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  1. Force Rebuild File Option For --DATE-- --TIME-- Macros

    I timestamp my builds with a macro, but this only works if that binary file is rebuild. There should be a per file option to force the rebuild of a file, similar to how there exists an `Exclude From Build` option in VS2012.

    QString datetime;
    datetime.sprintf("Build date: %s @ %s\n",__DATE__, __TIME__);
    text.append(datetime);

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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      • Visual Studio Monthly

        I really like the concept that Adobe is going with with their Creative Cloud. Now I can get their entire suite for $50/month. Before, this was unobtainable for me. Logos Bible Systems is the same way. I pay $40/month for some amazing software with massive amounts of resources. What I like is that these programs sit on MY machine rather than in the cloud. I don't have to worry about whether my browser is not wanting to respond or whatever. What if Cloud Basic became basically Visual Studio Express and Cloud Professional became Visual Studio Professional (for $45/month) with a…

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          0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Hide any dockable property boxes, explorers in code view

          As shown in the attached screen shot, the docked windows/explorers not usable in the code editor and consuming screen space not contributing much. If they disappear automatically, the programmer gets more space to type and see the code. Excluding the ones that are required even in code editor (like solution explorer) others should automatically disappear when programmer switch to code view.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add option to show graph in Commits view of Team Foundation Server.

            As per `git log --graph`, or [Git Extensions' commit log viewer] [1], or [github's network graph viewer] [2].

            Ideally, the History viewer in Visual Studio would also be updated to show a graph view.

            This is very useful for branch-heavy workflows.

            [1]: http://gitextensions.googlecode.com/files/commitlog205.png
            [2]: https://github.com/blog/39-say-hello-to-the-network-graph-visualizer

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            • Improve interactive loading syntax.

              #r and #load are passed in a limited fashion, cannot provide things like #r __SOURCE_DIRECTORY__ + "some.dll"

              I would like to see support at the language level for treating #load and #r a functions. This will make it much easier to implement modular functionality into FSI, which currently doesn't support such a feature (F# Compiler.Services cannot load an assembly into the current FSI session without serious messing around)

              e.g.
              ["/a.dll"; "/b.dll"]
              |> Seq.map ( (+) __SOURCE_DIRECTORY__)
              |> Seq.map ( (#r) )

              or load on demand for scripts

              let loadPlugin (name : string (* where name is .fsx *)) =
              #load…

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Edit & Continue: Allow the modification of lambdas and anonymous methods

                This has been split from https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/admin/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2035769-make-edit-and-continue-work-more-globally.

                Edit and Continue has always been a staple of Visual Studio development; it's one of the most important features that make it better than other IDEs. In 2002, Visual Studio .Net came out, and didn't have Edit and Continue, which made it very hard to use. In 2003, the new version had Edit and Continue and I was jubilant.

                Enable edit and continue for lambda changes; that might mean that you even have to allow edit and continue to add new methods, but that should be possible using light-weight code generation.

                (Filed on…

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                  9 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Hi,

                  You can now evaluate lambda expression starting with Visual Studio 2015 Preview http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/downloads/visual-studio-2015-downloads-vs

                  For more information, please, read: Support for debugging lambda expressions with Visual Studio 2015
                  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2014/11/12/support-for-debugging-lambda-expressions-with-visual-studio-2015.aspx

                  We are currently working on edit and continue support for Lambdas. I can’t give you an exact time frame as we are quality driven, but we’ll ship it as soon as it is ready so please keep following our 2015 announcements.
                  There will also be an update on the related UserVoice item: https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/4079440-edit-continue-allow-the-modification-of-lambda

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                  Thanks for sharing this suggestion with us and for using Visual Studio!
                  Maria Ghiondea
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                • Create a 'DisableDefaultMouseOverEffect' Property for WPF Buttons

                  Search Google or Bing for: "WPF Disable Default Button Mouseover Effect" and there hundreds of posts about how to disable the default mouse over effect.

                  Everyone of the answers involve creating custom templates, overriding styles and lots of work, to do what should be optional.

                  Collectively I would bet the WPF developers have wasted over 100,000 hours on this problem alone.

                  I do not prefer WPF, but if I have to use it, please make it a productive experience.

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Half-height blank lines (and those of only brackets) and more: an advanced viewer and editor

                    yeah mainly visual things.
                    there are several features that i'd like to see.

                    start from details.
                    brackets that takes whole lines waste the height of the screen. also empty lines are for better view but one whole line is still too much.why not automatically display them with only half, or even smaller height?
                    just like the margin of <p>.

                    then more detailed global font & style settings.
                    like line spacing, character spacing (for example, i like Lucida Console 7pt, with 1 pixel extra character spacing, like how it looks in Dev-Cpp (because it keeps fixed-width while some highlight elements uses…

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Improve testsettings editing dialog so it runs decently and doesn't hang

                      When I edit a test settings file (for builds or using with Code UI/Selenium tests), Visual Studio is very slow and I get the loading screen a lot. It's easier to change the file in a text editor.

                      Also when I use the manage Test controllers under Roles (we use VM Ware to manage our test agents) and close the dialog after making a change, it often crashes Visual Studio.

                      As a user of Visual Studio, I would like this feature to not be a pain to use.

                      Thanks!

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                        0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • C++ CLI support for optional parameters for using in C#

                        in C++ CLI is possible to define an optional parameter like

                        public void ProvaDefaults([Optional, DefaultParameterValue(true)] bool value)

                        but in this way the compiler don't use the DefaultParameterValue for setting the correct default value in the metadata (II.15.4.1.4 The .para m directive) that is visible in C#

                        so in C# the deault parameter is visible but only with the system default value (in the sample reported it is false instead of the wanted true)

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                          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • service reference for windows phone app 8.1

                          We used a IIS server tu publish services
                          our windows phone 8 app used to use theses services
                          It's no longer possible whith windows phone 8.1 app (in visual studio 2013)... Why ?
                          this mean to re-write the entire app using httpclient ... :(

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                            0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Fix behaviour of Home/End keys when word wrap is enabled

                            There are several problems with the word wrap feature in Visual Studio 2013.

                            * Pressing the Home key moves the cursor to the start of the screen line. This works correctly. At this point, pressing the Home key again should move the cursor to the start of the *real* line, however nothing happens.
                            * The end key is similarly broken.
                            * Triple-clicking should select the entire real line, rather than the current screen line.
                            * Similarly, the cut command (when nothing is selected) should cut the whole line.
                            * Similarly, the move line up/down commands should move real lines, rather…

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                              2 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Provide non-default value initializatoin for arrays in C#

                              Can we please have the ability to assign a non-default(0) value to array elements in C#. When I look at the cost of array construction, I see varied results, sometimes it is comparable to the cost of a loop, 400,000 - 1,200,000 ticks for a 1024x1024 float array[,]. Other-times it seems to drop right down to about 2000 ticks. I can only explain this by the runtime either having knowledge about whether chunks of memory have already been set to zero, or else initialization is using memcpy or some such mechanism under the hood to set zero. I would guess…

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add compiler error when custom Web[Test/Request]Plugin property is set on any webtests but the property has been removed from the class.

                                Let's say that you have a custom WebTestRequest class, called MyWebTestRequestPlugin

                                And MyWebTestRequestPlugin has property called Count

                                Let's say that you add a MyWebTestRequestPlugin to a request on your webtest. And you set Count to 1,000

                                You build your test and run
                                And then sometime later, it is decided that Count is no longer needed.

                                You remove it from the plugin class but not the calls on the webtest.

                                You run the webtest and everything is fine.

                                There's a loadTest which has a call to your WebTest.

                                You go and run this and it crashes now and you get no…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Implement TFS 2013 spell checker for visual studio 2013

                                  Provide link to download 'Team System - Work Item Spell Checker (All Languages)' for TFS 2013 (Visual Studio 2013)

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                                  • Allow me to set a hot key to navigate to the navigation bar drop downs.

                                    I would like to be able to set hotkeys to take me to the class and method drop downs in the navigation bar. Ctrl+F2 is no fun.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Platform/Configuration setting for each Solution

                                      Hello,
                                      rather than specifying the Platform/Configuration once and have it apply to every SLN in my Build Definition, allow each SLN to have it;'s own setting.

                                      The current functionality is forcing us to have multiple Build Definitions per branch because we don't want each SLN to build with every Configuration.

                                      Thanks!
                                      Dave

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                                      • MULTIPLE CLIPBOARD option for easy copying and pasting

                                        User can copy multiple texts from any docments using CTRL+C+$Number.
                                        $Number can be any integer.
                                        For Example, User copies many phone numbers from document 1 using CTRL+C+1, CTRL+C+2,CTRL+C+3 ( copied three phone numbers ). Now he can paste it in different documents using CTRL+V+1 for number1 and vice versa. So this reduces the time for opening document 1 each time for copying phone numbers. User can copy any data at a single point and paste it simultaneously.

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                                          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Unmanaged generic type constraint + generic pointers

                                          Add an "unmanaged"/"blittable" generic type constraint and use it to allow generic pointers and related features. Related post by Eric Lippert:
                                          http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7551461/c-sharp-generic-constraint-where-is-not-class/7557040#7557040

                                          The end result would allow this sort of code:

                                          unsafe void DoSomeStuff<T>() where T : unmanaged
                                          {
                                          T t = new T();
                                          T* tPointer = &t;
                                          T* aBunchOfT = stackalloc T[100];
                                          var tSize = sizeof(T);
                                          byte* aBunchOfBytes = stackalloc byte[tSize * 100];
                                          T* aBunchOfCastedT = (T*)bunchOfBytes;
                                          }

                                          Performance critical generic data structures, particularly those using preallocated pools of memory, would be a good example use case for this.

                                          Currently, a data structure using pointers to represent data would…

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