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  1. Multi-Device Hybrid Apps with Visual Studio 2013 Express

    Make Multi-Device Hybrid Apps available for Visual Studio 2013 Express Editions.

    967 votes
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      6 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  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…

      56 votes
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        13 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • LINQ - view the results of the expression instead of the encapsulating object

        Floele
        January 8, 2015 11:07 PM

        The current VS 2014 Preview does this when executing "x.OfType<MyType>()" within the immediate window:

        {System.Linq.Enumerable.<OfTypeIterator>d__aa<MyType>}
        [System.Linq.Enumerable.<OfTypeIterator>d__aa<MyType>]: {System.Linq.Enumerable.<OfTypeIterator>d__aa<MyType>}
        Results View: Expanding the Results View will enumerate the IEnumerable

        "Results View: Expanding the Results View will enumerate the IEnumerable" I don't want to see that, I want to see the results of my expression!

        4 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  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.

          658 votes
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            11 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Teach Cortana intellisense to code in VisualStudio

            intellisense was the right step to minimize destruction in productive coding. But for people like me without perfect touchtyping skill problem not solved completely, Still "backspace" is the most used key on a programmers keyboard !

            I would like to see "Cortana" as my dictation/voice assistant in VisualStudio so I can code as I speak without worrying about the typing errors and even takes some notes as reminder for future tasks.

            21 votes
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              0 comments  ·  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).

              35 votes
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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Edit and Continue for TypeScript

                Suggestion from 2 customers:
                -edit and continue for TypeScript editing during debugging
                -Typescript won't allow Edit and Continue while code in the solution is running. This is client typescript code that has no dependency from the running code

                14 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  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).

                  55 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Cortana API for web applications

                    Right now cortana is available for win phone apps and with windows 10 she'll come to desktops too. But why restrict her to native machines. Unleash her into the internet by providing API to integrate cortana into web applications with asp.net, mvc etc. This way it would change the way web is used. Cortana could be every where and users can browse through applications or look for content even if they don't know the navigation or use any other capabilities that the developer enables. Also that way she could be even an avatar like feature to help users and will…

                    8 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add official support for Blend Extensions

                      Currently there is almost no documentation how to extend Blend. I have seen some examples in the wild which seem to be the result of reverseengeneering rather than beeing officialy supported. Some of the suggestions posted here could be easyly programmed by the community.

                      46 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • cross-platform (linux)

                        This good idea! :D
                        I <3 linux
                        I <3 Visual Studio

                        4 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Install lightweight Visual Studio IDE by choosing some settings when install

                          If i want only coding on c# and i dont want have not needed tools for example : TeamExplorer or DataBase tools - for this reason i can open Git / SQL Server Management Studio.
                          Why i must install this? And some of this tools loaded resources when opening IDE.
                          Add nuget-ide plugins for this actions!

                          I want to cancel all checkbox tools what i dont need when installing IDE.

                          PS : I dont want see VB in Visual Studio at all places. But i cant disable this.

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                            3 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Great news for WPF. Time for it to make a comeback! Microsoft is always trying to get the number of apps in the app store increased. Why not

                            Great news for WPF. Time for it to make a comeback! Microsoft is always trying to get the number of apps in the app store increased. Why not help us WPF devs get our Desktop apps in the app store so that we can sell our Desktop apps through the store? Why not develop tools and API's that mean WPF apps can even run as WinRT apps? Dare I say it even run on iOs/Android in the Open Source .Net world. We like C#/Wpf/Visual Studio and we want to continue to work with these tools. Finally please also improve WPF…

                            4 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Better Email Notification management

                              It would be really useful if we have a way to subscribe to alerts/notification instead of everyone receiving a deployment failure email.

                              8 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Data Source View (DSV files) more merge friendly

                                Would be good if the diagrams layout in DSV files were located in a separate file.

                                When using merge tools (including the TFS merge tool) most of the issues related to merge conflicts relies on the diagrams. Sometimes it makes impossible to merge branches.

                                9 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Integrate Mercurial SCM into the IDE

                                  Give Hg users first-class support in the IDE. Yes there is visual-hg but I'd love to see this built-in.

                                  44 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Improve process isolation and messaging for broken plugins

                                    Visual Studio has a tremendous amount of plugins and extensions. Most serious developers working with the IDE make use of many of them. Although stock Visual Studio continues to improve, these plugins can be absolutely essential for productivity. The problem with plugins in Visual Studio is that it's hard to tell when a plugin is crashing or causing performance issues. If it is clear that a plugin is causing issues, it's sometimes tough to know _which_ plugin is causing issues.

                                    I recommend the Visual Studio team takes some inspiration from anther class of applications which have dealt with this issue…

                                    26 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support XAML2009 Throughout

                                      Generic types etc.

                                      355 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • First-class Immediate Mode Graphics Support (Direct2D)

                                        WPF's retained-mode graphics system is great for controls and is probably all you need if you are developing database forms applications. But there are classes of applications, particularly data-driven visualization apps, for which the overhead of retained mode makes it unusable. The current alternative of using WriteableBitmap is an okay workaround, but there are still many challenges, such as synchronizing your bitmap updates with WPF's rendering cycle. WPF v.next should be canning support for XP, so it can move to DX10 and so be on par with Direct2D/DirectWrite. WPF with first class support for immediate-mode graphics via D2D/DWrite will simply…

                                        179 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Give an option to not try to save new files (not allocated on disk) on "Save All"

                                          I really like to work with my database from Visual Studio. And I have to write quires a lot. It is very handy to make it from Visual Studio when I have solution right in front of my eyes. And Visual Studio supports multiple windows which makes this even better in multi monitor cases.

                                          But in project I still need to change code files a lot. And so when I press "Save All" shortcut combination it requires me to save a query file (which i have been using to make queries), and file is not allocated on disk, so have…

                                          15 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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