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  1. Enable Page Inspector in Visual Studio 2015

    Visual Studio 2013 has the Page Inspector feature, which is really useful in debugging the 'look' of an app. Please enable this feature in Visual Studio 2015.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  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.

      21 votes
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      • Bring back "Source Control Explorer" Context Menu Item in VS 2015

        A few years ago you forced us to use the new Pending-Changes and Please bring back the Source Control Explorer contex menu item in Team Explorer for VS 2015. It is missing and was present in the RC.

        http://imgur.com/31myCCN

        4 votes
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        • Allow 3rd Party Developers Access To ASP.NET Web Project "Change Authentication" Dialog

          I run the very popular ASP.NET MVC Boilerplate project template extension which is currently the most popular project template in the Visual Studio Gallery.

          I am asked every few days to add authentication support to the project template. I want to be able to hook into the "Change Authentication" dialogue and give consumers of my template the choice of which authentication provider they want to add.

          35 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Typescript.NET on server side

            I suggest the following items:
            A. You create a language Typescript.net on the server side which will compile typescript to .NET IL on the server side similar to the way we have typescript transpiling to javascript on the client or browser side. With Roslyn available this possibility will mean that code written on the server side in C#/VB and complied to .NET IL could be reserved from IL to typescript.net and you have one language for both server side (Typescript.net) and client side (typescript).
            B. You should create Typescript RIA services just as you had in silverlight RIA services for…

            7 votes
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              2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Introduce a Golang Application Insights library

              There are already Application Insights SDKs available for Ruby, ASP.NET, Node.js, PHP, and more. Why not add Go to the mix and bring Application Insights awesome telemetry framework to a growing audience of service developers?

              8 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • If statement should automatically coerce nullable booleans produced by use of ?. in condition expression

                Now I have to do this:

                if (_Client?.Connected == true)
                {
                _Client.Disconnect();
                _Client = null;
                }

                This would be better:

                if (_Client?.Connected)
                {
                _Client.Disconnect();
                _Client = null;
                }

                Can the compiler recognize that a bool is required instead of a null because of the if-statement? Now I have to add "== true".

                4 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide Lightswitch Product Roadmap - recurring Town Hall

                  It's been forever since the community has seen a product roadmap for LightSwitch. A year ago we saw something of a 'statement of direction', but that's not what I'm talking about. We need more information about what specific backlog items are being worked on and what to expect from both near and long term for releases.

                  Since the HTML Client announcement, there has been a great deal of discomfort in the LS community about the lack of information coming from MSFT regarding advancement towards a LS client for LOB application development.

                  http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/7b92697d-ff35-4c04-8ac5-8949870c6c58/lob-html5?forum=lightswitch

                  Most folks believe a new HTML client having…

                  976 votes
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                    28 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make the WebBrowser Control work with Project Spartan

                    We've heard quite a bit of news lately about Project Spartan and how it's a replacement for Internet Explorer.

                    However, anyone who has used the WebBrowser control knows that it's just a wrapper around Internet Explorer, and it's quite painful to actually use in .net if you want to do anything more complicated than display a web page on a form, especially if you want to do so without a UI.

                    If Internet Explorer goes away, what happens to the WebBrowser Control? Now seems like a great time to really take a swing at improving the WebBrower control and web…

                    79 votes
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                      5 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Creating Queries with the plus or minus x number of iterations

                      extend the @CurrentIteration with a plus or minus x number of iterations.

                      When creating a work item query, you are given the option to specifiy that it is filtered to a specified number of iteration from the current iteration. Plus x or Minus x

                      8 votes
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                      • Make the debugger stick to the current thread instead of jumping around between threads!

                        Please, please fix this! Debugging multithreaded applications is hard enough as it is, without having to manhandle the debugger just so it does the obvious thing you want.

                        I'm sure everyone knows what I'm talking about. You're stepping through your function, and suddenly your instruction pointer jumps somewhere unexpected and none of the variable values make sense and you realize you're not in the thread you thought you were in. It's really tough or impossible to get back to where you were in the thread you cared about. Or you set a breakpoint two instructions down, and it may be…

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                          1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  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.

                          13 votes
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                          • Make the Visual Studio installer more customizable (more than VS 2015)

                            Let the user choose whether to install or not features such a Visual Basic or C#, and for which platform to develop. Although Visual Studio 2015 brought a good improvement in the setup process choices (hence the "Make the Visual Studio installer more customizable" idea, voted 1715 times, recently marked as completed) there is still a lot of room to do better. The Visual Studio 6 granularity was just perfect, why now there are so few choices? Why do users need to install the full .NET SDK if they are not going to do any .NET development? Why tools for…

                            9 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • kproj/xproj should not be associated with ASP.Net it makes sense for all other application types too.

                              As the title states, don't make xproj/kproj exclusive to sp.net projects. The general idea behind this project also applies to desktop (and all other project types) too. Even better just use project.json without any *.*proj file as another suggestion already states.
                              Just allow for a target to build into binaries directly.

                              82 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Project  ·  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.

                                11 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  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…

                                  9 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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

                                    107 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Separate selection of Backlog or Board view for Sprints and Stories

                                      If you click on a sprint in TFS web and choose to see it as a board, then click on "Stories" the stories will go straight to board view regardless of what you selected last time you viewed stories.

                                      When working with the backlog and multiple sprints in TFS 2015 Web Interface the choice between backlog and board view is persistent within your session for all views even if the usage are very different.
                                      I would want the selection to be one persistant setting for Sprints and another one for Stories, Features and Initiatives.

                                      9 votes
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                                      • Create more cordova-samples on GitHub

                                        Cordova-Samples on https://github.com/Microsoft/cordova-samples is a great start, but there needs to be more samples.

                                        Initial Ideas:
                                        Understanding Modules Internal, External, Export.
                                        How to use tsconfig.json with external modules.
                                        How to install definitelytyped packages with TSD and tsd.json.
                                        Basics of requireJS and Cordova.
                                        Promises and WinJS
                                        How to add front-end packages with Bower.
                                        ....

                                        Community Created Cordova-Samples:
                                        Sample Process: Community members create cordova-samples using VS2015, submit project files and docs to VSCordovaTool team for review, team suggest changes, user makes necessary changes, etc. and finally user creates pull request on GitHub.

                                        19 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Hide Files/Folders in Solution Explorer

                                          Please allow for exclusion of files and folders in the Solution Explorer. This is not exclusion from a project - I am using a website in my screenshot - but from the Solution Explorer view itself.

                                          Having directories such as bower_components and node_modules present in the IDE doesn't serve a purpose but appears to take a toll on time when searching for files, opening the solution, etc.

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