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  1. Resolve Airspace iusse to full integrate OpenGL inside WPF

    There are many programmers and company that develop applications based on geometrical kernels that use OpenGL for drawing (like CAD/CAM applications) often they have an old MFC application, and to pass to a modern view for their applications and give a new user experience for the user they could make new WPF interfaces very quickly but they can't rewrite an entire kernel to pass from OpenGL to DirectX, so often they prefer to remain with MFC without pass to WPF. This could be a very special thing to have the possibility to use OpenGL fully supported by WPF, without airspace…

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      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

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        1 comment  ·  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…

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          9 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  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.

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            8 comments  ·  Project  ·  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/

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              1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Do not introduce the curse of #regions to HTML

              In VS2013.4RC you have announced #region support for HTML: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/webdev/archive/2014/10/16/announcing-new-web-features-in-visual-studio-2013-update-4-rc.aspx

              I understand that removing #regions from C#, as previously suggested and declined, would be unreasonable at this late stage (https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2678342--region-directive-considered-harmful-was-get-rid).

              Let's not introduce this curse to new languages though.

              Regions are a way for mediocre teams to hide ****** code behind a roll-up. They are not a productivity extension. They do not help lift the breadth developers forward.

              https://twitter.com/tathamoddie/status/522887198941515778
              https://twitter.com/shiftkey/status/522885829442957312
              https://twitter.com/jrusbatch/status/522886424421363713
              https://twitter.com/scottgal/status/522887947075342336

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                32 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Use a build controller over more than one Team Project Collections

                Make it possible to have one (or more) build controllers that can be used by one or more team project collections. This makes it possible to have one build mainframe, and a lot of team project collections (e.g. per customer a collection).

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                • Provide PowerPoint Storyboarding add-in as an individual install

                  Provide the option as part of the Visual Studio installation to only choose the PowerPoint storyboarding add-in rather than the entire Visual Studio suite. This would be especially useful for graphic designers that may need tools such as PowerPoint storyboarding add-in and not the full version of Visual Studio.

                  381 votes
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                  • 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…

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                      9 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow conditional compile statements in XAML markup

                      Allow the XAML markup editor to allow conditional compile statements so that a developer could have #ifdef statements in their markup

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                        1 comment  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support converting TFS online project from TFSVC to Git

                        I want to be able to convert an existing project in TFS online from using TFSVC version control to Git. Currently I can only get Git by creating a new project.

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                          Thanks for the suggestion! We’re currently working on adding support to allow Git repos to be added to TFVC team projects in the near future. We’ll provide more details as we get closer to completing this work.

                          Matt Mitrik
                          TFS Program Manager

                        • Native multi-editing (multiple cursors and selections) support

                          Multiple selections/cursors in Sublime Text is by far the most useful editor feature I have in my toolbox. Using search and replace in Visual Studio is slow and unwieldy in comparison and I find myself frequently copying blocks of text into Sublime Text just to perform versatile edits using multiple cursors, after which I copy the result back into Visual Studio.

                          A future version of Visual Studio would win huge points with this feature alone.

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                            11 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Provide us with a project type that officially supports the development of VGA-heavy applications from managed code

                            With the official announcement: “XNA Game Studio will not support Metro style apps” XNA has been marked as a legacy platform.

                            Please provide us with a replacement that:
                            -Fully satisfies .NET library design guidelines.
                            -Allows direct access to the VGA.
                            -Implements most strong points of XNA and learns from its mistakes.
                            -Has a feature set that is ON PAIR with DirectX 11.1 and stays UP TO DATE with future DirectX releases, at least ones that are accessible on WinRT.
                            -Enables developers to make applications capable of running on WinRT, Classic Desktop (at least on Windows 8), and at least on…

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                              16 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Global variables at release management

                              At release management it would be great to use "globale" build varaibles. For example build path, build name, drop location. Also define variables at release template to use this for more custom tasks. Also fixed variables like, date, time and so on.

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                                24 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • C++ CLI support for optional parameters for using in C#

                                in C++ CLI is possible to define an optional parameter like

                                public void ProvaDefaults([Optional, DefaultParameterValue(true)] bool value)

                                but in this way the compiler don't use the DefaultParameterValue for setting the correct default value in the metadata (II.15.4.1.4 The .para m directive) that is visible in C#

                                so in C# the deault parameter is visible but only with the system default value (in the sample reported it is false instead of the wanted true)

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                                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Support XAML2009 Throughout

                                  Generic types etc.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add native Markdown support

                                    Markdown is known as best idea for project text files. For example most README files novadays are written in markdown.

                                    Also default README.md could be possible added to project templates.

                                    To get more details visit Markdown specs page http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/.

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                                      5 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Optimize Math functions

                                      Currently the JITer doesn't do a good job with a lot of the .Net Framework, and the Math functions in particular.

                                      Example: Math.Abs

                                      The emitted assembly is pretty much the same for all types. It should optimize to take advantage of x86 instructions that have been around for more than a decade.

                                      cdq
                                      xor eax,edx
                                      sub eax,edx
                                      ret

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                                        7 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • enable changing the order of test cases on the web gui and let them be tested in this order for both manual & automated tests

                                        With the MTM 2012, it is possible to change the order of test cases within one test suite and this order is considered when testing. This functionality is missing in the web environment. It is not possible to order test cases and then have somebody else test them in a specific order. If a test suite is run, the tests are ordered by ID only. Make this work for both manual & automated tests.

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                                        • Add a RowTest attribute to MSTest to facilitate parameterized tests.

                                          It would be great to have a RowTest attribute (like in NUnit) added to facilitate parameterized tests, like:

                                          [RowTest]
                                          [Row(10, 10, 100)]
                                          Public void Add_MultipleValues_ReturnsSum(int x, int y, int expected) { … }

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                                            8 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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