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  1. Store and retrieve secret variables in Build vNext

    Hello,

    I've seen that we're able to add secret variables for sensitive data to build definition. The only issue is that I'm not sure how to retrieve them.

    How can I access this data to perform deployment to azure cloud service?

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    • Add ability to view a visual model of a code first objects in visual studio 2015

      Add ability to view a visual model of a code first objects in visual studio 2015.

      The entity framework power tools beta 4 never made it out of beta and stopped dev in 2013 or so.. and it doesn't install on 2015 anyway.

      http://stackoverflow.com/questions/18658078/how-do-you-create-a-visual-model-of-entityframework-code-first

      6 votes
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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Visual Studio should support leading commas when formatting code

        Currently, Visual Studio doesn't support the leading comma notation, like this:

        o = new O( 1
        , "a"
        , 1235
        );

        or like this:

        o = new O()
        { a = 1
        , b = "a"
        , c = 1235
        }

        Please support this very user friendly kind of notation.

        2 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Browser Link Support for Content Security Policy (CSP) HTTP Headers

          Currently Browser Link uses inline JavaScript which causes Content Security Policy (CSP) (See https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Security/CSP/Introducing_Content_Security_Policy) violation errors. CSP requires external files to be used for JavaScript and CSS.

          If the user is using CSP then browser link is disabled as inline scripts cannot be run. Please use external files, which will allow us to use CSP in conjunction with Browser Link.

          This is the error that Chrome throws:

          Refused to load the script 'http://localhost:40323/7ccba4ec32eb40b093fe065c6ca53fbf/browserLink'; because it violates the following Content Security Policy directive: "script-src 'self' ajax.googleapis.com ajax.aspnetcdn.com".

          11 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Built-in conditional compilation by framework version, eg #if NET40

            .NET version-based conditional compilation can be achieved as described in various Stack posts, however this requires the advanced skill of editing the project file or build file. It would be much simpler if VS had pre-baked constants eg one per framekwork version NET20, NET30, NET40 and "forwards" versions eg NET40_AND_ABOVE.

            http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2923210/conditional-compilation-and-framework-targets

            http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1449925/is-it-possible-to-conditionally-compile-to-net-framework-version

            PS category should be Build or Compile but that doesn't exist

            13 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow some kind of "rich comments" in the code

              Many times, traditional code comments are not enough, for example when you want to show a mathematical formula or a diagram that explains the code. Nowadays,many programmers solve this problem copying web links into the code comments, telling the programmer that is reading the code where can he find more info.

              Inspired by the "web note" feature in Microsft Edge, it came to my mind that it would be great to have some of feature in the IDE where the programmer can write, draw, and place images in a white canvas. Then, that "canvas annotations" would be uploaded to the…

              6 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Debug -> Restart should work on unit tests

                This would make iterating on tests much faster since I wouldn't have to remake the test selection to re-run them.

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                  1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Automatic creation of a Task to Sign a Test Case

                  Automatic creation of a Task to Sign a Test Case

                  Possibility when you sign a Test Case to a tester , automatically create a bond with the Task Test Case and inserting hours for management.

                  When the task was generated , sought basic information on the title , tester, and enclosing the Test Case, giving option to attach or not the Requirement/PBI.

                  23 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add new return statement that executes calling statement with the returned value but does not return from function

                    An example of using the new return statement is:

                    int EachOf(int[,] array)
                    {
                    for (int i = 0; i < array.GetLength(0); i++)
                    for (int j = 0; j < array.GetLength(1); i++)
                    new_return array[i, j];
                    }

                    Console.WriteLine(EachOf(array));

                    Where the above code prints each of the array's elements on a separate line.

                    Here is how it works: Every time you pass over the new_return statement, the calling statement will be executed with the returned value, but instead of execution continuing to the next statement after the calling statement, it is returned to the statement after the new_return statement in the called function.

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                      3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Intellitrace events for System.Net.Http events

                      It might be super useful for a lot of people to have Intellitrace events for System.Net.Http events

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                      • Allow to connect multiple accounts for Azure in Server Explorer

                        I have two separated accounts to manage Azure subscriptions and currently I need to sign out my first account and sign in my second account on the Azure node in Server Explorer.

                        Why can I use multiple accounts without having to sign out and sign in everytime?

                        3 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • automatically create getters and setters on TypeScript

                          generate getters and setter by right clicking on a variable

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                          • put dragdrop support back into Visual Studio menu customization

                            I can no longer import my menu customization from VS2010 (created in VS2008!) into the latest release, VS2015RC. Customization support has been terrible since 2010, please redesign and add back dragdrop support.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              • Build in an option (command line) in the feedback client to set an area for the feedback response

                                The feedback client as a tool can only be used for requested feedback and not for voluntary feedback in a situation where access for a reviewer is only given to a sub-area. By default (although no decent error appears so I'm assuming here) it chooses the top area and thus submitting fails.
                                Allowing a reviewer to choose the area solves this problem. A command line switch would be perfectly suited for it but otherwise the choice should be made when selecting the project for which one wants to submit a voluntary review.

                                15 votes
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                                • Modify CultureData to support PersianCalendar

                                  Currently, the windows OS does not return the correct Calendar for "fa-IR" culture, so anytime you create a new CultureInfo instance you end up with a wrong calendar!
                                  I couldn't help but notice in the .net reference source there's also a similar issue with the "zh-TW" culture which you have managed to fix when you make reference to CalendarIds property, as you can see here:
                                  http://referencesource.microsoft.com/#mscorlib/system/globalization/culturedata.cs,93714edd02838809

                                  As mentioned above there's a line of code in culturedata.cs class which fixes ""zh-TW"" culture with Calendar.CAL_TAIWAN
                                  I suggest you do the same with PersianCalendar (which is a built-in type within .net framework)
                                  I…

                                  51 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support Xamarin XAML in Blend

                                    XAML support in Blend is *close* to the XAML used in Xamarin but not close enough to be usable. Given the relationship between Microsoft and Xamarin, I'd love to see Blend "tweaked" to support Xamarin Forms XAML. Even an imperfect level of support would be worlds ahead of where we are today.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Provide the ability to regenerate ASP.NET Designer Files

                                      With Visual Studio 2013 and Visual Studio 2015, the ability to "Convert to Web Application" has been removed. This makes the process of importing or converting existing ASP.NET Web Site projects a manual process once again. Therefore, there should be a right-click menu option to regenerate ASP.NET Designer Files on an individual basis for development teams wishing to convert over their ASP.NET Web Site files and projects over to ASP.NET Web Applications.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • TFS Chart Improvements

                                        Allow axis titles on charts, allow chart resizing.

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                                        • Shortcut for tab order that is under view menu

                                          I'm sick of turning tab order on-off again and again

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