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  1. Make the SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) plugin compatible with any version of Visual Studio.

    I have lived through VS 2005, 2008, 2010, 2013, and I am now upgrading to 2015. My job is split 50%/50% between regular C# development and BI development. Every time a new version of VS comes out, I want to but cannot upgrade until a compatible version of SSDT comes out. Personally, I have not seen any major changes in SSDT or the classic Microsoft BI stack since roughly 2008. I've changed jobs since then, so maybe I just don't remember. My suggestion is to make the SSDT plugin universal across all versions of Visual Studio. Whichever VS I have…

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      0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Switch Two Strings in IDE with hot keys

      Many times, we need to switch two strings in two different lines or positions.
      Currently we have to cut and paste one string right behind the other one. Then we will have to cut and paste the second one into the first strings' position.
      There are two things made this cumbersome.
      1. It is hard to select the second string and cut it.
      2. Sometimes it is hard to locate position where the first string was once you cut it.
      it is a simple operation but takes too many small steps. It will be nice to be able to select…

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        2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Camel Case Words while typing

        It would be nice to get a "Camel Case" feature in Visual Studio per default.

        Example:
        You have two variables like "TestVarHeight" and "TestVarWidth"

        If you later want to use the variables in code you just need to type "tvh" and it directly suggest you just the "TestVarHeight"

        Additional informations:
        * not case sensitive
        * also working with parts of words like "TestVH" or "Tevh"
        * directly suggest the word while typing (no need to use some shortcuts or something to navigate through words)
        * also work with digits (like "v3" for "Vector3" or "t4y" for "Test4You")

        This is a…

        16 votes
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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Don't sync zooming level between 2 different code files

          In Visual Studio 2013 we were able to have different zooming levels on 2 different code files. But in 2015 version all the open files sync their zooming level , and we don't even have an option to change that. It would really help if I could have different zooming levels , since I'm using 2 monitors , a bigger one and a smaller one.

          6 votes
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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • uwp

            Make UWP run on Linux and Mac

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              1 comment  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Empty braces are no longer formatted correctly with the FormatDocument command

              See also here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/30520764/did-c-sharp-formatting-change-in-visual-studio-2015-and-how-can-i-change-it-bac

              Given an empty method like this:

              void EmptyMethod() { }

              FormatDocument (Ctrl-K, Ctrl-D) used to leave it alone. In VS 2015, FormatDocument now moves the braces to their own line:

              void EmptyMethod()
              { }

              This is annoying because (a) when I use CollapseToDefinitions, I can no longer see (without expanding it) that the method is empty, and (b) there's no apparent way to turn this behavior off.

              Can it be changed back to how it used to be, where FormatDocument would leave these braces alone?

              61 votes
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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Show everything in English

                Please, please, please. I live in Mexico and speak Spanish. However, since I'm technical guy, I want to read everything in English. Many, many, many technical terms are not applicable or translatable. I hate to read in Spanish when developing or researching about a technical topic. That's why I prefer to sign out msdn page!
                Please, please, please!
                Thank you!

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                  0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Optimize syntax of Xaml Binding

                  Create a new syntax for binding. More like angularJs style.
                  Example:
                  "
                  <textbox text="{{myValue}}" />
                  <textbox text="{{myValue|myconverter}}" />
                  <textbox text="{{myBool?value1:value2}}" />
                  "
                  The old one is to verbose.

                  4 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add option to customize Intellisense tooltip color

                    Visual Studio 2015RC does not include an option to set the background color for the Intellisense popups.

                    The color can be changed by applying a different theme, but I prefer the lighter 'Blue' scheme and a custom dark/high-contrast text editor. Due to the new colorization of intellisense / signature window, I can't see all of the text and punctuation in the popup.

                    Being able to set the background color of this tool tip directly would be useful.

                    57 votes
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                      6 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add first class method contracts to the language

                      Add contracts to the method signature / declaration, such as in the following Midori language code:

                      void Push(T element)
                      requires element != null
                      ensures this.Count == old.Count + 1
                      {
                      ...
                      }

                      At the start, this can be syntactic sugar for adding Debug.Assert statements ("requires" = at the beginning of the method, "assures" = at the end of the method), but ultimately first class method contracts can guide the compiler to perform better code optimizations, and also allow code quality issues to show up as compiler errors / warnings at compile time and not run time.

                      (Ref: http://joeduffyblog.com/2015/12/19/safe-native-code/, section…

                      4 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Plants vs Zombie 2 in nokia phone with full version free

                        Plants vs Zombie 2 in nokia phone with full version free for better to play

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                          1 comment  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Do not hide package.json and bower.json in newest DNX projects

                          In newest DNX projects, package.json and bower.json are hidden unless you hit Show All files button.

                          There is a lot of people that prefer to edit this files manually instead of using the CLI or GUI, so it shouldn't be hidden like they were some kind of undesired or generated files.

                          12 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Search current document before starting the search of entire solution

                            Finding the first item when searching "current document" is very fast compared to the search of "Entire solution". Change the search mechanism so that, when "Entire solution" is selected, it identifies any matches in the current document first before starting the search of other files.
                            This would avoid the irritation when you enter a search string and then have to wait for the cancel button to appear before being able to search for something which you know is in the current document (somewhere) anyway.

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                              1 comment  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • I often desire a way to tell intellisense which methods and fields to show first in feedback.

                              Often i try to satisfy Three masters when i make a class
                              1) to order it in the class for modular clarity for myself
                              2) by naming clarity so that methods and properties are intuitive
                              and then
                              3) so that intellisense will somewhat show the most important methods first when i surf a class using the dot operator.

                              My thought is often and im sure others may have thought the same.

                              It would be very nice, if i could place a small tag before or in the summery comment to override the order intellisense lists its feedback first to last…

                              3 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support AND operator in NuGet search

                                Steps
                                - Right click on the solution node in VS2015
                                - Click Manage NuGet Packages for Solution
                                - search for "moq AND mvc" (without quotes)

                                Actual result
                                - only packages matching moq & mvc are returned

                                Expected result
                                - packages matching moq OR mvc are returned

                                Rationale: improve usability of the growing set of NuGet packages

                                3 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Team Foundation Server Tasks Board

                                  Make it possible to copy task(s) / work item(s) on the task board. Spending too much time writing the same default tasks over and over on every product backlog item. Look to Scrumwise.

                                  6 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Enable Roslyn-Powered Data ASTs and Data Views

                                    This vote is for developers who support the idea of Roslyn-Powered Data ASTs and Data Views. Data Views are a conceptual improvement to the way Visual Studio presents data files to a developer, and how a developer works with that data. Data Views are powered by Data ASTs, which are ASTs (abstract syntax trees) that describe data in much the same way that code-based ASTs describe code.

                                    Data ASTs and the Data Views that they enable allow teams to pick a data format to use in their project, while enabling individual developers within the team to view the data in…

                                    14 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add support for Swift language

                                      Swift language is now open source (see swift.org). It's good moment to add support for at least compilation into .exe. It should also be an alternative to ObjC bridge as much more modern language. Both things can make cross development much easier.

                                      12 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Object initializers support for events

                                        Something like this is not possible:

                                        TextBox tb = new TextBox
                                        {
                                        OnTextChanged += Method,
                                        Text = "Sample"
                                        };

                                        Why Not?

                                        6 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Move the Work Item to the previous New column instead of the first on the Kanban board

                                          The scenario is that you have created a new column on the Kanban board that is mapped to the New state. You have also created several different swimlanes, which this column is included in. This column might be quite important when planning and following up work.
                                          If a user activates a work item and then decides to inactivate it again, by setting it to New in the Work Item form (in Visual Studio or Web Access) or remove it from In Progress in My Work, the item is moved out of the swimlane it was originally planned in. After that…

                                          5 votes
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