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  1. Enable HLSL, DirectX and graphics development toolset for the C# language.

    Visual Studio only provides hlsl compilation tools for C++ projects, while C# projects which also use hlsl are left without this facility. This is a glaring inconsistency in the tools provided to each language. C# is meant to be a first-class language yet the DirectX tools which are built in to Visual Studio are not equally provided to C#, this is an unnecessary and arbitrary limitation.

    Developing DirectX applications with C# is becoming easier and there are now more tools than ever to work with this combination of technologies, including SlimDX and SharpDX, both fully capable managed DirectX frameworks (wrappers).…

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      5 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Easy way delete a task or work item in Team Foundation Server

      It is common to make a few mistakes, duplicates etc when entering a bunch of new work items or tasks. There is no easy way to delete the bad ones and try again.

      I know it is possible to to do this from the comamnd line, but it is a pain and defeats the purpose of having a GUI. The end result is that poor items get left in the project because it is a pain in the *** to remove them and start over.

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        This is a great idea! Although we plan to make this available to you in the near future, we are still in the planning process. We will check back as soon as possible with any updates to this request.

        - Justin Marks (Microsoft)

      • Add F# support for .NET Native

        I had a conversation with @xyziemba and @dotnet on Twitter recently about the .NET Native toolset and features. I understand the F# is not supported at the moment and that support is unlikely to come in the VS 2015 RTM timeframe. I'd like to suggest that you consider adding this support as soon as possible - even if it means some time after the RTM of VS 2015.

        Since I couldn't find a UserVoice request for this - I wanted to put this in.

        Thanks,
        Krishna

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          1 comment  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • C# REPL - execute one-off C# code on the fly from within VS

          I'd like to see a full read/eval/print loop for C# built into Visual Studio - much like F# Interactive, or Ruby's "irb".

          When debugging, this would let you interact with the current state of the debugged application - like the Immediate Window does now, but more powerful (e.g. with support for lambdas).

          When in design/editing mode, this would work a lot like LinqPad, but integrated into the IDE. It would let you evaluate expressions and execute multi-statement code blocks. This would let developers interactively experiment with their application classes ,.NET framework classes, and third-party APIs while writing code in Visual…

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            under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add server-side git hooks

            Please add server-side git hooks. Github has this feature and it is extremely useful.

            More info here: http://git-scm.com/book/en/Customizing-Git-Git-Hooks#Server-Side-Hooks

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              Thanks for the suggestion! We’re currently in the planning process for enabling many of the scenarios for which git hooks are commonly used. We’ll come back and update this when we have a better idea of the release timeframe. In the meantime, some users might find Service Hooks solve many of the integration points that git hooks are often used to build. Learn more here: https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/integrate/get-started/service-hooks/create-subscription

              Matt Mitrik
              TFS Program Manager

            • Use proper mouse wheel routing

              In the year 2011, maybe it's finally time to handle WM_MOUSEWHEEL by the window under the cursor, rather than using the backward way of handling them in the window with focus?

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                13 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  We added support for Cross Browser testing with VS 2012 Update 1. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2012/10/30/introducing-cross-browser-testing-with-coded-ui-tests.aspx

                  For MTM scenarios, you would need to import action recordings from MTM into a Coded UI Test and change browser type to the desired one.

                  I would like to know if this satisfies the needs of folks on this thread and I can close this to release votes or if people are specifically looking for the ability to specify browser type from within MTM.

                  Prachi Bora, Visual Studio Program Manager, MSFT

                • Improve shared projects with global view

                  Shared projects are very useful, not only for universal apps development but also to share code between different apps/platforms, for example : Xamarin projects, code sharing between windows 8.1 and windows 10 projects or between to similar apps (6tag and 6sec for example), etc...

                  But we can perhaps improve it, with a new way to show all files from a project, including files from shared project. See my illustration

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                    7 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • ...develop an empowering Process Template editor!!

                    The current editor's user experience is a barrier to process improvement through customization of of the template itself. The idea that an out of the box process template will satisfy all customer needs (or even one of the several shipped by MSFT) will be a limiting factor on meaningful and valuable implementations of the product.

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                    • Feature Request: Local Fields within Properties

                      A simple property in C#:
                      int MyProperty
                      {
                      get
                      {
                      return _myProperty;
                      }
                      set
                      {
                      _myProperty = value;
                      }
                      }
                      private int _myProperty = 42;

                      Now, imagine the requirement appears that the code must be documented using the /// conventions.

                      /// <summary>MyProperty is wonderful...</summary>
                      int MyProperty
                      {
                      get
                      {
                      return _myProperty;
                      }
                      set
                      {
                      _myProperty = value;
                      }
                      }
                      /// <summary>I don't want to document this but I'll get a diagnostic if I don't.</summary>
                      private int _myProperty = 42;

                      It's too bad that
                      /// <summary>MyProperty is wonderful...</summary>
                      int MyProperty
                      {
                      int _myProperty = 42;
                      get
                      {
                      return _myProperty;
                      }
                      set …

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                        10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • add folders for build definitions in Team Explorer

                        I would like to have folders for my build definitions in Team Explorer that allow me to organize and apply batch updates to several definitions at once. I could apply security to the various folders which would be inherited by the build definitions underneath. Batch updates could include regular expression modification of the build definition names, workspace folders, drop locations, and/or projects to build.

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                        • Faster geometry rendering

                          When we need to visualize very detailed vector graphics wpf is pretty useless. Even the basic transformations, such as pan/zoom take a lot of time (using RenderTransform or GeometryTransform).
                          Pure Direct3D handles it very well, and that's what I would expect from WPF (the geometry is static and frozen).

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                            1 comment  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Provide VB.NET Templates for developing Universal Apps

                            As we all know, universal apps are the future in windows and apps market. Though, Universal Apps template is not available on Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC. So, please make it available as there are more developers in VB.NET than we think.

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                              31 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Hey all,

                              Just want to update you on this. This week we released Visual Studio 2015 RTM but it does not include any tooling for building Universal Windows Platform apps in any language. As with Windows 8/8.1 building universal apps targeting Windows 10 requires running Windows 10 either on your development machine or in a virtual machine. Both Windows 10 and the Windows 10 developer tools will be available next week on 7/29 and you can start building universal apps using the RTM versions of Visual Studio, Visual Basic, and Windows 10 at the time. For more information on Windows 10 developer tools see here: https://dev.windows.com/en-us/downloads/windows-10-developer-tools

                              In the meantime, I highly recommend Lucian Wischik’s brand new blog series on Universal (UWP) app development using Visual Basic and the RC version of the Windows 10 developer tools discussing improvements over Windows 8.1 universal apps, porting your existing apps to …

                            • Fix it so that .NET apps can access HTTP thru authenticating proxy server by default

                              If you run a .NET app that needs to talk to the web, and you're behind an authenticating proxy server, then that app will fail to talk to the web.

                              Internet Explorer and Google Chrome work, Visual Studio and loads of other Microsoft apps will work. They can all talk to the web. But every .NET-based app or website I've ever seen will fail.

                              The implications of this are profound. I've seen umpteen forum posts over the years where people are scratching their heads, wondering what's wrong. I've seen IT guys re-route their users thru special-case connections to the web,…

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                                19 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Native WPF Webbrowser Control

                                The current Webbrowser in WPF is only a wrapper around the IE WebBrowser Control. It would be great to have a native WPF Webbrowser Control.

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                                  2 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add ability to hide/mask fields in a work item based on security/permissions

                                  Currently you can make work item fields READ-ONLY for certain groups of users. We would like to have the ability to hide fields or to mask the value of the field as well based on security permissions.

                                  For example we require our PM's, Dev's and QA's to enter time estimates for enhancements and defects. These are values that we don't want our Sales/Consulting teams and potentially End-Users from seeing.

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                                  • Add date time picker control to Windows 8 Metro XAML

                                    date time picker control is a must have control for many apps. It's missing in current Windows 8 Metro XMAL.

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                                    • Keep WP7.1 and XNA/WP app development in Visual Studio 2013

                                      In the first preview version of Visual Studio 2013 it's no longer possible to develop apps for WP7.1 or XNA WP apps (WP8 works fine). Please keep this platform supported in this new version of Visual Studio, thanks.

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                                      • Improve project F# model

                                        Improve F# project model (at least, add directions support). Maybe some extension to the language itself would be pretty good: #require "filename" to indicate that filename must be compiled before current file.

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                                          12 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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