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  1. Update Unity Support to Allow .NET 4.5+

    Dudes... .NET 4.5+ support for Unity 5.0! Very surprising that this does not exist. This basically takes all code bases back 5-8 years! Hardly usable with any modern code bases, libraries, and frameworks. Almost makes me wonder why bother? #yikes

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      1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add a Way to Turn Off AI Debug Output

      Currently, AI logs messages to the Output window when running in debug. This is nice in many cases, but it clogs the debug window with messages that are not from my application's code.

      I would like a way to turn off AI's debug output so that I can better debug my own application.

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        0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Stop installing a bunch of SQL server stuff

        I don't do any SQL development. I didn't even check anything web development related, so we can't blame this on ASP.NET --- I did C++ and Windows 10 SDK only. And yet I get this?

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          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Improve KeyNotFoundException - specify Key and Dictionary names

          The KeyNotFoundException error message is one of the worst and it needs to be improved. The error message needs to state the name dictionary and the name of the key.

          Current:
          System.Collections.Generic.KeyNotFoundException:
          The given key was not present in the dictionary.

          Desired State:
          System.Collections.Generic.KeyNotFoundException:
          The given key "Ford Fusion" was not present in the dictionary "Airplanes made by Boeing".

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Send alerts to Slack

            Allow to receive updates in a Slack channel when an alert is triggered in Application Insights.

            3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • visual studio online app

              Please create mobile apps to allow product managers to view and edit visual studio online stories and tasks on the board and backlog from their mobile device.

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                1 comment  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow file/folder exclude in Visual Studio 2015 based on project.json exclude list

                like **node_modules**, **bower_components** files/folders I don't want to see **typings** and/or some other file/folders in solution explorer. IDE should exclude those based on project.json exclude list.

                7 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • I

                  I really enjoyed working on the latest Visual Studio 2015 Community version which is absolutely free along with Window Azure SDK on top of it simply outstanding I must tell you, it is as good as previous ultimate/enterprise version like Visual Studio 2008/2010. Since Microsoft caters so many open source tech stack like Roslyn and many more. Why it did not introduce some very popular open source project template especially for creating web application using some of the open source non-relational database like NoSQL, Mono, Postgres database. Moreover it should also allow to create mobile and iPad app using technologies…

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                    1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • When you peak definition, it would be useful if you could drag that peak into its own window

                    When you peak definition, it would be useful if you could drag that peak into its own window. You could then place that on another monitor for instance to compare two bits of code for reference that are within the same file without endless crolling back and forth.

                    At present I'm debugging some old as time code and I'm trying to see the flow of the program but I'm constantly scrolling up and down to find where the program jumps to next. It would be so useful if I could put side by side a window with each of the…

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                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Intellitrace events for System.Net.Http events

                      It might be super useful for a lot of people to have Intellitrace events for System.Net.Http events

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                        2 comments  ·  IntelliTrace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Modify the language to allow for observable properties rather than requiring explicit INPC

                        Something more like:

                        public observable int Foo { get; set; }

                        Rather than having to do all the manual event raising required by INotifyPropertyChanged

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                          3 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add access to MS Online Univeristy

                          Add the ability to open MS Online University classes from within VS. An optional plugin or 'student/professional' toggle option or something so those not needing the help won't have to be bothered by it.

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                            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Change Visual Studio Online account region

                            My Visual Studio Online account was create in North Central US. I'd like an option to change the region, so that my data is stored closer to my users.

                            289 votes
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                            • fix bug in QuickActions (Visual Studio 2015, c++)

                              #define DEF1(a)

                              class Class1 {
                              public:
                              // bug with keyword 'abstract'
                              virtual void Func1() =0; // QuickActions: OK
                              virtual void Func2() abstract; // QuickActions: Function definition for 'Func2' is not found

                              // bug with end symbols ';'
                              DEF1(temp) // QuickActions: OK
                              DEF1(temp); // QuickActions: Function definition for 'DEF1' is not found
                              };

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • TFS Sparcification should be a feature that can be "turned off"

                                With the introduction of sparcification to the Back Log Priority field, it is very difficult for developers and even more so non-developers (QA, BA teams) utilizing TFS to understand and interpret such large numbers. In addition, it no longer possible for work items to have the "same priority", yet in the real world given adequate resources, there are scenarios where this is possible, and even desired. In order to restore the functionality the development community had in previous versions of TFS , the ability to "turn off" sparcification should be provided.

                                18 votes
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                                • Provide simple syntax to create a weak-referenced eventhandler

                                  The by far most common memory leak people introduce in .NET apps are caused by event handlers added to longer-lived objects. For instance an event on a static instance, or on an instance who's lifetime is the entire app lifetime (like app view model or app settings).
                                  Listening for events on this from a shorter-lived object, makes this short-lived object hang around in memory until the app stops running. A common scenario is the INotifyCollectionChanged event listened to by a XAML control, with data coming from a collection provided by some app state. This will cause a very memory-consuming object…

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                                    2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add workitem tags to TFS warehouse

                                    Allow the work item tags to be reportable from the datawarehouse to allow end users to use them in reports. Would be ideal as a lookup rather than a string of tags on the work item in the same way as the operational DB in tbl_TagDefinition

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                                    • Allow MTM Test Runner to set steps with other values rather than Pass or Fail

                                      Currently MTM Test Runner allows setting single steps with Pass or Fail. Single or individual test steps can also be skipped, but in the case they have to be validated (there are expected results associated) the whole Test Case will fail.
                                      It is very common to re-use a test suite or a test case to test different releases and sometimes not all the steps apply, the result obtained is uncertain or just the mentioned step is blocked for some reason; therefore MTM Test Runner should allow the user to set single steps with other values such as “Not applicable”, “Blocked”,…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow turning all C# auto formatting off completely

                                        Since upgrading to Visual Studio 2015, every time I type an open curly bracket on a line, Visual Studio removes all extra spacing from the line even though I've placed the spacing intentionally. I've checked all throughout the formatting options, and I can't find a way to stop this. I format my code the way I want to as I am writing it. I don't need Visual Studio changing my work.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Visual Studio formatting options should accept leading comma

                                          Visual Studio 2015 formatting options should allow for leading commas in all C-style languages like C#, JavaScript, TypeScript etc.

                                          This would greatly improve legibility on structs, enums and other kinds of blocks, like this:

                                          Arrays:
                                          [ "a"
                                          , "b"
                                          , "c"
                                          ]

                                          Functions:

                                          function
                                          ( a
                                          , b
                                          , c
                                          )

                                          Enums:
                                          enum
                                          { a
                                          , b
                                          , c
                                          }

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                                            1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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