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  1. Allow users to install entirely to another hard drive

    Allow a user to install *all* of Visual Studio to a drive other than the system drive. I have a very small SSD and find it infuriating that Visual Studio can only install a third to my mechanical drive and must install 4GB to my system drive.

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      9 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Better code navigation in F#

      Bring over the code navigation features found in the VB.NET/C# Visual Studio experience, such as Find All References and Call Hierarchy

      296 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Please bring back the "Photoshop" import option in Blend 2015

        If Photoshop importer is not supported in Blend 2015, it impedes our migration plan to Blend 2015 and we'll have to keep using Blend 2013.

        We recognize that one of the advantages of WPF is that it can separate design from logic.
        We place orders of screen designs to companies who specialize in design and we don't put the ability of using Blend as the basis of selection.
        Designers deliver products in the form of Photoshop or Illustrator. Our current partner delivers with Photoshop format.

        If we can't import Photoshop file directly, we have to create XAML with referencing the…

        295 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Let lambdas with a statement body be converted to an expression tree

          The C# compiler supports translating a lambda expression to an expression tree (System.Linq.Expressions).

          Today lambdas with no statement body (only a single statement) are supported just fine.

          Expression<Action> x = () => Console.WriteLine("Hello World");

          But lambdas with a statement body (braces), which is needed to have multiple statements, doesn't compile.

          Expression<Action> y = () => { Console.WriteLine("Hello"); Console.WriteLine("World"); };

          I believe there is a lot of awesome stuff not being possible due to this lack of support.

          It seems very unproblematic to implement, but if there are any hidden issues with this feature, it would be nice to know so…

          290 votes
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            4 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • silverlight compile to html5 or Have XAML run in browser without plugin

            have Silverlight compile to html5 or Have XAML run in browser without plugin.

            288 votes
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              17 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • bring back Build Explorer in Visual Studio 2015

                Build Explorer had been removed in Visual Studio 2015 in favour of a browser based solution.
                Unfortunately not all function of Visual Stduio Build Explorer are available in TFS Web Access.
                Currently it is really frustrating when you need to look at code coverage in source files and not only at the percentage.
                the information is stored in TFS and you can still use it with Visual Studio 2010 - 2013 but needing to use two Visual Studio does not allow to switch completely to Visual Studio 2015.

                285 votes
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                  19 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support debugging of C++ code with IntelliTrace

                  As a C++ developer I am always sad when seeing cool features only available for C#, VB, ... e.g. IntelliTrace would be really useful to get rid of these invisible, hidden, and not reproducable errors.

                  (see http://msdn.microsoft.com/de-de/library/dd264915.aspx)

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                    7 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Roll Behaviors and TriggerActions into the .NET framework proper

                    Remove the dependency on the custom Blend assembly and add Visual Studio support

                    284 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Improved validation

                      Make validation accross entities easier. Something like Workflow rules engine, with dependencies between rules, dynamic loading of rules etc.

                      280 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Enable IntelliTest to generate tests for VB.NET projects

                        Please extend IntelliTest to enable generating tests for VB.NET projects.

                        278 votes
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                          24 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make go-to-definition and find-references work between F# and C# projects

                          In a solution containing a mixture of C# and F# projects, go-to-definition does not work when your starting point is, say, C# and the target function/value/type definition is in F#. (And vice versa.) The same is true for find-all-references.

                          This is a major inconvenience when working on this kind of mixed codebase. It would be great if it could work in both directions but even go-to-definition would be a great start.

                          278 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Don't close all files when a project file is edited

                            When a project file is edited on the file system (e.g. source control pull), you'll currently get a prompt: "The project '<name>' has been modified outside the environment"

                            My options are to not reload, often not being able to compile, or reload the project closing everything I have open...even if it's completely unrelated to the project change (added image files for example). This causes a huge productivity loss on a rapidly iterating project (Stack Overflow in this case), I have to reload the project then spend time opening/searching for whatever I was working on before it happened. In most cases…

                            276 votes
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                              5 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Compliable strings

                              If you're writing a tracing and logging component you may well want to pass the current method name to your logging component. Rather than hard code it (then forget to change it when you change the method name) you can use reflection and the MethodBase class to retrieve the name:
                              System.Reflection.MethodBase currentMethod = System.Reflection.MethodBase.GetCurrentMethod();
                              System.Diagnostics.Debug.WriteLine(currentMethod.Name);
                              System.Diagnostics.Debug.WriteLine(currentMethod.DeclaringType.Name);
                              System.Diagnostics.Debug.WriteLine(currentMethod.DeclaringType.Namespace);

                              In C # 4.5 you can use attributes System.Runtime.CompilerServices.CallerMemberNameAttribute, System.Runtime.CompilerServices.CallerFilePathAttribute and System.Runtime.CompilerServices.CallerLineNumberAttribute for such purposes.

                              Frequent use of reflection dramatically reduces performance. Using special attributes is a contentious issue. Because attributes inherently are declarative. They obviously do not provide full support for the…

                              269 votes
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                                9 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Improve Event to Command Binding in WPF

                                Invoking a command on an event requires the use of the Expression Blend interaction triggers. The syntax for this is pretty ugly.

                                Make the WPF tooling smarter so that we can easily bind events to commands via binding.

                                e.g:

                                <Button MouseEnter="{Binding MouseEnterCommand}"></Button>

                                264 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Decouple C++ compiler releases from Visual Studio releases

                                  In VS2010 and subsequently in VS2010sp1, many features of C++11 was implemented. But it is still far from covering the full spec. And we can assume that the full spec will not be available even in VS2011(or v.next). Because, MS is polling developers for prioritizing certain features of C++11. May it will take some time to have a fully supported C++11 with VS. And that is true for almost all the C++ implementations. And probably, the C++ compiler supplied with VS v.next will not be usable with VS2010.

                                  We can see, C++ compiler releases(full version or service packs) are coupled…

                                  263 votes
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                                    7 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add PlaneProjection

                                    For ease of use and silverlight compatibility

                                    263 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add shortcut to quickly open / close CodeLens function

                                      In Visual Studio 2013 Preview,
                                      CodeLens function is very powerful, but when we want to close or open it ... set step is too much. ( see Q&A : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/dn269218(v=vs.120).aspx )

                                      Add a shortcut, when we need it just "click (shortcut)" and show it, when we close is same.

                                      261 votes
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                                        5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support XAML 2009 in Visual Studio Editor and WPF markup-compiler

                                        Finally add support for XAML 2009 and its great features to the VS Editor and the WPF markup-compiler

                                        http://msdn.microsoft.com/de-de/library/ee792007.aspx

                                        255 votes
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                                          6 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add support for ISupportInitialize on object initializers

                                          Quite often, it's necessary to validate an object state when it's initialized. With constructor arguments, this is easy to do as it can be done at the end or begining of ctor code. With object initializers, it's nearly impossible, as there's no way to know programatically when the object initialization is finished.

                                          There's a built-in mechamis for this that is being used in WinForms and WPF: the ISupportInitialize interface. The initialization code generated by both toolkits checks to determine if the object implements the interface. If it does, it will call BeginInit() before invoking all property setters, and EndInit() at…

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                                            5 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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