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  1. Make every dialog window sizeable

    Having windows not being sizeable has been something that has been annoying for many years. It's like looking through a straw when it would be better to just be able to stretch the window (and the appropriate and most useful text boxes and list boxes). This would make life much easier, and surely it would be an easy change to implement.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Either remove or allow user to adjust the .NET filter to Add Reference dialog.

      Visual Studio 2010 when the build is against .NET Framework 4.0 doesn't allow you to add .NET Framework 3.5 references without having to first change the project and then change it back. The filter should be editable. Please fix this in a service pack. It is highly frustrating. I would regard this as a bug not simply a change request. We have many .NET components that are 2.0 &3.5. Rebuilding isn't always an option as it might require a verification cycle that is very time consuming. I have actually gone back to VS 2008 to create projects because it is…

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add support for Conditional Compiler directives in triple slash (///) documentation

        We use a shared codebase for our Silverlight/WPF/Windows Phone 7 API Reference. Our developers use different Conditional Compiler directives in the C# code to construct the three different API’s. As a Product Engineer, I am responsible for documenting the various Types in the source code with triple slash (///)documentation. Our triple slash documentation is extensive (sometimes hundreds of lines of comments per Type) as we use it for an input to construct API documentation via software like Document! X.

        The problem is Visual Studio 2010 will not honor Conditional Compiler directives in the triple slash (///) comments in the same…

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        • Add BIDS to Visual Studio 2012

          It is annoying switching back and forth from Report Builder to visual Studio, plus Report Builder is not as complete as Reporting services in VS 2008 was, and too much trouble to make reports work in a VB application.

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            0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • In solution explorer, add "structure view" for Python

            For C#, there is such a feature in solution explorer, where you can expand C# files and view the namespaces, classes, methods, properties in a hierarchy view. See a random picture from web showing the structural view.
            It will be nice if there is the same thing for PTVS.

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • override all visibility options in designer, not just hide

              Using the document outline panel, I can hide elements in the designer.
              I would love to be able to force visibility using this method also.

              If I have an element that is usually collapsed, clicking on a similar button could force show it in the designer, without the need to alter my design time data

              On a similar note, sometimes I would want to collapse an element, not just hide it.

              I think from a designer point of view, it would be useful to have Hidden, Collapsed and Visible at the click of a button

              d:IsHidden="True"
              d:IsVisible="True"
              d:IsCollapsed="True"

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                2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • F# Installation - Proxy

                fsharp.org/use/Windows - PowerShell install script: To use it behind a company proxy (NTLM/Negotiate) the following line should be inserted between the second and the third reading:

                $webclient.Proxy.Credentials = [System.Net.CredentialCache]::DefaultNetworkCredentials

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                • Improve remote debugger is not of an acceptable version error message

                  Completely useless error message: 'The remote debugger is not of an acceptable version' Why not say what should be the acceptable version. Where is it on disk? From where to download it?

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                    1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Bring the VS2010 Editor back

                    I mean, a option on VS2011 that put the old style VS2010 editor with its syntax highlightning, background color, and all other stuff back!!!

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                    • copy files/folders from one studio to another studio

                      Hi

                      Currntly files/folders are not get copied if we perform from IDE.
                      which required we open folders & then copy it to another IDE.

                      It will be great feature to allow copy files/folders from 1 IDE to another IDE.

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                      • Have an VS2015 app icon that does look like it was badly cut out in mspaint

                        Have an VS2015 app icon that does look like it was badly cut out in paint

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                        • Access to some kind of Session both on Server and Client

                          It is sometimes needed to set some data on session start and use them later - like when user logs in, he selects workplace and this has to be accessible during whole session ...

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                            0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add intellisense to Commit Messages

                            When typing in a commit message, it would be nice to have intellisense (even if it has to be in xml style, <see cref=""/>) refer to the Included Changes files.

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                            • Visual Basic for Developing Universal Windows Application

                              Please include Visual Basic as programming language for developing universal windows applications. VB is known for its simplicity and easy syntax to write Windows Applications.

                              I suggest that the syntax must be both Visual Basic 6.0 and Visual Basic .NET coding style for faster adoption of VB Developers.

                              If the current Visual Studio supports objective C and Android source code. Visual Studio must also supports Visual Basic language for developing Windows Universal Application

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                              • Give the option to edit a project file if it fails to load.

                                Sometimes a project file has an invalid reference or can not find a referenced file or project. Instead of needing to open Notepad++ to edit the project file, it would be great if VS would offer you the option to open the project file if it failed to load.

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                                • Provide automatic tag closing in JSX/TSX

                                  It would be nice to have the same experience of self encosing HTML tags in JSX/TSX as in HTML. For example if I type <div> then autoamtically a </div> is added so I don't have to waste time writing the closing tag as well.

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                                  • Stop hosting web sites from the project folder.

                                    Hosting web sites from the project folder is a terrible burden on developers.

                                    Deploy all the files to the output path, just like with a desktop application project. For projects targeting IIS, deploy the files to the IIS website via the appropriate web services.

                                    Any time a Visual Studio Development Server hooks up to a project, it should work a copy of the output folder. This prevents testing from modifying the project's or the output's web.config.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Bold all startup projects

                                      When you set a single startup project, it shows up as bold in Solution Explorer. When you set multiple startup projects, none are bold. For projects that switch between multiple sets of startup projects, bolding all the startup projects would be a huge improvement.

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                                      • Allow using composite keys

                                        I have an application which requires composite keys and GUID keys to maintain data integrity for sync purposes (Sync Framework). Please add this support to VSLS2012.

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                                        • Add an "Ingestion time" metric that will reflect the time it takes for a blob to get ingested.

                                          As part of our KPIs monthly reviews we are required to present the latency it takes for our data to land in Kusto. For that we would like to have an "ingestion time" Geneva metric which can also be helpful for Kusto's own supportability. It will measure the time it takes for a blob to get ingested. You can check the blob's creation time (we use the Kusto API) or the time the relevant message was published to the queue in order to start measuring the latency until the blob is ingested.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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