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  1. Skip current file when searching

    Opportunity to skip current file when searching. For example code files that was auto-generated.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Code Snippets in the C# Interactive Window

      It would be really useful to be able to use code snippets within the C# Interactive Window, for example typing cw[TAB][TAB] instead of typing Console.WriteLine everytime you need to output something.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Somewhere to show when was the last "Get Latest version" done

        Dev take latest, and work on their code for days, not everyone get latest everyday. While comparing files with local workspace and looking at latest code in source control explorer at times they want to know how old is my code hence it will be useful to know when (date/time) I took last latest.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • VSTS Grid-like editing of release definition environment configuration variables

          Allow editing of configuration variables for releases in grid-like form. Display all release environments + the common variables in columns and the variables as rows. This allows much easier management of variables between environments and making sure that correct variables are overridden between them.

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            0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • VSTS Clone release definitions (similar to clone build)

            Currently you can clone the build definitions in VSTS but not the release definitions.

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              1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Favorits for Documents

              Hallo,
              in Visual Studio you can see under TeamExplorer-DOCUMENTS
              your Documents in a tree. Can you add a functionality that I can tag a document as a Favorit-Document so that I don't need to navigate through the tree?
              Thanks.

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • VS Extension install dialog selectable target VS versions

                # Allow install VS extension (vsix) multiple target VS versions for one time.

                * Current: Install vsix via VS extension manage dialog, installed target executing VS version only. Download and execute vsix direct, auto multiple install target VS versions.

                * Improvement: Install vsix via VS extension manage dialog, show multiple target VS versions checkboxes and selectable targets by user. (And already checked for current execution VS version)

                # Background

                * I repeated more repeated, re-install VS and extensions, search extension and install extension, and another VS version repeated and repeated... fgrrr!!!

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                  0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • MSSCCI Provider should run with VS2015 - without need to install VS2013 etc.

                  actually we have to install Vs2013 and tools like TFS Powertools 2013 in addition to VS2015 to get MSSCCI Provider installed.
                  I would like to see a Installation of VS2015 and TFS Powertools 2015 and an MSSCCI Provider 2015 and have the TFS stuff running.

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                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add a link to Sourcecode in Exception/Stacktrace

                    Add a simple direct link in a exception from the Stack trace to the affected Source Code could be very helpful.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Formatted strings with previews on IDE side

                      It would be nice if I can see preview for formatted strings on the IDE.

                      like
                      $"price: {p:00} USD"

                      It would be nice if I could see sample output of it on mouse over

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add EDMX designer support for Entity Framework 7

                        Many people will miss that feature in upcoming EF. Please add edmx designer based workflow.

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Utilize a Script Library Context to Auto Complete suggestions

                          Provide a Script Library context for css, js files, and other script files that are available for a single file. As the user types class=" he can then expect to be provided with css from the context he is referencing regardless of what is in the ___lay_outs.csthml or vbhtml files.

                          The library context might look something like this:
                          Script Library Context
                          [ jQuquery_1234.143132.13242134.js ]
                          [ cdn/bootstapper.js ]
                          [ cdn/3rdpartylibs.js and .css ]
                          --------------------------------------------
                          Mabye also have the compiled library context as well that can be removed.
                          Irrelevant_css.css remove [] Y/N - Y
                          irrelevant.js remove [] Y/N - Y
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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Automatically choose the right regsvr32.exe flavor when debugging

                            It is a nice feature that Configuration Properties / Debugging / Command has "<regvr32.exe>" in its pull-down list. However, if one is debugging a 32-bit DLL on 64-bit Windows, it chooses the 64-bit flavor of regsvr32.exe. This version is smart enough to call the 32-bit regsvr but the VS debugger won't stop at any breakpoints in the code presumably because the wrong process is being debugged. So frustrating mainly because I always forget the cause.

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                              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enhance service hook filters to support posting to Slack based on tags

                              Would be great to be able to setup service hooks to post messages to Slack not based on Area but based on tag. For example, in our case PBI is tagged with a specific 'architectural' group that reviews PBIs and helps provide feedback, and there is a channel in slack for that specific area, not all things under area will need to go to Slack channel, but we should be able to filter by tag. For example, PBI is updated and PBI has tag '#ux' should post to #UX channel in Slack, etc.

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                              • team explorer should show all solutions

                                When adding a Git repository to the Team Explorer, it shows a list of up to 20 solutions in the repository. It would be great to have an option to remove this limit of 20.

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • support search in find symbols result

                                  After I found all the references to a method call I wanted to search for a certain pattern in the argument. However I am not able to do that. Ctrl+F will just pops up the search box for the editor.

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                                  • Powerful coverage tool with same features than dotCover

                                    dotCover is a powerful code coverage tool which is user friendly and allows a lot of interesting features like:
                                    - CodedUI tests coverage
                                    - Generated code or not wanted code exclusion from coverage
                                    - Readable statistics
                                    But dotCover doesn't work with MS Fakes shims (fatal bug).

                                    Default code coverage tool of Visual Studio doesn't have all of these interesting features and is not user friendly.

                                    So, I suggest a better Visual Studio tool for code coverage which contains all of powerful features of dotCover, but without its bugs.

                                    Thanks!

                                    Alex

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                                      0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • When in debug mode,I want to step back,not just forward.That means,maybe there can be a Ctrl+Z??

                                      I just want to step back when I missed something in debugging instead of restart debugging.

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                                      • move class to separate file

                                        In case I have a single source file with multiple class definitions (say an interface and some contract classes), I'd like to be able to right-click on one of the classes and move it to a separate file.

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                                        • Do not block visual studio during update; allow to repair failed updates; warn about long running updates

                                          I have seen it very often when a Visual Studio update is available - you start the update and it runs for a couple of hours.

                                          During that time the IDE is blocked so you can't work on your PC any more. Since I cannot afford to be unproductive for such a long time, I run updates like this in the evening.

                                          What is kind of annoying is that the update package does not warn you before you run it that it will take a long time and will block the IDE.

                                          Also, I noticed on my notebook that several…

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