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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.

    1,318 votes
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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.

      1,280 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

        1,264 votes
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          4 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow Extension Properties

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

          1,242 votes
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            13 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  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…

            1,234 votes
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              18 comments  ·  Performance  ·  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.

              1,225 votes
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                29 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  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…

                1,142 votes
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                  31 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Implement x:Bind for WPF

                  Please implement the x:Bind feature from Universal Windows Apps in WPF.

                  See http://channel9.msdn.com/events/Build/2015/3-635 for a presentation on x:Bind.

                  1,101 votes
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                    11 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  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.

                    1,097 votes
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                      16 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  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…

                      1,092 votes
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                        39 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

                        1,069 votes
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                          17 comments  ·  .NET  ·  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

                          1,065 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Ability to configure Source Control settings per project

                            Currently, The source control settings can be set per windows user.So if I'm working on different projects and each one has it's own Source Control (VSS,TFS,Tortoise...etc), then every time I want to open one of the project, I have to go and change VS source control settings to meet the source control that is being used for the project...

                            This is a time consuming and causes a frustration for me.

                            Vote please :)

                            1,011 votes
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                              32 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Open links in an actual browser

                              Please take the Web Browser out of the Visual Studio, open links in the default web browser (and please my own default, not Internet Explorer). Visual Studio is not good as a web browser and it uses Internet Explorer inside to make it worse.

                              1,008 votes
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                                17 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support multiple rows of document tabs

                                It would be really nice if the IDE allowed multiple rows of document tabs. Currently, I'm using the "Tabs Studio" add-in for this (http://www.tabsstudio.com). See here for an example: http://www.tabsstudio.com/documentation/addins/several-tabs-highlighted-with-the-default-style.png

                                993 votes
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                                  5 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Provide JavaScript Refactoring Tools

                                  Just like you have many refactoring tools for c#, it would be nice to have many of those features for JavaScript

                                  954 votes
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                                    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Improve code analysis

                                    Improve code analysis
                                    - Detect when first line of if block and else block are identical (same for last line)
                                    - Detect methods used only one time - Method is a candidate for in-lining
                                    - Detect constant defined in class used only one time
                                    - Detect private property with backing variable having get { return backingVariable; } set {backingVariable=value;} - convert to autoproperty
                                    - Detect public property used only within the same class - make it protected/private
                                    - Detect public method used only within the same class - make it protected/private
                                    - Detect class used only by one other class…

                                    946 votes
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                                      12 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Ask before moving files in Solution Explorer tree.

                                      Accidentally moving files to random directory really annoys.

                                      931 votes
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                                        36 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • open source Windows Forms

                                        Windows Forms is still the mostly used desktop technology for Windows Desktop Apps world wide, and WPF is only very slowly catching up. Still today, even the most new Desktop Applications projects become Windows Forms Apps, and on Windows CE industry devices, Windows Forms is often without alternative. Open Sourcing Windows Forms would allow the community to extend Windows Forms with functionality like true Mvvm support or seemless High Dpi scaling to find an easier, albeit long-term migration path to newer UI technologies, and it would increase business apps count for Windows 10, which derive from a new WinForms Developing…

                                        922 votes
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                                          16 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • C++/CLI Intellisense support for triple slash (///) auto XML Comments like C# to make them visible from derived C# projects

                                          Add support for triple slash (///) xml comment like C# to have support for sandcastle auto generated documentation ad expecially to have full intellisense support for Parameters help and Methods help accessible from all c++/cli and c# derived project that use the c++/cli class and methods

                                          895 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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