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  1. typescript code snippets

    Enable code snippets in TypeScript.

    212 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • include graphics debugger in VS2012 Express Edition

      Because PIX is now officially replaced with the graphics debugger ( and even crashing with anything DX11 on Win8 ), but graphics debugger is not included in the Express Edition, it is now literally impossible to develop anything DX11 because of the lack of any means to debug.

      Homebrew software, demoscene programmers, after-work tinkers were always a significant driving force for MS and DirectX, but now it is impossible for anyone to learn/play/experiment with DX at home. I suggest to include the graphics debugger just as PIX was included before in the DX SDK for free.

      209 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enable Remote Debugging to immediately attach to a starting process

        The Global Flags Editor (gflags.exe) allows a debugger to be configured so that when a process is started, the debugger can attach immediately and break before the process' entry point. This already works with Visual Studio (devenv) and WinDbg.

        It would be great if the Remote Debugger (msvsmon.exe) could be configured as the debugger for a process in the same way as VS and WinDbg.

        I would expect the workflow to be something like:
        1. configure msvsmon as the debugger for a process (eg notepad) on a remote machine
        2. Attempt to start notepad.exe on the remote machine and find…

        206 votes
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          7 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thanks for taking the time to share this suggestion. Looking at the VS “15” plans, we’re not going to take action on this item, so we’re going to archive it. We think this is a great idea and have longer term plans on our backlog to improve the Attach to Process experience all up, including incorporating this suggestion.
          Thanks,
          Kaycee Anderson
          Visual Studio Team

        • Code Coverage support for Windows Store Applications (Windows 8 Apps)

          Please enable code coverage support for Windows Store Applications (Windows 8 Apps).

          206 votes
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            7 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support MVVM in VS.NET Metro templates

            MVVM is widely recognized as the best pattern for xaml-based projects.
            Please change the vs.net templates so that they generate a basic skeleton of an MVVM project (adding subfolders for Views, Viewmodels, Behaviors, Converters)
            Add also basic classes like the DelegateCommand and other tools commonly used for MVVM implementation.

            This is a short description for:
            http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winappswithcsharp/thread/30254e92-5133-45de-b3c9-f52a72515821

            205 votes
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              5 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add ability to set wildcard into the reference path

              Add ability to set wildcard into the reference path.
              For example:
              When I want to add all files from the subdirectory /path/to/files I must add files separately:
              /// <reference path="../path/to/files/file1.js" />
              /// <reference path="../path/to/files/file2.js" />
              /// <reference path="../path/to/files/file3.js" />
              ...

              It will be more usefull if I have ability to setup references through wildcard:
              /// <reference path="../path/to/files/*.js" />
              or more widely:
              /// <reference path="../path/to/*/*" />

              205 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                We are working on an improved JavaScript intellisense experience that would auto include all files in a given project, which should hopefully solve the problem you are running into. We’ll check back when we have more information to share with you.​

                Gaurav Seth
                Program Manager
                TypeScript & JavaScript

              • Move a file in TFS, which is dragged from on project to another instead of remove and add it

                Until now, Visual Studio removes and adds a file in the TFS if it get traged/moved between different projects. Visual Studio should move the file instead to prevent the CC history.
                The same could also be used for cut & paste a file.

                204 votes
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                  5 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  As explained in this blog post (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2015/10/08/how-we-use-user-voice-to-make-a-better-product.aspx), we had updated the status of this suggestion to “Under Review” to let you know we are tracking it on our backlog. To better indicate which one we are actively working on or which ones are on our 6-month plan, we introduced the states “Started” and “Planned”. The goal is to give an update on in progress suggestions at least every 3 months. This suggestion is still on our backlog, but they are not part of the 6-month plan.

                  Ewald Hofman

                • CodeLens for C++

                  Make CodeLens available for C++ projects. One cannot deny that C++ is one of the most widely used programming language in the world, and very code intensive software is written in C++, e.g. operating systems or games. Visual Studio should provide CodeLens for C++, so that large groups of developers have a better possibility to review and test code.

                  202 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Native support Sqlite in Visual Studio

                    After declined sql server compact and not support in visual studio 2013
                    please native support sqlite as default embedded, lite and in memory database for win,web,windows runtime and windows phone with very better user interface same ssdt for sql server. so can easy manipulation database and run sql query with plan.

                    201 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add support for .NET Micro Framework to MSVS 2013

                      My Thesis on .NET MF. Currently I am using Visual Studio 2013. I want to be able to work on not 2013 instead of being forced to have 2012 instead. It is vital for me.

                      200 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Pull Request comments lose their context

                        Comments in a pull request are tied directly to a line number. Thus, as more commits are added, they will shift around in the file, and become confusing.

                        I don't know what the best solution for this would be, but it's rather disorienting for in-progress stories.

                        199 votes
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                          8 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          We’ve actively working on improvements to the pull request platform to enable improved comment tracking when new changes are added in subsequent commits. We have other improvements to the pull request experience underway as well, and you’ll see these changes starting to roll out soon and continue for several sprints.

                          Thanks,
                          Matt Mitrik
                          Program Manager

                        • Add support for AVX-512 in MASM

                          Intel's roadmap shows AVX-512 will be available in Xeon soon. I could be developing and testing code now using Intel's emulator. This is very important for high performance computing.

                          198 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow delegates and generics to be used in attributes

                            Alter section 17.1.3 of the C# language specification to allow for additional language features to be used in attributes. For example, being able to specify a delegate (anonymous or not) would allow one to look up a member-specific validation method using a static method:

                            public static bool NameValidator(string name) {
                            return !string.IsNullOrEmpty(name);
                            }

                            [StringValidation(NameValidator)]
                            public string Name { get; set; }

                            One better would be to allow anonymous delegates or lambda expressions:

                            [StringValidation(str => !string.IsNullOrEmpty(str))]
                            public string Name { get; set; }

                            Better yet would be to allow for generics in attributes:

                            [Validation<string>(str => !string.IsNullOrEmpty(str))]
                            public string Name { get;…

                            196 votes
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                              8 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add IntelliSense for Node.js scripts and AMD modules

                              WebMatrix has good IntelliSense support for Node.js server-side code.
                              It can even resolve exported functions from other module using require().

                              Can this be added to Visual Studio's Javascript IntelliSense engine?

                              196 votes
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                                5 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add in support for Enum and Delegate constraints

                                Currently C# disallows constraints for
                                System.Enum,
                                System.ValueType,
                                System.Delegate,
                                System.Array,
                                System.Object

                                However, the CLR has support for classes constrained to All 5 types.
                                It could be very useful to have this constrain.
                                To constraint a method to enum we can just use:
                                where T:struct,Enum
                                Allowing us to specify only to be called on enum instances and not those boxed as Enum.

                                Delegate is less strict unfortunately, as there is no way to specify that a T must be an inheritor of a class. A simple solution would be to add an interface to Delegate like `IDelegate` so that we can easily…

                                195 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Support SQL FileStream and FileTable in Entity Framework

                                  Currently working with sql file tables is too difficult when working with EF6. I would like to create file table and filestream records directly in entity framework

                                  194 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Microsoft can make an update of the VB6 to VB7 (Classic VB)

                                    1) It should be able to create VB Command Line application.
                                    2) API selection dialog which will put the selected API on the project.
                                    3) It should be able to create both 32-bit and 64-bit applications.
                                    4) It should also have a feature to create self dependent application which doesn't depend on any runtime library.
                                    5) Change the looks similar to the VS2013/VS2015.

                                    # If Microsoft does create this new COM based programming language I am sure many programmers will switch back to Microsoft.
                                    # And really there is not point in abandoning such a huge crowd of programmers who…

                                    194 votes
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                                      23 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support the ability to push Git Tags to remote

                                      It's now possible to create Git tags in VS2015.
                                      However, these are local tags, and can't be pushed to the remote server.
                                      One has to use the git command line: git push --tags
                                      Would it be possible to get this push command from within Visual Studio?

                                      193 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support for running web class applications from the VB6 IDE

                                        Enable debugging of VB6 web class (IIS) projects in Windows 7/8 in the next service pack.

                                        192 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add ligatures to Consolas font

                                          I like coding with ligatures, using FiraCode font:
                                          https://github.com/tonsky/FiraCode

                                          But as much as I like the ligatures, I find the font itself (letters and numbers) to be less nice than Consolas, which I really like.

                                          My suggestion is to add optional ligatures to Consolas, for people who want them.

                                          192 votes
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                                            7 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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