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  1. Add a filtering function for Code Lens.

    We have a base view model that contains a LoadDaat() method, which can be overridden in the child view models.
    When we use the Code Lens references link in a child view model, it shows us every reference to the base view model's method, not just references to the overridden method in this class. So we want add a filter option that we can check the references based on the method type.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow deployment of UWP apps like wpf or forms desktop apps

      1: For every minor change in code one should not have to 'stop the app' and 'start the app' as it is far from convenient. Even with very high-end cpu/ssd I have to wait a while for this process, while I can build and run the executable instantly on wpf.

      2: Only being able to upload to store is meaningless. Seriously, EVERYONE wants the ability to host the project in their website. Look at MacOS for example. There is bazillion number of apps on MacOS, yet very few of them (comparatively) are on the store.

      5 votes
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        0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • VisualStudio 2017 Installer - IIS/SQL

        installer shouldn't force you to install IIS Express or SQL Express if SQL Server or IIS is already installed;

        e.g. installing VisualStudio 2017 on Windows Server 2016 with IIS and SQL Server 2016 still required the installation of IIS Express & SQL Express

        9 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Ability to specify per test method timeout in runsettings file or in commandline

          At present, the only way to specify timeout is by adding "Timeout" attribute. It is not practical to add timeout attribute to every test method in entire code base. When running tests as part of a continuous build, the ability to specify per test timeout through command line or a runsettings file is required.

          Note: There is an older way to do this using testsettings file, but that automatically forces vstest.console.exe to switch to the older mstest.exe, which is not ideal.

          11 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • About "Target Platform" and versions

            There are project properties under "General" like "Target Platform" and "Target Platform Version". Also there are similar items under "Driver Settings". This is confusing.

            Also, please use a dropdown list to show all possible values for each of these items; otherwise one may not know what is the value to use.

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              0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Search Bar in Individual Components page in VS Setup

              Provide a search bar in the Individual Components screen so that we can easily search an item in the tree. This will be particularly useful if I was quickly select/unselect an item that I want to install/uninstall

              17 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Databases attaching, detaching, restore from files options for SQL Server and Data Tools

                Many times need attaching, detaching or restoring database from backup files in SQL Server and Data Tools and not have basic options and must use Sql Server Management Studio or other third-party tools.

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                  0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Visual Basic 6.0 (Classic) upgrade to 7.0 should be able to compile standalone Win32, Win64 EXE and Android APK

                  1. First of all Visual Basic Classic should be brought back! (i.e: Visual Basic 7.0)
                  2. Visual Basic Classic version should compile to standalone Win32, Win64 executables and Android applications (the APIs which are available and common to both).

                  By compiling to Android APK I mean the language of coding should be BASIC which is JAVA in Android Studio.

                  There are many programs/frameworks on the internet which use Basic Language to compile Android applications.

                  Even Delphi (Pascal) creates Android applications.

                  If Microsoft makes this new Visual Basic Classic, there will be a steep rise in Visual Basic Classic programmers. Any…

                  72 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Fix map mode grap region

                    I like the Visual Studio map-mode according to Sublime Text Minimap, but it doesn’t work on large files, see attachments. I cannot grab the scroll-area, its too small. Sublime Text does it right.

                    9 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • It's about time for a RESTful client generator

                      I'd love to have a tool in Visual Studio that reads a remote RESTful service, or a local ASP.NET Web API project, and automatically generates DTO/POCO/Entities and HTTP Clients in the selected client projects, fulfilling the local demands (for example INotifyPropertyChanged implementation in a XAML project), JS/TS entities for web-based client consumers. etc.
                      Now I know there is Swagger, but it doesn't provide a seamless solution for remote projects and automation of generation.
                      I'd want a Wizard that once configured, any change in the remote server project should be reflected in the client entities (if local project changes should be…

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Improve compiler support for immutable equality and comparison of structs

                        Based on Microsoft practice recommendations, to correctly and efficiently implement a struct to get value semantics I must: override Equals, implement IEquatable, override operator== and operator!=, and define GetHashCode. And if I want otdering I must done not only operator<= but also operator<, operator>=, and operator> as well as both IComparable<T> and IComparable.

                        In most cases I should also use the readonly keyword on all fields of the struct.

                        This is frankly too much redundancy and work for something that the compiler could easily handle. In addition the rationale for some of the requirements will not be evident to many…

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                          3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • У меня не работает программа Visual Studio 2013. Я пришел на пару, запустил эту нехорошую программу и она не стала включатся, я ждал очень

                          У меня не работает программа Visual Studio 2013. Я пришел на пару, запустил эту нехорошую программу и она не стала включатся, я ждал очень долго, мне задавали вопросы по поводу работы, а я не могу на них ответить, т.к. ничего не делаю из-за этой проклятой программы! Надеюсь вы предпримете меры.

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                            1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • (VS2017) Provide an option to remove warnings about lightweight solution load and slow extensions

                            Provide an option to disable lightweight solution load prompts, I have add-ins that it is incompatible with so I don't want to be prompted. Additionally I quite often get notified about Resharper slowing down startup, I don't want to be notified about this add-in, I use it too much to disable 

                            15 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • HttpClient get a connection timeout

                              I would like to have a timeout specifically for making the network connection to the server. When communicating between the client and server on the same network, normally if you don't connect in a few seconds, the connection will timeout. I would set the connection timeout pretty short. However, once the connection is made to the server, I would allow the request 30 or 60 seconds to be handled. If the network connection already exists, it would not apply.

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                • Add support for System.Data.SQLClient in UWP

                                  There are many reasons one would want to connect to an "on prem" SQL Server from a UWP. We have several applications we cannot distribute through the Windows Store because this limitation exists.

                                  UWP are able to connect to other databases such as SQLite or MySQL. Why not allow SQL Server as well?

                                  Please add support for System.Data.SQLClient in UWP.

                                  12 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Replace Action Recordings in MTM with Xamarin Test Recorder

                                    Action Recordings (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd286647(v=vs.110).aspx) are nearly useless and are very fragile. Instead Xamarin Test Recorder https://www.xamarin.com/test-cloud/recorder should be integrated into MTM (Microsoft Test Manager) and extended to work with WPF/Win Form/ Desktop applications that require automated testing.

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                                      6 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make call stacks great again!

                                      Call stacks are pretty useless but it's all we get when an exception occurs. It only tells us where, roughly, an error occurred, it doesn't tell us what lead up to the error or anything about the state just before the error.

                                      Everyone has had to swift through call stacks in search of the answer and the experience could be better.

                                      I would like to purpose that the .NET framework takes a look at how Golang call stacks as they do contain runtime arguments as well.

                                      We can get really rich call stacks if we create memory dumps but this…

                                      6 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Hi, include a button to pause the download. So the next time i try to install, it get back to where it was!

                                        Hi, include a button to pause the download. So the next time i try to install, it get back to where it was!

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                                          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Port WF to .NET Core

                                          Port Windows Workflow Foundation to .NET Core.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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