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  1. Please add a blog article on how to write a light bulb extension to interact with C++

    I'd like to write a C++ lightbuilb extension written in C# but to analyze C++, of course it would be great if we could get to the AST tree but at present I'd be happy to just be able to write something that would look at the text of my C++ in the editor

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  2. Create extensibility points into the language service.

    Currently it is not possible to gain hooks into the different pre-installed language services for the purposes of extensibility. Since the language service is responsible for so many things, this means that even very simple yet very powerful extensibility ideas are shut down before they even have a chance.

    A perfect example of this is if you wanted to change the way that the code auto-formatter works. I'm talking about like you press Enter and it indents your code to a certain point. That kind of thing. To do this one simple thing you need to create an entirely new…

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    Thanks for taking the time to share this suggestion. This item has been around for a couple of versions of Visual Studio and we haven’t acted on it. Looking at the VS “15” plans, we’re not going to take action on this item, so we’re going to close it. If the suggestion is still relevant, please either take a look to see if there’s another suggestion that’s similar that you can vote on, or open a new suggestion.
    - The Visual Studio Team

  3. Higher level Extensibility / Automation API - like DXCore

    VSIX , EnvDTE, V&M SDK - we need a higher level abstraction that unifies the lower levels and hides the messy details. Every version of Visual Studio had its own extensibility API - its a hodgepodge mess!

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    Thanks for taking the time to share this suggestion. This item has been around for a couple of versions of Visual Studio and we haven’t acted on it. Looking at the VS “15” plans, we’re not going to take action on this item, so we’re going to close it. If the suggestion is still relevant, please either take a look to see if there’s another suggestion that’s similar that you can vote on, or open a new suggestion.

    - The Visual Studio Team

  4. add support for intellisense and syntax coloring for .t4 files

    .t4 files are very useful, especially with the asp.net scaffolders template you find in sidewaffle, but not very easy to use without intellisense and coloring.
    Add the support may be of great help.

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    Thanks for taking the time to share this suggestion. This item has been around for a couple of versions of Visual Studio and we havenÕt acted on it. Looking at the VS Ò15Ó plans, weÕre not going to take action on this item, so weÕre going to close it. If the suggestion is still relevant, please either take a look to see if thereÕs another suggestion thatÕs similar that you can vote on, or open a new suggestion.

    - The Visual Studio Team

  5. Enable extension of Work Item query fields

    I suggest you make it possible to extend the fields/search callbacks for the built-in work Item query feature in Visual Studio.

    I'd like it to create an extension that enables searching of Change Date in History.

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    Thanks for taking the time to share this suggestion. This item has been around for a couple of versions of Visual Studio and we haven’t acted on it. Looking at the VS “15” plans, we’re not going to take action on this item, so we’re going to close it. If the suggestion is still relevant, please either take a look to see if there’s another suggestion that’s similar that you can vote on, or open a new suggestion.

    - The Visual Studio Team

  6. Add Nuget support to Visual Studio Express Editions

    Add Nuget support to Visual Studio Express Editions

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    Thanks for taking the time to share this suggestion. This item has been around for a couple of versions of Visual Studio and we haven’t acted on it. Looking at the VS “15” plans, we’re not going to take action on this item, so we’re going to close it. If the suggestion is still relevant, please either take a look to see if there’s another suggestion that’s similar that you can vote on, or open a new suggestion.

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  7. add an rss feed to the visual studio gallery

    The gallery used to have a feed that I followed so I could get notified when new extensions were added. That feed if gone now. Please bring it back!

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  8. Support creating Visual Studio extensions for earlier VS versions

    Right now one has to have Visual Studio 2010 installed to create a new extension, which would work on it (or do lots of trickery).

    It would be much better if VS Package wizard would ask for minimum target version, or determine it automatically based on target framework version.

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