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  1. tab to choose from dropdown

    Currently there is no easy way to choose one of the options from dropdown while writing code. Can you please change behavior of tab key to switch between the dropdown options and enter key to use the current option?

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add support of project and collection level variables to Release Management for TFS on premises

      Now both release management system and vNext builds have ability to store custom build variables and use them in release and build definitions. But user is not able to share this variables across the build/release definitions and projects.

      So it will be very convinient to store some variables (such as connections, passwords, etc) at project collection level in order to reuse them in different release and build definitions.

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        0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Click once nuget pacgkages publishing

        Make possible to publish library as nuget package by click once.

        I think more people will use click once than.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Release Team Explorer Standalone for Visual Studio 2015 (and future versions)

          Will you reconsider releasing Team Explorer for Visual Studio (VS) 2015 as standalone like the previous versions? Not having it puts us in situations where we have to deploy different VS versions. For example, we have users that only need the database tooling, Business Intelligence (BI) templates, and Team Foundation Server (TFS) integration and we can achieve this with installing SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) for 2013, SSDT-BI, and Team Explorer for VS 2013 followed by the latest VS patch. For our MSDN users, we can deploy the SSDT 2015 version and it includes everything we need because those users…

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          • Improve visual c++ SSE2 intrinsic code generation. VS 2015 Update 3 clang still does not support _mm_packus_epi16() and _mm_mulhi_epi16()

            VS 2015 Update 3 clang still does not support _mm_packus_epi16() and _mm_mulhi_epi16() apis.

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              1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support GCC extension!

              Support GCC extension!

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Publish .deb builds to an apt repository

                Since deb builds are being published regularly anyway now, please just make an apt repository available so Ubuntu/Debian users can just install once and have our system keep it up to date rather than having to manually download and install new .deb files constantly

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                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Color the Intellisense Tooltip like in C#

                  When using C++ the Intellisense tooltip is just black hard-to-read text on a grey background while in C# parameters, types etc. are colored and thus much easier to read and understand.

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                  • Their is no option to inactive ResolutionType and FailureType in MTM.

                    Like we have environment active/inactive similarly we need to have flag for FailureType and Resolution Type. The drop down should contain the values only active ones. This will help the user not to worry about the values which are associated to the test results during deletion. In my project we have millions of test results where it is impossible to deassociate the existing value.

                    Please refer to this thread.
                    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/e283c190-3c75-4bbf-ab97-1b9aad40882a/sort-and-inactive-failure-and-resolution-type?forum=vsmantest

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                      0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Search within a namespace in the "Object Browser"

                      I rarely use the Object Browser, its slow and doesn't work well for me.

                      Normally, I just want to see what types are around in my own codebase, i.e. my solution and all references to *my* libraries.

                      In short, I want to only look in types within MyCompany.* namespace.

                      In general, the whole tool needs a reboot for 2017.

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                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Option to disable Xaml designer in Visual Studio completely!

                        An Option in Visual Studio to disable the XAML Designer completely would be really great!

                        If this Option is enabled, Visual Studio just shows the XAML View of XAMLS Files and the Designer View is not available at all and VS makes sure the XAML Designer is never ever loaded.

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                          0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • VS 2015 bad support for managing test methods

                          No wonder MSFT might have received number of complaints for removing Test list editor.. It was breaking change. Not only that but there is only one Test Explorer which is not upto mark for organizing test methods.
                          1. If Test is in progress, it keeps on showing last status of the test method.. how to track which test method is currently running.
                          2. data driven tests results are not organized and difficult to trace the results of Data driven test method.
                          3. Grouping based on Category?? what is the logic behind this.. Think about the test method having more than…

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                          • Add Shared Project reference to (mvc) web applications, and here's how

                            Visual Studio 2015 came with Shared Projects.
                            But web applications cannot use them. There is no support for adding a reference to them.

                            I can understand the problems with it. IIS Express cannot coop with files that are not physically where they are supposed to be. Shared Projects ideally would map their file structure virtually over the physical structure.
                            You don't want a copy, for that would effect versioning systems and has other undesirable side effects.

                            So, the solution lies in reworking IIS Express. All it has to know is the physical location of the shared project(s) and map them…

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Write out breakpoint information more frequently.

                                Save the breakpoint settings after changes. Windows 10 just rebooted, unexpectedly (it saw an opportunity when I stopped typing, doh!) . Now the breakpoints in all modified files are in the wrong place (i.e. on the "old" source lines).
                                If a Windows update forced reboot allows it, then save at VS close down.

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                                • show readonly properties in VS2015 live property explorer

                                  The Live Property Explorer could be a great tool replacing third party tools to investigate the current XAML trees at runtime of the program, but:

                                  Please show all properties there, even when their setter is private. I would not argue against any design decision to show them as readonnly as well, but it should be possible to access e.g. a property with private setter, but public getter. For objects these may have children with writeable setters again, so I consider that a "must have" to be useable for debugging.

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                                    • Uninstall and Remove GIT Source Control Provider

                                      Please consider the option of Uninstalling the GIT Source Control Provider. I've never used it and have used TFS for many years. I have no intention of ever using GIT but today when I added a project to source control it went to GIT instead of TFS even though my default provider was and always has been Visual Studio Team Foundation Server

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                                      • Add an emulator to run applications in Xbox mode

                                        It would be really nice to have an emulator run test apps in Xbox mode. This would make it a lot easier to test things like TV-safe area and element sound (I know that the later one could be activated on the desktop by changing State in ElementSoundPlayer).

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                                          0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Clicking the exception type in the Exception Settings tab should (un)check the associated checkbox.

                                          Currently, do break/notbreak on an exception, I have to click the checkbox. However, most Windows apps allow the associated label to also trigger a click event on the button. It makes it a bit quicker to go enable several, as the click target is much wider than when it is just the checkbox.

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