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  1. Pull Request comments lose their context

    Comments in a pull request are tied directly to a line number. Thus, as more commits are added, they will shift around in the file, and become confusing.

    I don't know what the best solution for this would be, but it's rather disorienting for in-progress stories.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Turn the Visual Studio Performance Testing Quick Reference Guide into a Wiki site

      The Rangers, MCS and P&P have this beautiful >static< guidance for best practices on various topics. My proposal is to take one of these sources of content and turn it a Wiki that will hopefully stay fresh through community interaction. As i have a had a couple of people ask about this document, written in 2010, http://vsptqrg.codeplex.com/
      Visual Studio Performance Testing Quick Reference Guide (Version 3.6) i start there...

      21 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Rangers Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Include Blend for Visual Studio in Visual Studio Community Edition

        Include Blend for Visual Studio (Desktop Edition to build WPF applications) in the Visual Studio Community Edition

        6 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enable locking of guides.

          Guides interfere with the design surface when dragging or resizing items. The only way seems to hide them which makes them rather useless.

          9 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Partial deployment of SharePoint artifacts

            Really, waiting 5+ minutes while it deploys after changing 2 letters is NO FUN. This can sometimes decrease productivity tenfold. We do need partial deployment.

            So what would be very good to have is this kind of experience:
            1) right-click on a project item -> "Deploy to SharePoint"
            2) plus, a setting for the project: "Deploy on Save".

            By a project item, I mean all possible types of items: items that are deployed to 15 hive, items in Modules, and even Features.

            14 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                2 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Color Code PerfTips by Threshold

                From Tarun Arora:
                I would like to colour code the PerfTips, I see numbers all the time and after a while stop paying attention. However, if I could set a threshold & colour code the threshold, it would be easier to identify what requires attention.

                7 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow readonly modifier on local variables, not just properties.

                  Readonly modifiers shouldn't be canned for just instance-level properties on a class. Readonly isn't always to explicitly prevent subsequent code from changing a value. I would argue readonly modifiers can significantly improve code comprehension and readability:

                  Imagine the following code in a method definition, where prod_count would be a local:

                  int prod_count = (List<Product>) prods.Count;

                  If the compiler would allow this:
                  readonly int prod_count = (List<Product>) prods.Count;

                  All of a sudden, I know as a developer reading the code that I don't have to scan for prod_count getting reassigned to something...I can mentally write it off as, okay that's just…

                  53 votes
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                    9 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • allow Windows phone apps to be created on Windows 7

                    Some developers don't want to upgrade to Windows 8 just to develop for Windows phone. If they won't upgrade then Windows phone won't get as many new apps. Please allow the new Windows Phone SDK to work on Windows 7 so its easier for the developers to create apps.

                    157 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Surface binding errors in a way that a developer can see and use.

                      This might be a popup, this might be a balloon, this might be a build error. To be honest, the ability to choose how it is surfaced would be wonderful, but anything would be better than just a line in the Output window that could by (and often is) easily overlooked.

                      8 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • implement PerfTips that show memory usage

                        Hello!

                        We at Visual Studio would like to know just how much interest there would be in the developer community for PerfTips that can show memory usage.

                        Please vote for this item if this is something you would like to see!

                        5 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Disable XAML layout property alteration in Blend and Visual Studio when using the designer

                          The designer in Blend and Visual Studio adds, and alters, a lot of properties when you do very basic tasks, such as adding controls and visual tree changes, such as 'group controls into' a panel.

                          Example 1: Adding a TextBlock in Blend;
                          <TextBlock
                          HorizontalAlignment="Left"
                          TextWrapping="Wrap"
                          Text="TextBlock"
                          VerticalAlignment="Top"/>

                          What I'd like to see was, when ever you add a control Blend should just add the Text / Content and don't touch anything else.

                          Example two, adding 3 TextBlocks and grouping into a StackPanel;
                          <StackPanel Margin="0,0,397,134" Orientation="Vertical">
                          <TextBlock HorizontalAlignment="Left" TextWrapping="Wrap" Text="TextBlock" VerticalAlignment="Top"/>
                          <TextBlock HorizontalAlignment="Left" TextWrapping="Wrap" Text="TextBlock" VerticalAlignment="Top"/>
                          <TextBlock HorizontalAlignment="Left" TextWrapping="Wrap" Text="TextBlock" VerticalAlignment="Top"/> …

                          32 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • more filteroptions for TestManager Testingcenter

                            With VS 2013 Update 3 all testplans are shown in the Testing Center-Screen (especially all inactive testplans). Please provide the possibility to filter on the state column to hide inactive plans

                            19 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Better localization support

                              LocBaml is realy painfull. A better solution is needed.

                              16 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  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).

                                1,211 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Roll Behaviors and TriggerActions into the .NET framework proper

                                  Remove the dependency on the custom Blend assembly and add Visual Studio support

                                  271 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Fix the SWF/WPF airspace issue

                                    Currently, System Windows Forms based controls always draw on top of WPF controls when they overlap, which is undesirable. I suggest that you fully integrate SWF controls into WPF so they appropriately handle the z-order, opacity, zoom, and other WPF properties.

                                    95 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • First class, generic properties (see Rx) and use of first class observable events (IObservable).

                                      It's a pity that WPF's property and event systems are island in the middle of a bunch of other great runtime-level and library-level enhancements to key concepts like generic properties and observable events. The snippets required for DPs and such are the best testimonials of this archeology.

                                      55 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Choose multiple extensions first, then take action at once!!

                                        Every time there is a new installation of VS, I have to install 12 extensions one by one. Would be nice if you guys make it like WebMatrix installation launcher, where you first add multiple extensions to your bucket list and then install them at once.

                                        Same goes for deletion.

                                        9 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add Table-Valued Function support to LightSwitch attached database data sources

                                          The ability to add database views to LightSwitch attached database data sources is very powerful in allowing you to "shape" the data that you send back to the client. Although you can create a query in the LightSwitch data source over such an imported database view and add additional parameters, the way that those parameters interact with the underlying view is auto generated by the Entity Framework and you do not have any control over that. Additionally, views might sometimes not be the optimum way to get the best performance when doing this.

                                          Table Valued Function (TVF) support has been…

                                          11 votes
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