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  1. Expand TypeScript TreeNode in solution explorer to display Class and members

    Enable to expand a TS file to display it's definition (Classes and methods) would allow to search the solution explorer for a given function or member. This would allow us to use the search feature of solution explorer to find type script functions. Useful for projects with a lot of typescript files.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add a Publish Function to RTVS R projects

      In Visual Studio with R Tools for Visual Studio, I create an R project consisting of .R source files, data files, and other files. To publish this project, I add a selection of the files to a .zip file. I put particular files in particular folders, as expected by my R project; e.g. I put the data files in a "Data" folder, inside the folder that contains the .R source files. I would like to automate this process, such that I specify files and locations, and obtain a zip file when I publish the project.

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Solution explorer obeys .gitignore

        Have the solution explorer obey .gitignore files. This way certain file types could be excluded and the file tree could be generated automatically.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Navigate within a class(Ctrl +Alt + ,) similar to Ctrl + , Navigate in solution.

          Navigation using the dropdown is fine, but it would be greate to be able to have a more efficiant alternative similar to Ctrl + ,

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          • Find and Replace scope buttons instead of dropdown

            The dropdown menu hides the scope options that are available.
            Please consider a panel of buttons with pictograms.

            These buttons could even show the number of hits for the current, as well as open documents.

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            • Enable Quick Launch even when VS starts in Full Screen

              Currently, when Visual Studio opens in full screen, Quick Launch is unavailable. I find mysef having to toggle full screen back and forth in order to make Quick Launch available.

              This is only an issue when VS starts in full screen; moving to full screen after startup doesn't disable Quick Launch.

              I suggest having QuickLaunch available from the start, even when Visual Studio starts in full screen.

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                2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • make a multi-option picklist or checkbox field

                  Create an additional field type that allows for a list of options as a checkbox for each to allow users to multi-select rather than current drop-down field which limits to one answer

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                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • visual studio code 의 검색 기능에서 내가 예전에 검색한로그도 확인가능하면 좋겠어요

                    visual studio code 의 검색 기능에서 내가 예전에 검색한로그도 확인가능하면 좋겠어요

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                      0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow installing multiple updates at once or installing updates without running the IDE

                      Currently, you need to run the Visual Studio IDE to see what updates are available. Then you install the necessary updates one by one, often having to close Visual Studio when prompted by an update. Launching VS, selecting an update, clicking to install it, closing VS, clicking to continue the update process, restarting VS, and going through this cycle over and over until all the updates are installed is pretty tedious. It would be better to let us select multiple updates and then have VS chain them and run them and then restart the IDE when the updates are finished…

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                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • For creating menus.

                        The Visual Studio could have a tool for creating menus more easily as is done in the 'AllWebMenus Pro'.

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                        • Create a mobile app to allow the management of vsts work items on the go

                          Visual studio team services is a great platform, but at the moment it is lacking a major feature. The ability to view and manage work items (backlog, etc) from a mobile device.

                          An official vsts app would be fantastic. There are some that claim to allow it, but require your credentials. Sharing credentials with access to your source is never a good idea.

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                            0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • OneDrive for Visual Studio

                            To begin with, my idea is very simple. I am looking for multiple users to be able to edit the exact same file at the same time like a person can do with the Office Suite. If this were implemented, Visual Studio would have an advantage over every other IDE. I am not entirely sure how the Office Suite handles it, but if I was the one who programmed it: I would build a OneDrive framework for each app to override and implement. This might mean adding Visual Studio into the Suite. However, with a Visual Studio/Onedrive connection, GitHub would…

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                            • inner keyword for getters and setters

                              private string _name;
                              public string Name
                              {
                              get
                              {
                              return _name;
                              }
                              set
                              {
                              _name = value;
                              }
                              }

                              This private member used merely for the public property itself could be handled by a context related keyword, like "inner"

                              public string Name
                              {
                              get
                              {
                              return inner;
                              }
                              set
                              {
                              inner = value;
                              }
                              }

                              Just using { get; set; } is not allways sufficient. With INotifyPropertyChanged, you will have lots of boilerplate code otherwise.

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • VS is busy - Multiple Windows

                                Often getting VS is busy message. Though it is because IDE/Team Explorer tries to access TFS data to display, it would have been nice to have ability to interact with other sections/windows of VS (code editor etc.) Instead currently the IDE in whole is not responding.

                                VS 2015 Enterprise

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                                  0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Adding Xamarin Forms for Blackberry

                                  Hi,

                                  Add to Xamarin Forms resources to develop for BlackBerry

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                                  • clean and rebuild all

                                    Provide a way to do a "Clean" + Rebuild in one simple operation

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                                    • show allowedversion of package.config in the nuget ui

                                      Please show the allowedVersion (frompackage.config) constraint in the grid of the installed versions.
                                      And maybe use this information to restrict the attempt to update to a not allowed version.

                                      ||Project|Version|Constraint|

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                                      • Allow custom marshaling on arrays in structs

                                        For some reason, you can't use the MarshalAsAttribute with UnmanagedType.CustomMarshaler on an array when the array is inside a (sequential layout) struct. The IDE and compiler don't complain, but it will always throw an exception at runtime. This makes it bizarrely difficult to solve problems such as this one: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5902103/how-do-i-marshal-a-struct-that-contains-a-variable-sized-array-to-c; you have to put the MarshalAsAttribute on parameters of array types (rather than putting it *inside* a struct once, and having the struct contain the array type) and consequently you lose the ability to do things like custom constructors, etc. for your array type.

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                                        • Make UI more like that of Visual Studio Code

                                          VSCode's UI is stellar. Amazing balance of simple and powerful, and fluid to get around in (keyboard or mouse). Suggest stealing some of those ideas for Visual Studio. Find them in VSCode's "editor basics" documentation: https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/editor/codebasics

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