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  1. Don't show specific updates if they are included in a package update.

    The notification's tab tends to show all available updates, even if one of them is, say Visual Studio 2013 update 4, including SQL updates that were also in the notifications tab.

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      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support Custom File Extenstions

      Visual Studio Code should support adding custom file extensions as a specific language. For example ".js, .njs, .jstml" could be configured to be seen as javascript, and ".php .pcss, .phtml, .php5, .pjs" could be seen as PHP.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add --no-sources switch to .NET 5 vNext project properties for dnu publish

        VS 2015 RC doesn't have a --no-sources option in properties for the project for when you use the VS publish feature. That should be added to keep the sources out of the publish files.

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        • Make a Visual Studio Solution Explorer that is similar to Windows 8 Start Screen

          We have monitors now that are enormous and it is now the norm to develop on three or more monitors. Yet we still try to crowd project navigation info that pleads to be fully visualized into a tiny window as if expanding it is somehow a waste of space.

          I mention Windows 8 start screen in the title of this post. I have no particular love for the start screen except that it is a different spin on a strict hierarchical display of information. I like that it has the objective of using all available screen space to present information…

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • CodeLens class test

            Add a CodeLens test tooltip at the class level, to allow easy running of all tests for that class.

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              1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make workflow XAML files open source as part of reference source

              Currently, the source code for the workflow assemblies has been open sourced under the MIT license at https://github.com/microsoft/referencesource, but the XAML files and resource files are not included in that distribution. It would be great if you could release the entire package as part of the referencesource repository so that others can fork and improve the workflow framework.

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                0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Change keyword "interface" to "spec"

                As the word "interface" means a place for communication between two entities, a user interface to operate something or the means of connecting something to/with something else, I do not see a logical reason to call a specification or a list of methods and their parameters - an interface.

                Using "interface" as a keyword to define that list is confusing, especially to begginers. Please change it. Thank you.

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Improve the Workflow around Code Signing Certificates for ClickOnce, etc.

                  Currently, the process for creating a CSR and importing the code certificate properly signed by certification authority is badly documented, error prone, cumbersome and obscure.

                  To generate the CSR, we have to install, configure and invoke OpenSSL with the right incantations errr commands.

                  Then once we have received the signed certificates we have to use the obsure pvk and pkgimprt tools.

                  Please give use the ability to generate a code signing CSR in Visual Studio, similar to the ability you have in IIS manager.

                  Then, once the signed certificate was issued by the CA, give us the ability to import…

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                  • Hide/ignore/filter certain types of files VSCode's tree view

                    For example *.meta files when using VSCode with Unity3D.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Version for Chromebook or ARM

                      One version that works with ARMs, that can be run on Chromebook or Raspberry

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                      • Allow to add several directories to "Explore"

                        Now I can add only 1 folder by File -> Open Folder. But what if my project contains several folders from different locations.

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                        • Easy IIS Express with custom domains

                          Sometimes you need to work with a real hostname. For me, I need to test a SSO provider posting a message to my system and they don't support localhost. I want IIS Express bound to a particular hostname.

                          Here's how to do it, but its complicated (and it actually doesn't work for me, I get an error that I must specify localhost).

                          http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4709014/using-custom-domains-with-iis-express

                          Please sort this out.

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                            0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Haxe Support

                            Add Haxe syntax and compiler support

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                            • option "Don't save any changes before building"

                              Insert in Visual Studio 2015 the option "Don't save any changes before building". There was this option in Visual Studio 2008 and 2010 and was very useful.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add a Try Again into the try catch structure. Try <some code> Catch (ex as exception) (the code to fix the error if possible Try Again) Fin

                                  Add a Try Again into the try catch structure.
                                  Try
                                  <some code>
                                  Catch (ex as exception)
                                  if exception = bad file name then get new filename
                                  try again
                                  finally
                                  close the file
                                  end try

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • The way, how to change the history of Microsoft.

                                      Stop challenging with Apple! They are only trying to monopolize the market, while Microsoft has the biggest part of the whole pie!
                                      Now! The corporate strategy is on the right way, one OS for all devices! Correct, but not for 100%, it's about 60% right now.
                                      Honestly, I want to change the whole history of Microsoft in the 21st century, moreover I already have a plan for more than 20 years ahead. The problem is that I need an opportunity to spread it in the company, and I swear, that it will be the most epic future for the company. …

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                                      • Diff Window F8 hotkey "Next Difference" should go to the next difference within line, not simply the beginning of the line, containing diff

                                        Currently, word wrap is disabled in the diff window. This is understandable as it would complicate the diff. However, some files do not use great formatting. F8 currently finds the next LINE with a difference. It would be nice if F8 hotkey on diff window did a little more - Specifically, make F8 find the next difference AND ALSO horizontal scroll to the actual difference on that line.
                                        With word wrap currently disabled on diff and F8 only bring you to the beginning of the line, which contains a difference, it's basically impossible to actually horizontal scroll to the difference…

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • BUG: In sql database project script editor, detect invalid number of parameters to INSERT statement

                                          When editing a Stored procedure in a database project, the following is not detected as an error until the procedure is deployed:

                                          INSERT INTO DataWarehouse.DimensionOrganization(OrganizationKey, OrganizationCode) VALUES (1)

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                                            0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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