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  1. VS2015: Make "Quick Actions" work in markup view (.aspx file)

    In older versions of VS I could resolve an unknown class by right-clicking on it and chosing "Resolve" from the context menu.

    In VS2015 the "Resolve" context menu command has been replaced by "Quick Actions", but they do not work when editing an ASPX file.

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    • reduce npm an boewr packages space

      NPM and bower packages are almost same in each project. can you copy packages in a common repository and link them in projects.

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow creation of anonymous generics without helper methods.

        Methods such as Tuple.Create are currently necessary because there is no syntax available to infer generic types in general. Methods like this make using initializer syntax impossible

        To circumvent this limitation, I propose adding type inference for object initializers:

        var array = new[] { new { x = 1 } };
        var list = new List<> { new { x = 1 } };
        var dict = new Dictionary<string,> { ["key"] = new { x = 1 } };
        var myType = new MyType<> { Value = new { x = 1 } }
        var tuple = new Tuple<,,,>(a, b,…

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add support for x64 applications to the WPF designer.

          Hi,

          One of my biggest annoyances in VS is the inability to use the WPF designer on x64-only applications.
          Usually this can be solved by selecting "Any CPU" as the architecture, but in my case (which I'm sure many other developers face as well), I need to use an x64-only DLL, and this forces the whole project to be x64, thus rendering me unable to use the designer.

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            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            I really enjoyed working on the latest Visual Studio 2015 Community version which is absolutely free along with Window Azure SDK on top of it simply outstanding I must tell you, it is as good as previous ultimate/enterprise version like Visual Studio 2008/2010. Since Microsoft caters so many open source tech stack like Roslyn and many more. Why it did not introduce some very popular open source project template especially for creating web application using some of the open source non-relational database like NoSQL, Mono, Postgres database. Moreover it should also allow to create mobile and iPad app using technologies…

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                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • When you peak definition, it would be useful if you could drag that peak into its own window

                When you peak definition, it would be useful if you could drag that peak into its own window. You could then place that on another monitor for instance to compare two bits of code for reference that are within the same file without endless crolling back and forth.

                At present I'm debugging some old as time code and I'm trying to see the flow of the program but I'm constantly scrolling up and down to find where the program jumps to next. It would be so useful if I could put side by side a window with each of the…

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Visual Studio 2015 standalone upgrade

                  Offer an upgrade version of Visual Studio 2015 Professional standalone. This would be equivalent to the Visual Studio 2013 upgrade version (available at a lower price, incentivizing having bought prior releases). When VS2013 released, there wasn't just an upgrade version, but that upgrade version even had a promotional pricing that made it even more worth purchasing.

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                  • Please replace the flat, mostly monochrome icons in VS 2015

                    Visual Studio already looks a lot better than Visual Studio 2012 and 2013. I like that at least some icons got colored again and that the menu no longer is all ppercase.
                    However, I'm still not a fan of flat design. The colored icons still look quite strange. And most of the monochrome icons are really ugly.
                    So please bring back the icons of Visual Studio 2010. Or provide multiple icon packs and let the user choose. Not everybody likes flat design!

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                      2 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add camelcase transformation for snippet variables.

                      Add camelcase transformation for snippet variables similar to SimpleTypeName.
                      Or FirstCharacterToLower, FirstCharacterToUpper. Shouldn't be hard to enhance the snippets with those functions.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide a means to recalculate CodeLens reference counts.

                        Visual Studio does something upon loading a solution that I'd like to be able to do on demand, and that is calculate CodeLens Reference Counts. Something happens (applies to VS2015 and VS2013) when I have a solution open for awhile, perhaps over several days. The References Counts go bye-bye. They just display as "– references". The only way I know to get the counts back is to close Visual Studio, reopen Visual Studio, and reopen the solution. I do run ReSharper with Visual Studio, so I realize frustrations like this occur because of the sometimes uneasy relationship Visual Studio and…

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Intellitrace events for System.Net.Http events

                          It might be super useful for a lot of people to have Intellitrace events for System.Net.Http events

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                            2 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add shortuct to wrap selected code in method call

                            Now I can highlight some code, type CTRL+K,S and surround the code with a region.
                            It would be great if I could highlight some code and wrap it inside a method call; it would obviously just be some property, or another method.

                            Let me make an example: i've got this line
                            var a = myobject.myfield;
                            and I need it to become
                            var a = Convert.ToInt32(myobject.myfield)
                            Instead of typing it manually, with this new shortcut I would just
                            highlight "myobject.myfield", type CTRL+K,S, choose the appropriate
                            snippet and the code would become
                            var a = $TypeMethodNameHere$(myobject.myfield)

                            I know, the only added value…

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow run as admin when opening from the recent projects and solutions from the taskbar

                              I often have to run a copy of VS in admin mode to have access to ports, etc. I have a non-admin VS open in a project and run tests in that that target the admin version running locally.

                              I'd like "Open as admin" option on the recent projects in the taskbar item. It would be then one click instead of open application then open project.

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                                0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow debugging of F# functions marked "inline"

                                Allow debugging of F# functions marked "inline"

                                At the moment if a function is marked as "inline" then you can't break in it. This is OK if the function is inline just for performance reasons since you just don't add the keyword until the function id tested and debugged. However it is a real problem if the function needs to be inline to enforce a static type constraint (say a type is required to have a a particular member ).

                                I understand that it is a bit fiddly to have to produce correct debug data when a function has been…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Provide the ability to regenerate ASP.NET Designer Files

                                  With Visual Studio 2013 and Visual Studio 2015, the ability to "Convert to Web Application" has been removed. This makes the process of importing or converting existing ASP.NET Web Site projects a manual process once again. Therefore, there should be a right-click menu option to regenerate ASP.NET Designer Files on an individual basis for development teams wishing to convert over their ASP.NET Web Site files and projects over to ASP.NET Web Applications.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Implement a predictive feature for variables

                                    When you create a variable, use prediction for the variable name like in the 'IntelliJ' IDE.

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                                    • Make "Toogle Header / Code File" look at more files

                                      In Visual C++ IDE, there is an option "Toogle Header / Code File" (ctrl+k+ ctrl+o) to switch between .h and .cpp files.

                                      It seems that this option is looking for a file with the same name in the same directory (excluding extension).

                                      It would be nice if it could check on other places. Suggestions:
                                      - look on files with the same name in the same project (or solution)
                                      - look on files with the same name in adjacent directory
                                      - look on files with other name, and choose the one with the most items that match (e.g. the most definitions…

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                                      • VSO/TFS support for TF.EXE

                                        For the TF.EXE command line application to be fully support for VSO & recent versions of TFS.

                                        Points:
                                        1) http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/6705708-document-new-tf-exe-commands-added-in-visual-studi

                                        2) Many integrations/scripts with your product drive this command line instead of using to the API to reduce dependencies.

                                        3) Beilieve it or not the command line is still very popular and this is your only cmd app.

                                        Tags: TF, version control command line, visual studios online, team foundation server

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                                        • Increasing Visual Studio accessibility

                                          make a download manager for your help viewer to show how the process has been progressed and when the download will be finished.

                                          thanks a lot for your perfect programs

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