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  1. Option to add folder to solution

    When documenting solution it invites placing the documentation into a separate folder under solution. In the current mode there are two options I can find:
    1. drag a folder from Windows Explorer into previously created 'Solution Items' folder
    2. add items to solution adds them to the root instead of a desired flder

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Can you put the caret into the class definition when creating a new class file?

      Can you put the caret into the class definition when creating a new class file? (Line number 9 or maybe a new line and line 10 on the attached file)

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Can't report issue from website

        Can't seem to report a problem from web. I can't even open VS15 Preview 5 as it crashes before I can even sign in, so I can't report the problem from VS and I can't seem to report the problem from Web

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          0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Please let it work...

          Please let it work on my GTX 660 my current graphics card can't run it so please change your **** software kty bai

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            1 comment  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • When you save and close non completed test run, the status is failed (even if no failed test steps). Can we rather set to "In Progress" ?

              When you save and close non completed test run, the status is failed (even if no failed test steps). Can we rather set it to "In Progress" ?

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              • None of the Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 ASP.Net templates seem to be working

                I have installed Visual Studio 2015 Update 2. Now I'm trying to create a new ASP.Net project and it fails regardless of the version I'm using:
                ASP.Net 5: Doesn't work in IIS because there is a dependency on HttpPlatformHandler, which has been deprecated: https://github.com/aspnet/Announcements/issues/164

                ASP.Net 4.5.2: Doesn't work because there is a dependency on System.Net.Http.Formatting, which is no longer available on nuget: https://www.nuget.org/packages/System.Net.Http.Formatting: "The owner has unlisted this package. This could mean that the package is deprecated or shouldn't be used anymore."

                What am I missing to have fully functional ASP.Net templates in Visual Studio 2015? Have I accidentally…

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                  1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Error reporting

                  When you get an error and mention an extension is responsible, tell which is it, do not burry it in a log

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Please implement _Static_assert

                    The _Static_assert built-in, like in gcc or clang.

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                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • add monitoring on code alterations throughout the whole project lifetime

                      i would like to be able to see when i am editing, a .css for example, to see which parts of it where modified from the beginning of the project lifetime in a similar way(but with more info) as it happens now.
                      That info i think should be date and last 10 and next 10 filenames that have been altered when the selected changed occured.

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                      • Adding #if UNSAFE

                        Would be nice if one had the opportunity of using unsafe code if the project allows it and use other(but slower) code if its not. (Automatically)

                        I thought about something like #if UNSAFE like #if DEBUG

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Find All References from Name property in Properties Window

                          I'd like to be able to right-click on a control's name property in the Properties window and "Find All References". Otherwise I have to find an instance of the name in the code so I can do the same.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Toolbox Icons Only Option

                            Perhaps have a Toolbox that only shows icons for pure design. Think about the Toolbox that is used in Illustrator and Photoshop. Perhaps this is already possible, but I can't find it. When you develop Architectural models in a modeling project you may want to drag the Toolbox around.

                            I found that having the Toolbox as small as possible allows me to work quicker, because of easy access. Perhaps this should be an option on more "boxes" or "panels" that are used for designing.

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                            • When Adding a New Service project

                              When you add a new Service project to a solution you need to choose the node "Visual C# / Clasic Windows Desktop / Windows Service".

                              For me however it was a little confusing because by definition a "Service" is not a "Desktop Application".

                              You should call this node "Clasic Applications" because not all the applications are "Desktop Applications" or at least the services are not.

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                                • conditional code block execution (shorthand if/else statement)

                                  Currently, you can assign values using ternary expressions (var i = true ? "This" : "That";).

                                  I think it would be cool to have a ternary expression for code blocks, so you can execute a grouping of statements based on a conditional check. It's basically a simplified if/else statement. It would only serve to clean up/shorten code by removing the traditional if/else words. The gain is minimal, but it is cleaner in my opinion.

                                  if (true)
                                  {
                                  //blah
                                  }
                                  else
                                  {
                                  //blah
                                  }

                                  would become:

                                  true
                                  ? {
                                  //blah
                                  }
                                  : {
                                  //blah
                                  }

                                  The above would not work for…

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                                  • Support installation of apps that runs brokered components

                                    It's really a pain to distribute apps with brokered component. Having trouble with the following:
                                    1. It spawns few dll process that I really don't know which one of them is the brokered component.
                                    2. It needs to be copied to a specific location specified in the appxpackage. Users can't customize where to save it.
                                    3. Sometimes we need to force kill the dllhost process to install the new version. And we don't know if we're killing the right process. What if there are few apps running that uses brokered components?

                                    If there's a way to do this in swift…

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                                      0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      • Thank you for implementing variatic templates. More and more sites are using them in examples.

                                        Thank you for implementing variatic templates. More and more sites are using them in examples.

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