Visual Studio 2015

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  1. Brace-highlight is slow in VS2015

    Brace highlighting in Visual Studio 2015 is very slow .. why is that ?

    eg: placing the caret next to a brace or parenthesis will highlight the matching brace/paran .. in 2013 it's instantly - in 2015 its slow...

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      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Visual Studio Code as a universal app

      Visual Studio Code as a Universal App. This would allow me to do some light coding during down time as well as be a great tool with the Continuum on my phone.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow different error viewing level for errors, warnings, and messages

        In 2015 the Error List window allows you to filter messages by "Entire Solution", "Open Documents", "Open Project", and "Current Document". I would like to be able to set each one of those differently for each type of message, that is "Errors", "Warnings", and "Messages".

        For example Errors I want to see from the Entire Solution while Warnings and Messages just from the Current Document.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • wait until the line looses focus to show corrrections/errors

          It is very annoying when it tries to correct me in the middle of a line, when what I am typing doesn't make perfect sense, but will when I finish the line.

          11 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow additional types of file modification without having to stop the debugger

            We have Edit and Continue. We have the ability to change javascript and razor templates without stopping the debugger.

            It would be nice if we also had the ability to add, remove and rename certain types of these dynamic or late-bound files (at least as far as the debugger is concerned) to avoid long change-run-test-change cycles for web projects and the like.

            3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • multiple mobile devices connected

              Ability to have multiple mobile devices connected to development PC and select which device to target for debug/deploy in Visual Studio

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              • Option to show live semantic errors only upon statement completion

                Have an option to only show the live semantic errors (squigglys) when you complete a statement / type semicolon, so you don't get all of the squigglys showing up while you are still typing, but don't want to turn off the syntax checking completely.

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide a visual cue in the Solution Explorer for projects not built with the current configuration.

                  I have a large solution that I use to manage refactoring between projects we work on. I have various configuration settings built into my solution that might not include certain projects in the build. I was just working with managing my projects and I needed to know which were already included in the current configuration.

                  Please add a visual cue to the Projects that are not included in the current build. This could be done with a slight transparancy of the green bordered C# box and a slight gray of the project name text.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Set Start and End Date of Tasks in Visual Studio Online

                    Within Visual Studio Online I think it would be very useful to have fields for Start Date and End Date against tasks/work items and other such types.

                    The field should allow date and time input and could therefore be used to allow you to accurately record how long tasks took.

                    Thanks

                    Tom

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                      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • (Auto)Refresh file Compare

                      When comparing a file with an earlier version, refresh the comparison whenever the on-disk file has changed in the meantime. Maybe provide a pop-up in between asking whether the comparison should be refreshed or not because one of the files has changed. Now, after changing, we need to redo the compare which is contraproductive.

                      2 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 能不能提供一个完整的VS2015下载,不要在线安装啊?在大陆不墙了那网速hold不住啊!!!

                        希望能够提供完整的VS2015的镜像下载,不要在线安装的。在中国大陆那网速真的太难受了!

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                        • View switcher for Solution Explorer

                          Solution Explorer allows you to "change root", so you see only part of your project (for easier navigation).

                          It'd be great if you could save these views and quickly switch between them. It'd also be great if you could add "currently open files" to an existing view (as a way of making the "custom view" in SE less narrow, as in, not restricted to a single sub-tree).

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add analogy for InstallationManager for desktop applications

                            Add analogy for InstallationManager for Windows Store applications (Windows 8.1) + Windows 10 (desktop). Because in these platforms I can't get my installed application. For more details for quetsion/request you can see my question in msdn (https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/46402b2b-86a1-4750-bef5-7297966ada82/uwp-universal-can-i-use-installationmanager-or-some-analogy-in-desktop-version?forum=wpdevelop)

                            18 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Detect Call Hierarchy "Calls To" a method, when that method is called as Action<> or Func<>

                              Call Hierarchy is misleading at finding all calls into a method.

                              If that method is passed as an Action<T, ...> or Func<T, ...> argument of a method, and that argument is invoked, this is a call into the method. However, it is not detected as a call into the method in Call Hierarchy. For this reason, Call Hierarchy is not as robust as Find All References.

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                              • Create native pbkdf2 algorithm based on SHA-2 (ideally variable - or based on SHA-512)

                                Create native pbkdf2 algorithm based on SHA-2 (ideally variable or based on SHA-512), and discontinue SHA-1 dependency on current .NET class. Currently, the developer community is rolling their own custom versions of this and it would be ideal to have a native vendor provided solution.

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                                • IntelliTest: Add an easy way to delete generated code

                                  It is often necessary to delete generated testes from the g.cs files. I think this should be an easily available feature.

                                  It should be accessible here:

                                  * A button in the IntelliTest tool window that clears the g.cs file for the currently selected method.
                                  * A button in the IntelliTest tool window that opens a dialog where the user can choose:
                                  - delete tests from this method/class/project/solution
                                  - delete files or just clear them (might be important for source control)

                                  The same features should be available as context menu items in IntelliTest-related files.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Bring Back Robotics Studio

                                    It would be great to see Microsoft bring back Robotics Studio in conjuction with its Windows IoT an embedded .NET efforts. It is essential that any reboot be focused on developing for .NET targets that run on ARM and systems like Rasberry Pi.

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                                    • Selection Margin in Visual Studio 2015 is way too wide

                                      The selection margin is WAY to wide, I want to have my code right up against the left side of the window. How about making the selection margin sizable, or give us a way to remove it all together.

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                                      • In Application Timeline tool, add a right-click menu option to expand the most expensive branch of the currently selected element

                                        In Application Timeline tool, please add a right-click menu option to expand the most expensive branch of the currently selected element in the "Timeline details" pane. It can get very tedious manually expanding these, especially when the event is "Layout" and the logical tree is deep.

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                                        • ClosureScript support for Visual Studio 2015

                                          React.js is really good with Om which is ClojureScript. So it would be great to have its native support in VS.

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