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  1. Open visual studio prompts in the same monitor visual studio is running from.

    I run a multi-monitor setup with 3 monitors. Very frequently I keep Visual Studio in the left-most monitor. Now let's say I go to Team Explorer and want to undo changes/check-out on a file, but I've made changes to it. I get a prompt that says the usual "you've made changes to this file. Are you sure you want to undo those changes?" - caveat is that it opens in my middle (primary) monitor, not the leftmost monitor holding my Visual Studio window.

    It's very jarring and aggravated further by the fact that I'm running Parallels on a Mac, with…

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      1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add horizontal scrolling in "Timeline details" pane of Application Timeline tool

      There needs to be a way to scroll horizontally in the "Timeline details" pane of the Application Timeline tool. When the logical tree is very deep, and the monitor size/resolution is limited (such as when remote desktopping on a laptop) it becomes impossible to see the names of the elements in the expanded logical tree of the Layout event.

      As a current workaround to this limitation, one can hobble through "blindly" and expand the tree using the arrow keys, while simultaneously looking at the complete logical tree in another tool, such as Snoop, and correlating it back to what is…

      34 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • try catch operator, ???

        Implement ?! as try catch,
        so f.x. a
        (int.Parse("x") ??? 0)==0
        ("x".Substring(3,3) ??? "")==""

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          1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Additional special access level for nesting and nested types

          There is no special access level that allows nesting types to exclusively access nesting types and vice versa. This limits usefulness of nested types. It seems that the whole idea of having nested class is to provide special way of "communications" between nesting and nested classes in a way not accessible from/by outside "world".

          Let's say that we have two more access levels:

          - ForNesting - allows access from inside the type and also from the nesting type (including from more than one level up). Should be applicable to, at least, Procedures, Properties and Member Variables, and also to Constructors.…

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            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • i see a bug in variable changing

              hi there,

              i write these code lines but it has a bug.

              int msn = 20;
              string strMSN = (msn++).ToString();
              return strMSN;

              in my method return 20; but in fact it must be 21..... isn't it ?

              thanks,

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                3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Visual Basic programs for Mac and Linux

                We need Full Version of Visual Studio for Mac Os x.
                And language of programming such as:
                Visual Basic
                ,because in my opninion it is the best programm Language

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                  1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  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…

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                    0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Remove DRM from your product - I am not a thief

                    Remove DRM from your product as you are killing it.

                    I am not a thief and I don't need to be checked in on each month, forcing me to be online, or I'm not working until I get back online. Or like now, when your back end is down and I have a "Stale " license and ... yes I'm totally unable to work indefinitely.

                    This isn't right. I am not even allowed to use what I've paid for until you fix up your "cloud" service issues.

                    You assume the world is permanently online and that we are all thieves.…

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                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Debug as user / Debug on remote machine

                      To properly test / debug an application, this needs to be tested with specific user rights. As software engineer I normally have all rights but this is not the case for the end users. So it would be nice to be able to debug in the context of a limited user.

                      The same goes for the machine; the developent machine has all prerequisties installed - I should be nice if we could enter the machine name and the username for debugging, in such a way that de debug code is automatically deployed to this machine, run as the user of…

                      9 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make the scroll bar on portal.azure.com visible

                        The scroll bar is almost invisible and if you want to click to drag the scroll bar, it is hard to figure out where the scroll bar actually is when you have multiple "windows" or "tabs" open.

                        See bottom of attached screen shot.

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                          0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add a "Peek Implementation"

                          From the right mouse click menu context, add a "Peek Implementation" option (similar to the "Peek Definition" option).

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                            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow failures to be dismissed once actioned

                            Allow exceptions/errors/failures to be dismissed/hidden so that we can easily see new issues instead of old ones which have been resolved by code fixes

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                              0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Please ship + support MEF vNext (the vs2015 mef container to support MEF1+2 features)

                              It would be great if you could publish and support the MEF version which is used in VS 2015.

                              In NuGet we can currently obtain MEF2 for PCL, which in terms of functionality is far from being a successor of MEF1.

                              However for cases such as MVC6 the functionality provided by MEF1 would be essential in order to keep working with MEF, which in my opinion is a great container functionality wise.

                              Since according to blog posts the VS 2015 MEF container was tuned to be even faster and support both containers functionality wise it would be great if you…

                              15 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add ftp, sftp, and ssh file transfer capability to Visual Code.

                                This would be helpful for working on web projects.

                                121 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Silverlight Installation package user friendly suggestion

                                  Please add a user friendly graphic/instructions to the install package (Silverlight 5.dmg, i.e. mac) so the user knows to double click the "stack of papers" after double-clicking the downloaded file (.dmg). A friend in another state was having problems installing Silverlight, so I used TeamViewer to see her desktop and finally solved the problem. I've installed other programs that have this.Thank you.

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

                                    Pleace add project like SETUP in VisualBasic. I don't love INNOSETUP or NSIS. I LOVE VISUAL BASIC!

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                                      1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Enable Page Inspector in Visual Studio 2015

                                      Visual Studio 2013 has the Page Inspector feature, which is really useful in debugging the 'look' of an app. Please enable this feature in Visual Studio 2015.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          86 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          I wanted to update the status to make sure you know that we hear you. This isn’t straightforward to deliver for obvious reasons: Visual Studio installs a disparate variety of tools, runtimes and SDKs, many of which come from third parties or other parts of Microsoft. We recognize that developers would love to see something lighter and while we have nothing new to announce at this stage, we are spending a lot of time thinking about how we can improve Visual Studio installation.

                                          Thanks for the feedback!

                                          Tim Sneath | Visual Studio Team

                                        • Gdiplus::Graphics::DrawStringのU+1F300~の表示に対応してほしい。

                                          Gdiplus::Graphics::DrawStringのU+1F300~の表示に対応してほしい。GdiplusのDrawStringで絵文字が□になり表示されない。絵文字の為だけに、既存のアプリケーションの描画方法をDirect2Dなどに移行するのは現実的では無いと思う。できる事なら、カラー表示してほしい。VisualStdio自体の問題では無いが検討をお願いします。

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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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