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  1. Modify the language to allow for observable properties rather than requiring explicit INPC

    Something more like:

    public observable int Foo { get; set; }

    Rather than having to do all the manual event raising required by INotifyPropertyChanged

    1,232 votes
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      3 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make XAML a first class citizen of Visual Studio

      Make XAML participate in compile time syntax checking, in code refactoring (e.g. property renames), and in code navigation. Add refactoring (e.g. "Create Style from Element") and other performance features to the XAML code editor (e.g. allow in-place editing of xaml tags so that the end tag changes when you change the begin tag).

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        1 comment  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support WCF RIA Services in WPF

        Requires support from the RIA Services team as well as some additional support from the Cider (WPF Designer) team

        1,310 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Improve WPF performance

          I have a high end PC and still WPF is not always fluent. Just compare it with QT 4.6 QML (Declarative UI) it is sooo FAST!

          2,830 votes
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            10 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • MTM: Ability to right click on a test case in Plan/Suite with the option of Add to Test Plan/Suite (with list of Recent)

            Currently you can go to a Test Plan/Suite and then create a query based test suite (query for test cases and add them to the test suite). The reverse would be very helpful - being able to go to an existing test suite (say Product X) and being able to right click the test case and select an option to Copy (reference) it in another Test Plan.

            When the option is selected from the right click menu, a list of active test plans would display with the option to select a suite under that plan. After that selection is done…

            3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Provide Select/Deselect All Radio button in Configuration manager

              Provide a "Select/Deselect All" radiobutton in Configuration Manager under Project contexts as we have 100+ projects in the Solution and it is time consuming to check/uncheck project by project options.

              11 votes
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                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add support for regular expressions in Solution Explorer's search

                Add ability to search at least simple expressions with . + *.

                2 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Inject language

                  A feature to inject language into any string would be nice.

                  What is "Language Injection"? As JetBrains implemented, editor treats given string as if it is in another language. so one can write an HTML template in javascript variable with full intellisense support.

                  6 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Have a setting to always create UTF-8 source files

                    In Visual Studio 2013 (and before) it is possible to save Unicode Files (with our without BOM) by using "Advanced Save Options". It would be great to have a setting in Properties, so that all files that are created by Visual Studio use UTF-8 (without BOM) automatically (for the filetypes where this is a possiblity). Of particular interest to me are the .json files, because most programs do not like the BOM. (.cs and .js work fine with BOM)

                    6 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • New Test Configurations added to a Test Plan should cascade down to the associated Test Cases

                      We use test configurations for testing mobile devices, we make use of the configurations to track the type and model of mobile device.

                      When we add a new test configuration to our regression test plan, we currently have to manually add the new configuration to each and every test case in the test plan before we can create multiple instances of the test case for the new test configuration(s).

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Create visualstudio.com project or account type for easy collaboration on code questions in forums

                        Scenario: A forum user needs help with his/her code. The user wants to share the entire project, so *anyone* could check it out and build.

                        Currently, visualstudio.com requires that the user explicitly adds collaborators, which is unacceptable encumberment.

                        We need a solution which enables users of VS forums to use visualstudio.com as vehicle to collaborate on coding questions.

                        It should not be a complete social platform like github, just enable minimal acceptable functionality: open the project for public access, post the URL in the forum, allow everyone to view code online & check out from Visual Studio.

                        It can be…

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                          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Inline abstract class

                          Please consider adding the ability to define abstract classes inline (similarly to what you can do in Java)

                          for example:

                          abstract class X
                          {
                          public abstract int f();
                          }

                          class Y
                          {
                          public X GetX()
                          {
                          return new X
                          {
                          public override int f() => 1
                          }
                          }
                          }

                          This idea matches your concept of making C# more concise and allows to remove yet another piece of boilerplate code.

                          Thanks

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Find references should sort the results as ReferenceSource site

                            ReferenceSource nicely sorts the references into "Derived classes" / "Assignments" / "Reads" etc. Could be nice for IDE as well.

                            2 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Do not indent #region with code

                              In C# the #region's follow the code in indentation. I think this is wrong, as they are not a part of the code, and should stay aside - just like they do it in Visual Basic.
                              I find the C# #region's too obtrusive. Please, change the behaviour, so they are left-aligned in the editor window, both when folded and unfolded.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Show application icon when running under debugger

                                When running an application in debug mode, a default icon is shown (as I understand, it's a part of MyApp.vshost.exe). A suggestion is to copy the icon, as defined by MyApp, into vshost.exe, so a real icon is shown.

                                6 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Install Extensions without requiring a restart

                                  When you install an Add-on on latest versions of Firefox, it doesn't require a restart, but refreshes the related components within the running process.

                                  VS is a giant! It can handle it too, instead of cry like babies for a restart!

                                  13 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Choose multiple extensions first, then take action at once!!

                                    Every time there is a new installation of VS, I have to install 12 extensions one by one. Would be nice if you guys make it like WebMatrix installation launcher, where you first add multiple extensions to your bucket list and then install them at once.

                                    Same goes for deletion.

                                    14 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • It would be very helpful if we have single MMA file for appinsights and opsinsights

                                      It would be very helpful if we have single MMA file for app insights and ops insights. We are looking to utilize both the features on on-premise servers and IA AS . We are failing now, Because they are not compatible each other.

                                      I have suggested same in opsinsights user voice:

                                      Operational Insights TeamAdminOperational Insights Team (Admin, Microsoft Azure) responded · November 15, 2014

                                      Eventually a lot of the changes contributed to the agent by both teams for each service end up converging into Update Rollups for System Center.
                                      But at this time we just launched OpInsights direct agent, so…

                                      6 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Documentation from Microsoft, Bring the child form in front of the controls in MDI Parent Form

                                        In windows form, I am using a MDIParentform. In that parent form there is a grid. But when I do childform.Show() the child form goes behind the Parent's grid
                                        This is my code:
                                        Form1 frmChildForm = new Form1();
                                        frmChildForm.MdiParent = this;
                                        frmChildForm.Show();
                                        My client wants to see certain dashboards and reports as soon as they open the application.
                                        The docking didn't work.
                                        When DockStyle was set to full.I am not able to view the child form. Its like there is no child form.
                                        If I set it to right or top the grid's position is fixed to right or top…

                                        3 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Coded UI test html log should record assertion

                                          Include assertion checks in the HTML log file created by QTAgent this is essential for testers as many times they are asked to show proof specially in medical companies(at list that what my personal experience says)

                                          18 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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