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  1. Support the VB6 programming IDE on Windows 10

    Microsoft support the VB6 programming language on Windows 10.
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/ms788708

    This means that VB6 is supported until 2025. But Microsoft exclude the VB6 IDE from this support.

    The VB6 IDE does install and run on Windows 10, so there is no reason it should not be supported.

    Instructions for installing the VB6 programming IDE are here:
    http://nuke.vbcorner.net/Articles/VB60/VisualStudio6Installer/tabid/93/language/en-US/Default.aspx
    http://www.fortypoundhead.com/showcontent.asp?artid=23993

    With Microsoft's' continued support of VB6 for at least another 10 years it should be fully supported by including the VB6 IDE.

    357 votes
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      22 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Format Document Wrong Spacing for Assignments

      There is currently a problem with the Format Document feature.
      The option "Ignore spaces in declaration statements" doesn't respect the following items (also the implicit if statement is suffering from this problem):

      Code:

      using (var x=new SomeClass())

      return isCode?"yes":"no";

      public void MyMethod(string str="hello")
      {
      }

      for (int i=0; i<cnt; i++)
      {
      }

      Wrongly Auto-Formatted-Code:

      using (var x = new SomeClass())

      return isCode ? "yes" : "no";

      public void MyMethod(string str = "hello")
      {
      }

      for (int i = 0; i<cnt; i++)
      {
      }

      21 votes
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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Solution Explorer Context Menu - "Register Assembly" in a bad place...

        Right click a project in the VS Solution Explorer, the bottom item used to always be "Properties". This has been changed in Update 2 to now be "Register Assembly".

        I am always using the Porperties menu item, but keep accidentally clicking "Register Assembly" which on my machine causes VS to crash to desktop when I cancel the dialogue that pops up.

        Please move the "Register Assembly" menu item somewhere else so that "Properties" is the bottom item.

        16 votes
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          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enable VS Community activation/registration offline

          It would be nice if there was a way to register/activate the Community Edition of VS offline, that one can use it (longer than 30 days) on virtual machines without internet access or PC that cannot access the Internet.
          There's a way to install it on machines like those discribed above using the "/layout"-Option of the setup on another PC to then install it on the offline PC afterwards, but then there isn't an option to register/activate that copy of VS.
          For example let us download a license file for the community edition in addition to signing into a Microsoft-Account…

          610 votes
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            71 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Native Vulkan support for WPF

            Because Microsoft will not develop DirectX for Windows 7, its latest desktop OS version since Windows 8.x and 10 are a mobile and limited OS (also ugly), they are not desktop operating systems, Microsoft should support Vulkan in WPF that runs on any version of Windows, including Windows 7 which has the largest market share and installed base, without the need or obligation to update an operating system that nobody wants.

            11 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • SQL Server 2016 support for Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2

              Microsoft should allow to install SQL Server on Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2, the latest version of desktop and server OS since Windows 8.x, 10 and Windows Server 2012 and beyond are mobile and limited OS (also ugly). Which are not desktop operating systems. Microsoft should support for installing and running SQL Server 2016 on Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2, which has the largest market share and installed base, without the need or obligation to update an operating system that nobody wants.

              In Microsoft "Mobile first, cloud first" era, that really means "Mobile only, cloud only",…

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                0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • New 3D IDE, icons, visuals, etc. like Visual Studio 2010 and Windows 7.

                Visual Studio 2015 not adapt to the OS Theme, in my case Aero in Windows 7. Only Visual Studio 2012, 2015 and Microsoft Office 2012, 2015 not adapt to the OS Theme, while all other applications adapt it consistently.

                The new IDE is really ugly. Has the Metro/Retro UI without effects, gradients, shadows, plain and ugly colors and icons; flat, ugly and boring UI design. Also the UI experience is a nightmare like in Windows 8.x and 10.

                Microsoft not learn about the critics in Visual Studio 2012 that are UGLY.

                Microsoft not learn the failure and the disaster of…

                11 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add support of project and collection level variables to Release Management for TFS on premises

                  Now both release management system and vNext builds have ability to store custom build variables and use them in release and build definitions. But user is not able to share this variables across the build/release definitions and projects.

                  So it will be very convinient to store some variables (such as connections, passwords, etc) at project collection level in order to reuse them in different release and build definitions.

                  12 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 is very slow. Please do something about it.

                    Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 is very slow. Please do something about it.

                    45 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enable IntelliTest to generate tests for .NET Core projects

                      Please extend IntelliTest to generate tests for .NET Core projects.

                      10 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Open source Visual Basic 6

                        Since further development does not seem feasible, would it be possible to release the sources in a .NET core style manner?

                        875 votes
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                          94 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Unit tests no more working after installing KB3165756 on VS2015 Update 3

                          I've just installed KB3165756 and unit tests don't work anymore.

                          The unit test panel is empty and when I run tests nothing happens. It says that tests have run but nothing in TestResults and execution time is only about 2 seconds.

                          I'm working on a french version of VS2015.

                          An other person in my office installed the patch and he gets the same issue.

                          Very annoying bug !

                          9 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Different icons for DLL-refs and Project-refs

                            In the project reference folder there is a list of references to other assemblies. These can be referenced by pointing to a dll or to another project in the solution. It would be really helpful and emphazise correct linking if one could easily see (on the icon) whether the refence is made to a project or to a dll.

                            93 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Ideal Microsoft Solution for future of Client side app development

                              Now that Microsoft has acquired Xamarin, which used XAML as base for Xamarin Forms, it is high time, we have one design language across all possible platforms. Despite Xamarin telling all that Xamarin Forms is for prototypes, many have built numerous applications using Xamarin Forms for both consumer and enterprise apps, for simple reason of sharing UI and Code across platforms. Only thing XAML hasn't touched so far is HTML generation. There was iFactr which was doing it, but I think after acquisition by Zebra, they stopped that. Doing that won't be much of an issue. Having mobile web app…

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                                0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • add a cl.exe option for system headers like gcc's -isystem

                                msvc is the only reason we have to clutter our code with
                                #ifdef _MSC_VER
                                #pragma warning(push, 0)
                                #endif

                                blocks.

                                17 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Desktop support in development, OS's and applications.

                                  In Microsoft "Mobile first, cloud first" era, that really means "Mobile only, cloud only", is frustrating how Microsoft completely abandon the desktop, including OS's, applications and developing support for desktop. Nobody wants to migrate to the limited UWP mobile model.

                                  12 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Remove Visual Studio Dependencies from MSTest

                                    Migrated from ASP.NET User Voice (http://aspnet.uservoice.com/forums/41199-general-asp-net/suggestions/488734-remove-visual-studio-dependencies-from-mstest):

                                    I can't stand the idea of having to install Visual Studio on a build server. MSTest should be standalone like NUnit (or any other test frameworks).

                                    16 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add support to automate the bug creation for failed functional/Integrated tests in VSTS

                                      We have used VSTS for our build automation and for running automated (functional/Integrated)tests, but creation of bug is not supported. It would be helpful in automation if you could support bug creation for coded UI and Selenium tests written in class library.

                                      24 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow StakeHolders to create PBIs under a feature

                                        Currently when a StakeHolder is adding a new PBI in the backlog, it is not associated with any feature regardless of the selected feature un the tree. Also, since StakeHolders cannot move PBIs under a feature by drag/droping them, it becomes very tedious for them to associate PBIs to a feature (they have to eidt links manually). This is generating a lot of friction in the adoption of TFS tools. It would be nice if they could make the association easily.

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                                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • create the same lightswitch Tools for ASP.NET MVC

                                          create the same lightswitch Tools for ASP.NET MVC

                                          validates
                                          screens
                                          fields
                                          relationship
                                          and others

                                          245 votes
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                                            9 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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