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  1. Build a standalone version and debug it instead to attach to the Editor

    As far as I understood, UnityVS compiles the project .dll and then attaches to Unity Editor. However Unity Editor recompiles the dll on its own doubling the startup times. I believe it would be better if UnitVS was able to compile its own standalone version of the project, start it, attach to it and debug it without passing through the editor.

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

      Hi!

      Thanks for your suggestion!

      If we’re thinking about providing ways to call Unity to export games from Visual Studio, the amount of time it would take would be a lot larger than the time it takes for both VS and Unity to compile the C# code.

      As such, we anticipate that our main workflow will remain debugging the Unity Editor.

      Thanks & best regards,
      Jb Evain, Dev Lead, Tools for Unity

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        0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Give me back the surface of BIDS 2008. The new handling, surface etc. is terrible.

        It was much easier to work with SQL-Server 2008 BIDS. The handling was better and more realiable. You could see easier if controls are disabled. The placement and moving does not work fine. Frames and arrows of the controls were placed wrong.
        Here an example for the layout:

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          0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • do not open multiple tabs for same files opened from different symlink-ed paths.

          it is a little bit of a pain because you search "in folder" and then modify and save, and you get a popup saying you should reload content in another tab... which is the same file.
          (you can use GetFileInformationByHandle for that)

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Database Schema View was a cool feature in VS 2010 database projects. This was dropped out from Visual Studio 2012 and Missing in VS 2013.

            Database Schema View was a cool feature in Visual Studio 2010 database projects. This was dropped out from Visual Studio 2012 and still missing in VS 2013. So many of us who started with database projects in VS 2010 are still looking for it!

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              1 comment  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • This is not a ideas its a bug An unspecified error occurred on the render thread.

              An unspecified error occurred on the render thread.
              at System.Windows.Media.MediaContext.NotifyPartitionIsZombie(Int32 failureCode)
              at System.Windows.Media.MediaContext.NotifyChannelMessage()
              at System.Windows.Interop.HwndTarget.HandleMessage(Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)
              at System.Windows.Interop.HwndSource.HwndTargetFilterMessage(IntPtr hwnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wParam, IntPtr lParam, Boolean& handled)
              at MS.Win32.HwndWrapper.WndProc(IntPtr hwnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wParam, IntPtr lParam, Boolean& handled)
              at MS.Win32.HwndSubclass.DispatcherCallbackOperation(Object o)
              at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.InternalRealCall(Delegate callback, Object args, Boolean isSingleParameter)
              at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.TryCatchWhen(Object source, Delegate callback, Object args, Boolean isSingleParameter, Delegate catchHandler)
              at System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher.WrappedInvoke(Delegate callback, Object args, Boolean isSingleParameter, Delegate catchHandler)
              at System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher.InvokeImpl(DispatcherPriority priority, TimeSpan timeout, Delegate method, Object args, Boolean isSingleParameter)
              at System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher.Invoke(DispatcherPriority priority, Delegate method, Object arg)
              at MS.Win32.HwndSubclass.SubclassWndProc(IntPtr hwnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wParam, IntPtr lParam)
              at…

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Lightswitch dynamic load javascript files

                Dynamically loading Screen JavaScript files from webserver. So not all js files are loading when the application starts. A check box for lazy loading in the Screen property.

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                  0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • default projects to activate /LARGEADDRESSAWARE

                  Brand new 32 bit projects in C++ should default to have /LARGEADDRESSAWARE be active, so they get access to the entire 4GB address space from HeapAlloc.

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Notify developer that "Create data binding..." will remove custom binding expression.

                    I often use a subclass of the Binding markup extension. It would be nice if the XAML tool could warn me that I am losing that when I select "Create data binding...." I can't tell you how many times my validation stops working because the XAML editor replaced custom Binding extension with the vanilla version.

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                      0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add ability to save data compare options, tables, columns for future re-use

                      Currently you can't save the tables / columns you want as part of the data compare. It would be nice to have this feature.

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

                          themes for VS are way back, we need to have much richer theme gallery and (or) tool set with which we can create various of themes

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • add a text contrast

                            add a text contrast than we can find out what is the difference between the older file and the new file.

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Shortcut to comment code with /**/

                              Visual Studio has the awesome "comment like" feature (Ctrl-K-C). That's useful. But sometimes we need to comment parts of a line. For example:

                              var array = new [] { 1, 2, 3 };

                              I want to be able to select "2," and press Ctrl-K-C to insert /**/ comments:

                              var array = new [] { 1, /*2,*/ 3 };

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Include color theme setting in window layout switching

                                I love the new idea where we can change the window layout depending on what computer we are using VS. Whenever I take my coding on the road I must switch to the light theme due to the cursor being nearly invisible through remote desktop.

                                Please consider adding the ability to include the color theme when saving a window layout.

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                                  2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add go-offline option

                                  As we have go online option, add option for go offline in order to be used for switching networks or disconnecting from the tfs network

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                                  • Automatic conversion of C# class to TypeScript

                                    Automatic conversion of C# class to TypeScript

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow loading custom dictionaries from memory or reuse already loaded ones

                                      Currently, if I have multiple controls on screen, that require spelling check with custom dictionary, each of those controls load the dictionary from disk - so having 10 controls on screen might end up as 5-10 seconds of loading.
                                      There are several problems:
                                      - Adding custom dictionary is not asynchronous operation, so you can't make it happen in background
                                      - Even if you use pack uri to load dictionary from assembly resources, it still accesses the disk - not only for reading, but also for writing temp file
                                      - It needs not only load custom dictionary, but also parse it …

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                                        0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Put (or allow configuration to put) 'Microsoft Visual Studio' in the title of floating windows

                                        This issue is extremely personal, but I suspect that some others may have related problems.

                                        The title of 'Floating' windows does not contain any indication that the window belongs to visual studio - instead, the title is 'Project - Filename.extension'. This interferes with the normal operation of my autohotkey enabled alt-tab alternative (itself necessary to relieve RSI issues), and prevents me from being able to effectively make use of floating visual studio windows.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Visual Studio Online - Completed pull requests should diff to where it was merged instead of to head

                                          When you view the completed pull requests you get a diff to the head of the branch you did the merge to. It would make more sense if the diff showed your code relative to the place where it was actually merged. Then you could see what changes was part of that pull request instead of just getting "No changes between these branches."

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