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  1. Attach to process should remember the previous process name

    I usually attach the same solution to the same process when debugging.

    When doing "attach to process", it should search for the previously attached process name, and if there is exactly one hit allow "quick selecting" it by pressing enter or whatever.

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      1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support for npm link in Node.js tools (Symlink a package folder)

      Allow to symlink a package folder, just like `npm link` command.

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make it easier to configure the text editor appearance

        Configuring the editor to look the way I like it is painful, because of a couple of things:

        1. The Tools panel has no Apply button, so after every change I have to OK it to see if the change worked, then bring the panel up again to continue.

        2. There are so many possible "Display items" to select from that it's hard to know which is the one I'm after for a particular effect.

        This could be addressed by giving the elements in the list some tooltips and sample output that includes the selected item (i.e. more than just…

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Why visual stidio is using ie browser?

          I can't sign in for a long time because of ie.
          I must change the settings of my system to use ie while I didn't use ie for years. So I don't know the reason is vs is using ie but my ie is not usable.

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            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make MSVC preprocessor compliant with standard C

            The language is actually C.

            #include <stdint.h>
            #include <stdio.h>
            #include <stdlib.h>

            typedef struct my_type_struct my_type;

            void constructor1 ( my_type * object, uint16_t arg1 );
            void constructor2 ( my_type * object, uint16_t arg1, uint16_t arg2 );
            void constructor3 ( my_type * object, const void * const array_arg1,
            uint16_t arg2, uint16_t arg3 );

            #define GET_CONTRUCTOR_OVERLOAD(_1, _2, _3, _4, NAME, ...) NAME
            #define INIT_OBJECT(...) GET_CONTRUCTOR_OVERLOAD(__VA_ARGS__, \
            constructor3, constructor2, constructor1)(__VA_ARGS__)
            #define CONSTRUCTOR(name, ...) my_type name; INIT_OBJECT(&name, __VA_ARGS__)

            struct my_type_struct
            {
            int field;
            };

            int main ( int argc, char* argv[] )
            {
            uint16_t n = 13;
            uint16_t m = 14;
            int c[30];
            CONSTRUCTOR (…

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Duplicate existing database with data to start a new release

              Dear,
              If I would start a new release I would first copy the database Schema and the test- datas in this database and then Change this copied database as I would like to do. This could have been a Code first database and should be a different Code first database in future.
              Yours

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                0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Update and improve the design and development features.

                Computer programming is one of my favorite things to do and Visual Studio is my favorite environment. Unfortunately, Microsoft is not keeping up with design and development tools so external alternatives are required.

                The Visual Studio toolbox is antiquated and limited. A more complete and useful collection of WYSIWIG design elements can be found in a number of external products from free and inexpensive (see the list below) to the very expensive such as Adobe’s Dreamweaver. Either way having to switch back and forth between programs and manipulate loosely or unassociated files is counterproductive and costly.

                Design and development of…

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add a context menu item for a help window describing the selected ToolBox component

                  Add a context menu item to the Toolbox that opens a Help Window with a description of the selected component (how it is intended to be used).
                  Also, a very brief description of the component could be added to the component's Tool Tip pop-up (which now contains only the component name).

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Handle multiple Git repositories in a Visual Studio solution

                    In TFS teams typically have one "repository" or collection for their work. In Git the concept is smaller repositories more specific to the area. Product iOS is one repository, Product Shared Libraries is one repository, Company Shared Libraries is a repository - as an example so in one solution we could span multiple Git repositories. Visual Studio 2015 (RTM) as of this writing does not support this that I can tell therefore I have to rely on external tools to manage Git version control such as Atlassian's SourceTree or Tortoise Git.

                    Thank you.

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                      3 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Present statistical data from coding in VS in a similar way to WakaTime et al.

                      At the moment, I've seen no native way or MS product that lets a developer know how much time was spent in VS on a project, or code file. What languages were used and areas of the framework too.
                      This would be very useful for devs that spend most of their time in the tool.
                      With the built in browser, a dev who also wanted to track how much time they spent overall, coding and searching for solutions to coding issues, it would be great to have that data collated, for sharing, guidance and even celebration.

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                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Bring back in Visual Studio Team Explorer task edititing.

                        In Visual Studio 15 Preview when I want to open task detail from Team Explorer it opens web browser. Bring back in Visual Studio task detail window.

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                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • hope add a new features in visual studio that is a navigate command like uri

                          from one ide place to any other
                          it is a comment; exist in any file of solution

                          //nav-obj://mynamespace.myclass1.mymethod1
                          //nav-obj://mynamespace.myclass1.myproperty1
                          //nav-obj://mynamespace.myclass1.myfeild1
                          //nav-obj://mynamespace.myclass1.myevent1
                          //nav-obj://mynamespace.myclass2
                          //nav-file://myslndir/myproj/mycsfile1.cs

                          when click this uri the ide goto target ,like this ide other goto effect.

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                            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • adding resharper features to the basic version of visual studio

                              features like refactoring and some others that are supported in resharpar are very useful and visual studio default features for refactoring are not comparable to the resharper features...

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • change the Visual studio menus to the ribbon type like office tools

                                the ribbon menus are better and easier to use than the classic menus...

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • string in the database: show the Collate property of the variable in the properties of VS

                                  Yours,
                                  To me is the correct Collate property of the string as nvarchar in the Definition of the DataTable important. But in the properties of the variable representing the DataColumn I cannot find the property Collate or CodePage if I use ADO.NET Entity Model. Thanks very much

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • custom startpage

                                    I want a custom startpage like for example where you can customize everything, append programms like a text editor, website refs etc.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Custom TFS Checkin Policy to check committed files for coding standards

                                      Add a TFS Check In Policy to run some form of custom code analysis on just the files being committed at the time. Something along the lines of a regex check for certain strings in files where they shouldn't exist (e.g. ExecuteScalar() in an aspx.vb file). Solutions I have found thus far only include running code analysis on the entire project, not the specific set of files being committed.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make current branch more obvious

                                        It's difficult to make out at times the current branch that the repository is on. Simply making the branch name bold in the Team Explorer - Branches view can be hard to see at a quick glance. Thanks

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                                          1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add ability to set the environment when debugging C# projects.

                                          Add the ability to set environment variables when debugging, just like you can with C/C++ projects.

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