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  1. .vs folder location

    Hi,
    I really like the .vs folder for the .suo files, so it doesn't pollute my directories, but can you also make this folder settable, so I can change it's location?

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      0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Project-less code debugging/compilation

      Make a new feature into VS where user can spin up VS, code something real quick for testing purposes, compile and run their "code". They get to declare their variables within a separate tables and get to see the logic flow. This feature will help where they do not have to create a new project, select the type and compile/run. It helps where they are using it only for code logic.

      6 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • I was

        I was creating an app in windows 10 universal that utilized camera function from a sample I found on the Microsoft website and a sample project I found. The issue I had was getting the Hardware buttons to pick up as a UI object and could not figure out why (fairly new to app dev). The issue ended up being that I had to check the webcam AND microphone in project capabilities.

        My suggestion would be it would be a wonderful addition if you could include "Add Capabilities" to the suggested fixes drop down. Much like adding a using statement…

        4 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • let functions define anonymous types as return values

          I think it will be useful to let functions define anonymous types as return values, instead of declaring a structure or a class just to hold return values. I suggest something like this:

          Function x() As {string, string}
          Return New With {.Name = "Jon", .Note = "Test"}
          End Function

          Or:
          Function x( ) As {Name As String, Note As String}
          Return New With {.Name = "Jon", .Note = "Test"}
          End Function

          Or: use a keyword (i.e. Anonymous) and let the function infer the Anonymous Type definition from the return value:

          Function x() As Anonymous
          Return New With {.Name = "Jon",…

          4 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Application Insights alert rule custom events

            Provide a system to define an alert rule into Application Insights base on Custom Events and/or custom properties.

            198 votes
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              10 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Open visual studio prompts in the same monitor visual studio is running from.

              I run a multi-monitor setup with 3 monitors. Very frequently I keep Visual Studio in the left-most monitor. Now let's say I go to Team Explorer and want to undo changes/check-out on a file, but I've made changes to it. I get a prompt that says the usual "you've made changes to this file. Are you sure you want to undo those changes?" - caveat is that it opens in my middle (primary) monitor, not the leftmost monitor holding my Visual Studio window.

              It's very jarring and aggravated further by the fact that I'm running Parallels on a Mac, with…

              6 votes
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                1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add horizontal scrolling in "Timeline details" pane of Application Timeline tool

                There needs to be a way to scroll horizontally in the "Timeline details" pane of the Application Timeline tool. When the logical tree is very deep, and the monitor size/resolution is limited (such as when remote desktopping on a laptop) it becomes impossible to see the names of the elements in the expanded logical tree of the Layout event.

                As a current workaround to this limitation, one can hobble through "blindly" and expand the tree using the arrow keys, while simultaneously looking at the complete logical tree in another tool, such as Snoop, and correlating it back to what is…

                34 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • try catch operator, ???

                  Implement ?! as try catch,
                  so f.x. a
                  (int.Parse("x") ??? 0)==0
                  ("x".Substring(3,3) ??? "")==""

                  3 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Additional special access level for nesting and nested types

                    There is no special access level that allows nesting types to exclusively access nesting types and vice versa. This limits usefulness of nested types. It seems that the whole idea of having nested class is to provide special way of "communications" between nesting and nested classes in a way not accessible from/by outside "world".

                    Let's say that we have two more access levels:

                    - ForNesting - allows access from inside the type and also from the nesting type (including from more than one level up). Should be applicable to, at least, Procedures, Properties and Member Variables, and also to Constructors.…

                    3 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 85 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • i see a bug in variable changing

                        hi there,

                        i write these code lines but it has a bug.

                        int msn = 20;
                        string strMSN = (msn++).ToString();
                        return strMSN;

                        in my method return 20; but in fact it must be 21..... isn't it ?

                        thanks,

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                          3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Visual Basic programs for Mac and Linux

                          We need Full Version of Visual Studio for Mac Os x.
                          And language of programming such as:
                          Visual Basic
                          ,because in my opninion it is the best programm Language

                          7 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Improve Visual Studio MSDN Blog Commenting System (and Developer Engagement) with Disqus

                            Currently the MSDN blogging system suffers from a myriad of problems:
                            - Poor sign-in experience and profile system.
                            - Static, read-only posts (cannot edit/delete)
                            - Broken/no notifications
                            - Buggy / Easy to troll
                            - No up/down voting

                            Conversely, with Disqus, you get the following benefits:
                            - Community within a community (discovery/pollination/profile system)
                            - Reliable notifications
                            - Editing / deleting
                            - Flexible authentication / flagging / difficult to troll
                            - Up/down voting

                            A blog post has been created to discuss these issues at length, and you can read that here:
                            http://blog.developers.win/2016/02/improving-microsoft-developer-engagement-with-disqus/

                            The Visual Studio / Visual Studio Team Services Teams do…

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • SSIS Script Tasks to not error when executed on SQL Server 2014

                              Issue Definition: A SSIS package in SSDT 2015 and this package has a script task.
                              The script task works fine when we run the package from SSDT2015 and it fails when the package is executed in SQL Server 2014.

                              Following is the error seen:
                              Script Task: Error: There was an exception while loading Script Task from XML : System Exception : The script task uses version 14.0 script that is not supported in this release on Integration services. To run the package, use the Script task to create a new VSTA script. In most cases, scripts are converted automatically to…

                              4 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Remove DRM from your product - I am not a thief

                                Remove DRM from your product as you are killing it.

                                I am not a thief and I don't need to be checked in on each month, forcing me to be online, or I'm not working until I get back online. Or like now, when your back end is down and I have a "Stale " license and ... yes I'm totally unable to work indefinitely.

                                This isn't right. I am not even allowed to use what I've paid for until you fix up your "cloud" service issues.

                                You assume the world is permanently online and that we are all thieves.…

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                                  1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Debug as user / Debug on remote machine

                                  To properly test / debug an application, this needs to be tested with specific user rights. As software engineer I normally have all rights but this is not the case for the end users. So it would be nice to be able to debug in the context of a limited user.

                                  The same goes for the machine; the developent machine has all prerequisties installed - I should be nice if we could enter the machine name and the username for debugging, in such a way that de debug code is automatically deployed to this machine, run as the user of…

                                  9 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make the scroll bar on portal.azure.com visible

                                    The scroll bar is almost invisible and if you want to click to drag the scroll bar, it is hard to figure out where the scroll bar actually is when you have multiple "windows" or "tabs" open.

                                    See bottom of attached screen shot.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add ftp, sftp, and ssh file transfer capability to Visual Code.

                                      This would be helpful for working on web projects.

                                      124 votes
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                                        4 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add a "Peek Implementation"

                                        From the right mouse click menu context, add a "Peek Implementation" option (similar to the "Peek Definition" option).

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                                          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow failures to be dismissed once actioned

                                          Allow exceptions/errors/failures to be dismissed/hidden so that we can easily see new issues instead of old ones which have been resolved by code fixes

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