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  1. Create constructor alias

    Create constructor alias. I suggest for two reasons:
    * Hiding information (OOP principle).
    * Transform our code more readable.
    ie.
    public class FooClass
    {
    constructor: public void MakeFoo(parameters);
    constructor: public bool MakeAnother();
    public void MakeFoo(parameters)
    {
    }
    }

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Please add a feature in Release Management tool to search the releases by Release ID then name. I would really help and save time too.

      I'm working in Release Management Team and have been using your Microsoft Release Management tool. The CI is enabled and hence the deployment gets triggered as soon as the build is successful. I approve the releases to push the code to higher environments but I'm finding it very difficult to find a particular release. Our Developers share us the build number which is not sufficient for me to find the corresponding release which is triggered with that build. They also share the Release ID but it is of no use since I can not find a release with the help…

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Area attribute of a test suite is not inherited by test cases

        When you create a new test case within a test suite, the test case does not inheritate the Area attribute. This is confusing, as this is not the case for the creation of a test suite within a test suite: in this case there is an inheritance

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          0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Automatic Editor Resize

          Very often i have 2 or 3 docked editors either in side-by-side view or in over-under view .. and i spend a lot of time resizing the editors.

          It would be awesome if Visual Studio detected which editors i was engaged with and resized them automatically..

          eg.. if i have 3 editors in over/under view and i engage with 2 of them, they will resize to 50/50 and squeeze the 3rd away..

          if i then engage with the 3rd editor it resizes to 1/3 and the more i use it, the bigger it gets until i engage on of the…

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            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • SSDT schema view

            SSDT In Visual Studio 2012 used to have an option where it was possible to group objects by their schema first before then looking at tables, sps, views etc. It seems to have been dropped. Can we have it back?

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              0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Show me the names of my saved layouts in the Save Window Layout dialog

                  The Save Window Layout dialog should have a combo box populated with the names of the layouts I've already saved. The name should default to the current layout (unless the current layout is the VS default), and the combo-box should match names as I type. This will minimize the chances of my typing an existing name in wrong and saving a new layout when I mean to update an existing one.

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                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    • Solution Explorer quick shortcuts

                      Solution Explorer could benefit from a customizable shortcut bar to jump around different folders of the solution. Projects like MVC projects can contain a large amount of files and folders and navigating, for instance, between Controllers, Views, and Scripts can be laborious.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • data compare results

                        Export SSDT Compare Data results to file such as .pdf, .txt, etc.

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                          0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Would be great that the isolated shell setup follow each update releases

                          The VS2013 isolated shell setup was under 200 MB and that was just perfect. But then come updates. That setup never follows those updates like other editions. The last update 5 require 6 GB and there is no way to target only the isolated shell.

                          It would be really appreciate in the future to:
                          - have a new setup of the isolated shell with every update release
                          - or have update setup to target only the shell without installing extra components.

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                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • XML comment tags should be fully supported in object browser and intellisense

                            All of the available xml tags for comments, but especially the <example> and <code> tags should be supported in object browser and intellisense tooltips.
                            For object browser, having the examples in it (and the other xml tags) will transform it into a working manual for libraries inside VS.
                            For intellisense, maybe the short tooltip should remain the same, only with a "See more..." button (if more tags exist) that will open up an enhanced view with all the tags.

                            The contents of the code tags should be color highlighted and formatted based on the used language.

                            The object browser part…

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Stop injecting AssemblyVersion.cpp into my projects

                              Please stop silently adding files to my project, or at least give me some way to disable that behavior on a project-by-project basis! If you need my C++/CLI project to include a particular assembly attribute, tell me what it is and I'll include it!

                              I have recently been plagued by two different issues caused by the injection of the system-generated AssemblyAttributes.cpp into C++/CLI projects. Here are some reasons why such file-injection is an absolutely horrible idea:
                              1. The injection process does not insure compatible compiler flags are used to build the injected file. It always uses the project default ClCompile…

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                                1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • TFS @CurrentArea as macro/shortcut for queries

                                Like @CurrentIteration it would be very helpful to have @CurrentArea also.
                                So one query can be used by many teams at the same time.
                                To have a dedicated query for each team (using for widgets) it is pretty painful.
                                Or a widget should have the possibility to include an additonal filter.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Improve UX and discoverability of changing IIS Express properties

                                  Veteran Visual Studio users know where to go to modify IIS Express settings like authentication and SSL. New users do not nor is it discoverable or intuitive. Instead of expecting to find the configuration on the Properties -> Web page, they Google how to do it to find that it's actually under the Properties window of the selected Web project, wasting time.

                                  Please move the configuration of IIS express totally to the Properties -> Web area to make it easier to discover and change settings.

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                                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • create some common platform for run-time sharing data between two Microsoft Products

                                    Hi,

                                    I am .net developer having 10 years of development experience. Sometimes we are facing issue like

                                    1) when some component / website was developed on vb.net and some component was developed in c#.net. so its very difficult to share data, specially session between two web languages. kindly request you to create some create some common platform (frontend side, not from SQL Server site) for run-time sharing data between two Microsoft Products

                                    Awaiting for your positive reply.
                                    Regards
                                    Kapil Dave
                                    http://in.linkedin.com/in/kapilkumardave

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Drag and Drop horizontal and vertical screen position

                                      Hi,

                                      Why isnt it possible to drag and drop the screen code horizontally under two screens divided like my screenshot in attach file?

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • persist the "open project" folder

                                        Can you please save and reload the initialdirectory when I use "open project"?
                                        I generally keep my projects in a particular folder, and that folder has never been under "my documents".
                                        Whenever I open VS and then go to "open project", I then need to scroll up to close the "libraries" folder, then open "computer" and start browsing for the same folder each time.
                                        Once I open a project, it would be helpful to store that folder, so the next time restart VS, it remembers that folder and starts there (if it still exists.)

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add preview to pre and post buildevents

                                          It would be nice if the pre and post build events would show live preview of content with all macros replaced...

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