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  1. 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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            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Export Template functionality for Nodejs projects as well

                          Although Javascript is available as one of the options in Export Template window, NodeJs projects fail to be exported. This functionality would be very good and even better with VSIX Project Template Package creation for NodeJs to share created templates.

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add a friend keyword to enforce encapsulation as opposed to internal keyword

                            In C++, you can declare a class A to be friend of class B. This grants B full, undiscloused access to A's members, including private ones. This allows for constructions such as the following:

                            class A {
                            friend class B;

                            private:
                            A() { } // initialize A privately
                            };

                            class B {
                            public: A* createA() {
                            return new A();
                            }
                            };

                            Given that code, this won't compile:

                            A* a = new A();

                            while this will:

                            B b;
                            A* a = b.createA();

                            Which, you'd agree, is useful for all kind of factories where you don't want any other entity to create…

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Exclude relative or absolute paths with tfpt.exe scorch command

                              I want to sync my local TFS workspace with the one on the server but I want to exclude certain directories. There is a "exclude" parameter available but it seems that this is just a filter for directory- or file names.
                              If I have a workspace structure as follows:
                              C:\tfs\Main
                              C:\tfs\Main\Bin
                              C:\tfs\Main\Sources
                              C:\tfs\Main\Sources\Bin
                              I cannot exclude the C:\TFS\Main\Bin directory without excluding the .\Main\Sources\Bin directory as well.
                              My suggestion is that you can pass an absolute or relative path as an exclude argument like this:
                              tfpt scorch /recursive /deletes C:\tfs\Main /exclude:Main\Bin or
                              tfpt scorch /recursive /deletes C:\tfs\Main /exclude:C:\TFS\Main\Bin

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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Show secrets.json as a node under project.json

                                Whenever I edit project secrets, it opens up a file called "secrets.json", which I assume is just being used to map between retrieving and setting secrets.

                                What might be nice is to have this pseudo-file as an entry under project.json given that secrets map to project files.

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Tell me what I need to do to make visual studio express free? MS is telling me I need a log in. I thought free meant free

                                  Is visual studio express free? if so, why do I need to sign in? if I need to sign in, tell me how to sign in. I have an account already with MS but apparently it doesn't work. MS is always pretty bad when it comes to explaining the fine print.

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                                  • Add option to remember open files, startup project when switching branches

                                    Add an option to remember which files were open and what the startup project was when switching branches.

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                                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Bring back Number Drag in Blend 2015

                                      In Blend 2013 and previous, whenever editing a numeric value in the Properties Pane the values could be changed with the mouse alone. A Target cursor would appear and by holding down left mouse button + dragging to left or the right the number would increase or decrease. This was an invaluable feature when adjusting margin, padding and even grid rows/columns. It allowed for adjustments to be made without staring at the number, nor two hands on the keyboard.

                                      IMHO, this was one of the killer features of Blend as a Visual Designer where the one hand is nearly always…

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                                        1 comment  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add IntelliTest for C++ native apps

                                        I just saw in the VS2015 launch video how IntelliTest works for C# and I would love to see similar functionality for native desktop C++ apps.

                                        With tools available like libFuzz from the LLVM project, this would actually hopefully not be as hard as it sounds to add at first glance.

                                        Add IntelliTest for C++ native apps

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                                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Test Explorer should show class names as well as a name of test method.

                                          Currently setting the grouping method in TestExplore to anything else to "By classes" provides list of test methods. Only names of test methods are not really meaningfull without name of test class.
                                          Please consider using a table view with test class name and test method name instead of simple test method name

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