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  1. Default solution configuration should be release in VS2015 IDE when built with MSBuild.exe command line

    Hi,

    I am trying to build a sample c++ application using msbuild like below

    msbuild.exe /p:Configuration="Release" SampleSolution.sln

    But after build successful when i open the solution through VS2015 IDE, the solution configuration is in Debug.

    I would like the solution configuration should be Release in VS2015 IDE when i build the solution file as release configuration using msbuild.exe

    In given link http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15707340/where-is-the-currently-selected-solution-configuration-option-stored-in-vs-201

    Mentioned as solution configuration information will store in .suo file.

    But i couldn't find any .suo file like that while building with msbuild.exe as well as bulding with VS2015 IDE.

    Thanks,
    Bharathraj.

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      2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • git checkout -b <Newbranch> from ide

      I often want to continue work in an new branch, I'm not an expert on git, but the way I do it, is opening command window and git checkout -b <Newbranch>

      This would be nice to do directly in the IDE

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      • C# Event Handler selector in code editor

        This issue has been around for so many years and frankly I'm astonished this has never been addressed. In some file types without a design surface (like Global.asax) there is no way to easily add event handlers. VB allows this very easily from the dropdowns at the top of the code editor. But, C# inexplicably still lacks this feature after so many years. The workarounds are all non-intuitive (copy and paste) or inconsistent between types. What is so hard about adding it to the dropdowns at the top of the code editor???

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        • Code-Completion support abbreviation

          For instance, type "mc" complete "MyClass"!

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          • Simplify multiple docked tool windows on the same side

            It is possible to dock multiple windows to the same side so that they "stack" (all of them visible in a stacked way). This almost always happens by accident. I have never wanted this nor have I ever seen anyone who did this.

            Add a simplified mode to the VS window docking system that prevents this from happening. For each of the 4 sides there should be exactly one "docking area". All windows would be in that single area. With that mode enabled moving windows around would be simpler and "it just works".

            Right now, it does not "just work".…

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            • Add a custom “file watch” concept to T4 templates so they will auto run when the file they watch changes

              I’m using T4 templates to create a .d.ts file by loading an resx file. When the resx file changes I need to manually run the T4 template to pick up changes to the resx file. It’d be nice if the T4 template could be told to watch the resx file and anytime that resx file changes – run the T4 template. T4 templates usually have something they need to load to perform some action – I feel a file as the source is used often enough to warrant a ‘file watch’ on a t4 template. (without an add-in)

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              • list recent project grouped by their Project Type(Web,console etc)

                Currenty the projects are not gropued by their project type(web,conosole etc) so its very difficult find the project type be their names.

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                • It will be nice to have a todo list integrated into visual studio, something like a stripped down version of wunderlist will be perfect

                  Can you integrate wunderlist into visual studio. Not the entire wunderlist, but something stripped down. It will project to-do lists very easy.

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                  • Add ability to sort lines

                    The ability to sort lines is something that I really miss. For example sorting C++ includes on python modules...

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                    • VS IDE->Code Maps->Cyclic Dependencies & DI

                      Hi Guys,

                      These days dependency injection is very popular in the .NET development. It helps to improve the code in many ways.
                      But, it makes other things harder, e.g. it gets hard to find cyclic dependencies when dependencies are made via interfaces.
                      Even worse such errors is not possible to find without running the code in runtime. So if we’re lucky it will fain in tests (with stack overflow) or even worse in the production.
                      So, it would be amazing to have support for the cyclic dependencies in the both Roslyn Analyzers and Code Maps.
                      Below there is a very…

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                      • Use configured indentation settings when transforming files

                        Whenever there is a change to a file that Visual Studio modifies for you (for example, csproj files, web config files, project.json files, etc), it converts the entire file to use spaces instead of tabs and uses 2 spaces as the tab width always.

                        Since indentation settings are configurable in Visual Studio, I feel like Visual Studio should adhere to them. I would like for Visual Studio to use the settings I set in the text editor options or in the .editorconfig file when it transforms any file it touches.

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                        • One suggestion - because I am taking on A LOT of lines of code in my MainWindow.xaml.vb in individual Sub(s) - it would be even more beautif

                          One suggestion - because I am taking on A LOT of lines of code in my MainWindow.xaml.vb in individual Sub(s) - it would be even more beautiful if you could implement collapse/expand nodes in Sub structures like "Select Case" (a node on each Case with a parent node on the main Select) and "If...Then...ElseIf...Else" (a node on each ElseIf, the Else, and a parent node on the main If)

                          Overall...Extraordinary...this is just an incredible product.

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                          • C++ Makefile工程 希望增加对单个文件的编译

                            在使用Makefile工程时,我们可以自定义build rebuild clear三个命令,但这三个命令都是对工程的构建操作
                            希望在NMake属性页增加编译单个文件的命令行,这样,当在解决方案资源管理器中对项目源代码文件点右键选择[编译]时,就调用这个命令,目前这个[编译]按钮是灰色的,不可使用的.
                            为了实现这个功能,还需要增加一个宏定义,表示当前选中的源代码文件

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                            • Bring back macros in Visual 2017

                              Bing back macros in 2017. It's really missing as I see it

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                              • VS2017: Group found object references by definition and get/set

                                The reworked Find All References result window is really nice with the ability to group by definition and project alas
                                foo Obj.Propty { get; set; }
                                is still considered a single definition.

                                It would really be most helpful to be able to split those two and see the gets and sets separately. Quite often you are only looking for the places a property is set and are not interested in those places it's just read.

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                                • Save All As... functionality in File menu to save all project/solution in other root directory with...

                                  <Save All As...> functionality in File menu to save all project/solution in other root directory with renaming all subdirs and files like at project/solution creation.

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                                  • Option to enable auto addition of files added to directory outside application

                                    There are folder ex images, css, scripts to whom a developer saves file directly downloaded from browser. Its not auto added until its included in the project.

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                                    • Show the folder with "expand button"

                                      When I want to search something under the any folder in the solution explorer search input, it just show me the folder name, I really care about the children under this folder. So please add the expand button on the side.

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                                      • Make IntelliSense pop-up larger.

                                        I want to have quick view of all suggested items. I don't want to scroll through the list.

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                                        • expand tooltip display of numbers

                                          Adding the option for binary or hex number display in number tooltips would be very helpful.

                                          these options might be in the settings so you can pick which ones are useful.

                                          when dealing with bit fields and coded entries displaying in binary or hex is extremely helpful instead of during number base math every time you are looking at a value.

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