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  1. 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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      1 comment  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Improve WPF 3D

      In general, simply invest in improving the 3D framework. Specifically, add the ability (for users) to create and instantiate high level 3D elements in xaml (e.g. allow Cube, Cylinder, Sphere, etc. to be "native" WPF objects).

      658 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow the releases (Abondoned, Rejected, Failed) to be deleted

        It would help managing the releases if we are able to delete abondoned, rejected and failed builds.

        4 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Improve remote debugger is not of an acceptable version error message

          Completely useless error message: 'The remote debugger is not of an acceptable version' Why not say what should be the acceptable version. Where is it on disk? From where to download it?

          2 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Webhook event for build queued/started

            The webhooks today is great, but we're missing a hook for Build Queued and Build Started. We'll be using this to build a dashboard for ourselves.

            6 votes
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            • 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 →
              • Add ForceHTTPS to ScriptManager

                For web applications that use the Microsoft CDN (EnableCDN=true) and are behind a Hardware Load Balancer (HLB) and the SSL cert is bound only to the HLB, the ScriptManager uses the protocol of the request coming to IIS. In this scenario, IIS only sees http coming from the HLB even though the HLB sees https coming from the client. Thus the client's https request of a page results in mixed mode content because the Microsoft CDN references for asp.net are rendered as http.

                Please add a property to ScriptManager to ForceHTTPS which would allow applications running in this configuration to…

                9 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add MDIChild property to VB.NET

                  Please add MDIChild property to VB.NET in order to create child forms faster than manually coding it.

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                    1 comment  ·  Compatibility  ·  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 →
                    • 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 →
                      • ADD C programing language

                        Add C Programing language.

                        Please visual studio is the best programing language and it will be better with this language

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                          1 comment  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • multiple inher

                          Please add multiple inheritance to C#, just like it is for C++.

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                            1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  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 →
                              • Solution Explorer's file search filter is case sensitive

                                As long as you do not enter text in file search filter with any capitalized letters, the search will be case insensitive. When you enter a single capitalized letter, the search becomes case sensitive. This to me serves no purpose because most developers would want the search to be a "quick" one and not care about Pascal casing. See https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/1078288/solution-explorer-search-filter-is-case-sensitive-it-should-be-case-insensitive for screenshots and other details.

                                1 vote
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                                  1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  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 →
                                  • Move Collapsed Sections and Regions

                                    It would be really nice to be able to move around collapsed sections, without them re-expanding. This would allow ordering things after writing code, to keep things in a more logical flow.

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add info about thread being forground or background in the Threads window

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                                      I'd like to know whether a thread is a forground or background thread.

                                      Yesterday, I had an issue in another application that wouldn't terminate on its own in the debugger. I thought that there must be a non-background thread running somewhere, but all threads had "worker thread" in the threads window. That was very misleading, because one of them in fact didn't have IsBackground set to true. And that was the problem. I could only find out by setting a breakpoint in that thread and query Thread.CurrentThread.IsBackground in the immediate window.

                                      Since the background status of a thread…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Android Emulator available standalone and not bundled with Visual Studio

                                        external user:
                                        I wish the @VisualStudio Android Emulator was available standalone and not bundled with VS2015 preview...

                                        6 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  VS Android Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Highlight for/foreach loop that pertains to the break/continue statement the cursor is on

                                          It'd be great when you put your text cursor over a break/continue statement for it to highlight the loop that it'll apply to.

                                          Akin to matching curly braces, this would be useful to aid in understanding program flow when statements can be nested and buried in a few different structures.

                                          Thanks!

                                          2 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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