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  1. 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.

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      11 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Rename Package Manager Console to Shell

      Package Manager Console is a Powershell window that is used by many different tools aside from Nuget/Package Manager. For instance, scaffolding for ASP.NET and Migrations in Entity Framework, and probably more things in the future. New versions of the Package Manager GUI will make it less and less necessary to use the shell for nuget purposes, so it makes less and less sense to refer to it as the "package manager" console. Just call it Shell (or Console or Powershell Console if you prefer).

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        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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.

        61 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add build status to pull requests

          I would like to see the status of builds related to commits in a pull requests.

          On the main page of a pull request we have Discussion, Files, Commits. I would like a Build page as well that lists any build runs on the source branch of the pull request.

          This will allow the reviewers to quickly see that all tests have passed and that the current build is green.

          53 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  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. ;-)

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              0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Buy Xamarin and incorporate Cross-Platform build tools

              Buy Xamarin and make building cross platform apps on iOS, Android, Windows, etc super easy. Integrating is great, but you still have to buy the expensive licenses! This will make VS the ultimate cross platform IDE.

              36 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow Team Web Access Charts to Group by Tags

                Specifically with the Scrum process template, there is no place to do root cause analysis, so the natural candidate is to use Tags, this avoids having to customise the process template. The problem is that I cannot produce a work item query "chart" that will allow me to "Group by" the tag. While I appreciate that this might be a challenge with the nature of the pseudo managed field, it would be really useful.

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • XAML Debugging

                  Serious WPF/Silverlight development really demands that there's the ability to debug XAML, i.e. set breakpoints, step over/into XAML, examine triggers and the likes

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                    0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 28 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Include SketchFlow in Blend 2015

                      We use SketchFlow extensively for prototyping new applications and soliciting feedback from our clients. It has been invaluable for quickly prototyping UI screens and communicating to the client that the UI is just a "sketch" and it's not "almost done". Also, the XAML architecture can largely be reused to jump start the final development of the application.

                      At the very least, provide the "sketchy" styles with Blend so we can continue to use it without the player.

                      28 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 73 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • task reordering

                          This is a Visual Studio Online 2 feature suggestion:

                          1) Allow task and backlog items reordering via drag and drop on the Sprint page (like is already done for backlog items on "Backlog items" page.)

                          2) Also, allow a task to change Sprint by draging it to the Sprints panel on the left (the same way you curently do with backlog items). This is very useful when you are replanning a sprint and need to move tasks to the next Sprint.

                          Regards and continue the good work

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • IsAnyNull Compiler Feature

                            We often find ourself writing statements such as:

                            If ( (a !=null) && (a.b !=Null) && (a.b.c !=null)
                            {
                            // Do something with c
                            }

                            It would be great if there was a compiler feature that would generate
                            the individual check without having the developer duing the tedious work with a statement such as a.b.c.IsAnyNull()

                            202 votes
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                              13 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Port WPF to Mac OS 10

                              If the rest of .Net is going there, why not WPF?

                              22 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Modify the language to allow for observable properties rather than requiring explicit INPC

                                Something more like:

                                public observable int Foo { get; set; }

                                Rather than having to do all the manual event raising required by INotifyPropertyChanged

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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Create a new project type for the front-end projects (SPAs)

                                  SPA is becoming a new trend in web development, but Visual Studio doesn't yet support splitting web applications into two separate projects - one for the front-end (Angular, Ember, React etc.), and another one - backend code (ASP.NET Web API, SignalR etc.), yet allowing to build and run them as a single web application. The directory layout you are currently enforce to use is not suitable for SPA applications. That is one of the reasons why many web developers switch from ASP.NET development to GO and other technologies.

                                  It would be nice if VIsual Studio would support a directory layout…

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                                    1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add support for ALPN to System.Net.Security.SslStream

                                    The proposal is to add TLS ALPN support to the System.Net.Security.SslStream API. One of the key applications of this would be to negotiate SPDY or HTTP/2 connection with a server.

                                    "Microsoft drove into the TLS working group a new standard called ALPN: [IETFDRAFT-ALPN] Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), "Transport Layer Security (TLS) Application Layer Protocol Negotiation Extension", draft-ietf-tls-applayerprotoneg-00, April 2013, http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-tls-applayerprotoneg-00 This standard uses a TLS extension during the handshake to communicate to the server/client what inner protocol will be spoken over the secure stream. For instance, this is how SPDY and HTTP/2.0 connections are negotiated between browsers and compatible…

                                    203 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Improve multi language support

                                      There are new ideas introduced in WPF with x:Uid in XAML and locbaml command line tool but the translation process is a mess, see http://wpflocalization.codeplex.com/

                                      There should also be a standalone resource editor available for translators.

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                                        2 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.

                                        379 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow extensions to filter their MEF exports by VS version

                                          When writing VS extensions that support multiple versions of Visual Studio from a single VSIX, it would be very useful to filter specific [Export]s to only be exported in specific VS versions.

                                          This would be useful for workarounds for bugs that were fixed in newer versions, or for working with features that were only introduced in newer versions.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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