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  1. add modeling projects

    Thanks for attention!)

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Do not hide package.json and bower.json in newest DNX projects

      In newest DNX projects, package.json and bower.json are hidden unless you hit Show All files button.

      There is a lot of people that prefer to edit this files manually instead of using the CLI or GUI, so it shouldn't be hidden like they were some kind of undesired or generated files.

      26 votes
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        2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Have error messages display inline along the right side of the line it affects in the source window

          When there is a location with an error in the error window rather than just putting a red squiggle under it which I then have to have to hover over the cursor with to get the details, support having the description of the squiggle inline in the code editor somewhere in the whitespace around the code problem.

          3 votes
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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Microsoft is the brand for user friendly products but Diagnostic tool is not user friendly.

            Implement more functionality as in dottrace. for reference go through Jetbrains dottrace and all

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              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Diagnostic Tools support for Windows Store projects that are running on a Windows Phone.

              I would very much like the return of the support for Diagnostic Tools in Universal Windows projects running on a Windows Phone (ARM)
              This feature worked on Windows Apps 8 but according to the link There is no longer this support and do not know why.

              21 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Bring Visual Studio To Go

                Dear Developers,

                Please work on Visual Studio To Go Platform Portable for every platform to work on the go,anywhere...

                Thanks,

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • while (var u =

                  it would be neat to be able to define a variable in the while expression.

                  example:

                  while (var u = await e.async.onmousemove)
                  {

                  }

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make it possible to use Concurrency Visualizer with UWP

                    Make it possible to use Concurrency Visualizer with UWP and if possible also with windows phone.

                    15 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add an "open folder" option

                      Add the ability to open a folder, as you can in Visual Studio Code. This will make it easier to work with NodeJS and other JS projects.

                      10 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Have ASP.NET 5 projects in TFSVS honor the tfignore file

                        The default workflow for ASP.NET 5 typescript projects is to have the javascript generated right next to the typescript files. If you are using TFSVC, every time a javascript file is generated it is added to your included changes list. When I am ready to check in I have to remember to manually remove each one of the generated files or I've polluted my source. GitIgnore works just fine. We really need this working -> see asp.net tooling #18.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Reduce left-margin in Visual Studio 2015

                          Please allow turning off or shrinking the size of the new margin at the left of the code editor. It's huge! I much prefer having code next to the line numbers, rather than a large and almost always empty margin that sometimes shows a light bulb.

                          44 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • PDF Viewer using pdf.js

                            It would be nice to be able to view pdfs from Visual Studio code and given that Code is based on chromium, I think it may be practical to implement pdf.js.

                            9 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • More color themes

                              Could we just get more color themes that we could pick thanks!

                              4 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Create mini-shelved in Visual Studio for local files

                                I suggest create "mini-shelved" for local files always that is save. It is can be in shortcut "ctrl + s".

                                Because if accidentally you get last version, and in resolve conflicts click in "Take server file", you lose work local... :(

                                4 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • ... make verbatim strings collapsable

                                  like I can collapse a #region..#endregion area, it would be nice if verbatim strings ( @"..." ) could be collapsed as well. sometimes they get really long...

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Create an option to always start the designer with 100% zoom

                                    In addition to the suggested DPI Lock have an option to always start the designer in 100% zoom rather than resizing for available space. Zooming in or out results in blurry artwork (even vector graphics) making it difficult to see if items are properly aligned. This should not disable the option to zoom in or out but I usually prefer to see my GUI as it will eventually appear. The current default "zoom to available space" requires me adjust more often than not.

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                                    • the visual studio 2015 help viewer update content is very slow.move it please.

                                      The visual studio 2015 help viewer updating the content is very slow.But my network was very fast,the best broadband.Come on ,Microsoft,improve it.

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                                      • Allow Resource File's values to open in their own tab

                                        I would like for Resources.resx File's values to open in their own tab or page in order to edit easier. Currently we have to copy the text into a text file change it then past it back in.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Implement Python-like Array Slice Capability

                                          Languages like Python make it very easy to access elements in an array using slice notation.

                                          For example, consider this array:

                                          int[] myArray = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8};
                                          Console.WriteLine(myArray[2]); //outputs "3"

                                          Accessing individual elements is straightforward with the indexer notation. However, to access multiple elements within the array is more complicated. To access the indexes 2 and 3 as a shallow copy of the array, I would have to:

                                          myArray.Skip(2).Take(2);

                                          In a language like Python, I can simply state:

                                          myArray[2:4] //which starts at index 2, and goes until index 4 but doesn't include it.

                                          The Python-like…

                                          5 votes
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