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  1. Allow file/folder exclude in Visual Studio 2015 based on project.json exclude list

    like **node_modules**, **bower_components** files/folders I don't want to see **typings** and/or some other file/folders in solution explorer. IDE should exclude those based on project.json exclude list.

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      0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support multiple git configs for added accounts

      I use my machine for both personal use, and work, and so have my corporate and personal accounts added to visual studio. It would be great if I could have a git config associated with each account and have the ability to switch between them so that when I'm doing work, I can commit with my work git config, and when working on my own projects, use my personal config

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • support for design low resolution winform software with high resolution desktop like surface book

        i am a winform developer and i recently bought a surface book and when i open a form in design mode, it is very small and untidy and i can't do anything with that . please support for design low resolution winform software with high resolution desktop like surface book

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          0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • SSL Option for IIS Express

          In ASP.NET Web projects - and especially ASP.NET 5 Web Project which can't run full IIS application in place - it would be really useful to specify that the IIS Express instance is accessible remotely.

          Currently there are options for Windows Auth and SSL, another checkbox for remote port access would be very useful.

          Since IIS is cannot be run in-place, IIS Express is how most of us will do debugging most of the time and remote access is a key component for many scenarios, chief among them mobile development. It should be easy as an option to enable remote…

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          • Disable breakpoint for short period of time

            the idea is to disable a breakpoint for specific short period of time for example 10 seconds.

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              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Visio Edition

              1. Please find code for Vision Enterprise Architects 2005
              2. Convert this code to be compatible with Visual Studio 2015 and C#5 and NET 4.5.1
              3. Keep all design and all features, fonts and diagrams exactky as it was before
              4. Make installation file for Visio Enterprise Architects 2015 and include it as a new feature in VS2015 SP2.

              5.

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              • In CodeMaps, when hovering over a link, show the actual "linking code"

                Eg. for a method call, show a few lines around the call, like in CodeLens references.

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                • Update VSAE projects to support pre and post build events

                  Visual Studio Authoring Extensions (VSAE) doesn't support pre and post build events.

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                  • Keep developer into VS2015 IDE when checking a XAML build

                    As mentionned with the VS2015 and TFS 2015 Update 1 Release Notes (https://www.visualstudio.com/news/tfs2015-update1-vs#fixed) the developper shall be able to STAY within the VS2015 IDE when looking at a XAML build (double clic on a build or build definition) but it is not.

                    It keeps sending me to the Web based build explorer just as if i was looking at a vNext build. Fix this please in update 2.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Expand all and Collapse all in Property manager.

                      Clicking on each node to either expand or collapse is cumbersome if there is a lot of property sheets. also a feature to remove certain properties for certain configurations instead of selecting properties one by one would be also great. thanks!

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow Printing Hit Count in Tracepoint

                        It would be very useful to have a tracepoint message that was something like: "Call FooBar, count=$HITCOUNT" that prints the current hitcount of the function. Currently I have to add a custom counter in source to each location to achieve a similar effect.

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                          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • keep namespace on the same line

                          Add an option to keep namespaces on the same line.

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Provide Unit Testing for WF

                            Update the old CodePlex Microsoft.Activities.UnitTesting and build it into the framework with associated VS tooling.

                            Sadly it looks like WF is now abandoned.

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                              under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow screenshots to be copied to the clipboard

                              When you take a screenshot of the emulator, your only option is to save it to a file. I open paste screenshots in chat and email, and it's a few extra steps to save to a file, open file, copy.

                              10 votes
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                              • Allow me to ignore extension suggestions

                                I like the new "suggested extensions" based on my project feature recently introduced. However, after viewing the suggestions, maybe I want the feature to be enabled but just to ignore any extensions I mark that I don't want.

                                Right now I can only leave it enabled or "Don't show again" which I assumes fully disables it. I'd like to keep it on for new extension notifications but just would like it to ignore ones I don't want so it doesn't get in the way

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                                  0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Debugging should go to the instance method not the interface method

                                  When debugging code and we stumble on a method that is an interface method, the debugger will go to the interface file, but our problem is in the implementation class of that interface method, so if you can provide a way that the debugger will go to the implementation method immediately, then it will help us a lot, as more and more developers are using IoC, and patterns, so more and more interfaces will be used.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • folding

                                    Allow folding a foldable section from the bottom. Currently, a function has a square ⊞ button that indeicates that it can be folded. However, scrolling down to its end there is no button there to fold it upwards.
                                    Instead of a square you could use a directed up/down "box" it owuld make the fold direction quite clear.

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                                    • BitConverter.GetBytes

                                      Add a version which does not create an array on the heap, but takes an array as an argument.

                                      In the view of performance, I've often come across scenarios where I could reuse a byte array, instead of having Bitconverter create a new byte array each call. Which is bogging down performance a lot.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Start thinking about C++17 Concepts support of vc compiler

                                        Although the c++17 is still on its out-coming way, I'm wondering if the compiler team may consider it now and seriously? because it could be another long('very' like) time to wait it to be implemented into the compiler if the dev. team decided to start relevant works after C++17's out. The soon the work started the ampler time to completion the feature support.

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                                        • Italicize (or at least color code) member varibles when used in functions

                                          It would help to be able to easily distinguish member variables from local variables without resorting to a leading "this." prefix (C#) or the usual "m_" (C++).

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