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      0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • ... allow entries in the watch window to be moved up and down

      I sometimes just want to re-order the expressions/variables in a watch window when I'm debugging so they make logical sense (to me at least) as I step through code. It'd be great to have little up/down arrows so I can quickly re-order the variables. Debugging is hard enough!

      Many thanks

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        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • "go to line window" not a blocking dialog , bigger , darker , and change target file when i change files in the IDE

        I need the "goto line dialog" to be a non blocking dialog , bigger , darker , and change target file when i change files in the IDE

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add support for __STDC_IEC_559_COMPLEX__

          As far as I can tell complex numbers are not supported in Visual C. I understand that support for complex numbers in C99 and C11 is optional but I would really like you to implement them. I started using VC after it introduced C99 and I am really enjoying it. However, I am forced to switch to mingw - which is a great tool-chain but not as convenient for a student as VC- every time I need to use complex numbers.

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            0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Simple one, the dark theme's highlighted lines are not in contrast enough to find easily.

            When I click on an object in the display, and it highlights the object in the xaml code while using the dark theme, I can barely find the highlighted line, because the contrast between highlighted and not highlighted is very faint. I proposed a more bold highlight.

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              0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Create VSTS work items from within Slack

              Quite often during a conversation in our Slack team room, we'll have an idea for a feature or some other work that is a candidate for a future sprint, and it would very cool if we could create a work item and put it in the backlog for the default team project right from chat.

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                0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide a debug feature to show code-behind usage for a particular UI interaction

                I'm currently working on a complicated legacy application with many forms, tabs and UI elements. Sometimes I notice a problem when interacting with the UI and want to debug the code-behind. Unfortunately, it's often very difficult to figure out from the visual representation which of the many controls in the application is actually the relevant one and therefore which code is being executed so that I can set a breakpoint. It would be extremely useful if VS provided some kind of tracing tool that could be set to trigger on the next UI interaction (e.g mouse-down) that would automatically capture/sample…

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                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow filter by username in TFS history

                  When viewing TFS history from Source Control Explorer, it would be nice if I could filter on user.
                  Also for extra bonus points it would be really nice if I could search for keywords in the checkin comment.

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                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Provide a blog post on compiling for Android and iOS architectures in Visual Studio

                      Apple requires apps to support 32 and 64 bit. When building a static library It's not clear how to do this. Is it compile for ARM and ARM64 then use lipo on the Mac to combine the files, or does VS support some other way?

                      If I want to compile a Android dynamic library for armeabi, armeabi-v7a, armeabi-v8a using VS how do I do this? Is it possible?

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                        0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add Task List filter/sort/search option to Task List window

                        When working on large projects, I use a custom set of Task List Tokens to leave clear and concise in-line notation making it easier to identify tasks by category, subcategory and priority as follows:

                        // {Token} | {Category} | {Sub-category}: {Description}

                        example:

                        // TODO | REFINE: add detailed exception message

                        // REVIEW | IMPL: ensure accuracy in edge-cases

                        // BUG | CRITICAL: marshalling error

                        etc, etc...

                        It would be great to be able to sort/filter/search these in the Task List window for very large projects.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • put the Refactoring menu back in context-menu

                          I REALLY dislike that the Refactoring menu options have been moved from the right-click context menu into the new 'quick actions' thing.

                          It moved something that was already easy to access into something that is awkward to use.
                          It is awkward to use the Quick Actions from the context menu because the Quick Actions opens in a different menu structure, with a different screen alignment and visual style.
                          So you open a menu to open a different menu to be able to access the action that used to be on the first menu!

                          I don't mind how the quick actions…

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Static execution path analysis

                            It would be greate to have a way to analyze how a line of code can be executed. Currently, I'm doing it manually, which is a real PITA and I think that an automated solution should be available. My steps as of now are:

                            1. Use the Call Hierarchy to determine where a function is being called from. If this is a constructor, this may not work as it doesn't seem to detect this as a function, in which case I have to find in Current Project with Match Case, Match Whole Word, Use Regular Expressions, something like <class-name>\s+[a-zA-Z_][a-zA-Z0-9_]*|new\s+<class-name>, which…

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                              2 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              • 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 →
                                • Bases de datos en red

                                  Buenos días,

                                  Estoy desarrollando una aplicación con Visual Estudio 2015 en una unidad de red creando Bases de datos SQL Express (.mdf) en el directorio del proyecto (es una unidad de red en un servidor). El problema me ha surgido cuando he actualizado el motor de la base de datos a SQL Server Express 2008. Desde entonces cuando quiero acceder a las bases de datos me produce un error en el que indica que el archivo mdf se encuentra en una unidad de red no permitida para archivos de base de datos. ¿Porque me sale este error ahora? ¿Cómo lo…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow XAML designer remember Device Template (resolution) and Split mode settings per document.

                                      When creating UWP apps, and having multiple XAML documents device specific it would be great to let Visual Studio to remember if a given file was last set to Phone, Desktop or Tablet as well as if the split mode with code is on Vertical or Horizontal.

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                                        0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Visual Basic 6 clone...

                                        Produce an updated version of Visual Basic 6 - a version free from the ridiculousness and bloat-ware that is called the .NET platform... one that fully compiles its programs without need for a separate runtime. If Microsoft won't update VB6, why not sell it to a company that will, or make it open source? The answer is simple. Selling VB6 to another company or making it open source will make it a competitor to VB.NET, and you don't want that because Microsoft knows an updated version of VB6 would blow the doors off of VB.NET, and you are purposely using…

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                                          11 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  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 →
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