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  1. Develop a Dockable Window/Tabbed Document Framework for Windows Forms Projects

    Notwithstanding the fact you folks can't seem to figure out how to make an icon with color and depth any more, your dockable windows and tabbed documents used in the IDE are great. Please make that library available for developers. Or, develop a new framework...whatever. It's your call. I just know we want it.

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      0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Develop a Hierarchical DataGridView with Support for Entity Framework

      The title pretty much says it all. The old master-detail paradigm just doesn't cut it. It never really did. We need a hierarchical grid which may be bound to types which implement IList, IListSource, IBindingList and IBindingListView and/or any other interfaces which will make binding to EF 6 results a breeze. It should optionally load navigation properties "when needed". It should load the entire graph. Naturally, it should support two-way databinding and should be able (and know when) to call DbContext.SaveChanges.

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        1 comment  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • SSL Service Referrence

        Adding SSL wcf service reference with certificate authentication options and username and password in the add service menu. Currently this doesn't happen and adding so will generate error.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Implement array visualizer for C/C++ during debugging

          While debugging numerical code, viewing and plotting array data (2D and 3D) is quite useful.

          Third party tools are available for .NET but not for C/C++.

          Compaq and later Intel had an Array Visualizer that was quite popular but is now discontinued.

          I recommend implementing this feature for Visual Studio and at least C/C++.

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            0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add Auto-Reload to Visual Studio when adding C# scripts to the project from Unity

            There is an option in Visual Studio to auto reload when changing a file as long as there are no unsaved changes, but there is no option to auto reload when adding files to a project.

            Everytime adding a new script inside of Unity we get a prompt in Visual Studio to Reload/Reload All. It would be really nice to have UnityVS handle this since it happens a ton of times during the development of a project and it is something it really should be doing anyway.

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make code editors more awesome with delimited column selection

              Currently, if you alt-drag in a code editor, you can select a rectangular area of text. I propose that if you ctrl-alt-drag, you select jagged columns of text delimited by spaces. This idea was inspired by the way Excel's TextToColumns feature lets you choose between fixed width and delimited.

              If ctrl-alt is not practical for some reason, an alternative would be an editor mode (similar to word wrap mode). In addition to spaces, it would great to be able to configure several other characters to act as delimiters, such as semicolons, angle brackets, and curly braces.

              (The attached file is…

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                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add and Edit tags from backlog list

                That would be handy to be able to set tags when using quick backlog item creation tool. In addition that would be great to be able to edit backlog item tags from the listing.

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                • SSIS: Add an indicator to Task items indicating there is an EventHandler Implemented

                  Similar to indicators that make you aware expressions are involved, it would be nice if there were a letter E (or something) in the upper right corner of tasks alerting you to the fact that the task has an event handler implemented.

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Remove the sign_in feature.

                    No, I don't want to use it. And no, I don't want to use any cloud feature - not yet and not in the future.

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Checkbox in Options to force coders to use coding conventions.

                      I think a good feature would be a toggle switch in the options in Visual Studio that gives you the option to choose whether you want the editor to automatically convert your code as you type that follows Microsofts coding convention or not.

                      So for example if you type in a method as camel case then it would automatically make it pascal case.

                      This would help keep code consistency, help developers read others badly formatted code and help students learn about coding standards and conventions.

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                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide a unit test isolation framework for C++

                        Visual Studio Fakes helps developers writing test code in C# to create test doubles and isolate code under test. Extend similar support for developers writing tests in Native C++.

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Lightswitch links between Silverlight and HTML and screens

                          Links between Silverlight and HTML screens will allow for easy migration from Silverlight apps, so that one screen can be migrated at a time.

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                          • I want to create Android Appli with Visual Studio 2005 Pro #J!

                            I wanna create Android Appli with IceCreamSandwitch developing. So would you create new #Java update?

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                            • Would you create Android Appli with Visual Studio 2005 Pro #J

                              I wanna create Android Appli with #J of Visual Studio 2005 Pro, and especially, IceCreamSandwitch Appli with creating windows update.

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                              • Show the Values of SQL Parameters in Intellitrace

                                It's nice that Intellitrace shows the parameters (@1,@2) of SQL calls, but I really need to know the values of those parameters for debugging.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Thank you for your suggestion!

                                  We’ve marked this in our backlog and we will wait to see the community’s interest in this as well.

                                  We’ll keep you updated as the status changes!

                                  Thank you again for taking the time to provide us feedback!
                                  Maria Ghiondea
                                  Visual Studio Diagnostics

                                • Gated Check In for Visual Studio Online for Git Projects

                                  I want a gated check in , a build to trigger when push is made on a certain branch or when pull request is created

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                                  • Add check-in (commit) policy support to Git-based team projects

                                    TFVC-based team projects have support for check-in policies that require associated work items for changesets. We need similar functionality for Git-based team projects.

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                                    • On-premise availability / performance

                                      For mid - large companies it is hard to monitor availability and performance of the applications, especially behind a firewall. Opening the applications to the outside world is restricted, which in the end leaves a gap or gap in the wallet. (there are solutions but not with the traceability and integration as AI)

                                      So is it possible to add on-premise support for the current webtests. They are really useful, but they only miss that one twist which makes them unmissable for every customer.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Enable TFS action for "Linked ressources" in TFS Eclipse-Plugin

                                        The TFS Eclipse-Plugin doesn't recognize "Linked resources" as TFS controlled source files or folders. Therefore the plugin doesn't enabled TFS actions for these files or folders.

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                                        • Add "backreference" in nested With blocks

                                          In such a Code :
                                          With FrmTest
                                          With .TextBox1
                                          .Text = "abc"
                                          ..TextBox2.Text = "abc"
                                          End With
                                          End With

                                          The double-dots ".." would refer to the first With block

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