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  1. Make Visual Studios website UX and advertising more inclusive

    The other day I received one of those generic emails about Visual Studio, and I noticed that out of the 11 clip art people only 2 were girls. And both were in the background or off to the side(see pic). So I decided to check out the VS website and noticed the trend continued. Men outnumbered women on every part of the website with 2 or more people with the sole exception of continous intergration (ps props to who ever designed that page). In fact, most of the time they doubled to quadrupled the number of women. And although there…

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      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Gridview and Data Model Changed so much

      GridView in Windows Forms, WPF or ASP.net is something I could use to load XML feed or other datasources (like sqlce, sql server) and base a significant part of an application. UWP disappeared DataTables etc, Changed Gridview, networkink and rearranged namespaces. It has also much less examples in VB.net so I'm not able to make something work as I could before! Too much errors, to many namespaces, bindings etc. Please make it simpler and clear!

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow one time scheduled builds for a future date

        It would be super nice to have the same abilities that scheduled builds have but be able to only do it once.

        In such situations, we have an app that needs to be published at midnight. but only published when we want it to be published, i.e. manual, but not every week at midnight.

        It would be great to be able to "queue" it but schedule that for a later date and have that only happen once, success or fail.

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          0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support project.yml in addition to project.json

          The project.json stuff looks really good, it's much better than .csproj files!

          However, for hand-editing JSON is not as readable as YAML. As you probably know, all valid JSON is valid YAML as well, so if Visual Studio/dotnet were to support project.yml files, the project.json files could still keep working as-is, which makes for a very happy upgrade scenario -- Microsoft releases support for project.yml files, and users could upgrade their project.json files at their leisure.

          The one complication is of course that project.yml is a different filename than project.json, and what to do if they're both present? [Preferring the…

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Font size of balloon is not connected with font size of editor

            font size of balloon is not connected with font size of editor.

            When you change font size of editor to bigger, balloons are still small and most often unreadable.

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              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                3 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • support code coverage for coded ui tests without running in isolation

                My Coded UI Tests run perfectly with vstest.console.exe.
                But if I am using /EnableCodeCoverage it runs automaticly with option /inIsolation and then most of my test cases fail.
                I think the reason for this is that my application is running some code in threads and then waiting for the response. I am using the CUITs for end to end tests.

                19 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Simplified Property Syntax - expanded w/o backing field

                  Please make it possible to declare an expanded Property without declaring a backing field. If the Property variable is referenced in a circular manor at present; the runtime will overflow, but is should be possible to detect at compilation and is intuitive syntax for this purpose. e.g.

                  public string MessageBody
                  {
                  get
                  {
                  return this.MessageBody;
                  }
                  set
                  {
                  this.MessageBody = value;
                  Timestamp = DateTime.Now;
                  }
                  }
                  public DateTime Timestamp { get; private set; }

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                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add QuickAction to refactor var to implicit type

                    I regularly type var as a time saver but would prefer the strong type itself to be in code.
                    So I type:
                    var result = SomeMethod();
                    I would like to do a quick action on var to convert it to:
                    List<SomeType> result = SomeMethod();

                    62 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • SQL Server UnitTest - Data Checksum Test Condition

                      Please add the ability to mask tables and columns that should not contribute to the checksum calculation. This would especially be useful in verifying stored procedure results. There exists no other means of manually selecting or restricting results that can be expressed in the test script. (at least not to my knowledge)

                      11 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow free download of the VB6 programming language and IDE

                        Microsoft currently make the VB6 programming language and IDE available to all MSDN subscribers for download from the subscriber downloads section. A generic subscriber key is also provided.

                        Microsoft should now make this available for free download without requiring a paid MSDN subscription.

                        This is already done with the Expression Web software, so it wouldn't be creating a new precedent.

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                          38 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Office 365 Landing Page Tiles layout

                          Hi team, everytime I log on to O365 its mainly to access emails. Navigating or finding the email icon always takes me an extra trip through the 9 square blocks at the top left icon. I have put together a simple design update if approved, pls review attachment.

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                            0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Create an official NuGet package with TextTransform.exe

                            There is a package https://www.nuget.org/packages/Clarius.TransformOnBuild/ which would benefit from that package.

                            This would allow to transform T4 templates on build on CI server without requiring to install Visual Studio or SDKs

                            51 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • "DLL HeLLL" is not totally gone; it got a new home reference address.

                              DLL HeLLL is a lot better but there are times refereneces are hard to deal with. At many firm I've been to, I'll inherit Visual Studio Solutions with large number of projects.
                              I find that are not able to build the solutions when I pull down the code from source control on to a new PC. Yes, it works on the other developers PC but it won't work without a lot of effort on other PCs or build environments. Many of the 3rd party DLLs could be missing or all pointing inconsistently to non-existent folders. These binary DLLs are not…

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                                1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Why in VStudio2015 does not load cs-file when you create a console?

                                Why in VS 2015 does not load cs-file when you create a console?

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Dear Minecraft developers, please create a mash up between Fallout 4 and Minecraft.

                                  Please develop a mash up between Fallout 4 and Minecraft

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                                    0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • "Add new Item" save file dialog default path should be remembered, per-filter, in the .filters file

                                    This should be very simple and easy data to cache in the .filters file.

                                    Every time I right click a filter in the solution explorer, and do "Add new item", it only remembers the last place I created any file (and even that is forgotten every time I exit visual studio, and it resets to the solution directory which is always wrong). My filters ALWAYS CORRESPOND TO DIRECTORIES, so I would really prefer if each time I "Add new item" to a given filter, it remembers the directory path last used with that particular filter. This can be done with…

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                                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • create solution without folder

                                      This fix should take you literally SECONDS to fix.

                                      It's 2016. And you STILL do not allow users to create a solution file in the **** folder they selected, you FORCE the creation of a sub folder which is often not required.

                                      Then we need to close VS. Move the solution file BACK to the correct location, then open it up just to start using it.

                                      All you need to do is allow us to untick this 1 tick box.

                                      34 votes
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                                        7 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Show copy or move indication

                                        We all love the ability to 'move' things in C++11, but in a surprising number of cases, what we thought would be a move, turns out to be a copy after all. This happens silently and can have considerable performance impact.

                                        Would it be possible for the choice of move or copy to be made visible in the editor, so we can visually check our assumptions against what the compiler will eventually produce?

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Visual Basic - xamarin

                                          Allow writing Visual Basic in Xamarin Projects.

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                                            2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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