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  1. Open file in the same Visual Studio instance

    It could be nice to have an option which permits to open file in the same instance of Visual Studio (or starting one if no Visual Studio running yet)
    It could be for example a simple checkbox: "open file in existing instance".
    The proj and sln files would be logically excluded from this process.

    Rem:
    There is devenv.exe /edit mode but unfortunately after many attempts to modify the registry I could not succeed to do something like that:
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VisualStudio.cpp.10.0\shell\Open\Command]
    @="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\\Common7\\IDE\\devenv.exe\" /dde /edit"

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Automatic Namespace Generation when Converting Web Site to Web Appplication

      ASP.NET Web Sites automatically sort Pages into their respective Namespaces based on the sites folder structure. However, when converting a web site to a web application, this structure is neglected and all classes end up in the global namespace where Collisions are inevitable. An option to generate the necessary namespaces during the conversion process will alleviate the manual work needed to convert websites when several pages are named alike.

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        0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Sixth Step

        Sixth Step
        Summary:
        In this article suggests that we change section of programming to graphical and virtual
        In fact suggests that make new computer languages with name virtual graphical languages or alias VGL
        Background:
        For graphical and virtual programming section must Formed tool box that total tools need for programming exists in it.
        Article:
        Tools and controls must exist in tool box As follows
        1- Program bloke
        2- Condition bloke
        3- Error check bloke
        4- Method bloke like program bloke has a binary input for run and has a binary output that when run correctly get one and has another…

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Treat WPF with the respect it deserves and fix its performance issues

          It's clear that WinRT/NET is the future. And it's clear migration from WPF to WinRT/NET won't be that difficult. But WinRT/NET for desktop won't be available for Windows 7, although I'm sure you'll push it to Win8.X when Win10 comes out. Considering Win7 adoption it will still take at least 5 years before we can ship products just for WinRT/NET!

          Hire another 20 developers and fix WPF! Specifically fix the performance! Rendering needs to be a lot faster!

          I can't understand why MS is saving on WPF by investing only in WinRT/NET, at the same time pushing away millions of…

          9 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Direct Print rdlc file in ASP

            There should be an option to print rdlc files directly form code behind in ASP.net. So that we can print a report directly to client's printer. And also help us to print reports form any browsers directly. Some clients (like bank) have requirements not to show report to users.

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              0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • SelectionMode.Multiple in WPF DataGrid.

              SelectionMode.Multiple (Like the one in ListView).

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                0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add an API to System.Net.Sockets API to control TCP retransmission thresholds on a per-socket basis

                This request has been created to track a feature request previously reported on Connect:

                RFC1122-> 4.2.3.5 TCP Connection Failures

                Excessive retransmission of the same segment by TCP
                indicates some failure of the remote host or the Internet
                path. This failure may be of short or long duration. The
                following procedure MUST be used to handle excessive
                retransmissions of data segments [IP:11]:

                (a) There are two thresholds R1 and R2 measuring the amount
                of retransmission that has occurred for the same
                segment. R1 and R2 might be measured in time units or
                as a count of retransmissions.

                (b) When the number…

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide an open API to allow us to extend Code Lens (now that Roslyn is open sourced)

                  Please open up the API for CodeLens now that Roslyn is available to the wider public. It would allow to to do some great stuff on the local code. I would not mind a model that only works locally for now, though a server side API would be nice.

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                    under review  ·  18 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Web Deploy support for <location> element in Web.config

                    It would be great if Web Deploy tooling would understand the use of the <location> element in Web.config files. Specifically the support for Entity Framework code first migrations doesn't seem to.

                    If my local Web.config looks like this:

                    <location path="." inheritInChildApplications="false">
                    <entityFramework>
                    ...
                    </entityFramework>
                    </location>

                    Then deploying with code first migrations will add a completely new <entityFramework> section to the configuration, instead of updating the existing section.

                    The reason why I need to prevent inheritance of this particular section is because child applications don't actually have access to the assembly containing the migrations, so inheriting this section prevents them from…

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make a VM "box"es for Vagrant with Visual Studio 2013 Community version and 2015 preview

                      Microsoft OpenTech worked with Vagrant (http://vagrantup.com/) team on GitHub to bring support for HyperV. To regard their effort, please continue to host a Windows Evaluation version VMs with Community version and vNext previews on vagrant-cloud: https://vagrantcloud.com/ with HyperV and VirtualBox intg egrations, so people can build apps on VS while keeping their host OS of choice clean.

                      For instance:

                      - Windows 8.1 VM with VS2013 Community version
                      - Windows 8.1 VM with VS2015 preview.
                      - Windows 8.1 VM with both VS2013 Community version and 2015 preview.

                      Related: https://twitter.com/adeelbm/status/512377033708810240

                      16 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Free CI system for Open Source projects (TravisCI and Appveyor)

                        Please provide a free CI system hosted on Azure for open source projects, which integrates with GitHub (and offers logon with GitHub). Examples are; TravisCI and AppVeyor. AppVeyor is Windows based, but 1) it is extremely slower than Linux-based Travis, 2) it doesn't support extension development (for example Web Essentials). Note: both of them offer configuration files in sleek .yml format (JSON is a new XML and YAML was a new JSON). So something nameless-extension-only; .vsoci.yml or .azureci.yml would be appreciated.

                        The aim is to enable OSS community to test and build their projects on multiple platforms: Windows, Linux (Ubuntu,…

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                          1 comment  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • First Class Java support and Minecraft Mod templates

                          With the acquisition of Mojang and Minecraft, capitalise on the new Visual Studio Community edition, and create templates for developing Minecraft mods, with cool testing features, and bring a younger generation of VS users

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                            1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • provide ways to open CA warning result in excel like what is done on code metrics

                            provide ways to open CA warning result in excel like what is done on code metrics. the feature was provided in VS2010. even it is not prefect it is there, but since 2012, the feature is gone, please put it back. what I need to do is to be able to store the information in SQL server with the following columns

                            Warning id
                            warning message
                            description
                            project name
                            file name
                            line number

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow XML namespace imports to be declared at a project level rather than redeclared in every single file

                              Please, allow XML namespace imports to be declared at a project level rather than redeclared in every single file

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                                0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Have SMO collections implement IEnumerable<T> instead of only IEnumerable, so as to obviate the need for the Cast operator

                                Consider the following code:

                                var col = db.Tables.Cast<Table>().Where(...)

                                vs:

                                col=db.Tables.Where(...

                                17 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Asp.net vNext Hybrid application

                                  If one created Asp.net Vnext application that application should work on browsers as well as a native app in Mobile Platforms.

                                  Deployment should allow to deploy into Mobile Stores as well as to IIS along with Azure

                                  So business can develop and invest on one application development.

                                  34 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • XAML for iOS, Android & Windows Phone

                                    XAML for Windows Phone / Windows Store is greate, but Android and iOS are more popular. They have very cumbersome graphic API. With Xamarin.Forms it is possible to create XAML apps with native controls for every platform. It is unfortunately not possible to change templates for many of the controls like in WP Xaml, because the are copiled to native controls, which do not have any template.
                                    I think, that Microsoft could implement a unified XAML for the three platforms and render the controls themselves. A native App has the possibility to use a hardware accelerator to render the controls…

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                                    • Add WPF support for binding to async/task based properties

                                      Allow XAML binding to a property like this

                                      Public Task<ObservableCollection<Person>>
                                      {
                                      get
                                      {
                                      await LoadData();
                                      }
                                      }

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                                        0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make Microsoft Help Viewer an standalone application

                                        Make Microsoft Help Viewer an standalone application with separate installer, then user (developers) can get documents offline on their tablets without having to install a full product like visual studio or sql serve on a tablet!
                                        I would like to be able to bring down, manage, and read products document offline on my tablet without having to install a full product.

                                        6 votes
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                                        • Scroll horizontally using Shift + Mouse Wheel

                                          Many applications (e.g. Visio) and editors (e.g. EditPlus) have Shift+MouseWheelScroll wired up to a horizontal scroll action.

                                          This seems like a useful convention to adopt in Visual Studio for the text editor (and others)

                                          71 votes
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                                            5 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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