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  1. Android virtual Device (AVD) Manager

    The Visual Studio 2015 IDE should highlight or support Android SDK (AVD and Android SDK Manager)

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    • Logout lightswitch

      Enable 'Logout' for SilverLight client. Currently only option available is to 'change password', but after somebody logs into the application, there is no way to logout!

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        0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Multiple versions of the C++ compiler in the online compiler tester site

        Make it possible to try multiple version of Visual C++ compiler in this site: http://webcompiler.cloudapp.net/

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        • PerfTips and lambda EE for Windows Phone

          Support PerfTips and lambda expressions in Watch for Windows Phone projects.

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            1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Thank you for logging this suggestion!

            For the PerfTips part – we have a bug tracking this issue internally to investigate what the problem could be.

            For the new Expression Evaluation (being able to evaluate Lambdas) in Windows Phone – this is something we are currently working on and we are targeting one of our future releases. Once that is complete I will update this item to let you know!

            Thanks,
            Maria Ghiondea
            Visual Studio Diagnostics

          • Reduce Number of Files

            On installing CTP and using it for a week - my system became very slow due to 100K+ files by Visual Studio. I had to uninstall VS, would be great if total number of files in "Program Files" is < 20K.

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              0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Open source Silverlight

              Blog post at http://davidburela.wordpress.com/2013/11/22/is-it-time-to-open-source-silverlight/

              For all intents and purposes Microsoft now views Silverlight as “Done”. While it is no longer in active development it is still being “supported” through to 2021 (source).

              However there is still a section of the .Net community that would like to see further development done on the Silverlight framework. A quick look at some common request lists brings up the following stats:

              * 5,720+ votes to release Silverlight 6 https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3556619-silverlight-6
              * Feature requests for Silverlight http://dotnet.uservoice.com/forums/4325-silverlight-feature-suggestions
              * Microsoft connect list of active Silverlight feature requests: http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/SearchResults.aspx?KeywordSearchIn=2&SearchQuery=%22silverlight%22&FeedbackType=2&Status=1&Scope=0&SortOrder=10&TabView=1
              Rather than letting Silverlight decay in a locked up…

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                53 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add language extension definitions into c#

                Via Roslyn, it is now possible to add language extensions to e.g. C#.
                e.g. it's possible to add french quotes to the C# language.

                Rather than everyone creating there own compiler to cater for whatever application domain is being modeled, I propose to add this feature into the C# language itself, allowing e.g. straight Math formulas to be programmed into a C# source file through a language extension definition file, using the full Unicode set.

                The VS IDE must parse and understand the extensions so that the syntax checker modifies its behavior automatically while the compiler generates adequate .Net code.

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • dot files

                  Allow the creation of dot files, such as .htaccess, .gitignore, .tfignore, .bowerrc, etc. The process of creating this manually is painstaking, and a lot of technologies support and use these files for settings.

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                    1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Create a default overload for .ToDictionary(x=>x.Key, x=>x.Value)

                    .ToDictionary(x=>x.Key, x=>x.Value) is the most common usage to convert an IEnumerable<KeyValuePair<,>> into a dictionary.

                    It would be nice if we could just write .ToDictionary() without parameters and the obvious defaults x=>x.Key, x=>x.Value are assumed.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Test List Editor of VS 2010 is deprecated in VS2013

                      We need Test List editor. It was very very good feature.

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                      • Open file in the same Visual Studio instance

                        It could be nice to have an option which permits to open file in the same instance of Visual Studio (or starting one if no Visual Studio running yet)
                        It could be for example a simple checkbox: "open file in existing instance".
                        The proj and sln files would be logically excluded from this process.

                        Rem:
                        There is devenv.exe /edit mode but unfortunately after many attempts to modify the registry I could not succeed to do something like that:
                        [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VisualStudio.cpp.10.0\shell\Open\Command]
                        @="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\\Common7\\IDE\\devenv.exe\" /dde /edit"

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Automatic Namespace Generation when Converting Web Site to Web Appplication

                          ASP.NET Web Sites automatically sort Pages into their respective Namespaces based on the sites folder structure. However, when converting a web site to a web application, this structure is neglected and all classes end up in the global namespace where Collisions are inevitable. An option to generate the necessary namespaces during the conversion process will alleviate the manual work needed to convert websites when several pages are named alike.

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                            0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Sixth Step

                            Sixth Step
                            Summary:
                            In this article suggests that we change section of programming to graphical and virtual
                            In fact suggests that make new computer languages with name virtual graphical languages or alias VGL
                            Background:
                            For graphical and virtual programming section must Formed tool box that total tools need for programming exists in it.
                            Article:
                            Tools and controls must exist in tool box As follows
                            1- Program bloke
                            2- Condition bloke
                            3- Error check bloke
                            4- Method bloke like program bloke has a binary input for run and has a binary output that when run correctly get one and has another…

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Treat WPF with the respect it deserves and fix its performance issues

                              It's clear that WinRT/NET is the future. And it's clear migration from WPF to WinRT/NET won't be that difficult. But WinRT/NET for desktop won't be available for Windows 7, although I'm sure you'll push it to Win8.X when Win10 comes out. Considering Win7 adoption it will still take at least 5 years before we can ship products just for WinRT/NET!

                              Hire another 20 developers and fix WPF! Specifically fix the performance! Rendering needs to be a lot faster!

                              I can't understand why MS is saving on WPF by investing only in WinRT/NET, at the same time pushing away millions of…

                              9 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Direct Print rdlc file in ASP

                                There should be an option to print rdlc files directly form code behind in ASP.net. So that we can print a report directly to client's printer. And also help us to print reports form any browsers directly. Some clients (like bank) have requirements not to show report to users.

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                                  0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • SelectionMode.Multiple in WPF DataGrid.

                                  SelectionMode.Multiple (Like the one in ListView).

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                                    0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add an API to System.Net.Sockets API to control TCP retransmission thresholds on a per-socket basis

                                    This request has been created to track a feature request previously reported on Connect:

                                    RFC1122-> 4.2.3.5 TCP Connection Failures

                                    Excessive retransmission of the same segment by TCP
                                    indicates some failure of the remote host or the Internet
                                    path. This failure may be of short or long duration. The
                                    following procedure MUST be used to handle excessive
                                    retransmissions of data segments [IP:11]:

                                    (a) There are two thresholds R1 and R2 measuring the amount
                                    of retransmission that has occurred for the same
                                    segment. R1 and R2 might be measured in time units or
                                    as a count of retransmissions.

                                    (b) When the number…

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Provide an open API to allow us to extend Code Lens (now that Roslyn is open sourced)

                                      Please open up the API for CodeLens now that Roslyn is available to the wider public. It would allow to to do some great stuff on the local code. I would not mind a model that only works locally for now, though a server side API would be nice.

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                                        under review  ·  18 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Web Deploy support for <location> element in Web.config

                                        It would be great if Web Deploy tooling would understand the use of the <location> element in Web.config files. Specifically the support for Entity Framework code first migrations doesn't seem to.

                                        If my local Web.config looks like this:

                                        <location path="." inheritInChildApplications="false">
                                        <entityFramework>
                                        ...
                                        </entityFramework>
                                        </location>

                                        Then deploying with code first migrations will add a completely new <entityFramework> section to the configuration, instead of updating the existing section.

                                        The reason why I need to prevent inheritance of this particular section is because child applications don't actually have access to the assembly containing the migrations, so inheriting this section prevents them from…

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                                        • Make a VM "box"es for Vagrant with Visual Studio 2013 Community version and 2015 preview

                                          Microsoft OpenTech worked with Vagrant (http://vagrantup.com/) team on GitHub to bring support for HyperV. To regard their effort, please continue to host a Windows Evaluation version VMs with Community version and vNext previews on vagrant-cloud: https://vagrantcloud.com/ with HyperV and VirtualBox intg egrations, so people can build apps on VS while keeping their host OS of choice clean.

                                          For instance:

                                          - Windows 8.1 VM with VS2013 Community version
                                          - Windows 8.1 VM with VS2015 preview.
                                          - Windows 8.1 VM with both VS2013 Community version and 2015 preview.

                                          Related: https://twitter.com/adeelbm/status/512377033708810240

                                          16 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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