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  1. When working with several workspaces, it can be difficult to tell which one applies to the current window. For instance, if I'm going to un

    Unshelving changes can be ambiguous about which workspace it is going to unshelve to. I think it would be nice if workspace was promoted to be up next to my VS login so I could easily and globally switch between workspaces.
    This would prevent accidentally unshelving changes to the wrong location, and make it more clear where I am working.

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      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Hyper-V must play nice with other hypervisors (e.g. VirtualBox)

        One cannot run Hyper-V and VirtualBox (or other hypervisors) at the same time. This is because of Hyper-V not releasing access to VT-X when it's not using it.

        When doing cross-platform development with Xamarin, one may want to run Android and Windows Phone emulators at the same time, but this cannot be done.

        The only solution is to uninstall HV, or reboot with it disabled.

        That's a messy and slow process.

        HV must play nice with other hypervisors.

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          0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • colour picker method of cycling between color modes such as RGB/HEX

          In web essentials colour picker, a method (such as shift-click) of cycling between color modes such as RGB/HEX

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • The plug-in “Visual C++ for IoT Development”

            Let the makefile project donot send any options to gdb。
            Becase i want to used batch file in the "OCD Debugger Executable",
            and used the .gdbinit then must put “target remote :3333” in my .gdbinit。
            Unless it can work as visualGDB.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • C# Interactive Window DataTips

              It would be very helpful to add DataTips to the C# Interactive Window. When I am dynamically writing/running code in the Interactive Window, I need to be able to inspect the properties of my in-memory variables, just like I do when running a solution in debug mode. Having to use Console.Writeline() to display this information is very inconvenient.

              Thanks,

              John

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                1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Property Management Company in Baltimore, Maryland, MD - Rent your Home

                Property management is one amongst the very responsible work and it is because it needs a lot of learning, knowledge and patience of course. Being a landlord of course takes you in the seventh sky but maintaining the decorum of a landlord is not easy. Yes designation as a landlord makes you bossy, but things do not ends here. You are using your property as commercial purpose therefore it is required that you maintain well the decorum between you, your property and your tenant.
                Rental Management Maryland
                Property management Maryland
                http://www.renturhome.com/

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                  0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Review System.Collections.Generic to add missing methods to prevent double or inefficient search (ex: Dictionary<T,V> TryAdd, HashSet<T>)

                  While extension methods are great and allow to adds the missing methods.
                  There are some cases where you would like to not have a performance penalty.
                  Ex:
                  Dictionary.TryAdd => (ContainsKey, Add) 2 search
                  Dictionary.TryRemove => (ContainsKey, Remove) 2 search
                  HashSet.TryGetItem => enumeration instead of hash search
                  HashSet.Replace => (Remove, Add) 2 search

                  I'm also convinced that depending on the size of the collection, alternate search strategies could be used.

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                    1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Improve usability of SQL Server Connect dialog

                    When connecting to a SQL Server from a new Query, the Connect dialog opens on tab Browse. Then I have to click on Local (i.e.) etc. etc. But 99% of the time I need a connection from the History tab. So If it would open with the History tab I would be more productive since it save time and it is more logical.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow C# and VB project to have configurable namespace rules at the project level

                      On the tab with default name spaces of a pop up allowing the configuration of namespace rules for new files. In some cases I would like a project to create new code artificats using VB rules (Always in the root namespace) or C# rules (always in a namespace matching the folder name) I would like to set the default behavior on either type of project depending on what I am building.

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow file and directoy comparison when using git

                        When using TFS, it's possible to use vsdiffmerge to compare any files or folders on disk from within Visual Studio. When using Git, this is not possible. Please make it possible to use this functionality for local files / directories when not using TFS.

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                          0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Ctrl+} should bring you to matching #region or #endregion

                          Just as it does for curly braces. This is a priceless keyboard shortcut that would be a huge help for code with #region

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                            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add Automation support for hybrid UWP & store apps in windows 10

                            Coded UI is not supported for hybrid app automation in visual studio 2015 on windows 10. An automation tool is much needed to write UI automation for a hybrid apps. Either provide support for coded UI automation on windows 10 or provide new tool.

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                              0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make MS Test Framework Opensouce

                              So many things in the Microsoft universie is open sourced but MS Test is currently not. Please makemit opensource so we can enhance it with additional features as well as removeing old flaws.

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                              • Add feature to auto-generate code for recreating the selected object in its current state (for later testing)

                                It would be nice to be able recreate the state of a complicated object for unit testing scenarios. I'm thinking: during a debug session, I hover over an object that has been initialized, select an option for auto-generating code to reproduce that object, and it spits out a code block that would recreate that object exactly as is. Perhaps that would be thrown into a snippet for later use. This would be useful for unit/integration testing, where it could be difficult/tedious to create a complicated object.

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                                • show assembly qualified name in .cs properties window

                                  show assembly qualified name in .cs properties window

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                                  • Preserve breakpoint hit-counts when debugging stops

                                    When a conditional BP is hit with a "Hit Count" clause, it shows the number of times that BP has been hit. You can also get that count while the debuggee is running from the tooltip (hovering over the conditional breakpoint shows you the condition with the current hit count). However, when then debugging session ends, those hit counts are lost. That's valuable information. I would like to preserve those hit-counts so I could them as a cheap way of 'profiling' branches of code.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Newly opened files should show up on the right end of the TabView in the VS editor

                                      I find myself constantly frustrated that new files are opened on the left end of the editor tabview. All other applications that I have ever used open new files on the right, which is much more intuitive, and lends it self to the daily task of "digging down" into functions. Please change this convention to match (practically) every other multi-doc application on the planet. Any web browser or Notepad++ are a couple of examples. Thank you for your consideration

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                                      • Mini import swagger.json models

                                        Similar to the Past Special Class from JSON make this feature accept Swagger model files.
                                        Keep it neat an simple, skip the method definitions just generate the simplest possible c# model for the input. Keep the model in one file.
                                        public class Rootobject
                                        {
                                        public Serviceinfo ServiceInfo { get; set; }
                                        public Serviceinput[] ServiceInput { get; set; }
                                        public Usercredentials UserCredentials { get; set; }
                                        public Resultinfo ResultInfo { get; set; }
                                        public VODB VODB { get; set; }
                                        }

                                        public class Serviceinfo
                                        {
                                        public string Timestamp { get; set; }
                                        public int SubId { get; set; }
                                        public Accounting…

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                                        • Add from Http

                                          Add Existing from http(s).
                                          We have lots of source code available on a http site.
                                          Would be nice to be able to Add Existing and enter a http address.
                                          /Odd

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