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  1. Add more stencils and mockups to Blend

    Add more stencils and mockups to blend, or update gallery and option to share or upload owns stencils and mockups...

    34 votes
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      2 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Actually implement Exception.ToString correctly. E.g. AggregateException.ToString() { foreach( exception in InnerException )

      Actually implement Exception.ToString correctly.

      E.g. AggregateException.ToString() { foreach( exception in InnerException ) print out exception.ToString(); }
      Exception.ToString() { print out error message and stack trace; }
      WebException.ToString() { print out the error response; }

      29 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support more than 100 Git repositories

        Visual Studio has currently a limitation of 100 Git repositories which it can show per team project. Since it is quite common nowadays to have only a single team project this limitation can be reached quite fast.

        The workaround with manually cloning the repository is also not really satisfying since repositories cloned this way lack of several TFS integration features (eg. linking commits with work items).

        56 votes
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        • Test Manager - Clone Requierments and Cases to an existing Test Plan

          I want to be able to clone user stories (or PBIs) with their test cases into a next test plan.
          example:
          we open a new test plan #2 and wrote tests into the requirements.
          then we open a test suite called Regression - we wanted to collect into it all User Stories and their test cases from the old Test Plans.

          and, No. we didn't want to Copy because some test need to be customized.

          20 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add Order column to Sprint Backlog view

            Add a simple read-only column to the Sprint Backlog view, which numbers displayed items from 1 to n. A similar column already exsists in the "Backlog items" view.

            This would allow easy visual reference to items displayed on the screen, when discussing the Sprint Backlog with your team or the customer.

            33 votes
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            • change the behavoiur for double click on double backtick identifiers to select only a single word

              If I double click on a word I assume the word gets selected and nothing else. This doesn't work inside of double backticks. It always selects the whole identifier since it doesn't understand that the identifier is a sentence and not a single word.

              see also https://github.com/Microsoft/visualfsharp/issues/243

              36 votes
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                6 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Haskell support in Visual Studio

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

                10 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Embed a code sharing store

                  The idea is pretty simple: When I am coding, I often wonder how many people already have implemented the same thing. On the other hand I would be more motivated to share my work online, earning some money for it.
                  The code store should contain something like an “offline function tester”, so I don’t see the developer’s code but am still able to test my parameters to the functions and classes. A nice and simple user interface, connected with my credit card or PayPal account, would complete the perfect package.

                  19 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Re-open the "Bring back Classic Visual Basic" suggestion for VB6 Programming

                    The "Bring back Classic Visual Basic" suggestion
                    http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3440221-bring-back-classic-visual-basic-an-improved-versi
                    should be re-opened to allow voting.

                    It has twice been closed, but it was closed without going to review, which is against Microsoft UserVoice policy.

                    And this suggestion is by far the most popular on UserVoice judging by the number of comments (over 4300).

                    Clearly this issue won't go away, closing this suggestion doesn't close down the demand for VB6 Programming.

                    Remember, you claim this site is for "This site is for suggestions and ideas" - yet you close down suggestions you don't like.

                    Open the suggestion, and allow voting .

                    15 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Show properties info of a class when mouse over

                      Show properties info of a class when mouse over. look at picture attached

                      21 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Edit and Continue for TypeScript

                        Suggestion from 2 customers:
                        -edit and continue for TypeScript editing during debugging
                        -Typescript won't allow Edit and Continue while code in the solution is running. This is client typescript code that has no dependency from the running code

                        79 votes
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                          5 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  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.

                          13 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Create New AI Language With Both Lisp and Prolog features.

                            Please Add AI Features in C# , C++ , ... Languages or Create New AI Programming Language.

                            187 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Bring RelativePanel to WPF vNext

                              On MWC 2015 Microsoft unveiled new WinRT control RelativePanel that allows simple relative placing of controls next to each other using attached property rules.
                              It would be really useful to have the same RelativePanel available in classic WPF as well.

                              34 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • New syntax to map interface members to the base class

                                Explicit interface implementation in VB makes the code much better readable and maintainable than C# code with its implicit (i.e. hidden/secret) interface implementation.
                                It is one of the main advantages of VB over C#.

                                However there is one drawback: If a class implements an interface, all interface members have to be implemented directly in that class.
                                There is no way in VB to map an interface member to a member of the implementing classe's base class.

                                In C# this works implicitly without any extra code. In VB, of course, we want to maintain an explicit way to achieve it.
                                A…

                                25 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • File Scoped Namespaces

                                  Background

                                  .NET style guidelines recommend having at most one namespace per file. The current namespace syntax only allows block scope, resulting in every file typically having all of its contents (save using statements) wrapped in a namespace block. This leads to both vertical space being wasted (the curly braces used to delimit the block) and more importantly, horizontal space being wasted, with all of the important content indented by an extra tab (if style guidelines are being followed). The indentation from the namespace block conveys no useful information- it is just code bloat.

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                                  Allow a single namespace declaration per…

                                  29 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make XAML a first class citizen of Visual Studio

                                    Make XAML participate in compile time syntax checking, in code refactoring (e.g. property renames), and in code navigation. Add refactoring (e.g. "Create Style from Element") and other performance features to the XAML code editor (e.g. allow in-place editing of xaml tags so that the end tag changes when you change the begin tag).

                                    1,331 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  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.

                                      171 votes
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                                      • Add virtual extension methods (default interface implementations, default methods, traits) to C#

                                        C# has extension methods, which allow one to define a method that is syntactically invoked on an instance, but defined as a static method on another type. However, these methods lack one very important feature of normal methods: they cannot be overridden by specific implementations.

                                        Java 8 in contrast introduced an alternative concept, called virtual extension methods, which could be beneficial for C# as well. Virtual extension methods are defined as interface methods with default implementations:

                                        public interface IMyInterface
                                        {
                                        string Property { get; } // ordinary interface member

                                        default string Format()
                                        {
                                        return string.Format ("{0} ({1})", GetType().Name, Property);
                                        } …

                                        54 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Enable Abstract Syntax Tree Source Files via Roslyn

                                          Now that Roslyn is available (or will be available), it is time for Visual Studio to start thinking in files that represent Abstract Syntax Trees (ASTs), or .ast files. .ast files are the actual source files that are checked into source control. When an .ast file is loaded into Visual Studio, the developer's "formatting preference configuration" is applied to the .ast file to display the file to the preference of the developer.

                                          Formatting preference configurations would include things like:
                                          - Spaces or Tabs for tabbing
                                          - Braces on same line as method declaration or below
                                          - Spaces around symbols
                                          -…

                                          19 votes
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                                            9 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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