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  1. Support OData Destination

    Please add support of OData Destination in SSIS packages, supporting operations: POST, PUT, PATCH.

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      0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • provide effective CLI tooling for running multiple .NET Core projects in Visual Studio

      Debugging .NET Core web applications that require multiple Kestrel instances is often difficult. For example, consider an Aurelia client application using data provided by a .NET Core Web API that is secured by ASP.NET Identity, authorization through IdentityServer4. This could use three separate Kestrel instances:

      1. Web API
      2. IdentityServer4
      3. Client

      Using command prompts gets unwieldy, as they are opened outside of Visual Studio and managed manually. It would be simpler to keep track of everything if Visual Studio offered some sort of tooling for opening multiple command prompts and managing them as windows attached to the IDE.

      8 votes
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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Insert * at the start of new lines when writing /* */ comments option is not being saved

        Options->Text Editor->C#->Advanced
        Insert * at the start of new lines when writing /* */ comments

        Setting is not saved properly.

        It randomly turns back on upon restarting editor.

        112 votes
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          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • show a "selected" register in binary digits

          Show at least 1 register in binary digits form with the click of a mouse or tick of a box. Showing 2 registers in binary digits, stacked one above the other, would be an excellent addition to Visual Studio as well. In summary, more support for binary visualizations in the IDE.

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            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Adding #if UNSAFE

            Would be nice if one had the opportunity of using unsafe code if the project allows it and use other(but slower) code if its not. (Automatically)

            I thought about something like #if UNSAFE like #if DEBUG

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • allow to disable grouping in "find all references"

              The find all references window becomes quite cluttered with groupings when you have many references stretched over many files, this making it unusable if it is not large.

              It is good to have many options how to group, but the window would be much more helpful, if you could disable grouping in the Combobox.

              4 votes
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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • zen code - significant whitespace

                Add an option statement on file level for compiler to treat whitespace as significant, following the below rules:

                var DescribeUseCase() // <-- inferred return value, because we're using var
                // Method body starts after indentation
                var result = ArbitraryMethodCall(abc) // <-- implicit semi-colon insertion
                if result.value > 3 // <-- parenthesis insertion
                "Larger than three" // <-- indentation identifies block body
                "Smaller than three" // <-- return last statement
                // method ends where indentation ends

                Option statement examples:
                using zen
                using option whitespace

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                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • IDE multiple empty dockable windows/areas for source files

                  I almost always want to have 2 source files open side by side. I have to size the IDE to use the right side of the screen and then tear off a source file and size it to the left side of the screen (2k monitor). Once I have them sized nicely ... not really covering the entire screen since I leave about 10% on the far left for other small tools. I can get to work. Open other source file and drag to the other source area if it doesn't open in the one I want it in, etc.…

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Color of structure marks in Visual Studio 2017

                    I like can change the color of structure marks in Visual Studio 2017. This color is to much visible. Is irritant.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Read prior VS window layouts if none exists yet for VS2017

                      Why for every new VS do I need to find and reopen every little tool window (ex Error List, Output, Bookmarks, Breakpoints, ...) and tear them off, stack them up, size and arrange them all over again to get the working environment and layout I want that works for me on my multiple monitors with various sizes?
                      VS should be able to tell that it is brand new (no layout saved) and look for a layout from prior VS versions to start with!

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • ANSI Support in output window

                        support ansi in output window

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • need some improvement

                          c++ is a popular programing language....yours need to make a editor + compiler for only c++ language....It must need less space application....like as code::blocks.......and make faster to install it....yours
                          vs make more time and space.......remember no need more dynamic it......

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Alternative location for VC.db files

                            Please, can you finally fix it and allow to have alternateive location of VC.db files?!
                            VS by default likes to polluting source folders with temp/output folders, but that's easy to modify, however VS still produces GIANT files that will always be inside source folder, which is unacceptable. Can you provide an option to place these files elsewhere (preferably in IntDir or something like that. Note, I'm aware about possibility make them use alternate location (e.g. TEMP), but that applies to all projects then.

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • integrate Deep Learning into C#

                              If Deep Learning APIs were integrated directly into C#, it would be much more powerful. Deep Learning can be used for anything from facial recognition and tracking fraud, to full artificial intelligence.

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Exception dialog should be smarter to show LoaderException property of ReflectionTypeLoadException

                                VS2017 features a new exception dialog, which automatically displays inner exception information. However, certain exception types such as ReflectionTypeLoadException does not store useful information in inner exception, but in its LoaderException property. Hope the dialog can be extended to allow expanding such properties automatically.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • browse github projects on live via visual studio without needs to download or clone the project

                                  browse github projects on live via visual studio without needs to download or clone the project (as a browse mode / linkable files solution "click to view")

                                  browser github homepage
                                  push github notification to VS
                                  open project like a solution that just view the file when click on it

                                  10 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add option "Use Visual Studio Development Server" back so ServerVariables work in development mode.

                                    Restore the ability to use ServerVariables in debug mode. This worked in VS 2012 and it is very useful.

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Upgradation of Visual Studio Installation rather than a new installation

                                      Suppose a version of Visual Studio is already existing in a computer, then it would be better offer upgrade of current version instead of installing a new Visual Studio (as this takes lots of space). Suppose I have VS2015 Community edition installed along with other products of VS, then when I run installation of VS2017, an upgrade could be offered to VS2017 Community edition instead of a fresh installation. Of course, the compatibility check can be done at the beginning itself for other products installed with older version and either an upgrade or a warning message may be displayed.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Can you install all installation files to another storage space? Please do not use C! C itself as a system disk has been under a lot of pres

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                                        Can you install all installation files to another storage space? Please do not use C! C itself as a system disk has been under a lot of pres

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • add the automatic search for solutions in team explorer back that was in visual studio 2013

                                          In Visual Studio 2013, when you had checked out a branch to work on in Team Explorer, and went to the home tab, Visual Studio would search for solutions contained in the directory and display them in the Solutions section of the Home tab. This no longer happens, and you now have to select the Open option and browse for the solution. It's not many extra step, but they are steps you now have to take every time you open Visual Studio.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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