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  1. Native DirectX 11 support for WPF

    in 2013 WPF still work on DX9, and this have a lot of inconvenience. First of all it is almost impossible to make interaction with native DX11 C++ and WPF. Axisting D3DImage class support only DX 9, but not higher and for now it is a lot of pain to attach DX 11 engine to WPF.

    Please, make nativa support for DX 11 in WOF by default and update D3DImage class to have possibility to work with nativa C++ DX 11 engine and make render directly to WPF control (controls) without pain with C++ dll.

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      30 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Web deploy parameterization in website project

      Web.config parameterisation is not working for "website project" in visual studio 2013. I have created Parameters.xml and tried webdeploy as mentioned in http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff398068.aspx.
      Based on my test, the data that in our own parameters.xml file won’t be added to the generated parameters.xml and SetParameters.xml files when I created a web deploy package.
      My project is very big and it is difficult to convert to "web application" project. Lot of people may face same issue.
      I would suggest incorporating web.config parameterisation featured with "Website Project" as well.

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        0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add a TypeArgumentException class

        Sometimes when you have a generic method you need to perform an additional type argument check as the type argument constraints can't handle all situations. It would be useful to have a TypeArgumentException class that could be thrown in such situations. I'd expect it to be quite similar to ArgumentException in purpose but methods argument and type arguments are quite different and in my opinion there should be a separate exception type for both cases. It's not difficult to implement TypeArgumentException yourself but since I've needed to use this type in many situations and different project I think having it…

        3 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Send Object and related type info to repl from running process

          I want the ability to run arbitrary code using an object from a running process, except that I want the object to persist past the end of the process so I can continue to play with it. Something like an immediate window, except with better code editing support and not tied to the running process.

          3 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Open source TFS Chat Room functionality

            While I love the chat functionality in TFS, there are various features that would be awesome to have (code syntax highlighting, popup notifications, Lync integration, etc.) While I could theoretically post a suggestion for each feature, the odds of it being implemented anytime soon are slim (as I'm sure your development team is busy implementing other TFS features.)

            What would be awesome is if the TFS Team Chat functionality was released as an open source project, so other developers can add enhancements.

            As a stop-gap, I've started a Github project for a Chrome plugin that implements code syntax highlighting, desktop…

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            • Improve Usability of the Exception Dialog

              In editions prior to Visual Studio 2010, exceptions were handled by breaking on the line that threw the exception and displaying the Exception Assistant, a dialog that was non-modal and non-distracting.

              In more recent editions, this feature has been removed, returning to a large, obscuring modal dialog. Dismissing this dialog on every exception is painful, frustrating and a usability issue.

              I would prefer the Exception Assistant was included in Express regardless, but given that it was removed for valid reasons (large number of dependencies, as mentioned on Microsoft Connect), I would suggest the following usability requirements as a *bare minimum*…

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                0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow option to always build for gated check-in. (No prompt)

                Add a check-box to always build with these options on the first gated check-in build. We use gated check-ins for all our projects so I'm familiar with how it works. I never preserve my changes or bypass the build and would rather not be prompted to do so.

                3 votes
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                • In App.config & web.config

                  In App.config & web.config would be nice to add in %computername% in the URI. Example :<endpoint address="mex" binding="mexNamedPipeBinding" name="http"
                  contract="IMetadataExchange">
                  <identity>
                  <dns value="%computername%" /> <!-- Works -->
                  </identity>
                  </endpoint>
                  <host>
                  <baseAddresses>
                  <add baseAddress="net.pipe://%computername%/Microsoft/Dynamics/GP/eConnect/" /> <!-- doesnt work -->
                  </baseAddresses>
                  </host>

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Enable Intellisense to print clearer function information

                    Working with the standard library in C++, intellisense has had a huge positive impact on my ability to work with and understand functions and classes from other libraries. However, the verbosity of highly templated code can become completely unreadable in intellisense.

                    A clear and simple solution is giving users the ability to step up and down the number of levels of templates that intellisense will print.

                    Lowering the verbosity of function information with some kind of step up and step down key during the function tooltip would be invaluable to programmers all over.

                    An example of its function and usefulness…

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • let users to trim log files so that only error lines are displayed in the log file and not the entire content

                      Say, we created an application but it throws an error, the first thing we check is the log file to know where the error occurred and what caused it, but it becomes difficult to go through the entire log file to search that one error line. Is there a way we can achieve to trim the log file every time it generates when the error occurs

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make email templates customizable for Release Management 2013

                        Would be nice if the emails for approving and validating the releases from RM server are customizable.
                        To be able to put own texts in or company logos.

                        135 votes
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                          4 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow opening a project file via drag-and-drop on empty Visual Studio

                          When drag-and-dropping a vcxproj file on an already open Visual Studio (no project or solution opened in Visual Studio, Solution Explorer empty) then the project file should be opened.

                          The current behavior is that the following error message is displayed:
                          "Project files cannot be dropped onto the application. They must be opened via the File menu".

                          Opening the project via the File menu should not be necessary. Obviously VS already recognized what I want to do!

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Handle gitignore in the same way as the other tools

                            The Git Team explorer window shows changes in the window that do not show up in other git tools (sourcetree / command line).
                            I'm not sure what / why, but this seems out of sync with what I'd expect.

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Visual Studio 2013 with Microsoft Partner Network should be under perpetual license

                              I'm running into an issue where VS 2013 keeps saying my license is expired even though it's not. On top it seems like there's no easy way out of this even for Microsoft support. It's been a week now. Today I learnt that VS 2013 comes with non-perpetual license with MPN and cannot get a key. I need to register VS2013 once every month. I'm wondering the reason for this change and why Microsoft is making it so hard to use. Joining MPN is not free and should get perpetual license.

                              56 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Show impediments on the Task Board and backlog the same as tasks.

                                This has already been done for bugs, why not related impediments?

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                                • Improved Code Analysis Sorting And Reporting

                                  The addition of sorting Code Analysis Warnings in VS2013 is very welcome, but it needs some enhancements to be truly useful.

                                  While it's possible to sort by "File Path", there's no way to see the file path in the output... so you have no idea which files are all in the same folder. This is also the nominal way to sort by project, but it would be really nice to be able to sort by project explicitly.

                                  And finally, it would be VERY nice to be able to get the counts by sorting groups... most importantly, I want to be…

                                  2 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Let nuget work in projects installed in multiple solutions

                                    Projects fail if the project is used in multiple solutions and someone updates a project's nuget package from a different solution.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Create an alternative to 'Generate method stub' that adds an argument to existing method

                                      If a method doesn't exist yet, you can currently just write out your method call, press the Ctrl + Dot keyboard shortcut and hit "Generate method stub for 'MyMissingMethod'" to create a method with that name and arguments.

                                      However, I frequently run into a situation where I want to add an argument to an existing method. If I modify the call to that method with the new argument, it suggests to generate a method stub, but what I would actually like is that it would suggest adding that argument to the existing method.

                                      So you would have two options in…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • When adding a button, select the 'Write my own method' option when clicking on the associated text box

                                        When adding a new button in the LightSwitch screen designer, it would be useful if clicking the Method textbox under the 'Write my own method:' option would automatically set this option as selected.

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