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  1. Show Exceptions in IntelliSense

    Exceptions are not visible anymore in the Visual Studio 2015 IntelliSense list members dialog.

    Please bring this back.

    Visual Studio 2015:
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hcw1s69b(v=vs.140).aspx

    Visual Studio 2013:
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hcw1s69b%28v=vs.120%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    28 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make D3DX libraries open source(or at least part of them)

      D3DX was a great library that can speed up the development with it's awesome utilities :

      - Mesh Simplifier
      - Texture loading
      - Math

      Please make those available again.

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        0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add code-behind test files for .cs/.fs files like code-behind files for xaml

        How about adding a code.cs.test file with a code.cs file packaged the same way WPF package a *.xaml and *.xaml.cs file together?

        That way your tests are close to the code, and you don't need to navigate to a seperate test project

        10 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          • Tell the debugger to ignore exceptions of a give type and a given location in the code

            I often have places in a program that I am debugging where I know that exceptions are going to take place. I would like to be able to break on all exceptions, and when one does occur that I know is ok to tell the debugger not to break, on that exception at that location in the program. I still want to break on all other time the exception occurs.

            It sort of a funny type of break point with an automatic continue.

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              0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support for qbasic

              It would be cool if we can add qbasic programming in visual studio.

              "consol.qbasic"

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                0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • To have visualstyles creator support

                I like to have an option to create or program visualstyles for the taskbar using visual studio.

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                  0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add a reminder capability to the TFS code review workflow.

                  Often, when submitting a code review request the requested developers cannot immediately respond due to prior commitments. If the delay lasts more than a day or so, there is a real danger that the original request is lost in the noise.
                  Add functionality so that TFS will send out a reminder e.g.
                  "You were requested to perform a code review on mm/dd/yyyy. Please accept or decline this request as soon as practical>

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                  • CTRL R+E Field Encapsulation at cursor position

                    Revert back to method of formatting Field Encapsulation where inserted code is on line after cursor instead of end of file. In VS2015, I now have to go to the end of the file, select, cut, and go back to my insert position an paste. Makes the advantage of automatic field encapsulation worthless.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Hide Files/Folders in Solution Explorer

                      Please allow for exclusion of files and folders in the Solution Explorer. This is not exclusion from a project - I am using a website in my screenshot - but from the Solution Explorer view itself.

                      Having directories such as bower_components and node_modules present in the IDE doesn't serve a purpose but appears to take a toll on time when searching for files, opening the solution, etc.

                      9 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support Code Coverage and IntelliTest for Universal Windows

                        Since Universal Windows is the development platform for all Windows devices; it would extremely helpful if Visual Studio 2015 supported Code Coverage and IntelliTest for Universal Windows applications.

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • TFBuild 2015: Run sheduled build only when source has changed

                          In the new Team Foundation Build 2015 (https://msdn.microsoft.com/Library/vs/alm/Build/feature-overview) we can either add CI triggers that trigger a build with every check-in or we have the Scheduled triggers. It would be nice to have an option in the Scheduled Triggers that it only runs if there were changes since the last run (new ChangeSet).
                          We could use this since we build our Xamarin app with the new build server and publish it to the alpha track in the PlayStore, but we only want to do this once a day and only if there were changes since the last build.

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                          • Keeping tests close to the code by keeping a *.test file packaged with the *.cs file

                            I'm sure this has been suggested one way or the other but here goes anyway. How about adding a *.test file with a *.cs file packaged the same way WPF package a *.xaml and *.xaml.cs file together? That way your tests are close to the code

                            19 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Microsoft should replace the default practice of people

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                              replace notepad.exe with codepad.exe [a superlight weight visual studio]
                              wordpad.exe with a superlight MS word

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • make the html editor faster

                                the html editing is pure pain with large (1000+ rows) files. It is pure pain especially when debugging.

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Improve edit window scroll.

                                  Make it scroll horizontally when you hold SHIFT and scroll mousewheel

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                                  • Delete the entire soultion from Soution Exploprer

                                    I think it will be a nice touch if you allow us to delete the entire Solution with all projects inside if from Solution Explorer window.

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add support for LEFT/RIGHT/INNER/FULL/CROSS modifiers in linq JOIN expressions.

                                      In Linq/Entity framework, you transform LINQ statements into SQL. This is cool, because that way, I can have compile-time syntax/schema-checking in the SQL-statements I write. However, since there are no modifiers LEFT/RIGHT/INNER/FULL/CROSS, there's no user-friendly way to write LINQ/Entity SQL-statements. into ps from p in ps.DefaultIfEmpty() is not very intuitive, to say the least. If somebody sees this for the first time, it's absolutely not clear what this does. Furthermore, this makes writing complex expressions unnecessarely complicated. Why not just add support for left/right/inner/full/cross join ? That would make code a lot more maintainable. Having to write "from c in…

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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • contributions on msdn documentation

                                        It would be great to be able to contribute to the MSDN documentation. Often information is missing, or examples are just incorrect. Having the some way of accepting contributions from the community would really help improve the quality of the documentation. Way of contributing might be though GitHub or a wiki or something.

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                                          0 comments  ·  MSDN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add an option to increment Assembly File Version build and release fields ONLY on the TFS build server

                                          I would appreciate an option that increments the Assembly File Version on the TFS build server (that is to say for the official builds), but NOT on the developers' workstations.

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