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  1. add label to NuGet package manager if it is empty.

    Make NuGet package manager show "No modules" or common label if there are no modules (installed, for example). The empty pane looks like it is loading something or frozen.

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      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • I wish to paste code into solution explorer

      Finding a ten-liner that validates a recaptcha response (or something similar) and adding it to your codebase is something I do now and then. Instead of creating a file manually and paste the code into it, it would be faster to just paste the code into solution explorer and the corresponding file was created (filename retrieved from pasted class name).

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Please add a place holder(button) to view the xaml.cs or Aspx.cs files directly with a single click

          When we work with WPF and web applicaitons, its quiet often we want to open the designer.xaml.cs files 'n' number of times. I always to want to keep my solution explorer in collapsed mode so that i can view maximum number of elements. So if i want to view the .cs files, always i had to click on the arrow key left to the designer class and then select the cs file. Here we have to perform 2-3 clicks, rather i would love to see a single click solution. In a day, we tend to open different files 10's of…

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • allow breakpoints on the split view with alt+f12

            I often use the split view provided by hitting alt + F12 on a function to get to its definition.

            It would be great if I were able to add a breakpoint INSIDE the split view then have the debugger break at this breakpoint inside the split viewing port whilst still viewing in this 'split screen' mode.

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              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • CordovaでWindows10のPluginはC#でも書けるようにしてほしい。javascriptだけでわかりにくいし移植しにくい

              CordovaでWindows10のPluginはC#でも書けるようにしてほしい。javascriptだけでわかりにくいし移植しにくい

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                2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • return the execution color of SSIS tasks to the full red-yellow-green as in 2008

                Return the execution color of SSIS task-boxes to the full red-yellow-green as in 2008. At least as as an option/preference. Also add the Enabled/Disabled gray to the full task-box. The green check-mark is too small to see, particularly on large packages. The red, yellow, green (and gray for disabled) are easily seen even when zoomed out to view the entire package. Allow showing both the COLOR and the Check-box.

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                  0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add support for project reference constraints

                  When working in large teams there is to easy for a single developer to add a reference from one project to another.

                  The developer could have done this without knowing the planned architecture of the application.

                  It would be nice if Visual Studio had the ability to setup reference constraints for a project.

                  If a member tries to add a reference to a invalid project they will get notified about that.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow multi-selection of memory snapshots

                    Allow multi-selection of memory snapshots in order to easily allow for multiple deletions of unwanted memory snapshots.

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                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Automatic refresh for query based suites when clicking on suite

                      When we have a query based suite, upon clicking on the query based suite to view the tests, it would be nice if the query was automatically ran upon the click to give the user a refreshed set of tests that match the query. This eliminate the need for the user to hit a refresh button and give them the most up to date list of tests cases.

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                        0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Organize Connection Managers Similar to Variables Screen

                        I typically create SSIS packages that compare a set of database tables on two different servers using text files and Beyond Compare. This effort can involve a large number of text file connection managers.

                        This can end up being quite hard to navigate. I would like to see something where the connection managers are categorized by their scope, the type, the name displayed in the current connection manager, and an ellipsis to edit the details.

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                          0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • walk back through the code

                          Take the opportunity to walk back through the code in debug mode. Now you can only move forward on the keys F10 and F11. This function will allow you to move the execution cursor without a mouse.

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                            0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • I'm trying to create a TFS 2012 Work Item Alert so that the team is notified whenever there are Discussion comments added

                            Hi there,

                            I'm trying to create a TFS 2015 Work Item Alert so that the team is notified whenever there are Discussion comments added (you can type into the History page to add to the 'Discussion').

                            If I set up a Work Item Alert for any changes, I am alerted (with a 'History' field being updated to a new value, according to the email).

                            However, if I set up a Work Item Alert for "History" "Changes", it is never triggered (even by adding Discussion comments). The only option for filtering on History is Contains, Does Not Contain, or Changes -…

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                              1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Deploy SSIS Packages developed using SQL Server Data Tools for Visual Studio 2015 to older versions of SQLServer

                              This is actually a re-open of a previously closed SSRS topic.
                              We have customers using SQL Server 2005 (yes it's not supported anymore), SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2014. To support these customers we keep older machines (VM's) with VS2005, VS2008 with appropriate SSRS tools to maintain reports.
                              It would be very convenient if the SSRS tools in VS2015 would allow you to define which target SQL Server you will be deploying to and the RDL files would then be in the appropriate format. Even when I have to choose which version I want to…

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                                2 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • A "gitignore" function in the Changes list

                                It would be nice to have a "git ignore" command in the context menu of each file in the "Changes" list in the GIT ui. The command would add the selected file(s) to .gitignore.

                                This function is now much more needed after the destruction of the UI in update2. The subdivision in three lists that was done before was much better, now you have to wade through tons of uninteresting files such as test data etc. that does not belong in git to find the files you have changed, with a large risk of missing something. Sure, this can be…

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                                  1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Operators should allow identifiers as well as symbols, and be defined as extensions for existing classes and types.

                                  I would like to write an operator like the following...

                                  public static class stringExtensions
                                  {
                                  public static string operator space (string a, string b)
                                  {
                                  if (a == null) return b;
                                  if (b == null) return a;
                                  return a + " " + b;
                                  }

                                  public static string operator dot (string a, string b)
                                  {
                                  if (a == null) return b;
                                  if (b == null) return a;
                                  return a + "." + b;
                                  }
                                  }

                                  This would then be used in code as

                                  var c = "module";
                                  var d = "entity";
                                  var key = c dot d;
                                  Assert.AreEqual("module.entity", key); //…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • add monitoring on code alterations throughout the whole project lifetime

                                    i would like to be able to see when i am editing, a .css for example, to see which parts of it where modified from the beginning of the project lifetime in a similar way(but with more info) as it happens now.
                                    That info i think should be date and last 10 and next 10 filenames that have been altered when the selected changed occured.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add ability to capture short screencasts in IDE feedback

                                      I often find myself wanting to provide feedback on things like c++ intellisense in Visual Studio.
                                      However, it is difficult to get the idea across, you really need to see what is going on while typing in order to appreciate the issues.

                                      In the past, I had to install some screen capture utilities, capture and upload the movie to MSConnect, in order to get someone at MS to take the issue seriously. The movie led the MS developer directly to the solution.

                                      It would be really handy to be able to easily capture short screencasts in the VS IDE feedback…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add support for AVX-512 in MASM

                                        Intel's roadmap shows AVX-512 will be available in Xeon soon. I could be developing and testing code now using Intel's emulator. This is very important for high performance computing.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add version control to Test Manager

                                          We need version control for test cases for the same reasons we need it for sources code:
                                          •to have a controlled check in/check out system to prevent multiple users from editing the test case at the same time
                                          •to be able to revert to previous version(s) of a test case when incorrect modifications have been made

                                          thread link:
                                          https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/8b2852da-0fa6-4d77-8eeb-2ca45fed0491/how-can-i-get-my-mtm-test-cases-in-tfs-source-control?forum=vsmantest

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