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  1. Support SAS File Formats as data source and destination in SSIS

    Support SAS File Formats as data source and destination file format in SSIS. We often need to exchange data with statisticians and supporting this file format would significantly increase the use of SSIS.

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      0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Fix "Find All References" for VB.NET classes which implement IDisposable interface

        Refer to my MSDN posting at the link at the bottom of this post:

        'Find All References' returns all kinds of extra junk references when triggered on the class definition for a class that implements IDisposable.

        It returns hundreds of 'MyBase.Finalize()' methods (one for every other class in the project that is also implementing IDisposable).

        The moderator agrees that this is a bug that should be fixed.

        https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/e9de2132-63f2-4704-89b3-dd016b7ec055/find-all-references-on-classes-that-implement-idisposable-in-vs-2015-vbnet-does-not-work?forum=visualstudiogeneral#33d88cb3-4bd5-4736-8814-6844a95cca8d

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Ship default XSLT and CSS files with the Code Metrics PowerTool

          When the Code Metrics PowerTool is installed, it does not ship with a default set of XSLT and CSS files to translate the output from XML over to HTML for easy viewability.

          Therefore, the Code Metrics PowerTool should ship with a default set of XSLT and CSS files to be able to output HTML. These files can then be customized further to meet the needs of the individual organization.

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            0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make pasting on SSIS Package Designer "Mouse Aware"

            When working with the designer, pasting should be "mouse aware", in that it should assume that when I paste an item, I want it near where my mouse is currently located.

            I don't typically want an item pasted all the way at the lower left of the screen, only to have to navigate all over to find it.

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              0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Give developers a choice of interfaces (windowed or tabbed)

              In prior versions of Visual Studio, developers could choose either a tabbed interface or a Windows interface; now, they are forced to use the tabbed interface whether it works for them or not. There's no reason why this formerly available feature should have been removed. Arbitrarily removing useful interface features is a major reason why Microsoft has such a spotty reputation.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Better Window Snapping on 4K Screens

                Please imrpove Windows Snapping for giant 4K, or even bigger, Scrrens. I really would like to see a 2x2, 3x2 and 4x1 Window Grid

                33 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide multiple debug channel output windows

                    Like the Sony Playstation used to do (or still does?) with the TTY channels, it would be great to be able to specify an output stream / channel for debug / diagnostic text so each channel appears in it's own output window. I do this in engine already, but it would be great to be able to view the channels externally within Visual Studio as well

                    6 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • HTML intellisense from typings

                      It would be so awesome if HTML files knew about Typescript typings for classes I have in my project or classes I've imported type definitions for.
                      When writing an Angular 1 or 2 component/directive/controller with some data bound HTML, I often misspell or forget variable names & class properties I'm working with. See screenshot for what would be the coolest thing ever.

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 6 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Toolbar button to make the debugger show raw objects and not execute ToString, DebuggerDisplay, etc.

                          Sometimes, you really need to see the raw structure of variables and objects. Or, executing ToString, DebuggerDisplay etc. would cause side-effects and must be avoided.

                          Currently, I don't think its possible to avoid evaluating code when hovering over a variable and looking at the tooltip. If it is possible then the option is burried in some options dialog and too inconvenient for casual use.

                          Please add an optional and possibly invisible by default toolbar button to the debugger toolbar that can be used to quickly turn off all debugger displays.

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                            0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Show line differences in merge

                            Currently (in VS2015) the file DIFF tool highlights lines that are different, but also highlights the specific differences within the lines. This makes it very easy to see exactly what changed. But the MERGE tool only highlights the lines, not the differences within the line, which can sometimes make it much harder to figure out what changed, especially if the change is very minor. Please add the ability to highlight the line differences in MERGE.

                            24 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Logical shift operators (>>> and <<<)

                              Introduce logical shift operators (>>> and <<<)

                              .NET shift operators are all arithmetic rather than logical , i.e. they preserve the sign bit on a shift. Whilst it is possible to use uint to get around such issues, it would be nice to have the logical equivalents

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • report problem website should use markdown

                                When typing the answer to https://community.visualstudio.com/problems/230/c-intellisense-causes-crash-when-typing-opening-pa.html I felt like I was in a StackOverflow clone so I tried writing a link using markdown, only to find that there was no Preview option and that the Link button in the editor inserts links WYSIWIG style. Instead the Report a Problem site should use markdown since it’s faster to type that than to deal with the WYSIWIG editor and it’s the standard these days.

                                I couldn’t find the right category to report this under…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow custom filters in compiler warnings

                                  I'm not sure how to implement this, but the workflow is this...

                                  I would like a clean list of warnings, so I can see any that I should handle. I don't want any warnings I routinely ignore.

                                  I want to see variables that are not used, _unless_ it is the variable ex in a catch statement. Then I do not want to see it. I use that variable just so it is easier to display the exception information.

                                  Or perhaps we should solve that.

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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Display full path on hover in Recent Files/Projects and TaskBar right click

                                    I often have several solutions with the same name. It would be really nice if the tooltip/hover displayed the full path (did this everywhere the file name appears - this is where I noticed it).

                                    4 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Virtual Class - allow virtual keyword to be applied to a class

                                      Adding "virtual" keyword to the class would make all of the defined defined class members virtual. This approach would make decorating classes easier.

                                      Example:

                                      public class BaseClass {
                                      public string BaseClassProperty { get; set; }
                                      }

                                      public virtual class DerivedClass : BaseClass {
                                      public string DerivedClassProperty { get; set; }
                                      }

                                      will make DerivedClassProperty virtual but BaseClassProperty would remain intact.

                                      8 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Bring the ctrl+d shortcut from Visual Studio Code

                                        In visual studio code ther is a feature to Add Selection To Next Find Match. crtl+d is the default shortcut in Visual Studio Code, Atom, Sublime and other good editors.
                                        (editor.action.addSelectionToNextFindMatch)
                                        https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/customization/keybindings

                                        6 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add an [open containing mapped folder] option on right clicking a file in team explorer pending items

                                          Currently you can [open in source control exporer] but it would be helpful to be able to open the actual windows explorer folder where the file is.

                                          3 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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