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  1. Make Solutions Load Faster

    Larger solutions can take a long time to load. Make it faster, so I can get started on my work right away.

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      6 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Improve WPF Editor performance

      Improve Visual Studio WPF Editor performance. With Visual Studio 2010 it is very good, but also a bit slow.

      1,283 votes
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        under review  ·  12 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Modify the language to allow for observable properties rather than requiring explicit INPC

        Something more like:

        public observable int Foo { get; set; }

        Rather than having to do all the manual event raising required by INotifyPropertyChanged

        1,229 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Improve performance of Visual Studio builds and other uses better when working with solutions with several projects (ex. 40+)

          When working with a large number of projects in a solution, builds and loading of the solution can become quite slow. We are currently working with around 40 projects and Visual Studio is starting to crawl and this is unfortunate since we are aiming at having possibly over 300 total projects part of the solution due to a modular application design but are afraid of doing so due to performance woes. Making Visual Studio better at handling large projects in terms of performance and also in terms of ease of navigating between projects and their contained files will greatly reduce…

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            18 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • TFS code review should not require a new code review to be started when code that is already under review is changed based on review comment

            It seems that TFS requires a new code review to be started whenever code that is already under review is updated in response to review comments. It is not only unnecessary busy work for a developer to initiate a new review each time a review comment would suggest a change to the code that is already under review is necessary, but it also prevents having a single picture of changes made as a result of the review process.

            With the current method, a single logical code review may span multiple physical code reviews and the comments for the single logical…

            1,149 votes
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              Thanks for the suggestion! We’re currently in the planning process for enabling iterations in TFVC code reviews. We’ll come back and update this when we have a better idea of the release timeframe.

              Matt Mitrik
              TFS Program Manager

            • Resolve Airspace iusse to full integrate OpenGL inside WPF

              There are many programmers and company that develop applications based on geometrical kernels that use OpenGL for drawing (like CAD/CAM applications) often they have an old MFC application, and to pass to a modern view for their applications and give a new user experience for the user they could make new WPF interfaces very quickly but they can't rewrite an entire kernel to pass from OpenGL to DirectX, so often they prefer to remain with MFC without pass to WPF. This could be a very special thing to have the possibility to use OpenGL fully supported by WPF, without airspace…

              1,135 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow use of DataTestMethod / DataRow in all unit testing projects

                As I understand it these attributes are limited to use in WinRT/Metro and now with update 2, Windows Phone 8. It would be very helpful to be able to use them in all test projects e.g.

                [DataTestMethod]
                [DataRow("a", "b")]
                [DataRow(" ", "a")]
                public void TestMathos1(string value1, string value2)
                {
                Assert.AreEqual(value1 + value2, string.Concat(value1, value2));
                }

                1,125 votes
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                • Improve the XAML Designer performance

                  It often takes several seconds for a XAML Window to fully display. The editor is constantly pausing as I type, sometimes for as long as a second, before catching up with keystrokes.

                  1,119 votes
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                    25 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • C++ CLI support for optional parameters for using in C#

                    in C++ CLI is possible to define an optional parameter like

                    public void ProvaDefaults([Optional, DefaultParameterValue(true)] bool value)

                    but in this way the compiler don't use the DefaultParameterValue for setting the correct default value in the metadata (II.15.4.1.4 The .para m directive) that is visible in C#

                    so in C# the deault parameter is visible but only with the system default value (in the sample reported it is false instead of the wanted true)

                    1,111 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support a .NET 4.0 Service Pack on Windows XP Supporting those .NET 4.0 Bugs Fixed in .NET 4.5

                      This idea is in contrast to http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2723735-make-net-4-5-work-on-any-os-that-supports-4-0 and http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3116039-support-xp-for-4-5-until-the-end-of-xp-support-, which I do not support. It is parallel to http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3095632-make-vs2012-not-hide-net-4-0-bugs-when-targeting-, but I think is the converse of it.

                      Consider a developer who must support customers running Windows XP, and who also is unable or unwilling to debug their applications on a machine separate from their main development machine. Such a developer may feel that he cannot upgrade to Visual Studio 2012, since that installation would replace the .NET 4.0 assemblies on the developer machine, making it impossible for the developer to encounter the fixed .NET 4.0 bugs.

                      Unfortunately, it…

                      1,088 votes
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                        39 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow Extension Properties

                        I would like to be able to write extension Properties, not only extension methods.

                        1,084 votes
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                          10 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add option to Enable/Disable Deployment inside Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) TestSettings as in the local TestSettings

                          I need to run test inside MTM, and I need to add a TestSettings configuration to configure some options, but I need to disable deplyment as I need to run test in the build location.
                          Using visual studio testsettings there is a check in the deplyment section to disable deployment, but inside MTM testsettings options there is no such option, there is only the possibility to add folders, not to disable deplyment

                          1,080 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support for online/offline database sync for field devices without internet access

                            It would be great if there was official support for Microsoft-Sync (or similar technology) so field devices (or laptops without internet access) could use LightSwitch apps offline and sync once they were back online.

                            1,066 votes
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                              15 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • rename project folders and files

                              Create a way to rename a project folder. This is closely related to http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2517011-enable-project-renaming- and http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3054944-rename-the-project-folder-when-renaming-a-project

                              I would like a way where I can change a folder name and optionally filenames: Project -> right click -> rename folder and files... -> give a new name, select folder, output filename or both ->
                              * Visual Studio updates name of the the solutiondirectory
                              * Visual Studio updates the solution to point at the new directory
                              * Visual Studio updates references of other projects to this project to the new directory
                              * Visual Studio updates the project to reflect the new output file…

                              1,057 votes
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                                16 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Provide native support in the IDE for MVVM

                                Something like where VS has a "code mode" for code behind or MVVM or other pattern.

                                If MVVM is selected then the IDE helps us fall into the pit of MVVM success.

                                Even better would be a coding mode provider model, so other patterns could be plugged in over time

                                1,040 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • provide a way to version-control build definitions

                                  Currently, there is no way to revert back to an old version of a Build definition once you've made changes to it.

                                  999 votes
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                                    In the new build system coming with TFS 2015 you can see the full history of the changes to your build definition. The feature that is currently missing is the ability to undo or rollback to a previous revision.

                                    For that reason I am marking it as started but not yet complete.

                                  • Multi-Device Hybrid Apps with Visual Studio 2013 Express

                                    Make Multi-Device Hybrid Apps available for Visual Studio 2013 Express Editions.

                                    972 votes
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                                      6 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Working Hours and Days Off to be entered in User Profile

                                      Adding working hours and days off to the user profile will allow members to take responsibility of their working hours, making capacity planning easier.

                                      A project administrator may also need to be able to update these for a user, for cases of unexpected absence, etc...

                                      963 votes
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                                      • Support for collectible assemblies

                                        Support for collectible assemblies, i.e. assemblies that can be unloaded from memory (without deleting appdomain).
                                        Example: Build a kind of REPL on top of your application so that user can script your application. This leads to high customization capabilities. The user script might be sent via files to the application running 24/7, hence you need emitted code to be collected.

                                        962 votes
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                                          15 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide Lightswitch Product Roadmap - recurring Town Hall

                                          It's been forever since the community has seen a product roadmap for LightSwitch. A year ago we saw something of a 'statement of direction', but that's not what I'm talking about. We need more information about what specific backlog items are being worked on and what to expect from both near and long term for releases.

                                          Since the HTML Client announcement, there has been a great deal of discomfort in the LS community about the lack of information coming from MSFT regarding advancement towards a LS client for LOB application development.

                                          http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/7b92697d-ff35-4c04-8ac5-8949870c6c58/lob-html5?forum=lightswitch

                                          Most folks believe a new HTML client having…

                                          961 votes
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                                            27 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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