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  1. Support Sql Server Compact in Visual Studio 2013

    please bring back visual studio 2013 tools for sql server compact and improvement capebilities of tools and sql server compact. please add trigger and prosedual sql feature to sql server compact. over milion application data stored in sql server compact database and need continue supporting this tools

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      72 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

      1,239 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Update standalone FxCop to support .NET 4.5 and Portable Libraries

        Please update the standalone version of FxCop to be on par with the latest edition of the Code Analysis in VS 2012 to support developers using the Professional Edition SKU. This implies support for .NET 4.5 and for Portable Libraries.

        1,223 votes
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          53 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make XAML a first class citizen of Visual Studio

          Make XAML participate in compile time syntax checking, in code refactoring (e.g. property renames), and in code navigation. Add refactoring (e.g. "Create Style from Element") and other performance features to the XAML code editor (e.g. allow in-place editing of xaml tags so that the end tag changes when you change the begin tag).

          1,211 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Visual Studio Task Manager

            One of the best things about Visual Studio is it's extensibility. The problem is, the more extensions I install, the less stable my Visual Studio gets, the more memory it takes, and sometimes it even takes constant CPU even when minimized. It would be great to have a task manager feature which allowed you to identify the misbehaving extension much easier.

            1,199 votes
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              11 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Integrate Office365 and Visual Studio Online

              Please integrate Visual Studio Online and Office 365 better, considering that an organization that is interested in Visual Studio Online will be likely to be using Office 365.

              Integration should include:
              - Authentication - users should be able to use their Office365 accounts and not only LiveID.

              - SharePoint site integration - from Visual Studio Online let me configure a site that I can host file sharing from, including the ability to use Office 365 as a SharePoint source. Administrative functionality should be included provided the user has the ability to administer Office365.

              - SharePoint site integration, storyboarding - same…

              1,191 votes
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                28 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make VS scalable by switching to 64 bit

                No matter how fast and efficient VS will be, we will eventually reach some limit.

                I've reached the memory limit since VS 2003 -- around 1.3gb memory usage VS started to give out of memory exceptions. That was using 20-30 projects.

                Nowadays we have more than 70 projects in the solution and VS 2010 doesn't reach the x86 memory limit (on a 64 bit windows). Eventually we'll reach the number of projects that will be the tipping point for VS.

                Using a 64 bit build of VS will enable us to just buy memory and still work with that solution.…

                1,188 votes
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                  18 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Multithreaded C/C++ linker

                  We build more than 600 C++ projects. We invested a lot into breaking them into parallel build-able blocks but any HW upgrade give us almost nothing in the end as the linking process is utilizing only one CPU :(

                  1,184 votes
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                    9 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    The linker itself is not a CPU bound problem it has traditionally been an I/O bound problem. So just adding cores is not going to help. Having said that we understand that what you are looking for is a faster linker.

                    We are currently parallelizing two major phases of the link process. Merging of debug information is perhaps the single most time consuming tasks when it comes to non-whole program optimized builds and we will merge this with the symbol resolution phase of the linker. This should result in better parallelism and improved linker throughput overall.

                    Hope that helps.

                  • 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…

                    1,141 votes
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                      18 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Greatly increase support for GPU programming in C#

                      -Support GPU programming in C# -both general and graphical- on at least equal level with C++. On every Microsoft platform.
                      -Design the future versions (or successor) of DirectX with C# in mind.

                      1,117 votes
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                        17 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 1,112 votes
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                          54 comments  ·  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…

                          1,091 votes
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                            38 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Provide API documentation for the customization of TFS Web Access 2012

                            We would like to customize TFS Web Access 2012 to add new tabs, pages and other content to support our in-house processes. We were able to do this in the previous version of TFS Web Access. But there is no info about doing so in the current version of TFS Web Access.

                            1,051 votes
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                              30 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  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

                              1,049 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • INotifyPropertyChanged

                                Provide a way for INotifyPropertyChanged to be implemented for you automatically on class.

                                Provide a way for INPC to be done on auto properties (that you mark in some way)....so that you don't have to unroll the auto property into a field, and raise yourself.

                                976 votes
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                                  16 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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.

                                  972 votes
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                                    22 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Multi-Device Hybrid Apps with Visual Studio 2013 Express

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

                                    958 votes
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                                      6 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  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

                                      935 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Provide refactoring for C++

                                        Currently there is almost no refactoring support for C++. Even basic refactoring like renaming is missing.

                                        915 votes
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                                          14 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                            under review  ·  43 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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