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  1. provide layer diagrams (and associated architecture validation) for native code (plain old C as well as [unmanaged] C++).

    Creating layer-diagrams is rather simple when dealing with C#. However, it is currently impossible to use them with native C/C++. Although VS 2015 accepts native projects being associated with modeling-projects one constantly ran into "AV3001 : Missing Link"-warnings - and not a single generated dependency - while the (semantically) identical C#-Project works like charm when it comes to 'Generate Dependencies' or 'Validate Architecture'.

    Since C is still a valid and widely spread programming language I suggest you provide layer diagrams (and associated architecture validation) for native code (plain old C as well as [unmanaged] C++).

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • ReactJS

      Add ReactJS support to Visual Studio. This is quite similar to JavaScript in many ways, but would also require Ecmascript 6 support.

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add a new directory-based solution or project type

        Visual Studio should support opening a directory and working with 'directory-based' projects using actual files on disk (no solution/project files, but instead Visual Studio can store project settings inside '.vs' hidden folder, similar to .idea in WebStorm / ItelliJ). The existing Website project type is not an option!

        Visual Studio should support working with existing directory structures widely used in the front-end community. See project templates like 'angular-seed' or templates in 'yeoman' gallery. Developers should be able to work comfortably with these directory structures and actual files on disk, without any tweaks. Also it should have a first-class console window…

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          6 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • See what rule triggered an alert

          The current email alert supplies a short note a the end describing that the notification was sent due to a subscription created by "Person X" which is not always true if it was a team alert that triggered the notificean.

          It would be very beneficial if the note included a URI type information.

          this could be in the form of [Server]\[TeamProject]\[user or shered]\[name of rule]

          That way it would be possible to identify what rule triggered the email and if multiple notification was received where only one expected it would be possible to find the source of the unexpected notifications.

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          • Add WPF Business Application project template, similar to Silverlight

            Similar to the Silverlight Business Application template: A starting point for new developers which includes navigation, basic layout, perhaps some ViewModel pattern stuff.

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              0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support the wpf toolkit on codeplex or kill it.

              Either support it or put it out of its misery. It is a joke at the moment. Look at the people list, it has 3 people as developers, none of which have visited the site in the last 60 days. And of the 25 people listed as coordinators, one has been there in the last 2 months. Support it or kill it.

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                0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 42 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Improved/rewritten RichTextBox especially dictionary languages

                  The current RichTextBox implementation is buggy, especially regarding listitems. It is also almost impossible to extend (throwing exceptions on an "unrecognised" DP anyone?) with the biggest culrpit being the SpellCheck which has massively limited language support, but has no way to extend/replace the default checker.

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                    0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Multithreaded Panels

                    Sometimes you want a part of the UI to update seamlessly in parallell to what the rest of the UI thread is doing. The only way to achieve this right now is to have a topmost window running on a different thread.

                    It would be great if there was a Panel Control that could run in a separate thread instead

                    24 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • UI Virtualization with smooth scrolling

                      It would be great to have improved UI virtualization in listbox's itemscontrol, etc and have smooth scrolling enabled, rather than content scrolling.

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                        0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 21 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • More effecient support for Remote Desktop (RDP).

                          Add WPF primitives as first class RDP elements.

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                            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Do Not Collapse Comments

                            It would be nice if the comments simply did not collapse with CTRL+M+O. That or if there is a blank space between two blocks of comments. Do not treat them as 1. But instead it will collapse the entire section even though comments may not be a part of the one above it (obv limitation of VB because they do not have multi-line comments). I'm sure if we could just have a more robust commenting system. Things would have been peachy and I may not have switched to C#.
                            This should be simple, and to me already done as the…

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                              1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Validation with DataAnnotations like in ASP.NET MVC.

                              Also make Entity-Framework fully compatible and integrated with DataAnnotations validation.

                              14 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • XAML Regions

                                Please add something similar to the #region in C# code. XAML needs to by folded sometimes :)

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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow merged styles in controls, just like CSS

                                  Allow merged styles in controls, just like CSS. Inheritance of styles may not be what me want in some cases.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Remove Thread Affinity

                                    Remove the requirement that controls can only be updated from the thread that created them (ui thread). Applications that must show many windows that are constantly being updated become slow because only one thread is handling the updates. The programmer is then forced to start creating the windows on separate threads which then leads to further complications. If data is coming in via something like an Enterprise Service Bus and the messages are being processed via background threads, the interaction with the UI becomes very difficult. This is especially true since the Observable collections do not support this type of…

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                                    • Integrate WebMatrix with Visual Studio

                                      It would be great to integrate WebMatrix with Visual Studio in order to offer php and other frameworks support.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Introduce strongly typed bindings

                                        When you create a {Binding}, the "Path" property is a string. This means no intellisense, no compile time check. A great enhancement would be to write a lambda expression in the XAML, just like in ASP.NET MVC Views. We would have compile time errors instead of run time errors, and support for refactoring.

                                        9 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Better performance for data templates

                                          Would be great if data templates or visual tree compression or enhancements can be made when applying the data template.

                                          It would be good if when a data template is applied runtime optimisations can be made or compile time ones, so that visual tree is compressed and improved, to save on memory, rather than having to discourage developers to keep data templates simple.

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