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    1 comment  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    1 comment  ·  Visual Studio IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    dir commented  · 

    What about Visual Studio Community 2015? It's free, has nearly the same features as VS Professional and can even be used for commercial products in small businesses. If you need VS for "occasional use", it might be the right product for you. See licensing details here: https://www.visualstudio.com/support/legal/dn877550

    Apart from that MS is already offering a monthly subscription for VS Professional. You can subscibe to "Visual Studio Online Professional". This subscription contains the full version of VS Professional. Unfortunately, the VSO Professional subscription costs $ 45/month, which seems rather expensive compared to the retail price of $ 499.

    I would appreciate it if MS would offer a VS Pro subscription for for about $ 20 /month.

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    3 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    dir commented  · 

    That feature is part of the Productivity Power Tools, an extension for VS made by Microsoft. You can install it with Tools > Extensions and Updates. For each VS release you will find a matching release of the Power Tools. The latest version is Productivity Power Tools 2015. Link to gallery:

    https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/34ebc6a2-2777-421d-8914-e29c1dfa7f5d

    The feature you are looking for is called "Tab UI - Coloring tabs". You can set the color of a tab by its project, the file type or regular expressions. The color is shown on the tabs, but not in solution explorer. Nevertheless I think it will probably match your needs. Here's a description of the colored tabs for an older version of the Power Tools:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2010/06/10/document-well-2010-plus.aspx#coloringtabs

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    3 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    dir commented  · 

    That's just a different notation of a goto label. If you really want (I wouldn't), you can do this right now:

    foreach (string fileName in fileList)
    {
    . . string[] lines = getLines(fileName);

    . . for (int lineNum = 0; lineNum < lines.Length; ++lineNum)
    . . {
    . . . . foreach (string word in splitLineToWords(lines[lineNum]))
    . . . . {
    . . . . . . if (word == targetWord)
    . . . . . . {
    . . . . . . . . Console.WriteLine(fileName + " has the target at line " + (lineNum + 1));

    . . . . . . . . goto FileLoop;
    . . . . . . }
    . . . . }
    . . }

    . . Console.WriteLine(fileName + " doesn't have the target");
    FileLoop:
    }

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    1 comment  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    dir commented  · 

    You can do (most of) that already with the Task List feature. You can define custom tokens aka tags for the task list. VS scans all files for tokens and collects the tokens in the Task List window.

    A problem is that you have to synchronize the custom token settings with all members of the development team. Otherwise they won't see them. If you are working in a small team and all team members agree on a list of tokens, you should be able to use the Task List for your purpose.

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/txtwdysk.aspx

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    2 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    dir commented  · 

    I won't comment on the structure of your cascade, but I think you are looking for the null-conditional operators that were recently introduced with C# 6.0.

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn986595.aspx

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    1 comment  ·  Visual Studio IDE » IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    dir commented  · 

    It's really a pity that MS doesn't offer an upgrade from VS 2013 Pro to VS 2015. On the one hand MS is very generous to offer VS 2015 Community for free, on the other hand they silently omitted the upgrade packages for VS 2015 Professional.

    I have seen that MS has reduced the price of VS Pro in some markets (e.g. US), but unfortunately not in my country (DE).

    I can't see a reason why long term customers of VS Professional are treated that way.

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