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  1. Do not indent #region with code

    In C# the #region's follow the code in indentation. I think this is wrong, as they are not a part of the code, and should stay aside - just like they do it in Visual Basic.
    I find the C# #region's too obtrusive. Please, change the behaviour, so they are left-aligned in the editor window, both when folded and unfolded.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Find references should sort the results as ReferenceSource site

      ReferenceSource nicely sorts the references into "Derived classes" / "Assignments" / "Reads" etc. Could be nice for IDE as well.

      2 votes
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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow DLL debugging for Unity projects without any source code

        We work with many separate, related Unity projects. One project contains all the C# source code, and we build a DLL that we then distribute to the other Unity projects. Some of these "downstream" projects lack any actual scripts of their own, so the UnityVS solution that's created by the plugin doesn't contain any projects by default. I can still add the external "upstream" C# projects to the solution, as outlined in the documentation for external DLL debugging, however the debugger cannot connect! If the project I want to debug doesn't contain any raw source code (or a project of…

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hi!

          Thanks for this suggestion!

          That’s an interesting scenario that we will consider. We’re also considering providing specialized class library project with support for deploying the compiled .dll into the Unity project and convert the .pdb into the Unity supported debug symbol file format.

          Jb Evain, Senior SDE Lead, Tools for Unity

        • Documentation from Microsoft, Bring the child form in front of the controls in MDI Parent Form

          In windows form, I am using a MDIParentform. In that parent form there is a grid. But when I do childform.Show() the child form goes behind the Parent's grid
          This is my code:
          Form1 frmChildForm = new Form1();
          frmChildForm.MdiParent = this;
          frmChildForm.Show();
          My client wants to see certain dashboards and reports as soon as they open the application.
          The docking didn't work.
          When DockStyle was set to full.I am not able to view the child form. Its like there is no child form.
          If I set it to right or top the grid's position is fixed to right or top…

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            0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Bring Back The CLR Debugger

            The .NET 2.0 SDK Shipped with the "Microsoft CLR Debugger" (under the GuiDebug folder in the SDK) which provided a stripped down Visual Studio 2005 Shell (No Project Creation, Intellisense, Syntax highlighting, etc, just a stripped down no frills shell) that allowed debugging of .NET 2.0 Applications without a Visual Studio License.

            This was the closest thing Microsoft has shipped to a "Zero install Visual Studio debugger" beyond WinDbg and its ilk, which don't provide near as nice an experience as Visual Studio.

            Sadly this debugger does not work with .NET 4.0 or greater, I believe it works with .NET…

            12 votes
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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make the Solution Configurations Dropdown larger

              I have created 3 Configurations:
              "DESENVOLVIMENTO-A"
              "DESENVOLVIMENTO-B"
              "DESENVOLVIMENTO-C"
              and the DropDown size only show "DESENV" wich is a problem since i never get sure what is the one choosed.

              4 votes
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                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • @user mention notification in workitems

                Example
                I got a workitem assigned to me but i would like to have input from another team user. Then i would like to be able to to use @user to mention he or she to look at some changes. When i do that a notification is sent to that user.

                This is widely used by Trello for example and i really missing that option in TFS.

                6 votes
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                • Allow try/catch refinement

                  It would be nice to be able to catch more "refined" versions of the same exception... A classic example of this is the InvalidOperationException, in which there are a multitude of different operations that might generate this exception.

                  What i'm thinking is some way to catch based on a property of the exception... I don't know what the syntax would be, but perhaps Possibly something like this:

                  try {} catch(InvalidOperationException(message = "Foo") ex) {}

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                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add /locale option to the [Installer].exe /Layout command line

                    I\m trying currently to download the Visual Studio 2013 for Web with Update 3 using the /Layout option to keep the installation files for future needs, but it seems that the installer is acquiring setup files for all the locales which seems a bit weird since I downloaded the en-us installer and that's making the download time and cost bigger.

                    The ISO file has also a huge download size (4.4GB) which also seems weird since this is a subset edition of the full Visual Studio product.

                    Please add the locale switch to the Layout option for the installer, or otherwise,…

                    4 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add facility to update codemap manually and/or automatically following code changes and rebuilds.

                      I use codemap quite heavily while I am refactoring legacy code. I frequently find myself wishing there was a way to keep a codemap that I've created up to date with the actual codebase as I progress. I know that there are valid reasons why one might want to be able to create codemaps as "snapshots" in time of a codebase. But I think it would also be valuable and convenient to be able to have the option to "resync" an existing codemap with the current state of the codebase as well.

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow Work Item Link Type selection on the Work Item copy/clone dialog

                        The TFS web interface allows work items to be cloned/copied to another project and/or another work item type. When the new work item is created, the new work item is linked with the link type Related. I need to be able to select the link type as well, so I can create predecessor/successor link or other custom link types. This will enable a more bug re-reassignment (or rather 'delegation') workflow across Team Projects.

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                        • Fix Web Platform Installer so that its icon shows on the taskbar before you click on it

                          If Web Platform Installer starts and it is not the active app, its icon does not show on the taskbar in Windows 7 and 8.1. This can lead it a person not knowing if it's running if it is behind another window.

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Use checkmarks in Web Platform Installer instead of Xs

                            Selected items in Web Platform Installer have Xs, which makes it looks like the items are about to be deleted. A checkmark is the standard indicator of selected items.

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add System.Text.Encoder.Convert Method (String, Int32, Int32, Byte[], Int32, Int32, Boolean, Int32, Int32, Boolean)

                              System.Text.Encoder has two Convert methods which allow chunked encoding (UTF8 or other) into buffers. They are ideal for buffered I/O, where a long string gets encoded in chunks.

                              The only issue is that there's no overload that simply accepts... a String. We are forced to call String.ToCharArray() - producing a copy, allocating useless heap memory...

                              I'm aware of the unsafe overload that accepts a pointer, but that is frequently not an option. We need a fully safe and efficient way to do chunked encoding of a string.

                              6 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • reference

                                Add reference to variable like reerences to functions (in VS 2015).

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Integrate with Qt for C++ UIs

                                  Since MFC is old and awful and Qt is new, nice, and cross platform, consider integrating with Qt for UI development similarly to how you have done with Python, and Unity3D.

                                  I know there are already plug-ins to allow Qt to work within Visual Studio but it would be better for Microsoft to embrace it so that all of us waiting on a next-gen C++ UI toolkit from MS can move forward.

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Provide Effort RollUp In Work Item Hierarchy

                                    One of the feature which is used frequently is maintaining hierarchy of Work Items. But Roll-up of Effort is not available as of now, like we have Rollup of Remaining Hours in Agile View.

                                    When we break a project in WBS, it would be excellent if we can see Effort Roll-up also from leaf node to Top node of hierarchy.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • I need to make changes at code at runtime in visual studio running on Windows 64bit.

                                      When I am running a program in visual studio in 64-bit Windows does not allow me to make changes to the source code of my program, if I find a mistake for cintinuar execution.
                                      Similarly when I'm programming for PDAs.
                                      And this can save a lot of development time.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • why can't implement the user able to copy the text from Console outputwindow

                                        when i am writing my out put into cosole using the statement Console.WriteLine("Test"); but i am not able to copy the test from the output.

                                        3 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • bring back work item field stack rank for user stories.

                                          In July the stank rank field was removed. This field is still used and 'enhanced' by using drag and drop. This drag and drop is very neat, but it kills the ability to use Visual Studio client to create and modify stories.

                                          I want the ability to specify stank rank manually.

                                          9 votes
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