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  1. Visual Studio Web API debugger

    Being able to easily step into code directly in Visual Studio for Web Api methods not relying on any external programs like fiddlers. Specially when we have complex type parameters in HttpPost

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • source code explorer rollback someone elses checkout

      I have a solution under source Control in TFS. If someone else checks out a file and then go on vacation without checking in Before they leave. I have the authoroty to rollback their checkot but I dont want to do it from a command line interface. I want to do it from Source Code Explorer in the VS IDE.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Relationship Database Diagram

        Hi Folks,

        We need to view the relationship database diagram in Visual Studio 2015 for coding first Entity Framework 7 or latest version!
        e.g:
        https://www.exceptionnotfound.net/content/images/2015/05/northwind-diagram.png

        Thanks

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          0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • sort function for "build in use" in MTM when "Run Options" window appears.

          sort function for "build in use" in MTM when "Run Options" window appears.
          When you run test and Pop up "Run Options" appear" the dropdown list will contain biulds sorted by date. This would be much nicer to sort them alpabetically.

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            0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • application data

            You don't have control over the application deployment location. It is controlled by Windows. You can create an appx package file for the windows store or sideloading.
            That is problem for debbuging
            In visual web developer is existing solution appdata folder.
            Why you dont even take existing good solution from visual web develop?
            Even if uwp is based on HTML5.

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              0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • my.settings in uwp

              there is only path change in my,settings (System.Configuration) to Windows.Storage.ApplicationData.Current.LocalSettings. just implement existing GUI from my.settings to UWp.

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                0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • TFS Client 2015 should be available stand-alone.

                The VisualStudio download is massive, whereas the old TFS 2013 client was a fraction of the size. It should be as lightweight as possible, thus making it portable. Add standard cmdlets so no client needs to be install whatsoever.

                In this way, I can "share" code, making sure that each user / computer that requires a copy of the code has the correct version.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • I'm currently using VS2013. It would be nice to right click on a file in pending checkins and jump to solution/class view.

                  I'm currently using VS2013.
                  It would be nice to right click on a file in pending checkins and jump to it in solution/class view.

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                  • Change the name Visual Basic or VB to B#

                    Everybody thinks and its really common perception that C# is much more powerful than VB. Which is totally false. Under.net framework, there is no difference. I have used both VB and C# IDE. But honestly. VB IDE is a lot more better than C# IDE.

                    We need to re-brand Visual Basic before everybody starts hating it. Change the name of product from VB to B#

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow or add system.Drawing.Printing in Universal Apps

                      allowing using system.drawing.printing it is easy to use in windows form or wpf but this would be easier to program for printing receipts to develop universal apps for point of sale.If so this would program library would only learn a way to use the System.Drawing.Printing.

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • VB Samples - UWP

                        Almost no VB samples are available for UWP. You find a topic you're interested in at GitHub Windows-universal-samples - and darn - C# only.

                        It makes learning about UWP needlessly complicated and error prone.

                        PLEASE - make the time to create VB samples.

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                          1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Use a .folder like .nuget for rulesets

                          I would like to suggest to put the ruleset files in a dedicated folder and not having the csproj files referencing them.
                          The ruleset files could be located at a .ruleset folders in the same level as the .sln file. Inside that folder it could replicate the structure of the project. Or just behave like .nuget does.
                          The reason for that is that I don't want to put the .rulesets under the version control when they are generated automatically. Also those files should be under an TFS policy that might enforce them to be applyied for all projects. That way,…

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                            0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Bring back SketchFlow or UI Doodle, Son of Sketchflow...

                            Just the design surface and UI tools would do!

                            Make a subset of SketchFlow a UI design/sketching universal app maybe?

                            How about open sourcing the code so the community can do it for themselves, like you did with LiveWriter.

                            SketchFlow was a very useful tool for generating professional looking mock-ups that didn't give the false impression the project was nearly completed before it had really started!

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                              0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • CodeLens should provide references for enum members

                              Right now CodeLens surfaces references for the entire enum as a whole, but it would be extremely helpful to, at a glance, see references of individual members within the enum definition.

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                              • WPF - Allow 'or' statements in triggers

                                Something as simple as being able to make one trigger with a bunch of bindings or properties to look at where any one of them returning a value that corresponds with the one defined in the trigger would drastically cut down on chaff code when making triggers.

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                                  0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow Live Visual Tree to select content in popup/menus.

                                  The Live Visual Tree for peeking at live XAML authored views is a great feature, however I just can't find a way to highlight or select content in a popup window or menu. I know the complexity of what would be involved, but there could be some kind of shortcut key to enable Live Visual Tree selection while hovering the mouse over a popup window or menu then that would go a long way to improving the feature.

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                                  • Textbox for local cordova plugin should be editable

                                    The text box to add a local Cordova plugin should be editable to just paste a path instead of having to browse to it.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • find

                                      Please restore the original pre-VS2015 find window in the IDE. The reposition while typing moves me from my place in code to some other place. For example, I want to find "timber". As I type T-I-M, the IDE repositions the cursor to "timer", but as I keep typing I realize "timber" is not in the file. I hit esc to close the find window, but now my cursor is sitting at "timer", and not where I was, so I have to move the cursor back to where I was. The old behavior would wait until I did a "find next"…

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                                      • andriod

                                        连不上谷歌,安装不了Xamarin。
                                        In China,it can't connect Google,so I always will get the errors of install by android API when installing Xamarin.

                                        Maybe should create a standlone package with andriod api to fix it.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  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.

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