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  1. With Visual Studio and SSMS installed on the same machine, and both with help viewer 2.x, to allow to share the help folder.

    In situations where Visual Studio and SQL Server Management Studio are installed on the same machine, and both use the same help viewer (2.x) would be useful to be allowed to share the help folder; thereby avoid redundancy files and facilitate maintenance synchronized.

    If you can not do (I did not know how).

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • support math expressions directly in xaml without external converter tools

      I would like to do things like:
      <Button Height="{Math MY_BUTTON_HEIGHT_RESOURCE/2}" />

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          me gustaría que hicierais una opcion para mandar un mensaje de una variable a otra.
          I would like us to do an option to send a message from one variable to another.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Need a way for natvis structures to be 'callable'.

            I've come up with this problem several times. I have a set of tags that are all the same except for some variable. Rewriting the entire section is what i've been doing so far, but it's tedious and SUPER ERROR PRONE, esp if I have a bug in one, which I then manually have to remember to go to all of the others. Yes, copy coding at it's finest. o.O

            I have one natvis type that is over 1100 lines long with prolly 30-40% of it copy coded. And I would like to have this view to be used elsewhere…

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              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Collpase auto-hide views on ESC

                I think views that are set to auto-hide should collapse on an ESC keypress.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Right click project and create solution

                  Right now we can open a project in Visual Studio by double clicking in Explorer, which is then given a solution behind the scenes I believe. It would be nice if we could right click the project in the Solution Explorer in Visual Studio itself and create a solution right there. This would be used if we need had created a new project in a solution, but then later down the road realize we actually need the project to have its own solution.

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                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • python indentations are buggy

                    spend more time making sure that intellisense is picking up on the indentations correctly

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Review System.Collections.Generic to add missing methods to prevent double or inefficient search (ex: Dictionary<T,V> TryAdd, HashSet<T>)

                      While extension methods are great and allow to adds the missing methods.
                      There are some cases where you would like to not have a performance penalty.
                      Ex:
                      Dictionary.TryAdd => (ContainsKey, Add) 2 search
                      Dictionary.TryRemove => (ContainsKey, Remove) 2 search
                      HashSet.TryGetItem => enumeration instead of hash search
                      HashSet.Replace => (Remove, Add) 2 search

                      I'm also convinced that depending on the size of the collection, alternate search strategies could be used.

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                        1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Merge Find & Replace result notification into the initial dialog

                        Doing Replace all triggers a popup with information on the result.

                        While the user can choose to not show the dialog at all, this would give no way to know how many occurrences have been replaced.

                        Instead of the dialog, please show the result text in a nice small colored box right below the Find & Replace dialog.
                        Then no information is lost and less user interaction is required.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • List symbols in a module like x command in windbg

                          In WinDbg, if the pdb symbol of a module is loaded, it can display and search for symbols in the module, by using "x" command. In Visual Studio, it doesn't seem to have this functionality. I hope I am able to do this in Visual Studio too.

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                            0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Visual C++ Build Tools 2015 Installer Install Path

                            Please allow to specify the install path of Visual C++ Build Tools 2015.

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                              0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Visual C++ Build Tools 2015 Installer Fine-Tune Install Options

                              The current Visual C++ Build Tools 2015 installer installs both x86 and x64-hosted compilers and all x86, x64, and ARM32 compilers. It wastes the disk space. I want to install only the x64-hosted x64-target compiler. So, please provide fine tune options for selecting specific hosted and specific target compilers.

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow option to hide unit test projects in the Code Lens 'references' indicator

                                Often when using the Code Lens references indicator I find myself with many more references to a member/symbol in the scope of a unit test compared with 'actual' code. This can sometimes make it hard to see which application code is referencing the symbol.
                                Perhaps allow a tick-box in the fly-out that appears to toggle show/hiding of references in test projects.

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                                  3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    2 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • The new .NET build system to accomodate streaming project and source files to the build.

                                    Please accomodate son of MSBUILD to include streaming project and source files to the build system.

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Improve Configurations of Fonts and Colors/Syntax Highlighting

                                      The tools -> options -> fonts & colors configuration UI is a bit unwieldy. Changing the brace color for C#, for example, requires a lot of trial and error. It's not clear which Display Item corresponds to braces, and finding the right setting searching/evaluating the entire list.

                                      It would be convenient if there were a way to "select" UI element and inspect its color/font-style/etc... a la the "Inspect Element" feature in most browsers.

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                                      • Offer a tool to migrate Visual Studio Team Service data from one online tenant to another online tenant

                                        We recently migrated our VSTS instance from a private tenant to our Organization's tenant and had to manually recreate all of our backlogs, MTM tests, etc.

                                        I think there is a tool out there to help migrate from an On-Prem instance to an Online instance but not Online to Online.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add the column "Order" to the Send Work Items in an Email function

                                          When I email myself backlog items the Order number does not appear. This is used for the priority. Therefore when receiving items via email I loose the priority order.

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