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  1. make the program friendly.

    You need to make the downloading less complicated and make it easier to catalog the pictures so they will be easier to find. I suggest the user have a pop down menu where they can create category names to storage the pictures so they can easily located. Don't make it completed...

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Native support for XPath 2.0 or XSLT 2.0 in .NET

      Provide native support for XPath 2.0 or XSLT 2.0 in .NET framework, and of course extend it to SharePoint and other related technologies

      419 votes
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        15 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Extend string class methods

        Extend the string class with

        bool myStr.IsNullOrEmpty
        bool myStr.IsNotNullOrEmpty
        string myStr.Before("@");
        string myStr.After("@");
        string myStr.Between("www.", ".com");

        18 votes
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          3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Restrict task assignment to team members

          While assigning tasks (or other work items) to a worker, the list should be restricted to team members, at least optionally.
          We have a team of 8 people but the list of possible members have over 100 entries. It would be much more easy to have only 8 entries in our list.

          14 votes
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          • Add the locations of the matching words to the enhanced scrollbar

            Please add all locations of matching words, getting by a click on the word in the source code in
            the new enhanced scrollbar in the same way as breakpoints, book marks etc.
            This feature was available in Productivity Power Tools.

            4 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add more accessability tools/upgrade Narrator for use in Visual Studio

              Please upgrade Narrator and add more accessability tools to use in the VS IDE

              4 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow installation of the .NET framework on other OSes

                I'd like to install .NET 4.5.1 on top of systems like Wine (http://www.winehq.org/) which is currently not permitted, as installing the .NET framework requires a corresponding Windows license.

                This would enable us to build .NET applications for Mac and Linux, without having to wait for Xamarin to implement the missing parts in mono.

                4 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide an easier way to navigate between work item

                  It would be helpful if user could just right click on work item and open in new tab.

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                  • Make the CodeLense feature available on all Visual Studio 2013 versions

                    Currently the CodeLense feature is available only on the Ultimate version of VS2013. It would be great if we could have this feature on every version of VS2013

                    65 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • NetPeerTcpBinding - Please Restore it

                      NetPeerTcpBinding has been marked obsolete in Net Framework 4.5.
                      There is no substitute for it, and it is valueable in creating small, intercommunication schemes without having to create an elaborate server. This binding seems to work great for simple tasks, why get rid of it? Please do not make this obsolete.

                      21 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Comment the class members references when a class member is commented

                        Provide an option to comment the class member's (variables or methods) references when it is commented within a class. Something
                        similar to the feature, when you rename a class an option to rename all its references.

                        4 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • i suggest you create a project template for XAML/Typescript and not just HTML/Typescript

                          I suggest the following three items:
                          A. You provide a project template for XAML/Typescript instead of HTML/Typescript. The XAML should be transpiled to HTML as the typescript is transpiled to javascript. Developers can either work with the XAML view window or the HTML view window depending on which one they are comfortable with. that way MS developers coming from wpf/Silverlight are happy and new open source developers coming from HTML are happy.
                          B. You should create RIA services for XAML/Typescript just as you had in Silverlight/c#/vb. And you will be forgiven for leading developers to Silverlight and killing it.
                          C.…

                          16 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Stack Size - WebDev.WebServer40 Default or a option in

                            Hi,

                            Today, the default size for thread stack in WebDev.WebServer40 (old cassini) is 100000. And the default size in w3wp is 40000. In this situation, we have some cases of stackoverflow in production that we don't have in development. Can you change de default in WebDev.WebServer40 to be the same that we have in production ?

                            Maybe, a new option in web.config to change this behavior

                            6 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow "Step Into" and friends to avoid certain common functions/methods (or a custom list).

                              When debugging native code it's interesting to execute line by line parts of the program to clarify the algorithm in the head or see how it develops. For that I find the functionality to step into and over very useful, but in my case it's hindering the debugging process more than it should.

                              For instance, I'm not interested in what a well known function does (e.g. strlen() and in general CRT functions, std:: stuff along with STL, ...) or what some support library does (e.g. boost:: stuff), stepping into those functions (or trying to) disrupts the workflow and lose sight…

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                                0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Windows RT

                                Windows RT needs an IDE that will enable developers to create and test metro applications on the devices they will be used for. A simplified version of Visual Studio with full capability to design Metro Apps would make Windows RT a more appealing choice for developers.

                                10 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Code Review Notification

                                  I find it to be a flaw when someone on my developer team has to send me a message on Skype telling me they have sent me a code review and then I have to go dig through "My Work" to find the review and accept it.

                                  What I would like to start seeing for this and other events like this that occur in Visual Studio would be "Skype-like notifications" that happen perhaps on the bottom right hand side of my screen, a little box that pops up that tells me I have a new code review. I could then…

                                  8 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Out of the box IOS and Android support

                                    I work with C#.net and SQL on VS on our web servers. Right now, I need out of the box support for IOS and Android YESTERDAY to update our existing web apps for our customers. Win 8 and Win phone are about 8th or 9th on my list of targeted client systems right now. I say that even though all our company PCs are running Win 7 internally. I am delaying Win 8 as long as I can. Thanks for listening.

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                                    • Implement Automatic Reference Counting (ARC) for .NET

                                      This would require major work, for sure, but Apple seems to have proven its worth doing.

                                      For performance sensitive applications, the GC can be a difficult-to-predict performance problem. ARC seems to have solved much of problems with memory management in an elegant way. It would be nice to see this become an *option* in C#/.NET.

                                      18 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Clarify what CI options there are for visual studio online on home page.

                                        On this page:

                                        http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/products/visual-studio-online-overview-vs

                                        Very confused because the Basic version includes CI builds described in the top section. And in the feature grid only the MSDN version has "Manage and run tests and test plans".

                                        CI normally includes running tests.

                                        There is also no mention of CI and what level of packages get it.

                                        Does only the MSDN level of VSOnline get CI and deployment?

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                                        • Implement jagged array shorthand declaration/initialization.

                                          In its current implementation, jagged arrays must be declared like this (say, a 10x10x10 int array):

                                          int[][][] jagged = new int[10][][];

                                          for (int i = 0; i < 10; i++)
                                          {
                                          jagged[i] = new int[10][];
                                          for (int z = 0; z < 10; z++)
                                          {
                                          jagged[i][z] = new int[10];
                                          }
                                          }

                                          I propose this be implemented as shorthand for the above:

                                          int[][][] jagged = new int[10][10][10];

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