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  1. marketplace: Provide analytics

    In the Visual Studio Marketplace, provide usable analytics that providers may exploit, similar to NPM or github: visits and downloads per week or month, etc.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Save the view state of a project in the project

      Save the view state of a project in the project, so that when a folder is renamed Visual Studio remembers how I was viewing files.

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        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make the SSDT collation dropdown easier to use

        The database collation dropdown box in SSDT has a lot of options making it difficult to find the correct setting. It also has a dialog box which is shown as soon as any collation is selected meaning that you cannot type a letter to go to a point in the list and search from there (i.e. if I want to find Latin1_General_CI_AS and I type "L", the dropdown closes and displays the dialog stating that the model will be reloaded before I have managed to make a selection.

        It would be great if the dropdown included some kind of filter/search…

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          0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add easy page design features like frontpage

          like frontpage 2003, we could paste any formatted text and it would generate all the css and structure.
          also please release these as patch for vs 2012 as I use it.

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          • Allow for formal #TAGGING of comments, create a tool that harverst all the #TAGS, summarize and index them, make it easy to jump to the code

            #TAGS are everywhere nowadays. It would be great to have native VS support for #TAGS, which sumarizes and indexes all the #TAGS in comments. This allows us to do things like #CODE_REVIEW or #REQUIRES_UNIT_TEST or #RISKYCODE. The summary index should allow is to quickly jump to all the methods that need a code review etc. Awesome powerfull feature, quickly implementable!Remeber me in your credits :)

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              1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Autocomplete/Generate XML Doc. tags in C/C++

              VS Editor in C# mode supports creating XML doc tags based on code and InteliSense displays the info when using documented functions, etc.
              VS Editor in C/C++ mode correctly displays info already written in XML doc tags, but does not help to write them in any way.

              Even though XML docs were not created for C/C++, it is already working for it half-way, why do not complete it?

              Similar suggestion: http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-2015/suggestions/2636510-xml-comments-in-c

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add "Favorite Packages" tab to nuget package manager

                Please add "Favorite Packages" tab to nuget package manager.
                It is still better if it can synchronize on-line by relating with user profiles (for example, nuget.org, Microsoft account, etc.).

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • #pragma comment(lib for delay loading of dlls

                  I need to us a DLL that controls a hardware device, if the device isn't connected the DLL brings down the program with it. The DLL executes this code on attachment.

                  This problems can be solved by dynamically loading the DLL.

                  MSVC supports delay loading DLLs via `/delayload:toxic_sdk.dll`

                  To avoid extensive build targets, I use pragmas to control the included libraries, sadly there isn't a similar mechanism for loading DLLs.

                  Can we have something like?
                  #pragma comment(lib_dyn, "toxic_sdk.lib")

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Visual Studio Team Services (TFS) İzlenen Hata ve Görevleri Listelemek, Sorgu oluşturmak

                    Visual Studio Team Services sisteminde "Following" edilen "Task" ve "Böcek" dosylarını listelemek, sorgu oluşturmak istiyorum.

                    Teşekkürler

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                    Visual Studio Team Services system, "Following" was the "Task" and "Bug" to list the file it I want to create a query.

                    Thanks

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                      0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Baselines in the Test Explorer

                      In VS2015 Update 1, code analysis now has the ability to create baselines. I want the ability to create baselines in the Test Explorer too.

                      Where there are a large number of tests (thousands) and some of them take a long time to execute (>30s), it is impractical to run them all at every checkin. When someone does run the tests, I want to be able to create a baseline and be able to distribute it amongst all developers. Developers can take a divide-and-conquer approach to fixing the failures quickly.

                      Also, this will be useful where a team has fallen…

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide a command-line parameter for devenv.exe to control how many threads are used to run the build

                        MSBuild.exe has a /m option that is used to control how many threads are used to run the build. In some cases, due to how the projects and solution are setup, we have to use devenv.exe instead. It would be great of devenv.exe supported a similar commandline switch.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add more default strokes for Test Runner

                          Introduce strokes not only for Repeat Last Run (Ctrl+R,L) but also>

                          * Run Failed Tests (Ctrl+R,F)
                          * Run Not Run Tests (Ctrl+R,N)
                          * Run Passed Tests (Ctrl+R, P)

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                            0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow Visual Studio Online to support the creation of bugs via email

                            Allow Visual Studio Online to support the creation of bugs via email

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                            • Expose filtering algorithm for the Image control in UWP Xaml

                              The Image control hides the filtering algorithm from the developer, which needs to be configurable when the image is enlarged. It looks like it uses linear filtering by default, but I don't see any way in UWP to set it to point filtering (nearest neighbor) or anisotropic.

                              Point filtering is particularly necessary for a few significant scenarios such as gaming and image editing.

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                                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • The results in the Find Symbol Results should be sorted by line number

                                The results of Find All References in the Find Symbol Results window should be sorted by file path alphabetically and by line number numerically. Currently the results of Find All References in the Find Symbol Results are sorted by file path and by the line number alphabetically.

                                In Visual Studio 2014 Update 4 if you have three matches in a file at lines 8, 50, and 100, the results will be ordered 100, 50, 8 instead of 8, 50, 100.

                                The current behavior makes navigating the results using the F8 and Shift F8 shortcut keys confusing because the cursor will…

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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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                                  • Bring back the mixed declarations warning

                                    With VS 2015, there is no need anymore to have all variable declarations at the beginning of the scope (as allowed by C99). Our projects are targeted to many platforms, where C99 is not supported, so the code will not compile there.

                                    We ask you to add a (default disabled) warning, which can be enabled to inform about locations where declarations and statements are mixed (until now, C2143 or C2275 was thrown in that case).

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow us to attach product keys to accounts

                                      Allow activating Visual Studio by logging in with a microsoft account. Need a way to attach a Dreamspark key to account.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Provide webform engines templates for MVC3 projects in Visual Studio 2013

                                        I currently work on a project written in MVC3 (originally MVC2) which uses the WebForms view engine.

                                        We recently moved from VS2012 to VS2013 and now when I want to add a new item, select Visual C# >> Web >> MVC from tree all the view/partial templates offered to me are MVC 5 xxxxxx (Razor). Seems the only way around this is to close solution, reopen it in *VS2012* add my new view/partial save and the close and reopen in VS 2013 - WTH!!

                                        This is just plain ridiculous! There are some nice changes in VS2013 that I find useful…

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                                        • Always show the project name in the Visual Studio editor (most importantly for project.json)

                                          I am thinking about having a text area above the file much like the json schema line or the area with three dropdowns above code files, which for a json file mentions the project on the left and the schema on the right instead of only the schema across the full width.

                                          While in full Visual Studio there is an extension that gives tabs different colours depending on to which projects files belong, this is an indirect indication of the project to which the files belong.

                                          Some of the files for which this is beneficial have a tag or maybe…

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