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  1. Search current document before starting the search of entire solution

    Finding the first item when searching "current document" is very fast compared to the search of "Entire solution". Change the search mechanism so that, when "Entire solution" is selected, it identifies any matches in the current document first before starting the search of other files.
    This would avoid the irritation when you enter a search string and then have to wait for the cancel button to appear before being able to search for something which you know is in the current document (somewhere) anyway.

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      1 comment  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • I often desire a way to tell intellisense which methods and fields to show first in feedback.

      Often i try to satisfy Three masters when i make a class
      1) to order it in the class for modular clarity for myself
      2) by naming clarity so that methods and properties are intuitive
      and then
      3) so that intellisense will somewhat show the most important methods first when i surf a class using the dot operator.

      My thought is often and im sure others may have thought the same.

      It would be very nice, if i could place a small tag before or in the summery comment to override the order intellisense lists its feedback first to last…

      3 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support AND operator in NuGet search

        Steps
        - Right click on the solution node in VS2015
        - Click Manage NuGet Packages for Solution
        - search for "moq AND mvc" (without quotes)

        Actual result
        - only packages matching moq & mvc are returned

        Expected result
        - packages matching moq OR mvc are returned

        Rationale: improve usability of the growing set of NuGet packages

        3 votes
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          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Team Foundation Server Tasks Board

          Make it possible to copy task(s) / work item(s) on the task board. Spending too much time writing the same default tasks over and over on every product backlog item. Look to Scrumwise.

          6 votes
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            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enable Roslyn-Powered Data ASTs and Data Views

            This vote is for developers who support the idea of Roslyn-Powered Data ASTs and Data Views. Data Views are a conceptual improvement to the way Visual Studio presents data files to a developer, and how a developer works with that data. Data Views are powered by Data ASTs, which are ASTs (abstract syntax trees) that describe data in much the same way that code-based ASTs describe code.

            Data ASTs and the Data Views that they enable allow teams to pick a data format to use in their project, while enabling individual developers within the team to view the data in…

            14 votes
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              3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add support for Swift language

              Swift language is now open source (see swift.org). It's good moment to add support for at least compilation into .exe. It should also be an alternative to ObjC bridge as much more modern language. Both things can make cross development much easier.

              12 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Object initializers support for events

                Something like this is not possible:

                TextBox tb = new TextBox
                {
                OnTextChanged += Method,
                Text = "Sample"
                };

                Why Not?

                6 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Move the Work Item to the previous New column instead of the first on the Kanban board

                  The scenario is that you have created a new column on the Kanban board that is mapped to the New state. You have also created several different swimlanes, which this column is included in. This column might be quite important when planning and following up work.
                  If a user activates a work item and then decides to inactivate it again, by setting it to New in the Work Item form (in Visual Studio or Web Access) or remove it from In Progress in My Work, the item is moved out of the swimlane it was originally planned in. After that…

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                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • I have one request... please allow the removal of the feedback smiley face. Please

                    Please. This thing is like a VS Clippy, but I can;t turn it off. I can't even registry kill it for longer than two days!

                    30 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • "Preview Changes - Rename" dialog should contain a splitter between its elements

                      "Preview Changes - Rename" dialog shows tree of found elements in top side and code preview in bottom. Problem is that there is fixed proportion between these views. It would be very useful to have possibility to for example expand tree of found elements and narrow code preview view.

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                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Visual Studio 2015 disable TypeScript build

                        Visual Studio 2015 automatically builds TypeScript files. Which is a nice feature for coders not using gulp/grunt etc. For those using this tools the VS TypeScript build leads to unwanted JS files in the source directory.
                        Please add an option to turn off the TypeScript build of VS 15.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support syntax highlighting for .sass not just .scss

                          When opening a .sass file there is no syntax highlighting or intellisense. It only seems to support.scss files, which has a different syntax than .sass.

                          3 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow running multiple instances of the same emulator profile

                            I would really like it if I could launch multiple instances of the same profile. Either by clicking the play button multiple times or by being able clone already existing profiles.

                            This suggestion is similar to the one asking for a way to be able to add custom emulator profiles but it would also be really nice not having to create a profile from scratch and instead use an existing profile as a template for your own custom profile.

                            12 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • TSF 2015 Update 1: Query widgets with customisable widths

                              When trying to display development items to stake-holders, the query widget truncates the columns and makes the query unusable.

                              Perhaps being able to set cell-spanning on a widget.

                              Link to community forum post: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/51dfc06c-9983-4250-b5c6-88dc4727188a/query-widget-width?forum=tfsgeneral

                              Thanks,
                              Angus

                              4 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • its soo complicated to add shortcuts we can be more efficient that, i think this is really important, if can we simplify

                                its soo complicated to add shortcuts we can be more efficient that, i think this is really important, if can we simplify

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add support for mapping minified Javascript to source

                                  Currently Application Insights does not resolve minified Javascript to it's matching original source. This makes solving production issues impossible - and who doesn't minify? Please add support for map files (or some other method) for making this possible.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Review IDE after that fxcopcmd builds a big xml file (50MB o great) from analysis code tool, IDE becomes freeze during loading on error pane

                                    During running a code analysis tool from a big project, sometimes it's generated a big xml file (50MB or greater). VS IDE becomes freeze during the xml loading into the error pane, and, it's required to kill VS in order to get the control again. I recommend to review this mechanism, in order to avoid to use other alternatives (command line).

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Improve IntelliSense/Refactoring for C++

                                      Visual Studio is still missing a lot of features for C++. This requires a lot of developers and companies to depend on external tools like ReSharper or Visual Assist.

                                      Things that should be improved include:

                                      1. Refactoring tools: Visual Studio in my opinion does not offer a lot of useful refactoring tools for C++. ReSharper did this right.

                                      2. IntelliSense speed: In large projects, IntelliSense is not a big help at all. Having to wait several seconds till a file gets analysed or IntelliSense suggestions show up, makes IntelliSense nearly unuseable in these scenarios.

                                      3. Code Analysis: It would be…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Code Coverage report should group nested classes just like namespaces.

                                        When we run code coverage analysis, the resulting report groups namespaces but not nested classes. I believe it would be better if it also groups nested classes as well. For example all lambda expressions in a class, the compiler generates a hidden class in the background. Treating these hidden classes as separate item in code coverage analysis report is ugly. Also at times we use nested classes treating parent class like a module, similar to namespaces. It would be good to group these ones under the parent class.

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                                        • Spell check the comment field of pending changes within team explorer

                                          Please add a spell check option to the Comment field of pending changes within team explorer. It would save some embarrassing check-in comment mistakes.

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