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  1. Add a feature to easily generate initialization code for an object

    It would be nice if you were able to generate an initialization snippet for an object you're inspecting in the debugger. This would make it easy to just grab a problematic object, stuff it into your unit test code and hack away.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make go-to-definition and find-references work between F# and C# projects

      In a solution containing a mixture of C# and F# projects, go-to-definition does not work when your starting point is, say, C# and the target function/value/type definition is in F#. (And vice versa.) The same is true for find-all-references.

      This is a major inconvenience when working on this kind of mixed codebase. It would be great if it could work in both directions but even go-to-definition would be a great start.

      288 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Improve/Reboot Visual Studio Project System

        Visual Studio Projects have been around for over a decade, and their projects are starting to show this fact. There are 3 primary issues with Visual Studio Projects that should be attended to in a (very-near) future release:

        1) The .sln format. 2001 called and wants its arcane, VB.NET-esque format back -- and we should gladly oblige, PRONTO!!!
        2) MSBuild XML format. The format is very difficult to work with, primarily because there is no tooling support for it. Additionally, the syntax is also arbitrary and suffers from XDom-to-POCO-mapping which is a terrible way to design any system around XML…

        407 votes
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          24 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Automatic refresh for query based suites when clicking on suite

          When we have a query based suite, upon clicking on the query based suite to view the tests, it would be nice if the query was automatically ran upon the click to give the user a refreshed set of tests that match the query. This eliminate the need for the user to hit a refresh button and give them the most up to date list of tests cases.

          17 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Expand code snippet with more reserved variables like current user, current date time, current file name etc.

            Expand code snippet with more reserved variables like current user, current date time, current file name etc. or allow calling .net framework assemblies functions from snippet.

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              1 comment  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 14 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Option to automatically assign object ID in ASP.NET from Visual Studio

                When writing automated script for UI testing I rely on identifying the object by the object id. However, often times developers may overlook assigning an object ID since they're not coding to test.

                It would be great if VS would have a flag that can be set by developers such that it will automatically assign all objects a unique ID. Developers of course can still modify and change the object ID if there's a specific ID they want to use in their code. However, by having this feature, it will be less work for developers, but still keep QA happy…

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                  0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Right click a text we paste to transform it into a string

                  We often paste text in the editor like an XML and we need to transform it into a string. That would be very handy to right click this text and have an option like TRANSFORM INTO STRING which will make it like

                  Pasted text :
                  Line 1
                  Line 2

                  Result :
                  var content = "Line 1 " +
                  "Line 2 ";

                  Maybe asking before the transformation if we want to add line break which would result in this :

                  var content = "Line 1 " + Environment.NewLine +
                  "Line 2 ";

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                    1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Improve Visual Studio MSDN Blog Commenting System (and Developer Engagement) with Disqus

                    Currently the MSDN blogging system suffers from a myriad of problems:
                    - Poor sign-in experience and profile system.
                    - Static, read-only posts (cannot edit/delete)
                    - Broken/no notifications
                    - Buggy / Easy to troll
                    - No up/down voting

                    Conversely, with Disqus, you get the following benefits:
                    - Community within a community (discovery/pollination/profile system)
                    - Reliable notifications
                    - Editing / deleting
                    - Flexible authentication / flagging / difficult to troll
                    - Up/down voting

                    A blog post has been created to discuss these issues at length, and you can read that here:
                    http://blog.developers.win/2016/02/improving-microsoft-developer-engagement-with-disqus/

                    The Visual Studio / Visual Studio Team Services Teams do…

                    34 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enable turning off Roslyn Code Fixes

                      I would like to speed up Visual Studio 2015 by disabling the analysis of my sourcecode by Roslyn (code analysis, code fixes, analyzers, etc) when I am working in C# projects. In previous releases of Visual Studio there were two options in the Tools menu >> Options >> Text Editor >> C# >> Advanced:

                      - Underline errors in the editor
                      - Show live semantic errors

                      I am a user of ReSharper, so I do not need this functionality. The reason I think Roslyn is causing the slow-down is that when I use the same version of ReSharper in VS2013, I…

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                        3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Visual Studio Blend support for Xamarin Forms

                        Adding support for Blend for Xamarin Forms App will be great. It'll help to add animations in a cross-platform way.

                        23 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Seriously, reconsider torrents.

                          The ISO is 7.1GB. Running the /layout command will download.. well, who knows how many GB (I'm up to 9.86GB after THREE DAYS of downloading via Microsoft's servers, and it's still not complete). I've been downloading the ISO for the last 30 minutes and the speeds have not gone over 120KB/sec - it stays around 30-45KB/sec the majority of the time. No, it's not my end. I can download a slackware torrent right this very minute and reach speeds nearing 3MB/sec - I know because I did it about 5 minutes ago. The issue is that you're slow, and you're…

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                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Create your own Ada support capable of surpassing the GPL-only .NET

                            Dear Microsoft, Create your own Ada support for .NET, capable of surpassing the GPL-only "A#" aka Ada for .NET.

                            Two facts are evidence that the worlds programming conventions, as great as they have become, are growing stagnant. (1.) Languages derived or fashioned after C are familiar, but mostly designed to do what C cannot. C# is an example of great accomplishment in C-fashion programming. Still, always creating something new, and then upgrading it is an unstable way further development. The problem lies in C being too primitive and too vague. (2.) Microsoft's .NET is possibly the greatest cross-platform accomplishment since…

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                              5 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                1 comment  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow some file types (e.g code maps) to remain unsaved on check-in if they are not part the solution

                                When debugging, you might create a code map, or inspect a block of xml or json in a new window or create other temporary files that relate to debugging and are not part of a solution. YOu may choose to create an architecture diagram or other throw some notes in a new window too.

                                You should be able to check-in a changeset or submit a code review without having to save these files. In fact, you should be able to check in with unsaved changes in any window where that window doesn't represent a file that is in the current…

                                5 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • sort function for "build in use" in MTM when "Run Options" window appears.

                                  sort function for "build in use" in MTM when "Run Options" window appears.
                                  When you run test and Pop up "Run Options" appear" the dropdown list will contain biulds sorted by date. This would be much nicer to sort them alpabetically.

                                  12 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Link Build errors to Stack Overflow solutions

                                    When a build error occurs, it would be great if VS used deep learning to determine if that specific error has a solution on Stack Overflow. When I click on the error, it could provide the possible fix.

                                    This would greatly improve my workflow and allow known fixes to be found easier.

                                    6 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • option to disable quick action squiggles

                                      In VS2015 you introduced the quick action light bulb. I think its a cool piece of tech, and I get why many people like it. However its a bit to intrusive for me, the light bulb was ok, but the green quick action squiggle errors are starting to become a bit annoying.

                                      For example, when I create classes I prefer writing up the class first in the header file, writing the functions, variables etc I know I will be needing. The second I finish writing the constructor prototype the squiggles and the light bulb flare up, "Function definition not found,…

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                                        36 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Show Exceptions in IntelliSense

                                        Exceptions are not visible anymore in the Visual Studio 2015 IntelliSense list members dialog.

                                        Please bring this back.

                                        Visual Studio 2015:
                                        https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hcw1s69b(v=vs.140).aspx

                                        Visual Studio 2013:
                                        https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hcw1s69b%28v=vs.120%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

                                        373 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Improve visual c++ SSE2 intrinsic code generation. VS 2015 Update 3 clang still does not support _mm_packus_epi16() and _mm_mulhi_epi16()

                                          VS 2015 Update 3 clang still does not support _mm_packus_epi16() and _mm_mulhi_epi16() apis.

                                          3 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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