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  1. Add a refresh button to the package manager

    If you make changes to pacakges in the console - you cannot refresh the package manager window without closing and opening it again.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Don't require "async" keyword for the methods with "awaits" in the body

      This is misleading. This looks like a part of method signature but this is not. The only thing it does is: it enables awaits in the method body. This requirement looks the same as if you would require "enable_yield" keyword for the methods with "yields":

      public enable_yield IEnumerable<int> Foo()
      {
      yield return 42;//yield is enabled
      }

      public IEnumerable<int> Bar()
      {
      yield return 42;//compiler error
      }

      The "async" tells nothing new for the caller - the caller already knows that the method returns Task.
      If the method returns "void" - anyways any methods can start threads, enqueue work items to the…

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        12 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow custom ItemGroup names in Build Action property for files.

        If you add custom elements to an ItemGroup in a project file, the element name is possible to select as build action. However, when entering any text in the build action via the property editor, you get "Invalid property value". Would be nice if you could just add itemgroup names there instead of editing the file manually.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • SHIFT+CTRL+U should cycle between UPPER CASE, lower case and Camel Case

          SHIFT+CTRL+U should cycle between UPPER CASE, lower case and Camel Case in the editor

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • default projects to activate /LARGEADDRESSAWARE

            Brand new 32 bit projects in C++ should default to have /LARGEADDRESSAWARE be active, so they get access to the entire 4GB address space from HeapAlloc.

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Notify developer that "Create data binding..." will remove custom binding expression.

              I often use a subclass of the Binding markup extension. It would be nice if the XAML tool could warn me that I am losing that when I select "Create data binding...." I can't tell you how many times my validation stops working because the XAML editor replaced custom Binding extension with the vanilla version.

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                0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Embed Terminal within VS like WebStorm

                One of the more invaluable tools I enjoy in JetBrains WebStorm is the embedded terminal within the IDE.

                This feature would default to the current working directory. With so much being done in package managers (Bower, NPM, JSPM) many are rather comfortable with command line interfaces. They are quicker less intrusive and simply feel right for these sorts of tasks.

                I don't believe this to be a difficult feature to add, but the return would be tenfold.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Formating gets lost in email

                  Hello,
                  I need to review my backlog with the Client and I want to send all User story's details by email. But in the email generated from the VSO all formatting gets lost. Is it possible to keep formatting which I have in User Story details?

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                  • Add CodeLens support for SQL objects

                    Add CodeLens support for SQL objects in Database Projects.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Visual Studio support Windows RT

                      Now that full edition of office could be installed and run on RT, why can't Visual Studio support RT too?We can play many Xbox games on RT, so there shouldn't be hardware limit. Hope Visual Studio support RT along with Windows 10.

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                        3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • add an editor api that tells caller if user is in snippet/template editing mode

                        When a user has selected a snippet and it has been inserted into the editor, there is no way to know when snippet editing mode is active or is completed/no longer active.

                        Allow extension developers to find out about this special editor mode either via an API call like IsInTemplateEditingMode or via firing of events like snippet_inserted/snippet_edit_complete.

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                          0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Automatic conversion of C# class to TypeScript

                          Automatic conversion of C# class to TypeScript

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add Namespace for Sending Email in Windows 8.1

                            As nice a feature as Sharing is, it is not always the most appropriate. Both me, and many other developers I have found in other forums, have scenarios in which they want to send (or, more accurately, prepare) emails and open the default email app. This can be done without a problem for Windows Phone 8.1 using Windows.ApplicationModel.Email, but this is unavailable for Windows Store apps. Sharing not only complicates the process (and limits what we can do), but sometimes email is the only option we want to give the user. Email is a standard form of communication, we should…

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                              0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • move Collapse all and Show all files apart in Solution Explorer

                              It's frustratingly easy to hit the wrong button for "Collapse All" when you want to "Show All Files".

                              The icons are not visually distinct from each other, and they're located in close proximity to each other.

                              Perhaps move them apart or replace one the icons?

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                                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • There should be a Visual Studio edition for young developers

                                There should be a Visual Studio edition, dedicated to young developers, providing them with templates to start their coding right away.

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                                • Make JoinableTaskFactory available outside of VisualStudio

                                  Microsoft.VisualStudio.Threading.JoinableTaskFactory is in incredibly useful tool for bridging non async aware code forward into the new world of async. Without it or something like it, it can require huge amounts of change in order to migrate code forward without causing a nightmare scenario of deadlocks, hangs and poor responsiveness.

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                                    1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • visual studio lightswitch right-to-left support in HTML screens! will we see it in VS2013 update 5 or VS2015?

                                    there is no visual studio lightswitch right-to-left support in HTML screens!

                                    changing the code of the default.htm is not enough! it will change only the title page position, but will not make the data fields right-to-left !

                                    will we see it in VS2013 update 5 or VS2015?

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                                      0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support for Class Debugging

                                      Sometimes, it's had to determine the breakpoint in a specific method, however we know at somepoint in a class the code will be going through. Having a support for class debugging will automatically detect the first line of the first method being executed, which will allow us quickly understand/debug code flow without knowing much details of the code.

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                                      • Add IntelliTrace support for Windows 10 universal applications

                                        Add IntelliTrace support for Windows 10 universal applications

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                                        • Provide a Silverlight 5 to HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript 6 Conversion Tool

                                          I work for a company that develops dyslexia screening assessments in Silverlight and VB.NET. We are looking to support multiple operating systems including Windows, MAC OS X, Linux, and Android as part of our future projects that are on the horizon. Also we are looking to provide support for desktops, laptops, servers, tablets, and possibly phones.

                                          To leverage our existing investment in Silverlight 5 and VB.NET, it would be very useful and a big time saver to have a tool within Visual Studio that would take a Silverlight Application or Class Library, and convert them to pure mobile-ready responsive HTML5,…

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