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  1. Applying code fixes directly from Error List

    Developers should be able to apply code fixes directly from the Error List by right-clicking and clicking Fix.

    One should also be able to select multiple Messages from the list to fix multiple.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enable customization of emails for Release Management

        Microsoft Release Management does not support customization of the standard server emails.

        It would be beneficial if we could add fields such as Build Number and Drop location to the email notifications for TFS Linked builds.

        This allows developers to see which build was deployed (build number), and if they need quick access to the binaries they can click link in the RM mail to see the files on the file server (and avoid logging into production servers).

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 16 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Please add support for Ruby\ Ruby on Rails.

            Please, add support for the Ruby language,Erb and for Ruby on Rails too, also,improve the overall Windows platform so you can easily use Ruby on Rails.

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow switching TypeScript configured version from Project Properties IDE

              Currently the only way to switch between TypeScript compiler versions is to manually edit the .csproj or .vbproj setting for the following element:

              <TypeScriptToolsVersion>1.0</TypeScriptToolsVersion>

              While this isn't impossible it is cumbersome to have to manually modify the project's configuration. I propose it would be better to have this version be reflected via a dropdown or similar selection in the 'TypeScript Build' tab within the project properties. Since TypeScript allows side-by-side installation of the SDKs it would be appropriate to be able to switch between them.

              This allows flexibility to target more easily older or newer versions of TypeScript when required.…

              73 votes
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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make the SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) plugin compatible with any version of Visual Studio.

                I have lived through VS 2005, 2008, 2010, 2013, and I am now upgrading to 2015. My job is split 50%/50% between regular C# development and BI development. Every time a new version of VS comes out, I want to but cannot upgrade until a compatible version of SSDT comes out. Personally, I have not seen any major changes in SSDT or the classic Microsoft BI stack since roughly 2008. I've changed jobs since then, so maybe I just don't remember. My suggestion is to make the SSDT plugin universal across all versions of Visual Studio. Whichever VS I have…

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                  0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Please implement C# compiler and WPF for WebAssembly

                  WebAssembly or wasm is an experimental efficient low-level programming language for in-browser client-side scripting, which is currently in development. WebAssembly is portable bytecode which is designed to be faster to parse than JavaScript, as well as to execute faster. The team working on WebAssembly include people from Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, and Apple (who respectively control the four major browsers, Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Safari).

                  https://github.com/WebAssembly/design/blob/master/FAQ.md

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                    3 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Switch Two Strings in IDE with hot keys

                    Many times, we need to switch two strings in two different lines or positions.
                    Currently we have to cut and paste one string right behind the other one. Then we will have to cut and paste the second one into the first strings' position.
                    There are two things made this cumbersome.
                    1. It is hard to select the second string and cut it.
                    2. Sometimes it is hard to locate position where the first string was once you cut it.
                    it is a simple operation but takes too many small steps. It will be nice to be able to select…

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                      2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Camel Case Words while typing

                      It would be nice to get a "Camel Case" feature in Visual Studio per default.

                      Example:
                      You have two variables like "TestVarHeight" and "TestVarWidth"

                      If you later want to use the variables in code you just need to type "tvh" and it directly suggest you just the "TestVarHeight"

                      Additional informations:
                      * not case sensitive
                      * also working with parts of words like "TestVH" or "Tevh"
                      * directly suggest the word while typing (no need to use some shortcuts or something to navigate through words)
                      * also work with digits (like "v3" for "Vector3" or "t4y" for "Test4You")

                      This is a…

                      16 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Don't sync zooming level between 2 different code files

                        In Visual Studio 2013 we were able to have different zooming levels on 2 different code files. But in 2015 version all the open files sync their zooming level , and we don't even have an option to change that. It would really help if I could have different zooming levels , since I'm using 2 monitors , a bigger one and a smaller one.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • uwp

                          Make UWP run on Linux and Mac

                          3 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Show everything in English

                            Please, please, please. I live in Mexico and speak Spanish. However, since I'm technical guy, I want to read everything in English. Many, many, many technical terms are not applicable or translatable. I hate to read in Spanish when developing or researching about a technical topic. That's why I prefer to sign out msdn page!
                            Please, please, please!
                            Thank you!

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Optimize syntax of Xaml Binding

                              Create a new syntax for binding. More like angularJs style.
                              Example:
                              "
                              <textbox text="{{myValue}}" />
                              <textbox text="{{myValue|myconverter}}" />
                              <textbox text="{{myBool?value1:value2}}" />
                              "
                              The old one is to verbose.

                              4 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add option to customize Intellisense tooltip color

                                Visual Studio 2015RC does not include an option to set the background color for the Intellisense popups.

                                The color can be changed by applying a different theme, but I prefer the lighter 'Blue' scheme and a custom dark/high-contrast text editor. Due to the new colorization of intellisense / signature window, I can't see all of the text and punctuation in the popup.

                                Being able to set the background color of this tool tip directly would be useful.

                                57 votes
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                                  6 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add a "Peek Implementation"

                                  From the right mouse click menu context, add a "Peek Implementation" option (similar to the "Peek Definition" option).

                                  4 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add first class method contracts to the language

                                    Add contracts to the method signature / declaration, such as in the following Midori language code:

                                    void Push(T element)
                                    requires element != null
                                    ensures this.Count == old.Count + 1
                                    {
                                    ...
                                    }

                                    At the start, this can be syntactic sugar for adding Debug.Assert statements ("requires" = at the beginning of the method, "assures" = at the end of the method), but ultimately first class method contracts can guide the compiler to perform better code optimizations, and also allow code quality issues to show up as compiler errors / warnings at compile time and not run time.

                                    (Ref: http://joeduffyblog.com/2015/12/19/safe-native-code/, section…

                                    4 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Plants vs Zombie 2 in nokia phone with full version free

                                      Plants vs Zombie 2 in nokia phone with full version free for better to play

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                                        1 comment  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Do not hide package.json and bower.json in newest DNX projects

                                        In newest DNX projects, package.json and bower.json are hidden unless you hit Show All files button.

                                        There is a lot of people that prefer to edit this files manually instead of using the CLI or GUI, so it shouldn't be hidden like they were some kind of undesired or generated files.

                                        12 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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 →
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