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  1. Visual Studio SQL Database project : add Format document/selection for .sql file

    When you work on Sql database project, the Edit menu hasn't advance edition tool as Format -> document or Format -> Selection or Trim trailing space.... it's should be interesting to have the same features than other VS projects

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      0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • exe.config file setting editor - allow users to change config settings at runtime

      Currently in the IDE we have a config editor which allows us to add and remove settings to the app.config file. This creates an exe.config file when the solution is built.

      However there is no way for the user to edit this file using a GUI to change the settings values. Currently they have to manually do this using notepad, which is not the best way.

      There should be a .NET feature that can be called upon to change the exe.config file and update the setting values easily from the compiled exe.

      23 votes
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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Bring also Bower, Grunt love to Apache Cordova Apps

        As in aspnet 5 web projects, it would be nice to have bower, grunt, npm working inside the apache cordova apps.

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          0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • support localization in "new format string"

          With C#, it should be possible to use "Hello \{Firstname} \{Lastname}" instead of string.Format("Hello {0} {1}", Firstname, Lastname);

          The change is welcome, but it does not support localization of text messages as I can see. How would you put the string in a ResX?

          If the string is not localizable, then I do not see the point. The developers ought to know the correct syntax. That syntax would be great for translators.

          Since there is now a "nameof" operator, is there a chance that string.Format will accept such named paramters as well?

          3 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add 'Blend with Light Editor' theme

            Please add an extra theme ‘Blend with light code window’. It will make reading my code (C# and XAML) so much easier for me. I don’t want to use the Light theme because then I don’t see the difference between Visual Studio and Blend. I have Photoshopped an example of what I want.

            Maybe you can support the 'Color Theme Extension' for VS2015 and Blend 2015 too, see https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/9e08e5d3-6eb4-4e73-a045-6ea2a5cbdabe

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              0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • HLSL Syntax Highlighting

              Allow intellisense and the IDE to use syntax highlighting for HLSL. This would make graphics programming a lot more enjoyable and better.

              13 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add WPF Business Application project template, similar to Silverlight

                Similar to the Silverlight Business Application template: A starting point for new developers which includes navigation, basic layout, perhaps some ViewModel pattern stuff.

                48 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 21 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Do Not Collapse Comments

                    It would be nice if the comments simply did not collapse with CTRL+M+O. That or if there is a blank space between two blocks of comments. Do not treat them as 1. But instead it will collapse the entire section even though comments may not be a part of the one above it (obv limitation of VB because they do not have multi-line comments). I'm sure if we could just have a more robust commenting system. Things would have been peachy and I may not have switched to C#.
                    This should be simple, and to me already done as the…

                    10 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Metro style for WPF (Touchable Controls)

                      Win8 Desktop has WON THE WAR to Windows RT! On tablets and desktops!
                      But touch devices are the future (ON DESKTOP too, although somebody NOT WANT!)
                      WPF controls need to adapt to touchable devices and... merge with Windows Store Apps and WP81!!!

                      Ideas from Codeplex:
                      https://elysiumextra.codeplex.com/
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGM_uBy99GA

                      But Native WPF, of course!!! Thank!

                      7 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Create a WPF Directory Selector

                        Create a WPF Directory Selector. I have to include the WIndows Forms one, and once I do that, Visual Studio now thinks my project is a forms project, and acts quite differently.

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                          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Faster geometry rendering

                          When we need to visualize very detailed vector graphics wpf is pretty useless. Even the basic transformations, such as pan/zoom take a lot of time (using RenderTransform or GeometryTransform).
                          Pure Direct3D handles it very well, and that's what I would expect from WPF (the geometry is static and frozen).

                          475 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Improved validation

                            Make validation accross entities easier. Something like Workflow rules engine, with dependencies between rules, dynamic loading of rules etc.

                            266 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add PlaneProjection

                              For ease of use and silverlight compatibility

                              241 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Completely rework the RichTextBox control (make it fast, extensible, capable of handling large text)

                                - fast to initialize and load
                                - stellar performance (this is the most important part)
                                - able to handle large amounts of rich-text
                                - provide an auto-size feature
                                - better support for spell checking
                                - either add support for image editing, bullet points and tables or make it extensible so we can implement it ourselves

                                I imagine a lot can be taken from the VS2010 editor or AvalonEdit.

                                202 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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.

                                  152 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.

                                    133 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add stream capability to MediaElement

                                      Silverlight has setsource(stream), can't find a way to do this in wpf

                                      95 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.

                                        92 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Port the LayoutStates from Silverlight 4

                                          Animating items insertion and removal makes UI a lot nicer. But it's very hard to do without proper platform support, and you usual have to pollute your data model; and write hacks to prevent execution of commands on removed items, and so on...

                                          Moreover this increases the compatibility surface between WPF and SL.

                                          91 votes
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