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  1. Automatically switch views based on the context

    Hello,
    Most modern IDEs are smart enough to know when you are working in a designer view vs the code editor view and change the view panels accordingly. For example, let's say I am working in the designer, and I have the document outline open. When I switch back to the code editor view, VS should be smart enough to switch me back to the previously selected panel (most likely the solution explorer)
    it's really annoying to needing to manually switch between view panels based on the editor context (designer or code editor).
    again, most modern IDEs already do that,…

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      0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Load opened .sql files into seperate tab

      Open .sql files into new tabs rather than opening seperate instance of Visual Studio. This would allow double click of a .sql file and have it open in seperate tab as can be done with many other file types (html, css, aspx, etc.)

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        0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow Test Case Result tiles to be increased in size

        When you create a test case result graph on a master suite, you can get 8 unique suites listed in an axis, but anything else will just be grouped as "Other" as it doesn't have the space.

        Please allow the editing of a chart to be expanded in grid size to allow for larger lists of suite results to be displayed in one graph

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          0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • When projects aren't compatible, tell us WHY they're not compatible.

          When trying to design a UAP project, we frequently get errors trying to form dependencies between projects. It's very frustrating, since there's no warning before hand, and it a lot of work to set up the project. The error provides no details as to why, so to troubleshoot, all we can do is trial and error. Can you explain WHY something isn't compatible?

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add support for extensive project templates to TFS

            We plan to use TFS in the near future in our company.
            One feature we are missing is the ability to create a project template which defines every single part of the projekt like multiple predefined GIT repositories with permissions etc. setup.

            We want to create a project with three git repositories (default one renamed btw.), predefined build processes and release processes.
            Everything should be setup and ready to go after creating the project.

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              0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support deleting files which are not in the source control

              In the "Source Control Explorer" of the Visual Studio you have the Option to get the latest Version.
              You can also get a specific Version and override your files (which then is the work around).

              In my case for example I created a lot of files in my solution. Then I found out that this is not the correct way and I'm undoing my changes. Therefore my solution itself is like before but on my disk there are still the newly created files which I do not need. It would be nice to be able to select a folder in…

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                0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • National Language Support API Reference

                I apologize if my question does not fit here. I tried asking this question over at the MSDN Forums. But because it didn't seem to fit itno any available category, I just pick the closest one and chucked it in there. But of course, forum administrators seem to be as **** as can be these days since their forums are all they have to look forward to in life. The forum administrator said it didn't fit there and made me remove it. So, I'm asking my damned question here - maybe I'll get a few less jerks responding (I detest…

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Foreach should use pointers

                  The foreach loop should use pointers to allow easy manipulation of the data.

                  foreach(String s in strList) // s should be a pointer to strList[x]
                  s = "Hello world"; // then this would be possible

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add a better way to embed quotes in string literals

                    There are two kinds of string literals in C# -- regular strings and @-strings -- and neither one provides a good way to write string literals with embedded double-quote characters.

                    Add a way to write string literals with embedded double-quote characters with no escaping needed. Some possibilities:

                    Single-quoted @-string:
                    var img = @'<img src="image.png" alt="Alt text">'

                    Multiline string, opened and closed with triple-quotes (as in Python):
                    var img = """
                    <img src="image.png" alt="Alt text">
                    """;

                    Multiline string, started with @" and ended with "@ (as in PowerShell):
                    var img = @"<img src="image.png" alt="Alt text">"@;

                    Multiline string with your choice of…

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                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • If a test is part of an ordered test, it'd be nice if the references indicated that. I don't know if a test has been left out.

                      If a test is part of an ordered test, it'd be nice if the references indicated that. I don't know if a test has been left out.

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                        1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 能不能等我输入完再提示错误

                        能不能等我输入完再提示错误

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • От България съм

                          Компютърния език е доста сложен. Както аз не го разбирам него вие не ме разбирате мене.

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                            1 comment  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • SHA-3 / FIPS 202

                              add the SHA-3 (Keccak) / FIPS 202 algorithms to .NET Framework

                              6 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Include pre- and post deploymentscripts of referenced databases during deployment

                                I would like to have the option that pre- and postdeployment scripts of referenced databases are also executed during deployment of the referencing database.

                                At our company are we using some general components in our applications. Some of these components also contain a specific database schema. These general database schemas are included in the database of the application. The database projects of these general components also contain pre- and postdeployment scripts. Certain database changes it is even essential to make use of pre- and postdeployment scripts.

                                At this moment only the objects of the referenced database are created in the…

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                                  0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Support .scss-lint.yml for SASS linting

                                  It comes from scsslint: https://github.com/brigade/scss-lint

                                  This will offer a much better SASS linting.

                                  5 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow the Dim keyword to be optional.

                                    For example, instead of:

                                    Dim a As Integer
                                    Dim b As Double
                                    Dim c As CustomType

                                    allow this syntax:

                                    a As Integer
                                    b As Double
                                    c As CustomType

                                    VB code would be cleaner and less verbose. (Possibly the compiler/parser could use the As keyword to recognise that a variable is being declared?).

                                    15 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Provide an option in the HTML editor to disable AngularJS intellisense

                                      This is rather annoying for people who have no interest whatsoever in AngularJS.

                                      33 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Upgrade the Task Runner to ES6

                                        currently the task runner fails without any clear error when any ES6 syntax is used.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add an options to controls reference detection and counting for nameof expression

                                          C#6 and VB14 adds new "nameof" operator to add strong name reference in coding. However, nameof expression only generates a const string, and the code item (class, member, etc) is not actually used. Could you please consider to provide a manner to control the code analysis for nameof reference?

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                                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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