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  1. Place 'Microsoft' directives second when sorting usings

    visual studio > options > Text Editor> c# > advanced

    Place 'Microsoft' directives second when sorting usings

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Preserve formatting when copy/pasting multi-line statements

      When we copy/paste a multiline statement, for example:

      modelBuilder.Entity<Group>()
      .Property(g => g.CreateDate)
      .HasDefaultValueSql("getdate()");

      the formatting is not preserved, causing lines 2 and 3 to be pasted too far to the left:

      modelBuilder.Entity<Group>()
      .Property(g => g.CreateDate)
      .HasDefaultValueSql("getdate()");

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        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 深色主题环境的白色文字太剌眼

        在“深色”主题环境下的“菜单”、“解决方案资源管理器”等工具的文字为白色,太剌眼了(亮瞎眼),且无法改变颜色。建议将文字设置为灰色或其它柔和一点的颜色,可以参考Android Studio的Darcula主题。

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          1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • SSDT: Saving Data Comparison

          I use a lot of Data Comparison, but for one of my database I need to change the Comparison Key (why you don't take the primary key for the default Comparison Key?)

          The Comparison Keys used for the comparison aren't saved in the DCMP file (the unselected tables too).

          Please save all information when a comparison is saved.

          12 votes
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            0 comments  ·  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…

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 3 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 3 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support JavaScript debugging for Microsoft edge

                  Visual Studio should stop debugging when Microsoft Edge is closed. Additionally Visual Studio should be able to debug JavaScript running in the Microsoft Edge browser.

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                    under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Visual Studio Portable Install

                    Currently, Visual Studio is only available to install on the user's C:\ drive. This makes it harder for working on projects on various computers. It means that Visual Studio is needed to be installed various times AND the external libraries such as SFML or GLEW for OpenGL. Being able to install onto an external HDD without needing to install anything on the computers using the HDD would make things so much easier. It would mean that precious HDD space on the computers wouldn't be filled with various versions of the .Net framework. It would also mean that students can use…

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                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 2 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Stop adding the <component> XML node to .cs files in Visual Studio when the .cs file contains a class that derives from System.Component

                        If you create a .cs file that contains a class that derives from System.Component, Visual Studio modifies the .csproj file and adds the <Component> decoration to the .cs file. This is not appropriate. The component designer does not work on all classes that derive from Component. For example, when creating a class file that derives from service.

                        In prior versions of Visual Studio, you could hand-edit the .csproj file and remove the erroneous tag. Today, VS 2015 Update 2 adds it back in immediately upon project load.

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                          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Implement x:Bind for WPF

                          Please implement the x:Bind feature from Universal Windows Apps in WPF.

                          See http://channel9.msdn.com/events/Build/2015/3-635 for a presentation on x:Bind.

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                            12 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Microsoft should make MFC open source

                            MFC is still used in several C++ legacy projects (including very large enterprise applications) still active in maintenance mode.

                            With MFC open source, the community and Microsoft could submit new code and patches while Microsoft could monitor the quality of the submitted code and support an official branch.

                            Would something similar to open-sourcing ASP.NET work fine for MFC?

                            Scott Guthrie sums up an interesting approach when he announced the open-sourcing of ASP.NET MVC, Web API and Razor:

                            http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/asp-net-mvc-web-api-razor-and-open-source

                            “[…] Doing so will enable a more open development model where everyone in the community will be able to engage and provide…

                            67 votes
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                              under review  ·  8 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  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…

                              31 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • support arithmetic operations on Blend numeric textfields

                                why not support arithmetic operations on numeric textfields, it can add a real plus-value to the tool and can improve the productivity of the designer/developer

                                example:

                                24*7

                                480/3

                                240*0.8

                                24*2+200

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                                  3 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Thanks for your feedback.

                                  While this is a good idea, and something we would love to eventually get to, we don’t have immediate plans to add this to Blend. However, we will keep tracking it because it will eventually rise up to the top of our backlog.

                                  Thanks,
                                  Unni

                                  Program Manager,
                                  Visual Studio

                                • Visual Studio without forced an account MS

                                  Visual Studio without forced an account MS

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Default schema comparison options of database projects

                                    In VS2010 it was possible to configure the default options for every schema comparison of database projects. So it was possible to configure the compare options just once and not every time I need to launch a schema comparison. It would be good that VS2015 allowed to configure this options. I attach a screenshoot of how it's configured in VS2010

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                                      0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add support for project reference constraints

                                      When working in large teams there is to easy for a single developer to add a reference from one project to another.

                                      The developer could have done this without knowing the planned architecture of the application.

                                      It would be nice if Visual Studio had the ability to setup reference constraints for a project.

                                      If a member tries to add a reference to a invalid project they will get notified about that.

                                      13 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Approach for editing code during f5 debug run w/o pausing

                                        In 2013 I have to pause, which may cause debugger to change editor to another file. Much of the time what I run is stuff that simply pausing it in debugger causes things to break beyond what the bug might be (eg. server maybe expecting responses every n seconds, otherwise the whole thing needs to be restarted and that could be really heavy process).

                                        A possible way to do this is, while the debugger is running, if you start to write comment with / it should allow writing that while running.

                                        A future improvement would be to allow writing code…

                                        3 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Visual Studio REST API support to fetch the list of allowed values for drop down fields like Priority, Status.

                                          Please provide the REST API support to fetch the list of allowed values for drop down fields like Priority, Status , etc.
                                          Using SDK this option is available but not available under REST API.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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