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  1. Add better git integration in Visual Studio

    I would like to see better git integration in the IDE. I have worked in other sources systems where ninety plus percent of the interaction happened in the source explorer. You can right click to check in and such. We should be able to right click and have the option to branch/merge/commit/push/pull/clone to remote right in the source explorer, and it should be easily integrated with any remote repository provider (not just TFS and GitHub).

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      0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • remove the need to constantly re-enter credentials

      re-enter credentials for vs; re-enter credentials for cloud explorer; re-enter 2fact auth keys... again. and again. and again.

      please stop that,

      59 votes
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        4 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • In TFS 2015, create shared steps into other shared steps

        Shared steps are currently flat, it means that we can only have 1 level of shared steps. Therefore, it is not possible to refer to a shared steps within another shared steps. This is something needed to create sophisticated test cases based on other test cases.

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          2 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • set default encoding

          Need a 'set default encoding for ALL files saved in VS', not only current file. It's so annoing to set it every new document, for example, when create pure .html file using utf-8.

          31 votes
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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Bring the VSCode CSS editor to VisualStudio

            Please extend the VisualStudio CSS editor to support the VS Code like popup for viewing the conditions.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • DllImport

              Please extend the DllImportAttribute to specify a DLL name per platform.

              The goal is to have one .Net assemly with target platform "Any CPU".

              As soon as I reference an unmanaged DLL I lose this ability. Various workarounds exist but best would be to extend the DllImportAttribute.

              e.g.
              [DllImport("unmanaged.dll", x64="unmanaged_x64.dll")]

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Congratulations to Microsoft for extending VB6 programming support to Windows 10

                This idea is a proposal of thanks to Microsoft for extending VB6 support to Windows 10.

                Microsoft say "VB6 runtime will ship and will be supported in Windows 10 for the lifetime of the OS. Visual Basic 6.0 runtime files continue to be 32-bit only and all components must be hosted in 32-bit application processes. Developers can think of the support story for Windows 10 being the same as it is for Windows 8.1."

                https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/ms788708.aspx

                This means that VB6 programming is supported until at least 2025.

                THANK YOU, MICROSOFT !

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                  34 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Search in XML Visualizer

                      XML Visualizer in VS should allow searching

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • I really want a much snappier filename search in solution explorer, where results pop up after 3-4 characters typed

                        Currently, it takes 3-5 seconds for the solution explorer file search to respond, partially because its searching intellisense symbols too, something I do not want at all. Please remove or seperate this symbol search feature and give me a dedicated file name search in the solution explorer. I want file name suggestions to pop up after typing only like 3-4 characters of the filename, and I want it to be instant, even with WinIDE solutions.

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                          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • when reigons are collapsed in the code editor(functions, subroutines etc) then these are LOCKED from editing

                          Code blocks that are collapsed in the editor should be locked from editing. i.e. if you accidentally click on them, you do not lose whole blocks of code. This can avoid a lot of frustration.

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                            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • C# stop autocomplete of the keyword "new" with "object"

                            99% of the time all we want are dynamic classes and we have to go back and delete the word "object"

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Do not open xaml files with 5% zoom by default

                              All XAML files open by default at 5% zoom taking a little part of the designer space. The designer is slow and not very stable, therefore changing the zoom again takes some time.
                              A minimum of 25% at first opening should be the rule...

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                                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Improve VS bookmark functionality

                                The Next / Previous bookmark functionality it totally clunky and non-intuitive.
                                You should implement the functionality that the Delphi IDE has:
                                Press Ctrl+Shift plus any number and a bookmark is created at the current line of code.
                                Press Ctrl plus any number and if there's a bookmark for that number the editor makes that the current line.

                                5 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Please add extra "Guage" feature in visual studio Web applications or windows forms in Asp.net, C#

                                  Please add extra "Guage" feature in visual studio toolbox for Web applications or windows forms in Asp.net, C# . See the picture for more information.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Hot code replace

                                    In Eclipse, you can edit the files while the application is running. When you save, it checks if your code can be hot-swapped (same limitations as the Edit-and-Continue feature in VS) and replaces it without having to pause the application execution. This is very useful in game development as it allows to debug rendering very easily and efficiently. You can get more details about the Eclipse IDE feature here: https://wiki.eclipse.org/FAQ_What_is_hot_code_replace%3F

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make the switch to java.

                                      Convert all programs from basic to java.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • paramterise the path of SSDT deployment contributors

                                        We have multiple deployments in CI that can happen in parallel, each checking if Deployment contributors exist and if not it install it. Problem come when you need to version contributors and upgrade them etc we need to do a lot of engineering to support this because of the single folder installation. It would be much nicer to have them co-located with dacpac and/or database project and have a path parameter for SQLPackage.exe

                                        3 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add a virtual folder in ASP.net / ASP.net MVC Project

                                          If web portal user could upload files, we create a virtual directory in the IIS Portal to stores those files.

                                          I would have a "Add Virtual Folder (App_content)" as an option of "Add ASP.net Folder".

                                          This folder must have transformable.config file.

                                          <virtual folder>
                                          <add name="UserContent" path="\\NASServer\Shares\MyProjectUserContents"/>
                                          </virtual folder>

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                                            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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