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  1. Auto hiding of Solution explorer is annoying after rebuilding a project.

    Auto hiding of Solution explorer is annoying after rebuilding a project
    It should be there as it was in visual studio 2012

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      1 comment  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Find in file: search in all projects except the current one

      It could be very useful have the possibility to search for words in all projects except the current one. For example, I need this capability looking for an exported class used out the dll.
      Thank you.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Descending Backlog order

        At the moment it is just possible to see a ascending sorting in the backlog. Your Backlog Priority works the other way around where a higher number means "it is more important"

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          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Would be good, if I were able to turn of full type name display in error messages.

          As you seen the error message it to long, it would be good, if I were able to handle if full name of types should be shown or not.

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Change the Modal Extensions and Updates Dialog to a Non-Modal Tool Window

            There are times when I need to switch between Extensions And Updates and something else.

            I don't see why it needs to be a modal dialog. It should be a tool window like the Nuget Package Manager window.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • add type name to <error-type> (like <error-type[TypeName]>)

              If intellisense cannot find a type (e.g. when non-building project), it says <error-type> for any types not found. Why not put the type info into the intellisense info, something like <error-type[TypeName]>

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 1 vote
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                    0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Diagnostic Tools

                    Diagnostic Tools: great tool! So much easier then UMDH!
                    I really miss a lot the fact of being able to save a complete session, with everything in it, including call stack. The user could have an option to save in the proprietary format of in text. This later could be searched easily. That would really big plus for me.

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                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • in the new exception dialog conditions can we have a drop-down on modules

                      New dialog is very cool. Module conditions great. Just want a dropdown of what makes sense so I don't have to type and spell

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                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Colorize Call Stacks

                        When namespaces, classes, and arguments are long it's very difficult to read the call stack window. It would be great if this text was colorized, or formatted in some way to make it easier to read
                        so
                        mydll.dll!name.space.something.Class(a, b, c, d)

                        the different separators of the different fields could be formatted in different colors of way to find them easily. Maybe also an option to split them into different fields so instead of having name we could have
                        module Namespace Class Method Arguments so it's easier to read and order

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                          1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow Override of Dac Metadata With SqlPackage on Publish

                          When publishing a DacPac, implement a new command line switch, say /DacProperty, that allows a user to specify a new value for the Dac metadata.

                          The metadata to which I am referring are:
                          - DacVersion
                          - Name
                          - DacDescription <- most important to me

                          Generally speaking, name and version are going to be the same across the environments that are used for the change promotion process. But DacDescription could conceivably be used to store environment-specific information.

                          MsBuild already allows passing these properties on the command line so this seems to be an area where SqlPackage could be brought in line…

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                            0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Mutually exclusive switch statement

                            Define a new Select statement that automatically has an implicit break statement that does not require the developer to write one at each branch manually. The problem with the existing syntax is that it is easy to forget to place the break statement. So the proposed one would look like:
                            SelectExec
                            (
                            Case 1:
                            ///....
                            ElseCase 2:
                            ///....
                            ElseCase 3:
                            ////
                            ...
                            }
                            This makes it easier to get the code correct from the first time.

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                              1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Analyze if a null could be valid or not or force optional.

                              In languages such as Rust or Swift they enforce null safety. The issue is, a method can return a null, empty object, or populated object. You don't have any certainty of the return.

                              This return of null, violates the clarity.

                              Could an optional return, null object pattern, or any other approach to help catch these instances. I state this because:

                              SampleObject data= sample.DoSomething(...);
                              StoreExample store = example.DoSomething(...);

                              store.Save(data); // Error because of null object.
                              Console.WriteLine(data.Id.ToString()); // Error because null object.

                              If we can cleanup and refine the approach of those checks and balances, we could make the code cleaner and…

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • remote connection

                                This is a product excellent ... I think what is missing is some form of remote connection to ALL web hosting to use databases.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make it possible to edit MediaTransportControls visually in Blend and Visual Studio

                                  Currently to customize the MediaTransportControls, we have to copy the style from General.xaml from the SDK. Trying to "Edit a Copy" of the style of MTC results in an error, and copying and referencing the style by Key does not allow us to edit the style within the editor.

                                  The current workaround is as described above, to copy the style and edit it in XAML, but without the power of Blend / VS.

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add feature to "git remote prune" the repository

                                    It would be nice if there was an option in the VS UI Team Explorer to perform a "git remote prune" command to cleanup the origins.

                                    After a while branches are created and deleted but what you see in Visual Studio is not in sync with the origin. Almost all other git tools (SourceTree, Tower to name a few) provide this feature.

                                    21 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add comprehensive Java support to match Eclipse

                                      Eclipse and IntelliJ dominate the Java world, but VS could supplant one or both with the kind of comprehensive Java support offered by each of them.

                                      6 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Please, make a 64bit version of VS IDE....!!!

                                        Idea is simple... Visual Studio x64 version!!

                                        105 votes
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                                          6 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide Scroll Bars when Expanding collection/enumerable during debugging

                                          When debugging a collection or enumerable, its extremely difficult to scroll down through the items because the only method to do so is the down/up arrow. This dialog needs a scroll bar on the right hand side that lets you quickly slide to the part of the collection you're interested in.

                                          3 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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