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  1. 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

    68 votes
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      5 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  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…

      23 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  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 →
        • 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…

          23 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).

            1,313 votes
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              0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Improve Visual Studio Call Stack walking performance

              Walking the call stack can sometimes be a slower operation when debugging. Do not slow down debug operations such as stepping when walking the call stack takes a long time

              21 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Open many solution in one IDE

                One solution per window - horrible!
                Or do this optional in settings.
                Normal like in Netbeans.

                26 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Stop Auto allocating licenses when non existing users are added to a security group

                  We are experiencing an issue with auto assignment of available licenses when adding a non existing users to a team project security group.

                  Example:
                  We have purchased a number of monthly licenses, and have not assigned all. 8 advanced and 57 basic. We have used 6 advanced and 49 Basic.

                  The User licenses are purchased centrally from our corporate IT department. Users are created and licenses are assigned by the corporate IT department.

                  We have over 200 team project (one for each customer) and each project have its own adminitrator that does the user assignment locally for that team project.

                  13 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  General  ·  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.

                    69 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  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.

                      144 votes
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                      • Support markdown as an alternative to html for workitems

                        Markdown is now widely adopted and that would be a more fluid experience when writing workitems.

                        Having to select text and click on a toolbar to do basic formatting such as bullet points is not really efficient.

                        Github like support would allow code snippet in Tasks which might prove to be helpful.

                        33 votes
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                        • Support .NET Builds without requiring Visual Studio on the server

                          To build certain PCL libraries and libraries for Windows 8 RT requires having Visual Studio on the server.

                          Nick Berardi writes about a workaround that allows running a build server without VS, but it's really just a workaround for functionality that should be easy.

                          Not to mention there's probably licensing considerations we're just ignoring by doing that.

                          http://nickberardi.com/a-net-build-server-without-visual-studio/

                          Please make it easy (and legal) to build .NET projects on a server without requiring a Visual Studio installation (or license) on that server.

                          2,874 votes
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                            19 comments  ·  .NET  ·  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

                            1,018 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add a table-of-content-window listing all procedures and other items of the current code file.

                              The content should be similar to what is available in the drop-down lists at the top of the C# editor, but it should be in a window docked to the side of the IDE.
                              There should be some sorting and grouping options.
                              The CodeMaid add-in is doing it right, but such basic functionality should be a standard part of VS, so it is also available for the Express editions.

                              14 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Provide support for compile time checks of WPF bindings

                                We already have intellisense for the Bindings when setting the design time DataContext on a Window.This however is not enough.

                                We also need compile time checking of the bindings. Please provide this.

                                100 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  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.

                                  459 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  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.

                                    90 votes
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                                      4 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow to maximize the TestSteps in WebAccess

                                      All HTML Fileds in TFS 2013 have a Option to maximize the content to Screen.

                                      I would love to see this Feature also for the TestStep Section

                                      29 votes
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                                      • VB6 Honoris Causa

                                        Give a place to VB6 in VStudio.net
                                        Remember their root and go to join in the future way.
                                        All join for the oportunity.

                                        10 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow build summary to display code coverage percentage based on lines of code

                                          When code coverage is run as part of a build the percentage displayed in the build summary is calculated based on the number of blocks covered. We would like to be able to configure this to calculate the percentage based on lines of code covered - as we fail the build based on lines of codes covered.

                                          We have to stick with lines of code rather than code blocks for compatibility with other tools we use.

                                          31 votes
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