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  1. D3DImage performance optimizations

    D3DImage is very fast, but it could be faster. The current implementation eats up a good chunk of CPU time, not just GPU time when adding a dirty rect. This may have to do with the flushing of the D3DDevice.

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      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Let me hide (or change) the "Select a date" text in DatePicker

      This has been logged as an issue on the WPF Codeplex site now for almost a year, yet didn't make it into VS2010's RC.

      http://wpf.codeplex.com/WorkItem/View.aspx?WorkItemId=9490

      82 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Scale-invariant vector graphics

        I would like to be able to zoom/pan a detailed vector-graphics visualization without changing line width and font sizes using an easy tool like RenderTransform or LayoutTransform.
        Currently I need to manipulate line width and font sizes for my UI to appear correctly.
        (Useful for GIS/Mapping applications).

        74 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • provide built-in docking, ribbon, customizable toolbar/menu/keyboard support! as the goodies in vc++

          latest vc++ versions comes with a powerful GUI suite, including what i've mentioned in the title, and skinning support, tabbed document support, etc...
          but how about the managed world? if microsoft could provide these ASAP, it'll greatly boost WPF's acceptance and bring more people to desktop development.

          67 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Improve for overall installation size, memory footprint and cold/cool startup performance

            The minimum size of a empty WPF window might take 50 MB. The installer take 240 MB for 3.5sp1, take 50+ for .net4. And after deployment, it might take 500~ 1000 MB for hard drive. The cold/cool startup is also a issue compared to MFC. But actually, .net 2.0 have the overhead, WPF based on it make it worse. If these issues are hard to resolved, maybe there's some tricky ways to try to resolve them in OS level such as pre-installed, pre-cached some essential modules, ...etc. ( Win7 include 3.p5 sp1 in default, how about in the future for…

            58 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Inline abstract class

              Please consider adding the ability to define abstract classes inline (similarly to what you can do in Java)

              for example:

              abstract class X
              {
              public abstract int f();
              }

              class Y
              {
              public X GetX()
              {
              return new X
              {
              public override int f() => 1
              }
              }
              }

              This idea matches your concept of making C# more concise and allows to remove yet another piece of boilerplate code.

              Thanks

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • New Test Configurations added to a Test Plan should cascade down to the associated Test Cases

                We use test configurations for testing mobile devices, we make use of the configurations to track the type and model of mobile device.

                When we add a new test configuration to our regression test plan, we currently have to manually add the new configuration to each and every test case in the test plan before we can create multiple instances of the test case for the new test configuration(s).

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Do not indent #region with code

                  In C# the #region's follow the code in indentation. I think this is wrong, as they are not a part of the code, and should stay aside - just like they do it in Visual Basic.
                  I find the C# #region's too obtrusive. Please, change the behaviour, so they are left-aligned in the editor window, both when folded and unfolded.

                  3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Find references should sort the results as ReferenceSource site

                    ReferenceSource nicely sorts the references into "Derived classes" / "Assignments" / "Reads" etc. Could be nice for IDE as well.

                    2 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow DLL debugging for Unity projects without any source code

                      We work with many separate, related Unity projects. One project contains all the C# source code, and we build a DLL that we then distribute to the other Unity projects. Some of these "downstream" projects lack any actual scripts of their own, so the UnityVS solution that's created by the plugin doesn't contain any projects by default. I can still add the external "upstream" C# projects to the solution, as outlined in the documentation for external DLL debugging, however the debugger cannot connect! If the project I want to debug doesn't contain any raw source code (or a project of…

                      9 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Hi!

                        Thanks for this suggestion!

                        That’s an interesting scenario that we will consider. We’re also considering providing specialized class library project with support for deploying the compiled .dll into the Unity project and convert the .pdb into the Unity supported debug symbol file format.

                        Jb Evain, Senior SDE Lead, Tools for Unity

                      • Documentation from Microsoft, Bring the child form in front of the controls in MDI Parent Form

                        In windows form, I am using a MDIParentform. In that parent form there is a grid. But when I do childform.Show() the child form goes behind the Parent's grid
                        This is my code:
                        Form1 frmChildForm = new Form1();
                        frmChildForm.MdiParent = this;
                        frmChildForm.Show();
                        My client wants to see certain dashboards and reports as soon as they open the application.
                        The docking didn't work.
                        When DockStyle was set to full.I am not able to view the child form. Its like there is no child form.
                        If I set it to right or top the grid's position is fixed to right or top…

                        3 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Bring Back The CLR Debugger

                          The .NET 2.0 SDK Shipped with the "Microsoft CLR Debugger" (under the GuiDebug folder in the SDK) which provided a stripped down Visual Studio 2005 Shell (No Project Creation, Intellisense, Syntax highlighting, etc, just a stripped down no frills shell) that allowed debugging of .NET 2.0 Applications without a Visual Studio License.

                          This was the closest thing Microsoft has shipped to a "Zero install Visual Studio debugger" beyond WinDbg and its ilk, which don't provide near as nice an experience as Visual Studio.

                          Sadly this debugger does not work with .NET 4.0 or greater, I believe it works with .NET…

                          12 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make the Solution Configurations Dropdown larger

                            I have created 3 Configurations:
                            "DESENVOLVIMENTO-A"
                            "DESENVOLVIMENTO-B"
                            "DESENVOLVIMENTO-C"
                            and the DropDown size only show "DESENV" wich is a problem since i never get sure what is the one choosed.

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • @user mention notification in workitems

                              Example
                              I got a workitem assigned to me but i would like to have input from another team user. Then i would like to be able to to use @user to mention he or she to look at some changes. When i do that a notification is sent to that user.

                              This is widely used by Trello for example and i really missing that option in TFS.

                              6 votes
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                              • Allow try/catch refinement

                                It would be nice to be able to catch more "refined" versions of the same exception... A classic example of this is the InvalidOperationException, in which there are a multitude of different operations that might generate this exception.

                                What i'm thinking is some way to catch based on a property of the exception... I don't know what the syntax would be, but perhaps Possibly something like this:

                                try {} catch(InvalidOperationException(message = "Foo") ex) {}

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                                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add /locale option to the [Installer].exe /Layout command line

                                  I\m trying currently to download the Visual Studio 2013 for Web with Update 3 using the /Layout option to keep the installation files for future needs, but it seems that the installer is acquiring setup files for all the locales which seems a bit weird since I downloaded the en-us installer and that's making the download time and cost bigger.

                                  The ISO file has also a huge download size (4.4GB) which also seems weird since this is a subset edition of the full Visual Studio product.

                                  Please add the locale switch to the Layout option for the installer, or otherwise,…

                                  4 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add facility to update codemap manually and/or automatically following code changes and rebuilds.

                                    I use codemap quite heavily while I am refactoring legacy code. I frequently find myself wishing there was a way to keep a codemap that I've created up to date with the actual codebase as I progress. I know that there are valid reasons why one might want to be able to create codemaps as "snapshots" in time of a codebase. But I think it would also be valuable and convenient to be able to have the option to "resync" an existing codemap with the current state of the codebase as well.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow Work Item Link Type selection on the Work Item copy/clone dialog

                                      The TFS web interface allows work items to be cloned/copied to another project and/or another work item type. When the new work item is created, the new work item is linked with the link type Related. I need to be able to select the link type as well, so I can create predecessor/successor link or other custom link types. This will enable a more bug re-reassignment (or rather 'delegation') workflow across Team Projects.

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                                      • Fix Web Platform Installer so that its icon shows on the taskbar before you click on it

                                        If Web Platform Installer starts and it is not the active app, its icon does not show on the taskbar in Windows 7 and 8.1. This can lead it a person not knowing if it's running if it is behind another window.

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                                        • Use checkmarks in Web Platform Installer instead of Xs

                                          Selected items in Web Platform Installer have Xs, which makes it looks like the items are about to be deleted. A checkmark is the standard indicator of selected items.

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