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  1. Improvements for Git support in History window

    I suggest the following improvements for Git history window:

    1. In Filter History line (of History window) allow the following terms: path:<path to filter for>, author:<author>, since:<date>, upto:<date>

    There is already a capability to filter by directory, but to invoke it you need that directory in Changes list. It's not always convenient.

    path:<path> can be any part of directory path or filename (case insensitive), with wildcards, slash or backslash separated. Path starting with slash or backslash means exact path from repository root. Path starting with ./ means relative to the solution folder. Path not starting with . or slash matches…

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      0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support re-run failed build steps (vNext build)

      When your build has some failed steps, i.e. your last 2 steps are to deploy test agent and run functional tests, and they failed. You don't necessary to re-start the build from the very begining like
      * get source code
      * build solution
      * copy files to target machines
      * etc..
      As they might sometime takes longer time to complete if you have a fairly big project.

      At the moment, you cannot disable them either as your test steps need the output from those steps. If we can re-use the existing build session, we don't need to re-run those success…

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        0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 格式化代码

        格式化代码不好用,很不方便。希望能像eclipse那样一键格式化。

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Data connectivity to any DBMS

          Data connectivity with SQL Server or any other DBMS more user friendly like visual foxpro just use table name and go

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            0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Synthax highlighting for files

            I am able to set the type of a file in Visual C++ via the property pages (in my case C++ header) but it doesn't get a proper syntax highlighting.
            There is another option that can do that but I think if the type of the file is set via the property pages VS should recognize that and automatically apply the proper syntax highlighting and other code editor features.

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              under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • "><img src=x onerror=alert(1)>

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                0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • generate electricity to multiple villages

                  Is it possible to generate electrical services to multiple rural villages suffering in the dark on a large scale through one common power source plant???

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                    0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Have Cocos2d-x template that has Windows and Android compile options

                    Have Cocos2d-x template that has Windows and Android compile options

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                      0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Improve readibility of domain class' properties

                      Small thing here.

                      Imagine you have dozens of these:
                      https://snag.gy/gFuUhO.jpg

                      Property names + attribute names + element references

                      Crowded into one wall of code (inside Domain Class)

                      It would be nice to make somewhat easier to distinguish one Property's attribute and refrences among other.

                      Simply spacing gets thing done, but I would like more formal and nicer solution

                      Thanks for reading this

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Constraints of the attributes on the generics parameters

                        [DllImport("kernel32.dll", SetLastError = true)]
                        [return: MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.Bool)]
                        public static extern Boolean ReadProcessMemory(IntPtr handle, IntPtr baseAddress, [Out] Byte[] buffer, IntPtr size, IntPtr numberOfBytesRead);

                        //Here is a requirement: the struct should be defined with LayoutKind.Sequential.
                        public T ReadMemoey<T>(Int64 lpBaseAddress) where T : struct
                        {
                        //todo
                        }

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • delete lines in the error list

                          When I'm debugging I usually create a function and refer to this in the business logic. When I've finished debugging I delete the function and the compiler complains about the lacking reference. If I'd be able to delete the lines in the code the compiler found. It'd save a decent amount of time.

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • TFS menu option to delete local content

                            I would like a menu option in Source Control Explorer to "Delete Local Content" for branches that I've pulled down.

                            As it is now I have to Get Specific on Changeset 1 to get the branch off my local without confusing TFS.

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                              0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow multi-dot operators to references outer With members in embeded With...End With blocks to simplify referencings outer members

                              Allow multi-dot operators to references outer With members in embeded With...End With blocks to simplify referencings outer members. Somethimes we are working with setting up a control, but then have to set several options in one of its members, but must make references to the outer member. If we allowed an extra dot to reference an outer member, we could use this to reference out to however many levels required. I had added this to a language I had developed, to include a "This" operator to reference the object of the current With block, and it was very well received…

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Intellisense For Delegate Arguments

                                Say you have a delegate

                                public delegate void LogFn(string message, params object[] format);

                                And you want to pass this as a parameter to a function:

                                public void DoSomething(LogFn logger);

                                Visual studio intellisense displays the same information you would display for a string, or an int... the type name. But for a delegate of this nature i would really like to see the method signature. Frequently i will be defining a Func<> or Action<> to represent the delegate so i need to know the type, number and order of the arguments.

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • visualstudio.com login with Organizational/Work or School account

                                  It would be great if I could authenticate to Visual Studio Team Services (visualstudio.com) using an Organizational/Work or School account. As it stands now the only option is to use a Personal/Microsoft account.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Stop Option on Code Change Error

                                    Adding a Stop option to the Dialog that pops-up, when trying to make a change while code stll running, would be quite usefull..!

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                                        0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 配色太差,很多字看不清

                                        配色太差,很多字看不清,你能认清楚在深色背景下的深色字吗???

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Give me back the surface of BIDS 2008. The new handling, surface etc. is terrible.

                                          It was much easier to work with SQL-Server 2008 BIDS. The handling was better and more realiable. You could see easier if controls are disabled. The placement and moving does not work fine. Frames and arrows of the controls were placed wrong.
                                          Here an example for the layout:

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                                            0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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