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  1. bring back full colors on controls in ToolBox!

    simply enough allow full coloring of the controls in the toolbox where we can find and select the right one, fast and accurate just like in vs2010.
    going to black and white trying to look like photoshop, is a very wrong idea! we do not have 10 tools like photoshop, we are not painting and we are depending on the controls we are choosing to design a form.

    now its unacceptable hard to spot, and select the right control, we have to wait and read a tooltip most of the times!

    also we are all buying new HD monitors and…

    3 votes
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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Integrate with adding timestamp sideloading app

      Sideloaing WIndows Store app need code signing. If sign with appx expire, WIndows Applocker brock running appx.

      VS2012/2013 build process is not easy to add timestamp option.
      Developer use signtool.exe.
      https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/jj835835(v=vs.85).aspx

      2 votes
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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • show external tool on condition and Command menu on Condition

        Add an option of Condition to the external tools that will define if the Condition value is true the Tool will appaer in the menu.

        For example :
        if $(ItemExt) = .vb
        the External Tool will appear

        This Condition will work also if we use the external tool in the command menu.
        The combination of the two options will help us to customize the menu
        easilly without need to develop.

        Regards,
        Zvia

        2 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Color Code PerfTips by Threshold

          From Tarun Arora:
          I would like to colour code the PerfTips, I see numbers all the time and after a while stop paying attention. However, if I could set a threshold & colour code the threshold, it would be easier to identify what requires attention.

          7 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 1 vote
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              0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Provide a .Net 4.5 version of core Microsoft.ApplicationInsights Package w/o Microsoft.Bcl* dependencies

              As described in my post over at the MSDN forums (see https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/ef9705c7-bbcf-4af3-af15-bf09ff446960/unnecessary-microsoftbcl-dependency-of-microsoftapplicationinsights-nuget-package?forum=ApplicationInsights), I would like to suggest that the core 'Microsoft.ApplicationInsights' NuGet package gets a separate net45 config it its nuspec that does NOT pull in Microsoft.BCL.Async (and its dependencies).

              .Net 4.5 obviously comes with native async/await out of the box and right now the aforementioned net40 only config and its dependency not only causes my .Net 4.5 solution and projects to unnecessarily reference the Microsoft.BCL* packages, but even worse, all referencing projects are required to do the same - when building this occurs for my Test- & Azure…

              5 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Work with Atlassian to add Visual Studio Online Git integration into JIRA

                JIRA (https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira) is an isue tracking product and service used by over 35,000 companies around the world.

                The Atlassian JIRA DVCS Connector (see https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/BITBUCKET/Use+the+JIRA+DVCS+Connector+Add-on) allows for users to easily link their JIRA instance to a Bitbucket or GitHub account. This allows for source control commits to be linked to issues and for JIRA to automate workflow based on source control.

                I love using Visual Studio Online Git for my source control - but my team already has a significant investment in the JIRA toolset. It would be great if we could have this same functionality with Git…

                48 votes
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                • Select Connect Team Foundation Server or Visual Studio Online when IDE starting

                  Add settings.
                  When Visual Studio starting, connect TFS/VSO or not connect.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • XAML simplefication

                    Hi, it will make developers much more happy if you can simplify XAML syntax and usage, like what you have done to ASP.Net.
                    XAML did not have any major simplification, since it started.

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                      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Surface binding errors in a way that a developer can see and use.

                      This might be a popup, this might be a balloon, this might be a build error. To be honest, the ability to choose how it is surfaced would be wonderful, but anything would be better than just a line in the Output window that could by (and often is) easily overlooked.

                      9 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Increase the number of Recently Open projects

                        Change Tools Options to allow us to configure more than 24 Recently Open projects. ie: 40 or more.
                        Working as a consultant. &/or Running many sample / demo projects tends to fill this list quite quickly.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • implement PerfTips that show memory usage

                          Hello!

                          We at Visual Studio would like to know just how much interest there would be in the developer community for PerfTips that can show memory usage.

                          Please vote for this item if this is something you would like to see!

                          8 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Pull Request comments lose their context

                            Comments in a pull request are tied directly to a line number. Thus, as more commits are added, they will shift around in the file, and become confusing.

                            I don't know what the best solution for this would be, but it's rather disorienting for in-progress stories.

                            15 votes
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                            • Debug JavaScript running in the WebView control.

                              This should apply to Windows Phone Emulator, attached WP8 device, and Windows 8

                              Currently you can only debug js code if it is running in the root of the app ( ala a JS based application ) It would be great to be able to debug js code running inside a WebView as well.

                              Even if the only way to do this was by putting `debug` in your js code, and being prompted to open a new instance of VS, it would be extremely helpful.

                              58 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Ability view process template used for project creation

                                It would be nice to have a place to check which Process Template and version was used to create the Team Project.

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                                • Add run all test to code lens for a TestClass

                                  The code lens for each individual test lets you run or debug the test. It would be nice to have the ability from code lens on that test class to run/debug all the test in that class. The lens would look just like the one above a method that has test written for it.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Stop turning VS into an advertising flea market

                                      I feel like every time I open the IDE, VS is trying to sell me something. My company paid good money for a product that shouldn't need to be supported by advertisements.
                                      - Here's 4 GB of emulators you'll never use
                                      - Bing; a notification I should update the F# tools for a language I don't know
                                      - File / New Project / Get This Project Template that didn't ship with VS
                                      I'm waiting for the IDE to pause for a word from our sponsors.
                                      It just feels cheap.

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Emacs keyboard mapping scheme.

                                        I love VS! I think it is the best IDE I have worked with in years. But coming from Linux and Mac community to Microsoft Visual Studio in windows, I have a real hard time learning windows style keyboard shortcuts. I guess I am not the only one having this trouble.

                                        One important improvement that can make it easier generally for folks in linux community to get started with VS and discover all its nice features is the Emacs style keyshortcuts. I really miss it myself.

                                        I searched a bit and found an old Emacs keyboard mapping scheme for VS…

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                                        • Implement hooks!!! (Please?)

                                          Commit hooks are essential for my team. It would be AWESOME for my team to not have to use yet another external application just to integrate their code in the way they are required to do.

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