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  1. Make pasting on SSIS Package Designer "Mouse Aware"

    When working with the designer, pasting should be "mouse aware", in that it should assume that when I paste an item, I want it near where my mouse is currently located.

    I don't typically want an item pasted all the way at the lower left of the screen, only to have to navigate all over to find it.

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      0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Give developers a choice of interfaces (windowed or tabbed)

      In prior versions of Visual Studio, developers could choose either a tabbed interface or a Windows interface; now, they are forced to use the tabbed interface whether it works for them or not. There's no reason why this formerly available feature should have been removed. Arbitrarily removing useful interface features is a major reason why Microsoft has such a spotty reputation.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Save the selected .runsettings/.testsettings file so I don't have to reselect when restarting VS.

        It is a waste of time having to reselect the .testsettings file each time I restart Visual Studio. This should be persisted with the .suo file or location saved with the solution.

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          0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Provide multiple debug channel output windows

            Like the Sony Playstation used to do (or still does?) with the TTY channels, it would be great to be able to specify an output stream / channel for debug / diagnostic text so each channel appears in it's own output window. I do this in engine already, but it would be great to be able to view the channels externally within Visual Studio as well

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              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • HTML intellisense from typings

              It would be so awesome if HTML files knew about Typescript typings for classes I have in my project or classes I've imported type definitions for.
              When writing an Angular 1 or 2 component/directive/controller with some data bound HTML, I often misspell or forget variable names & class properties I'm working with. See screenshot for what would be the coolest thing ever.

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Toolbar button to make the debugger show raw objects and not execute ToString, DebuggerDisplay, etc.

                  Sometimes, you really need to see the raw structure of variables and objects. Or, executing ToString, DebuggerDisplay etc. would cause side-effects and must be avoided.

                  Currently, I don't think its possible to avoid evaluating code when hovering over a variable and looking at the tooltip. If it is possible then the option is burried in some options dialog and too inconvenient for casual use.

                  Please add an optional and possibly invisible by default toolbar button to the debugger toolbar that can be used to quickly turn off all debugger displays.

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                    0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • VS2015-GIT SupporError encountered while fetching: Unsupported URL protocol

                    I am using Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 with latest July 2016 patches. Every time when I try to Sync/Pull/Push a remote GIT bitbucket repository, it shows "Error encountered while fetching: Unsupported URL protocol" message. Outside of VS2015, everything works fine.

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                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Logical shift operators (>>> and <<<)

                      Introduce logical shift operators (>>> and <<<)

                      .NET shift operators are all arithmetic rather than logical , i.e. they preserve the sign bit on a shift. Whilst it is possible to use uint to get around such issues, it would be nice to have the logical equivalents

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • report problem website should use markdown

                        When typing the answer to https://community.visualstudio.com/problems/230/c-intellisense-causes-crash-when-typing-opening-pa.html I felt like I was in a StackOverflow clone so I tried writing a link using markdown, only to find that there was no Preview option and that the Link button in the editor inserts links WYSIWIG style. Instead the Report a Problem site should use markdown since it’s faster to type that than to deal with the WYSIWIG editor and it’s the standard these days.

                        I couldn’t find the right category to report this under…

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                          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow custom filters in compiler warnings

                          I'm not sure how to implement this, but the workflow is this...

                          I would like a clean list of warnings, so I can see any that I should handle. I don't want any warnings I routinely ignore.

                          I want to see variables that are not used, _unless_ it is the variable ex in a catch statement. Then I do not want to see it. I use that variable just so it is easier to display the exception information.

                          Or perhaps we should solve that.

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Display full path on hover in Recent Files/Projects and TaskBar right click

                            I often have several solutions with the same name. It would be really nice if the tooltip/hover displayed the full path (did this everywhere the file name appears - this is where I noticed it).

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Option to automatically assign object ID in ASP.NET from Visual Studio

                              When writing automated script for UI testing I rely on identifying the object by the object id. However, often times developers may overlook assigning an object ID since they're not coding to test.

                              It would be great if VS would have a flag that can be set by developers such that it will automatically assign all objects a unique ID. Developers of course can still modify and change the object ID if there's a specific ID they want to use in their code. However, by having this feature, it will be less work for developers, but still keep QA happy…

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                                0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Bring the ctrl+d shortcut from Visual Studio Code

                                In visual studio code ther is a feature to Add Selection To Next Find Match. crtl+d is the default shortcut in Visual Studio Code, Atom, Sublime and other good editors.
                                (editor.action.addSelectionToNextFindMatch)
                                https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/customization/keybindings

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                                • Able to create Kanban board from a query

                                  I would like to be able to create an Kanban Board from query result.
                                  To be able to visualize the status for the customer and the project on a board.

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                                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Run test when pressing F5

                                    When a test project is the active one it would be nice if F5 etc .would start the test suite (instead of complaining it's an assembly).

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                                    • Add indication in the Error List that the build is Finished

                                      Often I only use the Error List pane since the Output pane gets flooded by info. Here it would be nice if the was an indicator when the build has finished.

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                                      • Right click a text we paste to transform it into a string

                                        We often paste text in the editor like an XML and we need to transform it into a string. That would be very handy to right click this text and have an option like TRANSFORM INTO STRING which will make it like

                                        Pasted text :
                                        Line 1
                                        Line 2

                                        Result :
                                        var content = "Line 1 " +
                                        "Line 2 ";

                                        Maybe asking before the transformation if we want to add line break which would result in this :

                                        var content = "Line 1 " + Environment.NewLine +
                                        "Line 2 ";

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                                          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • More Workloads

                                          Please add a workflows based on a particular platform to enable tools and library developers to target various platforms

                                          like Windows (.NET, Native, etc..) Linux (.NET, NATIVE, etc...)
                                          also .NET(Cross Platform say multi-targeting) Python(2.x, 3.x)

                                          What I'm saying is basically Language(Frameworks, Platforms), Framework(Languages, Platforms), Platforms(Frameworks, Languages)

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