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  1. Create a VirtualizingWrapPanel

    I'd love to see a VirtualizingWrapPanel included by default in the framework. WrapPanel is very handy as an ItemsPanel, but its lack of virtualization can be problematic.

    See also:

    https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/380985/add-a-system-windows-controls-virtualizingwrappanel

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      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add support for regular expressions in Solution Explorer's search

      Add ability to search at least simple expressions with . + *.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  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 →
        • Install Extensions without requiring a restart

          When you install an Add-on on latest versions of Firefox, it doesn't require a restart, but refreshes the related components within the running process.

          VS is a giant! It can handle it too, instead of cry like babies for a restart!

          6 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Improve support for multiple users using Web Deploy Publish Preview

            The Preview pane of the Web Publishing dialog in Visual Studio works quite nicely when you're the only developer working on the codebase. However, it seems to fall down when multiple developers publish. It includes a lot of phantom changes in the list (once you drill in, the two panes of the diff are the same).

            Perhaps the information used to detect changed files could be cached on the web application that is being published to. Of anything, that would be a great publish profile option.

            9 votes
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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Extend TFVC Shelfset/Changeset functionality to allow patch generation

              There are a number of scenario’s where I’d love to be able to take a changeset that was checked in somewhere and convert it into a shelfset.

              1) A changeset that was rolled back, but now needs to be re-applied. It’s quite hard to do this (Get-specific, check out all files, shelf, get latest, unshelf).
              2) Apply a changeset as a patch from one branch to another without in a baseless fashion (I suspect that a baseless merge with the specific changesetid would work as well)
              3) Transplant tip of one branch to another branch (say from feature a to…

              6 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • control toolbox description

                In visual studio 2008 there was a description for each control in the toolbox but in 2013 nothing like that, please get it back :)

                4 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Integrate with Qt for C++ UIs

                  Since MFC is old and awful and Qt is new, nice, and cross platform, consider integrating with Qt for UI development similarly to how you have done with Python, and Unity3D.

                  I know there are already plug-ins to allow Qt to work within Visual Studio but it would be better for Microsoft to embrace it so that all of us waiting on a next-gen C++ UI toolkit from MS can move forward.

                  3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Please Remove Developer Licence in Some Parts Of Visual Studio.

                    I like create and develop modern apps bud we need to developer licence ! it' very bad for windows free developers.

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                    • Allow folder on DefaultCollection to group e.g. by customer

                      Allow folder directly under DefaultCollection to group team projects. This removes clutter and allows easier management of permissions for distinguished but related team projects.

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Can't to download vs 2015 faster

                        I am a chinese developer in shanghai , i spend one day to download visual studio 2015 preview version that is amost 4.4 G, at last ,i am failed . why don't you
                        put the download link ,so that i can faster download it from xunlei in china ? may be i can download from 360 or baidu network disk. but there is no resource about visual studio 2015 downloadlink above these famous network disk in china.

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow .NET games on Xbox One

                          Yesterday was announced that Xbox One will allow indie developer to easily publish games on Xbox One.

                          Lots of indie developers and small game company are using .NET to develop games. Today, we are able to easily target several Windows platforms (Windows Desktop, Windows RT and Windows Phone 8) as well as other platforms thanks to Mono from Xamarin.

                          As we don't know yet the details about this indie developer program for Xbox One, we would love to use .NET on this platform - with everything accessible, from latest 4.5 with async, to unsafe code and native code access through…

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                            272 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add Filter and Script menu options on right click in server explore objects. [Tables, Views, Stored Procedures and Functions]

                            Hi Visual Studio Team,

                            .NET developers only leave visual studio IDE when they need to review SQL database. If you add these capabilities, filter and script options on right click in server explore objects, we shall not switch between SQL and visual studio.

                            Regards,
                            Jahed Kabiri

                            2 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow usiing T4 template in Shared Project

                              The new shred project is great feature. But, curentry, we can no use T4 template in shared project. I hope it can be.

                              3 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Ability to specify username/password to perform SQL Database Backup/restore

                                (As I previously posted this idea with a big clerical error, I decided to republish it)

                                It's common that the user running the Release Management Service is not an Administrator all SQL Servers we may have in our infrastructure, it would be great to be able to specify the username to perform MS-SQL Activities in a Release Management Template.

                                4 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Provide immediate mode rendering integrated with WPF pipeline

                                  There is work in progress for Windows RT XAML
                                  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/win2d/

                                  We need the same for WPF.

                                  2 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Update WPF to use correct Windows 8 control styles

                                    WPF applications look out of place on Windows 8.x (and have since the initial release of Windows 8). WPF 4.5 which developed in conjunction with and *included* with Windows 8 does not have the correct styles for among other things buttons, progress bars and text boxes.
                                    In the years since the release of Windows 8 this has been perpetuated. For an example, look no further than the Manage Extensions window in VS2013.

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow acceptance testers to access TFS test hub

                                      We find it a little overkill to require UAT testers to have a VS Test Pro with MSDN subscription simply to be able to record the steps and findings of their tests.

                                      It would be a good and useful idea to create an exception for UAT testers to be allowed access to the test section of TWA to create test scripts and record their results. At the very least, they should have access to be able to record results against a test script that was created by an MSDN subscriber.

                                      10 votes
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                                      • 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.

                                        4 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add 3D transform matrix (Silverlight or CSS 5 Like)

                                          The idea would be to be able to apply simple 3D transforms matrix on any FrameworkElement. This would drastically increase the design possibilities of WPF, and make some sceneries much easier (such as "tilting" a Framework element being pressed)

                                          4 votes
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