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  1. SSDT creating a transaction when creating a test

    I would like an option to have SSDT create a transaction wrapper around each individual test code function when creating a SQL Server test? I know that there is a way to wrap the C# code in a transaction but it is a manual process one by one. It would be great if the option was built into SSDT.

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      0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Stop Autoformatting my code

      Visual Studio has always had options to stop the editor from autoformatting our code. They are found in Options > Text Editor > C# > Formatting > Defaults.

      In Visual Studio 2015, you decided to add a bunch of new actions that cause Autoformatting to happen. And you didn't add the option to turn it off to this screen.
      Some of the cases where it now happens:
      - When I press colon
      - When I press {
      - Some cases with the using block.

      It would be even better to just have a NEVER autoformat my code option - And…

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        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Breakpoints with delay

        I suggest adding a new kind of breakpoints that would be active after a user defined delay (for example 20 secs) after the app started.
        It would be usefull for desktop apps where mouse moves need to be debugged.

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

          can you provide "Save" or "Save All " button to the individual class windows . because when I do some chargers using separate window, should have to go visual studio main IDE to save that changers.
          if have a possibility to provide "comment" and other generally useful buttons in title bar it will be a good help.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Exclude NuGet content files in "Find in Files"

            Add an option to exclude NuGet content files (like .js/.css assets or .cs files in "source packages") from "Find In Files".

            Maybe as default, and include them in the "(Including External Items)" selections.

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              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Intellisence support acronym

              In Visual Studio, if I want to enter a method, called "GetData ()", but I cannot directly by entering the acronym of "GD" to obtain, but I found that MonoDevelop support IntelliSense capabilities

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              • VS 2017 - Enable xUnit to be the default test framework for CodedUI

                CodedUI only supports the MSTest framework, xunit works cross platform and is a joy to use(https://youtu.be/Mw5lODrvELk). Please enable CodedUI(https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd286726.aspx) to work with xUnit by default.

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                  0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Visual Studio without forced an account MS

                  Visual Studio without forced an account MS

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                • Deduplicate Asp.net Web Application templates (Web/Cloud categories)

                                  In New Project window, there's a "Web" category, and a "Cloud" category. Both contain a similar "Web Application" project template, which actually produce identical project shells. Can you please either deduplicate these, or somehow indicate that these produce the same project and files, so that developers are not confused as to what the difference might be.

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                                  • add icon to run action directly in the project pane

                                    When the mouse touch an item in the pane explorer project, then multiples icons for multiple action was visible

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                                    • Provide a shortcut toolbar button for Source Control Explorer

                                      Getting to the Source Control Explorer is pretty onerous even after the release of Visual Studio 2015. You either have to go to View\Other Windows\Source Control Explorer or Team Explorer and then click Source Control Explorer.
                                      There should be a direct access tool bar button always available or some other one click option that is ALWAYS available and visible to click and invoke.

                                      The current workflow forces too many clicks and user actions. This really could be improved and has been this way since VS 2008 from what I remember.

                                      Please fix this in an upcoming update.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Please don't generate internal setters when generating new properties.

                                        When I generate a property using the intellisense menu (I typed a property name that doesn't exist, ctrl, ., enter), the setter is always internal. 90% of the time, I have to remove the access modifier from the setter. Most of the time that I generate properties this way, I'm making a view model or a poco object for an ORM(like EF code first). In these cases, internal setters could actually cause bugs. XAML bindings won't work two-way, MVC model binders will silently fail to bind properties, entity framework won't be able to set properties in entities. Please don't make…

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Immutable<T> inheriting from T

                                          My problem is this: I want to be able to return a list of type T in a way that the caller of the method is not able to manipulate the returned objects. Currently I need to duplicate the object type to make a "read only version".

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                                          class Sample { public Thread Thread { get; set; } }
                                          This simple class does have a simple property. I can prevent setting "Thread" to something else by introducing a read only version and make the original class inherit from my read only class (with an ugly write-only property, because I…

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