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  1. Enable filtering out warnings without a Code in the error list, ex. "Referenced component could not be found".

    When working with a large solution it is not uncommon to have many projects unloaded to decrease build times during development. However, this leads to many warnings displayed in the Error List saying "The referenced component 'XXXX' could not be found", which makes it difficult to find the warnings and CA-warnings that we are actually of interest to me.

    There seems to be no way to filter out these warnings today, so I suggest you implement that.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • put TimeZoneInfo on the current Thread like CultureInfo is

      When doing any kind of Format on a DateTime object, the CultureInfo (UI?) of the current thread is being used. I suggest a TimeZoneInfo property on the thread, that will also be used when using Format on a DateTime object.
      Instead of always outputting time in the server's timezone, this would, especially in a web-environment, ensure time shown so it is never misread by the users.
      This will let us work with DateTime as UTC, and let the framework handle the visual part of getting it properly formattet.

      Thanks,
      Steen

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide support for "scratch" projects

        I create on average 2 projects a week that are used for one-offs: researching a fine detail, demonstrating a problem, answering a question on StackOverflow, etc. After I am done with them, these projects are unimportant and can be deleted or completely rewritten since the important code will have been moved out. I have a dedicated space on my filesystem for these temporary projects, but I don't always bother cleaning it up, and because of the large number of projects (temporary and otherwise) that I work with, navigation to and from these projects isn't always a simple task, especially since…

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          0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow viewing async tasks in ASP.NET applications

          Currently, it doesn't seem possible to get a view of async tasks in the Tasks window when debugging an ASP.NET application. It seems that asynchronous (async/await) coding is being pushed by Microsoft and is becoming a generally accepted Good Thing for web applications in many languages, but debugging asynchronous applications with no visibility of outstanding or current tasks is very difficult.

          The Tasks debugging window only seems to work in a very simple scenario: when running an application (such as a console app) under the debugger via F5. Attaching to an existing process or launching an ASP.NET application running under…

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            0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Diagnostic Tools support for Windows Store projects that are running on a Windows Phone.

            I would very much like the return of the support for Diagnostic Tools in Universal Windows projects running on a Windows Phone (ARM)
            This feature worked on Windows Apps 8 but according to the link There is no longer this support and do not know why.

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            • Opensource the backend behind "Send a Smile/Send a frown"

              In few videos and blog posts, you've shared the stack you have behind the "Send a smile/send a frown" feature in Visual Studio.
              This system can be a great tool for developers out there, to use in their own apps.

              Can you opensource the backend for this feature, and maybe a little frontend for WPF/UWP ?

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                3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow "Compare working copy to historical version" version in TFS GIT 2015

                Allow "Compare working copy to historical version" version in TFS GIT 2015

                http://stackoverflow.com/q/34123687/30225

                When I pull up the history of the file I can compare that version with another version listed in the history by selecting both and doing a "Compare", or I can compare a historical version and its changes wrt to its previous version by selecting "Compare to Previous".
                However, there isn’t a command that will let me compare a historical version in the history list to the currently edited version on disk.
                This was one of the best features of TFSVC and I would be good to…

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                  1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • CodeLens for Community Edition

                  CodeLens is very helpful and cool feature! Once you try it, then you can't use simple "find references". I think community will be grateful for it. Make CodeLens available for VS2015 Community!

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                    5 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Re add windows forms application template for C++

                    It would be very helpful for our C++ developers to have Windows Forms templates build in on VS 2012 (and later versions). Creating business applications with WinForms is very fast and helpful, but I do not want to learn C# or VB from the beginning, and VS 2010 is quite old to work with it. Also Form toolbox should be just like C# Forms. Waiting for an answer from VS team/admins.

                    Thanks,

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                      1 comment  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Please release the SSDT-BI for Visual Studio 2015 ASAP

                      Please release the SSDT-BI for Visual Studio 2015 ASAP

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                      • Reset Test Window Summary and Counts

                        I apologize if this is in the wrong category.

                        As a user, when I click to run tests I would like the Summary from the previous test to clear and the counts to reset to reflect the tests being run again.

                        I would like this to happen If I Run All Tests, Run Failed Tests, or Repeat Last Run.

                        13 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add support for mapping minified Javascript to source

                          Currently Application Insights does not resolve minified Javascript to it's matching original source. This makes solving production issues impossible - and who doesn't minify? Please add support for map files (or some other method) for making this possible.

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                          • Trigger Release From New TFS 2015 Build

                            Hi

                            Triggering a release from build is a basic necessity for setting up continuous delivery. Release management server dose provide a build process template for old XAML builds with “Release Build” out of the box option to trigger the release using RM. This is also provide traceability from release back to builds, workitems and code. Unfortunately option for triggering release on build and associating the build with releases is not available in new build 2015 system. I have posted my question in link below for the same issue.

                            https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/316a4dd7-84dc-435c-a731-594dc22d8240/trigger-release-management-for-visual-studio-release-from-new-tfs-2015-build?forum=tfsbuild

                            Thanks

                            Hassan

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                            • In VS2015 is impossible to use function Get Latest version (context menu) above solution that is not in TFS or above solution "folder". It w

                              In VS2015 is impossible to use function Get Latest version above a solution that is not in TFS (but projects are) or above a solution "folder". It was possible in previous versions of VS (2003-2012). Please, allow it again.

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                                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • typescript code snippets

                                Enable code snippets in TypeScript.

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                                • Add Webservice Reference for WADL

                                  Please add the capability to auto-generate a Proxy for Webservice, the same way as it is possible for WSDL.
                                  Project > References > Add Service Reference ... and this should also discover WADL and not only WSDL.

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                                  • Add Webservice Reference for SWAGGER.IO

                                    Please add the capability to auto-generate a Proxy for Webservice, the same way as it is possible for WSDL.
                                    Project > References > Add Service Reference ... and this should also discover SWAGGER and not only WSDL.

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                                    • Implement full support for JSX

                                      Provide full text editor support (including intellisense) for JSX and React

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                                      • Add the ability to invoke a PowerShell command inside of the REPL

                                        It would be very cool if one could invoke PowerShell commands inside of the C# REPL. Being able to bridge these two technologies together inside of scripts would make this whole DevOps things sooooo much easier.

                                        I would either consider using #[PSCommand] to invoke any in-context command or possible #PS [Command]. I would consider the #| to differentiate between the OR operator and the PS pipe operator.

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                                        • .vs folder location

                                          Hi,
                                          I really like the .vs folder for the .suo files, so it doesn't pollute my directories, but can you also make this folder settable, so I can change it's location?

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