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  1. Handle properly the scenario when an assembly cannot be compiled because it is currently used by another process

    Let at least the user know the name of the process holding the assembly, and even better, propose to the user 1) to see the process Window (set it as foreground) 2) to kill the process.

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add a feature to hide Library projects from the Multiple startup projects list under the solution properties

      When dealing with a large number of projects in a single solution there often comes the need to mark more than one startup project. At times those startup projects may need to change depending on the task at hand and since there doesn't seem to be a way of having a named set of startup projects at least making the existing mechanism less combersome would be helpful. Mainly the issue is that projects which are not candidates as startup projects are listed such as class libraries. In reality there may only be a handful of actual candidate projects that VS…

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • SSRS New Parameter Area: Adding Text Box/Messages

        With the new design area for SSRS's parameter area, allowing for excellent arrangement of the parameters, could a feature be added to allow for using a cell (or multiple cells) to allow for text to be displayed. This would allow for a message or instructions to be placed for the end user, prior to the report being generated, such as an email to the BI team, or high level description of the report use.

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          0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Include a Form template for C++/CLR projects

          It was included in VS 2010 but isn't present in 2015...

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            1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Fix VS 2015 to allow debugging .Net aspx files in Win Server 2016 Preview

              VS 2015 web pages hang when trying to debug aspx files in Windows Server 2016 Preview. They will run under IIS, just not Visual Studio.

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              • Windows 10, allow writing to directory a Setup & Deployment project creates

                With Windows 10, all files and directories installed using a Setup and Deployment project become read-only, disallowing writing/creating data files into the directory created during installation. Otherwise the user has to muck with directory/file permissions. This was not a problem on previous versions of windows.

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                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • CTRL R+E Field Encapsulation at cursor position

                  Revert back to method of formatting Field Encapsulation where inserted code is on line after cursor instead of end of file. In VS2015, I now have to go to the end of the file, select, cut, and go back to my insert position an paste. Makes the advantage of automatic field encapsulation worthless.

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                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow Customization of the Right Click Menu

                    The same way we have a file for customization of key-binding - it would be awesome to be able to customize a binding to right click menu items when right clicking different items through out the idea - have categories for the different places you can right click and allow to create a new menu item to it and bind it to an action.

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • working with other

                      Working with other text editors (mainly Notepad++, Brackets, SublimeText), there seem to be two concepts that Visual Studio has not found useful:

                      - Many Find results. In the over decade I have worked with VS, you can only choose to Find results in window 1 or 2. If you want any more searches handy, too bad.

                      - Duplicate Line (Ctrl+D). Unbelievable how useful this is. Instead of a flurry of Ctrl+Cs & Vs, plus Ctrl+Tabs & double-clicks to get back to exactly what was deleted from the clipboard.

                      Surely these opinions have been voiced.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        • In TFS Backlog view,Clicking the feature it shows all the PBI and Bugs attached to that feature. Dont show done or removed ones

                          n TFS Backlog view,Clicking the feature it shows all the PBI and Bugs attached to that feature. Dont show done or removed ones

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                          • CSS Image Onion Skin Labels

                            Allow for the mapping of multiple images using an onion screen overlay and show how one or more alignments line up. This would be useful for both new and seasoned developers to get creative on adding css with varying sized images without worrying about the time it takes to line it up using css only.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • stop auto-formatting auto properties on semi-colon

                              In older versions of Visual Studio, it was really easy to type out auto-properties (public string Name { get; set; }). Now, whenever you type the semi-colon after the get, it tries to format the expression.

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                              • Collapsed Code Peek Syntax Highlighting

                                The current collapsed code peak just shows plain text with a default visual studio font.

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                                • Show all get properties when entering "get" and all set properties when entering "set"

                                  It's often difficult to know what properties of a class is setable and what kind of Properties a class has.

                                  The idea behind is that when you simple type "get" it lists all properties of a class where you get a return value. And when you type "set" it shows all properties what can be set.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Solution Explorer should support CTRL-C CTRL-V in VisualC++ projects

                                    It should be easy to add a new file in the solution explorer by just using CTRL-C / CTRL-V to create a copy of an existing file and then changing the new file accordingly.

                                    The current behaviour is akward.

                                    - Create new Project > Visual C++ > Win32 Console Application
                                    - Select stdafx.cpp > Press CTRL-C > Press CTRL-V

                                    The expected behaviour would be that a copy of the file is created ("stdafx - Copy.cpp") and the new file is added to the project.

                                    Instead I get the following error message "Cannot copy when Show all files is turned off"

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                                    • When doing a right click over an object in designer, make appear at top of the mouse menu the name of the object

                                      When doing a right click over an object in designer, make appear at top of the mouse menu the name of the object that you clicked. it is faster to identify the object this way instead of opening the properties, saving visual space for the code "per se" very useful....

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Writing client-side code for WebSites in Xaml and C# and transpile it to TypeScript and HTML5

                                        Writing client-side code for WebSites in Xaml/C# and transpile it to TypeScript/HTML5 using a webbased subset of UWP, wouldn't that be great?

                                        Than you can develope not only for devices like xbox, phone, desktop, etc. but also for Web Applications using the same code base.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • After press "Ctrl + F", context is not immedately switched to the find dialog

                                          This lead to very bad exprience when I press "Ctrl + F" with quick following typing. I always have the first several characters be inputed on the source file, rather than in the search dialog.

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