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  1. Visual Studio Cross-Platform Build Tools (IOS - Android - Mac - ... )

    Visual Studio Cross-Platform Build Tools (IOS - Android - Mac - ... )

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • RESTfull Console on Visual Studio

      Hello,

      Visual Studio don't have a RESTful Console. When i'm developing a WEB API, i need to test my ApiController but i have nothing for testing with that IDE.

      I propose to create a little extension like Restfull console on Chrome Apps.

      4 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add Web Service Reference in VS 2015

        Why there is no more option "Add Service Reference"?
        It would be useful to provide the new add web service reference option for both SOAP (WCF) and REST services.
        Both should generate proxies in language defined by project template as svcutil did it.

        12 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enable folder creationfrom VSO Git Code view

          Enable creation of folders in git directory structure from VSO code window. We can add files to a folder, but need a way to also create a folder.

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            • An improvement for Visual Studio dark theme regarding tab titles

              I love nearly everything about Visual Studio except one thing.

              The title of all open tabs are in while font color and the current tab is also white and bold.

              When I have a lot of tabs open, this is always annoying to search for the current tab among the titles since the only difference is that the current tab has a bold font and background is slightly brighter.

              I hope you make the current tab more visible and obvious in the next versions.

              2 votes
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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • integrate MSDN library

                Re integrate the MSDN Library into the IDE. Its is after all what the I in IDE stands for. I would suggest at least making it optional.

                3 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide ability to get performance metrics of individual methods

                  Currently there is no easy way to get performance metrics/instrumentation on just how LONG it takes to execute a particular method in a class. Instead, you have to add StopWatch timers throughout your Unit Test or code base in order to get these types of Metrics. However, this is very tedious and time consuming. It would be much better if I could directly get timing information on the execution of individual methods directly from performance metrics or instrumentation of my classes when I run any type of Performance or Load Tests to determine which methods in my classes are severely…

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                    2 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • An effective way to compress Large Object Heap

                    I think I've found an effective way to compress LOH:
                    If CLR always alloc every large object at the beginning of a RAM page(usually 4KB per page),then the large object heap(LOH) can be compressed without much cost: CLR can compress LOH by modifying page table and TLB instead of copying data. If so, small fragmentation maybe still exist (less then a memory page size per fragment), but there would be no large fragmentation, and compressing would be very fast because of not copying large amount of memory data. To do this, OS support may be needed, fortunately Windows OS and…

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                      1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • visual studio lightswitch right-to-left support in HTML screens! will we see it in VS2013 update 5 or VS2015?

                      there is no visual studio lightswitch right-to-left support in HTML screens!

                      changing the code of the default.htm is not enough! it will change only the title page position, but will not make the data fields right-to-left !

                      will we see it in VS2013 update 5 or VS2015?

                      4 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • vsonline announcements page

                        IN VisualStudio Online portal, have the ability to have custom announcements. My company has over 180 users on 30 teams and it would be nice to set announcements by both team and by site. THis would allow teams to post meeting changes or other team related info or for me the administrator to make an announcement site wide when users first login.

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                        • tfs integration platform - automatic sync frequency

                          Currently, the default automatic sync job triggers every 30 seconds. It would be nice, if that can be changed.

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                          • Simpler 'find in folder' functionality

                            While it's currently possible to do a search/replace in a particular folder, it's pretty cumbersome. Please consider simplifying this (i.e. pressing ctrl+shift+F with a folder selected in Solution Explorer could add a 'Current folder' option in the Look in dropdown).

                            2 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Schedule queries to run and be delivered to email inbox.

                              Schedule queries to run and be delivered to email inbox.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • don't change the F5 functionality based on context

                                Normally, F5 starts debug. But if you are in a bug view, it refreshes the bug or bug list; and I think there's another place which takes over the F5.

                                I think it's confusing that the functionality of a central key like this one changes. If you want to refresh the view, use Ctrl-R or something. F5 should always be start debug.

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add intellisense reset option

                                  Intellisense crashes frequently on certain pages, leading to the frustrating scenario of having to close and reopen a page just to get intellisense working again.

                                  While it seems that you can't fix it, a simple way of quickly resetting it without having to close the tab, like you can with SQL Server, would make this frequent bug less annoying.

                                  This seems to have started happening in VS2012 and has got worse in VS2013 and you can see the extent of the problem on this SO post, with over 31,000 views in 1 year.

                                  http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13375961/visual-studio-2012-intellisense-sometimes-disappearing-broken

                                  30 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Fix opcodes from vb compiler when initialize an array and function local variant

                                    Hi guys,

                                    I want to point out some flaw opcodes that vb compiler create and hope VB dev team have sometime to fix those and make VB better performance.

                                    1. Array

                                    When I create an array like this "Dim Data(input.Length - 1) As Char", compiler will rewrite to "Dim Data(input.Length - 1 + 1) As Char"; it's unnecessary 4 bytes and you loss 4 of 64 bytes if you aim to create a tiny method.

                                    2. Function local variant

                                    VB function away has self local variant like "Function foo() As string" will have "Dim foo As String" even it's unused…

                                    9 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Improve CMake support & integration

                                      In general, I'd like to see improved CMake support (e.g. Edit & Continue doesn't work out of the box, profiling in x64 requires adjustments, ...) for C++ projects. Also integration with CTest could be improved.

                                      I would also very much like to be able to create the new VS2015 Android project in CMake, generate a VS solution file and then build & debug it, instead of only using a sln.

                                      Only like that the code can be fully cross-platform compatible!

                                      25 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Emacs keyboard mapping scheme.

                                        I love VS! I think it is the best IDE I have worked with in years. But coming from Linux and Mac community to Microsoft Visual Studio in windows, I have a real hard time learning windows style keyboard shortcuts. I guess I am not the only one having this trouble.

                                        One important improvement that can make it easier generally for folks in linux community to get started with VS and discover all its nice features is the Emacs style keyshortcuts. I really miss it myself.

                                        I searched a bit and found an old Emacs keyboard mapping scheme for VS…

                                        7 votes
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                                        • Have layered transparency with picture boxes. Transparent sections of picture boxes will always show form background not other pictureboxes

                                          When two picture boxes overlap, the transparent parts of the top one will always show the form background rather than the picture box between it and the form.

                                          3 votes
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