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  1. Support MVVM in VS.NET Metro templates

    MVVM is widely recognized as the best pattern for xaml-based projects.
    Please change the vs.net templates so that they generate a basic skeleton of an MVVM project (adding subfolders for Views, Viewmodels, Behaviors, Converters)
    Add also basic classes like the DelegateCommand and other tools commonly used for MVVM implementation.

    This is a short description for:
    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winappswithcsharp/thread/30254e92-5133-45de-b3c9-f52a72515821

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      5 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide Stash support in visual studio tools for Git

      There's no way i can stash my changes in Visual studio tools for git or any third party Git tools like mSysGit. Its great to support it.

      199 votes
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      • ISO C++ wrappers for WinRT

        Now that WinRT has been unveiled, a lot of people have criticized the C++/CLI-like quasi-C++ that is the recommended way to interface with the API. And honestly, it looks reasonably nice. If we're willing to give up all hopes of using another compiler than VC11, and don't mind non-standard code in our C++ application, it seem a nice way to interface with WinRT.

        But how about an alternative?

        How about offering a "best effort" library-only ISO C++ wrapper to make WinRT usage as simple as possible without relying on library extensions? It doesn't have to be as clean and pretty…

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          5 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support C# expressions in Rehosted Designer

          as it works with Visual Studio already

          199 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support XAML 2009 in Visual Studio Editor and WPF markup-compiler

            Finally add support for XAML 2009 and its great features to the VS Editor and the WPF markup-compiler

            http://msdn.microsoft.com/de-de/library/ee792007.aspx

            198 votes
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              3 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add MIDI to WinRT to help musicians

              Musicians use MIDI. MIDI is not supported for Metro applications. MIDI should be part of WinRT and connect to USB devices and any other kind of MIDI device installed on the PC. One Microsoft employee who is also a musician has suggested a possible inferior solution:
              http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winappswithnativecode/thread/72f78574-02c3-4986-8d5f-623b31c89765?prof=required

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                9 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make "Go To Definition" faster (C++)

                Clicking on that option often takes 5-10 seconds and it completely hangs the GUI.

                196 votes
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                  6 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Work with the R# team to make VS startup with R# inside faster

                  R# is a super popular addin and dramatically slows down VS startup. This situation certainly impacts negatively the VS startup issue many are complaining about.

                  Through he VSIP program R# guys and VS guys should meet and see how the R# bulk code (>40MB of dlls) load could be smartly deferred when the user is choosing a sln / loading a sln / starting work with a sln.

                  192 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Improve UI for 2015 Microsoft Test Manager Client User Experience

                    A significant portion of MTM has moved to the web, however the MTM client still has to be used for rich bug creation, rich action recordings, and rich test run data collection, however the User Experience of MTM is stuck in 2009 and is woefully out of date.

                    I'd like to have a complete UI overhaul of the MTM client with an improved Modern UI.

                    I'd like to be able to have excel embedded in the client so as to be able to bulk update test cases, test suites, and test plans.

                    Give testers a modern MTM client for 2015…

                    190 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Option "Show Always Intellisense"

                      Sometimes when I want to list all the methods of a function. I have to use 2 keyboard shortcuts to do this.
                      Option "Always show Intellisense" would make suggestions show ALL the time. If I click somewhere out the editing box, they will disappear, when I click back, they show again.

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                        10 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Centralized Build View & Management

                        Create an interface to centrally view and manage builds for administrators. As an admin that manages builds across team projects, I find it tedious that I have to navigate to each Team Project’s Build Explorer to see current build activity. It makes it even worse that you force each Build Explorer to open in the same VS Window.

                        Minimally, the interface would be the current Build Explorer without the Team Project filter, thus allowing admins to have a central view of build activity. Ideally, it would be a similar interface that allows for a centralized build activity view and also…

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                        • Enable Export to Excel for Web Application Template

                          Exporting to Excel is only available for local desktop applicaitons, but more applications these days are deployed as web applications. The export to Excel feature is incredibly valuable, and would be a great addition to applications deployed to the Web and Cloud.

                          189 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Chris,

                            Thank you for the suggestion. We have added it to our product backlog and will consider it for a future release.

                            Exporting to Excel is possible using some custom code. See http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/5494c41d-bce2-46f6-a1ab-0d09e7004653/lightswitch-html-client-how-to-export-to-excel-or-word?forum=lightswitch to read a few of the solutions provided by the LightSwitch community.

                            Thanks,
                            Elizabeth Maher, LightSwitch Team

                          • group pending changes instead of having a flat list of files

                            The pending changes view only offers one flat list of changed files. If you work on more than one topic in parallel it is quite cumbersome to check-in only the files from your workspace that cover that topic. Shelving does not really help here. Having the possibility to assign changes to certain groups would help a lot.

                            188 votes
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                            • Sync extensions across multiple devices, using the synchronized settings feature

                              Keep the installed extensions and pluings in sync in the cloud, using the sync feature.
                              Useful when reinstalling VS or when using multiple PCs.

                              186 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Native support Sqlite in Visual Studio

                                After declined sql server compact and not support in visual studio 2013
                                please native support sqlite as default embedded, lite and in memory database for win,web,windows runtime and windows phone with very better user interface same ssdt for sql server. so can easy manipulation database and run sql query with plan.

                                186 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • WeakReference and WeakEvent operators

                                  //weak reference:
                                  var value = weak(new Reference());

                                  //weak event:
                                  var source = GetLongRunningObject();
                                  source.PropertyChanged += weak(source_PropertyChanged)

                                  Or in VB.NET:
                                  'reference:
                                  Dim source = Weak(GetReference)

                                  'event:
                                  Dim source = GetLongRunningObject();
                                  AddWeakHandler source.PropertyChanged, AddressOf source_PropertyChanged

                                  I would surely prefer a symbol operator rather than a verbose one, but I would prefer seeing it in the language

                                  186 votes
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                                    4 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add IntelliSense support for the <inheritdoc /> tag in XML documentation comments

                                    We currently use the <inheritdoc /> and <inheritdoc cref="" /> tags extensively in our code base in order to reduce the amount of duplicated documentation that needs to be written.

                                    This works great for the most part, since we generate our docs using Sandcastle.

                                    However, when we are actually developing code in the same c# project as the API which uses <inheritdoc>, Visual Studio does not recognize the tag, or resolve any references.

                                    It would be great if Visual Studio Intellisense could actually do this.

                                    185 votes
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                                      7 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Enable TFS reporting with TFS Preview

                                      It would be great to have access to the reporting capabilities in the Warehouse and the Cube to enhance the analysis capabilities with TFS Preview. Especially around testing and other such capabilities we would really benefit from having some degree of reporting access (even if it was just against SQL Azure and didn't provide cube access)

                                      184 votes
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                                      • Add a report that shows the age of pending changes

                                        This would show which files are currently checked out and how long they have been checked out. Would improve transparency within teams to see how long developers are going without checking in code.

                                        184 votes
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                                        • 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.

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