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  1. Show location of words matching the word under the caret on the enhanced scroll bar in VS 2013

    The enhanced scroll bar in VS2013 shows interesting code spots as markers (as in the Productivity Power Tools prior to VS'13).

    What I'm missing are the markers for "Occurrences of the word unter the caret" - a useful marker type in the scroll bar in the PPT, that for some reason was not migrated to the built-in solution in VS'13.

    So, I'd like to suggest to port this one, too.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Horrible User Interface: Solution

      As you may have noticed, some people like the new VS2012+ user interface and some prefer the VS2010 one.
      Personally, I hate the new flat boring indistinct gray icons. Bah.
      There was nothing wrong with the way VS2010 looked (if it ain't broke, don't fix it)!

      I can't image that Microsoft threw away the old code so why not just put a checkbox so we can choose ourself the user interface we want?

      Checked: one agrees with the new VS2012+ default user interface.
      Unchecked: one desagrees and get the VS2010 user interface back.

      That will solve everyone's UI problem!

      Gr, …

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        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Revert back to Upper casing for Menu bar in final release of VS 2015

        Hey Microsoft why don't you guys keep the menu bar in all caps because menu bar in VS 2015 preview is looking so ugly we want the same menu bar as in VS 2013.

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          1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • copy and paste screenshots and other attachments into team room

            VisualStudio.com team rooms are great...but we can't discuss screenshots and other file types... copy and paste would be ideal

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            • multiSelect Dropdown

              I am looking forward for a MultiSelect Dropdown from Microsoft team. I have more trust from MS not from other third pary

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                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Treat WPF with the respect it deserves and fix its performance issues

                It's clear that WinRT/NET is the future. And it's clear migration from WPF to WinRT/NET won't be that difficult. But WinRT/NET for desktop won't be available for Windows 7, although I'm sure you'll push it to Win8.X when Win10 comes out. Considering Win7 adoption it will still take at least 5 years before we can ship products just for WinRT/NET!

                Hire another 20 developers and fix WPF! Specifically fix the performance! Rendering needs to be a lot faster!

                I can't understand why MS is saving on WPF by investing only in WinRT/NET, at the same time pushing away millions of…

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                  0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • tab order for add new item

                  When I add a new item to a project I always have to double-click in the filename textbox and write out the whole name with extension.

                  I think the filename box should be selected first as most add new item operations are for the same file template which VS already memorizes for us.

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                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Create New AI Language With Both Lisp and Prolog features.

                      Please Add AI Features in C# , C++ , ... Languages or Create New AI Programming Language.

                      188 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add right-click functionality when working on files to display line numbers

                        Allow users to right-click on the screen and be able to display line numbers.

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                          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Pixel / Vertex Shaders in WPF 3D

                          WPF 3D is useful to adress some common sceneriis without hosting a complex D3D image rendering. Its performances are limited, but good enough to display isolated models.
                          However, WPF 3D misses some modern features. The rendering is quite outdated, and it's not possible to define a custom shader to increase rendering fidelity.

                          Please add more control over the WPF 3D API, such as pixel / vertex shading, alpha culling, or shadow management !

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                            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add 3D transform matrix (Silverlight or CSS 5 Like)

                            The idea would be to be able to apply simple 3D transforms matrix on any FrameworkElement. This would drastically increase the design possibilities of WPF, and make some sceneries much easier (such as "tilting" a Framework element being pressed)

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                              0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow better transparency control in WPF 3D, or autosort elements

                              I know it doesn't aim at replacing directX, but is very useful for some common scenarios (Carousel & so on).

                              But the transparency issue is really, really, really a huge pain when you have a complex scene graph.

                              Could you either set an attached property defining the "ZOrder" of the item in the 3D scene, or at least allow alpha culling ( = not drawing transparent pixels in the depth buffer ). Because moving an item in its parent list isn't viable in complexe scenarios (and isn't really compatible with Viewport2DVisual3D).

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                                0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Fast and fluid goodness for WPF - Animations on a separate Thread

                                Although potentially one can do a lot of things with the animation system, most of the time they tend to look quite choppy compared to Win 8. Fast and fluid is the Mantra isn't it. ;-)

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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Create a project type where the build action does nothing (by default)

                                  I would like to be able to create a Visual Studio project who's build action is to copy to a given directory.

                                  The reason why this would be useful for the following scenarios:

                                  1) You are building a project does not have a compilable build step (ie. the project is just a bunch of files, like an html only website)

                                  2) You want total control over what the build action does

                                  The default behavior of this project would be to copy all content to the given output directory.

                                  My current use-case is I have a project that contains custom deployment…

                                  6 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add a description to Desktop App Development book on the offline help content download page in, so the user has a knowledge, if it's needed.

                                    I had trouble finding the Win32 API, and MFC books, however they were included in the Desktop App Development package, just it was not mentioned in the Help Viewer, or anywhere on official pages. It would be nice, to fill out the existing description field for this book. The Desktop App Development package is the only one with missing description.

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                                    • Pixelsense SDK support for Windows 8

                                      PixelSense(formerly Surface) SDK has a great set of Touch enabled controls that could be used in WPF application but the problem is the SDK only support apps targeting Windows 7. So it would be great to enable this SDK for Windows 8 as well. Please, don't tell me I should go for WinRT because there are many scenarios that wouldn't fall into the Store way apps and We have to use WPF.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Create a CXamlView / CXamlFrameWnd for MFC

                                        With CXamlView we should be able to write XAML and embed it into our document/view architecture. Instead of event routing, the view could send WM_COMMAND messages or something like that. CXamlView would only apply to a view, and could be mixed with any other view in the CFrameWnd.

                                        On the other hand, CXamlFrameWnd would be a class which also loads an XAML; however it should be able to draw the entire window (for instance, the non-client portion of the Window).

                                        Finally, both classes should simply incorporate WPF under the hood: no dependencies on .NET or other framework except for MFC/ATL/Win32…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Set the default namespace of generated Unity projects

                                          The default namespace which is set in a project file is erased each time the projects are re-generated.

                                          It is used e.g. for ReSharper code generation and clean up steps, so a correct default namespace is really useful and it would be great if it could be set in the UnityVS configuration.

                                          15 votes
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                                            planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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