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  1. Track test results over time in trend charts

    It would be great if test result charts could be shown as trend charts (as test case charts can) in order to track the results over time. The snapshot values doesn't help you identify when testing has stalled, which a trend chart can.

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      1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • CREATE AN OFFLINE INSTALLER!!!!!!!

      Many people have raised there concerns about the issue but you mark them as inappropriate, its important to listen... i'd bet my car on it thaat most ofthe issues raised come from students who use the product.

      PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

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        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • publish all websites in a solution

        Visual Studio should allow you to publish all websites that have been configured with a publish profile to be published at the same time, rather than having to do a publish for each individual website.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add a debug option to avoid loading symbols for temporary assemblies in web projects

          It seems to take forever to try to load those weird files that don't have normal extensions - the randomly-named temporary assemblies.

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            0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Create C# methods to read and write all types Excel's cell possibles content

            Create C# methods to read and write all types Excel's cell possibles contente.
            Today is impossible to find a ease way or documentation about how to read and how to write exactly content of a Excel cell using VSTO C# and VS 2017 IDE. The soluction must be used by all Countrys.

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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Code folding of all blocks

              Please expand code folding to all bracketed scopes { }.

              This might include object initializers, array initializers, loops, control statements (if, else, try, catch, finally). Basically anywhere you define a block with { }.

              Currently it appears folding only applies to methods (named and lambda), classes, and namespaces.

              This is more or less the same request as https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide/suggestions/2271562-add-code-folding-for-all-code-blocks-like-in-notep which was closed.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Viewing html files defaults to preview tab instead of contents tab

                In VSO - In the code section - Viewing html files defaults to preview tab instead of contents tab and its annoying. All the other file types go to the 'contents' section expect for .html files. I'm there to look at code, not preview the output of html. Either remove the default to the preview pane or give us the option to change it.

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

                  Please update the AutoHistory extension to allow it to run on VS2017.
                  There are many people asking for it as you can see at https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=VisualStudioPlatformTeam.AutoHistory.

                  (You directed me to open a suggestion here; https://twitter.com/VisualStudio/status/817420466101030912)

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                    1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Create a case insensitive String.Contains

                    Create an override for String.Contains that takes a StringComparison. I've added this multiple projects, and the MSDN documentation on String.Contains spends more time on explaining how to add an extension method that is case-insensitive than it does anything else: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dy85x1sa(v=vs.110).aspx

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Set cursor to better position than begining of file when new class is created

                        When you are adding a new file(class, maybe others too) and type name of it and press enter. This new file is automatically open, however cursor is on first line. Then you need to navigate to by mouse or keyboard to class definition. It would be better if when you create new file cursor will be automatically set before 'class' keyword then you can start typing access modifiers immediately or press 'end' key and type base classes or interfaces.

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Custom window layout for every file types

                          Working in Visual Studio with Xamarin is very complicated. The most common frustration I am dealing often is when I open a specific file type that I found myself opening/closing a window over and over again.

                          A simple example is when working with Xamarin.iOS storyboard. I need to open the property window and toolbox window and close it again when I'm done with it.

                          This behavior can be observed when developing in vb.net/C# forms. A toolbox window will automatically appear when you switch on the designer file.

                          I hope this will be implemented in other development framework as well.

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                            0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • support code coverge for .net core projects in visual studio 2017 ide and command line

                            Support code coverage results for all .net core based projects within the IDE and dotnet test. This should also be easy to do within a VSTS Release definition without sacrificing a chicken and getting heavily into voodoo. Seriously, this is a no brainer..

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • (string)DBNull should be null (throws exception)

                              var text = (string)command.ExecuteScalar(); throws InvalidCastException: Unable to cast object of type 'System.DBNull' to type 'System.String'.
                              It should parse to null value.

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • some indicator when tabs overflow the tabbar

                                Sometimes I loose a document because I do not realize its tab is being hidden because I have overfilled the tab bar

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Distinguish comment types in outlining settings

                                  There are two types of comments in C# (and many other languages) - single line (//) and multiline (/* */). Visual studio allows to turn off outlining for all comments, but i'd like to be able to turn off outlining for single line comments only.

                                  The reason is that I often use multiline comments to comment out part of code for testing and i sometimes want to collapse it, but when I use "collapse to definitions" option it also hides single line comments where i put some labels, reminders etc.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Select * exclude(columnA, columnB) from tableName

                                    If a table has forty columns and the query script can support exclude few columns. like: Select * exclude(columnA, columnB) from tableName

                                    The syntax, exclude, is supported by PowerShell:
                                    Get-ChildItem c:\scripts\*.* -exclude *.txt,*.log

                                    Or any ideas can help generate the script would be great.

                                    Thank you.
                                    Jacky

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                                      0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Team Explorer - Changes - Open all changed files

                                      In the Team Explorer window, add a button that opens all changed files in an editor window (except csproj files).

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                                      • Rename items in "Recent" list on Start Page - REOPEN

                                        At my company, I can be working in different source branches at the same time, meaning I can have a list of many different recent projects on the Start Page. However, since all the solution files are named the same (just in different branches), I have to hover over each item in the list to see where it is physically located to determine which one I need to open.

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                                        • Add a single comment/uncomment button

                                          Add a button that comments/uncomments the selected lines depending on their state, that is, inverting code to comment and comment to code.

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