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  1. Allow copy and paste from CodeLens windows

    If the CodeLens window has useful information (e.g. when looking at test results) it is not currently possible to select/copy the text.

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      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • commit and push

      Commit button has two more options other than seen in front
      1. Commit & Push
      2. Commit & Sync

      We should be able to select one of the options to be default, while working in a team I am supposed to use Commit & Sync for every change

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        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • git menu

        Team Explorer should be tabbed view instead of combo.
        Always prefer single click to access a view or action

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          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • MSTest - Quick navigation to Initialize methods from a Test Method

          Now It's a little difficult to find the TestInitialize, ClassInitialize, AssemblyInitialize methods from a TestMethod; if you have lot of test in big test classes. I have to find them with "Find in files.." function.
          I suggest to add a quick menu from the method item to navigate to one of the initialization methods.
          Also could be better if possible to see in a visual way the initialization methods for every method in Unit Test Explorer.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • copy paste

            It would be nice to have Copy/Paste control properties on Winforms. Sometimes I would like to have a control within the same or from another project with the same properties. One can sure copy/paste the control itself but additionally copying and pasting the control properties would be helpful (Something like Format Painter in MS. Word) in case you have already created the control.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Programatic Anonymous List Initilization

              Currently in c# it's easy to initialize a list when the entries are known. Something like:

              new int[]{1,2,4,8};
              etc.

              But it would be really handy, if I could initialize an array programatically. Something like:

              new int[] (int u =0; u < 4; u++) {return (int)Math.Pow(u,2); }

              or something like that. For multidimensional arrays it could be like

              new int[,] {(int u=0; u<5; u++), (int v=0; v < 5; v++) {return u+v;}

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add a way to delete packages from the Visual Studio Team Services Package Feed

                In the new Package Feed Extension of Visual studio Team Services, there doesn't seem to be a way to remove packages from the feed.

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                  0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • allow MS account alaises

                  I work with multiple MS accounts (personal and work provided) please just add each email under the same account and share subscriptions between them all. having to log out of one account to another when switching source code repositories is frustrating - they are all me!

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • StackOveflow Limit

                    By the time a StackOverflowException is thrown, it is to late to figure out where the SO occurred. It would be nice if the VS IDE would monitor recursive calls to methods within our solution and limit the count to 10 (for instance). Then it would be helpful if the IDE forces a break on the 11th call alerting the developer of the potential SO.

                    This feature would take a lot of resources so I also recommend that it be disabled until when the developer needs to use it.

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                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • New VS option to have fully qualified using definitions inside the namespace

                      It would be nice it there were an option to specify if using definitions, added inside a namespace, should be added fully qualified or shortened using the "Quick Fix" command.
                      Current it's only possible to add shortened usings, which leads to a strange sorting order for sub-namespaces (and doesn't give that good of an overview what namespaces are used in that scope).
                      Also the current Visual Studio 2015 feature removes the empty line that separates the using definitions and the class documentation comment, that should probably just be fixed.

                      For details and some screenshots of the current behavior see: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/visualstudiogeneral/thread/8673cc0c-679c-493a-baa3-611a33acdc18/

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • When aligning XAML attributes, each new line should use spaces from the beginning column of the starting tag

                        If you look at the attached screenshot, the first line has 3 tabs, and the second line has 5 tabs. That's wrong. In any editor not set up to show tabs as 4 spaces, the second line won't have its attribute aligned with the first. The second line should also have 3 tabs, but 11 spaces instead of 3.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Bring back "get latest version when opening a solution" setting for TFS

                          In VS 2013 there was an option to get latest version when opening a solution from TFS.
                          I am missing this option

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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Let us derive our own TriggerAction

                            Remove "internal" from any abstract methods

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                              0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • consgnar produtos em fins pacotes pronto evoluir informatização formalizada

                              Labor valido de tecnocracia e consignação em viabilização de objeto de provimento ao quadro de alcance aos fins

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                              • reorder pinned tool windows

                                When I pinn for example Test Results and Error List to the window bottom, I cannot reorder them without unpinning and pin them anew.

                                This worked in VS 2013!

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Silence warning from third party code

                                  It's a truly daunting task to have to modify every third party library when a new version of visual studio comes out and adds a spew of new warnings (like the latest "declaration of x shadows previous...").

                                  Have an option in the compiler to specify (like in GCC) external libraries (headers, or even code) (Microsoft libraries likes STL, windows.h, should be automatically considered external).

                                  That would decrease the number of warnings that you have to silence or external code that you have to change.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Stop or reuse running tasks in Task Runner Explorer when project is reloaded.

                                    If using a VCS such as GIT, and you work with branches, switching branches often causes the project to reload. Additionally, if you've bound a Task Runner Explorer task to "Project Open" and it's a watch task, it will not kill or reuse the previous task that was already running. So you end up with a lot of running watch tasks.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Build quality in TFS

                                      Build quality is not getting listed on "Viewing builds" from a build definition.

                                      It makes it hard to identify the reasons of builds that has been failed. RIght now we have to go inside each build to see why the build failed

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                                        0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Turn LightSwitch + Office UI Fabric into RAD tool for SharePoint add-in development

                                        There are no tools for rapid add-in development for SharePoint.
                                        LightSwitch helps a lot with rapid app development.
                                        Just change LightSwitch UI to Office UI fabric and we will get almost there.

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                                        • Provide a Command palette like VS code

                                          I really love the VS code command palette (Ctrl+Maj+P) when I would like to do something without remembering the shortcut, For exemple adding cursors...

                                          A such thing should be really great in VS2015

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