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  1. Keep track of solution source control so that when switching, Visual Studio automatically selects the correct SC.

    While this has apparently been suggested and turned down for lack of votes, it is extremely annoying to have to manually switch source control tools when changing between solutions that use different source control.

    So - a solution node, which indicates which SC tool is used for this solution should allow the IDE to automatically select it from the start, alleviating the hassle. It also seems fairly 'simple' in that lack of the node (all current solution files) would just indicate whatever the current setting, a node indicating a tool that is not installed - same thing just leave on…

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • i am willing to have more "COLOR THEMES" please

      I want more color themes other than these three that make me feel my using of visual studio more customized .

      thank you.

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • highlight code that ran

        Sometimes when I'm debugging I'd like to see which case of the if statement ran (is just an example), the solution is put a break-point in the TRUE case and FALSE case and see which one is called. This solution with breakpoints isn't efficient because it takes time, I have to go from App to VS and back to App again (do F5 in VS, the breakpoint stops completly the code execution).
        If Visual Studio could just highlight the code that ran, and then fade out the highlight effect would be easier to see what ran. This way I could…

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • ability to track licenses of code libraries used in solution to keep complaint on licensing requirements

          it is enormously difficult to keep track of all the opensource tools and libraries used in a solution.
          all of them, if not most, require reference to the owner of the license giving credit (usually all non-copyleft licenses like apache 2.0 or MIT)
          right now we keep track of all of them in a spreadsheet, but its impossible to keep up with the changes to the packages and if they have changes to the license.
          having a tool that links the library and nuget, that is part of the development life cycle in tfvc would be amazing and very valuable…

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            0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • underline colors in text editor

            I think it would be great if, when you define a color, Visual Studio would underline that color with a colored line. For example: If I were to type "Dim myColor as Color = colors.red", the word "red" would be underlined with a red line.

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            • make Remoted iOS Simulator available for Visual Studio Professional Customers

              not just for Enterprise customers????

              before it was available also for professional customers?

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                0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Common Language Runtime error after upgradation to .NET 4.6.2

                  Very recently, our application was upgraded from .NET FW 4.5.2 to .NET FW 4.6.2. The application is a web application with 2 solutions, the front end solution which is hosted on IIS and the Services solution which has third-party integrations as well as ADO.NET overridden methods.

                  The application uses as WCF services installed as a Windows service to connect the 2 solutions for synchronous calls.

                  Now, when we upgraded our framework to 4.6.2 the service did not start. We got the following error -

                  Log Name: Application
                  Source: NameofWindowsService
                  Date: 11/17/2016 7:03:29 AM
                  Event ID: 2055
                  Task Category: None
                  Level:…

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Fix "decorated name length exceeded, name was truncated" warning

                    Having a few nested std::map's triggers this warning which is pretty lame. I know it's probably a big change internally but it'd be nice if you could schedule this in as C++11/14 just make the decorated names longer and longer as additional features are used.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Don't disable editing files when debugging

                        Additionally, and more importantly, don't show a modal dialog box when you try to edit the file

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                        • Make dialog boxes non-modal

                          There are so many modal dialogs in Visual Studio. It's so frustrating to constantly have to move my mouse to cancel each pointless alert.

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                          • brace collapse

                            It would be nice to make every brace collapsable, not only for class and method braces.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make Team Explorer not like a web pge

                              The version control system should not look or feel like a web page.

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                                0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make it easy to push after committing

                                It is harder to push after committing than it should be.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide up-to-date starter projects for common scenarios

                                          Take a look at the thousands of MS forum and StackOverflow entries about just getting started with using VS with such things as React or Angular. These are very important, heavily used tools. Developers are spending literally thousands, maybe millions, of hours trying to get the most basic things working. A relatively small investment by MS could save millions of $ of developer time -- and make MS products irresistible.

                                          There are a few sample applications, but they tend to not work because VS or .NET has evolved (that's good), and they no longer work. I've spent many hours trying…

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