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  1. Add DateTime literal

    When writing code in VB.net I can use date literals such as #2015-12-18 14:30# or #12/18/2015 14:30# and declare Constant date literals.
    These two features would be great if also supported in C# with the following exceptions:
    * The date/-time literal should only support ISO8601 date and time format.
    * Since DateTime does not contain any information about the time zone, #2015-12-18T14:30+02# would either be prohibited or converted to zulu time when compiling.

    Optional implementation parts:
    * If I type a date in my localized date format, the document tree automatically changes it to ISO8601 format.
    * Specifying year only…

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make the UI before "responsive"

      At work I use a high res screen and at home I just use the low res notebook screen. When moving between environments I always need to change a bunch of settings/pinned items etc

      It would be great if the IDE could automatically or semi-automatically handle this in some way.

      6 votes
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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Alt + double click to multi select text

        Selecting text vertically has to be one of my favourite features of the IDE (ie, click the start position, hold down the Alt key and use the mouse to select the end location then edit the block at once).

        I would like to see a slight variation on the same idea in addition to the current functionality. Hold down Alt then double click a bunch of items such as method names and either a bunch of items at the same time.

        Note: This is not the same as refactoring although refactoring could be enhanced with this.

        An addition

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add enum to CodeMap filters.

          Add enum to CodeMap filters.

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            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • On the NuGet UI, let us open readme.txt of a package before installing

            We use readme.txt to include change log and other important info that needs to be communicated to developers. This is done to help them determine compatibility with earlier version and amount of changes needed to update the package. But now the package needs to be installed before the readme.txt (automatically) opens.

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              0 comments  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Outsource AssemblyBinding configuration section

              Give the possibility to outsource assemblyBinding configuration section in an external file using the attribute configSource as appSettings

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Bring back ability to "get everything when a solution or project is opened"

                VS2013 had an option to "get everything when a solution or project is opened". This ability is gone from VS2015.

                Our TFS solutions include folders that aren't part of the build process, and we now have to consciously remember to go get those folders.

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                  0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Rename "Close all but this" command to "Close other tabs" (Do not think of a pink elephant!)

                  I saw how many times our developers stare at "Close all but this" command and thinking is it the right commend they want to run to close other tabs.

                  But why? Because when they see "Close All ..." they think that `I don't want close all tabs, I just want to close other tabs`. The problem with the "Close all but this" is you should think about closing all tabs and then not. This is know as "Do not think of a pink elephant!" (http://www.grahamjones.co.uk/2007/blog/internet-marketing/do-not-think-of-a-pink-elephant.html).

                  So, Please change it to something like "Close Other Tabs".

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                    1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow Ctrl+Backspace shortcut in the "Find and Replace" dialog

                      Currently, the shortcut inserts a "▯" character (or something similar).

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add "Update All"

                        It is very annoying to update one update at time. Please provide a way to "Update All" the available updates.

                        BTW, if you can, make it silent too, without any user interactions.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • come up with better methods to find troublesome extensions that hinder Visual Studio functionality.

                          Some extensions can completely lock up the IDE for several seconds at a time, or even cause it to crash. The ActivityLog.xml file does not provide enough information, especially for those that just do not crash the IDE. Some kind of process monitor that looks at several statistics would be great. It should run in and a separate process however, so that it does not lock up or crash with the IDE.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • I can write scss & compass

                            I hope I can use V.S to write scss & compass. At the same time , it can compile to css file

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Provide better overview for intellisense of options in method calls

                              When I'm about to call a method or a constructor, I'll press Shift+Crtrl+Space (with cursor inside parentheses) to see various options for the arguments. That's very helpful, but it would be even better with some sort of overview of the different variants, instead of seeing only one at a time.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • A more efficient route to editing breakpoint condition/action.

                                  The new breakpoint (peek-window) settings should automatically show and select the condition editor so that the condition can be typed in immediately - when triggered from the new cogwheel/circles popup available when hovering over the breakpoint ball.

                                  Currently it's faster to right-click on the breakpoint and select "Conditions..." as it checks condition and selects the textbox.

                                  Please either make it efficient to use or remove the popup all together as it it's just a detour to where the user will want to go.
                                  That is:
                                  Hover on the breakpoint red will show conditions and actions, so require clicking for that…

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                                  • OOTB Rust programming langague support

                                    The new Rust programming language is developed by Mozilla.

                                    http://www.rust-lang.org/
                                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rust_(programming_language)

                                    It gives a very solid infrastructure to write APIs (perhaps even with ABI style).

                                    It has some advantages over C APIs, and the compiled code is as low-level as that of C/C++.

                                    Please provide OOTB support for Rust in Visual Studio.

                                    Thanks.

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                                    • Fix regex replace all to work in the entire solution

                                      When using the replace all option combined with regex VS2015 limits itself to the current project which is not very helpfull when handling a lot of projects.

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                                      • Possibility to mark a particular test method and launch debugging from any position of the solution

                                        Possibility to mark a particular test method and launch debugging from any position of the solution. It would prevent the programmer from having to relocate all times on the test method to launch it in debug.

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                                        • When I press F7 to build project, the "output" view should display automatically(

                                          In VS2015, If you set "output" view to "autohide", and then you press F7 to build project, the “output" view do not display automatically;
                                          But in vs2008,“output" view willt display automatically, I hope MS can bring this feature back to vs2015!

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