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  1. Extract Interface Refactoring that extract methods to existing Interface

    The Extract Interface Refactoring are always extract methods to a new interface file which sometimes we already have Interface file established. I think it'll be better if the Extract Interface Refactoring could extract new methods into current interface definition.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Intellisense for Angular 2 templates

      Many Angular 2 developer prefer to write their templates within the .ts file (not a separate html document).

      When you do. however, you have no intellisense at all. Visual studio treats this as plain text. It would be nice if you could provide the normal html-intellisense, as well as Angular 2 stuff (like "ngFor", "ngIf" etc.), within inline-templates.

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add a feature to increase the font size of the Scroll View Map Mode

        Here's the problem:

        1. Go to Tools>Options Text Editor>All Languages> Use map mode for vertical scroll bar, turn on this choice.

        2. Then choose wide in Source overview, but I open my project and see the code in the scroll bar, the code font is still too small to see.

        3. Map mode is miniature look at the document so you can quickly get a feel for your code, so it’s really hard for you to see the code clearly in the scroll bar.

        There is no setting to increase the font size. On my screen the font size is…

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          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • New file save directory defaults to last selected directory in folder view

          Files created with "New File" aren't associated with an actual file on disk until attempting to save the file (Ctrl-S), at which point a save dialog box pops up asking the user for a directory.

          The default directory in the save dialog box appears to be the root of the folder view. But often times one wishes to save in some nested directory. It would be convenient to have the save dialog use the last directory selected (or clicked on) in the folder view. One could then just navigate down to the desired directory, press CTRL-S and type the name…

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • C/C++: Support \e in string literals

            Now that the console supports ANSI codes, it'd be useful to support \e as \033 in string literals. It's not required (but allowed) by ISO C/C++ but every single Unixy compiler (gcc clang icc tcc...) supports it, so do all major scripting languages (perl python lua php ruby...). Thus, it's likely to occur in code someone wants to port to Windows.

            And, it should be a one-line change for you...

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow to disable the native debugger exception messagebox (native c/c++)

              It would be great if the messagebox that pops up when an exception is unhandled/thrown could be disabled by automatically breaking into code.

              The exception info would still appear inside the output window.

              Why would I want such a thing? While debugging a Directx aplication sometimes I change the aplication to fullscreen mode, and if the fullscreen resolution does not match the current desktop resolution and if an exception were to happen in that directx mode, the debugger pops up the messagebox but the whole windows ui (win10) becomes almost irresponsive, the debugger messagebox cannot be reached and the only…

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Assume current template instance during debugging

                In Visual studio C++ debugger, when single-stepping through a template function, Set Next Statement operation should assume current template instance, instead of prompting the user to pick one from the list of instantiations.

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                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add more default strokes for Test Runner

                  Introduce strokes not only for Repeat Last Run (Ctrl+R,L) but also>

                  * Run Failed Tests (Ctrl+R,F)
                  * Run Not Run Tests (Ctrl+R,N)
                  * Run Passed Tests (Ctrl+R, P)

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                    0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • add a way to +1/-1 a comment in a code review

                    Sometimes, when I participate in a code review, another reviewer has already made a comment that I would simply like to second or reinforce without adding content. I suppose I could reply "+1" in the existing system, but a one-click option would be handy.

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                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enabling intellisense creation of Concrete classes out of defined interfaces.

                      Having an interface defined, have an option on the context menu when right-clicking on the interface definition name to create a class that implements the interface.

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • For asp.net MVC add a sources view to Visual Studio

                        In large projects it's oftentimes hard and cumbersome to search for css and js files that pertain to each view. Even the controller can take a bit of time to find. I propose a small extension to the Solution Explorer that filters the solution to the files used by that view. Through context, it could show you the script files, controllers, and partials touched by the current web page.

                        This is not easy, what I'm asking. It's going to take some insight in the web page behind the current View you are editing. But it's well worth it. In large…

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Lambdas In The Error Messages

                          There is a problem with lambdas in the compilation error output: they are represented by a GUID-named functors and if we've got the several lambdas enclosed in the function it's a really pain to distinguish them.
                          So, my proposal is, include in the error description a file and string number where is lambda definition is started.
                          Thank you for your patience.
                          Serge Kork.

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Include WinRT & WinJS TypeScript definitions in UWP JS

                            When enabling typescript in a Windows Universal 10 JavaScript application, the WinRT and WinJS type definitions should be available just like lib.d.ts is available.

                            13 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add drag and drop loading for property sheets

                              It would be great if property sheets could be added to a configuration by drag & dropping them from explorer directly into the Property Manager.

                              30 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Feature Request-Compress Project with Linked files for "Sharing"

                                When a project/solution is compressed (zipped) for email, posting a bug, sharing on GitHub.., if the project has Linked Files the Windows files system has no idea there are "missing" source files because linked files are not stored under the project structure in the file system. There should be a way to package the solution with all the linked files so someone else can use it

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add the ability to add a space before/after a negating exclamation mark.

                                      I've noticed an increase in popularity of developers who add a space before, after, or on both sides of a negating exclamation mark. It'd be nice to see this supported.

                                      example (current):
                                      if (!SomeCondition || !SomeOtherContition)

                                      suggestion (before/after spaces):
                                      if ( ! SomeCondition || ! SomeOtherCondition)

                                      suggestion (after spaces):
                                      if (! SomeCondition || ! SomeOtherCondition)

                                      suggestion (before spaces): if ( !SomeCondition || !SomeOtherCondition)

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • I would like to see the ability to paste or present images within the code area.

                                        I would like to see the ability to paste or present images within the code area.

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                                        • Startup window should not show assembly projects

                                          Clean up the UI... since an assembly has no startup, it's not worth showing.

                                          Given that some solutions I use include more than 20 projects (mostly libraries), this would NOTABLY simplify the UI

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