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  1. Improve CMake support & integration

    In general, I'd like to see improved CMake support (e.g. Edit & Continue doesn't work out of the box, profiling in x64 requires adjustments, ...) for C++ projects. Also integration with CTest could be improved.

    I would also very much like to be able to create the new VS2015 Android project in CMake, generate a VS solution file and then build & debug it, instead of only using a sln.

    Only like that the code can be fully cross-platform compatible!

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Emacs keyboard mapping scheme.

      I love VS! I think it is the best IDE I have worked with in years. But coming from Linux and Mac community to Microsoft Visual Studio in windows, I have a real hard time learning windows style keyboard shortcuts. I guess I am not the only one having this trouble.

      One important improvement that can make it easier generally for folks in linux community to get started with VS and discover all its nice features is the Emacs style keyshortcuts. I really miss it myself.

      I searched a bit and found an old Emacs keyboard mapping scheme for VS…

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Have layered transparency with picture boxes. Transparent sections of picture boxes will always show form background not other pictureboxes

        When two picture boxes overlap, the transparent parts of the top one will always show the form background rather than the picture box between it and the form.

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Stop integrating VS versions - half the time I can't figure out if I'm working in VS10,12,13 or whadat.

          New versions should show some separation and exclusion from the previous - VS 10, 12, and 13 - come on guys I'm smoking the same cigar and you keep calling it some new brand... If you make additions and they are enhancements to the current version increment it correctly. A full increment from say 1.0 to 2.0 pretty much means you just re-defined the world ... Now with 10,12, and 13 though - they all kind of blend together - this is new but it works with 12 and 13, opps we put an optimizer in for 13, changed your…

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          • Metro style for WPF (Touchable Controls)

            Win8 Desktop has WON THE WAR to Windows RT! On tablets and desktops!
            But touch devices are the future (ON DESKTOP too, although somebody NOT WANT!)
            WPF controls need to adapt to touchable devices and... merge with Windows Store Apps and WP81!!!

            Ideas from Codeplex:
            https://elysiumextra.codeplex.com/
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGM_uBy99GA

            But Native WPF, of course!!! Thank!

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              1 comment  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Ribbon styles update to look like office 2013

              Update Ribbon library with theme to a mordern ui like the office 2013

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                2 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Backlog task board column description is not updated, if only case of words is changed

                Backlog task board column description is not updated, if only case of words is changed.
                E.g. if the word in the description was "done" and is changed to "Done" it is not considered as changed.

                It is a minor bug, but requires to change something else if you only want to change case of the word :)

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make pbi on other iteration with tasks on the current visually different on task board

                  Not easy to summarize on one line :)

                  If I have a product backlog item that is not part of an iteration (let's say it have been moved to the next one) but with tasks that were completed, the PBI stays in the task board. This is really really nice.

                  But ...

                  It's not visually different from any other PBI in the task board. A simple visual clue that this item is not in the current iteration anymore would really help and prevent people to create new tasks on the wrong iteration :).

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make the .NET compilers find IDisposable abuse accurately, and make it a compiler error rather than needing to use code analysis

                    Finding leaks caused by not disposing IDisposable objects is probably one of the hardest, time consuming issues with .NET code.

                    The fact that the code analysis warning CA2000 is plagued with false detections and worse - situations that it misses entirely, means that people don't find their mistakes at compile time (when they should).

                    If the compilers found IDisposable abuses correctly (and it was a facility of the core compilers rather than having to use code analysis), it would raise the bar considerably to ensure that people write correct .NET code first time rather than having to spend man-weeks finding…

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                      2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add ForceHTTPS to ScriptManager

                      For web applications that use the Microsoft CDN (EnableCDN=true) and are behind a Hardware Load Balancer (HLB) and the SSL cert is bound only to the HLB, the ScriptManager uses the protocol of the request coming to IIS. In this scenario, IIS only sees http coming from the HLB even though the HLB sees https coming from the client. Thus the client's https request of a page results in mixed mode content because the Microsoft CDN references for asp.net are rendered as http.

                      Please add a property to ScriptManager to ForceHTTPS which would allow applications running in this configuration to…

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add an escape sequence for decimal valued Unicode: \d255

                        I would like decimal based (not Hex) escape sequence for Unicode.

                        Currently there is:
                        \u - Interpret the next four characters as hex Unicode
                        \U - Interpret the next eight characters as hex Unicode
                        \x - Interpret the next however many [0-9a-fA-F] as hex Unicode

                        What I'd really like is a similar notation for using decimal:
                        \d - Interpret the next 5 [0-9] as dec Unicode
                        \D - Interpret the next 10 [0-9] as dec Unicode
                        \X - Interpret the next however many [0-9] as dec Unicode

                        This would make it easier to work with decimal representations of Unicode situations…

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add MDIChild property to VB.NET

                          Please add MDIChild property to VB.NET in order to create child forms faster than manually coding it.

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                            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Stop Visual Studio magically adding configurations like "Any CPU" to the solution file

                            Visual Studio has a habit of "helpfully" adding configuration to you solution files when you do things like add an existing project. There is a Connect bug for this https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/662801/prevent-visual-st which got closed. The bug, and yes it is a bug, still happens in VS 2015. Visual Studio should not arbitrarily add or remove stuff from projects or solution files unless a users asks for it, doing so can cause havoc with things like automated integration build when the changes get accidentally checked in.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • It would be great to have a new shortcut for commenting/uncommenting

                              ctrl+k,c gets a little tiring for something so ubiquitous.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Mock or Moq an object from Watch or Locals in Debug

                                Be able to create a mock of an object while in debug. It will put the mock object in a new or used unit test or test case.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add button To Clear The Application Cache Without Resetting The AppDomain

                                  Allow us to clear the iiscache without having to reset iis or recycle the application pool. While developing we have to manually clear the cache and the current process is time consuming using iisreset (which doesn't always work) or through IIS.

                                  Add a button within the IDE that clears the cache of the current solution.

                                  29 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Enable word-wrap in the diff view of VS 2013.

                                      By enabling work-wrap in the diff view of VS 2013, I will be able to see the complete line when doing a merge. I have to put 2 separate diffs on the screen and compare them to insure that the merge was done correctly.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Desktop silverlight login page should have out of the box remember me next time for web client

                                        Right now, we have only two textboxes and a button in lightswitch silverlight login page and no checkbox to have "Remember me next time" what we have in htmlclient.
                                        Specially for web client type - Lot of suggestions and issues come to have a feature like this, so that the user don't have to put user name and password again and again.
                                        And if it can be available in desktop client type then it'll be good(bread and butter).

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                                          0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Proportional Font Resize of Visual Studio Editor/Menus/Dialogs Via One Slider

                                          Provide the ability to resize the fonts in Visual Studio for everything which is viewable from one slider on the toolbar. The change would be proportional for all the items from their current setting.

                                          Or if not a slider, provide the added ability on <CTRL>-<Scrool Wheel> to *also* adjust all other menus/dropdowns along with the current text editor window.

                                          Provide the user the ability to specify the option such as:

                                          Scroll wheel adjusts Font size:
                                          <check box> - only the font in current text window. (default)
                                          <check box> - the font in all text windows.
                                          <check box> - the font…

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