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  1. Oracle needs to be incorporated for better experience. I hate my only option being the DEsigners and Oracle Developer tools has its limit.

    I need to be able to create a new SQL file that supports Oracle using the ODP.net. I really hate the Query and Table Designers.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Git: Redirect To Sync after Merge

      When I do a Commit Changes or a Merge i get a message with the Id of Commit and say to go to the Sync Page, i want to be redirected to Sync page when a do a Commit...

      When i just did a Merge or a Commit i don't have why to stay in the Changes/Merge page.

      Usual Workflow:

      Open the Changes page and do a commit,
      Click the link to Sync
      Click Sync
      Click to Resolve merge Conflicts
      Resolve them
      Click to Commit the Merge
      Click the link to Sync
      Click in Sync

      After the commits i in…

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

        In cases of column rename in SQL (and other column related actions), DACPAC forces rebuild the table - ALTHOUGH SQL could just invoke sp_rename without any data loss!!

        I expect to be able to automatically publish DACPAC without any data loss in this kind of cases.

        Thanks in advance!

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          0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add ignore option when a breakpoint condition evaluation fails

          Currently the box that shows up when a breakpoint condition fails to execute. The only option is Ok.

          Either remove the text "Click OK to stop at this breakpoint" because is useless since we have only one option or provide additional options like ignore.

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            0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Explain why there is an "Error signing in" when trying to report an error

            I am trying to report an error in VB and I get an error signing in and no explanation what that error is (I am signed into VB and my m'soft account just fine.

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Extension version pinning and revert

              Hello,

              We use quite a lot of extensions in our company and love it!
              But sometimes an extension gets updated and it contains a bug or some other snafu and have to then disable that extension.

              I tried searching for a similar request but I haven't found one so here it goes.

              Could you add version support similar to NuGet packages?
              So that we could for instance be able to install version X of the extension or block version Y from being installed? That way we could revert to a previous version of an extension in case it breaks.

              It…

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                0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Pull request approvals reset or downgrade when new code is pushed to branch

                A administrative setting on version control that will cause all PR approvals to be removed/reset if new code is pushed to the branch.

                Currently if someone reviews the code and approves it. I can push changes and merge without them being forced to review again.

                They are notified, but It would be nice to force another review by someone if new changes are made.

                I am pretty sure GitHub developed something similar in the past 6 months or so.

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                  1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make an Option to Automatically Update Visual Studio

                  When there is an update for Visual Studio, you have to take an hour of your time (which is a lot to busy people) to wait for it to update. There should be an option to automatically update Visual Studio when it is not in use so that you wouldn't have to wait so long.

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                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Task Runner Explorer Jump to Gulp/Grunt file

                    In the Task Runner Explorer if you had a gulpfile.js in your project you would see a node with Gulpfile.js and under it would be all the tasks that you could run.

                    What would be great is if you double clicked on the Gulpfile.js node, it would just open file in the editor. Same could happen for grunt or package.json since the runner already did the work know those file(s)

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                      0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Introduce class or interface-based access level in classes

                      Often you need to give other object of the same class or even certain, predefined, other classes (for which you or people you trust are generally authors) an access to methods or private members in given class but you don't want to make it accessible from anywhere else.

                      Example. You have a class Matix and you want method that multiplies two matrices. For performance reasons it is detrimental performance to access elements of another Matrix element by element through some public methods. So it makes sense to have direct access to underlying array (or whatever structure you use internally for…

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                        1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Stop showing the "hint" about improving debugger perf by loading fewer symbols.

                        I'm trying to debug a native DLL from a managed app and need to load many symbol files. Yet every time I start debugging, that annoying hint bar pops up telling me I can improve debugger performance by loading fewer symbols. I keep closing the hint, but it pops up again next time, and I cannot find a way to disable it.

                        This "hint" is absolutely useless, OF COURSE debugging will be faster by loading less data, but that's not the point of what I'm trying to accomplish. Please get rid of this stupid message.

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                          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • check installation of visual studio 2017 the installation is too long.

                          installation of visual studio 2017 takes too long???
                          please check it is off putting.

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Debug edit and and continue!

                            Debug edit and and continue! coding horror.

                            Surly the developer can get feedback about his code in the error view of exactly what is wrong instead of just posting a list of conditions that must be met before edit and continue will work again.

                            Now I'm in this situation where I have to find the problem in my code of 100,000 lines and to check all the conditions, since things change so rapidly and so do updates to vs as well this is now vs 2017 I talk about.

                            Not very productive since I have all the beautiful work and…

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                              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • package management console enhanced

                              Hope that the package management console can increase the command history,closed or restarted visual studio will not be lost,of course,if support search will be better

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support highlighting text inside a comment

                                Made this suggestion on twitter.

                                Add some sort of markdown support inside comments which gets highlighted in the IDE. Like TODO but inline.

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                                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add access modifier for test assembly only

                                  The public, private, protected, internal, etc. modifiers are not a good match for a test project.

                                  The typical advice is to make a method "internal", and then let the test project see the target project's internal methods. This is not a complete solution, because some methods should not be made internal - they should be encapsulated and hidden away as private or protected. Opening them up just for testing, causes problems.

                                  The typical advice is a hack. The c# language needs an access modifier which gives a test assembly access to any member.

                                  Let's call this access modifier "private test"…

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                                    2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add a Close Solution button on "File Modification Detected" dialog

                                      When I merge a branch or any operation in git that changes files, the "File Modification Detected" modal/dialog pops up and gives me an option that either takes a long time or puts my files in an inconsistent state. It would be extremely convenient to have a "Close Solution" button so I can ensure VS and extensions don't have any file locks.

                                      See image from this tweet.
                                      https://twitter.com/daerogami/status/857290726392180737

                                      Alternatively, Close Solution/Project should replace Ignore and Ignore All. But I only say that because I can't think of a reason I would want to put my editor in an inconsistent state…

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 这个安装,过于复杂了,折腾了多少次才安装成功 ,并且在windowsserver2008上还无法安装,也是醉了。

                                        这个安装,过于复杂了,折腾了多少次才安装成功 ,并且在windowsserver2008上还无法安装,也是醉了。

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow the 2017 Start Page to remain open after opening a solution/project

                                          As in previous versions. I use that to switch solutions a lot.

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