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  1. 6 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Coded UI to support complex gestures like Longpress and drag and drop in single gesture method

      There are instances in different windows store apps that you need to long press on a control to make it draggable and then holding the press you continue to drag the control to the desired location within app. currently this can not be achieved with the gesture methods available in CodedUI for windows store. Having support for this kind of gestures will help the automation engineers to achieve automation of these gestures.

      79 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Linq2Sql Diagram; show tables in alphabetic when you make a relationship

        Currently, when you make a relationship in the SQLToLinq diagram the tables are ordered by order creation date.

        When you have a huge diagram it will be better a simple alphabetic order.

        7 votes
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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Get rid of IDE0017 C# Object initialization can be simplified

          I recently switched to VS 2017 RC as my primary development mode because I read it was production ready.

          Now every class I compile you try and show me a warning, 'Object Initialization Can Be Simplified'.

          Get rid of this warning, or at the very least make it something that has to be turned on, do not turn it on by default.

          You can't just introduce something that breaks 12 years worth of C# code in our code libraries.

          12 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enhancing .Net Languages to support inheritance in ENUM definitions

            Enhancing .Net Languages to support inheritance in ENUM definitions

            Would it be possible to provide support for inheritance in ENUM definitions for .Net languages? As a simple example, consider the following c# declarations…

            Current declaration without inheritance
            ---------------------------------------

            public enum UpdatePhoneErrorResults
            {
            Ok = 0,
            Failed,
            UnableToConnect,
            InvalidUsernameOrPassword,
            NoDataReturned,
            InvalidNumber
            }

            public enum UpdateEmailErrorResults
            {
            Ok = 0,
            Failed,
            UnableToConnect,
            InvalidUsernameOrPassword,
            NoDataReturned,
            InvalidEmail
            }

            Proposed declaration using inheritance
            --------------------------------------

            public enum ErrorResults
            {
            Ok = 0,
            Failed
            }

            public enum DatabaseErrorResults : ErrorResults
            {
            UnableToConnect,
            InvalidUsernameOrPassword,
            NoDataReturned
            }

            public enum UpdatePhoneErrorResults : DatabaseErrorResults
            {
            InvalidNumber
            }

            public enum UpdateEmailErrorResults :…

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              2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 8 votes
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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • add support for @variable names been used in table names and columns for dynamic queries

                hi, i am not sure if this the best place to post this request, if not please let me know if a similar section exists for SQL server requests.

                as the title said, it would be a huge advantage to allow in our queries without having to make them "strings" to use any name you wish as passing parameter to allow more dynamic queries, but at the same time avoid syntax mistakes by using the full sql managements intelligence abilities!

                in other words allow the following kind of syntax to be executable:

                declare @tableName nvarchar(max)
                declare @columnName nvarchar(max)

                select myStaticcolumn,…

                16 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Stop suggesting application insights, the pop up is rather annoying.

                  Stop suggesting application insights, the pop up is rather annoying.

                  129 votes
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                    5 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make fsproj Files Include All Files by Default and have a separate File for Compilation Order

                    For anyone trying to do web development in F#

                    Having a nested tree structure of Files (like CSS HTML JS) is a real pain to add to an FSProj and as a result I don't use Visual Studio for this.

                    So I'm suggesting you
                    - Make FSProj include all files by default and instead you'd add the files (or wild characters) you want to exclude
                    - Have a separate file (or section) that allows you to specify compilation order

                    This will make it easy to embed non-compilable assests to your fsproj without pulling your hair out

                    44 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • whether could capture the ToolTip service message of UWP control with Coded UI Test Builder

                      Coded UI for ToolTip, whether could add a property to UITestControl that we could get the ToolTip message of a UWP control ToolTip service. Because when the mouse leave the control, the ToolTip message will disappear, so we could not capture it with cross button in Test Builder. Please refer to the following thread.

                      https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/5ad7e9b0-af3b-439c-8f7f-2d08d8bf3847/can-not-find-tooltip-from-codedui-test-uwp-app?forum=vstest

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                        0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide a custom offline installer package for vs 2017

                        I'm loving the flashy new UI for the web-install of VS 2017. As I often do not have access to really fast speed internet access (only ADSL 1 at home!) I would love to be able to choose my custom combination of components and have them all download at once initially and provide me with either a single installation file or (perhaps more practicably) an installer and an accompanying data store (archived or any format as you see fit).

                        Initially I would imagine the installers flow would be something like:

                        1. Ask user if they want offline or online installation …

                        10 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Stop debugging in Visual Studio 2015 after the Edge browser is closed

                          http://stackoverflow.com/questions/40193759/stop-debugging-in-visual-studio-2015-after-the-browser-is-closed

                          If we stop the IE browser, it would stop the VS debugging, but the other browser doesn't support this feature like the Edge, can you add this feature?

                          18 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make the attach to process dialog resizable

                            This dialog shows along list. Therefore it should be resizable.

                            22 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Visual studio 2017: Add support for Windows store 8.1 projects (Phone & Desktop).

                              Visual studio 2017: Add support for Windows store 8.1 projects (Phone & Desktop).

                              6 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • allow enum to be declared as a char

                                Allow me to declare an enum as being of type char... After all, it supports byte.

                                public enum IsManyField : char { No = 'N', Yes = 'Y' }

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                                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  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.

                                  442 votes
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                                    32 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • vstest.console not support add attribute of xUnit to the trx file

                                    some other need to analyze the trx file from the vstest.console combine with xUnite.console adapter. And when I add the [Trait("TestCategory","TestXunit")] to the test method, and the TestCategory attribute could no be added to the trx file. More information please refer to the following thread:
                                    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/e5f85cb7-e003-4207-a8f0-31a2bfd09e9a/testcategory-attributes-of-xunit-tests-do-not-end-up-in-trx-file-on-tfs-20152?forum=visualstudiogeneral

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                                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • IDE Region Based Preprocessory Directives Contains Test Cases

                                      When you have different regions its likely that you may copy and paste from one #region FOO {foo stuff} #endregion FOO.

                                      But let say you add a new region called #region BAR {bar stuff} #endregion BAR.

                                      Its likely that there are cases where you want to check that there are no FOO in your BAR region and no BAR in your FOO region some form of IDE preprocessor check or test case using contains or does anything contain string "FOO" then Fail with error message: "Contains FOO - it is contaminated.";

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                                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Reporting Authentication problems in Visual Studio is impossible, as you need to be authenticated

                                          Let us report problems for Visual Studio from the website. I have a problem during authentication and I can't find any way to post it as I need to be authenticated in Visual studio for this.

                                          3 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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