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  1. Don't require "async" keyword for the methods with "awaits" in the body

    This is misleading. This looks like a part of method signature but this is not. The only thing it does is: it enables awaits in the method body. This requirement looks the same as if you would require "enable_yield" keyword for the methods with "yields":

    public enable_yield IEnumerable<int> Foo()
    {
    yield return 42;//yield is enabled
    }

    public IEnumerable<int> Bar()
    {
    yield return 42;//compiler error
    }

    The "async" tells nothing new for the caller - the caller already knows that the method returns Task.
    If the method returns "void" - anyways any methods can start threads, enqueue work items to the…

    56 votes
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      13 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make Smart Unit Tests available to Visual Studio Premium

      In Visual Studio 2015 Smart unit tests are a fantastic idea!
      Restricting it to Visual Studio Ultimate is not a good news. Please make it available to more users.

      43 votes
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        3 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • support project.json/global.json for all project types, not just ASP.NET

        As demonstrated at TechEd, ASP.NET vNext projects support a new Nuget mechanism whereby packages are organized in a by-project project.json file. Also of particular interest is the ability to override the package with local sources in a solution file called global.json, which facilitates a much smoother way to contribute to projects outside the solution. Please do this for all project types.

        643 votes
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          11 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Please keep the Reference Source symbol server updated

          The Reference Source is a very useful feature, particularly so for its ability to step through framework code. But that feature never lasts very long after a release. Many programmers have .NET 4.5.2 on their machine today, the server doesn't supply the necessary PDBs. Downgrading to 4.5.1 is painful and often not possible at all.

          Please keep the server updated.

          23 votes
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            3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • to support TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256 cipher suite with ECC parameters. NIST P-256 (SECP 256) and BrainpoolP256r1 are pretty po

            to support TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256 cipher suite with ECC parameters. NIST P-256 (SECP 256) and BrainpoolP256r1 are pretty popular in Europe. E.g. German Standards enforce that, ECC/Brainpool curves have to be used to secure IOT scenarios. As far as I know ECC/Brainpool curves are already supported by some C++ (OpenSSL) and Java libraries (Bouncy Castle).

            35 votes
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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Rename Package Manager Console to Shell

              Package Manager Console is a Powershell window that is used by many different tools aside from Nuget/Package Manager. For instance, scaffolding for ASP.NET and Migrations in Entity Framework, and probably more things in the future. New versions of the Package Manager GUI will make it less and less necessary to use the shell for nuget purposes, so it makes less and less sense to refer to it as the "package manager" console. Just call it Shell (or Console or Powershell Console if you prefer).

              55 votes
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                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • DllExport attribute

                I think we need a DllExport attribute to mark methods, that we need to export from managed DLL to unmanaged code so it can be used by c++ applications. There is many places when it can be usefull. For exaple to support old c++ applications with c# libraries. Currently to export a method, we need to go to IL code and add export attribute. This is quite annoying and time consuming. It will be nice if c# compiler will do it by itself

                21 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Teach Cortana intellisense to code in VisualStudio

                  intellisense was the right step to minimize destruction in productive coding. But for people like me without perfect touchtyping skill problem not solved completely, Still "backspace" is the most used key on a programmers keyboard !

                  I would like to see "Cortana" as my dictation/voice assistant in VisualStudio so I can code as I speak without worrying about the typing errors and even takes some notes as reminder for future tasks.

                  18 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Give an option to not try to save new files (not allocated on disk) on "Save All"

                    I really like to work with my database from Visual Studio. And I have to write quires a lot. It is very handy to make it from Visual Studio when I have solution right in front of my eyes. And Visual Studio supports multiple windows which makes this even better in multi monitor cases.

                    But in project I still need to change code files a lot. And so when I press "Save All" shortcut combination it requires me to save a query file (which i have been using to make queries), and file is not allocated on disk, so have…

                    15 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  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.

                      35 votes
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                      • Allow programmers to get special object's mangled name

                        MSVC should allow programmers to get special object's mangled name,which may be very useful when loading a cpp-export dll dynamically.
                        For example,
                        namespace AA{
                        extern const a = 1;
                        }
                        const char *p = get_mangled_name(AA:a);//?a@AA@3XX_XX

                        18 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add build status to pull requests

                          I would like to see the status of builds related to commits in a pull requests.

                          On the main page of a pull request we have Discussion, Files, Commits. I would like a Build page as well that lists any build runs on the source branch of the pull request.

                          This will allow the reviewers to quickly see that all tests have passed and that the current build is green.

                          53 votes
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                          • 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.

                            319 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Port WPF to Mac OS 10

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

                              39 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  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…

                                  52 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • First-class Immediate Mode Graphics Support (Direct2D)

                                    WPF's retained-mode graphics system is great for controls and is probably all you need if you are developing database forms applications. But there are classes of applications, particularly data-driven visualization apps, for which the overhead of retained mode makes it unusable. The current alternative of using WriteableBitmap is an okay workaround, but there are still many challenges, such as synchronizing your bitmap updates with WPF's rendering cycle. WPF v.next should be canning support for XP, so it can move to DX10 and so be on par with Direct2D/DirectWrite. WPF with first class support for immediate-mode graphics via D2D/DWrite will simply…

                                    176 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        1 comment  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow Team Web Access Charts to Group by Tags

                                        Specifically with the Scrum process template, there is no place to do root cause analysis, so the natural candidate is to use Tags, this avoids having to customise the process template. The problem is that I cannot produce a work item query "chart" that will allow me to "Group by" the tag. While I appreciate that this might be a challenge with the nature of the pseudo managed field, it would be really useful.

                                        63 votes
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                                        • 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…

                                          23 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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