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  1. Remove design view from almost all aspects of Visual Studio.

    Removing design view from Visual studio should cut down on the footprint of visual studio. For instance, any time you inherit from ServiceBase and click on the .cs file up comes design view. Why? What developer is using this? Html programming? any modern site isn't going to render in design view with errors. Drop it, get rid of it, stop wasting time maintaining it.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Too much space lost on editor workspace

      On a full HD laptop, VS2015 workspace loose too much space for code editing (bottom bar, error list, zoom...)
      Same thing on right bar.
      See red rectangle on screen shot

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow grouping of work items by Tags in Product Backlog view

        Please create a grouping view in the product backlog view for tags. (Perhaps similar to forecasting type view) As a product owner, I would love to view my team's backlog, grouped by Tag. This would enable me to work with my stakeholders through each backlog item, in logical conceptual chunks.

        Because of the way the Epic/Feature/Story tree is independent of the backlog ordering view, I'm not able to use the Epic/Feature/Story view of backlogs AND work in priority order at the same time. Beyond that, we use Tags for releases, since a release is not always correspondent to a set…

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enable throwing/catching of exceptions without specifing 'Exception' suffix

          Hi,
          I would like the c# language to allow throwing exceptions, and catching them, without specifing the 'Exception' suffix.
          This feature is similar to attributes ('[Serializable]' instead of '[SerializableAttribute]'), and markup extensions ('{StaticResource ...}' instead of '{StaticResourceExtension ...}'.

          Thanks!

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • bitfields

            Bitfields are necessary for formatting and parsing binary files, Ethernet packet data, etc. where fields are packed and do not have a standard length (not 8, 16, 32 bits, etc.). Right now you HAVE to write code to do this. In C++ you just follow a member variable with a colon and its length, in bits. (Of course, then packing should work down to the bit level as well)

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • An option to disable collapse for comments

              Javascript functions are now collapsable / expandable but for those who place their comments outside the functions, we don't see it because it's collapsed with the functions.

              Would be clearer to have an option to disable this auto collapse of comments for multiple lines outside functions. This is certainly valid for C# as well

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                2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Smart suggestions for F# code completion list

                Since F# has a strong type system it would be nice to suggest at the top of the code completion list in Visual Studio (or even better in FSI, à la bpython [http://bpython-interpreter.org/]) the values that are the most relevant for the context of the current code, like in Netbeans [https://netbeans.org/kb/73/java/editor-codereference.html#codecompletion].

                For example, given the following definitions:

                let a = 4
                let b = 5
                let c = a * b
                let d = 3.7
                let e = "a"

                let f (x: int) = // infer f :: int -> float
                float x / 2.0

                when…

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • SSL Option for IIS Express

                  In ASP.NET Web projects - and especially ASP.NET 5 Web Project which can't run full IIS application in place - it would be really useful to specify that the IIS Express instance is accessible remotely.

                  Currently there are options for Windows Auth and SSL, another checkbox for remote port access would be very useful.

                  Since IIS is cannot be run in-place, IIS Express is how most of us will do debugging most of the time and remote access is a key component for many scenarios, chief among them mobile development. It should be easy as an option to enable remote…

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                    0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Intellitrace events for System.Net.Http events

                    It might be super useful for a lot of people to have Intellitrace events for System.Net.Http events

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                      2 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • automatically create getters and setters on TypeScript

                      generate getters and setter by right clicking on a variable

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                        2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          • put dragdrop support back into Visual Studio menu customization

                            I can no longer import my menu customization from VS2010 (created in VS2008!) into the latest release, VS2015RC. Customization support has been terrible since 2010, please redesign and add back dragdrop support.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Provide the ability to regenerate ASP.NET Designer Files

                              With Visual Studio 2013 and Visual Studio 2015, the ability to "Convert to Web Application" has been removed. This makes the process of importing or converting existing ASP.NET Web Site projects a manual process once again. Therefore, there should be a right-click menu option to regenerate ASP.NET Designer Files on an individual basis for development teams wishing to convert over their ASP.NET Web Site files and projects over to ASP.NET Web Applications.

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                              • Please implement C# compiler and WPF for WebAssembly

                                WebAssembly or wasm is an experimental efficient low-level programming language for in-browser client-side scripting, which is currently in development. WebAssembly is portable bytecode which is designed to be faster to parse than JavaScript, as well as to execute faster. The team working on WebAssembly include people from Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, and Apple (who respectively control the four major browsers, Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Safari).

                                https://github.com/WebAssembly/design/blob/master/FAQ.md

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                                  5 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Shortcut for tab order that is under view menu

                                  I'm sick of turning tab order on-off again and again

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                                  • Improve the download format/style for VS2013

                                    How about:
                                    - Clearly showing the size of the download before it starts(if I'd known the download to try VS2013 was over 8 gigs I'd have taken the express version).
                                    - Allowing users to choose which modules they want to download (Windows phone? maybe i'll get that later, or never).
                                    - Allowing the download to be paused (the only option is cancel)
                                    - Showing a percentage completed, or a list of what has to be downloaded, or anything informative rather than that blue bar and the silly dots.
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                                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow a user to set a default size for Rich Text Fields

                                      When your team has a lot of custom fields, the "Steps to Recreate" window starts getting exceedingly small. It would be great if a user had the option to choose what amount of real estate the Rich Text fields get, and consequently the ability to scroll the custom fields at the top of the window,

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                                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Document $ variables

                                        Creating a new "C# project template", inside ProjectTemplate.csproj there are condition statements used that are not documented.

                                        $if$ and $endif$..

                                        Its not here
                                        https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/7szfhaft.aspx

                                        or here
                                        https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms164307.aspx

                                        Not sure where else to look. Stackoverflow doesn't have anything...

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                                          1 comment  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • #Cortana VS2015 Code Writing

                                          #Cortana VS2015 Code Writing
                                          Would be great if #Cortana can help us in writing code in the IDE,plus it will make VS2015 more powerful.

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