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  1. Visual Studio should display normalized paths

    Visual Studio currently displays paths with ../../ like this:

    bullet\msvc\2012\src\BulletMultiThreaded\..\..\lib\

    It should display and/or the normalized/real path too without the dots.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add the ability to choose which columns are displayed in the watch windows

      I have never referred to the Type column. In fact, if I see it I'll always expand the Value column as far to the right as possible, just to 'hide' the Type column. It would be useful if the context menu allowed you to quickly remove the column.

      This would apply to the Autos and Locals windows too. And obviously it wouldn't make sense to hide the Name and Value columns, but extra columns could later be added.

      6 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Bigger Icons in Visual Studio 2015 Toolbar

        I can increase the font size in Windows, which works for Visual Studio IDE, but there's no option to increase the size of the toolbar icons.

        They are hard to see or click.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Line Height options for the xaml/xml/html/css/code/text views

          When I am writing code, I tend to leave lots of blank lines in order to help me manage and read my code. If I could be able to change the line-height I think it would go some way to helping me reduce this habit!

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Fix inability of typing '>' character in the Text Editor in C# and HTML

            After I installed Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 I'm not able to type '>' character in the Text Editor with C# or HTML code. My keyboard is working, because I'm able to type it in CSS or XAML code.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Title bar color changes based on project/Solution

              Eg. Green for an Xbox based project, Red for a Windows Phone based project etc...

              Ideal for when using multiple VS instances (tools and app/game) with multiplatform support on top.

              4 votes
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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow 3rd party compare tools when using Git integration

                Currently, when using TFS source control integration in Visual Studio, a custom compare tool can be configured.

                It would be nice if the Git source control integration allowed the same option, rather than forcing the built-in compare tool to be used.

                4 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Align new lines when typing the contents of an initialization list

                  Visual Studio has an option to align new lines within parenthesis but doesn't have an option to align new lines within braces for initialization list.

                  For example, I would like to align the following initialization values so that they are all start at the same place:

                  int numArr[3][3] = { {11, 24, 94},
                  {12, 13, 15},
                  {54, 23, 56} };

                  6 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make standard include directories edit-able

                    I´ve made some little functions I want to use easily in every new project. But I cant because I need to copy the whole directory of my *.hpp file into my *.cpp file. It would be much easier to make the standard directory editable, so I can just type the name of my header. I wonder why you removed it in new versions of Vc++, in older Versions it is available, I think.
                    Would be nice!

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • When looking at the history of a file in source control (I use GIT), add an option to "diff/compare with current"

                      Looking at the history of a file is useful. VS allows me to select two entries in the history and compare the file between the two. But it does not allow me to compare a particular version of the file with the current contents of the file in the working directory. That's an unfortunate omission which should be corrected. IMHO.

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                        0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • ONE UI is enough, HTML5 CSS3 is a cross platform UI layer, open webkit, edge, blink c++ api

                        ONE UI is enough, HTML5 CSS3 is a cross platform UI layer, open webkit, edge, blink c++ api the same as javascript api,

                        so we can use html5 css3 as the UI layer, c++, c#, java, swift as the business logic.

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Please, please compromise with Visual Basic 6 users...

                          Dear Microsoft,

                          It is abundantly clear that you will never produce a new version of VB6, especially not one which is 64-bit and cross platform. Doing so would compete with your goals of subscription based software in the near future.

                          So... how about a simple compromise with the VB6 users? I use VB.NET and I like it. But the syntax is extremely difficult for many users. However, I have been working around this problem for sometime now. I have created my own huge runtime library of wrapper functions (including API calls) to replace familiar VB6 functions which have been removed…

                          218 votes
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                            7 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • I have an idea why not get these programs to work on you're own Microsoft phones

                            I have an idea why not get these programs to work on you're own Microsoft phones

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                              0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • LET STOP BUILDING SOLUTION

                              LET US CANCEL BUILD OF SOLUTIONS

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add Tabs in Properties tabs just like Xamarin Studio

                                Add Tabs in Properties tabs just like Xamarin Studio

                                using tabs in properties categories more handy than plus icons

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                                • Add PHP Converter to new versions of Visual Studio

                                  Back in the old days, Microsoft provided converters for php and asp in VS2003

                                  There are still plenty of php code out there. Microsoft should provide at least php conversion support to cshtml

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Display subscriber IDs in account screens

                                      I've just spent a frustrating couple of days messing around sorting out my account and MSDN subscription. I'm at the point where I have my subscriptions set up, but I can't actually do anything because I can't activate MSDN without a subscriber ID. Only MS know what that is. Why not display this ID in all user screens as a matter of course? Instead I have to wait on someone at MS to get back to me…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Dark Theme for Xamarin Layout Designer

                                        I love Visual Studio's dark theme, as it addresses an accessibility issue for me (migraines triggered by light). However, the Xamarin layout designer doesn't currently take the dark theme into account, resulting in a rather large portion of the interface being quite bright. At the least, a dark background for this when a dark theme is selected would be appreciated.

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                                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • add support for ARM64

                                          Recent mobile phones use 64-bit ARM processor and supporting it would benefit mobile app development on Visual Studio.

                                          30 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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