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  1. Add .NET and JVM support for the Java Language

    I would like to see full support for the Java programming language in Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition. The language would be able to target either the Java Virtual Machine or the .NET Runtime. By default IIS would provide support for web applications and services developed in Java that target either runtimes.

    Visual Studio is by far the best IDE let down by the fact that it does not support Java 100%. You was almost there with J# which was great. I was disappointed when you dropped support for J#.

    JetBrains IntelliJ is a very good Java IDE, and I…

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      1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow conditional formatting for WIT templates (TFS)

      We have a wit template that has a "billable" field - If the value is yes I would like to highlight it, bold it, etc. Is conditional formatting available? This would bring the developers attention to the field and log their time accordingly.

      I am logging here as I was encouraged to by way of a forum post : https://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/918e1abf-ff6e-42f5-ba82-bee052cb3989/conditional-formatting-on-a-field-value?forum=tfsprocess

      Thanks in advance,
      John

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      • Better Email Notification management

        It would be really useful if we have a way to subscribe to alerts/notification instead of everyone receiving a deployment failure email.

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          1 comment  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Build in an option (command line) in the feedback client to set an area for the feedback response

          The feedback client as a tool can only be used for requested feedback and not for voluntary feedback in a situation where access for a reviewer is only given to a sub-area. By default (although no decent error appears so I'm assuming here) it chooses the top area and thus submitting fails.
          Allowing a reviewer to choose the area solves this problem. A command line switch would be perfectly suited for it but otherwise the choice should be made when selecting the project for which one wants to submit a voluntary review.

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          • Add development tutorials in VS2015

            I am a start-up developer, like many other people, and it's hard for in a console, so we could do a bit less work, and make it easier to me to utilize all the features in VS, so I can't do things as good as professionals, but here's an idea: Make it possible for start-ups to write a line of code which explains what you want to do in graphics or have more apps utilizing all the possible features of Windows 10. Like an AI similar to IntelliTrace, but also having more features so if you type a command called…

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Fast and fluid goodness for WPF - Animations on a separate Thread

              Although potentially one can do a lot of things with the animation system, most of the time they tend to look quite choppy compared to Win 8. Fast and fluid is the Mantra isn't it. ;-)

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                0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow ReadOnly Modeling Projects for Premium and Professional versions of Visual Studio

                Well, as soon as the ALM Assessment Rangers Workbook has a question in Architecture & Design Spreadsheet asking if all of the team members have access to all the project diagrams, it makes sense that all Visual Studio versions have at least Read Only access to the modeling project.

                Nowadays, to accomplish it, I need to manually export the diagrams and publish it on any portal, like Sharepoint.

                10 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Built-in conditional compilation by framework version, eg #if NET40

                  .NET version-based conditional compilation can be achieved as described in various Stack posts, however this requires the advanced skill of editing the project file or build file. It would be much simpler if VS had pre-baked constants eg one per framekwork version NET20, NET30, NET40 and "forwards" versions eg NET40_AND_ABOVE.

                  http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2923210/conditional-compilation-and-framework-targets

                  http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1449925/is-it-possible-to-conditionally-compile-to-net-framework-version

                  PS category should be Build or Compile but that doesn't exist

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Universal Azure App Template

                    It could be great if Visual Studio had a default template name "Universal Azure App".

                    This template will fully cross usage of Universal App (W10) and Azure App Service to provide a mobile cloud-centered app in less than a minute.

                    So, this template will create a solutions with 2 projects (Universal + Azure App).

                    And, to be more productive, create a modulable template (with checkboxes) that can implement by default :

                    * Table query (like the simple Todo sample)
                    * Authentication (Facebook, Twitter, ... on both sides)
                    * Deconnected mode (SQLite and pull/push pattern)
                    * SignalR (both client and server…

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Remote debugging should work through firewalls without having to forward ports.

                      When debugging across the internet, having to manually configure the remote firewall to forward specific ports to a specific PC is not always possible. Especially when the remote site is a customer owned site. It would be fantastic if the remote debugger had the option to connect through firewalls without having to forward ports, similar to how Skype, Team Viewer, etc.. can. I realize this might require an external server, so it should be an option but still default to the current peer-to-peer behavior.

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                        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add ability to search for methods in "Create Script Methods" dialog menu

                        "Create Script Methods" dialog menu does not have "Search" nagivation bar for developers to type and search for methods in the list of methods.

                        I request the ability to search for methods in the "Create Script Methods" dialog menu.

                        See attachment.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add T-SQL forum

                          Add "languages - TSQL" to UserVoice. Also database developers has some good ideas ;)

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                            1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make Logging in to Azure from Visual Studio work when using 2 factor identification for your Microsoft Account

                            I can't login to the Azure Tools for Visual Studio. I've got 2 factor authentication set up for my Microsoft Account.

                            I get sent to the page that tells me to wait for the app to allow. I allow the access, then I get sent back to the login screen again! So annoying!

                            Does nobody on the Azure Tools for Visual Studio team use "two step authentication?" http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/two-step-verification-faq

                            This is dead simple to reproduce.

                            1. Have an azure account tied to a two-step authentication enabled Microsoft Account.
                            2. Try to use that account in Visual Studio.

                            3 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Web test (URL ping test) improvements

                              URL ping tests are making requests for not just the URL indicated, but also dependent requests for embedded resources (css, js, images, etc.). These embedded resources should not be downloaded, and if they are that should be an extra opt-in or opt-out setting rather than the default behavior without any choice. This is causing far too much data to get downloaded per web test.

                              My workaround is to author my own web test with a single step in it that doesn't parse dependent requests, however this is less than ideal and hopefully can just be a short-term solution.

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                                1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support for more API levels in Android Emulator (e.g. JellyBean 4.1)

                                Visual Studio Android Emulator is great, but it only supports Lollipop (5.0+).

                                Lots of devices out there still use older versions of Android, e.g. 4.3.

                                Please add more downloadable images to the emulator or allow to create them - like AVD does.

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                                  0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Documents->Options should have a box to select that new files (File->New) are saved in the directory of currently active document

                                  When one is adding a class or .h file it is almost always in the directory you're working and unless you're working on small project almost never in the project directory.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    End User…

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                                      1 comment  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add unary ternary operator

                                      Hi,

                                      I'd like to ask you to allow omitting the last argument of the ternary operator, like the follows:

                                      var checked = flag ? "checked";

                                      Instead of:

                                      var checked = flag ? "checked" : (string)null;

                                      This might be very useful in Razor engine, for adding classes like .active etc.

                                      12 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow restricting state transition based on field value

                                        Allow restricting state transition based on field value

                                        Given state A, B, C and transitions A -> B -> C and A -> C, it should be possible to restrict the A -> C transition based on a field value.

                                        A current workaround is to always allow the transition, and refused the transition when saving. However, this is not user-friendly given that the transition is displayed to the user.

                                        Another workaround is to use security, however, there are many scenarios where that is not the defining factor.

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                                        • Workflow service standalone execution without hosting

                                          Provision to run Windows workflow service without hosting as service, like standalone application

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                                            1 comment  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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