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  1. Support Silverlight projects in Visual Studio 2017

    I was shocked to discover this by accident while evaluating 2017 to prepare for an upgrade from 2015. I am supporting several live Silverlight projects that are likely to have a lifespan of at least a few more years. This an upgrade blocker for me, and I was really looking forward to 2017.

    Perhaps support could be provided as an extension in a similar way to how support for vdproj (setup) projects was restored.

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      33 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • OOTB Rust programming langague support

      The new Rust programming language is developed by Mozilla.

      http://www.rust-lang.org/
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rust_(programming_language)

      It gives a very solid infrastructure to write APIs (perhaps even with ABI style).

      It has some advantages over C APIs, and the compiled code is as low-level as that of C/C++.

      Please provide OOTB support for Rust in Visual Studio.

      Thanks.

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        3 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add PHP to Visual Studio

        Even dough PHP is not a Microsoft Language, The IDE could be working for it and generating Microsoft an Income.

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          18 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  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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            17 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Create New AI Language With Both Lisp and Prolog features.

            Please Add AI Features in C# , C++ , ... Languages or Create New AI Programming Language.

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              3 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • enable developers to create Subfolder-Structures within BIDS SSRS Projects

              enable developers to create Subfolder-Structures within BIDS SSRS Projects. Currently with VS2008 BIDS it is not possible to organize reports with folders in Visual studio. If you have SSRS projects with many reports, and you want to deploy reports to different subfolders on ssrs server this would be really helpful!

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                11 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Enable Roslyn-Powered Code Views

                This vote is for developers who support the idea of Roslyn-Powered Code Views. Code Views are a conceptual improvement to the way Visual Studio renders code to a developer, and how a developer works with that code.

                Opening a file: To load a Code View, code is loaded into memory and parsed as a Roslyn AST. From there, it is processed through a developer's Code Formatting Profile to render the code to the developer as they prefer it. This includes such things as spacing (spaces or tabs), documentation (on or off), and characters/symbols around fields (underscores or even Hungarian notation…

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                  5 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Create a plugin or have a builtin to check for pep8 compliance.

                  While in debug or just automatically have the editor check for pep8 compliance.

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                    2 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Create your own Ada support capable of surpassing the GPL-only .NET

                    Dear Microsoft, Create your own Ada support for .NET, capable of surpassing the GPL-only "A#" aka Ada for .NET.

                    Two facts are evidence that the worlds programming conventions, as great as they have become, are growing stagnant. (1.) Languages derived or fashioned after C are familiar, but mostly designed to do what C cannot. C# is an example of great accomplishment in C-fashion programming. Still, always creating something new, and then upgrading it is an unstable way further development. The problem lies in C being too primitive and too vague. (2.) Microsoft's .NET is possibly the greatest cross-platform accomplishment since…

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                      5 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Integrate NTVS into Visual Studio and/or put more resources into NTVS

                      NTVS is an indispensable part of modern JavaScript development work. At the moment updates to NTVS are few are far between.

                      I would like NTVS to receive the same kind of attention as ASP.net - if not more.

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                        1 comment  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • YAML "in addition to" JSON

                        YAML is recursive acronym of "YAML ain't a markup language"

                        YAML specs: http://www.yaml.org/spec/
                        File extension: .yml or .yaml

                        Why YAML:

                        Microsoft was backing XML, while the whole (other) world moved from XML to JSON (a key-value pair format with less footprints and noise). Microsoft was _still_ backing XML while the rest of the world move from JSON to YAML (another key-value pair format with minimalistic footprints and noise).

                        All those folks suggesting "JSON is new XML" must be living in pervious century: JSON is OLD XML and YAML is new JSON!

                        In VS2013 Update 2, Visual studio team (with WebDev)…

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                          7 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add support for Swift language

                          Swift language is now open source (see swift.org). It's good moment to add support for at least compilation into .exe. It should also be an alternative to ObjC bridge as much more modern language. Both things can make cross development much easier.

                          46 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Please include Nemerle support

                            We're writing our solutions on Nemerle, but this beautiful language still has no official VS support. Fix this situation, please.

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                              1 comment  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Just like Community editions. It is a good news for xbase programmers, if MicroSoft add Visual Foxpro

                              I am just using Visual Studio Community Version 2017. Its a great tool. Microsoft initiative towards community editions is impressive. If Visual FoxPro is also added in community editions side by side, it is good for thousand of xbase programmers.

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                                2 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Change order of external tools location

                                Now VS2015 installation includes old version of node.js and npm. Also devs have newer version installed globally on their machines.
                                So it would be awesome to have node and npm, which are shipped with VS2015 as fallback and set higher priority for already installed external web tools.
                                I propose to have following order:
                                1. .\node_modules\.bin
                                2. $(PATH)
                                3. $(DevEnvDir)\EXTENSIONS\MICROSOFT\WEB TOOLS\External
                                $(DevEnvDir)\EXTENSIONS\MICROSOFT\WEB TOOLS\External\git

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow loading NuGet assemblies from t4 files

                                  T4 is great but very limited in terms of the assemblies it can reference. You can only use assemblies in the GAC, or assemblies you have the absolute path for. However these days dependency management is done via NuGet and such dependencies don't go into the GAC. In addition, their path changes as versions are bumped. It would be very beneficial to support NuGet packages in t4 files, possibly by extending the "assembly" directive or even creating a new directive. For example:

                                  <#@ nuget name="Newtonsoft.Json" version="9.0.1" #>

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                                    3 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support Python Drag-And-Drop

                                    Although I am quite impressed with the ease of use and programming language support in Visual Studio, I would like to see Python GUI development via Dragging-and-Dropping controls on the Python window. A good library for this is Tkinter. There are many other IDEs that already allow this. For Visual Studio to compete as a product for universal program development, it must be able to do this. Python is very powerful like C#, but is cross-platform, meaning a higher user share.

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                                    • Java [Open JDK]

                                      Java is the most widely taught and used language in the developing countries like India but there is no IDE as powerful as Visual studio for it. So i request you too add JAVA support officially for the Visual studio. Best option will be support for Open-JDK which is already an open source project.

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                                      • Please add support for Ruby\ Ruby on Rails.

                                        Please, add support for the Ruby language,Erb and for Ruby on Rails too, also,improve the overall Windows platform so you can easily use Ruby on Rails.

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                                        • Arabic Language

                                          Hello,
                                          Why you dont care about arabic language, you didnt provide content by arabic language and in the same time you provide your content and prudect by languages used by numbers of people around the world less than arabic so why you didnt think about provide arabic language with all languages you already provide it?

                                          I hope you take this idea into action soon

                                          Thanks

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