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  1. 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.

    302 votes
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      2 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 'and', 'or' operators instead of &&, ||

      I really wish to use real keywords 'and' and 'or' instead of using ugly and obscure symbols && or ||. It will make code much more readable.
      For instance in c/c++ you can overcome this issue using <ciso646>.

      15 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make the .NET compilers find IDisposable abuse accurately, and make it a compiler error rather than needing to use code analysis

        Finding leaks caused by not disposing IDisposable objects is probably one of the hardest, time consuming issues with .NET code.

        The fact that the code analysis warning CA2000 is plagued with false detections and worse - situations that it misses entirely, means that people don't find their mistakes at compile time (when they should).

        If the compilers found IDisposable abuses correctly (and it was a facility of the core compilers rather than having to use code analysis), it would raise the bar considerably to ensure that people write correct .NET code first time rather than having to spend man-weeks finding…

        19 votes
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          2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Native support Sqlite in Visual Studio

          After declined sql server compact and not support in visual studio 2013
          please native support sqlite as default embedded, lite and in memory database for win,web,windows runtime and windows phone with very better user interface same ssdt for sql server. so can easy manipulation database and run sql query with plan.

          180 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow rename Servers Name in Configure Paths of Release Management

            Create a way to rename the Server Name in Configure Paths of Release Management

            36 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support for Macros in Debugging Command Line Arguments and Executable path for C# solutions

              I am working on an Excel addin written in C#.

              One thing that is very painful is that there is no support for Macros in the command line arguments and executable path in C# debugging panel.

              i.e. when you are working on an Excel addin, typically you need to launch Excel.exe with your addin on the command line arguments.

              What I would really need is to be able to enter

              1 - $(EXCELPATH) in the Start External Program textbox and I would set ExcelPath somehow externally.

              2 - $(TargetDir)/Myaddin.xll as command line arguments

              Unfortunately for C# solution, these macros/envvars are…

              63 votes
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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Change Visual Studio Online account region

                My Visual Studio Online account was create in North Central US. I'd like an option to change the region, so that my data is stored closer to my users.

                11 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make C/C++ compiler (cl.exe) independent of IDE

                  Consider a node.js developer, who builds native addon module using node-gyp in C++.

                  Node-gyp require MSVCR to compiler the project on Windows. If I am using sublime for my JS and C++ development, I would like to only take C++ compiler and libraries instead of installing plethora of stuff that I don't require.

                  Original concern was posed here: http://stackoverflow.com/q/26959640/.

                  17 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  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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                      1 comment  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 587 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Lightweight Release Management Deployment Agent for Linux (java based) and for old Windows versions

                        Please provide a lightweight auxiliary deployment agent just to run terminal commands and execute bat or sh files in Linux and Windows XP.

                        38 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add "." unary dot operator, for class elements access expressions

                          Lots of lambdas are only for accessing class elements, e.g.

                          Property(x => x.Name).IsRequired();

                          This could be:

                          Property(.Name).IsRequired();

                          More examples:

                          context.Users.Where(.IsActive)
                          .OrderBy(.Param)
                          .Select(.Name.Trim());

                          RaisePropertyChanged(.Name);

                          Probably:

                          context.Users.Select(string.Format("{0} - {1}", .Login, .Name));

                          context.Users.Select(new {
                          FullName = .Login + " " + .Name,
                          Bonus = GetBonus(.Id)
                          });

                          10 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow the C# 'break' statement to terminate *several* nested enslosing loops, rather than the closest one only

                            Sometimes, I want to exit several nested loops, based on a single condition.

                            Today, I have to introduce an additional boolean variable, to exit all the other loops except the innermost one. This is inconvenient.

                            If only the 'break' statement could have accepted the number of loops to break...

                            A straighforward example:
                            for(;;)
                            {
                            for(;;)
                            {
                            if{true} break(2);
                            }
                            }

                            This feature would work just similarly when used in a 'switch' statement.

                            We would only have to be concerned to not allow the 'break's parameter to exceed the number of nested scopes it is used from within. Otherwise, an error…

                            23 votes
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                              9 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow the ability to prove that a code review was done for a task

                              I was asked to escalate this from here: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/5e9c476d-a728-4505-a310-9614b1c3b06f/how-to-find-a-work-items-code-review-request?forum=tfsworkitemtracking

                              We are using VS2013 connected to TFS2012.

                              We are currently being audited as to our development practices. Overall it is going well and we can provide evidence on our processes.

                              However it seems TFS won't allow us to find a code review for a task.

                              We use a 1 tier branch, so everything gets committed and released from that. Before a commit a code review request is created. Only when the code review passes will the code be committed. This all works fine. However when looking at a task I cannot…

                              133 votes
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                                5 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  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…

                                10 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Change name from Visual studio to Visual App Studio

                                  Change name from Visual studio to Visual App Studio

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                                    3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make the TestResults in MTM searchable workitems in TFS

                                    Make the TestResults in MTM searchable workitems in TFS

                                    15 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Wouldn't it be nice if Visual Studio and .NET Framework could be used in other operational systems, such as OSX, Linux etc?

                                      As a developer I'd like to create .NET (mainly ASP.NET) apps using a Macbook with OSX.

                                      11 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Improve UI for 2015 Microsoft Test Manager Client User Experience

                                        A significant portion of MTM has moved to the web, however the MTM client still has to be used for rich bug creation, rich action recordings, and rich test run data collection, however the User Experience of MTM is stuck in 2009 and is woefully out of date.

                                        I'd like to have a complete UI overhaul of the MTM client with an improved Modern UI.

                                        I'd like to be able to have excel embedded in the client so as to be able to bulk update test cases, test suites, and test plans.

                                        Give testers a modern MTM client for 2015…

                                        14 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • [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.

                                          400 votes
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                                            27 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…

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