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  1. Make posting links easier...

    One of the things I really liked about Expression Web 4, was the ability to easily post links in your code. I haven't found any other text editor that has that feature and I still use Expression Web 4 largely because of that. I would really like to see this feature incorporated into Visual Studio Code some time in the near future. Thanks!

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add the ability to edit multiple controls' settings such as fonts or locations

      This has irritated me for a few years now and today particularly so. I started working in MS Access back in the mid 90's. From the beginning you could select as many text boxes on a form for example and reset ALL their heights via the Height property in the properties window all at once, even if they had different widths.

      When you select a SINGLE text box on a form for example, you can change either the height or the width or the top or the left. But when you select more than one control and you want to…

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        0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Test Explorer: allow filtering tests by solution folder

        There are various ways to filter Test Explorer, described here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh270865.aspx#BKMK_Search_and_filter_the_test_list

        (As a side note, that page of the documentation doesn't actually give the search terms that you need to use. The table is missing the column from the original blog post at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2012/11/09/how-to-manage-unit-tests-in-visual-studio-2012-update-1-part-1-using-traits-in-the-unit-test-explorer.aspx)

        Please allow filtering tests according to the solution folder in which their project is located. We have solution folders for unit test projects, integration test projects, etc.

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          0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Property setter value modifier

          add support for changing property input.

          like this:

          public string property { get{....}, private int set{....}}

          This property takes int (value type is int). but returns string.

          then we dont have to do some logic(ex: converting) outside property.

          thanks

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            2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • ftp cancel search

            I connect to a large site via ftp and try to search a text in html. Sometimes I forget to set the target of search to document and its using project.
            project search would be take a few hours.
            Cancel with ESC seem only to work for the current document, so the Cancel dialog come up again and again.
            Only solution for me is shutdown Visual Studio

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Improve Event to Command Binding in WPF

              Invoking a command on an event requires the use of the Expression Blend interaction triggers. The syntax for this is pretty ugly.

              Make the WPF tooling smarter so that we can easily bind events to commands via binding.

              e.g:

              <Button MouseEnter="{Binding MouseEnterCommand}"></Button>

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                4 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make the "Included changes" list bigger

                The "Included changes" tree-like list is too short when the number of files grows to seventy or so. While I am aware that one should not let this happen, sometimes there is no other way, and in this scenario the included changes list cover only half of the available space.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Deploy all database tables first for all Project in a Solution, then deploy views, routines and other dependent objects in a later pass

                  Add a solution configuration option to deploy all of the tables in all of the solution projects before deploying any of the views, functions, procs, etc.

                  The build process would need to do multiple passes for each database project, but this should resolve the issues with circular references between databases.

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                    0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Return the inline CSS editor....

                    All the way up to VS2010 you could open up a CSS styesheet - right click on a style - and invoke the style builder... Its still included in VS2015 - but removed from the right click mouse ment...

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • var null initialize

                      I write code like so:

                      string newFishName = null;

                      or

                      var newFishName = (string)null;

                      because I can't write

                      var newFishName = String.null;

                      yet I can write

                      var newFishName = String.Empty;

                      I know it's just a syntactic thing, but for consistency

                      var newFishName = String.null;

                      might look better?

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                        2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Fix the bug in Windows Forms, that occurs when the user have a text underlined in RIchTextBox and try to supersript one of its letters.

                        It is like this. Let's say I have a text "test" in my RTB. Then I underline the whole word, select "t" and set it's SelectionCharOffset to 15. The letter goes up above the baseline but so does the underlining! And I would like to keep it down, as it should be default behaviour in WinForms I guess. I am using Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013 with .NET Framework 4.5. This matter really bothers me, please help me fix it.

                        P.S. I've even changed the RTB from "RichEdit20W" to "RichEdit50W", but it didn't help in that case.

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                          0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • OpenGL in Windows 10 Universal Apps

                          It would be great to see OpenGL supported in Windows Universal Apps. So we can use OpenGL in modern apps for the desktop as well as for phones.

                          Please visit the SharpGL project at GitHub (https://github.com/dwmkerr/sharpgl) where Dave Kerr and I am working on. We provide a simple wrapper and some framework stuff around OpenGL to make it available in .NET languages.

                          We want to be platform independent as OpenGL is. So please help us and all the developers who wants to bring their iOS and Android OpenGL apps to Windows 10 (desktop and phone).

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                            3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Please replace the flat, mostly monochrome icons in VS 2015

                            Visual Studio already looks a lot better than Visual Studio 2012 and 2013. I like that at least some icons got colored again and that the menu no longer is all ppercase.
                            However, I'm still not a fan of flat design. The colored icons still look quite strange. And most of the monochrome icons are really ugly.
                            So please bring back the icons of Visual Studio 2010. Or provide multiple icon packs and let the user choose. Not everybody likes flat design!

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                              3 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Provide VS Product Install/Setup Info Inside VS

                              I didn't install the cross platform or windows phone sdk options during inital installation because of tight storage space on my dev pc. MSFT and others are suggesting to use Secret Manager for environment config variables for app secrets. Looks DNX is a part of the cross platform so I would need to have that installed, but I skipped this. It would be nice to see what my install/config selections are within VS verse having to run the installer process again. I just want (a) dashboard to show what was/was not selected in setup; (b) an option inside VS to…

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                                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make ctrl+. quick fix default to rename references when an item got renamed

                                In VS 2013 when method got renamed by pressing ctrl+. and triggering a quick fix all references were updated by default. In VS 2015 other things can take place such as converting method to static.

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Support automatically formatted comments in Visual Studio 2015

                                  Support automatically formatted comments in the form:

                                  /**
                                  * Documentation goes here
                                  */

                                  When I type `/**` and then press enter, that format should immediately appear.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Don't default search-within to "Selection" when less than a line is selected

                                    Programmers frequently have the words selected that they want to search for. Programmers rarely want to use find/replace within a single line.

                                    If less than one full line is selected, Ctrl-F and Ctrl-H should default to "Current Document" and init the search string with the selected word.

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                                    • Update and integrate WinDbg/SOS into Visual Studio IDE

                                      While the debugger in VS is extremely powerful it does not support loading of memory/crash dump files. For this WinDbg with SOS is required; it would be great if these tools could be updated and directly integrated into the Visual Studio IDE, ideally with a slightly more friendly UI, such as tabulated views, links between memory locations, etc.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Parse ToDo comments in aspx files to Task List - VS2015

                                        ToDo comments work really well in code behind files by appearing in the Task List. This functionality would also be useful in aspx and html files:

                                        E.g. <%--ToDo This comment will appear in the Task List--%>

                                        A search on this forum said this functionality was actually added to VS2013 but I've just tried it in VS2013 Update 5 and VS2015 and it's not present.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Support a wider range of design time data types

                                          Currently Blend only supports a limited number of types for design time data (string, numeric, bool, image). For example having support for enum types would be really beneficial

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                                            0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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