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  1. 44 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Improve multi language support

      There are new ideas introduced in WPF with x:Uid in XAML and locbaml command line tool but the translation process is a mess, see http://wpflocalization.codeplex.com/

      There should also be a standalone resource editor available for translators.

      327 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • cross-platform (linux)

        This good idea! :D
        I <3 linux
        I <3 Visual Studio

        3 votes
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          2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Install lightweight Visual Studio IDE by choosing some settings when install

          If i want only coding on c# and i dont want have not needed tools for example : TeamExplorer or DataBase tools - for this reason i can open Git / SQL Server Management Studio.
          Why i must install this? And some of this tools loaded resources when opening IDE.
          Add nuget-ide plugins for this actions!

          I want to cancel all checkbox tools what i dont need when installing IDE.

          PS : I dont want see VB in Visual Studio at all places. But i cant disable this.

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            3 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add support for x64 Lollipop

            Lollipop 5.0 and newer versions of Android support x64 devices. It would be nice to have debug targets that emulated x64 devices running Lollipop.

            5 votes
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              0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add Bower and Grunt support to universal WinJS shared projects

              Visual Studio 2015 now lets developers use Grunt and Bower in certain projects. This is an excellent feature, but I would love to see the same tools and support available for the shared project in a universal WinJS app. It would be great to use Bower to install scripts once into the shared project, rather than installing two copies of the same script into the Windows project and the Windows Phone project.

              It makes sense to disallow universal C#/Xaml apps installing packages to the shared project because they might only target Windows 8 or only target Windows Phone. However, it…

              9 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Include nuget package name in which a namespace/ class is available in the msdn documentation

                Environmnet: ASP.NET 5.0 and Visual Studio 2015:

                Problem: This is the only way to find to add project.json dependencies: http://www.nuget.org/packages?q=System.Math

                Include nuget package name in which a namespace/ class is available in the msdn documentation for each namespace

                Much better, add intellisense to lookup for missing packages to query nuget (performance can be improved by adding a local nuget metadata cache to the machine)

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                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Pull-request: set "Awaiting response" after new commits

                  After new changes added to reviewed branch (e.g. code review fixes) it would be very useful to clear reviewers' responses, because code changed and opinion might change.
                  This can happen either automatically with new commits or manually by pull request creator.

                  4 votes
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                  • Data Source View (DSV files) more merge friendly

                    Would be good if the diagrams layout in DSV files were located in a separate file.

                    When using merge tools (including the TFS merge tool) most of the issues related to merge conflicts relies on the diagrams. Sometimes it makes impossible to merge branches.

                    9 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make JoinableTaskFactory available outside of VisualStudio

                      Microsoft.VisualStudio.Threading.JoinableTaskFactory is in incredibly useful tool for bridging non async aware code forward into the new world of async. Without it or something like it, it can require huge amounts of change in order to migrate code forward without causing a nightmare scenario of deadlocks, hangs and poor responsiveness.

                      6 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add build status to pull requests

                        I would like to see the status of builds related to commits in a pull requests.

                        On the main page of a pull request we have Discussion, Files, Commits. I would like a Build page as well that lists any build runs on the source branch of the pull request.

                        This will allow the reviewers to quickly see that all tests have passed and that the current build is green.

                        54 votes
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                          Thanks for the great idea! We’re already working on building great integration between pull request and build. We plan to release this functionality in the near future, and we’ll update this suggestion when we have completed the work.

                          Matt Mitrik
                          TFS Program Manager

                        • Improve discoverability of apps "not in your preferred language"

                          Right now, if an app has (in the appx manifest) "en" language (no region specified), users in the US won't see the app in the store if they have the preference "make it easier to find apps in my language" to "yes".
                          So the developer has to specify "en", "en-us" and probably several other languages + describe the store page accordingly, all with identical data.
                          It would make sense, i think, that "en" (no region) language will be used as a fallback for all "en" countries if there is no "en-region" specified.

                          6 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Android Emulator should support HTTP proxy configuration to allow network monitoring using Fiddler.

                            Network proxy setting is not exposed in the emulator so that one can easily specify local proxy for quick network monitoring via Fiddler or some other tool.

                            9 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • add target directory to Bower dependencies

                              Bower (and NuGet) always install JavaScript packages all to the same root /scrips/ and /css/ folders. This is not safe when installing a number of different JavaScript packages as file names of different packages may collide.

                              Moreover, it's hard to find files in a wealth of different JavaScript files.

                              So I suggest to be able to provide a "webroot" relative destination directory to each of the dependencies to be installed, e.g.:

                              "dependencies":
                              {
                              "bootstrap": { version: "~3.0.0", targetRoot: "bootstrap"},
                              "jquery": { version: "~1.10.2", targetRoot: "jQuery"},
                              "jquery-validation": { version: "~1.11.1", targetRoot: "jQuery"},
                              "jquery-validation-unobtrusive": { version: "~3.2.2", targetRoot: "jQuery"},
                              "requirejs": { version:…

                              6 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Show all git repositories in the Code Explorer view

                                Currently the only way to see all git repositories in a team project is to click the drop down next to the repository name. This isn't a very discoverable mechanism.

                                I'd like to see all repositories available for a team project shown in the Code hub's Source Explorer view to improve visibility and make navigation simpler (it's one less click)

                                6 votes
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                                • Kanban Board: Horizontal swim lanes with different views

                                  It would be great if horizontal swim lanes could be added to the Kanban Board in TFS web access. I would like to see two different views for these swim lanes.

                                  1) "Parent View": This would create a swim lane for the parent work items and group the items on the board by those parent work items (similar to how the Task Board works). For example, if you are on the "Backlog Items" board it would show a swim lane for the Team's features. This would allow you to quickly see the status of all the PBIs that make up…

                                  8 votes
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                                  • Improve process isolation and messaging for broken plugins

                                    Visual Studio has a tremendous amount of plugins and extensions. Most serious developers working with the IDE make use of many of them. Although stock Visual Studio continues to improve, these plugins can be absolutely essential for productivity. The problem with plugins in Visual Studio is that it's hard to tell when a plugin is crashing or causing performance issues. If it is clear that a plugin is causing issues, it's sometimes tough to know _which_ plugin is causing issues.

                                    I recommend the Visual Studio team takes some inspiration from anther class of applications which have dealt with this issue…

                                    26 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  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...

                                      10 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Nested methods in C#

                                        In C#, allow the creation of nested methods. A nested method must have access to the main method declarations, as well as what can access the main method. A nested method can be called by the code in the main method that follows the declaration of the nested method, or by other nested methods of the main method. The principle is recursive: A nested method can itself have nested methods.

                                        The principle exists in the language Pascal / Delphi. Methods C# syntax is however less well suited at this writing, as can be seen in the proposal of pseudocode that…

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                                          2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Give an option to not try to save new files (not allocated on disk) on "Save All"

                                          I really like to work with my database from Visual Studio. And I have to write quires a lot. It is very handy to make it from Visual Studio when I have solution right in front of my eyes. And Visual Studio supports multiple windows which makes this even better in multi monitor cases.

                                          But in project I still need to change code files a lot. And so when I press "Save All" shortcut combination it requires me to save a query file (which i have been using to make queries), and file is not allocated on disk, so have…

                                          15 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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