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  1. Put an option to disable indentation after pasting code

    Vertically line up arguments of a function call. Then copy the block of code. Paste it somewhere else. The allignment which you carefully made is all gone. You have to do the same custom formatting every single place you paste your code.

    Unfortunately, there is no way of preventing this in Visual Studio 2015. I checked for a solution on the internet. Most people are complaining about the same problem and there is no cure.

    Please provide an option for disabling this behavior.

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      5 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Please bring back the Illustrator import option in Blend 2015

      Please bring back the illustrator import in Blend 2015.

      I use it extensively in Blend 2013 and now I find it is missing.

      In addition, the ability to export to XAML on the Illustrator side is no longer maintained as well.

      Blend is a *long way* from being a decent graphics generation and line drawing tool.

      Breaking this tool chain is going to effect many people. It is very popular.

      886 votes
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        24 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • make all msdn documentation available off-line

        Please bring us back to the good old days where all docs available off-line were available to download... if not free for all at least for msdn subscribers.
        Thank you

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          41 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Show indent guides like Notepad++ does

          Indent guides help quickly finding out where a scoop starts and where it ends. I think an advanced IDE like Visual Studio must have this feature. I know that there is an extension for this, but why doesn't Visual Studio have a basic feature like this natively?

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            2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support a JavaScript Project type in Visual Studio

            Please provide a new project type in Visual Studio for developing JavaScript components.

            The new project type could have the following features:

            - Contains .js, .css, and .html files.
            - Represents a complete UI component - i.e. a module or widget.
            - Runs JSLint or JSHint on build and reports any errors and violations.
            - The build ouput is minified JavaScript and CSS; there should be options for specifying a minifier.
            - The build output should also output any HTML files (as ASP.Net partial views).
            - The new project type permits adding references to other JavaScript projects.
            - Intellisense is…

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              under review  ·  13 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Store per-project source formatting settings with project properties

              I wish it were possible to define per-project editor settings that affect formatting and writing style: tab size, use tabs/spaces, autoindent and so on.

              Because, different solutions (or even projects in one solution) can have different coding styles or conventions.

              Having to poke in several tabs of environment settings every time as I switch projects is a major annoyance.

              Actually the formatting settings are not private user preferences; they are part of a project and should be stored in source sontrol, so that the next person that takes on the code automatically gets the proper settings.

              863 votes
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                33 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  29 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Bring back the MPI Cluster Debugger

                  In Visual Studio 2010 there is an MPI Cluster Debugger that allows us to debug MPI applications.
                  It seems that this feature has gone, so please bring it back to make it easier to develop MPI applications on Windows.

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                    44 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add native Markdown support

                    Markdown is known as best idea for project text files. For example most README files novadays are written in markdown.

                    Also default README.md could be possible added to project templates.

                    To get more details visit Markdown specs page http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/.

                    788 votes
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                      8 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • support project.json/global.json for all project types, not just ASP.NET

                      As demonstrated at TechEd, ASP.NET vNext projects support a new Nuget mechanism whereby packages are organized in a by-project project.json file. Also of particular interest is the ability to override the package with local sources in a solution file called global.json, which facilitates a much smoother way to contribute to projects outside the solution. Please do this for all project types.

                      779 votes
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                        16 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Include SQL BI tools in the latest VS version

                        SQL Server 2012 has followed its predecessors as the BI Tools released again with the previous version of VS instead of the latest one.

                        Please, release the BI tools with the latest VS version and include it in SQL Server. Be the IDE really integrated again (or finally)!

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                          12 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • New VS option "Go To Definition Implementation"

                          VS offers an option “Go to Definition” when you want to see a function definition; however, if your object is implementing an interface this option takes to that particular interface and you are forced to look for the object that implements this particular method. I propose a new option called “Go to Definition Implementation” which would take you to the object that implements that particular interface.

                          740 votes
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                            18 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Organize project XML files to reduce 3-way merge conflicts

                            If the project XML file contents were simply ordered, for instance alphabetically like a default file system view, it would drastically reduce the number of merge conflicts that edits cause.

                            Currently we see items added at the same spot in the file (so there is SOME order happening) with no relation other than time, causing a merge conflict that's completely avoidable. If an order was applied, it would make most 3-way merges automatic and/or a lot less work.

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                              14 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make System.Data available to Metro style apps

                              Although, it seems clear that some of the decisions with the "Metro" apps are built so that apps will be able to go between devices, I would like to see the System.Data namespace supported in them. An example, you want to connect to a "local" SQL Express database without having to run a middle tier web-site or application that can talk to the database. Why shouldn't a Metro app run on a desktop be able to connect in the same way that a WinForms app can? The framework was supposed to abstract us from hardware and other changes yet as…

                              712 votes
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                                24 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • C# support static extension methods like f#

                                C# support static extension methods like f#

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                                  11 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Bring back support for Smart Device Extensions

                                  Microsoft caused outrage when without warning or explanation they dropped support for the Smart Device Extensions. Meaning that there is no support for both managed (Compact Framework) and unmanaged (C++) development for the Windows CE platform.

                                  Microsoft promised support would be added by the time VS2010 was released but then back tracked, to date the official line is use VS2008. This product is nearly 4 years old, it is becoming increasingly more impractical to use VS2008 solely for the purpose of developing for the Windows CE platform. Many development teams invested heavily in the benefit of having a single UI…

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                                    17 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • In VS 2013, allow ability to run the "Change Authentication" wizard AFTER project is created

                                    VS 2013 has a "Change Authentication" feature invoked when you create a project.

                                    You cannot run it standalone and worse of all you cannot run it after the project has been created.

                                    Consider e.g. having a VS 2012 project and wanting to upgrade to VS 2013 and use AAD instead of ADFS.

                                    Not a new project so can't use the "Change Authentication" wizard. Never used AAD before so no idea what the WIF constructs are!

                                    Or wanting to migrate a build from Test to Prod. You do not want to manualy update the web.config, figure out the certificate thumbprint etc.

                                    679 votes
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                                      6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Improve WPF 3D

                                      In general, simply invest in improving the 3D framework. Specifically, add the ability (for users) to create and instantiate high level 3D elements in xaml (e.g. allow Cube, Cylinder, Sphere, etc. to be "native" WPF objects).

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                                        3 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Include Pex and Moles with all Visual Studio editions

                                        Include Pex and Moles with all editions of Visual Studio including Professional edition rather than being restricted to developers with Premium or Ultimate editions of Visual Studio. This will allow all Visual Studio developers to leverage the capabilities of the Moles mocking library and the additional feedback for Unit Testing available with Pex.

                                        654 votes
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                                          18 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow Windows Phone 8 Development on non-SLAT processors

                                          I'm sure there are many developers out there with "older" systems that are completely capable of running Windows 8 64-bit and Visual Studio 2012 but are not able to develop and test Windows Phone 8 applications because of Microsoft's choice to make the Windows Phone 8 emulator a Hyper-V virtual machine. There should be a mechanism to run the emulator using either VMware Player or VirtualBox which will use SLAT if it's present but will continue to work if it isn't or update Hyper-V to do the same.

                                          I don't understand this choice as I am able to write applications…

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                                            33 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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