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  1. Option to import and export VisualStudio bookmarks

    Bookmarks are useful for code tracing. It will greatly help user to navigate through the code during review ,training or even debugging.

    Currently bookmarks are being stored in the solutions *.suo file. Since its a good practice not to add this file into code repository, there should be a tool to allow developers to export their bookmarks from one machine to another. This scenario exist for developer that works at different stations on the same code.

    Currently Bookmarks are not available as option in Import and Export Setting Wizard

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      4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Generator for constructor for us.

      Like the variable encapsulation field function, have a generator for constructors as well. for example like the one resharper have

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        • CodeLens class test

          Add a CodeLens test tooltip at the class level, to allow easy running of all tests for that class.

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            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Hide/ignore/filter certain types of files VSCode's tree view

            For example *.meta files when using VSCode with Unity3D.

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            • Lightswitch Export to Excel all data, not just current page.

              Currently when you use the default Export to Excel feature in a Desktop Lightswitch App, you only get the currently loaded view/page of a multi-paged set of data rows.

              If you data is paginated, export to excel currently only exports the current page.

              The desired behavior is to export the entire dataset that matched the current view or filtered view even if the number of dataset rows exceed the page size.

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              • Code Snippet with Type Informations

                Consider I made a model class in MVVM pattern like below.

                public class SimpleModel : Model
                {
                some properties...

                some methods...
                }

                It would be convenient if we can use code snippet like this :

                makeviewmodel(SimpleModel)

                and press tab key.

                public class SimpleViewModel : ViewModel
                {
                some properties...

                some methods...
                }

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  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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                    2 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Xamarin iOS C++ Library

                    Now that VS 2015 supports native iOS C++ static library development it would be nice if such a library could be added as a reference to a C# Xamarin project with VS. This already works with Xamarin.Android and the native Android C++ support in VS. At the moment it complains about the library not being a dll.

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Refaite tous les sites de microsoft !

                      Check out the Visual Studio 2005 Developer Center
                      -> https://msdn.microsoft.com/fr-fr/vstudio/

                      ctrl+F "2005" : pas de résultat !

                      Téléchargements Visual Studio
                      -> https://www.visualstudio.com/downloads/download-visual-studio-vs

                      ctrl+F "2005" : pas de résultat !

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                      • Restore the functionality of Double-clicking a reference assembly in the "References" node of Solution Explorer

                        Please restore the functionality of being able to double-click an assembly reference in the "References" node of the "Solution Explorer" window. I want to be able to do that and be taken to the "Object Browser" view of that assembly, just like it was in the days of Visual Studio 2013.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add a right-click menu option in "Solution Explorer" to show Reference in Object Browser

                          Please add a right-click menu item for NuGet References in the "Solution Explorer". I want to be able to right-click any Reference(I guess they are called NuGet packages now?) and select "View Assembly/DLL/Reference/whatever" in Object Browser.

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                          • Updated Storyboarding Add-in for VS2015

                            The storyboarding artifacts in VS2015 still have what looks to be primarily windows vista based UI elements...maybe an update to W10 is in order?

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                            • Provide support for tsd to download typescript typings similar to bower and npm support.

                              Currently in order to support TSD, you need to download it, add binary path to path then in command prompt go to the project folder and run command manually.
                              While this works, as an improvement, I suggest supporting TSD in a manner similar to bower and npm support.

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                                1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Publish web: show all missing files

                                When publishing web projects (both website and webapplication), show *all* missing files. Currently only one file at a time is shown in the error output. If there's 1000 missing files, you have to publish the project 1000 times and fix one missing file at the time. Missing files which are time consuming to troubleshoot are usually static content as images, javascript and css, which isn't compiled.

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                                • Add development tutorials in VS2015

                                  I am a start-up developer, like many other people, and it's hard for in a console, so we could do a bit less work, and make it easier to me to utilize all the features in VS, so I can't do things as good as professionals, but here's an idea: Make it possible for start-ups to write a line of code which explains what you want to do in graphics or have more apps utilizing all the possible features of Windows 10. Like an AI similar to IntelliTrace, but also having more features so if you type a command called…

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                                  • Add reference path to group of files

                                    Would be great if let say all .js-files in my /test/ directory could now about jasmine and angular without a need to add a comment at the top of each file.

                                    Now i need to add, to each file

                                    /// <reference path="../../../../typings/jasmine/jasmine.d.ts"/>

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                                      1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      We are working on an improved JavaScript intellisense experience that would auto include all files in a given project, which should hopefully solve the problem you are running into. We’ll check back when we have more information to share with you.​

                                      Gaurav Seth
                                      Program Manager
                                      TypeScript & JavaScript

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                                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Extension Description

                                        Please show the full extension description in the details panel.

                                        Like so: http://edge.clients.bmbsqd.net/j/9ye0w.png

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                                          0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Reverse Engineering Tool

                                          Reverse engineering has developed significantly and taken a positive approach to creating descriptive data set of the original object. Today, there are numerous legitimate applications of reverse engineering. Due to the development of numerous digitizing devices, reverse engineering software enables programmers to manipulate the data into a useful form. The kind of applications in which reverse engineering is used ranges from mechanical to digital, each with its own advantages and applications. Reverse engineering is also beneficial for business owners as they can incorporate advanced features into their software to meet the demands of the growing markets.

                                          For us, developers and…

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