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  1. Add more controls to Lightswitch HTML Client

    Currently the Lightswitch HTML Client for LoB apps is excellent, but also very primitive in some regards. Without controls like Tree Views or Data Tables it can be difficult to build even basic data intensive applications with LS. This is made more complicated by that fact that the client exposes only a few hooks for Javascript and HTML injection by default, and tying custom plugins and controls into LS can be surprisingly complex.

    In short, it would be a huge boon to LS HTML to add more controls and would expand the use cases of it significantly.

    Some controls that…

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      3 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Compilation responsivness and enhancement

      C# and VB.NET compilers are blazingly fast! However, on RebuildAll scenarios, the user experience could be (easily) enhanced if:

      1) The progress bar would show accurately the RebuildAll progression.

      2) If before compilation, VS could warn/break if one or several target DLLs WndHandle are currently hold by some processes, and which process hold which handle (the process explorer way)

      3) RebuildAll doesn't try to recompile DLLs relying on DLLs that didn't compile successfully.

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        2 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Set the default for "Run when build error occurs" to "Do not launch"

        The remarkably useless option to run the old version when a build error occurs is the first VS prompt a user sees when there is a build error for the first time after installation. It is annoying especially because it is totally useless but recently I started teaching programming to beginners and this option is a BIG issue. Most people are used to checking the "don't bother me anymore" checkbox and then clicking "yes" on dialogs. You can imagine the mess this causes for a beginner who doesn't even know why his changes (which do not compile) do not affect…

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          3 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Continue support for MBCS (Multi-Byte Character Sets) for MFC and C++

          After VS2013 the MBCS variants of the standard library and MFC are declared deprecated. Conversion to Unicode will cost our company litteraly thousands of productive hours (over 3 million source code lines to convert). So this deprecation is a bad idea. Please continue the support of these variants of C++ projects, and continue the support of MBCS in MFC!

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            18 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Automatically handle thread dispatching when binding to ObservableCollection.

            If you use MVVM today you have to wrap your collection to handle dispatching, which makes it much more difficult to have pure view-models.

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              1 comment  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add SFTP/SCP as a publish method for web projects

              SFTP/SCP is not available as a publish method for web projects. This means that you have to publish to a local directory and then copy the files to the remote server via an external SFTP/SCP tool if you server or hosting provider uses that protocol, which is cumbersome.

              It would be more convenient to have the option built-in, since a lot of system admins are moving to SFTP/SCP for security purposes.

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                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add range operator

                USING:
                1.
                Range operator with three operands:
                bool b1 = 5 ? 1 .. 9 // true
                bool b2 = 100 ? 1 .. 9 // false

                2.
                Second syntax of the for loop:
                for(i = 0 .. 99) // loop 0 to 99 step 1
                http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2591753-second-syntax-of-the-for-loop

                3.
                Second syntax of the switch statement:
                switch(i)
                {
                ....case(5 .. 10)
                ....{
                ........Console.WriteLine(">=5 AND <=10");
                ....}
                }
                http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2591758-second-syntax-of-the-switch-statement

                4.
                Slicing:
                var list = new List() { 1, 3, 3, 7, 8, 9 };
                var slice = list[0..3];
                // suggested by Chris M.
                // http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2213037-c-slices-support

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                  13 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow multiple variable names with single type specifier in functin call

                  Current:
                  Public Function DoSomething(x As Integer, y As Integer, w As Integer, h As Integer, Value As Integer, Name As String, Count As Integer) As Boolean

                  Propsed:
                  Public Function DoSomething(x, y, w, h, Value As Integer, Name As String, Count As Integer) As Boolean

                  All variables x, y, w, h, Value would be of type Integer, like in Dim statement.

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                    under review  ·  24 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add spellcheck Russian language (isSpellCheck = true)

                    Please, Add support Russian spellcheck in wpf and silverlight controls!

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                      2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add mixins to C#

                      Adding mixin functionality enables true duck typing within the language and makes things like IOC and Dependency Injection so much easier. It's the next logical progression from the dynamic type.

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                        6 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Incorporate Xamarin license in MSDN subscription

                        I think it would be a great idea to incorporate some aspect of the Xamarin license in an MSDN subscription.

                        Seeing as we can now write C# PCL to target different devices and there is clearly some level of partnership between the two companies I think it would be a great way to boost Xamarin usage in the .NET community.

                        As a company, we'd like to write applications and try out Xamarin but are off put by the requirement to spend £2000 just to try it out internally.

                        Is there any way some kind of deal could struck to offer…

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                          4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Static site/html generation as a project type with Publish support

                          Static file hosting (CDN) is by far the most cost-effective, reliable and scalable way to get content on the web. Unfortunately, Visual Studio doesn't make creating such sites easy. That's tragic since Visual Studio includes all the required technologies to create a best-in-class solution (project meta data, Razor, T4, Publishing, etc.)

                          A "Static Site Generator Project" would allow me to author master pages, html, content, css, javascript and "publish time" code. When published the project will generate a site than can be hosted via any static file serving service (including removable media). Operations done during publishing would include HTML generation…

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                            6 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow me to link Visual C++ filters to specific directories

                            Please give me a way to associate a directory for a given filter (ie folder) in VC++. The directory would be used as the default when I click on a filter and run the Add New wizard. This would help greatly on larger projects with elaborate directory structures.

                            Here is an example of how the current setup is maddening. Imagine I am working on something that has a directory structure like this

                            \Foo
                            \build
                            \msvc << VC++ files here
                            \brandX << build/make files for your competition
                            \include
                            \Algorithms
                            sort.h
                            \Collections
                            vector.h
                            \src
                            \Algorithms
                            sort.cpp
                            \Collections
                            vector.cpp

                            I can create Filters…

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                              6 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Bring RelativePanel to WPF vNext

                              On MWC 2015 Microsoft unveiled new WinRT control RelativePanel that allows simple relative placing of controls next to each other using attached property rules.
                              It would be really useful to have the same RelativePanel available in classic WPF as well.

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                                7 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support JavaScript debugging for Microsoft edge

                                Visual Studio should stop debugging when Microsoft Edge is closed. Additionally Visual Studio should be able to debug JavaScript running in the Microsoft Edge browser.

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                                  3 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Pull Request comments lose their context

                                  Comments in a pull request are tied directly to a line number. Thus, as more commits are added, they will shift around in the file, and become confusing.

                                  I don't know what the best solution for this would be, but it's rather disorienting for in-progress stories.

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                                    6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    We’ve actively working on improvements to the pull request platform to enable improved comment tracking when new changes are added in subsequent commits. We have other improvements to the pull request experience underway as well, and you’ll see these changes starting to roll out soon and continue for several sprints.

                                    Thanks,
                                    Matt Mitrik
                                    Program Manager

                                  • Provide a Simplified Webcam/Mic API like Silverlight 4

                                    Both for Silverlight compatibility and for just ease of use reasons. The API in Silverlight 4 is really simple to use. The analogs in the WPF space are significantly more complex. Understood that this may mean implementing some of the SL media pipeline as a consequence.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow Visual Studio users to create custom Android Emulator profiles

                                      Although it's great that Microsoft provides profiles for common Android devices in their XDE Emulator, it would be great to tweak these for certain use cases.

                                      For instance, I'd like to make an Android profile for a "phone" that uses xhdpi (or even lower) with 512M of RAM.

                                      There's no option for this, however by examining the list that Visual Studio Emulator Android downloads on launch:

                                      * http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=534775

                                      It should be possible or trivial to allow users to custom create their own profiles.

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                                        2 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make Visual Studio per-monitor/multi-monitor DPI aware

                                        http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd464646
                                        http://imgur.com/qAiVw1Q,eVRIBlZ

                                        When dragging VS 2013.1 Express to my second monitor running at a different DPI, it becomes blurry. VS seems to be acting as if it only has support for global DPI settings instead of per-monitor settings. It would be great if VS followed the same guidelines its users are attempting to follow when it comes to developing desktop apps ;-).

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                                          6 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add support for Git over ssh in Team Explorer

                                          Add support for ssh transport when syncing with Git repositories. libgit2 has ssh support now, so this should be fairly straightforward.

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