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  1. Add F# cross-platform (Xamarin.Forms) solution templates

    Although it's possible to develop Xamarin.Forms solution in F#, the project template is still not available.
    Petzold suggests the creation of a C# Xamarin.Forms solution and then replace the PCL project for one in F#. It would be nice not having to go through these steps...
    http://www.charlespetzold.com/blog/2015/10/Writing-Xamarin-Forms-Apps-in-FSharp.html

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add multi monitor profiles. Just like on Win 10, I select a profile when I am running 3 monitors vs at work where I run 2.

      Add multi monitor profiles. Just like on Win 10, I select a profile when I am running 3 monitors vs at work where I run 2. Default 2 monitor profile would have just code editor on monitor 1 and all supporting windows (output, exception settings, etc) on monitor 2).

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • A simple suggestion: when I change the code, and I want to exit VS without saving these changes, this is not possible! Changes are most of t

        A simple suggestion: when I change the code, and I want to exit VS without saving these changes, this is not possible! Changes are most of the time recorded automatically. It is very annoying. Must be able to exit without saving!

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        • Setting a Maximum Version of .Net Version when creating a new project

          Developers machines may differ, installed versions of .Net may differ from one machine to another and may differ also from Test / Acceptance and Production latest installed version of .net.
          The idea is to set a configuration to set a maximum version of .net when creating a new project. For example, in my company, the latest version of .net installed on prod is 4.5.1 but as some developers use Visual Studio 2015 they may have 4.6.1 installed on their machines, so they can create projects using 4.6.1 as .net version but it should not be accepted by company policies.
          It…

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • go offline dialog should provide retry option

            When opening new solution and network is unavailable, VS detects missing TFS and decides to set solution to state "offline".
            There is a dialog informing on this "decision".
            I would like to see a retry button on this dialog for case, the network was only unavailable for very short time. This would save time to go offline and online, again.

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            • Add .ToTitleCase() to String Class

              Add the method .ToTitleCase() to the String Class (or a similar one, such as .ToProperCase() or somesuch). Currently this requires pulling thread information to get the local user's culture information, and multiple extra lines of code. It would be much simpler to have an easily accessible method to capitalize the first letter of each word in a string.

              Current implementation:

              internal static string DisplayRandChar()
              {
              Character randomCharacter = new Character();

              CultureInfo cultureInfo = Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentCulture;

              TextInfo textConvert = cultureInfo.TextInfo;

              string displayText = ($"You are {textConvert.ToTitleCase(randomCharacter.name)} the " +
              $"{textConvert.ToTitleCase(randomCharacter.item)}-wielding {textConvert.ToTitleCase(randomCharacter.occupation)}!");

              return displayText;
              }

              Simplified implementation:

              internal static string DisplayRandChar()
              {
              Character…

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • When hovering over a class name, have Intellisense indicate when the class is IDisposable

                When hovering over a class name, it would be useful to have Intellisense indicate when the class implements IDisposable, so that it would be immediately clear whether to employ a using block to ensure the object is disposed. I don't mind having to look up other inherited interfaces and base classes, but IDisposable is very common and it's not always obvious whether a class implements it or not. So, I think this indicator in Intellisense would be a time-saver.

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make Find/Replace box/font Larger - Very common activity during programming

                  Make Find/Replace box/font Larger - Very common activity during programming

                  Also undock???

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                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add a way to Get the Progress percentage of Extracting a zip file in System.IO.Compression.

                    Currently I cant Update a Progressbar with percentage (unlike with downloading) when Extracting a zip file. I would like to make this possible below.
                    ```cs
                    ZipArchive zar = ZipFile.OpenRead(Application.StartupPath + "\\ILSpy_Update.zip");
                    /*
                    Not Sure how I can get it to fill the Progress bar. I think I would need some help here on this part.
                    */
                    zar.ExtractToDirectory(Application.StartupPath + "\\Update\\");
                    zar.Dispose()```

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                      1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Transparent editor background

                      A transparent editor would help us see the MSDN documentation in another window positioned behind the editor, or try out coding while watching a tutorial in the background without having to minimize and maximize windows. Or it may be used to view our favorite productivity-enhancement videos/visuals as in the example shown with Android Developer Studio in the attached file!

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                      • Just keep things minimalist and lightweight

                        We are living in 2016, a time when everything gets more portable, more lightweight and easy. What is the point of stuffing billions of unnecessary tools in Visual Studio 2015? The setup took 6 hours (I only selected C++ as programming language and unchecked the rest including online update) and already aborted my antivirus, and everything that can intervene the installation, 6 HOURS on my i7 5820 GTX 980, 16GB RAM with SSD!!!!!!!!! Huh???? Do you know what that means? And that's not just it. I can't run it properly, very long initialization, painfully slow compiling, and painfully slow running.…

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                          0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Can I Make Video Tutorials about Microsoft Visual Studio for my youtube channel, Monetize and Embed, these tutorials will be free for Users

                          Can I Make Video Tutorials about Microsoft Visual Studio for my YouTube channel, Monetize and Embed, these tutorials will be made in Multiple Languages(i.e in English, Hindi and Telugu Languages) and will be available for free for any one to view

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                          • warn when an explicitly defaulted function would be ill-formed

                            in code like this:
                            struct S {
                            int& i;
                            S& operator=(S&&) = default; // warn here
                            }

                            the move assignment operator will be deleted instead of defaulted because of the reference. It'd be useful if Visual Studio warned about it.

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • shazamm action bolts need filtering like properties panel

                              some wpf items have so many actions we need to simplify/filter the list.
                              come on, you do it for properties.

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                              • Support for binary and octet literals in c# is really needed

                                It will be useful for developers in any level if visual studio team add support for numeric literals in bases like binary or octal to all languages in visual studio stack and specially c#.
                                I suppose this presentation :
                                for base 2 like : 0b1010
                                for base 8 like : 0c1234

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                                • Remember last used typed command in Command Palette

                                  When opening Command Palette, fill the input with the last typed search command but ready to be replaced. This makes calling commands fast (like using a git add followed by a git commit using "git" as search).

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                                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • VSTS/VSO 2015 Can we have a dynamic picklist where we can update the values of picklist

                                    Drop Down field as a picklist is a great addition. But can we have a dynamic picklist where we can update the values of picklist programmatically from external source most likely by a Rest API call

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                                      0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • support android studio project

                                      Before using visual studio(xamarin) for making android app, i used android studio. visual studio support android developing method, but this program can't support android studio project. please help for import android studio project to visual studio. thanks

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                                        0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Please make Visual Studio Augmented Reality (AR/VR)

                                        I'm thinking that the main development screen could be ANY size, unbounded by my traditional monitor.

                                        I could have my unit test lists to my left, TFS work items etc. to the right and the development windows in the middle.

                                        I could have a virtual keyboard (with haptic feedback built into some gloves, or some kind of haptic suggestion built into the headset).

                                        I could arrange various VS shortcuts around the interface - e.g. put my "Clean, Rebuild & Run" buttons somewhere handy.

                                        Highlighting and much of the context-sensitive options such as F12, debugging options (step into/over, etc.) could be…

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                                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 恢复默认配置

                                          可以在配置里面加上一个按钮,用于恢复全部的默认配置,
                                          有些时候人为配置会出现一些莫名的情况,特别是开启源代码调试的时候,因为更改了选项导致不能命中断点

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