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  1. OOTB Rust programming langague support

    The new Rust programming language is developed by Mozilla.

    http://www.rust-lang.org/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rust_(programming_language)

    It gives a very solid infrastructure to write APIs (perhaps even with ABI style).

    It has some advantages over C APIs, and the compiled code is as low-level as that of C/C++.

    Please provide OOTB support for Rust in Visual Studio.

    Thanks.

    475 votes
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      2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

      473 votes
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        18 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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.

        472 votes
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          14 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Basic Refactoring Functionality needed

          Right now when I want to make a section of code a method or make some simple refactoring, its not in the box. Rename is there, but its local to the page and doesn't go deep enough. The top 5-10 refactoring types should come in the box.

          Merged from another idea: Improve the refactoring tools like code generation, rename, etc.

          464 votes
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            15 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 462 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Visual Studio should be Touch-Friendly

              Anyone who has put Visual Studio 2012 on a computer with a touch screen will attest to how bad the environment behaves when attempting to touch the screen.

              Visual Studio should include either a full-fledged touch mode or include settings that allow users to take advantage of touch enabled devices.

              459 votes
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                30 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • GPGPU programming

                It would be very beautiful if .Net supports GPGPU programming like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPGPU
                especially that know graphic accelerators are in every where from PCs to Phones to Tablets..

                459 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.

                  446 votes
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                    12 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • allow extension methods to be defined in instance classes

                    Currently, extension methods can only be defined in a static class. It would be very helpful if an extension method could also be defined in an instance class, so that this was possible:

                    public class Foo
                    {
                    public void DoBar()
                    {
                    new Qux().GetBaz("corge").DoGrault();
                    }

                    private static Baz GetBaz(this IQux qux, string s)
                    {
                    // Get Baz from qux here...
                    }
                    }

                    This simply enables a more fluent syntax for private helper methods. This can improve readability of the code compared to a more procedural-looking use of normal static helper methods.

                    The current workaround is to define a new internal static…

                    441 votes
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                      8 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Implement XSLT 3.0 for .Net

                      Fully support XSLT 3.0 in .Net (Including XQuery 3.0 and XPath 3.0)

                      http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt-30/

                      433 votes
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                        5 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Stop automatically messing with my solution configurations and platforms

                        Every single time I add a project to a solution, Visual Studio "helpfully" adds to the solution every configuration it finds in the project.

                        Every single time the project has a platform that the solution doesn't, Visual Studio "helpfully" creates the missing solution platform and also, most annoyingly, "Mixed Platforms".

                        PLEASE leave them alone. I set them up how I like and I'd like them to stay that way.

                        Example use case #2:

                        I create a new project (defaults to x86) and add a Util library (AnyCPU). Wham, I'm only 5 seconds into a new project and I already have…

                        433 votes
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                          9 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Better project reload

                          If you work with DVCS like Git or Mercurial you always switch back and forth between branches. This always cause Visual Studio to reload projects even if they were not changed. Even if project is changed, it should not be that long. And of course it should not ask to reload each project.

                          431 votes
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                            9 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • add support for Windows Store apps written in F# ... show that F# can be superior to C# even when it comes to more common tasks like GUI dev

                            add support for Windows Store apps written in F# (FSharp) ... to show that F# can be superior to C# even when it comes to more common tasks like GUI development.
                            <a href="https://github.com/dmitry-a-morozov/fsharp-wpf-mvc-series/wiki/Intro"; > link </a>

                            430 votes
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                              11 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • change the new 2012 bowtie icon back to the smooth style

                              The sharp-edged icon that came with the Visual Studio 2012 RC is hard to look at, and looks more like a bowtie than an infinity symbol. Please return it to its former glory before releasing RTM.

                              430 votes
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                                28 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Bring back incremental C# compilation

                                When coding Java in Eclipse, the compiler incrementally compiles the project in the background every time a file is saved. This way, when the user clicks run, the launch is instantaneous, rather than the long build process that comes with C#. This makes it easier to develop and test small changes, which in turn makes it easier to find and fix bugs.

                                The C# compiler originally had this functionality, but it was removed when .NET 2.0 arrived as it could sometimes cause problems. However, given that it been proved possible in an equivalent language by the Eclipse team, coupled with…

                                429 votes
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                                  9 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • High Performance line graph control based on Dynamic Data Display

                                  Support for a high performance line graph control based on (or similar to) the Microsoft Research Project Dynamic Data Display (http://dynamicdatadisplay.codeplex.com/). Dynamic Data DIsplay is great but work on this project appears to have stopped.

                                  424 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Provide an open API to allow us to extend Code Lens (now that Roslyn is open sourced)

                                    Please open up the API for CodeLens now that Roslyn is available to the wider public. It would allow to to do some great stuff on the local code. I would not mind a model that only works locally for now, though a server side API would be nice.

                                    418 votes
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                                      under review  ·  18 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add support for ALPN to System.Net.Security.SslStream

                                      The proposal is to add TLS ALPN support to the System.Net.Security.SslStream API. One of the key applications of this would be to negotiate SPDY or HTTP/2 connection with a server.

                                      "Microsoft drove into the TLS working group a new standard called ALPN: [IETFDRAFT-ALPN] Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), "Transport Layer Security (TLS) Application Layer Protocol Negotiation Extension", draft-ietf-tls-applayerprotoneg-00, April 2013, http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-tls-applayerprotoneg-00 This standard uses a TLS extension during the handshake to communicate to the server/client what inner protocol will be spoken over the secure stream. For instance, this is how SPDY and HTTP/2.0 connections are negotiated between browsers and compatible…

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                                        6 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support IntelliSense and underlining of errors in F# Interactive

                                        It's a big annoyance to not have auto completion there. C# Interactive from Roslyn supports it, and even the Immediate pane of C# and VB also have it

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                                          8 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make Design View available for x64 target platforms with custom elements

                                          Design view is unavailable for x64 and ARM target platforms when the document contains custom elements (XAML with a user control, for example).

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                                            13 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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