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  1. Have a built-in command line

    VS always pops up a black cmd window when running a program, which makes me feel inconvenient, CLion has its built in console and it works very well, so I think it is not technically difficult. I hope someone can make it and make VS a better IDE. Thanks!

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Able to install a set of python packages through a requirement file

      Able to install a set of python packages through a requirement file

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        0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enable restriction on passing variables to async void methods

        Objective oriented programming is based on object modifications. The order in which the object is modified matters. Async/await is very usefull and valuable functionality, however it allows to easily lost the control over the order in which the commads are executed.

        For example System.Web.HttpTaskAsyncHandler class passes the HttpContext as a method argument. Underlying framework expects that all modifications are done when the ProcessRequestAsync Task is completed. (In my opinion this is a bad design. All response data should be passes as a method return rather than modifying HttpContext argument.)

        I can easily do the following:

        public override async Task ProcessRequestAsync(HttpContext…

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support for solutions that consist of other solutions, a super solution.

          Sometimes it would be nice to scope to difference parts of very large solutions into sub-parts. To have to maintain multiple solutions isn't practical, but if solutions could reference other solutions that would be convenient. As a rough example in a client server product, there could be an interfaces solution, a client solution, and a server solution in addition to a "Product" solution containing all of those solutions.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • NuGet Package Visualizer is missing from Visual Studio 2015

            Please add back in the "NuGet Package Visualizer" to Visual Studio 2015 that existed in Visual Studio 2013.

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              0 comments  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Get rid of Enable Browser Link

              Every time I install Visual Studio, I have too disable browser link, please get rid of this feature, or at least turn it off by default.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Maintain latest datetimes by each configuration item within TFS.

                Please consider keeping last update dates and times for files checked into TFS. Existing functionality extracts all files with the same date and time of the extract making it dificult to identify specific items which need to be applied to a specific solution/system.

                Provides ability to sort Configuration items on the dates and times.
                Provides ability to compare required items to the last build date.

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • A beginners guide on how to setup blend for visual studio

                  there are many people that would like to start using blend for visual studio 2015 but like me cannot find one single guide on how to start using it. There isn't an install guide or a guide for even opening up your first hello world blend project. If you want people to use your product how about showing noobs how to even start.

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                    0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow using external node / npm / bower / ...

                    At this moment, node, npm and bower ship as part of VS. However, many developers will already have installations (and configurations!) of node, npm, bower.. There is no setting in Visual Studio to use an external npm, bower, ...

                    Please enable this option such that I can reuse my configurations and that the built-in node in visual studio does not force me to stay behind on versions.

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                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Track copy changes in TFS

                      When I make a copy of a file in Solution Explorer, the new file is maked as [add] in the Pending Changes pane, and you can't compare it to the source file. In other words, TFS has no knowledge that the file was copied from another file, and it is added as a brand new file.

                      I suggest TFS will be able to track a copy of the file, in a similar way to how it tracks a file move (iirc): the [copy] change will include the path to the source file, and the user can compare it to the…

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                        0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Change UI icons back to the VS2010 look

                        The icons in VS 2015 is just terrible! It feels like being back in the 1980s or like someone’s young child made them. How can anyone come up with an idea like this? I know that fashion makes people blind, but this? Anyone who compares the UI of VS2010 with the later versions and don't see the superior UI of VS2010 must be nearly blind. One thing is to go for the latest fashion when marketing teenager consumer electronics, but this is for professionals and fashion doesn't belong here. It's very, very unprofessional.

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                        • Add support for ES2015 generator functions in the VS 2015 javascript editor

                          Add support for ES2015 generator functions in the VS 2015 JavaScript editor. Please :)

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add a new pseudovariable that reflects Current Directory

                            I would like to know what is the Current Directory during debug session.
                            pseudovariable on Watch Window could be a simple solution.
                            See related question: http://stackoverflow.com/q/34061235/619493

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                              • Running Unit Test Displays Running Elapsed Time In Seconds

                                When running a unit test currently, in `Test Explorer` the time shown to the right of the named test is the previous test runs resultant time shown until the end of the unit test.

                                A suggestion is to show the running elapsed seconds while the test is running and update that field dynamically. That will visually indicate that a specific test(s) is running.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Preview messagebox

                                  When using a MessageBox to display a quick message sometimes it is hard to see how readable it is. It would be nice if the message could be previewed to get a better idea of how it would be formatted. When looking at a long string in the source code it is easy to lose track of the content due to the formatting.

                                  Alternatively instead of making it specific to messagebox, perhaps a better formatting mode for long strings in general.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Per Team Project databases instead of Project Collection

                                    We don't want to create multiple project collections, but the database size is growing quite large. It would be great if we were able to split the project collection to use per project databases.

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                                      0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow always using spaces in place of tabs in Visual Studio IDE as an option.

                                      In old versions of Visual Studio for Windows, I could select an option to always use spaces in place of tabs. Without this option, a Fortran code I write in the IDE becomes weird when sent to a Linux machine to be compiled and to execute. Fortran and C have incompatible practices, which makes any tabs a disaster in Fortran. Please bring back this option, as it is very annoying to be constantly going through multiple menus to get rid of the tabs.

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                                      • Search for a named variable in the Debugger Locals heirarchy

                                        Be able to search for a variable name in the Debug \ Locals window (EG from a jquery or angular function) , so that you can see where it is in the heirarchy, if there are any duplicates, & whether it is still 'in scope'

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                                          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • make it easier please

                                          its not fair

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