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  1. Autocomplete/Generate XML Doc. tags in C/C++

    VS Editor in C# mode supports creating XML doc tags based on code and InteliSense displays the info when using documented functions, etc.
    VS Editor in C/C++ mode correctly displays info already written in XML doc tags, but does not help to write them in any way.

    Even though XML docs were not created for C/C++, it is already working for it half-way, why do not complete it?

    Similar suggestion: http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-2015/suggestions/2636510-xml-comments-in-c

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Inform people of what has changed when extensions are automatically updated

      When extensions are updated the current message tells me nothing of what is changed or even which ones were changed. It would be nice to see a list of what was improved.

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        0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • better support loading multiple versions of the same assembly

        In my production environment, our servers currently load 645 assemblies many times containing multiple versions of the same assembly. For the most part, our custom assembly resolver seems to work when we hook up to the resolver event. However, we recently migrated over to storing our assemblies in Subversion under a flat folder structure by version number to help manage our deployments. This exposed a new problem with the .NET Framework assembly resolver because if the filename of the assembly in Visual Studio reference includes the version number, the file on disk can no longer be resolved without also changing…

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Have Search to find reference dll for a class

          I spend too much time having to perofrm searches on google to find out which reference dll I need to include for a particular object type.
          While I can find the namespace from MSDN it does not give the dll reference and many different dlls are used for different aspects of the same namespace.

          If i could highlight the class type and then rightclick to find this info with options to add the reference to the project and the using declaration to the file it would save me significant development time.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Search by Folder in Search locations

            When you do a basic search 'ctrl+f' You have the option to search by:
            <current block>
            Entire Solution
            All Open Documents
            etc..

            It would be nice to be able to search just a particular folder, for example if I only want to find my search in my CSS files. of JS files, etc.

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            • MTM - Test Execution State should also reflect iterations level status

              Assume my Test Cases got multiple iterations and while executing them , I executed only partial iterations and they got passed.
              Issue - Overall Test Case status comes as passed and does not reflects that some of the iteration execution is pending

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                0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Brace-highlight is slow in VS2015

                  Brace highlighting in Visual Studio 2015 is very slow .. why is that ?

                  eg: placing the caret next to a brace or parenthesis will highlight the matching brace/paran .. in 2013 it's instantly - in 2015 its slow...

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                    1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Visual Studio Code as a universal app

                    Visual Studio Code as a Universal App. This would allow me to do some light coding during down time as well as be a great tool with the Continuum on my phone.

                    14 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow additional types of file modification without having to stop the debugger

                      We have Edit and Continue. We have the ability to change javascript and razor templates without stopping the debugger.

                      It would be nice if we also had the ability to add, remove and rename certain types of these dynamic or late-bound files (at least as far as the debugger is concerned) to avoid long change-run-test-change cycles for web projects and the like.

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                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow different error viewing level for errors, warnings, and messages

                        In 2015 the Error List window allows you to filter messages by "Entire Solution", "Open Documents", "Open Project", and "Current Document". I would like to be able to set each one of those differently for each type of message, that is "Errors", "Warnings", and "Messages".

                        For example Errors I want to see from the Entire Solution while Warnings and Messages just from the Current Document.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • wait until the line looses focus to show corrrections/errors

                          It is very annoying when it tries to correct me in the middle of a line, when what I am typing doesn't make perfect sense, but will when I finish the line.

                          11 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • multiple mobile devices connected

                            Ability to have multiple mobile devices connected to development PC and select which device to target for debug/deploy in Visual Studio

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Provide a visual cue in the Solution Explorer for projects not built with the current configuration.

                              I have a large solution that I use to manage refactoring between projects we work on. I have various configuration settings built into my solution that might not include certain projects in the build. I was just working with managing my projects and I needed to know which were already included in the current configuration.

                              Please add a visual cue to the Projects that are not included in the current build. This could be done with a slight transparancy of the green bordered C# box and a slight gray of the project name text.

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                              • Option to show live semantic errors only upon statement completion

                                Have an option to only show the live semantic errors (squigglys) when you complete a statement / type semicolon, so you don't get all of the squigglys showing up while you are still typing, but don't want to turn off the syntax checking completely.

                                6 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Set Start and End Date of Tasks in Visual Studio Online

                                  Within Visual Studio Online I think it would be very useful to have fields for Start Date and End Date against tasks/work items and other such types.

                                  The field should allow date and time input and could therefore be used to allow you to accurately record how long tasks took.

                                  Thanks

                                  Tom

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                                  • (Auto)Refresh file Compare

                                    When comparing a file with an earlier version, refresh the comparison whenever the on-disk file has changed in the meantime. Maybe provide a pop-up in between asking whether the comparison should be refreshed or not because one of the files has changed. Now, after changing, we need to redo the compare which is contraproductive.

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                                    • 能不能提供一个完整的VS2015下载,不要在线安装啊?在大陆不墙了那网速hold不住啊!!!

                                      希望能够提供完整的VS2015的镜像下载,不要在线安装的。在中国大陆那网速真的太难受了!

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                                      • View switcher for Solution Explorer

                                        Solution Explorer allows you to "change root", so you see only part of your project (for easier navigation).

                                        It'd be great if you could save these views and quickly switch between them. It'd also be great if you could add "currently open files" to an existing view (as a way of making the "custom view" in SE less narrow, as in, not restricted to a single sub-tree).

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                                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add analogy for InstallationManager for desktop applications

                                          Add analogy for InstallationManager for Windows Store applications (Windows 8.1) + Windows 10 (desktop). Because in these platforms I can't get my installed application. For more details for quetsion/request you can see my question in msdn (https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/46402b2b-86a1-4750-bef5-7297966ada82/uwp-universal-can-i-use-installationmanager-or-some-analogy-in-desktop-version?forum=wpdevelop)

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