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  1. NuGet package versions - Make it simple to normalize the version numbers across projects

    I'd like a way to get the IDE to show me when projects in a solution are using different versions of the same NuGet package.

    I'd like for the IDE to normailize the versions across one, more ot all of the projects in the solution that use these packages.he version numbers of NuGet packages being referenced by projects in a solution start to vary over time since projects are added to solutions over a period of time.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Razor-like syntax in T4 templates

      The current way to write T4 templates is too much a hassle.
      T4 templates are a powerful tool and should be easier to code.

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        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Implement IntelliSense for T4 Templates

        Add coloring and intellsense suggestions to the T4 template editor

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          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • "included changes" list in "pending changes" should make better use of available space, so that less scrolling is required to see changes

          The "included changes" list uses less than 50% of the available window height. When I have a long list of pending changes, I need to scroll in the "included changes" window, even when there would be enough space to show all included changes without scrolling.

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          • INotifyPropertyChanged is not needed

            The compiler can be smart enough to automatically add notifications whenever a property is used as a binding source, or in any other situation where notifications are appropriate..

            INotifyPropertyChanged would still be available for use if explicit notifications are needed.

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              0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • faster tfget

              Faster fetches on clean source trees

              Currently it takes over 70 minutes to fetch all our source when it is a complete clean rebuild.

              If would be good if the tf get command and the fetch from within visual studio would support a multiple thread system, i.e. where you could ask for 10 gets to be done at a time and the fetch mechanism just feed the "gets" into the 10 workers.

              This would greatly speed up the fetch time, especially if an SSD HDD was being used so the windows file system was not the limiting factor.

              Thanks

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              • Support desktop Windows in Cross Platform C++ projects

                The Cross platform projects available in the 2015 preview are awesome. I love being able to develop my Android code in VS instead of a plain text editor.

                What would make them even better IMO is to extend the Shared Projects feature to support not-mobile platforms like say desktop Windows, instead of just Windows Phone.

                3 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Implement #warning in C/C++

                  Though it isn't a standard preprocessor directive, #warning is used extensively by a large number of projects.
                  Having it implemented would ease porting some projects to visual studio in a huge way.

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 2 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Integrate Mercurial SCM into the IDE

                      Give Hg users first-class support in the IDE. Yes there is visual-hg but I'd love to see this built-in.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Update WinForms Framework, by using DirectX instead of GDI+ and updating some of the controls

                        WinForms is a technology that is still being heavily used for enterprise development, since it's fast, tested, reliable, and it enhances rapid development.
                        Yet, Microsoft seems to have abandoned it in favor of WPF.
                        I think that WinForms could and should be developed side by side with WPF. Microsoft should give it a little more love and update some of its core, migrating it from GDI+ to DirectX, or even offer them as an option to the developer.

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Enable compression for data transfer over HTTP protocol

                          If the Drop Location Access option for the remote server is set to “Through Release Management Server over HTTP(S)” the data transfer rate decreases substantially if the amount of files, to be transferred, is high. I assume that the transfer via HTTP works without compression and the files are streamed one by one. To speed-up deployments it might be good to compress all files to one and after that stream it over HTTP.

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                            1 comment  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Please add a placeholder property to textbox

                            Please add a placeholder property to textbox

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                              0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • MFC: Please add method FindItemData in CComboBox

                              Case: I need a select an item in combo where associated data equals some value.
                              Now I need to write a code like:
                              int index = [this]()
                              {
                              int itemData = ...;
                              for (int i = 0; i < m_box.GetCount(); ++i)
                              {
                              if (m_box.GetItemData(i) == itemData)
                              return i;
                              }
                              return 0;
                              }();

                              m_box.SetCurSel(index);

                              Compare with Qt way:
                              m_box->setCurrentIndex(m_box->findData(itemData);

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • define compiler symbol for all platform project template

                                As we know, we can create universal app in VS2013. It will create a Windows 8.1 project, a Windows Phone 8.1 project and a shared project.
                                In the shared project, we can use:
                                #if WINDOWS_PHONE_APP
                                // TODO
                                #endif
                                to let the code just run in Windows Phone 8.1 and not run in Windows 8.1.

                                Now, in VS2015, shared project not only use in universal app. We can create our shared project.
                                And how about when we create a project, VS auto define the compiler symbol?
                                just like:
                                Winform project define "WINFORM"
                                WPF project define "WINDOWS_PRESENTATION_FOUNDATION"
                                Webservice project define "WEB_SERVICE"
                                and…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make it easy to build VSTO applications in build server without the need to install VS

                                  We should make VS build VSTO app much easier, maybe just by referencing nuget libraries.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Create a delete function for load test trend and comparsion reports in Visual Studio

                                    I was seeking instructions on how to delete the comparison and trend reports. These reports can be created/edited from the Load test Add-in in Excel, part of the Visual Studio load test feature. Once the report is created it stores in the load test respository database. Nowhere can I find the option in Visual Studio to delete these reports.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      • clean up all workitemdata in the database for a deleted project

                                        When deleting a project (or splitting a projectcollection), not all data is deleted from the database. This is especially a problem when only a part of a projectcollection is to be moved to a customers TFS environment.

                                        Workitems (including attachments) are not deleted when using TfsDeleteProject, or when the tfs cleanup jobs (prc_DeleteUnusedContent and prc_DleteUnusedFiles) are ran manually.

                                        We managed to clean up workitemdata with Microsoft Support using witadmin destroywi, but surely this should be part of tfsdeleteproject or the cleanup jobs.

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                                        • 4 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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