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  1. Pragma option to disable IntelliSence

    A pragma option cound be added in C++ so Intellisence would not parse that part of the code until enabled.
    Option to exclude a whole file or VS folder.

    I use OpenCL and OpenGL languages and IntelliSence is not really helping with these files...

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support String Interpolation in Resources Project Items

      I think that it would greatly simplify internationalization efforts if Resources project items would support the notion of interpolation of values. This would build on the existing support for String resources by adding metadata to the RESX file format to describe the names and types of the expected values for the argument holes. The generated designer class would use that metadata to construct methods which would accept those values as arguments and use composite formatting to build the final string.

      For example, an interpolated String resource could be declared as follows:

      Name: Greetings
      Value: "Hello {name}!"

      When this String resource…

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        2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL) 2.0 built-in for android and windows store

        It would come in handy if there were a template for the windows store and android app that already included SDL 2.0 - Would definately help with the "cross-platform" idea

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          0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make horizontal scrolling controls work

          In every other editor and program I use on a daily basis, I can scroll horizontally easily and effectively using either a keyboard shortcut with my mouse, or touch controls on my laptops trackpad. Visual studio does not have this feature and it's super annoying. Please support it.

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            • Android virtual Device (AVD) Manager

              The Visual Studio 2015 IDE should highlight or support Android SDK (AVD and Android SDK Manager)

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • PerfTips and lambda EE for Windows Phone

                  Support PerfTips and lambda expressions in Watch for Windows Phone projects.

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                    1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Thank you for logging this suggestion!

                    For the PerfTips part – we have a bug tracking this issue internally to investigate what the problem could be.

                    For the new Expression Evaluation (being able to evaluate Lambdas) in Windows Phone – this is something we are currently working on and we are targeting one of our future releases. Once that is complete I will update this item to let you know!

                    Thanks,
                    Maria Ghiondea
                    Visual Studio Diagnostics

                  • Allow Business Intelligence (AS, IS and RS projects) to be exported as Project Templates

                    Visual Studio is a great tool to enforce frameworks and standard practices within a team/company. It would be nice to have the same feature which is as of writing only available to C#, Web and VB projects (documented) and Database Projects (tested) extended to BI project types.

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                      0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      • Visual Studio DropDownList with a drop list similar to a menu for category + subject selection

                        Visual Studio DropDownList with a drop list similar to a menu for category + subject selection

                        DropDownList
                        Category Sub-Category
                        subject

                        Book -> history -> World War I
                        | | World War 2
                        | Math -> Calculus

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                        • Add intellisence when working with WinJS

                          Add intellisence when working with WinJS (data-win... and data-win-options...)
                          like ng-...
                          it a shame to support data-ng-... and not support data-win-...

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Multi-Device Hybrid Apps configuration improvements

                            Some settings are not available for ui however persist when included in config.xml manually.

                            But in the case of tag, for example, there is the attribute "launch-external" not available in ui. When manually added is subscribed by ui.

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                              1 comment  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Test List Editor of VS 2010 is deprecated in VS2013

                              We need Test List editor. It was very very good feature.

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                              • unresolved references gives error when a view reference a system table in SQL

                                If u use a database project and create a view that references
                                sys.destination_data_spaces u well het an error while compiling!
                                The error is 'unresolved reference' but the view can be made in sql itself.

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                                • Multi format file processing in SSIS

                                  I came across file processing in SSIS where file header contained 3 columns while data contained 2 columns only corresponding to 2nd and 3rd header column.

                                  As I could not do file processing usin built in file source, I had to write .NET code to accomplish file loading.

                                  I then decided to work on a custom task built in .NET which will do following.

                                  1. Bowse a file

                                  Header Processing
                                  1. Ask for header rows
                                  2. Ask for header delimiter

                                  Data Processing
                                  1. Ask for delimiter

                                  Footer processing
                                  1. Ask for number of footer rows
                                  2. Ask for delimiter
                                  3.…

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                                    0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • directional window change hotkeys

                                    Directional focus switching, similar to the F1-cursor hotkeys in the old 'brief' text editor or "windmove" extention for emacs.
                                    allow hotkeys to move the focus spatially, e.g. to the subwindow left, right, above or below the current focus. include project/debug windows in this; also allow walking multiple frames when you reach the edge of your current main window

                                    http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/WindMove

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add multiple custom build steps for MSBuild projects

                                      I would like to add multiple custom build steps to a MSBuild project. For me, it's specifically a VC++ project. For example, I would like to do the following:

                                      <ItemDefinitionGroup>
                                      <CustomBuildStep>
                                      <Command>makecab.exe $(ProjectDir)main.cpp $(TargetName).cab</Command>
                                      <Outputs>$(TargetName).cab</Outputs>
                                      <Inputs>$(TargetFileName)</Inputs>
                                      </CustomBuildStep>

                                      <CustomBuildStep>
                                      <Command>SomeOtherApplication.exe SomeOtherUnrelatedInputFiles.in SomeOtherUnrelatedFileToTheOtherStep.out</Command>
                                      <Outputs>SomeOtherUnrelatedFileToTheOtherStep.out</Outputs>
                                      <Inputs>SomeOtherUnrelatedInputFiles.in</Inputs>
                                      </CustomBuildStep>

                                      </ItemDefinitionGroup>

                                      I know you can add multiple commands/targets/dependencies to a custom build. However, that does not work well when each of the steps are unrelated.

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                                      • Bring back hosting of Silverlight in ASP.NET MVC

                                        In previous versions of Visual Studio, there was an option to host Silverlight in an ASP.NET MVC application, however, it appears that option has been removed from Visual Studio 2013. It would be great if that option was added backed into the Visual Studio IDE to allow hosting Silverlight in ASP.NET MVC applications once more.

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                                          0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Ability to adjust fonts in Architecture Diagrams

                                          When creating UML Diagrams in Visual Studio 2013, you should be able to adjust the font size and re-position labels. There are a couple of workarounds being suggested in the internet like going to the options and setting it in the environment, but it says its only for new instances. You should be able to control this in a project specific setting and per-object setting.

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