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  1. Cannot expand regions on touch screen in VS 2015

    On a touch screen, there is no way to expand / contract #regions in the code editor. This makes browsing code especially difficult since much of the rest of the text editor works well for touch.

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      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Automatic importation of javascript modules when referencing them in code

      PHPStorm and Webstorm from Jetbrains currently does this. When you are creating an Angular 2 component, and you reference a directive... if it's not already added as an import at the top of the file it will be if needed.

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • add test in code analysis c++ for virtual destructor in the parent class when inherited class has data

        When an inherit class declares data, the parent class should include a virtual destructor. When the parent does not declare the destructor virtual the data in the inherited class does not get destroyed and can leave lots of garbage around.

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          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • copy fully qualified names of entities (classes, members)

          In Eclipse I always liked that I could right click an entity (class, member, etc), either in the editor or in any other view that represented that entity (like the class outline) and copy its fully qualified name to the clipboard (menu item "copy fully qualified name").

          This does not seem to be available in Visual Studio. However, it is terribly useful. I find myself stitching the fully qualified name by hand at least once a day

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            3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make the Visual Studio installer more customizable (more than VS 2015)

            Let the user choose whether to install or not features such a Visual Basic or C#, and for which platform to develop. Although Visual Studio 2015 brought a good improvement in the setup process choices (hence the "Make the Visual Studio installer more customizable" idea, voted 1715 times, recently marked as completed) there is still a lot of room to do better. The Visual Studio 6 granularity was just perfect, why now there are so few choices? Why do users need to install the full .NET SDK if they are not going to do any .NET development? Why tools for…

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              5 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Create Download Scripts instead of online installer packages (Like vs2015 installer)!

              there is no value added IT and no manageability and/or USER EXPERIENCE in online installer packages.

              What we need is a simple FTP server and a download manager because:
              1- you can Schedule/Automatic downloads (On High traffic or slow links or ...)
              2- you can pause download or change a downloads' priorities (maybe something more important has come up)
              3- you can save files where ever you want (not just installer cache, maybe different products have same prerequisites)
              4- you can see actual download progress and the total size of files in bytes (and an estimation of how long it…

              6 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • allow individuals to remove themselves from VSTS accounts.

                Working as a consultant, I've slowly gathered access to a set of accounts I no longer contribute to (or have been abandoned altogether). I should be able to remove my own access to these accounts.

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                  0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • insert generated c# methods in a consistent location

                  when generating methods in c# the new methods are appearing in odd an inconsistent locations.

                  If the method is being generated in the same class, it used to be inserted below the method it was generated from. If the new method was generated in a different class, it would be inserted at the bottom.

                  Now its inconsistent. I just generated 4 methods in a row into a separate class, and they appeared in the middle, with existing methods between them.
                  Methods generated in the same file are appearing two or three methods below the current method.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Fix inconsistency: c# or VB use different UI to display EXACTLY the same information

                    WHY

                    a c# and vb project properties use a different UI to display exactly the same properties ?

                    example:
                    vb => [window]properties/[tab]compiler/[button]advanced compilation options/define debug
                    c# => [window]properties/[tab]generate/define debug
                    vb =>[window]properties/[tab]references
                    c# => solution explorer

                    same goes for different kind of project (console vs web for exemple)

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                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • An explanatory animation of the object next event in the Properties window (GIF) is added to very good.

                      Özellikler penceresindeki nesne olaylarının yanına açıklayıcı olarak animasyon (GIF) eklenirse çok iyi olur.

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                      An explanatory animation of the object next event in the Properties window (GIF) is added to very good.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 3 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Happiness comes from satisfaction

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                            0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 6 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • can you do 3D as well

                              i like it so fare nice job also think about doing 3D work

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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Adanced file search for Solution Explorer Search

                                It would be very nice if I could make a search in Solution Explorer like this one : "MyFolderA/Items/abcd/AClass.cs" . Right now we can only search for "AClass.cs" or "Items" etc. Since Solution Explorer displays the solution tree (and most of them are real files related) than, I'm searching the files or folders: With this ability of searching with both directories and file names Solution Explorer will be very usefull.

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • If you stop a test case half way through running, becuase your debugging, show it within it's own column within Test Explorer

                                  When in the process of writing or fixing a test, I constantly stop the test half way through. Which in turn causes the test just show up within the not run column. I then move off the test to fix an issue and then have to file navigate back to the test in order to run it again. Having it under a header of active development would allow me to isolate the tests I'm working on so I don't have always find the test within a large list or navigate back to the file only to right click and kick…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow user to tie a test case to start up when pressing the start button

                                    Just like Set as Startup page in Asp.net. Allow the user to Set Test Case as Startup. This will allow a tester to follow the same usage pattern as when they are developing the application. As I find myself constantly clicking the play button and launching the application and not the test case I'm working on. As the flow is different.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • If file is read only when compiling and the user hits cancel, stop compiling.

                                      User scenario: User edits a file and starts to run. But the file has not been checked out yet and the "Save of Read-Only File" message box pops up. User clicks cancel so they can grab the full path and check the file out within Source Depot.

                                      Issue: User hits cancel so they don't forget to check out the file. But the compile continues to run the old code. Which is not helpful to the user at all. Cancel should mean cancel the compile. Just like when a user is restarting their computer and a file has not been saved.…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Improve WebDeploy so that one can mark files as "do not publish" (like back in Expression web etc.)

                                        Back with Frontpage and even Expression Web you could mark files "do not publish".

                                        With WebDeploy, you can't do that.

                                        This means that when you have a file (like connectionstrings.config in nopcommerce) that has strings for the local app, it gets published and overwrites the one on the web server! making it no longer work.

                                        Improve WebDeploy so that one can mark files as "do not publish" (like back in Expression web etc.)

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                                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • to add support for workitem management in TEE CLC.

                                          It'd be great if I could use tf workitem on Linux/Mac, just as I could do tfpt workitem if I only used Windows/VS.

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