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  1. Support for collectible assemblies

    Support for collectible assemblies, i.e. assemblies that can be unloaded from memory (without deleting appdomain).
    Example: Build a kind of REPL on top of your application so that user can script your application. This leads to high customization capabilities. The user script might be sent via files to the application running 24/7, hence you need emitted code to be collected.

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      10 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow to maximize the TestSteps in WebAccess

      All HTML Fileds in TFS 2013 have a Option to maximize the content to Screen.

      I would love to see this Feature also for the TestStep Section

      22 votes
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      • Allow VSO Stakeholder License to use Feedback Client

        Please consider allowing the new VSO Stakeholder license the ability to submit Feedback using the Microsoft Feedback Client. Appears that submitting a new feedback response work item created via the feedback client is not enable for Stakeholder license. User must have basic license.

        We want anyone in our organization specifically testers, support people and consultants to be able to capture a bug using the feedback tool and create a TFS item related to it. New stakeholder license seems perfect for this. Appears only "Basic" licensed users can do this.

        67 votes
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        • Modify CultureData to support PersianCalendar

          Currently, the windows OS does not return the correct Calendar for "fa-IR" culture, so anytime you create a new CultureInfo instance you end up with a wrong calendar!
          I couldn't help but notice in the .net reference source there's also a similar issue with the "zh-TW" culture which you have managed to fix when you make reference to CalendarIds property, as you can see here:
          http://referencesource.microsoft.com/#mscorlib/system/globalization/culturedata.cs,93714edd02838809

          As mentioned above there's a line of code in culturedata.cs class which fixes ""zh-TW"" culture with Calendar.CAL_TAIWAN
          I suggest you do the same with PersianCalendar (which is a built-in type within .net framework)
          I…

          37 votes
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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Increase the maximum build number length to more than 64 characters

            It would be awesome if the maximum length of a build number could be greater than 64 characters. Currently, our builds fail if our build definition name pushes us beyond that limit. Instead of requiring us to trim the build definition name or use a different build number format, we could just have that limit increased. 128 seems reasonable.

            27 votes
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            • Trigger Rollback activity when a Release is Rejected (somehow) by the user/approver

              Nowadays, the Rollback activity in the Release Template is triggered only if one of the previous activities fail (returning a non-0 status code).

              It would be great to be able to trigger a Rollback activity if the release is Rejected by some of the Approvers.

              By now, when it happens, we need to trigger a new Release manually to rollback the application to the previous version. It takes a hard work because we need to find the latest valid (and released) build, etc.

              77 votes
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                5 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow C# expressions like basic boolean logic instead of requiring converters all the time

                Please, allow C# expressions like basic boolean logic instead of requiring converters all the time

                44 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Native WPF Webbrowser Control

                  The current Webbrowser in WPF is only a wrapper around the IE WebBrowser Control. It would be great to have a native WPF Webbrowser Control.

                  412 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make XAML a first class citizen of Visual Studio

                    Make XAML participate in compile time syntax checking, in code refactoring (e.g. property renames), and in code navigation. Add refactoring (e.g. "Create Style from Element") and other performance features to the XAML code editor (e.g. allow in-place editing of xaml tags so that the end tag changes when you change the begin tag).

                    1,252 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add virtual extension methods (default interface implementations, default methods, traits) to C#

                      C# has extension methods, which allow one to define a method that is syntactically invoked on an instance, but defined as a static method on another type. However, these methods lack one very important feature of normal methods: they cannot be overridden by specific implementations.

                      Java 8 in contrast introduced an alternative concept, called virtual extension methods, which could be beneficial for C# as well. Virtual extension methods are defined as interface methods with default implementations:

                      public interface IMyInterface
                      {
                      string Property { get; } // ordinary interface member

                      default string Format()
                      {
                      return string.Format ("{0} ({1})", GetType().Name, Property);
                      } …

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                        2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support .editorconfig

                        It would be awesome if Visual Studio supported .editorconfig files like so many other editors and IDEs.

                        "EditorConfig helps developers define and maintain consistent coding styles between different editors and IDEs. The EditorConfig project consists of a file format for defining coding styles and a collection of text editor plugins that enable editors to read the file format and adhere to defined styles. EditorConfig files are easily readable and they work nicely with version control systems."

                        You can read more about it at http://editorconfig.org/

                        364 votes
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                          5 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Provide native support in the IDE for MVVM

                          Something like where VS has a "code mode" for code behind or MVVM or other pattern.

                          If MVVM is selected then the IDE helps us fall into the pit of MVVM success.

                          Even better would be a coding mode provider model, so other patterns could be plugged in over time

                          969 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Implement indexed full-text search of source code, config files, and project files

                            Visual Studio projects can contain hundreds and even thousands of documents. Searching through these documents using Find-In-Files is slow and error prone. About a decade of academic research strongly suggests that an information retrieval approach to searching source code would be faster and provide better results.

                            While the Visual Studio team has noticed the need for better search tools, as evidenced by their recent "Search Everywhere" blog (see http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2011/10/11/visual-studio-11-developer-preview-search-everywhere.aspx). Unfortunately, every recently introduced search tool still relies on regular-expressions or simple pattern-matching. To put this in context, the modern IDE uses search technology essentially identical to grep, which was…

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                              4 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Bring also Bower, Grunt love to Apache Cordova Apps

                              As in aspnet 5 web projects, it would be nice to have bower, grunt, npm working inside the apache cordova apps.

                              54 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • add an "Schedule Offline" Button to "Manage Test Controller"

                                At the moment it is not possible to bring a Test Agent offline without killing the QTAgent process or catch him in Status ready to set him Offline

                                It would be great and save a lot of Time if the Test Controller sends no new Test request and set him offline (for debugging or maintenance)

                                44 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Multi-Device Hybrid Apps with Visual Studio 2013 Express

                                  Make Multi-Device Hybrid Apps available for Visual Studio 2013 Express Editions.

                                  964 votes
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                                    6 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Fast and fluid goodness for WPF - Animations on a separate Thread

                                    Although potentially one can do a lot of things with the animation system, most of the time they tend to look quite choppy compared to Win 8. Fast and fluid is the Mantra isn't it. ;-)

                                    56 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Don't require "async" keyword for the methods with "awaits" in the body

                                      This is misleading. This looks like a part of method signature but this is not. The only thing it does is: it enables awaits in the method body. This requirement looks the same as if you would require "enable_yield" keyword for the methods with "yields":

                                      public enable_yield IEnumerable<int> Foo()
                                      {
                                      yield return 42;//yield is enabled
                                      }

                                      public IEnumerable<int> Bar()
                                      {
                                      yield return 42;//compiler error
                                      }

                                      The "async" tells nothing new for the caller - the caller already knows that the method returns Task.
                                      If the method returns "void" - anyways any methods can start threads, enqueue work items to the…

                                      55 votes
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                                        13 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • support project.json/global.json for all project types, not just ASP.NET

                                        As demonstrated at TechEd, ASP.NET vNext projects support a new Nuget mechanism whereby packages are organized in a by-project project.json file. Also of particular interest is the ability to override the package with local sources in a solution file called global.json, which facilitates a much smoother way to contribute to projects outside the solution. Please do this for all project types.

                                        643 votes
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                                          11 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • to support TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256 cipher suite with ECC parameters. NIST P-256 (SECP 256) and BrainpoolP256r1 are pretty po

                                          to support TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256 cipher suite with ECC parameters. NIST P-256 (SECP 256) and BrainpoolP256r1 are pretty popular in Europe. E.g. German Standards enforce that, ECC/Brainpool curves have to be used to secure IOT scenarios. As far as I know ECC/Brainpool curves are already supported by some C++ (OpenSSL) and Java libraries (Bouncy Castle).

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