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  1. Filter source from test (unit test) projects when searching code

    When using the code search (ctrl+,) or the go to implementation (ctrl-F12), visual studio should avoid displaying Unit Test projects (if user want to)
    This allow a more accurate search and a quicker access to interface implementations

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • review the randomiser engine for VBA an c#

      In the past three years, I have been working on a document on "Uniform Distribution of Sequences". The document conducts 5 tests on classical irrational numbers such as pi, e, surds, Fibonacci, factorial, MS and Python engines. There are some serious issues with the MS randomizer engines under c# and VBA. I would like to post a copy of the document to the relevant person in MS for review

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Open Work Items using _target

        When opening work items in a web browser (I.E. the only way to open a work item now), if you can make use of _target to ensure only one window/tab is open per work item, it can be helpful for those of us who manage dozens of work items a day and may accidentally "open" the same work item 2-5 times. On subsequent attempts to open a Work Item, the existing open tab should be re-used, IMO. That *may* be accomplished using something like _target={workitemID/GUID}, perhaps.

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          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • highlight current line in editor as you mouse over the breakpoint margin

          As you mouse over the left-side breakpoint margin in the editor, highlight the current line to make it easier to see which line the breakpoint will be added to when you click.

          Would be a nice visual cue.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Bring the VS Code keyboard shortcuts to VS

              VS Code has an updated and modern keyboard shortcut scheme similar to Atom and other editors. VS hasn't has a scheme update in over a decade.

              Specifically bring Ctrl+/ to comment/uncomment lines.

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              • Bring the VS Code color schemes and keyboard shortcuts to VS

                Bring VS Code color schemes to Visual Studio like Tomorrow Night and Base 16. (I know you can find them online...)

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Bring back checkboxes for 'continue when unhandled in user code'

                  In the Exception Settings window, even if I clear all of the checkboxes, VS still breaks on all exceptions (so it seems). The right-click menu option that replaces these checkboxes is both hard to find and cumbersome to use.

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                    0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Outlook Rendering Preview

                      Like many developers I have to create html email templates for direct marketing campaigns. testing this is very difficult do the the odd HTML rendering engines in most email clients (especially Outlook).

                      It would be very helpful to have a live preview window that utilises the rendering engine of the popular email clients like Outlook. As this rendering engine is closed source and limited in the HTML tags available it is difficult to test the code and how it will look to the end user.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add a tool to find "divergence points"

                        Add a tool that allows one to hit a breakpoint and modify a value, and then run the modified value in parallel with the original value until the two runs are no longer executing the same code, at which point a breakpoint is triggered on that location.

                        This would make it trivial to debug a lot of situations where seemingly equivalent data is not producing equivalent output.

                        I'd call it the "Split" or "Clone" tool.

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                          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Shorthand to execute method in foreach loop

                          Introduce the new syntax *. to C# that can be used like

                          someEnumerable*.SomeMethod();

                          which is shorthand for

                          foreach ( var someItem in someEnumerable )
                          someItem.SomeMethod();

                          This is like the ForEach method but better!

                          5 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Intellisense change hex to decimal in C++ project

                            when I hover on a 16 binary variable in C++ project, Intellisense change hex to decimal. But in C# project it works fine, please refer to the following thread:
                            https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/80e8e157-561f-49e9-93d4-db58880bf131/how-do-i-get-the-ide-intellisense-to-display-values-in-hex?forum=visualstudiogeneral

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Reduce build process priority, when build is on searching in files in very slow

                              Reducing build process priority manually solve the problem

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                                0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Intellitrace - disable ado.net diagnostic events to improve slow debugging or optimize

                                Case:
                                * "enable diagnostic tools" is checked in debug options
                                * generates a lot of sql/ado.net inserts
                                Result:
                                * Application is very slow while debugging
                                * Inserts are 100+ times slower
                                Temp solution:
                                * disable option, or attach debugger after inserts

                                Request:
                                * Give the option to exclude some events (filtering does not give any difference)
                                * Or review the diagnostics for ado.net events

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                                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • New 3D IDE, icons, visuals, etc. like Visual Studio 2010 and Windows 7.

                                  Visual Studio 2015 not adapt to the OS Theme, in my case Aero in Windows 7. Only Visual Studio 2012, 2015 and Microsoft Office 2012, 2015 not adapt to the OS Theme, while all other applications adapt it consistently.

                                  The new IDE is really ugly. Has the Metro/Retro UI without effects, gradients, shadows, plain and ugly colors and icons; flat, ugly and boring UI design. Also the UI experience is a nightmare like in Windows 8.x and 10.

                                  Microsoft not learn about the critics in Visual Studio 2012 that are UGLY.

                                  Microsoft not learn the failure and the disaster of…

                                  21 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • abdulmomin20171@outlook.com

                                    Developer Community better

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                                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • update the tutorials

                                      I'm trying to walk-through the tutorial, but the code presented for vb appears to be outdated. The codes presented as "should appear" do not include all of the language my IDE presents (Handles radioButton.Checked ,, is on my screen after "RoutedEventArges), but not the tutorial,,, and then I copied the code to enter that makes the Display button work, and there are error codes.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add a Go To [Repository] menu item to the context menu for code files

                                        In Visual Studio, you can right click in a source file and there's an option to "Go to Definition". It would be groovy if you could have another option on there, "Go to Source" or "Go to Repository" which would lead you to the source file in a repo if it was available. This would be great for libraries that have published their sources in open source repositories like GitHub.

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                                          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide a link to MSDN Documentation about each install package

                                          I love the install experience now. It's much better than the old one.

                                          That said, would it be possible to provide a link to MSDN or StackOverflow documentation about each install package?
                                          Things like: what it is, what the dependencies are, and who might be interested in installing it. Also, if there are extra license fees associated with a product (Xamarin, for instance).

                                          Thanks!

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                                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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