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  1. 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/

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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…

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        4 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • add an "Schedule Offline" Button to "Manage Test Controller"

        At the moment it is not possible to bring a Test Agent offline without killing the QTAgent process or catch him in Status ready to set him Offline

        It would be great and save a lot of Time if the Test Controller sends no new Test request and set him offline (for debugging or maintenance)

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Include SketchFlow in Blend 2015

          We use SketchFlow extensively for prototyping new applications and soliciting feedback from our clients. It has been invaluable for quickly prototyping UI screens and communicating to the client that the UI is just a "sketch" and it's not "almost done". Also, the XAML architecture can largely be reused to jump start the final development of the application.

          At the very least, provide the "sketchy" styles with Blend so we can continue to use it without the player.

          55 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  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.

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              6 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Trigger Rollback activity when a Release is Rejected (somehow) by the user/approver

              Nowadays, the Rollback activity in the Release Template is triggered only if one of the previous activities fail (returning a non-0 status code).

              It would be great to be able to trigger a Rollback activity if the release is Rejected by some of the Approvers.

              By now, when it happens, we need to trigger a new Release manually to rollback the application to the previous version. It takes a hard work because we need to find the latest valid (and released) build, etc.

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                3 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  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…

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                  12 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • support project.json/global.json for all project types, not just ASP.NET

                  As demonstrated at TechEd, ASP.NET vNext projects support a new Nuget mechanism whereby packages are organized in a by-project project.json file. Also of particular interest is the ability to override the package with local sources in a solution file called global.json, which facilitates a much smoother way to contribute to projects outside the solution. Please do this for all project types.

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                    11 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Rename Package Manager Console to Shell

                    Package Manager Console is a Powershell window that is used by many different tools aside from Nuget/Package Manager. For instance, scaffolding for ASP.NET and Migrations in Entity Framework, and probably more things in the future. New versions of the Package Manager GUI will make it less and less necessary to use the shell for nuget purposes, so it makes less and less sense to refer to it as the "package manager" console. Just call it Shell (or Console or Powershell Console if you prefer).

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                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • to support TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256 cipher suite with ECC parameters. NIST P-256 (SECP 256) and BrainpoolP256r1 are pretty po

                      to support TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256 cipher suite with ECC parameters. NIST P-256 (SECP 256) and BrainpoolP256r1 are pretty popular in Europe. E.g. German Standards enforce that, ECC/Brainpool curves have to be used to secure IOT scenarios. As far as I know ECC/Brainpool curves are already supported by some C++ (OpenSSL) and Java libraries (Bouncy Castle).

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Modify the language to allow for observable properties rather than requiring explicit INPC

                        Something more like:

                        public observable int Foo { get; set; }

                        Rather than having to do all the manual event raising required by INotifyPropertyChanged

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                          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add build status to pull requests

                          I would like to see the status of builds related to commits in a pull requests.

                          On the main page of a pull request we have Discussion, Files, Commits. I would like a Build page as well that lists any build runs on the source branch of the pull request.

                          This will allow the reviewers to quickly see that all tests have passed and that the current build is green.

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                          • Fast and fluid goodness for WPF - Animations on a separate Thread

                            Although potentially one can do a lot of things with the animation system, most of the time they tend to look quite choppy compared to Win 8. Fast and fluid is the Mantra isn't it. ;-)

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                              0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Native WPF Webbrowser Control

                              The current Webbrowser in WPF is only a wrapper around the IE WebBrowser Control. It would be great to have a native WPF Webbrowser Control.

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                                2 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow Team Web Access Charts to Group by Tags

                                  Specifically with the Scrum process template, there is no place to do root cause analysis, so the natural candidate is to use Tags, this avoids having to customise the process template. The problem is that I cannot produce a work item query "chart" that will allow me to "Group by" the tag. While I appreciate that this might be a challenge with the nature of the pseudo managed field, it would be really useful.

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                                  • Change Visual Studio Online account region

                                    My Visual Studio Online account was create in North Central US. I'd like an option to change the region, so that my data is stored closer to my users.

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                                    • 79 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Improve multi language support

                                        There are new ideas introduced in WPF with x:Uid in XAML and locbaml command line tool but the translation process is a mess, see http://wpflocalization.codeplex.com/

                                        There should also be a standalone resource editor available for translators.

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                                          2 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make XAML a first class citizen of Visual Studio

                                          Make XAML participate in compile time syntax checking, in code refactoring (e.g. property renames), and in code navigation. Add refactoring (e.g. "Create Style from Element") and other performance features to the XAML code editor (e.g. allow in-place editing of xaml tags so that the end tag changes when you change the begin tag).

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