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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add a search feature to the CPU profiler's function list

      The only way to find a specific function is to sort alphabetically by function name and scroll through the list. A search feature would make this far more accessible.

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        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • JavaScript tagged string interpolation

        I'm starting to make use of JavaScript/TypeScript string interpolation. In a sense writing htmlEscape`<p>$[whatever}</p>` is like using Linq in dealing with escaping very smoothly.

        Perhaps ${tag}"<p>{whatever}</p>" as a C# syntax. Note that for HTML VB has a way of doing this and this kind of approach would bring that capability to C# and, as with Linq, offer the basis for more facilities especially if there were an ability to add compile-time parsing.

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • report a problem

          I would suggest that a good idea would be to have the "Report a problem" button work.
          In my case nothing is happening.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Why is there no BMI1, BMI2 instrinsic support? I want PDEP/PEXT at the very least...

            We lack support for BMI1 , BMI2 which are present in all modern compilers. Particularly useful would be PDEP and PEXT, like the Intel compiler has (e.g. like this https://software.intel.com/en-us/node/523995). There are many others as well. We should add these instruction sets as instrinsic functions.

            Also, we should provide double width division intrinsics, i.e. a 64bit processor should be able to divide 128 bits by 64bits in a single operation. Would be the straightforward inverse of this. https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/d2s81xt0.aspx

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • I downloaded the Visual Studio community 2015 which has the 7.220 GB property of the ISO file...i think it is too good ....thanks ...Shaile.

              I think can be very helpful to the other version of the studio ...so i suggested to all of you that download this new version and run it on your computer to know about it's features and tools......Shailendra kr. Shukla (shaile)

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • FREE Visual Studio Express for older computers with OS prior to Win 10

                Please make available FREE the Visual Studio Express for ALL 2010, 2012, 2013. The 2015 Community does not install in older computers with OS prior to Windows 10

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  • Make it easier to add python modules

                    I am trying to make a simple keylogger in python but I need modules but I can't find the way to add the modules

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                    • Preserve cursor position when opening multiple windows on the same file

                      I often open the same file multiple times so I can see multiple parts of it at the same time.

                      However, it is really annoying that the new window (Window -> New Window) jumps at the beginning of the file and does not preserve the cursor position from the original position. This means I have to waste time re-positioning whenever I spawn a new window

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Show current sprints total point value

                        In VSTS (Visual Studio Team Services) the current sprint should show the committed points. This is a usability enhancement. This optimization would allow teams during sprint planning to view their committed points directly in the upcoming sprint without going to the backlog and clicking the Velocity graph.

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                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Live Updates on Current Sprint

                          In VSTS (Visual Studio Team Services) it'd be great to allow "Live Update" in the current sprint (Scrum method) just like the functionality for viewing the backlog. This would allow each team to display the current progress of the sprint without refreshing the browser. For example, a large monitor in the team area could show the current sprint allowing everyone to see as stories move into progress and then become completed.

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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 编译成本机码建议

                            希望不要只增加开发语言和工具,看似强大的IDE环境,实际上显得很臃肿。不应仅关注IDE环境的强大功能,应该还要考虑程序的运行效率。因此,强烈要求在下一个版本,支持用VB,C#语言开发的桌面应用,编译成本机代码,这是所有程序员最希望看到的功能,而你们一直没有实现,导致大部分程序员在用C#开发CS模式的软件时非常困惑,因为程序的运行效率太低,而采用代码混淆的方式保护代码的安全性实在太鸡肋。真搞不懂,支持编译成本机代码,是一项很重要且极具竞争力的功能,你们怎么一直都没有提供。C++都支持编译成本机代码难道C#不支持吗?希望你们不要再固执而找种种理由,迟早会为此付出惨重的代价,导致中国的开发人员不得不抛弃你们的IDE而使用其它的开发环境,开发机遇桌面的应用。

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add error correction "hints" to editor

                              For example, when a (C#) call doesn't match the method signature because of something the editor can easily figure out and suggest the fix. Like a calling parameter is missing "ref" in front of it. The editor could use the same "2 references" type of font and inject "ref?" in the correct spot in the code. The user can then just click on the "ref?" and the "ref" will get inserted. And perhaps if there is a "ref" when there should be one, the editor could use a strike-through font for the "ref" and the user can simply click on…

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                              • 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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                                • 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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                                    • 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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                                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 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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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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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