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  1. Display User IDentity again (like you did in 2013)

    Visual Studio used to reveal the user Identity it was running under.Now in 2015 it only displays MSDN Live acct logged in. This makes my job a nightmare, because I have two different accounts with differing levels of access within my TFS admin role at this company. I can be logged into either account at any given time. This was something that our security team established as a policy. I have a hard time now in 2015 distinguishing what each of my VS instances are running as. It might also be nice if I could keep separate themes per login.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Please fix "a problem occurred when loading the visual studio menu"

      The common "a problem occurred when loading the visual studio menu" problem still exists as of VS15 Update 2. I just had it.

      If you search for that message you will find that this is a common problem. It's causes by a too long PATH variable.

      There are 2 bugs: The PATH issue and bad error reporting that leaves no clue to what to do.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Vb.Net WinForm: Possibility Duplicate a Form

        Possibility of duplicating a WinForm in the same project.

        Thanks

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          1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Limit the access of TFS Team Dashboard to access to specific users only.

          Would be great to see TFS Team board permission to limit the access of Team dashboard to allowed users only of Team Projects.

          I post the same on MSDN forum also but unfortunately is not available as per design.

          Please find url of the same below.

          https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/aa42bb16-fa11-41c1-882e-d10c6d909289/tfs-team-dashboard?forum=tfsprocess

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Choose Suitable Pune Packers and Movers Firm for Quick and Simple Home Shifting

            Both you want to move from one street to another within metropolis of Pune or want to shift out of this city to another city of Indian or abroad; hiring one of the good quality packers and movers in Pune would be a great decision to make moving easy and simple. It is but clear that you hire a professional packers and movers company to have hassle-free and tension-free relocation experience. An individual hire mover to have safe and on time transportation of your possessions at your new destination door step. You pay your hard-earned money to movers to finish…

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              0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 括号的颜色

              作为一个学生,在使用VS学习编程中我发现,当使用多个括号的时候,很难理清楚哪两个半括号相互匹配。因此,我建议,多个括号同时使用的时候,能有不同颜色,便于区分。

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Following opening curly brace insert either TAB + NEW LINE or only TAB.

                For 'New Line' options in Text Editor formatting, following an opening curly brace with a new line is not necessary. If the user can chose 'new line only (no TAB)' the curly brace matching pattern is preserved and the code layout is more concise.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • create pathof keyword, similar to nameof keyword

                  nameof(MyProperty.ReferencedObject.Name) solves "Name".

                  pathof(MyProperty.ReferencedObject.Name) would solve "MyProperty.ReferencedObject.Name".

                  That would be useful in expressions.

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                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • "var?"

                    we can declare int as below:
                    var i = 5;

                    maybe developers may want to declare int? as below:
                    var? i = 5;

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                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • IBM RTC Source Code Control connection for Visual Studio

                      Support the IBM RTC Source Code Control in Visual Studio IDE and in TFS Build Workflows .

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                        1 comment  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allowing the addition of entries to .natstepfilter and .natjmc files while debugging

                        While in a native C++ debug session, it be really very useful to be able to right click when the code is not running, pick "Add NoStepInto entry for this function" and then be presented with a "prefilled" dialog where the developer could tailor the function name (e.g. adding regular expression) before accepting the dialog. Once accepted, the update information would be of course taken into account for the rest of the debugging session. Same for the Just My Code feature.

                        Of course, if one could do that outside the debugger, while writing code, that'd be even nicer!

                        Thank you!

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                          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • C++ Extract Function NOT require namespace or class (Unknown Error)

                          The 'Extract Function' command fails with "Unknown Error" if a cpp file does not contain a namespace.

                          example: If the Cpp source contains ONLY the following code then it is not possible to extract the "for" loop into a new function.

                          void foo()
                          {

                          for (int x = 0; x < 10; x++)
                          {
                          if (i > 5)
                          i++;
                          else i = 0;
                          }
                          }

                          Thank you

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Implement many file search algorithms used by the Total Commander program. It can search thousands of files for specific text extremely fast

                            The search function in VS is extremely slow when searching an entire project, especially when comparing to Total Commander, which can search 1000's of files very quickly with many search options. Can the speed be improved?

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Offer official support for Identity in Oracle

                              Our organization is tightly devoted to Oracle as a database repository with very little hope of adopting MS SQL Server. It would be really wonderful if Microsoft offered Identity support for Oracle databases as easy as it is to implement on MS SQL server.

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add the ability to link to documentation directly from a comment in Visual Studio

                                Apologies if this feature already exists, but I think it would be good if you could add a link in a comment that would link to a word document (for example) that allows a developer to record and to see what requirement and design it was written to implement.

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Better threading for "Find and Replace"

                                  When using the Find and replace feature to search in an entire solution for a large project, especially for web projects that includes large, unindexed js files, the search feature make visual studio hang. There is no way to cancel the search operation and abort the thread.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Visual Studio Web API debugger

                                    Being able to easily step into code directly in Visual Studio for Web Api methods not relying on any external programs like fiddlers. Specially when we have complex type parameters in HttpPost

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • source code explorer rollback someone elses checkout

                                      I have a solution under source Control in TFS. If someone else checks out a file and then go on vacation without checking in Before they leave. I have the authoroty to rollback their checkot but I dont want to do it from a command line interface. I want to do it from Source Code Explorer in the VS IDE.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Relationship Database Diagram

                                        Hi Folks,

                                        We need to view the relationship database diagram in Visual Studio 2015 for coding first Entity Framework 7 or latest version!
                                        e.g:
                                        https://www.exceptionnotfound.net/content/images/2015/05/northwind-diagram.png

                                        Thanks

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                                          0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • application data

                                          You don't have control over the application deployment location. It is controlled by Windows. You can create an appx package file for the windows store or sideloading.
                                          That is problem for debbuging
                                          In visual web developer is existing solution appdata folder.
                                          Why you dont even take existing good solution from visual web develop?
                                          Even if uwp is based on HTML5.

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                                            0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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