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  1. 7 votes
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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • PopBrowseContext

      The command View.PopBrowseContext is no longer working, which is unfortunate, because I've used it a lot in the past. The command View.NagivateBackward is not the same thing!

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      • Add Codelens support for PowerShell

        Now that VS2015 has PowerShell and Pester integration, it would be even better if we could also use CodeLens on our PowerShell scripts! Powershell should, in my opinion, be a first class citizen in Visual Studio.

        6 votes
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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Be able to review Pull Requests in the Team Explorer window

          I would like to be able to review pull requests created in TFS 2015 on Premise. The review should consist of a code review tool that allows me to make comments similar to the way that it works with TFVC when using GIT.

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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Include usercontrol events ReadProperties/WriteProperties that exists in VB6.

              Or create a usercontrol event 'BeforeSave'.

              Objective is to execute code before saving properties at design time, but it doesnt exists 'event' fired when usercontrol properties are saved.

              VB6 read/write properties
              https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bxcy33ba(v=vs.90).aspx

              VB6 life and times of UserControl
              https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa242140(v=vs.60).aspx

              Thanks

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                1 comment  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Include a checkbox to enable / disable command line arguments

                Currently, the only way I can test the program without command line is to delete the command line arguments completely. It would be nice if we can have a check box which can enable / disable command line arguments preserving my command at any time.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • reduce npm an boewr packages space

                  NPM and bower packages are almost same in each project. can you copy packages in a common repository and link them in projects.

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Inform people of what has changed when extensions are automatically updated

                    When extensions are updated the current message tells me nothing of what is changed or even which ones were changed. It would be nice to see a list of what was improved.

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                      0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow creation of anonymous generics without helper methods.

                      Methods such as Tuple.Create are currently necessary because there is no syntax available to infer generic types in general. Methods like this make using initializer syntax impossible

                      To circumvent this limitation, I propose adding type inference for object initializers:

                      var array = new[] { new { x = 1 } };
                      var list = new List<> { new { x = 1 } };
                      var dict = new Dictionary<string,> { ["key"] = new { x = 1 } };
                      var myType = new MyType<> { Value = new { x = 1 } }
                      var tuple = new Tuple<,,,>(a, b,…

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Update nodejs to v4.x

                        Update the included nodejs to v4.x. The current version is to old, breaks many plugins to gulp, grunt etc.

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Visual Studio 2015 standalone upgrade

                          Offer an upgrade version of Visual Studio 2015 Professional standalone. This would be equivalent to the Visual Studio 2013 upgrade version (available at a lower price, incentivizing having bought prior releases). When VS2013 released, there wasn't just an upgrade version, but that upgrade version even had a promotional pricing that made it even more worth purchasing.

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Provide a means to recalculate CodeLens reference counts.

                            Visual Studio does something upon loading a solution that I'd like to be able to do on demand, and that is calculate CodeLens Reference Counts. Something happens (applies to VS2015 and VS2013) when I have a solution open for awhile, perhaps over several days. The References Counts go bye-bye. They just display as "– references". The only way I know to get the counts back is to close Visual Studio, reopen Visual Studio, and reopen the solution. I do run ReSharper with Visual Studio, so I realize frustrations like this occur because of the sometimes uneasy relationship Visual Studio and…

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add shortuct to wrap selected code in method call

                              Now I can highlight some code, type CTRL+K,S and surround the code with a region.
                              It would be great if I could highlight some code and wrap it inside a method call; it would obviously just be some property, or another method.

                              Let me make an example: i've got this line
                              var a = myobject.myfield;
                              and I need it to become
                              var a = Convert.ToInt32(myobject.myfield)
                              Instead of typing it manually, with this new shortcut I would just
                              highlight "myobject.myfield", type CTRL+K,S, choose the appropriate
                              snippet and the code would become
                              var a = $TypeMethodNameHere$(myobject.myfield)

                              I know, the only added value…

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Option to show live semantic errors only upon statement completion

                                Have an option to only show the live semantic errors (squigglys) when you complete a statement / type semicolon, so you don't get all of the squigglys showing up while you are still typing, but don't want to turn off the syntax checking completely.

                                6 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow run as admin when opening from the recent projects and solutions from the taskbar

                                  I often have to run a copy of VS in admin mode to have access to ports, etc. I have a non-admin VS open in a project and run tests in that that target the admin version running locally.

                                  I'd like "Open as admin" option on the recent projects in the taskbar item. It would be then one click instead of open application then open project.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow debugging of F# functions marked "inline"

                                    Allow debugging of F# functions marked "inline"

                                    At the moment if a function is marked as "inline" then you can't break in it. This is OK if the function is inline just for performance reasons since you just don't add the keyword until the function id tested and debugged. However it is a real problem if the function needs to be inline to enforce a static type constraint (say a type is required to have a a particular member ).

                                    I understand that it is a bit fiddly to have to produce correct debug data when a function has been…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Set Start and End Date of Tasks in Visual Studio Online

                                      Within Visual Studio Online I think it would be very useful to have fields for Start Date and End Date against tasks/work items and other such types.

                                      The field should allow date and time input and could therefore be used to allow you to accurately record how long tasks took.

                                      Thanks

                                      Tom

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                                      • Implement a predictive feature for variables

                                        When you create a variable, use prediction for the variable name like in the 'IntelliJ' IDE.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • (Auto)Refresh file Compare

                                          When comparing a file with an earlier version, refresh the comparison whenever the on-disk file has changed in the meantime. Maybe provide a pop-up in between asking whether the comparison should be refreshed or not because one of the files has changed. Now, after changing, we need to redo the compare which is contraproductive.

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