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  1. Edit project file content inside visual studio

    It happend that I need to edit a project file, set some option add target file or import manualy, And I open the project file in an external editor. It would be good if we can apply this kind of edit inside the VS itself rather than opening the folder and opening project file in another editor.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Hot code replace

      In Eclipse, you can edit the files while the application is running. When you save, it checks if your code can be hot-swapped (same limitations as the Edit-and-Continue feature in VS) and replaces it without having to pause the application execution. This is very useful in game development as it allows to debug rendering very easily and efficiently. You can get more details about the Eclipse IDE feature here: https://wiki.eclipse.org/FAQ_What_is_hot_code_replace%3F

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • It would be fine if I could exclude some folders in "Find in Files".

        I want to search over our complete source base, but not the Test-dictionaries. Maybe a syntax for "Look in:" like "c:\OurSources\OurProject -f:"#_unittest , _meta" ". this would decrease the amount of findings and would increase the speed for me to find what I'm looking for!

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Display a Popup with any errors on the Scroolbar of a open file the way PyCharm Does when you hover over a area highlited in red.

          Pycharm has it where when you hover your mouse on the scroolbar it shows the code in a "view". VS should have the same thing but for Code with Errors showing "C####" or "CS###" for Language pecific compile errors.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • team explorer should show all solutions

            When adding a Git repository to the Team Explorer, it shows a list of up to 20 solutions in the repository. It would be great to have an option to remove this limit of 20.

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              0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Provide a Command palette like VS code

              I really love the VS code command palette (Ctrl+Maj+P) when I would like to do something without remembering the shortcut, For exemple adding cursors...

              A such thing should be really great in VS2015

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                1 comment  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Remember my Outlook.com credentials when I click "Remember me"

                It'd be really cool if Visual Studio could actually remember my username/password when I enter my credentials in the IDE or through the server explorer for the Azure account.

                Especially when there is a checkbox "Remember me" that does nothing. Keeps asking me for the same info every day.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Please add support for Ruby\ Ruby on Rails.

                  Please, add support for the Ruby language,Erb and for Ruby on Rails too, also,improve the overall Windows platform so you can easily use Ruby on Rails.

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      1 comment  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Class Browser Enhancements

                      A class browser with view and functionality similar to original Smalltalk class browser. It will contain three vertical sections for Namespaces, classes, and class members. When clicking on namespace, the class section will show only the contained classes and when clicking on class it will show its members in the third section. Double-click will jump to the target class or function. When clicking on the function it the code window will only show that function not the other functions in the same code file. Context-menu for each selected item in the three sections will have refactoring commands like Go to…

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Additional special access level for nesting and nested types

                        There is no special access level that allows nesting types to exclusively access nesting types and vice versa. This limits usefulness of nested types. It seems that the whole idea of having nested class is to provide special way of "communications" between nesting and nested classes in a way not accessible from/by outside "world".

                        Let's say that we have two more access levels:

                        - ForNesting - allows access from inside the type and also from the nesting type (including from more than one level up). Should be applicable to, at least, Procedures, Properties and Member Variables, and also to Constructors.…

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                          4 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • What the problem with Visual Studio Japam ? I started in English, but many times return to japanese ... Visual Studio Japan DON`T WORK WELL

                          If I started in English, please can you (Japan) continues in English and, NEVER RETURN TO JAPANESE ???

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Improved debugging

                            When debugging a large amount of time is spent tracing into boiler plate code or unwanted inner functions. We need more control over this.

                            Giving the code:

                            f( g(), h() );

                            It is rare to actually want to trace into g() or h(), only f( ) is important, but there is no way to get there quickly. It would be nice if we had a 'trace into outer' hot key or some other method of instantly dismissing the inner function calls.
                            Related is the ability to ignore access operators, such as -> or [ ]. It really is quite painful…

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                              1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • In Apache Cordova, provide more tools fro editing and configuring Gradle prior to build

                              It would be good to have more control of lint options prior to the Gradle build - we can edit the file now, but changing Cordova versions re-builds the Gradle.build file to a default. - Seems to ignore Gradle Extras file too.

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Managing overloaded functions in inline assembly directly

                                Looking at the seemingly poor consideration towards inline assembly in general (the lack of support for the 64-bit platform might be a signal), I'm afraid my suggestion gets lost in nothingness but there's no harm in trying.

                                What I ask...

                                Featuring a way to reference overloaded functions either by enabling a multipurpose C++ static_cast operator within __asm blocks or better yet through a slight and banal syntax expansion: adding function parenthesis embracing the type (followed by an optional name) of each parameter (essentially a half function declaration, with no return type nor calling convention). Giving a superficial evaluation (I'm open…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Find All References from Name property in Properties Window

                                  I'd like to be able to right-click on a control's name property in the Properties window and "Find All References". Otherwise I have to find an instance of the name in the code so I can do the same.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Pending Changes - adding related work item should default to associate

                                    In Team Explorer - Pending Changes, when adding related work items, it's maddening that it defaults to "Resolve" instead of "Associate". My Devs are constantly closing work items in this manner without realizing it!

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                                      0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Console log for VS Emulator for Android

                                      When running the VS emulator outside of Visual Studio, the emulator should have a console log window to be able to see the console.log outputs.

                                      This is my workflow. I launch the VS emulator using the emulator manager, then I use TACO CLI to build and run the app in the emulator. I need a way to be able to see the console logs!

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                                        0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Stop making Microsoft products because they just don't work

                                        Stop making Microsoft products because they just don't work

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                                          0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow comments to be copied from the Code Review window

                                          When reviewing code, I will often provide a code example. However, it's not possible for the recipient to copy that text.

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