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  1. Allow UpdateAll option when updating extensions

    Once you get the VS RTM, you have to install 7+ more updates to it.
    It's a pain to open Tools/ExtensionsManager and install each one individually. Some of them also requires restarting Visual Studio, which adds more time to restart it after each update.
    It would be great if it would be an option to select more than one extension (add them to a list) and install those selected one all together.

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      0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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      • Data compare select rows by PK or other UQ

        It would be a great feature to introduce a WHERE clause for each table to do row by row comparisons. For example. there are ceterain conditions that could be applied prior to the comparison.

        If we there are ranges of data in a table based on either PK or other UQ designated in the Key comparison dialog. There is a need to provider comparison on a subset of data in a table. For example: when I have records that belong to our company stored in the range <100000, and then client data is stored in the range >= 100000. I…

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          0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make a version of Visual Studio to Mac/Linux

          As Microsoft walks to realease version of CLR to Mac and Linux and are embracing multi platform development, it would really great if we could use Visual Studio on Mac or Linux to build our apps

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          • Add comment intellisense for xml comments contained in a different file

            It is possible to put your comments in a different file using the XML include tag referenced here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/9h8dy30z.aspx. However there is no support for comment intellisense using this method. Please add support for displaying the documentation popup messages for comments included in a different file. This allows source code to be kept clean from story-like comments, while still retaining the valuable documentation.

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            • to hire people from Pakistan by providing them projects of all kind and reduce the competition

              Developer are playing the key role in technology and the future is also in their hands to promote what they like most, it is not much about the client choice for choosing a technology but the developers interest and guidance lead him towards the right use of technology.With more and more focus on the open source will bring out a disaster for the proprietary software and soon they will be out of business, and the survival for the said will be impossible as now.

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              • Add ability to sort collection by property value using linq lambda expression

                Allow us to sort a collection using lambda.
                Currently the list.sort method works ok for list of string or ints.
                But it is not flexible for a custom object e.g customer.
                Please allow the following syntax to sort by the specific property values

                e.g. C#
                customers.Sort(customer => customer.FirstName, customer.LastName)

                VB.NET
                customers.Sort(function(customer) customer.FirstName, customer.LastName

                7 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Update Web Performance Tests to not create bindings for the __EVENTTARGET and __EVENTARGUMENT form post parameters of ASP.NET WebForms sites

                  When recording web performance tests of an ASP.NET WebForms site (using Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate) extractions rules are generated to extract the values from hidden fields. This works well for ASP.NET WebForms fields like __VIEWSTATE where the value is created dynamically on the server and has to be sent back just as received. However, the __EVENTTARGET end __EVENTARGUMENT fields are always empty initially and will be set only on the client (through the __doPostback() JavaScript function). Extracting those fields and thus creating a binding for the values will make the tests fail. In order to repair the tests, the bindings…

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                    0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make SSDT project's setting (such as database settings and so on) be specific to build configuration

                    Right now SSDT project's settings are same for all build configuration. It would be great to have specific settings for each configuration.

                    For example, production sql server works in partial containment mode. Test server is not. It is impossible to publish to both server's without changing project's settings each time. So it's impossible to automate publishing process without workarounds.

                    10 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • UAP: Use JSON instead of XML for appxmanifest

                      The new Windows 10 Apps (UAP) uses an .appxmanifest file which is in XML format.

                      It would be better if this file was in JSON format and followed the Manifest for web application standard from W3C: http://www.w3.org/TR/appmanifest/

                      This would enable easier and potential reuse of manifest file across multiple platforms.

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                        0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Expand stakeholders the ability to prioritize the requirements in Board &/or Back log area

                        Expand stakeholders the ability to prioritize the requirements in Board &/or Back log area. It seems kind of weird that they can view, create, & modify but can't change the order. So you make the user have to pay $20/month for this ability for each stakeholder...kind of weak in my opinion.
                        If you don't want to do that that's okay. Could you at least add an Export option so we have the option of finding our own way to organize it? Thank you kindly!

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                          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add a command: Window.MoveAllToMainDocumentGroup

                          It would work like Window.MoveToMainDocumentGroup, but rather than one document at a time, it would collect all disparate document wells that originated from that instance of visual studio and put them in their parent instance.

                          It's handy to be able to pop windows out and maximize them on separate monitors for study (Alt + w -> f -> WIN + arrow) but there is no way to re-collect them without using the mouse.

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                          • wpf dropshadoweffect performance

                            DropShadowEffect has huge imapact to scrolling performance, etc. BitmapCache does not help. Please do improve!
                            Thanks.

                            6 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • add a Tag property for StreamSocket

                              add a Tag property for StreamSocket

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add "as" option in foreach loop definition

                                foreach( var item in SomeList as MyClass )
                                {
                                // here item is of type MyClass
                                }

                                equivalent to something like:

                                foreach( var rawItem in SomeList )
                                {
                                var item = rawItem as MyClass;
                                if( item == null ) continue;

                                // here item is of type MyClass
                                }

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                                  2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Having a error in the task runnen fail the current build.

                                  When a Grunt or Gulp is running through the task runner before a build and the task is being failed (for example when running jshint) it should be possible to fail the entire build or at least have a warning.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    • Make the QuickWatch window non-modal

                                      Currently QuickWatch opens in a modal dialog which must be closed in order to interact with the code editor.

                                      This is annoying when you have a state in your QuickWatch window that takes time to reproduce, as you have to reopen the window after doing simple debugging tasks such as stepping through code etc.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Show part of the path for solutions on the start page

                                        When working in different branches it can be difficult to know what solution to open since they all have the same name. Today you have to hover over them to see the path to determine what to open.
                                        It would be nice if there are two solutions with the same name also show the part of the path that differ.
                                        Example:
                                        c:\MyProjects\Customer1\Code\trunk\App\MyApp.csproj
                                        c:\MyProjects\Customer1\Code\devBranch\App\MyApp.csproj

                                        Would show:
                                        MyApp (trunk)
                                        MyApp (devBranch)

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • when we working in tfs we want go to brower to chat each other members but if we have a chat box in visual studio it's easy to users

                                          when we working in tfs we want go to brower to chat each other members but if we have a chat box in visual studio it's easy to users work easily

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