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  1. Add F# support for .NET Native

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351081/add-f-support-for-net-native.html
    I had a conversation with @xyziemba and @dotnet on Twitter recently about the .NET Native toolset and features. I understand the F# is not supported at the moment and that support is unlikely to come in the VS 2015 RTM timeframe. I'd like to suggest that you consider adding this support as soon as possible - even if it means some time after the RTM of VS 2015.

    Since I couldn't find a UserVoice request for this - I wanted to put this…

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  2. Improve project F# model

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351190/improve-project-f-model.html
    Improve F# project model (at least, add directions support). Maybe some extension to the language itself would be pretty good: #require "filename" to indicate that filename must be compiled before current file.

    510 votes
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  3. add support for Windows Store apps written in F# ... show that F# can be superior to C# even when it comes to more common tasks like GUI dev

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    add support for Windows Store apps written in F# (FSharp) ... to show that F# can be superior to C# even when it comes to more common tasks like GUI development.
    <a href="https://github.com/dmitry-a-morozov/fsharp-wpf-mvc-series/wiki/Intro&quot; > link </a>

    499 votes
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  4. Support IntelliSense and underlining of errors in F# Interactive

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351221/support-intellisense-and-underlining-of-errors-in.html
    It's a big annoyance to not have auto completion there. C# Interactive from Roslyn supports it, and even the Immediate pane of C# and VB also have it

    454 votes
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  5. Make go-to-definition and find-references work between F# and C# projects

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351087/make-go-to-definition-and-find-references-work-bet.html
    In a solution containing a mixture of C# and F# projects, go-to-definition does not work when your starting point is, say, C# and the target function/value/type definition is in F#. (And vice versa.) The same is true for find-all-references.

    This is a major inconvenience when working on this kind of mixed codebase. It would be great if it could work in both directions but even go-to-definition would be a great start.

    324 votes
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  6. 202 votes
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  7. 168 votes
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  8. F#: Implement a proper expression evaluator in the Visual Studio Debugger

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    I think it is disappointing that F# still (in Visual Studio 11) does not have it's own Expression Evaluator in Visual Studio when debugging.

    Simple things are annoying like:
    - not being able to watch, evaluate, or hover over a variable in F# that does not have a valid C# identifier
    - e.g. someBinding'
    - or ``The cool string type identifiers``

    - switching between syntaxes. It may seem sometimes that C# and F# are close enough, but there are some substantial differences. Evaluating…

    84 votes
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  9. Make existing Visual Studio visual designer and extensible enough to be available for other programming language such as F# as well

    I don't know how to write this suggestions clearer than the current title. I'll try to explain the background of this suggestions
    This is the current situations in VS 2012:
    1. F# has included as one of first class language since VS 2010
    2. F# user base has grown larger than before, thanks to #1, Microsoft! But unfortunately? (read next)
    3. Can't create ASP.NET project template using F# other than C# or VB.
    4. Can't create WPF (hence Silverlight) project visually using F# (again, other than using C# or VB)
    5. Can't create visual Windows Store app using F#, just…

    45 votes
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  10. Make fsproj Files Include All Files by Default and have a separate File for Compilation Order

    For anyone trying to do web development in F#

    Having a nested tree structure of Files (like CSS HTML JS) is a real pain to add to an FSProj and as a result I don't use Visual Studio for this.

    So I'm suggesting you
    - Make FSProj include all files by default and instead you'd add the files (or wild characters) you want to exclude
    - Have a separate file (or section) that allows you to specify compilation order

    This will make it easy to embed non-compilable assests to your fsproj without pulling your hair out

    44 votes
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  11. change the behavoiur for double click on double backtick identifiers to select only a single word

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351367/change-the-behavoiur-for-double-click-on-double-ba.html
    If I double click on a word I assume the word gets selected and nothing else. This doesn't work inside of double backticks. It always selects the whole identifier since it doesn't understand that the identifier is a sentence and not a single word.

    see also https://github.com/Microsoft/visualfsharp/issues/243

    42 votes
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  12. 39 votes
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  13. Enable --warnon:1182 (unused variables) in F# Warning Level 3 or 4.

    I wonder why this warning and the associated wiggly underlines in the editor are not enabled in any of the 5 warning levels. I find this warning absolutely essential for programming F# to keep the code clean and free of subtle bugs in functions that shadow identifiers.

    31 votes
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  14. Improve Visual Studio Object Browser Support for F#

    The Visual Studio Object Browser is an invaluable source of information to learn the API of third-party libraries or frameworks.
    However, when such libraries are written in F#, much of the relevant information is either missing or only indirectly recognizable (in CLI-compiled form).

    In descending order of precedence, the following issues tend to impede productivity in larger projects:

    - Type aliases cannot be found. Therefore, short of try and error, there is no way of figuring out what namespace has to be opened to access an alias. It gets even more involved when the alias resolves to yet another alias…

    25 votes
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  15. fsx-scripts: #r - reference nuget packages

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    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351054/fsx-scripts-r-reference-nuget-packages.html
    When all the packages updates, I have to manually update all the references:

    #r "../packages/Microsoft.Owin.Security.Facebook.2.1.0/lib/net45/Microsoft.Owin.Security.Facebook.dll"
    #r "../packages/Microsoft.Owin.Security.MicrosoftAccount.2.1.0/lib/net45/Microsoft.Owin.Security.MicrosoftAccount.dll"
    #r "../packages/Microsoft.Owin.Security.Google.2.1.0/lib/net45/Microsoft.Owin.Security.Google.dll"
    #r "../packages/Microsoft.Owin.Hosting.2.1.0/lib/net45/Microsoft.Owin.Hosting.dll"
    #r "../packages/Microsoft.Owin.Diagnostics.2.1.0/lib/net40/Microsoft.Owin.Diagnostics.dll"
    #r "../packages/Microsoft.Owin.Security.2.1.0/lib/net45/Microsoft.Owin.Security.dll"
    #r "../packages/Microsoft.Owin.StaticFiles.2.1.0/lib/net40/Microsoft.Owin.StaticFiles.dll"
    #r "../packages/Microsoft.Owin.FileSystems.2.1.0/lib/net40/Microsoft.Owin.FileSystems.dll"
    #r "../packages/Microsoft.Owin.Host.HttpListener.2.1.0/lib/net45/Microsoft.Owin.Host.HttpListener.dll"

    18 votes
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  16. Move user settings out of .fsproj file

    Command line parameters for debugging are stored in the F# project file. This makes it hard to keep your commits clean.

    My suggestion is to do the same as C#, where this information is stored in .csproj.user, which is not put in version control.

    This doesn't really have anything to do with the language itself, but it *is* part of the package.

    18 votes
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  17. Add F# cross-platform (Xamarin.Forms) solution templates

    Although it's possible to develop Xamarin.Forms solution in F#, the project template is still not available.
    Petzold suggests the creation of a C# Xamarin.Forms solution and then replace the PCL project for one in F#. It would be nice not having to go through these steps...
    http://www.charlespetzold.com/blog/2015/10/Writing-Xamarin-Forms-Apps-in-FSharp.html

    16 votes
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  18. Updating the F# SqlEntityConnection Type Provider for EF 6

    The F# SqlEntityConnection Type Provider is a third way to interact with Entity framework (with the other two being an .edmx file and Code First).
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh362322.aspx

    This Type Provider doesn't support the updated low-level API changes that EF 6 requires, as far as I can tell. I'd love to have an updated version that supports the async features of EF 6.

    13 votes
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  19. Provide intellisense for constructor-initialised classes

    If you create an instance of a type using the "shorthand" initialiser syntax e.g. MyType(Field = Value, OtherField = OtherValue) instead of the longhand syntax (let x = MyType(); x.Field <- Value etc. etc.), you don't get any intellisense.

    12 votes
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  20. Better support for fsproj

    I am constantly in the .fsproj file.

    1. I rename a file, oh dear, its content type is none now and its floated to the top, time to open .fsproj again.
    2. I need to move a file to a different folder. Need to open .fsproj
    3. files in .fsproj are both in the same folder, separated by another file in a different folder. Need to open .fsproj file and put them next to eachother.
    4. I want to add a .html page to my F# web api application. Guess what I need to do? create a new file in…

    12 votes
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