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  1. Intellisense change hex to decimal in C++ project

    when I hover on a 16 binary variable in C++ project, Intellisense change hex to decimal. But in C# project it works fine, please refer to the following thread:
    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/80e8e157-561f-49e9-93d4-db58880bf131/how-do-i-get-the-ide-intellisense-to-display-values-in-hex?forum=visualstudiogeneral

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Bring the "Expand Scopes" experimental feature to C# Text Editor

      The one that lets you select code, then type '{' to surround the text with { }.

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Extend "Peek Definition" to show the #include graph for the symbol

        On the larger projects I work on, I often encounter cases where I need to figure out where a symbol that has been defined somewhere else is coming from; sometimes to figure out how to resolve name collisions, but usually because I want to know what #include to copy from an existing .cpp to a new one without bulk-copying irrelevant headers. Normally I'm looking for a top-level header that incorporates a broad chunk of an API so I don't have to include a laundry list of headers with mutual dependencies, risking redefinition errors, etc.

        Finding which header this is can…

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Pull request comments should send notifications when added (to Slack WebHooks or through email or...)

          We get nearly everything sent to our Slack channels. We have one specifically for Pull Requests and their status changes, but there's no way to get new comments that have been posted to those Pull Requests.

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            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Generic OrderedDictionary

            Add a generic OrderedDictionary implementation like this one https://github.com/mattmc3/dotmore

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              1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow entry of build variable in Data-tier Application Properties Version field in VS 2015 SQL Server Database Projects

              In a Visual Studio 2015 SQL Server Database Project, there is a project property called the DacVersion. It is easily found in the sqlproj file.

              In the project property pages on the Project Settings page, there is a Properties button under the Output types section.

              Clicking the Properties button displays the Data-tier Application Properties dialog. There are 3 fields on it:
              - Name
              - Version
              - Description

              The Version field surfaces the DacVersion property in the UI. Currently, the version field will only accept a 4 part version number, such as 1.2.3.4. Generally at this point we do not know…

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                0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • In C#, F12 when on an override Definition should go to parent

                Hitting F12 on the use of a method (property, etc) should go to the method definition. Hitting F12 when on the method definition should go to the next higher method definition on the class derivation chain if the method is an override. This "walking up the derivation chain" should continue until the virtual (as opposed to override) definition is finally reached. Alternately, introduce a shortcut mapped "GoToParent" which perhaps might have a wider application. Although it does seem like if one is already on the definition, the next logical thing to do for "GoToDefinition" would be to go to the…

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                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add a Go To [Repository] menu item to the context menu for code files

                  In Visual Studio, you can right click in a source file and there's an option to "Go to Definition". It would be groovy if you could have another option on there, "Go to Source" or "Go to Repository" which would lead you to the source file in a repo if it was available. This would be great for libraries that have published their sources in open source repositories like GitHub.

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                    1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add option to disable various "Generate ..." actions from Quick Actions menu

                    After recent debugging session caused by accidental selection of "Generate Class" instead of "Add using" for important attribute I think I am fed up with this brilliant feature I never used (at least intentionally) and will never use, because it doesn't fit my development workflow at all.

                    Would be nice if we have more control over this menu so it will became usefull for any developer instead of current situation, when it pleases some and annoys others.

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                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • TFS method of archiving old builds

                      I would like to move a build to a different Drop Location but still have my TFS Server point to the new Drop Location.

                      e.g.

                      TFSSERVER -> Build 1234 -> \\FILESERVER01\DropLocation

                      to

                      TFSSERVER -> Build 1234 -> \\ARCHIVESERVER\ArchiveLocation

                      In this case, Build 1234 is 5 years old and marked Retain Indefinitely. It is using up space on FILESERVER01 that I need.

                      So I want to move it to ARCHIVESERVER. Is there a tool to do this that updates the TFS database so it still knows where Build 1234 have moved to?

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                        0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Please make Edit->Goto Brace travel to the nearest enclosing open or closing brace

                        Currently Edit->Goto Brace only works if you are actually near a brace. I want to use it to jump to the top or bottom of whatever block I'm in, regardless of where I'm in it.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support breakpoints conditional on other breakpoints being hit

                          In XCode, you can (as far as I remember) make a breakpoint that is conditioned on another breakpoint's hit count. This would be extremely useful for reproducing bugs that hit the same place several times, but only one of those times, which occurs after a certain other thing, is actually interesting.

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                            0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • I am from Brazil. Estou já há 30 dias testando e aprendendo c# com visual studio, gostaria de sujerir voces implementarem 1gráfico p/ajudar.

                            I am from Brazil, já 30 dias que estou aprendendo C# com visual studio, eu gostaria de sugerir a criação de um gráfico para auxiliar nas pesquisas "on-line". As pesquisas são boas e completas, mas quem é iniciante demora muito para se adaptar. Grato.

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow debugging of two applications at the same time

                              I have a WCF service project and a ASP.NET project I usually run together. Usually what happens is that the ASP application triggers a call in the WCF application, so it would be really cool if I could debug both applications in the same VS instance. Two visual studio sessions with ReSharper enabled is a little slow and bulky so it would be nice if one VS instance could do this.

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                                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Quick navigation from Changes to Syncronization in Team Explorer

                                Would have been nice to have a link to sync from changes in team explorer. I often find myself checking if I have any important changes before trying to sync (Git), If not - I would like to sync - but avoid going to team explorer home before getting to sync...

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                                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Edge for Android

                                  Gosh I was so close to finishing up the GitHub repositories of code for graphics and video playback via web browser..

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                                    0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support the fingerprint scanner in Visual Studio Debugging

                                    One community members asked this question here:

                                    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/c794523d-0a8b-40f4-af8b-fc43fc67c22b/emulating-phones-with-biometric-devices-when-debugging?forum=vsdebug

                                    It seems that no official information said that the latest windows Phone will support the fingerprint scanner even if I found some information in third party site:

                                    http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/13/11669852/microsoft-windows-10-mobile-fingerprint-scanner-support

                                    Any update about this feature? When it will support it?

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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • JP characters were garbled (MOJIBAKE) in Apache Cordova index.html. It is caused by shift-jis.

                                      Apache Cordova project template's index.html using Shift-JIS.(* JP edition)
                                      Therefore Japanese is characters were garbled (MOJIBAKE).
                                      Please change to UTF-8 from Shift-JIS.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Lowercase keywords

                                        Please provide a full option to use lowercase keywords in VB, instead of using a hack with a custom font.

                                        http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vbteam/archive/2015/04/02/lowercase-keywords-revisited.aspx

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Have you seen what ScriptedSandbox64 is doing? Run TechNet ProcessMonitor and see!

                                          ScriptedSandbox is basically going crazy reading internet explorer registry keys endlessly, whenever Visual Studio is debugging. Is it really necessary to query the HttpUploadSize hundreds of times per second? Consider caching it and using RegNotifyChangeKeyValue if you are REALLY concerned picking up changes (as if that would be changed, smh). Disappointed.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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