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  1. Visual Studio 2015 and Bing Developer Assistant

    When searching for code samples, I was told that the results are limited to current programming language. I would like an option to extend the search to include both C# and VB.NET.

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      1 comment  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Named Bookmarks

      It would be great if you could name bookmarks. That way you could have a hot key to bring up a searchable list of bookmarks that will take you right to the code you want.

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        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Documents->Options should have a box to select that new files (File->New) are saved in the directory of currently active document

        When one is adding a class or .h file it is almost always in the directory you're working and unless you're working on small project almost never in the project directory.

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          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          • Honor the .gitignore rules on the file listing view

            avoid showing build artifact/autosave files...

            6 votes
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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Having a feature to specify the Start and End times in "LoadTest Report Excel Addin" for each LoadTest Run

              Having a feature to specify the Start and End times in "LoadTest Report Excel Addin" for each LoadTest Run would be greatly beneficial for filtering Rampup and Rampdown time and the get the Average and 90th percetile response times during the steady state period of the test.
              Currently LoadTest Report addin in Excel 2013 is used to connect to Visual Studio WebTest Report database(LoadTest2010) and compare two tests for the full run duration. It may not be like to like comparison if the run times are diffrent.

              14 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Line Spacing

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

                127 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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?

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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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                                  • 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.

                                      11 votes
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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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                                            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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