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  1. Visual studio 2015 Cordova Project to include staging and production configuration files

    I'm using Visual Studio 2015 Cordova to connect to Azure Mobile Services.
    Due to quality control, I setup "staging" and "production" Mobile Service, and I'd like VS2015 Cordova Project to support the staging/production url configuration setting, just like ASP.Net project, so that I don't have to hardcode Azure MS url and manually change it.

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      under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • update the Project fields for summary tasks

      It is unbelievable that you cannot adhere to your own recommendations when integrating to project server i.e. more than 2 levels of hierarchy feature/requirements/tasks
      How can people trust your marketing, how can I recommend the product?
      see http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/tfsprojectsrvint/thread/1a02a293-0338-428f-8feb-5f082043153c

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add native IN (or AMONG) and BETWEEN operators to VB

        Instead of
        If x = 3 OR x = 8 or x = 12
        I should be able to type:
        If x in {3, 8, 12}

        And instead of
        If x>=2 and x<=10
        I should be able to type
        If x between 2 and 10
        (similar to SQL).

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          1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • hope add a new features in visual studio that is a navigate command like uri

          from one ide place to any other
          it is a comment; exist in any file of solution

          //nav-obj://mynamespace.myclass1.mymethod1
          //nav-obj://mynamespace.myclass1.myproperty1
          //nav-obj://mynamespace.myclass1.myfeild1
          //nav-obj://mynamespace.myclass1.myevent1
          //nav-obj://mynamespace.myclass2
          //nav-file://myslndir/myproj/mycsfile1.cs

          when click this uri the ide goto target ,like this ide other goto effect.

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            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Exception-type list after the Catch keyword

            Try
            ....PossibleException()
            Catch aException, bException, cException
            ....MessageBox.Show("a or b or c ERROR")
            End Try

            In addition, I'd like to propose a reserved keyword wich can represent the Exception object of the current Try-Catch block for example with the following built-in and hidden declaration:
            CurrentException As Exception

            Try
            ....PossibleException()
            Catch aException, bException, cException
            ....MessageBox.Show(CurrentException.Message)
            End Try

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              under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Serching only in the current scope

              It would be nice to have a search option for looking only in the current scope when I "scope to this" in project explorer.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Search/filter box in all project properties

                In Visual Studio 11 there's search/filter text box (called "Look for options or switches") in project properties ONLY in "All options" panel.
                Would be cool if you could make this search/filter box available in ALL options.

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                • Allow global folder changes

                  It would be nice if we can change properties for everything in a folder, instead of doing it individually.

                  An example of this would be:
                  instead of setting every file's (within a folder) Build Action to Content, and Copy to Output Directory Copy Always, it would be possible to click on the folder and change settings for every item in it.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add option to disable "References" folder in Solution Explorer tab.

                    Add option to disable "References" folder in Solution Explorer tab. One suggested location for such an option could be Tools > Options > Text Editor > C/C++ > Advanced > Disable References Folder [True | False]

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Bring back Visual Studio Installer

                      This Install Shield Lite is a pain to use. It assumes anyone using Visual Studio is using it for a company. You are forced to put in a company name when creating the install. Visual Studio Installer was quick and easy to use. It was great for developers who just wanted a quick installation program.

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                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • long path problem

                        Hello
                        I want to delete a folder from my drive but when i try to delete a popup box opens with an error massage "path too long".
                        how to delete it ?

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                        • auomatically download tool and extension updates

                          Automatically download tools and extensions that need updates. I am on an older DSL and it took me almost an hour to accomplish 2 product updates, 4 gallery updates, and 1 sample code update. Most of the time was spent doing the downloads. The product updates you can't do since they run their own downloader, but everything else should be right there so when I click on them they just install.

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                            0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • make the lightbulb behavior optional

                            when using vs2015 for native c++ development it would be liberating and a relief to be able to completely suppress the appearance of annoying light bulb quick action suggestions that make no sense and cause disturbing distractions. there is currently no way to do this.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • show contextual differentiating information in tab titles

                              Having tab titles that contain the same name is fairly useless. There have been many times where I have modified the wrong web.config in a multi-project solution due to this. It would be nice to include differentiation information in the following situations:

                              a) when there are two tabs with exactly the same name, show enough detail to distinguish. E.g. show the shortest parent path part that is different.
                              b) when there are two files in one solution with the same name, show some indicator of which this is - possibly less of a desired setting and may need a configuration…

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                              • Provide ability to select specific text to copy from Test Output window

                                Even though I can right click in the Test Output window and select "Copy all" from the Test Output window today, I cannot highlight and select a specific section of text from the Test Output window.

                                It would be great if I can copy/highlight a specific set or section of text from the Test Output window especially if I am writing output via the TestContext property or using a Console.WriteLine.

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                                • Add intellisence when working with WinJS

                                  Add intellisence when working with WinJS (data-win... and data-win-options...)
                                  like ng-...
                                  it a shame to support data-ng-... and not support data-win-...

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                                  • Enable Go To Definition across languages

                                    It would be very helpful to have Go To Definition and Find References be able to navigate between sources written in different .NET languages (C# vs VB vs F#) as long as all sources are in the same solution.

                                    Solutions can of course contain projects written in multiple languages, or reference external assemblies that were written in other languages. When the symbols and source code for assemblies are available, the .NET debugger in Visual Studio can seamlessly step down through sources of multiple languages, switching language context (including for Immediate Window expressions) automatically.

                                    However, the static Go To Definition /…

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add Favorites / Recent to Server Explorer

                                      Add two entries at the top of the Server Explorer for Favorites and Recent. Then on every entry in the Server Explorer include a pin option to each dropdown. Right now our subscription has so many entries for VMs/WebApps/Storage that its difficult to use.

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                                      • Compile time properties such as Name and Type acessible via '.#'

                                        I suggest a new selector, .#, so we can access compile time information, such as elements names, unamed object types, etc, in a more practical way.

                                        Suggested properties:

                                        .#Name - the element name
                                        .#Type - the element type
                                        .#ElementType - the element type of a List item
                                        .#Ref - "address" of a method (may be used instead of AddressOf)


                                        'example 1 -- preventing hardcoding an element name
                                        If PropertyChangedName = Target.Strength.#Name Then
                                        ...
                                        End if


                                        'example 2 -- mannualy creating an anonymous type element
                                        Dim Enemies = (
                                        from N in EnemyList
                                        Select New With {
                                        .Name = N.Name,
                                        <lots…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Bring the VSCode CSS editor to VisualStudio

                                          Please extend the VisualStudio CSS editor to support the VS Code like popup for viewing the conditions.

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