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  1. Quick Find | browser-style back/forward arrows

    Currently, Quick Find arrow procedes to next occurance and has a dropdown menu to procede backwards. Change to 2 arrows side by side or either side of search text box.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Improve Asynchronous Programming Model

        The asynchronous programming model introduced in .NET with the async/await keywords was a step in the right direction and a great improvement over previous design, but there are a few fundamental and disruptive qualities to it that need addressing:

        1) Zombie-code. This is the biggest issue with .NET asynchronous programming model currently. Once asynchronous code finds its way into your code base, all code referencing it (and being called from it) must also start to incorporate asynchronous keywords and functionality. This results in a phenomenon which has been described as "Async Zombie Infection." It would obviously be great/ideal not to…

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          2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Global Cordova Elements Settings for New Projects

          Ideally, VS2015 Cordova projects would have a settings in Tools > Options > Tools for Apache Cordova to add elements that are applied to all newly created Cordova Projects. For example, cordova-android version, etc.
          <engine name="android" spec="4.1.0" />
          This would solve the problem of having to modify the config.xml for each project.

          Or have a property window on the project that displays (no editing) all the cordova specific information (cordova-android version, etc.). This window can also display node packages, etc. related to the project.

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            1 comment  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • IntPtr literal

            I propose that a future version of the C# and VB.NET support a literal syntax for System.IntPtr and System.UIntPtr. For example:

            var example = 2n;
            var example2 = 2un;

            I am not strongly tied the `n` suffix.

            The primary driver for this is platform invoke. Many Win32 APIs take handles to magic values. This also brings parity with F#, which already supports this feature.

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Implement searching TFS by work item tags

              I saw that you implemented a way to query based on tags here (https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3611228-allow-querying-work-items-by-tag) however I'd like to be able to use that in the "Search Work Items" box as well. For example in competing systems I've used there is a syntax to indicate that you want the search term to be searched as a tag.

              For example the search term:
              "printing [backburner]"

              would search for the word printing in work items with a tag "backburner"

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              • Make checked out branch in Team Explorer more obvious

                In Team Explorer, it's hard to tell what the checked out branch is. If you look closely, the checked out branch is bold. But it's not bold enough. There should be a stronger visual indicator indicating which is checked out. Perhaps a special icon next to it.

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                • Support JavaScript debugging for Microsoft edge

                  Visual Studio should stop debugging when Microsoft Edge is closed. Additionally Visual Studio should be able to debug JavaScript running in the Microsoft Edge browser.

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                    0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Change propdp snippet to use the nameof() operator

                    The "propdp" snippet for dependency properties uses a string on the register method, if the nameof operator is used instead, renaming dependency properties will be easier

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                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support automatically formatted comments in Visual Studio 2015

                      Support automatically formatted comments in the form:

                      /**
                      * Documentation goes here
                      */

                      When I type `/**` and then press enter, that format should immediately appear.

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Filter out AlwaysOn requests

                        As we all know WebApps (formerly WebSites) offer the AlwaysOn feature to keep the WebApp alive at all times. As it turns out this is done by regular HTTP requests to the WebApp URL. The UserAgent string is "AlwaysOn".

                        These request are counted as regular users and sessions in the AppInsights usage profiles.

                        It would be nice if AppInsights would provide the ability to filter out these requests or just irgnore them so that these requests don't pollute the real user and session count.

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                          0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Provide a solution for Build folder maintenance

                          I suggest that you provide a solution for Release management Build folders to be maintained as per project build retention and or Specific Release management retention definition. Currently as far as I know this is a manual process on the agents.

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                            0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow interfaces to be defined implicitly by the public methods of a class

                            I see a common pattern when writing C# code of a small class which implements a single interface (and nothing else) where the interface is created to facilitate testing, dependency injection etc.

                            It would be great if the C# compiler could facilitate this pattern by allowing me to declare that a class implements an interface *and* defines that interface - i.e. the interface should match the public methods of the class.

                            I imagine this could be indicated via a modifier on the implemented interfaces list e.g.:

                            public class SimpleService : implicit ISimpleService
                            {
                            public void DoWork() {}
                            }

                            would implicitly…

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Math could use Trigonomerty calculation functions!

                              The atteched file could easily be part of MATH and also there are alot of other trig. functions that could be part of that.

                              Would be really handy for the devalopement of software calculated apps like resize, location calcutations ...

                              Also Resize options for SIZE and RECTAGLE would be a big plus with possitioning options: top left; center right...

                              Those would really speed developing up so developers don't have to write function that could easily be part of Math or even more in snippets; but personally I prefer Math for they are mathematical calculations.

                              DJ

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                              • Allow comments when requesting review

                                When requesting a review, it would be great to be able to add comments that the reviewers can see and answer. This is useful if I e.g. want to draw attention to an area that needs extra careful reviewing, if I have a question why the code is at it, a justification for why I did what I did is or ask for another wayt to do the same. Sometimes this can be embedded as comments in the code, but other times it is better to attach it to the review itself.

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                                • Add Trigger Release Build Step to VNextBuild

                                  As far as i'm aware, the only way to trigger a release build from a VNext Build is to create your own script (Perhaps Powershell) to hit the Rest API call to trigger a Release.

                                  As this is a fairly core task to the ALM Cycle. I feel this should already be a build task with a couple of configuration variables for the Release Path Step, perhaps.

                                  TFS Environment Variables already have all the other required information to hit the API call, so it shouldn't be too much to add i'd imagine?

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                                  • T4 dependent files Autosave for Run Custom Tool command

                                    [bad Eng, sorry]

                                    When I use .tt template for code generation, I run it by right click and select Run Custom Tool menu. I note if tt-file dependent files been edited before, then custom tool use previously stored version not actual one. I suggest to auto save all dependent files for selected tt-file before run Custom Tool.

                                    I mean, for example, this tt-line:

                                    <#@ Language1 processor="Language1DirectiveProcessor" requires="fileName='Sample.mydsl1'" #>

                                    I will happy if file 'Sample.mydsl1' will be automatically saved before Run Custom Tools.

                                    tnx!

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                                    • Intellitrace

                                      Currently, you can only look at call/return parameters and locals, which is not good for object oriented programming that takes advantage of fields and properties the method is getting or setting.

                                      I suggest a special IntelliTrace Watch Window that you can add fields and properties to that will be stored with each event that can then be viewed in historical debugging.

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                                      • Respect the Escape key in pop-up Yes|No dialogs

                                        Solution Explorer context menu, Undo. "Are you sure you want to undo your pending changes...?" Escape key = No. Shouldn't force the user to look at the dialog and click on the No button.

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                                        • Add an checkbox that shrinks the filename in "Find Results N" window.

                                          Add an checkbox that shrinks the filename in "Find Results N" window.

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