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  1. Implement IntelliSense for T4 Templates

    Add coloring and intellsense suggestions to the T4 template editor

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support desktop Windows in Cross Platform C++ projects

      The Cross platform projects available in the 2015 preview are awesome. I love being able to develop my Android code in VS instead of a plain text editor.

      What would make them even better IMO is to extend the Shared Projects feature to support not-mobile platforms like say desktop Windows, instead of just Windows Phone.

      5 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Update WinForms Framework, by using DirectX instead of GDI+ and updating some of the controls

        WinForms is a technology that is still being heavily used for enterprise development, since it's fast, tested, reliable, and it enhances rapid development.
        Yet, Microsoft seems to have abandoned it in favor of WPF.
        I think that WinForms could and should be developed side by side with WPF. Microsoft should give it a little more love and update some of its core, migrating it from GDI+ to DirectX, or even offer them as an option to the developer.

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 4 votes
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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • open source Expression Design

            Expression Design is still used often by XAML developers to design assets for their applications. It is useful, but lacks some features that would make it a true competitor against Adobe Illustrator.

            Open sourcing the application would give developers like myself the opportunity to continue the development and make this great tool even better.

            13 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add support for Multiple parallel Console windows.

              It would be something like
              Console c = new Console();
              Console b = new Console():

              c.WriteLine("diagnostic output1");
              b.WriteLine("diagnostic output2");

              I assume they would be inherently on their own threads.

              7 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • The results in the Find Symbol Results should be sorted by line number

                The results of Find All References in the Find Symbol Results window should be sorted by file path alphabetically and by line number numerically. Currently the results of Find All References in the Find Symbol Results are sorted by file path and by the line number alphabetically.

                In Visual Studio 2014 Update 4 if you have three matches in a file at lines 8, 50, and 100, the results will be ordered 100, 50, 8 instead of 8, 50, 100.

                The current behavior makes navigating the results using the F8 and Shift F8 shortcut keys confusing because the cursor will…

                3 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make IntelliTest available to Visual Studio Premium

                  In Visual Studio 2015 IntelliTest are a fantastic idea!
                  Restricting it to Visual Studio Ultimate is not a good news. Please make it available to more users.

                  218 votes
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                    13 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add official support for Blend Extensions

                    Currently there is almost no documentation how to extend Blend. I have seen some examples in the wild which seem to be the result of reverseengeneering rather than beeing officialy supported. Some of the suggestions posted here could be easyly programmed by the community.

                    [Blend team response]
                    In addition to voting for this idea, please leave a comment letting us know what extensions you would like to use in Blend.

                    205 votes
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                      7 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow overriding built-in Code Analysis dictionary terms

                      We need the ability to override Code Analysis dictionary terms which are shipped out-of-the-box (C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Team Tools\Static Analysis Tools\FxCop\CustomDictionary.xml)

                      Otherwise, there is no way to get rid of CA1704 (IdentifiersShouldBeSpelledCorrectly) warnings for terms that are marked as unrecognized (e.g. "Multi") or compound (e.g. "Toolbar") in the built-in dictionary.

                      There is some discussion on Connect[1], but I refuse to accept the recommendation that we need to actually modify our Visual Studio installation files in order to be able to use certain words without CA complaining. This is not a practical solution for large teams.

                      I see two…

                      62 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Exclude Unit Tests from Release version by incorporating a switch to exclude objects with attributes such as [TestMethod].

                        The only strategy currently available is to write Unit Tests in a separate assembly. However, this does not facilitate Test Driven Design because of the absence of a "generate" function. Other cons to this approach are that the visibility of all tested objects have to be increased to "public", and there is no IDE check for syntactic compatibility between the test and tested object (which is essential for refactoring). A better approach would be to include the Unit Tests in the same assembly as the production code but, presently, there is no way to exclude the Unit Tests from the…

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Recheck web essentials conflitcs.

                          Hi.
                          I was trying to send a bug but vs did not allow me to do.
                          Here is the situation in html editing.

                          Before installing Web Essentials I can type a and press tab to get a with href and I can use tab to navigate in editable areas in template as usual.

                          But after installing Web Essentials and try to use same zen codeing is overriding. It s ok while I want zen coding but after expanding the zen code with tab and getting the html, tab key does not navigate in editable areas.

                          Thx :)

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • An easy way to compress LOH

                            If CLR always alloc large objects at the beginning of a memory page,then the large object heap(LOH) can be compressed without much cost: CLR can compress LOH by modifying page table and TLB instead of copying data.

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                              2 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • AttachTo for Visual Studio 2013+

                              It was amazing extension/button - "Attach to IIS".

                              Make a button, for each working AppPool.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Isn't it will be nice if there is reactor for converting if statements to switch case ?

                                  Here are if conditions ...

                                  if (questionType == Enums.QuestionType.multiradio)
                                  {
                                  answeredQuestion = answeredQuestions.Where(a => a.TemplateQuestionID == schema.templateQuestionId && (a.QuestionOptionID.HasValue && a.QuestionOptionID != 0)).FirstOrDefault();
                                  }
                                  else if (questionType == Enums.QuestionType.select)
                                  {
                                  answeredQuestion = answeredQuestions.Where(a => a.TemplateQuestionID == schema.templateQuestionId && (a.QuestionOptionID.HasValue && a.QuestionOptionID != 0)).FirstOrDefault();
                                  }
                                  else
                                  {
                                  answeredQuestion = answeredQuestions.Where(a => a.TemplateQuestionID == schema.templateQuestionId && (!a.QuestionOptionID.HasValue || a.QuestionOptionID.Value == schema.answerOptionId)).FirstOrDefault();
                                  }

                                  Here is switch ...

                                  switch (questionType)
                                  {
                                  case Enums.QuestionType.multiradio:
                                  answeredQuestion = answeredQuestions.FirstOrDefault(a => a.TemplateQuestionID == schema.templateQuestionId && (a.QuestionOptionID.HasValue && a.QuestionOptionID != 0));
                                  break;
                                  case Enums.QuestionType.@select:
                                  answeredQuestion = answeredQuestions.FirstOrDefault(a => a.TemplateQuestionID == schema.templateQuestionId && (a.QuestionOptionID.HasValue && a.QuestionOptionID != 0));
                                  break;
                                  default: …

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Don't break hardlink

                                    There is a patch for VS2005 (KB945993): "The hard link of a file is destroyed if you use Visual Studio 2005 to open and to modify either the original file or the hard link".

                                    VS2013 has the same symptoms, but seems no patch.

                                    Could it be fixed for VS2013 and later versions?
                                    Or "saving a file by replacing it" and "exposing it to the end user" is "by design"?

                                    28 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Use fuzzy search for autocomplete suggestions

                                      By 'fuzzy', I mean a search that matches whenever every character of the search string is present in order. Sublime Text does this, and it's amazingly effective at letting you pare down a long list of suggestions to the one you want with a minimum of keystrokes and thought, particularly in situations when there are many items that share a common long prefix. This would be particularly useful in the Navigate To search and the code editor autocompleter, but I would encourage using it in every search suggester/autocompleter in VS.

                                      For example, searching for 'alpdoone':

                                      (...100 similar options...)
                                      AnnoyinglyLongLibraryPrefixDoThingOne() //…

                                      18 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • try to load 7zip source Build.mak...

                                        try to load 7zip source Build.mak...

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