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  1. Add intents like what Android apps use to subscribe

    Android intents are a powerful notification system that allows applications to subscribe to various OS level, app and system events. Coupled with Bundles (State management that can be boot persistent), adding this functionality to VS for all Windows OS's would a huge win for current developers and allow Android developers an easier transition to Windows.

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      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Open PDB file format to enable open source compiler output debugging

      Or at least contribute PDB support to LLVM.
      That would allow to debug binaries, generated by clang, Rust, and other compilers in Visual Studio.

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        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Ability to specify only specific rows in Database DataSource are run instead of iterating thru all rows

        Would like the ability to specify in an attribute or test initializer the specific rows I would like to iterate thru in my db datasource instead of iterating thru all rows which can take an extensive amount of time depending on the datasource.

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make the Solution Configurations Dropdown larger

          I have created 3 Configurations:
          "DESENVOLVIMENTO-A"
          "DESENVOLVIMENTO-B"
          "DESENVOLVIMENTO-C"
          and the DropDown size only show "DESENV" wich is a problem since i never get sure what is the one choosed.

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            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add /locale option to the [Installer].exe /Layout command line

            I\m trying currently to download the Visual Studio 2013 for Web with Update 3 using the /Layout option to keep the installation files for future needs, but it seems that the installer is acquiring setup files for all the locales which seems a bit weird since I downloaded the en-us installer and that's making the download time and cost bigger.

            The ISO file has also a huge download size (4.4GB) which also seems weird since this is a subset edition of the full Visual Studio product.

            Please add the locale switch to the Layout option for the installer, or otherwise,…

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              0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Improve C# IntelliSense to open the window after a backspace should it find matches and match on case insensitive.

              Improve C# IntelliSense to open the IntelliSense window after a backspace. If you fat finger a key and lose the window the only way to get IntelliSense window back is to go back and retype the "." for those of us that heavily use IntelliSense in other languages this would go a long way.

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                1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Please give us a theme option to use VS2010's full-color icons to Visual Studio

                You don't need to improve adding some colors to icons. You already have full-color icons from VS2010. Please give us a theme option to use VS2010's full-color icons. VS2013 is still hurts our eyes.

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                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add System.Text.Encoder.Convert Method (String, Int32, Int32, Byte[], Int32, Int32, Boolean, Int32, Int32, Boolean)

                  System.Text.Encoder has two Convert methods which allow chunked encoding (UTF8 or other) into buffers. They are ideal for buffered I/O, where a long string gets encoded in chunks.

                  The only issue is that there's no overload that simply accepts... a String. We are forced to call String.ToCharArray() - producing a copy, allocating useless heap memory...

                  I'm aware of the unsafe overload that accepts a pointer, but that is frequently not an option. We need a fully safe and efficient way to do chunked encoding of a string.

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add support for Cordova Hooks

                    Using the Cordova command line you can create build hooks within the hooks folder. These hooks are node scripts that can be run during certain parts of the build.

                    Could probably be handled in a similar way to the merges special folder where its copied into the /bld folder before running the cordova build.

                    Can't find any documenation about this on the cordova site but here is the readme created with a new project.
                    https://www.dropbox.com/s/f4i7t4j17qgahvi/README.md?dl=0

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                      0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Use absolute time in build results

                      Throughout team explorer and TWA, relative time is used (e.g. 2.5 hours ago). This makes it difficult to correlate diagnosis of intermittent build errors and other transient effects (Azure / other system outages etc.)

                      An example of this came up recently where a Microsoft support engineer asked for a specific timestamp of a failing build. The easiest way to get an accurate timestamp was to find the build status notification in hipchat.

                      It would be nice if this information was easily available in the UI in both UTC and local, but I'd settle for either of these rather than just…

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • I need to make changes at code at runtime in visual studio running on Windows 64bit.

                        When I am running a program in visual studio in 64-bit Windows does not allow me to make changes to the source code of my program, if I find a mistake for cintinuar execution.
                        Similarly when I'm programming for PDAs.
                        And this can save a lot of development time.

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add support for Unity Testing Tools

                          Modify the solution generator to put files found in Editor -> Tests folder hierarchies in a separate project. This way the Visual Studio test explorer should pick up the Unit tests created for Unity Testing Tools (provided the NUnit Test Adapter extension is installed)

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Line Spacing

                            Please allow the line spacing to be adjustable with the editor. Thanks.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Report designer really needs to handle page breaks for Duplex printing. I suggest you add the option "Add Break on Even Pages When Duplexin

                              Report designer really needs to handle page breaks for Duplex printing. I suggest you add the option "Add Break on Even Pages When Duplexing" in Group Breaks in Reports. A large number of printers now support duplexing and this option is critical for business printing. The only other option for duplexed reports is to write as a document and handle in code or use 3rd Party report writer. Neither option is really a good one, Hard verses lots of money for small business or individuals. And we all want to save Trees :).

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                              • Support Ribbon for WPF

                                Inner support Ribbon Design for WPF

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Semi-Transparent Floating Windows

                                  It would be nice to have an option to make the floating windows in visual studio semi-transport.

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                                  • Typed DataSet Comments

                                    Add XSD properties to allow Strongly Typed DataSets to add Summary comments when classes are generated.

                                    It is not possible to describe fields.
                                    I use VisualStudio 2010 autogenerated XML documentation to provide Library information for third-party companies that uses our DLLs.

                                    It would be wonderful to have that!

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Create short guidance on the differences between VSO, On-premise TFS, and TFS on Azure IAAS

                                        Teams new to TFS (or moving IT to cloud) constantly struggle when trying to decide between Visual Studio Online and on-premise TFS. With TFS on Azure IAAS also as an option, the decision is even more difficult. The Rangers could create some short and concise guidance on which one to select.

                                        There is some guidance from Microsoft already out there (http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/products/compare-visual-studio-products-vs), but it is mostly marketing/licensing fluff and doesn't address the details. What am I really missing with VSO at the technical level? E.g. Can I update a process template?

                                        Note that multiple queries to the Rangers forum…

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                                          1 comment  ·  Rangers Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add more support for immutability to .NET (especially C#).

                                          Since the introduction of LINQ in .NET Framework 3, C# is supporting more and more functional programming features. Mutability of data is an important functional paradigm, which should definitely be there as an option in C# for those who would like to harness the power of the functional paradigm without moving to pure functional languages like F#.

                                          What I suggest is:

                                          Retain the support for mutable state as a default, since C# is first and foremost an Object Oriented language, while adding full support for immutability, which should be optional for developers to exercise or not as they choose.

                                          Immutability…

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