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  1. Open visual studio prompts in the same monitor visual studio is running from.

    I run a multi-monitor setup with 3 monitors. Very frequently I keep Visual Studio in the left-most monitor. Now let's say I go to Team Explorer and want to undo changes/check-out on a file, but I've made changes to it. I get a prompt that says the usual "you've made changes to this file. Are you sure you want to undo those changes?" - caveat is that it opens in my middle (primary) monitor, not the leftmost monitor holding my Visual Studio window.

    It's very jarring and aggravated further by the fact that I'm running Parallels on a Mac, with…

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      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Get back Visual Studio 2010 icons.

        The new "modern" icons are ugly.

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          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          • Can not create new DSL designer project with Modeling sdk on visual studio community

            The download page for the Modeling SDK states that it works with Visual Studio 2015 Community. It installs with no problem and the create Domain-Specific Language Designer project template shows under extinceablite. When you click on it the wizard displays a requires Visual Studio 2010 Professional or higher error message and dose not create the new project.

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              0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              • Pin solution to start

                I would like the ability to pin a visual studio solution to the start menu in Windows 10.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Intellisense for paramref elements in XML documentation

                  In VS 2015, there is now Intellisense autocompletion for many of the supported elements (exception, see, seealso, etc.).

                  However, it would be helpful if it was also there for the "paramref" and "typeparamref" elements.

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                  • Report Viewer features have been taken away and should have remained

                    Report Viewer SSRS in Visual Studio 2015 should have a refresh feature, as well as export to word,excel,pdf, and print preview.

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                      0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support AND operator in NuGet search

                      Steps
                      - Right click on the solution node in VS2015
                      - Click Manage NuGet Packages for Solution
                      - search for "moq AND mvc" (without quotes)

                      Actual result
                      - only packages matching moq & mvc are returned

                      Expected result
                      - packages matching moq OR mvc are returned

                      Rationale: improve usability of the growing set of NuGet packages

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                        2 comments  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  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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                          1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Finding box on Debug windows

                          So When we debug our app we hover a property or lets suppose list of a object then find our desired field by scroll up and down why you people gives us a find box at top of debug property show windows so we type letter and field appear easilly . is it good :)

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                            0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • i see a bug in variable changing

                            hi there,

                            i write these code lines but it has a bug.

                            int msn = 20;
                            string strMSN = (msn++).ToString();
                            return strMSN;

                            in my method return 20; but in fact it must be 21..... isn't it ?

                            thanks,

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                              3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                94 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                I wanted to update the status to make sure you know that we hear you. This isn’t straightforward to deliver for obvious reasons: Visual Studio installs a disparate variety of tools, runtimes and SDKs, many of which come from third parties or other parts of Microsoft. We recognize that developers would love to see something lighter and while we have nothing new to announce at this stage, we are spending a lot of time thinking about how we can improve Visual Studio installation.

                                Thanks for the feedback!

                                Tim Sneath | Visual Studio Team

                              • VS2015 Xaml Editor

                                There is a current issue with the VS 2015 XAML editor and performance. When you have several editors open at the same time (which is a common use case to have 10+ xaml documents open at once) the IDE starts hanging and crashing.

                                I have VS 2015 update 1, could you please fix the performance of this set of tools? We have a XAML app and it sucks to edit in xaml all day.

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                                  3 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Línea del editor

                                  Estaría bueno que al costado del editor de código salga el número de línea, así se encuentra más rápido el error

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                                    0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • In "Notifications", show what's already installed.

                                    When I see "Microsoft Azure SDK 2.8.2 is available" I'd also like to know if Azure is installed, like, "You have Azure 1.0 installed", or, "Azure is not installed on your system".

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                                      0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Object initializers support for events

                                      Something like this is not possible:

                                      TextBox tb = new TextBox
                                      {
                                      OnTextChanged += Method,
                                      Text = "Sample"
                                      };

                                      Why Not?

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make closing extra tabs easier

                                        When you have lots of source code files open, the tabs overflow and can be selected by clicking on the dropdown icon at the end of the row of tabs. See screenshot. Often (e.g. when debugging or searching through code) one ends up with lots of additional files loaded that are not actively being working on. It would be nice to have a "x" next to the extra tabs in the dropdown to close them directly. Otherwise you have to select the tab, then click close on each individual tab. After closing each tab, you have to reopen the dropdown…

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Visual Studio should allow SQL updated version to include

                                          Hi Team,
                                          When i am trying to use visual studio 2012 and want to access SQL server 2014 instance, continuously we were getting promt message to use only SQL 2012 version.
                                          But for the same product of microsoft at least it should allow one or two version update can use.

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                                            0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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