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  1. 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,…

    248 votes
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      18 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Different icons for DLL-refs and Project-refs

      In the project reference folder there is a list of references to other assemblies. These can be referenced by pointing to a dll or to another project in the solution. It would be really helpful and emphazise correct linking if one could easily see (on the icon) whether the refence is made to a project or to a dll.

      24 votes
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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enable TLS 1.2/1.1 during Click once Setup

        Enable TLS 1.2/1.1 during ClickOnce Setup.

        We need to disable TLS 1.0 by June for compliance. During testing of this we have found that our application connect correctly after a minor change. However, the ClickOnce setup only negotiates a TLS 1.0 connection.

        Please either enable TLS 1.2 by default with a fallback to 1.1/1.0 or give the ability to turn it on during the build.

        76 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add React Native support to VS2015.

          Facebook have a React Native to build both iOS and Android, and could write javescript html 5 and css to have native application, This could compare to Cordova, A compiled to wrapper or native like Xamarin did.
          TypeScript already suport React, and will VS2015 support React Native also, like Tools for Cordova project.

          82 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make it optional to view buildlog in IDE

            People are working inside VS and don't want to spawn a new browser session to view the build log or build queue. It makes you daily work slow when you are working with multiple builds. So please make it optional for the user whtere it should be shown in IDE (like in 2013) or web.

            47 votes
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              1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Microsoft should make MFC open source

              MFC is still used in several C++ legacy projects (including very large enterprise applications) still active in maintenance mode.

              With MFC open source, the community and Microsoft could submit new code and patches while Microsoft could monitor the quality of the submitted code and support an official branch.

              Would something similar to open-sourcing ASP.NET work fine for MFC?

              Scott Guthrie sums up an interesting approach when he announced the open-sourcing of ASP.NET MVC, Web API and Razor:

              http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/asp-net-mvc-web-api-razor-and-open-source

              “[…] Doing so will enable a more open development model where everyone in the community will be able to engage and provide…

              36 votes
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                5 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add the DatabaseFirst option for Asp.Net 5 projects how it was in earlier versions of Asp.Net

                Give back the wizard for using Database First like it was for Asp.Net in earlier versions where we could add the Db Entities just by right-click->add new item->ado.net data entity instead of writing all the commands in Package Manager and Command Prompt, it takes us a lot time and is risky (easy to write commands wrong). Bring the designer back.

                40 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Ability to filter or block email alerts when backlog order changed

                  We currently sign up for email alerts when a work item changes, but we would like the ability to not receive an email when the work item’s order is changed in the backlog list or have something in the email header that could be filtered on that indicates that the work item’s content did not change and the alert was due to its order being changed.

                  18 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Show CodeLens above Attributes if they exists

                    If a function/property/class as an attribute defined above it. the CodeLens is inserted between the attribute definition.

                    Today:
                    [MyAttribute]
                    codelens stuff
                    public void MyFunction(){}

                    Should be:
                    codelens stuff
                    [MyAttribute]
                    public void MyFunction(){}

                    187 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Pull request should not create merge commits when a fast-forward merge is possbile

                      Since Update 1 Team Foundation Server 2015 creates a merge commit when completing a pull request.
                      While this might be useful in some cases, for us this is kind of annoying and we would like to switch that feature of.

                      35 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Use the full scriptcs engine as the C# REPL in Visual Studio

                        Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 brought us the C# REPL (https://www.visualstudio.com/news/vs2015-update1-vs#Csharp). It is a pity that we do not get the full Scriptcs (http://scriptcs.net/) experience. The community has already embraced Scriptcs and we have integrated it into our workflow. Don't reinvent the weel and create a solution that has fewer features and is incompatible.

                        40 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • set when

                          private bool _flag;

                          public bool Flag
                          {
                          get { return _flag; }
                          set when (_flag != value)
                          {
                          _flag = value;
                          OnPropertyChanged();
                          }
                          }

                          28 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • IntelliSense for Aurelia views

                            Aurelia is rapidly gaining traction as the second big SPA framework for the future, and it represents a very strong alternative to Angular 2 - and while Angular 2 seem to be stuck in perpetual development, Aurelia is here now, just as capable, and much nicer to work with.

                            Read more at http://aurelia.io

                            Visual Studio already provides IntelliSense support when editing Angular views, and I strongly believe it should do the same for Aurelia. This should at a minimum include full IntelliSense for the Aurelia binding syntax, and ideally also for property names defined on the corresponding view model.

                            42 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Visual Studio 2015 upgrade SKU

                              Bring back the upgrade SKUs for Visual Studio 2015 so that people with a Visual Studio 2013 license can get a discounted price for licensing a copy of Visual Studio. This is more in regards to the Visual Studio Professional product level as there are renew options for the MSDN options.

                              89 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • VSTS - email alerts - Email PBI/Task comment to "@RecipientName@domain.com"

                                Please can email alerts be enabled to send an automated message to named recipients.
                                For example, if Acceptance Criteria issue is called out in a PBI, this can be directly addressed to the Product owner.
                                For example:
                                "@RecipientName@domain.com Please verify A/C #1, as specificed in this Story, specific to my feedback, as follows..."

                                16 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Please bring back the "Photoshop" import option in Blend 2015

                                  If Photoshop importer is not supported in Blend 2015, it impedes our migration plan to Blend 2015 and we'll have to keep using Blend 2013.

                                  We recognize that one of the advantages of WPF is that it can separate design from logic.
                                  We place orders of screen designs to companies who specialize in design and we don't put the ability of using Blend as the basis of selection.
                                  Designers deliver products in the form of Photoshop or Illustrator. Our current partner delivers with Photoshop format.

                                  If we can't import Photoshop file directly, we have to create XAML with referencing the…

                                  293 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support JavaScript debugging for Microsoft edge

                                    Visual Studio should stop debugging when Microsoft Edge is closed. Additionally Visual Studio should be able to debug JavaScript running in the Microsoft Edge browser.

                                    159 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add "Publish" for nuget package projects

                                      We run our own nuget server in house, and as such, we find ourselves continually having to go into the project properties to check "Produce outputs on builds", then performing a build, then leaving the IDE to copy the generated nuget package to our in-house server, and finally returning to the IDE to uncheck "Produce outputs on builds" (which we only really want to do when we need to publish).

                                      It's a tedious process that could be easily circumvented with a Publish option. We don't want to publish on every build, but when we do, we'd like it to be…

                                      18 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Restore usability of the new Error List window in VS 2015

                                        1. Restore the ability to sort all entries by their addition time ("Default Order" in VS2013 and older). In VS 2015 RC, messages keep "jumping" as they are generated, which makes it nearly impossible to work with the Error List during a long build without stoping it.

                                        2. Restore (at least as an option) full clearing of Error List on build start, or at least add a button or context menu option to clear it manually. It is very confusing in VS 2015 RC when fixed errors and warnings stay there for half of the build process until the compiler…

                                        181 votes
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                                          10 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Enable Roslyn-Powered Code Views

                                          This vote is for developers who support the idea of Roslyn-Powered Code Views. Code Views are a conceptual improvement to the way Visual Studio renders code to a developer, and how a developer works with that code.

                                          Opening a file: To load a Code View, code is loaded into memory and parsed as a Roslyn AST. From there, it is processed through a developer's Code Formatting Profile to render the code to the developer as they prefer it. This includes such things as spacing (spaces or tabs), documentation (on or off), and characters/symbols around fields (underscores or even Hungarian notation…

                                          54 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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