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  1. Add Report Controls to WPF toolkit

    One of the missing feature of WPF is that it it does not have report controls in the toolkit. Because most applications are data driven and in LOB apps report is indispensable.

    160 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide a WPF PropertyGrid control

      Provide a WPF-native version of the PropertyGrid control as a standard control. The PropertyGrid is currently only available as a Windows Forms control. Visual Studio now has a WPF PropertyGrid within it and it would be nice if developers could use that control, out of the box.

      136 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.

        98 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add "Overweight Analysis" for analysing application performance

          Refer to Rico Mariani's MSDN Blog article for details on what would be a very simple to do value add for performance analysis of applications.

          http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ricom/archive/2014/12/13/a-systematic-approach-to-finding-performance-regressions-using-overweight-analysis.aspx

          6 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make Visual Studio Tools for Unity available por Visual Studio Express

            I see MS has recently released Visual Studio Tools for Unity for VS2013... but it seems to work only for Pro and above versions. Is it possible (or even planned) to be released for VS Express?

            66 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • When plugins slow down VS startup time state which plugin is causing the problem

              When Visual Studio has plugins like NCrunch or Resharper installed. Startup times are affected on some pc's.

              If it is taking a very long time to load, VS should state which plugin is causing the problem and clear the package cache and give option to disable anything that is locking up the solution.

              18 votes
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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make Fakes available with Visual Studio Professional Subscription

                Fakes and Shims are only useful if every developer in the team is able to use it to enhance their unit tests. Limiting its availability to just Architects and Senior developers (who usually have Premium or Ultimate level subscriptions) sounds like such a bad idea. This is killing the power of such potentially amazing tool! Please consider this.

                Thanks.

                29 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  MSDN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • TFS on Azure IaaS v2

                  Extend the v1 guidance with the following Topic:
                  - Setup VPN Connection for DEV and TEST Clients
                  - Reduzing cost by using the Azure Feature Automation for scheduled VM start and stop
                  - Backup and Restore TFS SQL DB with Azure Feature Recovery Service

                  27 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Rangers Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • open source Expression Design

                    Expression Design is still used often by XAML developers to design assets for their applications. It is useful, but lacks some features that would make it a true competitor against Adobe Illustrator.

                    Open sourcing the application would give developers like myself the opportunity to continue the development and make this great tool even better.

                    12 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Boolean coercion in c#

                      Can't believe this isn't a request already, but probably my biggest annoyance.

                      I really should be able to do

                      if(someObj)
                      someObj.Something();

                      rather than having to do

                      if(!Object.ReferenceEquals(null, someObj))
                      someObj.Something();

                      It doesn't have to do full javascript-style coercion (though extensiblity would be swell), just a simple != null check would cover 99% of scenarios.

                      18 votes
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                        7 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Set the default namespace of generated Unity projects

                        The default namespace which is set in a project file is erased each time the projects are re-generated.

                        It is used e.g. for ReSharper code generation and clean up steps, so a correct default namespace is really useful and it would be great if it could be set in the UnityVS configuration.

                        9 votes
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                          under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • What if a developer is able to create a Centralized Repository

                          Problem:
                          No Centralized Repository
                          No Version System
                          No Collaboration among Team Members

                          Solution:
                          A Cloud Solution, making able a developer to create his own centralized repository.
                          Team will be able to collaborate.
                          System will be able to maintain different Versions of the Code.

                          9 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Enable Smart Unit Tests to generate tests for VB.NET projects

                            In VS2015 Preview, Smart Unit Tests does not support generating tests for VB.NET projects. Please extend this feature to enable generating tests for VB.NET projects.

                            7 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make bindable Binding.Source, Binding.Path and Binding.Parameter

                              Please make Binding.Source, Binding.Path and Binding.Parameter bindable, or at least some of them. This will allow dramatic code simplification. For example, binding to a variable property without Dynamic Properties ICustomTypeProvider, without Reflection and without complex MultiBindings with converters.

                              5 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  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  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • We need a command to clear the cache in Lightswitch application

                                  [Customer voice]
                                  We have the problem that old values are in the cache from the IE-Explorer and Chrome because there is a bug by caching data.

                                  See also:

                                  https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/c0c79693-09ea-44ab-8c05-92e3fcc12054/ls2013-interesting-caching-observation-is-this-a-bug?forum=lightswitch

                                  The refresh-method works not, because we call the SQL-command with "myapp.activeDataWorkspace" to edit the record. this is not other possible because we work with SQL-views in the grid for better performance.

                                  We search a command to "clear" the cache. has anyone an idea?

                                  11 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  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.

                                    9 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!

                                      8 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 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.

                                        15 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Debug JavaScript running in the WebView control.

                                          This should apply to Windows Phone Emulator, attached WP8 device, and Windows 8

                                          Currently you can only debug js code if it is running in the root of the app ( ala a JS based application ) It would be great to be able to debug js code running inside a WebView as well.

                                          Even if the only way to do this was by putting `debug` in your js code, and being prompted to open a new instance of VS, it would be extremely helpful.

                                          58 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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