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  1. Add squiggly line errors in Unity Project Explorer

    Would like to see errors in the Project Explorer the same as the Solution Explorer as squiggly lines. red ones, green ones, yellow ones...

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow SQLBulkCopy to export from SQL to text files

      Allow SQLBulkCopy to export from Tables or TSQL queries to text files. Yes, BCP can do this, but it is not an ADO.NET solution, and it can require external Format files to work properly.

      Thank you for your consideration.

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Improve the Find Results UI

        1. Clear the code window highlight for a line selected in the Find Results window if you press the Escape key.

        2. Make outlining optional.

        Point 1 is exceptionally annoying when you start editing the code and it's had all its default formatting replaced with "Current List Location" formatting. The only way I've found to remove the formatting is to "Clear All" in the Find Results window, but I may want to continue editing the next item found in the list.

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support for specifying custom runtime environment for unit tests

          In VS native unit tests (e.g., C++), it would be helpful to be able to specify a custom runtime environment in .runsettings, such as environment variables, the PATH variable, DLL load paths, etc. It is not always convenient or possible to go to System settings and change environment variables before unit testing. Also, this would allow for automated testing simulating different user settings.

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            0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Triple click

            Triple click to select a line

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add items to context menu in git branches

              When view Git branches provide more items on the context menu when right clicking on a branch. For examples:
              Sync, Changes.
              These would checkout the branch if able and navigate to the appropriate window.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • read last version when at project opening

                it was possible in 2010/13 version, when project is opened and it belong to a team Foundation server, was possible to set a question "would you read last version?" etc, etc...

                tahnk you!

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                  0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • events on object

                  when i select an object by the combo in code view, i like that the code goes to the first object's event compiled... such as VB6

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Better Reference management in VS projects

                    1. VS project can not manage non-direct project references
                    If one project use another project that use some library this library should be copied in to bin

                    2. Mark some references as "Provided". Meaning that they will be provided in target system. This will help NuGet to understand that these dlls should not be included in package

                    Just look how Java projects manage dependencies and you underctand how far VS behind

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                      0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Select settings to synchronize

                      After installation on another PC. I entered in my account and VS automatically synchronize theme on the old PC. Need to give the opportunity to choose which settings need synchronize.

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                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • saving copied documents on the clipboard

                        save copied selections on the clip board for later use. have them stay permentaly either pinned or locked in.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add better debugging of NullReferenceException

                          NullReferenceException has always been a pain when all you got is a log file. Sometimes you don't even have a line number when pdb files are not deployed.
                          A great help would be to write the name of the variable/field/parameter that was null in the exception details. In that way you would not have to guess

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Could you please have a bulk update option in MTM to get update the AreaPath & Iteration Path. This would help us in changing the test cases

                            This is about a bulk update option in MTM, it would help us to update the Iteration Path and AreaPath in stretch so that the user is not needed to do it manually one by one.

                            The design should be like :

                            When I'm selecting a Suite and doing a right click>>
                            It should ask you for the Bulk Update Option. This would help us to update the Iteration Path and Area Path for the particular suite.

                            PFA

                            Thanks,
                            -Sabeer

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add VS Emulator as debug target to Website and Web Application projects

                              I was disappointed to see that VS Emulator for Android is only configured to show up as debug target in VS2015 for mobile app projects.

                              Google has started ranking web sites on their mobile-friendliness this year. This means that those of us who design public web sites using Visual Studio website or web app project type have to test those on mobile devices. I am able to launch a website on Windows Phone, but that opens IE and things don't look the same as in Android's default browser.

                              I simply want to open a legacy website project, hit F5, have…

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                                0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Remove/Delete dialog should show up when deleting files in Solution Explorer (VisualC)

                                When I select one or more files in the solution explorer and press the delete key, I usually get a dialog where I can choose to remove or delete the file.

                                The problem is that I only get this dialog if the file is aktually stored in the project folder or in a subfolder of the project folder. If the file is stored in another folder I don't get any dialog and the file reference is automatically removed from the solution.

                                The storage location of the file should not make a difference.

                                A more detailed description can be found here: …

                                26 votes
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                                • Add context to bookmarks

                                  It would be great to add some key to bookmarks to easily navigate there when needed.
                                  Yes we can use tasks, yet, you have to write on "code" and maintain it, creates "smell", for instance, if I could bookmark important parts of code, specially on "legacy code" I could more easily navigate there.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • just support less

                                    just support less

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow switching focus between foreground windows.

                                      Visual studio has powerful and customizable window layout features. Being able to layout windows in an intuitive and dynamic way greatly increases productivity. Unfortunately, navigating between these windows can be a chore.

                                      Ctrl-Tab brings you to only the most recently used files, and is a different mode of thinking than the currently opened windows.
                                      In vim, for example, you can open windows and navigate between them using Ctrl-W + [hjkl]. Having to rely on the mouse to navigate to adjacent windows is annoying, unnecessary, and happens very frequently.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add 'Open Folder in File Explorer' to menu for unloaded projects

                                        Small thing but definetly annoying.This exists for loaded projects, but not unloaded. Yet often when the project isn't loaded it's because it won't load for whatever reason (i.e. upgrading) and we actually do need to view it in File Explorer to do whatever..

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Options Window, About Window and some others do not match dark color scheme.

                                          Some parts of the UI do not conform to the dark theme (Options and About Windows come to my mind, but there are quite a few) and if one is working for a long time with code in a dark themed window opening Options Window is a little dazzling.

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