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  1. 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…

      4 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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

        122 votes
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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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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • define variable in switch

            Please see the discussion at
            http://stackoverflow.com/questions/29628507/c-sharp-get-switch-value-if-in-default-case

            Wouldn't it be nicer if you could do the following so that fooResult is only visible in the scope of the switch block and then be able to use it at the "default" (fallback case) subblock of the switch code block?

            switch (var fooResult = MyFoo())
            {
            case 0:
            ...
            break;
            ...
            default:
            handleOthersCase(fooResult);
            break;
            }

            The alternative of evaluating a 2nd time the value inside the "default" is not optimal and the other alternative of defining a local variable outside of the switch block is also not optimal for garbage collection, code optimization,…

            2 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Please make multiple code highlighting and selection a native part of visual studio

              Take a look at what the plugin Emmet in Sublime Text 2/3 does, and try and implement that natively for visual studio.

              More importantly is the ability to have multiple highlighting and text manipulation like in native Sublime Text 2/3. Right now there is a plugin that mediocrily does the job, but it is far from there. This plugin is called MixEdit

              Check this out for a small feel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czQipWJA8EU

              4 votes
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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Multiple iterations can be running at the same times, please display them under the Current heading.

                I am part of a large company and we have multiple teams sprinting on a staggered set of iterations.

                When viewing the Backlogs in Visual Studio Online from a Portfolio view, we can have multiple sprints currently active but the Web UI only allows 1 current sprint under the Current heading.

                7 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • mlg edition

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Attach documents to code editor

                    I wish there was a possibility to attach documents to the code editor. For example,i want attach the flow chart diagram file or picture file to be attached to a method or block of codes.

                    Thanks.

                    9 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add Git Source Control Icons for SSAS/SSIS/SSRS Projects

                      Source control icons do not appear in the solution explorer for SSAS, SSIS or SSRS projects when using Git through the MS provider. Source control functions do work however.

                      This functionality does work in VisualSVN, so it would seem to be attainable.

                      See discussion at https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/dde6c22b-8cf7-40c6-8daf-8a65f8327f47/source-status-icons-for-ssis-ssas-project?forum=tfsversioncontrol

                      20 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • In TFS compare tool show with big leters that files are same. So I do not have to scan all document

                        When I compare files and they are same. Just tell me they are same with good visible label

                        Please do not implement this usung popup dialog with Ok button

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • There may be a future that when ever user mouse over any bracket it should display the line number of closing bracket and vise versa.

                          There may be a future that when ever user mouse over any bracket (start / close) it should display the line number of closing / start bracket and vise versa.

                          6 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Display the Visual Studio logo when no windows are open

                            As a minor visual update, the empty space of the workbench backdrop could include a visual studio logo when no windows are open.

                            2 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Change the default behaviour of ServicePointManager.SecurityProtocols to use TLS 1.2

                              Recent vulnerabilities in SSL 3.0 and TLS 1.0 and PCI-DSS 3.1 which is mandating disabling TLS 1.0 means that the default behaviour of the System.Net.ServicePointManager.SecurityProtocol to use SS3.0 and TLS 1.0 is now longer appropriate and can be considered insecure.

                              The default should be to use the most secure version that the server supports, currently TLS 1.2 on Windows 2012 and 2012 R2.

                              In addition, this property should be settable globally in configuration rather than having to modify each individual application to override the setting.

                              8 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support XAML Code Snippets inside the IntelliSense dropdown, not only using the contextmenu

                                I would love to have my XAML Code Snippets inside the IntelliSense dropdown when I edit XAML. Just type the first few characters of the name and hit the TAB key. This would make using these code snippets much easier. This would be the same as the C#, XML or JS code snippets.

                                Currently you have to insert them using the XAML editor context menu. This is not a great UX.

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                                  0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Generate ThemeDictionaries inside Blend

                                  Add a Theme generator feature to Blend.

                                  I now generate ThemeDictionaries using Hammer.Pants, https://github.com/Sonnemaf/HAMMER

                                  I would love to have similar functionality in Blend.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Drag image files (JPG/PNG) from the Solution Explorer and Drop them on the Design surface

                                    Drag & Drop of images was supported in Blend 2013 and is not supported any more in the 2015 version.

                                    6 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • mstest output format suggestions

                                      Hi
                                      The default mstest output is :
                                      Results Top Level Tests
                                      ------- ---------------
                                      Passed Citect.Platform.Browse.UnitTests.TreeCacheBrowseSessionTests.TreeCacheBrowseSessionTest
                                      [starttime] = 25/08/2015 6:57:28 AM
                                      [endtime] = 25/08/2015 6:57:49 AM

                                      With the /detail:starttime /detail/endtime added. This has a couple of issues :
                                      1. This is UTC time which is not flagged with the "T" or the +10 for the time offset when most other timestamping is in local time
                                      2. I would prefer one line per result

                                      Now I know I can make the trx file do anything, however it would be nice if the default logging was better.

                                      Request :
                                      a. allow some C#…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • XAML Boolean Expressions

                                        It would be easier in XAML to do some tasks like hide or show an element if we could use boolean expressions in the bindings. For example to show an TextBox if a list has element with something like: <TextBox isEnabled="myList.length > 0"/>.

                                        Now we have to create a new property and bind it to the textBox is enabled field. In some languages like AngularJS it is really simple: <input ng-show="myList.Length>0"></input>

                                        Thank you

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                                          0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Enable VS Community activation/registration offline

                                          It would be nice if there was a way to register/activate the Community Edition of VS offline, that one can use it (longer than 30 days) on virtual machines without internet access or PC that cannot access the Internet.
                                          There's a way to install it on machines like those discribed above using the "/layout"-Option of the setup on another PC to then install it on the offline PC afterwards, but then there isn't an option to register/activate that copy of VS.
                                          For example let us download a license file for the community edition in addition to signing into a Microsoft-Account…

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                                            71 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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