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  1. VS2013 server controls should generate valid HTML5 code!

    All server controls should generate valid HTML5 code!

    The Calendar control has 62 errors per the W3C Validator!

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide a keyword to restrict accessing a member function if the calling class does not implements specific interface in .Net (C#)

      Provide a keyword to restrict accessing a member function if the calling class does not implements specific interface in .Net (C#)

      For example:
      The class which implements IProfessor only can access IStudent.SetGrade method. If other class try to access, then Compiler should show error.

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enable IntelliTest to generate tests for ASP.NET vNext projects

        Please extend IntelliTest to enable generating tests for ASP.NET vNext projects.

        33 votes
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        • Same .NET Capabilities for Windows & Windows Phone

          We all know that Universal Apps are growing and recommended. However, with the number of differences between the .NET capabilities between Windows & Windows Phone, I sometimes find it frustrating to be forced to use significantly different techniques, classes, etc. when converting code between the two. I think that for all classes and/or features possible (anything other than stuff like the Back button on the phone, a keyboard for a Windows Device, or the Charms in Windows that) the same code should be available. I have had scenarios involving classes that are completely unrelated to the user interface (just the…

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          • System & external apps so closed

            I would like to see a procedure to deal with systemtray Items and can read jumplist for another apps. you are very closed system units like taskbar.
            I want to make a huge replacement to system I have new ideas for future pc operating systems

            3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Create build group for TFS builds to run multiple builds

              New option to create a build group for TFS builds to queue multiple builds at once

              9 votes
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              • Bookmarks for TFS Source Control explorer

                New option in Visual Studio TFS source control explorer to create bookmarks of source location paths

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                • Bring back the unrestricted Visual Studio Express Editions

                  The recently announced Visual Studio Community Edition brings with it stronger restrictions relative to who has access to the basic Microsoft compiler tool chain. It has also been announced that there is no plan to release an Express Edition in the 2015 wave.

                  As a long-time supporter of the Express Editions and of the huge amount of free-software that was created using these tools in the last 10 years, I am concerned that this will have a direct negative impact in the future of this developer community.

                  As of now, this decision has effectively introduced a barrier to entry for…

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support coloured fonts in WPF

                    Windows 8.1 XAML applications and c++ applications (e.g. IE or Firefox) are able to make use of full colour fonts such as Segoe Emoji.

                    I think WPF should also have support for colour fonts allowing us to add full support for emoji. I'm sure with enough thought somebody could think of a productive non-emoji use too :)

                    27 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Pragma option to disable IntelliSence

                      A pragma option cound be added in C++ so Intellisence would not parse that part of the code until enabled.
                      Option to exclude a whole file or VS folder.

                      I use OpenCL and OpenGL languages and IntelliSence is not really helping with these files...

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support String Interpolation in Resources Project Items

                        I think that it would greatly simplify internationalization efforts if Resources project items would support the notion of interpolation of values. This would build on the existing support for String resources by adding metadata to the RESX file format to describe the names and types of the expected values for the argument holes. The generated designer class would use that metadata to construct methods which would accept those values as arguments and use composite formatting to build the final string.

                        For example, an interpolated String resource could be declared as follows:

                        Name: Greetings
                        Value: "Hello {name}!"

                        When this String resource…

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                        • Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL) 2.0 built-in for android and windows store

                          It would come in handy if there were a template for the windows store and android app that already included SDL 2.0 - Would definately help with the "cross-platform" idea

                          9 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make horizontal scrolling controls work

                            In every other editor and program I use on a daily basis, I can scroll horizontally easily and effectively using either a keyboard shortcut with my mouse, or touch controls on my laptops trackpad. Visual studio does not have this feature and it's super annoying. Please support it.

                            2 votes
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                            • 1 vote
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                              • Android virtual Device (AVD) Manager

                                The Visual Studio 2015 IDE should highlight or support Android SDK (AVD and Android SDK Manager)

                                6 votes
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                                • 3 votes
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                                  • PerfTips and lambda EE for Windows Phone

                                    Support PerfTips and lambda expressions in Watch for Windows Phone projects.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Thank you for logging this suggestion!

                                      For the PerfTips part – we have a bug tracking this issue internally to investigate what the problem could be.

                                      For the new Expression Evaluation (being able to evaluate Lambdas) in Windows Phone – this is something we are currently working on and we are targeting one of our future releases. Once that is complete I will update this item to let you know!

                                      Thanks,
                                      Maria Ghiondea
                                      Visual Studio Diagnostics

                                    • Allow Business Intelligence (AS, IS and RS projects) to be exported as Project Templates

                                      Visual Studio is a great tool to enforce frameworks and standard practices within a team/company. It would be nice to have the same feature which is as of writing only available to C#, Web and VB projects (documented) and Database Projects (tested) extended to BI project types.

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                                        0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        • Visual Studio DropDownList with a drop list similar to a menu for category + subject selection

                                          Visual Studio DropDownList with a drop list similar to a menu for category + subject selection

                                          DropDownList
                                          Category Sub-Category
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                                          Book -> history -> World War I
                                          | | World War 2
                                          | Math -> Calculus

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