Visual Studio 2015

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  1. One .NET Framework for One Microsoft

    Proposal is to create a “One Framework” project at Microsoft to encompass both technology development and a consistent message for customer engagement. A developer should be able to fire up Visual Studio and use C# and Xaml to target Windows Desktop, Windows Store Apps, and Xbox One along with a cloud deployed “click once” option to all these targets. There should be clear guidance that all of these will be both supported and enhanced for a long time to come. It would be a nice extra to have a fully supported by Microsoft targeting of C# to Android and IOS…

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      28 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • C++/CLI Intellisense support for triple slash (///) auto XML Comments like C# to make them visible from derived C# projects

      Add support for triple slash (///) xml comment like C# to have support for sandcastle auto generated documentation ad expecially to have full intellisense support for Parameters help and Methods help accessible from all c++/cli and c# derived project that use the c++/cli class and methods

      2,111 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • XAML Debugging

        Serious WPF/Silverlight development really demands that there's the ability to debug XAML, i.e. set breakpoints, step over/into XAML, examine triggers and the likes

        1,965 votes
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          15 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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.

          1,911 votes
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            21 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • rename project folders and files

            Create a way to rename a project folder. This is closely related to http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2517011-enable-project-renaming- and http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3054944-rename-the-project-folder-when-renaming-a-project

            I would like a way where I can change a folder name and optionally filenames: Project -> right click -> rename folder and files... -> give a new name, select folder, output filename or both ->
            * Visual Studio updates name of the the solutiondirectory
            * Visual Studio updates the solution to point at the new directory
            * Visual Studio updates references of other projects to this project to the new directory
            * Visual Studio updates the project to reflect the new output file…

            1,871 votes
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              27 comments  ·  Project  ·  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…

              1,844 votes
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                79 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…

              • Merge Wpf and Silverlight to be one framework (that would be called silverlight??)

                Merge both frameworks to use the same assemblies and controls and make a .net silverlight profile that would be a subset of .net client profile and used by partially trusted xaps.

                1,774 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  Scuba SteveScuba Steve responded

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                • 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.

                  1,745 votes
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                    40 comments  ·  Project  ·  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

                    1,723 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.

                      1,666 votes
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                        23 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…

                      • 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

                        1,631 votes
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                          10 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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.

                          1,607 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/

                            1,587 votes
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                              46 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Thanks to all those who have commented and voted on this item.

                              We are considering making this sort of capability available to you in a future release of Visual Studio, but we are still in the planning process.

                              We will check back when we have any updates to this request.

                              Thanks for your input,

                              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.

                              1,543 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.

                                1,467 votes
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                                  43 comments  ·  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.

                                  1,427 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.

                                    1,393 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.

                                      1,364 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…

                                        1,349 votes
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                                          41 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Support WCF RIA Services in WPF

                                          Requires support from the RIA Services team as well as some additional support from the Cider (WPF Designer) team

                                          1,324 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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