration path to newer UI technologies, and it would increase business apps count for Windows 10, which derive from a new WinForms Developing…

          611 votes
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            11 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support for ES6 modules

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

            2,902 votes
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              52 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add option to Enable/Disable Deployment inside Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) TestSettings as in the local TestSettings

              I need to run test inside MTM, and I need to add a TestSettings configuration to configure some options, but I need to disable deplyment as I need to run test in the build location.
              Using visual studio testsettings there is a check in the deplyment section to disable deployment, but inside MTM testsettings options there is no such option, there is only the possibility to add folders, not to disable deplyment

              918 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Implement x:Bind for WPF

                Please implement the x:Bind feature from Universal Windows Apps in WPF.

                See http://channel9.msdn.com/events/Build/2015/3-635 for a presentation on x:Bind.

                625 votes
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                  8 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  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

                  611 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Bring Windows 10 Universal Apps to Android and iOS

                    Create something like what Xamarin is doing in order to help developers to code once and run EVERYWHERE (Wndows 10, windows 10 mobile, android and ios).

                    If Microsoft could not buy Xamarin, at least do what they are doing by your own. Make something that enable us to archive real NATIVE cross platform development. It could dramatically increase the numbers of developers using .net to create mobile applications as well as increasing the number of apps created to wp too, since app could be compiled to ios, android AND WINDOWS PHONE. Hibrid apps like apache Cordova has a lot of…

                    166 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  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.

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                        29 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  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

                        520 votes
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                          7 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • VB.Net should be fully supported in ASP.Net VNext , MVC 6

                          Yes I do web development and Yes I am a VB !

                          So I was horified to read this on the VNext Page on Gitthub "We have no VB support in the work for vNext."

                          I Sure urge you to to start some planning about the support of VB.Net in ASP.Net VNext ,,, as Yes I currenty use MVC 5.2.3 in my production sites and hope to be at least able to upgrade to newer versions in the future , in my favorite coding language wich is VB.Net .

                          I want support for VB.Net in all new webtech just as…

                          259 votes
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                            26 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  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

                            334 votes
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                              5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                68 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Better context-aware javascript code snippets support

                                In the current code snippets infrastructure in Visual Studio are not context-aware, only Intellisense is context-aware.

                                For exapmle in the AngularJS app, when I write a "angular.module" then press "Tab" that should have a code completion feature for Angular module creation.

                                Also, when I type "angular.module('myApp').directive" then press "Tab" that should let us choose one of some useful code snippets for directive code template.

                                If Visual Studio can support this kind of code snippet feature. That will be very awesome! :)

                                82 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  • Please bring back the "Photoshop" import option in Blend 2015

                                    If Photoshop importer is not supported in Blend 2015, it impedes our migration plan to Blend 2015 and we'll have to keep using Blend 2013.

                                    We recognize that one of the advantages of WPF is that it can separate design from logic.
                                    We place orders of screen designs to companies who specialize in design and we don't put the ability of using Blend as the basis of selection.
                                    Designers deliver products in the form of Photoshop or Illustrator. Our current partner delivers with Photoshop format.

                                    If we can't import Photoshop file directly, we have to create XAML with referencing the…

                                    71 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      • 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!

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                                          10 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

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                                            15 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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