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  1. Installation of Visual Studio made clearer and by needs not by modules

    I just purchased a Windows Phone Lumia 950XL and am keen to try programming it because it has useful sensors unlike the Surface 3.

    However I am lost in all the different yet similar sounding modules. It wouldn't matter much if they don't take up so much hard disk space and then I would have installed everything.

    May I suggest say check boxes for programming language section, devices or operating system section, and their respective 3rd party extensions. You might also have automatic selection of required modules, and the hard disk space required shown on each option and total hard…

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      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make thread list in Threads debug windows (Ctrl+Alt+H) keyboard navigable

      Ctrl+Alt+H shows the threads debug windows with list of current threads. It's very hard to select a thread using the keyboard from this list like you could in VS2010. Please set focus on the thread list when you press Ctrl+Alt+H.

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        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • create solution without folder

        This fix should take you literally SECONDS to fix.

        It's 2016. And you STILL do not allow users to create a solution file in the **** folder they selected, you FORCE the creation of a sub folder which is often not required.

        Then we need to close VS. Move the solution file BACK to the correct location, then open it up just to start using it.

        All you need to do is allow us to untick this 1 tick box.

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          3 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • "if" autocompletion, cancel Enter

          When you autocomplete "if" statement, after you press enter, the text cursor is taken to the "if" body. If I manually fill the body, then continue writing code somewhere else, I am taken back to the (now full) "if" body. There should be detection if I started writing the code to cancel the transfer

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add "Automatically format on #" in C# Formatting Options

            In Options->Text Editor->C#->Formatting->General there are three options:

            - Automatically format statement on ;
            - Automatically format block on }
            - Automatically format on paste

            Please add:
            - Automatically format on #

            I would like to be able to disable automatic formatting when typing #. Currently if you type # in the editor the whole script is auto-formatted when I don't want it to be.

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              2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Scroll tabs in the tab panel left-right with mouse wheel

              Please, add a possibility to scroll tabs left-right with the mouse wheel when cursor is over the tab panel (it is implemented, for example, in Komodo Edit).

              When you open many tabs, and the one you need is not visible anymore, it is not always convenient to click on the small arrow button to search the tab in the list. And with described functionality you may just scroll your tabs to the left-right and quickly select the necessary one.

              7 votes
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                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • BACK Step

                BACK Step Keystroke.
                Way back when, i used another compiler with this feature. And I still to this day believe it is the strongest debugging feature available. so lets say you set breakpoint at the catch, run your code, the error arrives, get caught, you backstep a few times, and can you believe on the 200th iteration of the loop, the data affects the results and thats where the problem lies ... Done.
                Conditional breakpoints are great, but you still need to know what you are looking for.
                Call stack doesnt address this situation, is cumbersome, and i'm not the…

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                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 中文翻译问题 Oblique 翻译为了 斜体

                  中文翻译问题 Oblique 翻译为了 斜体

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • diascherian@gmail.com At India we have VM at DataCenter, with Windows 2012 Server & SQL Server 2012, we need monthly subscription for Visu

                    diascherian@gmail.com

                    At India we have VM at DataCenter, with Windows 2012 Server & SQL Server 2012, we need monthly subscription for Visual Studio 2012, Steps ?

                    At India we have VM at DataCenter, with Windows 2012 Server & SQL Server 2012, we need monthly subscription for Visual Studio 2012, Steps Pls ?

                    Will the below link server the purpose?
                    https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=ms.vs-professional-monthly

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                      0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add the DatabaseFirst option for Asp.Net 5 projects how it was in earlier versions of Asp.Net

                      Give back the wizard for using Database First like it was for Asp.Net in earlier versions where we could add the Db Entities just by right-click->add new item->ado.net data entity instead of writing all the commands in Package Manager and Command Prompt, it takes us a lot time and is risky (easy to write commands wrong). Bring the designer back.

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow Editor|C++|formatting|Spacing|binary operators to have separate options for different operators

                        I would prefer the Options for Editor|C++|formatting|Spacing|binary operators to allow separate options for different operators.

                        In maths it is common to write 2x + 3y which reads better in code as 2*x + 3*y i.e. spacing is used for add/subtract, not for multiply/divide, and that is our coding style, for our mathematical software.

                        The default of spacing on (which is OK) surprised me when cutting & pasting, so I explored the options.

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • set when

                          private bool _flag;

                          public bool Flag
                          {
                          get { return _flag; }
                          set when (_flag != value)
                          {
                          _flag = value;
                          OnPropertyChanged();
                          }
                          }

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                            1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • At India we have VM at DataCenter, with Windows 2012 Server & SQL Server 2012, we need monthly subscription for Visual Studio 2012, Steps ?

                            At India we have VM at DataCenter, with Windows 2012 Server & SQL Server 2012, we need monthly subscription for Visual Studio 2012, Steps Pls ?

                            Will the below link server the purpose?
                            https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=ms.vs-professional-monthly

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                              0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • When working with several workspaces, it can be difficult to tell which one applies to the current window. For instance, if I'm going to un

                              Unshelving changes can be ambiguous about which workspace it is going to unshelve to. I think it would be nice if workspace was promoted to be up next to my VS login so I could easily and globally switch between workspaces.
                              This would prevent accidentally unshelving changes to the wrong location, and make it more clear where I am working.

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                                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  1 comment  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • C# Interactive Window DataTips

                                  It would be very helpful to add DataTips to the C# Interactive Window. When I am dynamically writing/running code in the Interactive Window, I need to be able to inspect the properties of my in-memory variables, just like I do when running a solution in debug mode. Having to use Console.Writeline() to display this information is very inconvenient.

                                  Thanks,

                                  John

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                                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Please add a ignore step in the debugger, so we can bypass a line while debugging. Also add a way to select code to ignore during debugging.

                                    We often run into a bug when debugging and its awkward to select the current execution point and drag it down each time. Having an additional function key to move to the next line without executing the current line would be useful. If the current line is a conditional, it should move to the next line in the execution sequence.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • use Android SDK folder "C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Android\sdk" instead of ".\ProgramFiles\.."

                                      Please use the standard Android SDK install path "C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Android\sdk" instead of installing into ".\ProgramFiles (x86)\Android\android-sdk".

                                      Thanks!

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                                        2 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Quit Eliminating Keyboard Functionality

                                        Edit.GenerateMethod
                                        Edit.GenerateField
                                        Edit.GenerateProperty
                                        Edit.GenerateEnumMember
                                        Edit.GenerateConstructor
                                        *Edit.InvokeSnippetFromShortcut

                                        All of these were assignable keyboard commands that I used RELIGIOUSLY. Now suddenly in 2015 Enterprise they are gone. And yes, I can "Ctrl+." to get the window and the cutesy visual **** but that is a two stage operation. my "Ctrl+K,Ctrl+M" was one stage, and boom I had a method. As for Invoke Snippet suddenly, the command is still there but I get "unavailable at this time" where "tab tab" works. I am not habituated to using tab in this fashion nor should i have to change when the command exists it just…

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                                        • Compile by filter

                                          I would like to have an option Compile filter when i right click on a filter in the solution explorer

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