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  1. Following opening curly brace insert either TAB + NEW LINE or only TAB.

    For 'New Line' options in Text Editor formatting, following an opening curly brace with a new line is not necessary. If the user can chose 'new line only (no TAB)' the curly brace matching pattern is preserved and the code layout is more concise.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • create pathof keyword, similar to nameof keyword

      nameof(MyProperty.ReferencedObject.Name) solves "Name".

      pathof(MyProperty.ReferencedObject.Name) would solve "MyProperty.ReferencedObject.Name".

      That would be useful in expressions.

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        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add a visualizer for arrays

        In VS there is a quite nice visualizer for DataSet:s. I would like to have something similar for arrays as well. Basically a datagrid showing all properties for each element. If I for instance have an array of points I want to see the properties (x and y) as columns and a row for each element. This would make it a lot easier to investigate arrays when debugging.

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          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • "var?"

          we can declare int as below:
          var i = 5;

          maybe developers may want to declare int? as below:
          var? i = 5;

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            1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • IBM RTC Source Code Control connection for Visual Studio

            Support the IBM RTC Source Code Control in Visual Studio IDE and in TFS Build Workflows .

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              1 comment  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allowing the addition of entries to .natstepfilter and .natjmc files while debugging

              While in a native C++ debug session, it be really very useful to be able to right click when the code is not running, pick "Add NoStepInto entry for this function" and then be presented with a "prefilled" dialog where the developer could tailor the function name (e.g. adding regular expression) before accepting the dialog. Once accepted, the update information would be of course taken into account for the rest of the debugging session. Same for the Just My Code feature.

              Of course, if one could do that outside the debugger, while writing code, that'd be even nicer!

              Thank you!

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                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • C++ Extract Function NOT require namespace or class (Unknown Error)

                The 'Extract Function' command fails with "Unknown Error" if a cpp file does not contain a namespace.

                example: If the Cpp source contains ONLY the following code then it is not possible to extract the "for" loop into a new function.

                void foo()
                {

                for (int x = 0; x < 10; x++)
                {
                if (i > 5)
                i++;
                else i = 0;
                }
                }

                Thank you

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Implement many file search algorithms used by the Total Commander program. It can search thousands of files for specific text extremely fast

                  The search function in VS is extremely slow when searching an entire project, especially when comparing to Total Commander, which can search 1000's of files very quickly with many search options. Can the speed be improved?

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Offer official support for Identity in Oracle

                    Our organization is tightly devoted to Oracle as a database repository with very little hope of adopting MS SQL Server. It would be really wonderful if Microsoft offered Identity support for Oracle databases as easy as it is to implement on MS SQL server.

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add the ability to link to documentation directly from a comment in Visual Studio

                      Apologies if this feature already exists, but I think it would be good if you could add a link in a comment that would link to a word document (for example) that allows a developer to record and to see what requirement and design it was written to implement.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Better threading for "Find and Replace"

                        When using the Find and replace feature to search in an entire solution for a large project, especially for web projects that includes large, unindexed js files, the search feature make visual studio hang. There is no way to cancel the search operation and abort the thread.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Visual Studio Web API debugger

                          Being able to easily step into code directly in Visual Studio for Web Api methods not relying on any external programs like fiddlers. Specially when we have complex type parameters in HttpPost

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • source code explorer rollback someone elses checkout

                            I have a solution under source Control in TFS. If someone else checks out a file and then go on vacation without checking in Before they leave. I have the authoroty to rollback their checkot but I dont want to do it from a command line interface. I want to do it from Source Code Explorer in the VS IDE.

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                              0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Relationship Database Diagram

                              Hi Folks,

                              We need to view the relationship database diagram in Visual Studio 2015 for coding first Entity Framework 7 or latest version!
                              e.g:
                              https://www.exceptionnotfound.net/content/images/2015/05/northwind-diagram.png

                              Thanks

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                                0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Suggest compiler warning for a constexpr function not evaluated at compile time

                                a c++ function marked as constexpr can be evaluated at compile time if this is possible. Where this is not possible it will be evaluated as normal at compile time. However there is no way of knowing whether such a function is actually being evaluated at compile time or runtime.

                                This suggestion is that for functions marked as constexpr that are not evaluated at compile time then the compiler issues an appropriate warning message detailing from where in the code these functions are being evaluated at run-time.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • application data

                                  You don't have control over the application deployment location. It is controlled by Windows. You can create an appx package file for the windows store or sideloading.
                                  That is problem for debbuging
                                  In visual web developer is existing solution appdata folder.
                                  Why you dont even take existing good solution from visual web develop?
                                  Even if uwp is based on HTML5.

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                                    0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • my.settings in uwp

                                    there is only path change in my,settings (System.Configuration) to Windows.Storage.ApplicationData.Current.LocalSettings. just implement existing GUI from my.settings to UWp.

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                                      0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • I'm currently using VS2013. It would be nice to right click on a file in pending checkins and jump to solution/class view.

                                      I'm currently using VS2013.
                                      It would be nice to right click on a file in pending checkins and jump to it in solution/class view.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Provide a Command palette like VS code

                                        I really love the VS code command palette (Ctrl+Maj+P) when I would like to do something without remembering the shortcut, For exemple adding cursors...

                                        A such thing should be really great in VS2015

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                                          1 comment  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow or add system.Drawing.Printing in Universal Apps

                                          allowing using system.drawing.printing it is easy to use in windows form or wpf but this would be easier to program for printing receipts to develop universal apps for point of sale.If so this would program library would only learn a way to use the System.Drawing.Printing.

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