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  1. Use fuzzy search for autocomplete suggestions

    By 'fuzzy', I mean a search that matches whenever every character of the search string is present in order. Sublime Text does this, and it's amazingly effective at letting you pare down a long list of suggestions to the one you want with a minimum of keystrokes and thought, particularly in situations when there are many items that share a common long prefix. This would be particularly useful in the Navigate To search and the code editor autocompleter, but I would encourage using it in every search suggester/autocompleter in VS.

    For example, searching for 'alpdoone':

    (...100 similar options...)
    AnnoyinglyLongLibraryPrefixDoThingOne() //…

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Work with Atlassian to add Visual Studio Online Git integration into JIRA

      JIRA (https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira) is an isue tracking product and service used by over 35,000 companies around the world.

      The Atlassian JIRA DVCS Connector (see https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/BITBUCKET/Use+the+JIRA+DVCS+Connector+Add-on) allows for users to easily link their JIRA instance to a Bitbucket or GitHub account. This allows for source control commits to be linked to issues and for JIRA to automate workflow based on source control.

      I love using Visual Studio Online Git for my source control - but my team already has a significant investment in the JIRA toolset. It would be great if we could have this same functionality with Git…

      17 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • try to load 7zip source Build.mak...

        try to load 7zip source Build.mak...

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          0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add support for Git over ssh in Team Explorer

          Add support for ssh transport when syncing with Git repositories. libgit2 has ssh support now, so this should be fairly straightforward.

          11 votes
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            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Move applicationinsights InstrumentationKey to appsettings or set via code (helps with Azure Web sites)

              We have a different key for each environment. Right now to set that key we need a complicated transform of applicationinsights.config. Ideally we could set this key in the Configure tab for Azure Web sites and that would be done.

              The whole config is rather complicated, and we would rather see a lot of that config in code, or convention over configuration. Especially the context initializers and other types defined in the file, we are unlikely to change those on the fly and would rather define in code. Things like performance thresholds would still be in config.

              4 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Persistent notifications for failing webtests

                The app insights feature of being able to test a URL is great, but the one thing that we need that it doesn't do (to the best of my knowledge) is send out an email for each and every failure. Currently it only sends an email when it fails the first time and then another email when it succeeds. It's quite possible for that first email to get lost and for us to not know when the site is down as a result. If we got an email for every failure we'd more quickly notice when a problem occurs.

                3 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • email body limitation characters go to url iif

                  Hi,
                  I have a problem, but i didn't find any help. Maybe someone could give me advice!

                  I created a report with an action "go to URL". It creates a standardized email with a different content. sometimes it's a bit longer. If I want to create a email with about 1200 characters the hyperlinkt does not open like with a smaller content. is there any limitation of characters for such a email configuration? when I open it with the preview of VB 2008 the email gets generated, but the text ist cut off.

                  Please help me!!

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                    0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Build and Debug Android OS with Visual Studio and Android Emulator

                    Ability to build and debug android OS with Visual Studio and new Android Emulator

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • wildcard in "symbols to exclude from automatic loading"

                      You bunch of morons

                      Why in Symbol settings in "symbols to exclude from automatic loading" window
                      I have to specify each assembly separately?

                      Are you crazy?

                      It should be wildcard like System.*

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                        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Button/Shortcut for "last edited" position

                        Jump to last edit. Often, you find yourself in a situation where you have edited in one document, while you currently find yourself in a completely different document. How do you get back to the place where you were last editing your code? That is likely to be the place where you want to get back to, in order to do some more editing.
                        Whenever you click Ctrl-Q, the last edited document is found, and the cursor lands on the line where the last edit took place. Alternatively, you can click the button in the toolbar.

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                          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Windows 8 Touch keyboard in WPF

                          Please implement a simple way to show and control the Windows 8 Touch keyboard from WPF.
                          Something like this: http://brianlagunas.com/showing-windows-8-touch-keyboard-wpf/
                          But it would be nice if it's not a need to disable the RealTimeStylus!

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow purchasers of volume licenses to use them!!

                            Visual Studio 2013, licensed for 6 users on volume license - No keys given, now way to associate a user microsoft login to the license - license as trial version only expires 91 days, 90 days,....!!! Would be good to provide keys for volume licensing or some other way to associate a user to a volume license.

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                              0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Visual Studio for Mac Os x

                              Dear Madam and sir;

                              We need Full Version of Visual Studio for Mac Os x.
                              And language of programming such as:

                              -C
                              -C++
                              -C#
                              -VB
                              -F#
                              -HTML
                              -MHTML

                              Thanks,

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                                43 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow VSO Stakeholder License to use Feedback Client

                                Please consider allowing the new VSO Stakeholder license the ability to submit Feedback using the Microsoft Feedback Client. Appears that submitting a new feedback response work item created via the feedback client is not enable for Stakeholder license. User must have basic license.

                                We want anyone in our organization specifically testers, support people and consultants to be able to capture a bug using the feedback tool and create a TFS item related to it. New stakeholder license seems perfect for this. Appears only "Basic" licensed users can do this.

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • add option to not trigger Quick Info by mouse hover over symbol

                                  Many times Quick Info is unintentionally triggered when the mouse pointer is over a random symbol. This is distracting, and I would like to turn this automatic behaviour off.

                                  Many automatic intellisense options can be disabled so that they must be explicitly invoked to show them. For Quick Info this is Ctrl K + I.

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Entity Framework (EF) & Linq to use in JavaScript (NodeJS)

                                    I have seen that exist an unofficial linq library for JS:
                                    http://linqjs.codeplex.com
                                    https://github.com/mihaifm/linq

                                    NodeJS could be better if Microsoft create the official libraries. With NodeJS and EF We could connect with relational databases.

                                    5 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Stop asking to install plugins that are not supported on my OS

                                      I check my Extensions and Updates manager regularly to ensure that my Visual Studio install is kept up to date. However there is now an update listed in there that I cannot possibly install. Why is Visual Studio asking me to install an update that is not supported on my Operating System? You could at least have an OS-level compatibility check before nagging me about updates.

                                      In case you want to look at specifics, I'm running VS2013 Pro (Update 4) and I'm being asked to install Windows Phone 8.1 Emulator, which I'd be happy to do except this is a…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Folders in breakpoint window

                                        So, in visual studio 2013 there is a window "Bookmark window", and there is a window "Breakpoint window".
                                        Basically what I want is the breakpoint window to be similar to the bookmark window.

                                        I'd like to be able to make folder for my breakpoints, so I can group them, and then enable or disable them depending on what feature I'm working on.

                                        3 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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