Visual Studio 2015

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  1. ASHX files incorrect indent in vs2015

    In VS2015, ASHX files when added to a "WebApplication" project creates a code behind cs file.

    When adding a new ASHX file to just a new website only a ASHX file is created.

    When editing a pure ASHX file the indenting is not correct. The IDE seems to not know how to deal with ASHX files. No code collapse/expand, regions, etc.

    Please refer to:
    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/b5c50c95-4f68-4072-8da0-326b15cefd1c/vs2015-ashx-files-double-indent?forum=visualstudiogeneral

    Thank you!

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      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Local version management / Save current situation

      Currently I barely start experimenting with existing code because if it doesn't work I have to put it all back. If I could press a button that would make Visual Studio save all the changes I make so I could restore everything to how it was before I started the experiment I would do it way more often and save allot of time.

      I tried to create an extension for this, but It didn't really work out because events weren't firing or firing too late.

      6 votes
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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Environment Variables -> Path on installation exceeding max length

        Visual Studio adds folders to the Environment Variables -> Path without regard to the max size for the Path. The reason I highlight this here is with Visual Studio and SQL Server, it is common for developers to have multiple versions and hence much greater exposure to Path corruption due to it being too long.

        Some programs are known to clear the Path on install when it is too long - not something you want to find out the hard way!

        It would be better if VS either reduced dependence on adding lots of items to the Path OR it…

        4 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • XAML for Xamarin Forms to be consistent with WPF/UWP XAML so that we have one XAML standard

          When Xamarin started Xamarin Forms, I am sure they didn't want to confuse Xaml developers with similar syntax they use in WPF/Silverlight/UWP and started renaming controls like TextBox in WPF/Silverlight/UWP to Entry in Xamarin Forms.

          Now that Xamarin is part of Microsoft, we should stick to one standard XAML so that, we can use XAML designers like Blend or similar tools, to drag drop controls, attach behaviours and triggers visually.

          Ideally, we design UWP app, and we get iOS and Android apps with no code change.

          23 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Implement the C++17 [[fallthrough]] annotation and add an optional compiler warning for non-annotated switch fallthroughs

            The accidental omission of a 'break' statement in a 'switch' is a very common source of bugs. C++17 has approved [[fallback]] as an official way of annotating intentional fall-throughs.

            It would be very helpful to programmers if Visual C++ could implement support for this annotation quickly (i.e., before C++17 is fully ratified, which could take quite a while), and also implement an optional compiler warning for when a non-annotated fall-through is found.

            Clang already supports this via the -Wimplicit-fallthrough option (see http://stackoverflow.com/a/27965827/434413), but Visual C++ programmers currently have no such option

            17 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Please make Visual Studio Augmented Reality (AR/VR)

              I'm thinking that the main development screen could be ANY size, unbounded by my traditional monitor.

              I could have my unit test lists to my left, TFS work items etc. to the right and the development windows in the middle.

              I could have a virtual keyboard (with haptic feedback built into some gloves, or some kind of haptic suggestion built into the headset).

              I could arrange various VS shortcuts around the interface - e.g. put my "Clean, Rebuild & Run" buttons somewhere handy.

              Highlighting and much of the context-sensitive options such as F12, debugging options (step into/over, etc.) could be…

              9 votes
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                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make VS installable upon wine

                Now I cannot run VS on linux system, so I have to keep and use windows. Could you fix this?

                6 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Improve Visual Studio MSDN Blog Commenting System (and Developer Engagement) with Disqus

                  Currently the MSDN blogging system suffers from a myriad of problems:
                  - Poor sign-in experience and profile system.
                  - Static, read-only posts (cannot edit/delete)
                  - Broken/no notifications
                  - Buggy / Easy to troll
                  - No up/down voting

                  Conversely, with Disqus, you get the following benefits:
                  - Community within a community (discovery/pollination/profile system)
                  - Reliable notifications
                  - Editing / deleting
                  - Flexible authentication / flagging / difficult to troll
                  - Up/down voting

                  A blog post has been created to discuss these issues at length, and you can read that here:
                  http://blog.developers.win/2016/02/improving-microsoft-developer-engagement-with-disqus/

                  The Visual Studio / Visual Studio Team Services Teams do…

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                    5 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Download debugger symbol files in parallel

                      Visual Studio should start symbol files downloads in parallel. This will make it faster to start debugging because the current download of files in serial is extremely long.

                      Visual Studio should also download debug symbols in background before debugging so the debugger can start faster.

                      7 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          1 comment  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 15 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Let WPF support multiple UI threads

                            I really hate the UI always block by something. We need the UI smooth and never block. even some cheap ARM device UI thread manage area better than WPF.

                            6 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add a feature to easily generate initialization code for an object

                              It would be nice if you were able to generate an initialization snippet for an object you're inspecting in the debugger. This would make it easy to just grab a problematic object, stuff it into your unit test code and hack away.

                              8 votes
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                              • provide torrents for Visual Studio downloads.

                                Downloading 7 GB of data through my web browser kills my bandwidth and when Pc goes to sleep, the download will always be interrupted. Torrents provide resumable and faster downloads.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Respect privacy and business secrets

                                  Suggestion: Add respect for privacy to the maxims of VS product development.

                                  More and more I fear that Microsoft tries everything to fetch all my business critical code into its cloud, disrespecting any last particle of privacy and business secrecy, pushing developer experience heavily downwards. Regarding Visual Studio this comes up in some places:

                                  The new "report a problem" or "make a suggestion" feature is a big improvement to archaic MS Connect forms. However: If I am not careful, I send you screenshots of my sensible development work. Neither me nor my team members are allowed to send such screenshots,…

                                  6 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Need for Comments or Remarks for Each Item in Solution Explorer

                                    It would be confusion consequent upon the files in Solution Explorer were named with formatted code, particularly when the files were becoming more and more.

                                    So I suggest you to add a field as comments after each item name in Solution Explorer to describe it as shown.

                                    Thanks!

                                    4 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • JSON Hyper-Schema support

                                      Currently JSON Hyper-Schema is not supported for no apparent reason. For example the following JSON shows the warning "The type of schema applied to the document is not supported"

                                      { "$schema": "http://json-schema.org/draft-04/hyper-schema#" }

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                                      • Please fix the test output window

                                        Currently, the output of the unit test is limited in ways which often disrupt the developer's "flow":

                                        1. The log is truncated.
                                        2. Cannot select and copy to clipboard only a portion of the text.
                                        3. The font is proportional.

                                        Regarding the first point: I have extensive logging in many of my tests, and "interesting" part of the log often ends-up being below the !!! LOG TRUNCATED !!! cut-off. I understand there may be performance reasons for not displaying the entire log, but at least make it an opt-in feature for those of us who would otherwise be forced to…

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                                          1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Better user interface for managing property sheets

                                          Adding property sheets to a project is currently rather annoying:

                                          1) The "Add Existing Property Sheet" dialog does not remember the last directory. If I need to add five sheets that are not in $(ProjectDir), I'll need to open that dialog five times and navigate every time to the correct directory.

                                          2) The dialog doesn't support multiple selection, which would at least mitigate the above. I swear it used to, maybe in a pre-release version?

                                          3) While the "Solution Explorer" supports drag & drop to add existing files, the "Property Manager" doesn't. Trying to drag a sheet from the windows…

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