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  1. Help redirect to external sources

    Allow redirect help to external sources like W3C for HTML elements, attributes, CSS, ....

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    • Add comment intellisense for xml comments contained in a different file

      It is possible to put your comments in a different file using the XML include tag referenced here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/9h8dy30z.aspx. However there is no support for comment intellisense using this method. Please add support for displaying the documentation popup messages for comments included in a different file. This allows source code to be kept clean from story-like comments, while still retaining the valuable documentation.

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      • Automatically Select Startup Project

        If there are multiple projects, and only one is an executable, I think it is reasonable to take a guess that this is the start up project. It is painful every time you get a new branch/clean checkout from source control you have to go through the step of finding it and setting it. This has niggled me since 2002!

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Update Web Performance Tests to not create bindings for the __EVENTTARGET and __EVENTARGUMENT form post parameters of ASP.NET WebForms sites

          When recording web performance tests of an ASP.NET WebForms site (using Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate) extractions rules are generated to extract the values from hidden fields. This works well for ASP.NET WebForms fields like __VIEWSTATE where the value is created dynamically on the server and has to be sent back just as received. However, the __EVENTTARGET end __EVENTARGUMENT fields are always empty initially and will be set only on the client (through the __doPostback() JavaScript function). Extracting those fields and thus creating a binding for the values will make the tests fail. In order to repair the tests, the bindings…

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            0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • output window

            Provide link to debug/release folders in output window. This will enable users to access debug/release folders directly from output window rather than going through windows explorer.

            eg: After building the project following is displayed in output window as plain text:
            "c:\testfolder\bin\x86\Release\example.exe"
            This can be displayed as link clicking on which users will be automatically redirected to release folder path above.

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            • Do not close Add Reference Dialog Box in search on enter key

              When you want to search an assembly on Add Reference, the basic thing is to type the name and then press enter to search it. When you press enter the dialog box closes. It should be on press enter, on the search box, the dialog displays search result, again, do not close it.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Please add data diagram (UML) viewer/editor to VS2013+ integrated SSDT

                The one important thing that the SQL Server Data Tools is missing is a visual db diagram designer/viewer. I liked the reverse engineering feature of Visio but it has been removed from the base version. It does make sense that all types of development should be done in VS IDE, so I'm happy that SSDT is now integrated with it. But it's missing that one feature that all db designers love. Please consider adding a UML viewer/editor for the data model like you once had in Visio. I don't like the one in SSMS, it's clunky, doesn't have a good…

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • wpf dropshadoweffect performance

                  DropShadowEffect has huge imapact to scrolling performance, etc. BitmapCache does not help. Please do improve!
                  Thanks.

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                    0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make a cleaner Func<T> syntax

                    Refer to how Swift handles function passing and declaration. Preferably just use the signature of the function to define and pass it.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make it easier to manage .config files across Distributed Dev Teams with different environments

                      When working with .config files, we often store development-specific settings that differ from developer environment to developer environment across globally distributed teams. For example, we use different database connection strings or Active Directory providers etc. Since the Web.config transforms are primarily targeted for CI Release Management, we find ourselves checking out the .config files constantly just to make these small changes globally across our development teams.

                      Instead, there should be a better way to manage all of these minor configuration changes across globally distributed teams without having to constantly edit the .config file for each different developer environment or creating…

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                          under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • waga

                          ekran dotykowy jako waga

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                            0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • BUG: In the SSDT tabular table designer, scrolling down should not alter the horizontal scroll position

                            When I click the vertical scroll bar either on the scroller or the bar to move down a page of results, the horizontal scroll position snaps to the start. This makes browsing the model in the designer annoying.

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                              0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • VS extensions Free or Trial copy?

                              VS extensions, makes people like me wonder if all extensions are free but we know they're not all free. It would be nice if each extension can be labeld as free or xxdays of trial copy

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                                0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support the -Loopback token in proxy bypass lists

                                The .NET Framework is currently hardcoded to bypass the proxy for traffic destined to localhost/127.0.0.1/::1. This makes sense in general, but greatly complicates debugging with Fiddler or other proxies.

                                In 2011, this problem was fixed in WinINET and WinHTTP with the introduction of the "minus-loopback" token in proxy bypass lists. When <-loopback> is present, the client should not bypass the proxy for local addresses.

                                See http://blogs.msdn.com/b/fiddler/archive/2011/02/10/fiddler-is-better-with-internet-explorer-9.aspx for more detail.

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                                  4 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Build a standalone version and debug it instead to attach to the Editor

                                    As far as I understood, UnityVS compiles the project .dll and then attaches to Unity Editor. However Unity Editor recompiles the dll on its own doubling the startup times. I believe it would be better if UnitVS was able to compile its own standalone version of the project, start it, attach to it and debug it without passing through the editor.

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

                                      Hi!

                                      Thanks for your suggestion!

                                      If we’re thinking about providing ways to call Unity to export games from Visual Studio, the amount of time it would take would be a lot larger than the time it takes for both VS and Unity to compile the C# code.

                                      As such, we anticipate that our main workflow will remain debugging the Unity Editor.

                                      Thanks & best regards,
                                      Jb Evain, Dev Lead, Tools for Unity

                                    • Give me back the surface of BIDS 2008. The new handling, surface etc. is terrible.

                                      It was much easier to work with SQL-Server 2008 BIDS. The handling was better and more realiable. You could see easier if controls are disabled. The placement and moving does not work fine. Frames and arrows of the controls were placed wrong.
                                      Here an example for the layout:

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                                        0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • do not open multiple tabs for same files opened from different symlink-ed paths.

                                        it is a little bit of a pain because you search "in folder" and then modify and save, and you get a popup saying you should reload content in another tab... which is the same file.
                                        (you can use GetFileInformationByHandle for that)

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • This is not a ideas its a bug An unspecified error occurred on the render thread.

                                          An unspecified error occurred on the render thread.
                                          at System.Windows.Media.MediaContext.NotifyPartitionIsZombie(Int32 failureCode)
                                          at System.Windows.Media.MediaContext.NotifyChannelMessage()
                                          at System.Windows.Interop.HwndTarget.HandleMessage(Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)
                                          at System.Windows.Interop.HwndSource.HwndTargetFilterMessage(IntPtr hwnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wParam, IntPtr lParam, Boolean& handled)
                                          at MS.Win32.HwndWrapper.WndProc(IntPtr hwnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wParam, IntPtr lParam, Boolean& handled)
                                          at MS.Win32.HwndSubclass.DispatcherCallbackOperation(Object o)
                                          at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.InternalRealCall(Delegate callback, Object args, Boolean isSingleParameter)
                                          at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.TryCatchWhen(Object source, Delegate callback, Object args, Boolean isSingleParameter, Delegate catchHandler)
                                          at System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher.WrappedInvoke(Delegate callback, Object args, Boolean isSingleParameter, Delegate catchHandler)
                                          at System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher.InvokeImpl(DispatcherPriority priority, TimeSpan timeout, Delegate method, Object args, Boolean isSingleParameter)
                                          at System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher.Invoke(DispatcherPriority priority, Delegate method, Object arg)
                                          at MS.Win32.HwndSubclass.SubclassWndProc(IntPtr hwnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wParam, IntPtr lParam)
                                          at…

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