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  1. Provide option to update cached Nuget packages on project creation or Nuget update

    A problem with creating web projects is that you have to update Nuget immediately upon creating a new project because jQuery, Bootstrap, et al. are out of date. It would be most efficient to provide users with a checkbox that states "Update local Nuget cache" or something to that effect, so that the user doesn't have to do so.

    Ideally, this option would be provided in the "add project" interface as well as the Nuget package manager.

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      0 comments  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make plugin or new feature for VisualStudio to make (publish) Python Project to executable file. Usually Windows' users use PyToExe lib.

      Make plugin or new feature for VisualStudio to make (publish) Python Project to executable file. Usually users of MS Windows use PyToExe lib to archive it.

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Manipulate variables during debug

        Please provide a way to manipulate the data that a variable contains after the programm is stopped by a breakpoint.
        This way you could skip steps of a loop, or directly see how different variable states affect the programm without having to rewrite the code

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          1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • .NET ListView control with sort as standard like DataGridView control

          Make the ListView control have built in sort sav an desc as standard like the DataGridView control. Currently we have to manually implement this, but it should baked in.

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Installation of Visual Studio made clearer and by needs not by modules

            I just purchased a Windows Phone Lumia 950XL and am keen to try programming it because it has useful sensors unlike the Surface 3.

            However I am lost in all the different yet similar sounding modules. It wouldn't matter much if they don't take up so much hard disk space and then I would have installed everything.

            May I suggest say check boxes for programming language section, devices or operating system section, and their respective 3rd party extensions. You might also have automatic selection of required modules, and the hard disk space required shown on each option and total hard…

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              0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make thread list in Threads debug windows (Ctrl+Alt+H) keyboard navigable

              Ctrl+Alt+H shows the threads debug windows with list of current threads. It's very hard to select a thread using the keyboard from this list like you could in VS2010. Please set focus on the thread list when you press Ctrl+Alt+H.

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                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add "Automatically format on #" in C# Formatting Options

                In Options->Text Editor->C#->Formatting->General there are three options:

                - Automatically format statement on ;
                - Automatically format block on }
                - Automatically format on paste

                Please add:
                - Automatically format on #

                I would like to be able to disable automatic formatting when typing #. Currently if you type # in the editor the whole script is auto-formatted when I don't want it to be.

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                  2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Happiness comes from satisfaction

                  A happy man is a satisfied man. Where does this satisfaction come from? How rightly it is said a man is a pleasure seeker and thus satisfaction lies in the pleasures of life. Talking about pleasures of life, what strikes the mind is most certainly *** or arousal of ****** desires. We live in the world surrounded by the words like kink, flirt, naughtiness, being ***** and many more. And therefore, what makes up our mind or what shapes our perceptions is somewhat similar too. We love to be teased, we love to chase and we love excitement of being…

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                    0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • BACK Step

                    BACK Step Keystroke.
                    Way back when, i used another compiler with this feature. And I still to this day believe it is the strongest debugging feature available. so lets say you set breakpoint at the catch, run your code, the error arrives, get caught, you backstep a few times, and can you believe on the 200th iteration of the loop, the data affects the results and thats where the problem lies ... Done.
                    Conditional breakpoints are great, but you still need to know what you are looking for.
                    Call stack doesnt address this situation, is cumbersome, and i'm not the…

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                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • diascherian@gmail.com At India we have VM at DataCenter, with Windows 2012 Server & SQL Server 2012, we need monthly subscription for Visu

                      diascherian@gmail.com

                      At India we have VM at DataCenter, with Windows 2012 Server & SQL Server 2012, we need monthly subscription for Visual Studio 2012, Steps ?

                      At India we have VM at DataCenter, with Windows 2012 Server & SQL Server 2012, we need monthly subscription for Visual Studio 2012, Steps Pls ?

                      Will the below link server the purpose?
                      https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=ms.vs-professional-monthly

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                        0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add the DatabaseFirst option for Asp.Net 5 projects how it was in earlier versions of Asp.Net

                        Give back the wizard for using Database First like it was for Asp.Net in earlier versions where we could add the Db Entities just by right-click->add new item->ado.net data entity instead of writing all the commands in Package Manager and Command Prompt, it takes us a lot time and is risky (easy to write commands wrong). Bring the designer back.

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow Editor|C++|formatting|Spacing|binary operators to have separate options for different operators

                          I would prefer the Options for Editor|C++|formatting|Spacing|binary operators to allow separate options for different operators.

                          In maths it is common to write 2x + 3y which reads better in code as 2*x + 3*y i.e. spacing is used for add/subtract, not for multiply/divide, and that is our coding style, for our mathematical software.

                          The default of spacing on (which is OK) surprised me when cutting & pasting, so I explored the options.

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • set when

                            private bool _flag;

                            public bool Flag
                            {
                            get { return _flag; }
                            set when (_flag != value)
                            {
                            _flag = value;
                            OnPropertyChanged();
                            }
                            }

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                              1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • At India we have VM at DataCenter, with Windows 2012 Server & SQL Server 2012, we need monthly subscription for Visual Studio 2012, Steps ?

                              At India we have VM at DataCenter, with Windows 2012 Server & SQL Server 2012, we need monthly subscription for Visual Studio 2012, Steps Pls ?

                              Will the below link server the purpose?
                              https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=ms.vs-professional-monthly

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                              • When working with several workspaces, it can be difficult to tell which one applies to the current window. For instance, if I'm going to un

                                Unshelving changes can be ambiguous about which workspace it is going to unshelve to. I think it would be nice if workspace was promoted to be up next to my VS login so I could easily and globally switch between workspaces.
                                This would prevent accidentally unshelving changes to the wrong location, and make it more clear where I am working.

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                                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    1 comment  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • C# Interactive Window DataTips

                                    It would be very helpful to add DataTips to the C# Interactive Window. When I am dynamically writing/running code in the Interactive Window, I need to be able to inspect the properties of my in-memory variables, just like I do when running a solution in debug mode. Having to use Console.Writeline() to display this information is very inconvenient.

                                    Thanks,

                                    John

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                                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Please add a ignore step in the debugger, so we can bypass a line while debugging. Also add a way to select code to ignore during debugging.

                                      We often run into a bug when debugging and its awkward to select the current execution point and drag it down each time. Having an additional function key to move to the next line without executing the current line would be useful. If the current line is a conditional, it should move to the next line in the execution sequence.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Quit Eliminating Keyboard Functionality

                                        Edit.GenerateMethod
                                        Edit.GenerateField
                                        Edit.GenerateProperty
                                        Edit.GenerateEnumMember
                                        Edit.GenerateConstructor
                                        *Edit.InvokeSnippetFromShortcut

                                        All of these were assignable keyboard commands that I used RELIGIOUSLY. Now suddenly in 2015 Enterprise they are gone. And yes, I can "Ctrl+." to get the window and the cutesy visual **** but that is a two stage operation. my "Ctrl+K,Ctrl+M" was one stage, and boom I had a method. As for Invoke Snippet suddenly, the command is still there but I get "unavailable at this time" where "tab tab" works. I am not habituated to using tab in this fashion nor should i have to change when the command exists it just…

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                                        • Let us turn off notifications completely.

                                          I don't want notifications, I don't want to see the icon.

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                                            2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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