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  1. Allow renaming of "package.json" to "npm.json".

    This would match in the same way that "bower.json" does.

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      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow user's currently open files and window settings to persist across machines

      When opening a solution stored within a synced folder (e.g. across Dropbox) across multiple machines, the .suo file gets rewritten, meaning that previously-opened files and custom windows gets removed.

      Separating these settings so that they are machine-independent would mean that we can use multiple machines to open the same folder, and continue working where we left off.

      The primary use-case for me is to be able to work across both my desktop and laptop interchangeably, without having to recustomise my environment each time.

      5 votes
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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enable IntelliTest to generate tests for VB.NET projects

        Please extend IntelliTest to enable generating tests for VB.NET projects.

        150 votes
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          14 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Actually implement Exception.ToString correctly. E.g. AggregateException.ToString() { foreach( exception in InnerException )

          Actually implement Exception.ToString correctly.

          E.g. AggregateException.ToString() { foreach( exception in InnerException ) print out exception.ToString(); }
          Exception.ToString() { print out error message and stack trace; }
          WebException.ToString() { print out the error response; }

          31 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • [Test manager] Improve screen estate for steps when designing test cases

            In Microsoft test manager 2013, the space reserved for editing and creating test steps is very limited, about 1/6th of the total screen. This makes it harder for users to design larger test cases.

            If possible, it would be nice to have panes (like "Solution explorer", "Error list", "Test results" in VS) for all sections that make up a test case. These sections could for example be: a test suite tree, the header (title, state, assigned to, priority,...), a section with the steps (summary, links, attachment could also be included in this pane) and a section for parameters,...
            This way,…

            8 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • creating a single multilingual clickonce bootstrapper(containing .Net 4.5.1 frwrk) rather than having different installers for each language

              I am setting .Net Framework 4.5.1 as a pre-requisite while publishing vsto add-in. Add-in is Published successfully.
              When I launch the bootstrapper in Japanes OS, it opens the .Net framework dialog box to install but displays the EULA in English language. It should be in Japanese depending on the OS.

              I can create multiple installers for each language by setting Publish language="<select language">. but I cannot create single installer that supports this.

              6 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Coded UI support in multi desktop feature of Windows 10

                Hi,

                I have installed latest Windows 10 and Visual Studio 2013 Update 5.

                Initiated a Run CodedUI test in Windows 10 -> Desktop 1, opened Desktop 2 to do some other work and hoping that CodedUI test will run in Desktop 1.

                But my assumption was wrong.

                Visual Studio is Running on Desktop 1.

                Execution of opening Web browser and Navigating took place in Desktop 2.

                Where I thought still both Desktop 1 and Desktop 2 are active sessions, hence CodedUI execution would be take place in Desktop 1.

                Is it a bug or behavior is correct.

                As a end…

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • itemtemplate

                  As a freelancer I often have to work on others code.
                  I get ItemTemplates for "their" work and these start to clutter my VS.NET installation.

                  Introducing a project local Template and Snippet folder would make a lot of things easier

                  12 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Solution Explorer should support CTRL-C CTRL-V in VisualC++ projects

                    It should be easy to add a new file in the solution explorer by just using CTRL-C / CTRL-V to create a copy of an existing file and then changing the new file accordingly.

                    The current behaviour is akward.

                    - Create new Project > Visual C++ > Win32 Console Application
                    - Select stdafx.cpp > Press CTRL-C > Press CTRL-V

                    The expected behaviour would be that a copy of the file is created ("stdafx - Copy.cpp") and the new file is added to the project.

                    Instead I get the following error message "Cannot copy when Show all files is turned off"

                    6 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Automatic formatting of C++ source is very helpful, but ...

                      There are problems with the automatic formatting of "if" statements.

                      For example, if I have a statement in the form of:

                      if (function_name(parm1, parm2,
                      parm3,parm4)) {

                      it is not formatted as illustrated above. I believe everyone, regardless of their preferences for spacing and brace placement can agree that this is the preferred formatting. What is actually done is:

                      if (function_name(parm1, parm2,
                      parm3,parm4)) {

                      This is clearly not correct. To make this clear, the continuation of function arguments is not aligned to the first argument but aligned to the beginning of the function call.

                      9 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • inline browser

                        Update inline browser with no registry hacks
                        support the newer browser version(s) with locks via class update
                        use installed version by default not 7
                        use something like webbrowser.version = 7,8,9, 0(current installed?)

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                          1 comment  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Show current Git repository in Team Explorer

                          Team Explorer only displays the current team project, but not the current repository in the case of Git-based team projects. The only way to determine this is via the tooltip on the team project dropdown (see attachment) or the Connect page. Please add passive display of this information on all Team Explorer pages.

                          71 votes
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                            Thanks for the feedback on this idea. We’re currently investigating how we might improve Team Explorer tp better show repo details. We’ll provide more details in the future after we better understand this work.

                            Matt Mitrik
                            TFS Program Manager

                          • Operator Try get Index Otherwise.

                            I would like to Handle Indexing Exceptions by adding Default value after index.

                            I will Show the operator as @.(just an example sign to clarify)

                            Example 1:

                            string[] args = new string[3];

                            string str = args[4] @ "default" ; // Try get args[4]. otherwise "default"

                            Example 2:

                            List<int> RGBA_Color = new List<int> {55, 55, 55};

                            int alpha = RGBA_Color[3] @ 0 ; // Try get value otherwise 0

                            Example 3:

                            Dictionary<string , Action> _dic;

                            _dic["Key"] @ (() => { }) (); // Try get value otherwise

                            This can really help Improve code readabilty. Specially in cases that we have unknown…

                            9 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Global Cordova Elements Settings for New Projects

                              Ideally, VS2015 Cordova projects would have a settings in Tools > Options > Tools for Apache Cordova to add elements that are applied to all newly created Cordova Projects. For example, cordova-android version, etc.
                              <engine name="android" spec="4.1.0" />
                              This would solve the problem of having to modify the config.xml for each project.

                              Or have a property window on the project that displays (no editing) all the cordova specific information (cordova-android version, etc.). This window can also display node packages, etc. related to the project.

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                                1 comment  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • IntPtr literal

                                I propose that a future version of the C# and VB.NET support a literal syntax for System.IntPtr and System.UIntPtr. For example:

                                var example = 2n;
                                var example2 = 2un;

                                I am not strongly tied the `n` suffix.

                                The primary driver for this is platform invoke. Many Win32 APIs take handles to magic values. This also brings parity with F#, which already supports this feature.

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Filter out AlwaysOn requests

                                  As we all know WebApps (formerly WebSites) offer the AlwaysOn feature to keep the WebApp alive at all times. As it turns out this is done by regular HTTP requests to the WebApp URL. The UserAgent string is "AlwaysOn".

                                  These request are counted as regular users and sessions in the AppInsights usage profiles.

                                  It would be nice if AppInsights would provide the ability to filter out these requests or just irgnore them so that these requests don't pollute the real user and session count.

                                  2 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Math could use Trigonomerty calculation functions!

                                    The atteched file could easily be part of MATH and also there are alot of other trig. functions that could be part of that.

                                    Would be really handy for the devalopement of software calculated apps like resize, location calcutations ...

                                    Also Resize options for SIZE and RECTAGLE would be a big plus with possitioning options: top left; center right...

                                    Those would really speed developing up so developers don't have to write function that could easily be part of Math or even more in snippets; but personally I prefer Math for they are mathematical calculations.

                                    DJ

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                                      1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support Word Bookmark in Hyperlink

                                      Our customer specification documents are written in Word, they are store in SharePoint.
                                      The documents contain bookmarks.

                                      From Excel, you can create Hyperlink of the form:
                                      http:\\server\path\mydocument.docx#mybookmark1
                                      And when clicking on the link it will open the document and jump to the location of the bookmark.

                                      When adding the same hyperlink to a TFS work item, double clicking on the link, will open the document but will not jump to the bookmark.

                                      It will be a good feature to add to TFS as it would help to navigate in large specification document to get the information associated to a Work…

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Support more than 100 Git repositories

                                        Visual Studio has currently a limitation of 100 Git repositories which it can show per team project. Since it is quite common nowadays to have only a single team project this limitation can be reached quite fast.

                                        The workaround with manually cloning the repository is also not really satisfying since repositories cloned this way lack of several TFS integration features (eg. linking commits with work items).

                                        64 votes
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                                        • Child windows, popup windows and MDI for Universal App Platform in Windows 10

                                          Please add support for child windows, popup windows and MDI for Universal App Platform in Windows 10

                                          4 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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