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  1. 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.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Update WinForms Framework, by using DirectX instead of GDI+ and updating some of the controls

      WinForms is a technology that is still being heavily used for enterprise development, since it's fast, tested, reliable, and it enhances rapid development.
      Yet, Microsoft seems to have abandoned it in favor of WPF.
      I think that WinForms could and should be developed side by side with WPF. Microsoft should give it a little more love and update some of its core, migrating it from GDI+ to DirectX, or even offer them as an option to the developer.

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  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.

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          1 comment  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Please add a placeholder property to textbox

          Please add a placeholder property to textbox

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            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • MFC: Please add method FindItemData in CComboBox

            Case: I need a select an item in combo where associated data equals some value.
            Now I need to write a code like:
            int index = [this]()
            {
            int itemData = ...;
            for (int i = 0; i < m_box.GetCount(); ++i)
            {
            if (m_box.GetItemData(i) == itemData)
            return i;
            }
            return 0;
            }();

            m_box.SetCurSel(index);

            Compare with Qt way:
            m_box->setCurrentIndex(m_box->findData(itemData);

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • define compiler symbol for all platform project template

              As we know, we can create universal app in VS2013. It will create a Windows 8.1 project, a Windows Phone 8.1 project and a shared project.
              In the shared project, we can use:
              #if WINDOWS_PHONE_APP
              // TODO
              #endif
              to let the code just run in Windows Phone 8.1 and not run in Windows 8.1.

              Now, in VS2015, shared project not only use in universal app. We can create our shared project.
              And how about when we create a project, VS auto define the compiler symbol?
              just like:
              Winform project define "WINFORM"
              WPF project define "WINDOWS_PRESENTATION_FOUNDATION"
              Webservice project define "WEB_SERVICE"
              and…

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make it easy to build VSTO applications in build server without the need to install VS

                We should make VS build VSTO app much easier, maybe just by referencing nuget libraries.

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                  0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Create a delete function for load test trend and comparsion reports in Visual Studio

                  I was seeking instructions on how to delete the comparison and trend reports. These reports can be created/edited from the Load test Add-in in Excel, part of the Visual Studio load test feature. Once the report is created it stores in the load test respository database. Nowhere can I find the option in Visual Studio to delete these reports.

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 1 vote
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                      1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • clean up all workitemdata in the database for a deleted project

                      When deleting a project (or splitting a projectcollection), not all data is deleted from the database. This is especially a problem when only a part of a projectcollection is to be moved to a customers TFS environment.

                      Workitems (including attachments) are not deleted when using TfsDeleteProject, or when the tfs cleanup jobs (prc_DeleteUnusedContent and prc_DleteUnusedFiles) are ran manually.

                      We managed to clean up workitemdata with Microsoft Support using witadmin destroywi, but surely this should be part of tfsdeleteproject or the cleanup jobs.

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 1 vote
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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • open source Expression Design

                          Expression Design is still used often by XAML developers to design assets for their applications. It is useful, but lacks some features that would make it a true competitor against Adobe Illustrator.

                          Open sourcing the application would give developers like myself the opportunity to continue the development and make this great tool even better.

                          6 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Enable ***NO_CI*** switch for GIT

                            The ***NO_CI*** switch is usefull when a build needs to make changes, for example automatic updating of version numbers as a part of build. When using GIT for version control this functionality is not possible.

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add support for Multiple parallel Console windows.

                              It would be something like
                              Console c = new Console();
                              Console b = new Console():

                              c.WriteLine("diagnostic output1");
                              b.WriteLine("diagnostic output2");

                              I assume they would be inherently on their own threads.

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Include flat hierarchy to System.Web.UI.Control subtree (AllControls)

                                Currently to find controls in ASP.NET I have to recurse through the tree. It would be nice if the multi-layered control hierarchy was augmented to add to a read-only flat control collection. Since the ControlCollection class is a custom collection class with an overridable Add method, your base code could transparently add to the Flat hierarchy. Along the same lines, having FindControl work beyond a single level in the hierarchy would be nice as well.

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • The results in the Find Symbol Results should be sorted by line number

                                  The results of Find All References in the Find Symbol Results window should be sorted by file path alphabetically and by line number numerically. Currently the results of Find All References in the Find Symbol Results are sorted by file path and by the line number alphabetically.

                                  In Visual Studio 2014 Update 4 if you have three matches in a file at lines 8, 50, and 100, the results will be ordered 100, 50, 8 instead of 8, 50, 100.

                                  The current behavior makes navigating the results using the F8 and Shift F8 shortcut keys confusing because the cursor will…

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make Smart Unit Tests available to Visual Studio Premium

                                    In Visual Studio 2015 Smart unit tests are a fantastic idea!
                                    Restricting it to Visual Studio Ultimate is not a good news. Please make it available to more users.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add preview from Solution Explorer to Unity Project Explorer

                                      In case I'm not using the correct terminology, I'm referring to when you single-click on a class in the Solution Explorer and it opens a temporary tab to view the class.

                                      The Unity Project Explorer window is a convenient replacement for the Solution Explorer for Unity projects, but missing this feature makes me prefer using the regular Solution Explorer.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  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.

                                        7 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make WPF usable with Remote FX in mode Session Host RDP

                                          Remote FX can't be used in mode « Session Host » with RDP, so the graphical performances are poor in this mode.

                                          It only works in mode « Virtualisation Host ».

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                                            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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