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  1. Search keyword in particular file type

    In time of keyword search there is option to search in section, file , project and solution. It will nice If there is option to search the keyword in particular file type. Like I want to find "sourav" keyword only in css file either in current project level or solution level.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow multiple startup projects dialog options to be moved together

      Currently, the order of startup projects can only be moved one at a time.
      I suggest that the list allows selecting multiple items for moving at the same time. If there are many projects in the list, and the startup projects change often, it is not easy to find the most commonly used projects without moving them to the top.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Web Studio 2016 - New program

        Hi,

        I think you can do a bit of HTML and CSS in Visual Studio, but why not creating a new program to make website?

        Notepad++ is the most used program, but the design is very old, so that's my idea :

        1. Lightweight
        2. Color to differenciate stuffs
        3. OneDrive support
        4. Edit in Real-Time with your friends via OneDrive.
        5. See change in real-times with Microsoft Edge.
        6. Automatic template when you choose HTML5 language. (just put <head>, <body>, etc.
        7. Be able to choose language and encoder.
        8. FREE!

        Thank you

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        • Add support for release trains, multiple backlogs and multiple teams in Visual Studio Online to support SAFE

          When you have programs, projects, and many teams and stakeholders you need a way to manage and report backlogs all the way from Epics to stories. TFS has a way to support the Scalable Agile Framework but VSO does not seem to have the same level. Full support of working using SAFE would be very helpful

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          • 6 votes
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            • WPF, MVVM allow WPF control events bind to functions in viewmodel with arguments

              Allow WPF control events bind to functions in viewmodel with arguments.

              this should work in same approach as working with codebehind events.

              View:

              <ListBox
              DataContext="{DynamicResource myViewModel}"
              ItemsSource="{Binding ListItems}"
              SelectionMode="Extended"
              SelectionChanged = "{Binding onSelectionChanged}"
              </ListBox>

              Class MyViewModel
              {
              [...]

              public void onSelectionChanged(object sender, SelectionChangedEventArgs e)
              {

              var list = (ListBox)Sender;
              var selectedItems = list.SelectedItems
              [..]
              }
              }

              * Working with events should be as simple as working with properties
              * Binding events to command seams to me as a work around.
              Because it works as a property not as a function. You end up writing a lot of extra code
              *…

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 3 votes
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                • Release a faster, trimmed-down version of VS

                  Visual Studio is a swiss army knife with TONS of legacy code to support probably thousands of things that most developers never use or need.

                  Some examples:
                  - Web designer? No web developer worth anything can or would use the web designer.
                  - VS supports different layouts when in Debug mode (way more annoying than useful, it just means you have to layout things twice).
                  - A gazillion different views, but few of them really the best available. Remove the lot and leave custom views to extensions.
                  - Dump whatever prevents you from releasing a 64-bit version (presumably lots of…

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                  • Check for Email

                    I'd like .net to have the ability to check email as well as send. I dont understand having one without the other. That is the first thing I look for in every new release, and have yet to see that. They go hand in hand, like drawing and can't erase, or writing a file, but you can't read files.

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Bring Back Robotics Studio

                      It would be great to see Microsoft bring back Robotics Studio in conjuction with its Windows IoT an embedded .NET efforts. It is essential that any reboot be focused on developing for .NET targets that run on ARM and systems like Rasberry Pi.

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                      • Javascript console panel

                        Provide a better way to run javascript and check values into a console panel without need starts the web-browser, like in the WebStorm (Ctrl+F5).

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                          1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • ClosureScript support for Visual Studio 2015

                          React.js is really good with Om which is ClojureScript. So it would be great to have its native support in VS.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Change the default editor font 'consolas' to a font that clearly differentiates 1 and lowercase "l"

                            Consolas is an okay font but it does not project well lowercase character "l" and interger "1" on the text editor. Bit stream vera mono really distinguishes characters very well and it's why coding on xcode is relaxing.

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                            • Have an option to stop compilation of a solution when a project fails to build

                              Currently, if you re-build a large solution and one of the first projects (that everything else depends on) has a problem then you end up waiting ages for assemblies that have no chance of building successfully to build, and when it does finish the error log is full of errors that are only there because of the failure to build the dependency.

                              It would be much quicker if it realised that the project that failed to build is required by the remaining projects and stopped at that point. Then you would be left with the actual errors that you can…

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                              • define variable in switch

                                Please see the discussion at
                                http://stackoverflow.com/questions/29628507/c-sharp-get-switch-value-if-in-default-case

                                Wouldn't it be nicer if you could do the following so that fooResult is only visible in the scope of the switch block and then be able to use it at the "default" (fallback case) subblock of the switch code block?

                                switch (var fooResult = MyFoo())
                                {
                                case 0:
                                ...
                                break;
                                ...
                                default:
                                handleOthersCase(fooResult);
                                break;
                                }

                                The alternative of evaluating a 2nd time the value inside the "default" is not optimal and the other alternative of defining a local variable outside of the switch block is also not optimal for garbage collection, code optimization,…

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                                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Attach documents to code editor

                                  I wish there was a possibility to attach documents to the code editor. For example,i want attach the flow chart diagram file or picture file to be attached to a method or block of codes.

                                  Thanks.

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                                  • Change the default behaviour of ServicePointManager.SecurityProtocols to use TLS 1.2

                                    Recent vulnerabilities in SSL 3.0 and TLS 1.0 and PCI-DSS 3.1 which is mandating disabling TLS 1.0 means that the default behaviour of the System.Net.ServicePointManager.SecurityProtocol to use SS3.0 and TLS 1.0 is now longer appropriate and can be considered insecure.

                                    The default should be to use the most secure version that the server supports, currently TLS 1.2 on Windows 2012 and 2012 R2.

                                    In addition, this property should be settable globally in configuration rather than having to modify each individual application to override the setting.

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Arabic Language

                                      Hello,
                                      Why you dont care about arabic language, you didnt provide content by arabic language and in the same time you provide your content and prudect by languages used by numbers of people around the world less than arabic so why you didnt think about provide arabic language with all languages you already provide it?

                                      I hope you take this idea into action soon

                                      Thanks

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add "initializers" for existing variables

                                        Add semantic sugar to set properties in a "batch" just like the object initializers work. Example:

                                        Today:

                                        theObjToSetTheProperty.Prop1 = "I";
                                        theObjToSetTheProperty.Prop2 = "like";
                                        theObjToSetTheProperty.Prop3 = "long";
                                        theObjToSetTheProperty.Prop4 = "names";

                                        Suggestion:

                                        theObjToSetTheProperty
                                        {
                                        Prop1 = "I",
                                        Prop2 = "like",
                                        Prop3 = "long",
                                        Prop4 = "names",
                                        }

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Offer 'add using alias for...' as a potential fix for an ambiguous type reference

                                          As a developer I do not like including a full type name in the middle of my code and I prefer to defined a using alias for types that are ambiguous, so I would like for one of the Visual Studio 'quick actions' for ambiguous references to be an option to add a using alias to the top of the file.

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