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  1. Components other than standard ones

    On VB 6.0 there was a menu item which allowed the installation of a list of new components which is no more present on VB 2012 and would be verynecessary.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Improve link-based projects UI and UX

      I want to be able to configure a C# project so it recursively links code files and asset files that reside in another folder, being able to better organize my project architecture and share everything that can be shared between different projects, without having to create code libraries and such.

      What is implemented:
      - You can manually link files in the Add\Existent Item wizard. Having a programmer do manual and repetitive tasks? Madness? No, this is SP... You get the point.
      - Edit the .csproj file and insert something like this, that will recursively link .cs files and folder structure,…

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        0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Editing properties window

        On VB 6.0 going with cursor over the properties window would bring it into focus allowing to use the mouse wheel to roll it up and down.Besides that, editing a property and going to a new component would bring the same property aleady selected avoiding search.

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        • GRID on form/edit/tab

          Form/edit/tab should have a grid with lines and columns numbered. A zebra background would be interesting. Clicking on an item on error/tab should highlight the corresponding line and bring itinto focus

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          • CONTROLbox should be dismembered

            CONTROLbox should be dismembered into MINIMIZEbox, MAXIMIZEbox and CLOSEbox. This way, for instance, MAXIMIZEbox set to FALSE, would remove correponding box from the form border.
            Another point, the above mentioned boxes should also to be set as TOOLS, this way allowing to be placed inside the form.

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            • Roll out Silverlight with windows 8.1 and /or windows update

              Make sure Silverlight 5 latest is rolled out with Windows 8.1. or window update for 8, or windows 7.. I have many users failing to install it or failing to reload their browser. Few websites use it and its often absent from a new system. Disappointed that flash is everywhere but silverlight is not, and since Silverlight is the path to RT, developers need to embrace both. I am going to put a version of my product in the windows store, but my own website needs to reach many people or my business will not succeed,. Don't worry, having an…

              29 votes
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              • radial gradient brush

                Please add Radial Gradient Brush in Windows Store. I am trying to port a silverlight game to windows store and need this for lots of my effects, flame , smoke , gasses, lights..

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                • Add HTML editing features from Expression Web to Visual Studio

                  Expression Web has a number of features that make you more productive when editing HTML, which you don't get when editing an HTML file in Visual Studio, such as:
                  - Edit in design view, press control-Q to wrap a selected section of text in a tag.
                  - Tag-oriented search and replace options.

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                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support Microcontroller Programming with C# and VB.net Like microchip PIC Family and Atmel

                    we are an Interface programmers , we would like you to add Microcontrollers programming in the next version to let us developing hardware programming side by side with software interfcae programming.

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Implement a 100% complete Ribbon UI for WPF

                      The Ribbon UI shipped with WPF 4.5 is missing some key components:

                      1) the little tiny arrow on RibbonGroup, that activate a dialog box, called DialogBoxLanucher

                      2) the backstage view like in Office 2013

                      Those are essential parts of the Office UI, and Ribbon UI new interface.

                      Please add it to the core library so that developers can create more uniform interfaces for our desktop programs.

                      I like Ribbon UI, but I want all the to

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Being able to notify team members of change in task

                        We use our tasks for internal communication, and it would be nice with a feature like our previous bug report system, where you could notify people of a change in a task.
                        As in if I would like a few team members to know about my blockage of a certain task, I could notify them when I make this change to the task.
                        Or if you write some general knowledge of a problem related to a task, and would like to share that knowledge. The only option as far as I know right now, is to assign the task to…

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Visual Studio should provide a mechanism to consolidate the test coverage files for different test runs

                          Suppose the project team is having 500 test case to execute and it will take more than 1 day and different test runs are required to execute all these test cases. But ideally visual studio replaces the results of the previous test run with the new one.Visual studio should provide a mechanism to export the results or to consolidate different test run results.

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Sort and autoformat xml inside .edmx files before saving via EF Designer

                            Need the EF designer to generate nodes inside .edmx file in exactly the same order they are present in the database (currently a list of entity properties is saved in reverse order in mappings section, also when you update the model from the database schema the ordering is messed up). Also before saving .edmx file EF Designer should auto format the document. This would help significantly with branching, merging and resolving conflicts during merge operations of .edmx files.

                            Steps to reproduce: (1) Generate EF data model based on an existing database (2) Add a couple of new columns, indexes, foreign…

                            8 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Create the ability to have template properties and methods

                              Tools like SQLMetal generate a large number of methods and properties which are all basically the same. EF doesn't generate this code, but the invisible wrapper mechanism seems slow and although Code FIrst is good, it definitely has its problems.

                              I would like to see something like this (using SQLMetal/Linq to SQL as an example in VB.NET with made up keywords and escape char`): -

                              Template Property DataField As T
                              Private _`FieldName` As T

                              Public Property `FieldName` As T
                              Get
                              Return Me._`FieldName`
                              End Get
                              Set
                              If ((Me._{FieldName} = value) _
                              = false) Then
                              Me.On`FieldName`Changing(value)
                              Me.SendPropertyChanging
                              Me._`FieldName` = value
                              Me.SendPropertyChanged("`FieldName`")
                              Me.On`FieldName`Changed …

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                Allow Code Coverage, StyleCop, FxCop results to be available in TFS web home page so developers can have a definitive view of code health

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Snippet for lambda expressions

                                  When the user writes a method call which has a lambda expression as parameter, autocomplete it with a snippet. Example:

                                  collection.Where...
                                  then the snippet completes
                                  colletion.Where(x => x)

                                  This avoids writing x=> x every time I use a lambda expression method.

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                                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • add elif support

                                    if (a)
                                    MethodA();
                                    else if (b)
                                    MethodB();
                                    else
                                    MethodC();

                                    we can write as:
                                    if (a)
                                    MethodA();
                                    elif (b)
                                    MethodB();
                                    else
                                    MethodC();

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                                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add a feature that allows the user to remove items from the recent projects list in Visual Studio in such a way that older items re-

                                      Add a feature that allows the user to remove items from the recent projects list in Visual Studio in such a way that older items re-appear in the list.

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                                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Code lenses should be toggle or hold to show (or something configurable)

                                        While I applaud the increased visibility of things such as references and test coverage it currently (in VS2013 preview) inlines a smaller sized line of gray text that's interactive. This is more intrusive than I'd like it to be, I do care about the dependencies and tests, but not all the time.

                                        I'd much prefer the annotations to be toggle or hold to show. Like the CodeLens stuff is with the ALT+1,2,3 combinations. On my QWERTY keyboard there's a § symbol to the left of the 1 key (this is not the case on all keyboards) but I'd very much…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Windows 8.1 Flyout Placement improvements

                                          I like new Flyout control that has been introduced in Windows 8.1 but I think Placement property should be improved since I cannot show a Flyout at the bottom-left or bottom-right of a button (like logged menu Flyout in Windows).

                                          I think Placement should be splitted in HorizontalPlacement (Left, Center, Right) and VerticalPlacement (Top, Bottom) to have more flexibility.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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