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  1. 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.

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

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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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                          • 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,…

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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.

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                                • mlg edition

                                  FREE SALES

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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.

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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

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                                      • 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.

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