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  1. WPF Bing Map Control

    WPF Bing Map Control like in Silverlight. Include multi-touch features.

    261 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • C++ compiler should warn about wrong member initialization order

      Every few years this suggestion emerges and I think now is the time for next iteration.
      In C++ the order of class/struct member initialization is determined by the order of member declaration and not by the order of their appearance in member initialization list. It is therefore extremely easy to to write a code that is very hard to find, e.g.:

      struct S {
      int a;
      int b;

      S( int i ) : b(i), a(b+1) {}
      };

      int main()
      {
      S s(42);
      }

      and we have garbage in s.a what might be not obvious for a novice programmer.
      GCC issues…

      261 votes
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        5 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add PlaneProjection

        For ease of use and silverlight compatibility

        260 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • silverlight compile to html5 or Have XAML run in browser without plugin

          have Silverlight compile to html5 or Have XAML run in browser without plugin.

          258 votes
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            16 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Let lambdas with a statement body be converted to an expression tree

            The C# compiler supports translating a lambda expression to an expression tree (System.Linq.Expressions).

            Today lambdas with no statement body (only a single statement) are supported just fine.

            Expression<Action> x = () => Console.WriteLine("Hello World");

            But lambdas with a statement body (braces), which is needed to have multiple statements, doesn't compile.

            Expression<Action> y = () => { Console.WriteLine("Hello"); Console.WriteLine("World"); };

            I believe there is a lot of awesome stuff not being possible due to this lack of support.

            It seems very unproblematic to implement, but if there are any hidden issues with this feature, it would be nice to know so…

            258 votes
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              4 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add high resolution icons for those who use high DPI screens

              When you set your screen to high DPI (>100%) icons in toolbars get really blurry. In VS 2010 it was a pain to create great UI while your ide looked so bad.

              Icons should look pixel perfect independently of your DPI.

              252 votes
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                9 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Hi Folks,

                Please keep voting up this item, but I wanted to share with you that in the Visual Studio 2015 Preview, you’ll start to see areas like toolbars, menus, context menus, and some projects in Solution Explorer and types in Intellisense will have beautiful pixel crisp icons (that scale well).

                Leave comments here for areas of the IDE that aren’t working well in high-DPI or log a bug on connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio.

                Thanks!
                Cathy Sullivan
                Visual Studio IDE Team

              • Improve Event to Command Binding in WPF

                Invoking a command on an event requires the use of the Expression Blend interaction triggers. The syntax for this is pretty ugly.

                Make the WPF tooling smarter so that we can easily bind events to commands via binding.

                e.g:

                <Button MouseEnter="{Binding MouseEnterCommand}"></Button>

                251 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add support for ISupportInitialize on object initializers

                  Quite often, it's necessary to validate an object state when it's initialized. With constructor arguments, this is easy to do as it can be done at the end or begining of ctor code. With object initializers, it's nearly impossible, as there's no way to know programatically when the object initialization is finished.

                  There's a built-in mechamis for this that is being used in WinForms and WPF: the ISupportInitialize interface. The initialization code generated by both toolkits checks to determine if the object implements the interface. If it does, it will call BeginInit() before invoking all property setters, and EndInit() at…

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                    5 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Customize the columns on the Task Board

                    - Configure columns on the task board, just as on the Kanban board
                    - allow to control what workitems should appear on a board (even if not linked to a user story/pbi)
                    - allow setting of WIP limits per column

                    250 votes
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                    • Do not eliminate the CLASSIC view of MSDN

                      Microsoft is apparently about to eliminate the classic view of MSDN in favor of the poor low-contrast, pale, washed out 'lightweight' view. When you visit MSDN now you will see the following if you are viewing the CLASSIC view:

                      "This view of the MSDN and TechNet Libraries will be replaced soon with the Lightweight view. Try it now by clicking the Lightweight link above."

                      This is more of the same from Microsoft in reducing the developer experience to a shred of what it once was, and makes using MSDN as unpleasant as the grey theme of VS2012.

                      244 votes
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                        20 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Implement AD FS for TFS

                        Our organisation policy does not allow us to use TFS Online / visualstudio.com. For on-premises TFS instances, ADFS is not supported at the moment. I'm hoping a future update will incorporate the ADFS bits for TFS Online in the on-prem version as well. That would open up some authentication schemes we'd like to use.

                        244 votes
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                        • Support debugging of C++ code with IntelliTrace

                          As a C++ developer I am always sad when seeing cool features only available for C#, VB, ... e.g. IntelliTrace would be really useful to get rid of these invisible, hidden, and not reproducable errors.

                          (see http://msdn.microsoft.com/de-de/library/dd264915.aspx)

                          243 votes
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                            6 comments  ·  IntelliTrace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Structure All Nullable Values

                            .NET Framework already has Nullable<T> but it could also have ToNullable<T> as a struct.

                            If you wanted to keep reference-types null and turn value-types to null you could make this:

                            class someGenericClass<T>
                            {
                            T? value; /* = Nullable<T> value; but this gives error
                            because T may already be null */

                            T$ value; /* = ToNullable<T> value; this doesn't give error,
                            what you wnat is keep what's null null,
                            and turn non-null into null */
                            }

                            The only problem is that this does not exist!
                            If you don't understand anything about this, contact jmcf125@gmail.com.

                            242 votes
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                              15 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Ensure that you do not release a future version of Visual Studio without BIDS (SSRS, SSIS) support.

                              Please ensure that you do not release any future versions of Visul Studio that do not have full support for (BIDS) SSRS, SSIS. This has resulted in a significant delay in rolling out VS2010 here, and in fact now that I heard BIDS will not be supported in Windows XP, we may skip VS2010, so now our team is missing out on so many great features.

                              242 votes
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                                9 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow users to install entirely to another hard drive

                                  Allow a user to install *all* of Visual Studio to a drive other than the system drive. I have a very small SSD and find it infuriating that Visual Studio can only install a third to my mechanical drive and must install 4GB to my system drive.

                                  239 votes
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                                    4 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • make .net real platform independent. add linux support, mac osx, etc.

                                    create .net runtime for other os. linux, mac osx,

                                    239 votes
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                                      10 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Thanks a lot for the feedback. Not only is this happening, it’s also happening in the open! You can follow as we’re making progress on GitHub. You can even participate and help us bringing .NET to Mac OSX and Linux!

                                      See these posts for more details:

                                      http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dotnet/archive/2014/12/04/introducing-net-core.aspx

                                      http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dotnet/archive/2014/11/12/net-core-is-open-source.aspx

                                      http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dotnet/archive/2015/02/03/coreclr-is-now-open-source.aspx

                                      Thanks,
                                      Immo Landwerth
                                      Program Manager
                                      .NET Team

                                    • Allow Burndown to use story points instead of hours

                                      We typically don't use hours on our tasks. It would be nice to change the burndown in TFS to use story points on completed/non-completed PBIs instead.

                                      236 votes
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                                      • GIT Merge with --no-ff

                                        Please allow the user to change the default merge behavior in the Team Explorer GIT extension. At the moment it is not possibly to work with a branching model like this: http://nvie.com/posts/a-successful-git-branching-model/ because it is necessary to merge branches with the --no-ff flag. Please provide us an option with no fast forward merge.

                                        236 votes
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                                        • Show real dates instead of "3 days ago" in Build, Work item tracking and Version Control

                                          In several places of the product, dates are shown as "3 days ago" rather than the real date. Telling me that a build finished "3 days ago" is not very useful to me and frequently reduces my efficiency.

                                          Please change the way how the dates are shown. Ideally add a global TFS setting to define how dates are shown in both the web portal and in visual studio. If the setting is set to "real dates", then show the date including time (hh:mm:ss)

                                          234 votes
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