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  1. Per Team Project databases instead of Project Collection

    We don't want to create multiple project collections, but the database size is growing quite large. It would be great if we were able to split the project collection to use per project databases.

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      0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow always using spaces in place of tabs in Visual Studio IDE as an option.

      In old versions of Visual Studio for Windows, I could select an option to always use spaces in place of tabs. Without this option, a Fortran code I write in the IDE becomes weird when sent to a Linux machine to be compiled and to execute. Fortran and C have incompatible practices, which makes any tabs a disaster in Fortran. Please bring back this option, as it is very annoying to be constantly going through multiple menus to get rid of the tabs.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Search for a named variable in the Debugger Locals heirarchy

        Be able to search for a variable name in the Debug \ Locals window (EG from a jquery or angular function) , so that you can see where it is in the heirarchy, if there are any duplicates, & whether it is still 'in scope'

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          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • make it easier please

          its not fair

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Trigger email alert if build last longer than

            Can we have an option to set an alert if a build last longer than a manually define time span ? The counter should start when build action is started, not when build is in queue and waiting for build agent.

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              0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Bring back the test list editor in coded UI test as was available in VS 2010 in VS 2013

              please bring back the test list editor in coded UI test as was available in VS 2010.It was very useful and handy while at work.

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                0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Ability to alias solution name in recent projects list on start page

                Would like a way to alias a solution name in the recent projects list on the start page and when you right-click the Visual Studio icon on the taskbar. This would make it easy to pick out the solution I want instead of hovering over the name and waiting for the tooltip to show the full path. Good for when you have multiple branches in a repository and want to open a specific one without navigating through Explorer or creating shortcuts.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make a way to log in without globally allowing Javascript

                  You do not need Javascript to submit an email and password to a server, and the only alternative being to globally allow Javascript in your browser is a ridiculous.

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                    1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make VSAE custom tool (FragmentGenerator) run with every build

                    The Visual Studio Authoring Extensions (VSAE) custom tool called FragmentGenerator used for transformation of snippet data and templates into MP fragments seems to run only when you remember to do so manually.

                    It’s possible to do TFS builds of VSAE solutions. However with the limitation mentioned above, you cannot just update the configuration (.mpsd files) in say TFS and do a new build to get the updated MP

                    It seems you need to use VS to run the custom tool manually for ever configuration update.

                    For some reason VSAE did not choose T4 as its text templating engine. T4 can…

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                      0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Update VSAE projects to support pre and post build events

                      Visual Studio Authoring Extensions (VSAE) doesn't support pre and post build events.

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                        0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Update VSAE to support T4 code generation

                        For some reason VSAE (Visual Studio Authering Extensions) did not choose T4 as its text templating engine. Instead the VSAE custom tool (FragmentGenerator) is used for transformation of snippet data and templates into MP fragments. I'd like to be able to use T4 instead or in combination with the FragmentGenerator. As t4 is (mucjh more flexible,

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                          0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • VS2015 Debugging installed the App but uninstall is not possible

                          When I look at several Samples of Apps and use Debugging to show how it works the App will be installed. Now i have many Icons in my Startmenüsection of Debugging Apps. Is it possible to implement a Switch in the Debugging Section in Visual Studio to change the behavior. Switch turned off: Debugging is like today.
                          Switch turned on: Debugging is like today but when i stopped Debugging the App will be uninstalled.

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                            0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • PopBrowseContext

                            The command View.PopBrowseContext is no longer working, which is unfortunate, because I've used it a lot in the past. The command View.NagivateBackward is not the same thing!

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                            • Bring RelativePanel to WPF vNext

                              On MWC 2015 Microsoft unveiled new WinRT control RelativePanel that allows simple relative placing of controls next to each other using attached property rules.
                              It would be really useful to have the same RelativePanel available in classic WPF as well.

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                                8 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                • Let coded ui tests read runsettings

                                  Currently it is not possible to use runsettings as part of a coded UI test (CUIT), only normal unit tests are able to read and use these settings. To change the settings of the test (when for instance running it via the command line), it is quite a lot of work. It is possible using datasources, but that still doesn't give you the ability to switch settings from the command line.

                                  It is also quite strange to see that CUITs are not able to make use of runsettings, while normal unit tests can. From a user point of view, there…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Go to Implementation feature enhancement

                                    Thanks for new feature "Go to implementation". I am trying to live with Visual Studio 2015 without Resharper plugin and I have to say that Visual Studio team made big progress in IDE features enhancement but still I miss some features.

                                    Go to implementation work well for interfaces and methods, but it does not work on classes. In Resharper plugin when applied on a class, it shows all descendants of that class (no matter if it is abstract class or not) which is very useful feature.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow the notifications, feedback and quick launch title bar features to be hidden.

                                      They're in a prominent, awkward location. I hate being forced to look at them when I never use them. Every toolbar/titlebar item should be hideable.

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                                      • Make help searchable .I view help and search goes right to the same welcome page

                                        See you don't have a category for help.

                                        You need to get some newbie's that do not know EVERYTHING.

                                        You guy know

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                                        • Add simple way to change font colors

                                          The default color for text in "dark theme" VSC2015 is blue. It looks good, but all my other Windows 10 experience is dark red.

                                          Yes, I tried to change the font colors, but I would spend hours just reading the text types...

                                          Is there a way to generalize this bunch into "preferred font color" selector? I'd goose red and VS would use light red to what was light blue, dark red to what was dark blue etc. It would still use specific color for specific font like parenthesis etc.

                                          I think many would welcome this option as everybody loves to…

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