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  1. "Preview Changes - Rename" dialog should contain a splitter between its elements

    "Preview Changes - Rename" dialog shows tree of found elements in top side and code preview in bottom. Problem is that there is fixed proportion between these views. It would be very useful to have possibility to for example expand tree of found elements and narrow code preview view.

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      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support syntax highlighting for .sass not just .scss

      When opening a .sass file there is no syntax highlighting or intellisense. It only seems to support.scss files, which has a different syntax than .sass.

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        2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support keyboard shortcuts in the C# interactive window

        I wish it would work more like a shell allowing me to press up on the keyboard to reuse my existing code block/statement

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • delete web installer in visual studio and compelete installation sdk & emulator in iso file

          in many country internet not free and must download at night

          in many country microsoft server is filter and cant download plz put sdk & emulator in iso file

          tnx

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            0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add Continue without debugging to Debug menu (if there is such a thing I can't find it.)

            Often I will set a break point to observe something and then just want the application to continue without breaking anymore on any of the break points that are set.

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              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Scss editor need to be improved

              When a style property is selected via intellisense, the : should be added automatically.
              Furthermore, once a closing bracket is entered, the code should reformat like it does for c#.
              Shift + Tab should move the code in the current line a tab back irrespective of the cursor location in that line. Currently it only works if the cursor is in the beginning of the line.

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  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.

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                  31 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Express, draft project feature

                  Add a feature whereby we can create a 'Draft' project on VS instead of a full on Project. sometimes I want to write a small piece of code, compile it and run it. but I get frustrated with all the clicking and bloat I get for a full fledged VS project.

                  I think it would be a good idea to add a feature whereby I get to start typing away my code after one click ('Express project' maybe?) with all the defaults set in place. and maybe have it delete the files afterwards or keep it in a separate place…

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow per-project natstepfilter files

                    VS 2015 added the ability to add natvis files to a project. This is great because it allows the natvis files to live near the code and automatically get imported any time the project was included.

                    It would be great if the natstepfilter files were handled the same way and automatically imported as part of the project.

                    With the current setup, debugging files (natvis and natstepfilter) are separated since only the natvis files can be part of the project. It would be helpful to be able to have them back in one place again.

                    33 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • .. webforms

                      Visual Studio is the most Intuitive, feature-rich IDE, ...hands-down. ASP.5 is amazing, but removes the RAD-aspect, pushing your potential and existing User-Base to adopt Online Form/Base Builders (Formstack, KnackHQ .... ). Try to port the 'Legandary/Legacy' concept behind Webforms (controls, properties, events, design-view ....) into ASP.NET Webpages (Razor), ability to process UI events in the vb.html files. Thank you for the consideration and for delivering such an amazing product.

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • its soo complicated to add shortcuts we can be more efficient that, i think this is really important, if can we simplify

                        its soo complicated to add shortcuts we can be more efficient that, i think this is really important, if can we simplify

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Assembler-level performance sampling report

                          The line-level performance sampling and reporting is excellent, but it would be even better if we could configure the "Function Code View" under "Function Details" to show the sampling values next to actual assembly instructions.

                          Often the VC++ optimizer will merge various lines of code, so what we see is a "hot" line pretty far away from where the actual expensive assembly call resides, and no real way of knowing for sure which "mov" or whatever instruction in particular is causing a bottleneck -- we can take an educated guess by break-pointing the hot line and looking at the disassembly…

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                            0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Quick way to open a set of files (.xaml, .xaml.h, and .xaml.cpp in one operation)

                              I very frequently want to open all the files for a particular xaml control, the foo.xaml, foo.xaml.h, and foo.xaml.cpp.

                              To do this currently, I have to go through this tedious process:
                              1. Press "ctrl+comma"
                              2. type "foo.x" (until autocomplete kicks in)
                              3. press enter
                              4. Optionally, pin the file. (I almost always do this because I want to keep these three files grouped and visible even as I open additional files)
                              5. press ctrl+comma
                              6. Type "foo.xaml.h" (auto-complete is no help this time because the whole way it keeps trying to match "foo.xaml" until I've typed "foo.xaml." -- at which…

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • VS restart should preserve environment variables

                                Our visual studio solution and project files make use of environment variables to provide the paths to other vcxproj files and sources, since each user's enlistment can be on different hard drives as well as varying folder structures.

                                These environment variables are configured in our enlistment-specific command prompts and visual studio must be launched from one of these command prompts in order for the environment variables to be set and respected by VS.

                                It'd be nice if the environment were saved on open, such that if VS needs to restart (because I've installed an addon, because I've changed a setting…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • I hate the functionality of this IDE. I'd want VIsual Studio to function exactly like how JetBrains Intellij IDEA does.

                                  I hate the functionality of this IDE. I'd want Visual Studio to function exactly as JetBrains Intellij IDEA.

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                                  • Continue updating rest of list if NuGet package manager fails download

                                    When NuGet Package Manager fails to download a package to update it should flag it for review later and continue updating the rest of the li

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                                      0 comments  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Show file extensions in the Resource Editor

                                      Currently, if you add a new text file to a project's resources, the extension does not display. If the file extension needs to be changed, for example, from .txt to .hlsl, you must rename the file in the Solution Explorer, then enable Show All Files, find the .resx file, click View Code, find the resource entry, and change the referenced filename.

                                      This is too much hassle for one simple task. It should be as easy as renaming the resource in the resource editor or renaming the file in the Solution Explorer and automatically updating the resource references.

                                      5 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Remove Wend, Variant, Endif, Gosub from the list of VB reserved words.

                                        Now that these statements are no longer supported, the case for them continuing to clutter the list of reserved words is weak. It's at least possible that someone might like to use "variant" or "wend" as a variable name.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Show characters in font file on opening in VS

                                          Say I have TrueType font file (TTF) in my solution in VS. When I double-click on the file, it shows the content of the font as opening in hex editor.

                                          It would be nice that on double-click, it either opens the font externally with windows font viewer or within VS in a new tab, showing the characters in it than the hex representation.

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