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  1. open source Expression Design

    Expression Design is still used often by XAML developers to design assets for their applications. It is useful, but lacks some features that would make it a true competitor against Adobe Illustrator.

    Open sourcing the application would give developers like myself the opportunity to continue the development and make this great tool even better.

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    • New refactoring: Promote/demote scope ... (for)

      (I'm not sure if Promote or Demote or something else would be better word)

      lets say you have
      Method () {
      var a=1;
      Blah();
      var b=2;
      var c=1;
      }

      then If you select these lines:

      var a=1;
      Blah();
      var b=2;

      In the refactoring menu there should be option
      "Promote scope: variable declarations" -this should move the variables from the current scope to the next outer scope:

      int a;
      int b;

      Method () {
      a=1;
      Blah();
      b=2;
      var c=1;
      }

      If the variables were declared inside a while loop, they'd be moved out of the while loop into the next outer…

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Use public DNS servers in the same location as the test agents

        Web tests are showing high page response times and also failures in Azure regions farthest from the test location when the URL is a *.trafficmanager.net name and there are multiple endpoints in many Azure regions worldwide. The test agents are using local DNS servers that are forwarding to DNS servers most in Redmond, WA when resolving public domain names and this is causing Azure Traffic Manager to send a response with an endpoint that is farthest from the actual test agent location.

        Please take a look at the thread I started:

        https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/7efd2a25-0b11-497c-8020-7c5e932196aa/availability-requests-for-an-azure-traffic-manager-name-are-going-to-incorrect-azure-regions?forum=ApplicationInsights

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        • Make horizontal scrolling controls work

          In every other editor and program I use on a daily basis, I can scroll horizontally easily and effectively using either a keyboard shortcut with my mouse, or touch controls on my laptops trackpad. Visual studio does not have this feature and it's super annoying. Please support it.

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          • Exclude Unit Tests from Release version by incorporating a switch to exclude objects with attributes such as [TestMethod].

            The only strategy currently available is to write Unit Tests in a separate assembly. However, this does not facilitate Test Driven Design because of the absence of a "generate" function. Other cons to this approach are that the visibility of all tested objects have to be increased to "public", and there is no IDE check for syntactic compatibility between the test and tested object (which is essential for refactoring). A better approach would be to include the Unit Tests in the same assembly as the production code but, presently, there is no way to exclude the Unit Tests from the…

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Android virtual Device (AVD) Manager

              The Visual Studio 2015 IDE should highlight or support Android SDK (AVD and Android SDK Manager)

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              • Logout lightswitch

                Enable 'Logout' for SilverLight client. Currently only option available is to 'change password', but after somebody logs into the application, there is no way to logout!

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                • Multiple versions of the C++ compiler in the online compiler tester site

                  Make it possible to try multiple version of Visual C++ compiler in this site: http://webcompiler.cloudapp.net/

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                  • PerfTips and lambda EE for Windows Phone

                    Support PerfTips and lambda expressions in Watch for Windows Phone projects.

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                      1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Thank you for logging this suggestion!

                      For the PerfTips part – we have a bug tracking this issue internally to investigate what the problem could be.

                      For the new Expression Evaluation (being able to evaluate Lambdas) in Windows Phone – this is something we are currently working on and we are targeting one of our future releases. Once that is complete I will update this item to let you know!

                      Thanks,
                      Maria Ghiondea
                      Visual Studio Diagnostics

                    • Reduce Number of Files

                      On installing CTP and using it for a week - my system became very slow due to 100K+ files by Visual Studio. I had to uninstall VS, would be great if total number of files in "Program Files" is < 20K.

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                        0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Open source Silverlight

                        Blog post at http://davidburela.wordpress.com/2013/11/22/is-it-time-to-open-source-silverlight/

                        For all intents and purposes Microsoft now views Silverlight as “Done”. While it is no longer in active development it is still being “supported” through to 2021 (source).

                        However there is still a section of the .Net community that would like to see further development done on the Silverlight framework. A quick look at some common request lists brings up the following stats:

                        * 5,720+ votes to release Silverlight 6 https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3556619-silverlight-6
                        * Feature requests for Silverlight http://dotnet.uservoice.com/forums/4325-silverlight-feature-suggestions
                        * Microsoft connect list of active Silverlight feature requests: http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/SearchResults.aspx?KeywordSearchIn=2&SearchQuery=%22silverlight%22&FeedbackType=2&Status=1&Scope=0&SortOrder=10&TabView=1
                        Rather than letting Silverlight decay in a locked up…

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                        • Add language extension definitions into c#

                          Via Roslyn, it is now possible to add language extensions to e.g. C#.
                          e.g. it's possible to add french quotes to the C# language.

                          Rather than everyone creating there own compiler to cater for whatever application domain is being modeled, I propose to add this feature into the C# language itself, allowing e.g. straight Math formulas to be programmed into a C# source file through a language extension definition file, using the full Unicode set.

                          The VS IDE must parse and understand the extensions so that the syntax checker modifies its behavior automatically while the compiler generates adequate .Net code.

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • dot files

                            Allow the creation of dot files, such as .htaccess, .gitignore, .tfignore, .bowerrc, etc. The process of creating this manually is painstaking, and a lot of technologies support and use these files for settings.

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                              1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Create a default overload for .ToDictionary(x=>x.Key, x=>x.Value)

                              .ToDictionary(x=>x.Key, x=>x.Value) is the most common usage to convert an IEnumerable<KeyValuePair<,>> into a dictionary.

                              It would be nice if we could just write .ToDictionary() without parameters and the obvious defaults x=>x.Key, x=>x.Value are assumed.

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                              • Test List Editor of VS 2010 is deprecated in VS2013

                                We need Test List editor. It was very very good feature.

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                                • 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…

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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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