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  1. Can Write Which File Opening When "Opening The File..." Window Appeared

    Applying code changes Displaying and HANGING Window
    With "Opening the file...":
    To Solve Problem, Can Write on title of "Opening the file..." WHICH FILE IS OPENING...

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Unseal System.Web.HttpCookie

      It is sealed. Adding behavior to it is a pain, as we need to create a wrapper, and then test, etc.

      Why is it even sealed? Please can you unseal it in the next release?

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • PowerShell editor and ISE console control

        Syntax highlighting and full intelligence for all PowerShell file types. Handle PowerShell modules like Visual Studio projects. Include a PowerShell ISE like console control, fulling integrate it into the VS and expose as VS APIs as a PowerShell objects or cmdlets. The VS PowerShell RunSpace should support profiles just like the ISE. Add deep PowerShell debugging down to the base .NET objects.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Read all git history of a file

          Read all git history even if you move one file to another directory.

          I can use git log --full-history filename to read all the history of the file in the console but I can´t use it with codelens

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            1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow WPF to apply bindings in a non UI thread. Good for reporting templates using FlowDocuments.

            FlowDocuments are wonderful to be used as Reporting Templates through its DataContext property and bindings in its inner elements, but it is important to rely the application of this bindings on background threads when generating documents massively. Right now, the UI is blocked

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              0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Enhance MS Test unit test extensibility

              MS Test supports attribute-based extensibility, as covered here:
              https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/vstsqualitytools/2009/09/05/extending-the-visual-studio-unit-test-type-part-2/

              Unfortunately, we have found two limitations to this approach:
              1) Attributes are "reused" if they have the same Type
              2) Deployment of extension attributes is complicated

              We defined a new [ExtendedTestClass] attribute, which takes in its constructor an array of Types. These Types are instantiated and called before/after a test is executed. This approach allows us to define certain boilerplate test initialization/cleanup (e.g. singleton initialization, database connection initialization, etc.) in a way that it can be reused across test classes.

              Issue #1 is that if I define two classes like this: …

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                0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Create a new Push Notification Sample

                The samples on github :(https://github.com/Azure/mobile-services-samples)
                is either using VS2013 or is not using Visual studio at all.

                And the documentation on azure (https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/mobile-services-javascript-backend-windows-universal-dotnet-get-started-push/)
                has all the platform except Cordova.

                Can the team add a VS2015 version of the push notification sample with tutorial?

                I believe this will help a lot of developers like me struggling to make push notification to work.

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                  planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Copy the "word" under the caret cursor.

                  Add a new keyboard shortcut(or add an option to edit Ctrl+C on empty selection) that enables us to copy just the keyword that is right under the caret cursor.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Default schema comparison options of database projects

                    In VS2010 it was possible to configure the default options for every schema comparison of database projects. So it was possible to configure the compare options just once and not every time I need to launch a schema comparison. It would be good that VS2015 allowed to configure this options. I attach a screenshoot of how it's configured in VS2010

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                      0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • where is the wildcard option in the search box?

                      the wildcard option in the search box is removed.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • There should be a way to customize the Visual Studio Conversion Wizard dialog when opening a solution file created by old Isolated Shell App

                        Currently I worked on a project which is an Isolate Shell application based on .net framework 3.5 and Vs2008, and the application can create solution file defined by ourselves

                        Then the project was upgraded to VS2010 with .NET 4. After that, the Visual Studio Conversion Wizard window will be shown automatically when I try to open the solution file which is created by the previous VS2008 Isolated Shell application. There should be some ways to disable this window or customize it, because it is not make sense for my product to pop up a dialog with the title said 'Visual…

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                          0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Back D with language and ide support

                          There is already an vs ide plugin for D that is good to go as a starting point but it would benefit from official backing and enhancement.

                          I started programming in C/C++ ages ago and loved it then but since then I have programmed in a variety of languages and now going back to C/C++ is just painful.

                          I know many would argue it has improved greatly and if I were to put the time into it again I would probably end up agreeing with them but only if I stuck to the subset of latest and greatest features.

                          I…

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                          • Keep regions collapsed on cut/paste

                            If you cut and then paste a collapsed region, it should stay collapsed. This would be nice when you're cutting/pasting multiple regions.

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                            • Enable starting multiple instances of a project when pressing F5

                              Currently you can configure which project(s) need to be started on F5 (start debugging).

                              It would be nice to be able to configure how many instances of a project need to be started. E.g. 2 producers and 3 consumers.

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                                2 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  1 comment  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • When Visual Studio is compiling, show the progress in the task bar.

                                  When Visual Studio is compiling, show the progress (or at least Indeterminate progress) in the task bar, so if I work with another software in th mean time, I can no when the build is finished.

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                                  • Add QuickAction to refactor var to implicit type

                                    I regularly type var as a time saver but would prefer the strong type itself to be in code.
                                    So I type:
                                    var result = SomeMethod();
                                    I would like to do a quick action on var to convert it to:
                                    List<SomeType> result = SomeMethod();

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                                    • highlight search term in the find results pane

                                      When searching for some term, you may find big lines, and then you need to search these lines for the term you searched for.

                                      highlighting the term will help distinguish between what you searching more easily.

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                                      • Custom build rules - revive an old VS2008 feature

                                        Visual Studio 2008 had specific UI for creating and maintaining custom build rules for file types. Say my project has files of type ".proto" and I always want to compile them using the protobuf compiler. With the current UI I need to define a new custom build rule for each of the files. In VS2008 I could define a rule for ".proto" file that does what I want and it automatically works. I can also choose this rule for other files as well.
                                        If I upgrade a project from VS2008, the rules are upgraded to some arcane format I can't…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add a "Peek Implementation"

                                          From the right mouse click menu context, add a "Peek Implementation" option (similar to the "Peek Definition" option).

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