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  1. Add target Framework version and targeting for each project in solution properties tab

    it would be nice to check uncheck target framework version and update for each project inside solution, so that migrating is easier.

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Show upload progress when publishing Click Once

      When publishing a large project from Visual Studio using Click Once it would be nice to be able to see the progress. All it says right now is "Publishing files...".

      It really should list the files as they are copied, give you a percentage complete, and an estimate of time left so you know how long you have to wait.

      The current progress bar is often wildly inaccurate, zooming to almost complete and then holding there with no indication of what is happening. Publishing to a remote server can often take more than 15 minutes where there is no reliable…

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        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Please fix the test output window

        Currently, the output of the unit test is limited in ways which often disrupt the developer's "flow":

        1. The log is truncated.
        2. Cannot select and copy to clipboard only a portion of the text.
        3. The font is proportional.

        Regarding the first point: I have extensive logging in many of my tests, and "interesting" part of the log often ends-up being below the !!! LOG TRUNCATED !!! cut-off. I understand there may be performance reasons for not displaying the entire log, but at least make it an opt-in feature for those of us who would otherwise be forced to…

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          1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Prevent VS2015 being made top most window while loading

          When launching VS2015 it takes quite a long time to load.

          During this time VS2015 is unresponsive to user input which means you can't minimise it.

          If while it is loading I show my desktop to hide VS2015, VS2015 pops back to the foreground several times as it loads.

          This is kind of bad manners for an application, and it means that while VS2015 is loading I can't get on with another task such as organising other apps because at some random point VS2015 will pop to the foreground in a non responsive state.

          1. Please multi-thread VS2015 startup so…

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            2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Extend C++ Support for Android Development

            Visual Studio has added C++ tools for cross-platform mobile development and they seems to be cool at first sight, but prove to be pretty useless when you start doing something.

            Recently I faced the issue of loading the dynamic library. The program crashes. I reported the issue, but the developers told me nothing but use java. That is ridiculous! If I wanted to use java, I would go for Android Studio. Visual Studio is not a java IDE. Almost any more or less serious app needs some third-party functionality (like unrarring or unzipping), which is normally provided by libraries. What…

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add exporting/sharing pending changes, merge, SQL schema comparison report

              Visual Studio shows a lot of reports on the screen. Many of them cannot be exported or shared with others. Make sure that all reports can be shared.

              For exmaple using SSDT in VS 2013/2015 I can do a schema comparison report. However, I cannot share it with my team mates.

              Today I have merged some changes. I want to check with the developers if all is good, but I canot export pending changes.

              Sharing seems to be missing in a lot of places.

              Regards
              Dejan

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                0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Show a preview of the location of project and solution files in the Create Project dialog

                The "Create directory for solution" checkbox is a source of confusion, even for seasoned developers: https://twitter.com/tom_forsyth/status/748397481210306560
                https://twitter.com/HookTM/status/748317930144796675
                https://twitter.com/bmcnett/status/748309501195935746

                Showing a preview of the final paths for the sln and vcxproj files in the Create Project dialog would solve this for everyone.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Very easy ! other languages and beginner modules

                  school languages like - german ..... for age 10+
                  and
                  beginner modules at the same age 10+

                  and for all parts !!!!

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Highlight region/endregion directives using hex color in margins

                    Placing a hex color code at the end of a region directive will highlight the margins inside that region

                    ex:
                    #region Feilds <color=b2ffff>

                    //The margins inside this region are light blue.

                    #endregion

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Modify the git add-in in VS2015 to only commit changes to selected files instead of a blanket Commit All.

                      Modify the git feature in VS2015 to only commit changes to selected files instead of a blanket Commit All that commits changes for all files with the same comment. You can leave the Commit All options there if you want, but please add Commit options to commit changes only to selected files. The way it works in VS2013 is the desired behavior.

                      I am forced to use the git command line to commit changes for individual files (not that it's a bad thing to use the command line).

                      Thanks!

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                        0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Import settings from previous version on install or first-run

                        When I install a new version of Visual Studio, it's usually on a machine with one or more previous versions installed. I would like the opportunity to have all my settings imported either by the installer or by the first-run experience so that I can immediately start using the new version of Visual Studio.

                        By "settings", I mean customizations to the tool windows, toolbars and keyboard shortcuts, as well as Server Explorer connections and Team Explorer connections, plus whatever else I'm forgetting that would make it easier to start using the freshly-installed new version immediately.

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                          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Pre-select installation options based on previous VS installations

                          In the new "Willow" installer, I find that the default selection is only the VS core editor. Being a longtime Visual Studio users, I'm usually installing a new major version on a machine that still has one or more previous versions, so it would be great if the installer of the latest version offered to give me parity with my existing installation (in terms of packages/options/tools) so I don't have to remember what I selected the last time and have to re-launch the installer when I discover I forgot to install something.

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                            1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            This is good feedback. We have a couple of ideas under review for solving this. One challenge is that every VS2015 installation includes C# and VB for desktop and web development, but we can’t presume that every user needs all those capabilities. But roaming your configuration across machines is a desirable goal and once we’re able to implement sign-in into the installer, we’ll be able to persist your choices to the cloud as a good starting point.

                            Thanks for sharing – and looking forward to seeing feedback from others too in this area.

                            Tim Sneath | Visual Studio Team

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                              0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Rework the bookmarks: import, export, edit, drag, update when code is updated, etc.

                              In their current state, bookmarks, I'm sorry to say, are mostly broken.

                              You can't export them to a different project and because they are stored in a binary blob you cannot export or save them manually.

                              Sometimes they get cleared for some reason, and since they can't be saved or exported, they're lost.

                              When the code is updated with version control, they are not updated a become meaningless.

                              They can't be edited and they can't be dragged, so after a code base update you have to delete bookmarks and redo them manually.

                              Because of all these problems bookmarks are just…

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                                1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Hello VS Team, We should implement the following features in the Testing tools Suite of Visual Studio

                                Hello VS Team, We should implement the following features in the in coming versions of Visual Studio Suite of Testing tools.These are more in demand from a number of clients

                                1. Migration of Performance scripts from Load Runner --> Web Load & Performance Testing

                                2. Migration of Automation scripts from Unified Fucntional Tester --> Coded UI Testing

                                This would change the complete landscape of the tool. As a product Manager and Test manager I would find these very important features in VSTS

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                                  0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 솔루션 탐색기 말고도 메소드를 탐색할 수 있는 창이 있으면 좋겠습니다.

                                  솔루션 탐색기 말고도 메소드를 탐색할 수 있는 창이 있으면 좋겠습니다.

                                  not only solution finder, need method finder.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add a change counter label to each file in Incuded changes tree

                                    Team Explorer > Pending Changes > Included Changes has a counter label for the number of files changed, but there should be a file-level indicator for the number of changes in a particular file. I've had on numerous occasions, run a merge between branches and the file has zero changes. It would be helpful before diving into diff to see a little indicator at the file name, such as "(X)" where X is the number of changes detected. It would make my workflow faster.

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                                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Amend previous commit should allow the previous commit's message to be edited.

                                      Git gui does this: when adding changes to the previous commit, it brings up its description and allows editing it before committing the amend. Simple and very, very reasonable.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        Allow logging into your account to automatically install extensions you have downloaded from the store.

                                        I have multiple computers I work from, managing the extensions and settings between them would be much easier if it was just automatic based on the login.

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