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  1. allow Windows phone apps to be created on Windows 7

    Some developers don't want to upgrade to Windows 8 just to develop for Windows phone. If they won't upgrade then Windows phone won't get as many new apps. Please allow the new Windows Phone SDK to work on Windows 7 so its easier for the developers to create apps.

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      3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Disable XAML layout property alteration in Blend and Visual Studio when using the designer

      The designer in Blend and Visual Studio adds, and alters, a lot of properties when you do very basic tasks, such as adding controls and visual tree changes, such as 'group controls into' a panel.

      Example 1: Adding a TextBlock in Blend;
      <TextBlock
      HorizontalAlignment="Left"
      TextWrapping="Wrap"
      Text="TextBlock"
      VerticalAlignment="Top"/>

      What I'd like to see was, when ever you add a control Blend should just add the Text / Content and don't touch anything else.

      Example two, adding 3 TextBlocks and grouping into a StackPanel;
      <StackPanel Margin="0,0,397,134" Orientation="Vertical">
      <TextBlock HorizontalAlignment="Left" TextWrapping="Wrap" Text="TextBlock" VerticalAlignment="Top"/>
      <TextBlock HorizontalAlignment="Left" TextWrapping="Wrap" Text="TextBlock" VerticalAlignment="Top"/>
      <TextBlock HorizontalAlignment="Left" TextWrapping="Wrap" Text="TextBlock" VerticalAlignment="Top"/> …

      32 votes
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        1 comment  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • more filteroptions for TestManager Testingcenter

        With VS 2013 Update 3 all testplans are shown in the Testing Center-Screen (especially all inactive testplans). Please provide the possibility to filter on the state column to hide inactive plans

        19 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • long path problem

          Hello
          I want to delete a folder from my drive but when i try to delete a popup box opens with an error massage "path too long".
          how to delete it ?

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            1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Create a MVVM project type ala ASP.NET MVC

            The ASP.NET MVC project has completely changed theway we build ASP.NET application by completely embracing the MVC programming model. We need the same thing built for WPF and Silverlight that embraces the MVVM model and support convention based programming. Get rid of code-behind! Full support for binding to a view model. Let the ViewModel select which view to use and not the other way around. Include tooling support for this.

            44 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Better localization support

              LocBaml is realy painfull. A better solution is needed.

              16 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Less for xaml

                We need CSS for styling xaml and an abstraction on top of xaml to make it a more productiv language. Less and sass is far supior for styling than xaml.

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                  1 comment  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Using C# expressions in WPF bindings

                  Consider that my ViewModel has the IsBusy propery. It was great if I was able to do binding like this:

                  <ProgressBar Visiblity="{Binding IsBusy}" ... />
                  <Button Visiblity="{Binding !IsBusy}" .../>

                  Note that I've bound Button's visibility to !IsBusy (Not Busy).

                  I used to have this on JavaScript MVVM frameworks like knockout.

                  The expression could be more complex like:

                  <Button Text="IsBusy && !HasError ? true : false"/>

                  Currently I should use ValueConverters for this which is hard to create, for each type of binding required.

                  12 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Open source Silverlight

                    Blog post at http://davidburela.wordpress.com/2013/11/22/is-it-time-to-open-source-silverlight/

                    For all intents and purposes Microsoft now views Silverlight as “Done”. While it is no longer in active development it is still being “supported” through to 2021 (source).

                    However there is still a section of the .Net community that would like to see further development done on the Silverlight framework. A quick look at some common request lists brings up the following stats:

                    * 5,720+ votes to release Silverlight 6 https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3556619-silverlight-6
                    * Feature requests for Silverlight http://dotnet.uservoice.com/forums/4325-silverlight-feature-suggestions
                    * Microsoft connect list of active Silverlight feature requests: http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/SearchResults.aspx?KeywordSearchIn=2&SearchQuery=%22silverlight%22&FeedbackType=2&Status=1&Scope=0&SortOrder=10&TabView=1
                    Rather than letting Silverlight decay in a locked up…

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                      44 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Roll Behaviors and TriggerActions into the .NET framework proper

                        Remove the dependency on the custom Blend assembly and add Visual Studio support

                        271 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.

                          267 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Improved support for multiple monitors in WPF

                            For something as basic as trying to take inventory of the number of screens available, I still have to include a reference to Windows Forms to get information from SystemInformation.MonitorCount and Screen.AllScreens[i].WorkingArea. I'd like to have finer-grained multi-monitor information and control, native to WPF.

                            116 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.

                              55 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • It would be very helpful if we have single MMA file for appinsights and opsinsights

                                It would be very helpful if we have single MMA file for app insights and ops insights. We are looking to utilize both the features on on-premise servers and IA AS . We are failing now, Because they are not compatible each other.

                                I have suggested same in opsinsights user voice:

                                Operational Insights TeamAdminOperational Insights Team (Admin, Microsoft Azure) responded · November 15, 2014

                                Eventually a lot of the changes contributed to the agent by both teams for each service end up converging into Update Rollups for System Center.
                                But at this time we just launched OpInsights direct agent, so…

                                6 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add Table-Valued Function support to LightSwitch attached database data sources

                                  The ability to add database views to LightSwitch attached database data sources is very powerful in allowing you to "shape" the data that you send back to the client. Although you can create a query in the LightSwitch data source over such an imported database view and add additional parameters, the way that those parameters interact with the underlying view is auto generated by the Entity Framework and you do not have any control over that. Additionally, views might sometimes not be the optimum way to get the best performance when doing this.

                                  Table Valued Function (TVF) support has been…

                                  11 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • allow us to have more than 3 projects listed in the project drop down list (TFS Web)

                                    I have many TFS Projects. Basically, when I want to switch to another project, I pretty much always have to click 'Browse All' because the drop down list only shows the last 3 accessed. It would be great to configure how much projects are listed into the drop down list.

                                    25 votes
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                                    • Provide a .Net 4.5 version of core Microsoft.ApplicationInsights Package w/o Microsoft.Bcl* dependencies

                                      As described in my post over at the MSDN forums (see https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/ef9705c7-bbcf-4af3-af15-bf09ff446960/unnecessary-microsoftbcl-dependency-of-microsoftapplicationinsights-nuget-package?forum=ApplicationInsights), I would like to suggest that the core 'Microsoft.ApplicationInsights' NuGet package gets a separate net45 config it its nuspec that does NOT pull in Microsoft.BCL.Async (and its dependencies).

                                      .Net 4.5 obviously comes with native async/await out of the box and right now the aforementioned net40 only config and its dependency not only causes my .Net 4.5 solution and projects to unnecessarily reference the Microsoft.BCL* packages, but even worse, all referencing projects are required to do the same - when building this occurs for my Test- & Azure…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support for running web class applications from the VB6 IDE

                                        Enable debugging of VB6 web class (IIS) projects in Windows 7/8 in the next service pack.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add support for Unity Testing Tools

                                          Modify the solution generator to put files found in Editor -> Tests folder hierarchies in a separate project. This way the Visual Studio test explorer should pick up the Unit tests created for Unity Testing Tools (provided the NUnit Test Adapter extension is installed)

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

                                            Hi!

                                            Thanks for this suggestion!

                                            I’m afraid supporting running Unity Testing Tools from the Test Explorer is not as easy as simply creating a Test projects for the Tests, as the code needs to run in the context of Unity.

                                            We could however implement a custom test adapter to run the Unity NUnit tests remotely inside Unity. We will investigate the matter.

                                            Jb Evain, Senior SDE Lead, Tools for Unity

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