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  1. Show redline under the collapse functions if there is an misspelling inside of it

    Show redline under the collapse functions if there is an misspelling inside of it

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • NativateTo, for files in solution only, and make it fast.

      NavigateTo is sooooo slow. And 99.9999% of the time I just want to navigate to a known file. Give me an option to turn off all the other categories and just search for files... which will hopefully make it fast. Most times it's faster for me to use FileOpen dialog than to use NavigateTo. That's a small exaggeration, but you get my point. Make it fast.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow use of VS Community Edition without a licence

        I understand that you don't want people to use the free Community Edition for enterprise development but you could make this clear when the customer downloads the original file and you could have them click something to agree to this at that point. Licencing in VS is intrusive and often infuriating, as for example happened when a user opened his laptop to do some work in VS on a plane journey only to find his licence had expired and he was locked out. At the very least add a grace period of a week or something for when people don't…

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          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add indication in the Error List that the build is Finished

          Often I only use the Error List pane since the Output pane gets flooded by info. Here it would be nice if the was an indicator when the build has finished.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • allow breakpoint on method signature

            Previous versions of Visual Studio (up to 2013) allowed me, when not running, to set a breakpoint at the method signature line of a C# method. At debug time, these breakpoints would shift to the open brace. Upon resuming non-debug mode, these breakpoints would shift back to their original location (on the method signature line).

            In Visual Studio 2015, when I try this, the breakpoint jumps to the line containing the open brace even when I'm in non-debug mode. This is inconvenient. When debugging an entire class, I often put a breakpoint at every method. This used to be easy…

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              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Integrate stackexchange solutions to unhandled exceptions.

                When something goes wrong with my program that doesn't seem obvious, I usually copy the exception description into google and click on the first stackexchange link. For something I do so often, and I imagine others have the same workflow, it would be pretty slick to have some sort of troubleshooting integrated.

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                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Find & Replace in Test Cases

                  Create the option for a find and replace text in test cases created in TFS and/or MTM

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                    0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Use InvariantCulture when storing entity framework model designer files

                    When saving the model to a .edmx file, the IDE currently uses the user's culture when sorting the entities.

                    This means there will always be changes to commit to the source repository if your culture deviates sufficiently from other team members.

                    E.g. one of our team member's accidentally had Swedish regional settings on his computer. In Sweden they treat the letter 'V' as identical to the letter 'W' and will gladly put W in front of V in the alphabet.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add a configurable web host in WCF Data Service Projects. When debugging Android projects, localhost doesn't work.

                      With Xamarin, you can create Apps for Android and iOS. If your solution uses a WCF Data Service, the default settings will not let you access the service when debugging using an actual device. You can manually add a binding that refers to the actual machine name in the applicationhost.config but there is no guarantee it will not get overwritten. When developing for mobile devices, you need to be able to access the Data Service using the machine name and not localhost.

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                        0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow slow typing for suggestappend for combobox

                        Using vb.net ComboBox set to SuggestAppend, users are upset that they must type without pausing.

                        So, please make the time delay before resetting the search adjustable (where '0' would disable time delay), so that if a user has a disability of some kind (or needs to think about spelling for more than 500 milliseconds), they can still use the combobox suggestappend feature.

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • floodfill restore old deleted function

                          to easily create programs in 2D graphics that are not games but applications need a set of API for stumenti 2d including floodfill environment in raster or bpm and / or jpeg.

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Custom items's display order in solution explorer

                              User can arrange items's display order in solution explorer.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allows opening files without using OpenFilePicker in the unit test environment for Universal Apps

                                In most cases it is difficult to write test classes without having direct access to the whole filesystem

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                                  0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • simple command for location

                                  Can there be a simple command or control for location. Eg it defaults to the best combination of location devices (as determined by Windows OS) or can be defined as a property. Then other properties could be current location, speed and direction, radius of certainty.
                                  Then there can be also another control or command for proximity or ring fencing purpose eg "Proximity Control" which can have an event triggered if the location is near a coordinate. Parameters could be : table (like a list table) having name, x,y coordinates, proximity to trigger. So the user or developer can fill up…

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                                      • Make it possible to install .net desktop development without SQL Server

                                        Within the new VS installer, make it possible to install the .net desktop dev part without any SQL server parts. Currently if you uncheck the SQL server parts, it does not want to install .net desktop dev at all

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                                        • The plug-in “Visual C++ for IoT Development”

                                          Let the makefile project donot send any options to gdb。
                                          Becase i want to used batch file in the "OCD Debugger Executable",
                                          and used the .gdbinit then must put “target remote :3333” in my .gdbinit。
                                          Unless it can work as visualGDB.

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