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  1. Add handwritten notes and drawings to code files

    Add the possibility to handwrite, draw and hilight text in the code file. Just like it's done in OneNote.
    That would jus be awesome.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Close folder view when changing repository

      Visual Studio 2017 automatically opens last Git repository in folder view. Then I try to connect to another repository, but it switches back to the old one. I have to close the folder view and then switch to new repo.

      Either do not automatically open last folder view. I am pretty fine opening it from new start page. I like it.

      Or automatically close the folder view and switch to another repo. Although there might be problems with unsaved files.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • wordwrap function names in the three columns of the caller/callee CPU profiling view.

        Wordwrap function names in the three columns of the caller/callee CPU profiling view. With a portrait orientation monitor all I can see is namespace.subnamespace.class::f..., where f... is the bit I actually care about.

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          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add readonly ref modifier for method parameters - useful for big structs

          it may look like this:
          void Method(in BigStruct s)
          {
          s = default(BigStruct); // modification is not allowed
          int x = s.someField; // reading is allowed
          }

          By using "in" modifier the struct is passed by reference, thus prevents its costly copying, but also prevents its modification - like if it was marked as "readonly ref BigStruct s".
          I think "in" is more succinct than "readonly ref", and it complements "out" and "ref" keywords more naturally.

          It does not guarantee that that struct is not modified from some code elsewhere (e.g. from other thread), but it guarantees that the Method…

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow embedded resources in SQL Server Database Project

            I have used SQLCLR Library project in Visual Studio 2010. After conversion to SQL Server Database Project in VS 2017, the embedded file Resources.resx does not work. I need to use embedded resources in some CLR procedures.

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              0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Fix intellisense upper case discrimination for local variables (method parameter).

              While on a method block, I have notice that intellisense doesn't display the parameters names if the case of the first letter doesn't match. Same for block local variables, although who uses them anyway.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Stop changing the Z-order of the IDE

                I use the focus follows mouse mode so that I don't have to bring a window to the front and obscure the stuff I'm working on. When I put my mouse over the IDE, it jumps to the front. This was a problem in 2013 which I first reported this problem and is still a problem in 2015. PLEASE FIX!!! The IDE (and any application really) SHOULD NOT muck around with it's z-order and allow the window manager to do it's job, or if the application has this "feature" does, MAKE IT OPTIONAL!

                This is especially a problem in laptop…

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • C++ template type preview

                  A lot of times when template types are used wrongly, you get compiler messages saying something about "refer to the function definition of type<T>". That is often too cryptic and mangled to understand. Please add a feature to preview generated code for templates of a specific instance to allow easier debugging and troubleshooting. The preview, which would be invoked on a variable declaration or before a member access operator, would show the declaration or implementation code specific to the type of the declared or accessed variable. See attached file for example.

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • JSONViewer - Add querying capability using JSONPath

                    With JSON as the most preferred data format , we work with large JSON objects every day and have an absolute need to filter/query the data outside of the code such as C#, Javascript to review the data. Adding a separate tab "Query" with the feature to query the JSON document through the JSON Path expression (Similar to XPath) will be handy tool for the development. There is a Java implementation for JSONPath https://github.com/json-path/JsonPath.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Android en VB.NET

                      I see the new Visual Studio 2015 will bring support for Android. Ideally, not only it used in C #, which also can be used VB.NET for Android

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • In MVC app, F7 / Shift-F7 may provide navigation between controller action and view

                        In the same way F7 work for code behind in WPF / Winform, F7 should work the same way for Views and MVC Controller Action

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • to create sth similar to Resharper

                          Coz Resharper requires so much computer resources and sometimes lags. And one more thing, it`s written in Java and you have to install JVM and JDK with it

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Windows Forms designer snap when dragging form edge

                            The form edge does not snap when resizing form. This makes it hard to make all of the margins equal.

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                              0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              • switch

                                Have an option to switch off automatically the computer at the end of the installation. It is useful for low bandwidth networks: it allows to do the installation during the night without consuming electricity all the night.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • UI Updated Event for ProgressBar

                                  Request: I would like to see an event for the ProgressBar class that would be raised when the UI is finished updating the new value.

                                  Description: Currently what happens in Windows Vista and newer is when the Value is changed a slow increment on the user interface side occurs to show a gradual increase or decrease to the new value but there is no event to indicate when the UI is finished updating.

                                  Situation: There are instances where other control's values are dependent upon the new value of the ProgressBar. While programmatically it preforms correctly in that the other controls…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add the ability to re-highlight the changed lines in source code for updated files in a branch that have not been pushed to the repository.

                                    Add the ability to re-highlight the changed lines in source code for updated files in a branch that have not been pushed to the repository. Needed for these cases: closing and re-opening an existing file, closing and re-opening a solution, switching between branches or visual studio crashing un-expectantly. For clarity, I am talking about when it highlights the changed lines green within the scrollbar.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Show color circle near CSS color value (as in VS Code)

                                      It is really useful to see a small circle with the color near the color values inside CSS files. I'm attaching a screenshot which I believe is from Visual Studio code, which already has this great feature enabled.

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                                      • When edit and continue is used don't allow current break point to switch from the active code window.

                                        Open the code window that the current breakpoint is at BUT don't switch to that window. Keep the current active window open.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • XML Documentation Web

                                          Restore option to specify XML documentation on Web Application projects.

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