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  1. Provide an option to display CodeLens beside declarations rather than above.

    CodeLens is extremely useful, but I don't like that it adds an extra [fractional] line which isn't really "there" into the visual flow of my code on the page. This is made worse by the fact that CodeLens takes a brief moment to load, so when a code file is first opened, it appears as if there are many extra blank lines (very obvious & distracting when these 'blank' CodeLens spaces appear beneath doc comments or attributes but above the declarations they decorate).

    If there were an option to display these annotations off to the right side of a declaration…

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

      I have lists of things that I want to set up in shared classes for other developers to work with and Enums work great for that, especially since they enforce uniqueness(as long as values are not defined for the members, but that is another issue).

      It would be cool if I could have a way to set up hierarchical lists of things that are still unique but allow for a level of categorization in their definition.

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • CreateInstance generic Type

        Create Instance won't work when I create things with generic types until the type is defined it would be easier to work with reflection in generic classes if CreateInstance(T) worked better.

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow ClickOnce or create a similar technology to deploy Windows Modern apps that are meant for use inside a company/enterprise only

          Right now deploying modern apps that aren't meant for the store takes some amount of work - having something like ClickOnce to do the hard work AND keep users updated without having to go through the ropes on every little fix added would go a long way to making modern apps a better option when building Line of Business (LoB) software

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          • Please add Multi-select drop down tool

            Please add Multi-select drop down tool to use in ASP.Net applications

            Thanks
            Ramesh

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            • SSIS - Add a Stage instead of linking via arrows.

              SSIS - Add a Stage instead of linking via arrows. Make it so that the program does not execute code till all parts of the stage are complete.

              Have a small circle with the stage number at the top right of each box. This will help with presentation.

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              • Invariant culture string interpolation

                Please, make both invariant and current culture string interpolation first-class citizens. Something like

                $"Current Culture String"
                $i"Invariant Culture String"

                They both are very common scenarios, and both deserve short-hand syntax.

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Specify directories for C++ project filters

                  With the .NET languages like C# the folders in which we place source files (*.cs) are mirrored in the file system. The same isn't true of C++. The folders/filters are virtual and only exist within the solution explorer and IDE.

                  I think it would be great if we could assign directory paths to these filters that would automatically keep the files in the right location when creating or moving files between the filters.

                  For example, I could have a solution structure like;

                  + Header Files
                  ++ base
                  +++ point.hpp
                  +++ size.hpp
                  +++ rect.hpp
                  + Source Files
                  ++ base
                  +++ point.cpp …

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                    2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • long path problem

                    Hello
                    I want to delete a folder from my drive but when i try to delete a popup box opens with an error massage "path too long".
                    how to delete it ?

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                    • Provide JavaScript Console window for Web Apps

                      Currently, the functionality of the JavaScript Console window is restricted to developing Windows Store Apps, but this functionality could be immensely useful when debugging Web Applications that use JavaScript in Visual Studio as well.

                      Therefore, the JavaScript Console should not be restricted solely to Windows Store apps but should be extended to support Web Applications as well.

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                      • Add support for Web Driver Test Recorder in Spartan browser

                        Add support for Web Driver Test Recorder in Spartan browser

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                        • unchecked unsigned

                          Provide a way to bypass the need for "unchecked" when casting from a hex literal. Perhaps introducing a new hex literal type for signed int's...

                          0xbbccddee
                          0vbbccddee

                          http://stackoverflow.com/a/26686362

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Debug JavaScript running in the WebView control.

                            This should apply to Windows Phone Emulator, attached WP8 device, and Windows 8

                            Currently you can only debug js code if it is running in the root of the app ( ala a JS based application ) It would be great to be able to debug js code running inside a WebView as well.

                            Even if the only way to do this was by putting `debug` in your js code, and being prompted to open a new instance of VS, it would be extremely helpful.

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                              2 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • MvcBuildViews = true, shortcut and one of Build Buttons

                              Sometimes, when libraries changed, there need to be a way of checking compilation errors in all Views, but that not always need and I agree it disabled by default. It's not very easy to change this option. Better is:
                              - Option in Property Window
                              - Special Shortcut
                              - New Build Button "Build Project with Views"

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                              • Visual Studio's future changes

                                For more, please see this in details, maybe Microsoft can gain more intellisense.....:)

                                http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/15533/Visual-Studio-2020

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                                • TrimStart()-ed Find and Replace results?

                                  I wonder if majority of users prefer TrimStart()-ed results of 'Edit→Find and Replace→Find in Files'... at least I guess so.

                                  If some result is found in a deeply nested block, I can't see the actual code but only whitespaces (or tabs).

                                  I guess no-one would be interested in leading whitespaces in find results.

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                                  • VS 2010 - SSMS ctrl-PageUp / ctrl-PageDn tab switching

                                    It's a simple change to allow tab navigation in SSMS by using ctrl-PageUp/ctrl-PageDn to switch tabs like Excel switches sheets instead of ctrl-Tab that only goes to previously visited tab.

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                                      0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Disable XAML layout property alteration in Blend and Visual Studio when using the designer

                                      The designer in Blend and Visual Studio adds, and alters, a lot of properties when you do very basic tasks, such as adding controls and visual tree changes, such as 'group controls into' a panel.

                                      Example 1: Adding a TextBlock in Blend;
                                      <TextBlock
                                      HorizontalAlignment="Left"
                                      TextWrapping="Wrap"
                                      Text="TextBlock"
                                      VerticalAlignment="Top"/>

                                      What I'd like to see was, when ever you add a control Blend should just add the Text / Content and don't touch anything else.

                                      Example two, adding 3 TextBlocks and grouping into a StackPanel;
                                      <StackPanel Margin="0,0,397,134" Orientation="Vertical">
                                      <TextBlock HorizontalAlignment="Left" TextWrapping="Wrap" Text="TextBlock" VerticalAlignment="Top"/>
                                      <TextBlock HorizontalAlignment="Left" TextWrapping="Wrap" Text="TextBlock" VerticalAlignment="Top"/>
                                      <TextBlock HorizontalAlignment="Left" TextWrapping="Wrap" Text="TextBlock" VerticalAlignment="Top"/> …

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                                      • Support 'd:DataContext' property on style components in the visual studio designer

                                        When working with Resharper within visual studio it is possible to qualify unknown datacontext types on a style by using the Blend markup with d:datacontext. This works perfectly except for the fact that visual studio then marks the d:datacontext attribute as not supported on elements of type style.

                                        Either mark this as an acceptable use for the attribute, or give us the option to suppress that message (at project/file/occurance level)

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                                        • bring back full colors on controls in ToolBox!

                                          simply enough allow full coloring of the controls in the toolbox where we can find and select the right one, fast and accurate just like in vs2010.
                                          going to black and white trying to look like photoshop, is a very wrong idea! we do not have 10 tools like photoshop, we are not painting and we are depending on the controls we are choosing to design a form.

                                          now its unacceptable hard to spot, and select the right control, we have to wait and read a tooltip most of the times!

                                          also we are all buying new HD monitors and…

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