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  1. Lock the docked windows

    make it possible to lock the doced windows to their current dock

    I am tired of trying to moving the windows by mistake

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Fix IOS projects by adding support for IPAD Pro in projects.

      Right now projects are not publishable under the universal platform because the IPAD 167px icon is not shipped and not present in the project properties.

      In addition there is no way to work with Asset Catalogs the way we do in Xamarin studio on mac

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        0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • get with the times - make so any change to the website auto-reloads the browser during development

        web developers expect that any time they make a change to a page that the site will automatically reload in the browser. Once you are used to this sort of behavior, using the old 'F5 to refresh' paradigm just seems cumbersome. See tools like reload, nodemon, browserfy, webpack-dev-server .

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          0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • pressing enter key move to next column of same row in datagridview

          in a datagridview , if we press enter , the focus will be sent to next row. if the focus moves to next column , very much flexible for developing inventory projects. so, please change the propagation of cursor from vertical to horizonta. . very very helpful to the developers.
          cell types - text/combobox . if include date - data type .very useful
          .thank u in advance

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add "Set as startup project" to Solution Explorer toolbar

            Hello,
            Please add button "Set as startup project" to Solution Explorer toolbar. It should be very handy especially in the large solutions, when you switch projects frequently.
            Thank you

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Auto suggest modern C++

                Auto suggest modern C++. When a person types older style C++ allow for automatic suggestions as to how they could modernize their code. Anything from just suggesting using auto all the way up to more complicated suggestions involving make_unique and whatnot.

                Pretty much if the person starts passing around pointers or using new and delete, (or sudder, using malloc and free) they could have this option turned on and it would pretty much offer to refactor their code for them. Line by line.

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Linux console window automatically come up

                  Have Linux Console automatically open on run.

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Tell user if they opted to use instructions that are not supported on current CPU.

                    In visual C++, we're given options to use SSE/AVX instructions. But if one mistakenly choose an instruction set that is more than current arch. he/she is using. The program would easily goes wrong.

                    I think it would be better if the compiler/IDE can ask user if they are intended of doing so (for example, cross-compiling).

                    And if it is obviously cross-compiling, like targeting ARM systems, compilers would ignore and left it to the developer.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Implement an Autosave/Recover system like that in SublimeText

                      A feature I heavily rely on is in Sublime Text. When the editor is force-quit, or the system has a Kernel Panic, Sublime keeps a copy of all open files in the state they were last.

                      This has often proven useful for avoiding loss of work between save points, as well as maintaining a long running but un-saved list of notes as a tab in each project I have open.

                      Would be awesome if VS Code could recover from a force-quit, or kernel panic in a similar fashion.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Work on making integration with Gulp build tool (Node.js) more seamless.

                        I had to do a lot of crazy stuff to make Visual Studio 2017 and Gulp work together. That is because Gulp is building the .ts files and Visual Studio interferes with it.

                        1. Use "From Existing Node Project" and uncheck "Create Directory For Solution".
                        TASK RUNNER EXPLORER COMES INTEGRATED IN VS 2017!
                        2. Set server.ts as node.js startup file
                        3. IMPORTANT! Go to Tools > Options > Projects and Solutions > External Tools Set Visual Studio Code to use external node.js or next step won't work and you'll get errors about the version of node.js, sass, etc. I explicitly…

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Nuget Package Manager updating packages for whole solution-change the Uninstall to ask "Are You Sure?"

                          When managing packages for the whole solution, and there's an upgrade available, it's too easy to accidentally hit "Uninstall" instead of "Install" and realize too late that you just deleted package references a bunch of projects.

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                          • "Copy link to selection on VSO" from the VS IDE context menu

                            I love sharing links to highlighted snippets of code using VSO's "Copy link to selection" button. It would be great if I could do the same straight from the IDE.

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              • In Call hierarchy , remove Calls To folder

                                The calls to folder lever are really needless

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Reorder watched items

                                  Currently the items listed in the Watch window cannot be re-ordered. I often find myself stepping through code and watching variables with related variables next to one another. If I did not plan ahead the order than I have to delete and re-add. Dragging an item in the watch window seems to always re-add to end

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                                  • CodeLens: include markup references in reference count

                                    Currently, CodeLens will count all references to a method or property in the code-behind of an ASP.Net page, but does not count references in markup pages.
                                    Consider a method to select data from a database. Invoking it in a code-behind page will increase the reference count, but naming it as the SelectMethod of an ObjectDataSource will not.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add a feature to quickly diff two text blocks (without saving into a file and use tools.diff...)

                                      When refactoring and extracting methods to be shared, I often have the problem that I see similar code that could be replaced with the extracted method.

                                      I'd like to use the diff view to see the differences, but in order to do that I need to copy and paste both blocks into separate temp files, save them and use VS diff tool on them.

                                      This can be massively simplified and would be a good productivity enhancement.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • CORE FEATURE: Share Projects across Visual Studio Accounts

                                        THIS IS A CORE FEATURE
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                                        The UseCase is same as Dropbox - share a folder/project in on Visual Studio Account and have it available in the other Visual Studio Account.

                                        Just like with Dropbox, the client simply manages their own VS project and shares them with other VSO users. They can then login to their VSO and see the projects.

                                        At the moment, you can share projects but it MUST be under a single VSO account.

                                        I am astounded that VSO does not support this, especially when moved to the cloud which should have provided improved ability for this.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Invocation of a constexpr function that indexes an array with a constant argument greater than the bounds of the array does not generate a w

                                          For example, the following code compiles without even a warning at /W4

                                          constexpr int values[] = { 1, 2, 3 };

                                          inline constexpr int doit(size_t index) { return values[index]; }

                                          int main(void)
                                          {
                                          std::cout << doit(3) << std::endl;
                                          }

                                          Note, however, that something like:

                                          constexpr int value = doit(3);

                                          fails to compile (as it should). Seems like this would be a trivial thing to do given that replacing doit(3) with something like doit(0) *does* get evaluated at compile time and the resulting machine code is to simply push the value '0' onto the stack

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