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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.

    799 votes
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      213 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support for ES6 modules

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

      2,427 votes
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        44 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  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

        108 votes
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          0 comments  ·  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

          339 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.

            281 votes
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              4 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

              510 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

                311 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  General  ·  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…

                  212 votes
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                    21 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 1,753 votes
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                      65 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

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                        15 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!

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                          9 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 75 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.

                            896 votes
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                              9 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  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.

                              830 votes
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                                14 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  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.

                                391 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • TFS web - support on burndown chart for single teams in different timezones

                                  Currently TFS web supports pretty well the burndown chart for collocated teams, however it doesn't support when you have a small team working in different timezones (ex: people located in IN and BR). TFS calculates internally based on a daily basis.

                                  A possible suggestion is to change the tool in order to work like an excel file wheee you can define the work left (remaining hours left) for each day instead of letting the system to calculate automatically on a daily basis.

                                  If you have any other suggestion, feel free to add.

                                  I attached a sample problem about it.

                                  94 votes
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                                  • Allow changing TFS work item attachment comments

                                    I also would like to see the ability to change attachment comments made available. This is the single biggest reason why I am still saving emails to disk and then attaching them manually so that I can add the correct comments. The ability to change them after would be invaluable and a huge time saver.

                                    50 votes
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                                    • Give some love to the Visual Studio Gallery

                                      Visual Studio Gallery serves thousands of Visual Studio users every day.

                                      As a developer of Visual Studio extensions (and other tools), I'd love to see the Gallery receiving some of the love that the .NET tools and frameworks enjoy.

                                      In particular (but in no particular order):

                                      1. Spruce up the Gallery - the site could use some freshening up, making it a bit more up to date with regards to technology
                                      2. Provide a public API (REST?) for interacting with the gallery: uploading extensions, querying the download count, getting information about a particular package, etc.
                                      3. Support Markdown in the…

                                      93 votes
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                                        under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 'number' type

                                        BigInteger and decimal are annoying. So verbose and with BigInteger we must create a class, the parameter is an string, etc.

                                        "number" will be a dynamic type which accept infinite integers and decimals, and he only can be a number.

                                        How to use:
                                        number variable=Int32.MaxValue+999; // > Int32
                                        variable=2.333333333333; // BigInteger to decimal without casting

                                        If C# adds this Python feature, he will be the best language ever.

                                        49 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Rename Visual Basic to B# and Support B# With Absolute Parity

                                          Dotnet 2015 made it clear: VB.NET developers need to switch to C# or be left behind. Very sad.

                                          VB syntax is friendlier, easier to read and code and maintain. Yet Microsoft is killing off this superior language bowing to pressure from myopic C# developers and Mono.

                                          59 votes
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                                            10 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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