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  1. Automatic conversion of C# class to TypeScript

    Automatic conversion of C# class to TypeScript

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide configuration to map custom file extension to existing Language

      I need to edit files which should be interpreted (syntax highlighting) as e.g. SQL or XML.
      I see definitions in ticino.plugin.json/vs.language.tsql(sqlDef.js) for (file)extensions - how do I get my custom file extension in there?

      4 votes
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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Populate Find In Files (Ctrl+Shift+F) with SELECTED text only

        If there is selected text, fill the search box with the selected text.
        If there is no selected text, do not touch the search box - just fill it with the last searched item.

        This was the behavior for VS2008. (change from 2010 or 2012 I don't remember). I could quickly search for what I just searched the last time (but on another project scope, for example), or modify on my last search.

        I am now on VS2013, the Find Window will try to grab a word even there is no text selected; so often it's filled with garbage text…

        10 votes
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          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • location bookmarks would be great

          Source control explorer can be massive. Adding location bookmarks would be great

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Build solution with forward slash rather than backslash in files depencies

            Build solution with forward slash rather than backslash in files depencies

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • REGEX. implement new option regarding to quantifiers

              Dear Madadm/Sir! I would like you to implement the new option to regex quantifier
              for example (.+){3} - exactly 3 characters (ok)
              (.+){3,} more than 3 characters (ok)
              (.+){,3} - up to 3 characters (ok)
              I need the following:
              (.+){3|5|....} exactly 3,5 etc.

              Best regards
              Andrey

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                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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!

                2 votes
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                • 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 →
                  • Export Markdown to PDF

                    Creating our documentation using markdown is a great feature and allows everyone to be more productive and collaborative, but, sometimes we need to send or store this documentation in other formats, like Word or PDF. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to export the de markdown to a persistent format?

                    7 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add an API for Modules window and Watch window to automate them from VS Extensions/ Packages

                      Please add interfaces to the VS automation/extension model that allow to retrieve data from the Modules and Watch window. E.g. the file-path of all modules or the currently selected row. Also add a method to set the selected row, add a watch expression and so on.

                      12 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Solution Explorer's file search filter is case sensitive

                        As long as you do not enter text in file search filter with any capitalized letters, the search will be case insensitive. When you enter a single capitalized letter, the search becomes case sensitive. This to me serves no purpose because most developers would want the search to be a "quick" one and not care about Pascal casing. See https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/1078288/solution-explorer-search-filter-is-case-sensitive-it-should-be-case-insensitive for screenshots and other details.

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                          4 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.

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 3 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Improve linq query syntax and keywords

                              please improvement linq query syntax and keywords that same t-sql query for easy and better create queries over objects and databases.
                              we neeeds:
                              1.left/right outer join, inner join, cross join
                              2.groupby and having and aggregate functions
                              3.insert, update and delete
                              4.sub query and in
                              5.and more...

                              6 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Line Spacing

                                Please allow the line spacing to be adjustable with the editor. Thanks.

                                124 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  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…

                                  3 votes
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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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                                    • 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 →
                                      • 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.

                                        3 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  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 →
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