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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Review IDE after that fxcopcmd builds a big xml file (50MB o great) from analysis code tool, IDE becomes freeze during loading on error pane

      During running a code analysis tool from a big project, sometimes it's generated a big xml file (50MB or greater). VS IDE becomes freeze during the xml loading into the error pane, and, it's required to kill VS in order to get the control again. I recommend to review this mechanism, in order to avoid to use other alternatives (command line).

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Improve IntelliSense/Refactoring for C++

        Visual Studio is still missing a lot of features for C++. This requires a lot of developers and companies to depend on external tools like ReSharper or Visual Assist.

        Things that should be improved include:

        1. Refactoring tools: Visual Studio in my opinion does not offer a lot of useful refactoring tools for C++. ReSharper did this right.

        2. IntelliSense speed: In large projects, IntelliSense is not a big help at all. Having to wait several seconds till a file gets analysed or IntelliSense suggestions show up, makes IntelliSense nearly unuseable in these scenarios.

        3. Code Analysis: It would be…

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Code Coverage report should group nested classes just like namespaces.

          When we run code coverage analysis, the resulting report groups namespaces but not nested classes. I believe it would be better if it also groups nested classes as well. For example all lambda expressions in a class, the compiler generates a hidden class in the background. Treating these hidden classes as separate item in code coverage analysis report is ugly. Also at times we use nested classes treating parent class like a module, similar to namespaces. It would be good to group these ones under the parent class.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Spell check the comment field of pending changes within team explorer

            Please add a spell check option to the Comment field of pending changes within team explorer. It would save some embarrassing check-in comment mistakes.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Shift bookmarks with the code text after merging or getting latest version from TFS

              If the code changes behind the editor from merging or getting latest version from TFS, bookmarks are being kept on the same line regardless of the original code line, which has been shifted according to the code modification. I have to rearrange the bookmarks again ie. at the beginning of the method or so. It would be nice to shift fthe bookmarks (and the break points) with the origina code if it is possible.

              Regards,
              Petr

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make Visual Studio as UAP

                Do you have a plan to transfer Visual Studio to UAP?
                Is it real with Project Centennial?

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

                  Hi – thanks for your idea. The Universal Windows Platform doesn’t presently offer the features that you’d need to build a developer tool as rich as Visual Studio. Many of the features we need, including Hyper-V (for device emulation) and debugging support are by design not available in the sandbox provided by UWP. We will continue to revisit deployment options and work with the Windows team to help inform their own packaging decisions.

                  Appreciate your feedback!

                  Tim Sneath | Visual Studio Team

                • Make a clean build when submitting apps to the store

                  Please always perform a clean build when making app store packages of the app. Or at least provide such option.
                  From my experience, this behavior should be at least opt-out if not mandatory.

                  Thanks.

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                    0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Could you please provide an option to set a default for intellisense mode?

                    I would like to be able to set Suggestion mode as the default in Visual Studio. Right now, every time I start VS it's in Completion mode by default.
                    I know that I can change the behavior with Edit -> IntelliSense -> Toggle Completion Mode, or with the shortcut ctrl + alt + space, but I really think that Suggestion mode is always better for me, and I would like that to be the default.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Resolving GIT merge conflicts should auto commit

                      After resolving all merge conflicts VS should suggest to create a new commit.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • updating products and extensions is a pain

                          When updates are available, they're listed in notifications, then I click one to open the extensions and updates window, then I click update on one, it downloads, usually requires me to go back to visual studio to quit it, wait for the install, ren-open visual studio and start the whole thing over again. if there's many updates this is very tedious.

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                            0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add IntelliTrace support for async ADO.NET events

                            IntelliTrace currently does not collect events for async ADO.NET calls

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                              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Improve WPF performance

                              I have a high end PC and still WPF is not always fluent. Just compare it with QT 4.6 QML (Declarative UI) it is sooo FAST!

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                                11 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • File Dialog

                                It's impossible to position at a precised point the OpenFileDialog and SaveFileDialog of WinForm Control on the desktop. The (X,Y) position property doesn't existent and it's cannot be computed clearly.
                                Example:
                                openFileDialog1.Left=...
                                openFileDialog1.Top=...
                                or to be centered on screen or on the parent(application)

                                Please, make them localisable !

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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • When doing a Quick Action to move the method to cpp, make sure order of methods stays the same as in header file.

                                  This currently does not work for the first method to get its implementation into the cpp file, instead it ends up last in the file. This causes alot of extra manual work.

                                  Obviuously you should loose the inline when moving the implementation to a cpp file, but I assume this is on the list...

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                                    1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Option to generate XML documentation on a single line by default

                                    Under Tools->Options->Text Editor->C#->Advanced we have the option "Generate XML documentation comments for ///". When you do this, you get

                                    /// <summary>
                                    /// |
                                    /// </summary>

                                    (where '|' represents where the cursor is).

                                    More often than not, I want this all on a single line, so I have to press

                                    (shift+ home, home), backspace, backspace, delete

                                    and then I'm left with what I want:

                                    /// <summary>|</summary>

                                    It would be nice is VS offered the option to generate my XML comments on a single line by default. This could be either right next to the "Generate XML documentation comments for ///" check…

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Leave // comment in header flie when moving implementation to source file.

                                      Currently the comment is MOVED to the cpp file. It would be ok to copy it there but I would prefer it stayed in the header file only.

                                      Comments on the individual lines of the implementation should of course be moved to the cpp.

                                      Comments on the different line of a multi-line function declaration which gets its implementation moved should stay in the header file (maybe they already do).

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                                        1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Hit F9 on a method in the solution explorer to add a break point.

                                        I love the expanded view that shows all the methods and properties of a class that is in the solution explorer (see attached). I would love to hit F9 there and set a break point.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Let me generate Sample Data from any project type

                                          Let me generate Sample Data from XAML files in Shared projects. Please. I work around this right now by making new Blank XAML pages in the Phone project, generating the data, moving the data XAML file into the shared project where I need it, and then deleting the Blank XAML page from the Phone project. It is cumbersome, to say the least.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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