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  1. 1,109 votes
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      54 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        22 comments  ·  Project  ·  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

        1,915 votes
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          510 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  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

          288 votes
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            16 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…

            446 votes
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              12 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  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.

              193 votes
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                4 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  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.

                166 votes
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                  6 comments  ·  Rangers Project  ·  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.

                  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…

                    903 votes
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                      16 comments  ·  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>

                      93 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  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.

                        2,278 votes
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                          12 comments  ·  .NET  ·  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.

                          532 votes
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                            8 comments  ·  .NET  ·  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.

                            49 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  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

                              40 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support .editorconfig

                                It would be awesome if Visual Studio supported .editorconfig files like so many other editors and IDEs.

                                "EditorConfig helps developers define and maintain consistent coding styles between different editors and IDEs. The EditorConfig project consists of a file format for defining coding styles and a collection of text editor plugins that enable editors to read the file format and adhere to defined styles. EditorConfig files are easily readable and they work nicely with version control systems."

                                You can read more about it at http://editorconfig.org/

                                342 votes
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                                  5 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Implement indexed full-text search of source code, config files, and project files

                                  Visual Studio projects can contain hundreds and even thousands of documents. Searching through these documents using Find-In-Files is slow and error prone. About a decade of academic research strongly suggests that an information retrieval approach to searching source code would be faster and provide better results.

                                  While the Visual Studio team has noticed the need for better search tools, as evidenced by their recent "Search Everywhere" blog (see http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2011/10/11/visual-studio-11-developer-preview-search-everywhere.aspx). Unfortunately, every recently introduced search tool still relies on regular-expressions or simple pattern-matching. To put this in context, the modern IDE uses search technology essentially identical to grep, which was…

                                  168 votes
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                                    4 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  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!

                                    1,620 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Multi-Device Hybrid Apps with Visual Studio 2013 Express

                                      Make Multi-Device Hybrid Apps available for Visual Studio 2013 Express Editions.

                                      958 votes
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                                        6 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.

                                        50 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Don't require "async" keyword for the methods with "awaits" in the body

                                          This is misleading. This looks like a part of method signature but this is not. The only thing it does is: it enables awaits in the method body. This requirement looks the same as if you would require "enable_yield" keyword for the methods with "yields":

                                          public enable_yield IEnumerable<int> Foo()
                                          {
                                          yield return 42;//yield is enabled
                                          }

                                          public IEnumerable<int> Bar()
                                          {
                                          yield return 42;//compiler error
                                          }

                                          The "async" tells nothing new for the caller - the caller already knows that the method returns Task.
                                          If the method returns "void" - anyways any methods can start threads, enqueue work items to the…

                                          51 votes
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                                            12 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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