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  1. Add F# cross-platform (Xamarin.Forms) solution templates

    Although it's possible to develop Xamarin.Forms solution in F#, the project template is still not available.
    Petzold suggests the creation of a C# Xamarin.Forms solution and then replace the PCL project for one in F#. It would be nice not having to go through these steps...
    http://www.charlespetzold.com/blog/2015/10/Writing-Xamarin-Forms-Apps-in-FSharp.html

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Immediate Window is slow

      The Immediate Window is slow. I think this is new in VS15, but might have become slow in VS13 already.

      I think this is because the engine was changed to a new interpreter that can do more than the old engine. That nice in 99% of the cases.

      Sometimes we need to run something at high speed (not 100x slower as it currently seems).

      Please add a mode or a switch that can be used to use a fast evaluation engine that has less features and that is less safe. I'm OK with that engine for example deadlocking in cross…

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        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Project Build Event Window Resize Icon

        Update the modal windows for pre/post build events to have the image on the bottom right that denotes the ability to resize it.

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          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add multi monitor profiles. Just like on Win 10, I select a profile when I am running 3 monitors vs at work where I run 2.

          Add multi monitor profiles. Just like on Win 10, I select a profile when I am running 3 monitors vs at work where I run 2. Default 2 monitor profile would have just code editor on monitor 1 and all supporting windows (output, exception settings, etc) on monitor 2).

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • A simple suggestion: when I change the code, and I want to exit VS without saving these changes, this is not possible! Changes are most of t

            A simple suggestion: when I change the code, and I want to exit VS without saving these changes, this is not possible! Changes are most of the time recorded automatically. It is very annoying. Must be able to exit without saving!

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            • Not possible to work on steps in Excel

              Steps are defined in the form of HTML in the test case.
              When we connect to a TFS Query via Excel (with the team addin), steps are loosing html information.
              Therefore, we are not able to work on test steps in Excel, as we are not authotised to upload changes.

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                0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Setting a Maximum Version of .Net Version when creating a new project

                Developers machines may differ, installed versions of .Net may differ from one machine to another and may differ also from Test / Acceptance and Production latest installed version of .net.
                The idea is to set a configuration to set a maximum version of .net when creating a new project. For example, in my company, the latest version of .net installed on prod is 4.5.1 but as some developers use Visual Studio 2015 they may have 4.6.1 installed on their machines, so they can create projects using 4.6.1 as .net version but it should not be accepted by company policies.
                It…

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                • go offline dialog should provide retry option

                  When opening new solution and network is unavailable, VS detects missing TFS and decides to set solution to state "offline".
                  There is a dialog informing on this "decision".
                  I would like to see a retry button on this dialog for case, the network was only unavailable for very short time. This would save time to go offline and online, again.

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                  • Add the number of hidden (collapsed) lines of regions and methods

                    When a region or method is collapsed, it would be nice if I could see how many lines are hidden in the #region (or Method())

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                    • Don't automatically commit all files when no files are staged in Git

                      Currently, if no files are staged and a commit is attempted, all unstaged files are committed. Commit should either be disallowed or an alert should pop up notifying the user.

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                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add .ToTitleCase() to String Class

                        Add the method .ToTitleCase() to the String Class (or a similar one, such as .ToProperCase() or somesuch). Currently this requires pulling thread information to get the local user's culture information, and multiple extra lines of code. It would be much simpler to have an easily accessible method to capitalize the first letter of each word in a string.

                        Current implementation:

                        internal static string DisplayRandChar()
                        {
                        Character randomCharacter = new Character();

                        CultureInfo cultureInfo = Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentCulture;

                        TextInfo textConvert = cultureInfo.TextInfo;

                        string displayText = ($"You are {textConvert.ToTitleCase(randomCharacter.name)} the " +
                        $"{textConvert.ToTitleCase(randomCharacter.item)}-wielding {textConvert.ToTitleCase(randomCharacter.occupation)}!");

                        return displayText;
                        }

                        Simplified implementation:

                        internal static string DisplayRandChar()
                        {
                        Character…

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                        • 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

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                            10 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Provide search functionality for table names to Server Explorer

                            Make able to search for certain table by it's name in Server Explorer

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                            • C# and VB wrong Perception

                              I have writing code in Visual Basic since 2005. I see most of the people just talk about C#. Everyone think VB is just very tiny language and cannot do what C# can do. Which I believe is FALSE after the .NET framework.

                              Can you re-brand Visual Basic as B# and help this language to get same status and respect as C#.

                              VB is really powerful language, but the perception that is built is totally disgusting. Even in universities, No one agrees to let you develop project in VB. This situation is really disappointing and damaging the image of this…

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                                2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • When hovering over a class name, have Intellisense indicate when the class is IDisposable

                                When hovering over a class name, it would be useful to have Intellisense indicate when the class implements IDisposable, so that it would be immediately clear whether to employ a using block to ensure the object is disposed. I don't mind having to look up other inherited interfaces and base classes, but IDisposable is very common and it's not always obvious whether a class implements it or not. So, I think this indicator in Intellisense would be a time-saver.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make Find/Replace box/font Larger - Very common activity during programming

                                  Make Find/Replace box/font Larger - Very common activity during programming

                                  Also undock???

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                                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Transparent editor background

                                    A transparent editor would help us see the MSDN documentation in another window positioned behind the editor, or try out coding while watching a tutorial in the background without having to minimize and maximize windows. Or it may be used to view our favorite productivity-enhancement videos/visuals as in the example shown with Android Developer Studio in the attached file!

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                                    • Fix the problems with Visual Studio 2015

                                      Visual Studio 2015 has become nearly unusable due to the slow loading, sluggish performance, and "timeouts" that plague the latest version of the software. If Microsoft wants developers to continue to use .Net for development of enterprise level software, then the tool used for that development needs to work.

                                      Not all development shops need all of the extensions that can be loaded into Visual Studio. However, many of these tools are interdependent and must be installed in order for Visual Studio to function, resulting in a bloated IDE that uses too much memory and takes several minutes to process simple…

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                                      • Include WinRT & WinJS TypeScript definitions in UWP JS

                                        When enabling typescript in a Windows Universal 10 JavaScript application, the WinRT and WinJS type definitions should be available just like lib.d.ts is available.

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                                        • shazamm action bolts need filtering like properties panel

                                          some wpf items have so many actions we need to simplify/filter the list.
                                          come on, you do it for properties.

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