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  1. Provide a refresh button for NuGet Package Manager

    When working with a local NuGet Server using the Visual Studio NuGet Package manager window, there is no option to "refresh" the list of packages as is common with nearly every tool available from Microsoft!

    This is a big miss on Microsoft's part because the only way to "refresh" the NuGet package list right now is to completely close the NuGet Package Manager window and re-open it!

    Therefore, a Refresh button on the NuGet Package Manager window is sorely needed.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • --experimentalDecorators flag

      Add tag --experimentalDecorators to the Typescript compiler command.

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow custom build tools to run in parallel

          We build a lot of project using the C++ Qt framework with Visual Studio. Header files having Qt signals/slots are run through a tool called the MetaObjectCompiler to generate a cpp file. This is a custom build tool that is not run parallel, though there is no reason why it shouldn't. This makes build awfully slow sometimes.
          I realize it might not be possible to run every custom build tool in parallel, but a per-file option "Can run in parallel" (false as default) might be a solution. The Qt-Addin for VS could set that option to true and you'd make…

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            2 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Fix MSBuild so that it can do cross team project builds

            Here is the scenario...

            I am trying to create a build definition using an MSBUILD task and the default TFS2015 (Onsite) VsoBuildAgent that can build a specific Solution within one Team Project that relies on/contains a project within a different Team Project (the project is included in the Solution). This all builds fine locally but when trying to create this build definition it says it can not find the project that is located in within the different Team Project. It also tries to build all the solutions within the first Team Project even though I have pointed it to a…

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            • Allow selecting alternative glyphs from opentype fonts

              Several OpenType fonts contain alternative glyphs for digits (say slashed zero) and certain characters ('g', 'y', etc).
              Please enhance VS to render OpenType fonts first (those with cubic Bezier curves) and allow selecting alternative glyphs.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Replace MFC with something like Nana C++

                I shouldn't have to convince you that it makes sense to have a nice UI toolkit for C++. Along with MFC, a handful of C++ UI toolkits exist that have enough features to create full featured applications. But, they all rely on custom types that are no longer needed when using modern C++.

                Consider creating something like Nana C++ where modern C++ is embraced and CString and CArray are thrown out the window.

                Something cross platform would be great even if it required using a subset of features.

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                  2 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make quickfind clicks not "sticky"

                  When disabling a search option (such as "use regex") in the quickfind option, the button remains virtually the same color until you click elsewhere (see attached enabled-disabled-clickElsewhere image).

                  When a user clicks a button "off" in quickfind, it should appear fully off immediately.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Ruler in BIDS / SSDT

                    All the Ruler to be enabled by default!!!

                    In every version of BIDS/SSDT since SQL 2008, the ruler has to be turned EACH and EVERY time you access the report!

                    Seriously, why do you need to each time you access a report need to , Click Report | View | Ruler, just to see the there should be an open to enable it by default every time BIDS/SSDT is launched!

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                      1 comment  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Javascript console panel

                      Provide a better way to run javascript and check values into a console panel without need starts the web-browser, like in the WebStorm (Ctrl+F5).

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                        1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Get Rid of Text Blur on File Load

                        When opening a C# file the code text is blurring for a split second to half a second. This is starting to mess with my eyes some, so please improve this issue.

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                          0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          • Allow generic C# class to be extended from it's generic parameter "class MyClass<TParent> : TParent {}"

                            Allow constructions like:

                            class MyClass<TParent> : TParent
                            {
                            }

                            This also requires a possibility to specify TParent

                            class MyClass<TParent> : TParent where TParent : OtherClass, IInterface
                            {
                            }

                            This also requires a possibility to specify constructors in interfaces,
                            so MyClass can call its parent constructor.

                            This feature will add a great flexibility and resolve a lot of problems in complex type hierarchies which are impossible to solve right now.
                            This will also allow to easily create mixins in C# which is impossible now.

                            13 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • fix this ExcelApp.Workbooks.OpenText

                              ExcelApp.Workbooks.OpenText(TeacherErrPath, TextQualifier: Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.XlTextQualifier.xlTextQualifierDoubleQuote, Comma: true); does not work correctly. Anything quoted should always be treated as strings including numbers, adding a single quote preceeding the number is NOT an option, as that will make the CSV non standard and not useful in any other application.
                              please provide a way to launche excel to adhere to the csv standard.

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Integrate Microsoft Groove in Visual Studio

                                I hear every time music at work and use Visual Studio for developing. It would be nice if the LiveID from Studio can connect with Microsoft Groove and let me browse my playlists and play music inside.

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                                • How to Convert a Desktop App to a Windows 10 App

                                  Can someone please just tell me, in a DIRECT way, what I have to do to convert a Desktop app to a Windows 10 app? -- that's ALL that I need to know. Please be as precise and quick-to-the-point as possible, and EXCLUDE any unnecessary information. Here is what I would like to know (AND NOTHING MORE):

                                  1 - I would like to know the NAME OF THE TOOL that makes the conversion.
                                  2 - If the tool is already included with Visual Studio 2015, please provide how to ACCESS THE TOOL.
                                  3 - Otherwise, I would like to know…

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                                  • SSDT-BI for VS 2015

                                    When is SSDT-BI for Visual Studio 2015 coming out?

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                                      5 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Fix IronRuby and other Tools etc

                                      Actually, I am a newbie on Visual Studio 2015. I am not quite sure how to use the RAD environment on VS 2015 since I am so used to entering code using NotePad++ for HTML, CSS, JavaScript, CodeBlocks 13.12 for C & C++ and NetBeans for Java SE8 . None the less. I would utilise MVA, online videos and read up on using the VS 2015 IDE on how to do development in the VS ecosystem. I would appreciate if IronRuby 1.1.3 for Visual Studio is functioning, the current Ruby Tools are for VS 2010. I also intend to do…

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                                      • Microsoft Edge WPF

                                        EdgeHTML is available for UWP (Universal Windows Platform). Please, add support also for WPF. The old WebBrowser control with Internet Explorer interop has too many limitations and drawbacks in these days.

                                        Thank you

                                        In addition, very welcome feature:
                                        Scrollbar templating

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                                          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add Favorites / Recent to Server Explorer

                                          Add two entries at the top of the Server Explorer for Favorites and Recent. Then on every entry in the Server Explorer include a pin option to each dropdown. Right now our subscription has so many entries for VMs/WebApps/Storage that its difficult to use.

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