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  1. Add filtering options to multiple integrations such as 'message does not contain string' for Team Room messages to Slack

    Currently, any message posted to a Team Room would get kicked over to Slack and while you have a filter that would allow it filter down to messages that contain a certain string that's pretty much the opposite of what I need. I have another integration posting to the room and it will always start with specific text, so I would like to filter those messages out of the integration.

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    • Hi, if I alias a namespace such as intf=mycode.interfaces.common then it would be good if the references from the generated implementation u

      Hi, if I alias a namespace such as intf=mycode.interfaces.common then it would be good if the references from the generated code implementation used the shorthand reference instead of the fully qualified namespace. ie.

      Imports intf=mycode.interfaces.common
      Public Class SampleClass
      Implements Intf.SomeInterface

      Public Function SomeMethod(SomeVar as object) as object implements intf.SomeMethod

      Makes reviewing code much easier, and it's also pretty familair within the SQL world where we alias tables etc.

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enable Page Inspector in Visual Studio 2015

        Visual Studio 2013 has the Page Inspector feature, which is really useful in debugging the 'look' of an app. Please enable this feature in Visual Studio 2015.

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        • Bring Back MSSCCI support for Access 2013

          We currently use Access for development and have many Access databases doing a large part of our work. We use SQL for the data tables and Access as the UI for the user. We are able to manage the versioning with TFS for compliance with our operating procedures. By taking away the MSSCCI support and eliminating the add in for TFS we are forced to find other alternatives for maintaining our versioning.

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          • Allow conditional breakpoints to use PerfTip information

            With the release of Visual Studio 2015 and the PerfTip feature, I would like to be able to use conditional breakpoints and information from PerfTip to better target performance issues.

            Using the the estimated duration from the PerTip result could allow conditional breakpoint for instances that are over a certain threshold during development instead of having to rely on doing a separate "Performance and Diagnostics Hub" analysis.

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              0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add support for x64 applications to the WPF designer.

              Hi,

              One of my biggest annoyances in VS is the inability to use the WPF designer on x64-only applications.
              Usually this can be solved by selecting "Any CPU" as the architecture, but in my case (which I'm sure many other developers face as well), I need to use an x64-only DLL, and this forces the whole project to be x64, thus rendering me unable to use the designer.

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              • IIS (express) support for WebJobs

                Would be nifty if IIS would support WebJobs.
                Then we can schedule jobs like sending emails every day at a specific time in a nice, easy and uniform way.

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                • Bring back the UPDATE ALL in nuget for VS2015

                  Previous versions of NUGET in Visual Studio offered a button to UPDATE ALL nuget packages, this is a tremendous time saver. (Yes it is available via the console, but the button is extremely easier to use).

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                    0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add the ability to Request Feedback from a Team of Users in Visual Studio Online.

                    I would like to create a Team of all of my testers such that when I Request Feedback for a particular feature, I can specify the Test Team as my Stakeholders, rather than having to add each on individually.

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                    • Handle multiple Git repositories in a Visual Studio solution

                      In TFS teams typically have one "repository" or collection for their work. In Git the concept is smaller repositories more specific to the area. Product iOS is one repository, Product Shared Libraries is one repository, Company Shared Libraries is a repository - as an example so in one solution we could span multiple Git repositories. Visual Studio 2015 (RTM) as of this writing does not support this that I can tell therefore I have to rely on external tools to manage Git version control such as Atlassian's SourceTree or Tortoise Git.

                      Thank you.

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                        • sort the list of features alphabetically when mapping to user stories

                          In the backlog view, viewing stories, when you turn Mapping on the list of features appears in a pane on the right. The features seem to be listed by date created, which makes it hard to find a specific feature when your project has many.

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                          • 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.

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                              0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Change Icon for Visual Studio 2015

                              Please change the icon of Visual Studio 2015 to enable differentiation on the taskbar when multiple versions of Visual Studio are installed. Currently the Visual Studio 2013 and Visual Studio 2015 icon are the same and causing confusion if put side by side on the taskbar (see attachment)

                              Connect Feedback (currently private to Microsoft)
                              https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/1553001/icon-differentiation

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                                12 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • provide the ability to set a test step to 'Not Applicable' in Test Manager 2013

                                When I am running a test via Test Manager Load Runner, if I find that a step is no longer applicable, I do not have the option to select 'Not Applicable'. Instead I can only select Passed Or Failed from the drop-down.

                                This extra option is a fundamental requirement for my testing.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • provide the ability to edit test steps in Test Manager 2013

                                  When I runa test script in MTM via the Test Runner, one frustrating aspect of this is the inability to edit the test steps whilst the test is in progress.

                                  For example...I will have written out my test scripts, but when I come to running the execution I realise I need to make a tweak to the wording. Rather than being able to do this as the test is running, I have to come out of the test, make the change, and then go back into the test...very frustrating.

                                  What should happen is that any of the wording changes I…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Provide the ability to resume a test in MTM that is 'In Progress' or 'Failed'

                                    I'm having an issue when using MTM via the Testing Center in that when I have a test in the following states:

                                    1) In Progress

                                    2) Failed

                                    I do not have the ability to resume these tests...the 'Resume' button is greyed out. This is frustrating as there may be a time that I want to continue a test from a previous state without having to start from the beginning again.

                                    This functionality is something that definitely needs including as a new feature, as users migrating from HP QualityCenter to MTM will find this very frustrating, as I do

                                    Cheers

                                    Andy

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Integration with Web Essentials (TypeScript, Gulp/Grunt, LESS, etc.) for Lightswitch HTML

                                      Many great tools, web developers use every day are now available in Visual Studio 2015. LightSwitch HTML & CBA projects are not benefiting from these tools as we need to tweak projects just to be able to use some. LigthSwitch HTML client should be able to benefit from these tools just as with other projects.

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                                      • Add Support for Golang

                                        Add support for the Go Language. This way developers will not have to use more than one IDE.

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                                        • Add IntelliTest for C++ native apps

                                          I just saw in the VS2015 launch video how IntelliTest works for C# and I would love to see similar functionality for native desktop C++ apps.

                                          With tools available like libFuzz from the LLVM project, this would actually hopefully not be as hard as it sounds to add at first glance.

                                          Add IntelliTest for C++ native apps

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