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  1. Support for ES6 modules

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

    1,368 votes
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      23 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

      424 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 1,505 votes
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          62 comments  ·  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

          1,423 votes
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            14 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!

            2,113 votes
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              5 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.

              571 votes
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                6 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  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.

                288 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  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.

                  393 votes
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                    7 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      25 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…

                      679 votes
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                        23 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

                        362 votes
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                          26 comments  ·  Editor  ·  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.

                          176 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  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

                            33 votes
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                              6 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  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…

                              195 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Show current Git repository in Team Explorer

                                Team Explorer only displays the current team project, but not the current repository in the case of Git-based team projects. The only way to determine this is via the tooltip on the team project dropdown (see attachment) or the Connect page. Please add passive display of this information on all Team Explorer pages.

                                58 votes
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                                • 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>

                                  157 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  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.

                                    176 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  General  ·  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…

                                      55 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Modify the language to allow for observable properties rather than requiring explicit INPC

                                        Something more like:

                                        public observable int Foo { get; set; }

                                        Rather than having to do all the manual event raising required by INotifyPropertyChanged

                                        1,135 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…

                                          949 votes
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