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  1. Add squiggly line errors in Unity Project Explorer

    Would like to see errors in the Project Explorer the same as the Solution Explorer as squiggly lines. red ones, green ones, yellow ones...

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • List symbols in a module like x command in windbg

      In WinDbg, if the pdb symbol of a module is loaded, it can display and search for symbols in the module, by using "x" command. In Visual Studio, it doesn't seem to have this functionality. I hope I am able to do this in Visual Studio too.

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        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • [IntelliSense/C] Warn when the first function declaration is past the first call.

        IntelliSense does not trigger a warning when the first declaration of a function (whether it is a forward declaration or definition) is past the first call in a C code file. As this is not compilable, I think IntelliSense should trigger a warning.

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support typescript suggestion in function with binded context.

          Please supoprto typescript suggestion in function with binded context.

          var x = function () {
          // intellisense here
          }.bind(this)

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make the Mouse Back Button work

            As of VS15 pressing the mouse back button does some strange navigation. I cannot figure out what it does. It seems to jump backwards but kind of randomly to different files and locations.

            Please make the mouse back button do what, I believe, everybody expects and wants: Move the caret to the previous edit location.

            No fancy, unpredictable heuristics please.

            3 votes
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              1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Autocorrecting CSS is causing havoc!

              Since switching to Visual Studio 2012, I keep having a problem where my CSS will be autocorrected to something that is not cross-browswer compatible!

              Attached are two images, a before and after.

              In Capture01.PNG you can see that I have included several background image attributes, each one designed to work with a different browser.

              This works however, every now and again, I will find that my backgrounds have stopped working and on inspection that my code has been replaced with what can be seen in Capture02.PNG.

              The background-image tags have mostly been removed, leaving only one behind, which does not…

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                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Best Practices in Intellisense or Visual Studio

                Hi,
                I have been using visual studio for 4 years and there are so much to learn. Sometimes you dont know the stuff. Like StringBuilder is much better for string manipulation than string class.

                During string or StringBuilder intellisense there should be recommendation line that this is recommended practice to do it this way. it may sound strange but that would be cool if new developers know from start rather than after 2 years oh string is immutable :)

                thanks
                Kamran

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • When editing a Watch cntrl-z (Undo) should work

                  If editing a watch if you accidently overtype existing entry you can't get it back with cntrl-z :)

                  Please enable this.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • strlen Crashes when a NULL Pointer is fed into it.

                    So, I looked at the Code to strlen it seems it needs to have a secured version that does not Crash. It looks like it's implimentation is this:

                    size_t strlen(char *str)
                    {
                    size_t i;
                    for (i = 0; str[i]; i++);
                    return i;
                    }

                    I suggest Depreciating this for a more Secured one like so:

                    size_t strlen_s(char *str)
                    {
                    if (str != NULL)
                    {
                    size_t i;
                    for (i = 0; str[i]; i++);
                    value = i;
                    }
                    else
                    {
                    value = 0;
                    }
                    return value;
                    }

                    You guys might be Wondering, Why Return 0 when you feed in a NULL Pointer? Well…

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Shortcut for Select current CodeBlock

                      Enable a shortcut for selection of the code block the cursor is currently in and/or the code block the mouse is over.

                      So for C# this would mean selecting "{" and "}" and everything in between for any block of condition/loop/method/class/namespace etc. Of course this is coding-language specific and should work for any language that has a concept of code-blocks.

                      I use this all the time in Java/Eclipse and like it better than clicking near the opening brace and just highlight the closing brace (and vice-versa).

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Scroll window to show found result

                        When clicking on a result in the Find Results window, if the source code is obscured by the Find Results window itself - it appears to do nothing.
                        Drives me nuts.
                        The source window should scroll to be visible if the Find Results window is obscuring it

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Fix scrollbar map proportion

                          Map mode for vertical scroll bar is a great feature. But distortion of code and screen visible part looks awful. Please make it fixed like in sublime text (maybe split it with a scroll bar).

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Auto-rotate on orientation change

                            Now we can rotate emulator with buttons in the menu. Sometimes app supports only one orientation and it would be more convenient if emulator rotated by itself when orientation in the app changes from portrait to lanscape or vice versa. We can see such situation when whole app is in portrait mode and only one or a few pages force landscape mode, for example when we play full screen video or display full screen chart. It would be good to have auto-rotate as an option for such situations.
                            Genymotion Emulator has this feature and it's very useful.

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Xamarin iOS C++ Library

                              Now that VS 2015 supports native iOS C++ static library development it would be nice if such a library could be added as a reference to a C# Xamarin project with VS. This already works with Xamarin.Android and the native Android C++ support in VS. At the moment it complains about the library not being a dll.

                              3 votes
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                              • Allow to embed picture files (jpeg, png,..) inside c# source files

                                Sometimes it would be helpful to add some graphics, images/sketch to the source code to explain the program context/behavior or the algorithm behind.
                                The image should be shown just in the editor window with the possibility to fold it away.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    1 comment  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • HDInsight Tools for Visual Studio - Create HDInsight Cluster - Specify Cluster Type

                                    When creating a new Cluster using the 'Azure HDInsight Create Cluster Task' in HDInsight Tools for Visual Studio it is not currently possible to specify the cluster type.

                                    Can this please be added to the Expressions at least so that this is possible to do in SSIS.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support multiple personalization accounts

                                      I work for two different companies. Each company has different rules for code formatting, regions, etc. I manage these using IDE extensions (particularly CodeMaid) and by configuring the in-built IDE feature "Format Document".

                                      Currently when switching to work for a different company I have to change every setting by hand. Alternatively, with two Visual Studio subscriptions I can log out and back in as a different subscription and my settings update correctly, however if I only had access to one subscription I would be stuck manually changing settings each time.

                                      If Visual Studio were to support multiple personalization accounts, as…

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • TypeScript Extension for Visual Studio 2015

                                        I would welcome more C# solution/project driven approach to the TypeScript extension and compiler. What I am missing and what I don't like is:

                                        - It is not possible to create a project as a typescript library without need of the debuger and so on
                                        - Classes belonging to the same module / namespace placed to separate files are compiled as a new module / namespace even if compilation to single file option is checked.
                                        - It is not possible to use references for other typescript libraries / projects in the same solution
                                        - TypeScript preprocessor is missing so much,…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                            1 comment  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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