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  1. Nest JS files under TSX files

    Visual Studio 2015 nests JS files underneath TS files already. However, the same functionality does not apply to the newer TSX files, making for a messy project. Please add JS nesting support for TSX files too!

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add feature to mutate tests that's F# friendly

      Add feature to mutate automated tests for F#.

      As an SDET, I want to challenge the Code Coverage metrics that may not reflect the true integrity of the code base.

      Specifically, I want to select a suite of tests and verify that these passing tests will fail after mutating their conditional dependencies.

      NOTE:
      NinjaTurtles and VisualMutator do not appear to be supported in VS2015.

      3 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow users to edit the name displayed in the MRU list

        When a solution is branched, the name of the solution does not change. The MRU list will have 2 entries with the same solution name. One is from the trunk and 1 is from the branch.
        I would like to edit the displayed name of the solution in the MRU list so I can visually tell the difference without hovering over it. Currently, I manually edit the registry to do this.

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          0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Create a plugin or have a builtin to check for pep8 compliance.

          While in debug or just automatically have the editor check for pep8 compliance.

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            2 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add option to NOT search for solutions in the Team Explorer window

            It takes time to search our TFS for solutions when we open the Team Explorer. I'd like an option to NOT search for them. I normally use the MRU on the start page and I don't want the IDS locked up while it searches.

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              0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • TFS Backlog Priority Right Mouse Button menu "Move to Top" work with Tag Filtered List

              TFS Product Backlog Management.
              TFS Backlog Priority Right Mouse Button menu "Move to Top" work with Tag Filtered List
              Carefully imported Product Backlog Items with Tags to categorize work. Can use the easy intuitive filtering on these tags. Really need to move a Product Backlog Item in the filtered list to the top of the overall Product Backlog List. The Right Mouse menu option "Move to Top" or "Move to #" is missing on the filtered list. I understand the programmer's logic to remove this, but the role of the Product Owner needs to do more with the filtered list…

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                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Create forced lambda expression syntax to distinguish from delegates and implement 'var' type inference

                Example says more than 1000 words...

                C# 6:
                Func<string,bool> testString = str => str.Equals("Test")
                Expression<Func<string,bool>> testStringExpr = str => str.Equals("Test")

                Suggested C# 7 (or 8 ;)):
                var testString = str => str.Equals("Test")
                var testStringExpr = str ==> str.Equals("Test")

                Note: Inference was already suggested: https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-2015/suggestions/2873856-implement-var-type-inference-for-lambda-expressi

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Ways to Consider the Best Quality Mover at Reasonably Priced Costs

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Solutions to Get the Best Quality Mover at Reasonably Priced Costs

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                    Seek advice from your buddies, family members, neighborhood friends and also acquaintances that have sooner employed the actual companies regarding specialized packers along with movers inside. Log on as well as seek out eradication businesses right now there.…

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Offer to implement callbacks

                      I type-in new PropertyMetadata(OnCenterXPropertyChanged) but since I haven't yet implemented On..., I get a suggestion by the IDE to implement it but it suggests to add field, property or read-only field, not to implement the callback for me with the given name. It can find the method signature needed from the delegate that PropertyMetadata (one of its overloaded versions) expects

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                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add "Find in files" to the menu on solution explorer right click

                        Adding a "Find in files..." option to folders in the Solution Explorer would make it easier to limit your file search to directories. The current way to do it is pretty cumbersome.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add the option to debug functions by themselves.

                          I often find myself writing small amounts of test code in the main() function to test if a specific function works properly or not. Instead of running the whole program, what if you could debug that specific function only ? You would provide the necessary function parameters and debug the function by itself.

                          Example function prototype:

                          string ProcessString(string str);

                          Instead of putting test code like this :

                          string testStr1;
                          string testStr2 = ProcessString( testStr1 );

                          in your main(), you would directly debug the ProcessString itself by giving the string parameter testStr1. In this example test code is 2 lines. No…

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • WinForms Designer DPI Lock

                              Provide an option to lock the WinForms Designer to work in a fixed DPI, such as 96 DPI. When opening a project in Visual Studio on different computers (with different resolutions and display scaling) the WinForms designer causes the forms to resize and otherwise behave badly. Sizes and positions are also inconsistent between different resolution/scale combinations. For example, a form of size 513x544 (on a 96 DPI 100% scale display) will show as 1040x1063 opened on a display that uses 200% scaling. I have found numerous posts around the Internet about this problem and the accepted solution is to always…

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                              • Show the status while performing setup

                                Please include a progress bar with value and estimation of time to be elapsed in the installation

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                                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    1 comment  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Please make icons for 5K on bootcamp for example scalable. En if it can be done: give us the complete set from 16 by 16 to 64 by 64.

                                      Please make icons for 5K (on Apple bootcamp for example) scalable. En if it can be done: give us the complete set from 16 by 16 to 64 by 64 or even higher. And WELL organised, not like the support for VS 2012 and VS 2013... For use in VS 2015. I used VB6 and did scaling to 107% for some vital controls like tabstrip and mshflexgrid, and now it scales. But that is not the way we have to do that. Make a good product shine!

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                                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add a "self" keyword, similar to PHP's self:: keyword, for accessing static members.

                                        In C# if you wish to unambiguously reference a static member locally you must specify the full type name, e.g.

                                        class ContrivedName {
                                        static void Foo() {
                                        }

                                        public ContrivedName() {
                                        ContrivedName.Foo();
                                        }
                                        public static ContrivedName Clone(ContrivedName source) {
                                        ContrivedName dolly = new ContribedName();
                                        dolly.CopyFrom( source );
                                        return dolly;
                                        }
                                        }

                                        I find it strange I had to type out "ContrivedName" 3 times in that example. It means I will have to use the Refector-rename functionality should I rename the type to something else, it also makes it more difficult to copy+paste code or other kinds of source-level code reuse.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow generic C# class to be extended from it's generic parameter "class MyClass<TParent> : TParent {}"

                                          Allow constructions like:

                                          class MyClass<TParent> : TParent
                                          {
                                          }

                                          This also requires a possibility to specify TParent

                                          class MyClass<TParent> : TParent where TParent : OtherClass, IInterface
                                          {
                                          }

                                          This also requires a possibility to specify constructors in interfaces,
                                          so MyClass can call its parent constructor.

                                          This feature will add a great flexibility and resolve a lot of problems in complex type hierarchies which are impossible to solve right now.
                                          This will also allow to easily create mixins in C# which is impossible now.

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