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  1. 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.

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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…

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        0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • allow us to have more than 3 projects listed in the project drop down list (TFS Web)

        I have many TFS Projects. Basically, when I want to switch to another project, I pretty much always have to click 'Browse All' because the drop down list only shows the last 3 accessed. It would be great to configure how much projects are listed into the drop down list.

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          1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Open source Silverlight

          Blog post at http://davidburela.wordpress.com/2013/11/22/is-it-time-to-open-source-silverlight/

          For all intents and purposes Microsoft now views Silverlight as “Done”. While it is no longer in active development it is still being “supported” through to 2021 (source).

          However there is still a section of the .Net community that would like to see further development done on the Silverlight framework. A quick look at some common request lists brings up the following stats:

          * 5,720+ votes to release Silverlight 6 https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3556619-silverlight-6
          * Feature requests for Silverlight http://dotnet.uservoice.com/forums/4325-silverlight-feature-suggestions
          * Microsoft connect list of active Silverlight feature requests: http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/SearchResults.aspx?KeywordSearchIn=2&SearchQuery=%22silverlight%22&FeedbackType=2&Status=1&Scope=0&SortOrder=10&TabView=1
          Rather than letting Silverlight decay in a locked up…

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            44 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • odata v4

            upgrade Lightswitch OData to v4

            63 votes
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              0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add support for Unity Testing Tools

              Modify the solution generator to put files found in Editor -> Tests folder hierarchies in a separate project. This way the Visual Studio test explorer should pick up the Unit tests created for Unity Testing Tools (provided the NUnit Test Adapter extension is installed)

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                1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Hi!

                Thanks for this suggestion!

                I’m afraid supporting running Unity Testing Tools from the Test Explorer is not as easy as simply creating a Test projects for the Tests, as the code needs to run in the context of Unity.

                We could however implement a custom test adapter to run the Unity NUnit tests remotely inside Unity. We will investigate the matter.

                Jb Evain, Senior SDE Lead, Tools for Unity

              • Execution of c# in the browser without a plugin

                Now that microsoft has announced roslyn, .Net native and CoreFX it's possible that whole apps can be portable enough to effectively run anywhere.

                Most browsers have support for things like webGL and libraries that can do amazing things.

                Can we have a javascript library that we can give a dll name to in order to call a function within it inside the browser.

                Example:
                I've been building a toolkit for stacking complex perlin noise modules together, running the result in javascript would be insanely slow.
                Allow me to send a request in to a C# assembly to call a method…

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                  2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • New debugging feature: debug shunts

                  I sometimes find myself running code in a testing configuration where certain parts of the code can't be run, or certain variables need values assigned. Currently, I set a breakpoint at the start of the code that needs to be skipped, or at the point where variables need to be set up, and then I use 'Set Next Statement' and assignments in the Watch pane to set things up.

                  This works fine, except that if I need to do multiple test runs, I have to repeat these steps *every single time*. For that reason, I'd like to propose a new…

                  23 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • User Voice: Let the the USERS decide when a suggestion is "completed"!

                    Several of the features that I care about and have voted on have been marked as "completed" on user voice -- but they're clearly not, a good example of this is:

                    https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2654486-vs11-bring-back-the-old-pending-changes-window

                    But there have been many others -- and you can see in the comments for such items that many users completely disagree that the action taken qualifies as "completing" the solution to the initial problem.

                    Let us vote on the response as to whether it's satisfactory or not (or even Like/Dislike) -- if a response gets enough negative votes (say, more than 50%?), the User Voice team team…

                    15 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  MSDN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Become more public on where WPF is going.

                      Get out front of where WPF is headed. Provide Roadmaps like the Prism team does. When will we see WPF based on the WinRT stack instead of Win32?, When will we see the same control set in both WinRT and WPF, What is the migration path for the underlying technologies into a single stack that is usable on the DESKTOP, not store apps. We are patient, if we see a path to the future. Provide that information please.

                      5 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow a VS Online account to be moved to another region

                        Initially, only the USA regions were available for VS Online accounts. Now it's also possible to choose West Europe.
                        I'd like to be able to move the account I have to West Europe, keeping the URL.

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                          0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Treat WPF with the respect it deserves and fix its performance issues

                          It's clear that WinRT/NET is the future. And it's clear migration from WPF to WinRT/NET won't be that difficult. But WinRT/NET for desktop won't be available for Windows 7, although I'm sure you'll push it to Win8.X when Win10 comes out. Considering Win7 adoption it will still take at least 5 years before we can ship products just for WinRT/NET!

                          Hire another 20 developers and fix WPF! Specifically fix the performance! Rendering needs to be a lot faster!

                          I can't understand why MS is saving on WPF by investing only in WinRT/NET, at the same time pushing away millions of…

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                            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow better transparency control in WPF 3D, or autosort elements

                            I know it doesn't aim at replacing directX, but is very useful for some common scenarios (Carousel & so on).

                            But the transparency issue is really, really, really a huge pain when you have a complex scene graph.

                            Could you either set an attached property defining the "ZOrder" of the item in the 3D scene, or at least allow alpha culling ( = not drawing transparent pixels in the depth buffer ). Because moving an item in its parent list isn't viable in complexe scenarios (and isn't really compatible with Viewport2DVisual3D).

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • FlowDocument

                              Performance Improvement for FlowDocumentScrollViewer and FlowDocument

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                                0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make the Aero/Aero2 themes look like the native controls.

                                The Aero2 theme does not match the native controls. Whereas Buttons etc. just look a bit off, some controls were straight up forgotten, e.g. ListView's GridView row selection.

                                The Aero theme looks like Vista, even on Win7 machines. With the install-base of Win7 probably being the majority it would be better if the Aero theme would match Win7 native controls (mostly color issues). Aero also lacks proper styling for ListBoxItem and ComboBoxItem.

                                While this sounds a bit like nitpicking in light of much larger problems (performance) the fixes should be easy enough to implement.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Free CI system for Open Source projects (TravisCI and Appveyor)

                                  Please provide a free CI system hosted on Azure for open source projects, which integrates with GitHub (and offers logon with GitHub). Examples are; TravisCI and AppVeyor. AppVeyor is Windows based, but 1) it is extremely slower than Linux-based Travis, 2) it doesn't support extension development (for example Web Essentials). Note: both of them offer configuration files in sleek .yml format (JSON is a new XML and YAML was a new JSON). So something nameless-extension-only; .vsoci.yml or .azureci.yml would be appreciated.

                                  The aim is to enable OSS community to test and build their projects on multiple platforms: Windows, Linux (Ubuntu,…

                                  5 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • add emoji support to the visual studio editor.

                                    Seriously, how cool would that be?

                                    53 votes
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                                      4 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Bring back the "VISUAL" in visual studio

                                      Visual studio used to look really great. However, everything about the 2012/13/14 interface looks.. amateurish.

                                      -The icon looks like something a 3 year old did.

                                      -The lack of depth makes the whole thing jump into my face. Please bring back the "line work" with contrast.

                                      We have incredibly high resolution monitors that can render beautiful images. To go all grey is such a step backwards.

                                      In the old days people scrambled to get color monitors just to get away from the ho-hum grayness of working with a machine all day. To send us backwards is irritating at best and abusive…

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                                        6 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Can we have feature of copy paste reference(s) of one project to another project

                                        I have few projects in my solution. My one project has already added references of few third party assemblies (e.g. Telerik). I need to add all those references to my another project. So rather than browsing and adding reference, how about Copy Reference & Paste Reference option ?

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                                          1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Improve support for multiple users using Web Deploy Publish Preview

                                          The Preview pane of the Web Publishing dialog in Visual Studio works quite nicely when you're the only developer working on the codebase. However, it seems to fall down when multiple developers publish. It includes a lot of phantom changes in the list (once you drill in, the two panes of the diff are the same).

                                          Perhaps the information used to detect changed files could be cached on the web application that is being published to. Of anything, that would be a great publish profile option.

                                          10 votes
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