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  1. allow cross platform developpement

    like xamarin maybe, or with a vm compiled within which launch the real app

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • report xml help when implementing interface

      when you create an interface, you can put xml help before the declaration, wich is shown in intellisense
      when you implement an interface, you have to rewrite all if you need to have the same thing for the class
      when you implement an interface, all the members you have to implement appears, it would be nice if the xml help section come with too

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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Bookmarks accessible by their names using keyboard

        In a very small duration, the number of bookmarks increases radically. It would be much easier if the bookmarks could be accessible using a keyboard shortcut by their name. For eg. if I've a bookmark named "B1", I'd press, Ctrl + K + D, and an inline suggestion box of all the bookmarks would appear, and typing B1 would take me there.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 6 votes
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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              72 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Pass through team field data when "Creating a new workitem" from within a workitem

              When the team field has been implemented inside your project, the team field will not pass through the field data when linking a new item through the work item form. this functionality is not the same throughout TFS

              Open and existing workitem
              Select the Links Tab
              Select the "New linked workitem" icon
              Create a new workitem (the Link type can be any of the options)
              Team field data isn't pass through

              This functionality is different to the following actions inside TFS2013
              - Creating a copy of the workitem (field data will pass through)
              - Add: Task through sprint backlog (field…

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              • Rename Package Manager Console to Shell

                Package Manager Console is a Powershell window that is used by many different tools aside from Nuget/Package Manager. For instance, scaffolding for ASP.NET and Migrations in Entity Framework, and probably more things in the future. New versions of the Package Manager GUI will make it less and less necessary to use the shell for nuget purposes, so it makes less and less sense to refer to it as the "package manager" console. Just call it Shell (or Console or Powershell Console if you prefer).

                58 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Web Apps platform (HTML5 + JavaScript)

                  The current model of mobile apps downloadable from Store does not make sense for large percentage of apps in the store. It is absolutely fine for AAA apps, but there should be a better way for handling one-time use, location-specific or very simple applications.

                  For most of these scenarios HTML applications, developed as mobile friendly web sites hosted on external URLs with support for offline use / local data storage and optionally some way to access device platform APIs is a way to go for not-so distant future, IMHO.

                  Windows Store could still play a significant role to this model.…

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                    0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make these improvements to Microsoft Test Manager

                    Here is a list of improvements that I like to see added to Microsoft Test Manager:
                    - Make Testing Center dialog fill the entire screen: makes it easier to see more test plans
                    - allow test suites (both static and query based) to inherit test results: that way I can craft e.g. query based test suites based on test case priority and report against failures in high/medium/low priority tests
                    - make test result (pass/fail/block/not applicable) a field in MTM/TFS queries: allows for finding all those tests cases across multiple test suites that failed
                    - make the associations between test case…

                    7 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make TFS web access more web-like

                      Currently, TFS web access is clearly designed by people who do not understand WEB and are deeply rooted in desktop applications.

                      From TFS as web application I would expect that:
                      - each task in lists is normal <a href link so I can middle click it to open it in new tab/window, copy link address to pass link to someone else
                      - I can copy any text on any screen (like task ID on lists)
                      - I can search the page using browser search (ctrl-f or /) - right now it is impossible because everything out of viewport is not…

                      9 votes
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                      • wpf reporting

                        You need a genuine wpf report control. Take a look at my WpfReport component at

                        http://youtu.be/RbQXKZVY61s

                        See ya,

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Ad a next button on the task board to switch to the next team member

                          If the team is in the Daily meeting it would be great to have a button which starts from the "All" option on the team member view to the first team member and then each time you press it to the next team member. Make the button touch enabled.

                          A randomizer would be nice which selects the team members in a random order.

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                          • WPF Datagrid Tab to new row after editing

                            This problem has been around for a long time and it would be nice to see it fixed in the next version of WPF

                            4 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • nuget package manager update all packages locks window

                              When clicking Update All Packages within Nuget Package Manager, the update dialog window locks up while the packages are being installed.
                              If there are many packages being updated, the IDE does not respond while packages are being installed.

                              This can be easily simulated by attempting to update three or more packages using nugget package manager.

                              21 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • When plugins slow down VS startup time state which plugin is causing the problem

                                When Visual Studio has plugins like NCrunch or Resharper installed. Startup times are affected on some pc's.

                                If it is taking a very long time to load, VS should state which plugin is causing the problem and clear the package cache and give option to disable anything that is locking up the solution.

                                18 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add button To Clear The Application Cache Without Resetting The AppDomain

                                  Allow us to clear the iiscache without having to reset iis or recycle the application pool. While developing we have to manually clear the cache and the current process is time consuming using iisreset (which doesn't always work) or through IIS.

                                  Add a button within the IDE that clears the cache of the current solution.

                                  29 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow for devtools install without Visual Studio

                                    Provide a way to install the C++ compiler and toolchain without having to install the full Visual Studio suite. (Similar to XCode Tools on OS X). This would allow many open-source projects that currently have to rely on the MinGW toolchain to use the Microsoft approved tools.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Implement Python-like array slice functionality

                                      Languages like Python make it very easy to access elements in an array using slice notation.

                                      For example, consider this array:

                                      int[] myArray = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8};
                                      Console.WriteLine(myArray[2]); //outputs "3"

                                      Accessing individual elements is straightforward with the indexer notation. However, to access multiple elements within the array is more complicated. To access the indexes 2 and 3 as a shallow copy of the array, I would have to:

                                      myArray.Skip(2).Take(2);

                                      In a language like Python, I can simply state:

                                      myArray[2:4] //which starts at index 2, and goes until index 4 but doesn't include it.

                                      The Python-like…

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Random item operator

                                        I like the idea of an operator where you can supply a list of elements and at run time will pick on from random for you, this could be nice for mocking with a bit of variation.

                                        var ideaZero = "2 avantgarde road"?!"35 dwayne street"?!"another addressline";

                                        var ideaOne = ?"string 0"!"string 1"!"stirng 2";

                                        Not the best idea in the world but it might be nice to have and I could see places people might want to use it with out writing some class.

                                        2 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • C++ compiler should warn for mismatched braces in header

                                          I just spent a lot of time hunting down the one header that didn't close its namespace. VS doesn't immediately notice this; instead it starts spewing errors far down the line, when the unclosed namespace leads to interesting nesting and thus name lookup failures.

                                          To make up for the late errors, you get so many of them that the compiler aborts before it reaches the end of the translation unit, which means it never notices that there are missing braces at the end.

                                          Clang has a -Wscope warning where the compiler tells you if a header doesn't end in the…

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