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      21 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Show properties of NuGet packages in References

      When using PackageReference in a project, if you view the properties of the added reference then nothing shows up. Using packages.json you can quickly view the version of a package being used along with the path. Additionally you could jump to the location where the package was stored in case you had assembly version questions (like for binding redirects). With PackageReference there is no packages.json to look at nor can you jump to the folder where the package is installed. Instead you have to build the app and then go look in the output directory.

      Viewing the properties of a…

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      • VS2017 bring back Silverlight

        Please bring back Silverlight in VS2017. Silverlight will be ended support until 2021. And there still some communities need to use Silverlight. Please bring it back.

        https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/silverlight/en-US/4c3d85bc-a9a4-4199-a693-7bf4f46a60f8/for-skype-for-business-conversation-windows-extensions-development-should-we-continue-using?forum=silverlightnet

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          • Custom Project Order in Visual Studio Solution

            Add ability to customize project order in Visual Studio solution. Now all projects sorted by name and this behavior cannot be changed via user settings.

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            • VS IDE should support file patterns in project files

              This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
              https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351288/vs-ide-should-support-file-patterns-in-project-fil.html
              Patterns should be preserved and unmodified when working with *proj files. If I specify a pattern with something like **/*.cs for my code files. If I add a new .cs file that fits that pattern the .csproj file should not be modified.

              MSBuild already respects this, but the IDE will always modify the project file.

              For numerous scenarios this could simplify the diff / merge process.

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                41 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Hello everyone and thank you for the feedback. We are actively investigating ways to improve how Visual Studio handles project content. This suggestion falls into that category. Unfortunately, we will not be able to address this feedback for the Visual Studio 2015 release. We will update the community when our plans in this area have gained more clarity.

                Will Buik,
                Visual Studio – VS IDE Project and Build Team

              • Set the default for "Run when build error occurs" to "Do not launch"

                The remarkably useless option to run the old version when a build error occurs is the first VS prompt a user sees when there is a build error for the first time after installation. It is annoying especially because it is totally useless but recently I started teaching programming to beginners and this option is a BIG issue. Most people are used to checking the "don't bother me anymore" checkbox and then clicking "yes" on dialogs. You can imagine the mess this causes for a beginner who doesn't even know why his changes (which do not compile) do not affect…

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                • Named Tabs

                  This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
                  https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351649/named-tabs.html
                  What would be wonderful in Visual Studio would be the ability to create named sets of open tabs.

                  Scenario: I’m working on bug 101 and I have six tabs open. Suddenly I need to switch to another bug. I tap Tools->SaveTabs and name it Bug-101. I then close all the tabs and open the new tabs I need. Once done, I close all those tabs and click Tools->Restore Tabs -> Bug-101 and I’m back where I was, with all the right tabs open.

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                  • rename project folders and files

                    Create a way to rename a project folder. This is closely related to http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2517011-enable-project-renaming- and http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3054944-rename-the-project-folder-when-renaming-a-project

                    I would like a way where I can change a folder name and optionally filenames: Project -> right click -> rename folder and files... -> give a new name, select folder, output filename or both ->
                    * Visual Studio updates name of the the solutiondirectory
                    * Visual Studio updates the solution to point at the new directory
                    * Visual Studio updates references of other projects to this project to the new directory
                    * Visual Studio updates the project to reflect the new output file…

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                      81 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Use PackageReference in vcxproj

                      This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
                      https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351636/use-packagereference-in-vcxproj.html
                      Can you add support for the PackageReference markup from C++ and C++/CLI projects (.vcxproj)?

                      It would be more convenient than using a packages.config file.

                      Thanks!

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                      • Provide first-class support for "traversal" projects

                        This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
                        https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351677/provide-first-class-support-for-traversal-projects.html
                        When dealing with large code projects with hundreds or thousands of files, Visual Studio solution files are not an adequate "solution" (pun accidental).

                        Solution files are not easy to manage and check-in to source control. They are not easily human-readable and are not easy to edit and update as files change. Furthermore, a very large code base could end up having hundreds of solution files in hundreds of different folders, making it a maintenance nightmare to keep all the solution files up-to-date.

                        The…

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                        • Need a better way to build nuget packages during build

                          Need a better way to build nuget packages during build

                          The new .NET core feature to generate packages is nice for extremely simple scenerios. When you have a number of projects though that are in active development it gets very difficult to manage things like version numbers, release notes, etc. There needs to be a way to be an easier way.

                          Some things to think about
                          - Versioing based on git commit or PR ID
                          - Release notes based on PR or commit series notes
                          - Globalby properties for entire solution (Product, Author, License URL, Repository URL, Comany, etc).
                          -…

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                          • Ability to keep project notes in Visual Studio

                            This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
                            https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351730/ability-to-keep-project-notes-in-visual-studio.html
                            If Visual Studio does this I apologize for making the suggestion. I would like to be able to create note files that I can place project notes, code snippets, keep track of issues and solutions without going outside of Visual Studio and the project. A simple ability to create a text file that would not compile or attempt to run would be great. I have also tried using OneNote, a great program but there is no way you can turn off the spell…

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                            • Sort entries in .filters files on save

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                              We commonly run into merge conflicts on .filters files when multiple devs add files at the same time. Could we not sort the entries before save to avoid most of the conflicts?

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                              • Add checkbox to include symbols in Nuget Package on "Package" tab.

                                There's already a tab that will generate a Nuget package when I compile. it would be infinitely useful if we could enable this package to be build with the "-Symbols" flag so that we can debug the nuget packages we made.

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                                • Copy the tasks from one story to another inside backlog in VSTS

                                  There should be a feature in the Backlog in VSTS, that allows user to copy multiple tasks added under one user story , and paste to another.
                                  Copy shall include a clone of all the details included in the tasks.

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                                  • Clone an existing project of a solution

                                    In our solution we have many projects. Whenever we need to create a new project we clone an existing project using a tool called "CopyWiz" and delete all files we dont need.

                                    One could argue our solution setup is bad, but this is how we do things. Anyway I think it would be nice if this functionality would be integrated into VS.

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                                    • Addition to the top of the window of Vissual Studio

                                      For us green beginners, at the top of the window that displays the project name, could the file name be added so when comparing our work with samples from text books that have the same name we can tell which one we are looking at. Is too easy for me to get very lost in this learning curve.

                                      I have not ventured into the compare file thing yet. I am suffering from brain overload now.

                                      Regards, Harroun

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                                      • Assigned to filter in Plans

                                        We don't have dedicated Scrum teams and therefore, some team members have work in more than one Team. I'd like to create a Plan to view my direct reports' work across different teams, so I'd like the Field Criteria to include the option to filter for 'Assigned To'.

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                                        • Copy project multiple parameters to another one

                                          It's possible to delete multiple parameters inside a project properties but impossible to copy them to another project

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