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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow Business Intelligence (AS, IS and RS projects) to be exported as Project Templates

      Visual Studio is a great tool to enforce frameworks and standard practices within a team/company. It would be nice to have the same feature which is as of writing only available to C#, Web and VB projects (documented) and Database Projects (tested) extended to BI project types.

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        0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 1 vote
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        • Make Application Insights to show up the authenticated user names who have logged in Web Application

          Currently, I can see authenticated users count, who are logged in my site. Please make it to display
          1.Names of all authenticated users, who are logged into site for each day.
          2. Page Views count for each user.

          Please let me know, if is there a way to get above details with existing app insights.

          Thanks,
          Srinivasu.

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            0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Visual Studio DropDownList with a drop list similar to a menu for category + subject selection

            Visual Studio DropDownList with a drop list similar to a menu for category + subject selection

            DropDownList
            Category Sub-Category
            subject

            Book -> history -> World War I
            | | World War 2
            | Math -> Calculus

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add intellisence when working with WinJS

              Add intellisence when working with WinJS (data-win... and data-win-options...)
              like ng-...
              it a shame to support data-ng-... and not support data-win-...

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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support for HTML/JS apps in Blend for Visual Studio 2015

                Please bring back support for HTML/JS Store apps in Blend for Visual Studio 2015. Maybe extend this to cross-platform Cordova apps.

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                  0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow customization (removal) of the "Tags" input field in the TFS Work Item form layout

                  Starting with TFS 2012 the "Tags" input field was added to all work item types (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn132606.aspx).

                  We have not found a way to disable or remove the "Tags" input field for a specific WIT (or at least move it to some other location within the form layout).

                  We have tried to remove the field from the WIT XML but it seems to be automatically added again after the upload.

                  I should be possible to remove the "Tags" input field or customize its position within the Work Item form layout.

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                  • Multi-Device Hybrid Apps configuration improvements

                    Some settings are not available for ui however persist when included in config.xml manually.

                    But in the case of <access> tag, for example, there is the attribute "launch-external" not available in ui. When manually added is subscribed by ui.

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                      0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Release Manager Sort by ID correctly

                      When sorting by ID in Release Manager (Releases/Releases) it sorts the ID as if it were a string. This is not quite the expected behavior, as I generally consider ID # 2 coming 98 lines before ID # 100 and not 197 lines after.

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                        0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • pubish dacpac

                        When I update a data-tier application through SQL Server Management Studio certain options are lacking (Ignorepermission, DropobjectsNot inSource,...)
                        The options are available through sqlpackage.exe with use of bat files.
                        It would be VERY usefull to add these properties in SSMS aswell.

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • unresolved references gives error when a view reference a system table in SQL

                          If u use a database project and create a view that references
                          sys.destination_data_spaces u well het an error while compiling!
                          The error is 'unresolved reference' but the view can be made in sql itself.

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Multi format file processing in SSIS

                            I came across file processing in SSIS where file header contained 3 columns while data contained 2 columns only corresponding to 2nd and 3rd header column.

                            As I could not do file processing usin built in file source, I had to write .NET code to accomplish file loading.

                            I then decided to work on a custom task built in .NET which will do following.

                            1. Bowse a file

                            Header Processing
                            1. Ask for header rows
                            2. Ask for header delimiter

                            Data Processing
                            1. Ask for delimiter

                            Footer processing
                            1. Ask for number of footer rows
                            2. Ask for delimiter
                            3.…

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                              0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Turn the Visual Studio Performance Testing Quick Reference Guide into a Wiki site

                              The Rangers, MCS and P&P have this beautiful >static< guidance for best practices on various topics. My proposal is to take one of these sources of content and turn it a Wiki that will hopefully stay fresh through community interaction. As i have a had a couple of people ask about this document, written in 2010, http://vsptqrg.codeplex.com/
                              Visual Studio Performance Testing Quick Reference Guide (Version 3.6) i start there...

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                                2 comments  ·  Rangers Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow readonly modifier on local variables, not just properties.

                                Readonly modifiers shouldn't be canned for just instance-level properties on a class. Readonly isn't always to explicitly prevent subsequent code from changing a value. I would argue readonly modifiers can significantly improve code comprehension and readability:

                                Imagine the following code in a method definition, where prod_count would be a local:

                                int prod_count = (List<Product>) prods.Count;

                                If the compiler would allow this:
                                readonly int prod_count = (List<Product>) prods.Count;

                                All of a sudden, I know as a developer reading the code that I don't have to scan for prod_count getting reassigned to something...I can mentally write it off as, okay that's just…

                                56 votes
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                                  9 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add "Generate rollback script" button in SQL Server Data Tools' Schema Compare

                                  I use Generate Script button to produce a script to introduce changes from development to other environments.
                                  Normally the deployment procedure is (simplified):
                                  Script the change using Schema Compare.
                                  Backup the target database.
                                  Apply the change.
                                  If something goes wrong: Restore from backup.

                                  This works if the script fails. However, sometimes the change has issues that have made it through testing, that do not become apparent for some time (like the middle of the next day...). At this stage I have the option of restoring, and losing user data. Alternatively, restore the backup I did to another database (or SQL…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • directional window change hotkeys

                                    Directional focus switching, similar to the F1-cursor hotkeys in the old 'brief' text editor or "windmove" extention for emacs.
                                    allow hotkeys to move the focus spatially, e.g. to the subwindow left, right, above or below the current focus. include project/debug windows in this; also allow walking multiple frames when you reach the edge of your current main window

                                    http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/WindMove

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                                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add multiple custom build steps for MSBuild projects

                                      I would like to add multiple custom build steps to a MSBuild project. For me, it's specifically a VC++ project. For example, I would like to do the following:

                                      <ItemDefinitionGroup>
                                      <CustomBuildStep>
                                      <Command>makecab.exe $(ProjectDir)main.cpp $(TargetName).cab</Command>
                                      <Outputs>$(TargetName).cab</Outputs>
                                      <Inputs>$(TargetFileName)</Inputs>
                                      </CustomBuildStep>

                                      <CustomBuildStep>
                                      <Command>SomeOtherApplication.exe SomeOtherUnrelatedInputFiles.in SomeOtherUnrelatedFileToTheOtherStep.out</Command>
                                      <Outputs>SomeOtherUnrelatedFileToTheOtherStep.out</Outputs>
                                      <Inputs>SomeOtherUnrelatedInputFiles.in</Inputs>
                                      </CustomBuildStep>

                                      </ItemDefinitionGroup>

                                      I know you can add multiple commands/targets/dependencies to a custom build. However, that does not work well when each of the steps are unrelated.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Bring back hosting of Silverlight in ASP.NET MVC

                                        In previous versions of Visual Studio, there was an option to host Silverlight in an ASP.NET MVC application, however, it appears that option has been removed from Visual Studio 2013. It would be great if that option was added backed into the Visual Studio IDE to allow hosting Silverlight in ASP.NET MVC applications once more.

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                                          0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • allow us to have more than 3 projects listed in the project drop down list (TFS Web)

                                          I have many TFS Projects. Basically, when I want to switch to another project, I pretty much always have to click 'Browse All' because the drop down list only shows the last 3 accessed. It would be great to configure how much projects are listed into the drop down list.

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