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  1. Two node.exe found after installing VS "15" Preview 2

    On a new Windows 10 machine, I installed VS "15" Preview 2 and searched system drive for node.exe. Here is what I found:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 15.0\Common7\DevHub\Hosts\nodejs\node.exe
    (v0.10.31)

    and

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 15.0\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\External\node\node.exe
    (v4.2.4)

    Please unify these tools and keep one copy of the latest LTS edition of node.exe: 4.4.5 LTS (https://nodejs.org/en/)

    FWIW, all major packages work with LTS version, including those with C++ modules.

    Thanks in anticipation! :)

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      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • working with an FTP project (angularjs) It'd be REALLY nice to be able to Name the project

      working with an FTP project (angularjs) It'd be REALLY nice to be able to Name the project! Right now You get the Directory name as the Project name. But, working on 6 different site all with the directory "angularjs" makes it IMPOSSIBLE to know which site I'm opening

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • CSS intellisense support in .less files. Normal CSS files show hex colours

        .less files should have Intellisense parity with .css files, i.e. you should see hex colours as colours and be able to select colours.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Need to show update details in update screen

          While Visual studio click "update " button you should show the process of what software updating or installing. It will helpful for who updating the software.

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            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add volatile compiler option to a property page of the project's properties

            Hi,
            I suggest adding the volatile compiler option to the "C/C++->Language" property page of the project properties. Yes, I know, we can specify it on the "Command Line" property page, but we presumably won't do that unless we have read the documentation to the volatile keyword and learn that volatile is more than probably most of us expect. In contrast, if this option was available on the property page we would scratch our heads, necessarily read the documentation about it and probably select /iso (what we actually expected) and not the default /ms (what we didn't expect). Generally I find…

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • This idea leads to top development in microsoft business such an idea tells about networking access of various locations shows .......

              The new idea introducing about the networking system among the mobiles there is a one thing about network that is simple way to identify the network access mode is to develop a new software that's the named as network identifier.

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                1 comment  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Hide [obsolete] items in intellisense

                Or provide an option to cross them out. But if you do, also include an option to hide them.

                I work with Unity frequently. Unity has A LOT of obsolete values in their core classes, and it makes intellisense a bit of a pain to use. It would be nice to be able to filter out what appears there so I can easily find what I'm looking for.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • It would be a good idea if the developer could add an item to the task list (todo for example) and generate a tfs work item at the same time

                  It would be a good idea if the developer could add an item to the task list (todo for example) and generate a tfs work item at the same time

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                    0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Remove the background Color!

                    Please remove the purple background of the VS Logo on the taskbar. It will look quite well with the windows 10 theme

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                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make file paths with line and column numbers clickable in Task Runner Explorer output

                      It would be nice if we could click on links in the Task Runner Explorer output window.

                      i.e. webpack outputs something like

                      (34,1): error TS1109: Expression expected.

                      It would be nice if the Task Runner Explorer parses the output and adds a link to the exact position in the file.

                      This should work with other web tools like ts-lint as well.

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • support/allow multi remote URL in `Git Remotes` section

                        As you can see in attachment, current IDE does not support multiple remote URL and it always picks the last one in the entry where GIT supports it. This feature is crucial to support multiple endpoints at the sametime (e.g. VSTS and GITHUB)

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                          0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • script generation performance

                          On a large project (300 tables + 2000 stored procedures), comparisons and script generation are almost prohibitively slow. Improve the performance of these operations, possibly take better advantage of multiple cores.

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                            0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Self-hosted WCF services stack in .NET Core

                            I would like to see the WCF service side being made available in the .NET core, so that we can continue developing WCF services and start targeting other platforms.

                            Ultimately I would like to see the full stack including the common bindings: NetTcp, NetPipe, and maybe WsHttpBasic.

                            But to cut this short, my priority lies with the self-hosting and the base classes for custom bindings. This way, the community can start implementing the various bindings on their own, while Microsoft can focus on getting the core of WCF right.

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                              3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • reference counter

                              Possibility to search for all methods and variables that have 0 references.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • add some f# refactoring options, like function extraction to another file

                                add some f# refactoring options, like function extraction to another file

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • speech recognition

                                    Hello, My name is mohamed. I'm very Glad to talk to you. I was working on a program which is a development to speech recognition on windows 7. Now I finished it .I made it with visual studio 2013 (vb.net). It provides speech recognition with some good features. This program can Open any folder in computer with maximum 7 drives, open popular websites (about 100 and more such as (Facebook, Google, Bing, Ask, Twitter, Msn…..etc.)),search in many search engines such as (Google, Bing, Ask…..etc.),read any txt file in computer by drag the file to the form of the program, log…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Please offer the option to check for updates to Visual Studio from the VS Help Menu "Check for updates"

                                      Please offer the option to check for updates to Visual Studio from the VS Help Menu "Check for updates"

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                                        • Browse with ... Private window

                                          Please add IE -private to the Standard Toolbar -> Debug Type dropdown. Starting up a browser in private browsing mode is very usefull when testing websites with different identities. Personally I think this is underused at the moment and adding it there by default will encourage more people to use it.

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