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  1. Add a better way to embed quotes in string literals

    There are two kinds of string literals in C# -- regular strings and @-strings -- and neither one provides a good way to write string literals with embedded double-quote characters.

    Add a way to write string literals with embedded double-quote characters with no escaping needed. Some possibilities:

    Single-quoted @-string:
    var img = @'<img src="image.png" alt="Alt text">'

    Multiline string, opened and closed with triple-quotes (as in Python):
    var img = """
    <img src="image.png" alt="Alt text">
    """;

    Multiline string, started with @" and ended with "@ (as in PowerShell):
    var img = @"<img src="image.png" alt="Alt text">"@;

    Multiline string with your choice of…

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      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • TFS Client 2015 should be available stand-alone.

      The VisualStudio download is massive, whereas the old TFS 2013 client was a fraction of the size. It should be as lightweight as possible, thus making it portable. Add standard cmdlets so no client needs to be install whatsoever.

      In this way, I can "share" code, making sure that each user / computer that requires a copy of the code has the correct version.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • If a test is part of an ordered test, it'd be nice if the references indicated that. I don't know if a test has been left out.

        If a test is part of an ordered test, it'd be nice if the references indicated that. I don't know if a test has been left out.

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          1 comment  ·  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.

          117 votes
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          • 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…

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              under review  ·  8 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • От България съм

              Компютърния език е доста сложен. Както аз не го разбирам него вие не ме разбирате мене.

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                1 comment  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • VB Samples - UWP

                Almost no VB samples are available for UWP. You find a topic you're interested in at GitHub Windows-universal-samples - and darn - C# only.

                It makes learning about UWP needlessly complicated and error prone.

                PLEASE - make the time to create VB samples.

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                  1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • SHA-3 / FIPS 202

                  add the SHA-3 (Keccak) / FIPS 202 algorithms to .NET Framework

                  6 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  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.

                    426 votes
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                      under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  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.

                      14 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • visual studio needs to allow people to change the install path

                        i have 2 hard drives so i should be allowed to choose where it installs this should be a feature that people should not have to complain about. i am disappointed with Microsoft.

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                          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Show installed transitive dependencies in the NuGet Package Manager UI in Visual Studio.

                          When using the new transitive dependency feature of NuGet 3.0 it would be nice to see the full list of installed packages in the Package Manager UI in Visual Studio. Currently only the the top level NuGet package that was specified in the project.json is listed as installed but other dependencies you expect to see are not listed.

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                            0 comments  ·  Nuget Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Git: Allow selection of 3rd party git diff and merge tools

                            The integrated diff view in VS2015 is fast and helpful in many situations but still limited in its options and workflow.

                            At our company we use BeyondCompare as the primary diff tool.
                            We would like to select this tool as preffered diff and merge editor for git.

                            Other git clients like SourceTree allow to configure these tools freely (by adding the configuration to .git/config).

                            I'd love to see that in VS2015 as well.

                            9 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Better VCS Handling

                              Visual Studio has a one version control rule in which you can only setup VS to handle one, not more than one.

                              Sometimes you have a project that uses GIT, and one that uses Hg and another that uses SVN and it'd be nice if the IDE could adapt to that possible adjustment.

                              a good example of this would be the IDEs made by JetBrain, they're able to detect which VCS is being used and adapt to it.

                              3 votes
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                              • Allow TestsCases to have multible steps with same parametr name

                                We are using "Test Complete" for test automation and managed to connect shared steps to their corresponding test automation routine of "Test Complete". Now we are facing the problem that we have to call some of this routines a couple of times within the same test case (e.g. checking the content of a message box or the content of a database entry). Therefore the same shared step (with its defined parameters) has to be used. Now MTM only allow us to set the value of the parameter once.
                                Example:
                                Import File @FileName
                                Check state @Status
                                Perform Action @Action
                                Check state…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Clear up font rendering on SSIS Package Designer

                                  When zooming in or out on the SSIS Package Designer, the font rendering is less than optimal. The particular case I am seeing it in is the Sequence Container, though I haven't dug into others too deeply. In the attached file, notice that the header of the Sequence Container renders well, while the titles of the Execute SQL Statements are blurry.

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                                    0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • ImageListBox

                                    Zaproponował bym utworzenie ImageListBox bezpośrednio wśród narzędzi zawartych we Framework'u.

                                    Pozdrawiam.
                                    Krzysztof Kozłowski

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Kwestia Konwersji i Zapisu Ikon w Framework

                                      Moim zdaniem jest słaba obsługa ikon w vb.net , przydała by się funkcja do konwersji np. png czy bmp do ico wbudowana we framework, a także mogło by być lepiej obsłużony zapis ikon, w taki sposób aby można było zapisać je grupami.
                                      Pozdrawiam Serdecznie. Krzysztof Kozłowski.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 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 →
                                        • Why is it so difficult to Update to Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 or 3?

                                          Every time I try to update to the new update 2/3 of Visual Studio 2015, the program stops working with no explaination on how to fix the issue. I also need the Microsoft SQL Server Update for database because I need "SQL Server Data Tools' and cannot currently set a local instance of my database.

                                          Any help would be greatly appreciated. Spent a few hours trying to figure this out...

                                          Thanks!

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