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  1. Add ReportViewer to Express

    Add Add ReportViewer to Express version of Visual Studio. Much people need this.

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    • Teach Visual Studio to do refactoring more clever.

      Teach Visual Studio to do refactoring more clever. Take the example of a great refactoring with Clion IDE.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Automatically call "npm install" when an updated copy of package.json is downloaded from source control

        If I add a dependency or devDependency to package.json, then it will automatically run "npm install" once I save it, so I'll have those new dependencies installed locally. However, when I check package.json in to source control, and the rest of my team gets the latest updates, "npm install" isn't called, unless they manually do something to trigger it. This means that they won't have all of the dependencies installed on their local machines, and things will break. Currently we're having to rely on each team member sending a group email to let everyone else know that they need to…

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        • Option to immediately set a new project as the startup project

          Currently when you add a new project to a solution, you have to add the project and then right click on it to set it as the startup project. This flow could be improved by having a checkbox within the 'Add Project' FileDialog that toggles whether the project that's about to be added should be set as the startup.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Unity .shader (ShaderLab) IntelliSense

            Need intellisense for ShaderLab. Currently not available and working anywhere.

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Could you provide the offline package of Windows 10 SDK?

              My home network is behind provider's proxy, which consistently gives me the hash incorrect error when I install the Visual Studio 2015 or any updates. I was trying to download the standalone Windows 10 SDK, but the same error occur because my home network is behind provider's proxy. Everytime I was trying to update the VS2015, I turned to the internet and ask for offline Win 10 SDK packages, but not everytime my request was responded. Could you possibly provide the alternative offline Windows 10 SDK package, so that the people like me could easily install your VS 2015 or…

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                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Include Code Coverage Analysis in Professional Edition

                It's great to see some of the previously Ultimate-only features such as CodeLens moving downlevel to the Professional edition, so thanks! It's maybe too late to do this for RTM, but please consider also including the Code Coverage Analysis tool in the Professional edition of VS 2015 rather than limiting it to Enterprise.

                Performing code coverage analysis is an integral part of any unit testing workflow, but it's hard to justify the cost of Enterprise for just this one built-in feature when something like JetBrains dotCover can just be purchased separately.

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                • create classes encapsulating the standard numeric formatting strings.

                  Every time I read or write code using a standard numeric format string, I have to go to a page like this and look it up:

                  https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dwhawy9k(v=vs.110).aspx

                  "C" for currency is the only one I can remember. And the precision specifiers seem to work a bit differently for each format.

                  How about some new classes in the BCL so that I can pass a number/date/time/timespan to an appropriate formatter class and set properties for how I want the number to look? Something like this:

                  var asCurrency = new System.NumericFormats.Currency(345.78m);
                  asCurrency.DecimalPlaces = 2;
                  asCurrency.Culture = "en-US";
                  Console.WriteLine("You have {0} dollars.", asCurrency);

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make WPF Cross Platform

                    Make WPF built apps work on the big 3 (Windows, Linux, Mac). This would make using Visual Studio and the WPF framework a slam dunk for UI tasks!

                    As it is, I am using WPF primarily for prototyping (by only one developer). When it comes to actual development we ditch Visual Studio and use cross platform frameworks and IDEs.

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                    • Ability to only display "recent" warnings in the Error List tab while still hiding older warnings

                      I have a legacy application with more than 2000 compilation "warnings" (most of them are calls to obsolete methods, or things that will never be fixed). This means that I have to filter out the "Warnings" from the Error List tab, because it is too much noise.

                      This also means that I will miss all the new warnings that were introduced recently.

                      A good idea would be that maybe any NEW warning from the last build would still in the list appear even if "ALL" warnings are filtered out.

                      Even better would be a category "Warnings that appeared since project…

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Show IntelliSense comments in Solution Explorer

                        It would be great if we could see IntelliSense comments for types when hovering over a class in Solution Explorer.

                        This would alleviate the need to open the file to read the IntelliSense comments.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • to stop the load test through plugin after a specific duration

                            Currently the duration property is a read-only property and can only be set through the editor. A provision should be provided so that a tester can provide this value through a xml configuration value and can stop the load test by implementing the same in the load test plug-in

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                              0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Notify if debugger has entered code to a different method than originally coded due to linker optimization

                              Original problem: Base class calls a method from Derived class 1. At debug time, visual studio steps into the code of Derived class 2.

                              Reason: the method implementation of both derived classes is identical (duplicated code), and the linker is set for optimization.

                              Suggestion: Give the user a clue, message, or something so that he knows the reason for entering a different method than expected has been due to optimizations.

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                                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Rename VB.NET to B#

                                There are still confusions when talking about Visual Basic whether you mean VB6, VBA or Visual Basic .NET.
                                Today, VB.NET is as powerful as C# and deserves a powerful name. I think it would benefit alot if the connection to the "old times" of VB6 and VBA are broken and VB.NET becomes republished with a shiny new name. I am talking of the following, which happens to me everytime:
                                [Alice] Hey, what do you code?
                                [Me] I love VB.NET
                                [Alice] (looks irritated) Oh, I also used to do VBA/VB6 many many years ago
                                [Me] No, VB.NET is C# with readable…

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                                  1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Provide auto conversion of older C++ code to C++ 11 code (like clang-tidy)

                                  As many of the older projects would be using older C++ constructs and any new code could be written using newer C++ 11 mechanisms. It would be great if Visual Studio helps in migrating portions of the older code to C++ 11 constructs eg: foreach, auto, nullptr, replace auto_ptr etc.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    • do not remove /clr:pure and /clr:safe from C++/CLI

                                      According to http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vcblog/archive/2014/06/13/compiler-switch-deprecation-removal-changes-in-visual-studio-14.aspx C++/CLI options /clr:pure and /clr:safe are being deprecated and will be removed in a future version of C++/CLI. That way it will no longer be possible to author pure managed libraries in C++/CLI which used to be useful to author constructs that were not possible in C# or VB. The suggestion to port the code to C# is quite silly because the reason why the code is in C++/CLI is usually that C# (or VB) cannot generate such code. Being forced to produce only mixed-mode assemblies limits portability of such assemblies and also their acceptance in some…

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                                        2 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Release .NET Framework 4.6 full installer to Windows Server Update Services

                                        Currently you have released all versions of .NET Framework 4.x full install to WSUS with the exception 4.6 and as an enterprise that uses WSUS we would like to have an update that we can deploy that will install 4.6 into applicable environments that don't have it.

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                                        • Make the title bar and ribbon in the same style as Office 2016

                                          This will make the upper part of the UI much visible and give more consistency within Microsoft products

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