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  1. Search members in current document only

    In VS2017 the "GoTo"-search was improved, But still lacks behind DPack a little bit.

    There's no setting that the search for members should only take place in the current document. All other searches (types, etc) should take place for the whole solution.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support of parsing DWARF

      Support of parsing DWARF information directly, rather than using DWARF-to-PDB scripts. Very helpful when debugging binaries produced with any kinds of MinGW compilers

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        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • code Styleguide on Solution / Project Level

        I like the new configurable code style guides. But they should be part of the solution or Project. I work on different projects, that have different style guides.

        Currently I can't use this tool because it spams me with warnings if I working on another project.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • CLI command to fetch detail for one package from Nuget

          Like this case here:
          https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/4d2c1bab-7b6c-488b-ae51-5a14da0eb842/cli-command-to-fetch-detail-for-one-package-from-nuget?forum=visualstudiogeneral

          If we use the command line to list packages, it would share us so many packages and spend long time, whether it can add other command line to list just one package detail information?

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            1 comment  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow creation of bugs from automated test cases

            We would like the ability to create bugs from Microsoft Test Manager from a test case that is automated. We can do this with manual test cases, but would like the ability for automated test cases to copy over the repro steps.

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              0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • webcДобре, дуже добре, але хочеться мати можливість отримувати онлайн готовий екзешник, дуже хочеться! Принаймні для помірно складного коду.

              http://webcompiler.cloudapp.net/
              Добре, дуже добре, але хочеться мати можливість отримувати онлайн готовий екзешник, дуже хочеться! Принаймні для помірно складного коду.

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                0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • After the cumulative update, KB3163018, the System.Net.ServicePointManager in the .net framework will no longer gracefully fall back to SSL

                After the cumulative update, KB3163018, the System.Net.ServicePointManager in the .net framework will no longer gracefully fall back to SSL 3.0 if the SecurityProtocol is set to both SecurityProtocolType Ssl3 and Tls (Ssl3 | Tls) (which is the .net framework default). The only way to remedy this problem is to explicitly set this value to only Ssl3, but that solution causes a failure if the web service only allows Tls. I am not certain if this is a .net framework bug or a Windows bug. Using the default setting (which is supposed to allow both Ssl3 and Tls), it only connects…

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 4 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • One installer, and ease switch between community, professional and entreprise editions

                    A similar idea was already published for community to pro:
                    https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-2015/suggestions/13116933-allow-switching-editions-up-or-down-without-rein

                    More generally, apply that for all editions: community, professional, and entreprise.
                    First, instead of multiple installer for each edition, Visual Studio should offer only one installer and the same installation base.
                    Only the licence key/account would define which edition is used.

                    Second, it would add a lot of flexibility for the users to be able to edit/change the editions as much as they want, i.e. be able to swtich from entreprise to professional or the other way around many times.

                    Take the following scenario: I have installed the tryout…

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                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Synchronically scroll two code editors

                      I want to have two editors (tabs) open side by side and to have ability to scroll synchronically both source code (the same thing as in Compare situation – Diff).
                      Why: I often need to look into two code editors at the same time and it would be good to have somehow ability to scroll both source code at the same time. Often that code is pretty different and diff options is not needed but only to scroll at the same time in order to find some similarities or just to use as model for creating new code.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Not possible to run MTM tests (Coded UI or MSTest) via vNext builds

                        With xaml build definitions user selects MTM Test Plan to run, with vNext build definition it is only possible to select test dll to run.

                        Tests executed via vNext never report test statuses to MTM test runs, vNext test runs never appear in the MTM.

                        So with vNext build integration of manual-automated tests is not supported out of the box!!!

                        See for details:
                        http://stackoverflow.com/questions/34229465/how-to-run-coded-ui-tests-using-vnext

                        https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/f9e851e3-657c-4a35-bdad-2559168e0913/how-to-run-coded-ui-tests-using-
                        vnext?forum=tfsbuild

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                          0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Create another case indentation rule

                          Under tools->options, Text Editor -> (language) -> Fomatting->Indentation

                          There are two checkboxes for case indentation:
                          indent case labels
                          indent case contents

                          I want a third one:
                          indent case blocks

                          Meaning that I can have both:
                          switch (foo)
                          {
                          case "foo":
                          run();
                          }

                          and
                          switch (foo)
                          {
                          case "foo":
                          {
                          run();
                          }
                          }

                          (checking indent case contents and unchecking indent case blocks)

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                            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • More convenient navigation using CodeMap

                            I try CodeMap a few times and I find it really useful. However, the interaction is mouse-intensive and I have to switch between mouse and keyboard frequently when using it to navigate code.

                            I hope I can use keyboard to complete important interactions in CodeMap. Here are some ideas:
                            (1) Users can jump to another function only by pressing Ctrl+Up/Down/Left/Right key without any mouse interaction, when writinig code in the editor window.
                            (2) Using key shour-cut to find current function's callers/callees.
                            (3) Save parts of a map and load them into viewport when required

                            Actually, I implement my ideas into…

                            12 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Improve native unit test framework for c++

                              Add parametrized tests to native unit test framework. I.e. allow one to define bunch of test data and run a test case for each of them. This will make it easier to pinpoint reason for failure. Google test has this for example (see https://github.com/google/googletest/blob/master/googletest/docs/AdvancedGuide.md#value-parameterized-tests for inspiration).

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                                0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Improve the prompt function of quick actions(Ctrl+.) in VS 2015

                                When we type code in Editor windows, we need to type the full name and hover the mouse on it or press CTRL+. to invoke the quick actions, then it popups a small window brings error-fixing and refactoring assistance into a single focal point, often right on the line where you are typing.
                                In R project (R Tools for Visual Studio), it suggests type when you start type and later popup question if you want to add using. It not need you type the full name and prompt when you start type, I want to get this function in our…

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Keep Same Keyboard Shortcuts

                                  I recently reinstalled Visual Studio Community 2015, and it seems like many of the keyboard shortcuts are different or missing. I have seen times in the past where the keyboard shortcuts change for no reason, and it is very frustrating (not to mention it slows down productivity). Some of the shortcuts don't even match with the ones shown at
                                  https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/da5kh0wa.aspx#bkmk_refactor
                                  In my case, it is Refactor.Rename. Ctrl+R,R is what it says, and that used to work for me, but now it doesn't, not to mention Edit->Refactor->Rename in the menu does not have a keyboard shortcut listed by it at all.…

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                                    1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Can you add console input (like Console.ReadLine()) to C# interactive?

                                    Please add support to console input to C# interactive.

                                    4 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Installer has no regard for system's font smoothing setting

                                      I have font smoothing disabled but the installer uses the horribly blurry tiny smoothed font which I have a hard time reading.

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                                        1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add a report of build agent in VSTS or related api

                                        Add a report of build agent in Visual Studio Team Service like TeamCity does: https://confluence.jetbrains.com/display/TCD10/Viewing+Agents+Workload

                                        Or add provide api to generate such a report.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow $CALLER in a breakpoint condition expression

                                          I love being able to output the $CALLER pseudovariable in tracepoints. However, I'd love to be able to create a conditional breakpoint based on the $CALLER pseudovariable, but it's not available in that context. I'd also love to be able to do things other than == with the string value, like StartsWith and EndsWith.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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