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  1. C# support static extension methods like f#

    C# support static extension methods like f#

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      10 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make (editing) Typing/Scrolling more responsive

      There is a visible lag between the moment you press a key and the moment this translates into a character on the screen. Things like Go To Definition, and scrolling, can hang for several seconds.

      It appears to get worse over time as you work in the editor.

      581 votes
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        9 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide Better DirectX support in WPF

        These DirectX support classes are new in WinRT / Metro. Please provide them in WPF.

        SurfaceImageSource enables full composition of DirectX content into a XAML app. This allows drawing DirectX content into the XAML visual tree, useful for complex image effects, data visualization, and other immediate-mode drawing scenarios.

        VirtualSurfaceImageSource is used for large-scale virtualized content. This is targeted toward apps that require panning and zooming of large content, like maps and document viewers.

        SwapChainBackgroundPanel targets full-screen, DirectX-focused scenarios. This is great for games and other low-latency, full-screen DirectX apps with a XAML overlay.

        577 votes
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          9 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support azure worker roles monitoring by Application Insights APM agent

          Currently worker roles monitoring by APM is not supported. Please vote if you are using worker roles and want this support

          568 votes
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            under review  ·  12 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • New Work Item Control: Checkbox

            Creating string fields with "Yes" and "No" (or "True" or "False", or "1" and "0") as allowed values, is a viable "workaround" for a Yes/No field - but still, a real checkbox control would make it even better.

            btw: Checkboxes are a Windows control introduced from the very beginning (Windows 1 actually, I checked. ;)

            568 votes
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            • Reduce overall build time and provide better feedback on the progress in the UI.

              Building currently completely blocks the UI, and no progress is shown. Just showing a responsive, non-blocking UI windows which shows progress and has a working cancel button would be a great addition.

              563 votes
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                12 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add submodule support in Visual Studio Git Extension

                In the Visual Studio Git extension cloning a repo ignores submodules. When a repo is cloned it should perform a recursive clone through the submodules.

                Also, submodules are not shown correctly for commits. Please add support for git submodules.

                559 votes
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                • 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 →
                  • 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?

                    532 votes
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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

                      • 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

                        519 votes
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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

                        • New VS option "Go To Definition Implementation"

                          VS offers an option “Go to Definition” when you want to see a function definition; however, if your object is implementing an interface this option takes to that particular interface and you are forced to look for the object that implements this particular method. I propose a new option called “Go to Definition Implementation” which would take you to the object that implements that particular interface.

                          515 votes
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                            11 comments  ·  IDE  ·  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.

                            515 votes
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                            • 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

                              510 votes
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                                7 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Provide the ability to convert a work item to a different type

                                ...for example, change an existing work item from an Issue to a Bug, etc.

                                Users less familiar with the system frequently enter work items using the wrong work item type. Currently, you can't fix these items.

                                506 votes
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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 …

                                  503 votes
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                                    9 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.

                                    498 votes
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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).

                                      493 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  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.

                                        483 votes
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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)

                                        • [Planned for VS "14"] 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.

                                          482 votes
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                                            29 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Hey all,

                                            If you haven’t seen it already, VB Language PM, Lucian Wischik has put together a great series on building Universal Apps for Windows Phone and Store using Visual Basic on the Visual Basic Team Blog.

                                            Check it out @ http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vbteam/archive/2014/06/15/vb-universal-app-part-2-for-the-developer-sharing-xaml-assets-and-code.aspx

                                            The benefit of a Universal app to consumers is that when an app in the Windows Store and an app in the Windows Phone Store share an identity purchases for either count as purchases for both. That’s a great experience for users that VB developers can build today in their own apps. Lucian walks through how to set this up in your VB solutions in the first post of his series: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vbteam/archive/2014/06/15/vb-universal-app-part-1-getting-started.aspx

                                            When building Universal apps (or any app that targets multiple platforms/devices), reuse is the name of the game and through Portable Class Libraries and linked files Visual Basic developers already have two powerful tools in their…

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