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  1. Add the Ability to Label Files/Tabs

    Add a special comment to all file types that will overwrite the filename in the tab with the contents of the comment.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • A way to selectively disable Intellisense reporting errors or issues in specific files.

      I like to include all of my shader files within the VS project as .c files so they parse like .c, and I can benefit from certain Intellisense behaviours like 'go to definition' etc. These files are marked 'Exclude from build'. However Intellisense also fills them with errors (as it sees them). I would like to be able to prevent Intellisense Errors and Warnings within any files that are marked 'Excluded from build'

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • No form to set an object and the focus target for the last event used

        In vs2015 in Visual Basic when in a Form choosing the Combo of existing objects in the form the VS2015 does not lead to the best event, I suggest that when choosing the combo Form objects the event focus now would direct to an event that the developer already used so much help developers

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            0 comments  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Fix Delay on Startup of VS - due to VSTS and News Channel

            On Startup of Visual Studio - I try to click on a project to open but there are apparently two things going on that pops up a Visual Studio busy balloon from the tray.
            Updating the news channel - and - it is attempting to connect to Visual Studio Team Services - at the same time? I get an error on anonymous access to VSTS and then news channel updates and I can get my project open. Maybe there should be a button to initiate either of these and not have them default on startup.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • once i open main.storyboard in with xml editor(or any editor) i am unable to open it back in iosdesginer in visual studio please fix it.

              initially when i create a demo xamarin project Main.storyboard was in

              iosdesigner then i open main.storyboard file in xml editor (by right

              click on main.storyboard open with) ....after that i want to open

              main.storyboard in ios designer what it was initially but i didnot get

              any option that open storyboard with ios designer where as it is

              available in xamarin studio in mac.......

              if there is any solution already available in visual studio for windows

              kindly tell me the solution my mail id is : abinash.sil668@gmail.com

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                2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • multi line white space

                Hi

                Most Humains edit code in 2D that why we have the charater/key "return".
                But the code formattor does not take it into account.

                Here the case:
                a = toto.find("aaze", 98, 65333);
                ajoer = toto.find("fffffffffpù", 5545, 65333111);
                bbberrtt = toto.find("nn zerzer", azejazlkje, 653);
                asmmzae = toto.find("", 3535335, 5554);
                akka = toto.find("gggggggggggg", 98, 4714);

                I would this code formatted by this way:
                a = toto.find("aaze" , 98 , 65333 );
                ajoer = toto.find("fffffffffpù" , 5545 , 65333111);
                bbberrtt = toto.find("nn zerzer", azejazlkje, 653 );
                asmmzae = toto.find("" , 3535335 , 5554 );
                akka = toto.find("gggggggggggg" , 98 , 4714 );

                Better…

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • publish telemetry.cpp and telemetrydefault.cpp

                  There is a story floating around the internet about how microsoft is "secretly" inserting telemetry "spyware" into compiled Visual C++ applications via the functions telemetry_main_invoke_trigger and telemetry_main_return_trigger.
                  These functions are declared in vcruntime_internal.h (in the CRT source) which says the implementation is in telemetry.cpp and telemetrydefault.cpp. Microsoft should publish the source code for this stuff in the CRT source so people can see it isn't "spyware" and can see what it really does.

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Search Widget

                    Redo the search/replace function to a lean 1/2 line solution like in sublime/visual studio code. And keeps its values

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 4 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add

                        Microsoft needs to make it to where Microsoft Word is available in the dual/multiple window selection on tablets and phones that have this. It would make a lot of the work done a lot easier instead of having to switch back and forth between word and browser or email and so on. Bc you have to reopen and restart the app after going away from it.

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                          0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Prompt in Visual Studio when changing GIT Branches with pending changes

                          Be nice if we get a alert that we have outstanding changes if we are changing branches in GIT. This is the default functionality of Atlassian SourceTree, also they allow you to "Clean" change a branch.

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                            0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add Compare with Unmodified to tab right-click menu.

                            I'd love the ability to be able to right-click on the tab for an open file and select "Compare with Unmodified" - that way you don't have to find the file in the Solution Explorer or Team Explorer first.

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                              0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Turn off automatic Zoom To Fit for EDM designer

                              We primarily use Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition -- Whenever I open a large *.edmx file, the designer will always Zoom To Fit making it hard to read and use. I recommend updating this feature so that Visual Studio defaults to 100% zoom but remembers if it's changed by the user so the next time it opens it opens to the expected zoom level.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • #Enable Warning warning1, ... [As Error]

                                  I want to set different custom Option Strict between VB code files.
                                  But #Enable Warning can't treat warnings as error.
                                  So, I have designed a new syntax that enable error checks:
                                  #Enable Warning warning1, ... As Error

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add 'cancel' to SQL Server Object Explorer

                                    Sometimes the operations in SQL Server Object Explorer fail with 'the wait operation timed out', e.g. if network connectivity to Azure or wherever is broken. The timeout is something like 60 seconds (possibly excessive?) and it would be nice to be able to manually cancel the operation rather than wait for the timeout. Also, Visual Studio's UI is unresponsive during the operation.
                                    VS version is: 14.0.25425.01 Update 3

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                                      0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Please don't generate internal setters when generating new properties.

                                      When I generate a property using the intellisense menu (I typed a property name that doesn't exist, ctrl, ., enter), the setter is always internal. 90% of the time, I have to remove the access modifier from the setter. Most of the time that I generate properties this way, I'm making a view model or a poco object for an ORM(like EF code first). In these cases, internal setters could actually cause bugs. XAML bindings won't work two-way, MVC model binders will silently fail to bind properties, entity framework won't be able to set properties in entities. Please don't make…

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • notimplemented exception

                                        Autogenerated code that implements "NotImplementedException" should automatically add a //TODO: function name as well.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Support for Qooxdoo

                                          Qooxdoo (https://github.com/qooxdoo/qooxdoo) is an open source Javascript framework for web/mobile client applications with a lot of UI components and libraries with code control, testing and document generation scripts.

                                          Qooxdoo apps are also compatible with Cordova.

                                          It would be nice to have "Visual Studio tools for Qooxdoo" with code completion build support (by calling an existing python script "generate.py") and links to the API.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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