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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make it easier to add python modules

      I am trying to make a simple keylogger in python but I need modules but I can't find the way to add the modules

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Preserve cursor position when opening multiple windows on the same file

        I often open the same file multiple times so I can see multiple parts of it at the same time.

        However, it is really annoying that the new window (Window -> New Window) jumps at the beginning of the file and does not preserve the cursor position from the original position. This means I have to waste time re-positioning whenever I spawn a new window

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Option to disable file nesting in ASP.NET 5 / MVC 6 projects

          Can we please have a way to disable the auto file nesting in ASP.NET 5 / MVC 6 projects? In some folder structures it can be extremely annoying - for example, if the folder itself already represents a group of related files, in which case the additional nesting becomes highly frustrating.

          Also, the auto nesting is highly inconsistent:
          It nests .css, .js and .ts under .html, but for some reason .less and .scss are not nested, despite the fact that they are conceptually exactly the same as .ts - they just compile to .css instead of .js.

          There really need…

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            6 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Show current sprints total point value

            In VSTS (Visual Studio Team Services) the current sprint should show the committed points. This is a usability enhancement. This optimization would allow teams during sprint planning to view their committed points directly in the upcoming sprint without going to the backlog and clicking the Velocity graph.

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              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 编译成本机码建议

              希望不要只增加开发语言和工具,看似强大的IDE环境,实际上显得很臃肿。不应仅关注IDE环境的强大功能,应该还要考虑程序的运行效率。因此,强烈要求在下一个版本,支持用VB,C#语言开发的桌面应用,编译成本机代码,这是所有程序员最希望看到的功能,而你们一直没有实现,导致大部分程序员在用C#开发CS模式的软件时非常困惑,因为程序的运行效率太低,而采用代码混淆的方式保护代码的安全性实在太鸡肋。真搞不懂,支持编译成本机代码,是一项很重要且极具竞争力的功能,你们怎么一直都没有提供。C++都支持编译成本机代码难道C#不支持吗?希望你们不要再固执而找种种理由,迟早会为此付出惨重的代价,导致中国的开发人员不得不抛弃你们的IDE而使用其它的开发环境,开发机遇桌面的应用。

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add error correction "hints" to editor

                For example, when a (C#) call doesn't match the method signature because of something the editor can easily figure out and suggest the fix. Like a calling parameter is missing "ref" in front of it. The editor could use the same "2 references" type of font and inject "ref?" in the correct spot in the code. The user can then just click on the "ref?" and the "ref" will get inserted. And perhaps if there is a "ref" when there should be one, the editor could use a strike-through font for the "ref" and the user can simply click on…

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Expand TypeScript TreeNode in solution explorer to display Class and members

                  Enable to expand a TS file to display it's definition (Classes and methods) would allow to search the solution explorer for a given function or member. This would allow us to use the search feature of solution explorer to find type script functions. Useful for projects with a lot of typescript files.

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add a Publish Function to RTVS R projects

                    In Visual Studio with R Tools for Visual Studio, I create an R project consisting of .R source files, data files, and other files. To publish this project, I add a selection of the files to a .zip file. I put particular files in particular folders, as expected by my R project; e.g. I put the data files in a "Data" folder, inside the folder that contains the .R source files. I would like to automate this process, such that I specify files and locations, and obtain a zip file when I publish the project.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Binding details in live property explorer

                      Show the source of a value of property along with binding details + errors if any for the properties.

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                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Solution explorer obeys .gitignore

                        Have the solution explorer obey .gitignore files. This way certain file types could be excluded and the file tree could be generated automatically.

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                          0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Navigate within a class(Ctrl +Alt + ,) similar to Ctrl + , Navigate in solution.

                          Navigation using the dropdown is fine, but it would be greate to be able to have a more efficiant alternative similar to Ctrl + ,

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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Find and Replace scope buttons instead of dropdown

                            The dropdown menu hides the scope options that are available.
                            Please consider a panel of buttons with pictograms.

                            These buttons could even show the number of hits for the current, as well as open documents.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add the Ignored() method to class Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UnitTesting.Assert

                              Sometimes executing a test may not be suitable, depending on a situation that can only be detected at run time of the test. In this case I call Assert.inconclusive() but I would rather call Assert.Ignored() because 'inconclusive' usually means that the test is not completely implemented. Further, knowing how many tests are 'ignored' rather than 'inconclusive' improves knowledge about our test suite.
                              The [Ignore] attribute will not do because it must be defined when the test is implemented, not when it runs.

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                              • make a multi-option picklist or checkbox field

                                Create an additional field type that allows for a list of options as a checkbox for each to allow users to multi-select rather than current drop-down field which limits to one answer

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                                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow installing multiple updates at once or installing updates without running the IDE

                                  Currently, you need to run the Visual Studio IDE to see what updates are available. Then you install the necessary updates one by one, often having to close Visual Studio when prompted by an update. Launching VS, selecting an update, clicking to install it, closing VS, clicking to continue the update process, restarting VS, and going through this cycle over and over until all the updates are installed is pretty tedious. It would be better to let us select multiple updates and then have VS chain them and run them and then restart the IDE when the updates are finished…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • For creating menus.

                                    The Visual Studio could have a tool for creating menus more easily as is done in the 'AllWebMenus Pro'.

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                                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • OneDrive for Visual Studio

                                      To begin with, my idea is very simple. I am looking for multiple users to be able to edit the exact same file at the same time like a person can do with the Office Suite. If this were implemented, Visual Studio would have an advantage over every other IDE. I am not entirely sure how the Office Suite handles it, but if I was the one who programmed it: I would build a OneDrive framework for each app to override and implement. This might mean adding Visual Studio into the Suite. However, with a Visual Studio/Onedrive connection, GitHub would…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow custom marshaling on arrays in structs

                                        For some reason, you can't use the MarshalAsAttribute with UnmanagedType.CustomMarshaler on an array when the array is inside a (sequential layout) struct. The IDE and compiler don't complain, but it will always throw an exception at runtime. This makes it bizarrely difficult to solve problems such as this one: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5902103/how-do-i-marshal-a-struct-that-contains-a-variable-sized-array-to-c; you have to put the MarshalAsAttribute on parameters of array types (rather than putting it *inside* a struct once, and having the struct contain the array type) and consequently you lose the ability to do things like custom constructors, etc. for your array type.

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make UI more like that of Visual Studio Code

                                          VSCode's UI is stellar. Amazing balance of simple and powerful, and fluid to get around in (keyboard or mouse). Suggest stealing some of those ideas for Visual Studio. Find them in VSCode's "editor basics" documentation: https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/editor/codebasics

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