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  1. Display variable values inline while debugging

    It would be great if variable values would be displayed right next to the code while debugging and stepping through the code.

    Chrome dev tools recently added this feature, see how it works here: http://imgur.com/JxbZm1W

    It saves lots of time as you don't need to hover over variables or add them to watch to see their values.

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      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Visual studio 2015 Cordova Project to include staging and production configuration files

      I'm using Visual Studio 2015 Cordova to connect to Azure Mobile Services.
      Due to quality control, I setup "staging" and "production" Mobile Service, and I'd like VS2015 Cordova Project to support the staging/production url configuration setting, just like ASP.Net project, so that I don't have to hardcode Azure MS url and manually change it.

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        under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow for selection of preferred package manager for client-side assets

        When creating a new ASP.NET 5 web application in VS 2015, the responsibility of acquiring the necessary files is split between NuGet and Bower. NuGet handles the binaries, and Bower handles the client-side files. MVC 6 is a great example of this, in which case the jquery-validation-unobtrusive.js file is retrieved from Bower.

        In addition to these 2 package managers, NPM is used for installing the tooling (such as Grunt or Gulp). I propose that an option be added to allow the user to select the preferred client-side package manager: either Bower or NPM. This option might be found within a…

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Be able to define a method such that its return value should be used

          It seems that more programmers are using immutable types/collections with methods that accept the types and return a modified copy of it.
          Sometimes the user of the code might forget that the method returns the modified value and use it like a method that changes its parameters.

          I think it would be a good idea to tell the compiler that "the method is meaningless if you don't assign its return value to something" and then errors/warning tell the programmer that they've misused the method.

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enable Abstract Syntax Tree Source Files via Roslyn

            Now that Roslyn is available (or will be available), it is time for Visual Studio to start thinking in files that represent Abstract Syntax Trees (ASTs), or .ast files. .ast files are the actual source files that are checked into source control. When an .ast file is loaded into Visual Studio, the developer's "formatting preference configuration" is applied to the .ast file to display the file to the preference of the developer.

            Formatting preference configurations would include things like:
            - Spaces or Tabs for tabbing
            - Braces on same line as method declaration or below
            - Spaces around symbols
            -…

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              11 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • focus solution file

              Would helpful to add a right-click action on an opened file -> "Focus on solution" that help to focus the file in the solution.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Load test gives result only after test completion

                I found that when we run the load test locally, the graphs will plot automatically during running.

                However, when we run load test remotely, I found that the graphs is generated only after the load test completion.

                So I think that it is default that when we run load test remotely, the graphs is generated after the load test completion. And I did some research about it, but I did not find any useful message about how to get graphs plot automatically during running remotely.

                So I think it is better if we get a graph while running load test…

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                  0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • An option to disable collapse for comments

                  Javascript functions are now collapsable / expandable but for those who place their comments outside the functions, we don't see it because it's collapsed with the functions.

                  Would be clearer to have an option to disable this auto collapse of comments for multiple lines outside functions. This is certainly valid for C# as well

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow Setting ScrollViewer Position in XAML

                      When using the ScrollViewer, we often want to see what our UI will look like when the content is scrolled to different positions, yet the scroll position of the ScrollViewer cannot be set in XAML, therefore making this not possible. Also, we are unable to use Storyboards and Animations to scroll the ScrollViewer. I think being able to set the scroll position of the ScrollViewer in XAML would make design much easier.

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                        0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • change the behavoiur for double click on double backtick identifiers to select only a single word

                        If I double click on a word I assume the word gets selected and nothing else. This doesn't work inside of double backticks. It always selects the whole identifier since it doesn't understand that the identifier is a sentence and not a single word.

                        see also https://github.com/Microsoft/visualfsharp/issues/243

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                          under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • provide a different icon for projects added as a reference versus projects yet to be added as a reference.

                          You currently add a project to the solution.
                          This shows up in the solution explorer as an unrolled list with an icon next to it.
                          It would be nice for this icon to change based upon the referenced state of the project.
                          This gives a visual clue to when a project has been added to the solution to be built against (referenced), or the project was added to allow easier source view and linking of debug symbols (unreferenced).

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Rebuild DirectX 9 SDK to be compatible with Visual Studio 2015

                            Now, it is impossible to build a project using DirectX 9 (like Ogre) with Visual Studio 2015, as DxErr.lib is missing _vsnprintf

                            But we still need DirectX 9 because WPF is still using it.

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                            • need visual C++ for linux

                              need visual C++ for linux

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Console.Hide/Show methods

                                Its pain in *** to Hide a console application. please bring these methods to easily hide and show the console application when ever its needed.

                                Thanks.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow shared project in the same directory as the C# projects that use it

                                  If you have a C# project that references a shared project in the same directory, Visual Studio gives a warning: "The file '...' could not be added to the project. Cannot add a link to the file ... This file is within the project directory tree."

                                  This is a very natural way to use shared projects; it would be great if this were a supported scenario.

                                  https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/1393180/c-project-in-same-directory-as-shared-project-generates-warning

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                                    0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • scroll based animation for WPF

                                    enhanced WPF ui and reduce gap between web ui and wpf ui facilities by bringing some scroll based animation like scrollmagic or wow.js but for wpf

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                                    • Stop the (false) advertising of VS2015 as an iOS development platform

                                      Promoting VS2015 as a cross platform (iOS Android) is misleading/deceitful. The ridiculous subscription fees for Xamarin and it really has very little to do with VS. I was very excited to be able to write iOS apps in a familiar environment until I found out about this kludge implementation.

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                                      • Add virtual extension methods (default interface implementations, default methods, traits) to C#

                                        C# has extension methods, which allow one to define a method that is syntactically invoked on an instance, but defined as a static method on another type. However, these methods lack one very important feature of normal methods: they cannot be overridden by specific implementations.

                                        Java 8 in contrast introduced an alternative concept, called virtual extension methods, which could be beneficial for C# as well. Virtual extension methods are defined as interface methods with default implementations:

                                        public interface IMyInterface
                                        {
                                        string Property { get; } // ordinary interface member

                                        default string Format()
                                        {
                                        return string.Format ("{0} ({1})", GetType().Name, Property);
                                        } …

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                                          4 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • New projects in Visual Studio 2015

                                          I installed VS2015 and Windows 10 and read all new notes about changes in VS2015 and I am wondering why VS2015 is only for development for Windows and not for developing Windows Itself?

                                          Why there is not projects like:

                                          Windows 10 menu extend project

                                          Windows 10 toolbar extend project

                                          Windows 10 Media extend project

                                          Windows 10 Desktop extend project

                                          List is infinite.

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