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  1. Make Solution Explorer's New icon (+) red instead of green.

    Make Solution Explorer's New icon (+) red instead of green. If possible make it a little larger too. This will help identify it as a change. The small green icon doesn't stand out like the red check marks for files being modified.

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      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • XAML VisualStateManager Visualizer

      When debugging an app that uses the XAML VisualStateManager highlight the active VisualState within the XAML code editor to allow a developer to see that the StateTriggers are working correctly without needing to rely upon specific Setters on other controls.

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        0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow LocalReport Render accepting CSV format

        Please allow LocalReport.Render method accepting CSV formats as well.

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          0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • PFX support for Hosted Build Controller

          Have the hosted build controller support signed pfx natively. Perhaps allowing us to store the pfx in Azure KeyVault.

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • A Wildcard search in TFS (Had it in 2013, gone in 2015)

              The ability to search TFS for a File or Solution using a Wildcard Search

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Although it breaks separation of concerns, a razor view engine in xaml would be helpful.

                Adding a MVC type Razor View Engine in XAMLcode would be more than helpful. It could access the windows/pages data context only and would prove helpful in creating simple converters on the fly or help coerce common values.

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                  0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • New Design, an *** move

                  Pleas get the old windows back, where possibilities and information existed. You new installers are slow and ******, doing everything i can to avoid something i used to recommend. What append, even apple is more informative now... That should speak for itself. Pleas do what you can to keep programmers like myself from leaving all windows behind and going full android... This is just another step in a completely wrong direction.. Get of the pipe and back to the drawing board.... Also i do not think i need to express an idea here because everything would be better than what…

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Regions collapsible from the bottom

                    Regions are handy little things in which can be used to section code on large code basis.

                    Could we have it so you can collapse the region from the #endregion as well as the #region that way you can open up the region read it and then collapse it without having to scroll to the top.

                    Such a simple thing but would give give a big impact to us region users.

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow Visual Studio users to create custom Android Emulator profiles

                      Although it's great that Microsoft provides profiles for common Android devices in their XDE Emulator, it would be great to tweak these for certain use cases.

                      For instance, I'd like to make an Android profile for a "phone" that uses xhdpi (or even lower) with 512M of RAM.

                      There's no option for this, however by examining the list that Visual Studio Emulator Android downloads on launch:

                      * http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=534775

                      It should be possible or trivial to allow users to custom create their own profiles.

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                        2 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add the Enable Live Selection button for the Live Visual Tree driectly onto the Emulators and make it really obvious which mode it is in

                        Add the Enable Live Selection button for the Live Visual Tree driectly onto the Emulators and make it really obvious which mode it is in

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                          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Pick my credentials up from Windows

                          Getting pretty fed up of having to constantly re-enter my credentials when I start Visual Studio. Is there some really good reason why you can't simply use my Windows login?

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Create a Direct3D 12 + XAML C++ template

                            Currently, there is a direct3d 11 + XAML C++ UWP template in Visual Studio. Please create this for Direct3D 12 as well.

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                              0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Remove constant bickering of authentication in Visual Studio

                                So I try to use Visual Studio 2015 but it somehow lost my credentials. OK thanks for that MS. So I enter my username and password, even though I know the correct user name and password it says, you are logging in from a new computer. So we cannot trust your correct user name and password. This is terrible service and makes me wish I worked in Xcode or Mono Develop all day instead of silly VS. So in order to use my totally legit version of Visual Studio that my company purchased for me, I have to enter some…

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                                  1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • UI Updated Event for ProgressBar

                                  Request: I would like to see an event for the ProgressBar class that would be raised when the UI is finished updating the new value.

                                  Description: Currently what happens in Windows Vista and newer is when the Value is changed a slow increment on the user interface side occurs to show a gradual increase or decrease to the new value but there is no event to indicate when the UI is finished updating.

                                  Situation: There are instances where other control's values are dependent upon the new value of the ProgressBar. While programmatically it preforms correctly in that the other controls…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make the Mouse Back Button work

                                    As of VS15 pressing the mouse back button does some strange navigation. I cannot figure out what it does. It seems to jump backwards but kind of randomly to different files and locations.

                                    Please make the mouse back button do what, I believe, everybody expects and wants: Move the caret to the previous edit location.

                                    No fancy, unpredictable heuristics please.

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                                      1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Please ship + support MEF vNext (the vs2015 mef container to support MEF1+2 features)

                                      It would be great if you could publish and support the MEF version which is used in VS 2015.

                                      In NuGet we can currently obtain MEF2 for PCL, which in terms of functionality is far from being a successor of MEF1.

                                      However for cases such as MVC6 the functionality provided by MEF1 would be essential in order to keep working with MEF, which in my opinion is a great container functionality wise.

                                      Since according to blog posts the VS 2015 MEF container was tuned to be even faster and support both containers functionality wise it would be great if you…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Create a region window or show list of regions

                                        I often group methods/ functions/ subroutines using region directive. It would be nice to be able to see a list of regions and clicking the list item brings you to the start of the region.

                                        I'm aware that Ctrl + M, O will collapse all thus we can see the list of regions, but then to get to the start of each region, we need to expand it. And using Ctrl + M, P will expand all, so we lost the list view.

                                        Thus a dedicated window or region drop down will be nice to have.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • searching with Ctrl+F a word in exactly the lowercase/ uppercase letters

                                          I have made an error in orthography by ínterchanging lowercase and uppercase in one word and copied that a lot of times. So I Need to search all instances of one word with exaxctly this lowercase/ uppercase letter.

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