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  1. "Add new Item" save file dialog default path should be remembered, per-filter, in the .filters file

    This should be very simple and easy data to cache in the .filters file.

    Every time I right click a filter in the solution explorer, and do "Add new item", it only remembers the last place I created any file (and even that is forgotten every time I exit visual studio, and it resets to the solution directory which is always wrong). My filters ALWAYS CORRESPOND TO DIRECTORIES, so I would really prefer if each time I "Add new item" to a given filter, it remembers the directory path last used with that particular filter. This can be done with…

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      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • start a project which is not startup project

      Sometimes I need to start a project which is not set as "Startup project". For example while I am debugging a client project I need to close running server and start it again.
      Currently to do this, I need to set server as startup one, start it and set my client as startup again.
      Having "Run"item in the right-click menu of a project would be very helpful

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • to make the VS updates appear with other updates in notification window.

        i can't find the VS updates with the notifications. I found ASP.NET updates, PHP tools update, but not the Visual Studio one.

        I think it would be easier for developers to find it there.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Opensource VS SDK nuget packages

          With the introduction of the official SDK packages (via https://www.nuget.org/profiles/VisualStudioExtensibility), it's become much easier to reference required packages!

          I would like to request opensourcing those nugets, so that contributions could be made.

          I'm sure you are aware of a community effort around VS SDK packages by Sam Harwell, I believe they currently cover a wider API set (as well as supporting versions previous to Visual Studio 2015).

          By opensourcing the official packages and taking contributions, it can will lead to a better, more complete ecosystem.

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            0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Winform Colorize control names in a different color

            Winform Colorize control names in a different color

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            • CodePlex and github team server login integration of accounts for access to repositories and code in the cloud

              Like Facebook and twitter account login and ASSOCIATION with the windows LIVE ID in itself. Thanks. Don't forget about me. Https://fb.me/m13kd

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                3 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Turn off completion sound in Find/Replace

                Find/Replace plays a sound when replacing words in a file... Just... Why... Let me turn it off please.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Adding C to Visual Studio

                  I think it would be a good idea to add the C language to Visual Studio because it is a powerful language which can be used to create Windows and iOS apps.

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • I would like Security to support a N-Tier or Onion Architecture via Data Access Layer and Domain Layer

                    I would like to see Authentication Authorization and Identification (AAI) to be in a Business assembly/project and/or a Cross Cutting Assembly, so that I can incorporate business rules for AAI.
                    An ApplicationUser subclass to be in my Domain assembly.
                    All data access to be in a Data Access or Infrastructure assembly so that IdentityDbContext would only referenced within in my data access layer to be isolated from the client(s).

                    By Data store for security, my storage of users, roles, user roles, claims and logins. These could be the aspnet* tables or could be a web service call or be an…

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • transparent scroll

                      Add ability to make scrollbar transparent like Visual Studio Code.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support multiple "Start Debugging" toolbar buttons that launch the app with different command line parameters

                        When developing a Windows console application (in either C# or C++), my team and I frequently have to test the application with 2 or 3 different sets of command line parameters. It is very annoying to have to go to the properties window and change the command line parameters for debugging (usually it involves copying a long string from somewhere) and then clicking "Start Debugging". It would be much more efficient to associate a particular command line with a button on the taskbar and then have multiple buttons to click. This would rapidly speed up development for us.

                        Macros would…

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                          3 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Suggestions for improving TFS to make the app user friendly. 1) When I bring up a Work Task, it shows the task # in several locations, but I

                          Suggestions for improving TFS to make the app user friendly. 1) When I bring up a Work Task, it shows the task # in several locations, but I can not do a copy/paste of the task number. Typing a number somewhere else introduces too big of a chance of error. 2) Why aren't all work areas in Work Task resizable? I'm the user and I want to adjust the areas to fit my needs.

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                            0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • VB Dot Net

                            As like asp.net,In VB allow the showing closing braces for any condition like if,for..etc. for example : when we click on any condition of opening braces then it automatically highlight closing braces for that condition.So we can know the which one is closing for particular opening braces.

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • XAML VisualStateManager Visualizer

                              When debugging an app that uses the XAML VisualStateManager highlight the active VisualState within the XAML code editor to allow a developer to see that the StateTriggers are working correctly without needing to rely upon specific Setters on other controls.

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                                0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Better message for Open Project failure when opening VS Cordova project

                                When trying to open a Cordova project in VS without Cordova installed it would be nice to have a better message than "Can't open Incompatible project". Maybe something like "Cannot open project as Cordova is not installed".

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • open source lightswitch

                                  If Microsoft is moving in a different direction, please open source LightSwitch so that it can be updated and expanded by the community.

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                                    3 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • It would be cool if you could annotate code with callouts in VS the way you can with MS Word.

                                    It would be cool if you could annotate code with callouts in VS the way you can with MS Word.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • C# feature: Allow abstract generic members of a class to be implemented in derived class using covariance

                                        To be able to do something like that:

                                        public abstract class Base
                                        {
                                        public abstract List<Base> List {get; set;}
                                        }

                                        public class Derived : Base
                                        {
                                        public override List<Derived> List {get; set;}
                                        }

                                        Right now, if I want to do that I have to do something like that:

                                        public abstract class Base<T> where T : Base
                                        {
                                        public abstract List<T> List {get; set;}
                                        }

                                        public class Derived : Base<Derived>
                                        {
                                        public override List<Derived> List {get; set;}
                                        }

                                        I have a concrete case where I have a class that has a bunch of members but only one of them needs the…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow "?:" operator to the left of "=" one

                                          An example would be:

                                          cond1 ? varA : varB = cond2 ? exprC : exprD

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