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  1. Automatically Select Startup Project

    If there are multiple projects, and only one is an executable, I think it is reasonable to take a guess that this is the start up project. It is painful every time you get a new branch/clean checkout from source control you have to go through the step of finding it and setting it. This has niggled me since 2002!

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Take Json to TCP not only HTTP(REST)

      Take Json to TCP not only HTTP(REST),especially in WCF. Thanks.

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        0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Give native support to Json to ado.net like XML.

        Json is more lightweight presentation than XML. If we give ado.net native support like XML, we can make many improvement for .net data related product and give WCF another new era. We can make WCF more lightweight and gain the performance giant improvement. Thanks.

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          1 comment  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • A shorter way to update EntityFramework model from database?

          Each time I make a change in the database I have to

          Double-click Model1.edmx > Ctrl+A > Delete > Right Click > Update Model from Database > Click next a few times > Mark "Tables" > Finish > Save and close

          It takes a long time with the waiting, can I do this any faster somehow, maybe via a script or command? Even better if as a background operation.

          *Taken from my stackoverflow question*

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            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • __has_include and __has_include_next

            These are supported by both GCC and Clang and are a _huge_ benefit to portable coding. Supporting these would make integration with Windows platforms that much easier, reduce the need for complex build-configuration processes and scripts, and even help with some Windows-only problems (like the DirectX SDK changes that make it impossible to build things like SDL2 out of the box on VS2012+).

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Implement recording of action steps and creating Coded UI test for XAML based store apps from an action recording.

              Implement recording of action steps and creating Coded UI test for XAML based store apps from an action recording.

              This will improve:
              The ability of non-developers to enhance tests.
              The ability to learn the coded UI DSL.

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • "Whats new 3015" takes me to 2013. Please fix.

                "Whats new 3015" takes me to 2013. Please fix.

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                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • VS 2013 Release Management, is there a way to add conditional action in deployment process

                  VS 2013 Release Management, is there a way to add conditional action in deployment process

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                    0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • In-line definition of overloaded methods

                    When dealing with multiple overloads that have significant amounts of common code, definition and maintenance would be easier by a method of defining the overloads in line. Each could be tagged. Within the method definition untagged lines apply to all overloads, and tagged lines are limited to the overloads with corresponding tags. This makes seeing the differences easy and limits maintenance of common lines to a single set of code.

                    Here's a simple example with 2 overloads. A pound sign and number are used for demonstration purposes, but any non-ambiguous symbol could be used.

                    private void mymethod(int i) #1
                    private…

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add ability for users to flash emulator with Google Play services

                      Hi,

                      You guys have done a great job adding a lot of the features requested here - probably the last hurdle is Google Play services support. I understand that having built in Google Play support is tricky because of ToS and licensing - however, I think it would be possible to take a page from Xamarin Player's book and allow for .zip files to be flashed to the emulator (https://university.xamarin.com/resources/how-to-install-google-play-on-android-emulator) with drag and drop.

                      That way, if users need to, they can obtain the Google apps and flash them themselves.

                      Thanks,
                      Tommy

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                        0 comments  ·  VS Android Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Automatically insert parenthesis for function/method calls in C++

                        If I want to call a function/method in C++ my normal way is to type the first letters of the name and investigate the IntelliSense suggestions. If I choose one, the name will be inserted, but it would be great if also the parenthesis (and maybe the conluding semicolon) could be inserted.
                        Of course the caret should be placed in the middle of the new parenthesis.

                        So for example if I type
                        std::string s;
                        s.em
                        the result after the use of IntelliSense should be
                        std::string s;
                        s.empty(_CARET_);

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                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Could you please add a warning to visualstudio that his MSDN subscription is about to expire

                          As the MSDN Administrator of my organisation I have a difficult time to track when my users MSDN subscriptions are about to expire. Typically they will ask for a new MSDN subscription once their MSDN subscription is expired and they are assigned a Stakeholder License by visualstudio.com. By then it's too late, as when I assign them a new license it will take up to 48 hours before VSO picks up this new registration.
                          So as a solution i propose to add a warning to both visualstudio.com and visualstudio (program, maybe in the Team Explorer) that their MSDN registration is…

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                          • Add a 'MustUse' attribute usable for the 'return' target, to indicate the return value of a method must be used

                            [return:MustUse]
                            Action Foo(int param) {
                            return () => { Debug.WriteLine(param.ToString()); };
                            }

                            Foo(5);

                            Would generate the warning/error

                            return value is never used

                            Reason not to use 'out': the code size would increase by a considerable amount, and the readability would decrease.

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support Chinese,I need a Chinese interface

                              Support Chinese,I need a Chinese interface.

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                              • Make notification of delivery of the SMS inlinie in message(some kind of tick). Not separate message

                                Make notification of delivery of the SMS inlinie in message(some kind of tick). Not separate message

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                                  0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Load testing virtual User Activity Chart - Display 'in progress' tests

                                  The load test virtual user activity chart only displays completed tests (passed/failed) and not tests that are in progress when the Load test finishes. For long transaction tests that are in the mix and start towards the end of a run then nothing is displayed even though activity is ongoing.

                                  It would be good to display these to convey a full picture of user activity and not just empty spaces.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add ability to target specific language versions with snippets

                                    Currently, when you create a snippet you target one language (i.e. C#). It would be great to be able to specify the version of C# too, either to allow multiple implementations in one .snippet file or even as multiple files.

                                    For example a lot of snippets could benefit from the nameof feature in C# 6, but to keep compat with older version of VS/C# you can't use it or risk having code that doesn't compile. Being able to say this is the way to use with C# 1 and above & this better way is for C# 6 and above.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Build.vNext - how to execute NUnit tests

                                      It's not clear how, or if possible, to run NUnit tests via a build agent in Build.vNext.

                                      I currently have a mixture of MSTest tests and NUnit tests (migrating all to NUnit). The NUnit tests don't get executed.

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                                      • Allow Scheduled Backups onto Local Disk

                                        The "Create Scheduled Backups" option in TFS Administration Console only allows backups to a network share, and not a local disk.
                                        I have a local folder that is replicated to other computers and want to use this for the backup.

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                                        • Improve performance of inspecting slow functions and properties while debugging

                                          Sometimes a property or function can take a long time to evaluate when debugging. Visual Studio should stay responsive when this happens

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