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  1. Provide Stash support in visual studio tools for Git

    There's no way i can stash my changes in Visual studio tools for git or any third party Git tools like mSysGit. Its great to support it.

    385 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…

      385 votes
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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

        379 votes
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          1 comment  ·  XAML Tools  ·  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

          378 votes
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            7 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enhance the Open Query in Microsoft Excel to allow cross-project queries to be exported.

            Now we get error: TF208015: You are trying to add work items that are not in the selected team project for this Microsoft Excel file. Only the work items from the *** team project will be added to your work item list. If you want to add work items from another team project, open a new Microsoft Excel file from that team project.

            Are you kidding me? How is it the TF client can display the results of the query, but the export cannot handle them too? Makes it incredibly cumbersome to manage program-level reporting...

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            • Support XAML2009 Throughout

              Generic types etc.

              374 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • XML comments schema customization in C#

                Allow to customize the XML tags recommended for use in XML inline comments for documentation.

                Just as in VB, a CSharpXMLDoc.xml could be saved in AppData to pass C# editor the customized XML elements.

                372 votes
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                  17 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  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 →
                  • 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>

                    368 votes
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                      10 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Sql Server Compact 5

                      Please work on the next version of sql server compact and continue supporting in visual studio. sql server compact is the best .net lite and embed database support data types,entity framework and embedding and use in the many of projects. please add support ssdt for database designer,in memory database, new nosql datatype, procedural sql command, column store index, triggers, REST request, odata, client sides api and others.

                      363 votes
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                        15 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support server SSL certificate chain inspection in Portable Class Libraries

                        As requested in http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3158400-add-httpclient-support-in-portable-class-libraries there is now an HttpClient that can be used in Portable Class Libraries. The latest version of portable HttpClient today is 2.2.15 and it supports also SSL connections.

                        When a SSL connection is created, the HttpClient doesn't offer any way to inspect the x.509 certificate chain returned by the remote server. I want to implement certificate pinning for additional security in my app and therefore I need an API to read the values of individual x.509 certificates.

                        I've understood that this could be done in these frameworks:
                        - .NET FW 2.0 (or newer): using System.Net.ServicePointManager.ServerCertificateValidationCallback API…

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                          8 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Identify and Nest Dependent Files in Solution Explorer using Right Click Menu

                          Identify and Nest Dependent Files in Solution Explorer using Right Click Menu.

                          Allow us to nest files in solution explorer without having to edit the csproj file. For example, we have 4 files that are breeze.*.js, and I like to nest them as dependent on breeze.js so they show up collapsed in solution explorer.

                          Currently we edit the csproj file to do this, and we also do it for css and for custom js. Another example:

                          repositories.js
                          -- attendee.repository.js
                          -- session.repository.js
                          -- speaker.repository.js
                          -- lookup.repository.js
                          -- abstract.repository.js

                          For files like jQuery that have 4 or 5 dependent files this is…

                          361 votes
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                            6 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add .Net Framework v. 4.5 support to Visual Studio 2010

                            Since Visual Studio 2010 was originally built to support newer versions/future version of the .Net Framework, .Net 4.5 support should be added to Visual Studio 2010 since Visual Studio 2012 has significantly reduced the usability and productivity of the IDE by discoloring the UI as well as removing critical features such as "Creating Unit Test". Adding .Net 4.5 support to Visual Studio 2010 would allow developers who do not wish to upgrade to Visual Studio 2012 the ability to continue using their favorite IDE with the latest .Net technology.

                            360 votes
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                              13 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Move workitem between team projects

                              make it easy to split team projects into multiple team projects, moving work items between them.

                              357 votes
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                              • Hierachical Navigation Menu

                                In a real world LOB system, there may be a lot of menu items, which should be organized in a hierachical navigation menu.

                                351 votes
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                                  21 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add a Treeview Control to Lightswitch

                                  Display of hierarchical data is a requirement in many business applications. The forums and blogs are full of questions on how to add a treeview to a Lightswitch application. While it can be done with a custom control, adding it to the standard set of controls would certainly make Lightswitch a more powerful business application development environment. BTW, be sure and have a two-way SelectedItem property.

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                                    6 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Dave,

                                    Thank you for the suggestion. We have added it to our product backlog and will consider it for a future release.

                                    Displaying hierarchical data is possible today using custom controls in a LightSwitch HTML client application. Michael Washington has written a blog post (http://lightswitchhelpwebsite.com/Blog/tabid/61/EntryId/2220/JQuery-Mobile-Tree-Using-Collapsible-Sections-and-Dynamic-Views-in-LightSwitch.aspx) describing how to implement collapsible sections using Jewel Lambart’s Collapsible Content Control (http://jewellambert.com/jquery-mobile-collapsible-content-control-with-lightswitch/).

                                    Thanks,
                                    Elizabeth Maher, LightSwitch Team

                                  • 350 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Visualize Blocked Task in Task board

                                      In TFS 2012 (Scrum Template) you can set a Task to Blocked. Problem is you need a query to see a task is blocked. I suggest Visualizing it in the Sprint board so that Team member know the item is blocked.

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                                      • Only display real errors on "Error List" after compilation (option?)

                                        If you open a large XAML project, it's not uncommon to have a lot of false errors displayed in "Error List" tab, (mainly about XAML files)

                                        Is it possible to add a button to clear completely this list and display only real errors detected by the compiler (just a simple parsing of the compiler output) ?

                                        It would help a lot of developers cause the only solution right now is to copy-paste the output in Notepad and search "error"...

                                        See the attachment

                                        349 votes
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                                          5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Open fast

                                          Make it so that opening a simple text file from Explorer is fast. It's just Text. Make it so fast to open that I no longer need a notepad replacement.
                                          Make VS2011 into the best notepad replacement!!

                                          It's just text, after all. It's ALL text.

                                          346 votes
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                                            10 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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