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  1. give users the possibilty to choose installation folders for SDK, Emulator, ...

    I think it would be a good idea to give users the possiblity to choose where to install SDK (like Windows universal apps or android sdk) and emulators.

    Currently you only give the possibility to choose where to install visual studio IDE, but in facts IDE only reprensents a small part of what is installed when you want to develop android or Windows store applications. We don't all have a big enough SSD to use space for that.

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      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • TFS compare

      when I compare a file with server version I was getting "The files are identical" message with a pop up in TFS 2010. In TFS 2013 and 2015 it is not working anymore.It shows diff window with no differences directly. I don't understand why you remove that

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        0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add Localization support and Language Selection to Blend 2015

        If you set the x:Uid property on an Xaml element you don't see the localized properties in the designer. They are only visible when you run the app.

        It would also be nice if I could select/set the value of the designer language in the Device Preview Settings dialog.

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          0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Expand lists in an exception

          When EF hits DbEntityValidationException, you must expand EntityValidationErrors to see what actually went wrong. If I am debugging and don't have a catch, I can view details of the exception, but I can't expand the list of errors. So I have to stop debugging, add the try-catch and then re-run. The data is likely there, but just needs to be exposed.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • More color themes

            Could we just get more color themes that we could pick thanks!

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              1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Create mini-shelved in Visual Studio for local files

              I suggest create "mini-shelved" for local files always that is save. It is can be in shortcut "ctrl + s".

              Because if accidentally you get last version, and in resolve conflicts click in "Take server file", you lose work local... :(

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                1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Remove whitespace from UI design

                There's a huge amount of un-used or inefficiently used space on the left hand side of every editor window. For starters you could save a bunch by making the line numbers and the bar where you place breakpoints the same UI element. On top of that, there seems to be space for 4 digit line numbers even though this source file does not have more than 999 lines of code. I'm inclined to detach the editor and have different Visual Studio windows overlapping eachother to be able to fit more code on screen and still have access to the project…

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                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Build Status from VS 2015

                  In VS 2015, when you queue a TFS Build, if you click on the build to check its status it opens it in a browser. This is very annoying. Can this reverted back to as it was on old Visual Studio. Checking the status on the browser is annoying. Would prefer if the status shows inside Visual Studio itself.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • simple command for location

                    Those things like location, touch, accelerometers, magnetometers, maps etc have been around for some time, I am sure the Microsoft developers would have some idea of what are the usual sequence of parameters, devices, ports etc to program , and how one usually uses these relatively new technologies.
                    Can you all make the programming of these new technologies simple - in VB commands or Controls
                    Thanks.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • simple command for location

                      Can there be a simple command or control for location. Eg it defaults to the best combination of location devices (as determined by Windows OS) or can be defined as a property. Then other properties could be current location, speed and direction, radius of certainty.
                      Then there can be also another control or command for proximity or ring fencing purpose eg "Proximity Control" which can have an event triggered if the location is near a coordinate. Parameters could be : table (like a list table) having name, x,y coordinates, proximity to trigger. So the user or developer can fill up…

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support verification of Layering constraints on F# projects

                        See: create layering model that includes a F# project, open "Layer Explorer", and notice that the F# project has "False" in the "Supports Validation" column. This makes it harder to use the Architecture tools, and means losing support when you add a F# project to an existing architecture.

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • simple command for touch

                          In classic Visual Basic, the developer simply sets the relevant parameters and call the method or command. They don't have to create device, set their ports etc, set device ID, set handles id etc.
                          Can say a window have a common property like "enable capture of touch" then whenever there is a significant touch input, it automatically traps the event and the parameters could be control affected, window coordinates, type of touch like swipe/zoom/tap, double tap etc. But this may mean having to re-write all the controls and forms. Or maybe, a non-visible control (like Timer) eg named "touch enabler"…

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • TFS Merge. Add the possibility to discard a changeset from the IDE.

                            From the command lin I can issue the command
                            tf merge /discard /recursive sourcepath destinationpath.

                            I would like to be able to do a discard for a specific changeset.

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add an option to exclude folders in web site projects

                              Folders such as "node_modules" and "bower_components" in web site projects contain a lot of files (e.g., 70,000 or more), and it should be possible to exclude these folders.

                              This is relevant for all projects using Node.js.

                              4 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Search from selected folder inside a project

                                Today I can scope my text search inside the IDE using Current Project, All Open Documents, Current Project and Entire Solution. I would like to have another option : Selected Folder.
                                Typically I would like to search for a CSS class name inside my Content folder instead of hitting all references to it in html pages located in other folders. Selected Folder searches should be recursive.

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Enable drag and drop to change compilation order in a F# project

                                  Enable drag and drop in solution explorer to change compilation order in a F# project

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • I would like the My Work feature available when it use Git for source control.

                                    I would like the My Work feature available when it use Git for source control.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Give back the old visual database query tool

                                      The old database tool was much better. I used to be able to connect to SQL Server, DB2, Oracle and any other needed databases and visually create queries all from within Visual Studio. It was simple and convenient. Microsoft decided to 'improve' the database tools and took away the ability to be able to create queries visually. They replaced it with a completely non-visual tool. Some databases I can no longer connect to. Now I have to switch between Visual Studio and SQL Server Management Studio or use some other database vendor's external tool to connect to or visually create…

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                                        0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • AutoRecovery - create default yes where Visual Studio doesn't ask you if you want to recover a document.

                                        When you close VS without saving, it offers you chance to recover when you reopen VS. Visual Studio Code, Atom, Sublime automatically recover unsaved documents without asking by default - this has been a nice workflow improvement and I'd love to see it at least as an option or more visible option.

                                        Additionally, instead of being interger based minutes for the AutoRecovery, it could be done onchange for most files with modern processing power.

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                                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow search only within solution folder

                                          The "Look in" field of the text search dialog allows you to scope the search to solution, current project, etc. One of those options should be "current solution folder".

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