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  1. VSTS Allow Deployments to sovereign Azure Clouds

    When adding an Azure endpoint to VSTS you cannot enter the ServiceManagementUrl. You need to set this value if you are going to do an automated build to one of our sovereign Azure clouds (US Gov, China, and soon Germany). for example the commercial endpoint is https://management.core.windows.net, and the US Gov endpoint is https://management.core.usgovcloudapi.net.

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      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Git commit.template support in Visual Studio

      It would be great if Visual Studio's Git integration could support the commit.template configuration.

      https://git-scm.com/book/en/v2/Customizing-Git-Git-Configuration#committemplate-7kT8HRswI4

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        0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Rename Variable Window

        In the newly introduced Rename variable Window, the new name is being shown in black color in the dark theme. Sometimes its hard detect, so it will be helpful if you can use a lighter color when a dark theme is used

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Compatibility with older VS version For VB Programming

          Can we have a setting to turn off [ & _ ] To [ & ] for VB Programming. Because of the compatibility with older VS version.

          It is very important for Developer to choose new IDE or not.
          After Editing VB file in VS2015, the file will be found syntax error by other VS version (2012, 2010, 2008).

          We are looking forward the new patch/ fix for that Compatibility issue.

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • F5/Debug should automatically deploy the latest version when running on local machine

            When building a UWP I shouldn't have to deploy and then debug each time. Debugging on my local machine should automatically deploy the latest code

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              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Parameterized configurations for VC++ projects/solutions

              When building VC++ project/solution for several toolsets currently we create many configurations, like: v110_Debug, v110_DebugMT, v110_Debug_DynamicBoost, v110_Debug_StaticBoost, v110_ReleaseMT, v110_Release_StaticBoost, v110_Release_DynamicBoost,
              v120_Debug, v120_DebugMT, v120_Debug_DynamicBoost, v120_Debug_StaticBoost, v120_ReleaseMT, v120_Release_StaticBoost, v120_Release_DynamicBoost etc.

              It is a poorly scalable solution, please provide the ability to specify a configuration parameter, or an alternative solution for that issue

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                1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make Ctrl-F search box not send you back to editor after last result. This makes me accidentally delete code all the time.

                Make Ctrl-F search box not send you back to editor after last result. This makes me accidentally delete code all the time. I hit enter looking for next result, but don't realize I am now deleting the last thing it found.

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                  0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow users to switch users when signing in with a different user account

                  Currently if I try to sign in with a different user account the following error is displayed (attached):

                  "We were unable to establish a connection because it configured for user name@OLD.com but you attempted to connect using user name@NEW.com. To connect as a different user perform a switch user operation [...]"

                  This error message makes it clear that you know the user is trying to login with a different login. But instead of being to immediately take action you force the user to click okay, then go dig through menus and try to figure out how to "perform a…

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                    2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Figure out graceful support for switching user accounts - no more devenv /resetuserdata

                    Please figure out a graceful way to handle switching user accounts The vast majority of the time when I switch user accounts in VS (i.e., from my personal account to my work account) is fails and I have to use devenv /resetuserdata

                    The year is 2016..You are a world leader in technology. You should be able to handle multiple accounts.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Intellisense for c# conditional compilation symbols

                      When writing an #if in c# its hard to know what compilation symbols are defined. it would be great if intellisense could list the available ones.

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Short project desription to be displayed in Solution Explorer

                        I would like to be able to add a short description to my projects, which will display when I mouse hover over the project node in Solution Explorer.

                        Useful in the cases where I am not fully sure "what is this project doing"

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • XML comment tags should be fully supported in object browser and intellisense

                          All of the available xml tags for comments, but especially the <example> and <code> tags should be supported in object browser and intellisense tooltips.
                          For object browser, having the examples in it (and the other xml tags) will transform it into a working manual for libraries inside VS.
                          For intellisense, maybe the short tooltip should remain the same, only with a "See more..." button (if more tags exist) that will open up an enhanced view with all the tags.

                          The contents of the code tags should be color highlighted and formatted based on the used language.

                          The object browser part…

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Stop injecting AssemblyVersion.cpp into my projects

                            Please stop silently adding files to my project, or at least give me some way to disable that behavior on a project-by-project basis! If you need my C++/CLI project to include a particular assembly attribute, tell me what it is and I'll include it!

                            I have recently been plagued by two different issues caused by the injection of the system-generated AssemblyAttributes.cpp into C++/CLI projects. Here are some reasons why such file-injection is an absolutely horrible idea:
                            1. The injection process does not insure compatible compiler flags are used to build the injected file. It always uses the project default ClCompile…

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                              1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Set automatic breakpoint

                              The issue is that e.g. my program is running and I can perform different actions in it (e.g. delete item) but I don't know what is the first function that will be executed in my project. So I need to guess and find the function first, what can be a lot of wasted time in some huge project.

                              It would be nice that after I perform some action in my program (e.g. delete item) it would automatically hit the "virtual" breakpoint inside the first executed function in my project.

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                                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Keep command line window open (finally!)

                                Starting a console project opens the console, runs and then closes the console window immediately. I understand why this happens: The program is done.

                                But this is not what anyone wants!

                                Please add a Visual Studio feature that allows us to easily keep a console window open to inspect what the program did.

                                This issue is a constant annoyance and trips up literally 100% of all new .NET developers. Please treat this item with priority. It is amazing to me that such an egregious usability problem has not been solved for 15 years in .NET.

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                                  2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • TFS -> View History -> Actual Version should be shown bold!

                                  TFS -> View History -> Actual Version should be shown bold!

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                                    0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Improve UX and discoverability of changing IIS Express properties

                                    Veteran Visual Studio users know where to go to modify IIS Express settings like authentication and SSL. New users do not nor is it discoverable or intuitive. Instead of expecting to find the configuration on the Properties -> Web page, they Google how to do it to find that it's actually under the Properties window of the selected Web project, wasting time.

                                    Please move the configuration of IIS express totally to the Properties -> Web area to make it easier to discover and change settings.

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                                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • I think it would be a great Idea for all VB.Net developers if you can add a setting just like in C# to remove the new line on ENTER key

                                      I think it would be a great Idea for all VB.Net developers if you can add a setting just like in C# to remove the new line on ENTER key press for the Intellisence

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Drag and Drop horizontal and vertical screen position

                                        Hi,

                                        Why isnt it possible to drag and drop the screen code horizontally under two screens divided like my screenshot in attach file?

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • create some common platform for run-time sharing data between two Microsoft Products

                                          Hi,

                                          I am .net developer having 10 years of development experience. Sometimes we are facing issue like

                                          1) when some component / website was developed on vb.net and some component was developed in c#.net. so its very difficult to share data, specially session between two web languages. kindly request you to create some create some common platform (frontend side, not from SQL Server site) for run-time sharing data between two Microsoft Products

                                          Awaiting for your positive reply.
                                          Regards
                                          Kapil Dave
                                          http://in.linkedin.com/in/kapilkumardave

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                                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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