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      1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • MTM web access

      Allowing the Users to View the MTM access through Web like VS web access?

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      • Add a setting to make "rebuild solution" pop up a confirmation dialogue

        It is currently far too easy to do a rebuild instead of a build by mistake. When having a large solution that takes 0.5-1h to build from scratch this can be very unnoying and time consuming. I ask that you add a confirmation dialogue when doing rebuild. To not bother people working with smaller solutions where it does not really matter, this could be turned on by a setting.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add support for Java (as long as JDK is installed)

          Basically making coding and compiling possible in the Visual Studio IDE as long as the Java Development Kit is installed on the machine.

          This would prevent the need for multiple IDE's installed on a machine for developers who use both Java and .NET lanaguages.

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            1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow users to change location for all Visual Studio files

            Working in a corporate environment, My Documents is mapped to a network share. This causes VS to freeze when I try to do certain tasks when I am working remotely. While some settings can be changed, others cannot without hacking the registry. I would like to be able to change all file based settings to my local drive.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow the Immediate Window to run code even when in "run mode"

              I'm often attached to a process and WAITING for some timer to tick so my breakpoint can hit. I hate waiting. Sure there are ways around this but wouldn't it be great if I could just call my method in the immediate window. Instead, if I try, I get "The expression cannot be evaluated while in run mode. ". Is this possible?

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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Show members of all parent classes inside child class

                When a class is open in C# editor or VB editor, in addition to its member, it would be very useful to show members that are inherited or developed in parent base classes in light gray or silver color. Suppose in child class I can see what is implemented in a virtual method which I am just going to use it. It seems possible and helps a lot in code reviews and bug fixes

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Start Browser with defined resolution

                  You have nicely included the option to start debugging with different browsers. What really would complete an awesome debugging experience would be an option to define and select different resolutions and start debugging with a defined window size. Even the option to select multiple sizes and have several browser start with different resolutions would be nice.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Automatic theme changer (Colour scheme)

                    Allow automatic change of theme based on time of day (And possibly season responsive)
                    So you don't strain your eyes or have to keep going and changing the theme every day/night

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • refactor - Extract String to Resource File

                      I would like an integrated "Extract this string to a resource file" option on strings in the IDE to make it easier to develop cross-culture applications.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                        • Embed console applications on VS IDE

                          When debugging a console app, VS opens a console window. This breaks the workflow as the console always pops in the most inconvenient place and switching windows back and forth can become really annoying.

                          Other IDEs (e.g. Eclipse) include a built in console window embedded in the IDE itself (it prints STDOUT, STDERR and reads STDIN). This is really helpful as you can see the output of the program and the debugger+code+breakpoints+data at the same time and on the same window.

                          It would be nice to have a built-in console on VS for console applications. Especially if it is searchable…

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Integrate Source Explorer options into mapped File Explorer

                            Source Explorer options should be available in the File Explorer context menus when I am browsing a mapped folder.

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                            • Allow for easy centralised management of visual studio setting for use in managed environments.

                              Settings such as source control server, symbol server location, nuget repository location, etc... often are the same for multiple users. It would save a lot of time and also help in dev environment virtualisation scenarios if these settings could be set at insallation time or on a per machine basis.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Can Write Which File Opening When "Opening The File..." Window Appeared

                                Applying code changes Displaying and HANGING Window
                                With "Opening the file...":
                                To Solve Problem, Can Write on title of "Opening the file..." WHICH FILE IS OPENING...

                                3 votes
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                                • Show the file size in the Properties window when files are selected in Solution Explorer

                                  It would be helpful to know how big (in bytes/kilobytes) each file is without having to go to Windows File Explorer, especially for asset files (images, stylesheets etc.).

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Create a search utility in VS SQL Explorer (be able to search in procedures, functions etc)

                                    It would be great to be able to search in procedures, functions etc.

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                                    • Make the Add Reference dialog searchable in real time

                                      I feel like this dialog is stuck in Windows 95 and is one of the most frustrating experiences in VS. Make the system assemblies tab searchable. This is a big hard-to-read unsorted list that is constantly updating underneath my cursor as I'm scrolling and it's always a hassle to find the right assemblies--let alone quickly. Add a search field that filters in real time.

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                                        1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • group digits in Numbers shown by the debugger

                                        it would be helpful if Numbers shown by the debugger (for example in the "Locals" Window or the Window that pops up when hovering over a variable Name) would be displayed with grouped digits.

                                        if this is too narrow you could go for general custom formatting of said numbers.

                                        This would be useful even just as a global IDE wide setting without overrides scoped to type or function.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Allow users to 'sticky' comments & suggestions onto the design or code area and store them as meta info in the solution against that file.

                                          Allow users to 'sticky' comments /suggestions/prompts onto the design or code area and store them as meta info in the solution against that file.

                                          These comments would be visually appealing.

                                          These 'comments' could be toggled on and off allowing other users to see other developers intent.

                                          These comments would not be contained in the design/code itself rather be held as meta data against lines/areas of that file.

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