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  1. Make the title bar and ribbon in the same style as Office 2016

    This will make the upper part of the UI much visible and give more consistency within Microsoft products

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      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make the Find and Replace window more flexible

      Right now the only options that this window offers out of the box in the "Look in" field are:
      Current Document, All Open Documents, Entire Solution, Current Project, Entire Solution (external), Current Project (external).

      There's a very common scenario that is search recursively in all filer within a given folder, but this, while possible is hard to achieve.

      IMO, the necessity to add a "fixed" new entry to that dropdown through a lengthy and complicated process (the Choose Search Folders window), shouldn't be the only option.

      1. I'd like to have a simpler "custum location" entry that allows you to…

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make the VS window control buttons to be the same style and size with the default ones Windows 10

        For the same of consistency pls. update the VS 2015 window style buttons to the style of windows 10.

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          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add a new pseudovariable that reflects Current Directory

          I would like to know what is the Current Directory during debug session.
          pseudovariable on Watch Window could be a simple solution.
          See related question: http://stackoverflow.com/q/34061235/619493

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • static code analysis of the .sql file

              the current possible way to perform static analysis is to have store procedure to analyse the batch of statments, but we have scenario, where-in 1000 of statements are stores in physical files and they wont be converted into stored proc forever, instead they will be executed using sqlcmd utility. so in that we were able to develop customized static code analysis tool, but it was unable to work for loosely written sql statement as a SQL batch, but if it was encompassed between BEGIN PROC and END, then we were able to trigger needed validations.
              The database project has the…

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                0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • .net sub system on android

                Alike JVM is wverywhere, java was success, if .NET can be ran from any platform, it will be more compelling for any app development team to use c#, if .NET is readily available on android, one can think that running UWP apps will be possible.
                Secondly any app created for andorid with .NET, will surely run on Windows or any linux, if MS make sure the .NET can compatible on each OS, its time for MS to understand that, it is very wrong to bind .NET framework and tools with MS platforms. The need to time is to retain the…

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                  0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 'Favourite' option for Add to Process

                  When using 'Attach to Process', allow certain processes to be remembered as Favourites, by name. Currently I have to scroll through the list of processes every time I want to attach, which is tiresome.

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                    0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Easy CSS changer

                    While running the code using visual studio if we are changing the css from browser then if the running css code should capture the css changes and save the css for
                    that browser in the code then that will help the developers a lot. Head ache of browser compatibility to the developer can be reduce.
                    Eg: Consider we have website that should be compactable to run in IE 8,and 8+ ,Chrome etc.
                    If we are running the local host in chrome and changing the css using f12 then the change of css should e automatically saved for chrome css in…

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enable filtering out warnings without a Code in the error list, ex. "Referenced component could not be found".

                      When working with a large solution it is not uncommon to have many projects unloaded to decrease build times during development. However, this leads to many warnings displayed in the Error List saying "The referenced component 'XXXX' could not be found", which makes it difficult to find the warnings and CA-warnings that we are actually of interest to me.

                      There seems to be no way to filter out these warnings today, so I suggest you implement that.

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                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Trigger profiling tool by event

                        I would like to see the ability to trigger sample collection in VSPerfCmd by some external event, for example performance counters. It should help in chasing some non-persistent performance problems. The problem:
                        You have very short periods of HTTP queues caused by your server, you have it in the morning hours. These queues appear for very short period, no chance you can connect to remote machine and observe/sample the process performance.
                        The solution:
                        You permanently run VSPerfCmd attached and sampling your process, however samples held for very short period of time, say 1 second and then rejected, then you can…

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                          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Run bash / powershell commands on text selection

                          I would like to be able to select text and run bash (or the equivalent powershell) one liners and have the output pasted into my file. Something like: grep "Foo" | uniq

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • To stop shortening namespaces when using CTRL+. shortcut to auto resolve namespace dependency

                            To stop shortening namespaces when using CTRL+. shortcut to auto resolve namespace dependency, that's seems to be a new behaviour introduced in 2015.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make the breakpoint editor tabbed

                                To improve the workflow/usability while dealing with many trace/breakpoints in a large project, I suggest making the breakpoint "editor" tabbed.

                                The following 'properties' can be set on a breakpoint:
                                Location, Condition, Hit Count, Filter, When Hit, Edit Labels

                                At the moment, one has to right click the margin or the row in the Breakpoints Window to set each of the properties on a particular breakpoint.

                                This "tabbed editor" would be a combination of all the dialogs which currently pop-up while right clicking a breakpoint and individually choosing any one of the options listed above.

                                Imagine the use case of wanting…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Create a MSDN Subscription - Lite version - NO SUPPORT but VS-Pro, 'Sample' size Azure, Developer Lic. etc

                                  Retirees/IT-Pro's currently out-of-work should be able to continue their 'career'/'career-development' at an affordable price of, say, $25/month. They don't need any official Support ever, but they do need: VS-Pro, Developer License, Azure, Office365, OS's for testing/development and single-person use.

                                  It should include all basic Azure storage options: Table, Blob, DocumentDB, SQLdb, etc. but all could be very limited in regards to actual storage capacity and IO band-width.

                                  Continued from suggestion:

                                  http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-2015/suggestions/4504195-create-a-msdn-subscription-lite-version-cheape

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                                    0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support multiple git configs for added accounts

                                    I use my machine for both personal use, and work, and so have my corporate and personal accounts added to visual studio. It would be great if I could have a git config associated with each account and have the ability to switch between them so that when I'm doing work, I can commit with my work git config, and when working on my own projects, use my personal config

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                                      0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • support for design low resolution winform software with high resolution desktop like surface book

                                      i am a winform developer and i recently bought a surface book and when i open a form in design mode, it is very small and untidy and i can't do anything with that . please support for design low resolution winform software with high resolution desktop like surface book

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                                        0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • In Test Explorer, change the icon color of the currently running test.

                                        In Test Explorer, when a test is running, it displays a green play button. When it passes, it displays a green checkmark. Oftentimes when glancing at the tests it is hard to distinguish between the two. The running play icon should be changed to a different color (anything but green or red) so it stands out as the currently running test.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow upgrades of VS2012 C++/CLR projects to newer frameworks (4.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1)

                                          If you :
                                          - create a C++/CLR library project in VS2012
                                          - code this in the class example :

                                          ```C++

                                          #include "stdafx.h"

                                          #include "TestCLR.h"

                                          #include <msclr\marshal.h>

                                          using namespace TestCLR;

                                          using namespace System;
                                          using namespace msclr::interop;

                                          void Class1::Init()
                                          {
                                          const char* message = "Test String to Marshal";
                                          String^ result;
                                          result = marshal_as<String^>( message );
                                          }
                                          ```
                                          - Upgrade the project to an updated version of the framework, by editing the project file on this line :

                                          ``` XML
                                          <TargetFrameworkVersion>v4.6.1</TargetFrameworkVersion>
                                          ```

                                          You end up with tons of warnings like this :

                                          warning C4945: 'VBCodeProvider' : cannot import symbol from 'c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v4.0.30319\system.dll': as 'Microsoft::VisualBasic::VBCodeProvider'…

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