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  1. Creating New Language "Task"

    Create a powerful,all-purpose with graphical interface and easier coding make a popular and professional programming language for programmers.

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      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Improve usability of Find Results dialog

      The current “Find Results” in VS > 2010 dialog is very hard to read when using the dark theme.
      Do not misunderstand my… I like the “new” themes but a dark blue font is very hard to read when it has a dark background.
      I suggest to change the color from blue to something brighter color.

      5 votes
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        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • C# and F# on the same project

        Allow to add C# and F# (or another .NET language) files in the same project.

        2 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add "Go to Implementation Definition" for objects derived from interfaces or base classes

          Perhaps provide a selection box for the actual implementation to navigate to - sort of like how "Go to Definition" works with partial classes.

          This would be useful for interface driven designs where going to the interface definition is not desired but selecting one of the concrete implementations is.

          7 votes
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            1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Please hide past Iterations from drop down for new items

            I like that Iterations once ended get placed under past, as time goes on a long list grows under the Iteration dropdown. I would like to see either an option to hide past iterations from drop down or make them automatically not be included since it does not make sense to add any work to an Iteration in the past.

            13 votes
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            • Extension classes with Interfaces

              [I have posted this on GitHub as well]

              I believe that type extensibility (as in extension methods) is a very useful feature that should be viewed as part of a healthy OOP design and not just as compiler deception or syntactic sugar.

              Type extensibility can be expanded to the much anticipated extension properties, extension events, indexers etc and even Interface implementation. This last one would be particularly useful should we need to group types owned by others, in interfaces owned by us (or others).

              The main advantage of type extension is the ability to intervene high up in an inheritance…

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                2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • allow build vNext/preview tasks to be conditionally enabled or disabled.

                I would like as much as possible to have a single build definition handle multiple different build scenarios. Something as simple as being able to disable or enable a task based on an expression evaluation would go a long way. For example only running a package push step when "$(Build.SourceBranch) in ('master','dev')" would allow me to restrict the push step while preserving all the others.

                4 votes
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                • Make it easier to edit global elements

                  When I installed Boost I had to add global include paths in "...user.props" xml file. Adding library paths or configurations is also a pain. I don't know why you deleted an option to do it just with VS. Please bring that back.

                  6 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Build.Preview - Allow to disable unit tests at queue build time.

                    Using TFS 2015 RC new Build.Preview feature, it's not allowed to disable tests for a specific build at queue time. We need to edit the build definition by disabling the "Test Step" everytime and it fills up the build history for no reasons. Makes this history less usefull.

                    Was nice to run build without tests sometimes, just like the old XAML build offered!

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                    • 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).

                      56 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • support \n, \t, etc. in replace mode

                        When replacing strings with Ctrl+F it would be good to be able to add tabs, new lines, etc. with \t, \n, etc.

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                          1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • C programming tutorial Migration from Windows to Unix based operating systems

                          with instructions on how to easily migrate from windows to apple computers, or unix based operating systems. If this idea is already available, I apologize.

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                            1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add ftp, sftp, and ssh file transfer capability to Visual Code.

                            This would be helpful for working on web projects.

                            6 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Project  ·  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.

                              480 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Update plugin support to use npm and Cordova CLI v5.0.0

                                  Cordova CLI v5.0.0 has changed the way plugins are declared in the config.xml file and will be hosted under new IDs through npm. The existing plugin registry will be operational until at least October 15, 2015, so the Visual Studio extension needs to be updated to use this new repository.

                                  16 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  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

                                    24 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

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                                        0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Application Insights alert rule custom events

                                        Provide a system to define an alert rule into Application Insights base on Custom Events and/or custom properties.

                                        9 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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 →
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