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  1. Remove the "Sign in" requirement to Visual Studio 2015.

    Remove the "Sign in" requirement to Visual Studio 2015.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Changing the Active configuration takes so much of time;

      When you have a project with typically 60-70 projects, changing the configuration from one to the another takes so much time ???? !!!!

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      • Override Recent Project/Solution Names on Start Page

        The Recent section of the Start Page is a convenient way to quickly open your project. It would be nice to have the ability to change the display name to help differentiate it from one project/solution to another. As an example, if you're working in a branch, the same solution name will appear twice in the list. Presently, I wait for the tooltip to pop-up to insure it's the right one I want.

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          2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          • Visual studio 2015: Cancel intellisense autocomplete by pressing space.

            Visual studio 2015 make intellisense autocomplete by pressing "space". VS 2013 works differently.

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            • Display a red dot on VS icon when there are unsaved changes

              Project changes are easy to forget to save. Adding new files for example, does not automatically save the project, so unless you press "save all", when you commit into source control (i'm not talking about integrated source control) then the project file is missed.

              This is the reason things like this exist:
              https://github.com/xpaulbettsx/saveallthetime

              How about a simple red dot on the VS icon in the taskbar when there are unsaved changes? Use the same red dot that is used in the files tab.

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                1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Please PUT the ASP.NET Website Administration Tool Back

                Please PUT the ASP.NET Website Administration Tool Back
                or give us another way of getting to it, which doesn't take half a day

                http://blogs.msdn.com/b/webdev/archive/2013/08/19/asp-net-web-configuration-tool-missing-in-visual-studio-2013.aspx?PageIndex=2&wa=wsignin1.0#comments

                Does not work, and I don't have all day, after spending hours doing wonderfull stuff with WebApi i'm now stuckm until I jump thru hoops

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                  2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • add view front code on code-behind in rightclick

                  When you are in a aspx.cs or ascx.cs files, you can do a rightclick en click the "View Designer" (Shift+F7), but better is to view its code instead of opening the designer, please add this option or alter the "View Designer".

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                  • 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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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make Solution Explorer remember its new view

                      In VS2012 it is possible to create New Solution Explorer View which allows developer to have a separate solution explorer view showing only one project or only one folder. This is great when you open several separate sub-windows in IDE and arrange different files to different sub-windows and also you can dock your new solution explorer views to your sub-windows. The problem is that your new solution explorer view is not remembered when you close IDE. On the next startup you'll get your sub-windows but not your solution explorer views.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Visual studio editor collapse or expand conditional branching as (if) and iterations

                        In visual studio the editor allows collapse or expand the methods and summary, its gonna be good that you add this functionality, I mean also collapse or expand the conditional branching as (if) and iterations as while, foreach, etc.. This will allow greater clarity when you are working, for example, with legacy code or refactoring code.

                        Maybe it will be configurable in the display section of the menu options.

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                        • Allow partial check-in / commits

                          When making a commit in Xcode, a diff window is opened with the ability to exclude blocks that were changed (attachment).

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                          • Allow a user to instantly navigate to the TFS folder for the selected workspace in Source Control Explorer

                            Solution Explorer has the option, Open Folder in File Explorer, which makes it extremely easy to quickly access the folders for the solution in windows explorer. It would be very nice to have a similar feature in Source Control Explorer that quickly expands the folders to navigate you to the path set for the Source Control Folder for the Workspace.

                            You can include a property right below Local Path and call it, Server Path: <path> (where <path> is a hyper link similar to Local Path). And if there are multiple paths mapped for the Workspace, have the little down arrow…

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                            • Move Code coverage to Professional Edition

                              Existing feature, would be great to have this available from Professional version.

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                              • Make path of build location in output window as browsable

                                When project is build we get output path in output window.Usually this built Dll is copied to application location. So every time the output path need to be copied and need to browse to the location.Instead make the output path browse-able(link to folder) that would be helpful.

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                                • VS2012 colored icons

                                  Microsoft, you make a serious error, making VS2012 in a grayscale style. Users must have a choise - use new interface or old, with colored icons.

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                                  • Commit first word suggested by instelliSense by commit keys in C++

                                    In Visual Studio 2012 C++ InteliSense now gives suggestions immediately by typing letters, so the hitting Ctrl+Space in blank area is not necessary. It is very helpful and faster, but options are only "suggested" and it is not possible to commit them by "intellisense commit keys", such as bracket, dot etc. Only option is to hit Tab key, Ctrl+Space key or select "suggestion" by Up/Down arrow keys.

                                    In most of cases the suggestion is right, so it would be helpful to "inverse" behaviour and always select suggestion. Hitting Escape key then can allow free typing.

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                                    • Shift+Click a control in the toolbox to lock it and a new control is added for every click on the form.

                                      As a former Borland Delphi developer, I miss a simpel function in the VS IDE.
                                      In Delphi you are able to [Shift]+Click a control in the ToolBox and this control is now locked so that you can place several controls on the form, simply by clicking the form.

                                      This makes it very easy to place a lot of similar controls, like labels or textboxes, on the form.
                                      The control is released by clicking an arrow icon afterwards.

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                                      • SQL-Serverconnection on Start

                                        I have some Connections on Serverexplorer to different SQL-Servers on different locations. I use only one with VPN.

                                        On Start of VS2012 it checks all Connections with error. (ok - only 1 from 4 VPN is open). But I need 1-2 minutes wait for this check.

                                        How can you add an option, that VS2012 NOT check this connection on startup? Only if I open it manuell.

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                                        • Add a Favorites Section in Source Control Explorer

                                          Our team opens all projects from the Source Control Explorer. Currently, you have to drill down through the folder tree in order to get to the solution or project you want to open.

                                          It would be wonderful to be able to add files, projects, or solutions to a "Favorites" panel right inside the Source Control Explorer.

                                          Here's a mockup...

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