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  1. Blend and VS should not interfere each other when both are started.

    Blend and VS should not interfere each other when both are started.

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      0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Move the C++ project "run code analysis on only" menu item from the "Project Only" sub-menu to the "Analyze" sub-menu

        For C++ projects, in the Solution Explorer pane, the Code Analysis option is hidden under the "Project Only" sub-menu. For other project types, the equivalent functionality is under the "Analyze" sub-menu.

        It'd be much more logical to be under the Analyze sub-menu, and consistent with other project types too.

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Option to set colour of variables in editor

          Hi guys,

          I'm very much a beginner to programming and I'm using VS with Unity to learn. Before VS came shipped with Unity I was using MonoDevelop and it coloured variables in the editor. This made it easy at a glance to pick where my variables were.

          I know it's probably not a high priority -- especially given that intermediate programmers and above would probably find it distracting -- but it's certainly a little thing I miss coming from Monodevelop.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Horizontal code compare window

            It would be better if Diff window is divided horizontally, which helps to see the complete code statements.

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              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • C4473 no error help

              as my title

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • More accurate solution links

                The "compatibility information" link provided when there is an unloaded project should connect you to compatibility information not the MSDN general website.

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                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • ... make verbatim strings collapsable

                  like I can collapse a #region..#endregion area, it would be nice if verbatim strings ( @"..." ) could be collapsed as well. sometimes they get really long...

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make extension methods more powerful

                    It would be helpful to be able to extend static classes, for instance the Console class, to make your code easier to read, or just simplify it.
                    And if static extension methods were implemented, I would be happy to see extension operators and indexers as well, because they also need to be static methods.

                    for example:

                    public static class Extensions
                    {
                    /// <summary>
                    /// Gets a digit of a number at the specified index
                    /// </summary>
                    public static int this int n[int index]
                    {
                    return int.Parse(n.ToString()[index]);
                    }

                    /// <summary>
                    /// Writes the specified string value, right-aligned at the specified position…

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Set a remark/message on Bookmark

                      I always use bookmark in my editor. But sometimes, I need to set some of remark on that place, for to know later on. This is because I want to know in future, why I have put a bookmark at that place.

                      This would be more beneficial for the bookmark functionility.

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                        2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add a reference to multiple projects in the same solution

                        It would be nice if we had multiple projects in one solution, that we can add a reference to an assembly to multiple projects, in one shot, like whats has been done in NuGet, as you can right click on the solution, and click the menu "Manage NuGet Packages for solution.."

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                          0 comments  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Implement Python-like Array Slice Capability

                          Languages like Python make it very easy to access elements in an array using slice notation.

                          For example, consider this array:

                          int[] myArray = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8};
                          Console.WriteLine(myArray[2]); //outputs "3"

                          Accessing individual elements is straightforward with the indexer notation. However, to access multiple elements within the array is more complicated. To access the indexes 2 and 3 as a shallow copy of the array, I would have to:

                          myArray.Skip(2).Take(2);

                          In a language like Python, I can simply state:

                          myArray[2:4] //which starts at index 2, and goes until index 4 but doesn't include it.

                          The Python-like…

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make a "back to factory" setting, with all the windows, you get to start with, for us new users.

                              New user = pushing a lot of buttons, which you should not push, and can't get it back. WE/I need a "back to factory" button.

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                                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • open source lightswitch

                                If Microsoft is moving in a different direction, please open source LightSwitch so that it can be updated and expanded by the community.

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                                  2 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • VS Project Template as NuGet package

                                  From VS it's very easy to create a project Template (single project at least). However it's very difficult to share it and update it accross a Team, without too much configuration.

                                  It would be great to be able to create a project from a NuGet package, kind of the way Yeoman does it.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • get total pages into report body

                                    can't get total pages into report body , Its only avalibale in header and footer because of body section doesn't reset on page change. It keeps continuation of previous page , should you add any solution for that ?

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                                      0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • bring back Intellisense in immediate window

                                      VS2010 express had intellisense by default in immediate window
                                      Why is that gone in VS2015?

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • It would really be great, if there is a unified project type for .Net, Web, .Net Core, Portable, Universal libraries

                                        It would really be great, if there is a unified project type for .Net, Web, .Net Core, Portable, Universal libraries.

                                        If I want to move a library which is a .Net-Library to a portable .Net-Library, I have to recreate the project and reimport all the .cs files. I'm missing a simple 'checkbox-list' for possible compile targets which is the same for all project types.

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make visual studio diagrams exportable as diagrams (not images) to visio

                                          Make visual studio diagrams exportable as diagrams (not images) to visio

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                                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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