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  1. 11 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add commandline support for "Additional Tools" features

      The "Additional Tools" of the emulator like Accelerometer, GPS location, battery percentage, Network, etc. can only be managed via GUI.

      Please add this to the CLI of emulatorcmd.exe to make tests scriptable.

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        0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add exporting/sharing pending changes, merge, SQL schema comparison report

        Visual Studio shows a lot of reports on the screen. Many of them cannot be exported or shared with others. Make sure that all reports can be shared.

        For exmaple using SSDT in VS 2013/2015 I can do a schema comparison report. However, I cannot share it with my team mates.

        Today I have merged some changes. I want to check with the developers if all is good, but I canot export pending changes.

        Sharing seems to be missing in a lot of places.

        Regards
        Dejan

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          0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Very easy ! other languages and beginner modules

          school languages like - german ..... for age 10+
          and
          beginner modules at the same age 10+

          and for all parts !!!!

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Highlight region/endregion directives using hex color in margins

            Placing a hex color code at the end of a region directive will highlight the margins inside that region

            ex:
            #region Feilds <color=b2ffff>

            //The margins inside this region are light blue.

            #endregion

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  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 →
              • Modify the git add-in in VS2015 to only commit changes to selected files instead of a blanket Commit All.

                Modify the git feature in VS2015 to only commit changes to selected files instead of a blanket Commit All that commits changes for all files with the same comment. You can leave the Commit All options there if you want, but please add Commit options to commit changes only to selected files. The way it works in VS2013 is the desired behavior.

                I am forced to use the git command line to commit changes for individual files (not that it's a bad thing to use the command line).

                Thanks!

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                  0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Import settings from previous version on install or first-run

                    When I install a new version of Visual Studio, it's usually on a machine with one or more previous versions installed. I would like the opportunity to have all my settings imported either by the installer or by the first-run experience so that I can immediately start using the new version of Visual Studio.

                    By "settings", I mean customizations to the tool windows, toolbars and keyboard shortcuts, as well as Server Explorer connections and Team Explorer connections, plus whatever else I'm forgetting that would make it easier to start using the freshly-installed new version immediately.

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                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add support for uploading additional automated test results formats to MTM

                        Currently only TRX test results can be uploaded to MTM.
                        This makes MTM an unattractive option for many projects.

                        With the .Net core move away from MSTest (https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dotnet/2016/02/23/porting-msbuild-to-net-core/) and added support of Java (and other languages/technologies) in VSTS it feels like we should be able to upload different automated test results types.

                        Ideally I would like to be able to upload the following result types:
                        NUnit 3
                        NUnit 2
                        XUnit
                        Junit 3
                        Junit 4
                        TestNG

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                          0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Display properties and of an object in debug inspectors in declaration order

                          Please add the ability to display properties and methods of an object in debug inspectors in declaration order. When I need to methodically examine each one, having them sorted in alphabetical order is a time waster.

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                            1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 3 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 솔루션 탐색기 말고도 메소드를 탐색할 수 있는 창이 있으면 좋겠습니다.

                              솔루션 탐색기 말고도 메소드를 탐색할 수 있는 창이 있으면 좋겠습니다.

                              not only solution finder, need method finder.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add a 'Show All Files' button in the Source Control Explorer

                                It would be nice to have a "Show All Files" button in the Source Control Explorer, similar to the identically named button in the Solution Explorer, to show all files in the local directory, including files and directories which are not under source control. This would make it easier to add items to source control and see if there are any files which were not checked in.

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                                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Amend previous commit should allow the previous commit's message to be edited.

                                  Git gui does this: when adding changes to the previous commit, it brings up its description and allows editing it before committing the amend. Simple and very, very reasonable.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    Allow logging into your account to automatically install extensions you have downloaded from the store.

                                    I have multiple computers I work from, managing the extensions and settings between them would be much easier if it was just automatic based on the login.

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                                    • 3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add XAMARIN features to VisualStudio update tools

                                        Currently VS doesn't check availlable updates for the new Xamarin parts of VS.

                                        4 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Hi Michael,

                                          Thanks for your suggestion.

                                          We are already working on fully integrating the Xamarin bits with the Visual Studio update experience.

                                          On a related note, we are also working on improving the acquisition experience of current standalone downloads like Xamarin iOS Simulator remoting, Xamarin Profiler, etc., to be available from Visual Studio ‘15’ Setup.

                                          This should save you the time and trouble of having to download and install them separately.

                                          Victor Garcia Aprea
                                          Xamarin Dev Manager

                                        • Add ability to search inside the text visualizer

                                          The text visualizer does a pretty good job for wrapping text. However, sometimes I just want to see if the text I've got is the correct one so I often copy-paste it from the visualizer to notepad and use notepad search feature. Why not have the ability to search for text directly inside the text visualizer itself?

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