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  1. File Dialog

    It's impossible to position at a precised point the OpenFileDialog and SaveFileDialog of WinForm Control on the desktop. The (X,Y) position property doesn't existent and it's cannot be computed clearly.
    Example:
    openFileDialog1.Left=...
    openFileDialog1.Top=...
    or to be centered on screen or on the parent(application)

    Please, make them localisable !

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      0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Please create a .NET Core Unikernel, Nano Server is too Big

      Containers like Docker and Server OSs like Nano Server are too big and bring to much baggage. Please create an ultra tiny .NET Core Unikernel for the ultimate cloud OS. Make sure it runs perfect in Hyper-V and Xen.

      Some background links:
      http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/drawbridge/
      http://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Unikernels
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9F4pn9Lngc
      https://www.linux.com/news/enterprise/cloud-computing/819993-7-unikernel-projects-to-take-on-docker-in-2015

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Compatibility with older VS version For VB Programming

        Can we have a setting to turn off [ & _ ] To [ & ] for VB Programming. Because of the compatibility with older VS version.

        It is very important for Developer to choose new IDE or not.
        After Editing VB file in VS2015, the file will be found syntax error by other VS version (2012, 2010, 2008).

        We are looking forward the new patch/ fix for that Compatibility issue.

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Rename Variable Window

          In the newly introduced Rename variable Window, the new name is being shown in black color in the dark theme. Sometimes its hard detect, so it will be helpful if you can use a lighter color when a dark theme is used

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • F5/Debug should automatically deploy the latest version when running on local machine

            When building a UWP I shouldn't have to deploy and then debug each time. Debugging on my local machine should automatically deploy the latest code

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              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Figure out graceful support for switching user accounts - no more devenv /resetuserdata

              Please figure out a graceful way to handle switching user accounts The vast majority of the time when I switch user accounts in VS (i.e., from my personal account to my work account) is fails and I have to use devenv /resetuserdata

              The year is 2016..You are a world leader in technology. You should be able to handle multiple accounts.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add Webservice Reference for WADL

                Please add the capability to auto-generate a Proxy for Webservice, the same way as it is possible for WSDL.
                Project > References > Add Service Reference ... and this should also discover WADL and not only WSDL.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make Ctrl-F search box not send you back to editor after last result. This makes me accidentally delete code all the time.

                  Make Ctrl-F search box not send you back to editor after last result. This makes me accidentally delete code all the time. I hit enter looking for next result, but don't realize I am now deleting the last thing it found.

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                    0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Short project desription to be displayed in Solution Explorer

                    I would like to be able to add a short description to my projects, which will display when I mouse hover over the project node in Solution Explorer.

                    Useful in the cases where I am not fully sure "what is this project doing"

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • TFS -> View History -> Actual Version should be shown bold!

                      TFS -> View History -> Actual Version should be shown bold!

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                        0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Set automatic breakpoint

                        The issue is that e.g. my program is running and I can perform different actions in it (e.g. delete item) but I don't know what is the first function that will be executed in my project. So I need to guess and find the function first, what can be a lot of wasted time in some huge project.

                        It would be nice that after I perform some action in my program (e.g. delete item) it would automatically hit the "virtual" breakpoint inside the first executed function in my project.

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                          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • I think it would be a great Idea for all VB.Net developers if you can add a setting just like in C# to remove the new line on ENTER key

                          I think it would be a great Idea for all VB.Net developers if you can add a setting just like in C# to remove the new line on ENTER key press for the Intellisence

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Multiple Run/Debug configurations separate from Build configurations

                            To have an image of what I want to describe please look how this is done in the Eclipse IDE. So the idea is to separate Run/Debug parameters from build configuration and allow to define multiple named sets of such parameters. So end user can choose Build configuration to specify how to build project and and Run configuration to specify set of run/debug parameters to run the project.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Send Promising Rakhi and Rakhi Reward to India Through Online

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                              No matter whether it’s Diwali, holi or perhaps…

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                              • Samba support

                                In Visual Studio 2015 I open a symbolic link (symlink) to a cpp-file which are located on a Linux server and connected to Windows using Samba. When I save this file, Visual Studio 2015 replaces the symlink by the cpp file (and does not store in the original cpp file itself). This is a clear bug since it changes my file system structure. Older versions of VS did not show this behaviour, they worked correctly and saved into the cpp-file that was pointed to by the symlink. Microsoft refuses to fix this bug because they say it happens by using…

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Reference Manager: versionnumber ordering of equally named assemblies

                                  in reference manager, assemblies with the same name are ordered wrong. I suggest you order the assemblies of course first by name, but second _correctly_ by versionnumber, so splitting the string by "." and then correctly comparing the parts against each other.

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                                  • Provide better tools to fix "Found conflicts between different versions of the same dependent assembly that could not be resolved" warnings

                                    How about a double-click triggered dialog that explains exactly where the conflict arises? having to change build verbosity and search through that mess is not fun.

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                                    • Fix visual Studio 2015 profiler so that it can profile a process with 1GB or more of resident memory

                                      I have a large process that I need to profile. I can't get the profiler in VS 2015 to complete a snapshot with this process. It's acting like it has some kind of 32bit limit on memory management. Please fix this issue so that large processes can be profiled.

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                                      • Make the Profiler in Visual Studio be more productive with reference variable names

                                        I guess for more than a decade, Java has had profilers and VM support for the variable names of referencing var iables/field names to be visible so that in complex objects with multiple of the same type of references, the actual instance refeirence could be identified

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                                        • make it possible for the profiler in VS 2015 survive across a hibernate/sleep event.

                                          I sometimes need to close my laptop and go somewhere else to continue working on a profiling session. Why can't VS survive the hibernate/sleep event and keep going when I get back to it?

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