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  1. Make Visual Studio accessible with NVDA

    hello, please accessible visual studio with nvda screen reader. this screen reader is open source. thanks

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      0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Create first-class HTML5 UI framework for VS Cordova

      There are numerous UI frameworks out there that integrate with Cordova/PhoneGap mobile apps, however, the great majority of them are tailored toward iOS and Android apps. WP/.NET developers do not feel welcome while using these frameworks. I'd like Microsoft to create a UI framework that targets iOS, Android, and WP platforms so .NET developers may create Cordova apps comfortably. At the moment, I'm not sure how WinJS solves this problem. I hope to see UI controls that don't feel like Metro-style widgets but more like WPF/Silverlight controls.

      79 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Visual Studio 2013 Language Pack should support Visual Studio Community Edition

        If it can support VSCE, it will be a perfect IDE for me.

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • OOTB Rust programming langague support

          The new Rust programming language is developed by Mozilla.

          http://www.rust-lang.org/
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rust_(programming_language)

          It gives a very solid infrastructure to write APIs (perhaps even with ABI style).

          It has some advantages over C APIs, and the compiled code is as low-level as that of C/C++.

          Please provide OOTB support for Rust in Visual Studio.

          Thanks.

          475 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enable IntelliTest to generate tests for Universal Applications

            The IntelliTest feature does not work with the .Shared project that gets generated for Universal Applications. The current workaround is to create a separate PCL project, which will generate tests, and then reference it from the Windows/Windows Phone projects.

            44 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Custom-color folders within solution/project

              It's rather tiring locating a project sub-folder when you have a large project with multiple folders. Being able to custom-color the folders would enhance the usability.

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                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • MySQL for Visual Studio does not work in VS 2015 preview

                Dear Sirs, looks like "MySQL for Visual Studio" does not work in VS 2015 preview (while in VS 2013 it works fine). Please, make it working in VS 2015 preview. Thanks a lot in advance!

                Francesco Serafini.

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                  9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Increase number of Recent projects from 24

                  Permit us to configure the "Most recently used List" to be greater than 24. Perhaps say 40 or more. So that we can see more on the Start Page.

                  As a consultant swapping between customers.
                  &/or giving presentations
                  &/or running tutorials & sample code.
                  &/or Opening many files.
                  You rapidly go thru 24. Even when you make an effort to delete them.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Increase the number of Recently Open projects

                    Change Tools Options to allow us to configure more than 24 Recently Open projects. ie: 40 or more.
                    Working as a consultant. &/or Running many sample / demo projects tends to fill this list quite quickly.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Please keep the Reference Source symbol server updated

                      The Reference Source is a very useful feature, particularly so for its ability to step through framework code. But that feature never lasts very long after a release. Many programmers have .NET 4.5.2 on their machine today, the server doesn't supply the necessary PDBs. Downgrading to 4.5.1 is painful and often not possible at all.

                      Please keep the server updated.

                      117 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Let busy working tabs run in their own thread and should not block/freeze VS

                        If any one tab is busy performing any action, whole IDE freezes until that activity is finished. This should be done (like modern tab based browser do) completely multithreaded, where one tab's lagging process should not bother developer to switch and continue working on the other tab.

                        Simulation Steps:
                        - Add Entityframework file .edmx.
                        - Import around 30 database tables
                        - close the designer tab, this takes considerable amount of time to save and freezes IDE.
                        - To repeat the steps delete from table objects from the designer, re-add it using update from model option,
                        -Close the tab. IDE freezes…

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • dot files

                          Allow the creation of dot files, such as .htaccess, .gitignore, .tfignore, .bowerrc, etc. The process of creating this manually is painstaking, and a lot of technologies support and use these files for settings.

                          6 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Generic Enum Parsing: public static T Enum.Parse<T>(string value)

                            Add methods for enum parsing with generics so that instead of writing this:
                            var foo: (MyEnum)Enum.Parse(typeof(MyEnum), "EnumMember");

                            we could write this:
                            var foo = Enum.Parse<MyEnum>("EnumMember");

                            Regards and continue with the good work,
                            Abel Pereira

                            12 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Resolve HAXM / Hyper-V conflict

                              Resolve the HAXM <--/--> Hyper-V conflict, so that Android development with the new Android Emulator feature can be done with an accelerated native VM instead of emulated which is slow.

                              45 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Develop a Dockable Window/Tabbed Document Framework for Windows Forms Projects

                                Notwithstanding the fact you folks can't seem to figure out how to make an icon with color and depth any more, your dockable windows and tabbed documents used in the IDE are great. Please make that library available for developers. Or, develop a new framework...whatever. It's your call. I just know we want it.

                                4 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • SSL Service Referrence

                                  Adding SSL wcf service reference with certificate authentication options and username and password in the add service menu. Currently this doesn't happen and adding so will generate error.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Implement array visualizer for C/C++ during debugging

                                    While debugging numerical code, viewing and plotting array data (2D and 3D) is quite useful.

                                    Third party tools are available for .NET but not for C/C++.

                                    Compaq and later Intel had an Array Visualizer that was quite popular but is now discontinued.

                                    I recommend implementing this feature for Visual Studio and at least C/C++.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add Auto-Reload to Visual Studio when adding C# scripts to the project from Unity

                                      There is an option in Visual Studio to auto reload when changing a file as long as there are no unsaved changes, but there is no option to auto reload when adding files to a project.

                                      Everytime adding a new script inside of Unity we get a prompt in Visual Studio to Reload/Reload All. It would be really nice to have UnityVS handle this since it happens a ton of times during the development of a project and it is something it really should be doing anyway.

                                      69 votes
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                                        5 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make code editors more awesome with delimited column selection

                                        Currently, if you alt-drag in a code editor, you can select a rectangular area of text. I propose that if you ctrl-alt-drag, you select jagged columns of text delimited by spaces. This idea was inspired by the way Excel's TextToColumns feature lets you choose between fixed width and delimited.

                                        If ctrl-alt is not practical for some reason, an alternative would be an editor mode (similar to word wrap mode). In addition to spaces, it would great to be able to configure several other characters to act as delimiters, such as semicolons, angle brackets, and curly braces.

                                        (The attached file is…

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Checkbox in Options to force coders to use coding conventions.

                                          I think a good feature would be a toggle switch in the options in Visual Studio that gives you the option to choose whether you want the editor to automatically convert your code as you type that follows Microsofts coding convention or not.

                                          So for example if you type in a method as camel case then it would automatically make it pascal case.

                                          This would help keep code consistency, help developers read others badly formatted code and help students learn about coding standards and conventions.

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