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  1. Provide a Silverlight 5 to HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript 6 Conversion Tool

    I work for a company that develops dyslexia screening assessments in Silverlight and VB.NET. We are looking to support multiple operating systems including Windows, MAC OS X, Linux, and Android as part of our future projects that are on the horizon. Also we are looking to provide support for desktops, laptops, servers, tablets, and possibly phones.

    To leverage our existing investment in Silverlight 5 and VB.NET, it would be very useful and a big time saver to have a tool within Visual Studio that would take a Silverlight Application or Class Library, and convert them to pure mobile-ready responsive HTML5,…

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      0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow conditional formatting for WIT templates (TFS)

      We have a wit template that has a "billable" field - If the value is yes I would like to highlight it, bold it, etc. Is conditional formatting available? This would bring the developers attention to the field and log their time accordingly.

      I am logging here as I was encouraged to by way of a forum post : https://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/918e1abf-ff6e-42f5-ba82-bee052cb3989/conditional-formatting-on-a-field-value?forum=tfsprocess

      Thanks in advance,
      John

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      • allow a developer to select how wide they want each column to be in the IDE Navigator

        I have problems with long file names being truncated in the IDE Navigator (ctrl-tab) in visual studio. Most developer wide screen monitors have plenty of spac to make those columns wider.

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          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Re-open the "Bring back Classic Visual Basic" suggestion for VB6 Programming

          The "Bring back Classic Visual Basic" suggestion
          http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3440221-bring-back-classic-visual-basic-an-improved-versi
          should be re-opened to allow voting.

          It has twice been closed, but it was closed without going to review, which is against Microsoft UserVoice policy.

          And this suggestion is by far the most popular on UserVoice judging by the number of comments (over 4300).

          Clearly this issue won't go away, closing this suggestion doesn't close down the demand for VB6 Programming.

          Remember, you claim this site is for "This site is for suggestions and ideas" - yet you close down suggestions you don't like.

          Open the suggestion, and allow voting .

          15 votes
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            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Offer Sketchflow with all versions of Visual Studio or the option to purchase the product

            Offer SketchFlow with all versions of Visual Studio or the option to purchase the product

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            • Application Insights alert rule custom events

              Provide a system to define an alert rule into Application Insights base on Custom Events and/or custom properties.

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                0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add support for description lists (aks definition lists) in VSO Markdown

                Add support for rendering description lists (in either the <dl> style or the colon style - both described here: http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/72395/is-it-possible-to-have-definition-lists-in-markdown) when rendering a markdown on Visual Studio Online (e.g. in a readme.md)

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                • If Microsoft want more developers

                  Make Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN free of charge.

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                    2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Publish web: show all missing files

                    When publishing web projects (both website and webapplication), show *all* missing files. Currently only one file at a time is shown in the error output. If there's 1000 missing files, you have to publish the project 1000 times and fix one missing file at the time. Missing files which are time consuming to troubleshoot are usually static content as images, javascript and css, which isn't compiled.

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                    • improve the web interface for editing user stories

                      The web ui for visual studio online is brilliant for everything other than documenting the requirements for the story/bug without a lot of pain. When adding details, the ability for adding tables, embedding images or links within the content would stop non IT users from complaining and throwing word based requirements documents over the fence, enabling more collaborative agile development

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                      • Hide .* files in folder heirarchy

                        My workspace is cluttered with meta files. I want to be able to hide them.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add development tutorials in VS2015

                          I am a start-up developer, like many other people, and it's hard for in a console, so we could do a bit less work, and make it easier to me to utilize all the features in VS, so I can't do things as good as professionals, but here's an idea: Make it possible for start-ups to write a line of code which explains what you want to do in graphics or have more apps utilizing all the possible features of Windows 10. Like an AI similar to IntelliTrace, but also having more features so if you type a command called…

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                          • Why mouse scrollwhell close in debugging information about actual variable under mouse cursor position ? It ******..

                            mouse scroll only move selector in actual viewed variable description as cursor keyboard keys.

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                              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add reference path to group of files

                              Would be great if let say all .js-files in my /test/ directory could now about jasmine and angular without a need to add a comment at the top of each file.

                              Now i need to add, to each file

                              /// <reference path="../../../../typings/jasmine/jasmine.d.ts"/>

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make clang available for Desktop apps

                                Make clang available as possibility to compile with for Desktop apps the easy way it is done for mobile cross-platform apps.
                                Currently support for this scenario has many inconsitencies

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Universal Azure App Template

                                  It could be great if Visual Studio had a default template name "Universal Azure App".

                                  This template will fully cross usage of Universal App (W10) and Azure App Service to provide a mobile cloud-centered app in less than a minute.

                                  So, this template will create a solutions with 2 projects (Universal + Azure App).

                                  And, to be more productive, create a modulable template (with checkboxes) that can implement by default :

                                  * Table query (like the simple Todo sample)
                                  * Authentication (Facebook, Twitter, ... on both sides)
                                  * Deconnected mode (SQLite and pull/push pattern)
                                  * SignalR (both client and server…

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make End *** optional

                                    It would be great to make End *** (i.e. End Sub, End For, etc) optional. VB would be using the indenting to determine the end of a scope like F#. This would probably require to set a new option for backward compatibility (like "Option UseIndentForScope") but it would make the syntax so much lighter.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add ability to search for methods in "Create Script Methods" dialog menu

                                      "Create Script Methods" dialog menu does not have "Search" nagivation bar for developers to type and search for methods in the list of methods.

                                      I request the ability to search for methods in the "Create Script Methods" dialog menu.

                                      See attachment.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Add T-SQL forum

                                        Add "languages - TSQL" to UserVoice. Also database developers has some good ideas ;)

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                                          1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Generic this

                                          Please add support for a generic 'this', to use in (generic / abstract) types or interfaces.

                                          The "this" would reflect the current type and is used as an generic constraint. This would create new cool possibilities with C#.

                                          For example, the `ICloneable` interface has one method (Clone), which returns an `Object`. This is undesirable because:

                                          - We need to cast the result (most of the times) - bad for the performance and could lead to run-time errors.
                                          - We could implement the Clone method more easiliy wrong: the Clone method could return the wrong type (not compile time enforced)
                                          -…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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