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  1. In ASP.NET MVC projects display a Controller super group with related views and scripts

    When Browsing ASP.NET MVC project it would be interesting to group under Controllers related Views and eventually Script as well, since project templates respect a convention based structure. When projects grow its hard to keep jumping between distant folders or always be using search features.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Command Line utility for opening folders in VS15

      Since VS15 can now open any folder, a command line utility similar to VS Code's "code <folder>" would be very useful!

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • In Application Timeline tool, add a right-click menu option to expand the most expensive branch of the currently selected element

        In Application Timeline tool, please add a right-click menu option to expand the most expensive branch of the currently selected element in the "Timeline details" pane. It can get very tedious manually expanding these, especially when the event is "Layout" and the logical tree is deep.

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          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add support for Saturating Integer Arithmatic

          Modern processors support saturating arithmetic. For example add two 8 bit integers and the result is larger than 127 returns a result of 127.

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • An explanatory animation of the object next event in the Properties window (GIF) is added to very good.

            Özellikler penceresindeki nesne olaylarının yanına açıklayıcı olarak animasyon (GIF) eklenirse çok iyi olur.

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            An explanatory animation of the object next event in the Properties window (GIF) is added to very good.

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            • Add option for anti-re-inclusion of header files in C++

              #pragma once and the include guard idiom are antiquated and just add clutter to header files. Please provide an option in the IDE to apply anti-re-inclusion to all header files.

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              • C# stop autocomplete of the keyword "new" with "object"

                99% of the time all we want are dynamic classes and we have to go back and delete the word "object"

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow custom marshaling on arrays in structs

                  For some reason, you can't use the MarshalAsAttribute with UnmanagedType.CustomMarshaler on an array when the array is inside a (sequential layout) struct. The IDE and compiler don't complain, but it will always throw an exception at runtime. This makes it bizarrely difficult to solve problems such as this one: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5902103/how-do-i-marshal-a-struct-that-contains-a-variable-sized-array-to-c; you have to put the MarshalAsAttribute on parameters of array types (rather than putting it *inside* a struct once, and having the struct contain the array type) and consequently you lose the ability to do things like custom constructors, etc. for your array type.

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                  • allow debugging of x32 dumps from x64 operating systems

                    Atm it just shows wow64node calls where windbg works as intented

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                    • Better Windows Forms Designer with more Functions

                      Windows Forms may have any new Funtions for Better Designing like more object properties like z.b. aero as window bachground colour...

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                      • C# Event Handler selector in code editor

                        This issue has been around for so many years and frankly I'm astonished this has never been addressed. In some file types without a design surface (like Global.asax) there is no way to easily add event handlers. VB allows this very easily from the dropdowns at the top of the code editor. But, C# inexplicably still lacks this feature after so many years. The workarounds are all non-intuitive (copy and paste) or inconsistent between types. What is so hard about adding it to the dropdowns at the top of the code editor???

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make Visual Studio with Solution without upgrading it unless necessary

                          If I open older solution VS will upgrade it to the most recent version that won't run on previous versions, thru the only difference is version line for SLN and toolchains for VCXPROJ.

                          This makes collabaration inconvenient, as its pain to have project files for different version. If VS could work with older SLN/PROJ files and maintain them, it would be great.

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                          • Show static/shared members with different icons

                            Within the solution explorer, when exploring through a file's type definitions and their members, instance members and static members use the same icons. All methods use the same purple box, all fields use the same blue block, etc. As with the access modifiers, adding a small indicator to each member's icon for static/shared members would help identify relevant information. This could match the "S" shown on type definitions in their MSDN articles, but any other type of indicator would work.

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Website code map

                              I think a lot of people would love to see a code map for website projects with server side code behind method calls and client side triggers and actions. Currently I can't even include code behind in code maps and even in class diagrams they get ignored too.

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                              • WPF - Allow 'or' statements in triggers

                                Something as simple as being able to make one trigger with a bunch of bindings or properties to look at where any one of them returning a value that corresponds with the one defined in the trigger would drastically cut down on chaff code when making triggers.

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                                  0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Diff Window F8 hotkey "Next Difference" should go to the next difference within line, not simply the beginning of the line, containing diff

                                  Currently, word wrap is disabled in the diff window. This is understandable as it would complicate the diff. However, some files do not use great formatting. F8 currently finds the next LINE with a difference. It would be nice if F8 hotkey on diff window did a little more - Specifically, make F8 find the next difference AND ALSO horizontal scroll to the actual difference on that line.
                                  With word wrap currently disabled on diff and F8 only bring you to the beginning of the line, which contains a difference, it's basically impossible to actually horizontal scroll to the difference…

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • to add support for workitem management in TEE CLC.

                                    It'd be great if I could use tf workitem on Linux/Mac, just as I could do tfpt workitem if I only used Windows/VS.

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                                    • Add the ability to search the "Fonts and Colors" customization list

                                      With every new version of Visual Studio, there are more and more UI elements with bizarre default colors depending on the theme selected (Razor background color, regex foreground color, etc.), and it's often very difficult to find the right item in the list of options to customize the color.

                                      Sometimes, it's difficult to even know what a particular item is CALLED (wanted to change "peek" color the other day and had to Google for what the UI element was called within the list).

                                      Please provide some form of search functionality to narrow down this list to make color customization easier…

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                                      • Add "Update All"

                                        It is very annoying to update one update at time. Please provide a way to "Update All" the available updates.

                                        BTW, if you can, make it silent too, without any user interactions.

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