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  1. Rename multiple files in the same manner as Find and Replace

    I would like to be able to select a set of files in the Solution Explorer, and instead of the rename option being disabled, for it to pop up a dialog the same as the Find and Replace dialog. From here I can type a pattern and a replacement string and apply it to the names of the files.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Locate in solution explorer when right clicking the header of a file tab in VS editor.

      Visual studio does an amazing job of letting us navigate between files with Find References above method names and peaking and going to implementation. But sometimes we need to be in context of that folder to modify config files and things like that. I would be awesome if i could right click the file i'm in (tab with the close button in the editor) and click locate in solution explorer! Would save me a lot of time!

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make prograssbar when VS preview 3 is thinking.

          On lanching and initialization a big project when click anywhere on editor whole window become (Not responding).

          When opening *.js, *.cshtml, *.html VS holds for few seconds. I think that all processes that are working on background at that moment can be work async, that user do not see all holdons.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Seriously, reconsider torrents.

            The ISO is 7.1GB. Running the /layout command will download.. well, who knows how many GB (I'm up to 9.86GB after THREE DAYS of downloading via Microsoft's servers, and it's still not complete). I've been downloading the ISO for the last 30 minutes and the speeds have not gone over 120KB/sec - it stays around 30-45KB/sec the majority of the time. No, it's not my end. I can download a slackware torrent right this very minute and reach speeds nearing 3MB/sec - I know because I did it about 5 minutes ago. The issue is that you're slow, and you're…

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              0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Color Editor

              to add multiple color to the text editor. Black and white gives strain to eyes. please work on it.

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                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Produce a 64-bit version of visual studio for load testing

                Having Visual Studio run in a 32-bit memory model in the role of a test manager and trying to run reasonably sized load tests or soak tests spanning several hours causes constant out of memory issues and crashes the visual studio. I have split the test manager, controller and test agents out onto separate hosts and all are running on 64-bit OS and QTAgents running in the 64-bit model but still this crashes VS2015 (running on a quad core PC with 16GB of RAM). This is likely forcing the test team in my company down the route of a non-Microsoft…

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add another option in Tools => Options => Environment to let the programmer to change the size of expandible and collapsible boxes.

                  Add another option in Tools => Options => Environment to let the programmer to change the size of expandible and collapsible boxes, so when programmer likes to use large fonts and he has to zoom out, he probably wants to make the expandible and collapsible boxes larger, so it will be easy for him/her to click them with no problem.

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                    0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • generate electricity to multiple villages

                    Is it possible to generate electrical services to multiple rural villages suffering in the dark on a large scale through one common power source plant???

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                      0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        1 comment  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Interpolated strings in a method attribute should recognize the variables in the method's scope

                          Interpolated strings are great for renaming variables, but they don't capture variables in a method's scope. For example, we have such attributes in Web API:
                          [Route("something/{param1}")]
                          public IHttpActionResult DoSomething(string param1)
                          {
                          }

                          Here, asking VS to rename "param1" won't help for the route string, because the attribute is outside the method's scope. Asking VS to include strings during the rename is dangerous, because ALL strings in the entire project could be altered!

                          If method attributes would recognize the variables inside the method's scope, we could use string interpolation like:
                          [Route($"something/{param1}")]
                          public IHttpActionResult DoSomething(string param1)
                          {
                          }

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • add an option to display the path of the current solution in the title bar

                            I have several versions of projects. When I load one in Visual Studio it is not obvious which one I have loaded. I have to check the recent projects list to be sure which I have. In the meantime the entire length of the Visual Studio Title Bar is pretty much empty. How about adding an option to put the path of the current solution in the title bar?

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                              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add "where" clause to expresion-bodied members

                              Expresion-bodied members already greatly improves code readability. I think it could be further improved with "were" clause just like in haskell:

                              public MyFileReader CreateFileReader() => new MyFileReader(formatter, logger) where:
                              var formatter = new Formatter();
                              var logger = new Logger();

                              Syntax for this already exist (for generics), it would only need to be extended to allow var declarations and interpreted by compiler in different way,

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add "return ... if ..." and (optionally) "return ... unless ..." syntax

                                Some languages like ruby supports following syntax:

                                int someMethod(string param)
                                {
                                return 42 if param == "a";
                                return 100 unless param == "b";
                                return 142;
                                }

                                Very simple and expressive with no cost at all, would love to see it in c#.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Повышение качества и продаж языка программирования

                                  visual studio не может иметь мировой спрос и популярность, так как команды языка программирования только на английском языке. И следовательно такими языком программирования удобно пользоваться англичанам в Англии, так как он является их официальным разговорным языком в стране.
                                  Если сделать перевод команд языка программирования на другие разговорные языки (русский, немецкий, французский, японский, китайский), то качество программного продукта и его продажи вырастут.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Manage NuGet Packages should support Database project

                                    In Visual Studio 2013, when I click the Manage NuGet Packages menu for Database project, it will prompt me that "Operation failed. The project 'database project name' is unsupported.".

                                    And in Visual Studio 2015, this feature is grey out for database project.
                                    I think NuGet Manager should also support database project. There has other communities who also has this requirement, please refer to:

                                    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/8570c1e9-2916-4e80-800a-2e553f8a2bfa/referencing-dacpac-nugets-from-a-sqlproj-ssdt-within-visual-studio-2015?forum=visualstudiogeneral&prof=required

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                                      0 comments  ·  Nuget Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Colorize the colors

                                      When typing 'Color.' Intellisense shows a list of colors. NO idea what they look like. How about coloring the background of each of name so I know what something will look like?

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                                      • add <returns> section of function XML comments to quickinfo

                                        add <returns> section of function XML comments to quickinfo

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