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  1. Please bring back the "Photoshop" import option in Blend 2015

    If Photoshop importer is not supported in Blend 2015, it impedes our migration plan to Blend 2015 and we'll have to keep using Blend 2013.

    We recognize that one of the advantages of WPF is that it can separate design from logic.
    We place orders of screen designs to companies who specialize in design and we don't put the ability of using Blend as the basis of selection.
    Designers deliver products in the form of Photoshop or Illustrator. Our current partner delivers with Photoshop format.

    If we can't import Photoshop file directly, we have to create XAML with referencing the…

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      1 comment  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Rename Visual Basic to B# and Support B# With Absolute Parity

      Dotnet 2015 made it clear: VB.NET developers need to switch to C# or be left behind. Very sad.

      VB syntax is friendlier, easier to read and code and maintain. Yet Microsoft is killing off this superior language bowing to pressure from myopic C# developers and Mono.

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        14 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • OOTB Rust programming langague support

        The new Rust programming language is developed by Mozilla.

        http://www.rust-lang.org/
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rust_(programming_language)

        It gives a very solid infrastructure to write APIs (perhaps even with ABI style).

        It has some advantages over C APIs, and the compiled code is as low-level as that of C/C++.

        Please provide OOTB support for Rust in Visual Studio.

        Thanks.

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          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Give some love to the Visual Studio Gallery

          Visual Studio Gallery serves thousands of Visual Studio users every day.

          As a developer of Visual Studio extensions (and other tools), I'd love to see the Gallery receiving some of the love that the .NET tools and frameworks enjoy.

          In particular (but in no particular order):

          1. Spruce up the Gallery - the site could use some freshening up, making it a bit more up to date with regards to technology
          2. Provide a public API (REST?) for interacting with the gallery: uploading extensions, querying the download count, getting information about a particular package, etc.
          3. Support Markdown in the…

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            under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Which suggestion here has the most comments ?

            The suggestion here on Visual Studio uservoice with the most comments is the one that users are most concerned about.

            Which suggestion is that ?

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              5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • TFS web - support on burndown chart for single teams in different timezones

              Currently TFS web supports pretty well the burndown chart for collocated teams, however it doesn't support when you have a small team working in different timezones (ex: people located in IN and BR). TFS calculates internally based on a daily basis.

              A possible suggestion is to change the tool in order to work like an excel file wheee you can define the work left (remaining hours left) for each day instead of letting the system to calculate automatically on a daily basis.

              If you have any other suggestion, feel free to add.

              I attached a sample problem about it.

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              • Setup security for Component in RM

                There is no security setup for controlling access to component in Release Management, everyone who has access to Release Management Server can see and edit all the components listed in the server. This exposes some risks:
                1. One might change the build drop location to any particular location without the component’s owner awareness. This means that it is easy to alter the deployment sequence to do any unexpected behavior.
                2. One might change the tool used by the component to any tools. If the tool is changed, it will ruin the deployment sequence as the configuration variables required for the…

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                  2 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow changing TFS work item attachment comments

                  I also would like to see the ability to change attachment comments made available. This is the single biggest reason why I am still saving emails to disk and then attaching them manually so that I can add the correct comments. The ability to change them after would be invaluable and a huge time saver.

                  52 votes
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                  • 'number' type

                    BigInteger and decimal are annoying. So verbose and with BigInteger we must create a class, the parameter is an string, etc.

                    "number" will be a dynamic type which accept infinite integers and decimals, and he only can be a number.

                    How to use:
                    number variable=Int32.MaxValue+999; // > Int32
                    variable=2.333333333333; // BigInteger to decimal without casting

                    If C# adds this Python feature, he will be the best language ever.

                    52 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • SSL Option for IIS Express

                      In ASP.NET Web projects - and especially ASP.NET 5 Web Project which can't run full IIS application in place - it would be really useful to specify that the IIS Express instance is accessible remotely.

                      Currently there are options for Windows Auth and SSL, another checkbox for remote port access would be very useful.

                      Since IIS is cannot be run in-place, IIS Express is how most of us will do debugging most of the time and remote access is a key component for many scenarios, chief among them mobile development. It should be easy as an option to enable remote…

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support capturing traffic from .Net HttpClient and WebClient API in VS 2015 Network Panel

                        Capturing Network traffic is really nice idea. But currently it supports only WinRT HttpClient APIs. For ASP.NET & WPF dev this's not at all useful :(

                        Please add support for capturing traffic from .Net HttpClient and WebClient API as well.

                        Thanks.

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                          1 comment  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Do not save any changes before building

                          One option that I couldn't find (which was there in older version) is :

                          Before building -
                          -Do not save any changes
                          -Save all changes
                          -Prompt to save changes

                          The above was available in Tools->Options->Build & Run in older versions.

                          At times when I make temp changes in my code which I don't want to save it then that feature comes in handy.

                          Please bring back the "Before building" options in VS2015.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Provide Lightswitch Product Roadmap - recurring Town Hall

                            It's been forever since the community has seen a product roadmap for LightSwitch. A year ago we saw something of a 'statement of direction', but that's not what I'm talking about. We need more information about what specific backlog items are being worked on and what to expect from both near and long term for releases.

                            Since the HTML Client announcement, there has been a great deal of discomfort in the LS community about the lack of information coming from MSFT regarding advancement towards a LS client for LOB application development.

                            http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/7b92697d-ff35-4c04-8ac5-8949870c6c58/lob-html5?forum=lightswitch

                            Most folks believe a new HTML client having…

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                              26 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enable IntelliTest to generate test code in XUnit, NUnit and other frameworks

                              Please extend IntelliTest to support generating tests in XUnit, NUNit, and other frameworks.

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                                5 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • kproj/xproj should not be associated with ASP.Net it makes sense for all other application types too.

                                As the title states, don't make xproj/kproj exclusive to sp.net projects. The general idea behind this project also applies to desktop (and all other project types) too. Even better just use project.json without any *.*proj file as another suggestion already states.
                                Just allow for a target to build into binaries directly.

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                                  2 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow Visual Studio users to create custom Android Emulator profiles

                                  Although it's great that Microsoft provides profiles for common Android devices in their XDE Emulator, it would be great to tweak these for certain use cases.

                                  For instance, I'd like to make an Android profile for a "phone" that uses xhdpi (or even lower) with 512M of RAM.

                                  There's no option for this, however by examining the list that Visual Studio Emulator Android downloads on launch:

                                  * http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=534775

                                  It should be possible or trivial to allow users to custom create their own profiles.

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                                    0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • FIPS

                                    Use FIPS compliant algorithms if FIPS policy enforcement is enabled on the server. Department of Defense Security Technical Implementation Guides require that FIPS policy is enforced: http://www.stigviewer.com/stig/microsoft_dot_net_framework_4.0/2014-01-08/finding/V-30926

                                    This applies to all US Department of Defense. It is understood that MD5 is much faster and might not even be used for security reasons (i.e. using MD5 to generate a hash to determine file differences on version control check in). However if FIPS is enabled, why not use a FIPS compliant algorithm?

                                    It is much better to experience some degredation in performance when FIPS policy is enabled than to occasionally swallow exceptions…

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                                        28 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        We think this is a fantastic suggestion and have already begun moving project related files into a “.vs” folder at the root of the solution. You can check it out in the latest CTP of Visual Studio 2015. So far, we have moved the .SUO file and the VB/C# compiler IntelliSense database files to the new location. All new project specific, machine local files will be added to the new location too. We plan on taking this even further in future releases and are investigating how to improve the directory structure of build output and other existing files that can clutter the source tree.

                                        If you are upgrading an existing solution you may need to clean up the old files at the root of the solution. We don’t delete them to ensure your settings are not lost if you round trip the project with earlier versions of Visual Studio.…

                                      • Haskell support in Visual Studio

                                        First-class support for Haskell is what I like to see, with syntax highlight, intelisense and debugging.

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                                          2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • VB6 Honoris Causa

                                          Give a place to VB6 in VStudio.net
                                          Remember their root and go to join in the future way.
                                          All join for the oportunity.

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                                            2 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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