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  1. don't undo all of my files when i undo a change to the csproj

    When I right clicked on the project node and went to Source Control -> Undo changes, it undid ALL of my changes.

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      0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • break form

      Every time I hit the break button I get the anoying message that my appliation is in "break mode". If I don't want this I can just press F5 and get going again. WHY do I need to be reminded that I clicked a button??? Do you like it when you would get a message like this on every button you clicked???

      WHY do I use this: so I can edit some code or find WHAT is going on when an application takes a long time to perform an action. I just want to stop where the program is at…

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • codemap external types

        I would love to be able to look at "Derived Types" of an external type. Currently it says "no items found". Specifically, my app depends on Windows.UI.Xaml.Controls.Maps.MapElement, and I want to see all the derived types of MapElement. Should be in the same external assembly that it has already cracked...

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • support front end debug on VS

          Visual Studio should support front-end debug.
          Currently all the js codes are combined into one file "eval". It is extremely difficult to debug js code there.

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Form designer: meaningful error message when failed due to x64

            Regarding to the feedback at https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/646328

            I understand this is by design. But the error message that is displayed is misleading: "Could not find type ***. Please make sure that the assembly that contains this type is referenced..."

            It would be nice if Visual Studio gave a more helpful error message, like "Cannot open 64-bit controls in design mode. Please rebuild for the AnyCPU or x86 platforms, and try again."

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Show a count of each tag in the tasklist

              In the error list I can see how many errors and warnings I have.
              In the task list I would like to see how many TODO:, FIX: I have. A Count of the number of occurances of each token that is visible in the tasklist, when a filter is applied that should be accounted for.

              If I filter for one Project in my solution I want to see how many TODOs I have and how Many FIX and so on.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Change Outlining bar background color to be different from code BG color

                When moving/copying lines of code it's very hard for me to tell whether the cursor is at the beginning of a code line or at some indented position.

                This is because the Outlining bar shares the same background color with the code in the text editor. I just can't tell where code begins and the Outlining bar ends (see screenshot attached).

                Please give the Outlining bar a distinct background color, so it'll become easy to tell where code lines begin.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Code review in the team foundation website

                    Currently is no way to do a code review through to TFS website.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow File References to automatically change to Project References if the project that builds the referenced assembly is in the Solution

                      Project References are much too restricting at present. As soon as you reference by project then that project must be present in every solution that the referencing project is part of. This is a big problem in large systems where you've got projects in different code repositories that you want to be able to develop together in a single solution but build separately. File References are less restricting but they don't provide the same experience during development (it can't work out the correct build order automatically for instance).

                      The idea is that when VS sees a file reference it simply…

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 6 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • could you add some features which can make Chain Programming easier.

                          for example, if the method declare the return type is void, the compiler will think that return 'this' when we use Chain Programming.

                          class MyClass
                          {
                          public void A(){}
                          public void B(){}
                          public void C(){}
                          }

                          coding:
                          var c = new MyClass().A().B().C();
                          c is MyClass

                          compiled:
                          var temp = new MyClass();
                          temp.A();
                          temp.B();
                          temp.D();
                          var c = temp;

                          if the method is static, the compiler will return type of Class.

                          class MyClass
                          {
                          public static void A(){}
                          public static void B(){}
                          public static void C(){}
                          }

                          coding:
                          MyClass.A().B().C();

                          compiled:
                          MyClass.A();
                          MyClass.B();
                          MyClass.C();

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Please stop forcing the save of files not included in the project when checking in files.

                            I often have random sql queries in Visual Studio while I'm working on a solution and it is kind of annoying to be prompted to save them when I try to check in files. Thanks!

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Don't refresh and move Git options in the Team Explorer

                              I have a git project connected to our on premise TFS. When I go to changes (or other) and then I click the home button in the Team Explorer window, it starts loading (blue bar at the top moves) and then the buttons move. See the 2 images I attached.

                              I'd like the buttons not to move on me, so I don't click something I don't want when it changes. See the attached image.

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                                1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Integrate vNext Build Bulk Editing like Community TFS Build Manager

                                Community TFS Build Manager has been a blessing for the last several XAML-based systems. However, with the advent of vNext, this option is no longer available. At this point, it would make sense to have this kind of feature included out the box for TFS on-prem and VSTS. Could apply to 'Release' definitions, as well.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Implement 'Guaranteed Copy Elision'(C++17)

                                    Okay here were things happened before: The vc had done copy elision for function return objects in 'non-standard way' before ver.2013: The compiler will(would and now still) do such kind of elision indeed, however the copy-ctor(and the move-ctor either since ver.2010 but before ver.2013) wouldn't be verified like gcc/Clang did. Now, in C++17 this behavior has been accepted. It seems the compiler shall start to do reversing works to let relevant codes being compiled as under the vs2010(and a little further, like cutting off any warning for reporting non-guaranteed duplications times) soon ...
                                    It’s PITA suffering I know! “Just” to…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • C++ .props for android project

                                      Please add properties android project (e.t. Target API, Thumb, Toolset) to .props file.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add "Build event if nothing has changed since previous build" option for TFS 2015 build

                                        Add "Build event if nothing has changed since previous build" to TFS 2015 scheduled build of new build system.

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                                          2 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow Start URL to be changed while debugging

                                          I usually only remember to change the Start URL after I've started debugging. I usually forget to change it once I've stopped debugging...

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