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  1. Allow sloppier code duplication

    In VS 2008 the editor would allow right-button drags of selected text - the context menu on button release showed move or copy options.

    This made it convenient to duplicate multiple lines with sloppy selection by selecting from the end of the *previous* line to the last character in the selection - something I do frequently...

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make intellisense a background operation that does not block me from editing code while updating browsing information

      A lot of the time while editing code in a large C++ project intellisense will popup with "Please wait while IntelliSense and browsing information are updated..." and block me from using the editor for several minutes.

      Why cant this operation be done in the background and if intellisense needs updates just tell me that I cannot use intellisense at this time.

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        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add IIS logs Application Insights

        Allow App Insights to capture the IIS logs from the webservers. This would be very helpful when debugging on prem servers.

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          0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • In() function

          Instead of writing :
          If i = 1 Or i = 2 Or i = 4 Or i = 6 Then
          would be nice having an "In" function :
          If i In (1, 2, 4, 6) Then

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            2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Unary operators -- and ++

            i++ / i--
            ++i / --i

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Go to defintion should go to definition of code in class

              Go to defintion is not clever enough is quite often open code not I want.
              1. Go to defintion should go to class code not to interface definition
              2. Go to definition should go to class code not to assembly metadata.

              Goto definition always have to use source if source presented in opened solution.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Enable IntelliTest to generate tests for VB.NET projects

                Please extend IntelliTest to enable generating tests for VB.NET projects.

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                  24 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support more C++ code-formatting features

                  In VS must be more formatting options for C++, like all CLANG-FORMAT STYLE OPTIONS should be in Visual Studio available by default (I know about plugin, but select text and format then is not a good idea):
                  http://llvm.org/releases/3.4/tools/clang/docs/ClangFormatStyleOptions.html
                  For example, how can i change formatting of a "<>" - template brackets in VS using default Ctrl-K+D?
                  Please add support to .clang-format in IDE.
                  Many devs will appreciate it a lot.

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • long path problem

                      Hello
                      I want to delete a folder from my drive but when i try to delete a popup box opens with an error massage "path too long".
                      how to delete it ?

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                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allowing spanning of multiple lines for TODO: comment

                        Currently the TODO: comment inside of Visual Studio only allows spanning of one line to show up as an Item in the task list. It would be great if I could create a TODO comment that could span multiple lines just like I can create any comment block in C# that spans multiple lines.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make bindable Binding.Source, Binding.Path and Binding.Parameter

                          Please make Binding.Source, Binding.Path and Binding.Parameter bindable, or at least some of them. This will allow dramatic code simplification. For example, binding to a variable property without Dynamic Properties ICustomTypeProvider, without Reflection and without complex MultiBindings with converters.

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                            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support for running web class applications from the VB6 IDE

                            Enable debugging of VB6 web class (IIS) projects in Windows 7/8 in the next service pack.

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enable customization for FlowNode-like activities

                              There is NO way to create a custom activity similar to those in a flowchart - with multiple exit paths and custom design. A try-catch activity in a flowchart fashion would be nice, but there is no way to even create one from scratch.

                              Why there is no love for Flowcharts anymore?

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                                0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Create a brand-new GUI

                                In the past you changed the look of Visual Studio almost every version (or maybe every two). Visual Studio 6.0 looked different from VS .NET, which looked different than VS 2008, which is different from 2010 and that from 2012... and you stuck there at the worst GUI ever existed in third version already (2012, 2013, 2015) - previous version may look ugly now but at that time they were the best. Add of colors to VS 2013 was not enough. Please don't break the cycle of improving the UI and create a new nice user interface of Visual Studio.

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                                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • option to enable std debug ("Just my code" off?)

                                  João Vitor Wed, Dec 3 2014 11:39 PM

                                  Paranoid people should have a option to enable std debug ("Just my code" off?).

                                  I think Visual Studio should not debug std by default, it just gets in the way of debugging your logic.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Rename all references for all database objects

                                    Since the functionality to rename all references to an object already exist (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd193410%28v=vs.100%29.aspx), it would be nice with a feature to rename all references to all objects. So that you could get rid of all the " Warning: SQL71558: The object reference differs only by case from the object definition"

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                                      0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Display popup window in order to enter exclusion reason for Code Analysis suppression attribute

                                      When using Code Analysis within Visual Studio, there is a build in feature that in case of violations - which appear in the Output window - a context menu allows to create a Suppression Attribute in sourcecode or in a global Suppression file. Once invoked, the Suppression Attribute will be created.

                                      In order to create Code Analysis reports that also contain violations that have been excluded by using the Suppression Attributes, it is very helpful to understand the reason for the Exclusion/Suppression. Therefore the Suppression Attribute provides the Justification property. With the Justification property, a short text message can be…

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Test Explorer should be able to execute tests in the proper platform for single platform assemblies.

                                        When you compile an x64 only assembly but you have both X86 and x64 test assemblies, Test Explorer fails to execute them both. The current implementation assumes that the "default platform" is the only platform.

                                        This should work for single platform assemblies (you get an exception if you cannot load them).

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Debugger Integrated Memory Usage Tool should support the C++/CLI flavor of mixed mode debugging

                                          From customer comment on http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2014/11/13/memory-usage-tool-while-debugging-in-visual-studio-2015.aspx#10577484:
                                          unusable for Mixed Mode debugging. Our C++/CLI code could use this.

                                          Our comment: while this doesn’t support the C++/CLI flavor of mixed mode debugging -- because C++/CLI uses the legacy managed debug engine -- we do support mixed mode debugging with standard managed and C++ projects using, for example, P/Invoke interop. In the latter case, if your debug engine is set to mixed mode (as covered in the Simplified Mode Selection section above), we will show you the details for both heaps.

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