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  1. Add a table-of-content-window listing all procedures and other items of the current code file.

    The content should be similar to what is available in the drop-down lists at the top of the C# editor, but it should be in a window docked to the side of the IDE.
    There should be some sorting and grouping options.
    The CodeMaid add-in is doing it right, but such basic functionality should be a standard part of VS, so it is also available for the Express editions.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • IDisposableEx.Disposed enhanced debugging

      To make it easier for developers to follow the release of system resources:

      1) add a new IDisposableEx interface to .NET Framework that extend IDisposable with the bool Disposed {get;} member.

      2) replace in .NET classes, all IDisposable implementations by IDisposableEx and implements bool Disposed { get; }

      3) In VS debugger windows gray/strikethrough/... (Local, Watch) disposed objects

      4) In VS debugger, add an "Search objects" window allowing to filter in heap objects by type and/or by "[X] Not disposed". The search button in this window will work like the GC and retrieve objects. In the case of IDisposableEx objects,…

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        3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Assigning Variables

        In Visual C++. Variable should be assigned like so...

        int x assign >> int >3<;

        This is so much easier.

        Make it happen.

        Thanks,

        9 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Improve WPF Application Cold Start

          Cold start can take up to 8 seconds of Empty app. This definitely needs improvement as it's really annoying that you are not able to create applications which must have a rapid start.

          Splash screen is not an solution as user still needs to wait that amount of time.
          Creating service which would load app into a memory every 30 minutes isn't a solution too.

          17 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • First-class Immediate Mode Graphics Support (Direct2D)

            WPF's retained-mode graphics system is great for controls and is probably all you need if you are developing database forms applications. But there are classes of applications, particularly data-driven visualization apps, for which the overhead of retained mode makes it unusable. The current alternative of using WriteableBitmap is an okay workaround, but there are still many challenges, such as synchronizing your bitmap updates with WPF's rendering cycle. WPF v.next should be canning support for XP, so it can move to DX10 and so be on par with Direct2D/DirectWrite. WPF with first class support for immediate-mode graphics via D2D/DWrite will simply…

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              0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Teach Cortana intellisense to code in VisualStudio

              intellisense was the right step to minimize destruction in productive coding. But for people like me without perfect touchtyping skill problem not solved completely, Still "backspace" is the most used key on a programmers keyboard !

              I would like to see "Cortana" as my dictation/voice assistant in VisualStudio so I can code as I speak without worrying about the typing errors and even takes some notes as reminder for future tasks.

              21 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • to support TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256 cipher suite with ECC parameters. NIST P-256 (SECP 256) and BrainpoolP256r1 are pretty po

                to support TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256 cipher suite with ECC parameters. NIST P-256 (SECP 256) and BrainpoolP256r1 are pretty popular in Europe. E.g. German Standards enforce that, ECC/Brainpool curves have to be used to secure IOT scenarios. As far as I know ECC/Brainpool curves are already supported by some C++ (OpenSSL) and Java libraries (Bouncy Castle).

                35 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Improve performance of inspecting slow functions and properties while debugging

                  Sometimes a property or function can take a long time to evaluate when debugging. Visual Studio should stay responsive when this happens

                  5 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add official support for Blend Extensions

                    Currently there is almost no documentation how to extend Blend. I have seen some examples in the wild which seem to be the result of reverseengeneering rather than beeing officialy supported. Some of the suggestions posted here could be easyly programmed by the community.

                    49 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make the WebBrowser Control work with Project Spartan

                      We've heard quite a bit of news lately about Project Spartan and how it's a replacement for Internet Explorer.

                      However, anyone who has used the WebBrowser control knows that it's just a wrapper around Internet Explorer, and it's quite painful to actually use in .net if you want to do anything more complicated than display a web page on a form, especially if you want to do so without a UI.

                      If Internet Explorer goes away, what happens to the WebBrowser Control? Now seems like a great time to really take a swing at improving the WebBrower control and web…

                      6 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Cortana API for web applications

                        Right now cortana is available for win phone apps and with windows 10 she'll come to desktops too. But why restrict her to native machines. Unleash her into the internet by providing API to integrate cortana into web applications with asp.net, mvc etc. This way it would change the way web is used. Cortana could be every where and users can browse through applications or look for content even if they don't know the navigation or use any other capabilities that the developer enables. Also that way she could be even an avatar like feature to help users and will…

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                          2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Rename Package Manager Console to Shell

                          Package Manager Console is a Powershell window that is used by many different tools aside from Nuget/Package Manager. For instance, scaffolding for ASP.NET and Migrations in Entity Framework, and probably more things in the future. New versions of the Package Manager GUI will make it less and less necessary to use the shell for nuget purposes, so it makes less and less sense to refer to it as the "package manager" console. Just call it Shell (or Console or Powershell Console if you prefer).

                          55 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Integrate Mercurial SCM into the IDE

                            Give Hg users first-class support in the IDE. Yes there is visual-hg but I'd love to see this built-in.

                            46 votes
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                            • automatically track down memory leaks at the end of the application

                              Vertex

                              it would be nice to automatically track down memory leaks at the end of the application (like in the output window of my native MFC application). Someone can set a breakpoint manually at the "end of an application" and when hit, take a snapshot. But an automatic (with disable option) snapshot at the end of the application would be nice. The question arises, where is the correct end at which I want to have my snapshot. In a MFC/CRT application I would trigger the last snapshot at the time the MFC/CRT memory leak thing tracks the leaks down. I…

                              13 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Improve multi language support

                                There are new ideas introduced in WPF with x:Uid in XAML and locbaml command line tool but the translation process is a mess, see http://wpflocalization.codeplex.com/

                                There should also be a standalone resource editor available for translators.

                                327 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • cross-platform (linux)

                                  This good idea! :D
                                  I <3 linux
                                  I <3 Visual Studio

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                                    2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Please bring back the Illustrator import option in Blend 2015

                                    Please bring back the illustrator import in Blend 2015.

                                    I use it extensively in Blend 2013 and now I find it is missing.

                                    In addition, the ability to export to XAML on the Illustrator side is no longer maintained as well.

                                    Blend is a *long way* from being a decent graphics generation and line drawing tool.

                                    Breaking this tool chain is going to effect many people. It is very popular.

                                    28 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Install lightweight Visual Studio IDE by choosing some settings when install

                                      If i want only coding on c# and i dont want have not needed tools for example : TeamExplorer or DataBase tools - for this reason i can open Git / SQL Server Management Studio.
                                      Why i must install this? And some of this tools loaded resources when opening IDE.
                                      Add nuget-ide plugins for this actions!

                                      I want to cancel all checkbox tools what i dont need when installing IDE.

                                      PS : I dont want see VB in Visual Studio at all places. But i cant disable this.

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                                        3 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add Bower and Grunt support to universal WinJS shared projects

                                        Visual Studio 2015 now lets developers use Grunt and Bower in certain projects. This is an excellent feature, but I would love to see the same tools and support available for the shared project in a universal WinJS app. It would be great to use Bower to install scripts once into the shared project, rather than installing two copies of the same script into the Windows project and the Windows Phone project.

                                        It makes sense to disallow universal C#/Xaml apps installing packages to the shared project because they might only target Windows 8 or only target Windows Phone. However, it…

                                        9 votes
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                                        • OpenGL in Windows 10 Universal Apps

                                          It would be great to see OpenGL supported in Windows Universal Apps. So we can use OpenGL in modern apps for the desktop as well as for phones.

                                          Please visit the SharpGL project at GitHub (https://github.com/dwmkerr/sharpgl) where Dave Kerr and I am working on. We provide a simple wrapper and some framework stuff around OpenGL to make it available in .NET languages.

                                          We want to be platform independent as OpenGL is. So please help us and all the developers who wants to bring their iOS and Android OpenGL apps to Windows 10 (desktop and phone).

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