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  1. 1 vote
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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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        1 comment  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Show the status while performing setup

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

        4 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 1 vote
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            1 comment  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 1 vote
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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.

                4 votes
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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.

                  13 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Console output from after build event no updated

                    We are running an additional grunt build as a post-build event in a web application project. This grunt build process takes about 1 minute and writes to the console continuously. Unfortunately this output is not shown in the Visual Studio output window continuosly but only after the process has completed after 1 minute. It would be very helpful if the console output could be updated e.g. every 1 second.

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Show keyboard shortcuts in tool windows next to the title

                      Some tool windows I don't use so often and I tend to forget the shortcut to activate them. Most of the tool windows I have open have lots of space to the right of the title. Why not show the shortcut there?
                      I really like the rest of Visual Studio 2015 - thank you
                      Steffen

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • create better reporting when a dependency could not be found

                        I work with late-bound assemblies all the time and one thing that has annoyed me since the inception of .NET is the lack of information when failing to load a referenced assembly. I constantly get the "X.dll or one of its dependencies was not found."

                        You know what assembly you were looking for so log more information please! Many times this error is caused by some reference of a reference and can only be solved by attaching to the assembly resolver or using some 3rd party file watcher to see what files the application is attempting to load.

                        17 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • New Paste-Method to switch data from clipboard with marked data

                          An additional Paste method, to switch the Text (or other Data) stored in the Clipoard, with the current marked Text (or other Data). For example:

                          I have

                          var1 = value1
                          var2 = value2

                          Now i realize that i declared the variables the other way around, i wanted:

                          var1 = value2
                          var2 = value1

                          At the moment i need to copy value1 and just paste over the value2, but now i need to write the whole value2 again in to the other variable cause it's lost (overwritten with value1).

                          With that switching function it would be way more easier, just copy…

                          3 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support XAML Code Snippets inside the IntelliSense dropdown, not only using the contextmenu

                            I would love to have my XAML Code Snippets inside the IntelliSense dropdown when I edit XAML. Just type the first few characters of the name and hit the TAB key. This would make using these code snippets much easier. This would be the same as the C#, XML or JS code snippets.

                            Currently you have to insert them using the XAML editor context menu. This is not a great UX.

                            12 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • make VisualStudio installation not dependent on server service

                              If Server service is disabled VS 2015 Community Edition fails to install SDK for UWA 10.0 embedded in Installation.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make the "deletion progress" dialog non modal while deleting entities from Azure Storage Tables

                                Make the "deletion progress" dialog non modal while deleting entities from Azure Storage Tables.

                                We're able to insert, edit and delete entites in the Azure Storage Table Editor.
                                If one chooses to delete a number a entities an application-modal dialog with a progress indicator pops up.
                                Make this dialog non-modal so that we can continue to use visual studio while the entities in the table are deleted.

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Be able to review Pull Requests in the Team Explorer window

                                  I would like to be able to review pull requests created in TFS 2015 on Premise. The review should consist of a code review tool that allows me to make comments similar to the way that it works with TFVC when using GIT.

                                  8 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • why the users of visual studio should go pay for third party tools why can't microsoft collaborate all those tools in single IDE

                                    why the users of visual studio should pay for third party tools why can't microsoft collaborate all those tools in single IDE . By doing this i think microsoft can attract users from open source

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • automatically create getters and setters on TypeScript

                                      generate getters and setter by right clicking on a variable

                                      26 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Please integrate SVN in visual studio

                                        Please make the SVN (subversion) tool built in visual studio. So that, for the developers using SVN as source control tool, it becomes easy to manage there code.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • sizeof operator to vb.net

                                          i hope to see sizeof operator on vb.net soon

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