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  1. Bring back individual zoom levels for each window

    Individual zoom levels are key to comparing and editing code in large projects. Please bring that back in VS2015.

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      17 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Expose a Workflow Service through REST/JSON endpoints

      It'd be great if we could call Workflow Services directly from an AJAX application through REST/JSON endpoints. The current inability to define a contract first when defining a Workflow Services prevents us annotating the contract with the [WebGet] attribute which would be the obvious way to enable both a SOAP and REST endpoint on the same service.

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        9 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow #region blocks to be indented much like they are in C#

        In C# you can indent a #region block so that the region flows with the layout of your code. Unless I am missing something, this is not the case in VB.

        Example (C#):
        public class MyClass
        {

        +[VARIABLES]

        +[PROPERTIES]

        +[METHODS]
        }

        Example (VB):
        Public Class MyClass

        +[VARIABLES]

        +[PROPERTIES]

        +[METHODS]

        EndClass

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          10 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hey Greg,

          Thanks for the great suggestion. I agree that it would be nice to see these indented properly. I honestly couldn’t tell you the reason for this design choice but it applies to all preprocessing directives. Having said that, our team owns both the VB and C# code editor experiences and as we’re rebuilding them as part of Project “Roslyn” we’re trying to be on the look out for opportunities to make the experiences more consistent where it makes sense – this looks to me like one of those cases. The “Roslyn” based editing experience is not planned to be in the next release of Visual Studio but it’s certainly not to early to look at improving this. I’ll follow up with the right folks to see if I can make this happen :)

          Regards,

          -Anthony D. Green, Program Manager, Visual Basic & C# Languages Team

        • (Editor) Disable adding a new line after C# [Attributes] when auto-formatting

          This thread pretty much says it all >> http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/9e5dd395-afd7-46d7-845d-5345a3268961/dont-let-the-editor-insert-a-new-line-after-a-c-attribute?forum=visualstudiogeneral <<

          What I want is:

          Auto format ->

          [MyAttribute1] [MyAttribute2] Stuff MyStuff;
          [MyAttribute1] OtherStuff MyOtherStuff;

          But what I get is:

          Auto format ->

          [MyAttribute1]
          [MyAttribute2]
          Stuff MyStuff;

          [MyAttribute1]
          OtherStuff MyOtherStuff;

          which is quite annoying.

          There is no option anywhere to disable adding a new line - This should be a very basic built-in option.

          Thanks.

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            2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Fix the Font & Colors dialog

            please fix this dialog. it hasn't changed for years, it desparately needs some attention.

            consider this use case:
            - i'm editing some code and part of it is red. i want to change it to blue.
            - i open the fonts & colors dialog
            - i scroll through the HUGE, completely disorganized 'display items' list
            - i have to guess which of those items applies to the red text I want to change. sometimes it's obvious, most of the time it's not...
            - usually, i have to select each item in that list, one-by-one, looking for one that's the right…

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              13 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • SmtpClient should allow to specify the envelope sender to support a return path for VERP

              Implement an optional envelope sender address used for the MAIL FROM command.

              This is needed, because the address in the MAIL FROM command is used for bounce messages.
              This will also result in an different return path header.

              Read more on "Variable envelope return path" here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variable_envelope_return_path

              please see also this similar feature request: http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2180497-smtpclient-should-allow-a-null-mail-from-in-the-sm

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Edit and Continue: Allow Edit and Continue x64 under local IIS

                Edit and Continue x64 is an outstanding addition to Visual Studio 2013. Unfortunately, I tend to use the full IIS server on my local machine for debugging, but the Edit and Continue option becomes disabled as soon as I change from "IIS Express" to "local IIS".

                The error message states that changes are not allowed "when the debugger has been attached to an already running process", which I assume is because the IIS Application Pool (running as w3wp) is already running when debugging is started..

                How can this be fixed?

                Ideally, this should be fixed by allowing the debugger to…

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                  under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow bulk update target .NET framework version for all projects in a solution

                  The solution (.sln) properties allows bulk update of Configuration and Platform properties. It should also allow updating the TargetFramework property.

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                    5 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • OpenGL in Windows 10 Universal Apps

                    It would be great to see OpenGL supported in Windows Universal Apps. So we can use OpenGL in modern apps for the desktop as well as for phones.

                    Please visit the SharpGL project at GitHub (https://github.com/dwmkerr/sharpgl) where Dave Kerr and I am working on. We provide a simple wrapper and some framework stuff around OpenGL to make it available in .NET languages.

                    We want to be platform independent as OpenGL is. So please help us and all the developers who wants to bring their iOS and Android OpenGL apps to Windows 10 (desktop and phone).

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                      4 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Menu Icons

                      I would like the ability to specify an icon for each menu item and to set a default icon for all menu items.

                      I was looking at my LightSwitch applications, wondering why they didn't look as good as the Windows Azure Dashboard. The basic layout of both is very similar, but I think one of the major differences is the ability to include images beside each menu item. The Azure dashboard includes many images, even if they are only simple folder icons. An icon beside the menu item would go a long way toward a more professional looking app.

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                        1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Multitenant Projects

                        Hability to serve multiple databases with the same deployed instance

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                          2 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Circular shift / Rotate JIT support

                          Many cryptographic hash and encryption functions take advantage of circular shift:

                          (val << shift) | (val >> (32 - shift))

                          Modern C and C++ compilers recognize this expression, and compile it accordingly to X86's ROTR/ROTL instruction. I believe the .NET runtime should be able to recognize the IL sequence that the above expression would generate:

                          ldloc val
                          ldloc shift
                          shl
                          ldloc val
                          ldc.i4 32
                          ldloc shift
                          sub
                          shr.un
                          or

                          And optimize that sequence into a single X86 ROTR/ROTL sequence.

                          I'm pretty sure it doesn't do that now, according to my experiments.

                          The best thing to do is to introduce some…

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                            9 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Enterprise Library as default framework

                            I think include enterprise library as default framework will become handy as this will help for consistency. As my concern, I think most of development works now need dependency injection (unity), Logging tool and config tool. So why not put enterprise library as the first option

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                              25 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                8 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow code clone detection to be run from command line and/or MSBuild

                                The new code clone detection feature seems to be very tightly coupled to the project object model exposed by the IDE. This essentially makes it impossible to use within automated builds. Please consider changing the "innards" so that the tool can be used to break an automated build (including builds run outside the IDE) when duplicate code is found.

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                                  5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • The Processor Architecture for Tests should use the current Platform type

                                  1. Pick a Platform and Configuration from the drop-downs
                                  2. Go to Test Explorer and run tests

                                  All tests FAIL!

                                  The tests use the 'Default Processor Architecture' which can be configured under the TEST menu. If that doesn't match the Platform type I'm working with, tests fail to run.

                                  Whenever I change the Platform, I need to remember to also change the Default Processor Architecture.

                                  I suggest that when I pick a platform, the Default Processor Architecture also changes to match.

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                                    3 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add Emscripten/WebAssembly to platforms supported from VisualC++

                                    Much like support for iOS/Android (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vcblog/archive/2015/07/30/cross-platform-code-sharing-with-visual-c.aspx). I'd love to add Emscripten build target for my application in Visual Studio 2015.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Include fully featured grid control in LightSwitch HTML client

                                      LightSwitch HTML client grid that includes built in column filter, sort, group, or edit features. Not having this feature is a major barrier to using LightSwitch HTML for LOB applications.

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                                        0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Handle multiple Git repositories in a Visual Studio solution

                                        In TFS teams typically have one "repository" or collection for their work. In Git the concept is smaller repositories more specific to the area. Product iOS is one repository, Product Shared Libraries is one repository, Company Shared Libraries is a repository - as an example so in one solution we could span multiple Git repositories. Visual Studio 2015 (RTM) as of this writing does not support this that I can tell therefore I have to rely on external tools to manage Git version control such as Atlassian's SourceTree or Tortoise Git.

                                        Thank you.

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                                          3 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Support the -Loopback token in proxy bypass lists

                                          The .NET Framework is currently hardcoded to bypass the proxy for traffic destined to localhost/127.0.0.1/::1. This makes sense in general, but greatly complicates debugging with Fiddler or other proxies.

                                          In 2011, this problem was fixed in WinINET and WinHTTP with the introduction of the "minus-loopback" token in proxy bypass lists. When <-loopback> is present, the client should not bypass the proxy for local addresses.

                                          See http://blogs.msdn.com/b/fiddler/archive/2011/02/10/fiddler-is-better-with-internet-explorer-9.aspx for more detail.

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                                            4 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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