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  1. Bring back displaying fully qualified interface names instead of "unknown-type"

    I kindly request that you bring back the display of a fully qualified interface name in every location you have chosen to replace it with "unknown-type" text. I "do not" appreciate the change. Seeing what specific interface argument is being expected in a method signature gives me a helluva lot more information at a glance than just seeing "unknown-type". I see that your naming the arguments by the expected type to try and make things clear. I just don't get the point this. Please put it back the way it was or as an alternative write a Blog post on…

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • manage permissions from VSO

      It should be possible to manage ALL permissions of VSO from the VSO site. I shouldn't need to login to visual studio to change permissions

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      • Xamarin iOS C++ Library

        Now that VS 2015 supports native iOS C++ static library development it would be nice if such a library could be added as a reference to a C# Xamarin project with VS. This already works with Xamarin.Android and the native Android C++ support in VS. At the moment it complains about the library not being a dll.

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          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Do not save any changes before building

          One option that I couldn't find (which was there in older version) is :

          Before building -
          -Do not save any changes
          -Save all changes
          -Prompt to save changes

          The above was available in Tools->Options->Build & Run in older versions.

          At times when I make temp changes in my code which I don't want to save it then that feature comes in handy.

          Please bring back the "Before building" options in VS2015.

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          • JSON literals in C# and VB

            The baked in XML literal support in C# and VB are awesome - but the modern web runs off JSON.

            JSON literal support would be a immensely useful.

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              1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Open file with single click in Solution Explorer

              Currently a file in Solution Explorer has to be double clicked to open the file. I'd like Visual Studio to match Visual Studio Code in that a file is opened with a single click.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Refaite tous les sites de microsoft !

                Check out the Visual Studio 2005 Developer Center
                -> https://msdn.microsoft.com/fr-fr/vstudio/

                ctrl+F "2005" : pas de résultat !

                Téléchargements Visual Studio
                -> https://www.visualstudio.com/downloads/download-visual-studio-vs

                ctrl+F "2005" : pas de résultat !

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                • Add email sent from TFS VSO to work item history and enable replies to be added to corresponding work item history

                  Enable tracking of emails sent from TFS / VSO work item mail template. Something like a check box to add sent email to work item history.

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                  • Enable the ability to have a consistent set of color in TFS / VSO report charts

                    Please provide the ability to set the colors to be consistent across reports. For example for tasks or bugs when State is displayed, I use a consistent set of colors in charts: Done == Green; In Progress == Yellow; To Do == Red. Enable the colors to be managed by in a configurable template or reference to existing chart.

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                    • Restore the functionality of Double-clicking a reference assembly in the "References" node of Solution Explorer

                      Please restore the functionality of being able to double-click an assembly reference in the "References" node of the "Solution Explorer" window. I want to be able to do that and be taken to the "Object Browser" view of that assembly, just like it was in the days of Visual Studio 2013.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Visual studio 2015 Cordova Project to include staging and production configuration files

                        I'm using Visual Studio 2015 Cordova to connect to Azure Mobile Services.
                        Due to quality control, I setup "staging" and "production" Mobile Service, and I'd like VS2015 Cordova Project to support the staging/production url configuration setting, just like ASP.Net project, so that I don't have to hardcode Azure MS url and manually change it.

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                          0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • link columns between hierarchical backlogs

                          At our company we use a sort of hierarchical backlog. The top level consists of a team that looks after many areas (scrum master and developers/testers), the second level consists of all the scrum team including the product owner and stake holders.

                          We have split it up like this so that we can control the access to certain backlogs, so that a product owner and stakeholder can only input on their area. In general this is working well for us and all items get merged up into the main backlog.

                          We like the idea of adding columns to kanban board…

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                          • Add a Comment/Notes feature to Release Template steps

                            I'd like to add more descriptive Step titles, i.e. instead of
                            "Copy File or Folder" -> "[MyComponent]" -> "Delete File(s) or Folder" -> "Copy File or Folder"
                            I want to see
                            "Copy .publishsetting file to Temp location" -> "Deploy MyComponent" -> "Remove .publishsetting file from Temp" -> "Copy to Backup location"

                            This could either be displayed near element title or as a floating tooltip (see attachment)

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                              0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • On the backlog view, enable sort by heading, ascending and descending and creating a Userstory Board by sprint and by team in TFS 2013 updat

                              When quering a sprint we need to sort all the sprints by heading,ascending and descending all the stories or tasks on a particular sprint.
                              This is requested by our stakeholders which they can prioritize other than priority.

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                              • Add a right-click menu option in "Solution Explorer" to show Reference in Object Browser

                                Please add a right-click menu item for NuGet References in the "Solution Explorer". I want to be able to right-click any Reference(I guess they are called NuGet packages now?) and select "View Assembly/DLL/Reference/whatever" in Object Browser.

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                                • Add the ability to right-click any assembly in the Object Browser and select "Open Folder in File Explorer"

                                  Please add the ability to right-click any assembly in the "Object Browser" window and select "Open Folder in File Explorer" so that I can see the actual corresponding physical .DLL file in the "File Explorer".

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                                  • SQL80001 and SQL46010

                                    Copy and paste this into VS 2015 RC. I keep getting an error that is quite annoy and is a problem at "From" for some old reason. You might want to fix it since this is an error going on since VS 2010 from what I have read. I am trying to create it on 2014 SQL Server from VS

                                    CREATE PROCEDURE [dbo].[ContactBulkUpdate]
                                    @XMLData xml

                                    AS
                                    Create table #tempContact(
                                    ID int not null,
                                    FirstName varchar(50) not null,
                                    LastName varchar(50) not null,
                                    ContactNo varchar(50) not null
                                    )

                                    Insert into #tempContact (ID, FirstName, LastName, ContactNo)

                                    Select
                                    contact.query('ID').value('.','int') as ID,
                                    contact.query('FirstName').value('.','varchar(50)') as FirstName, …

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Updated Storyboarding Add-in for VS2015

                                      The storyboarding artifacts in VS2015 still have what looks to be primarily windows vista based UI elements...maybe an update to W10 is in order?

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                                      • Allow searching for a string in tfvc history comments

                                        In my TFVC codebase, hosted on VSO, I can search/filter the version history of a file or folder by user, or a range of changesets or dates. I want to search for a keyword or string in the comment, without having to show the entire history and doing a "find" on the webpage.

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                                        • VSO build vnext: share build templates between projects

                                          In the new VSO build system, allow users to share the builds template across projects inside the same projects collections (like build queue).

                                          This will allow a build specialist to create custom template and reuse it for all projects.

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