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  1. Please add type and origin to the IntelliSense-List Members

    Now in VS 2015 or VS 2017, we can only see the List Members and no more detail information about this list members, we need to choose the specific member and it popups the Quick Info to displays the complete declaration. It is better to display the key information with the list members, no need to select or scan it. For example: In the first screenshot (from VisualStudio) below, one can see that no type or origin for properties is provided, only the name. In the second screenshot (from NetBeans) below, one can see that the type (?) and origin…

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    • Electron project templates in Visual Studio

      Since there's no desktop UI in .NET Core, could we have fully featured Electron app development in place of WPF/WinRT?

      It would be quite cool to be able to have a fully emersive Electron development environment with the ability to import via npm popular JS libs like Angular2, RxJS etc, TypeScript, and FE frameworks like Bootstrap, UI Kit etc.

      Until Microsoft (if ever) plug the desktop UI gap, I think Electron development with TypeScript & Node.js would be a very happy and successful medium.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add "Copy Diff from Left to Right" button and vice versa

        Add "Copy Diff from Left to Right" button and vice versa

        VS 2015 is awesome. I really appreciate its speed and CodeLens and other things, but there is one I would like to ask you to improve: can you please add functionality like "copy diff from left to right" and vice versa to VS diff tool? I do not want to select piece of code, copypaste it and then remove the old one in the other file. I want one button which will be shown when I put cursor to a line of code and will do it for me…

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        • Use mouse buttons for shortcut keys.

          Hi. I'm using a 5 buttons mouse. But I can't use them as shortcut keys in Visual Studio. The shortcut setting box doesn't receive mouse buttons.

          Mouse shortcut keys can give us smooth convenience in some cases. :)

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          • Start Project

            teach Visual Studio to find my single executable project in solution and use that as start project. The mesage "A project with outputtype library..." is anoying

            Visual Studio knows what types of project it is using by project Guid

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            • Add ability to search inside the text visualizer

              The text visualizer does a pretty good job for wrapping text. However, sometimes I just want to see if the text I've got is the correct one so I often copy-paste it from the visualizer to notepad and use notepad search feature. Why not have the ability to search for text directly inside the text visualizer itself?

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              • Surround highlighted code with braces

                When a block of code is highlighted in the IDE, pressing { should surround that block with { } rather than deleting the text. Same applies for (
                Obviously, this should be an option that can be disabled

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                • Scroll window to show found result

                  When clicking on a result in the Find Results window, if the source code is obscured by the Find Results window itself - it appears to do nothing.
                  Drives me nuts.
                  The source window should scroll to be visible if the Find Results window is obscuring it

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                    • ANSI Support in output window

                      support ansi in output window

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                      • Add a way to disable 'document is opened by another project' message

                        Usually this message gives for me nothing except annoyance.
                        I _do_ know that this document is already opened.
                        I _intentionally_ opened this file in two solutions because I need it.
                        Just let me work without annoying messages.
                        I want to completely disable this message forever.

                        Please, add one small checkbox to do it.

                        Thank you.

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                        • Debug for multiple devices at the same time

                          Upgrade VS to debug on multiple devices at the same type when coding using Xamarin. Must be able to open multiple copies of VS using the same solution file, then select different target devices.It will be fine to only be able to make modifications to source code once all projects debugging is stopped.

                          Currently, to achieve the same I need to make multiple copies of the project, then run each one of them separately. It becomes a config management nightmare, and it also takes quite a while to do the copying.

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                          • Shortcut for local search in Go to all

                            I love "Go to all" feature!
                            There is one thing that I miss from R# days and that's a keyboard shortcut that allows me to quickly start searching as local or global search.

                            Yes, you can do CTRL + T, CTRL + ALT + C for local and CTRL + T, ALT + X (or , instead of T) but that breaks the flow of quick searches. And always have check in which context I'm currently searching. I would be happy if CTRL + , would be global and CTRL + T would be local by default.

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                            • Allow users to change location for all Visual Studio files

                              Working in a corporate environment, My Documents is mapped to a network share. This causes VS to freeze when I try to do certain tasks when I am working remotely. While some settings can be changed, others cannot without hacking the registry. I would like to be able to change all file based settings to my local drive.

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                              • Put back user login feature with new ASP.NET MVC applications template in VS2017

                                Put back user login feature with new ASP.NET MVC applications template in VS2017

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                                • when generating a constructor in the editor,expand base class constructor parameters

                                  In the C# code editor, if one types "ctor" then tabs twice, a basic constructor is added. If the classes' base has one non-default constructor, please automatically spell out the parameters in the generated constructor. For example:

                                  class Base { protected Base(IThing thing, ILogger logger) { ... } }
                                  class Child { public Child(IThing thing, ILogger logger) : base(thing, logger) }

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                                  • Make the dropdowns on top of the code editor that allow to select class and method searchable

                                    When you open a code file (c#, typescript, etc) there are a coulple of dropdowns on the upper part that. One shows clases, the other shows methods.

                                    Please allow me to search on this dropdowns. This allows me to search a method locally on the current file. With Ctr+, you search solution wide and sometimes it finds what you are looking for in another file.

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                                    • intellisense in razor view .netcore for visual studio for mac

                                      I develop .net core on Mac. But visual studio Mac is not supported intellisense in razor view. Sometime I can not remember syntax if editor does not show the suggestion.

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                                      • Add support for vNext builds (viewing, selecting gated, kicking off) in Visual Studio 2013

                                        Currently any builds created using the vNext system aren't visible from VS 2013! Even when devs check-in their code and gated build is enabled they don't see the vNext gated build as an option.

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                                        • Let the cursor up/down keys in the editor only move the cursor even when Intellisense choices are shown

                                          I find it so annoying that cursor up/down only moves the selected option in an open IntelliSense menu instead of consistently moving the cursor in the editor. I would be happy if the IntelliSense choices get chosen, for example, by Ctrl+Cursor up/down. It is so often that IntelliSense pops up when I don't need it (or expected it in my flow of typing) and I want to go a line up or down, but only find the IntelliSense choice changed.

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