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  1. Add Reference should mark unsupported Assemblys

    When I have a Store project you could show desktop Assemblys in gray.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add a short-cut key to show / hide code lens indicators

      Code lens indicators are great when you need them, but add a significant amount of visual noise when you are not specifically looking for the information they provide. It would be great if you could just hit a short-cut key to toggle between showing and hiding them so that they are visible when you need them and hidden when you don't.

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Retain Object Instance After Debug Ends

        Many times when debugging code which utilises 3rd party API's its usefull to look at the structure and values in a return object.

        My suggestion is the ability to retain a copy of a watch variable at a specific time in execution so you can browse the object and data as you do in the watch window after debugging has finished.

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          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Improve outlining expansion on collapsible members with multiple header lines

          Given a collapsible namespace or class member having it's header span multiple lines. The cursor then needs to be in the last line of the header in order to be able to toggle the outlining expansion of the member.

          If you call the toggle outlining expansion command on any other header line, you will toggle the outlining expansion of the enclosing scope, which is counter-intuitive in some way. Instead, it should toggle the members body.

          Example:
          1: private TypeWithVeryLongName MethodWithVeryLongName(
          2: int andThenSomeArgumentWithVeryLongName,
          3: int and evenAnArgumentMore {
          4: // this body should be collapsed when toggling outlining expansion on…

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            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Bring also Bower, Grunt love to Apache Cordova Apps

            As in aspnet 5 web projects, it would be nice to have bower, grunt, npm working inside the apache cordova apps.

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              0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Regard #regions for member listing in the solution explorer

              In the solution explorer, under each file, you get a listing of all classes and members in that file. The class members are sorted by their occurence in the file, not alphabetically. For long classes with many methods, I usually use #regions to group them by category. Now the long members list is a bit useless in that order if I can't take advantage of my #regions here. So the region names should be either displayed as separators, or even better, as a separate tree level to expand regions individually. The regions should of course also be sorted as they…

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                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add 'Blend with Light Editor' theme

                Please add an extra theme ‘Blend with light code window’. It will make reading my code (C# and XAML) so much easier for me. I don’t want to use the Light theme because then I don’t see the difference between Visual Studio and Blend. I have Photoshopped an example of what I want.

                Maybe you can support the 'Color Theme Extension' for VS2015 and Blend 2015 too, see https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/9e08e5d3-6eb4-4e73-a045-6ea2a5cbdabe

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                  0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • spell check properties and method

                  It would be great to have an english spell checker for property and method names (that works with camel-case words) - this would help us non-native english speakers a lot (code has to be in english, no matter your mother tongue). Spelling mistakes introduced in public APIs are hard to get rid of.

                  for example:
                  Desktop getDekstop() //should be viod getDesktop)
                  PropertyBag generateProperityBag() // should be generatePropertyBag

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                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • support localization in "new format string"

                    With C#, it should be possible to use "Hello \{Firstname} \{Lastname}" instead of string.Format("Hello {0} {1}", Firstname, Lastname);

                    The change is welcome, but it does not support localization of text messages as I can see. How would you put the string in a ResX?

                    If the string is not localizable, then I do not see the point. The developers ought to know the correct syntax. That syntax would be great for translators.

                    Since there is now a "nameof" operator, is there a chance that string.Format will accept such named paramters as well?

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                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add more detail to Visual Studio installation choices

                      Visual Studio installations even up to 2003 were very granular and allowed developers to select exactly what they wanted on their systems. However, since around 2008, Visual Studio installers have been non-permissive and installs pretty much everything in the bundle whether or not someone wants the features. The install / studio also opens up a whole bunch of ports in the Firewall, without even asking if the user is interested in those features (consider Remote Debugging).

                      Bring back granularity in the Visual Studio component install. Okay, may not be all the way back to the levels of VS 6.0 (which…

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                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Lightswitch HTML Client - An option in the data designer to not allow external access to a table

                        when a user logs in, there are now allowed to do external service calls ( http://www.domain.com/LSProject/database.svc/Orders ) this should be the exception not the rule. Usually, data is locked down and released as needed, LS releases the data and locks it down as needed.
                        i even understand using https so you cannot see the data, filtering etc. but it just should not be where you have to code a few days more just to lock down data from external forces when you dont even intend for this data to be used externally. PLUS, you have to lock down this data…

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • SSIS "Union Distinct" option

                          In SSIS, Data Flow tab, we need a component to Union from multiple Flatflies, but make the output DISTINCT before insertion into a database table. I currently have to jump through some extra custom hoops to make this happen.

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                            0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support //# sourceURL in in the JS debugger

                            Adding support for the source maps feature sourceURL would enable code that is dynamically loaded via eval to be bound to the file it originated from. This would enable setting breakpoints in the JS file and having them bind automatically rather than having to find the script in the "eval code" document and set the breakpoint there every time you reconnect the debugger.

                            Originated from Stack Overflow feedback: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/26939271/how-to-debug-javascript-in-visual-studio-2013/26980686#comment42504289_26980686

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add tools in Visual Studio online for collaboration with translators

                              I don’t really know how it should work but it would be nice to use Visual Studio Online to work with translators. They should have access to some great tool with a database to strings to my applications. And then it should be possible to generate resource files from this database. Or something like that :-). Again, not really sure how it would work but Visual Studio Online feels like a natural place for this.

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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Restore normal settings to fix the menus

                                How about something to restore the standard menus and tool bar, for an easy fix when the entire Build menu disappears.

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                                  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Expander.ButtonStyle that applies to the toggle button only

                                    In this way I don't have to write so much code if I want to set the tooltip of the toggle button or it's template.
                                    Take a look here to understand what I mean: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/250788/how-to-modify-expander-button-background-only-wpf

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