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  1. Allow sloppier code duplication

    In VS 2008 the editor would allow right-button drags of selected text - the context menu on button release showed move or copy options.

    This made it convenient to duplicate multiple lines with sloppy selection by selecting from the end of the *previous* line to the last character in the selection - something I do frequently...

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      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add a 'List functions / methods in file' panel for C++

      Add a 'List functions / methods in file' panel for C++ (similar to 'VA Outline' from Visual Assist: http://docs.wholetomato.com/default.asp?W187)

      Other simpler editors, like Notepad++, already have this functionality in a while.

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add IIS logs Application Insights

        Allow App Insights to capture the IIS logs from the webservers. This would be very helpful when debugging on prem servers.

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          0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Provide Support for SMTPS (SMTP over SSL)

          The SmtpClient class does not support SMTPS. This issue is affecting us and were are having to use the deprecated System.Web.Mail.MailMessage class its "Fields" property which uses CDO Fields to make SMTPS work (I am referring to this property:
          http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.web.mail.mailmessage.fields(v=vs.110).aspx)

          If you look at the documentation for SmtpClient.EnableSsl property (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.net.mail.smtpclient.enablessl(v=vs.110).aspx) you will see that SMTPS is explicitly not supported: "This connection method is sometimes called SMTP/SSL, SMTP over SSL, or SMTPS and by default uses port 465. This alternate connection method using SSL is not currently supported."

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Unary operators -- and ++

            i++ / i--
            ++i / --i

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow for a way to define a "default view" for a work item query.

              My team sends out a link to a “Features” work item query, which is our priority list now for our business stakeholders to consume. The issue is that every user can customize the view, and the default columns are not very helpful for business folks. We’d like to set up the default view to be more helpful, so business folks don’t have to edit the columns they want to appear.

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              • Enable cross platform Android development using C++ and Java in Visual Studio

                The VS2015 preview supports building and debugging Android C++ libraries with a C# (Xamarin) application. It'd be great to be able to have some support for Java/C++ Android apps

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                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Go to defintion should go to definition of code in class

                  Go to defintion is not clever enough is quite often open code not I want.
                  1. Go to defintion should go to class code not to interface definition
                  2. Go to definition should go to class code not to assembly metadata.

                  Goto definition always have to use source if source presented in opened solution.

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                  • Add options to Threads and Call stack windows to hide assembly, namespace, etc.

                    Currently, call stack allows to hide module names, but not namespace. Threads has no options at all.

                    Call stack should get the namespace option, and threads should mimic call stack.

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                      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add the content of e-mails sent from a work item details to the work item's history.

                      As a person managing work items within TFS, it would be very helpful if when I send an e-mail from a specific work item's detail view the content of that e-mail was attached to the work item history. This would be HUGE for the purposes of creating a paper trail for use as "evidence" when reviewing communication history on a work item.

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                      • TeamPath to complement AreaPath and IterationPath

                        I would love to see a TeamPath field to complament Areas and Iterations.

                        This field should be used together with area and iteration to define teams in Web Access. When creating new teams in Web Access there is currently a checkbox for creating an AreaPath for the team. There should be two more for creating an IterationPath and a TeamPath for the team.

                        This would make the "team pages feature" of web access really powerful and flexible. It should not impact existing projects that have team nodes in AreaPath (and/or IterationPath) as long as the default TeamPath for a team…

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                        • TFS power tools

                          Power Tools Process Template Editor component can work only on VS Pro or up. But it doesn't prompt it when installing. i don't know it until the error occurs.
                          Is that possible to detect VS version before installatian?

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                          • Normal library for C# work with Videos

                            Please publish normal library to work with videos using C#. It took my 5 days to work about that and now too I have not done that..

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add tools like user story mapping...

                              Maybe, Visual Studio Online should have a tool like this:
                              http://storiesonboard.com/

                              This tools is very important to people who works with Scrum (Agile software development), and product owner to integrate user stories on a board easily to understand.

                              Show in action this tool, it help us for projects, and isn't integrate with VSO....

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                              • Add intellisense reset option

                                Intellisense crashes frequently on certain pages, leading to the frustrating scenario of having to close and reopen a page just to get intellisense working again.

                                While it seems that you can't fix it, a simple way of quickly resetting it without having to close the tab, like you can with SQL Server, would make this frequent bug less annoying.

                                This seems to have started happening in VS2012 and has got worse in VS2013 and you can see the extent of the problem on this SO post, with over 31,000 views in 1 year.

                                http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13375961/visual-studio-2012-intellisense-sometimes-disappearing-broken

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Support more C++ code-formatting features

                                  In VS must be more formatting options for C++, like all CLANG-FORMAT STYLE OPTIONS should be in Visual Studio available by default (I know about plugin, but select text and format then is not a good idea):
                                  http://llvm.org/releases/3.4/tools/clang/docs/ClangFormatStyleOptions.html
                                  For example, how can i change formatting of a "<>" - template brackets in VS using default Ctrl-K+D?
                                  Please add support to .clang-format in IDE.
                                  Many devs will appreciate it a lot.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make CTRL-F use standard Quick-Find window for RESX editor instead of Find-in-Files dialog

                                    If you have a .resx (resource) file opened in the VS Resources Editor - which is the default when double-clicking on a .resx file - and you press CTRL-F, you get the Find-in-Files dialog. This is very annoying because you cannot simply search in the current document, which is what you want if you press CTRL-F.

                                    Instead of this behavior, the standard Quick-Find window which appears in any other source editor should be shown when pressing CTRL-F.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • WPF - SVG support

                                      SVG (scalable vector graphic) is becoming very prominent these days. All major browsers support it.
                                      Performance and functionalities are improving very quickly.

                                      Knowing that, it sounds very intereting for those who want to design a graphical design application (like an UML designer) to do it with SVG.
                                      The document result could be a SVG or an XML with embeded SVG in it. Having a SVG file would enable anybody to see the result in any browser/OS.
                                      Many other advantages come with it.

                                      The actual HTML5 browser model is Javascript based and by the way is interpreted and untyped.
                                      - By…

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                                        2 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Step Last in addition to Step Into;Step Over;Step Out

                                        Have Visual Studio remember what method I last Stepped Into at any line and add a new "Step Last" GUI button that becomes un-greyed when I step to that same line again. Pressing it steps into that same method I last stepped into - instead of the more thought distracting move-mouse-over-line, right mouse-click, select Step Into Specific, read the methods and pick the one I want. Over, and over, and over.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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