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  1. Add support for Atlassian Bitbucket like Github.

    Add support for Atlassian Bitbucket like Github.

    It needs to add a plugin that supports the Atlassian Bitbucket, just as there is support Github.

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      1 comment  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • generate sequenc diagramm with the c# code source

      on ne peut plus generer un diagramme de sequence à partir du code source en C# comem dans visual 2013

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Show static/shared members with different icons

        Within the solution explorer, when exploring through a file's type definitions and their members, instance members and static members use the same icons. All methods use the same purple box, all fields use the same blue block, etc. As with the access modifiers, adding a small indicator to each member's icon for static/shared members would help identify relevant information. This could match the "S" shown on type definitions in their MSDN articles, but any other type of indicator would work.

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow the theme to be temporarily and locally changed to differentiation multiple open instances

          I often have multiple instances of visual studio open simultaneously. Sometimes I'm working on the same project but in different branches/workspaces so not even the name of the project is enough to differentiate them. It would be desirable to apply some kind of visual styling to give me a quick idea of context. For example, by default I use the dark theme but if I open a second solution in a different instance I would apply the light theme so I can quickly tell them apart.

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                1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • I'd like to see an MVA course focused on Visual Studio 2015

                Not a course about any programming language, nor about coding for any platform. Just a course dedicated to Visual Studio and all of its tools, features, functions, and mysteries. It seems that every time I turn around I'm hearing about another Visual Studio goody that I never new before. Susan Ibach, @HockeyGeekGirl, would be an excellent choice to teach it, since she is always sharing some nugget of VS wisdom.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add F7 Support for resx files to navigate to feature

                  Navigate to Feature - [ctrl]-[,] is a very useful tool to quickly move through huge solutions.
                  I suggest adding F7 as a possible hotkey to the Navigate box thus opening a text editor instead of a default editor (and shift-f7 for e.g. the designer)

                  my usecase is editing ressource files: often I want to find one file and instead of opening the file (e.g. a *.resx ressource file) with the default editor (in this case a grid editor) I would like to hit F7 to open the file with the common editor (thus opening an xml editor).

                  Sadly, F7 just…

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Duplicate line as commented out

                    I wish there was possible to duplicate a line of code and have the orginal line commented. I.e. Place the cursor and press Ctrl+D, instead of having to tediously having to go thru all steps manually.

                    Example:

                    // Some code
                    Some code

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Honor negative regular expressions such as <telerik:RadTextBox(.(?!MaxLength))* in Find and Replace

                      Using Visual Studio 2015 I was trying to find instances of lines that contain RadTextBox that did not contain MaxLength. I found an example of a search expression that does just that - <telerik:RadTextBox(.(?!MaxLength))* - and tested it successfully on http://regexpal.com/. When i tried the expression in Find and Replace it returned all instances where the line contained RadTextBox including those that also contained MaxLength.

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                        1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Combine all workflow activities into a universal workflow library without the need for Workflow Manager

                        Add the Workflow activities that are under Microsoft.Activities and its child namespaces (Microsoft.Activities.Expressions, Microsoft.Activities.Hosting, Microsoft.Activities.Messaging, Microsoft.Activities.Client, Microsoft.Activities.Client.Security) into the collection of activities that are available under the WF designer toolbox in VS2015 and allow them to work without the need to use Workflow Manager

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                          0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Extend the task list with filters for @persons and #things

                          in shared code bases, handling tasks that don't require issue tracking (or when there is no issue tracking) usually is managed with TODO comments and the task list window.

                          It would be great to enable TODO comments to be taggable as to Persons or issue Things.
                          I suggest using the twitter schema of prefixing Persons with an @ at sign and Things with a # hash sign.

                          // TODO @Alex #CleanUp
                          I would like the Task List to have two additional columns, Persons and Things) where for each task, all occuring @Persons and #Things are written.

                          of course, those columns…

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Expression editor display issue

                            Please fix the display issue with expression editor. In VS2015, the control doesn't fill the free space.

                            Regards,

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add the ability to "move" NavigateTo results into a ToolWindow with a list of results

                              Often when searching via NavigateTo (Ctrl+,) I find myself wanting to click a button (or something) to "save" off the results into a new ToolWindow with a clickable list of results.

                              Similar to the CodeLen option when searching for references.

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                              • Switch ranking of matches when searching with "CamelHumps" in NavigateTo

                                When using "CamelHumps" e.g. searching for FooBarBaz class by entering FBB in the NavigateTo (Ctrl+,) box, the matches for the camel humps are ranked lower than character matches (e.g. FbbClass). Since the camel hump style search only works if you enter in CAPS, it certainly seems like any camel hump matches should be ranked first in the results.

                                For the longest time, I didn't even realize camel hump searching even work in VS (I actually started writing an extension to add it) because of the poor ranking in the results.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow viewing async tasks in ASP.NET applications

                                  Currently, it doesn't seem possible to get a view of async tasks in the Tasks window when debugging an ASP.NET application. It seems that asynchronous (async/await) coding is being pushed by Microsoft and is becoming a generally accepted Good Thing for web applications in many languages, but debugging asynchronous applications with no visibility of outstanding or current tasks is very difficult.

                                  The Tasks debugging window only seems to work in a very simple scenario: when running an application (such as a console app) under the debugger via F5. Attaching to an existing process or launching an ASP.NET application running under…

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

                                    Thank you for using Visual Studio and for your commitment to improving it. We are currently evaluating whether we will be able to provide the ability to show outstanding tasks in the Tasks window after attaching to a running application as suggested. We will be providing an update soon.

                                  • Execution times when debugging JavaScript

                                    When debugging in C# the execution times between lines are shown. It would be of great value to have these metrics shown when stepping through JavaScript too. It would make it very easy to spot expensive DOM calls for example.

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                                    • Provide a font/color setting specifically for interpolated strings

                                      Currently the color for interpolated strings makes it quite hard to determine at a glance what portions of the code are strings (see attached image).

                                      As it is now, the color setting for interpolated strings is divided between the "Identifier" and "Punctuation" items under the Tools -> Options -> Environment -> Fonts and Colors menu.

                                      This division makes it impossible to change the color of interpolated strings without affecting other critical colors in the editor.

                                      If these settings were extracted and combined into a single setting specifically for interpolated strings, then code could be made more readable by allowing the…

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Automatic fluent API for void methods

                                        Having fluent APIs is sometimes the most obvious way to go. To make existing non-fluent APIs capable of doing so, I propose extending all methods with void signatures to be capable of returning the instance or static instance it was called on.

                                        In the example below the $. proposed operator would allow the instance backing the method that has a void return type to be exposed.

                                        Example:
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                                        public class Doer
                                        {
                                        public void DeleteSomething(Something something) { ... }

                                        public void AddSomething(Something something) { ... }

                                        public Something GetSomething() { ... }
                                        }

                                        ...
                                        var doer = new DoerClass();
                                        var…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add a button to Clear the Diagnosics Tools view

                                          I would like to clear the view when I'm not interested in past events

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