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  1. Get from source control when opening solution

    Previous to VS 2015 you could set the IDE to perform a GET when you open a solution. This is no longer available under source control options. It would be nice to have that feature back.

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    • Shorten AND and OR conditions

      An operator where for multiple conditions on the same variable.

      instead of writing
      variable1 == "one" || variable1 == "two"
      The same behaviour could be achieved by writing
      variable1 == "one" ||| "two"
      Both mean "variable1 equals one or two"
      But the second syntax is more natural and shorter to write.

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support the Setup and Deployment tool you had in 2013 - Why is Flexera's software being forced on everyone?

        Would it be possible for VS 2015 to load the Setup and Deployment projects developed in VS 2013?

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          0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • IntelliTest: Update the Z3 version to improve performance

          IntelliTest is still using an old Z3 version. Z3 has had many improvements since then. Please update to the latest version in order to improve performance.

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • IntelliTest: Add an easy way to delete generated code

            It is often necessary to delete generated testes from the g.cs files. I think this should be an easily available feature.

            It should be accessible here:

            * A button in the IntelliTest tool window that clears the g.cs file for the currently selected method.
            * A button in the IntelliTest tool window that opens a dialog where the user can choose:
            - delete tests from this method/class/project/solution
            - delete files or just clear them (might be important for source control)

            The same features should be available as context menu items in IntelliTest-related files.

            3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  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

              28 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make D3DX libraries open source(or at least part of them)

                D3DX was a great library that can speed up the development with it's awesome utilities :

                - Mesh Simplifier
                - Texture loading
                - Math

                Please make those available again.

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                  0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add code-behind test files for .cs/.fs files like code-behind files for xaml

                  How about adding a code.cs.test file with a code.cs file packaged the same way WPF package a *.xaml and *.xaml.cs file together?

                  That way your tests are close to the code, and you don't need to navigate to a seperate test project

                  10 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Tell the debugger to ignore exceptions of a give type and a given location in the code

                      I often have places in a program that I am debugging where I know that exceptions are going to take place. I would like to be able to break on all exceptions, and when one does occur that I know is ok to tell the debugger not to break, on that exception at that location in the program. I still want to break on all other time the exception occurs.

                      It sort of a funny type of break point with an automatic continue.

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                        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support for qbasic

                        It would be cool if we can add qbasic programming in visual studio.

                        "consol.qbasic"

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                          0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • To have visualstyles creator support

                          I like to have an option to create or program visualstyles for the taskbar using visual studio.

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                            0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add a reminder capability to the TFS code review workflow.

                            Often, when submitting a code review request the requested developers cannot immediately respond due to prior commitments. If the delay lasts more than a day or so, there is a real danger that the original request is lost in the noise.
                            Add functionality so that TFS will send out a reminder e.g.
                            "You were requested to perform a code review on mm/dd/yyyy. Please accept or decline this request as soon as practical>

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                            • CTRL R+E Field Encapsulation at cursor position

                              Revert back to method of formatting Field Encapsulation where inserted code is on line after cursor instead of end of file. In VS2015, I now have to go to the end of the file, select, cut, and go back to my insert position an paste. Makes the advantage of automatic field encapsulation worthless.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Hide Files/Folders in Solution Explorer

                                Please allow for exclusion of files and folders in the Solution Explorer. This is not exclusion from a project - I am using a website in my screenshot - but from the Solution Explorer view itself.

                                Having directories such as bower_components and node_modules present in the IDE doesn't serve a purpose but appears to take a toll on time when searching for files, opening the solution, etc.

                                9 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Support Code Coverage and IntelliTest for Universal Windows

                                  Since Universal Windows is the development platform for all Windows devices; it would extremely helpful if Visual Studio 2015 supported Code Coverage and IntelliTest for Universal Windows applications.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • TFBuild 2015: Run sheduled build only when source has changed

                                    In the new Team Foundation Build 2015 (https://msdn.microsoft.com/Library/vs/alm/Build/feature-overview) we can either add CI triggers that trigger a build with every check-in or we have the Scheduled triggers. It would be nice to have an option in the Scheduled Triggers that it only runs if there were changes since the last run (new ChangeSet).
                                    We could use this since we build our Xamarin app with the new build server and publish it to the alpha track in the PlayStore, but we only want to do this once a day and only if there were changes since the last build.

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                                    • Keeping tests close to the code by keeping a *.test file packaged with the *.cs file

                                      I'm sure this has been suggested one way or the other but here goes anyway. How about adding a *.test file with a *.cs file packaged the same way WPF package a *.xaml and *.xaml.cs file together? That way your tests are close to the code

                                      19 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Microsoft should replace the default practice of people

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                                        replace notepad.exe with codepad.exe [a superlight weight visual studio]
                                        wordpad.exe with a superlight MS word

                                        3 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • make the html editor faster

                                          the html editing is pure pain with large (1000+ rows) files. It is pure pain especially when debugging.

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