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  1. 5 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add SMS/Phone call simulation

      In our research project we do automated malware analysis of free android apps and malware samples we get from a cooperation with an anti-malware software company.
      We currently work with the official Android Emulator to test and evaluate new Android malware samples.

      Our tests with the Visual Studio Emulator have been very promising. However to trigger some malicious behavior we need to simulate SMS and phone calls.

      It would also be an important feature for developers who need to trigger some functionality on phone call/SMS intents.

      18 votes
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        0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Update the System.Windows.Controls.Ribbon

        Please fix the System.Windows.Controls.Ribbon ( https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.windows.controls.ribbon.ribbon(v=vs.110).aspx )

        It has several issues:
        - no Office 2013 style
        - window is too small
        - ...

        https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/775972/wpf-ribbon-window-the-border-is-too-thin

        "Gepost door Sachin [MSFT] op 27/02/2015 om 12:26

        The WPF team has reviewed this issue and is unable to address it at this time as we are working on higher priority issues for the WPF community. We thank you for the feedback and may consider this issue again while triaging issues for a future version of WPF. – WPF team"

        Please have a look at it again instead of closing the ms connect ticket.

        73 votes
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          5 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Universal Apps drag & drop - remove read-only attribute

          Please add a "Windows 10 Apps" category to this UserVoice.

          When drag/dropping files/folders onto Universal Apps, the read-only attribute is set, making it impossible to edit those files/folders. There should be a way, e.g. through manifest, to allow this kind of interaction.

          After all, drag/drop is a conscious user interaction (like a picker) and does not happen without their knowledge.

          22 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support Spec Explorer in Visual Studio 2015

            Spec Explorer is a masterpiece for testing requirements:
            It is closest to the best general known way of defining requirements ( thanks to abstract state machines) in a language you master using a very rich object-object oriented architecture!
            Please make it work with Visual Studio 2015.

            82 votes
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              5 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 18 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Bring back individual zoom levels for each window

                Individual zoom levels are key to comparing and editing code in large projects. Please bring that back in VS2015.

                21 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add Surround with support for Visual Studio TypeScript text editor.

                  It would be extremely useful for us as long-time TypeScript supporters and developers to be able to use our favorite feature of the Visual Studio text editors - "Surround with..." in the TypeScript text editor.

                  10 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Bring back 2013's close option on the quick open tab

                    In VS 2013, the down area in the tab well will show the files not visible, but had an x button to close that file (see screenshot). I've been missing this in VS 2015.

                    Please introduce it back into VS 2015

                    5 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Include pre- and post deploymentscripts of referenced databases during deployment

                      I would like to have the option that pre- and postdeployment scripts of referenced databases are also executed during deployment of the referencing database.

                      At our company are we using some general components in our applications. Some of these components also contain a specific database schema. These general database schemas are included in the database of the application. The database projects of these general components also contain pre- and postdeployment scripts. Certain database changes it is even essential to make use of pre- and postdeployment scripts.

                      At this moment only the objects of the referenced database are created in the…

                      24 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add commandline support for "Additional Tools" features

                        The "Additional Tools" of the emulator like Accelerometer, GPS location, battery percentage, Network, etc. can only be managed via GUI.

                        Please add this to the CLI of emulatorcmd.exe to make tests scriptable.

                        15 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Don't save performance passes (.psess) in solution file (.sln).

                          There are some stuff that gets changed in the solution file if you've done a profiling session (memory or performance, doesn't matter). This is very annoying when using version control.

                          28 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add WebAssembly / asm.js as a target platform to .Net

                            I think, generating WebAssembly/asm.js code from .Net IL would be really appreciated. It can be a good alternative to Silverlight.

                            18 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support the VB6 programming IDE on Windows 10

                              Microsoft support the VB6 programming language on Windows 10.
                              https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/ms788708

                              This means that VB6 is supported until 2025. But Microsoft exclude the VB6 IDE from this support.

                              The VB6 IDE does install and run on Windows 10, so there is no reason it should not be supported.

                              Instructions for installing the VB6 programming IDE are here:
                              http://nuke.vbcorner.net/Articles/VB60/VisualStudio6Installer/tabid/93/language/en-US/Default.aspx
                              http://www.fortypoundhead.com/showcontent.asp?artid=23993

                              With Microsoft's' continued support of VB6 for at least another 10 years it should be fully supported by including the VB6 IDE.

                              37 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add a one-sided ternary operator to C#

                                Two options to this:

                                First option is removing the "false" evaluation of a ternary operator.
                                Example: [value] = { condition } ? [updated value if true]

                                Second option is adding a "?=" operator which could provide a readable alternative.
                                Example: [value] ?= { condition } : [updated value if true]

                                21 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Microsoft Edge WPF

                                  EdgeHTML is available for UWP (Universal Windows Platform). Please, add support also for WPF. The old WebBrowser control with Internet Explorer interop has too many limitations and drawbacks in these days.

                                  Thank you

                                  In addition, very welcome feature:
                                  Scrollbar templating

                                  80 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • SQL Server projects in VS2013 should generate create script only for object in the project

                                    When creating SQL Server Project in VS2013 and referencing another SQLServer project on the same server and database. The generated create script generates create statements for objects defined in the referenced DB.

                                    30 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow custom build tools to run in parallel

                                      We build a lot of project using the C++ Qt framework with Visual Studio. Header files having Qt signals/slots are run through a tool called the MetaObjectCompiler to generate a cpp file. This is a custom build tool that is not run parallel, though there is no reason why it shouldn't. This makes build awfully slow sometimes.
                                      I realize it might not be possible to run every custom build tool in parallel, but a per-file option "Can run in parallel" (false as default) might be a solution. The Qt-Addin for VS could set that option to true and you'd make…

                                      79 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Optionally turn off Drag and drop reordering on backlog board

                                        It makes our Product Owners very unhappy that the backlog priority changes when Dev Team drags PBIs between columns in backlog board. It should be configurable per board whether the drag-drop -reordering changes when you move cards from column to another.

                                        When you move cards WITHIN a column, it should be possible to reprioritize but not when moving BETWEEN columns.

                                        80 votes
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                                          6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow creation of file groups within a solution

                                          Within an MVC project there are files throughout the solution that need to be opened (js, controller, view) when working on a specific section of code. Creating a "File Group" would allow you to open all files grouped in this section in one click.

                                          Would be extremely helpful for someone who's constantly working on bugs/stories all over the solution and likes to keep things clean and organized :)

                                          10 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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