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  1. Add create directory for projects option for new projects

    Visual studio includes the option to "Create directory for solution" which works well but I would also like the option to "Create directory for project" and create the sln in the root folder. I think this is cleaner for a lot of projects in Git repositories

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make it so that Quick Find doesn't work in such an annoying way

      Currently, Quick Find, unlike for example Find in Firefox, moves the scroll position on the page as soon as you start erasing what you searched for, instead of keeping you at the same place. Also, when you reach the last found item and press enter, it first pops up a very annoying modal dialog instead of behaving more reasonably such as just writing that "no more items were found" in the blue status bar and then wrapping around to the first found item on the page, and then if you press enter again after dismissing the modal, it starts inserting…

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Remove the KB2952664 requirement from Visual Studio 15

          Our company computer doesn't install the Windows 7 KB2952664 update. So I can't install Visual Studio 15 on my computer.

          Can you please remove this requirement or get around it.

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            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  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 →
            • Add task runner explorer binding for file save

              For the task runner explorer, there are "build", "open" , and "clean" bindings. However, there is no binding that ties into a file save. That would be a nice addition.

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Enable/disable breakpoints and Save Intellitrace info from breakpoints

                It would be nice to be able to enable/disable a group of breakpoints when another breakpoint fires and also save Intellitrace info too.This could be put in breakpoint actions, where a list of breakpoint groups are available to enable/disable. Something like:

                ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                Location: ...
                ........[ ] Conditions
                ........[x] Actions
                ................Log a message to Output Window: [.........]
                ................[x] Continue execution
                ........................[x] Save IntelliTrace event info

                ................Enable/Disable/Do Nothing
                ................Affect breakpoint groups
                ........................| Group1 ( )/( )/(x) |
                ........................| Group2 ( )/(x)/( ) |
                ........................| Group3 (x)/( )/( ) |
                ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                where GroupN are just label names.

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                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow type annotations to follow identifiers (as in F#)

                  I think type annotations should be placed after identifiers, not before. Obviously, disallowing "pre-annotations" would be a huge breaking change, so I'm not suggesting that, but I think "post-annotations" should be a stylistic choice available to C# developers.

                  From what I have seen in other languages, post-annotations seem to be more popular in both functional languages that emphasize implicit typing (F#, Nemerle) and languages with dynamic typing (VB, SQL, Python). Pre-annotations only seem to be popular in the C family, and C# is moving more into functional territory with every release. But of course, "everyone else is doing it" is…

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Choise to turn on/off the compiler check while writing HTML code

                    Hello,

                    I have an idéa about Visual Studio.

                    I develop an ASP.net application. In the .aspx HTML page, I have very much HTML code, it could be 30 pages etc.

                    When I write HTML code on this page, the page almost all the time get unresponsive because the compiler is setting in and check the entire code all the time.
                    I code my application on a server with 24 cores, 32 GB of RAM and Visual Studio, "thinks" for about 5-10 minutes when I have written just a few characters. So it takes forever just to do the smallest thing. …

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make workable edit and continue option in VS2015

                      In Visualstudio 2015 we have Edit and continue option in Debugging menu but why it's not working in web project ?
                      For eg I have MVC project and when i am running the project in debugging mode if i want to change any value and continue it's not working.

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                        0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • taskbar buttons

                        Would be nice to see a run project or stop project button when you hover over an open visual studio project in the taskbar. Similar to Spotify showing a play-button.

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                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • In TFS 2015, create shared steps into other shared steps

                              Shared steps are currently flat, it means that we can only have 1 level of shared steps. Therefore, it is not possible to refer to a shared steps within another shared steps. This is something needed to create sophisticated test cases based on other test cases.

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                                1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support Code Coverage for Universal Apps (Windows 10 App)

                                Unit testing experience for Win 10 universal apps is very bad. I was not able to use NUnit 3.x and even when I use MSTest, Code Coverage tool in VS 2015 Enterprise (Update1 / Update2) produces no results.

                                Please support code coverage analysis.

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                                • When I go to Runs to check the test cases completed, it is not giving me the proper test case names.

                                  When I go to Runs to check the test cases completed, it is not giving me the proper test case names. Results should be test cases based. For eg. I have a Requirement Folder with 50 Test Cases, When I go to the Runs tab I couldn't make out exactly which test case is Passed.

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                                  • default to print what is highlighted instead of the whole file

                                    On the print menu, default to print the selection rather than the entire file.

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                                    • Provide More Control Over Namespaces for New Files

                                      It would be nice to have a bool attribute on the folders in VS called something like "Use Parent Namespace". This could be enabled on the context menu. When checked, if you create a new file in the folder it uses the namespace of the parent folder. And if that has Use Parent checked it keeps going up.

                                      When set the folder icon could change to include a little Up arrow as a visual indicator.
                                      The folder

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add a Git Stage context menu option to Solution Explorer in addition to Commit

                                        Prior to Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 Git staging changes, a user could select one or more files to commit, which would then be put into Included Changes area. With the latest changes, checking in just one or two files is inconvenient:
                                        - If one file is selected for commit in Solution Explorer, it will be also selected in Changes area, so it's easy to stage it and commit.
                                        - If multiple files are selected for commit in Solution Explorer, just one of them will be selected in Changes area, so the other files have to be hunted down for…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Reloading Solution should present a Modal Dialog

                                          When loading or reloading a solution, there should be a modal dialog presented because it seems that the entire user-experience is blocked from interaction anyways.

                                          When changing branches in Team Explorer, the solution automatically gets reloaded without any interaction from the user, but the Solution Explorer window isn't visible. This means the experience is a deadlocked Visual Studio window with obvious indication as to why.

                                          Instead, a modal dialog should be presented to the user showing what is happening and the progress indicator made visible so that user has an idea how long a wait is in store - as…

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