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  1. [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…

    • Create more complete documentation for LightSwitch (especially for the HTML Client).

      Firstly - I want to say that LightSwitch is a super-powerful framework, and I think that what it can do out of the box is nothing short of miraculous. However, we (LightSwitch Developers) could use much more complete documentation for the LightSwitch APIs and frameworks (particularly, but not limited to the HTML Client API).

      While Beth Massi's videos are a useful starting point, and blog posts from Joe Binder and others in the team provide some useful samples for specific use cases, there is a dearth of explanatory/reference content that a 100-level developer can use to step their way up…

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        2 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • C# to VGL

        C# to VGL
        Visual graphical languages
        Summary:
        In this article suggests that make a new total graphical and visual languages named visual graphical languages or alias VGL
        Background:
        In this article suggests that if we want have a complete languages we must done sixth basic work that described in six article (first step to sixth step)
        Article:
        Now describe this sixth article alias
        1- First step: in this article suggests that formed basic class for basic variable type and each class have an icon. Jan 30, 2015
        2- Second Step: in this article suggests that variable define section change to…

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add mixed-mode debugging in C# Store Unit Test projects

          Allow mixed-mode debugging in C# Unit Tests for Windows/Windows Phone Store apps. It is hard to write C++/CX components and debug crashes in C# Unit Tests.

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            0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Promote User Code files in "Navigate To" Results

            I often use the Navigate To feature (CTRL+,) in Visual Studio with Visual Basic WinForms projects I am working on. When searching for the name of a form, the {FORM_NAME}.Designer.vb file usually ends up first in the search results above the {FORM_NAME}.vb file even though the latter is what I really want 99% of the time. It would be nice if the tool-generated code files were pushed below the user-generated files in the search results so that {FORM_NAME}.vb always came first.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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 →
                • Add Javascript support

                  Our project (which has been in development in Unity for two years) is written in Javascript, so we cannot use Visual Studio Tools for Unity. As I understand it, UnityVS supported Javascript until the very moment Microsoft purchased the company, so it should be really easy to bring it back (if nothing else, include a disclaimer that it may not be perfect, maybe even offer an old build that still supported it). Unity still fully supports Javascript (all examples are still written in both Javascript and C#), and I'm sure there are many existing projects like ours in active development…

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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 →
                    • 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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                      • 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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                        • 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 →
                                • 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 →
                                  • 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 →
                                    • 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 →
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                                        • 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 →
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