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  1. --experimentalDecorators flag

    Add tag --experimentalDecorators to the Typescript compiler command.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add ability to log to Output window with custom source

      Add the ability to log to the output window like Debug.Write() does, but under a custom "source". So I could for instance code Output.Write("DB Calls", Value) and then have the ability to right click on the output window and filter by "DB Calls". Otherwise my debug window gets super cluttered.

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      • Remember last used window size of the Query Builder

        In vs 2012, the Query Builder window is too small, and never reopen with the last used size, forcing you to resize it every time.
        Please just save the window size in the current user registry on closing.

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          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Privide the csi as an integrated extension to VS Code

          Seamlessly integrate the revived CSI (C# Interactive) REPL with VS Code and CoreCLR so that I can do REPL F# and C# development with the REPL and VS Code on any OS

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add more accessability tools/upgrade Narrator for use in Visual Studio

            Please upgrade Narrator and add more accessability tools to use in the VS IDE

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              0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Bring back generate method stub command

              I cannot find this command in Options -> Environment -> Keyboard anymore. Has it been removed? If so, it's probably one of the worst decisions you've made for this product.

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                1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Peek definition on method definitions that originate from an interface

                If peeking on a method that was defined on an interface, I should be given a list of implementation to peek on. Going directly to the interface definition without being able to view the an actual implementation severely limits the value of peek in any environment that utilizes interfaces readily.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Track the active item with an alternate highlight

                  I appreciate that there now is an Sync with Active Document button in the Solution Explorer (Dev11/VS2012). But that is still a manual task and if corrupts workflow.

                  I can not work with the 'Track active item in the Solution Explorer' set to on as when navigating different files it just jumps around to much.

                  So why not use a lesser highlight (e.g. just use another font color) to highlight the active item, and use the standard highlight for the current selection on the Solution Explorer.

                  One peculiarity in my VS setup/layout is that (as most devs I guess) I…

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • More user friendly property pages

                    1) The property pages provide a large set of macros ($(...), %(...)).
                    For example '$(OutDir)$(TargetName)$(TargetExt)'.
                    Unfortunately there is no way to see the expanded text.
                    2) It would be fine to see the expanded text in a tool tip or to have a context menu item that allows switching between expanded/symbolic views.
                    3) Paths should be checked for plausibility/existence. Especially when using relative paths (e.g. ..\..\lib). It is not always clear what is the current directory.
                    4) It should be possible to convert an absolute path to a relative path.
                    5) It should be possible to navigate to a compiler…

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enable pan and scan interface for visual studio 11 fullscreen mode to increase productivity and reduce horrizontal scrollbars

                      In Windows XP, one could set the resolution to something higher than what the monitor supports. This created a virtual extended screen and the user could pan around the screen to view more items with the mouse cursor. Under Visual Studio 2010 one could thus achieve such an effect on XP.However VS 11 does not support XP and neither Windows 7 nor 8 support screen panning.

                      I find that screen panning is a good and more convenient solution than dual monitors and can vastly enhance productivity compared to horizontal scroll bars. To suit different users an option to configure the…

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                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow a Controller Level LoadTestPlugin for Global Parameters

                        Take this scenario;

                        You are running a large test which needs to spread over X amount of Agents.
                        You may need to switch between web servers in the future as other versions of the web applications may be hosted elsewhere

                        Wouldn't it be nice if a form could be initiated at the controller level to select which server to use (it could extend to all sorts of global parameter settings). Then this builds an app.settings file (or adds to it) which can be deployed with the rest of the items for the agents to use

                        Currently I have only managed…

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                          0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow the creation of Feedback Items directly from any work item.

                          By allowing users to create a Feedback Request from any work item, it creates a context, and history, directly on the item requiring feedback.

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                            0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make sure Antivirus companies know about your downloadable file formats as I have a Trend Micro IWSVA issue:Infection detail:

                            Make sure Antivirus companies know about your downloadable file formats as I have a Trend Micro IWSVA issue:Infection detail:
                            page : http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/d0d33361-18e2-46c0-8ff2-4adea1e34fef?SRC=Home
                            Error
                            Infection detail:
                            -- File: ProPowerTools.vsix, malicious code name: ZIP_64BIT_File
                            The uncleanable file is deleted

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add support for x64 applications to the WPF designer.

                              Hi,

                              One of my biggest annoyances in VS is the inability to use the WPF designer on x64-only applications.
                              Usually this can be solved by selecting "Any CPU" as the architecture, but in my case (which I'm sure many other developers face as well), I need to use an x64-only DLL, and this forces the whole project to be x64, thus rendering me unable to use the designer.

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                                1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • C# System.Net.Sockets.Socket.SendFile

                                Using native C++ I can call the TransmitFile API function and using either an OVERLAPPED structure or by setting the File Pointer, I can transmit a file starting at some offset into the file.

                                It would be great if we could have similar functionality built into the Socket.SendFile function, as that function wraps the TransmitFile API call.

                                I'd rather not have to import DLL's and what not to be able to get this functionality.

                                Thanks for the hard work!

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Move the find and replace dialog

                                  The find and replace in Visual Studio is in a very awkward spot if you are looking for something in a very long line (one example is a minified javascript file), this is because every item that the editor finds will be 'underneath' the dialog, and since there is no way to move the dialog, every subsequent find attempt always finds the item under the dialog. This can make javascript editing quite an annoyance. This dialog should be movable in my opinion.

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                                  • Visual studio 2015 Cordova Project to include staging and production configuration files

                                    I'm using Visual Studio 2015 Cordova to connect to Azure Mobile Services.
                                    Due to quality control, I setup "staging" and "production" Mobile Service, and I'd like VS2015 Cordova Project to support the staging/production url configuration setting, just like ASP.Net project, so that I don't have to hardcode Azure MS url and manually change it.

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                                      under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add #Region system to CSS/js Classes like we have in Code Classes and also add links at the bottom for quick access.

                                      It would be nice to have the #Region system like we have in our code classes, in css and js classes and also provide links at the bottom for quick access. Similar to what we have for aspx pages. (Design - Split - Source) But clicking the link at the bottom would take us directly to that region. (Like an anchor)

                                      This would make it much easier and quicker to find what you're looking for. (Please see attached image.)

                                      Thanks.

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                                        2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • update the Project fields for summary tasks

                                        It is unbelievable that you cannot adhere to your own recommendations when integrating to project server i.e. more than 2 levels of hierarchy feature/requirements/tasks
                                        How can people trust your marketing, how can I recommend the product?
                                        see http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/tfsprojectsrvint/thread/1a02a293-0338-428f-8feb-5f082043153c

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                                        • Add native IN (or AMONG) and BETWEEN operators to VB

                                          Instead of
                                          If x = 3 OR x = 8 or x = 12
                                          I should be able to type:
                                          If x in {3, 8, 12}

                                          And instead of
                                          If x>=2 and x<=10
                                          I should be able to type
                                          If x between 2 and 10
                                          (similar to SQL).

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