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  1. paramterise the path of SSDT deployment contributors

    We have multiple deployments in CI that can happen in parallel, each checking if Deployment contributors exist and if not it install it. Problem come when you need to version contributors and upgrade them etc we need to do a lot of engineering to support this because of the single folder installation. It would be much nicer to have them co-located with dacpac and/or database project and have a path parameter for SQLPackage.exe

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      0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • I need a view configuration for the Project Explorer.

      I need a view configuration to select the View by File Suffix in the Project Explorer, the View can show as Splitted Window or in a new Window

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow LocalReport Render accepting CSV format

        Please allow LocalReport.Render method accepting CSV formats as well.

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          0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow Visual Studio users to create custom Android Emulator profiles

          Although it's great that Microsoft provides profiles for common Android devices in their XDE Emulator, it would be great to tweak these for certain use cases.

          For instance, I'd like to make an Android profile for a "phone" that uses xhdpi (or even lower) with 512M of RAM.

          There's no option for this, however by examining the list that Visual Studio Emulator Android downloads on launch:

          * http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=534775

          It should be possible or trivial to allow users to custom create their own profiles.

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            2 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • PFX support for Hosted Build Controller

            Have the hosted build controller support signed pfx natively. Perhaps allowing us to store the pfx in Azure KeyVault.

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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add first class method contracts to the language

              Add contracts to the method signature / declaration, such as in the following Midori language code:

              void Push(T element)
              requires element != null
              ensures this.Count == old.Count + 1
              {
              ...
              }

              At the start, this can be syntactic sugar for adding Debug.Assert statements ("requires" = at the beginning of the method, "assures" = at the end of the method), but ultimately first class method contracts can guide the compiler to perform better code optimizations, and also allow code quality issues to show up as compiler errors / warnings at compile time and not run time.

              (Ref: http://joeduffyblog.com/2015/12/19/safe-native-code/, section…

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                1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • breakpoint action $hits so far

                so one know what value to give for hit count in next run

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                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Please ship + support MEF vNext (the vs2015 mef container to support MEF1+2 features)

                  It would be great if you could publish and support the MEF version which is used in VS 2015.

                  In NuGet we can currently obtain MEF2 for PCL, which in terms of functionality is far from being a successor of MEF1.

                  However for cases such as MVC6 the functionality provided by MEF1 would be essential in order to keep working with MEF, which in my opinion is a great container functionality wise.

                  Since according to blog posts the VS 2015 MEF container was tuned to be even faster and support both containers functionality wise it would be great if you…

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • I often desire a way to tell intellisense which methods and fields to show first in feedback.

                    Often i try to satisfy Three masters when i make a class
                    1) to order it in the class for modular clarity for myself
                    2) by naming clarity so that methods and properties are intuitive
                    and then
                    3) so that intellisense will somewhat show the most important methods first when i surf a class using the dot operator.

                    My thought is often and im sure others may have thought the same.

                    It would be very nice, if i could place a small tag before or in the summery comment to override the order intellisense lists its feedback first to last…

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                      3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Disconnect diagnostic tools with Internet Explorer

                      My corporate has old IE - the diagnostic tools do not run.
                      Why do they rely on Internet Explorer to be installed anyhow?

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Cloud Explorer login to Azure should be automatic when user is on AzureAD-joined Windows 10 device

                          When I'm logged in to my windows 10 AzureAD-joined device using an Azure login I shouldn't have to enter credentials when using Azure Cloud Explorer. That's the point of AzureAD-join.

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                            under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make it possible to run Windows Azure emulator without admin privileges

                            Please make it possible that i don't have to start Visual Studio with admin provileges just to use the azure Emulator.

                            33 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Let a click on a red mark in the right margin go directly to the error line

                              The addition of the right margin in the editor that shows errors, changed lines, find hits, etc. is a very good change to Visual Studio.

                              It would be very useful to be able to either left click or right click on (for example) the red mark that represents an error, and go directly to the line that contains the error.

                              I can get there by dragging the thumb, but there are times with all the other markers in the right column that it gets hard to see the thumb.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • VisualBasic

                                Pleace add project like SETUP in VisualBasic. I don't love INNOSETUP or NSIS. I LOVE VISUAL BASIC!

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                                  1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Option to show only hidden files in solution explorer in VS

                                    We should have a way to just view only hidden files in solution explorer. The reason I ask is sometimes with some merge issues with project files, there might be files not included into the project and those files could be nested deep down in folders. The Show All Files only partially solves this problem.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add information about full hard disk instead of dialog for saving of file in situation when is hard disk full

                                      In situation when I want to save a source file but on my HDD left no more space is only showed save-file dialog but nowhere is indication of this problem. It is really confusing.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Provide user-defined Solution Explorer as a separate tab to compliment the default (i.e. logical) Solution Explorer

                                        Provide user-defined solution explorer as a separate tab to compliment the default (i.e. logical) solution explorer.

                                        Currently, the compiler requires a developer to position F# files in a logical order. This is fine. However, I also want to model my files visually based on the business domain.

                                        I believe that the solution explorer should have the freedom to convey what the software does instead of obfuscating its intent.

                                        In conclusion, I should not be constrained visually to how the compiler views the order of my files within solution explorer. Instead, let the developer define the visual layout of the files…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Offer "collapse all" variant which collapses all classes and namespaces also

                                          We can already "collapse all" in the code editor via Strg+m, Strg+o. As I often have files with many classes (say, in a namespace), I would like to have a command that collapses not only methods inside of classes, but also all classes, namespaces, and regions.

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