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  1. clearly state if users will be able to use visual studio 2015 on a computer with no internet access.

    I have heard that visual studio 2015 will require the user to sign in every time when used.

    Is this true? It seems like a terrible idea as it would effectively prevent anyone from using the software if they don't have internet access/when travelling etc...

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      0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add a fuction for controlling casing in snippets

      Please consider adding the ability to control casing (upper or lower) for code generated by a snippet.

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • compare local files option

        add an easy way to compare two local files, like in visual studio code, instead of command prompt

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        • is it possible to add Favorite option in TFS Source Controller Explorer. Because each time i need to browser and locate my project.

          is it possible to add Favorite option in TFS Source Controller Explorer. Because each time i need to browser and locate my project. I think, If you implement this, its saving time. Thanks

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          • Support for changing custom performance counter sample interval in Application Insights

            When exploring custom performance counters in Application Insights , the sample interval is by default 1 second, should there be a way to customize this in ApplicationInsights.config?

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            • Property setter value modifier

              add support for changing property input.

              like this:

              public string property { get{....}, private int set{....}}

              This property takes int (value type is int). but returns string.

              then we dont have to do some logic(ex: converting) outside property.

              thanks

              6 votes
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              • Add Singleton generic classes to the core library.

                I'm sure this has been suggested in other places, but I use this so much that it may be worth adding to the library. See the enclosed file for an example.

                Basically, it is a proposal for a SingletonType<T,TClass> and SingletonTypeThreadSafe<T,TClass> to be part of the core library. It uses Lazy<T> as a mechanism.

                Note, it doesn't cover all the thread modes. But, given this code is probably implemented over and over again, having it in the core library would be a great way to reduce custom code while ensuring a proper singleton in C# in the face of threading,…

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Bold Days with Activity in Team Room's Calendar Navigation

                  In Visual Studio Online when navigating through a team room using the calendar your unable to see at a glance which days have activity (image attached). So increase the font-weight on days with activity and decrease the font-weight on days without activity.

                  Might take it a step further modify the day's font-weight based on the amount of activity. No activity would be very light, some activity heavier and a lot of activity even heavier font-weight.

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                  • show a single listing of all pull requests I am a part of

                    It is important to our workflow to have a listing of pull requests we are a part of, similar to the Code Reviews section of the Team Explorer - My Work pane in Visual Studio for TFS.

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                    • 5 votes
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                      • Have VS calculated dependencies respect <ProjectReference/>s generated by MSBuild Targets during BeforeResolveReferences

                        https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms171468.aspx “Within Visual Studio, the solution file and project build ordering are controlled by Visual Studio itself.”

                        Because MSBuild targets are much easier to develop and customize than VS Extensions, and VS is merely an IDE, it should respect customizations to the build process that MSBuild respects.

                        In my case, I have MSBuild targets that can dynamically discover optional projects. I can have an MSBuild target run at BeforeResolveReferences and create ProjectReference items dynamically. MSBuild respects these and automatically builds and copies the optional projects and their dependencies no differently from if I had manually altered the .csproj to contain…

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                        • Support custom JavaScript reference groups

                          I work on a lot of different projects (not doing nearly the same thing over and over). It would be helpful to me to be able to define my own JS reference groups for intellisense.

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                          • Add git notes to commit after build to include build number and status

                            When a build has completed, it would be nice to add a git note (see http://git-scm.com/docs/git-notes) to include short information about the build. I suggest the build number and the build status.

                            Then when you look at git history (git log) it will also show information about build status and build number.

                            45 votes
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                            • Leave client to choose programming languages to install

                              For example I am a C# programmer, I don't want to install Visual Basic, F#, JavaScript and other.
                              You can implement the option to add some language if I'll need it after VS install.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • var null initialize

                                I write code like so:

                                string newFishName = null;

                                or

                                var newFishName = (string)null;

                                because I can't write

                                var newFishName = String.null;

                                yet I can write

                                var newFishName = String.Empty;

                                I know it's just a syntactic thing, but for consistency

                                var newFishName = String.null;

                                might look better?

                                4 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Fix Download Agent display bug

                                  Hello,

                                  When you need to download an build agent, the download link is hidded. The user need to resize left pan in /tfs/_admin/_AgentPool#poolId=2&_a=agents

                                  I suggest to use a minimal with for the pan or allow wrap to always see the link.

                                  Best regards

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                                  • support the Inline method

                                    the C++ has the inline keyword to make some method copied and pasted to another method.
                                    why the C# language does not contains such a feature.

                                    the benifits of that could be increasing the performace without changing the good parctice of coding (like seperation of concernces)

                                    you can make a some restrictions for the method which marked as inline like:
                                    1 - make them as static method
                                    2- restrict the lenght of the method to maximum of 3 statements of code.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      • TFS plugin for Eclipse 4.4

                                        A number of embedded IDEs for example ALTERA have moved on to Eclipse 4.4 - the TFS plug-in is currently not compatible with Eclipse 4.4 which means developer experience is sub-optimal with TFS source control. Please add support for Eclipse 4.4

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                                        • Allow to set themes, syntax highlighting, and colors per file type.

                                          Sublime Text and Notepad++ both allow for changing the background, syntax highlights, and other colors based on the file type. Normally, I have several tabs open displaying html, css, and js files. It is nice to have a different color experience per file type.

                                          Thank you for considering my suggestion.

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