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  1. Add event-handler search to Properties window

    In the Properties window, make the event-handlers searchable/filterable the same way the properties are.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Catalog usage/history of third party libraries

      Most organizations have scattered development teams, with different teams/individuals looking into usage of different third party libraries(including Microsoft technologies). Once a developer/team spends time understanding the scope/usage of a third party library or parts of it, it is cost effective for the organization to share/learn that knowledge.

      If Visual Studio IDE can track/publish(for internal purposes only), such usage references to third party libraries along with the history of the developer/s who touched upon the topic, it could be a very useful and cost effective tool for the organization to leverage that knowledge and share it across necessary development teams.

      Though…

      6 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Namespaces inside a class

        Namespaces inside a class like this:

        public class C1
        {
        public bool B;

        namespace N1
        {
        public bool B;
        void DoIt()
        {
        //code...
        }
        }
        }

        That allows to do this:

        C1.B = false; // It's like just "public bool B"
        C1.N1.B = false; // It's like "public bool N1_B"
        C1.N1.DoIt(); // And it's like "void N1_DoIt()"

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add > Existing Item > Folder Group

          We've been asking for this for years as the many closed requests prove.
          The folder jnaming and hierarchy in the MVC projects are especially FUBAR.

          Because most of us now also code client-side SPA we have reached consensus for folder naming and asset management that also needs to be migrated into MVC and other project types. For example...

          Solution Name
          Project Name
          Assets
          audio
          fonts
          images
          staging
          .png
          .jpg
          scripts
          styles
          video

          Is a consistent and replicable asset management folder naming and hierarchy too much to ask to be added as a group? We should be able to bring all…

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            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Automatically or Programmatically Set Debugger Breakpoints

            When I get on a large brownfield brownfield multi tier project, it takes a long time just to go through the code just to set debugger breakpoints. Can I get a menu what would set break point on each method of the selected class or file? Or could we have some way to tell VS that we want to set a break point at every entry point for a service or data access layer? Or maybe if VS keeps stats, we could tell it to set break point just before something keeps failing so we can step into it to…

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              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • A new "Resolve" option for missing "using" with equating

              Add a new "Resolve" option for missing "using" like "using Color = System.Drawing.Color;"

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • XAML designer readonly option

                The XAML designer should have a toggle that prevents auto inserting properties into the XAML code. I would still like to be able to jump to the selected control when clicking on it in the designer.

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                  0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Color Theme Editor for 2017

                  Like 2012, 2013 and 2017, the IDE should have the ability to customize the colors. Either native or through an Extension.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • The loss of code history in TFVC when you move a project to a folder is something that needs to be solved soon.

                    The loss of code history in TFVC when you move a project to a folder is something that needs to be solved soon rather than later its a major flaw and bug.

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                      0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Filter source from test (unit test) projects when searching code

                      When using the code search (ctrl+,) or the go to implementation (ctrl-F12), visual studio should avoid displaying Unit Test projects (if user want to)
                      This allow a more accurate search and a quicker access to interface implementations

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • review the randomiser engine for VBA an c#

                        In the past three years, I have been working on a document on "Uniform Distribution of Sequences". The document conducts 5 tests on classical irrational numbers such as pi, e, surds, Fibonacci, factorial, MS and Python engines. There are some serious issues with the MS randomizer engines under c# and VBA. I would like to post a copy of the document to the relevant person in MS for review

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Open Work Items using _target

                            When opening work items in a web browser (I.E. the only way to open a work item now), if you can make use of _target to ensure only one window/tab is open per work item, it can be helpful for those of us who manage dozens of work items a day and may accidentally "open" the same work item 2-5 times. On subsequent attempts to open a Work Item, the existing open tab should be re-used, IMO. That *may* be accomplished using something like _target={workitemID/GUID}, perhaps.

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                              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • highlight current line in editor as you mouse over the breakpoint margin

                              As you mouse over the left-side breakpoint margin in the editor, highlight the current line to make it easier to see which line the breakpoint will be added to when you click.

                              Would be a nice visual cue.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • No need to leave visual studio when opening a workitem in VS 2017

                                No need to leave visual studio when opening a workitem in VS 2017, it should just open in VS just like in VS2015

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                                  0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Bring back checkboxes for 'continue when unhandled in user code'

                                    In the Exception Settings window, even if I clear all of the checkboxes, VS still breaks on all exceptions (so it seems). The right-click menu option that replaces these checkboxes is both hard to find and cumbersome to use.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Bring the VS Code color schemes and keyboard shortcuts to VS

                                      Bring VS Code color schemes to Visual Studio like Tomorrow Night and Base 16. (I know you can find them online...)

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Bring the VS Code keyboard shortcuts to VS

                                        VS Code has an updated and modern keyboard shortcut scheme similar to Atom and other editors. VS hasn't has a scheme update in over a decade.

                                        Specifically bring Ctrl+/ to comment/uncomment lines.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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