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  1. Enable locking of guides.

    Guides interfere with the design surface when dragging or resizing items. The only way seems to hide them which makes them rather useless.

    21 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Move Collapsed Sections and Regions

      It would be really nice to be able to move around collapsed sections, without them re-expanding. This would allow ordering things after writing code, to keep things in a more logical flow.

      3 votes
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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add info about thread being forground or background in the Threads window

        Customer External

        I'd like to know whether a thread is a forground or background thread.

        Yesterday, I had an issue in another application that wouldn't terminate on its own in the debugger. I thought that there must be a non-background thread running somewhere, but all threads had "worker thread" in the threads window. That was very misleading, because one of them in fact didn't have IsBackground set to true. And that was the problem. I could only find out by setting a breakpoint in that thread and query Thread.CurrentThread.IsBackground in the immediate window.

        Since the background status of a thread…

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          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Highlight for/foreach loop that pertains to the break/continue statement the cursor is on

          It'd be great when you put your text cursor over a break/continue statement for it to highlight the loop that it'll apply to.

          Akin to matching curly braces, this would be useful to aid in understanding program flow when statements can be nested and buried in a few different structures.

          Thanks!

          2 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Android Emulator available standalone and not bundled with Visual Studio

            external user:
            I wish the @VisualStudio Android Emulator was available standalone and not bundled with VS2015 preview...

            6 votes
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              0 comments  ·  VS Android Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Feature-testing recommendations for C++

              I suggest the establishment of macros that indicate the features already implemented.

              Feature-testing recommendations for C++
              http://www.open-std.org/jtc1/sc22/wg21/docs/papers/2013/n3745

              Example:

              The GCC 4.9.2 already have these macros in "gcc-4.9.2\libstdc++-v3\include\bits\unique_ptr.h":

              #if __cplusplus > 201103L

              #define __cpp_lib_make_unique 201304

              template<typename _Tp>
              struct _MakeUniq
              { typedef unique_ptr<_Tp> __single_object; };

              template<typename _Tp>
              struct _MakeUniq<_Tp[]>
              { typedef unique_ptr<_Tp[]> __array; };

              template<typename _Tp, size_t _Bound>
              struct _MakeUniq<_Tp[_Bound]>
              { struct __invalid_type { }; };

              /// std::make_unique for single objects
              template<typename _Tp, typename... _Args>
              inline typename _MakeUniq<_Tp>::__single_object
              make_unique(_Args&&... __args)
              { return unique_ptr<_Tp>(new _Tp(std::forward<_Args>(__args)...)); }

              /// std::make_unique for arrays of unknown bound
              template<typename _Tp>
              inline typename _MakeUniq<_Tp>::__array
              make_unique(size_t __num)
              { return unique_ptr<_Tp>(new…

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support the -Loopback token in proxy bypass lists

                  The .NET Framework is currently hardcoded to bypass the proxy for traffic destined to localhost/127.0.0.1/::1. This makes sense in general, but greatly complicates debugging with Fiddler or other proxies.

                  In 2011, this problem was fixed in WinINET and WinHTTP with the introduction of the "minus-loopback" token in proxy bypass lists. When <-loopback> is present, the client should not bypass the proxy for local addresses.

                  See http://blogs.msdn.com/b/fiddler/archive/2011/02/10/fiddler-is-better-with-internet-explorer-9.aspx for more detail.

                  59 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Squash commits in Git using Visual Studio

                    It would be nice, if we can combine (squash) multiple commits directly from Visual Studio.

                    6 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make the TestResults in MTM searchable workitems in TFS

                      Make the TestResults in MTM searchable workitems in TFS

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                        1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Floating tab as normal window

                        Make behavior of floating tab like a normal window to be separately minimized from main VS window.

                        3 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Explain what is "default image"

                          The verification of Windows App Store failed with one of this message: "Image file snalllogo.png is a default image"

                          I think it is good to explain what is "default image".

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                            1 comment  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Enable compression for data transfer over HTTP protocol

                            If the Drop Location Access option for the remote server is set to “Through Release Management Server over HTTP(S)” the data transfer rate decreases substantially if the amount of files, to be transferred, is high. I assume that the transfer via HTTP works without compression and the files are streamed one by one. To speed-up deployments it might be good to compress all files to one and after that stream it over HTTP.

                            16 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Colour code // TODO: comments with different colour from usual comments

                              Colour code // TODO: comments with different colour from normal comments. Instead of green, make it blue or red etc so it stands out more and can be distinguished quickly while scrolling.

                              6 votes
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                              • Add multi line text input for parameters in MTM and tfs online within a test case

                                Hi, I would like to have the ability to use alt and enter to move to a new line (like you can in test steps) within a test case. This would make the test case a lot more readable.

                                6 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Stop Building When The First Error Occurs

                                  We have lots of projects in our solution. It would be extremely helpful for Visual Studio to stop building the rest of the projects in the solution when a project errors. Otherwise we have to sit there and wait for the other projects which reference the project that failed to finish compiling. Those projects create errors about missing dependencies. The extra errors are a waste of time to look through. I would just like it to stop on the first error.

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Gated Check In for Visual Studio Online for Git Projects

                                    I want a gated check in , a build to trigger when push is made on a certain branch or when pull request is created

                                    13 votes
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                                    • Add access modifiers in interface

                                      I think we need a posibility to add access modifier to interface method or property so we will be able to write something like

                                      interface ITest
                                      {
                                      string Name { get; private set; }

                                      private void DoSomething();
                                      }

                                      Even if it is not possible with methods, it is possible with properties, i am sure

                                      6 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add constructor to interface

                                        I think we need a posibility to add constructor in interface. I am very curious, why this simple feature isn't implemented yet. Why can't i write something like

                                        interface ITest
                                        {
                                        ITest(string s);
                                        }

                                        So all inherited classes will need to implement constructor that will take string as parameter

                                        4 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide a keyword to restrict accessing a member function if the calling class does not implements specific interface in .Net (C#)

                                          Provide a keyword to restrict accessing a member function if the calling class does not implements specific interface in .Net (C#)

                                          For example:
                                          The class which implements IProfessor only can access IStudent.SetGrade method. If other class try to access, then Compiler should show error.

                                          7 votes
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