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  1. Collpase auto-hide views on ESC

    I think views that are set to auto-hide should collapse on an ESC keypress.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Right click project and create solution

      Right now we can open a project in Visual Studio by double clicking in Explorer, which is then given a solution behind the scenes I believe. It would be nice if we could right click the project in the Solution Explorer in Visual Studio itself and create a solution right there. This would be used if we need had created a new project in a solution, but then later down the road realize we actually need the project to have its own solution.

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        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • python indentations are buggy

        spend more time making sure that intellisense is picking up on the indentations correctly

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Merge Find & Replace result notification into the initial dialog

            Doing Replace all triggers a popup with information on the result.

            While the user can choose to not show the dialog at all, this would give no way to know how many occurrences have been replaced.

            Instead of the dialog, please show the result text in a nice small colored box right below the Find & Replace dialog.
            Then no information is lost and less user interaction is required.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • List symbols in a module like x command in windbg

              In WinDbg, if the pdb symbol of a module is loaded, it can display and search for symbols in the module, by using "x" command. In Visual Studio, it doesn't seem to have this functionality. I hope I am able to do this in Visual Studio too.

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                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Visual C++ Build Tools 2015 Installer Install Path

                Please allow to specify the install path of Visual C++ Build Tools 2015.

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                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Visual C++ Build Tools 2015 Installer Fine-Tune Install Options

                  The current Visual C++ Build Tools 2015 installer installs both x86 and x64-hosted compilers and all x86, x64, and ARM32 compilers. It wastes the disk space. I want to install only the x64-hosted x64-target compiler. So, please provide fine tune options for selecting specific hosted and specific target compilers.

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • support smooth scrolling in editor window via multi-touch trackpad

                    My laptop's touchpad scrolling is too sensitive for me to easily use in Visual Studio. I can decrease the sensitivity in the Windows Settings, but then this makes my experience in other apps like my web browser terrible. Smooth/customizable scroll sensitivity would be very helpful.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add a "Change Password" link to visualstudio.com

                      If I'm logged into the visualstudio.com web page it's not at all obvious how I'd change my password. I had to search on the web for about ten minutes before discovering that I need to use https://account.live.com to do this. Please add a link to <username>.visualstudio.com to quickly access the password change page on account.live.com

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                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Test Explorer panel should allow keyboard navigation

                        The hierarchical list box control in the test explorer pane should allow me to type in order to find items in the list box. For example, in normal Windows list boxes typing "S" would jump to the next item in the list starting with "S." Typing "SP" would jump to the next item starting with "SP."

                        In long lists of unit tests, I would use this to find unit tests without manually scrolling through the list.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • The new .NET build system to accomodate streaming project and source files to the build.

                          Please accomodate son of MSBUILD to include streaming project and source files to the build system.

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Improve Configurations of Fonts and Colors/Syntax Highlighting

                            The tools -> options -> fonts & colors configuration UI is a bit unwieldy. Changing the brace color for C#, for example, requires a lot of trial and error. It's not clear which Display Item corresponds to braces, and finding the right setting searching/evaluating the entire list.

                            It would be convenient if there were a way to "select" UI element and inspect its color/font-style/etc... a la the "Inspect Element" feature in most browsers.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Offer a tool to migrate Visual Studio Team Service data from one online tenant to another online tenant

                              We recently migrated our VSTS instance from a private tenant to our Organization's tenant and had to manually recreate all of our backlogs, MTM tests, etc.

                              I think there is a tool out there to help migrate from an On-Prem instance to an Online instance but not Online to Online.

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                                0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add the column "Order" to the Send Work Items in an Email function

                                When I email myself backlog items the Order number does not appear. This is used for the priority. Therefore when receiving items via email I loose the priority order.

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                                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Integrate Team Rooms with Skype for Business

                                  It would be great if there was integration between Team Rooms and Skype for Biz... The ability to have a long running window in Skype with the items that come up in the team room. All links should be accessible via the Skype interface

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                                    0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Get .PushEffect to work with hardware capabilities.

                                    Hi!

                                    I'm using DrawingVisual very much to render different objects to the screen. The function .PushEffect is right now obsolete and does not work. It would be really neat to get an updated version that has the hardware capabilities. It would also be really nice to be able to push custom HLSL shaders too. Because i want to use multiple effects on the same DrawingVisual, this is not possible right now since you only can have one effect through the DrawingVisual.Effects property.

                                    Thanks guys! :)

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                                      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Automatic header file inclusion

                                      Please make Visual studio able to automatically organize included headers, if they are not used in the file, they should be removed, if headers are missing, they should be added. CLion has this feature and its very helpful.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • A simple option to keep console window of console apps OPEN after it exits.

                                        Please provide a simple way to keep console window of console apps visible *after* it exits. Do not force us to play tricks like getch(), command("pause") and you know what.

                                        Just add a checkbox in Debug options: Keep the $^&% window open.
                                        And make it default. Please!

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                                          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • I suggest you put a button in the "Visual Studio" opens "Visual Studio Blend" directly from the visual studio.

                                          I suggest you put a button in the "Visual Studio" opens "Visual Studio Blend" directly from the visual studio.
                                          Then I suggest you to insert the chance to do a GUI in "Visual Studio Blend" and using the "Export GUI" or "open GUI ..." contained in the "File" you can open the interface graphics created in "Visual Studio Blend" in "Visual Studio" quickly.

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