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  1. Add "Copy Diff from Left to Right" button and vice versa

    Add "Copy Diff from Left to Right" button and vice versa

    VS 2015 is awesome. I really appreciate its speed and CodeLens and other things, but there is one I would like to ask you to improve: can you please add functionality like "copy diff from left to right" and vice versa to VS diff tool? I do not want to select piece of code, copypaste it and then remove the old one in the other file. I want one button which will be shown when I put cursor to a line of code and will do it for me…

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • VS Restrict solution explorer scrolling tree when expanding or closing a node

      When opening a folder within the Solution Explorer that has many items within it the tree scrolls and the folder that you actually opened is moved to the very top of the explorer window. A similar thing happens when a folder is closed.
      I would like to stop the tree scrolling at all whenever I open or close a folder in the tree. This would stop the screen from jumping around when opening/closing folders and would help the user to keep track of where currently are.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Ubuntu subsystem for windows support for linux C++ applications

        It would be cool if we were able to compile linux code using the now built-in feature ubuntu subsystem for windows. That way you don't need to own a linux VPS or a local machine running linux, and files could be stored on the PC you're actually writing the code on.

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Include Visual Basic 6.0 by default on the next version of Windows !

          Please include Visual Basic 6.0 by default on the next version of Windows !

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            8 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Release Select Folder Dialog

            WPF is lacking a good Select Folder Dialog. The Win Forms FolderBrowserDialog is the worst option for selecting a folder as you loose all your Quick access links and the general File Explorer feel.

            Visual Studio has a nice Select Folder Dialog that allows you to select a folder for a new project and copies the OpenFileDialog and File Explorer layout.

            Since visual studio is written with WPF could you please release the SelectFolderDialog in Visual Studio to the WPF and Windows community. A Nuget Package would be awesome.

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              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • In c++ projects link .h and .cpp files linked together in the tabs

              In the bar with tabs there should be a way to link the .cpp and .h file together so they are next to each other. In that way you can always find the file easily in the tabs. See the attachment.

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                1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • show scope information in scroll bar preview tooltip

                The preview tooltip on the "map mode" scroll bar is very useful, but it can still be hard to tell exactly where you are, especially when dealing with a large file and large functions. It may be helpful, if the code excerpt is in the middle of a function or class or something, to show at the top of the tooltip which function or class you're looking at.

                I've attached an idea for how it might look when peeking at a function.

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                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • VS2015 intellisense whole word and case sensitivity

                  When an item is selected in intellisense, as you type, that item should stay selected as long as what you're typing matches the current item in the list. Suppose we have "foos" and "Foo" in our list. If we type f-o, "foos" will be correctly selected, but as soon as we hit the second "o" the selected item jumps to "Foo".

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Rebuild and Debug / Rebuild and Run

                    Additional buttons "Rebuild and Debug" / "Rebuild and Run" like "Debug"

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                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Fix the alignment of new Find All References + Allow easy disable

                      The new Find References with color coding is nice but is very hard to just look at the window and find what you need because some code is one line and some is two lines.

                      I like to put the filename column on the left but then I noticed that the code is not aligned. See attached Image

                      The code fragment should be centered vertically.

                      Also preferably there should be a faint line between each item. it is a very hard window to work with.

                      There should also be a way to easily disable it with a button. That is…

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                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Can we please get a watch window search. i have been waiting years for this.

                        Can we please get a watch window search. i have been waiting years for this.

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

                          Sería bueno que haya una herramienta para hacer consultas de COMPLEJAS a MUY complejas que sea gráfico. Por que a veces cuando hay muchos

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                            0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow shims to be used concurrently

                            Shims doesn't allow to be run concurrently which is problematic in unit tests.

                            Currently if I write 10 tests using a shim when I overwrite a giving functions (like for example Interaction.CreateObject function), some tests would fail because the shim would be returning the shim value from another test which is running in parallel.

                            It would be nice to have an option to configure the Shim to be thread dependant to avoid the tests to interfere with one another.

                            Currently some of my tests fails when run together, but succeeds when run individually.

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                              0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Ask the user if he want the usings to be added automatically when pasting code from outside Visual Studio

                              Just like Jetbrains IDEs, if the user pastes code (copied from other programs) that requires multiple usings to be added, VS could ask the user if he wants VS to add all usings at once.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • HttpClient get a connection timeout

                                I would like to have a timeout specifically for making the network connection to the server. When communicating between the client and server on the same network, normally if you don't connect in a few seconds, the connection will timeout. I would set the connection timeout pretty short. However, once the connection is made to the server, I would allow the request 30 or 60 seconds to be handled. If the network connection already exists, it would not apply.

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add support for JavaScript syntax comments in C# code

                                      The idea is to allow users to choose more readable JavaScript object syntax for method/class comments instead of regular XML syntax.
                                      Second idea is to use block comments instead of line comments. Setting to choose between preferred type should also be added.

                                      Example:

                                      /*
                                      summary:
                                      'Method does something.',
                                      params: [
                                      { name: 'parameter1', value: 'Some parameter description' },
                                      { name: 'parameter2', value: 'Some parameter description' },
                                      { name: 'parameter3', value: 'Some parameter description' },
                                      ],
                                      returns:
                                      'Some return object'
                                      */
                                      public Object SomeMethod(Object parameter1, Object parameter2, Object parameter3) { ...

                                      instead of:

                                      /// <summary>
                                      /// Method does something.
                                      /// </summary> …

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow diffing files from Solution Explorer.

                                        No matter the view (Solution/Folder), it would be nice to be able to select a file in the Solution Explorer, then right-click another file (possibly with a SHIFT qualifier to denote "Advanced Feature" - to borrow nomenclature from Explorer.exe) and get the ability to diff them using the included/integrated diff tool.

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