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  1. nuget package manager update all packages locks window

    When clicking Update All Packages within Nuget Package Manager, the update dialog window locks up while the packages are being installed.
    If there are many packages being updated, the IDE does not respond while packages are being installed.

    This can be easily simulated by attempting to update three or more packages using nugget package manager.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Have a version of Windows.h that doesn't define macros

      From time to time I run into a collision between code and macros defined in Windows.h. The macros cause unintentional expansion of parts of my code or third party code and when they do waste a lot of time in trying to find workarounds.

      Please introduce a WindowsWithoutMacros.h that defines the Win32 API, but uses proper C++ functions instead of macros. I'm sure for all the functions ending XXXW or XXXA some inline functions could wrap the dispatching.... well, I'll leave the implementation to you. There must be better ways than the current macro mess.

      9 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow XML namespace imports to be declared at a project level rather than redeclared in every single file

        Please, allow XML namespace imports to be declared at a project level rather than redeclared in every single file

        8 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Create more complete documentation for LightSwitch (especially for the HTML Client).

          Firstly - I want to say that LightSwitch is a super-powerful framework, and I think that what it can do out of the box is nothing short of miraculous. However, we (LightSwitch Developers) could use much more complete documentation for the LightSwitch APIs and frameworks (particularly, but not limited to the HTML Client API).

          While Beth Massi's videos are a useful starting point, and blog posts from Joe Binder and others in the team provide some useful samples for specific use cases, there is a dearth of explanatory/reference content that a 100-level developer can use to step their way up…

          17 votes
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            2 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Automatically break on NullReferenceException and other core exceptions.

            It would be nice to be able to debug/inspect the moment these errors happen, instead of having to reproduce the circumstances where the error occurred again, and with carefully placed breakpoints installed etc.

            24 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Link tool resources to TFS

              We use several custom scripts as resources to our own tool. Keeping track of the changes to these scripts requires us to put them in TFS, but then those scripts need to be updated in Release Management. This becomes a maintenance nightmare. It would be extremely helpful to have the option to make a resource a link to an item in TFS.

              During the deployment process, linked resources should then be downloaded to guarantee that the latest version of the resource is used.

              19 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • High Performance line graph control based on Dynamic Data Display

                Support for a high performance line graph control based on (or similar to) the Microsoft Research Project Dynamic Data Display (http://dynamicdatadisplay.codeplex.com/). Dynamic Data DIsplay is great but work on this project appears to have stopped.

                402 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support XAML2009 Throughout

                  Generic types etc.

                  328 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Asp.net vNext Hybrid application

                    If one created Asp.net Vnext application that application should work on browsers as well as a native app in Mobile Platforms.

                    Deployment should allow to deploy into Mobile Stores as well as to IIS along with Azure

                    So business can develop and invest on one application development.

                    31 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • When plugins slow down VS startup time state which plugin is causing the problem

                      When Visual Studio has plugins like NCrunch or Resharper installed. Startup times are affected on some pc's.

                      If it is taking a very long time to load, VS should state which plugin is causing the problem and clear the package cache and give option to disable anything that is locking up the solution.

                      18 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make Fakes available with Visual Studio Professional Subscription

                        Fakes and Shims are only useful if every developer in the team is able to use it to enhance their unit tests. Limiting its availability to just Architects and Senior developers (who usually have Premium or Ultimate level subscriptions) sounds like such a bad idea. This is killing the power of such potentially amazing tool! Please consider this.

                        Thanks.

                        29 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  MSDN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Improve UI for 2015 Microsoft Test Manager Client User Experience

                          A significant portion of MTM has moved to the web, however the MTM client still has to be used for rich bug creation, rich action recordings, and rich test run data collection, however the User Experience of MTM is stuck in 2009 and is woefully out of date.

                          I'd like to have a complete UI overhaul of the MTM client with an improved Modern UI.

                          I'd like to be able to have excel embedded in the client so as to be able to bulk update test cases, test suites, and test plans.

                          Give testers a modern MTM client for 2015…

                          13 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Boolean coercion in c#

                            Can't believe this isn't a request already, but probably my biggest annoyance.

                            I really should be able to do

                            if(someObj)
                            someObj.Something();

                            rather than having to do

                            if(!Object.ReferenceEquals(null, someObj))
                            someObj.Something();

                            It doesn't have to do full javascript-style coercion (though extensiblity would be swell), just a simple != null check would cover 99% of scenarios.

                            18 votes
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                              7 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make Visual Studio Tools for Unity available por Visual Studio Express

                              I see MS has recently released Visual Studio Tools for Unity for VS2013... but it seems to work only for Pro and above versions. Is it possible (or even planned) to be released for VS Express?

                              63 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Set the default namespace of generated Unity projects

                                The default namespace which is set in a project file is erased each time the projects are re-generated.

                                It is used e.g. for ReSharper code generation and clean up steps, so a correct default namespace is really useful and it would be great if it could be set in the UnityVS configuration.

                                9 votes
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                                  under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add syntax highlighting and Intellisense for .shader formats in VSTU

                                  It would be great to get some of that hybrid language used in Unity for shader development to get some Intellisense and syntax highlighting...

                                  59 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Hi!

                                    Thanks for your suggestion! That’s something that we’re working on and that you can try today with the Visual Studio 2015 Preview along with the Visual Studio Tools for Unity 2.0 Preview.

                                    Jb Evain, Senior SDE Lead, Tools for Unity.

                                  • TFS on Azure IaaS v2

                                    Extend the v1 guidance with the following Topic:
                                    - Setup VPN Connection for DEV and TEST Clients
                                    - Reduzing cost by using the Azure Feature Automation for scheduled VM start and stop
                                    - Backup and Restore TFS SQL DB with Azure Feature Recovery Service

                                    27 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Rangers Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Enable Kanban Column field to be used in work item queries

                                      It is a constant source of frustration for our users that they are unable to use the Kanban Column field in work item queries. This field is recorded in the history of a work item whenever it is moved from one Kanban column to another but this information is not available to be used for reporting purposes. This would allow various additional Kanban metrics to be easily produced.

                                      19 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make the TestResults in MTM searchable workitems in TFS

                                        Make the TestResults in MTM searchable workitems in TFS

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                                          1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide Select/Deselect All Radio button in Configuration manager

                                          Provide a "Select/Deselect All" radiobutton in Configuration Manager under Project contexts as we have 100+ projects in the Solution and it is time consuming to check/uncheck project by project options.

                                          10 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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