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  1. 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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                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Disable breakpoint for short period of time

                    the idea is to disable a breakpoint for specific short period of time for example 10 seconds.

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                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Visio Edition

                      1. Please find code for Vision Enterprise Architects 2005
                      2. Convert this code to be compatible with Visual Studio 2015 and C#5 and NET 4.5.1
                      3. Keep all design and all features, fonts and diagrams exactky as it was before
                      4. Make installation file for Visio Enterprise Architects 2015 and include it as a new feature in VS2015 SP2.

                      5.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • In CodeMaps, when hovering over a link, show the actual "linking code"

                        Eg. for a method call, show a few lines around the call, like in CodeLens references.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Keep developer into VS2015 IDE when checking a XAML build

                          As mentionned with the VS2015 and TFS 2015 Update 1 Release Notes (https://www.visualstudio.com/news/tfs2015-update1-vs#fixed) the developper shall be able to STAY within the VS2015 IDE when looking at a XAML build (double clic on a build or build definition) but it is not.

                          It keeps sending me to the Web based build explorer just as if i was looking at a vNext build. Fix this please in update 2.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make VSAE custom tool (FragmentGenerator) run with every build

                            The Visual Studio Authoring Extensions (VSAE) custom tool called FragmentGenerator used for transformation of snippet data and templates into MP fragments seems to run only when you remember to do so manually.

                            It’s possible to do TFS builds of VSAE solutions. However with the limitation mentioned above, you cannot just update the configuration (.mpsd files) in say TFS and do a new build to get the updated MP

                            It seems you need to use VS to run the custom tool manually for ever configuration update.

                            For some reason VSAE did not choose T4 as its text templating engine. T4 can…

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                              0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Update VSAE projects to support pre and post build events

                              Visual Studio Authoring Extensions (VSAE) doesn't support pre and post build events.

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                              • Update VSAE to support T4 code generation

                                For some reason VSAE (Visual Studio Authering Extensions) did not choose T4 as its text templating engine. Instead the VSAE custom tool (FragmentGenerator) is used for transformation of snippet data and templates into MP fragments. I'd like to be able to use T4 instead or in combination with the FragmentGenerator. As t4 is (mucjh more flexible,

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                                • VS2015 Debugging installed the App but uninstall is not possible

                                  When I look at several Samples of Apps and use Debugging to show how it works the App will be installed. Now i have many Icons in my Startmenüsection of Debugging Apps. Is it possible to implement a Switch in the Debugging Section in Visual Studio to change the behavior. Switch turned off: Debugging is like today.
                                  Switch turned on: Debugging is like today but when i stopped Debugging the App will be uninstalled.

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                                  • Pull request should not create merge commits when a fast-forward merge is possbile

                                    Since Update 1 Team Foundation Server 2015 creates a merge commit when completing a pull request.
                                    While this might be useful in some cases, for us this is kind of annoying and we would like to switch that feature of.

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                                      4 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Expand all and Collapse all in Property manager.

                                      Clicking on each node to either expand or collapse is cumbersome if there is a lot of property sheets. also a feature to remove certain properties for certain configurations instead of selecting properties one by one would be also great. thanks!

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                                      • keep namespace on the same line

                                        Add an option to keep namespaces on the same line.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Go to Implementation feature enhancement

                                          Thanks for new feature "Go to implementation". I am trying to live with Visual Studio 2015 without Resharper plugin and I have to say that Visual Studio team made big progress in IDE features enhancement but still I miss some features.

                                          Go to implementation work well for interfaces and methods, but it does not work on classes. In Resharper plugin when applied on a class, it shows all descendants of that class (no matter if it is abstract class or not) which is very useful feature.

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