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  1. WebBrowser Control Using Edge Rendering Engine

    Hi Development Team,

    Thousands of developers including myself would like the WebBrowser control in Windows Forms Application to use the Microsoft Edge Rendering Engine.

    We know there is WebView control for Universal Windows Platform, but, we want all the power we get under Windows Form Application but prefer the WebBrowser control rendering engine to be Edge not Internet Explorer.

    Could Microsoft please release this feature as an add-on to Visual Studio 2015? Or is there a way we can change the WebBrowser control use the Edge rendering engine? A lot of programmers are asking for this feature.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Structs as compile time constants

      Allow structs to be declared as a compile time constant, and thus be provided as optional parameters

      something like:

      public const Point Origin = Point.Empty; //Example 1

      public const Point Origin2 = new Point(42, 42); //Example 2

      public void Foo(Point origin = Origin)
      {
      ...
      }

      20 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • I want to set a template so that the Assembly name matches the project name on creation

        When I built a template, No matter what I set the project name to, it always uses the name of the Template for the Assembly name and not the project name. I want to set a template so that the Assembly name matches the project name on creation.

        4 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add the DatabaseFirst option for Asp.Net 5 projects how it was in earlier versions of Asp.Net

          Give back the wizard for using Database First like it was for Asp.Net in earlier versions where we could add the Db Entities just by right-click->add new item->ado.net data entity instead of writing all the commands in Package Manager and Command Prompt, it takes us a lot time and is risky (easy to write commands wrong). Bring the designer back.

          40 votes
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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Include WinRT & WinJS TypeScript definitions in UWP JS

            When enabling typescript in a Windows Universal 10 JavaScript application, the WinRT and WinJS type definitions should be available just like lib.d.ts is available.

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              1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add options for CodeLens indicator text

              CodeLens indicator text is displayed between lines which takes up more vertical space and disturbs the visual overview of (collapsed) code that we are used to.
              Please add a combination or smart selection of the following options:
              - Allow the selection of a location for indicator text (above, left, right)
              - Allow to enable/disable CodeLens for references
              - Allow to choose to only show references indicator text when there are 0 references
              - Add (keyboard) commands for toggling CodeLens options

              12 votes
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                1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Use the full scriptcs engine as the C# REPL in Visual Studio

                Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 brought us the C# REPL (https://www.visualstudio.com/news/vs2015-update1-vs#Csharp). It is a pity that we do not get the full Scriptcs (http://scriptcs.net/) experience. The community has already embraced Scriptcs and we have integrated it into our workflow. Don't reinvent the weel and create a solution that has fewer features and is incompatible.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow 3rd party compare tools when using Git integration

                  Currently, when using TFS source control integration in Visual Studio, a custom compare tool can be configured.

                  It would be nice if the Git source control integration allowed the same option, rather than forcing the built-in compare tool to be used.

                  3 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Improve MFC - add a VisualManager (CMFCVisualManagerWindows) for Windows 8 / 10

                    All developers in the world programming for Windows 8 / 10 with MFC need the new visual style / theme for the dialogs / application / windows / controls / a.s.o. Please add the urgent needed file(s) to the Visual Studio 2015 Update 2.

                    12 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enable the possiblity to view the file as "Compare with unmodified" when selecting the file in changes menu

                      Whenever i want to commit a change to the repository i review the changes that i've made to files in the (changes toolbar). By enabling "Compare with unmodified" as the default mouse click behavior when selecting a file, then i would save alot of time and effort for the review. Basically i dont care about files in their current state, when iam in the "changes" context. So i think this would be an awesome extension to an already great IDE

                      14 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Don't overwrite VM network adapter settings when launching the emulator

                        By default the emulator cannot connect to the internet if you don't have a router in your network. This is easily fixed by changing the Emulator External Network Adapter to a virtual switch the internet connection has been shared with (ICS).

                        However, this only works after the emulator is already up and running since any changes made to the VM network adapter settings in Hyper-V Manager will be overwritten by XDE.exe/emulatormgr.exe when launching the emulator.

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                          1 comment  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Export Diagnostic sessions including Memory profiling

                          My team VPN's to a single machine to run diagnostics as that is where the extra hardware is. We need the ability to export our memory snapshots so we can all share/ run analysis when not connected to the remote machine.

                          5 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • VSTS Allow Deployments to sovereign Azure Clouds

                            When adding an Azure endpoint to VSTS you cannot enter the ServiceManagementUrl. You need to set this value if you are going to do an automated build to one of our sovereign Azure clouds (US Gov, China, and soon Germany). for example the commercial endpoint is https://management.core.windows.net, and the US Gov endpoint is https://management.core.usgovcloudapi.net.

                            7 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Please bring back the "Photoshop" import option in Blend 2015

                              If Photoshop importer is not supported in Blend 2015, it impedes our migration plan to Blend 2015 and we'll have to keep using Blend 2013.

                              We recognize that one of the advantages of WPF is that it can separate design from logic.
                              We place orders of screen designs to companies who specialize in design and we don't put the ability of using Blend as the basis of selection.
                              Designers deliver products in the form of Photoshop or Illustrator. Our current partner delivers with Photoshop format.

                              If we can't import Photoshop file directly, we have to create XAML with referencing the…

                              363 votes
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                                5 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • about uwp

                                Windows application store should be renamed the application browser, application of commodity should be as open as a Web page or can be used to look at, there is further need to download more, different applications should be able to spell like a jigsaw puzzle into a more complex application. Word should store energy to download this link to directly open, only the more complex need further downloads are required to provide this functionality, users are used to a Web page as a whole, instead of the app store, I think.

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                                  0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Pull request should not create merge commits when a fast-forward merge is possbile

                                  Since Update 1 Team Foundation Server 2015 creates a merge commit when completing a pull request.
                                  While this might be useful in some cases, for us this is kind of annoying and we would like to switch that feature of.

                                  38 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • C# and VB wrong Perception

                                    I have writing code in Visual Basic since 2005. I see most of the people just talk about C#. Everyone think VB is just very tiny language and cannot do what C# can do. Which I believe is FALSE after the .NET framework.

                                    Can you re-brand Visual Basic as B# and help this language to get same status and respect as C#.

                                    VB is really powerful language, but the perception that is built is totally disgusting. Even in universities, No one agrees to let you develop project in VB. This situation is really disappointing and damaging the image of this…

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                                      1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Limit the access of TFS Team Dashboard to access to specific users only.

                                      Would be great to see TFS Team board permission to limit the access of Team dashboard to allowed users only of Team Projects.

                                      I post the same on MSDN forum also but unfortunately is not available as per design.

                                      Please find url of the same below.

                                      https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/aa42bb16-fa11-41c1-882e-d10c6d909289/tfs-team-dashboard?forum=tfsprocess

                                      6 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • create pathof keyword, similar to nameof keyword

                                        nameof(MyProperty.ReferencedObject.Name) solves "Name".

                                        pathof(MyProperty.ReferencedObject.Name) would solve "MyProperty.ReferencedObject.Name".

                                        That would be useful in expressions.

                                        4 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Display iteration capacity on dashboard for each developer

                                          Having the ability to display iteration capacity for each developer on dashboards (preferably cross project) would be really helpful on keeping track on the developer's workload.

                                          9 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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