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  1. Provide a XAML Designer preview for 4'' phones on UWP Application

    The smallest designer preview on the Xaml Designer is a 5'' phone that does not include the old device widely used as the lumia 520

    6 votes
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  2. VS2015 Xaml Editor

    There is a current issue with the VS 2015 XAML editor and performance. When you have several editors open at the same time (which is a common use case to have 10+ xaml documents open at once) the IDE starts hanging and crashing.

    I have VS 2015 update 1, could you please fix the performance of this set of tools? We have a XAML app and it sucks to edit in xaml all day.

    7 votes
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  3. DEP0001 error needs more information.

    When I try to deploy my solution, my code is failing with a DEP0001 error (0x80073CF6) and there is NOTHING ELSE to go on. Search around and you will find LOTS of people are trying LOTS of possibilities but nothing definite. There should be a log entry, or error text in the Output window, something...ANYTHING to guide Joe User to the actual problem. This is a huge hole in VS and I'm sorry to say I'm stuck in it.

    14 votes
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  4. IntelliSense & Property Window support for x:Uid editing

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351409/intellisense-property-window-support-for-xuid-edit.html
    It would be nice if the XAML editor would support IntelliSense for x:Uid. In the attached example a dropdown with the values buttonLogin, inputLogin and inputPassword would be shown.

    Editing of the x:Uid in the property window would also be nice. It should also show a drop down list.

    7 votes
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  5. Support XAML Code Snippets inside the IntelliSense dropdown, not only using the contextmenu

    I would love to have my XAML Code Snippets inside the IntelliSense dropdown when I edit XAML. Just type the first few characters of the name and hit the TAB key. This would make using these code snippets much easier. This would be the same as the C#, XML or JS code snippets.

    Currently you have to insert them using the XAML editor context menu. This is not a great UX.

    16 votes
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  6. XAML Boolean Expressions

    It would be easier in XAML to do some tasks like hide or show an element if we could use boolean expressions in the bindings. For example to show an TextBox if a list has element with something like: <TextBox isEnabled="myList.length > 0"/>.

    Now we have to create a new property and bind it to the textBox is enabled field. In some languages like AngularJS it is really simple: <input ng-show="myList.Length>0"></input>

    Thank you

    3 votes
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  7. Allow Single-Line Nested Elements when Reformatting XAML

    When Visual Studio 2015 reformats my XAML (which I do not want to have happen without my permission), the part that bothers me the most is when nested elements are split into multiple lines. For example, I may have something like:
    <element1><element2><element3><element4/></element3></element2></element1>
    and it gets reformatted to:
    <element1>
    <element2>
    <element3>
    <element4/>
    </element3>
    </element2>
    </element1>
    This changes this section of my code from 1 line to 7 lines. Even things as small as nesting just 1 level can significantly lengthen your code, not to mention make it much uglier. I would like reformatting to have the option of preserving single-line nesting…

    3 votes
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  8. Provide XAML Color Visualizer within Visual Studio & Blend

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351405/provide-xaml-color-visualizer-within-visual-studio.html
    Provide a XAML color visualizer when a user hovers the mouse over a XAML color such as #FF15CC42 or SystemControlBackgroundBaseLowBrush etc.

    14 votes
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  9. designer reload button

    Add a button to force designer to reload all the xaml and the last reload Timespan. Sometime the designer don't update itself and force us to rebuild all the project...

    14 votes
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  10. Better Content and Organization supporting Windows 10 IoT + Visual Studio

    Finding content, forums, examples, sensor devices and other general information for Windows 10 ITO and Visual Studio IoT projects needs improvement and better collaboration between the various MSFT teams.

    6 votes
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  11. Enable design-time bindings to work with Compiled Bindings

    Compiled bindings are great, but they aren't compatible (so it seems) with the Blend design-time syntax ({d:DataContext...).

    This makes it impossible to combine the performance benefits with compiled bindings with the ease of having design-time data. You have to either choose the older binding syntax or no design-time data.

    15 votes
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  12. no universal app template

    I just installed Visual Studio 2015 in my Windows 8.1 environment. There is no Windows Universal App template installed and I could not find the template online.

    I understand we were to be able to create Windows Universal Apps in Windows 8.1 with limited development capabilities.

    3 votes
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    Could you please let me know what you selected in the installation settings? You need to make sure you select the Windows Development Tools.

    When you install, if you select “Custom” and then choose the “Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.0/8.1 Tools” checkbox, you should see the Windows 8.1 Universal templates.

    Daniel Jacobson
    Program Manager, Visual Studio XAML Experiences Team

  13. Error and Stack Trace for XAML Designer errors

    If the XAML designer ever experiences a problem with the data context (such as being unable to instantiate the viewmodel), please make that entire exception and stack trace available to me!

    I don't want another instance of VS. I don't want to constantly attach and kill xdesproc. I want the tool to say "Hey, exception over here"... log the message, and a stack trace.

    Ideally, I'd like to see a full drilldown of the exception, such as the Watch window allows. But the MINIMUM I need is an exception and stack trace.

    20 votes
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  14. Localisation of universal Apps should be possible from the shared assembly

    I created my first Universal App where I needed to use localisation of text in the program .

    I was verry surprised to discover that I could not use the resw files in my common.portable assembly , actually i was able to read the values but it would always return the Neutral language

    Moving the resw files to the main entry projects solved this problem

    It would be verry handy If i could place my translated text strings and or pictures in one location for both Apps

    2 votes
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  15. Collapse to definitions on XAML with CTRL+M+O like happen on C# code.

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351382/collapse-to-definitions-on-xaml-with-ctrlmo-like-h.html
    To collapse nodes in XAML we have to do CTRL+M+M or use the mouse to collapsed eash node.
    Will be nice to have a shortcut like in the C# editor that collapse all the nodes.

    37 votes
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  16. 4 votes
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  17. Indent XAML Attributes when pressing the "Format The Document" (Ctrl+E,D) Button

    When using the "Format The Document" (Ctrl+E,D) Button, the XAML is reformatted with correct indentation, but the properties are left as is. I typically put each attribute on it's own line like this:
    <Border
    Margin="5"
    Padding="5"
    BorderBrush="#FF1963A9"
    BorderThickness="2"
    CornerRadius="5"
    Background="#FFD0F3FF">

    When I use the reformat button becuase I inserted a grid for instance, and want to push everthing back, the tag line gets moved to the correct place, but the attributes are left where there were. It would be nice to have the attributes lined up with one tab indented from the opening tag.

    9 votes
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  18. Only display real errors on "Error List" after compilation (option?)

    If you open a large XAML project, it's not uncommon to have a lot of false errors displayed in "Error List" tab, (mainly about XAML files)

    Is it possible to add a button to clear completely this list and display only real errors detected by the compiler (just a simple parsing of the compiler output) ?

    It would help a lot of developers cause the only solution right now is to copy-paste the output in Notepad and search "error"...

    See the attachment

    406 votes
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  19. Live xaml editor - Enable value stepping

    In the new Live visual tree and property editor, please enable stepping values using the arrow keys. this is very useful for tweaking the UI and something web developers take for granted

    3 votes
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  20. Binding with default values on some properties (and ProvideValue overridable) for all XAML's files in application

    When we need to develop our own WPF framework to implement MVVM pattern. It Is necessary to insert own Binding declaration with specific Converter, Specific UpdateSourceTrigger options, etc etc ...
    Moreover, we need to valuate attach behavior on target control to add spécific logic (example : UpdateSource only before lost focus and not after lost focus, because we need to cancel the lost focus if error(s) occurs during UpdateSource), and it is necessary to valuate this properties for each Binding ! (thousand and thousand Binding ...)

    Binding class is not sealed BUT provideValue method Is Sealed ! and BindingBase.CreateBindingExpressionOverride is…

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