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    In addition, the ability to export to XAML on the Illustrator side is no longer maintained as well.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

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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.

      1,292 votes
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        under review  ·  13 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Implement x:Bind for WPF

        Please implement the x:Bind feature from Universal Windows Apps in WPF.

        See http://channel9.msdn.com/events/Build/2015/3-635 for a presentation on x:Bind.

        1,281 votes
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          14 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Modify the language to allow for observable properties rather than requiring explicit INPC

          Something more like:

          public observable int Foo { get; set; }

          Rather than having to do all the manual event raising required by INotifyPropertyChanged

          1,281 votes
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            4 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  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.

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              17 comments  ·  .NET  ·  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 :)

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                38 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  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

                1,182 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  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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                    23 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Open links in an actual browser

                    Please take the Web Browser out of the Visual Studio, open links in the default web browser (and please my own default, not Internet Explorer). Visual Studio is not good as a web browser and it uses Internet Explorer inside to make it worse.

                    1,126 votes
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                      19 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support for online/offline database sync for field devices without internet access

                      It would be great if there was official support for Microsoft-Sync (or similar technology) so field devices (or laptops without internet access) could use LightSwitch apps offline and sync once they were back online.

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                        16 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support a .NET 4.0 Service Pack on Windows XP Supporting those .NET 4.0 Bugs Fixed in .NET 4.5

                        This idea is in contrast to http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2723735-make-net-4-5-work-on-any-os-that-supports-4-0 and http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3116039-support-xp-for-4-5-until-the-end-of-xp-support-, which I do not support. It is parallel to http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3095632-make-vs2012-not-hide-net-4-0-bugs-when-targeting-, but I think is the converse of it.

                        Consider a developer who must support customers running Windows XP, and who also is unable or unwilling to debug their applications on a machine separate from their main development machine. Such a developer may feel that he cannot upgrade to Visual Studio 2012, since that installation would replace the .NET 4.0 assemblies on the developer machine, making it impossible for the developer to encounter the fixed .NET 4.0 bugs.

                        Unfortunately, it…

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                          40 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Ask before moving files in Solution Explorer tree.

                          Accidentally moving files to random directory really annoys.

                          1,055 votes
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                            47 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • open source Windows Forms

                            Windows Forms is still the mostly used desktop technology for Windows Desktop Apps world wide, and WPF is only very slowly catching up. Still today, even the most new Desktop Applications projects become Windows Forms Apps, and on Windows CE industry devices, Windows Forms is often without alternative. Open Sourcing Windows Forms would allow the community to extend Windows Forms with functionality like true Mvvm support or seemless High Dpi scaling to find an easier, albeit long-term migration path to newer UI technologies, and it would increase business apps count for Windows 10, which derive from a new WinForms Developing…

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                              17 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Open source Visual Basic 6

                              Since further development does not seem feasible, would it be possible to release the sources in a .NET core style manner?

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                                109 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Provide JavaScript Refactoring Tools

                                Just like you have many refactoring tools for c#, it would be nice to have many of those features for JavaScript

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                                  under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • make all msdn documentation available off-line

                                  Please bring us back to the good old days where all docs available off-line were available to download... if not free for all at least for msdn subscribers.
                                  Thank you

                                  1,002 votes
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                                    43 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Improve code analysis

                                    Improve code analysis
                                    - Detect when first line of if block and else block are identical (same for last line)
                                    - Detect methods used only one time - Method is a candidate for in-lining
                                    - Detect constant defined in class used only one time
                                    - Detect private property with backing variable having get { return backingVariable; } set {backingVariable=value;} - convert to autoproperty
                                    - Detect public property used only within the same class - make it protected/private
                                    - Detect public method used only within the same class - make it protected/private
                                    - Detect class used only by one other class…

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                                      13 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        31 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support a JavaScript Project type in Visual Studio

                                        Please provide a new project type in Visual Studio for developing JavaScript components.

                                        The new project type could have the following features:

                                        - Contains .js, .css, and .html files.
                                        - Represents a complete UI component - i.e. a module or widget.
                                        - Runs JSLint or JSHint on build and reports any errors and violations.
                                        - The build ouput is minified JavaScript and CSS; there should be options for specifying a minifier.
                                        - The build output should also output any HTML files (as ASP.Net partial views).
                                        - The new project type permits adding references to other JavaScript projects.
                                        - Intellisense is…

                                        930 votes
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                                          under review  ·  14 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • support project.json/global.json for all project types, not just ASP.NET

                                          As demonstrated at TechEd, ASP.NET vNext projects support a new Nuget mechanism whereby packages are organized in a by-project project.json file. Also of particular interest is the ability to override the package with local sources in a solution file called global.json, which facilitates a much smoother way to contribute to projects outside the solution. Please do this for all project types.

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                                            17 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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