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  1. Add filters in "find result" window

    It would be nice to add some filtering options in Find Results window (like Grouping by file name, exclude file, filter *.xaml) ...

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      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support custom JavaScript reference groups

      I work on a lot of different projects (not doing nearly the same thing over and over). It would be helpful to me to be able to define my own JS reference groups for intellisense.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Remove the "Sign in" requirement to Visual Studio 2015.

        Remove the "Sign in" requirement to Visual Studio 2015.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Leave client to choose programming languages to install

          For example I am a C# programmer, I don't want to install Visual Basic, F#, JavaScript and other.
          You can implement the option to add some language if I'll need it after VS install.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow to set themes, syntax highlighting, and colors per file type.

            Sublime Text and Notepad++ both allow for changing the background, syntax highlights, and other colors based on the file type. Normally, I have several tabs open displaying html, css, and js files. It is nice to have a different color experience per file type.

            Thank you for considering my suggestion.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add a table-of-content-window listing all procedures and other items of the current code file.

              The content should be similar to what is available in the drop-down lists at the top of the C# editor, but it should be in a window docked to the side of the IDE.
              There should be some sorting and grouping options.
              The CodeMaid add-in is doing it right, but such basic functionality should be a standard part of VS, so it is also available for the Express editions.

              14 votes
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                1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Option to turn on new features with each new release of .net

                Please, please, do not have new features/options turned on by default for .net. let the users who want to try these items out go turn them on. I am not the only one who wastes time figuring out how to turn/hack them off. Real programmers who know how to do real programming do not need such trivial things to deal with.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add ability to log to Output window with custom source

                  Add the ability to log to the output window like Debug.Write() does, but under a custom "source". So I could for instance code Output.Write("DB Calls", Value) and then have the ability to right click on the output window and filter by "DB Calls". Otherwise my debug window gets super cluttered.

                  4 votes
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                  • we need c# linq operator => in vb.net

                    in linq while using lambda expression in c# we normally use =>

                    it is nice we have it in vb too

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Since the build was zipped for deploy to azure, shouldn't i be able to download that zip ?

                      Since the build was zipped for deploy to azure, shouldn't i be able to download that zip ?

                      e.g. in build log
                      PackageUsingManifest:
                      Packaging into C:\a\f05b6fea\staging\*************.zip.

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                        0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Visual Studio 2015 PRO without MSDN

                        Currently I have Visual Studio 2013 PRO without MSDN. I have had MSDN in the past but it is not part of my budget to get it again. I don't see from your list of VS products where you are going to continue having this version, I am asking that you continue to have Visual Studio PRO without MSDN. It is my impression I can't use the community version for business product so it is useless to me unless I am misunderstanding "non-enterprise applications". It seems you are forcing small companies into MSDN.

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                          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make XAML design view undockedable so that it can be moved to another monitor

                          I don't want to get rid of the XAML design view. I just want to make it live on another monitor.

                          I also want that single design view to correspond to the XAML text editor view that currently has focus. So when I switch to a different XAML page the design view switches to track it.

                          I've seen a few other requests for this (multimon support) that have been marked as completed in VS2015, but as far as I can tell all that has happened is that it is now possible to disable the XAML design view entirely, which is…

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                            1 comment  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow multiple languages (C#,VB,F#) in the same project

                            Now with Roslyn this could be possible.

                            It's very annoying that you have to convert C# to VB just to include a class/function/snippet in your VB project, and viceversa.
                            If all code compiles to MSIL, then why we cannot use different NET languages in the same project.

                            Another example is a function in F#, you may want to use some functions that will simplify/improve your project (C#/VB) and it's better to do it in a functional language, but you don't want to code all your project in F#, nor want to create a separate project in F# with its DLL…

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                              3 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • REGEX exact match improvement

                              Kindly asking you to implement the small improvement to c# regex
                              the idea is following
                              .{,3} - up to 3 symbols match
                              .{3,5} - between 3 to 5 symbols match
                              .{3,} - 3 and more
                              .{3} - exactly 3 symbols
                              I need the next mentioned improvement (!)
                              .{3|4|5... etc.} - exactly 3 or 4 or ...

                              for instance match like this (.{3}(?:.{2})?) is not pretty useful because when quantity of symbols is 4, the match of 3 symbols is still present!
                              I need matches with exactly 3 OR 5 symbols... OR ... etc (if mentioned in mask) and no matches…

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                • Modify CultureData to support PersianCalendar

                                  Currently, the windows OS does not return the correct Calendar for "fa-IR" culture, so anytime you create a new CultureInfo instance you end up with a wrong calendar!
                                  I couldn't help but notice in the .net reference source there's also a similar issue with the "zh-TW" culture which you have managed to fix when you make reference to CalendarIds property, as you can see here:
                                  http://referencesource.microsoft.com/#mscorlib/system/globalization/culturedata.cs,93714edd02838809

                                  As mentioned above there's a line of code in culturedata.cs class which fixes ""zh-TW"" culture with Calendar.CAL_TAIWAN
                                  I suggest you do the same with PersianCalendar (which is a built-in type within .net framework)
                                  I…

                                  60 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Provide a step by step wizard for MVVM across all platforms with data connectivity

                                    Provide a step by step wizard for MVVM across all platforms with data connectivity

                                    6 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Introduce static typing to html views for better integration with JavaScript/TypeScript/AngularJS

                                      To help developers building and maintaining web applications that depend on JavaScript/TypeScript it would help immensely to be able to rely on intellisense to provide useful suggestions/completions for AngularJS based models and expressions.

                                      E.g. It would be great if visual studio knew how to autocomplete the "model.property" in the following html snippet:
                                      ng-model="model.property"

                                      Also, even better would be if it could provide snippets for common expressions like those used by the ng-repeat directive.
                                      item in arrayModel
                                      (index, value) in arrayModel
                                      etc

                                      Where intellisense can provide arrayModel from the scope's known members.

                                      13 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support Object Initializers on ExpandoObjects

                                        The following really seems like a feature that should work, but it gives a compiler error:

                                        dynamic expando = new ExpandoObject {
                                        FirstName = "David",
                                        LastName = "Lee"
                                        };

                                        It makes sense for Object Initializers to work on all types that implement IDynamicMetaObjectProvider. This inline initialization is especially useful when you want to pass the object inline as a parameter.

                                        For example:

                                        RegisterOptions(
                                        first: new ExpandoObject { FirstName = "A", LastName = "B" },
                                        second: new ExpandoObject { FirstName = "C", LastName = "D" },
                                        third: new ExpandoObject { FirstName = "E", LastName = "F" }
                                        };

                                        Instead of:

                                        dynamic…

                                        31 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • microsoft NuGet visual studio 2015 package failed while installing vs2015 preview

                                          hi, i wanted to install vs2015 preview and microsoft NuGet visual studio 2015 package failed, what can i do to solve the problem?

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