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  1. Support for running web class applications from the VB6 IDE

    Enable debugging of VB6 web class (IIS) projects in Windows 7/8 in the next service pack.

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      1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • A project system that works like Visual Studio Code

      Provide a project system that works like Visual Studio Code with support for tasks.json files

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        0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Show count of selected characters

        In Visual Studio, at the bottom, there's "Ln" and "Col" to show the location of the cursor according to line and column.

        Add another bit of info in the same place, which shows how many characters are selected in the editor. Very useful when debugging.

        23 votes
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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Save formatting to Word for AutoHistory

          AutoHistory shows highlighted format that doesn't translate to Word b/c all formatting is lost when copying it over. I would like a copy feature that saves formatting and make it accessible to these 3rd party tool writers.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Improve documentation of Interfaces in C++/C# by copying it from a class when users extract the interface via dialog in VS

            I usually document my stuff well and have done 80% of a class documentation when I set out to extract interfaces. Its always a pain to extract methods and properties automatically and having to go over it again and copy&paste comments MANUALLY.

            Viewing documenting comments and their items (methods, properties) as a unit leads me to stating that I am not aware of an auto extract interface feature in Visual Studio :-(

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • automatically track down memory leaks at the end of the application

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              it would be nice to automatically track down memory leaks at the end of the application (like in the output window of my native MFC application). Someone can set a breakpoint manually at the "end of an application" and when hit, take a snapshot. But an automatic (with disable option) snapshot at the end of the application would be nice. The question arises, where is the correct end at which I want to have my snapshot. In a MFC/CRT application I would trigger the last snapshot at the time the MFC/CRT memory leak thing tracks the leaks down. I…

              25 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • ConstraintException

                System.Data.ConstraintException description says only that non-null, unique or foreign-key constraint is violated.
                1. MaxLength as well is included.
                2. I would like that in the exception detail appear which constraint is; for example if it is a foreing-key inside a DataSet, it could be written the FK name; if it is MaxLenght, the ColumnName.
                3. In the exception it would be useful to get the record data, in order to identify what is wrong; for dataset it should be ItemArray.

                Debugging is much important and I know that Microsoft is moving to EntityFramework, but DataSet are still in use and…

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                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow SuppressMessageAttribute to work types within a namespace

                  Right now the SuppressMessageAttribute only suppresses diagnostics against a namespace, but not the types within it.
                  So this:
                  [assembly: System.Diagnostics.CodeAnalysis.SuppressMessage("Style", "CC0061", Scope = "namespace", Target = "CodeCracker.Test.Design", Justification = "No need for tests to have async sufix.")]

                  Would not work against types inside the "CodeCracker.Test.Design" namespace, but only if the diagnostic was on the namespace itself.
                  To be able to do that, we need to add a SuppressMessageAttribute to each type individually, what is error prone, ugly and demands a lot of attention.
                  There needs to be a way to allow for the suppression of diagnostics agains all types within…

                  27 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support horizontal scrolling on devices with multi-touch touchpads

                    On ultrabooks with modern touchpads, most windows (Windows Explorer, browsers etc.) support horizontal scrolling by keeping two fingers down and sliding horizontally. Visual Studio's editor is one of the very few that doesn't.

                    13 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Improve WPF Application Cold Start

                      Cold start can take up to 8 seconds of Empty app. This definitely needs improvement as it's really annoying that you are not able to create applications which must have a rapid start.

                      Splash screen is not an solution as user still needs to wait that amount of time.
                      Creating service which would load app into a memory every 30 minutes isn't a solution too.

                      44 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • option "Don't save any changes before building"

                        Insert in Visual Studio 2015 the option "Don't save any changes before building". There was this option in Visual Studio 2008 and 2010 and was very useful.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • When I set localization for my form, show the used language in top of list

                          I want to set my app for 3 languages, Spanish, Arabic and English.
                          when i add a item or add some changes to my form, selecting of the above language is a bit hard.
                          I don't want other language and only I use thease language.

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                            0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • bing

                            I check Microsoft today ... I post for games .
                            Have many old CDs ... They run fast like zoombing keyboard...
                            We can reprograming bing.

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                              0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              • anonymise code before git commit

                                Sometime code contains hard coded URL's, connection strings etc. It would be great to have the ability to flag lines to be anonymised and provide the anonymous statement so that when the class is changed and committed to git the offending bits don't become a security risk. This is specifically important for embedded code such as NetMF where and open source version is provided.

                                3 votes
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                                • Visual Studio Mobile

                                  I would like to have the programming environment of Visual Studio on my (Windows) Phone. Please make a mobile version with optional languages support to safe space on a mobile device. If only you could make console-like applications, i would be happy.

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                                  • Add T-SQL forum

                                    Add "languages - TSQL" to UserVoice. Also database developers has some good ideas ;)

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                                    • keyboard shotcut for closing things

                                      please make it default for user-keyboad-shortcuts for closing stuff.
                                      ctrl+q + s - close solution
                                      ctrl+q + w - close window
                                      ctrl+q + p - close project

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