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  1. 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.

    411 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Completely rework the RichTextBox control (make it fast, extensible, capable of handling large text)

      - fast to initialize and load
      - stellar performance (this is the most important part)
      - able to handle large amounts of rich-text
      - provide an auto-size feature
      - better support for spell checking
      - either add support for image editing, bullet points and tables or make it extensible so we can implement it ourselves

      I imagine a lot can be taken from the VS2010 editor or AvalonEdit.

      212 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add Report Controls to WPF toolkit

        One of the missing feature of WPF is that it it does not have report controls in the toolkit. Because most applications are data driven and in LOB apps report is indispensable.

        164 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Fix the SWF/WPF airspace issue

          Currently, System Windows Forms based controls always draw on top of WPF controls when they overlap, which is undesirable. I suggest that you fully integrate SWF controls into WPF so they appropriately handle the z-order, opacity, zoom, and other WPF properties.

          106 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make the .NET compilers find IDisposable abuse accurately, and make it a compiler error rather than needing to use code analysis

            Finding leaks caused by not disposing IDisposable objects is probably one of the hardest, time consuming issues with .NET code.

            The fact that the code analysis warning CA2000 is plagued with false detections and worse - situations that it misses entirely, means that people don't find their mistakes at compile time (when they should).

            If the compilers found IDisposable abuses correctly (and it was a facility of the core compilers rather than having to use code analysis), it would raise the bar considerably to ensure that people write correct .NET code first time rather than having to spend man-weeks finding…

            20 votes
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              2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Would be able to clear out testers field on a test case in MTM

              Once you have assigned a tester to a test case it is not possible to clear it, only change it to a different value. It should be possible to set this empty if you do not know which person this test case will be assigned to.

              12 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  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

                3 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Include Blend for Visual Studio in Visual Studio Community Edition

                  Include Blend for Visual Studio (Desktop Edition to build WPF applications) in the Visual Studio Community Edition

                  14 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow extensions to filter their MEF exports by VS version

                    When writing VS extensions that support multiple versions of Visual Studio from a single VSIX, it would be very useful to filter specific [Export]s to only be exported in specific VS versions.

                    This would be useful for workarounds for bugs that were fixed in newer versions, or for working with features that were only introduced in newer versions.

                    16 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Generic Enum Parsing: public static T Enum.Parse<T>(string value)

                      Add methods for enum parsing with generics so that instead of writing this:
                      var foo: (MyEnum)Enum.Parse(typeof(MyEnum), "EnumMember");

                      we could write this:
                      var foo = Enum.Parse<MyEnum>("EnumMember");

                      Regards and continue with the good work,
                      Abel Pereira

                      11 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 'and', 'or' operators instead of &&, ||

                        I really wish to use real keywords 'and' and 'or' instead of using ugly and obscure symbols && or ||. It will make code much more readable.
                        For instance in c/c++ you can overcome this issue using <ciso646>.

                        15 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Enable locking of guides.

                          Guides interfere with the design surface when dragging or resizing items. The only way seems to hide them which makes them rather useless.

                          21 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow rename Servers Name in Configure Paths of Release Management

                            Create a way to rename the Server Name in Configure Paths of Release Management

                            40 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support the -Loopback token in proxy bypass lists

                              The .NET Framework is currently hardcoded to bypass the proxy for traffic destined to localhost/127.0.0.1/::1. This makes sense in general, but greatly complicates debugging with Fiddler or other proxies.

                              In 2011, this problem was fixed in WinINET and WinHTTP with the introduction of the "minus-loopback" token in proxy bypass lists. When <-loopback> is present, the client should not bypass the proxy for local addresses.

                              See http://blogs.msdn.com/b/fiddler/archive/2011/02/10/fiddler-is-better-with-internet-explorer-9.aspx for more detail.

                              59 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make the TestResults in MTM searchable workitems in TFS

                                Make the TestResults in MTM searchable workitems in TFS

                                20 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Enable compression for data transfer over HTTP protocol

                                  If the Drop Location Access option for the remote server is set to “Through Release Management Server over HTTP(S)” the data transfer rate decreases substantially if the amount of files, to be transferred, is high. I assume that the transfer via HTTP works without compression and the files are streamed one by one. To speed-up deployments it might be good to compress all files to one and after that stream it over HTTP.

                                  16 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Provide a keyword to restrict accessing a member function if the calling class does not implements specific interface in .Net (C#)

                                    Provide a keyword to restrict accessing a member function if the calling class does not implements specific interface in .Net (C#)

                                    For example:
                                    The class which implements IProfessor only can access IStudent.SetGrade method. If other class try to access, then Compiler should show error.

                                    7 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add button To Clear The Application Cache Without Resetting The AppDomain

                                      Allow us to clear the iiscache without having to reset iis or recycle the application pool. While developing we have to manually clear the cache and the current process is time consuming using iisreset (which doesn't always work) or through IIS.

                                      Add a button within the IDE that clears the cache of the current solution.

                                      26 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Bookmarks for TFS Source Control explorer

                                        New option in Visual Studio TFS source control explorer to create bookmarks of source location paths

                                        5 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Support String Interpolation in Resources Project Items

                                          I think that it would greatly simplify internationalization efforts if Resources project items would support the notion of interpolation of values. This would build on the existing support for String resources by adding metadata to the RESX file format to describe the names and types of the expected values for the argument holes. The generated designer class would use that metadata to construct methods which would accept those values as arguments and use composite formatting to build the final string.

                                          For example, an interpolated String resource could be declared as follows:

                                          Name: Greetings
                                          Value: "Hello {name}!"

                                          When this String resource…

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                                            2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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