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  1. Please include Nemerle support

    We're writing our solutions on Nemerle, but this beautiful language still has no official VS support. Fix this situation, please.

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Child windows, popup windows and MDI for Universal App Platform in Windows 10

      Please add support for child windows, popup windows and MDI for Universal App Platform in Windows 10

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        0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Better Email Notification management

        It would be really useful if we have a way to subscribe to alerts/notification instead of everyone receiving a deployment failure email.

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          2 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Check for diff between workspace and latest on project load/reload.

          Currently the only feature that comes close to this functionality is to set source control to "Get Everything" when a solution/project is opened.
          In many cases you may not want to blindly take the latest immediately after opening a project. It would be nice to simply have an indication that diffs exist; then we could make the conscious decision to either get all of the latest or select a portion of the latest depending on the circumstances.

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          • Build.Preview - Allow to disable unit tests at queue build time.

            Using TFS 2015 RC new Build.Preview feature, it's not allowed to disable tests for a specific build at queue time. We need to edit the build definition by disabling the "Test Step" everytime and it fills up the build history for no reasons. Makes this history less usefull.

            Was nice to run build without tests sometimes, just like the old XAML build offered!

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            • bug custom events

              I have a proxy function in my code

              public void TrackMetric(string name, double value)
              {
              var tc = new TelemetryClient();
              tc.TrackMetric(name, value);
              }

              On the metrics in the azure portal there are 2 custom events: name and value which are never intentionally used through the app.

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                0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow a <DOCUMENTATION> tag in the schema for WIT, which persists

                For heavily customized work item template (WIT), it would be useful to be able to add documentation snippets to annotate important uses or changes. The idea is this information would persist in the XML files produces by the witadmin.exe tool - e.g. it would be possible to document the business reason for a data validation rule.

                Rationalle is for when other administrators come in to check or make changes, they have more information to work with. An alternative would be to persist <!-- comments --> data when using witadmin importwitd. Currently its allowed but subsequently using witadmin exportwitd shows the…

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                • Let me use variabels in the control options of a build step

                  Let me use variables in the control options so that I can control if a certain step shall be run when I manually queue a new build.

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                  • Open Source Virtual OS supporting .Net App run on Android/Windows/Iphone Tablets

                    A FirmWare which support Usb/Wifi enabled Keyboard/Screen in Tablets/Smartphone so that we can give extra interactions to user with the device
                    And with a Virtual OS which support .Net Application to Run on Android/Iphone Devices which can exploit independent Platform Approach

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Single-Line For Each

                      Something like single-line "If" statement:

                      For Each val In Values Then DoSomethingOneLine

                      Without "Next" keyword.

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Automatic conversion to DependencyProperty

                        When creating custom controls and/or classes, it is not unusual to need to define a property as a DependencyProperty. I always find this to be time consuming extra effort that it should be able to be done by Visual Studio. Just like Visual Studio can modify methods for async/await when necessary, I would like to be able to do the same thing to have it convert a regular property into a DependencyProperty.

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Automatic comments like MonoDevelop/Xamarin Studio

                          Automatically produce comments based on the class/interface name
                          for example

                          class GUIManager

                          would produce
                          /**
                          * Manages the Graphical User Interface
                          **/

                          Picks up key words GUI (Graphical User Interface), Manager

                          This would make documenting so much easier and efficient.

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                            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • support \n, \t, etc. in replace mode

                            When replacing strings with Ctrl+F it would be good to be able to add tabs, new lines, etc. with \t, \n, etc.

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                              1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Automatically escape regex characters in FindNextSelected (Ctrl-F3)

                              When regular expresison are turned on in the quick-search/find dialog, Edit.FindNextSelected (Ctrl-F3) fails to compensate for regex characters in the current selection. So searching fails when I select ".method(int" and hit Ctrl-F3 because the bracket '(' is not escaped. I am now searching for an incomplete regular expression. Similarly, the '.' isn't escaped and will match any character.

                              I wrote a macro back in VS2008 days which did this, simply searching the selection for regex special characters and escaping them, but it no longer works since the macro editor was removed.

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                                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • NuGet Package Visualizer is missing from Visual Studio 2015

                                Please add back in the "NuGet Package Visualizer" to Visual Studio 2015 that existed in Visual Studio 2013.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Auto-complete in native debug engine (Visual C++)

                                  Native Visual C++ debugger lacks an auto-complete functionality. While typing to a Watch Window, pressing Ctrl+Space does nothing and neither does pressing a dot symbol (which lists members of the object in a code editor). We have to type full expressions to the debugger windows like Watch Window, Intermediate window, Memory, etc. Previous versions of VS had this problem so this is a missing feature. Please implement it.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add a user defined tab name for new Solution Explorer Views

                                    Ability to Add a user defined tab name for new Solution Explorer Views

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make Code Lens for Visual Studio 2015 Community

                                      Make Code Lens available for Visual Studio 2015 Community. This is a must for single app developers when develop for Windows 10.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Visual Basic 2010 Express registration key cannot obtain. Get "page no longer exists".

                                        When go to "help" in Visual Basic 2010 Express free edition, then to "register", you end up at a page that is no longer active. It says "We are sorry the page you requested cannot be found". This may occur after you sign in to your MIcrosoft account. I recently downloaded this for a course this fall. So you see I can not register it with 30 days as suggested. I can not register it at all. Will it still continue to work if I do not register it? Registration is free.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • MFC: Please add "range based for" support for CArray

                                          CArray<T> array;
                                          for (auto& val : array) {}

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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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