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  1. During code review, if the file is new open the review in full tab instead of side by side.

    In Visual Studio, During code review, if the file is new open the review in full tab instead of side by side with a blank tab.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add support for F# autogenerate XML documentation

      For C#, typing "///" will auto-generate an XML documentation template for the method your cursor is above, or similar, including <summary> and <param> tags.

      This tool doesn't exist for F#, and while I'm aware in VS 2015 the extension "Visual F# Power Tools" covered this functionality, it hasn't been ported over

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • navigate to constructor

        When i hit F12 and caret is over constructor then i am navigated to the XAML file of that class (UI class).
        I would like to navigate to code behind, constructor of class.

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          0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • navigate to constructor

          When i hit F12 and caret is over constructor then i am navigated to the XAML file of that class (UI class).
          I would like to navigate to code behind, constructor of class.

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            0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Edit strings in the debugger more conveniently

            Editing strings requires entering a C# string literal. This is not very convenient for non-trivial cases.

            Can the debugger maybe show an edit button/link that opens a normal text box? This text box should be able to make a multi-line string as well. Maybe upgrade the current multi line string visualizer so that it is editable.

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              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Edit DateTime values in the debugger

              When you try to edit a DateTime variable in the debugger you get a syntax error. It seems that the input is interpreted as a C# expression which of course is invalid.

              It should be possible to easily edit DateTime values like you can do it with primitive types.

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                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add more powerful text editing operations

                For example, a way to sort all lines in the selection. What I would do in your place is to look through the menus of other text editors for power users (Notepad++, Sublime, ...) and copy the features that make sense. These simple text features should be fairly easy to implement but could create a lot of value if selected tastefully.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow to upload images in the "Report Bug" feature

                  Sometimes, the screenshot facility is not enough or cannot reasonably be used.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • have cl.exe actually generate binary code

                    currently, cl.exe does not generate exes.

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                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • cl.exe get past winnt.h(154): fatal error C1189: #error: "No Target Architecture"

                      1. cl.exe seems to be cacheing source code and it's stale. I see in error messages old versions of my code.
                      2. after setting
                      #define _WINNT_VER_ 0x0601
                      #define _WIN32_WINNT 0x0601
                      and #including winnt.h,
                      the compiler complains with the error message up top. C1189 "No Target Architecture". I didn't know that had to be in my code. I thought that was something I specified as a compiler switch...

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                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • VBFP PROGRAM MENU VIEW HAVE TO BIG & VBFP 9.0 CONVERT DBF FILES INTO ANY FORMAT

                        IN VBFP 9.0 PROGRAM, PROGRAM MENU IS VERY SMALL & MENU CONTAIN VIEW IS VERY SMALL IF IT IS POSSIBLE TO MAKE PROGRAM MENU BIG SO TELL ME HOW?? ELSE MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO VIEW BIG PROGRAM SCREEN.
                        SNAP ATTACHED, PLZ FIND OUT

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Change the link for Discover ways to extend and customize the IDE

                            When you click the link 'Discover ways to extend and customize the IDE', this should take you to information about extensibility.

                            As it now, you are sent to Visual Studio Marketplace.

                            Visual Studio seems to confuse 'Find an extension' with extend and customize the IDE.

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                              0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • I need a button to turn on/ turn off auto format completely

                                    Make a button to turn on/ turn off auto format completely on Text Editor toolbar

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • add a "follow tail" feature in the Output, Build, and Immediate windows

                                      A "Follow Tail" feature would be handy. A new column that would allow you to filter the entries by Date could be do the trick
                                      https://github.com/RolandPheasant/TailBlazer

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                                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Caller Info attribute [CallerMember]

                                        The [CallerMemberName] provides limited information. [CallerMember] on the other hand would provide a wealth of reflected information. Whereas [CallerMemberName] is applied to optional parameters of type string, [CallerMember] would be applied to optional parameters of type MemberInfo.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add the ability to re-highlight the changed lines in source code for updated files in a branch that have not been pushed to the repository.

                                          Add the ability to re-highlight the changed lines in source code for updated files in a branch that have not been pushed to the repository. Needed for these cases: closing and re-opening an existing file, closing and re-opening a solution, switching between branches or visual studio crashing un-expectantly. For clarity, I am talking about when it highlights the changed lines green within the scrollbar.

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