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  1. Restore usability of the new Error List window in VS 2015

    1. Restore the ability to sort all entries by their addition time ("Default Order" in VS2013 and older). In VS 2015 RC, messages keep "jumping" as they are generated, which makes it nearly impossible to work with the Error List during a long build without stoping it.

    2. Restore (at least as an option) full clearing of Error List on build start, or at least add a button or context menu option to clear it manually. It is very confusing in VS 2015 RC when fixed errors and warnings stay there for half of the build process until the compiler…

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • FIPS

      Use FIPS compliant algorithms if FIPS policy enforcement is enabled on the server. Department of Defense Security Technical Implementation Guides require that FIPS policy is enforced: http://www.stigviewer.com/stig/microsoft_dot_net_framework_4.0/2014-01-08/finding/V-30926

      This applies to all US Department of Defense. It is understood that MD5 is much faster and might not even be used for security reasons (i.e. using MD5 to generate a hash to determine file differences on version control check in). However if FIPS is enabled, why not use a FIPS compliant algorithm?

      It is much better to experience some degredation in performance when FIPS policy is enabled than to occasionally swallow exceptions…

      41 votes
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      • Remove the need for .kproj and .kproject.user projects

        Currently VS requires project files in order to open. In the old MSBUILD oriented world this was necessary. With K however, all you need is a Project.json and you can build outside the IDE or in other editors like Sublime.

        Only when you go into VS do the files become required. A better experience would be to allow pointing to the Project.json / or a folder and it just loads up.

        68 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support Docker in Hosted Build VSO

          This cover many different scenarios and configuration, just providing a vm coreos to apply dockerfile.

          10 votes
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          • Add support for Google Play Services

            Split from: https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/7051864-add-support-for-google-play-services-opengl-2

            My app (and a few other devs that I know) have apps that use push notifications with Google Cloud Messaging and Google Maps (which needs Open GL 2). The emulator is currently miles ahead performance wise vs the regular Android emus, but these two limitations are preventing me from using it for certain development scenarios.

            Thanks,
            Tommy

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              1 comment  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • better support loading multiple versions of the same assembly

              In my production environment, our servers currently load 645 assemblies many times containing multiple versions of the same assembly. For the most part, our custom assembly resolver seems to work when we hook up to the resolver event. However, we recently migrated over to storing our assemblies in Subversion under a flat folder structure by version number to help manage our deployments. This exposed a new problem with the .NET Framework assembly resolver because if the filename of the assembly in Visual Studio reference includes the version number, the file on disk can no longer be resolved without also changing…

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add analogy for InstallationManager for desktop applications

                Add analogy for InstallationManager for Windows Store applications (Windows 8.1) + Windows 10 (desktop). Because in these platforms I can't get my installed application. For more details for quetsion/request you can see my question in msdn (https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/46402b2b-86a1-4750-bef5-7297966ada82/uwp-universal-can-i-use-installationmanager-or-some-analogy-in-desktop-version?forum=wpdevelop)

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                  0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Please implement C# compiler and WPF for WebAssembly

                  WebAssembly or wasm is an experimental efficient low-level programming language for in-browser client-side scripting, which is currently in development. WebAssembly is portable bytecode which is designed to be faster to parse than JavaScript, as well as to execute faster. The team working on WebAssembly include people from Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, and Apple (who respectively control the four major browsers, Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Safari).

                  https://github.com/WebAssembly/design/blob/master/FAQ.md

                  6 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Property setter value modifier

                    add support for changing property input.

                    like this:

                    public string property { get{....}, private int set{....}}

                    This property takes int (value type is int). but returns string.

                    then we dont have to do some logic(ex: converting) outside property.

                    thanks

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                      2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Bold Days with Activity in Team Room's Calendar Navigation

                      In Visual Studio Online when navigating through a team room using the calendar your unable to see at a glance which days have activity (image attached). So increase the font-weight on days with activity and decrease the font-weight on days without activity.

                      Might take it a step further modify the day's font-weight based on the amount of activity. No activity would be very light, some activity heavier and a lot of activity even heavier font-weight.

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                      • Improve Asynchronous Programming Model

                        The asynchronous programming model introduced in .NET with the async/await keywords was a step in the right direction and a great improvement over previous design, but there are a few fundamental and disruptive qualities to it that need addressing:

                        1) Zombie-code. This is the biggest issue with .NET asynchronous programming model currently. Once asynchronous code finds its way into your code base, all code referencing it (and being called from it) must also start to incorporate asynchronous keywords and functionality. This results in a phenomenon which has been described as "Async Zombie Infection." It would obviously be great/ideal not to…

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                          2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Generic this

                          Please add support for a generic 'this', to use in (generic / abstract) types or interfaces.

                          The "this" would reflect the current type and is used as an generic constraint. This would create new cool possibilities with C#.

                          For example, the `ICloneable` interface has one method (Clone), which returns an `Object`. This is undesirable because:

                          - We need to cast the result (most of the times) - bad for the performance and could lead to run-time errors.
                          - We could implement the Clone method more easiliy wrong: the Clone method could return the wrong type (not compile time enforced)
                          -…

                          20 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Enable IntelliTest to run in the build pipeline

                            Run IntellIiTest in the build pipeline to explore new code and generate/evolve unit tests.

                            7 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  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.

                              60 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Create a plugin or have a builtin to check for pep8 compliance.

                                While in debug or just automatically have the editor check for pep8 compliance.

                                27 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Languages - Python  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow hosted pool to run more than one build at a time

                                  Allow the hosted pool to run more than one build at a time.

                                  Currently it is not possible:
                                  https://www.visualstudio.com/get-started/build/hosted-agent-pool

                                  When there are multiple independent projects, this is absolutely mandatory!

                                  From a technical prospective/billing, I can see why it can be an issue.
                                  If there is a billing issue (like: we do not know how much money/build minutes are available on this account, so we cannot launch multiple build), I would find acceptable to be "pre billed" for 1 hour for each build launched, and in the end be billed only for what has been spend .

                                  24 votes
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                                  • Ability to right click an item in the backlog and change status

                                    In the Visual Studio Online Work>Sprint>Backlog add the ability to right click an item and change it's status.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add gated check in support in build vNext

                                      Build vNext in VSO & TFS 2015 do not have the "gated check in" trigger. Only CI and Scheduled. Please add support for Gated Check ins, that's and extremely important feature.

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                                      • Auditing feature & security report in RM

                                        Audit feature - Log all activities in RM (e.g. who edited release template, who created a new release, who approved/rejected a release)
                                        Security report - A report shows IDs and roles/access of those IDs in RM

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                                          0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Desktop notifications with Web API notifications

                                          Desktop notifications to alert when assign an work item, when finish a build compilation, when a member of team makes check-in, when the date of end of project is near, etc...

                                          Desktop notifications with Web API notifications

                                          Here an example, some like glpi web notifications

                                          54 votes
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