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  1. show currently installed version in NuGet Package Manager

    In the new NuGet Package Manager screen, it would be nice to see
    the currently installed version for each project.

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow generation of sequence diagrams from code

      Visual Studio Ultimate 2013 had the "Generate Sequence Diagram" feature allowing to create such diagrams from code; this functionality seems to be removed from Visual Studio 2015 - and should be readded, if possible.

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • to be able to change alert to be inactive

        it will be helpfull to be able to change alert that you don't want to get for a while to be inactive , instead to delete . it is required whe we work on some projects.

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • About the Microsoft Test Manager login account

          For Microsoft Test Manager to modify the logged in user's operation, I don't know whether now on the same machine is allowed to modify user

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Reference another nodejs project as a local NPM module/dependency

            Lets say I have a node.js project that I am working on. While I'm working on that node.js project, I realize that I want to abstract a component into its own node package, or I want to develop a node package on its own to support the main project.

            I want to be able to add another project to the solution and reference it as an npm module, and also build the dependent project and add it to the node_modules folder of the main project when I debug/publish/build the main project.

            Its like referencing a sibling project in C# as…

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - Node.js  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make the merge changeset window non-modal

              If you ever want to merge more than one non-contiguous changeset, the worflow is:

              1) right click on the source branch
              2) select Branching and merging...merge
              3) select "selected changesets"
              4) select the target branch
              5) Click next
              6) Resize the REALLY small modal window so you can see anything
              7) find the changeset and click on it
              8) click finish
              9) check in

              Repeat for each changeset.

              I can't think of any reason why the changeset window couldn't be dockable and stay open. That would cut the workflow for the next changeset down to:

              Select changeset
              Finish
              Check in

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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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 →
                • Add scroll wheel support in the Android emulator

                  Add support for scrolling with the mouse wheel in the Android emu for activities

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                    0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Visuallize the "Fonts and Colors option"

                    There are hundreds of colors for each kind of items, only a few words describe each item, I can't understand some item. it's different to find the actual item that I want to change the color of. Please provide a visualization for the editor of the colors of the items.

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Simplify finding within a folder

                      I would like to click on a folder in Solution Explorer, hold down Ctrl+Shift+F, and have that folder populated in the "Look In" field.

                      Currently to search within a folder the approach is (assuming you can't remember the complete path):

                      1. Click the ... next to "Look In"
                      2. Double-click many times to navigate all the way through from the root of the drive to the folder
                      3. Click the > button
                      4. Click OK

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Bring back Product Key licensing for Visual Studio

                        With the release of Visual Studio 2015, I no longer have access to Visual Studio 2015 Product Keys as I did with earlier releases of Visual Studio which makes managing the instances of Visual Studio on my development machines very troublesome. If I have an entire development server farm set up, I have to go in and log into each one of my machines individually to re-activate these licenses. Minimally, at least being able to manage licenses through a KMS Server would at least alleviate this licensing problem of having to constantly reactive with my Windows Live ID every 30…

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • typescript code snippets

                            Enable code snippets in TypeScript.

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                            • I need to test plans to disappear when I mark them a inactive

                              In MTM 2010 as soon as I marked a test plan inactive it was no longer seen in the Testing Center. This allowed test plans that were active to be seen and provided a clean view. In MTM 2013 they keep stacking up and finding the active plan is difficult unless you know it by title.

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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 →
                                • 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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                                  • 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 →
                                      • 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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                                        • 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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