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    • Stop supporting node.js/task runner

      I don't understand why Microsoft is embracing nodejs for development tooling when the node team is clearly hostile towards supporting the windows environment. The insanity in their attitude is self evident.
      https://github.com/joyent/node/issues/6960#issuecomment-46704998

      Aside from the path length issues on Windows, a "reasonable" gulp build pipeline uses 800+ MB of space on my drive for a single project not including the npm cache (see package.json below). Now multiply that across a few projects. Lots of module dependencies are duplicated and the files in those modules are small leading to lots of incomplete drive blocks. Then there's the fact that the duplicate…

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        2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • add a text contrast

        add a text contrast than we can find out what is the difference between the older file and the new file.

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • VS Themes

          themes for VS are way back, we need to have much richer theme gallery and (or) tool set with which we can create various of themes

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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • implement xml literals

            It's about time to implement xml literals like VB.NET and ActionScript.

            Given that C# supports xml comments, xml literals should be the logical next step.

            Should not be too expensive to do on top of roslyn.

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              1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  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.

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                4 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • It would be great having Application Insight API so that for mobile phones it can be synced with offline data

                As far as we know that application insight service needs internet to post data to azure. For mobile platforms, we should have API accessible so that offline data can be synced using SQLlite and AI.

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                  0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Shortcut to comment code with /**/

                  Visual Studio has the awesome "comment like" feature (Ctrl-K-C). That's useful. But sometimes we need to comment parts of a line. For example:

                  var array = new [] { 1, 2, 3 };

                  I want to be able to select "2," and press Ctrl-K-C to insert /**/ comments:

                  var array = new [] { 1, /*2,*/ 3 };

                  3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add go-offline option

                    As we have go online option, add option for go offline in order to be used for switching networks or disconnecting from the tfs network

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                    • Allow loading custom dictionaries from memory or reuse already loaded ones

                      Currently, if I have multiple controls on screen, that require spelling check with custom dictionary, each of those controls load the dictionary from disk - so having 10 controls on screen might end up as 5-10 seconds of loading.
                      There are several problems:
                      - Adding custom dictionary is not asynchronous operation, so you can't make it happen in background
                      - Even if you use pack uri to load dictionary from assembly resources, it still accesses the disk - not only for reading, but also for writing temp file
                      - It needs not only load custom dictionary, but also parse it …

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                        0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Populate Find In Files (Ctrl+Shift+F) with SELECTED text only

                        If there is selected text, fill the search box with the selected text.
                        If there is no selected text, do not touch the search box - just fill it with the last searched item.

                        This was the behavior for VS2008. (change from 2010 or 2012 I don't remember). I could quickly search for what I just searched the last time (but on another project scope, for example), or modify on my last search.

                        I am now on VS2013, the Find Window will try to grab a word even there is no text selected; so often it's filled with garbage text…

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • option to enable std debug ("Just my code" off?)

                          João Vitor Wed, Dec 3 2014 11:39 PM

                          Paranoid people should have a option to enable std debug ("Just my code" off?).

                          I think Visual Studio should not debug std by default, it just gets in the way of debugging your logic.

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                            1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Use AI to detect repetitive user patterns and provide combination and permutation support

                            When active an AI or AI like process will monitor user input whether typed or pasted and will determine if there are repeatable, low hanging fruit probability that the user may wish to continue with their repetitive process. If so it will offer an expansion to deliver a quick prototype and then perhaps a accepted submission. It may offer lastly more complicated patterns as a final or last resort that it determines the user may have a possibility at driving.

                            Low hanging fruit examples might be copy from a list and moving to another list, numbering, ordering, changing hierarchies, indenting,…

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                              1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Why not add Live Preview to Visual Studio Web? Kind of like Brackets (http://brackets.io/) would be nice

                                This way, it will be easier to code your web app, while also viewing your changes in real-time.

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                                  1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Devevelope a updated version of the dropped Expression Web 4 that does responsive web design.

                                  Bring back Expression Web4+, fully capable of HTML 5 and CSS3 with Responsive web design with Expression Blend and Deep Zoom Composer.

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                                  • Put (or allow configuration to put) 'Microsoft Visual Studio' in the title of floating windows

                                    This issue is extremely personal, but I suspect that some others may have related problems.

                                    The title of 'Floating' windows does not contain any indication that the window belongs to visual studio - instead, the title is 'Project - Filename.extension'. This interferes with the normal operation of my autohotkey enabled alt-tab alternative (itself necessary to relieve RSI issues), and prevents me from being able to effectively make use of floating visual studio windows.

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                                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Visual Studio Online - Completed pull requests should diff to where it was merged instead of to head

                                      When you view the completed pull requests you get a diff to the head of the branch you did the merge to. It would make more sense if the diff showed your code relative to the place where it was actually merged. Then you could see what changes was part of that pull request instead of just getting "No changes between these branches."

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                                      • NMake batch mode support for CMake

                                        It would be great if MS could contribute to CMake, so it would support multi-core builds using the NMake back-end.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow VS online to communicate with MS Project Server 2013

                                          I tried registering our VisualStudio.com team site with MS Project Server 2013 and received an error that it is not allowed. It seems like the web services are in place to integrate TFS online with Project Server on premise, but it is blocked.

                                          It would be a huge win to be able to integrate the two.

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