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      1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Improve FindAll Result

      Please add a filter by "File Type". When doing a FindAll in an MVC project, the list includes files that I really don't care about like java script or html files. It is fine that they appear on the list, but just would like to be able to filter the list to show only C# backend code. It will be easier to go through the list that way.

      Thanx in advance!

      3 votes
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        1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Show the type from VisualStudio debugger Datatip

        Like this case here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/39598812/how-do-you-tell-type-from-visualstudio-debuggers-datatip

        The default VS debugger Datatip will show the value of the variables, but not show the type of it in default, how about adding the type column/cell in the datatip tool in debugging?

        6 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Unification of project types

          tl:dr; Keep the project file simple and clean. One project file to rule them all.

          One of the most annoying things about the project system is having different project types within the same language. So currently, I look after projects that span: csproj, xproj, sfproj, ccproj etc.

          In my mind the project file, should easily be able to be a cross language/cross project type item - since the required elements are typically bought in via targets.

          I've attached what a sample project file may look like. Please combine them all (especially looking at you Azure!) and so that they work…

          6 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • VS Installer should have a place to manually input proxy ID and Password during installation of Visual Studio Components

            Provision for Manually setting the ID And password of proxy in Visual Studio Installer.

            Continuously gives 407 Proxy Authentication Errors.

            We had a tough time installing Xamarin with Visual Studio Installer because it required proxy authentication to Download Android SDK authentication. Visual Studio Installer picked up the Proxy but did not prompt for the Proxy ID and password.

            We could not find any provision to manually enter ID and password of proxy in the visual studio installer nor in installed Version of Visual Studio 2015

            Having a provision to manually input proxy id and password during installation will solve many…

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              1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • TFS 2015 Update 3 doesn't have CI Path Filters

              According to MSDN documentation https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/docs/build/define/triggers#git-filters, TFS 2015 should have CI Path Filters feature, but in TFS 2015 Update 3, there is no such feature. Please add this feature in TFS 2015.

              4 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • sound

                I want to build an app for phone that records sound and picture to tell the current weather using laws of physics. So far there are no source code for recording sound and analyzing sound waves tell the pitch/frequency to tell wind speed then brightness of the photos metadata to tell the albedo value to predict rain days. Can some one send me a sample source code project to edit. For this idea to come into effect should I use visual studio or enterprise version.

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                  1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Create a Comprehensive Syllabus

                    Visual Studio, Visual Basic, SQL Server, Azure, .NET, etc., etc.

                    I've been working with computers and programming off and on since about 1982. That said, the last language I was actually skilled with was Visual Basic 6 (I had no idea what visual studio was) and currently VBA. I've been trying to bring myself into the 21st century. The problem is that the list of topics, practices, functions, changes, tools, etc. is absolutely overwhelming.

                    Creating a course that starts at the beginning of Visual Basic and goes through advanced topics would be a huge task (one I think should be…

                    3 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • SSDT should warn against unnamed constraints

                      Allowing unnamed constraints introduces inconsistency between the source code (SQL Project) and deployed system (SQL database) as the unnamed constraints get created with a random name.
                      This means a schema compare of two databases created from the same SQL project will have diffs.
                      Real problems occur when deploying updates to a target database whose schema is not 100% known (due to random constraint names).
                      This problem would be solved if SSDT was aware of unnamed constraints and either warned or forced a name for all constraints.

                      9 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Stop maximising Visual Studio automatically.

                        When I start up Visual Studio, it can take a while so I minimise it to go do something else. But Visual Studio rudely demands your attention as it loads every little thing.

                        I suggest that it stops doing that. Because it's annoying and unnecessary.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make a UWP version of Visual Studio

                          I see UWP and continuum-ready apps as a great possible future of personal computers. In that future world mobile device can replace PC or even laptop. That's, I believe, is a great idea. I want to be part of that furure, and as a developer I of course want to have all my tools on UWP platform. Thus I can do some work having just my phone and monitor.
                          So, what about bringing Visual Studio to continuum-ready devices as an UWP application?

                          5 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Ability to create custom workloads for VS15 installer

                            It would be nice if a user could create a custom workload that they can load into the VS15 installer. This would allow users to help others install the necessary components for development easily, rather than being told to install X, Y and Z, a user could be given a customised workload that will have X, Y and Z already selected for the user.

                            I read through some blogs related to workloads and searched uservoice but could not find any mention of custom workloads being planned, close if this is a dupe :)

                            6 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Personal Git Repositories

                              There’s this notion of your own account in GitHub where you can have 1..N Git repositories, some of your own making and some that are forked from elsewhere that you may be looking at / contributing to with pull requests back to the main repository.

                              It would be nice if TFS / VSTS had a similar notion of a “personal” area in a TFS / VSTS instance where you could fork Git repositories into / make repositories of your own. (The only way we could figure out how to do this today was by making a Team Project with Git…

                              15 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Enable Quick Launch even when VS starts in Full Screen

                                Currently, when Visual Studio opens in full screen, Quick Launch is unavailable. I find mysef having to toggle full screen back and forth in order to make Quick Launch available.

                                This is only an issue when VS starts in full screen; moving to full screen after startup doesn't disable Quick Launch.

                                I suggest having QuickLaunch available from the start, even when Visual Studio starts in full screen.

                                3 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Ideal Microsoft Solution for future of Client side app development

                                  Now that Microsoft has acquired Xamarin, which used XAML as base for Xamarin Forms, it is high time, we have one design language across all possible platforms. Despite Xamarin telling all that Xamarin Forms is for prototypes, many have built numerous applications using Xamarin Forms for both consumer and enterprise apps, for simple reason of sharing UI and Code across platforms. Only thing XAML hasn't touched so far is HTML generation. There was iFactr which was doing it, but I think after acquisition by Zebra, they stopped that. Doing that won't be much of an issue. Having mobile web app…

                                  15 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • clean and rebuild all

                                    Provide a way to do a "Clean" + Rebuild in one simple operation

                                    2 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • remove the need to constantly re-enter credentials

                                      re-enter credentials for vs; re-enter credentials for cloud explorer; re-enter 2fact auth keys... again. and again. and again.

                                      please stop that,

                                      52 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Turn off C# debug highlight over text

                                        Currently the breakpoint in C# covers the line of code making it unreadable. Enhance Visual Studio so that this behavior can be disabled and highlighting the line of code does not obscure the readability of the line.
                                        Or implement display of breakpoints in C# as it is in C++.

                                        3 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • MTM, TFS - When an user set a Test Case result to Pass, mark all the test steps inside to Pass as well

                                          When reviewing a Test Result, the Test Step Details are not included if the user did not mark some of the steps to Pass or Fail.
                                          The Test Step Details should be included regardless of their state/results since they give information of which step actions were done during the execution of the tests.

                                          10 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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