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  1. add json support to iis

    I suggest that iis should increase support for json

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  2. Install without extensions

    Provide an option install Visual Studio with zero extensions and plugins (like really zero, not almost zero). I spend too much time removing unneeded extensions and plugins. I do this because VS starts very quickly when not burdened with extensions. Extensions should be opt-in, not opt-out.

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  3. HTML Designer, preview CSS attributes and Goto CSS Class

    When I'm in HTML Designer for a web page I'm not familiar with, it's often hard to figure out which item is the actual item I want to work on because the CSS has not been applied to the HTML. I don't want to have to run the entire website for what could be a quick change to color or font.

    I'd like to be able to highlight a CSS and see a popup of the color and attributes for that CSS class/ID. It would also be cool that along side of the attributes if you could have a preview…

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  4. Add outlining for long constructs

    Sometimes conditionals, loops, etc. can be very long. I think it would be nice if these could be collapsed. Because there are also a number of scenarios in which these are only 3 or 4 lines, in order to avoid making every other line collapsible, the settings would add a few extra options such as what constructs would be collapsible (If, For, For Each, Do, etc.) and what the minimum number of lines a construct must have in order to be collapsible. I think this would make debugging simpler because you would be able to see more of the significant…

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    Thanks for raising this suggestion.

    For some languages (e.g. C#) you will find that conditionals, loops etc are now collapsible in Visual Studio 2017 RC. Please take a look at the RC at https://www.visualstudio.com/vs/visual-studio-2017-rc/ .

    If you’d like to see more constructs support this sort of outlining, please feel free to raise another suggestion in the UserVoice area for your language of choice.

    Thanks
    Mark Wilson-Thomas
    Program Manager, Visual Studio IDE.

  5. Asynchronous ADO.NET

    Define asynchronous abstract methods in the base ADO.NET classes. For example:

    DbConnection: Begin/EndOpen, Begin/EndClose
    DbCommand: Begin/EndExecuteReader, Begin/EndExecuteNonQuery
    ...etc

    The classes of the SqlClient provider (SqlConnection, SqlCommand... etc.) already have these methods.

    The introduce of these methods in the abstract classes makes possible to create asynchronous methods for Entity Framework, for example:

    Begin/EndSaveChanges, asynchronous evaluation of queries.

    These features could serve really well in asynchronous WCF services or in the upcoming asynchronous ASP.NET MVC controllers.

    Task Parallel Library support could be a useful feature too.

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  6. f# syntax coloring improvement

    I find F# syntax coloring lacking with vs2013 default settings. It's mostly a few bits of blue and rest white text.

    ex. following lines are nearly all white text.

    let flattenRanges overallMin overallMax (comparer:System.Collections.Generic.IComparer<_>) ranges =
    let f = Expression.Lambda<Func<seq<OptionalValue<obj>>, IVector>>(body, par).Compile()

    member x.SelectOptional<'R>(f:System.Func<KeyValuePair<'K, OptionalValue<'V>>, OptionalValue<'R>>) =
    let newVector =
    index.Mappings |> Array.ofSeq |> Array.map (fun (KeyValue(key, addr)) ->
    f.Invoke(KeyValuePair(key, vector.GetValue(addr))))
    let newIndex = indexBuilder.Project(index)
    Series<'K, 'R>(newIndex, vectorBuilder.CreateMissing(newVector), vectorBuilder, indexBuilder)

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  7. Automatically list available namespaces in Imported Namespaces

    In the Project Properties page in Visual Studio 2015, it only shows the currently selected namespaces in the Imported Namespaces list. In Visual Studio 2013 it listed all the available namespaces, and all you had to do was select the checkbox. Needing to enter them manually not only makes it slower, but makes it very easy to make an error. Why this change? I would like Visual Studio 2015 to automatically populate the Imported Namespaces box so that all I need to do is select the checkboxes like I did in Visual Studio 2013, this would significantly decrease the amount…

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