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  1. 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 →
          • 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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                      • Show the Values of SQL Parameters in Intellitrace

                        It's nice that Intellitrace shows the parameters (@1,@2) of SQL calls, but I really need to know the values of those parameters for debugging.

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

                          Thank you for your suggestion!

                          We’ve marked this in our backlog and we will wait to see the community’s interest in this as well.

                          We’ll keep you updated as the status changes!

                          Thank you again for taking the time to provide us feedback!
                          Maria Ghiondea
                          Visual Studio Diagnostics

                        • 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 →
                            • 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).

                              478 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.

                                269 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • First class, generic properties (see Rx) and use of first class observable events (IObservable).

                                  It's a pity that WPF's property and event systems are island in the middle of a bunch of other great runtime-level and library-level enhancements to key concepts like generic properties and observable events. The snippets required for DPs and such are the best testimonials of this archeology.

                                  59 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Keyword "With"

                                    with(SomeClass someClassInstance = /* Get from somewhere */)
                                    {
                                    // Some work
                                    }
                                    with(SomeClass someClassInstance = /* Get from somewhere */)
                                    {
                                    // Some work
                                    }

                                    instead of

                                    {
                                    SomeClass someClassInstance = /* Get from somewhere */;
                                    /* Some work */
                                    }
                                    {
                                    SomeClass someClassInstance = /* Get from somewhere */;
                                    /* Some work */
                                    }

                                    6 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Coded UI test html log should record assertion

                                      Include assertion checks in the HTML log file created by QTAgent this is essential for testers as many times they are asked to show proof specially in medical companies(at list that what my personal experience says)

                                      9 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Change Summary for normal release templates

                                        Enable the change summary feature for normal release templates.
                                        Currently it's only available in the vNext deployment pipeline.

                                        6 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Generate tiles and splashscreen in multiple scales in Blend

                                          #Design mockup attached to this idea

                                          Creating all the visual assets for a new app is today a quite heavy process usually done in programs such as Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator.
                                          What could be really awesome was if Blend could support a small tool where it would be easy to generate visual assets such as tiles and splashscreens for different kind of apps.

                                          If Blend could support vector graphics such as AI files, and place them intelligently inside some guidelines for icons, and generate all the scaled assets, and even scale the resize the icon inside depending on the…

                                          42 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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