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  1. Step out of a Method when getting a bug (error)

    For example I got a method like

    private void A()

    {

    double a = obj.a; //lets say obj is null and hence we get an error when running the method.

    ....

    ....

    //200 or so more lines.

    }

    I know I can drag the statement to the end of method in order to exit it. It'll be easier if there would be a shortcut key to do the same!

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow errors to be clicked on the scroll bar.

      Allow errors to be clicked on in the code editors scroll bar and navigated to quickly. This should open the method/area of code that contains the error automatically if the code is hidden.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Save and Restore the current session of the WCF Test Client

        It would by useful if the WCF Test Client would automatically save the requests that i created when closing and restore them on the next start.

        As an alternative a possibility to Export and Import Requests would be useful.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • First-class Immediate Mode Graphics Support (Direct2D)

            WPF's retained-mode graphics system is great for controls and is probably all you need if you are developing database forms applications. But there are classes of applications, particularly data-driven visualization apps, for which the overhead of retained mode makes it unusable. The current alternative of using WriteableBitmap is an okay workaround, but there are still many challenges, such as synchronizing your bitmap updates with WPF's rendering cycle. WPF v.next should be canning support for XP, so it can move to DX10 and so be on par with Direct2D/DirectWrite. WPF with first class support for immediate-mode graphics via D2D/DWrite will simply…

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              0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Enable Navigate To feature (CTRL-Comma) with wildcards

              For example, when a user opens the Navigate To feature, he/she should be able to search for a file named "StartReservationPage.html" by typing "*Reservation*.html" in order to quickly find and access that file within the solution.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • visual c++ for linux

                What I want is not running visual studio in Linux. No, I do not need it. But I really want I can write and debug C++ code on Linux from Visual Studio, Just like for android. BTW, the visual c++ 2015 can write and debug android so. It's awesome, I do like it.

                In fact, the visual studio 2015 has support the Linux debug. I found a post in VC team blog:
                http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vcblog/archive/2015/04/29/debug-c-code-on-linux-from-visual-studio.aspx

                It's seems just a unfinished job. I really hope I can write and debug Linux code from visual studio 2015 update1.

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • LinqToSQL classes should be split up into Folders and Association Confusion

                  When I create a LinqToSQL for DB connection, I have a long list of tables and views that I use this would make it look clear can easier to use and understand what we are trying to look for.

                  For example, I want to name a table Parts and a view Parts. When I go to call the table Parts I have to call DB.Parts1 if I had placed the table Parts first; however, I would rather call DB.Table.Parts instead because than I know it is without having to go back and forward.

                  My second issue is confusion with key…

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                    0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Fix the website

                    https://www.visualstudio.com/products/visual-studio-community-vs
                    On the end of the page worng with categories.
                    To understand need learn Russian language and installed Russian font: "Свяжитесь с нами,"
                    On the end of this category extra character ",". If u can, fix it pls, thx.
                    Have a nice day.

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                      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Schema Compare Settings in Visual Studio 2013

                      Provide a feature for Visual Studio 2013 to choose your schema compare settings such that they will stay after closing Visual Studio 2013 and reopening. This feature already existed in VS2010 through Tools->Options->Database Tools->Schema Compare but does not exist in Visual Studio 2013.

                      I posted a message on the forums asking where this feature was but was told by a Microsoft employee that it doesn't exist and to ask for the feature here. The following is the link to that forum post: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/e65216b8-f7c8-4ec1-b69f-78eddef087f6/setting-schema-compare-settings-in-visual-studio-2013?forum=visualstudiogeneral

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                        1 comment  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support custom test runners in test plans

                        Custom test runners, using either the Nuget approach to deploy or a Vsix-based install does not enable linking of test cases in a test manager test plan to a test case from that custom test runner.

                        It seems only .net/dll/exe based approaches work for the test plans.

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                          0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Please bring back the VS 2010 Theme, Colors & Icons!

                          Why did you change all toolbox icons to black and white?
                          Just to make it harder to select the correct one?
                          Color is important to recognize an icon!!!

                          7 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow XML documentation to be embedded into assemblies

                            At the moment, XML documentation is generated alongside an assembly as a separate .xml file. When distributing, care must be taken to keep both files together.

                            It would be nice if we could somehow embed the XML file directly into the assembly as a resource, ensuring that the documentation and assembly can never be separated.

                            This would increase the size of the assembly, but a) in many situations ease of distribution is a greater concern than size, and b) we can always distribute a second version of our assembly with the documentation removed (i.e. include docs in 'debug' builds but…

                            20 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Extend clamp < > sign to include typeof( )

                              I think clamp sign could be extended like this:
                              (original)

                              uiVisualizerService.Register(typeof(InputTestWindowViewModel), typeof(InputTestWindow));

                              (extended)

                              uiVisualizerService.Register(<InputTestWindowViewModel>, <InputTestWindow>);

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow overriding built-in Code Analysis dictionary terms

                                We need the ability to override Code Analysis dictionary terms which are shipped out-of-the-box (C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Team Tools\Static Analysis Tools\FxCop\CustomDictionary.xml)

                                Otherwise, there is no way to get rid of CA1704 (IdentifiersShouldBeSpelledCorrectly) warnings for terms that are marked as unrecognized (e.g. "Multi") or compound (e.g. "Toolbar") in the built-in dictionary.

                                There is some discussion on Connect[1], but I refuse to accept the recommendation that we need to actually modify our Visual Studio installation files in order to be able to use certain words without CA complaining. This is not a practical solution for large teams.

                                I see two…

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                                • reopen closed file

                                  When many files are open it happens often that I close a file by mistake. Undo close would be great, just like reopen tab in browsers.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add Direct Printing Support to Windows 8 Store Apps for LOB (line of business) Purposes

                                    Add Direct Printing Support to Windows 8 Store Apps for LOB (line of business) Purposes

                                    For example, we want to print a label or receipt immediately after a user presses a touch screen button without getting the Windows8 OS Printing Dialog. We want to set print sizes and select the printer in code, then immediately print directly without opening any dialogs or UI..

                                    This worked just fine in our WPF version of the app, but we moved to Win8 Store App to get better touch support. Now we can't directly print or set print settings in code without seeing the…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Implement indexed full-text search of source code, config files, and project files

                                      Visual Studio projects can contain hundreds and even thousands of documents. Searching through these documents using Find-In-Files is slow and error prone. About a decade of academic research strongly suggests that an information retrieval approach to searching source code would be faster and provide better results.

                                      While the Visual Studio team has noticed the need for better search tools, as evidenced by their recent "Search Everywhere" blog (see http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2011/10/11/visual-studio-11-developer-preview-search-everywhere.aspx). Unfortunately, every recently introduced search tool still relies on regular-expressions or simple pattern-matching. To put this in context, the modern IDE uses search technology essentially identical to grep, which was…

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                                      • Peek definition on method definitions that originate from an interface

                                        If peeking on a method that was defined on an interface, I should be given a list of implementation to peek on. Going directly to the interface definition without being able to view the an actual implementation severely limits the value of peek in any environment that utilizes interfaces readily.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • __has_include and __has_include_next

                                          These are supported by both GCC and Clang and are a _huge_ benefit to portable coding. Supporting these would make integration with Windows platforms that much easier, reduce the need for complex build-configuration processes and scripts, and even help with some Windows-only problems (like the DirectX SDK changes that make it impossible to build things like SDL2 out of the box on VS2012+).

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