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  1. working with an FTP project (angularjs) It'd be REALLY nice to be able to Name the project

    working with an FTP project (angularjs) It'd be REALLY nice to be able to Name the project! Right now You get the Directory name as the Project name. But, working on 6 different site all with the directory "angularjs" makes it IMPOSSIBLE to know which site I'm opening

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Two node.exe found after installing VS "15" Preview 2

      On a new Windows 10 machine, I installed VS "15" Preview 2 and searched system drive for node.exe. Here is what I found:

      C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 15.0\Common7\DevHub\Hosts\nodejs\node.exe
      (v0.10.31)

      and

      C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 15.0\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\External\node\node.exe
      (v4.2.4)

      Please unify these tools and keep one copy of the latest LTS edition of node.exe: 4.4.5 LTS (https://nodejs.org/en/)

      FWIW, all major packages work with LTS version, including those with C++ modules.

      Thanks in anticipation! :)

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        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide the functionality to upload test cases from word or excel to VSO

        As a tester the time taken to create each and every test case via the UI is an overhead we can do without
        As a test manager trying to sell the benefits of VSO to my teams they are put off by the increase in test preparation time
        There have been migration tools but they break regularly as they are not part of the product

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          0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Need to show update details in update screen

          While Visual studio click "update " button you should show the process of what software updating or installing. It will helpful for who updating the software.

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            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • CSS intellisense support in .less files. Normal CSS files show hex colours

            .less files should have Intellisense parity with .css files, i.e. you should see hex colours as colours and be able to select colours.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add volatile compiler option to a property page of the project's properties

              Hi,
              I suggest adding the volatile compiler option to the "C/C++->Language" property page of the project properties. Yes, I know, we can specify it on the "Command Line" property page, but we presumably won't do that unless we have read the documentation to the volatile keyword and learn that volatile is more than probably most of us expect. In contrast, if this option was available on the property page we would scratch our heads, necessarily read the documentation about it and probably select /iso (what we actually expected) and not the default /ms (what we didn't expect). Generally I find…

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add better support for TFS

                It would be awesome if the solution files and such were generated in such a way that adding TFS source control bindings would reliably work and allow the benefits of integrated source control within Visual Studio.

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • It would be a good idea if the developer could add an item to the task list (todo for example) and generate a tfs work item at the same time

                  It would be a good idea if the developer could add an item to the task list (todo for example) and generate a tfs work item at the same time

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                    0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Remove the background Color!

                    Please remove the purple background of the VS Logo on the taskbar. It will look quite well with the windows 10 theme

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                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enable search of current block 2012

                      There have been multiple suggestions of this request, but each has only received a few votes and then closed out. Can you merge all of those requests into this one?

                      Please change the Search/Replace function to look first in a selected block if it exists like it did in 2010. The main problem is that if you highlight an area of text and then click Ctrl+H to find and replace it does not automatically select "Selection". Instead "Current Document" is still selected and it moves you to the first match in the document. In longer files it takes a while…

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                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • annotation priority

                        When you launch an annotate on a file, it would be better to get in pripority the information of the line where command has been lauched. Sometimes you have to wait that the whole file is annotated to get the information you were looking for.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • script generation performance

                          On a large project (300 tables + 2000 stored procedures), comparisons and script generation are almost prohibitively slow. Improve the performance of these operations, possibly take better advantage of multiple cores.

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

                            Possibility to search for all methods and variables that have 0 references.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • speech recognition

                              Hello, My name is mohamed. I'm very Glad to talk to you. I was working on a program which is a development to speech recognition on windows 7. Now I finished it .I made it with visual studio 2013 (vb.net). It provides speech recognition with some good features. This program can Open any folder in computer with maximum 7 drives, open popular websites (about 100 and more such as (Facebook, Google, Bing, Ask, Twitter, Msn…..etc.)),search in many search engines such as (Google, Bing, Ask…..etc.),read any txt file in computer by drag the file to the form of the program, log…

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Develop an extension for Crystal Lang

                                Develop an extension for Crystal Lang

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • VSO - Build Step - Be able to upload and run a webtest into the"Cloud-based Web Performance Test" Step

                                  When setting up the "Cloud-based web performance test" step in the build process, I want to be able to upload the .webtest file I have created... It would be nice for the step to run my web performance test on every new build, and the xml file be able to references .cs files pointing to custom json extraction and validation rules i have built.

                                  The step I am talking about:
                                  https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudioalm/p/quickcltbuildtaskhelp/

                                  And as always to make it perfect, have the completion of the test be followed up by a pretty report like app insight uses to monitor availability and responsiveness…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Continue but temporarily ignore active breakpoints (as in chrome tools)

                                    In chrome debugging tools when halted on a javascript breakpoint you can click the 'resume script execution' button which then continues until the script finishes or until it hits another breakpoint (just like VS debugger behaviour).

                                    If, rather than clicking the button you press and hold it, an option appears which if clicked, continues execution but temporarily ignores any further breakpoints even though the breakpoints are still active.

                                    Maybe VS already has this continue-but-temporarily-ignore behaviour but I haven't found it. If not, I think this would be a great addition to Visual Studio. At the moment if I'm halted on…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Generate native libraries from xamarin

                                      Now that xamarin has been acquired by Microsoft, and that Xamarin Studio is "free", I can ask this here :

                                      would it be possible to generate native libraries from Xamarin ?

                                      For example, in my company we had a c# algorithm, and we wanted to execute that algorithm from our iOS and Android native apps. Since the algorithm could not be packaged as a xamarin app but as a library, we could not load it from our native apps.

                                      An ugly hack that worked on iOS, was to follow the following steps :
                                      1/ Packaging the iOS native app as…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        • Browse with ... Private window

                                          Please add IE -private to the Standard Toolbar -> Debug Type dropdown. Starting up a browser in private browsing mode is very usefull when testing websites with different identities. Personally I think this is underused at the moment and adding it there by default will encourage more people to use it.

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