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  1. Title bar color changes based on project/Solution

    Eg. Green for an Xbox based project, Red for a Windows Phone based project etc...

    Ideal for when using multiple VS instances (tools and app/game) with multiplatform support on top.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make the refactor preview reference changes dialog remember its size and have a better default size

      The refactor preview window default size is too small to be much use, and although it's resizable it doesn't remember its size, which means you have to resize it each time you use it. :(

      https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/795251/refactor-preview-reference-changes-dialog-needs-to-remember-its-size-and-have-a-better-default-size

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • In Database Projects Database Schema view should be the basic feature t

        Database Schema View feature should be present in basic installation of Visual Studio. Currently it is not present. If it is delivered as SSDT/PowerTools please do it urgently as without the schema view it is not possible to develope and maintain database project inside Visual Studio 2012. And thus Visual Studoi 2012 becomes useless.

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        • team explorer should show all solutions

          When adding a Git repository to the Team Explorer, it shows a list of up to 20 solutions in the repository. It would be great to have an option to remove this limit of 20.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Generic XmlSerializer<>

            Create XmlSerializer<T> supporting typed Serialize and Deserialize Methods

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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add "Break on edit" functionality

              I use Edit and Continue extensively, but I find a common pattern that would be great to have built in:

              My app is running, but I want to make a change to the code. First I find the code file that needs changing. Then I click the Pause button. VS navigates to the current statement (Application.Run or etc.). Then I have to press CTRL-MINUS to get back to where I was.

              Why not have an option to automatically pause execution as soon as I start typing on a line in the code?

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              • Fix code editor for VS2015

                Fix VS 2015
                - Go To definition, should jump always to defined class, no to the constructor
                - Go to Definition should open Object Browser, noit source (from metadata)
                - Restore Go To Type Definition - very useful option
                All of this was available in CS 2013. Bad idea for removing in 2015
                - improve speed of code analysis (apply colors, errors check), after opening code file

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Refactor Support: Extract header file (or declaration) from C++ class definition

                  It would be really useful if we could have a feature that takes a class definition and generates a class declaration that can be moved (optionally) into a header file.

                  I first like to design my class locally where I'm using it. This I typically done in a CPP file and I then design the whole class with the definition. Later, I decide that this class is good enough to be shared and I would then really like to be able to refactor definition splitting it into declaration and definition.

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Debugging XDesProc

                    Hi,

                    When the VS designer crashes (witch is half the times) it is nearly impossible to guess why. You have to debug XDesProx and is really painful, sometimes it does not load PDB files. Please improve the designer to support InDesignData better.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enable search of current block 2012

                      There have been multiple suggestions of this request, but each has only received a few votes and then closed out. Can you merge all of those requests into this one?

                      Please change the Search/Replace function to look first in a selected block if it exists like it did in 2010. The main problem is that if you highlight an area of text and then click Ctrl+H to find and replace it does not automatically select "Selection". Instead "Current Document" is still selected and it moves you to the first match in the document. In longer files it takes a while…

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                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        • Sub-classable enums that can be based any primitive type

                          When designing object models and the enumerations to support them I have often found myself wishing that I could have an enum of type string or some other primitive type. I have also found myself wishing that I could allow subclassing of enumerations to allow greater extensibility of object models.

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                          • Better support of different languages within a solution

                            Better support of different languages within a solution. E.g. it's not always possible to go to declaration from C# to VB.

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                            • Develop a Dockable Window/Tabbed Document Framework for Windows Forms Projects

                              Notwithstanding the fact you folks can't seem to figure out how to make an icon with color and depth any more, your dockable windows and tabbed documents used in the IDE are great. Please make that library available for developers. Or, develop a new framework...whatever. It's your call. I just know we want it.

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                              • to update

                                for easy development

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                                  0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Please Put the Checkboxes back on the Check-in Window

                                  Love having it as a dockable window/panel but the include/exclude and dragging items around is dirty. The checkboxes were just fine. Source control and check-ins is an important operation, simplicity is best. I don't think this is an area to get creative and see how the user base responds, unless the idea is a game changer. This seems like a change just for the sake of changing. I'd also like a little color back in my icons but that's another conversation.

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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    • Include karma and jasmine test framework in Visual Studio 2015!

                                      Karma is a popular test runner.
                                      Jasmine is a popular javascript test framework.

                                      Can we have the capability to use Karma and Jasmine in Vusual Studio 2015?

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                                      • Fix IronRuby and other Tools etc

                                        Actually, I am a newbie on Visual Studio 2015. I am not quite sure how to use the RAD environment on VS 2015 since I am so used to entering code using NotePad++ for HTML, CSS, JavaScript, CodeBlocks 13.12 for C & C++ and NetBeans for Java SE8 . None the less. I would utilise MVA, online videos and read up on using the VS 2015 IDE on how to do development in the VS ecosystem. I would appreciate if IronRuby 1.1.3 for Visual Studio is functioning, the current Ruby Tools are for VS 2010. I also intend to do…

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                                        • Change the find and replace dialog box behaviour so that the look in option does not change when you click in the find results window.

                                          Change the find and replace dialog box so that the look in option does not change when you click in the find results window, in other words put it back to how it was in VS 2010. The current behaviour is very annoying and almost always not what you want.

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