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  1. Better context-aware javascript code snippets support

    In the current code snippets infrastructure in Visual Studio are not context-aware, only Intellisense is context-aware.

    For exapmle in the AngularJS app, when I write a "angular.module" then press "Tab" that should have a code completion feature for Angular module creation.

    Also, when I type "angular.module('myApp').directive" then press "Tab" that should let us choose one of some useful code snippets for directive code template.

    If Visual Studio can support this kind of code snippet feature. That will be very awesome! :)

    88 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Please release the SSDT-BI for Visual Studio 2015 ASAP

      Please release the SSDT-BI for Visual Studio 2015 ASAP

      52 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Improve WPF performance

        I have a high end PC and still WPF is not always fluent. Just compare it with QT 4.6 QML (Declarative UI) it is sooo FAST!

        2,830 votes
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          10 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • WCF 5 for .NET Core

          WCF is Microsoft’s unified programming model for building service-oriented applications. It support multiple transport protocols (HTTP, TCP, UDP, and custom transports) and allows switching between them (ASP.NET Web API for http/https/websockets only). Supports building services with WS-* standards like Reliable Messaging, Transactions, Message Security.

          In Enterprise Apps WCF remains very popular.

          Please impliment new WCF version for new .NET Core and continue support old WCF (4.6) like ASP.NET 4.6 supports for Full .NET and ASP.NET 5 only for .NET Core.

          29 votes
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            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • XAML Debugging

            Serious WPF/Silverlight development really demands that there's the ability to debug XAML, i.e. set breakpoints, step over/into XAML, examine triggers and the likes

            1,700 votes
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              15 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add Emscripten/WebAssembly to platforms supported from VisualC++

              Much like support for iOS/Android (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vcblog/archive/2015/07/30/cross-platform-code-sharing-with-visual-c.aspx). I'd love to add Emscripten build target for my application in Visual Studio 2015.

              39 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add git notes to commit after build to include build number and status

                When a build has completed, it would be nice to add a git note (see http://git-scm.com/docs/git-notes) to include short information about the build. I suggest the build number and the build status.

                Then when you look at git history (git log) it will also show information about build status and build number.

                48 votes
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                • Add support for link shared files in shared project

                  Please add function to link a file file in a shared project like is actually possible in normal projects.
                  This function is already supported with manual editing a .projitems file:

                  myFile.cs

                  81 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Show Exceptions in IntelliSense

                    Exceptions are not visible anymore in the Visual Studio 2015 IntelliSense list members dialog.

                    Please bring this back.

                    Visual Studio 2015:
                    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hcw1s69b(v=vs.140).aspx

                    Visual Studio 2013:
                    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hcw1s69b%28v=vs.120%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

                    22 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Rename Visual Basic to B# and Support B# With Absolute Parity

                      Dotnet 2015 made it clear: VB.NET developers need to switch to C# or be left behind. Very sad.

                      VB syntax is friendlier, easier to read and code and maintain. Yet Microsoft is killing off this superior language bowing to pressure from myopic C# developers and Mono.

                      145 votes
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                        20 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • DNX Package Viewer Search

                        With so many packages and dependencies pulled into a DNX we need a way to search the package dependencies for specific packages, so we can see what references a particular package or whether it's even referenced at all. Along the same lines we also need a view that shows all packages in use as a single level, non-tree list.

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                          1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Improvement for Find Shelveset section.

                          I propose add combobox instead of textbox in "Find Shelvesets" section. Combo should contain team member names or at least last input values.
                          Reason: it is not comfortable to look for shelvesets of another team members as you need to know how them names are spelled.

                          29 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Preselect tracked changeset when using the "Tracking Changeset View" to merge the changeset

                            Currently after dragging the tracked changeset to the target branch (Step1.png) in the "Source Control Merge Wizard" the option "All changes up to a specific version" is preselected (Step2.png).
                            To merge only the tracked changeset one has to select the option "Selected changesets" to get the list of changesets. This has two drawbacks:

                            1) Due to the fact that for source and target the root branches are selected it could take quite some time until the changeset list gets shown.
                            2) Then one has to locate the desired changeset in that list.

                            It would be more comfortable if there would…

                            20 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Optionally turn off Drag and drop reordering on backlog board

                              It makes our Product Owners very unhappy that the backlog priority changes when Dev Team drags PBIs between columns in backlog board. It should be configurable per board whether the drag-drop -reordering changes when you move cards from column to another.

                              When you move cards WITHIN a column, it should be possible to reprioritize but not when moving BETWEEN columns.

                              27 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • option to disable quick action squiggles

                                In VS2015 you introduced the quick action light bulb. I think its a cool piece of tech, and I get why many people like it. However its a bit to intrusive for me, the light bulb was ok, but the green quick action squiggle errors are starting to become a bit annoying.

                                For example, when I create classes I prefer writing up the class first in the header file, writing the functions, variables etc I know I will be needing. The second I finish writing the constructor prototype the squiggles and the light bulb flare up, "Function definition not found,…

                                29 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add option to customize Intellisense tooltip color

                                  Visual Studio 2015RC does not include an option to set the background color for the Intellisense popups.

                                  The color can be changed by applying a different theme, but I prefer the lighter 'Blue' scheme and a custom dark/high-contrast text editor. Due to the new colorization of intellisense / signature window, I can't see all of the text and punctuation in the popup.

                                  Being able to set the background color of this tool tip directly would be useful.

                                  30 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Provide better support for managing TFS user licences

                                    As per the comments from Betty, Myself and Bebo on Brian's Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2015/07/27/included-cals-and-tiered-pricing.aspx#10631001

                                    It is not easy for administrators to grant correct access to on Prem TFS based on the end-user's licensing level, CAL, MSDN, etc. At the moment it is mostly an honesty policy.

                                    25 votes
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                                    • Ability to activate VS 2015 Community via local server instead of internet activation

                                      When VS 2015 Community is deployed on a PC without internet connection available, developer should have an option to activate via local server. Local server should be connected to internet of course and should have some kind of a software (technology similar to WSUS for example)

                                      24 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow Visual Studio users to create custom Android Emulator profiles

                                        Although it's great that Microsoft provides profiles for common Android devices in their XDE Emulator, it would be great to tweak these for certain use cases.

                                        For instance, I'd like to make an Android profile for a "phone" that uses xhdpi (or even lower) with 512M of RAM.

                                        There's no option for this, however by examining the list that Visual Studio Emulator Android downloads on launch:

                                        * http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=534775

                                        It should be possible or trivial to allow users to custom create their own profiles.

                                        84 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • CodeLens for Community Edition

                                          CodeLens is very helpful and cool feature! Once you try it, then you can't use simple "find references". I think community will be grateful for it. Make CodeLens available for VS2015 Community!

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