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  1. Update WPF to use correct Windows 8 control styles

    WPF applications look out of place on Windows 8.x (and have since the initial release of Windows 8). WPF 4.5 which developed in conjunction with and *included* with Windows 8 does not have the correct styles for among other things buttons, progress bars and text boxes.
    In the years since the release of Windows 8 this has been perpetuated. For an example, look no further than the Manage Extensions window in VS2013.

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      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • An option (in View-menu(?)) to highlight all lines which initiate && de-initiate handlers(insert function). A Rookie mistake, yes, but...

        VS 2012 with updates (now that I realized it could be an issue)

        An option (in View-menu(?) or as a default action(?)) to highlight all lines which initiate && de-initiate handlers (or any other library function/method for that matter with a different color or action, preferrably not a minute color change). I believe its a rookie mistake, yes, but...

        I could, of course, FIND and check all of this if I were a smarter and a better coder, but it takes technically ages to go through my useless spaghetti-code to find the one handler I forgot to remove after it…

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • copy and paste screenshots and other attachments into team room

          VisualStudio.com team rooms are great...but we can't discuss screenshots and other file types... copy and paste would be ideal

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          • multiSelect Dropdown

            I am looking forward for a MultiSelect Dropdown from Microsoft team. I have more trust from MS not from other third pary

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              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support CDATA sections in XML DOC.

              It ought to be easy to support CDATA sections in the XML doc since System.Xml already supports it. This will greatly improve readability e.g. in <code> or <example> elements.

              Say my code involves "if (x && y && z)" or "x < y" and so on. Today I am forced to encode this using (normally best-practice) entity references. If I could use

              <code><CDATA[[if (x && y)]]></code>

              this would be much easier to read (especially when there's a bit more code than in my example).

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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add 3D transform matrix (Silverlight or CSS 5 Like)

                The idea would be to be able to apply simple 3D transforms matrix on any FrameworkElement. This would drastically increase the design possibilities of WPF, and make some sceneries much easier (such as "tilting" a Framework element being pressed)

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                  0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Create a project type where the build action does nothing (by default)

                  I would like to be able to create a Visual Studio project who's build action is to copy to a given directory.

                  The reason why this would be useful for the following scenarios:

                  1) You are building a project does not have a compilable build step (ie. the project is just a bunch of files, like an html only website)

                  2) You want total control over what the build action does

                  The default behavior of this project would be to copy all content to the given output directory.

                  My current use-case is I have a project that contains custom deployment…

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                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • keyword "checked" should can be not use the return value

                    While I'm doing with the db pager, I found I should check the page index and page size which is user input.
                    So I write these codes.

                    public static void CheckPagerParameter(int pageIndex,int pageSize)
                    {
                    try
                    {
                    checked(pageIndex*pageSize);
                    }
                    catch(OverflowException exception)
                    {
                    throw new ArgumentOutOfRangeException("index and size are too bigger",exception);
                    }
                    }

                    But it can not compiler finish until I change "checked(pageIndex*pageSize)" to "int forCheck=checked(pageIndex*pageSize)".
                    Why we must use the return value?
                    Sometimes, we really do not care the return value from checked keyword.

                    Please change this.

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Create a CXamlView / CXamlFrameWnd for MFC

                      With CXamlView we should be able to write XAML and embed it into our document/view architecture. Instead of event routing, the view could send WM_COMMAND messages or something like that. CXamlView would only apply to a view, and could be mixed with any other view in the CFrameWnd.

                      On the other hand, CXamlFrameWnd would be a class which also loads an XAML; however it should be able to draw the entire window (for instance, the non-client portion of the Window).

                      Finally, both classes should simply incorporate WPF under the hood: no dependencies on .NET or other framework except for MFC/ATL/Win32…

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Analyze Item menu should offer an option to change the colors of Maintanibility Index range default values

                        An architecte or a Manager should be able to change the default values for ranges for color signification in Code metrics for the maintanability index values (it should be customizable), for example : 0-15 = low , 15-30 = moderate , > 30 maintenable instead of 1 hard-coded values as currently available in VS
                        A yellow is between 10 and 19 indicating that the code is moderately maintainable. A red rating is between 0 and 9 indicating low maintainability

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                          0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Solution Explorer should include file copy paste functionality to File Explorer.

                          Solution Explorer should include file copy paste functionality to File Explorer. This enables users to export files quickly in alternative sorted outputs. Such as, case requirements for educational courses that are not granted Team Foundation services for their students.

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                          • Solution Explorer should include file copy paste functionality to File Explorer.

                            Solution Explorer should include file copy paste functionality to File Explorer. This enables users to export files quickly in alternative sorted outputs. Such as, case requirements for educational courses that are not granted Team Foundation services for their students.

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                              0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Separate the "get latest" and "checkout for edit" in the context menus

                              Having the "checkout for edit" right beneath the "get latest" context menu item tends to lead to accidental clicking on it when trying to click "get latest", especially when working on VS through an RDC where there can be latency. This can be painful when VS starts marking the entire solution contents as checked out for edit.

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                              • Bring MediaElement to parity with the other XAML implementations

                                Wpf media element only supports one audio track, cannot be fed an abstract source stream, cannot play smooth streaming, and cannot play dash content.

                                We need parity with Silverlight and WinRT. It is not currently possible to render H264 smooth/dash content on the desktop, only in IE!

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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow sloppier code duplication

                                  In VS 2008 the editor would allow right-button drags of selected text - the context menu on button release showed move or copy options.

                                  This made it convenient to duplicate multiple lines with sloppy selection by selecting from the end of the *previous* line to the last character in the selection - something I do frequently...

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                                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add a 'List functions / methods in file' panel for C++

                                    Add a 'List functions / methods in file' panel for C++ (similar to 'VA Outline' from Visual Assist: http://docs.wholetomato.com/default.asp?W187)

                                    Other simpler editors, like Notepad++, already have this functionality in a while.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Provide Support for SMTPS (SMTP over SSL)

                                      The SmtpClient class does not support SMTPS. This issue is affecting us and were are having to use the deprecated System.Web.Mail.MailMessage class its "Fields" property which uses CDO Fields to make SMTPS work (I am referring to this property:
                                      http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.web.mail.mailmessage.fields(v=vs.110).aspx)

                                      If you look at the documentation for SmtpClient.EnableSsl property (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.net.mail.smtpclient.enablessl(v=vs.110).aspx) you will see that SMTPS is explicitly not supported: "This connection method is sometimes called SMTP/SSL, SMTP over SSL, or SMTPS and by default uses port 465. This alternate connection method using SSL is not currently supported."

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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Unary operators -- and ++

                                        i++ / i--
                                        ++i / --i

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow for a way to define a "default view" for a work item query.

                                          My team sends out a link to a “Features” work item query, which is our priority list now for our business stakeholders to consume. The issue is that every user can customize the view, and the default columns are not very helpful for business folks. We’d like to set up the default view to be more helpful, so business folks don’t have to edit the columns they want to appear.

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