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  1. support arithmetic operations on Blend numeric textfields

    why not support arithmetic operations on numeric textfields, it can add a real plus-value to the tool and can improve the productivity of the designer/developer

    example:

    24*7

    480/3

    240*0.8

    24*2+200

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      3 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks for your feedback.

      While this is a good idea, and something we would love to eventually get to, we don’t have immediate plans to add this to Blend. However, we will keep tracking it because it will eventually rise up to the top of our backlog.

      Thanks,
      Unni

      Program Manager,
      Visual Studio

    • Add a search box in the "Add command" window when customizing menus

      The IDE offers to customize toolbars and menu, which is greet.

      However, as there is hundreds of commands, it's sometime difficult to find a specific command (for example, where is the "Source control explorer" command?). You can see the window in the attached file.

      I'd suggest to add a small search box to quickly find command, either by ID or by label.

      This may be similar to the settings windows.

      Thanks

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        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add Peek Definition support for CSS classes

        Peek Definition...and Go to Definition....extremely useful, for code. However, quite often I find myself wanting to take a look at some CSS styles (particularly bootstrap) to take a quick peek at the styles. Peek Definition across the IDE so that I could use it to peek at CSS would make this much more streamlined.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • New Project template wizard should provide checkbox for adding sample files

          Many of the project templates provided by Microsoft come with a number of sample files.

          When opening a project type for the first time, these sample files may be helpful. But after having created a number of projects of the same type over and over again these sample files become redundant and it's annoying to manually delete them over and over again.

          I'd like to suggest to add a "Add sample files" checkbox to the New Project wizard dialog box.

          When this checkbox is checked, sample files should be added to the newly created project. If it's unchecked, no sample…

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            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enhance filtering on build alerts so I can alert on groups of builds of interest

            The current filter is far too rudimentary. If I have 7 or 8 builds pertaining to a single purpose and want to alert based on the failure of one of these builds I can't easily make a single alert for these builds. I can easily alert on a single build or on ALL builds but alerting just on a small set of builds is not so easy. Yes I can add 7 or 8 OR clauses to my filter but this is a nuisance.

            I could use a naming pattern and call all my builds "ABC-xxxxx" but when alerting I…

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              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support Spec Explorer in Visual Studio 2015

              Spec Explorer is a masterpiece for testing requirements:
              It is closest to the best general known way of defining requirements ( thanks to abstract state machines) in a language you master using a very rich object-object oriented architecture!
              Please make it work with Visual Studio 2015.

              142 votes
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                under review  ·  8 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • make it possible to "re-debug" when debugging a unit test without recompiling

                I suggest you make it possible to "re-debug" when debugging unit tests so that I don't have to recompile the test project and its dependencies if I missed something when stepping through it.

                Sometimes the code break somewhere unexpected and in this case it would be nice to start from the beginning without needing to stop, "debug unit test" and wait some seconds before being up and running again.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Bring back Number Drag in Blend 2015

                  In Blend 2013 and previous, whenever editing a numeric value in the Properties Pane the values could be changed with the mouse alone. A Target cursor would appear and by holding down left mouse button + dragging to left or the right the number would increase or decrease. This was an invaluable feature when adjusting margin, padding and even grid rows/columns. It allowed for adjustments to be made without staring at the number, nor two hands on the keyboard.

                  IMHO, this was one of the killer features of Blend as a Visual Designer where the one hand is nearly always…

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                    1 comment  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add dev versioning for bundeling & minification

                    In the optimization pack bundeling and minification, when the minification is set for production the versioning occurs by design to bust the cache with "script.js?v=[somelongtoken]". There should be a way to bust the cache is a similar way for develpment where bundeling and minification is disabled. Right now there is no way to do this and it is bothersome to not know if you are testing against a cached version of the scripts. This should either be done automatically or a way to specify a bundle version for dev in the bundle definition.

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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 →
                        • usman rafi

                          usman

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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.

                                  3 votes
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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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