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  1. C# Highlight the logical negation operator pling '!' in code text

    The C# logical negation operator pling '!' can easily be overlooked in code text when reading, scanning or skimming code

    Since it is rather Important - It should be highlighted in the code text editor. Bold, red for example

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide an offline installer just for VS2015 U2 for those who already installed U1

      A comapct update installler would be more efficient, specially for those with poor internet connections (like me).

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        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Group Search Results (like in Android Studio)

        You get results of generated files, resource files etc. and usally you are only interested in code files. Yes there are possibilities but grouping by type would make sense.

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            0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • add a possibility to query based suite from saved query

            when i click on query base suite a screen is opening for creating query, i would like to see all the queries that been saved already, so i will not have to create a new query every time.
            It will be great for Regression, were the query will be select all tests with priority =1 where area_id =XXXX

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            • Qucik Edit

              Tak jak w Brackets.

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              • Microsoft Windows Simulator

                Hi,

                Maybe Microsoft Windows Simulator can change resolution to something like a Windows Phone resolution for uwp xaml debug, with standard Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps features without HyperV. Please. Lot of Help.

                Thank You

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                • Allow Visio and Word editors be embedded inside Visual Studio IDE

                  I use Word and Visio 2016 to document high-level design concepts in my projects. I keep these documents close to the code they refer to in my solutions. This allows me direct access to the information and I can maintain these documents in version control.
                  Assuming that the user had a licensed copy of Word or Visio installed on their development machine it would be very helpful to be able to open and edit these documents as an editor embedded inside the Visual Studio IDE.
                  This would help plug a big gap with the lack of a diverse set of…

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                  • Hide status bar

                    Hello!
                    It would be great if the blue bar on the bottom could be hidden.
                    The bright color can be very distracting in certain lighting conditions and it's always better to have more space if you need it.

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                    • Make tab/space indenting options configurable per project

                      When collaborating on a project, different team members have different tab/space indenting options and the diffs generates can be next to useless. It would be highly valuable to be able to specify the indentation options per project/solution in order to circumvent this common problem.

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                      • Allow Extensions and Updates From Command Line

                        It has become a regular part of my day to open Visual Studio and check Extensions and Updates. Usually, the updates have to be run one at a time and require a restart of Visual Studio.

                        A better experience would be to not have to open Visual Studio at all. I would rather open Command Prompt/Bash/PowerShell and issue a command to view a list of available updates, selectively install all of them or individual packages via the command line.

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                        • Only undock panels when the ALT key is pressed

                          It would be useful to only allow panels in the IDE to become undocked while the ALT key is pressed. Right now it's easy to undock a panel by accident, especially when sliding a tab within a panel.

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                          • XAML Designer: 'Fit all' and 'Fit to selection' buttons in top toolbar

                            The UWP,... XAML Designer could really do with two buttons: 'Fit all' and 'Fit to selection'. The current way to do that is a bit to cumbersome to use.

                            Ideally both should be toggle buttons representing 'state' so the zoom would be automatically adjusted to the available space. If the current 'setting' is un-toggled, the last 'user' zoom could be applied.

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                              0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support github line and commit comments

                              Github allows comments to be left per line on a file, as well as on a commit. These can be very useful as a code review tool. We currently use SmartGit's implementaton for periodic code review but it would be helpful to be able to leave line comments directly in Visual Studio when we find issues that need attention.

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                              • do not force user to register in order use your software. that would skip me the need to ***** visual studio.

                                do not force user to register in order use your software. that would skip me the need to ***** visual studio.

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                                • Rename Startup Object When File is Renamed

                                  When I rename "Form1.vb" to "FormMain.vb" (using the context menu's rename option) I'm correctly asked if I want all references to it updated to the same name. Most all references do get updated but VS Pro 2015 doesn't rename it in the Project-Properties Startup-Object drop-down menu and thus my solution is filled with errors.
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                                  This isn't that bad except for the fact that I'm explicitly asked if I want to upgrade all references yet they are not ALL updated.

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                                  • Implement comment references

                                    Often I find situations where a comment for one method is identical to a comment for a different method, or perhaps some of the parameters are the same. For example, I may have an Interface with method comments. When I implement that Interface, I want to have those same comments appear in the implementation. I realize that the <see> tag can sometimes be used but this provides limited flexibility, especially when the comment resides in a different namespace. And this only generates a hyperlink, not a duplication.

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                                    • Team Explorer Solutions

                                      Allow us to open solution in new instance of visual studio from Team Explorer Solutions list.

                                      There are many times when we would like to open two solution files from the same workspace. Opening from the Team Explorer solutions list only allows you to replace the currently open solution.

                                      I'm not suggesting you change default behavior, but allowing this action in a right click menu, or possibly by holding down a modifier key.

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                                      • Allow copy from xml visualizer

                                        The Xml Visualizer is a very nice feature but it's frustrating that although I can select the displayed text, I can't copy it to the clipboard! This seems like a strange omission.

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                                        • Please add "close to the right" option for closing file tabs in Visual Studio (currently we have: close current tab, close all tabs);

                                          Please add "close to the right" feature-option for closing file tabs in Visual Studio (currently we have: close current tab, close all tabs) like it is implemented in Chrome;

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