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  1. Add F# support for .NET Native

    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 in.

    Thanks,
    Krishna

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      13 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make Docking and Windows Panels native control. Similar to what Visual Studio has.

      Every medium sized application needs Windows Panels and Docking mechanism anyway. Visual Studio has this function incredibly well implemented why not make it accessible for every application. Every medium sized application would not have to spend months building their own or debugging and testing free or commercial alternatives.

      36 votes
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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 3 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Always show source view instead of designer view in VS.

          From my source code i.e. from aspx.cs , if I right click anywhere, I have an option ‘View Designer’ which loads my designer view.
          If my page is heavy and I have used different controls, master page etc. it takes time to load the designer view.

          Rather loading the whole page in designer view, it would be better if I get an option to load the source view directly.
          Because, most of the time I work in source only instead of designer view. So all the time I have to load designer view first and then move to source.

          So,…

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 16 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support for operator -> in the debugger (C++)

                  Working with smart pointer classes in the debugger can be painful. For example, the following won't work:

                  m_item->m_name

                  It would be nice if there was a natvis feature that would enable this. Maybe it would look something like this:

                  <Type Name="std::unique_ptr&lt;*&gt;">
                  <Methods>
                  <Item Name="operator-&gt;">m_pointer</FunctionItem>
                  </Methods>
                  </Type>

                  21 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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.

                    8 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • TPL async task.ConfigureAwait() should have option to inherit the stack trace from original thread

                      When we await an async task, the continuation Thread does not appear to inherit the call stack from the originating Thread. This causes us problems when we use the System Diagnostics Tracing as the call stack does not represent the logical flow throw the application.

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • rdlc(local report) can export to CSV

                        rdlc(local report) can export to CSV

                        6 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Generate warning when disposable object isn't wrapped in using()

                          I'd like a warning to be generated when a disposable object is created, but isn't wrapped in a using statement. I'd like the compiler to warn me when I have code like:

                          var sqlConn = new SqlConnection(...);
                          var sqlCommand = new SqlCommand(sqlConn,...);
                          ...
                          var sqlReader = sqlCommand.ExecuteReader();

                          instead of:

                          using(var sqlConn = new SqlConnection(...))
                          {
                          using(var sqlCommand = new SqlCommand(sqlConn,...))
                          {
                          ...
                          using(var sqlReader = sqlCommand.ExecuteReader())
                          {
                          ...
                          }
                          }
                          }

                          8 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • microsoft NuGet visual studio 2015 package failed while installing vs2015 preview

                            hi, i wanted to install vs2015 preview and microsoft NuGet visual studio 2015 package failed, what can i do to solve the problem?

                            15 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Unit test configuration file .runsettings support system environment variables

                              When we configure .runsettings, we have to specify the hard coded value, such as


                              x64
                              C:\TEMP\TestResults

                              But if I use $(platform), or $(ProjectDir) variables which is defined in my system path or visual studio, it can't work.

                              So, can unit test configuration file .runsettings support system environment variables?

                              68 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Populate template info from existing template with same name

                                If the template I'm exporting already exists (in a previously exported form), pre-populate the template description, icon image, and previous image with the ones in the previously exported form. Otherwise, I'm just leaving all of these blank because I'm tired of re-doing it.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • visual studio for mobile

                                  How about creating a visual studio for mobile so that even if we are away from the system we can work on mobile and test the projects in mobile browser

                                  5 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 12 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add condition to foreach - in statement

                                      It would be nice to add optional condition to foreach statement

                                      var numbers = new int[] { 33, 81, 10, 24, 35, 50, 93, 43 };
                                      foreach(var i in numbers; i > 50)
                                      console.write(i + " > 50");

                                      2 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Keep Prioritization in Backlog with Tasks View

                                        When viewing backlog items with tasks, the system will not keep the prioritization of any backlog items that don't already have tasks associated with them.

                                        The ability to retain the correct prioritization when viewing these backlog items is very important.

                                        3 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make VS aware of what is installed/availeble in/on a VM, CS, WebsSite in Azure and automatically include everything that is missing

                                          With the osFamily defined for a role there should be no problem finding out what exactly is available on VMs running the instances for that role.

                                          So if any of the projects referenced by the AzureCloudServiceProject has any references to any DLLs that are not available in Azure those references should be automatically be marked with CopyLocal=true so that if something work on my machine when I develop and debug, it will also work when deployed to Azure.

                                          Of course VisualStudio.com-TFS-BuildServer-Agents-should be of the same osFamily as the one specified in the osFamily so there will be no problem building…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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