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  1. tab to choose from dropdown

    Currently there is no easy way to choose one of the options from dropdown while writing code. Can you please change behavior of tab key to switch between the dropdown options and enter key to use the current option?

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Settable font size for every window

      Have a user settable font size for each window. I use 3 monitors when coding, and each monitor holds one window, such as Solution Explorer or code windows. The Solution Explorer runs on a high res monitor and the font is too small to easily read. I would love to make this font larger, but don't want the windows on the other two monitors to grow in font size automatically, because they are lower res screens and the resultant font size would be too large for them.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • User friendly names for Make Object ID

        When we use Make Object ID feature from debugging it gives names like $1 $2. I think it might be a better if we can give some labels like $lastRecord, $importantObject etc.

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          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • When you're implementing an interface, carry over the comments

          When I create an interface, and add comments to the method signatures, then implement the interface, the comments don't carry over

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Click once nuget pacgkages publishing

            Make possible to publish library as nuget package by click once.

            I think more people will use click once than.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow to inherit 'sealed' classes - but ONLY with constructors.

              No new data members.
              No new methods (class can be extended anyway).
              No overrides.

              Only new constructors:

              public class TrimmedString : public String
              {
              public TrimmedString(String value)
              : String(value.Trim())
              {}
              }

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                1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • keep a history of pinned tabs

                When I'm working on a part of a project, I usually have some tabs pinned that I regularly have to change. But sometimes, something comes up and I have to work on another part for a while. So those pinned tabs are not needed at the moment and are in the way when I'm working on the other part. But when that finishes and I'm going back to work on the first part. So I want the pinned tabs back I was using.
                I would be handy if you can keep a history of pinned tabs or are able to…

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Confirmation for "Replace All" when Current Project or Entire Solution are selected

                  An option to request confirmation for the "Replace All" function when Current Project or Entire Solution are selected would prevent accidentally performing a Replace All on a huge number of files instead of just the one you meant to. The confirmation could be enabled/disabled in the options.

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                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Release Team Explorer Standalone for Visual Studio 2015 (and future versions)

                    Will you reconsider releasing Team Explorer for Visual Studio (VS) 2015 as standalone like the previous versions? Not having it puts us in situations where we have to deploy different VS versions. For example, we have users that only need the database tooling, Business Intelligence (BI) templates, and Team Foundation Server (TFS) integration and we can achieve this with installing SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) for 2013, SSDT-BI, and Team Explorer for VS 2013 followed by the latest VS patch. For our MSDN users, we can deploy the SSDT 2015 version and it includes everything we need because those users…

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                    • Support GCC extension!

                      Support GCC extension!

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Publish .deb builds to an apt repository

                        Since deb builds are being published regularly anyway now, please just make an apt repository available so Ubuntu/Debian users can just install once and have our system keep it up to date rather than having to manually download and install new .deb files constantly

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                          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Color the Intellisense Tooltip like in C#

                          When using C++ the Intellisense tooltip is just black hard-to-read text on a grey background while in C# parameters, types etc. are colored and thus much easier to read and understand.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Option to disable Xaml designer in Visual Studio completely!

                            An Option in Visual Studio to disable the XAML Designer completely would be really great!

                            If this Option is enabled, Visual Studio just shows the XAML View of XAMLS Files and the Designer View is not available at all and VS makes sure the XAML Designer is never ever loaded.

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                              0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • VS 2015 bad support for managing test methods

                              No wonder MSFT might have received number of complaints for removing Test list editor.. It was breaking change. Not only that but there is only one Test Explorer which is not upto mark for organizing test methods.
                              1. If Test is in progress, it keeps on showing last status of the test method.. how to track which test method is currently running.
                              2. data driven tests results are not organized and difficult to trace the results of Data driven test method.
                              3. Grouping based on Category?? what is the logic behind this.. Think about the test method having more than…

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                              • Add Shared Project reference to (mvc) web applications, and here's how

                                Visual Studio 2015 came with Shared Projects.
                                But web applications cannot use them. There is no support for adding a reference to them.

                                I can understand the problems with it. IIS Express cannot coop with files that are not physically where they are supposed to be. Shared Projects ideally would map their file structure virtually over the physical structure.
                                You don't want a copy, for that would effect versioning systems and has other undesirable side effects.

                                So, the solution lies in reworking IIS Express. All it has to know is the physical location of the shared project(s) and map them…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Write out breakpoint information more frequently.

                                    Save the breakpoint settings after changes. Windows 10 just rebooted, unexpectedly (it saw an opportunity when I stopped typing, doh!) . Now the breakpoints in all modified files are in the wrong place (i.e. on the "old" source lines).
                                    If a Windows update forced reboot allows it, then save at VS close down.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Built in ListView Column Sorting in .NET Control

                                      Add built in ListView column Sorting Ascending or Descending into the .NET control.

                                      Currently we have to implement this ourselves, but this should be baked in as standard.

                                      Currently we have to do it like this:
                                      https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/319401

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                                      • show readonly properties in VS2015 live property explorer

                                        The Live Property Explorer could be a great tool replacing third party tools to investigate the current XAML trees at runtime of the program, but:

                                        Please show all properties there, even when their setter is private. I would not argue against any design decision to show them as readonnly as well, but it should be possible to access e.g. a property with private setter, but public getter. For objects these may have children with writeable setters again, so I consider that a "must have" to be useable for debugging.

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                                        • The VS 2015 needs a automatic layout mechanism for different working programming languages.

                                          The VS 2015 needs a automatic layout mechanism for different working programming languages.

                                          As more and more working programming languages are added to VS 2015, the problem that the VS 2015 can not automatically "re-layout" the windows for the current working language becomes disturbing when the last working language has too many left windows in the IDE work-space. (RTVS, especially)

                                          The following is the suggestion:
                                          1. Different default window layouts for different working languages predefined in the *TVS

                                          2. VS remembers the last layouts for different working language

                                          3. When switching working programming language, VS automatically switch the window layouts…

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