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  1. Add filters in "find result" window

    It would be nice to add some filtering options in Find Results window (like Grouping by file name, exclude file, filter *.xaml) ...

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      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add IntelliSense for HTML/CSS/JavaScript inside Scripted File Types

      In various file types such as .php, where you may have a mix of PHP code, HTML, CSS and JavaScript. It would be nice for IntilliSense to work in their respective areas. So for PHP as the example, when outside of <?php ... ?> blocks, use standard HTML/CSS/JavaScript IntilliSense.

      This would make the overall experience nicer, even if IntelliSense for the scripting language is not supported.

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        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Publish Open Documents / Send only new files to web server

        Add a option to publish all new changes instead of publish the entire project. Upload the entire project is slow if you have a lot of files it could take hours/days to upload the entire project. To reduce this problem, I think VS should add a code to detect the new changes and send the new changes to the server instead of sending all files to the server.

        It would reduce my time a lot if someone can add this feature in.

        I think you can either add another feature it can be called "Publish Open Documents" when right click…

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Please update the Lightswitch HTML Client to use AngularJS/TypeScript instead of Jquery Mobile.

          It would be great to use AngularJS and TypeScript in Lightswitch.

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            0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Tab group spread to ease edit/view content in TFS work item dialogs

            The text areas have been enabled a full screen view:
            https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/news/2014-sep-23-vso

            However, also link views in the two tab groups (present in many work items at the bottom) suffer from a cramped view.
            To resolve, an option (on the tab group) to spread it over the full width is requested.

            This also gives the text fields an ‘intermediate extend’, full width but not blocking the context of the work item attributes.

            To illustrate the wished handling of the tab groups two dialogs, first as displayed by default (standard), second when left tab is expanded.

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            • 1 vote
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              • Make switching between debug and release modes faster

                Sometimes it takes up to minute to switch from Debug to Release mode on big project. It totally hangs IDE. It should not work that way. What's that happening?

                Make switching betwen modes faster.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • having the active git branch name visible in the toolbar

                  An option of having the active git branch name visible right at the toolbar might avoid updating branches that are not meant to be updated.
                  Having colored icons would be even better.
                  For example, when I'm at the master branch it could show a blue icon (or a small square) and has the text master. If I switch to some other branch the color changes together with the branch name.

                  If you click on it, it could take you to the team explorer branches interface

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                  • If possible, Please add a flag in each work item for checking that whether its traceable or not.

                    Please add a flag in each work item for checking that whether its traceable or not.

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                    • Enable a way to style the way that web.sitemap appears in Visual Studio while directly editing web.sitemap.

                      I frequently edit my web.sitemap file manually with Visual Studio. My file is rather large. While I can use whitespace to make it easier to find my place visually, I was hoping it might be possible to create a stylesheet so that the title appears in a different forecolor (and maybe back color?), Roles in a second color, and URL in a third.

                      Let's walk it through in sequence explicitly.

                      Step 1: Open Visual Studio.

                      Step 2: Open your webpage solution

                      Step 3: FInd your web.sitemap file

                      Step 4: Open your web.sitemap file

                      Step 5: You're looking at a really…

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Improve the MSChart control

                        The native chart control needs to be improved/updated. Default behaviors for zoom, pan, cursor, etc. although that capability does exist in the current control it should be easier to implement. Displaying data (dynamic - real time) in a graph/chart easily with good performance would be a great.

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add Cobertura Coverage to V.Next Build

                          I use Karma to test my client side code and have been outputting my code coverage results in Cobertura format. It would be nice if I could submit these to Visual Studio Online after the test is complete

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                          • Make visible the current working changeset at which the code is updated in TFS Source Control History

                            It could be useful to see which is the current working changeset at which the source code is updated like in SVN.
                            For example using a bold font for the changeset line in the History

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                            • Include Code Coverage Analysis in Professional Edition

                              It's great to see some of the previously Ultimate-only features such as CodeLens moving downlevel to the Professional edition, so thanks! It's maybe too late to do this for RTM, but please consider also including the Code Coverage Analysis tool in the Professional edition of VS 2015 rather than limiting it to Enterprise.

                              Performing code coverage analysis is an integral part of any unit testing workflow, but it's hard to justify the cost of Enterprise for just this one built-in feature when something like JetBrains dotCover can just be purchased separately.

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                              • Make entity framework updates on .edmx refresh so most Metadata exceptions are fixed automatically.

                                Make entity framework updates on .edmx refresh so most Metadata exceptions are fixed automatically. I wish I could give more direction but I'm still learning EF. However, if a StackOverflow question has over 200,000 views, I would suggest that users are confused by what it does or doesn't do. If I'm short on time, I'm unlikely to make a database change that needs to be made just because it seems likely that my EF layer will break. Here's the StackOverflow quetsion I'm referring to:

                                http://stackoverflow.com/questions/689355/metadataexception-unable-to-load-the-specified-metadata-resource

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                                • Be able to find references for calls to property setter

                                  I want to be able to find references for calls to the setter for a property without also seeing references to the property getter.

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                                  • Support capturing traffic from .Net HttpClient and WebClient API in VS 2015 Network Panel

                                    Capturing Network traffic is really nice idea. But currently it supports only WinRT HttpClient APIs. For ASP.NET & WPF dev this's not at all useful :(

                                    Please add support for capturing traffic from .Net HttpClient and WebClient API as well.

                                    Thanks.

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                                      • Add the possibility to use only a char in String.Split() and not an array of char

                                        Add the possibility to use only a char in String.Split() and not an array of char

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                                          0 comments  ·  MSDN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Bring back Get latest menuitem in Source Control Explorer

                                          Up until VS2015 CTP6, the right click menu of a folder in Source Control Explorer contained a menuitem called Get Latest. Now there's only a button in the toolbar.
                                          Please bring back the menuitem, I got used to it so much :)

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