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  1. Port WPF to Mac OS 10

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

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      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 79 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support multiple IIS web apps/pools pointing to the same file directory

        Currently, Application Insights only supports one IIS web app or pool pointing to one physical file directory, otherwise it breaks the monitoring.

        Please support multiple web apps or pools pointing to the same directory.

        Issuing a Get-WebApplicationMonitoringStatus command in the powershell displays the issue. If you have mutiple IIS apps pointing to the same directory, you will see the DisplayName repeated. Since each app needs its own ConfigurationName property, this breaks monitoring.

        We have multiple IIS web apps pointing to the same directory for several reasons, one being that we can keep the asp.net temporary files spaces separate (by keeping…

        20 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Provide native support in the IDE for MVVM

          Something like where VS has a "code mode" for code behind or MVVM or other pattern.

          If MVVM is selected then the IDE helps us fall into the pit of MVVM success.

          Even better would be a coding mode provider model, so other patterns could be plugged in over time

          949 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  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 →
            • 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/.

              20 votes
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                1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support XAML2009 Throughout

                Generic types etc.

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                  0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 594 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add lambda support to C++/CLI

                    Lambda is now supported in C++ 0x but not in C++/CLI. It means we are not able to use C++ lambda to define delegates in ref class. This makes using .Net libraries like Task<T> and System::Linq a very tedious work.

                    29 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  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…

                      14 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • All dlls that is needed for running the tests gets in one folder, so if any dll have the same name it will be overwritten

                        So my problem is the following. (Microsoft Test Manager, Test controller, test agent)

                        I have a testplan that run tests on several services, some services are the same but different versions.

                        The services with different version has the same name on their client dll. Lets say person.client.dll

                        So here comes the problem.

                        When I run the tests(the whole testplan) the first version test fails but it doesnt fail when I run them seperatly.

                        So I googled and did some logging on the testagent and discovered this:

                        Copying remote file: C:\Users\service.tfstestcontr\AppData\Local\VSEQT\QTController\746\Deployment\Hogia.Person.Client.dll to: C:\Users\fredrik.almen\AppData\Local\VSEQT\QTAgent\746\isptest2013.hogia.local\Deployment\Hogia.Person.Client.dll

                        So here is the problem if I have…

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                          3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow Retain Indefinitely to not be set

                          In some scenarios, such as continuous deployment to a development environment, it does not make sense that every build (which triggers a release) should be retained indefinitely. The easiest solution would be to add a configuration property for a release template right below "Can Trigger a Release from a Build?" title "Retain Build Indefinitely" that defaults to being checked.

                          This would allow me to uncheck this option and therefore builds would delete as configured in the Build Definition Retention Policy. Currently, I have to manually go in and remove the "retain indefinitely" option on all the builds so they will…

                          36 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  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 →
                            • Would be able to clear out testers field on a test case in MTM

                              Once you have assigned a tester to a test case it is not possible to clear it, only change it to a different value. It should be possible to set this empty if you do not know which person this test case will be assigned to.

                              12 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  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.

                                16 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  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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                                    3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support the -Loopback token in proxy bypass lists

                                    The .NET Framework is currently hardcoded to bypass the proxy for traffic destined to localhost/127.0.0.1/::1. This makes sense in general, but greatly complicates debugging with Fiddler or other proxies.

                                    In 2011, this problem was fixed in WinINET and WinHTTP with the introduction of the "minus-loopback" token in proxy bypass lists. When <-loopback> is present, the client should not bypass the proxy for local addresses.

                                    See http://blogs.msdn.com/b/fiddler/archive/2011/02/10/fiddler-is-better-with-internet-explorer-9.aspx for more detail.

                                    59 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  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…

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                                        2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Enable compression for data transfer over HTTP protocol

                                        If the Drop Location Access option for the remote server is set to “Through Release Management Server over HTTP(S)” the data transfer rate decreases substantially if the amount of files, to be transferred, is high. I assume that the transfer via HTTP works without compression and the files are streamed one by one. To speed-up deployments it might be good to compress all files to one and after that stream it over HTTP.

                                        16 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add button To Clear The Application Cache Without Resetting The AppDomain

                                          Allow us to clear the iiscache without having to reset iis or recycle the application pool. While developing we have to manually clear the cache and the current process is time consuming using iisreset (which doesn't always work) or through IIS.

                                          Add a button within the IDE that clears the cache of the current solution.

                                          26 votes
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