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  1. Automatically call "npm install" when an updated copy of package.json is downloaded from source control

    If I add a dependency or devDependency to package.json, then it will automatically run "npm install" once I save it, so I'll have those new dependencies installed locally. However, when I check package.json in to source control, and the rest of my team gets the latest updates, "npm install" isn't called, unless they manually do something to trigger it. This means that they won't have all of the dependencies installed on their local machines, and things will break. Currently we're having to rely on each team member sending a group email to let everyone else know that they need to…

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    • Option to immediately set a new project as the startup project

      Currently when you add a new project to a solution, you have to add the project and then right click on it to set it as the startup project. This flow could be improved by having a checkbox within the 'Add Project' FileDialog that toggles whether the project that's about to be added should be set as the startup.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Unity .shader (ShaderLab) IntelliSense

        Need intellisense for ShaderLab. Currently not available and working anywhere.

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow proper versioning with SQL Server Database Projects

          There needs to be a new type of Database Project - something like "versioned database".

          What I want is for the project to create a "Updates" directory when the project is created. Whenever I make changes, the "Publish" button should not appear; just the "Generate script" button. When a script of those changes is generated, the user can name it and the SQL script is then saved into a new file in the "Updates" directory. There would then be an option to "Publish updates". An "Updates" table would also be created in the database, and only updates that haven't been…

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            0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add a tool tip to assembly reference to see its path

            I often want to see assembly reference's path. To do this requires to go to the reference properties, find there Path field, and scroll it as it never fits the small property window.

            Think that a tool tip can greatly ease this flow.
            Also it would be nice to see the path for missing assemblies as well. E.g. where a project expects them to be.

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              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Binding

              I can never remember complex bindings, particularly in situations where there is no datacontext available. I would like some shorthand properties that let me bind to the current UserControl, for example. Currently I have to do something like this:

              RelativeSource={RelativeSource FindAncestor, AncestorType={x:Type views:XXXXXView}}

              But I would like to do:

              RelativeSource={UserControl}}

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                0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide a clear statement of direction for XAML/WPF so that the dev community knows where to concentrate their efforts.

                I am confused about which technology has a future: Silverlight, WPF, or WinRT. What should I choose for new development now? Why is there so much variation in the libraries and toolsets? How do I know that anything I choose is not going to be abandoned by MS in one year's time - like .NET in WinRT? WPF seems like an abandoned building - every WPF question that I look up on Stack Overflow was answered between 2008 and 2010, unlike the MS web stack which is constantly evolving. MS, please support Windows programming with a clear and coherent vision,…

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                  1 comment  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make native CString or char* or wchar* string editable with the "Text visulizer" by default.

                  Make native CString or char* or wchar* string editable with the "Text visulizer" by default.

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                    0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Enable rebuild on single file in .Net (C#) project just like in Native C++

                    Enable rebuild on single file in a .Net project (C#). Should be able both just "compile" the file and also to incrementally "link" into existing IL-code.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • IDE has become slow

                      VS2008 Pro (all installed) on my machine takes less than a second to load. VS2010 takes 8 seconds, and VS2015 Community takes 12 seconds to load.

                      What happened to the IDE since you switched to WPF? Install times have ballooned and so have startup times. Don't get me started on the GUI and icon changes.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        • Improve the experience when debugging store/COM objects with VC++ to bring it into line with doing the same thing with C# .Net.

                          With the Windows store interfaces being COM, the experience you have debugging a C++ store application is considerably less useful (it's largely useless in fact) than it is with C#.
                          For example, if you examine a Windows.Storage.StorageFolder variable when debugging a C# app, you can see the names and values of the properties. Doing the equivalent in C++ just shows you Platform::Object and its __vfptr and the interface methods - hardly what you'd hope for.
                          This makes development using what should be the best choice language for store applications a pain.

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Introduce private classes on namespace level

                            When creating components, I often have one main class that shall be used to instanciate an implementation of an interface, and several others providing the implementation of the (sub-)interfaces of the component.
                            These classes I currently set to 'internal' accessibility.
                            Unfortunately, they can then be seen by all other classes in the same assembly where I would like to keep them private to the components implementation.
                            For this, a workaround is to have them nested in classes, but this messes up the project structure.

                            Instead I would like to have a 'private' keyword also for non-nested classes, which would limit…

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Reverse the order of EF Get-Migrations list

                              It would be nice if EF Get-Migrations list order is reversed, older on top and newer at the bottom. During app & DB development the probably most common scenario is to:
                              1) create the migration
                              2) test it, revert
                              3) apply again

                              But the lastest migrations are showing at the top of the list. So if you just want to go back to the last migration, you need to scroll the console up to find out, what the name was.

                              It would be much easier, if the newest migrations show at the bottom. In most cases you could get the…

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add newsletter feature on this site with option that who would like to have news in his email about what , like new version release of C#

                                Add newsletter feature on this site with option that who would like to have news in his email about what , like new version release of C#

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • GaaS gide render host service

                                  I hope to Add Nivida GaaS for stream GIDE rendering
                                  like Amazon GaaS host server for games stream on real time rendering

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                                  http://www.nvidia.com/object/cloud-gaming.html

                                  link
                                  https://developer.nvidia.com/grid-app-game-streaming

                                  link for GaaS server setup
                                  https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/build-3d-streaming-applications-with-ec2s-new-g2-instance-type/

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                                    0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • make an android visual studio like the windows

                                    It will help alot tablet easier for coder than pc , and soon will be portabe devise more important than pc ,,please make visual studio for android to be able done my work from tablet

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                                    • Allow XML comments with <see cref> links inside method body

                                      When commenting implementation of a method, as opposed to its contract, you put comments inside method body.

                                      There's no reason why I can't make these comments adhere to the XML format and mark references to code symbols using the very useful <see cref> element (denoted by /// or /** */). It would be even better if the IDE supported this too and even allowed me to navigate to the definition.

                                      So two things are suggested:
                                      1. The C# language rule that says that a loose comment (unassociated to any symbol) cannot be an XML comment should be removed:
                                      https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/d3x6ez1z%28v=vs.90%29.aspx

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                                      • Browser apps module bundler to improve Typescript client development and debugging

                                        I've spent last 3 days trying to setup VS2015 environment for developing browser apps in React, Redux with Typescript and I made it work. But in order this to work I used Webpack module bundler. So VS2015 compiles .ts files into js and then Webpack bundle it into a single js file (to get all external modules like react-redix, etc available in the js code). So this all works except you no longer able to debug typescript code you wrote because it's all bundled. Not really good for such a capable IDE as VS2015. My idea is that Microsoft could…

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • page inspector

                                          page inspector was very useful for web developer but in visual studio 2015 it's not exist. if we see again this handy tools again. tanx

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