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  1. Make it easier to configure the text editor appearance

    Configuring the editor to look the way I like it is painful, because of a couple of things:

    1. The Tools panel has no Apply button, so after every change I have to OK it to see if the change worked, then bring the panel up again to continue.

    2. There are so many possible "Display items" to select from that it's hard to know which is the one I'm after for a particular effect.

    This could be addressed by giving the elements in the list some tooltips and sample output that includes the selected item (i.e. more than just…

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Why visual stidio is using ie browser?

      I can't sign in for a long time because of ie.
      I must change the settings of my system to use ie while I didn't use ie for years. So I don't know the reason is vs is using ie but my ie is not usable.

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        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make MSVC preprocessor compliant with standard C

        The language is actually C.

        #include <stdint.h>
        #include <stdio.h>
        #include <stdlib.h>

        typedef struct my_type_struct my_type;

        void constructor1 ( my_type * object, uint16_t arg1 );
        void constructor2 ( my_type * object, uint16_t arg1, uint16_t arg2 );
        void constructor3 ( my_type * object, const void * const array_arg1,
        uint16_t arg2, uint16_t arg3 );

        #define GET_CONTRUCTOR_OVERLOAD(_1, _2, _3, _4, NAME, ...) NAME
        #define INIT_OBJECT(...) GET_CONTRUCTOR_OVERLOAD(__VA_ARGS__, \
        constructor3, constructor2, constructor1)(__VA_ARGS__)
        #define CONSTRUCTOR(name, ...) my_type name; INIT_OBJECT(&name, __VA_ARGS__)

        struct my_type_struct
        {
        int field;
        };

        int main ( int argc, char* argv[] )
        {
        uint16_t n = 13;
        uint16_t m = 14;
        int c[30];
        CONSTRUCTOR (…

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Duplicate existing database with data to start a new release

          Dear,
          If I would start a new release I would first copy the database Schema and the test- datas in this database and then Change this copied database as I would like to do. This could have been a Code first database and should be a different Code first database in future.
          Yours

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            0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              1 comment  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Update and improve the design and development features.

              Computer programming is one of my favorite things to do and Visual Studio is my favorite environment. Unfortunately, Microsoft is not keeping up with design and development tools so external alternatives are required.

              The Visual Studio toolbox is antiquated and limited. A more complete and useful collection of WYSIWIG design elements can be found in a number of external products from free and inexpensive (see the list below) to the very expensive such as Adobe’s Dreamweaver. Either way having to switch back and forth between programs and manipulate loosely or unassociated files is counterproductive and costly.

              Design and development of…

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add a context menu item for a help window describing the selected ToolBox component

                Add a context menu item to the Toolbox that opens a Help Window with a description of the selected component (how it is intended to be used).
                Also, a very brief description of the component could be added to the component's Tool Tip pop-up (which now contains only the component name).

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                • Provide a way to remove Send Feedback icon from toolbar

                  There should be a simple way to remove the Send Feedback icon from toolbar. It's already available under Help > Send Feedback.

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                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • ctrl+enter to commit

                    Allow CTRL+Enter to commit just in Visual Studio Code

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Bring back in Visual Studio Team Explorer task edititing.

                      In Visual Studio 15 Preview when I want to open task detail from Team Explorer it opens web browser. Bring back in Visual Studio task detail window.

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                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • change the Visual studio menus to the ribbon type like office tools

                        the ribbon menus are better and easier to use than the classic menus...

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                        • adding resharper features to the basic version of visual studio

                          features like refactoring and some others that are supported in resharpar are very useful and visual studio default features for refactoring are not comparable to the resharper features...

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                          • Borrow Angular 2 ideas of...

                            Allow for something similar to NgIf, NgFor, NgSwitch... right in xaml for the development of wpf applications. That is, allow for the basic If, For and Switch statements right inside xaml.

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                              0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allowing for Binding all available Events

                              allow for binding all available events (click, leftmosuebuttondown, ...) right in visual studio.

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                                1 comment  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow coder to edit the string portion of an app's resource file (*.resx) within an Excel spreadsheet.

                                This one is sort of a "Cry me a river because I'm a whiner." feature request.

                                Simply put... I hate using XML. I absolutely despise it to the point that my mind won't let me use it. There is no use in telling me to learn to deal with using it because I just can't. It's like eating liver to me.

                                I would like Microsoft, or someone else, to create a small app or feature extension which allows me to edit the strings portion of a resource file (*.resx) in an MS Excel spreadsheet. I like spreadsheets. I don't like…

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                                  1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Offline Windows 10 SDK and UWP tools

                                  Please provide completely offline Win10 SDK+ UWP tools as ISO file so that it can be installed without internet connection.
                                  There is no Windows 10 SDK and UWP tools in whole 7 GB VS update2 ISO setup and setup completes with error on not installing them because of poor internet connection. While this site, https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/downloads clearly says it is already included “Use a free, Visual Studio Community 2015 with Update 2 client that already includes the latest Windows 10 developer tools to get started creating innovative and compelling Universal Windows apps and Classic Windows applications.”

                                  When trying to download offline…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • custom startpage

                                    I want a custom startpage like for example where you can customize everything, append programms like a text editor, website refs etc.

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                                    • string in the database: show the Collate property of the variable in the properties of VS

                                      Yours,
                                      To me is the correct Collate property of the string as nvarchar in the Definition of the DataTable important. But in the properties of the variable representing the DataColumn I cannot find the property Collate or CodePage if I use ADO.NET Entity Model. Thanks very much

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                                      • enhance auto code completion

                                        Automatically adding open and closing parenthesis and putting the cursor between them for method snippets.
                                        Ex: Instead of "Console.ReadLine" automatically generate "Console.ReadLine()".
                                        Thank you for your time and consideration

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Faq

                                          Please add to your program "Visual Studio" fast faq.

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