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  1. Add nameof into XAML

    nameof is very powerful in C# 6.0.
    But in xaml, there is still no have this keyword.
    I code a windows store app and use mvvm like this:
    <Core:EventTriggerBehavior EventName="Click">
    Sometimes, I spell wrong "Click", but I found this after the app launched.

    So, please add nameof into XAML. It is time to update the XAML.

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      0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • [Planned for VS "14"] Provide VB.NET Templates for developing Universal Apps

      As we all know, universal apps are the future in windows and apps market. Though, Universal Apps template is not available on Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC. So, please make it available as there are more developers in VB.NET than we think.

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        28 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hey all,

        If you haven’t seen it already, VB Language PM, Lucian Wischik has put together a great series on building Universal Apps for Windows Phone and Store using Visual Basic on the Visual Basic Team Blog.

        Check it out @ http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vbteam/archive/2014/06/15/vb-universal-app-part-2-for-the-developer-sharing-xaml-assets-and-code.aspx

        The benefit of a Universal app to consumers is that when an app in the Windows Store and an app in the Windows Phone Store share an identity purchases for either count as purchases for both. That’s a great experience for users that VB developers can build today in their own apps. Lucian walks through how to set this up in your VB solutions in the first post of his series: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vbteam/archive/2014/06/15/vb-universal-app-part-1-getting-started.aspx

        When building Universal apps (or any app that targets multiple platforms/devices), reuse is the name of the game and through Portable Class Libraries and linked files Visual Basic developers already have two powerful tools in their…

      • Add support for Google Play Services

        Split from: https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/7051864-add-support-for-google-play-services-opengl-2

        My app (and a few other devs that I know) have apps that use push notifications with Google Cloud Messaging and Google Maps (which needs Open GL 2). The emulator is currently miles ahead performance wise vs the regular Android emus, but these two limitations are preventing me from using it for certain development scenarios.

        Thanks,
        Tommy

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          0 comments  ·  VS Android Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow a TFS query to return only top-level items, with the direct links criteria serving as filter only

          I want to show all user stories that don't have a Blocked task. I don't want to show the tasks. This is so I can pin the query to the home page and show the number of such user stories. Can't do this now.

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          • Please add the ability to print user story cards from backlog items in TFS.

            During agile planning activities and backlog prioritizing it is extremely helpful to be able to print cards from backlog items and move around on a wall or a table. Please add this functionality into TFS.

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            • Team Explorer update from server when ever possible

              When switching to a TFS item get the latest state from the server instead of forcing the VS user to manually refresh every time.

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              • Support IANA standard geo:// uris

                That would be great if standard IANA uris geo;// (see RFC http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5870 ) would be supported by default maps apps on windows (both mobile and desktop counterparts).

                It would allow easier cross platform / generic behavior. This kind of uri is currently supported by Android.

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                  0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • report templated link errors in a form that can be cut/pasted as explicit template instantiations

                  Right now I find myself taking the linker error (missing symbol), removing the mangled part, editing slightly and creating a specific template instantiation. GCC I believe offers a mechanism to do this.

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • ContextMenu launched with keyboard should not 'select' a menu item based on a non-moving mouse cursor

                    When a context menu is summoned with the keyboard Menu button, the 'current item' should not be affected by a non-moving mouse cursor which happens to be over one item in the menu. Users with both hands on the keyboard who trigger the context menu with the keyboard expect to be able to up/down from the top of the menu, or to have their hot-keys recognized from top to bottom (eg, a context menu launched in an MVC view has menu items 'view in Browser' and 'Breakpoints' both selectable with 'b').

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                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Provide a WPF PropertyGrid control

                      Provide a WPF-native version of the PropertyGrid control as a standard control. The PropertyGrid is currently only available as a Windows Forms control. Visual Studio now has a WPF PropertyGrid within it and it would be nice if developers could use that control, out of the box.

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                        0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Improved validation

                        Make validation accross entities easier. Something like Workflow rules engine, with dependencies between rules, dynamic loading of rules etc.

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                          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Faster geometry rendering

                          When we need to visualize very detailed vector graphics wpf is pretty useless. Even the basic transformations, such as pan/zoom take a lot of time (using RenderTransform or GeometryTransform).
                          Pure Direct3D handles it very well, and that's what I would expect from WPF (the geometry is static and frozen).

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                            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Let Beth Massi produce more video tutorials

                              The training video's from Beth Massi have been an excellent way to instroduce the power of Lightswitch, I just wish now there were more video's like this to take things even further, if more of the programming team could spend time on the forum it would help persuade more people like me who are still on the fence!

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                                0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • An effective way to compress Large Object Heap

                                I think I've found an effective way to compress LOH:
                                If CLR always alloc every large object at the beginning of a RAM page(usually 4KB per page),then the large object heap(LOH) can be compressed without much cost: CLR can compress LOH by modifying page table and TLB instead of copying data. If so, small fragmentation maybe still exist (less then a memory page size per fragment), but there would be no large fragmentation, and compressing would be very fast because of not copying large amount of memory data. To do this, OS support may be needed, fortunately Windows OS and…

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • phone number money transfer to phone number pay instant transfer = western Union capacity for posibyl crette snack and shoping quick instant

                                  vom telefon aus credit money transfer zum bekante credit auf telefon nummer money transfer wie western union money transfer von Haendy zu haendy telephone number credit money quick and cash für cigaretten snack und shoping machine im bahnhof suvenir laden thankstelle schuhl snack menue cantine (beispiel mein freund ist auf der arbeit portemonaie vergessen und durch money instand transver vom mein telefone nummer kredit transaktion auf mein freude telefon nummer money transfer um die möglichkeit zu eßen trinken cigaretten verpflegung shopen via telefone instant money credit (beispiel meine freundin kommt retour von den ferien am flughafen dutyfree möchte ich eine…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • visual studio lightswitch right-to-left support in HTML screens! will we see it in VS2013 update 5 or VS2015?

                                    there is no visual studio lightswitch right-to-left support in HTML screens!

                                    changing the code of the default.htm is not enough! it will change only the title page position, but will not make the data fields right-to-left !

                                    will we see it in VS2013 update 5 or VS2015?

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                                      0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • HTML5 Outliner

                                      Provide like Chrome HTML5 Outliner parse function in VS IDE ( or VS SDK ).

                                      Client Page ( *.html / *.cshtml / *.vbhtml ... ) code is very long for now dev-environment.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Sql Server Compact 5

                                        Please work on the next version of sql server compact and continue supporting in visual studio. sql server compact is the best .net lite and embed database support data types,entity framework and embedding and use in the many of projects. please add support ssdt for database designer,in memory database, new nosql datatype, procedural sql command, column store index, triggers, REST request, odata, client sides api and others.

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                                          15 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Expose CPU instructions through a static class as intrinsics

                                          Right now most specialized CPU instructions are not available for safe managed code (for example binary rotations).

                                          I think adding a new class with static methods mapping to intrinsics would be a cheap way to implement this. Simply expose almost all calculating instructions that x86, x64 and ARM have.

                                          Examples: rotations, bitcount, byte swap, bit scan, bit test, add/sub with carry, RDTSC, CRC32, conditional move.

                                          Also expose unsigned math to VB.NET this way.

                                          Include the latest instructions from the newest gen processors. Emulate instructions transparently if there is no CPU support. Expose the existence of CPU support through fields like:

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                                            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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