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  1. 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

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      22 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  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…

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        5 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  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

        389 votes
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        • 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…

          692 votes
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            13 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  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

            1,092 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support for ES6 modules

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

              3,003 votes
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                53 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  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.

                733 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

                  915 votes
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                    5 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Bring back the UPDATE ALL in nuget for VS2015

                    Previous versions of NUGET in Visual Studio offered a button to UPDATE ALL nuget packages, this is a tremendous time saver. (Yes it is available via the console, but the button is extremely easier to use).

                    117 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Set up Additional Fields in Order to Filter Buildalerts

                      In our environment we host several products in one TP. Our developers want to configure their alerts more specific using the id of the underlying build definition and title of the build. Otherwise they will get tons of useless emails because the TFS sided filter is inefficient. BTW this functionality has been provided by TFS 2010 and Powertools 2010 but does not work any more with web alert page and TFS 2013

                      79 votes
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                      • 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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                          31 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  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…

                          297 votes
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                            27 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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…

                            117 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  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

                              524 votes
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                                7 comments  ·  Project  ·  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

                                349 votes
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                                  5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    72 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Give the ability copy test packs without links to original test pack or to delete a test plan in MTM

                                    Problem
                                    - Test Pack A is stored under Test Plan A within MTM.
                                    - I want to create a clean copy of Test Pack A in Test Plan B (with no links to the original test pack).

                                    - To do this, I have to use the Clone functionality but this means I need to create Test Plan C which is not actually required. I can then copy Test Pack A (from Test Plan C) to Test Plan B and no links are present within the test scripts, I am free to edit them without impacting on the original scripts.

                                    Can…

                                    42 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      • Introduce functionallity that allows test cases to be imported onto TFS / Test Manager via an excel spreadsheet

                                        TFS / Test Manager does not support functionality to import test cases from excel. In our example, we have 300+ test cases that we want to migrate from our old test management system to TFS 2013, we currently have these test cases on a spreadsheet but cannot import them to TFS.

                                        As a result of the lack of this functionality we have to manually re-enter test cases into TFS / Test Manager, which is inefficient and is duplicating work previously done by our team.

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                                        • 139 votes
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