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  1. Add lambda support to C++/CLI

    Lambda is now supported in C++ 0x but not in C++/CLI. It means we are not able to use C++ lambda to define delegates in ref class. This makes using .Net libraries like Task<T> and System::Linq a very tedious work.

    36 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  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.

      31 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • VSO: Search by Pull Request number.

        I would like to search by Pull Request number. This will allow the reviewers to quickly get the appropriate pull request.

        22 votes
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        • Support XAML2009 Throughout

          Generic types etc.

          341 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Improve SQL Server Management Studio Diagrams

            Improve SQL Server Management Studio Database Diagrams to use modern disign (aperance) like VS Class Diagrams or EF Diagrams.

            It is unaceptable on these days that SQL Server Managemnt Studio renders that ugly and old diagrams with those old fat lines and borders. We would love to see SQL Management Studio Generating beautiful diagrams like VS Class Diagram or EF Diagrams.

            Also allow "Fit to print" options like CA Erwin does.

            12 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Improve WPF Application Cold Start

              Cold start can take up to 8 seconds of Empty app. This definitely needs improvement as it's really annoying that you are not able to create applications which must have a rapid start.

              Splash screen is not an solution as user still needs to wait that amount of time.
              Creating service which would load app into a memory every 30 minutes isn't a solution too.

              12 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Enable Smart Unit Tests to generate tests for ASP.NET vNext projects

                In VS2015 Preview, Smart Unit Tests does not support generating tests for ASP.NET vNext projects. Please extend this feature to enable generating tests for ASP.NET vNext projects.

                7 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make C/C++ compiler (cl.exe) independent of IDE

                  Consider a node.js developer, who builds native addon module using node-gyp in C++.

                  Node-gyp require MSVCR to compiler the project on Windows. If I am using sublime for my JS and C++ development, I would like to only take C++ compiler and libraries instead of installing plethora of stuff that I don't require.

                  Original concern was posed here: http://stackoverflow.com/q/26959640/.

                  24 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Update WPF to use Direct2D for rendering instead of Direct3D 9

                    WPF currently uses Direct3D 9 for rendering. This is because WPF was designed when it had to run on XP. Today, all platforms that WPF runs on have Direct2D support. Direct2D has vastly superior rendering performance compared to WPF's current Direct3d-based rendering.
                    It would thus make excellent sense to migrate to using Direct2D for rendering. As rendering is pretty abstract in WPF, this could probably be done with little to no impact on compatibility, but with HUGE performance benefits. Watch some of the comparisons between Direct2D and WPF.

                    31 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Create a new project type for the front-end projects (SPAs)

                      SPA is becoming a new trend in web development, but Visual Studio doesn't yet support splitting web applications into two separate projects - one for the front-end (Angular, Ember, React etc.), and another one - backend code (ASP.NET Web API, SignalR etc.), yet allowing to build and run them as a single web application. The directory layout you are currently enforce to use is not suitable for SPA applications. That is one of the reasons why many web developers switch from ASP.NET development to GO and other technologies.

                      It would be nice if VIsual Studio would support a directory layout…

                      19 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Visual Studio 2013 and Visual Studio 2015 CTP have the same icon. I use the ICON to identify which Visual Studio to launch on my Windows 8.1

                        The ICON for Visual Studio 2015 should be different from ICON for Visual Studio 2013. I have four Visual Studios installed on my system 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2015. I can distinguish 2010, 2012 because the ICON is different. But 2013 and 2015 have the same ICON.

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                          2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • IsAnyNull Compiler Feature

                          We often find ourself writing statements such as:

                          If ( (a !=null) && (a.b !=Null) && (a.b.c !=null)
                          {
                          // Do something with c
                          }

                          It would be great if there was a compiler feature that would generate
                          the individual check without having the developer duing the tedious work with a statement such as a.b.c.IsAnyNull()

                          205 votes
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                            13 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Please Bring C++ Windows Forms Back

                            There used to be an option to make a Windows Form Application using the c++ language in the 2010 edition but I have the 2013 edition and it is no longer there. Please can you bring back the Windows Forms Application option. I prefer Windows Forms Applications to Win 32 Applications.

                            6 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  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.

                              22 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Create build group for TFS builds to run multiple builds

                                New option to create a build group for TFS builds to queue multiple builds at once

                                5 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Close the suggestion to "bring back VB6"

                                  The silent majority of Uservoice users did not ask for yet another useless suggestion that came with stubborn programmers.

                                  Close the decline-dogding suggestion to bring back VB6: https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/6008370-bring-back-classic-visual-basic-an-improved-versi

                                  The exact same suggestion was previously closed, including a complete and correct explanation from Microsoft here: https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3440221-bring-back-classic-visual-basic-an-improved-versi
                                  Yet the decline has simply been ignored, as VB6 programmers ignore to change.

                                  Microsoft also clearly said that there's nothing to discuss about VB6 anymore, as read here: https://windows.uservoice.com/forums/265757-windows-feature-suggestions/suggestions/6709720-make-visual-basic-6-0-fully-compatible-with-window

                                  Beyond these facts, there are enough possibilities to get VB6 support in VS for those who still have to maintain outdated code, for example this Visual…

                                  9 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • OpenGL in Windows 10 Universal Apps

                                    It would be great to see OpenGL supported in Windows Universal Apps. So we can use OpenGL in modern apps for the desktop as well as for phones.

                                    Please visit the SharpGL project at GitHub (https://github.com/dwmkerr/sharpgl) where Dave Kerr and I am working on. We provide a simple wrapper and some framework stuff around OpenGL to make it available in .NET languages.

                                    We want to be platform independent as OpenGL is. So please help us and all the developers who wants to bring their iOS and Android OpenGL apps to Windows 10 (desktop and phone).

                                    9 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Keep Debugger Events after the debug session ended

                                      from external user: Can you keep the debugger events after the debugging session? Would be cool to analyze my debug outputs, exceptions etc. after ending the debug session. I am missing the white markers in the diagnostic chart.

                                      3 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  IntelliTrace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Enable Smart Unit Tests to break dependencies by automatically generating mocks

                                        In VS2015 Preview, Smart Unit Tests warns about external dependencies (for e.g. calls into the filesystem, network, etc.) present in the code-under-test. The expectation is that the developer then manually write a mock for such dependencies.
                                        I would like Smart Unit Tests to detect such dependencies and automatically generate mocks.

                                        18 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Enable Smart Unit Tests to generate tests for VB.NET projects

                                          In VS2015 Preview, Smart Unit Tests does not support generating tests for VB.NET projects. Please extend this feature to enable generating tests for VB.NET projects.

                                          15 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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