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  1. move Collapse all and Show all files apart in Solution Explorer

    It's frustratingly easy to hit the wrong button for "Collapse All" when you want to "Show All Files".

    The icons are not visually distinct from each other, and they're located in close proximity to each other.

    Perhaps move them apart or replace one the icons?

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      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Option to add a space comments in multi-line comment

      By default, when you perform a multi-line comment there is no space inserted between the comment characters and the characters you are commenting-out. Those lines then cause StyleCop (others?) to warn because it's generally consider good practice to put a space after the comment characters. This requires the developer to multi-line select to insert the space, which is cumbersome.

      //Visual Studio does thos
      // Instead of this

      See here for more details:
      https://stackoverflow.com/questions/14027598/how-to-comment-multiple-lines-with-space-or-indent

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        1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add a SplitButton control to WPF

        All free SplitButton controls I checked so far seem to lack in one way or another. Please add a SplitButton control that looks and acts like a standard control. It should both allow to act like a button (clicking on main body and dropdown arrow open a dropdown) and like an actual split button, where clicking on the main body executes a command and clicking on the arrow opens a dropdown button.

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          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support multiple bug work item types

          Given a TFS installation where multiple work item types exist in TFS for bugs (eg in order to support different flows), it should be possible to create these different types from MTM, instead of just 1 bug type.

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            1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Ability to hide collections or team project for some particular users

            If possible, I would like to hide whole collection or a team project in the collection that they not be visible for some users.
            It is doable or not.. and how can I achieve this ?

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            • Stylus support

              It would be nice to have stylus css pre-processor syntax highlighting and all those other nifty things.

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                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add the ability to configure Service Windows in Application Insights

                Please add the ability to configure service windows in AppInsights Alerting. We provide some services to customers in timeframes that are not 24/7, for example 10x7 or 8x5 (Business Hours). I would like to supress alerts that occur outside these services windows and provide uptime reports for our services within those service windows.

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                  0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Haskell support in Visual Studio

                  First-class support for Haskell is what I like to see, with syntax highlight, intelisense and debugging.

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                    1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support for Class Debugging

                    Sometimes, it's had to determine the breakpoint in a specific method, however we know at somepoint in a class the code will be going through. Having a support for class debugging will automatically detect the first line of the first method being executed, which will allow us quickly understand/debug code flow without knowing much details of the code.

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                      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add IntelliTrace support for Windows 10 universal applications

                      Add IntelliTrace support for Windows 10 universal applications

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                        0 comments  ·  IntelliTrace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Autorefresh

                        It would be nice to have the dashboard autorefresh so that we can see real time data in real time without having to manually interact with it.

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                          0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add .NET and JVM support for the Java Language

                          I would like to see full support for the Java programming language in Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition. The language would be able to target either the Java Virtual Machine or the .NET Runtime. By default IIS would provide support for web applications and services developed in Java that target either runtimes.

                          Visual Studio is by far the best IDE let down by the fact that it does not support Java 100%. You was almost there with J# which was great. I was disappointed when you dropped support for J#.

                          JetBrains IntelliJ is a very good Java IDE, and I…

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                            1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Provide a Silverlight 5 to HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript 6 Conversion Tool

                            I work for a company that develops dyslexia screening assessments in Silverlight and VB.NET. We are looking to support multiple operating systems including Windows, MAC OS X, Linux, and Android as part of our future projects that are on the horizon. Also we are looking to provide support for desktops, laptops, servers, tablets, and possibly phones.

                            To leverage our existing investment in Silverlight 5 and VB.NET, it would be very useful and a big time saver to have a tool within Visual Studio that would take a Silverlight Application or Class Library, and convert them to pure mobile-ready responsive HTML5,…

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                              0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow conditional formatting for WIT templates (TFS)

                              We have a wit template that has a "billable" field - If the value is yes I would like to highlight it, bold it, etc. Is conditional formatting available? This would bring the developers attention to the field and log their time accordingly.

                              I am logging here as I was encouraged to by way of a forum post : https://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/918e1abf-ff6e-42f5-ba82-bee052cb3989/conditional-formatting-on-a-field-value?forum=tfsprocess

                              Thanks in advance,
                              John

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                              • allow a developer to select how wide they want each column to be in the IDE Navigator

                                I have problems with long file names being truncated in the IDE Navigator (ctrl-tab) in visual studio. Most developer wide screen monitors have plenty of spac to make those columns wider.

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                                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Re-open the "Bring back Classic Visual Basic" suggestion for VB6 Programming

                                  The "Bring back Classic Visual Basic" suggestion
                                  http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3440221-bring-back-classic-visual-basic-an-improved-versi
                                  should be re-opened to allow voting.

                                  It has twice been closed, but it was closed without going to review, which is against Microsoft UserVoice policy.

                                  And this suggestion is by far the most popular on UserVoice judging by the number of comments (over 4300).

                                  Clearly this issue won't go away, closing this suggestion doesn't close down the demand for VB6 Programming.

                                  Remember, you claim this site is for "This site is for suggestions and ideas" - yet you close down suggestions you don't like.

                                  Open the suggestion, and allow voting .

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                                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Offer Sketchflow with all versions of Visual Studio or the option to purchase the product

                                    Offer SketchFlow with all versions of Visual Studio or the option to purchase the product

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                                    • Application Insights alert rule custom events

                                      Provide a system to define an alert rule into Application Insights base on Custom Events and/or custom properties.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add support for description lists (aks definition lists) in VSO Markdown

                                        Add support for rendering description lists (in either the <dl> style or the colon style - both described here: http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/72395/is-it-possible-to-have-definition-lists-in-markdown) when rendering a markdown on Visual Studio Online (e.g. in a readme.md)

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                                        • If Microsoft want more developers

                                          Make Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN free of charge.

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                                            2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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