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  1. Allow a developer to create, and easily switch between multiple window layout profiles in Visual Studio

    I have times during my development when I'm writing code in different languages, unit testing, or debugging. Currently, Visual Studio does retain the windows, layout and positions between debugging and not debugging.

    It would be great if you can expand on this feature and allow a developer to create multiple layout profiles, and easily switch between them. Almost like the multiple desktop feature in Windows 10.

    I would like to be able to switch between a Visual Studio window layout for coding JavaScript, C#, XAML, Unit Testing, and debugging. This would be awesome because there are certain windows I only…

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Modify functions that require an array with ArraySegment when possible. For example, for File.WriteAllBytes

      Modify functions that require an array with ArraySegment when possible. For example, for File.WriteAllBytes()

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Simplified XML comment tags (for less cluttered code)

        XML docs should support some simplified versions of commonly used comments. For example:

        /// <summary>
        /// This is a mess
        /// </summary>
        public int Mess;

        can be expressed in doxygen like this:

        /// @brief This is clear
        public int Clear;

        This makes for MUCH easier to read code and less clutter. With XML docs the tags can take up more space than the required comments! This makes code hard to read - especially since the programmer looses a lot of vertical code space.

        Also, for simple one line comments it would be nice to have the summary appended to the…

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          1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 14 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Visually compare xaml differences

            When performing a code-review, it would be great if we could actually see how a UI has changed from the original. I don't think it needs to highlight the differences as long as it renders them.

            4 votes
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              0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Remove unused autocomplete

              Remove some suggestions from auto complete. I always type "for" and tab to make a for loop. But currently Visual Code gives me suggestion "for" for typing "for". That is very useless, I already typed the three letters. I want for + tab to make a full loop. Same with if statements, while, and so on.

              Perhaps a way to prioritize the suggestions?

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Bring back the full System.Net.NetworkInformation.dll for UWP

                WinRT seems to limit what a UWP app can be, normally I can use classes like Ping and DNS. Using these I can make an app that lets people know who is home or not. Since that has been removed the workaround for not having Ping or DNS is to know the device ahead of time and if a port is open for a socket connection. This involves to much information to be know about each device, where as ping does not have to worry about specific ports. I don't want to see WinRT holding back what C# is capable…

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • allow "var" in declaration of properties in C# classes

                  For example this declaration:
                  private AudioPlayer audioLocal = new AudioPlayer();

                  would be easier to read if it allowed this as well:
                  private var audioLocal = new AudioPlayer();

                  and the compiler should be able to deduce the type just like it does for a local variable. It would allow cleaner and easier to read code, less "plumbing".

                  2 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Let me edit Android xml UI files in Visual Studio and add drag and drop support for Android Widgets. I would love to use Visual Studio this!

                    I do not want to downgrade and have to use Android Studio for Android app development. Visual Studio is light years ahead of other IDE's. But without GUI xml designer its not really an option. Xamarin is too expensive and introduces too much risk for memory leaks and bugs that do not exist in Android Java code.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  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…

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                        under review  ·  8 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Visual Studio search results categories and modal for dark theme

                        Search results window is complete mess, it is really hard to tell what is what.
                        I propose to add foldable categories based on namespace, class, method and so on. It would be easier with Roslyn now.

                        I made comparison with IntelliJ IDEA editor in which this future is really well made.

                        Also dialog modal is not well integrated into dark theme, those white inputs are really distracting.

                        Thank you for your time

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Don't save performance passes (.psess) in solution file (.sln).

                          There are some stuff that gets changed in the solution file if you've done a profiling session (memory or performance, doesn't matter). This is very annoying when using version control.

                          28 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Manually Trigger Background Task from Emulator

                            Make some kind of button, with you can trigger Background Task without debugger connected to Emulator.

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • support android java code in cross platform project. so we can easy to add admob or facebook sdk for our native activity app

                              support android java code in cross platform project. so we can easily to add admob or facebook sdk for our native activity app.
                              in this moment I must manual copy java code to "ARM\Debug\Package" folder.

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                              • Add a Quick Print Button to a Report Viewer Report

                                Make it easier to add a Quick Print button to a Report Viewer type report where the report can be printed without seeing the Print Preview first.

                                5 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add Azure AD ADAL and Office 365 Api in lightswitch

                                  Include Azure AD ADAL/Office 365 APIs

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                                    0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • VS2015 Community should have a Minimal C/C++ option

                                    VS2015 Community should have a Minimal C/C++ option that just installs the basic IDE, compiler, git/github and nuget for grabbing libraries and includes.

                                    I don't want or need the azure framework or all the other stuff.

                                    11 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Thanks so much for your feedback. You’ll be pleased to know that we’re working on creating a much more lightweight installation option, as described here: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2016/04/01/faster-leaner-visual-studio-installer/

                                      As part of this work, we’re creating C++ workloads tuned for different needs, with the first one included in VS “15” Preview.

                                      Best wishes, Tim Sneath | Visual Studio Team

                                    • Add a one-sided ternary operator to C#

                                      Two options to this:

                                      First option is removing the "false" evaluation of a ternary operator.
                                      Example: [value] = { condition } ? [updated value if true]

                                      Second option is adding a "?=" operator which could provide a readable alternative.
                                      Example: [value] ?= { condition } : [updated value if true]

                                      19 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • When CTRL+F/H is pressed and cursor is inside selection search on it only

                                        When CTRL+F/H is pressed and cursor is inside selection search on it only, now it doesn't set it to "Selection" automatically

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Visual Studio should have a Step Into Outermost feature with an intuitive keybinbing. I suggest Shift+F10

                                          For example when I have a function like

                                          FunctionABC(CRect(0,0,0,0), CString(_T("foo")), MyFunction1(some_parameter), MyFunction2() , MyFunction3() , MyFunction4() , MyFunction5());

                                          It may be the situation where I do not want enter the function calls that are parameters of FunctionABC
                                          I want to have a key to
                                          Step Into Outermost
                                          function, which in this case is FunctionABC. In the case there are no inner calls as parameters, it should do the exactly same thing as Step Into.

                                          9 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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