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  1. Don't overwrite VM network adapter settings when launching the emulator

    By default the emulator cannot connect to the internet if you don't have a router in your network. This is easily fixed by changing the Emulator External Network Adapter to a virtual switch the internet connection has been shared with (ICS).

    However, this only works after the emulator is already up and running since any changes made to the VM network adapter settings in Hyper-V Manager will be overwritten by XDE.exe/emulatormgr.exe when launching the emulator.

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      1 comment  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • open source Windows Forms

      Windows Forms is still the mostly used desktop technology for Windows Desktop Apps world wide, and WPF is only very slowly catching up. Still today, even the most new Desktop Applications projects become Windows Forms Apps, and on Windows CE industry devices, Windows Forms is often without alternative. Open Sourcing Windows Forms would allow the community to extend Windows Forms with functionality like true Mvvm support or seemless High Dpi scaling to find an easier, albeit long-term migration path to newer UI technologies, and it would increase business apps count for Windows 10, which derive from a new WinForms Developing…

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        17 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          7 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Array of controls like in VB6

          You know, I really don't get why this idea was ignored in the creation of .NET. It was really useful when you were creating projects with a lot of images.

          Currently, there are several limitations, for example: I was never able to migrate an old software from VB6 to .NET due to this specific reason, it was insane do it in code, in that project I had more than 400 small images for an odontogram and just start to code, maybe I'll spend months instead of days. Just to do that in the newest versions of VS, you need to…

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            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • In TFS 2015, create shared steps into other shared steps

            Shared steps are currently flat, it means that we can only have 1 level of shared steps. Therefore, it is not possible to refer to a shared steps within another shared steps. This is something needed to create sophisticated test cases based on other test cases.

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              0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Show installed transitive dependencies in the NuGet Package Manager UI in Visual Studio.

              When using the new transitive dependency feature of NuGet 3.0 it would be nice to see the full list of installed packages in the Package Manager UI in Visual Studio. Currently only the the top level NuGet package that was specified in the project.json is listed as installed but other dependencies you expect to see are not listed.

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                0 comments  ·  Nuget Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Git: Allow selection of 3rd party git diff and merge tools

                The integrated diff view in VS2015 is fast and helpful in many situations but still limited in its options and workflow.

                At our company we use BeyondCompare as the primary diff tool.
                We would like to select this tool as preffered diff and merge editor for git.

                Other git clients like SourceTree allow to configure these tools freely (by adding the configuration to .git/config).

                I'd love to see that in VS2015 as well.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Preserve formatting when copy/pasting multi-line statements

                  When we copy/paste a multiline statement, for example:

                  modelBuilder.Entity<Group>()
                  .Property(g => g.CreateDate)
                  .HasDefaultValueSql("getdate()");

                  the formatting is not preserved, causing lines 2 and 3 to be pasted too far to the left:

                  modelBuilder.Entity<Group>()
                  .Property(g => g.CreateDate)
                  .HasDefaultValueSql("getdate()");

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                    1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 深色主题环境的白色文字太剌眼

                    在“深色”主题环境下的“菜单”、“解决方案资源管理器”等工具的文字为白色,太剌眼了(亮瞎眼),且无法改变颜色。建议将文字设置为灰色或其它柔和一点的颜色,可以参考Android Studio的Darcula主题。

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                      1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • SSDT: Saving Data Comparison

                      I use a lot of Data Comparison, but for one of my database I need to change the Comparison Key (why you don't take the primary key for the default Comparison Key?)

                      The Comparison Keys used for the comparison aren't saved in the DCMP file (the unselected tables too).

                      Please save all information when a comparison is saved.

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                        0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow some file types (e.g code maps) to remain unsaved on check-in if they are not part the solution

                        When debugging, you might create a code map, or inspect a block of xml or json in a new window or create other temporary files that relate to debugging and are not part of a solution. YOu may choose to create an architecture diagram or other throw some notes in a new window too.

                        You should be able to check-in a changeset or submit a code review without having to save these files. In fact, you should be able to check in with unsaved changes in any window where that window doesn't represent a file that is in the current…

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 3 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support JavaScript debugging for Microsoft edge

                              Visual Studio should stop debugging when Microsoft Edge is closed. Additionally Visual Studio should be able to debug JavaScript running in the Microsoft Edge browser.

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                                under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • TFS 2015 does not show UnitTest standard output

                                I did some transform on the server for my UnitTests from xUnit Xml to Trx as part of my build. This way TFS can show the UnitTest counts in the build summary. That part works fine, the user can see the count of the UnitTests on the summary of the build. The user can also click the link and see the list of UnitTests that were run under the "Test results" tab. UnitTest List

                                However when you double click one of the tests to see the standard output from the UnitTest, TFS does not show the standard output.

                                When I…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Stop adding the <component> XML node to .cs files in Visual Studio when the .cs file contains a class that derives from System.Component

                                  If you create a .cs file that contains a class that derives from System.Component, Visual Studio modifies the .csproj file and adds the <Component> decoration to the .cs file. This is not appropriate. The component designer does not work on all classes that derive from Component. For example, when creating a class file that derives from service.

                                  In prior versions of Visual Studio, you could hand-edit the .csproj file and remove the erroneous tag. Today, VS 2015 Update 2 adds it back in immediately upon project load.

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                                    1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Microsoft should make MFC open source

                                    MFC is still used in several C++ legacy projects (including very large enterprise applications) still active in maintenance mode.

                                    With MFC open source, the community and Microsoft could submit new code and patches while Microsoft could monitor the quality of the submitted code and support an official branch.

                                    Would something similar to open-sourcing ASP.NET work fine for MFC?

                                    Scott Guthrie sums up an interesting approach when he announced the open-sourcing of ASP.NET MVC, Web API and Razor:

                                    http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/asp-net-mvc-web-api-razor-and-open-source

                                    “[…] Doing so will enable a more open development model where everyone in the community will be able to engage and provide…

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                                      under review  ·  8 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Implement x:Bind for WPF

                                      Please implement the x:Bind feature from Universal Windows Apps in WPF.

                                      See http://channel9.msdn.com/events/Build/2015/3-635 for a presentation on x:Bind.

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                                        12 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • support arithmetic operations on Blend numeric textfields

                                        why not support arithmetic operations on numeric textfields, it can add a real plus-value to the tool and can improve the productivity of the designer/developer

                                        example:

                                        24*7

                                        480/3

                                        240*0.8

                                        24*2+200

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                                          3 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Thanks for your feedback.

                                          While this is a good idea, and something we would love to eventually get to, we don’t have immediate plans to add this to Blend. However, we will keep tracking it because it will eventually rise up to the top of our backlog.

                                          Thanks,
                                          Unni

                                          Program Manager,
                                          Visual Studio

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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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