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  1. ToolTips Need Reasonable (or Configurable) Line Breaks

    ToolTips need some kind of reasonable line break. Take a look at the attached image. The ToolTip extends way across my screen and is not easily readable. There needs to be either a reasonable default or a configurable value that specifies when the TooTip text displays an embedded line brerak, causing teh text to appear on mutliple lines.

    For me, personally, this is a problem as I often recorde screen casts along the left edge of my screen and then all of the sudden, VS destroys my recording with its obtrusive ToolTip.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • In Windows 10 the new Visual State Managers allow the UI to adapt to different Width and Height. When in debug mode, it will be handy to hav

      In Windows 10 the new Visual State Manager allows the UI to adapt to different Width and Height. When in debug mode, it will be handy to have current window size in overlay (similar to frame rate now)

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        0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Visual graphical language

        VGL
        Visual graphical language
        Summary: in this article suggest that make a new computer languages with name visual graphical language or alias VGL
        Background: this languages is totally graphical. Section of variable definition has a toolbox for himself and can define variables graphically. Section of programing has a toolbox for himself and can make a program totally graphical.
        Article: the basic of this languages comes below
        1- Total of variable type derived from himself basic class and total basic class has icon for himself that this icons exists in toolbox of variable definition section and with drag or double click…

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • integrate/bundle the PixelSense SDK API into WPF or at least use some of its best ideas and provide a "touch" simulator

          Integrate/bundle the PixelSense SDK API into WPF or at least use some of its best ideas.

          It's not always practical to buy every piece of hardware with touch capabilities or not possible (e.g. people using MacBooks and BootCamp to develop....touch screen doesn't exist).

          Also if you are doing testing/development in virtual machines, you are unlikely to have any virtual "touch" hardware available.

          So please provide a "virtual touch simulator" as provided (or used to be provided) in the PixelSense SDK. Let it run on Vista, Windows 7, etc....and think about testing...e.g. how can we record gestures and touch events, so…

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            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            • WPF window designer: always show height on auto grid rows

              Currently, in the WPF Window Designer, only larger height rows show their actual height when set to Auto - it would be really helpful if you could find a way to extend this to smaller height rows, especially as eg data entry type forms generally have most grid rows in the 20-25 range of height. I'd

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              • menu editor in VS

                working with menus it's annoying to open each dropdownmenu and strech the window to show all properties with one glance.
                Saving the layout of first menu editing window and it will be mutch faster to work in a menu structor.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  • Improve tooltips for type aliases

                    The tooltip for a type alias just points you back to the original type. Especially for type providers, where it's very common to alias most of the generated types, this is not very useful, as the types aliased to are not well-know by the developer.

                    The proposal is to change those tooltips from this:

                    type t = ABBREVIATION

                    to this:

                    type t = ABBREVIATION
                    = EVENTUAL TYPE AFTER REMOVING ABBREVIATIONS

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Stop Building When The First Error Occurs

                      We have lots of projects in our solution. It would be extremely helpful for Visual Studio to stop building the rest of the projects in the solution when a project errors. Otherwise we have to sit there and wait for the other projects which reference the project that failed to finish compiling. Those projects create errors about missing dependencies. The extra errors are a waste of time to look through. I would just like it to stop on the first error.

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                      • Run windows store unit tests as a new app

                        Currently when using MSTest, the unit tests are run by deleting the local storage of the app, running the tests and then uninstalling the app.

                        Other testing frameworks like xUnit run unit tests as a separate app, so the local storage is unaffected.
                        In mstests, the unit test package name must be identical to the app's package name. Changing this restriction would fix the problem described above

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                          0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Interpreter for .NET languages

                          It is good to add a C++(and other languages') interpreter for rapid development. An interpreter is very convenient and saves quite some time. The most important use of the interpreter is conceptual scripting. Users may transform basic concepts into scripts through line-editing, using an interactive command-line interpreter, before improving their idea into real and complete programs. It is also useful for new learners to use interactive interpreters for learning languages, in this way they can test and figure out if something works correctly, because interpreters can produce immediate results in an interactive session. Moreover, it helps programmers who uses interpreted…

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                            1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support WCF RIA Services in WPF

                            Requires support from the RIA Services team as well as some additional support from the Cider (WPF Designer) team

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                              0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  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

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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.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Automatically handle thread dispatching when binding to ObservableCollection.

                                  If you use MVVM today you have to wrap your collection to handle dispatching, which makes it much more difficult to have pure view-models.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • WPF Control Disposing

                                    It is a pain to use things like Images / ImageSources / Brushes in WPF as you can't easily dispose them. Not even the Bitmap class can be disposed anymore. Memory management is getting really complicated as it's unclear why memory remains in use after you close a window / unload a page for example. Images do not free their underlying stream, keep a handle on the file.

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                                    • Please Bring C++ Windows Forms Back

                                      There used to be an option to make a Windows Form Application using the c++ language in the 2010 edition but I have the 2013 edition and it is no longer there. Please can you bring back the Windows Forms Application option. I prefer Windows Forms Applications to Win 32 Applications.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Improve remote debugger is not of an acceptable version error message

                                        Completely useless error message: 'The remote debugger is not of an acceptable version' Why not say what should be the acceptable version. Where is it on disk? From where to download it?

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                                          1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow UpdateAll option when updating extensions

                                          Once you get the VS RTM, you have to install 7+ more updates to it.
                                          It's a pain to open Tools/ExtensionsManager and install each one individually. Some of them also requires restarting Visual Studio, which adds more time to restart it after each update.
                                          It would be great if it would be an option to select more than one extension (add them to a list) and install those selected one all together.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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