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  1. Haskell support in Visual Studio

    First-class support for Haskell is what I like to see, with syntax highlight, intelisense and debugging.

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      2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • cross platform torrent support

      If windows phone users have lots of storage and are connected to a wifi network then they really will not need their Pcs to download tons of stuff.A universal torrent app can really make widows phones more like portable laptops.

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        0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make Project and Solution files more human readable

        Merging project and solution files can be tricky.

        Main thing - get rid of GUIDs!!
        For .sln files, consider grouping data by project, so that when a project is added or deleted, it only effects one section of the sln.

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          0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Shortcut for Select current CodeBlock

          Enable a shortcut for selection of the code block the cursor is currently in and/or the code block the mouse is over.

          So for C# this would mean selecting "{" and "}" and everything in between for any block of condition/loop/method/class/namespace etc. Of course this is coding-language specific and should work for any language that has a concept of code-blocks.

          I use this all the time in Java/Eclipse and like it better than clicking near the opening brace and just highlight the closing brace (and vice-versa).

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Pair programming in visual studio editor (working with more persons in one workspace)

            When pair programming two programmers want to work on the same file(s) real time. To do this the first user can invite a team member to join the same project from an other computer. All changes the users make are shown on both computers.

            This will deliver the feature faster when working on trivial parts of the implementation. For less trivial parts they can work behind one monitor. This feature can also be used to do tutoring or code in code reviews from remote.

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              1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Auto-generation of comments for methods and functions for documentation

              This is a basic function that would greatly simplify code documentation with tools such as Doxygen. Atomineer Pro and Visual Assist are plugins that offer this functionality, but this is something that should definitely be looked at as being natively integrated with Visual Studio as the ability to insert snippets for any type of language, rather than relying on 3rd-party plugins and tools to do so.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • REGEX exact match improvement Kindly asking you to implement the small improvement to c# regex the idea is following .{,3} - up to 3 symb

                REGEX exact match improvement

                Kindly asking you to implement the small improvement to c# regex
                the idea is following
                .{,3} - up to 3 symbols match
                .{3,5} - between 3 to 5 symbols match
                .{3,} - 3 and more
                .{3} - exactly 3 symbols
                I need the next mentioned improvement (!)
                .{3|4|5... etc.} - exactly 3 or 4 or ...

                for instance match like this (.{3}(?:.{2})?) is not pretty useful because when quantity of symbols is 4, the match of 3 symbols is still present!
                I need matches with exactly 3 OR 5 symbols... OR ... etc (if mentioned in…

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • generate sequenc diagramm with the c# code source

                  on ne peut plus generer un diagramme de sequence à partir du code source en C# comem dans visual 2013

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Show static/shared members with different icons

                    Within the solution explorer, when exploring through a file's type definitions and their members, instance members and static members use the same icons. All methods use the same purple box, all fields use the same blue block, etc. As with the access modifiers, adding a small indicator to each member's icon for static/shared members would help identify relevant information. This could match the "S" shown on type definitions in their MSDN articles, but any other type of indicator would work.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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.

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow the theme to be temporarily and locally changed to differentiation multiple open instances

                        I often have multiple instances of visual studio open simultaneously. Sometimes I'm working on the same project but in different branches/workspaces so not even the name of the project is enough to differentiate them. It would be desirable to apply some kind of visual styling to give me a quick idea of context. For example, by default I use the dark theme but if I open a second solution in a different instance I would apply the light theme so I can quickly tell them apart.

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Leading Suggestions to Create Transferring Uncomplicated

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                          • kproj/xproj should not be associated with ASP.Net it makes sense for all other application types too.

                            As the title states, don't make xproj/kproj exclusive to sp.net projects. The general idea behind this project also applies to desktop (and all other project types) too. Even better just use project.json without any *.*proj file as another suggestion already states.
                            Just allow for a target to build into binaries directly.

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                              2 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add F7 Support for resx files to navigate to feature

                              Navigate to Feature - [ctrl]-[,] is a very useful tool to quickly move through huge solutions.
                              I suggest adding F7 as a possible hotkey to the Navigate box thus opening a text editor instead of a default editor (and shift-f7 for e.g. the designer)

                              my usecase is editing ressource files: often I want to find one file and instead of opening the file (e.g. a *.resx ressource file) with the default editor (in this case a grid editor) I would like to hit F7 to open the file with the common editor (thus opening an xml editor).

                              Sadly, F7 just…

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Extend the task list with filters for @persons and #things

                                in shared code bases, handling tasks that don't require issue tracking (or when there is no issue tracking) usually is managed with TODO comments and the task list window.

                                It would be great to enable TODO comments to be taggable as to Persons or issue Things.
                                I suggest using the twitter schema of prefixing Persons with an @ at sign and Things with a # hash sign.

                                // TODO @Alex #CleanUp
                                I would like the Task List to have two additional columns, Persons and Things) where for each task, all occuring @Persons and #Things are written.

                                of course, those columns…

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Combine all workflow activities into a universal workflow library without the need for Workflow Manager

                                  Add the Workflow activities that are under Microsoft.Activities and its child namespaces (Microsoft.Activities.Expressions, Microsoft.Activities.Hosting, Microsoft.Activities.Messaging, Microsoft.Activities.Client, Microsoft.Activities.Client.Security) into the collection of activities that are available under the WF designer toolbox in VS2015 and allow them to work without the need to use Workflow Manager

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                                    0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Expression editor display issue

                                    Please fix the display issue with expression editor. In VS2015, the control doesn't fill the free space.

                                    Regards,

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                                    • Switch ranking of matches when searching with "CamelHumps" in NavigateTo

                                      When using "CamelHumps" e.g. searching for FooBarBaz class by entering FBB in the NavigateTo (Ctrl+,) box, the matches for the camel humps are ranked lower than character matches (e.g. FbbClass). Since the camel hump style search only works if you enter in CAPS, it certainly seems like any camel hump matches should be ranked first in the results.

                                      For the longest time, I didn't even realize camel hump searching even work in VS (I actually started writing an extension to add it) because of the poor ranking in the results.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • tv hook up

                                        since loading windows 10 a lot of programs should be removed stick to what was goo in the past and better it these new programs are tempermental and not near as good will place a list later for now i want to know what can be done to connect compter to tv since loading windows 10 have not found a work around or setting to even connect

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                                        • Add the ability to "move" NavigateTo results into a ToolWindow with a list of results

                                          Often when searching via NavigateTo (Ctrl+,) I find myself wanting to click a button (or something) to "save" off the results into a new ToolWindow with a clickable list of results.

                                          Similar to the CodeLen option when searching for references.

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