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  1. XNA 5

    Please continue to work on XNA. It's a great way for indie game developers like myself to make games and give them to the world. XNA gave us the ability to put our games, easily, on the most popular platforms, and to just dump XNA would be therefor heartbreaking... I implore you to keep working on XNA so we C# developers can still make amazing games!

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      376 comments  ·  Games  ·  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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        295 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support web.config style Transforms on any file in any project type

        Web.config Transforms offer a great way to handle environment-specific settings. XML and other files frequently warrant similar changes when building for development (Debug), SIT, UAT, and production (Release). It is easy to create additional build configurations to support multiple environments via transforms. Unfortunately, not everything can be handled in web.config files many settings need to be changed in xml or other "config" files.

        Also, this functionality is needed in other project types - most notably SharePoint 2010 projects.

        7,950 votes
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          488 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Update 7/30/2015 – A preview release of SlowCheetah for Visual Studio 2015 is available on the VS Gallery – https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/05bb50e3-c971-4613-9379-acae2cfe6f9e. Please let us know on our GitHub if you run into any issues – https://github.com/sayedihashimi/slow-cheetah. We will try to fix them as soon as possible. The preview only supports VS 2015, but we will be expanding that soon.


          Hello. This suggestion has gained a great deal of momentum so we would like to share our plans to address configuration driven XML transforms in Visual Studio. We understand that this is potentially blocking many teams and projects from moving forward to Visual Studio 2015. While we will not be implementing this functionality in Visual Studio 2015 itself, we do plan to update the SlowCheetah extension to fully support Visual Studio 2015. Our long term plan, however, is to integrate this functionality into a future version of Visual Studio.

          We…

        • 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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            61 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make WPF open-source and accept pull-requests from the community

            Please follow the footsteps of the ASP .NET team and make WPF open-source with the source code on GitHub, and accept pull-requests from the community.

            4,630 votes
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              39 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Native DirectX 11 support for WPF

              in 2013 WPF still work on DX9, and this have a lot of inconvenience. First of all it is almost impossible to make interaction with native DX11 C++ and WPF. Axisting D3DImage class support only DX 9, but not higher and for now it is a lot of pain to attach DX 11 engine to WPF.

              Please, make nativa support for DX 11 in WOF by default and update D3DImage class to have possibility to work with nativa C++ DX 11 engine and make render directly to WPF control (controls) without pain with C++ dll.

              4,429 votes
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                34 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  104 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support for ES6 modules

                  Add support for the new JavaScript ES6 module syntax, including module definition and imports.

                  4,046 votes
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                    69 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support .NET Builds without requiring Visual Studio on the server

                    To build certain PCL libraries and libraries for Windows 8 RT requires having Visual Studio on the server.

                    Nick Berardi writes about a workaround that allows running a build server without VS, but it's really just a workaround for functionality that should be easy.

                    Not to mention there's probably licensing considerations we're just ignoring by doing that.

                    http://nickberardi.com/a-net-build-server-without-visual-studio/

                    Please make it easy (and legal) to build .NET projects on a server without requiring a Visual Studio installation (or license) on that server.

                    3,886 votes
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                      27 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Create a Ubiquitous .NET Client Application Development Model

                      This vote is for developers who wish to see the idea of a ubiquitous .NET client application development model created by Microsoft and the Visual Studio team.

                      A ubiquitous .NET client application development model is a model that is defined in .NET-based technologies and is able to run in a multitude of runtime environments -- both native-compiled (store-hosted) and web-hosted.

                      A *very* rough image of the vision can be found here:
                      http://i0.wp.com/blog.developers.win/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Vision.png

                      The goal is to enable *one* .NET Client Application Project to build deliverables for the following platforms:
                      1) Windows 10
                      2) Legacy Windows
                      3) *nix (Unix/Linux)
                      4) Droid …

                      3,757 votes
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                        under review  ·  102 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • VS IDE should support file patterns in project files

                        Patterns should be preserved and unmodified when working with *proj files. If I specify a pattern with something like **/*.cs for my code files. If I add a new .cs file that fits that pattern the .csproj file should not be modified.

                        MSBuild already respects this, but the IDE will always modify the project file.

                        For numerous scenarios this could simplify the diff / merge process.

                        3,561 votes
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                          21 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Hello everyone and thank you for the feedback. We are actively investigating ways to improve how Visual Studio handles project content. This suggestion falls into that category. Unfortunately, we will not be able to address this feedback for the Visual Studio 2015 release. We will update the community when our plans in this area have gained more clarity.

                          Will Buik,
                          Visual Studio – VS IDE Project and Build Team

                        • Resolve Airspace iusse to full integrate OpenGL inside WPF

                          There are many programmers and company that develop applications based on geometrical kernels that use OpenGL for drawing (like CAD/CAM applications) often they have an old MFC application, and to pass to a modern view for their applications and give a new user experience for the user they could make new WPF interfaces very quickly but they can't rewrite an entire kernel to pass from OpenGL to DirectX, so often they prefer to remain with MFC without pass to WPF. This could be a very special thing to have the possibility to use OpenGL fully supported by WPF, without airspace…

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                            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Improve WPF performance

                            I have a high end PC and still WPF is not always fluent. Just compare it with QT 4.6 QML (Declarative UI) it is sooo FAST!

                            3,457 votes
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                              15 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • C++ CLI support for optional parameters for using in C#

                              in C++ CLI is possible to define an optional parameter like

                              public void ProvaDefaults([Optional, DefaultParameterValue(true)] bool value)

                              but in this way the compiler don't use the DefaultParameterValue for setting the correct default value in the metadata (II.15.4.1.4 The .para m directive) that is visible in C#

                              so in C# the deault parameter is visible but only with the system default value (in the sample reported it is false instead of the wanted true)

                              3,399 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support multiple rows of document tabs

                                It would be really nice if the IDE allowed multiple rows of document tabs. Currently, I'm using the "Tabs Studio" add-in for this (http://www.tabsstudio.com). See here for an example: http://www.tabsstudio.com/documentation/addins/several-tabs-highlighted-with-the-default-style.png

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                                  6 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Visual Studio for Mac Os x

                                  Dear Madam and sir;

                                  We need Full Version of Visual Studio for Mac Os x.
                                  And language of programming such as:

                                  -C
                                  -C++
                                  -C#
                                  -VB
                                  -F#
                                  -HTML
                                  -MHTML

                                  Thanks,

                                  3,189 votes
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                                    74 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • T4 editing

                                    T4 is no longer just a tool used internally by VS, but is being increasingly used by developers for code generation. It would be great to have syntax highlighting, intellisense etc. out of the box.

                                    I appreciate this is probably more of a Visual Studio feature request than an ASP.NET one, but as T4 is used a lot within ASP.NET projects, particularly MVC ones, I figure it's worth a mention.

                                    3,181 votes
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                                      28 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add non-nullable reference types in C#

                                      Non-nullability checks have to be manually encoded hundreds of times in any large real-world project, and they are not compile-time-enforced. There are code contracts in .Net 4.0, but their usage is still very verbose, and only partly compile-time-enforced.

                                      What I wish is a pendant to the null-lifting operator ?, for instance, !, so that one could write:
                                      void MyMethod(string! s){ /* s cannot be null :) */}

                                      Or, the way ReSharper does it:
                                      void MyMethod([NotNull] string s){ /* s cannot be null :) */}

                                      3,061 votes
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                                        74 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Show indent guides like Notepad++ does

                                        Indent guides help quickly finding out where a scoop starts and where it ends. I think an advanced IDE like Visual Studio must have this feature. I know that there is an extension for this, but why doesn't Visual Studio have a basic feature like this natively?

                                        2,962 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Hello to all who have supported this item

                                          Thank you for using Visual Studio and for your commitment to improving it. We are currently evaluating whether we will be able to include this into the product in a future release.

                                          In the meantime, as some commenters have noted, you can get this capability for some languages by trying the Productivity Power Tools’ Structure Visualizer feature (https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/34ebc6a2-2777-421d-8914-e29c1dfa7f5d ) – let us know if you like it!

                                          Thanks

                                          Mark Wilson-Thomas
                                          Program Manager, Visual Studio Editor Team

                                        • Put an option to disable indentation after pasting code

                                          Vertically line up arguments of a function call. Then copy the block of code. Paste it somewhere else. The allignment which you carefully made is all gone. You have to do the same custom formatting every single place you paste your code.

                                          Unfortunately, there is no way of preventing this in Visual Studio 2015. I checked for a solution on the internet. Most people are complaining about the same problem and there is no cure.

                                          Please provide an option for disabling this behavior.

                                          2,952 votes
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