Visual Studio 2015

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    • Proxy Settings Have to be Specified Several Times

      For those working behind company proxies, there are now several places where we now have to specify proxy settings:

      - NPM - NPM has its own proxy settings stored in a few places. Environmental variables or .npmrc files.
      - Bower - Bower has its own .bowerrc file that lives with the bower.config file and you seem to have to create one for each project.
      - Git - Yet another set of proxy settings.
      - DNX - The DotNet Execution environment has it's own proxy settings that stops package restore working.
      - DNVM - Requires setting up proxy settings to allow…

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      • Language Packs

        Using language packs in the IDE as in Windows and Office. I think that would be an IDE more users friendly.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Remote Website Project

          Bring back Frontpage Extension support to allow for connecting to and developing on a Remote Website through an http URL

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          • Make visual studio as an app for iPad and iPad mini some people do not have laptops or computers

            I really want to use visual studio but I don't have a laptop or a computer plz plz plz make it a app for iPad and iPad mini

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              0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • create better reporting when a dependency could not be found

                I work with late-bound assemblies all the time and one thing that has annoyed me since the inception of .NET is the lack of information when failing to load a referenced assembly. I constantly get the "X.dll or one of its dependencies was not found."

                You know what assembly you were looking for so log more information please! Many times this error is caused by some reference of a reference and can only be solved by attaching to the assembly resolver or using some 3rd party file watcher to see what files the application is attempting to load.

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support for multiple startup projects with Diagnostic Tools window

                  The Diagnostic Tools window is a great new tool introduced in Visual Studio 2015. Unfortunately, it only supports relatively simple solutions with a single startup project.

                  Currently, it picks one (presumably the one set to run first) to be its target. You have no choice of the target and it doesn't support switching targets.

                  41 votes
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                  • Only optionally add boilerplate code to project template files

                    Currently, many projects come along with boilerplate code and library includes.

                    For beginners these files might be very helpful. But when a programmer gains knowledge on a project type, the boilerplate code gets really annoying, because all you can do with it is to delete it and all the libraries it references.

                    I'd like to suggest to add a checkbox to the New Project dialog, allowing to either create an empty project from the desired project type or to show a selection dialog to choose from an online list of sample boilerplate code for the selected project type, which then…

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        • Make #regions give the scroll bar code map different background colors

                          ... and people would finally start loving them.

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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • improve text search(ctrl + shift + f)to show heirachy and type of file found. https://github.com/controlflow/resharper-gotoword

                            Lets face it the search all files functionality has not been updated since.. ever. It would be nice if we could search similiar to the extension https://github.com/controlflow/resharper-gotoword

                            which allows users to search immediatly for any word, or view a heirachy of files including the word in a find dialogue. This allows for easily navigating to the specific occurence of the word instead of overloading the user with too much information.

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                            • Make Codelens ALL TFS Tools Available in Pro

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                              Make CodeLens Show Authors & changes, Show Incoming, TFS ... Basically all TFS integration include in Professional, not just the enterprise. we are already paying for TFS server, so allow the pro users to improve their productivity without adding another financial burden on a company.....

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add a Help Catalog for Visual Studio 2015

                                There are help catalogs at http://services.mtps.microsoft.com/ServiceAPI/catalogs/ are for Visual Studio versions 11 and 12 and for Dev14 but none for Visual Studio 2015. It would be easier to install off-line help for Visual Studio 2015 if one was available.

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                                • add used references above properties and methods like in VS 2015

                                  in VS 2013 ultimate i could easily find where my methods / properties were used and reach them with 1 click , hope this remains in Vs 2015 community

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                                  • Provide additional options for formatting functions

                                    (C++)
                                    Our Company for example uses the option, that the open and closing braces for functions are always in a new line

                                    Now: (all lines are auto formatted according to settings)
                                    bool Getter()
                                    {
                                    return false;
                                    }
                                    bool Getter2();
                                    bool Getter2()
                                    {
                                    return false;
                                    }

                                    For very simple getter and setter functions which are directly implemented in a header file this takes a lot of space for nothing. Therefore it would be nice to have an option to disable autoformatting (preserve) for functions which do not have a function declaration only definition.

                                    Our wish:
                                    bool Getter() { return false; }…

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                                    • Add support for non-XAML components of Windows Phone Native Apps. (For example : Bluetooth, WiFi etc.)

                                      I am using Coded UI Test Builder to automate switching on/off Bluetooth, WiFi etc on the Windows Phone, but using Coded UI Test Builder I am unable to Generate code for Bluetooth, WiFi on/off switch.

                                      On pressing ctrl+I on the Bluetooth switch, Coded UI Test Builder fails to show hierarchy for the uielement. As a result I have to use Gesture.Tap(<Coordinates of the uielement>) and this approach doesn't gives 100% guarantee that the uielement will be tapped.

                                      Please add support for this.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Empty braces are no longer formatted correctly with the FormatDocument command

                                        See also here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/30520764/did-c-sharp-formatting-change-in-visual-studio-2015-and-how-can-i-change-it-bac

                                        Given an empty method like this:

                                        void EmptyMethod() { }

                                        FormatDocument (Ctrl-K, Ctrl-D) used to leave it alone. In VS 2015, FormatDocument now moves the braces to their own line:

                                        void EmptyMethod()
                                        { }

                                        This is annoying because (a) when I use CollapseToDefinitions, I can no longer see (without expanding it) that the method is empty, and (b) there's no apparent way to turn this behavior off.

                                        Can it be changed back to how it used to be, where FormatDocument would leave these braces alone?

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make it clearer that you cannot currently edit code (Debug Mode for example)

                                          Currently I'm working on a SPA project running on ASP.NET. Oftentimes I stay in Debug mode because I can simply edit my .html and .js files, save, and refresh the page in the browser. However, sometimes I have to edit a .cs file in the project and I go to start typing in the file and am greeted by an annoying modal popup that says "Changes are not allowed while code is running."

                                          It would be nice if there could be some better visual indication in the editor that editing the current file is disabled due to code running and…

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