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  1. Pragma option to disable IntelliSence

    A pragma option cound be added in C++ so Intellisence would not parse that part of the code until enabled.
    Option to exclude a whole file or VS folder.

    I use OpenCL and OpenGL languages and IntelliSence is not really helping with these files...

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Bring back (smarter) file/folder sharing and let us choose

      Sharing items in source control is ours, the sc users, to decide.

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      • Add support for Unity Testing Tools

        Modify the solution generator to put files found in Editor -> Tests folder hierarchies in a separate project. This way the Visual Studio test explorer should pick up the Unit tests created for Unity Testing Tools (provided the NUnit Test Adapter extension is installed)

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          1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hi!

          Thanks for this suggestion!

          I’m afraid supporting running Unity Testing Tools from the Test Explorer is not as easy as simply creating a Test projects for the Tests, as the code needs to run in the context of Unity.

          We could however implement a custom test adapter to run the Unity NUnit tests remotely inside Unity. We will investigate the matter.

          Jb Evain, Senior SDE Lead, Tools for Unity

        • Add support for Multiple parallel Console windows.

          It would be something like
          Console c = new Console();
          Console b = new Console():

          c.WriteLine("diagnostic output1");
          b.WriteLine("diagnostic output2");

          I assume they would be inherently on their own threads.

          7 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL) 2.0 built-in for android and windows store

            It would come in handy if there were a template for the windows store and android app that already included SDL 2.0 - Would definately help with the "cross-platform" idea

            3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make horizontal scrolling controls work

              In every other editor and program I use on a daily basis, I can scroll horizontally easily and effectively using either a keyboard shortcut with my mouse, or touch controls on my laptops trackpad. Visual studio does not have this feature and it's super annoying. Please support it.

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                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow a user to instantly navigate to the TFS folder for the selected workspace in Source Control Explorer

                Solution Explorer has the option, Open Folder in File Explorer, which makes it extremely easy to quickly access the folders for the solution in windows explorer. It would be very nice to have a similar feature in Source Control Explorer that quickly expands the folders to navigate you to the path set for the Source Control Folder for the Workspace.

                You can include a property right below Local Path and call it, Server Path: <path> (where <path> is a hyper link similar to Local Path). And if there are multiple paths mapped for the Workspace, have the little down arrow…

                7 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Exclude Unit Tests from Release version by incorporating a switch to exclude objects with attributes such as [TestMethod].

                  The only strategy currently available is to write Unit Tests in a separate assembly. However, this does not facilitate Test Driven Design because of the absence of a "generate" function. Other cons to this approach are that the visibility of all tested objects have to be increased to "public", and there is no IDE check for syntactic compatibility between the test and tested object (which is essential for refactoring). A better approach would be to include the Unit Tests in the same assembly as the production code but, presently, there is no way to exclude the Unit Tests from the…

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Object Browser window honor the IDE profile language

                    If I don't have any project opened in the Solution Explorer, the Object Browser window will show information in C# syntax. This is very inconvenient for non-C# developers.

                    I'd suggest that if I choose the IDE profile as C++ developer, for example, the Object Browser window should honor that and show classes/functions in C++ syntax.

                    13 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Mark a pending change with a merge from a conflict before a checkin as "merge" either

                      It would be nice to mark a pending change that generated a conflict and therefore a merge before a checkin, as "merge" too. Then in the Source Control, the column "Pending Change" would be filled with "edit, merge" to this file.

                      This would be interesting to view the history if there is any file that needed merge from a conflict. I needed this today when I thought about writing a custom check-in policy to deal with it, but when I saw that a merge from a conflict does not mark the pending checkin as "merge", I gave up.

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                      • Enable user to mark team room message for propagation to another team room

                        When using hiearchical teams it could be beneficial for a team member to be able to mark a message so that it can be replicated to another team room when he posts the message.

                        For example a user working in a team that has the area path "Fabrikam/CustomerPortal/WebUI" to be able to mark a message for propagation to the team room for "Fabrikam/CustomerPortal" when submitting the message.

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                        • 1 vote
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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow to retreive revisions for a list of workitems with VSO Rest API

                            When you want to show the evolution of a backlog store in VSO, you need to get the history of each workitem for a specific wiql result.

                            Instead of getting each workitems and then for each workitem, request history, i'd like to get revisions for a list of workitems ids.

                            3 votes
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                            • Android virtual Device (AVD) Manager

                              The Visual Studio 2015 IDE should highlight or support Android SDK (AVD and Android SDK Manager)

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  VS Android Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow readonly modifier on local variables, not just properties.

                                Readonly modifiers shouldn't be canned for just instance-level properties on a class. Readonly isn't always to explicitly prevent subsequent code from changing a value. I would argue readonly modifiers can significantly improve code comprehension and readability:

                                Imagine the following code in a method definition, where prod_count would be a local:

                                int prod_count = (List<Product>) prods.Count;

                                If the compiler would allow this:
                                readonly int prod_count = (List<Product>) prods.Count;

                                All of a sudden, I know as a developer reading the code that I don't have to scan for prod_count getting reassigned to something...I can mentally write it off as, okay that's just…

                                59 votes
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                                  9 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make a display-only option for placement of opening brace (C#)

                                  In my team we have different preferences of where to place the opening brace:

                                  if(true){
                                  ...
                                  }

                                  or

                                  if(true)
                                  {
                                  ,,,
                                  }

                                  There is a setting for the code editor where the brace should be placed and it is possible for us to do "Format document" to get it the way each person want but that will at the same time render changes in the version control system.

                                  I therefore propose a new setting, which is a "display-only" setting for the placement of the opening brace. That way the code that is committed is always formatted the same way but…

                                  6 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make Visual Studio Online collaboration more obvious on homepage

                                    It should be obvious from the home page of a project what kind of recent activity happened or upcoming work is required.

                                    Eg: show Open Pull Requests, recent comments, recent commits, ... on the homepage.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • 3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow Business Intelligence (AS, IS and RS projects) to be exported as Project Templates

                                        Visual Studio is a great tool to enforce frameworks and standard practices within a team/company. It would be nice to have the same feature which is as of writing only available to C#, Web and VB projects (documented) and Database Projects (tested) extended to BI project types.

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                                          0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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