Visual Studio 2015

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  1. team explorer left arrow does not navigate to its parent

    team explorer left arrow does not navigate to its parent
    if child list is long and parent is not visible

    10 votes
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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • The VS 2015 needs a automatic layout mechanism for different working programming languages.

      The VS 2015 needs a automatic layout mechanism for different working programming languages.

      As more and more working programming languages are added to VS 2015, the problem that the VS 2015 can not automatically "re-layout" the windows for the current working language becomes disturbing when the last working language has too many left windows in the IDE work-space. (RTVS, especially)

      The following is the suggestion:
      1. Different default window layouts for different working languages predefined in the *TVS

      2. VS remembers the last layouts for different working language

      3. When switching working programming language, VS automatically switch the window layouts…

      12 votes
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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support for ES6 modules

        Add support for the new JavaScript ES6 module syntax, including module definition and imports.

        3,989 votes
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          69 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 37 votes
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            6 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Provide search functionality for table names to Server Explorer

            Make able to search for certain table by it's name in Server Explorer

            7 votes
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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Keep command line window open (finally!)

              Starting a console project opens the console, runs and then closes the console window immediately. I understand why this happens: The program is done.

              But this is not what anyone wants!

              Please add a Visual Studio feature that allows us to easily keep a console window open to inspect what the program did.

              This issue is a constant annoyance and trips up literally 100% of all new .NET developers. Please treat this item with priority. It is amazing to me that such an egregious usability problem has not been solved for 15 years in .NET.

              9 votes
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                2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Include WinRT & WinJS TypeScript definitions in UWP JS

                When enabling typescript in a Windows Universal 10 JavaScript application, the WinRT and WinJS type definitions should be available just like lib.d.ts is available.

                13 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add F# support for .NET Native

                  I had a conversation with @xyziemba and @dotnet on Twitter recently about the .NET Native toolset and features. I understand the F# is not supported at the moment and that support is unlikely to come in the VS 2015 RTM timeframe. I'd like to suggest that you consider adding this support as soon as possible - even if it means some time after the RTM of VS 2015.

                  Since I couldn't find a UserVoice request for this - I wanted to put this in.

                  Thanks,
                  Krishna

                  1,476 votes
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                    10 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • code metrics

                    Support C++ code metrics

                    When I do `Analyze` -> `Calculate Code Metrics` on a c++ project I get `The project target file '***.lib' contains no managed code.

                    9 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Visual Studio without forced an account MS

                      Visual Studio without forced an account MS

                      9 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • C# Property Manager same as C++

                        Allow multiple projects sharing properties.
                        Having a large collection of projects and managing their properties individually is time consuming and cumbersome.

                        C++ solution defined here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/669zx6zc.aspx

                        18 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add options for CodeLens indicator text

                          CodeLens indicator text is displayed between lines which takes up more vertical space and disturbs the visual overview of (collapsed) code that we are used to.
                          Please add a combination or smart selection of the following options:
                          - Allow the selection of a location for indicator text (above, left, right)
                          - Allow to enable/disable CodeLens for references
                          - Allow to choose to only show references indicator text when there are 0 references
                          - Add (keyboard) commands for toggling CodeLens options

                          18 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • remove the need to constantly re-enter credentials

                            re-enter credentials for vs; re-enter credentials for cloud explorer; re-enter 2fact auth keys... again. and again. and again.

                            please stop that,

                            15 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • In TFS 2015, create shared steps into other shared steps

                              Shared steps are currently flat, it means that we can only have 1 level of shared steps. Therefore, it is not possible to refer to a shared steps within another shared steps. This is something needed to create sophisticated test cases based on other test cases.

                              19 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add git worktree support

                                Git added the ability have multiple working trees for a single repository.
                                https://git-scm.com/docs/git-worktree
                                When opening a solution from a linked working tree, Visual Studio does not detect as being part of the repository, which deactivate the git features in Visual Studio.

                                Visual Studio should be able support solutions which are in a linked working tree.

                                86 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • VS2015 to allow Windows Phone Coded UI tests to generate keypress events on UWP apps when running on the emulator or device

                                  Allow Windows Phone Coded UI tests to support generation of keypress events on UWP apps when running from the emulator or device on VS2015 (e.g. Keyboard.Sendkeys("1") or Keyboard.Sendkeys(SomeUIControl, "1")).

                                  This would significantly improve the Coded UI offering.

                                  Ref: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/b98a45d8-0d9e-4998-be77-96c6c1e68684/coded-ui

                                  4 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support folders in My Favorites (Team Explorer -> Work Items)

                                    In Team Explorer -> Work Items, it is no longer possible to add folders of shared queries to My Favorites. Please enable this again.

                                    14 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Hello : Microsoft Have you presented a competition to develop the phone's screen and who has proposed a keyboard to suit all smartphones For

                                      Hello : Microsoft
                                      Have you presented a competition to develop the phone's screen and who has proposed a keyboard to suit all smartphones Format
                                      Now I want to show you the keyboard and how they work and wages marketed either program with the device or in the Apps store .
                                      I hope you like it .

                                      Suhil Saghier

                                      2 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Display properties and of an object in debug inspectors in declaration order

                                        Please add the ability to display properties and methods of an object in debug inspectors in declaration order. When I need to methodically examine each one, having them sorted in alphabetical order is a time waster.

                                        3 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 22 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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