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  1. Support keyboard shortcuts in the C# interactive window

    I wish it would work more like a shell allowing me to press up on the keyboard to reuse my existing code block/statement

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    • add razor cshtml preview, like aspx preview

      aspx pages can be splitted so you get a preview of the rendering

      Why not cshtml pages ?

      The aspx preview is buggy, but it does not matter. The preview is a good way to see if something is wrong with code integration.

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        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Postfix Code Completion Suggestions & Templates

        Postfix code completion helps reduce backward caret jumps as you write code. It lets you transform an already typed expression to another one based on the postfix you added, the type of expression and its context. For example, the “.if” postfix applied to a boolean expression wraps it with an if statement. Likewise the ”.notnull” triggers a surround template checking the expression for the null value

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        • Add "Go to Implementation Definition" for objects derived from interfaces or base classes

          Perhaps provide a selection box for the actual implementation to navigate to - sort of like how "Go to Definition" works with partial classes.

          This would be useful for interface driven designs where going to the interface definition is not desired but selecting one of the concrete implementations is.

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          • Allow the Default Zoom Level to be Overridden

            My idea is to allow the default zoom level for the code view to be set in the IDE's preference dialog.

            It's not a deal-breaker, but it become somewhat tiresome setting the zoom every time a file is opened.

            Another option is to allow it to be set for the current project only.

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            • Improve VSTS build artifacts download speed

              I have a build running under VSTS hosted agents. This build publishes artifacts that are close to 1 GB big.

              When I try to download these big artifacts, they get downloaded very slowly. I benchmarked the download speed at about 2.3 MB/s. This is very slow since I benchmarked my connection speed with www.speedtest.net to something close to 9.75 MB/s.

              This makes artifacts very unconvenient to use since they take a while to download. For example, downloading a 1GB artifact takes about 7.5 minutes.

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              • Pull request approvals reset or downgrade when new code is pushed to branch

                A administrative setting on version control that will cause all PR approvals to be removed/reset if new code is pushed to the branch.

                Currently if someone reviews the code and approves it. I can push changes and merge without them being forced to review again.

                They are notified, but It would be nice to force another review by someone if new changes are made.

                I am pretty sure GitHub developed something similar in the past 6 months or so.

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                • Show a banner message across the top of the Changes tab if the user has both Staged and Unstaged changes

                  If I have both Staged and Unstaged changes, I would love to see a banner across the Changes pane (like the Sync notification attached) that reminds me I have Unstaged changes. I keep getting bitten during Merges where the merge files are automatically Staged, but then any extra integration fixes I do to additional files to get it to build/work are then thrown into Changes (Unstaged) and are not committed once I think I'm done and commit.

                  A banner would remind me that I have files I might want to stage and include in the commit.

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                  • option "Don't save any changes before building"

                    Insert in Visual Studio 2015 the option "Don't save any changes before building". There was this option in Visual Studio 2008 and 2010 and was very useful.

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                    • hotkey suggestions for current actions

                      Visual Studio has many hotkeys, but if you want to use it you have to learn all of this. No, if you see unobtrusive suggestion with current hotkey for action, which you have done now, you will remember it easily. Also, it will be useful if it shows only for often making actions. As I know, same functionality exists in Intellij IDEA.

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                      • Make the codelens tool tip a bit wider

                        Standard Git commits should wrap at around 72 characters. The codelens tooltip is just short enough to usually force those lines to wrap prior to the 72 characters. This results in a difficult to read commit message.

                        It'd be great if there was some intelligence to detect commits in this format and make the tooltip wide enough to support them

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                        • Improve Outlining and Regions

                          * Many of my ASP.NET files lose the ability to collapse HTML. Edit > Outlining does not remain set across uses of VS2010.

                          * When copying #regions the pasted results are no longer collapsed

                          A tad more refinement in outlines and regions would be very useful.

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                            2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make a display-only option for placement of opening brace (C#)

                            In my team we have different preferences of where to place the opening brace:

                            if(true){
                            ...
                            }

                            or

                            if(true)
                            {
                            ,,,
                            }

                            There is a setting for the code editor where the brace should be placed and it is possible for us to do "Format document" to get it the way each person want but that will at the same time render changes in the version control system.

                            I therefore propose a new setting, which is a "display-only" setting for the placement of the opening brace. That way the code that is committed is always formatted the same way but…

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                            • PDF Viewer using pdf.js

                              It would be nice to be able to view pdfs from Visual Studio code and given that Code is based on chromium, I think it may be practical to implement pdf.js.

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                              • copy fully qualified names of entities (classes, members)

                                In Eclipse I always liked that I could right click an entity (class, member, etc), either in the editor or in any other view that represented that entity (like the class outline) and copy its fully qualified name to the clipboard (menu item "copy fully qualified name").

                                This does not seem to be available in Visual Studio. However, it is terribly useful. I find myself stitching the fully qualified name by hand at least once a day

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                                • reopen closed file

                                  When many files are open it happens often that I close a file by mistake. Undo close would be great, just like reopen tab in browsers.

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                                  • Allow users to create saveable Document/Tab "working sets" in the editor.

                                    When working on multiple branches and multiple features the documents you're working on usually different, and switching branches means having to go and reopen everything again.

                                    It would be great if there were a save the current working set fir each branch.

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                                    • Debug as user / Debug on remote machine

                                      To properly test / debug an application, this needs to be tested with specific user rights. As software engineer I normally have all rights but this is not the case for the end users. So it would be nice to be able to debug in the context of a limited user.

                                      The same goes for the machine; the developent machine has all prerequisties installed - I should be nice if we could enter the machine name and the username for debugging, in such a way that de debug code is automatically deployed to this machine, run as the user of…

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                                      • Array of controls like in VB6

                                        You know, I really don't get why this idea was ignored in the creation of .NET. It was really useful when you were creating projects with a lot of images.

                                        Currently, there are several limitations, for example: I was never able to migrate an old software from VB6 to .NET due to this specific reason, it was insane do it in code, in that project I had more than 400 small images for an odontogram and just start to code, maybe I'll spend months instead of days. Just to do that in the newest versions of VS, you need to…

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                                        • Fix the credential problem.

                                          Every couple days I get a message saying an error occurred and MS cannot verify my credentials in VS. So I need to enter them again. Fix the **** error. I get so tired of entering credentials. This is also true of Outlook, Skype, Excel, etc. I think the real problem is MS systems.

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