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  1. Please bring back the Illustrator import option in Blend 2015

    Please bring back the illustrator import in Blend 2015.

    I use it extensively in Blend 2013 and now I find it is missing.

    In addition, the ability to export to XAML on the Illustrator side is no longer maintained as well.

    Blend is a *long way* from being a decent graphics generation and line drawing tool.

    Breaking this tool chain is going to effect many people. It is very popular.

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      1 comment  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow Retain Indefinitely to not be set

      In some scenarios, such as continuous deployment to a development environment, it does not make sense that every build (which triggers a release) should be retained indefinitely. The easiest solution would be to add a configuration property for a release template right below "Can Trigger a Release from a Build?" title "Retain Build Indefinitely" that defaults to being checked.

      This would allow me to uncheck this option and therefore builds would delete as configured in the Build Definition Retention Policy. Currently, I have to manually go in and remove the "retain indefinitely" option on all the builds so they will…

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        8 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add configurable synthetics sources

        I would like to be able to specify the sources of synthetic traffic. The OOB synthetic traffic detection does not capture all sources. Examples of other sources of synthetic traffic include:

        - Azure Traffic Manager requests with GTMProbe user agent
        - External site monitoring tools

        It would be important to have a configurable set of parameters that define a synthetic source, including:

        - User agent
        - HTTP headers
        - IP address source

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          1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Step out of a Method when getting a bug (error)

          For example I got a method like

          private void A()

          {

          double a = obj.a; //lets say obj is null and hence we get an error when running the method.

          ....

          ....

          //200 or so more lines.

          }

          I know I can drag the statement to the end of method in order to exit it. It'll be easier if there would be a shortcut key to do the same!

          2 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add Java support to Visual Studio

            With Microsoft's recent giant leaps forward into supporting Open Source technologies and platforms, I believe time is ripe for Microsoft to add support to Visual Studio for building Java applications.

            History is history - time to move forward: Java is a reality and is very widely used to build server-side technologies in particular.

            While IntelliJ is pretty good and Eclipse does it's job, NOTHING comes close to the enormous power and flexibility of Visual Studio and its practically unbeatable editor, window layout mechanisms, debugger, code introspection tooling, etc.

            I believe that in adding Java support, Microsoft could expose Visual Studio…

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Nextgen LightSwitch that renders Bootstrap HTML that is simple to customise

              I love the screens the Silverlight client in LightSwitch generates but we all know Silverlights days are numbered. Would it be possible to rearchitect LightSwitch so that HTML screens are generated using Twitters Bootstrap?

              Ideally I would love to see bootstrapped HTML screens rendered that resemble the Silverlight screens but are mobile friendly.

              I spent a few months working on a shell for the Silverlight client (it can be found at lightswitchshells dot com). If the nextgen version of Lightswitch had individual bootstrapped HTML containers for each screen (or maybe even some kind of mvc architecture with _layouts) it would…

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                1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow Coded UI Test Builder generates code based on jQuery

                  Allow Coded UI Test Builder generates code based on jQuery

                  We know the purpose of the tool is to generate code for several application types including Web, Windows Forms, WPF, and others and one way to do it is using UIMaps. However, the code generated is really hard to understand and to maintain. Even using Rangers Guide.

                  Why don’t generate the code for “Web Technology” using jQuery syntax? Something like:

                  browser.JQuerySelect<HtmlButton>("#myButton")

                  Looks easier than:

                  HtmlHyperlink uIVBHyperlink = this.UIMSDNthemicrosoftdeveWindow.UIActionFilterAttributDocument.UICodesnippet1Pane.UIVBHyperlink;

                  public HtmlHyperlink UIVBHyperlink
                  {
                  get
                  {
                  if ((this.mUIVBHyperlink == null))
                  {
                  this.mUIVBHyperlink = new HtmlHyperlink(this);
                  #region Search Criteria
                  this.mUIVBHyperlink.SearchProperties[HtmlHyperlink.PropertyNames.Id] = null;
                  this.mUIVBHyperlink.SearchProperties[HtmlHyperlink.PropertyNames.Name]…

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Stop autocomplete with " />" using HTML5

                    Why VS autocomplete the labels with " />" if it isn't the standard in HTML5?

                    Example:
                    I have <!DOCTYPE html> (I'm using HTML5).
                    Autocompleted: <meta charset="utf-8" />
                    Correct: <meta charset="utf-8">

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                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow test agents to be able to detect test impact of windows services

                      I've tried this myself and have discovered that it does not work. Having got others to test it from other companies, they have confirmed that it is an issue.

                      We cannot use test impact from running manual tests or automated tests within our company because our applications rely on windows services and a lot of the code is in those services.

                      Only being able to do test impact on the client side is very restricting and effectively reduces its usefulness a great deal for us.

                      13 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Fix the website

                        https://www.visualstudio.com/products/visual-studio-community-vs
                        On the end of the page worng with categories.
                        To understand need learn Russian language and installed Russian font: "Свяжитесь с нами,"
                        On the end of this category extra character ",". If u can, fix it pls, thx.
                        Have a nice day.

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                          1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Please hide past Iterations from drop down for new items

                          I like that Iterations once ended get placed under past, as time goes on a long list grows under the Iteration dropdown. I would like to see either an option to hide past iterations from drop down or make them automatically not be included since it does not make sense to add any work to an Iteration in the past.

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                          • Add a Favorites Section in Source Control Explorer

                            Our team opens all projects from the Source Control Explorer. Currently, you have to drill down through the folder tree in order to get to the solution or project you want to open.

                            It would be wonderful to be able to add files, projects, or solutions to a "Favorites" panel right inside the Source Control Explorer.

                            Here's a mockup...

                            6 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add Direct Printing Support to Windows 8 Store Apps for LOB (line of business) Purposes

                              Add Direct Printing Support to Windows 8 Store Apps for LOB (line of business) Purposes

                              For example, we want to print a label or receipt immediately after a user presses a touch screen button without getting the Windows8 OS Printing Dialog. We want to set print sizes and select the printer in code, then immediately print directly without opening any dialogs or UI..

                              This worked just fine in our WPF version of the app, but we moved to Win8 Store App to get better touch support. Now we can't directly print or set print settings in code without seeing the…

                              11 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Lightswitch Export to Excel all data, not just current page.

                                Currently when you use the default Export to Excel feature in a Desktop Lightswitch App, you only get the currently loaded view/page of a multi-paged set of data rows.

                                If you data is paginated, export to excel currently only exports the current page.

                                The desired behavior is to export the entire dataset that matched the current view or filtered view even if the number of dataset rows exceed the page size.

                                10 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make Ionic a full member for apps

                                  When making cross-platform apps Ionic is a great tool. It would be great to use it's functionality right from Visual Studio without having to have a commandline open to run Ionic commands.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Getting error “New deployment is not allowed as an another deployment is in progress. Retry the deployment after sometime.”

                                    We are frequently getting error “New deployment is not allowed as an another deployment is in progress. Retry the deployment after sometime.” even if there no release/deployment is in progress. Also tried to Abandoned all release/deployment related to that Release Template but no luck. How to find which old release is causing this issue? Is there any option to bypass this behavior?
                                    System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. ---> System.AggregateException: One or more errors occurred. ---> Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Release.Common.Helpers.OperationFailedException: New deployment is not allowed as an another deployment is in progress. Retry the deployment after sometime.
                                    at…

                                    8 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow C# expressions like basic boolean logic instead of requiring converters all the time

                                      Please, allow C# expressions like basic boolean logic instead of requiring converters all the time

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                                        4 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Cordova projects in Visual studio follow different folder structure and flow. Can we keep the folder structure same

                                        By breaking how a normal cordova app folder structure is built using command line as per cordova documentation, it is very difficult to switch from command line to vs and vs to command line. Can we follow what cordova folder structure dictates?

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                                          1 comment  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • WinForms Designer DPI Lock

                                          Provide an option to lock the WinForms Designer to work in a fixed DPI, such as 96 DPI. When opening a project in Visual Studio on different computers (with different resolutions and display scaling) the WinForms designer causes the forms to resize and otherwise behave badly. Sizes and positions are also inconsistent between different resolution/scale combinations. For example, a form of size 513x544 (on a 96 DPI 100% scale display) will show as 1040x1063 opened on a display that uses 200% scaling. I have found numerous posts around the Internet about this problem and the accepted solution is to always…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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