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  1. Integrate Mercurial SCM into the IDE

    Give Hg users first-class support in the IDE. Yes there is visual-hg but I'd love to see this built-in.

    52 votes
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    • Make CFD Cumulative Flow Diagram colours more obvious

      Currently CFD uses a lot of different hints of blue which makes it almost impossible to read. The colours for different states should be easily distinguishable from each other (like 'new' and 'done' are)

      2 votes
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      • support project.json/global.json for all project types, not just ASP.NET

        As demonstrated at TechEd, ASP.NET vNext projects support a new Nuget mechanism whereby packages are organized in a by-project project.json file. Also of particular interest is the ability to override the package with local sources in a solution file called global.json, which facilitates a much smoother way to contribute to projects outside the solution. Please do this for all project types.

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          11 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Automatic Death Strap-on

          Kills the subject...sexually

          3 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • On TFS On prem allow team project creation from Team Web Access

            To offer a first class cross platform experience Team Project creation process should be enabled in Web access in on prem TFS.

            The create new team project operation cannot be triggered from Team Web Access in TFS On prem. This is a deal breaker for TFS administrators that need nothing from Visual Studio or Team Explorer still need to go out of their way to install either of these tools or tfs power tools.

            3 votes
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            • Please bring back the Illustrator import option in Blend 2015

              Please bring back the illustrator import in Blend 2015.

              I use it extensively in Blend 2013 and now I find it is missing.

              In addition, the ability to export to XAML on the Illustrator side is no longer maintained as well.

              Blend is a *long way* from being a decent graphics generation and line drawing tool.

              Breaking this tool chain is going to effect many people. It is very popular.

              33 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Full Support for SpecFlow within Microsoft Test Manager

                Currently integration seems limited with BDD style tools (SpecFlow) in particular. Can we have the ability to automate unit tests written in the BDD style so we can make the full use of Microsoft Test Manager.

                We use Microsoft for the whole ALM stack and this is really the only bit that makes us truly automated.

                Requirement would be to be able to associate specflow unit tests within MTM and be able to kick off runs against different browsers via use of Lab Manager or otherwise (like the current MS Test functionality does).

                25 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Multi-Device Hybrid Apps with Visual Studio 2013 Express

                  Make Multi-Device Hybrid Apps available for Visual Studio 2013 Express Editions.

                  967 votes
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                    6 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Extend Visual Studio API with a method to set startup projects that shall be started without debugging

                    The Visual Studio API provides a method to programmatically set the startup project(s):
                    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/envdte.solutionbuild.startupprojects.aspx

                    But unfortunately, the method does not allow to specify startup projects that shall be started without attached debugger.

                    Please also see http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8817693/how-do-i-programmatically-find-out-the-action-of-each-startup-project-in-a-solut for some more information.

                    6 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • OpenGL in Windows 10 Universal Apps

                      It would be great to see OpenGL supported in Windows Universal Apps. So we can use OpenGL in modern apps for the desktop as well as for phones.

                      Please visit the SharpGL project at GitHub (https://github.com/dwmkerr/sharpgl) where Dave Kerr and I am working on. We provide a simple wrapper and some framework stuff around OpenGL to make it available in .NET languages.

                      We want to be platform independent as OpenGL is. So please help us and all the developers who wants to bring their iOS and Android OpenGL apps to Windows 10 (desktop and phone).

                      19 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • IDisposableEx.Disposed enhanced debugging

                        To make it easier for developers to follow the release of system resources:

                        1) add a new IDisposableEx interface to .NET Framework that extend IDisposable with the bool Disposed {get;} member.

                        2) replace in .NET classes, all IDisposable implementations by IDisposableEx and implements bool Disposed { get; }

                        3) In VS debugger windows gray/strikethrough/... (Local, Watch) disposed objects

                        4) In VS debugger, add an "Search objects" window allowing to filter in heap objects by type and/or by "[X] Not disposed". The search button in this window will work like the GC and retrieve objects. In the case of IDisposableEx objects,…

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                          3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Assigning Variables

                          In Visual C++. Variable should be assigned like so...

                          int x assign >> int >3<;

                          This is so much easier.

                          Make it happen.

                          Thanks,

                          9 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Implement annotation area for take notes to use in retrospective meeting

                            I think that scrum template project of VSO doesn't support well the meetings moment. As scrum master I need an area to take annotation during the sprint, then use them for discussion in sprint retrospective meeting (forma example notes could ne hidden during the sprint then can promote them pubblic when meeting start).

                            5 votes
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                            • C# virtual constructor

                              Ability to make a constructor virtual.

                              class A
                              {
                              public virtual A(string msg) { }
                              }

                              class B : A
                              { }

                              // This would be possible
                              new B("Message");

                              // The B constructor would would be automatically implemented as:
                              new A(string msg) : base(msg) { }

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Improve WPF Application Cold Start

                                Cold start can take up to 8 seconds of Empty app. This definitely needs improvement as it's really annoying that you are not able to create applications which must have a rapid start.

                                Splash screen is not an solution as user still needs to wait that amount of time.
                                Creating service which would load app into a memory every 30 minutes isn't a solution too.

                                17 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • First-class Immediate Mode Graphics Support (Direct2D)

                                  WPF's retained-mode graphics system is great for controls and is probably all you need if you are developing database forms applications. But there are classes of applications, particularly data-driven visualization apps, for which the overhead of retained mode makes it unusable. The current alternative of using WriteableBitmap is an okay workaround, but there are still many challenges, such as synchronizing your bitmap updates with WPF's rendering cycle. WPF v.next should be canning support for XP, so it can move to DX10 and so be on par with Direct2D/DirectWrite. WPF with first class support for immediate-mode graphics via D2D/DWrite will simply…

                                  185 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Teach Cortana intellisense to code in VisualStudio

                                    intellisense was the right step to minimize destruction in productive coding. But for people like me without perfect touchtyping skill problem not solved completely, Still "backspace" is the most used key on a programmers keyboard !

                                    I would like to see "Cortana" as my dictation/voice assistant in VisualStudio so I can code as I speak without worrying about the typing errors and even takes some notes as reminder for future tasks.

                                    21 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • to support TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256 cipher suite with ECC parameters. NIST P-256 (SECP 256) and BrainpoolP256r1 are pretty po

                                      to support TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256 cipher suite with ECC parameters. NIST P-256 (SECP 256) and BrainpoolP256r1 are pretty popular in Europe. E.g. German Standards enforce that, ECC/Brainpool curves have to be used to secure IOT scenarios. As far as I know ECC/Brainpool curves are already supported by some C++ (OpenSSL) and Java libraries (Bouncy Castle).

                                      35 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Improve performance of inspecting slow functions and properties while debugging

                                        Sometimes a property or function can take a long time to evaluate when debugging. Visual Studio should stay responsive when this happens

                                        5 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - Python  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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