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  1. Show indent guides like Notepad++ does

    Indent guides help quickly finding out where a scoop starts and where it ends. I think an advanced IDE like Visual Studio must have this feature. I know that there is an extension for this, but why doesn't Visual Studio have a basic feature like this natively?

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      2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Create a Ubiquitous .NET Client Application Development Model

      This vote is for developers who wish to see the idea of a ubiquitous .NET client application development model created by Microsoft and the Visual Studio team.

      A ubiquitous .NET client application development model is a model that is defined in .NET-based technologies and is able to run in a multitude of runtime environments -- both native-compiled (store-hosted) and web-hosted.

      A *very* rough image of the vision can be found here:
      http://i0.wp.com/blog.developers.win/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Vision.png

      The goal is to enable *one* .NET Client Application Project to build deliverables for the following platforms:
      1) Windows 10
      2) Legacy Windows
      3) *nix (Unix/Linux)
      4) Droid …

      1,660 votes
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        54 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Open-source System.Xaml

        An open-source version of System.Xaml would provide the .NET community with an expressive, extensible, tool-friendly, and fairly mature framework for the creation of sophisticated object graphs.

        While XML and JSON are both options for simple graphs, they lack the additional flexibility and power of features like markup extensions and attached properties, which greatly enhance the capabilities of the framework.

        XAML has proven its broad applicability both inside Microsoft (Windows Workflow Foundation in addition to System.Windows/Windows.UI.Xaml) and outside it (Xamarin.Forms). I personally would have liked to be able to use it in .NET Core and Xamarin for a non-UI project. It…

        374 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  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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            28 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Put an option to disable indentation after pasting code

            Vertically line up arguments of a function call. Then copy the block of code. Paste it somewhere else. The allignment which you carefully made is all gone. You have to do the same custom formatting every single place you paste your code.

            Unfortunately, there is no way of preventing this in Visual Studio 2015. I checked for a solution on the internet. Most people are complaining about the same problem and there is no cure.

            Please provide an option for disabling this behavior.

            823 votes
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              5 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • xUnit should be the default test framework for VS templates

              xUnit is a more powerful and extensible test framework. .NET Core, and ASP.NET 5 use it as their default. xUnit also supports all current platforms .NET does, including Xamarin.

              The default test framework for the Unit Test projects in VS should change to xUnit.

              241 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make a new Visual Basic 6.0

                The world needs VB6. That is a real need. VB.NET is dead because it is never had the performance for computer games. The enforced paradigms lead to virtual function table look-ups, fragmented memory and poor cache locality from over using heap memory. The game loop has a strict deadline that will be broken randomly when the framework decides to go around your scheduler and garbage collect everything at the worst possible time. There are ways to disable some of these but it is easier to just use a language built for performance to begin with, namely Visual Basic 6.0.

                The…

                127 votes
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                  7 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Visual Basic 6 clone...

                  Produce an updated version of Visual Basic 6 - a version free from the ridiculousness and bloat-ware that is called the .NET platform... one that fully compiles its programs without need for a separate runtime. If Microsoft won't update VB6, why not sell it to a company that will, or make it open source? The answer is simple. Selling VB6 to another company or making it open source will make it a competitor to VB.NET, and you don't want that because Microsoft knows an updated version of VB6 would blow the doors off of VB.NET, and you are purposely using…

                  46 votes
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                    12 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Enable VS Community activation/registration offline

                    It would be nice if there was a way to register/activate the Community Edition of VS offline, that one can use it (longer than 30 days) on virtual machines without internet access or PC that cannot access the Internet.
                    There's a way to install it on machines like those discribed above using the "/layout"-Option of the setup on another PC to then install it on the offline PC afterwards, but then there isn't an option to register/activate that copy of VS.
                    For example let us download a license file for the community edition in addition to signing into a Microsoft-Account…

                    327 votes
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                      40 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make go-to-definition and find-references work between F# and C# projects

                      In a solution containing a mixture of C# and F# projects, go-to-definition does not work when your starting point is, say, C# and the target function/value/type definition is in F#. (And vice versa.) The same is true for find-all-references.

                      This is a major inconvenience when working on this kind of mixed codebase. It would be great if it could work in both directions but even go-to-definition would be a great start.

                      278 votes
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                        4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • bring back Build Explorer in Visual Studio 2015

                        Build Explorer had been removed in Visual Studio 2015 in favour of a browser based solution.
                        Unfortunately not all function of Visual Stduio Build Explorer are available in TFS Web Access.
                        Currently it is really frustrating when you need to look at code coverage in source files and not only at the percentage.
                        the information is stored in TFS and you can still use it with Visual Studio 2010 - 2013 but needing to use two Visual Studio does not allow to switch completely to Visual Studio 2015.

                        290 votes
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                          19 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Show Exceptions in IntelliSense

                          Exceptions are not visible anymore in the Visual Studio 2015 IntelliSense list members dialog.

                          Please bring this back.

                          Visual Studio 2015:
                          https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hcw1s69b(v=vs.140).aspx

                          Visual Studio 2013:
                          https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hcw1s69b%28v=vs.120%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

                          323 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • create the same lightswitch Tools for ASP.NET MVC

                            create the same lightswitch Tools for ASP.NET MVC

                            validates
                            screens
                            fields
                            relationship
                            and others

                            130 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  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…

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                                16 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • support arithmetic operations on Blend numeric textfields

                                why not support arithmetic operations on numeric textfields, it can add a real plus-value to the tool and can improve the productivity of the designer/developer

                                example:

                                24*7

                                480/3

                                240*0.8

                                24*2+200

                                225 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Improve/Reboot Visual Studio Project System

                                  Visual Studio Projects have been around for over a decade, and their projects are starting to show this fact. There are 3 primary issues with Visual Studio Projects that should be attended to in a (very-near) future release:

                                  1) The .sln format. 2001 called and wants its arcane, VB.NET-esque format back -- and we should gladly oblige, PRONTO!!!
                                  2) MSBuild XML format. The format is very difficult to work with, primarily because there is no tooling support for it. Additionally, the syntax is also arbitrary and suffers from XDom-to-POCO-mapping which is a terrible way to design any system around XML…

                                  250 votes
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                                    14 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  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.

                                    1,104 votes
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                                      11 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow the Delete of Packages from VSTS Package Manager

                                      In VSTS Package Manager, allow for the delete of packages from any feed.

                                      39 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support for ES6 modules

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

                                        3,630 votes
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                                          62 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  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

                                          1,360 votes
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                                            9 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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