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  1. Allow or add system.Drawing.Printing in Universal Apps

    allowing using system.drawing.printing it is easy to use in windows form or wpf but this would be easier to program for printing receipts to develop universal apps for point of sale.If so this would program library would only learn a way to use the System.Drawing.Printing.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • String search in Visual Studio debug(quick watch) window

      While debugging and select quick watch it will be helpful if we can get a search option to key in the expected value and then debugger can display the complete path instead of traversing through the object tree

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        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Use a .folder like .nuget for rulesets

        I would like to suggest to put the ruleset files in a dedicated folder and not having the csproj files referencing them.
        The ruleset files could be located at a .ruleset folders in the same level as the .sln file. Inside that folder it could replicate the structure of the project. Or just behave like .nuget does.
        The reason for that is that I don't want to put the .rulesets under the version control when they are generated automatically. Also those files should be under an TFS policy that might enforce them to be applyied for all projects. That way,…

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          0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • WPF - Allow 'or' statements in triggers

          Something as simple as being able to make one trigger with a bunch of bindings or properties to look at where any one of them returning a value that corresponds with the one defined in the trigger would drastically cut down on chaff code when making triggers.

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            0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Automate changing status of features/user stories to correlate with task status

            1. Automate changing status on features/user stories from new to active when any task within the feature/user story is changed from new to active.
            2. Automate changing status on user stories from active to resolved when all tasks within the user story have a status of closed.

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              2 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Textbox for local cordova plugin should be editable

              The text box to add a local Cordova plugin should be editable to just paste a path instead of having to browse to it.

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                0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • find

                Please restore the original pre-VS2015 find window in the IDE. The reposition while typing moves me from my place in code to some other place. For example, I want to find "timber". As I type T-I-M, the IDE repositions the cursor to "timer", but as I keep typing I realize "timber" is not in the file. I hit esc to close the find window, but now my cursor is sitting at "timer", and not where I was, so I have to move the cursor back to where I was. The old behavior would wait until I did a "find next"…

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add support for Swift language

                  Swift language is now open source (see swift.org). It's good moment to add support for at least compilation into .exe. It should also be an alternative to ObjC bridge as much more modern language. Both things can make cross development much easier.

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Instead of showing build errors as I type my code, rather wait until I, lets say, save the file.

                    As I type, sometimes I know what im doing and its not nice to see an error already showing in the Errors Tab or the Error list window. Consider you are typing this line "string str = string.Empty;"
                    You wouldnt want to see an error already showing when you are still at "stri", rather let the compiler wait till I save the file, which would be a useful time to show errors.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • In TFS' "find changeset", we want to also search by terms in the check-in comment text

                      In TFS' "find changeset", we want to also search by terms in the check-in comment text.
                      The current search does not seem to offer much, in my opinion, and it is hard to find.

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                        1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • allow search and ordering on document outline window when editing a datset that have multiples tableadapters

                        It will be great if i could search and ordering the document outline window when editing a datset that have a lot of tableadapters so i can easily find it by its name

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • When having my html code in a header and a footer it would be nice to se what im doing in content Visual realtime

                            When having my html code in a header and a footer it would be nice to have a area where i could place the header and the footer code so i visual can se how the content code looks like.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Cloud explorer: Prompt user to install Azure SDK if not already present

                              I downloaded the Cloud explorer vsix from the gallery but couldn't find it in View->OtherWindows. Then, I checked the visual studio gallery page for cloud explorer and it mentions Azure SDK as a pre-requisite. Can you make the vsix prompt the user for installing Azure SDK if it is not already present? It wasn't intuitive to me that I needed to install Azure SDK on my machine.

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                                0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow load tests to be assigned to certain agents

                                I need to be abel to run a load test and have certain agents only run certain tests. For instance I would like some tests to run in the cloud, others to run in one data center agents and all the rest to run in the other data center agents. With this I can more accurately simulate users hitting the app from the internet and users hitting from different networks from within the company.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • I want UI Test functionality in Community Version!!!

                                  Why isn't it free?
                                  Android Studio and xcode also support this thing.
                                  It's free on them platform.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow Traits to be applied to Ordered Tests in Visual Studio

                                    I am using Visual Studio 2015. All the tests can have test traits applied to it (TestCategory, TestProperty etc.). So these tests can be grouped under a category under Test Explorer.
                                    This is not possible if the test is an "Ordered Test". As I hear from one of your employees ( https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/512f1cab-d3cf-4ea7-9c35-18fc23d9585b/how-to-apply-traits-for-ordered-tests-in-visual-studio?forum=vsunittest#512f1cab-d3cf-4ea7-9c35-18fc23d9585b) , it was possible to apply a test category to Ordered Test in older version i.e: VS2010 and VS2012 via Test View Window which is no longer available in later versions of VS. Pls consider this feature to be added to future releases of Visual Studio.

                                    Regards, …

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                                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • The merging tools should be smart enough to look at version numbers and take the larger version number

                                      Let me describe out issue. On the base branch someone update .NET framework to 4.6.1 and on another branch someone update a lot of nugget packages. Both of these modified the app.config files. All of the changes to nugget are fine but I am having to go though all 49 files and check the box to accept the 4.6.1 version of .NET. It would be nice if it could detect a version change like this and take the latest version, or group all of these duplicate conflicts into 1 so I can just approve them all at one time across…

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow one time scheduled builds for a future date

                                        It would be super nice to have the same abilities that scheduled builds have but be able to only do it once.

                                        In such situations, we have an app that needs to be published at midnight. but only published when we want it to be published, i.e. manual, but not every week at midnight.

                                        It would be great to be able to "queue" it but schedule that for a later date and have that only happen once, success or fail.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Restore independently-set magnification for each window in text editor

                                          The C++ text editor in VS2015 update 2 has a small dropdown in the lower left corner that allows you to set the font size in the document windows by a percentage (20% - 400%). It works as expected.

                                          In VS2013, there was a similar dropdown in every document window group, so if you had two vertical groups, there would be one magnification dropdown in each, and they worked independently, so one window could be, say, 100%, while the other one was 150%.

                                          In VS2015, there is also a magnification dropdown in each window group, but they are "ganged", so…

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