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  1. Blend for Visual Studio

    I think Blend for VS should have tools for non-tiled level design with either a custom physics engine or a choice between: NAPE, Box2D, and PhysX. It would be nice to have a tool inside the program that makes designing complex levels possible besides the same-old board game windows store games.

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      0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Limited XDK access for WIndows Store

      Developers on Windows Store should have access to the basic features of Xbox Live such as Achievements and Leaderboards. Apple and Google has Game Center and Google Play Games, either they make a new serivce or let developers use these features. As far as I know there isn't a third party backend for Windows Store exclusively.

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        0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • let a *.dll or *.lib file can provide any version of .net

        for now ,if you want provide a .net library for all developers ,at least you need build 3 .dll file (.net 3.5, .net 4.0, .net 4.5)
        and by the .net framework upgrade, you need build more!
        please solve this problem ,such as: first you build a *.lib file then output *.dll file ! (sorry for my bad english)

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • "Hide pointer while typing" OS setting is not respected by VS2013

          The "hide pointer while typing" option, set under Mouse Properties in Control Panel on Windows is not respected in Visual Studio 2013.

          Screenshots do no justice, because taking screenshots doesn't capture mouse cursors.

          If you really want screenshots with mouse cursors, here you go, using Gifcam.exe:

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Develop a Dockable Window/Tabbed Document Framework for Windows Forms Projects

            Notwithstanding the fact you folks can't seem to figure out how to make an icon with color and depth any more, your dockable windows and tabbed documents used in the IDE are great. Please make that library available for developers. Or, develop a new framework...whatever. It's your call. I just know we want it.

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              0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow IValueConverter to access Page properties

              I have had multiple scenarios in which my IValueConverter classes need a value from the codebehind. I think that, in many cases, the easiest way to do this would be to access a public property of the page. However, to the best of my knowledge, this is not possible (unless it is a shared constant). I think that this would greatly simplify many scenarios.

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support System.Web.HttpUtility in Portable Class Library

                In HttpUtility, UrlEncode, UrlDecode, HtmlEncode, HtmlDecode are just process string. Why portable class library do not support it?
                Please support this and add more classes support in portable class library which is only depend BCL.

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Turn the Visual Studio Performance Testing Quick Reference Guide into a Wiki site

                  The Rangers, MCS and P&P have this beautiful >static< guidance for best practices on various topics. My proposal is to take one of these sources of content and turn it a Wiki that will hopefully stay fresh through community interaction. As i have a had a couple of people ask about this document, written in 2010, http://vsptqrg.codeplex.com/
                  Visual Studio Performance Testing Quick Reference Guide (Version 3.6) i start there...

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                    under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Razor-like syntax in T4 templates

                    The current way to write T4 templates is too much a hassle.
                    T4 templates are a powerful tool and should be easier to code.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Implement array visualizer for C/C++ during debugging

                      While debugging numerical code, viewing and plotting array data (2D and 3D) is quite useful.

                      Third party tools are available for .NET but not for C/C++.

                      Compaq and later Intel had an Array Visualizer that was quite popular but is now discontinued.

                      I recommend implementing this feature for Visual Studio and at least C/C++.

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                        1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • xaml on android

                        I know Microsoft launched means to write JavaScript/html for both windows store and android, called Córdoba. But why is Microsoft forgetting about the developers using xaml/c#???? It would be awesome to be able to use the same xaml on both windows phone and android.

                        Who wants to own a mac? Just to be able to write apps for osx?

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                          0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • make visual studio for window phone and windows store

                          make visual studio for window phone and windows store we can make phone app on phone

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make the Aero/Aero2 themes look like the native controls.

                            The Aero2 theme does not match the native controls. Whereas Buttons etc. just look a bit off, some controls were straight up forgotten, e.g. ListView's GridView row selection.

                            The Aero theme looks like Vista, even on Win7 machines. With the install-base of Win7 probably being the majority it would be better if the Aero theme would match Win7 native controls (mostly color issues). Aero also lacks proper styling for ListBoxItem and ComboBoxItem.

                            While this sounds a bit like nitpicking in light of much larger problems (performance) the fixes should be easy enough to implement.

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                              0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Checkbox in Options to force coders to use coding conventions.

                              I think a good feature would be a toggle switch in the options in Visual Studio that gives you the option to choose whether you want the editor to automatically convert your code as you type that follows Microsofts coding convention or not.

                              So for example if you type in a method as camel case then it would automatically make it pascal case.

                              This would help keep code consistency, help developers read others badly formatted code and help students learn about coding standards and conventions.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add the ability to copy full list in dialogs like FindSymbol

                                It is sometimes helpful to retain the list of items in the dialogs that list code, such as the FindSymbol (also Find All and Errors).

                                You an copy individual items, but not the full list.

                                One example of how I use this (currently copying to paint, ick) is when I am changing something about an interfaces meaning and want to ensure I evaluate all uses.

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                                • Remove empty spaces at end of code.

                                  When save the code, remove spaces at end of code, like do RTRIM(). Empy spaces at right part are useless.

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                                  • WebRequest's RegisterPrefix in C#'s modern HttpClient

                                    The WebRequest class in .NET exposes a method named RegisterPrefix that allows us to register own prefixes similar to "http://", "ftp://" and allow custom code to be executed which resolves that prefix.

                                    Can a similar capability be added to the more modern HttpClient library?

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Autoupdate between web browsers, if another user edit the backlog list it dosen't auto update my browser with new data (like google docs)

                                      I want to have my backlog automatically in sync in all the browsers (Visual studio online) like google do with google docs, drive, keep or like trello do.

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                                      • Show #region/#endregion as subtab in editor, making jumping into the code in a much more "Visual" way.

                                        Problem: sometimes the .cs file is too big. I know that we can refactor the code or use regions to group text. But i have another idea. A new region called "#tab"/#"endtab". This region is not showed in main code. Instead, it is listed as a subtab below the main tab. Example:
                                        class Class1
                                        {
                                        private void SomeCode()
                                        {...}

                                        #tab MyTabbedCode A
                                        private void SomeCode_Tabbed()
                                        {...}
                                        #endtab

                                        #tab MyTabbedCode B
                                        private void MoreSomeCode_Tabbed()
                                        {...}
                                        #endtab
                                        }

                                        In this example, the editor will show this text:
                                        class Class1
                                        {
                                        private void SomeCode()
                                        {
                                        }

                                        MyTabbedCode A <--looks like colapsed region
                                        MyTabbedCode…

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                                        • VS2013 server controls should generate valid HTML5 code!

                                          All server controls should generate valid HTML5 code!

                                          The Calendar control has 62 errors per the W3C Validator!

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