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  1. Visual studio 2015: Cancel intellisense autocomplete by pressing space.

    Visual studio 2015 make intellisense autocomplete by pressing "space". VS 2013 works differently.

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      4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 打开比本地低版本sdk项目,提示自动转换。手动编辑项目文件不是个友好的方案

      打开比本地低版本sdk项目,提示自动转换。手动编辑项目文件不是个友好的方案

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Code Coverage report should group nested classes just like namespaces.

        When we run code coverage analysis, the resulting report groups namespaces but not nested classes. I believe it would be better if it also groups nested classes as well. For example all lambda expressions in a class, the compiler generates a hidden class in the background. Treating these hidden classes as separate item in code coverage analysis report is ugly. Also at times we use nested classes treating parent class like a module, similar to namespaces. It would be good to group these ones under the parent class.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • "Close this project" context menu

          Please add following menu items to context menu of document tab.
          - Close this project.
          - Close all except this project.

          I thought I implement this function as VS extension, but it couldn't because I didn't understand detection method of "Tab Group".

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            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Spell check the comment field of pending changes within team explorer

            Please add a spell check option to the Comment field of pending changes within team explorer. It would save some embarrassing check-in comment mistakes.

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              0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add create time' field in breakpoint window

              For large projects it is not uncommon to have 20-30 breakpoints depending upon which area of code that you are working on. Over time the list tends to get long, but you don't necessarily want to delete all the disabled breakpoints as it is a handy way to get to the specific breakpoint locations quickly.

              * If the breakpoints also showed a column for date/time it would help to locate the most recently used breakpoints. That way one can hit "disable all" then sort by create time and one can easily re-enable the most recently created ones.

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                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add "View.PropertyPages" to context menu when clicking on tabs

                When working with release c++ code, often I need to change optimization level for specific file to Disabled. (working with whole solution Debug is too slow)

                To do this I need to navigate through Solution Explorer, right click on file name and chose "Properties".

                Tracking active item in Solution Explorer for my usage cases more harm, then help, also I do not use Solution Explorer, so I need to unhide it to do that.

                Why there can't be a Properties on tab, accessible from context menu on tab bar? Suggestion in attachment.

                I've also tried find a command for this,…

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                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Enable contextual ribbon customization in the Designer

                  I'd really like it if the contextual ribbons could be customized using the Designer as opposed to only XML.

                  I'm talking specifically the ComposeTools contextual ribbon in Outlook VSTO. This ribbon group is only available in the XML method of customizing ribbons. Would like it in the Designer method as well.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • DirectX 12 for Google Earth

                    DirectX 12 for Google Earth and the Atmospheric Layers of the Earth's Atmosphere in Real Time Cloud Computing Virtualization as well as a whole bunch more ideas that I have.

                    6 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Apply themes fully to the find and replace window

                        The UI controls on the Find and Replace window use an old Windows white/3D grey theme which makes them look out of place relative to the rest of Visual Studio. I think they should adopt the same style as the 'Quick Find' UI in the text editor.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Hit F9 on a method in the solution explorer to add a break point.

                          I love the expanded view that shows all the methods and properties of a class that is in the solution explorer (see attached). I would love to hit F9 there and set a break point.

                          3 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Improve Test Explorer

                            Test Explorer needs some serious love:
                            * Need to see when a unit test is running
                            * If any test within a group fails, then an icon on the group should show this, or perhaps even auto-open any groups with failed tests

                            8 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • seach box - search forward and search back buttons

                              Search box is currently fiddly to search backwards. Requires click combo and change search mode to backwards, so next use of box is in search back mode and another fiddle to search forward.

                              Search box is small, so room for both a search back and search forward button. Have used in an other IDE and is very effective.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add the ability to invoke a PowerShell command inside of the REPL

                                It would be very cool if one could invoke PowerShell commands inside of the C# REPL. Being able to bridge these two technologies together inside of scripts would make this whole DevOps things sooooo much easier.

                                I would either consider using #[PSCommand] to invoke any in-context command or possible #PS [Command]. I would consider the #| to differentiate between the OR operator and the PS pipe operator.

                                12 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make the SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) plugin compatible with any version of Visual Studio.

                                  I have lived through VS 2005, 2008, 2010, 2013, and I am now upgrading to 2015. My job is split 50%/50% between regular C# development and BI development. Every time a new version of VS comes out, I want to but cannot upgrade until a compatible version of SSDT comes out. Personally, I have not seen any major changes in SSDT or the classic Microsoft BI stack since roughly 2008. I've changed jobs since then, so maybe I just don't remember. My suggestion is to make the SSDT plugin universal across all versions of Visual Studio. Whichever VS I have…

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                                    1 comment  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Project-less code debugging/compilation

                                    Make a new feature into VS where user can spin up VS, code something real quick for testing purposes, compile and run their "code". They get to declare their variables within a separate tables and get to see the logic flow. This feature will help where they do not have to create a new project, select the type and compile/run. It helps where they are using it only for code logic.

                                    6 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Maintain the previous expansion of the treeview in the Code Coverage Results window after running a new code coverage analysis

                                      Currently I can drill down in the code coverage results window to examine a particular class or method. When I make a change and then run code coverage analysis again, the tree view refreshes completely and closes up to just show the top level node. This means I have to drill down again to find my method, which gets repetitive. I think the tree should maintain its current view if the path to the item in the old analysis results still exists in the new analysis results.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Maximize the Function Name column in performance report Call Tree view by default

                                        When viewing a performance report that has been generated by the Visual Studio profiler, and opening the Call Tree view, the Function Name column is always very narrow by default. I'd like it to make better use of the available horizontal space in the user interface.

                                        The thing I do just about every time I open a performance report is to select the Call Tree view, then click on the hot path highlight button, and then I drag the Function Name column to be wide enough to be able to see the method names in the call stacks. It is…

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                                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • I was

                                          I was creating an app in windows 10 universal that utilized camera function from a sample I found on the Microsoft website and a sample project I found. The issue I had was getting the Hardware buttons to pick up as a UI object and could not figure out why (fairly new to app dev). The issue ended up being that I had to check the webcam AND microphone in project capabilities.

                                          My suggestion would be it would be a wonderful addition if you could include "Add Capabilities" to the suggested fixes drop down. Much like adding a using statement…

                                          4 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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