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  1. Don't automatically commit all files when no files are staged in Git

    Currently, if no files are staged and a commit is attempted, all unstaged files are committed. Commit should either be disallowed or an alert should pop up notifying the user.

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      3 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • First Azure SQL and Web

      I was blown off by the ease in creating an Azure SQL DB, Importing data from an existing DB, creating an SP and using all this in a new Azure Web App. I hesitated a very long time because I was unsure about the How-to and Pricing and everything went softly even without reading any user manual, i.e. everything seems self-evident. Thanks

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        0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • create a combotreebox and a combocheckbox

          Create a combobox that displays data in a tree structure and the possibility to have checkboxes in a combobox.
          Thanks.

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            0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Right Click View Code option on SQL objects in designer similar to Go to Definition but for SQL

            While in the SQL query designer the ability to effectively do "Go to Definition" on a stored procedure would be helpful. That or the ability to navigate to that object in the Server Explorer would be equally helpful.

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              0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • continue debugging with the unchanged code but allow code changes during debugging mixed code

              When I'm debugging and find an error in the source code, I would like to use the values of the variables to change the code. I do not want to stop debugging before changing the code, because then the values of the variables are no more available. And often stopping the debugger instead of letting the process come to an end leaves everything in a mess. After coming to an end, I have to search the right code position again, because break points met after finding the bug changed the view. All this was available in VS2010. I am debugging…

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                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow to specify a build log file

                I have a build issue only occurring when building from Visual Studio.
                I'd like to have build ouput from Visual Studio suitable for the MSBuild Structured Log Viewer. For this to work, a custom MSBuild logger must be specified.

                Provide a means to specify a log file, including the possibility to specify a custom logger.

                Feel free to immediately close this suggestion if it is possible to achieve this goal by writing an Visual Studio extension.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • I hope Phone Windows will allow the user to freely install the phone in any model.

                  I hope Phone Windows will allow the user to freely install the phone in any model.Otherwise I learn to develop Phone APP Windows and it doesn't make any sense.Only for 1% of the mobile phone users?

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                    0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Scroll window to show found result

                    When clicking on a result in the Find Results window, if the source code is obscured by the Find Results window itself - it appears to do nothing.
                    Drives me nuts.
                    The source window should scroll to be visible if the Find Results window is obscuring it

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Provide an option in TSLint for Visual Studio to fail the build if there are Lint Errors

                      TSLint is available for Visual Studio 2015 as part of the .Net core Tools Preview 2.

                      The problem is the linter only runs when **a file is opened**, and then reports any failures as a warning (or optionally as an error) in the error window.

                      This is just not workable in a solution with hundreds of files.

                      It would be much nicer if the linter ran as part of TypeScript build (i.e. MSBuild) and optionally failed the build if there are linting errors.

                      The errors should be printed to the output window.

                      4 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow custom operators (any unicode symbol other than valid literal)

                        Dear All,

                        Wouldn't it be nice to have ways to define new kind of operators with their own priority and associativity rules?

                        Suppose, for example, you're working with an xml structure and would like to define a tree like that :

                        <animal>
                        <dog>
                        <name>Benji</name>
                        <name>Kenji</name>
                        </dog>
                        <cat>
                        <name>Kitty</name>
                        </cat>
                        </animal>

                        Currently, one way is to deal with variables and functions, which may be quite verbose :

                        var x_Animal = new XElement("animal");
                        var x_Dog = new XElement("dog");
                        x_Animal.AddChild(x_Dog);
                        ...
                        and so on.

                        Now, suppose we have appropriate operators that way :

                        var x_Tree = "animal" ⋁ ("dog" ⋁ "name" :: ("Benji"…

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • "Add Test" from scrum board / sprint board on user story or product backlog items.

                          Generally speaking, we'd like to see the same information and contextual menu items available on the PBI/User story cards on either the team kanban or sprint views of work. Also we'd like to see the passing/failing tests on that view as well.

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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • News on Visual Studio

                            The News links should open with in VS itself - instead of spawning another browser.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow adding multiple projects to a solution

                              The Add Existing Project dialog should allow to select multiple projects, which are then all added to the solution one-by-one.

                              Even though typically each project has its private directory, we might use the search bar to view all projects nested under a selected root folder.

                              I just wanted to add 18 projects, and needed to do this one-by-one.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support starting VS with a line number argument

                                When you double click a match in GrepWin and the target application is Notepad++ it opens the file and immediately scrolls to the line of the match. I don't know how this works but it would be awesome if VS supported it. I assume that GrepWin and Notepad++ cooperate in some way, possibly using a command line argument (e.g. "notepadpp.exe filepath linenumer").

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Native support documentation generation

                                  Almost every project required quality documentation. I was very surprised when not found in Visual Studio tool for generating documentation (XML is not considered). In my opinion for the IDE in 2016 should have this functionality.
                                  In addition, it is very tedious to check the possible exceptions in each of the methods in manually (to add to the comments). It would be nice if VisualStudio itself will check the possible exceptions in the method and report the absence of an exception in the comments.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Outlining of C# source to collapse the new language features.

                                    To improve readability
                                    When collapsing :

                                    bool IsValidPassword => Password?.IsValidPassword() ?? false;

                                    Should look like :

                                    bool IsValidPassword [...]

                                    The appearance should be the same as if you had declared the following then collapsed it.

                                    bool IsValidPassword
                                    {
                                    get
                                    {
                                    return Password?.IsValidPassword() ?? false;
                                    }
                                    }

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make C# interactive ( csi.exe ) compatible with cygwin

                                      csi.exe does not work well on mintty.

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                                          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow protected methods in interface

                                          Allow protected methods in interface specifications.

                                          Currently, if I design a class that is intended to be used as a base class, there is no way to make it testable by defining an interface for it. I may have no public members but only protected members. And I may have two different implementations that are both supposed to fulfill the same contract, but I have no way to describe the contract using an interface.

                                          sjb

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