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  1. Support for client certificates in WCFTestClient

    Include in WCFTestClient the possibility of selecting a custom certificate file when consuming a service, to check security validations and configuration in web.config.

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    • Open/Close Tag Highlighting

      Currently when you place the cursor on a HTML tag, it highlights all the same tags (i.e. all divs, all paragraphs, all classes, etc).

      Would it be possible to add an option where it only highlights the opening and closing tags in HTML?

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • For the user to see a complete "Christmas Lights" list of Light Bulbs

          For the user to see a complete "Christmas Lights" list of Light Bulbs, add a new tab to Error List labeled "N of M (Light Bulbs)". Thanks! :-)

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Configuration option to Transfer Content-Length header

            It seems IIS / Microsoft.AspNet.Server.WebListener (Self Hosted Environment) Transmitting data in chunked (Transfer-Encoding: chunked) mode if the size of the response exceeds certain limit. Users are not having control this behavior in the self hosted environment. But some specific application requires the response size to take some decision (may be to ignore the request / adjusting disk space and so on).

            There should be some configurable option to force to include Content-Length (Buffered Transfer) header automatically based on the content- negotiation option.

            Some advantage of the Content-Length header is as follows..

            Client knows upfront content size.

            Download dialog can show…

            19 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              I want to personally thank you for taking the time to share this suggestion. Since the suggestion you raised has not gathered many votes, the Visual Studio team is prioritizing other suggestions and closing it at this time.

              If you would like us to reconsider this, please create a new suggestion in the UserVoice forum for ASP.NET: https://aspnet.uservoice.com/. Again, thank you for sharing with us!

              Paul Chapman
              Program Manager, Visual Studio

            • ??= operator in C#

              I often want to give a default value for a null variable and then use it later in the code. In the good old days we had to do this:

              string s;

              // Some code

              if (s == null) s = "My Default"

              Now we can do this:

              s = s ?? "MyDefault";

              How about we have a combination of assignment and the null coalescing operator that would be equivalent to the above. Like this:

              s ??= "My Default";

              7 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow for setting the visual studio theme on project basis

                I have many instances of visual studio opened at any particular time. As I Alt-tab to get to the another instance, I always select the wrong one. By setting the color of an instance of VS I can see more clearly which version I need to set focus too when I mouse over the taskbar or when I use Alt-tab.

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                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • How to use VS on secure networks

                  I hope this question doesn't come across as too naïve: It is rather important.

                  We have some developers using Visual Studio in a secure environment. To the extent that these networks are never directly connected to the Internet.

                  But Visual Studio pathalogically attempts to authenticate certificates belonging to various software libraries and components required to develop Windows Presentation Forms (WPF) applications.

                  I believe this is a security measure to detect illicit malware for instance, posing as authentic Microsoft content.

                  Every time the developers make modifications to the software, Visual Studio attempts to re-certify application content causing a tremendous timeout, bringing…

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make the Visual Studio Community Edition Available online

                    I would like you to make it possible to use the community edition IDE online, as part of onedrive accounts like you make the Word and Office programs available for free. This way, people who do not have home computers or the latest software requirements, can use it anyway. Also, they can use it while they are away from home. We can store our code in our onedrive accounts or upload/download it to store on our own device.

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                      • Automatically insert parenthesis for function/method calls in C++

                        If I want to call a function/method in C++ my normal way is to type the first letters of the name and investigate the IntelliSense suggestions. If I choose one, the name will be inserted, but it would be great if also the parenthesis (and maybe the conluding semicolon) could be inserted.
                        Of course the caret should be placed in the middle of the new parenthesis.

                        So for example if I type
                        std::string s;
                        s.em
                        the result after the use of IntelliSense should be
                        std::string s;
                        s.empty(_CARET_);

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                          2 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Consider moving SynchronizedCollection<T> from System.ServiceModel to another assembly

                          SynchronizedCollection is more a general purpose class rather than a WCF specific class. We have need to use it in SQL CLR but can't due to SQL CLR restrictions on loading System.ServiceModel. Please consider moving this class to another system (BCL possibly).

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                            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • "openVR" it would be cool to have an Open source VR Driver, like DirectX, OpenGL

                            "openVR" it would be cool to have an Open source VR Driver, like DirectX, OpenGL
                            This will give companies the possibility to make their own VR products, but have drivers for them on windows, just like DirectX or openGL did with nVidia and AMD.
                            @openVR

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Please acquire LINQPad

                              Please acquire LINQPad and integrate its features to Visual Studio.

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                              • Make JoinableTaskFactory available outside of VisualStudio

                                Microsoft.VisualStudio.Threading.JoinableTaskFactory is in incredibly useful tool for bridging non async aware code forward into the new world of async. Without it or something like it, it can require huge amounts of change in order to migrate code forward without causing a nightmare scenario of deadlocks, hangs and poor responsiveness.

                                13 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Include C as a language, in addition to C++, C# and all the other languages.

                                  C is one of the main programming languages and it would be great to include C support, in addition to all of the other languages. Only 32 functions, it should not be a very hard implementation for a large company.

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                                  • Improve performance of inspecting slow functions and properties while debugging

                                    Sometimes a property or function can take a long time to evaluate when debugging. Visual Studio should stay responsive when this happens

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                                      2 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Registry: Find result format -> make it more customizable in Settings

                                      You can modify result's format in regedit in "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\{version}\Find\Find result format
                                      with some $vars.
                                      I would love to have this in Visual Studio settings and also added new $var for "file's project relative path" so $p is absolute path on the disk and let's say $r would be relative path from solution's root folder.
                                      So instead of C:/User/James/Documents/Visual Studio 14/Projects/Project_x/Program.cs would be ./Project_x/Program.cs

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  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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                                          5 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add unary ternary operator

                                          Hi,

                                          I'd like to ask you to allow omitting the last argument of the ternary operator, like the follows:

                                          var checked = flag ? "checked";

                                          Instead of:

                                          var checked = flag ? "checked" : (string)null;

                                          This might be very useful in Razor engine, for adding classes like .active etc.

                                          15 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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