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  1. Allow .NET games on Xbox One

    Yesterday was announced that Xbox One will allow indie developer to easily publish games on Xbox One.

    Lots of indie developers and small game company are using .NET to develop games. Today, we are able to easily target several Windows platforms (Windows Desktop, Windows RT and Windows Phone 8) as well as other platforms thanks to Mono from Xamarin.

    As we don't know yet the details about this indie developer program for Xbox One, we would love to use .NET on this platform - with everything accessible, from latest 4.5 with async, to unsafe code and native code access through…

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      272 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add Filter and Script menu options on right click in server explore objects. [Tables, Views, Stored Procedures and Functions]

      Hi Visual Studio Team,

      .NET developers only leave visual studio IDE when they need to review SQL database. If you add these capabilities, filter and script options on right click in server explore objects, we shall not switch between SQL and visual studio.

      Regards,
      Jahed Kabiri

      2 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow usiing T4 template in Shared Project

        The new shred project is great feature. But, curentry, we can no use T4 template in shared project. I hope it can be.

        3 votes
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          1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Ability to specify username/password to perform SQL Database Backup/restore

          (As I previously posted this idea with a big clerical error, I decided to republish it)

          It's common that the user running the Release Management Service is not an Administrator all SQL Servers we may have in our infrastructure, it would be great to be able to specify the username to perform MS-SQL Activities in a Release Management Template.

          4 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Provide immediate mode rendering integrated with WPF pipeline

            There is work in progress for Windows RT XAML
            http://blogs.msdn.com/b/win2d/

            We need the same for WPF.

            2 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Update WPF to use correct Windows 8 control styles

              WPF applications look out of place on Windows 8.x (and have since the initial release of Windows 8). WPF 4.5 which developed in conjunction with and *included* with Windows 8 does not have the correct styles for among other things buttons, progress bars and text boxes.
              In the years since the release of Windows 8 this has been perpetuated. For an example, look no further than the Manage Extensions window in VS2013.

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow acceptance testers to access TFS test hub

                We find it a little overkill to require UAT testers to have a VS Test Pro with MSDN subscription simply to be able to record the steps and findings of their tests.

                It would be a good and useful idea to create an exception for UAT testers to be allowed access to the test section of TWA to create test scripts and record their results. At the very least, they should have access to be able to record results against a test script that was created by an MSDN subscriber.

                10 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add 3D transform matrix (Silverlight or CSS 5 Like)

                  The idea would be to be able to apply simple 3D transforms matrix on any FrameworkElement. This would drastically increase the design possibilities of WPF, and make some sceneries much easier (such as "tilting" a Framework element being pressed)

                  4 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Create a project type where the build action does nothing (by default)

                    I would like to be able to create a Visual Studio project who's build action is to copy to a given directory.

                    The reason why this would be useful for the following scenarios:

                    1) You are building a project does not have a compilable build step (ie. the project is just a bunch of files, like an html only website)

                    2) You want total control over what the build action does

                    The default behavior of this project would be to copy all content to the given output directory.

                    My current use-case is I have a project that contains custom deployment…

                    6 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make a new Blend for VS 2015 not so black

                      Please make color theme for Blend 2015 not so contrast.
                      The original Blend color theme was absolutely perfect.

                      4 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide a Visual Studio Express for ARM based tablets like Surface RT

                        I was the proud owner of a Microsoft Surface RT and many times I had an Idea I had to first write it down and test it at home when I had my Surface RT with me in the train or in the plane.

                        I think there is a big thing missing in the whole RT tablets Idea and that is an IDE to allow developers to develop application for their beloved tablet or phone.

                        Let's have a Visual Studio Express version that can be deployed on Surface RT and the like and it can be restricted to developing Universal…

                        6 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Analyze Item menu should offer an option to change the colors of Maintanibility Index range default values

                          An architecte or a Manager should be able to change the default values for ranges for color signification in Code metrics for the maintanability index values (it should be customizable), for example : 0-15 = low , 15-30 = moderate , > 30 maintenable instead of 1 hard-coded values as currently available in VS
                          A yellow is between 10 and 19 indicating that the code is moderately maintainable. A red rating is between 0 and 9 indicating low maintainability

                          2 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Custom UI controls for custom applications that interact with TFS

                            Based on a discussion on the ALM Champs list and ALM Rangers Forums:

                            I’d love control(s) that:
                            - Allows me to pick files and/or folders from TFVC and/or Git
                            - Allows me to configure and save a ACL for an object of my choosing (akin to the Team Administrator ACL)
                            - Allows me to select a Build (output)
                            - Allows me to select tests to run (akin to the automation… window)
                            - Allows me to pick one or more area’s/iterations
                            - Allows me to pick one or more teams
                            - Check-in UI
                            - etc

                            These would allow others to easily…

                            32 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Rangers Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Increase default width for "ID" column or make it automatically adjustable in LINK controls

                              In TFS link controls, it is very annoying to constantly have to re-size columns every time a window is opened in TFS (as their width is not saved before closing window).
                              While I believe it may be hard to fix this issue globally for all columns, my proposal is to fix it at least for one particular case - "ID" column for linked work items (bugs, tasks, user stories, etc.).
                              I see two ways for this:
                              - adjust automatically the width of "ID" column to be able to see work item ID at once the form is opened
                              - increase…

                              9 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support custom elements in .aspx files

                                Update 4 RC just recently included support for custom elements in the HTML editor (the default editor for .html files) however this feature did not make it into the HTML (Web Forms) editor (the default editor for .aspx files).

                                6 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow for a way to define a "default view" for a work item query.

                                  My team sends out a link to a “Features” work item query, which is our priority list now for our business stakeholders to consume. The issue is that every user can customize the view, and the default columns are not very helpful for business folks. We’d like to set up the default view to be more helpful, so business folks don’t have to edit the columns they want to appear.

                                  4 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add options to Threads and Call stack windows to hide assembly, namespace, etc.

                                    Currently, call stack allows to hide module names, but not namespace. Threads has no options at all.

                                    Call stack should get the namespace option, and threads should mimic call stack.

                                    6 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • TeamPath to complement AreaPath and IterationPath

                                      I would love to see a TeamPath field to complament Areas and Iterations.

                                      This field should be used together with area and iteration to define teams in Web Access. When creating new teams in Web Access there is currently a checkbox for creating an AreaPath for the team. There should be two more for creating an IterationPath and a TeamPath for the team.

                                      This would make the "team pages feature" of web access really powerful and flexible. It should not impact existing projects that have team nodes in AreaPath (and/or IterationPath) as long as the default TeamPath for a team…

                                      6 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Normal library for C# work with Videos

                                        Please publish normal library to work with videos using C#. It took my 5 days to work about that and now too I have not done that..

                                        12 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add intellisense reset option

                                          Intellisense crashes frequently on certain pages, leading to the frustrating scenario of having to close and reopen a page just to get intellisense working again.

                                          While it seems that you can't fix it, a simple way of quickly resetting it without having to close the tab, like you can with SQL Server, would make this frequent bug less annoying.

                                          This seems to have started happening in VS2012 and has got worse in VS2013 and you can see the extent of the problem on this SO post, with over 31,000 views in 1 year.

                                          http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13375961/visual-studio-2012-intellisense-sometimes-disappearing-broken

                                          7 votes
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