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  1. Allow Visual Studio to modify its colors when running under Windows 8 High Contrast Themes

    When running windows in high contrast mode, visual studio changes the color theme to "High Contrast" and does not allow it to be changed. This should be allowed if someone wants to deviate from high contrast mode.

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      3 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Visual Studio REST API support to fetch the list of allowed values for drop down fields like Priority, Status.

      Please provide the REST API support to fetch the list of allowed values for drop down fields like Priority, Status , etc.
      Using SDK this option is available but not available under REST API.

      68 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • No need to leave visual studio when opening a workitem in VS 2017

        No need to leave visual studio when opening a workitem in VS 2017, it should just open in VS just like in VS2015

        66 votes
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        • Task runner explorer keyboard shortcuts

          I would like to be able to bind a gulp or grunt task in the task runner explorer to a keyboard shortcut so that I don't have to use a mouse to run my tasks.

          48 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Coding by voice

            Full support for coding by voice using either window speech recognition or Dragon NaturallySpeaking.

            For example you should be able to say a customisable command, consisting of language and category like :

            Visual Basic Statements

            and a list of statements will appear on the screen where you can choose an item by saying a number or the name of the item (For Next Loop for example). The code snippet would then be inserted into the current location in the IDE. And the most appropriate item that needs changing will be selected in the IDE.

            34 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • search in recent

              In Visual Studio / Start Page / Recent add a search box to filter recent projects in the below list.

              24 votes
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              • whether could capture the ToolTip service message of UWP control with Coded UI Test Builder

                Coded UI for ToolTip, whether could add a property to UITestControl that we could get the ToolTip message of a UWP control ToolTip service. Because when the mouse leave the control, the ToolTip message will disappear, so we could not capture it with cross button in Test Builder. Please refer to the following thread.

                https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/5ad7e9b0-af3b-439c-8f7f-2d08d8bf3847/can-not-find-tooltip-from-codedui-test-uwp-app?forum=vstest

                23 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide a Command palette like VS code

                  I really love the VS code command palette (Ctrl+Maj+P) when I would like to do something without remembering the shortcut, For exemple adding cursors...

                  A such thing should be really great in VS2015

                  20 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support syntax highligh rendered markdown, its currently only supported while editing the md file

                    While editing a markdown file online in VSO you can see that the syntax highlight works for the fenced block of code (see attached screen shoot).

                    however when you are done editing and the actual rendering of the markdown file is shown. the syntax highlighting disappears (see second attachement).

                    it is obvious syntax highlighting is possible for the language, both because it is doing it in the editing form, and because VSO can render other CSharp files with syntax highlighting.

                    17 votes
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                    • Make Visual Studio accessible with NVDA

                      hello, please accessible visual studio with nvda screen reader. this screen reader is open source. thanks

                      13 votes
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                      • Improve the accessibility for screen readers for both the web and Visual Studio UI.

                        The web interface for Visual Studio Online is quite ppor with regards to using accessible standards for visually impaired screen reader users. Tabular information is not displayed using tables and many links and controls do not render as controls to a screen reader, but appear like plain text. Please consider the visually impaired screen reader user whenever developing web interfaces. The UI displayed within Visual Studio itself is very poor since the move to WPF and needs considerably more thought to make it work properly with screen readers.

                        12 votes
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                        • Accessibility support for reading code, better debugging, etc.

                          It would be convenient if screen readers could report the levels of indentation we're in. For example, when we press "enter" inside a C# class, the reader would say, "Cursor at class leve; cursor at method level." Also, we would like auditory feedback when red squiggles appear; the reader would say, "Syntax error."

                          Perhaps a tool that could narrate debugging sessions as the program runs.

                          12 votes
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                          • Remove the usage of user profiles.

                            They serve no purpose towards users. Using an activation code was more than enough, the user profile is an invasion to privacy.

                            7 votes
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                            • Search With Bing or Google

                              Hey there should be option when i right click on a code or line along with given options of rename etc one option should be of search with bing or google or any other engine sometimes while reading other developers code we don't know a particular function does so there should be a option to directly search that line or the command so the user can read further about that and understand its functionality.

                              6 votes
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                              • 6 votes
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                                • VietSub

                                  Make a Vietnamese version for VS 2015

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Printing Workitems on Team Foundation Server 2015

                                    Hi,

                                    We have an on-premise deployment of Team Foundation Server 2015. I don't see a functionality to print work-items in TFS.
                                    I understand it's a bit lousy requirement (keeping in mind all the elements of a work-item viz. History, Attachments, Links, etc.), but I believe, sequentially everything can be printed.
                                    or,
                                    user can be given option to select what all to be printed apart from the basic details of the work item.
                                    Thanks
                                    Yogesh

                                    6 votes
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                                    • Increasing Visual Studio accessibility

                                      make a download manager for your help viewer to show how the process has been progressed and when the download will be finished.

                                      thanks a lot for your perfect programs

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Add more accessability tools/upgrade Narrator for use in Visual Studio

                                        Please upgrade Narrator and add more accessability tools to use in the VS IDE

                                        4 votes
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                                        • Show everything in English

                                          Please, please, please. I live in Mexico and speak Spanish. However, since I'm technical guy, I want to read everything in English. Many, many, many technical terms are not applicable or translatable. I hate to read in Spanish when developing or researching about a technical topic. That's why I prefer to sign out msdn page!
                                          Please, please, please!
                                          Thank you!

                                          4 votes
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