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  1. PerfTips and lambda EE for Windows Phone

    Support PerfTips and lambda expressions in Watch for Windows Phone projects.

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      1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thank you for logging this suggestion!

      For the PerfTips part – we have a bug tracking this issue internally to investigate what the problem could be.

      For the new Expression Evaluation (being able to evaluate Lambdas) in Windows Phone – this is something we are currently working on and we are targeting one of our future releases. Once that is complete I will update this item to let you know!

      Thanks,
      Maria Ghiondea
      Visual Studio Diagnostics

    • Simplify VSO design :)

      Today is the day Roslyn is (also) moving to GitHub leaving CodePlex!

      There could be many reasons for that, but IMO one reason is that GitHub provides a clean light-weight design! (note, I am not a designer by trade or passion or profession)

      How exactly? I spend half day on VSO (day job) and rest on GitHub. One main difference is that VSO makes too many Ajax calls to load a simple PBI! Lets count it (without network analyzer / F12DT etc.):

      - Loads the main frame with page GET, with bunch of assets.
      - Makes Ajax call to bring…

      3 votes
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      • nuget package manager update all packages locks window

        When clicking Update All Packages within Nuget Package Manager, the update dialog window locks up while the packages are being installed.
        If there are many packages being updated, the IDE does not respond while packages are being installed.

        This can be easily simulated by attempting to update three or more packages using nugget package manager.

        16 votes
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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Test List Editor of VS 2010 is deprecated in VS2013

          We need Test List editor. It was very very good feature.

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            1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  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.

            13 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Remove orphan build agent directories when a build configuration is deleted.

              When a build is ran, it creates a directory on the build agent. If you delete the build, it does not delete the directory that was created on the build servers. If a build is deleted, the corresponding directories should be deleted on the build server.

              13 votes
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              • Have a version of Windows.h that doesn't define macros

                From time to time I run into a collision between code and macros defined in Windows.h. The macros cause unintentional expansion of parts of my code or third party code and when they do waste a lot of time in trying to find workarounds.

                Please introduce a WindowsWithoutMacros.h that defines the Win32 API, but uses proper C++ functions instead of macros. I'm sure for all the functions ending XXXW or XXXA some inline functions could wrap the dispatching.... well, I'll leave the implementation to you. There must be better ways than the current macro mess.

                9 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  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?

                  72 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow XML namespace imports to be declared at a project level rather than redeclared in every single file

                    Please, allow XML namespace imports to be declared at a project level rather than redeclared in every single file

                    8 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Have SMO collections implement IEnumerable<T> instead of only IEnumerable, so as to obviate the need for the Cast operator

                      Consider the following code:

                      var col = db.Tables.Cast<Table>().Where(...)

                      vs:

                      col=db.Tables.Where(...

                      17 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Asp.net vNext Hybrid application

                        If one created Asp.net Vnext application that application should work on browsers as well as a native app in Mobile Platforms.

                        Deployment should allow to deploy into Mobile Stores as well as to IIS along with Azure

                        So business can develop and invest on one application development.

                        34 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add syntax highlighting and Intellisense for .shader formats in VSTU

                          It would be great to get some of that hybrid language used in Unity for shader development to get some Intellisense and syntax highlighting...

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

                            Hi!

                            Thanks for your suggestion! That’s something that we’re working on and that you can try today with the Visual Studio 2015 Preview along with the Visual Studio Tools for Unity 2.0 Preview.

                            Jb Evain, Senior SDE Lead, Tools for Unity.

                          • Allow multiple languages (C#,VB,F#) in the same project

                            Now with Roslyn this could be possible.

                            It's very annoying that you have to convert C# to VB just to include a class/function/snippet in your VB project, and viceversa.
                            If all code compiles to MSIL, then why we cannot use different NET languages in the same project.

                            Another example is a function in F#, you may want to use some functions that will simplify/improve your project (C#/VB) and it's better to do it in a functional language, but you don't want to code all your project in F#, nor want to create a separate project in F# with its DLL…

                            6 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  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?

                              14 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • implement xml literals

                                It's about time to implement xml literals like VB.NET and ActionScript.

                                Given that C# supports xml comments, xml literals should be the logical next step.

                                Should not be too expensive to do on top of roslyn.

                                4 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add Auto-Reload to Visual Studio when adding C# scripts to the project from Unity

                                  There is an option in Visual Studio to auto reload when changing a file as long as there are no unsaved changes, but there is no option to auto reload when adding files to a project.

                                  Everytime adding a new script inside of Unity we get a prompt in Visual Studio to Reload/Reload All. It would be really nice to have UnityVS handle this since it happens a ton of times during the development of a project and it is something it really should be doing anyway.

                                  9 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  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.

                                    30 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  MSDN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Gated Check In for Visual Studio Online for Git Projects

                                      I want a gated check in , a build to trigger when push is made on a certain branch or when pull request is created

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Enable TFS action for "Linked ressources" in TFS Eclipse-Plugin

                                        The TFS Eclipse-Plugin doesn't recognize "Linked resources" as TFS controlled source files or folders. Therefore the plugin doesn't enabled TFS actions for these files or folders.

                                        9 votes
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                                        • Have a built-in macro for renaming the PDB files randomly in Visual Studio

                                          There are no macros that we can use for renaming the PDB files randomly when the PDB files are generated.

                                          The macros to be used for renaming PDB files randomly does not exist in the Project Properties in Visual Studio. The only macros that does create random values are:

                                          %(CreatedTime)
                                          %(ModifiedTime)
                                          %(AccessedTime)

                                          But these macros generate colons (':' characters) in the filename, creating many issues for filenames and path directories. There should be a way to remove the colons or have a new macro that generates random values to be inserted into filenames and path directories.

                                          2 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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