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  1. Prompt in Visual Studio when changing GIT Branches with pending changes

    Be nice if we get a alert that we have outstanding changes if we are changing branches in GIT. This is the default functionality of Atlassian SourceTree, also they allow you to "Clean" change a branch.

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      0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add Compare with Unmodified to tab right-click menu.

      I'd love the ability to be able to right-click on the tab for an open file and select "Compare with Unmodified" - that way you don't have to find the file in the Solution Explorer or Team Explorer first.

      3 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Turn off automatic Zoom To Fit for EDM designer

        We primarily use Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition -- Whenever I open a large *.edmx file, the designer will always Zoom To Fit making it hard to read and use. I recommend updating this feature so that Visual Studio defaults to 100% zoom but remembers if it's changed by the user so the next time it opens it opens to the expected zoom level.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • #Enable Warning warning1, ... [As Error]

            I want to set different custom Option Strict between VB code files.
            But #Enable Warning can't treat warnings as error.
            So, I have designed a new syntax that enable error checks:
            #Enable Warning warning1, ... As Error

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support JavaDoc / doxygen style code comments for C++ intellisense

              XML documentation provides some benefit for intellisense, but it is very unwieldy for C++ (and unusual within the C/C++ ecosystem in general)

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                1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add 'cancel' to SQL Server Object Explorer

                Sometimes the operations in SQL Server Object Explorer fail with 'the wait operation timed out', e.g. if network connectivity to Azure or wherever is broken. The timeout is something like 60 seconds (possibly excessive?) and it would be nice to be able to manually cancel the operation rather than wait for the timeout. Also, Visual Studio's UI is unresponsive during the operation.
                VS version is: 14.0.25425.01 Update 3

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                  0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Similes in TFS Code reviews Comments like Skype

                  In TFS, during code review request comments TextBox if it is possible then it would be great help if we are able to send smiles like SKype. Some time we just appreciate the developer.. (Good Work).. some time we need to say that code may be produce bugs and many more.

                  This help us in team leading and helps to make strong relation with developer and team

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                    0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • notimplemented exception

                    Autogenerated code that implements "NotImplementedException" should automatically add a //TODO: function name as well.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support for Qooxdoo

                      Qooxdoo (https://github.com/qooxdoo/qooxdoo) is an open source Javascript framework for web/mobile client applications with a lot of UI components and libraries with code control, testing and document generation scripts.

                      Qooxdoo apps are also compatible with Cordova.

                      It would be nice to have "Visual Studio tools for Qooxdoo" with code completion build support (by calling an existing python script "generate.py") and links to the API.

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Manipulate web projects applying the same way as winforms projects

                        My idea: we want to manipulate web application project like this:
                        - A new web page appears as a new form window.
                        - We can add buttons, text fields, lebels ...
                        - Double click on the object and write its method
                        - It runs the web page draft is going to happen with the web browser.
                        Summarize manipulate web projects in the same way that the winforms projects.

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Run Tests Anywhere

                          I would like to be able to right-click in any method and "Run Tests" that cover that method (including private and internal). The context menu item is already there, and Code Lens shows the covering tests. Just have to run 'em. :-)

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                            0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Please add support in Visual Studio (2015) to properly edit .tcl files (coloring and unique words)

                            Currently editing .tcl files is torturous as there are no colors in the editor. It is simple to add for you guys and would greatly benfit .tcl developers worldwide

                            Thanks

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support re-run failed build steps (vNext build)

                              When your build has some failed steps, i.e. your last 2 steps are to deploy test agent and run functional tests, and they failed. You don't necessary to re-start the build from the very begining like
                              * get source code
                              * build solution
                              * copy files to target machines
                              * etc..
                              As they might sometime takes longer time to complete if you have a fairly big project.

                              At the moment, you cannot disable them either as your test steps need the output from those steps. If we can re-use the existing build session, we don't need to re-run those success…

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                                0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • vstest.console.exe should be able to handle multiple *.appx files

                                vstest.console.exe should be able to handle multiple *.appx files passed to it.

                                Currently it returns error -- Only one app package (.appx file) can be specified for running tests. and not supported.

                                7 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Show if the required dependencies of a package are met or not

                                  When looking at a package to add to your project it'd be nice if the dependencies list could be made to show if any of the required dependencies are met or not. You get prompted about this when you install the package, but it'd be nice to see prior to that.

                                  2 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add link to package page in the NuGet Package Manager

                                    As far as I can tell there's no link back to the package's page on nuget.org (or MyGet etc.). There's a link to report abuse and to the project's page, but none to the package's page.

                                    There's plenty of times where I'd like to pull up the webpage to check something but there's no easy way to do that. The closest way to do this from inside Visual Studio is to click on the report abuse link, then remove the /reportabuse portion of the url in the browser.

                                    Reasons for wanting this link:
                                    - See other packages from this author …

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                                      0 comments  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • C# can build web Application like Winforms and VS have a form designer for that

                                      it is very interest that C# have a project template that user can build web application like dwsigning a winforms...
                                      Visual studio can have a Form designer, a ToolBox for Component like windows Controls.
                                      finally this project Compile to a web app contain JS, CSS and HTML

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • type inference for lamda

                                        mplement 'var' type inference for lambda expressions in C# similar to equivalent functionality in VB.Net

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • provide paste folder with files to solution

                                          I paste folder with files to solution after that the solution showing only folder not files

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