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  1. Make it possible to assign the F# editor to arbitrary file extensions

    In Visual Studio 2013, the F# Editor is not available in the drop down when trying to add new extensions under Tools -> Options -> Text Editor -> File extension.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Implement XSLT 3.0 for .Net

      Fully support XSLT 3.0 in .Net (Including XQuery 3.0 and XPath 3.0)

      http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt-30/

      692 votes
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        under review  ·  11 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Use more than one WPF-Touch applications simultaneously with touch.

        I have a Dell xps 2720 System. -->10 Finger Touch. Everything works fine as long I do not open the application more than one time! It seems the .net Framework is not able to share its touch system over more than one wpf Application.

        More information in this post.

        http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/1051614f-56f0-4641-a5fa-e99cc0156365/use-more-than-one-wpftouch-applications-simultaneously-with-touch?forum=wpf#ba13b5fc-3ecc-453c-9230-584de6cec968

        26 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • CSS Navigation Toolbar

          Provide a navigation toolbar to navigate CSS classes in the same manner that was originally planned for JavaScript: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2013/07/16/javascript-editor-improvements-in-visual-studio-2013-preview.aspx

          In addition, additional features for editing and navigating around CSS stylesheets should be offered similar to what is offered by tools such as TopStyle 5: http://topstyle4.com/

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • PowerShell editor and ISE console control

            Syntax highlighting and full intelligence for all PowerShell file types. Handle PowerShell modules like Visual Studio projects. Include a PowerShell ISE like console control, fulling integrate it into the VS and expose as VS APIs as a PowerShell objects or cmdlets. The VS PowerShell RunSpace should support profiles just like the ISE. Add deep PowerShell debugging down to the base .NET objects.

            5 votes
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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add a context menu command 'Copy Source Control Path' similar to 'Copy Full Path'

              Add a context menu command 'Copy Source Control Path' similar to 'Copy Full Path', making it easier to copy and paste them into e-mails.

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • fire developers responsible for UI of VS2012

                I was speechless when I saw first time VS2012. Ugly black and white interface. Small, boring, unfamiliar icons. Unfortunately I have to work with this version. So, every morning I have to suppress my negative feelings towards VS20012 and work, work, work.....

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                  4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add option to rename file when using refactoring to rename class

                  If you rename a file in solution explorer, a question pops up to use refactoring to rename the class name. It looks like an omission that the opposite action is not available in the dialog box for renaming a class. Just as the question only pops up if the filename is equal to the classname, the option to rename the file should only be selected when the file containing the class has the same name.

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                    1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Visual Studio 2013 with Microsoft Partner Network should be under perpetual license

                    I'm running into an issue where VS 2013 keeps saying my license is expired even though it's not. On top it seems like there's no easy way out of this even for Microsoft support. It's been a week now. Today I learnt that VS 2013 comes with non-perpetual license with MPN and cannot get a key. I need to register VS2013 once every month. I'm wondering the reason for this change and why Microsoft is making it so hard to use. Joining MPN is not free and should get perpetual license.

                    57 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • tab group collapse

                      I'm a huge fan of tab groups in Visual Studio and use them extensively. The scenario I encounter quite often, however, is that I'll have, say, half a dozen tabs open in each group while working on multiple files, but for some extended period I'll need to work on a single file. I don't want to close/combine my tab groups, but I do want to expand that file to take advantage of as much screen real estate as possible.

                      Right now I can resize these tab groups by dragging the separator off to the side. This is fine and is…

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Async SyncLock

                        It would be great to have the possibility to do async synclocks.

                        Take the example of a data cache on an asp.net website.

                        Private DataLockObject As New Object

                        Public Async Function GetData(Name As String) As Task(Of String)
                        Dim Cache = HttpContext.Current.Cache
                        Dim tmp As String = Cache.Get(Name)
                        If tmp Is Nothing Then
                        Await SyncLock DataLockObject
                        If tmp Is Nothing Then
                        tmp = await GetDataFromDatabaseAsync(Name)
                        Cache.Insert(Name, tmp, Nothing, Date.Now.AddMinutes(5), System.Web.Caching.Cache.NoSlidingExpiration)
                        End If
                        End SyncLock
                        End If
                        Return tmp
                        End Function

                        The problem with this code is that 1. I cannot await a synclock (so my thread gets stuck doing nothing) 2.…

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                          1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow custom AddInProcess names when using System.AddIn

                          When using System.AddIn framework via process isolation, every AddIn process shows up as AddInProcess32.exe in the task manager. Please allow us to rename the name that shows in the taskmanager so that it's more descriptive for users?

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add button/quick-key/menu item to open Build Explorer window much like Source Control Explorer window

                            I find it a waste of time to have to open my Build Collection, select any build, and then using context menu select "View Builds" just to open the Build Explorer Window. It would be less time consuming to be able to use a control key combination, or add a button to my menus, that would allow me to go straight to this window with the default options of viewing all builds completed today. As the SCM administrator, one of my tasks is identifying why builds break and letting the appropriate development tema know.

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Improve Visual Studio Object Browser Support for F#

                              The Visual Studio Object Browser is an invaluable source of information to learn the API of third-party libraries or frameworks.
                              However, when such libraries are written in F#, much of the relevant information is either missing or only indirectly recognizable (in CLI-compiled form).

                              In descending order of precedence, the following issues tend to impede productivity in larger projects:

                              - Type aliases cannot be found. Therefore, short of try and error, there is no way of figuring out what namespace has to be opened to access an alias. It gets even more involved when the alias resolves to yet another alias…

                              13 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • (Editor) Disable adding a new line after C# [Attributes] when auto-formatting

                                This thread pretty much says it all >> http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/9e5dd395-afd7-46d7-845d-5345a3268961/dont-let-the-editor-insert-a-new-line-after-a-c-attribute?forum=visualstudiogeneral <<

                                What I want is:

                                Auto format ->

                                [MyAttribute1] [MyAttribute2] Stuff MyStuff;
                                [MyAttribute1] OtherStuff MyOtherStuff;

                                But what I get is:

                                Auto format ->

                                [MyAttribute1]
                                [MyAttribute2]
                                Stuff MyStuff;

                                [MyAttribute1]
                                OtherStuff MyOtherStuff;

                                which is quite annoying.

                                There is no option anywhere to disable adding a new line - This should be a very basic built-in option.

                                Thanks.

                                112 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Extend the Visual Studio Online Project Portal with SharePoint functionality

                                  Regarding Visual Studio Online:

                                  Please make it possible to extend the Visual Studio Online Project Portal with SharePoint functionality so the team could enjoy its collaboration and document management features.

                                  165 votes
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                                    7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Let nuget work in projects installed in multiple solutions

                                    Projects fail if the project is used in multiple solutions and someone updates a project's nuget package from a different solution.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Create an alternative to 'Generate method stub' that adds an argument to existing method

                                      If a method doesn't exist yet, you can currently just write out your method call, press the Ctrl + Dot keyboard shortcut and hit "Generate method stub for 'MyMissingMethod'" to create a method with that name and arguments.

                                      However, I frequently run into a situation where I want to add an argument to an existing method. If I modify the call to that method with the new argument, it suggests to generate a method stub, but what I would actually like is that it would suggest adding that argument to the existing method.

                                      So you would have two options in…

                                      4 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Code translator in VS

                                        Like Solution Explorer provide a Code Explorer where we can transliterate other language code into VB. Most online converters become unavailable many times or does not go through corporate firewall.
                                        This will be a great feature.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Support structs in the VS2013 Debugger Return Value feature

                                          The new "Return Value" feature in the VS2013 Debugger is awesome, but the limitation where it does not support structs is very problematic - there are a lot of important value types within the .NET framework itself (DateTime and TimeSpan, for instance) that I would really like to be able to see in the Autos window after stepping over a line.

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