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  1. Show color margin code changes after reopening file

    I like how you can see where you've changed TFS code in Visual Studio by color indicator in the margin (green for saved, yellow for unsaved). However, you lose that when you close the file and reopen. It'd be nice to be able to toggle that on.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow the find/replace in files to have negative-search-patterns for file/folders

      In Beyond Compare - you can set files and folders to NOT include in the view - for search/replace - have the ability to exclude files/folders using a similar syntax:

      *.txt;-bitmap.txt;-\excludedfolderinallsubpaths;-.\excludedfolderfromroot

      The above does all txt files, but excludes bitmap.txt files, files under any direct path named excludedfolderinallsubpaths and all files/folders under excludedfolderfromroot

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow setting multiple Breakpoint at once from search results

        1. Allow selecting a text range in the Find Results window, and right-clicking to add a breakpoint at the corresponding locations (for code files).
        2. Allow a similar operation for the Find Symbol Results window.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Please implement _Static_assert

          The _Static_assert built-in, like in gcc or clang.

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            1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Optimize the "Intellisense" in F#,At least not bad than python support

            Some examples:
            1、new line's first word can not list members automaticly,i need use ctrl+J,but c# or vb works fine,even python works better than F#(MS's natural son)
            2、 i define a new expression on the top,but intellisense can't auto list it,crtl+J again,even python can do it.

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Easy means of refreshing tests in Test explorer

              One frustrating experience I am having is that test explorer doesn't identify a new test or test project I included in the project. Could you make it easier to refresh by including a refresh button or similar functionality.

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                0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Shorthand to execute method in foreach loop

                Introduce the new syntax *. to C# that can be used like

                someEnumerable*.SomeMethod();

                which is shorthand for

                foreach ( var someItem in someEnumerable )
                someItem.SomeMethod();

                This is like the ForEach method but better!

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                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add a setting to block branch deletion

                  We have master and develop branches in git. We can prevent deletion of one of them by setting it as the default branch, but we cannot prevent the deletion of the other by any setting I can find.

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                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Extract Interface Refactoring that extract methods to existing Interface

                    The Extract Interface Refactoring are always extract methods to a new interface file which sometimes we already have Interface file established. I think it'll be better if the Extract Interface Refactoring could extract new methods into current interface definition.

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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 →
                      • Extend "Peek Definition" to show the #include graph for the symbol

                        On the larger projects I work on, I often encounter cases where I need to figure out where a symbol that has been defined somewhere else is coming from; sometimes to figure out how to resolve name collisions, but usually because I want to know what #include to copy from an existing .cpp to a new one without bulk-copying irrelevant headers. Normally I'm looking for a top-level header that incorporates a broad chunk of an API so I don't have to include a laundry list of headers with mutual dependencies, risking redefinition errors, etc.

                        Finding which header this is can…

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Pull request comments should send notifications when added (to Slack WebHooks or through email or...)

                          We get nearly everything sent to our Slack channels. We have one specifically for Pull Requests and their status changes, but there's no way to get new comments that have been posted to those Pull Requests.

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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • [Import] source formatting ide

                              I'd like to be able to write

                              [Import] SomeType SomeField;

                              in 1 line.

                              Auto format has no option to leave line together, always breaks into 2 lines:

                              [Import]
                              SomeType SomeField;

                              Don't see any add. value in this.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • ImportAttribute #pragma

                                Working with MEF:
                                [Import]
                                ExportProvider _Container;
                                will always lead to "is never assigned..."

                                so I have to surround the 2 lines with

                                #pragma warning disable 0649
                                [Import]
                                ExportProvider _Container;
                                #pragma warning restore 0649

                                how about implicitly doing that, since [Import] will always cause the Problem?

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • new work item with link to version of file/method selected in context menu

                                  new task/bug etc. automatically linked to the file, location or code where context menu is opened.
                                  this would significantly speed up creation of items when working in code and linking them to the appropriate version (latest, or source control history browsing)

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                                    0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • UWP project does not add service reference to NDFD XML wsdl correctly

                                    Service methods and data types are missing when adding a service reference to http://graphical.weather.gov/xml/DWMLgen/wsdl/ndfdXML.wsdl in a UWP project

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                                      0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Intellisense for Angular 2 templates

                                      Many Angular 2 developer prefer to write their templates within the .ts file (not a separate html document).

                                      When you do. however, you have no intellisense at all. Visual studio treats this as plain text. It would be nice if you could provide the normal html-intellisense, as well as Angular 2 stuff (like "ngFor", "ngIf" etc.), within inline-templates.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Javascript exponential (**) syntax

                                        Javascript exponential (**) syntax was not recognized in VS2015 by the JavaScript Editor. They say it's a "syntax error".
                                        This feauture was added from 7td Edition of ECMAScript named ECMAScript 2016. Maybe it's a good idea to solve this issue.
                                        Thanks.
                                        Best regards, Gergely David

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • C++ Makefile工程 希望增加对单个文件的编译

                                          在使用Makefile工程时,我们可以自定义build rebuild clear三个命令,但这三个命令都是对工程的构建操作
                                          希望在NMake属性页增加编译单个文件的命令行,这样,当在解决方案资源管理器中对项目源代码文件点右键选择[编译]时,就调用这个命令,目前这个[编译]按钮是灰色的,不可使用的.
                                          为了实现这个功能,还需要增加一个宏定义,表示当前选中的源代码文件

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