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  1. Automatic theme changer (Colour scheme)

    Allow automatic change of theme based on time of day (And possibly season responsive)
    So you don't strain your eyes or have to keep going and changing the theme every day/night

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make compiler generated destructors virtual, if there is a virtual method in the class instead of warning.

      Currently, the C++ compiler generates a warning if a class uses default destructor generated by the compiler and declares a virtual method at the same time. Make (always or per compiler switch) the implicit destructor virtual if the class has table of virtual methods and no explicitly declared destructor.

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • method signature tooltip - layout improvment

        When I hover the method calling code I get full signature of the method in the tooltip, which is great.

        The problem is when the returned type of method result and class/interface that contains the method is deeply nested in namespaces tree we get something like:

        GlobalNamespace.Module1.Utils.Something.Else.MethodResultClass GlobalNamespace.Module1.Utils.Again.Something.Else.Interfaces.MyInterface.MyMethod(GlobalNamespace.Module1.Utils.Something.Totally.Else.Parameters.ThatOneClass parameter)

        in the picture I you can find simple example with really shallow namespace tree and it's still pretty hard to read. It would be great if you guys at least bold the return type or anyhow else improve displaying that tooltip.

        46 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Cycle Time Indicator On Stories In the Kanban Board

          As a TFS End User, I would like to see an indicator on the Story In the Kanban board that indicates the number of days a Story has been in that status, so I can monitor the cycle time of a Story.

          Acceptance Criteria:

          Given that I am on the Kanban Board, and Stories have been created, when I have a Story in any lane, and the story has been in the lane for more than 24 hours, then I will have see an indicator representing the number of days the Story has been in the lane.

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          • Automatically Add Parentheses  and a Semicolon to a Selected Intellisense Method.

            I wonder how many times developers had to type Parentheses  and Semicolon after selecting a simple Method from Intellisense: for example, foo.ToString();
            Having to type parentheses  and semicolons all the time, especially for Methods that accept no parameters, is a huge waste of time.
            Right now a Tab key selects the method with no Parentheses  or Semicolon, so I would suggest Tab Tab or other key combination that could give the developer the freedom to complete the sentence period.

            13 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow command line redirection when using the Visual Studio Profiler

              Currently you cannot pipe the output from one program into another when profiling code. Eg: rtl_fm -f 102.1M -M wbfm | main.exe using visual studio 2013

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                0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow command line debugging without a project file

                With visual studio 2008, one could compile and debug without the need of a visual studio project file:

                cl /Zi main.c /link kernel32.lib user32.lib gdi32.lib

                devenv /debugexe main.exe

                After visual studio 2008, this was no longer possible. I would like the ability to quickly prototype and debug code without setting up project settings

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                  0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow cloaked folders to be moved/renamed

                  Currently if a folder is cloaked, the options to move or rename it are disabled in the Source Control Explorer. It should be possible to do these operations even if the folder is cloaked.

                  In addition, when I want to uncloak a folder, Visual Studio should not force me to close my current solution (especially if it is in a different Team Project).

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Please make it "Сonditional"

                    myInt32Var = myBooleanExpression ? 1;
                    //or
                    myInt32Var ?= myBooleanExpression : 1;
                    //or
                    myInt32Var = 1 ? myBooleanExpression;
                    //or
                    myInt32Var ?= 1 : myBooleanExpression;

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow easier DependentUpon

                      It would be great if we could easily make a file dependent upon another from the Solution Explorer. Using drag'n Drop maybe...

                      Currently, one needs to unload the project and manually edit the project file to do it.

                      Adding this kind of dependency is useful when creating resources (resx) for more than one culture for instance. Having the default culture at the root and the other cultures inside its node is clean and easier to work with.

                      4 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • change password on edit profile page.

                        Users cannot change their password on edit profile page.

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                        • Support Deployment of Multiple Websites to an Azure Web Role from VSO

                          Currently deploying multiple websites from VSO/TFS to Azure is not possible. You can host multiple websites on a Web Role. Publishing from VS to Azure can do this without issues, however VSO does not support this.

                          It unfortunate that developers cannot enable CD from VSO to Azure for multi-website web role deployments.

                          Here is a link to how to setup the scenario: http://michaelcollier.wordpress.com/2013/01/14/multiple-sites-in-a-web-role/

                          Here is a link to the confirmation it is not supported from an MSFT: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsazure/en-US/c000812b-1118-4380-b80c-732b7b9f9ff2/issue-with-azuretfs-build-in-the-case-multiple-websites-in-single-webrole?forum=azuretfs

                          39 votes
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                          • 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.

                            79 votes
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                              5 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make typeof() optional when possible

                              DependencyProperty.RegisterReadOnly("View", typeof(ICollectionView), typeof(CollectionViewSource), new FrameworkPropertyMetadata((ICollectionView)null));

                              Imagine replacing previous piece of C# code with following:

                              DependencyProperty.RegisterReadOnly("View", ICollectionView, CollectionViewSource, new FrameworkPropertyMetadata((ICollectionView)null));

                              As far as I can see there is little chance for confusion here, as compiler knows that a type is expected here and type name can be provided directly, without typeof() operator. A confusion might happen if there is a variable/property with the same name as the type, in this case compiler might require disambiguation.

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add more sample text and explanation to colors/fonts customization

                                Currently, customizing colors and fonts has only one sample text, "ij = I::oO(0xB81l);". When changing colors or fonts, this text is updated. Unfortunately, the text rarely reflects the type of display item being changed.

                                Also, what's the difference between "User Types - Interfaces" and "User Types (Interfaces)"? There are lots of display items whose names are at best vague and usually are not descriptive of to what they refer.

                                My suggestion is: in the dialog where colors and fonts are updated:

                                1) The sample text should directly reflect what is being changed and not be a static string that rarely…

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                                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Why not a .NET hardware processor, where native code is the same bytecode?

                                  Is the superscalar processor the best platform for execute .NET?
                                  (considering that .NET CLR is a stack machine and superscalar processor is a machine based in registers)

                                  The short answer is: No

                                  Superscalar processor were designed for languages like C (based in registers), but CLR (the virtual machine of .NET) is a stack machine, so the paralellism at instruction level that brings superscalar processor is difficult to implement for stack machine (remember, operations on stack machine happen at the top of stack).

                                  For Java is the same story (because JVM is also a stack machine).
                                  Do you remember the idea…

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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Why not an official Microsoft versión of .NET for Linux?

                                    Why not an official Microsoft implementation of .NET on Linux and other flavors of Unix?

                                    The success of Java is just its presence in multitude of platforms, but .NET is much more rich for the front-end side.

                                    With cloud computing, in the future the Operating System and DBMS will be only a commodity. both will be less important because they will be managed by the cloud provider.

                                    For the future, we need platform independence for interoperate into a multi-cloud ecosystem.

                                    At the end of the day, Unix is not a strange world for Microsoft, remember Xenix.

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Stopping debug session to go through the defined "finalize" blocks

                                      It would be great to be able to stop the debugging session in a way, which will break the main execution, like an exception (ExecutionBrakeException, or something similar) was thrown. This will still allow all the code in the "finally" blocks to executed (if any).
                                      Please note, that this should be an option, and the default option (as its now) to just break the execution should still be available.

                                      Thanks.

                                      6 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Format CSS without blank lines between rules

                                        If I choose either "expanded" or "semi-expanded" for my "Brace positions" setting, Visual Studio adds an empty line between each rule definition. I'd prefer to have no blank lines between rules. Please add an option to omit the extra line breaks when formatting CSS.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Show the file size in the Properties window when files are selected in Solution Explorer

                                          It would be helpful to know how big (in bytes/kilobytes) each file is without having to go to Windows File Explorer, especially for asset files (images, stylesheets etc.).

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