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  1. 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 →
    • TFBuild 2015: Run sheduled build only when source has changed

      In the new Team Foundation Build 2015 (https://msdn.microsoft.com/Library/vs/alm/Build/feature-overview) we can either add CI triggers that trigger a build with every check-in or we have the Scheduled triggers. It would be nice to have an option in the Scheduled Triggers that it only runs if there were changes since the last run (new ChangeSet).
      We could use this since we build our Xamarin app with the new build server and publish it to the alpha track in the PlayStore, but we only want to do this once a day and only if there were changes since the last build.

      19 votes
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      • Keeping tests close to the code by keeping a *.test file packaged with the *.cs file

        I'm sure this has been suggested one way or the other but here goes anyway. How about adding a *.test file with a *.cs file packaged the same way WPF package a *.xaml and *.xaml.cs file together? That way your tests are close to the code

        18 votes
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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  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.

          436 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support c++11 unique_ptr and shared_ptr with C++/CLI

            C++11 introduced move and unique_ptr, shared_ptr and weak_ptr. This new types highly improve the productivity and the robustness of C++ code. When we implement wrapper/adapter for the new for C++ code that uses unique_ptr/shared_ptr/weak_ptr we have to somehow return to raw pointers because it is only possible to store raw pointers inside of managed classes.
            When it is not possible to somehow allow unique_ptr/shared_ptr/weak_ptr as members of managed C++/CLI classes (ref class/struct) my suggestion is to use a similar approach as with gcroot and to provide a wrapper for that pointer types.

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              4 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow adding additional namespaces for debugging purposes

              Unused namespaces often get removed in code files, so you might end up having no reference to the System, System.Collections.Generic or System.Linq namespaces. When you are debugging however, you might want to use extension methods or classes defined in these unreferenced namespaces.

              So it would be very convenient if we could define a fixed list of namespaces to be added while debugging. These namespaces would then automatically become available in the Watch and Immediate debug windows.

              13 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  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 →
                • NGen should be able to produce optimized binaries outside the GAC, so that it could run without Administrator rights

                  NGEN sould be able to produce binaries in a specified local folder, outside the GAC, without requiring Administrator rights.
                  On the other side, there could be a runtime flag to put in app.config to specify where optimized binaries can be found so that the application would benefit from the pre-generated binaries instead of using jit compiler.

                  This would respond to scenarios where applications are not deployed in "program files" by an MSI but rather stored in the user local storage (for ex. for a silent updates mechanism) but requiring the performance gain brought by ngenized binaries.

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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.

                    65 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Empty braces are no longer formatted correctly with the FormatDocument command

                      See also here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/30520764/did-c-sharp-formatting-change-in-visual-studio-2015-and-how-can-i-change-it-bac

                      Given an empty method like this:

                      void EmptyMethod() { }

                      FormatDocument (Ctrl-K, Ctrl-D) used to leave it alone. In VS 2015, FormatDocument now moves the braces to their own line:

                      void EmptyMethod()
                      { }

                      This is annoying because (a) when I use CollapseToDefinitions, I can no longer see (without expanding it) that the method is empty, and (b) there's no apparent way to turn this behavior off.

                      Can it be changed back to how it used to be, where FormatDocument would leave these braces alone?

                      23 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Please include Nemerle support

                        We're writing our solutions on Nemerle, but this beautiful language still has no official VS support. Fix this situation, please.

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                          1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add support for LEFT/RIGHT/INNER/FULL/CROSS modifiers in linq JOIN expressions.

                          In Linq/Entity framework, you transform LINQ statements into SQL. This is cool, because that way, I can have compile-time syntax/schema-checking in the SQL-statements I write. However, since there are no modifiers LEFT/RIGHT/INNER/FULL/CROSS, there's no user-friendly way to write LINQ/Entity SQL-statements. into ps from p in ps.DefaultIfEmpty() is not very intuitive, to say the least. If somebody sees this for the first time, it's absolutely not clear what this does. Furthermore, this makes writing complex expressions unnecessarely complicated. Why not just add support for left/right/inner/full/cross join ? That would make code a lot more maintainable. Having to write "from c in…

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • TFS 2015 build vNext agent prioritization

                            Add agent prioritization to vNext build engine.
                            With many build servers deployed in given pool, we have different hardware power on most of them.
                            It would be good to be able to run builds on fastest ones, and when busy fallback to weaker ones.

                            19 votes
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                            • Having thread based discussions with team members

                              It's a good idea to be able to have thread based discussions on visual studio online and and even be able to receive alerts and respond to the discussion via email. The current team room is not sufficient enough for team members that work remotely specially in different time zones. This way we can address issues, and somehow use the outcome of the discussions as the input of BP.

                              15 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Filter Kanban board via user defined query

                                Add the ability to customize the display of items on the kanban board from the results of a query. For example a query is written to just show features under selected area paths. I would be nice to be able to see the results on a corresponding kanban view. Much more granular than current filter board capability.

                                16 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.

                                  57 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  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.

                                    59 votes
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                                    • Building cross-platform mobile apps using C# and Visual Studio BUT,WITHOUT XAMRAIN

                                      Building cross-platform mobile apps using C# and Visual Studio BUT NOT WITH XAMRAIN. How it sounds great na. We need IDE to develop Mobile apps for android, iOS and windows phone using c#,VS but not depending on xamrain. The way solution provided for Cordova is just awesome and amazing needed the same solution for C# context too.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • create better reporting when a dependency could not be found

                                        I work with late-bound assemblies all the time and one thing that has annoyed me since the inception of .NET is the lack of information when failing to load a referenced assembly. I constantly get the "X.dll or one of its dependencies was not found."

                                        You know what assembly you were looking for so log more information please! Many times this error is caused by some reference of a reference and can only be solved by attaching to the assembly resolver or using some 3rd party file watcher to see what files the application is attempting to load.

                                        16 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Bring back editing of Numeric Values in PropertyPanel via drag

                                          When doing animations Setting Properties via Textinput is taking longer since VS 2015. Please bring back the ability to drag values

                                          33 votes
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                                            3 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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