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  1. News on Visual Studio

    The News links should open with in VS itself - instead of spawning another browser.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support starting VS with a line number argument

      When you double click a match in GrepWin and the target application is Notepad++ it opens the file and immediately scrolls to the line of the match. I don't know how this works but it would be awesome if VS supported it. I assume that GrepWin and Notepad++ cooperate in some way, possibly using a command line argument (e.g. "notepadpp.exe filepath linenumer").

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • CodeLens: Reflect references count on public fields

        Reflect references count on public fields as it is done on public properties.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • avoid locking up the UI thread in Visual Studio...

          There are a number of scenarios (loading into a solution for the first time, reloading a solution due to new versions of files from version control, etc.) where the Visual Studio UI thread will become completely unresponsive. Can't all that work be done on a background thread so that the text editor is always responsive? If some features are unavailable until the load completes (intellisense, etc) that's fine, but the UI should never become completely unresponsive like that. It seems as though time consuming tasks are being done on the UI thread as opposed to a low priority background worker…

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 希望对中国的用户安装的时候能提供第三方的软件的镜像,比如Andriod相关开发的,安装起来实在太慢了,重装系统都好几次了也没安装成功过

            希望对中国的用户安装的时候能提供第三方的软件的镜像,比如Andriod相关开发的,安装起来实在太慢了,重装系统都好几次了也没安装成功过

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              0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Native support documentation generation

              Almost every project required quality documentation. I was very surprised when not found in Visual Studio tool for generating documentation (XML is not considered). In my opinion for the IDE in 2016 should have this functionality.
              In addition, it is very tedious to check the possible exceptions in each of the methods in manually (to add to the comments). It would be nice if VisualStudio itself will check the possible exceptions in the method and report the absence of an exception in the comments.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Outlining of C# source to collapse the new language features.

                To improve readability
                When collapsing :

                bool IsValidPassword => Password?.IsValidPassword() ?? false;

                Should look like :

                bool IsValidPassword [...]

                The appearance should be the same as if you had declared the following then collapsed it.

                bool IsValidPassword
                {
                get
                {
                return Password?.IsValidPassword() ?? false;
                }
                }

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make C# interactive ( csi.exe ) compatible with cygwin

                  csi.exe does not work well on mintty.

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enable turning off Roslyn Code Fixes

                      I would like to speed up Visual Studio 2015 by disabling the analysis of my sourcecode by Roslyn (code analysis, code fixes, analyzers, etc) when I am working in C# projects. In previous releases of Visual Studio there were two options in the Tools menu >> Options >> Text Editor >> C# >> Advanced:

                      - Underline errors in the editor
                      - Show live semantic errors

                      I am a user of ReSharper, so I do not need this functionality. The reason I think Roslyn is causing the slow-down is that when I use the same version of ReSharper in VS2013, I…

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                        3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide option to include ignored tests in MSTest .trx output

                        Since the reporting options in VSO and TCM are extremely limited, we generate custom reports for management by processing the MSTest .trx output. Unfortunately this format excludes all ignored tests.

                        Please provide a way to include the ignored tests in the .trx output of a MSTest run. This will help us identify any automation code that exists but is not being used, so the tests can be investigated and updated/removed if needed.

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                          1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • New Sorting Algorithm

                          I created a new type of sorting algorithm that seems to be much faster than the ones usually used. I tested it against the default sorting function from <algorithm> for a list of integers of size 200000 containing numbers ranging from 1 to 10000000, and my function was much faster in sorting the list.

                          I tried searching how to offer a confidential idea to Microsoft, but I cannot find any information on it, so I am posting it here.

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                            0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add the exploratory test session as a work item on TFS

                            When you create Exploratory test session on MTM it's only visible on MTM, whereas it would be ideal to generate a work item id and create a separate work item type for the exploratory session.

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                              0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Link Build errors to Stack Overflow solutions

                              When a build error occurs, it would be great if VS used deep learning to determine if that specific error has a solution on Stack Overflow. When I click on the error, it could provide the possible fix.

                              This would greatly improve my workflow and allow known fixes to be found easier.

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                                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make Git Code Reviews more like TFS Code Reviews

                                Currently, the user experience for a Code Review in TFS vs a Code Review in Git differ like night and day with the former TFS Code Review process being infinitely more user friendly and intuitive than the comparable Git Code Review process.

                                https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/docs/tfvc/get-code-reviewed-vs
                                https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/docs/git/tutorial/pullrequest

                                Ideally, the user experience should be the same within Visual Studio should be IDENTICAL in terms of features regardless of whether the development team is using Git or TFS source control.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • "Navigate To" on C++

                                  On C++ project, I often search for a class.
                                  However, "Navigate To" suggests all symbols in the project, including many forward declarations.
                                  It's hard to find real declaration in those items.
                                  Visual Studio should arrange symbols in order of importance, and show special icons for forward declarations.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add a configurable web host in WCF Data Service Projects. When debugging Android projects, localhost doesn't work.

                                    With Xamarin, you can create Apps for Android and iOS. If your solution uses a WCF Data Service, the default settings will not let you access the service when debugging using an actual device. You can manually add a binding that refers to the actual machine name in the applicationhost.config but there is no guarantee it will not get overwritten. When developing for mobile devices, you need to be able to access the Data Service using the machine name and not localhost.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Android Emulators do not play video

                                      It's not an idea a such but more of a problem. I am developing a training course xamarin app which plays video. IOS and Windows emulators play the video fine but android just presents a blank screen.

                                      Can this be fixed?

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                                        0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Manage window layout through script.

                                        Allow users to manage window layout through script - F# for example. Allow implementation of rules regarding window position, anchoring, monitor selection, and so on, based on languages, file types, utility window classes, editing/debugging mode.

                                        Example:
                                        During editing:
                                        Present XML files on 1st monitor, anchored to the left side,
                                        Present CS files on 1st monitor, anchored to the right side,
                                        Present utility tools (C# interactive) on 2nd monitor...

                                        During debugging:
                                        ...

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add options for updates

                                          simple, create an option to have a folder where the downloads can go for the updates. my main hard drive is very low on space but i have another hard drive where I have the installation folder. since I'm trying to update visual studios, the windows HD drops to 0 mb, then i have to cancel the update and restart windows. the download wasn't removed when i cancelled the update. That is another problem when cancelling the update, why are the updates not being deleted when I cancel it from the HD?

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                                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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