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  1. Regions collapsible from the bottom

    Regions are handy little things in which can be used to section code on large code basis.

    Could we have it so you can collapse the region from the #endregion as well as the #region that way you can open up the region read it and then collapse it without having to scroll to the top.

    Such a simple thing but would give give a big impact to us region users.

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      2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • New Design, an *** move

      Pleas get the old windows back, where possibilities and information existed. You new installers are slow and ******, doing everything i can to avoid something i used to recommend. What append, even apple is more informative now... That should speak for itself. Pleas do what you can to keep programmers like myself from leaving all windows behind and going full android... This is just another step in a completely wrong direction.. Get of the pipe and back to the drawing board.... Also i do not think i need to express an idea here because everything would be better than what…

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add the Enable Live Selection button for the Live Visual Tree driectly onto the Emulators and make it really obvious which mode it is in

        Add the Enable Live Selection button for the Live Visual Tree driectly onto the Emulators and make it really obvious which mode it is in

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          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Create a Direct3D 12 + XAML C++ template

          Currently, there is a direct3d 11 + XAML C++ UWP template in Visual Studio. Please create this for Direct3D 12 as well.

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • UI Updated Event for ProgressBar

              Request: I would like to see an event for the ProgressBar class that would be raised when the UI is finished updating the new value.

              Description: Currently what happens in Windows Vista and newer is when the Value is changed a slow increment on the user interface side occurs to show a gradual increase or decrease to the new value but there is no event to indicate when the UI is finished updating.

              Situation: There are instances where other control's values are dependent upon the new value of the ProgressBar. While programmatically it preforms correctly in that the other controls…

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • searching with Ctrl+F a word in exactly the lowercase/ uppercase letters

                I have made an error in orthography by ínterchanging lowercase and uppercase in one word and copied that a lot of times. So I Need to search all instances of one word with exaxctly this lowercase/ uppercase letter.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Create a region window or show list of regions

                  I often group methods/ functions/ subroutines using region directive. It would be nice to be able to see a list of regions and clicking the list item brings you to the start of the region.

                  I'm aware that Ctrl + M, O will collapse all thus we can see the list of regions, but then to get to the start of each region, we need to expand it. And using Ctrl + M, P will expand all, so we lost the list view.

                  Thus a dedicated window or region drop down will be nice to have.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make the snap-link icons different colours to make it easier to see what's linked

                    The XAML editor uses tiny black 'chain link" icons to indicate when controls are bound to their parents. Clicking on such an icon causes it to change from a link to a broken link. Sometimes this is VERY difficult to see. It'd be great if these icons were green/red (or even black/red) depending on their state.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • TFS Workspace mapping - Map only and Map & Get

                      Team Explorer - when setting up a workspace, the only option is to "Map and Get",

                      Give the user the option to "Map (only)" or to "Map and Get".

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                        1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • put some WWE games on all of the windows phones plus i have a windows 8.1 NOKIA Lumia phone

                        Add more cool new stuff & plus add alot of movie apps & all windows phones needs a lot of updates on game graphics Mack the graphics better & ever

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                          0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Different icon for VS2015 when running a project?

                          For example a small arrow like for "play" in a music player.

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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Provide an overload for OrderBy with no argument

                            I find myself writing a lot of

                            Dim Lst = {"A", "C", "D", "AA", "X", "3"}
                            Lst = Lst.OrderBy(Function(x) x).ToArray

                            i.e. using the identity function. It would be great to be able to do the following instead:

                            Lst = Lst.OrderBy.ToArray

                            i.e. omit the argument and the identity function is implied. Or alternatively provide an extension with a different name ("Order" would be an obvious example):

                            Lst = Lst.Order.ToArray

                            After all you already do this for some other functions like Max, Min.

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • allow using diff when asking to save or discard changes if a file has been modified outside VS

                              When files are changed outside VS, it will let you know about it and ask whether to save the changes or discard them. However, it will not let you see the changes. Sometime the change is just a whitespace or something that was changed and then changed back to its original state. You can never be sure.

                              I would like a "See differences" button that will open the selected merge tool and allow me to choose which version to keep.

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                                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add git support to checkin policy

                                I checked the latest TFS2015 update 1 version. seems for TFVC, it does support the check-in policy. like link the workitem to the changeset. however, for Git, there is no such features. any plan to support it? or any workaround? thanks.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Cannot expand regions on touch screen in VS 2015

                                  On a touch screen, there is no way to expand / contract #regions in the code editor. This makes browsing code especially difficult since much of the rest of the text editor works well for touch.

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                                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Automatic importation of javascript modules when referencing them in code

                                    PHPStorm and Webstorm from Jetbrains currently does this. When you are creating an Angular 2 component, and you reference a directive... if it's not already added as an import at the top of the file it will be if needed.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Cloud Explorer login to Azure should be automatic when user is on AzureAD-joined Windows 10 device

                                      When I'm logged in to my windows 10 AzureAD-joined device using an Azure login I shouldn't have to enter credentials when using Azure Cloud Explorer. That's the point of AzureAD-join.

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                                        under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • add test in code analysis c++ for virtual destructor in the parent class when inherited class has data

                                        When an inherit class declares data, the parent class should include a virtual destructor. When the parent does not declare the destructor virtual the data in the inherited class does not get destroyed and can leave lots of garbage around.

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

                                          Pleace add project like SETUP in VisualBasic. I don't love INNOSETUP or NSIS. I LOVE VISUAL BASIC!

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                                            1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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