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  1. Fix XAML multi-line auto complete issue

    Intellisense will only complete one line when writing with multiiple lines selected in the XAML editor.

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      0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • organize ios projects

      When you go to File > New Project, the various IOS Templates are scattered.
      Apple Watch, Extensions, iPad, iPhone, Universal. Should all be under an iOS folder on the tree.

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        0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Run inherited tests when running tests from a test class.

        In the Visual Studio Test Runner, f you have a test class that inherits from a base class that has some tests, running the tests in the test class does not run the inherited tests. Running the test class' tests should also run the inherited tests.

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          0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • data compare results

          Export SSDT Compare Data results to file such as .pdf, .txt, etc.

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            0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Design In Blend option

            Design in blend option should only open the selected file and not all files open in Visual Studio.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Provide search functionality for table names to Server Explorer

              Make able to search for certain table by it's name in Server Explorer

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              • 4 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make Platform::Object::Equals virtual.

                  What kind of class framework doesn't allow Object::Equals to be overridden????

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                    0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add support sqlite databases in SSDT

                    Please work on SQL Server Data Tools support sqlite databases in Visual Studio that now support in UWP,Entity Framework Core and Windows 10

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                      0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Inspector for winforms

                      When implementing dynamic flow layout on winforms, there is always a need to understand how the layout is output in runtime. If there was a tool in Visual Studio like the Document Outline or like the Inspector to inspector webpage on Internet explorer, it would been great.

                      Thank you.

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                        0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Fix the problems with Visual Studio 2015

                        Visual Studio 2015 has become nearly unusable due to the slow loading, sluggish performance, and "timeouts" that plague the latest version of the software. If Microsoft wants developers to continue to use .Net for development of enterprise level software, then the tool used for that development needs to work.

                        Not all development shops need all of the extensions that can be loaded into Visual Studio. However, many of these tools are interdependent and must be installed in order for Visual Studio to function, resulting in a bloated IDE that uses too much memory and takes several minutes to process simple…

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow users to customize the Kanban Board Column configuration settings for the Reason field just like the State field

                          In the current version of Microsoft TFS, a user can configure their Kanban Board Columns to have default State values to allow the process workflow to be enabled for a team utilizing Kanban methodologies, instead of opening the work item and physically changing the State of the work item. However, the process workflow also considers the Reason for why that work item is in a current State.

                          Unfortunately, the Kanban Board selects the defaulted Reason value that is established in the process workflow, and the Kanban board (even if you open the work item once it is on the board)…

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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • add ability to edit your own suggestions

                            After creating suggestion for VS (using this webpage), since the description dialog box is so small, it would be helpful to have the ability to "edit" the suggestion - instead of just deleting it.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • make this text box resizable

                              When providing suggestions for VS (ie, bringing up this 'add a suggestion web page'), it would be very useful if this particular details box was resizable.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • SSDT: Saving Data Comparison

                                I use a lot of Data Comparison, but for one of my database I need to change the Comparison Key (why you don't take the primary key for the default Comparison Key?)

                                The Comparison Keys used for the comparison aren't saved in the DCMP file (the unselected tables too).

                                Please save all information when a comparison is saved.

                                12 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • default eventhandler name inconsistency

                                  Suppose I enter the following and use the TAB key to build the handlers upon typing the "+=" for the following:

                                  public class MyClass : INotifyPropertyChanged
                                  {
                                  MyClass v1;
                                  public MyClass()
                                  {
                                  v1.PropertyChanged += v1_PropertyChanged;
                                  this.PropertyChanged += MyClass_PropertyChanged;
                                  }
                                  }

                                  The variables handler naming convention follows the pattern: "[VariableName].[EventName]", but the handler for "this" is "[TypeName].[EventName]".

                                  A much better convention would be to have the name for "a.b" be "a_b" (where "a" is the object reference and "b" is the handler reference).

                                  Basically, make the default handler name start with this convention instead:

                                  whateverThisTextIs.SomeHandler += whateverThisTextIs_SomeHandler;

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                                    1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • The header of controls placed

                                    many control has a header, is a good idea. but the header can only placed on the top of control. I think the header should can be placed on the left option;

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                                      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Implement the C++17 [[fallthrough]] annotation and add an optional compiler warning for non-annotated switch fallthroughs

                                      The accidental omission of a 'break' statement in a 'switch' is a very common source of bugs. C++17 has approved [[fallback]] as an official way of annotating intentional fall-throughs.

                                      It would be very helpful to programmers if Visual C++ could implement support for this annotation quickly (i.e., before C++17 is fully ratified, which could take quite a while), and also implement an optional compiler warning for when a non-annotated fall-through is found.

                                      Clang already supports this via the -Wimplicit-fallthrough option (see http://stackoverflow.com/a/27965827/434413), but Visual C++ programmers currently have no such option

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • persist the "open project" folder

                                          Can you please save and reload the initialdirectory when I use "open project"?
                                          I generally keep my projects in a particular folder, and that folder has never been under "my documents".
                                          Whenever I open VS and then go to "open project", I then need to scroll up to close the "libraries" folder, then open "computer" and start browsing for the same folder each time.
                                          Once I open a project, it would be helpful to store that folder, so the next time restart VS, it remembers that folder and starts there (if it still exists.)

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