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  1. If Microsoft want more developers

    Make Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN free of charge.

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      2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Open many solution in one IDE

      One solution per window - horrible!
      Or do this optional in settings.
      Normal like in Netbeans.

      29 votes
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        2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow Visual Studio users to create custom Android Emulator profiles

        Although it's great that Microsoft provides profiles for common Android devices in their XDE Emulator, it would be great to tweak these for certain use cases.

        For instance, I'd like to make an Android profile for a "phone" that uses xhdpi (or even lower) with 512M of RAM.

        There's no option for this, however by examining the list that Visual Studio Emulator Android downloads on launch:

        * http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=534775

        It should be possible or trivial to allow users to custom create their own profiles.

        13 votes
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          0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Implement a search box in the 'Choose Test' dialog window under 'Associated Automation' for a Test Case work item.

          Implement a search box in the 'Choose Test' dialog window under 'Associated Automation' for a Test Case work item.

          As a solution grows, the number of test cases grow as well. We have hundreds, if not thousands of tests and scrolling through to associate a work item with an existing test is exhausting. Please add a search box that can filter out tests as you type into it to the 'Choose Test' dialog.

          10 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Auto-adjusting alerts based on moving averages, and more

            Please enable alerts by a percent or hard number above or below a threshold calculated by AI, as in the average value of this metric for this time of day for this day of the week. On Sunday and Monday, we have low traffic to our apps, so it is very unlikely for alerts based on Friday volume to trigger, even though there may be issues for the low volume users on a Sunday or Monday.

            7 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Improve Visual Studio Call Stack walking performance

              Walking the call stack can sometimes be a slower operation when debugging. Do not slow down debug operations such as stepping when walking the call stack takes a long time

              21 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide native support in the IDE for MVVM

                Something like where VS has a "code mode" for code behind or MVVM or other pattern.

                If MVVM is selected then the IDE helps us fall into the pit of MVVM success.

                Even better would be a coding mode provider model, so other patterns could be plugged in over time

                1,027 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Stop Auto allocating licenses when non existing users are added to a security group

                  We are experiencing an issue with auto assignment of available licenses when adding a non existing users to a team project security group.

                  Example:
                  We have purchased a number of monthly licenses, and have not assigned all. 8 advanced and 57 basic. We have used 6 advanced and 49 Basic.

                  The User licenses are purchased centrally from our corporate IT department. Users are created and licenses are assigned by the corporate IT department.

                  We have over 200 team project (one for each customer) and each project have its own adminitrator that does the user assignment locally for that team project.

                  13 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add Code Analysis check for missing FreeHGlobal when using AllocHGlobal

                    When using C# Code Analysis I would like to see a rule check for the use of Marshal.AllocHGlobal without a corresponding Marshal.FreeHGlobal to free the unmanaged memory that was allocated.

                    10 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Please keep the Reference Source symbol server updated

                      The Reference Source is a very useful feature, particularly so for its ability to step through framework code. But that feature never lasts very long after a release. Many programmers have .NET 4.5.2 on their machine today, the server doesn't supply the necessary PDBs. Downgrading to 4.5.1 is painful and often not possible at all.

                      Please keep the server updated.

                      69 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  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.

                        466 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Provide support for compile time checks of WPF bindings

                          We already have intellisense for the Bindings when setting the design time DataContext on a Window.This however is not enough.

                          We also need compile time checking of the bindings. Please provide this.

                          106 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support markdown as an alternative to html for workitems

                            Markdown is now widely adopted and that would be a more fluid experience when writing workitems.

                            Having to select text and click on a toolbar to do basic formatting such as bullet points is not really efficient.

                            Github like support would allow code snippet in Tasks which might prove to be helpful.

                            33 votes
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                            • Support .NET Builds without requiring Visual Studio on the server

                              To build certain PCL libraries and libraries for Windows 8 RT requires having Visual Studio on the server.

                              Nick Berardi writes about a workaround that allows running a build server without VS, but it's really just a workaround for functionality that should be easy.

                              Not to mention there's probably licensing considerations we're just ignoring by doing that.

                              http://nickberardi.com/a-net-build-server-without-visual-studio/

                              Please make it easy (and legal) to build .NET projects on a server without requiring a Visual Studio installation (or license) on that server.

                              2,925 votes
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                                20 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • VB6 Honoris Causa

                                Give a place to VB6 in VStudio.net
                                Remember their root and go to join in the future way.
                                All join for the oportunity.

                                11 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Improve look & feel of Scrum template for VSO (especially forma the stakeholder)

                                  The layout of the homepage of project create with scrum template in VSO is a little bit chaotic. Keep in mind that in scrum the collaboration with stakeholder is important especially in the review meeting but also during the sprint to show wip FIR get feedback. Stakeholders are also customer that aren't accustomed with UI then if instrument aren't user friendly, collaboration is hard.
                                  So please improve look & feel like other competitor (atlassian, rally, clarizen, versione one, teamwork, ecc...)

                                  14 votes
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                                  • Integrate NTVS into Visual Studio and/or put more resources into NTVS

                                    NTVS is an indispensable part of modern JavaScript development work. At the moment updates to NTVS are few are far between.

                                    I would like NTVS to receive the same kind of attention as ASP.net - if not more.

                                    37 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Node.js  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make Smart Unit Tests available to Visual Studio Premium

                                      In Visual Studio 2015 Smart unit tests are a fantastic idea!
                                      Restricting it to Visual Studio Ultimate is not a good news. Please make it available to more users.

                                      97 votes
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                                        4 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add a table-of-content-window listing all procedures and other items of the current code file.

                                        The content should be similar to what is available in the drop-down lists at the top of the C# editor, but it should be in a window docked to the side of the IDE.
                                        There should be some sorting and grouping options.
                                        The CodeMaid add-in is doing it right, but such basic functionality should be a standard part of VS, so it is also available for the Express editions.

                                        14 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide an option to turn inheritance off for git repo/branch (or an "unset inherited" on individual permissions)

                                          Some object-level Security dialog boxes provide an Inheritance on/off option. Git objects don't, and it's missing for regular use cases.

                                          A couple of classic use cases:
                                          - A repository under a shared team project where only a subgroup/team should have write access
                                          - keeping master branches safe by only allowing integrators to merge (while everyone else should be able to create branches and send pull requests)
                                          - unsetting "god mode" permissions (eg. force push to avoid accidental screwups) for admins (who are also contributors) in general without removing option to allow it on that one repo where it's needed for…

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