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  1. Make Solution Explorer's New icon (+) red instead of green.

    Make Solution Explorer's New icon (+) red instead of green. If possible make it a little larger too. This will help identify it as a change. The small green icon doesn't stand out like the red check marks for files being modified.

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      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Visual Studio should have a Step Into Outermost feature with an intuitive keybinbing. I suggest Shift+F10

      For example when I have a function like

      FunctionABC(CRect(0,0,0,0), CString(_T("foo")), MyFunction1(some_parameter), MyFunction2() , MyFunction3() , MyFunction4() , MyFunction5());

      It may be the situation where I do not want enter the function calls that are parameters of FunctionABC
      I want to have a key to
      Step Into Outermost
      function, which in this case is FunctionABC. In the case there are no inner calls as parameters, it should do the exactly same thing as Step Into.

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        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • PFX support for Hosted Build Controller

        Have the hosted build controller support signed pfx natively. Perhaps allowing us to store the pfx in Azure KeyVault.

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • A Wildcard search in TFS (Had it in 2013, gone in 2015)

          The ability to search TFS for a File or Solution using a Wildcard Search

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            0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • New Design, an *** move

            Pleas get the old windows back, where possibilities and information existed. You new installers are slow and ******, doing everything i can to avoid something i used to recommend. What append, even apple is more informative now... That should speak for itself. Pleas do what you can to keep programmers like myself from leaving all windows behind and going full android... This is just another step in a completely wrong direction.. Get of the pipe and back to the drawing board.... Also i do not think i need to express an idea here because everything would be better than what…

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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add the Enable Live Selection button for the Live Visual Tree driectly onto the Emulators and make it really obvious which mode it is in

              Add the Enable Live Selection button for the Live Visual Tree driectly onto the Emulators and make it really obvious which mode it is in

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                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • import/export function for Build vNext definition

                Build vNext allows to save a draft of the definition of the current settings.

                In some cases it would be desirable to allow saving of a Build vNext defintion to a file (XML or JSON) such that it can be easily modified in an common editor and it becomes easy to create some derived Build vNext definition with only small changes.

                Especially relative uncomfortable is the definition of mapping of the folder mapping as it can't be imported from another definition or from an external file.

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                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support c++11 unique_ptr and shared_ptr with C++/CLI

                  C++11 introduced move and unique_ptr, shared_ptr and weak_ptr. This new types highly improve the productivity and the robustness of C++ code. When we implement wrapper/adapter for the new for C++ code that uses unique_ptr/shared_ptr/weak_ptr we have to somehow return to raw pointers because it is only possible to store raw pointers inside of managed classes.
                  When it is not possible to somehow allow unique_ptr/shared_ptr/weak_ptr as members of managed C++/CLI classes (ref class/struct) my suggestion is to use a similar approach as with gcroot and to provide a wrapper for that pointer types.

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                    4 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Create a Direct3D 12 + XAML C++ template

                    Currently, there is a direct3d 11 + XAML C++ UWP template in Visual Studio. Please create this for Direct3D 12 as well.

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                      0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  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 →
                        • Remove constant bickering of authentication in Visual Studio

                          So I try to use Visual Studio 2015 but it somehow lost my credentials. OK thanks for that MS. So I enter my username and password, even though I know the correct user name and password it says, you are logging in from a new computer. So we cannot trust your correct user name and password. This is terrible service and makes me wish I worked in Xcode or Mono Develop all day instead of silly VS. So in order to use my totally legit version of Visual Studio that my company purchased for me, I have to enter some…

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                            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • searching with Ctrl+F a word in exactly the lowercase/ uppercase letters

                            I have made an error in orthography by ínterchanging lowercase and uppercase in one word and copied that a lot of times. So I Need to search all instances of one word with exaxctly this lowercase/ uppercase letter.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Create a region window or show list of regions

                              I often group methods/ functions/ subroutines using region directive. It would be nice to be able to see a list of regions and clicking the list item brings you to the start of the region.

                              I'm aware that Ctrl + M, O will collapse all thus we can see the list of regions, but then to get to the start of each region, we need to expand it. And using Ctrl + M, P will expand all, so we lost the list view.

                              Thus a dedicated window or region drop down will be nice to have.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make the snap-link icons different colours to make it easier to see what's linked

                                The XAML editor uses tiny black 'chain link" icons to indicate when controls are bound to their parents. Clicking on such an icon causes it to change from a link to a broken link. Sometimes this is VERY difficult to see. It'd be great if these icons were green/red (or even black/red) depending on their state.

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • put some WWE games on all of the windows phones plus i have a windows 8.1 NOKIA Lumia phone

                                  Add more cool new stuff & plus add alot of movie apps & all windows phones needs a lot of updates on game graphics Mack the graphics better & ever

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                                    0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Different icon for VS2015 when running a project?

                                    For example a small arrow like for "play" in a music player.

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                                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Provide an overload for OrderBy with no argument

                                      I find myself writing a lot of

                                      Dim Lst = {"A", "C", "D", "AA", "X", "3"}
                                      Lst = Lst.OrderBy(Function(x) x).ToArray

                                      i.e. using the identity function. It would be great to be able to do the following instead:

                                      Lst = Lst.OrderBy.ToArray

                                      i.e. omit the argument and the identity function is implied. Or alternatively provide an extension with a different name ("Order" would be an obvious example):

                                      Lst = Lst.Order.ToArray

                                      After all you already do this for some other functions like Max, Min.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • allow using diff when asking to save or discard changes if a file has been modified outside VS

                                        When files are changed outside VS, it will let you know about it and ask whether to save the changes or discard them. However, it will not let you see the changes. Sometime the change is just a whitespace or something that was changed and then changed back to its original state. You can never be sure.

                                        I would like a "See differences" button that will open the selected merge tool and allow me to choose which version to keep.

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                                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • PDF Viewer using pdf.js

                                          It would be nice to be able to view pdfs from Visual Studio code and given that Code is based on chromium, I think it may be practical to implement pdf.js.

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                                            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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