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  1. Improves appxmainfest to be smarter it is really takes to much time to submit and keep fixing no sense errors, I'll be glad if you did so.

    you can even make some blogs, comperhensive ones that covers the most common errors, thanks.

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow Visual Studio to open folders without a project file

      Much like Sublime Text, Brackets, and now Visual Studio Code, it would be great if Visual Studio 2015 could open a folder for JavaScript projects without a pre-existing project.json file. This would assume no server-side compilation, no IIS Express, but allow all the IDE benefits like Bower intellisense, Task Runner support, Web Essentials, etc.

      I really prefer the experience in VS2015 over all other editors right now, but the requirement of a project file is a dealbreaker when my goal for my team is an unbiased project where they can use any editor. Other editors can have their extra bits…

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add color to distinguish between running and waiting/blocking threads

        To better distinguish threads in the threads window or parallel stacks window which are either
        - not running (Sleep, WaitForSingleObject, Lock,...)
        - running (other)
        it would be helpful if these threads can either get a different background color or be grouped together.

        This e.g would give a quick hint how the CPU cores are utilized.
        And it makes easier to find threads where happens the interesting stuff.

        Currently you have to open the stacks of each thread.

        It certainly only makes sense when the debugger is paused.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Fix the website

          https://www.visualstudio.com/products/visual-studio-community-vs
          On the end of the page worng with categories.
          To understand need learn Russian language and installed Russian font: "Свяжитесь с нами,"
          On the end of this category extra character ",". If u can, fix it pls, thx.
          Have a nice day.

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            1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Please add this code analysis rule

            Please add a code analysis rule that warns you when you have redefined a variable in a local scope that was already defined at global scope. This has bitten me an embarrassing number of times. You would think that this was something that would have been thought of about 10 minutes after the first IDE came out back in the 1970s, but here I am posting on Microsoft Connect because I just spent 30 minutes debugging this silly mistake that the IDE could not detect.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Collapse to definitions on XAML with CTRL+M+O like happen on C# code.

              To collapse nodes in XAML we have to do CTRL+M+M or use the mouse to collapsed eash node.
              Will be nice to have a shortcut like in the C# editor that collapse all the nodes.

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                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Bundle InstallAware with Visual Studio 2015

                With features like one-click App-V build, 64-bit compression, sliding/fading wizard animations, and InstantInstall acceleration technology; InstallAware is the most advanced Win32 setup engine available today.

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                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Offer a Z option for the default Build and Revision of AssemblyInfo.cs

                  [assembly: AssemblyVersion("1.0.*")]

                  Suggest a new option:
                  [assembly: AssemblyVersion("1.0.Z")]

                  A horror story (well ... not that horrible):
                  I had to debug, from the continental US, via TeamViewer, a package in Tonga.
                  I resorted to downloading MSVS Express, copying some source and logging intermediate values.
                  The on-site engineer archived the build and went swimming.
                  For several hours, that build was "newer" than anything put in place, subsequently.
                  Tonga is on the other side of the International Date Line.
                  Essentially, compared to ConUS, Tonga is always "tomorrow."

                  The default Build and Revision facility in AssemblyInfo.cs uses local time. Probably, it should have been…

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Please hide past Iterations from drop down for new items

                    I like that Iterations once ended get placed under past, as time goes on a long list grows under the Iteration dropdown. I would like to see either an option to hide past iterations from drop down or make them automatically not be included since it does not make sense to add any work to an Iteration in the past.

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                    • Custom Project Order in Visual Studio Solution

                      Add ability to customize project order in Visual Studio solution. Now all projects sorted by name and this behavior cannot be changed via user settings.

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                        0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support For F# Fake Build Tool

                        Add 2015 TFS build support for F# Fake.

                        https://github.com/fsharp/FAKE

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                        • Hide file types in working folder and working with multiple folders

                          I would like the ability to hide specific file types when working with specific folders. To go along with this it would also be nice to sort by extension as well as alphabetical.

                          To go along with this it would also be nice to have multiple folders open at once.

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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Tab Grouping

                            It would be great if you could group your open tabs into a group base off of what task you are working on.

                            Most Developers constantly have 100 tabs open of every file They touch. Sometimes people are working on multiple tasks at a single time.

                            It would be great if you could group your tabs into a drop down of tabs based on your task. So that you can access all of your tabs based on what task your working on.

                            Multiple files could be put into multiple tabs so if you have the same class file your working…

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow to disable codelens 'show references'

                              CodeLens -> 'Show References' checkbox is disabled. Allow uncheck/disable CodeLens show references feature. It disturbs the code line spacing.

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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make alerts configurable for a whole collection / multiple teams

                                It would be very useful to be able to set up alerts across a whole collection and/or a subset of projects. Life would be much easier if managers could set up a single generic alert that applied to all projects, without setting up that alert on every new and existing project as well as customising the teams.

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                                • Managed Package Framework For Projects 2015

                                  Managed Package Framework For Projects 2015 for the Visual Studio 2015 Based product line. Currently there is no way to create a custom project type in Visual Studio 2015.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Improve file navigation useabilty

                                    Like in Webstorm, double SHIFT key press will open "Search anywhere" dialog.
                                    This is really convenient and quick and easy to remember and just use one finger.

                                    In VS, there are several ways to navigate:
                                    `ctrl+,` = Edit.NavigateTo which is :
                                    less known;
                                    do not show recent files;
                                    show class/property names which maybe not wanted and making a long list and not easy to select a file;

                                    `Ctrl+TAB`, which allow select from active files.
                                    `Ctrl+;`, search in solution explorer. does not clear your search after you open the file.

                                    Hope VS can provide a centered navigation function that can
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                                    3 votes
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                                    • Export Test Case and Test Results, including screenshots, to Word

                                      In order to keep the test cases as a reliable source of truth for the applications, it would be really nice if Test Manager could export test cases and test results to Word, including the screenshots (TestScribe can do this, but it doesn't include Test Result Details and screenshots)

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support Outlook's copy-paste email format

                                        Please allow me to copy-paste an email address from Outlook to a TFS send email "To" box verbatim. For example outlook pastes the following: John Doe <jdoe@example.com>. Now for the TFS web UI to accept this I must manually delete everything except the actual email address. Removing the manual step would make the TFS web UI more pleasant to use.

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                                        • Create serializable MailMessage class

                                          System.Net.Mail.MailMessage isn't serializable, neither by DataContract, XML nor JSON.

                                          Alter MailMessage related classes so they become serializable

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