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  1. INotifyPropertyChanged

    Provide a way for INotifyPropertyChanged to be implemented for you automatically on class.

    Provide a way for INPC to be done on auto properties (that you mark in some way)....so that you don't have to unroll the auto property into a field, and raise yourself.

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      22 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make the installation of Visual Studio light-weight and fast

      What?
      Installing Visual Studio takes too long

      Why?
      There's a lot of stuff that the VS installer installs that I probably never is going to use.

      Proposal:
      Make modules and packages install when needed. The Office-install has had this option for ages, where you can deceide whether you want to install a feature a) now, b) when needed, or c) never. That way the basic install will probably be a lot faster and it will take up less space on our drives (how many terabytes of never-used-features do you think VS is accumulating worldwide?).

      I belive you already have the…

      1,900 votes
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        93 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Many of you have already seen it, but we’ve released the first public preview of this work:
        https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2016/04/01/faster-leaner-visual-studio-installer/

        In Visual Studio 2015, the minimum installation size is 6GB. In the preview of Visual Studio vNext, the minimum installation size is 322MB. We’re seeing installation times in averaging three minutes or less for the core editor experience, based on our telemetry.

        Visual Studio is a complex product with many options and features, so you shouldn’t expect the overall payload to magically evaporate, but the work we’ve done here should enable you to just install the components you need and to return back to the installer to add or update your environment without fear.

        Expect to see updates on a regular basis as we crank up the engine; we plan to add additional features both to the installer client and to the tool bundles that it installs.

        We really do covet your…

      • Reduce overall build time and provide better feedback on the progress in the UI.

        Building currently completely blocks the UI, and no progress is shown. Just showing a responsive, non-blocking UI windows which shows progress and has a working cancel button would be a great addition.

        1,755 votes
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          40 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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

          1,738 votes
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            10 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support Sql Server Compact in Visual Studio 2013

            please bring back visual studio 2013 tools for sql server compact and improvement capebilities of tools and sql server compact. please add trigger and prosedual sql feature to sql server compact. over milion application data stored in sql server compact database and need continue supporting this tools

            1,724 votes
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              108 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Visual Studio Task Manager

              One of the best things about Visual Studio is it's extensibility. The problem is, the more extensions I install, the less stable my Visual Studio gets, the more memory it takes, and sometimes it even takes constant CPU even when minimized. It would be great to have a task manager feature which allowed you to identify the misbehaving extension much easier.

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                24 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                We’re investigating this. Not so sure about a Task Manager feature itself, but we recognize the need to provide better telemetry to extension authors, to harden Visual Studio itself against errant extensions, and to make it easier for users to troubleshoot problematic extensions.

                See the idea for more detail…

              • Greatly increase support for GPU programming in C#

                -Support GPU programming in C# -both general and graphical- on at least equal level with C++. On every Microsoft platform.
                -Design the future versions (or successor) of DirectX with C# in mind.

                1,643 votes
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                  23 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support .editorconfig

                  It would be awesome if Visual Studio supported .editorconfig files like so many other editors and IDEs.

                  "EditorConfig helps developers define and maintain consistent coding styles between different editors and IDEs. The EditorConfig project consists of a file format for defining coding styles and a collection of text editor plugins that enable editors to read the file format and adhere to defined styles. EditorConfig files are easily readable and they work nicely with version control systems."

                  You can read more about it at http://editorconfig.org/

                  1,592 votes
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                    48 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Hi .EditorConfig supporters

                    I’m pleased to report that work is now underway on implementing .EditorConfig support in Visual Studio “15”.

                    You can take a sneak-peek at the feature in my recent Visual Studio Live talk at
                    https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Visual-Studio/Visual-Studio-Live-Redmond-2016/W15

                    Check out around 1:03:15 in and you’ll see an early demo.

                    Thanks!
                    Mark Wilson-Thomas
                    Program Manager, Visual Studio Editor Team

                  • Provide refactoring support for F# code.

                    Currently F# IDE integration into visual studio does not have any refactoring support. It would be nice to at the very least be able to handle renaming.

                    1,547 votes
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                      16 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Improve the XAML Designer performance

                      It often takes several seconds for a XAML Window to fully display. The editor is constantly pausing as I type, sometimes for as long as a second, before catching up with keystrokes.

                      1,508 votes
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                        47 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Update standalone FxCop to support .NET 4.5 and Portable Libraries

                        Please update the standalone version of FxCop to be on par with the latest edition of the Code Analysis in VS 2012 to support developers using the Professional Edition SKU. This implies support for .NET 4.5 and for Portable Libraries.

                        1,434 votes
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                          61 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make Solutions Load Faster

                          Larger solutions can take a long time to load. Make it faster, so I can get started on my work right away.

                          1,410 votes
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                            7 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Edit 4/14
                              Thanks everyone for the great response! All the sessions today have filled up, but if you want to want to share your Solution load thoughts or feedback with us in the future please leave your contact info here: http://www.instant.ly/s/9hhdn

                            Hello Everyone,

                            I’m Will Buik, a Technical Product Manager on Visual Studio’s IDE team. We are reaching out to some of our developers to get feedback on performance pain points. One of the complaints we hear is that Solutions take too long to load. Since you voted on the “Make Solutions Load Faster” UserVoice item, we thought you might be interested in talking with us about it.

                            We’re considering alternatives to how we load Solutions in an effort to improve that experience. Since many of you have had experience with slow Solution loads, you might be able to help us make sure we are heading in the right direction.

                          • Allow Extension Properties

                            I would like to be able to write extension Properties, not only extension methods.

                            1,397 votes
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                              13 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Provide Lightswitch Product Roadmap - recurring Town Hall

                              It's been forever since the community has seen a product roadmap for LightSwitch. A year ago we saw something of a 'statement of direction', but that's not what I'm talking about. We need more information about what specific backlog items are being worked on and what to expect from both near and long term for releases.

                              Since the HTML Client announcement, there has been a great deal of discomfort in the LS community about the lack of information coming from MSFT regarding advancement towards a LS client for LOB application development.

                              http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/7b92697d-ff35-4c04-8ac5-8949870c6c58/lob-html5?forum=lightswitch

                              Most folks believe a new HTML client having…

                              1,357 votes
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                                41 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  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.

                                1,323 votes
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                                  31 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Improve WPF Editor performance

                                  Improve Visual Studio WPF Editor performance. With Visual Studio 2010 it is very good, but also a bit slow.

                                  1,293 votes
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                                    under review  ·  13 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Ability to configure Source Control settings per project

                                    Currently, The source control settings can be set per windows user.So if I'm working on different projects and each one has it's own Source Control (VSS,TFS,Tortoise...etc), then every time I want to open one of the project, I have to go and change VS source control settings to meet the source control that is being used for the project...

                                    This is a time consuming and causes a frustration for me.

                                    Vote please :)

                                    1,249 votes
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                                      38 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support for collectible assemblies

                                      Support for collectible assemblies, i.e. assemblies that can be unloaded from memory (without deleting appdomain).
                                      Example: Build a kind of REPL on top of your application so that user can script your application. This leads to high customization capabilities. The user script might be sent via files to the application running 24/7, hence you need emitted code to be collected.

                                      1,232 votes
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                                        18 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Provide integrated JavaScript debugging in Firefox and Google Chrome browsers

                                        Currently, integrated JavaScript debugging with Visual Studio is only possible with Internet Explorer. Even though you can do a bit of JavaScript debugging with external tools in Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, the experience for debugging is not nearly as good as the integrated JavaScript debugging experience available with Internet Explorer. However, JavaScript errors often cause the IE browser to crash, thus making it very difficult to provide a great JavaScript debugging experience with Visual Studio. Therefore, Microsoft should provide integrated Visual Studio debugging experiences with Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome as they are the most popular alternative browsers in…

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                                          25 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide native support in the IDE for MVVM

                                          Something like where VS has a "code mode" for code behind or MVVM or other pattern.

                                          If MVVM is selected then the IDE helps us fall into the pit of MVVM success.

                                          Even better would be a coding mode provider model, so other patterns could be plugged in over time

                                          1,185 votes
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