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  1. Enhance IntelliSense to show implemented interfaces and base class when hovering over an object (Quick Info)

    Showing this information (with the class description that is already available) would make it much easier to see what kind of object you are working with. It is very annoying to have to go to the definition to see this information.

    This will also let you easily see that you are working with an object that implements something like IDisposable.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Do not treat IntelliSense output as errors in Error List

      Quite often IntelliSense would parse C++ code incorrectly and report an error in "Error List" dialog. This is really annoying, especially if project otherwise was built corretly without any issues.

      I would like to suggest you either:
      - add a new IntelliSense error category (additionally to "Errors", "Warnings" and "Messages"
      - extend filter button to hide IntelliSense errors

      In both cases, IntelliSense reporting a false positive is a clear bug and should be fixed.

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Back D with language and ide support

        There is already an vs ide plugin for D that is good to go as a starting point but it would benefit from official backing and enhancement.

        I started programming in C/C++ ages ago and loved it then but since then I have programmed in a variety of languages and now going back to C/C++ is just painful.

        I know many would argue it has improved greatly and if I were to put the time into it again I would probably end up agreeing with them but only if I stuck to the subset of latest and greatest features.

        I…

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Provide an option to not indent wrapped lines

          When Visual Studio 2013 word wraps around a line, it shows the wrapped lines indented. This makes it disturbing to read text files, because the indentation signals structure that isn't there. There is a better way to signal the presence of wrapping, and that is to place a trailing wrap symbol at the end of the row, an option that is already available in Visual Studio 2013.

          My suggestion is either of the following:
          a) Remove the feature of indenting wrapped lines.
          b) Provide an option that controls whether the wrapped lines should be indented.

          This suggestion should not be…

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            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Stop declining .Net 4.5 support in XP.

            Undecline the Declined request to support .Net 4.5 on XP.

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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Address Visualization - Make Visualization Easier

              Been using .NET since '05, and seen lot of improvements that make it easier to code, or make the architecture more scalable (e.g. MVC) ... yet developing UI (whether for web pages or desktop apps) has not, in my opinion changed drastically over the last 10 years!

              Microsoft should seriously address visualization, with the aim to make visualization easy for the non-UI guy to develop beautiful UIs on the web and in apps which is incredibly EASY to use/impement and as easy as coding.

              Expression Blend was not a step in the right direction; way too complicated. Most applications written…

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Shorted 'Product Backlog Item' in Backlog Items to 'Story'

                The hierarchy levels Feature and Task are simple one word items, but Product Backlog Item just looks bad. How about something like Story or Item?

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                • Make Dependency Matrix View available in Visual Studio 2013

                  In Visual Studio 2010 there was an option to switch from graph view to matrix view in an dependency graph. This feature has disappeared from 2013. Please make it back.

                  See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee842620%28v=vs.100%29.aspx for details

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • View Assertions performed as part of Test Report/UITestActionLog.html

                    We run tests using MSTest from command-line. We use the UITestActionLog to show our QA the steps that were performed during the execution of a test. The missing component that QA would like to see is the actual assertion that is being performed, complete with an expected result and the actual result.
                    The UITestActionLog that is created is great and they are very happy with seeing the screenshot that shows the control that was used during a test in the test case. However, without being able to see the assertion that was performed, the only fall back we have is…

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make the Sign In option for 2013 have a 'Never Show This Again' option

                      I would prefer you complete remove the Sign In option, but at the very least make it 'Don't Show This Again' option or a context menu to hide it.

                      The last thing I want to see is a Sign In button on the right hand side of Visual Studio, I clicked it trying to disable it and it expects me to sign in.

                      First you add Tiles and ruin the desktop, if it wasn't for Classic Shell I would be back on Windows 7.

                      If it wasn't for the tens of thousands of free software you (Microsoft) give me I…

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                        1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • made the type library importer more verbose

                        'm encountering the following problem:

                        stdafx.h(109): fatal error C1083: Cannot open type library file:
                        '<fullpath>\polyproperties.tlb': Error loading type library/DLL.

                        * I clean rebuilt the project and all dependent projects in the correct order. In particular, all type libraries have been rebuilt.

                        * Process Monitor showed that cl.exe successfully opened polyproperties.tlb and all dependent type library files from the expected locations.

                        * Oleview can open polyproperties.tlb and display its generated IDL file without problems. The generated IDL file shows no apparent problems.

                        * The same sources built successfully on another PC.

                        So I strongly suspect that the compiler at some point…

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 22 votes
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                          • IDE Enhancement - Recently i was modifying someone else's code. And I had to write multilevel If....else loops. Here I added additional IF

                            IDE Enhancement - Recently i was modifying someone else's code. And I had to write multilevel If....else loops. Here I added additional IF loop and IDE indented some other End IF for this newly added IF. This gave me an compiler error of missing End IF.

                            I suggest such nested loops should be of different color, so it becomes easy to tally the loops even before i build the code. For e.g First IF / end if will have BLUE color. If i am having another if inside then that will have color YELLOW. So AT the bottom of the…

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                              • When you open multiple files with the same name, the name of the folder containing the relevant file can also be displayed like Sublime.

                                When you open multiple files with the same name, the name of the folder containing the relevant file can also be displayed like Sublime.

                                I believe it will save time.

                                Screenshots are attached (also http://ctrlv.in/308182).

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                                • GeoCoordinate class included in Portable Class Library

                                  Seems like a natural fit. The title really says it all.

                                  20 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • support compiling with "utf-8 without bom".

                                    I am in trouble when developing, because there are many tools that do not support the bom.

                                    I would be grateful, if you could add the compiler option that you can set default language which used in compiling.

                                    28 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Provide an option to disable Search Selection

                                      (Observed in Visual Studio 2012). It can be quite confusing when Visual Studio automatically chooses to search in the selection rather than the document. Even if you escape out of the find dialog and the selected text the option remains as 'selection' in Find. It might be best to just provide an option to disable this feature in the 'Find and Replace' section of the options. Thank you.

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                                      • Add the ability to show different Expected Results based on conditions

                                        Add the ability to show different Expected Results based on conditions (such as OS or other variable) for a single step. Example: I have multiple configurations defined in my test plan. I am creating application installation test cases where the steps to install are the same across OS's, but the Expected Result for the last validation step varies based on the OS (i.e. "On WinXP and Win7, there are shortcuts on the Start Menu for...", "On Win8, there are shortcuts on the Metro Desktop...". Currently there is no way to indicate these various Expected Results, so I’m forced to create…

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                                        • Windows 8 style minimalistic interfaces is a true piece of ****

                                          Windows 8 style flat interfaces is a true piece of ****. Please bring back old good Visual studio 2003 style!

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