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  1. Improve discoverability of apps "not in your preferred language"

    Right now, if an app has (in the appx manifest) "en" language (no region specified), users in the US won't see the app in the store if they have the preference "make it easier to find apps in my language" to "yes".
    So the developer has to specify "en", "en-us" and probably several other languages + describe the store page accordingly, all with identical data.
    It would make sense, i think, that "en" (no region) language will be used as a fallback for all "en" countries if there is no "en-region" specified.

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      0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Android Emulator should support HTTP proxy configuration to allow network monitoring using Fiddler.

      Network proxy setting is not exposed in the emulator so that one can easily specify local proxy for quick network monitoring via Fiddler or some other tool.

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        1 comment  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • add target directory to Bower dependencies

        Bower (and NuGet) always install JavaScript packages all to the same root /scrips/ and /css/ folders. This is not safe when installing a number of different JavaScript packages as file names of different packages may collide.

        Moreover, it's hard to find files in a wealth of different JavaScript files.

        So I suggest to be able to provide a "webroot" relative destination directory to each of the dependencies to be installed, e.g.:

        "dependencies":
        {
        "bootstrap": { version: "~3.0.0", targetRoot: "bootstrap"},
        "jquery": { version: "~1.10.2", targetRoot: "jQuery"},
        "jquery-validation": { version: "~1.11.1", targetRoot: "jQuery"},
        "jquery-validation-unobtrusive": { version: "~3.2.2", targetRoot: "jQuery"},
        "requirejs": { version:…

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          0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Show all git repositories in the Code Explorer view

          Currently the only way to see all git repositories in a team project is to click the drop down next to the repository name. This isn't a very discoverable mechanism.

          I'd like to see all repositories available for a team project shown in the Code hub's Source Explorer view to improve visibility and make navigation simpler (it's one less click)

          6 votes
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          • Kanban Board: Horizontal swim lanes with different views

            It would be great if horizontal swim lanes could be added to the Kanban Board in TFS web access. I would like to see two different views for these swim lanes.

            1) "Parent View": This would create a swim lane for the parent work items and group the items on the board by those parent work items (similar to how the Task Board works). For example, if you are on the "Backlog Items" board it would show a swim lane for the Team's features. This would allow you to quickly see the status of all the PBIs that make up…

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            • Improve process isolation and messaging for broken plugins

              Visual Studio has a tremendous amount of plugins and extensions. Most serious developers working with the IDE make use of many of them. Although stock Visual Studio continues to improve, these plugins can be absolutely essential for productivity. The problem with plugins in Visual Studio is that it's hard to tell when a plugin is crashing or causing performance issues. If it is clear that a plugin is causing issues, it's sometimes tough to know _which_ plugin is causing issues.

              I recommend the Visual Studio team takes some inspiration from anther class of applications which have dealt with this issue…

              26 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Android Emulator available standalone and not bundled with Visual Studio

                external user:
                I wish the @VisualStudio Android Emulator was available standalone and not bundled with VS2015 preview...

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                  1 comment  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Nested methods in C#

                  In C#, allow the creation of nested methods. A nested method must have access to the main method declarations, as well as what can access the main method. A nested method can be called by the code in the main method that follows the declaration of the nested method, or by other nested methods of the main method. The principle is recursive: A nested method can itself have nested methods.

                  The principle exists in the language Pascal / Delphi. Methods C# syntax is however less well suited at this writing, as can be seen in the proposal of pseudocode that…

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                    2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Give an option to not try to save new files (not allocated on disk) on "Save All"

                    I really like to work with my database from Visual Studio. And I have to write quires a lot. It is very handy to make it from Visual Studio when I have solution right in front of my eyes. And Visual Studio supports multiple windows which makes this even better in multi monitor cases.

                    But in project I still need to change code files a lot. And so when I press "Save All" shortcut combination it requires me to save a query file (which i have been using to make queries), and file is not allocated on disk, so have…

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                      1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow multiple CommandLine Arguments to be specified.

                      In Visual Studio, regarding the Project Properties Panel, within the tab "Debug" there is a TextBox to enter CommandLine Arguments.
                      If i want to test the application with different commandline arguments, i will have to remove the previous entered commandline arguments in order to enter new commandline arguments. Please allow multiple tabs to switch between multiple commandline arguments. Thank you.

                      6 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add support for the "Custom Tool" design-time file property in shared projects

                        I've posted about this here, initially believing it to be a bug rather than an apparent design decision: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/be5b601d-1a80-40f5-8ed8-a2a833f99f40

                        When building universal applications that require the use of design-time custom tools (such as Razor preprocessors), the inclusion of the "Custom Tool" file property in shared projects would be a tremendous workflow improvement. At the moment, this feature is only available in executables and libraries, which can lead to ugly dependency issues when used in conjunction with shared projects.

                        See attached images for a comparison of the File Properties panel in a PCL project and the same panel in a shared…

                        4 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • one project type for cordova and Html5/JS(Ts)

                          Hi there

                          Currently I'm using vs 2013 update 4 + cordova and developing angular.
                          Problem is debugging (developing) for web and Mobile.

                          I should copy file between two project, asp.net and Js Project

                          i can't chose debug on browser or device(simulator) simultaneously when developing cordova and vice versa.
                          (difference between these two are almost different index file, not talking about publishing)
                          I Couldn't fount any easy solution for this problem. (i also tried share JS project with no luck)

                          So just add browser debug option when developing using cordava or any other suitable solution.

                          10 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow programmers to get special object's mangled name

                            MSVC should allow programmers to get special object's mangled name,which may be very useful when loading a cpp-export dll dynamically.
                            For example,
                            namespace AA{
                            extern const a = 1;
                            }
                            const char *p = get_mangled_name(AA:a);//?a@AA@3XX_XX

                            18 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Port WPF to Mac OS 10

                              If the rest of .Net is going there, why not WPF?

                              42 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • There should be a Visual Studio edition for young developers

                                There should be a Visual Studio edition, dedicated to young developers, providing them with templates to start their coding right away.

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                                • Make C/C++ compiler (cl.exe) independent of IDE

                                  Consider a node.js developer, who builds native addon module using node-gyp in C++.

                                  Node-gyp require MSVCR to compiler the project on Windows. If I am using sublime for my JS and C++ development, I would like to only take C++ compiler and libraries instead of installing plethora of stuff that I don't require.

                                  Original concern was posed here: http://stackoverflow.com/q/26959640/.

                                  35 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Enable Smart Unit Tests to generate tests for ASP.NET vNext projects

                                    In VS2015 Preview, Smart Unit Tests does not support generating tests for ASP.NET vNext projects. Please extend this feature to enable generating tests for ASP.NET vNext projects.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Mark a Backlog Item Committed When Assigned to Sprint

                                      When assigning a Backlog Item to a sprint/iteration it would be very helpful if the state would automatically be marked Committed. Likewise, when kicking a backlog item/story out of the sprint/iteration it would be helpful if it's state would be automatically changed to Approved.

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                                          2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide Native TFS Build Server Support for Fake - F# Make Build

                                          I would like the ability to use F# Fake build scripts instead of using build templates, msbuild files, and powershell scripts to define my build process. It would be nice if the TFS build server to supported it out of the box.

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