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  1. Allow to automatically install extensions/plugins per solution

    With VS 2015 we now have the possibility to automatically install/add both server-side packages (Nuget) and client-side packages (NPM, gulp/grunt, bower) to a solution. This is done by simply adding some configuration files (packages.config, package.json, gulpfile.js, etc) to the solution and putting them under version control.

    One thing which is missing, is a similar way to allow to configure the extensions/plugins which are required by a Visual Studio solution.

    I propose to add the ability to add an extensions.config file to a solution, which lists the extensions/plugins required by that solution.

    Whenever someone starts working with that solution, the required…

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      0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add better themes

      Why on earth can we not use the old themes for Visual Studio 2015? Was there a great big change in the file system that doesn't allow for the 2013 themes to be used?!

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Separate UI language from language of generated code comments (e. g. *.Designer.cs)

        I would like it if I could choose the language of generated code comments (like new classes, or *.Designer.cs) independently of the language of my user interface.

        Today's global culture makes it necessary for people of different countries working together on the same code base. Therefore it is mandatory that comments in the code are written in a language every participant can read (usually English, but I've also seen projects where German was used although German and Italian and Dutch people were working on the project).

        On the other hand, while people's English skills may be good enough to read/write…

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          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Intellisense: Distinction between userdefined types and types supported by microsoft

          I would like to see if in IntelliSense a class or method is one of my own/ my own Company or belongs to the namespaces Microsoft uses. If I could see that at every instance, I could change only the names of classes/ methods I can and must change.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Hi. Using jaws 17, and visual studio community 2015. Doing a diploma it course, but, wondering, tried Microsoft test server, but not very ac

            a more accessible testing framework to work with screen readers, able to do ui, automated, manual testing, under the community edition.

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            • Provide a XAML Designer preview for 4'' phones on UWP Application

              The smallest designer preview on the Xaml Designer is a 5'' phone that does not include the old device widely used as the lumia 520

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                0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support Sql Server function

                Support Sql Server function, like à table (but read only).
                This permit do the work in database, and custom constructions.

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                  1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Do not save any changes before building

                  One option that I couldn't find (which was there in older version) is :

                  Before building -
                  -Do not save any changes
                  -Save all changes
                  -Prompt to save changes

                  The above was available in Tools->Options->Build & Run in older versions.

                  At times when I make temp changes in my code which I don't want to save it then that feature comes in handy.

                  Please bring back the "Before building" options in VS2015.

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                    5 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Sort class names when listing derived classes

                    If you go into Solution Explorer, pick a class, then right click and select "Derived Types", you get a list of derived types. But this list is unordered. Sorting it would make it friendlier.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Microsoft Test Manager Themes

                      Add themes for Microsoft Test Manager like Visual Studio IDE.

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                        0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make separate 'Build Event' text sections for Debug and Release version.

                        Since there is a big difference between a Debug and Release version, each should its OWN 'Build Event' text section. Changing to Debug or Release should bring up the corresponding actions.

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                          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Find the TableRecord as only action with the database

                          To ensure security I need to find the single record I need in my application in the database. But it should be impossible to query all the records.

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                            0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add shared projects reference to other shared projects

                            It would be very convenient to add inside shared projects reference to other shared projects, in that way you can group shared project and add only one reference instead group of shared project references.

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                              0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • TFS Find changeset, changeset details uses old style modal popup dialog

                              In VX2015, when I use "Find changeset" and select to view changeset details, an old (VS2008) style of modal popup dialog. Instead it would make more sense to use the normal, dockable team explorer window. It has more information and since it is not modal I can continue editing while looking at the changeset details.

                              If I choose to see changeset details from a history window, the details are showed in the team explorer window so it would make sense to do the same when searching a changeset using "find changeset".

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

                                why wcftestclient has an name or can be delete?

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                                • Return Build Explorer to Visual Studio

                                  In Visual Studio 2013, Build Explorer was accessible from Team Explorer -> Builds -> Actions -> Manage Queue. In Visual Studio 2015 this menu is removed, making this functionality inaccessible.

                                  The intention of the TFS Build team (see here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/31614150/where-is-tfs-build-explorer-in-visual-studio-2015) was to force the users to manage the builds from the web interface.

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                                    1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • I should be able to uninstall "EVERY" extension...

                                    There are so many that have a disabled uninstall button. I tried re-running the installer and looking at Programs/Features.

                                    If I'm not going to use the extension - why should it be in the system - possibly creating conflicts.

                                    If extensions are to be valuable - I should be able to bring it on when it is needed, and remove it when it is not.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Check for additional updates when updating extensions using the Visual Studio installer

                                      Some updates, like the ones for Application Insights and Typescript as seen in the attached image, launch the Visual Studio installer to update the extensions.
                                      This means that you have to:
                                      - start the first update
                                      - close Visual Studio
                                      - apply the first update in the Installer
                                      - launch Visual Studio
                                      - start the second update
                                      - close Visual Studio
                                      - apply the second update in the same Installer
                                      - and launch Visual Studio again to continue working

                                      Can't the Installer also detect multiple available updates to installed packages/extensions and list the others, so you can then choose to…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Visual studio - GIT - propose to prune when fetching the repo

                                        What I'd like to do is that Fetch should be able to do 'git fetch --prune'

                                        I know that I can register a remote to always be pruned with 'git config remote.origin.prune true' but this is not what I want.

                                        I'd like a checkbox on the right of Fetch button for example.

                                        see https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/d283472d-a194-4f55-aee6-205094fb1766/visual-studio-git-always-prune-when-fetching-the-repo-?forum=tfsversioncontrol#87f6bf6b-0b58-46ee-9475-252e11910848

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                                          5 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Merging row and/or columns with same data in datagridview

                                          As asked by others before : Make merging row and/or columns with same data in datagridview easy. (as example : like ComponentOne does with their flexgrid ;-)

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