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  1. Update the DNX frameworks from VS IDE

    Upgrade the DNX from the IDE by just right click and selecting an option that may be called "Update to latest version".

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add VS Emulator as debug target to Website and Web Application projects

      I was disappointed to see that VS Emulator for Android is only configured to show up as debug target in VS2015 for mobile app projects.

      Google has started ranking web sites on their mobile-friendliness this year. This means that those of us who design public web sites using Visual Studio website or web app project type have to test those on mobile devices. I am able to launch a website on Windows Phone, but that opens IE and things don't look the same as in Android's default browser.

      I simply want to open a legacy website project, hit F5, have…

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        0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • copy fully qualified names of entities (classes, members)

        In Eclipse I always liked that I could right click an entity (class, member, etc), either in the editor or in any other view that represented that entity (like the class outline) and copy its fully qualified name to the clipboard (menu item "copy fully qualified name").

        This does not seem to be available in Visual Studio. However, it is terribly useful. I find myself stitching the fully qualified name by hand at least once a day

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          3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Preserve cursor position from diff view

          Consider this scenario using fugitive (a git plugin for Vim):

          I have just come back to some outstanding changes and don't remember exactly what I was last working on. I open a file, run :Gdiff to open a diff view and restore my memory of what I was doing. I move the cursor to a change and exit the diff view (:q). I am now back in the normal editor with my cursor in the same place I left it from the diff view.

          If I try the same thing in VS, exiting the diff view resets my cursor to…

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • provide a way to limit the TFS server folder view to show only the folders mapped in the workspace definition

            It would be nice to have a server folder view that only shows the folders and files that are currently mapped in the active workspace.
            On some projects this would be helpful to prevent scrolling through deep folder structures and limit what I see to what i'm interested in or working on

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            • add support for the classic 6x13 "xterm" font. Available as a .FON file now.

              add support for the classic 6x13 "xterm" font. Available as a .FON file now and usable in other Windows apps such as Notepad++, eclipse, etc. http://www.*****.co/topics/67/viewpoints/36/~what-are-the-best-programming-fonts~6x13-fixed , http://www.hassings.dk/lars/fonts.html

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Implement full support for JSX

                Provide full text editor support (including intellisense) for JSX and React

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                  1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add a constructor to Dictionary that takes a enumerable of KeyValuePair

                  I'd like a constructor on System.Collections.Generic.Dictionary<TKey, TValue> that takes IEnumerable<KeyValuePair<TKey, TValue>> to create a populated dictionary.

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support syntax if(obj?) insted of if(obj != null)

                    The current ? operator should be followed by dot then member
                    But if I want to check if the object is null or not I should use normal syntax as:
                    if(obj != null)
                    {
                    // Do something.
                    }
                    else
                    {
                    // Do something else.
                    }

                    or:

                    if(obj == null)
                    {
                    // Do something.
                    }
                    else
                    {
                    // Do something else.
                    }

                    So I suggest to support following syntax insted of it:
                    if(obj?) // true if not null
                    {
                    // Do something.
                    }
                    else
                    {
                    // Do something else.
                    }

                    if(!obj?) // true if null
                    {
                    // Do something.
                    }
                    else …

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                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • nameof for multiple members

                      In c# 6
                      string name = nameof(Property); // name = "Property"
                      string[] names = { nameof(Property1), nameof(Property2), nameof(Property3), nameof(Property4) }; // names = Array of names
                      I suggest to support the following syntax:
                      string[] names = nameof(Property1, Property2, Property3, Property4); // names = Array of names

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Reformat equations when hit the ALT key to better copy paste

                        When I have an equation and i want to change all of the variables on the right side by using ALT and select it does not work good. I would be nice if the IDE reformats the right side when i click ALT. See attached image it makes it clear

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • adding tabbing for including libraries while typing in Visual Studio

                          This relation to forum question, https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/e892d105-d26c-426d-9edf-9f6b8f0f3a5e/how-to-add-using-to-reference-an-assembly-while-typing-a-known-object-from-a-library?forum=visualstudiogeneral.

                          When typing in a know dependency it is required to type ctrl + . to open a mini-dialogue window for options for resolving the error. Currently, doing so would allow for adding the using to the current module if it is missing. I purpose auto complete for such usings given certain conditions would make it obvious to add an using directly while typing something that is not currently referenced.

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Color identifiers

                            Please colorize identifiers so that they are easier to recognize their purpose at a glance. For example, ReSharper colorizes types, methods, fields/properties, and events all differently. Visual Studio out of the box only colorizes keywords and class declarations.

                            Roslyn knows all this information about the code- now let the user benefit from it!

                            6 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Distributed compilation

                              Able to distrubute compilation to more computers. Master computer will make pre-procesing and all others will just make raw C++ compilation. The best would be if the client computers will not require full Visual studio licence.

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                                1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support debugging with EdgeJS

                                It would be nice if i could debug my JS code that is running in a .net process using EdgeJS. Currently the node insepector seems to be the only option to do that.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • enable single sign on with windows account onto Visual Studio Online and Azure

                                  It would be very user-friendly if one could pick their Microsoft account identity that is being used for the Windows user session. Why logging in onto your desktop and secondly entering your credentials within Visual Studio? This should be perfect single-sign on federation scenario.

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                                  • User changeable color scheme based on project

                                    I often run several instances of Visual Studio at once so I can debug multiple programs that "talk" to each other. It sometimes gets confusing as to which instance, editor, debugger, etc. I'm looking at.

                                    I would be helpful to set the color scheme of the IDE based on the project (not a universal setting), so each project that I'm dealing with has a distinct look.

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                                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow for formal #TAGGING of comments, create a tool that harverst all the #TAGS, summarize and index them, make it easy to jump to the code

                                      #TAGS are everywhere nowadays. It would be great to have native VS support for #TAGS, which sumarizes and indexes all the #TAGS in comments. This allows us to do things like #CODE_REVIEW or #REQUIRES_UNIT_TEST or #RISKYCODE. The summary index should allow is to quickly jump to all the methods that need a code review etc. Awesome powerfull feature, quickly implementable!Remeber me in your credits :)

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                                        1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Show binding properties list ordered by Name

                                        When binding a control to a property, the properties list show unordered. When you have many properties lost many time finding that you need.
                                        Please show an ordered list. (Look at picture)

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                                        • Save recent searches in find tool window for project

                                          Please add the ability to save searches in the find tool window for the project or solution. There are several regular expressions or names which I use and I always have to keep it in a separate text file to copy and past it. Best would be to have an additional window to manage those saved search strings and have a description for each. then in the find window it should use completion list to easily find saved search queries.

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