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  1. Fix formatting of named arguments in VB

    The formatting enforced by VB for named arguments is inconsistent with the formatting of everything else. There should be space around the := operator.

    Foo(x:=1,y:=2,z:=3)
    vs
    Foo(x := 1, y := 2, z := 3)

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Include Blend for Visual Studio Express for Desktop 2013

      Blend is not available for people developing WPF apps using VS Express 2013.

      This means visual states, animations and behaviours are all much trickier to develop.

      Blend for WPF was previously available for VS Express 2012 and is currently available for VS 2013 as well as other Express 2013 editions, but NOT Express for Desktop 2013.

      Please update Blend for VS Express Desktop 2013.

      9 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add a command to repeat next action

        Visual Studio lacks possibility to repeat next command like Emacs and VIM does. I.e. in Emacs you may press «Ctrld+<number>», and the next pressed button will be repeated «number» times. So e.g. you can press «Ctrld+6, Down», and your cursor would move 6 lines down.

        3 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add a command to «go to the end of a word»

          The «Ctrld+right» shortcut usually does it, but in Visual Studio it works differently: it is rather goes to the beginning of a next word, i.e. it skips any space after the end of a current one. It is VERY uncomfortable, would be great if you implement this, as this is an usual command that is present everywhere, even in a browser which have little to do with text editing.

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            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Code review the changes for a task

            We follow agile and we check in frequently. We create tasks that spans from a day to 3 days. Once the task is completed by the developer it is sent for review. So we have multiple changesets to review. It is very hard to have a good picture of the changes to a file since the changes are across multiple changesets. As of now, we are finding all the files that are affected by that task and go to "view history" of the file and pick the most recent version and the version before the task started to get a…

            83 votes
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              Thanks for the feedback on the code review features. We’re currently investigating various improving TFVC code reviews. We’ll come back and update this when we have a better idea of the release timeframe.

              Matt Mitrik
              TFS Program Manager

            • Allow C++ makefile projects to compile single files

              With normal Visual C++ projects, there's an option in the build menu to compile an individual file. This can be very useful for many reasons I shan't go into here.

              When using makefile projects, this option can't be used - building is limited to the 'build', 'rebuild' and 'clean' commands that can be specified in the project options.

              I would like there to be another 'compile file' command which can call the external build tool with the file path as an argument, or perhaps that file path could be substituted into the command somehow.

              8 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Create a MSDN Subscription - Lite version - cheaper and limited tools

                Currently all MSDN subscriptions are expensive for individual developers and they provide all s/w that are not really required by individuals.

                An individual developer, for hobby, can use express editions of SQL Server, does not need Enterprise editions of OS / Office and similar software that increase the cost of MSDN license.

                The suggestion is to create a MSDN Lite subscription that individual developers can buy and will provide tools such as Visual Studio, Expression Studio, Azure

                The licensing cost should change little bit-
                * For individual developers, the rates should be lower.
                * For enterprises, the price can be…

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                  27 comments  ·  MSDN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Queued build should utilise newly enabled build agent

                  When a build is queued, if it can't be started immediately, it appears to determine straight away what are the available build agents that it can run on.

                  It will then only wait for those agents, even if in the meantime another agent is enabled, which meets the criteria for running that build.

                  It would be nicer if the queued build re-evaluated available agents and could utilise a newly-enabled agent if one is provisioned whilst it is waiting in the queue.

                  7 votes
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                  • IP Address Restriction

                    VS online should have option to get accessed by only my organization IP or a list of allowed IPs only. Right now it could be accessed by any one who is having access on my repository.

                    9 votes
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                    • Microsoft Fakes for Windows Phone Unit Tests

                      Please provide support to use the Microsoft Fakes mocking/stub framework for Windows Phone Unit Tests.

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                        1 comment  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Merge pull request with Tagging at using git on Visual Studio Online.

                        When I merge a pull request, I want to set tags at the same time, using git on Visual Studio Online.

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                        • Make source code documentation in JavaDoc style.

                          XML type of source code documentation takes a lot of place in the editor, and it makes a lot of noise. I would suggest to make it more like JavaDoc documentation looks like.

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                            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Control+D to duplicated an item (class) in the project view.

                            I've been using the Unity game engine recently. Unity uses C# files for it's MonoBehavior class "scripts" and in the Unity project view there is a tree of C# class files that is very similar to Visual Studio's fantastic project view.

                            In Unity to duplicate a file, I can quickly hit Ctrl+D and it duplicates and renames the file for me. In Visual Studio, I pretty much always do the same to add a new class, but I have to right click and select copy and then right click and select paste to make a duplicate of the file.

                            Please…

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                              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Sql Server Object Explorer filters for database objects.

                              Sql Server Object Explorer needs to have filters for database objects. When filters are added they should not be like the filter options

                              6 votes
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                              • Implement more C++ TS (Filesystem is great!, now Concepts!!) You get the edge over gcc and clang

                                Technical specifications greatly improve c++ usability. Filesystem is amazing. You can surpass gcc and clang in implementation.
                                C++ needs a bigger and bigger library

                                9 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • add BitScanForward and BitScanReverse functions to .NET Framework, like in C++.

                                  The .NET Framework seems to be missing functions to give us safe access to the BitScanForward and BitScanReverse x86 instructions, for 32-bit and 64-bit integers.

                                  Following you can see the C/C++ functions documented but there is no C# or .NET equivalent.
                                  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/wfd9z0bb(v=vs.100).aspx
                                  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fbxyd7zd(v=vs.100).aspx

                                  If you are bothered by the fact that BitScanForward returns 2 values (boolean and index), or if you wish to make the name less ambiguous than "BitScanForward", then you could make a slight modification as follows and name it "CountTrailingZeroBits".

                                  int CountTrailingZeroBits64(UInt64 inValue)
                                  {
                                  int i;
                                  return _BitScanForward64(&i, inValue) ? i : 64;
                                  }

                                  And similarly for…

                                  11 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Update work items on commit for git

                                    Allow resolving of work items when committing to git on Visual Studio Online.

                                    5 votes
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                                    • Mac support for VSTU

                                      For VSTU tools for Unity add Mac support while running VS under virtual machine, so debugging and opening files and projects on correct line number and such from Mac Unity to VS. Debugging ios also *doesnt hold breath* or he'll just release VS for Mac natively :-D

                                      12 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make XAML Bindings type save

                                        Would be great to define an Interface or Type for the DataContext of a Container in XAML and than have the Compiler Check the Bindings used in this Container and its Child Elements (not having a own Definition) recursive...

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                                          1 comment  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make "All Configurations" the default option when editing Visual Studio property pages

                                          Nine times out of ten, the first thing I do when making changes to the property pages for a Visual Studio project is change the "Configuration" option to "All Configurations". There are very few cases where I want my changes to affect the current configuration (usually "Debug") and not others (like "Release").

                                          As a developer, I often forget to set this option to "All Configurations" before making changes, which usually leads to confusion later when the project builds properly in "Debug" but not "Release". I have found very few situations in which the opposite is true (i.e. where I accidentally…

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