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  1. open source lightswitch

    If Microsoft is moving in a different direction, please open source LightSwitch so that it can be updated and expanded by the community.

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      2 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • VS Project Template as NuGet package

      From VS it's very easy to create a project Template (single project at least). However it's very difficult to share it and update it accross a Team, without too much configuration.

      It would be great to be able to create a project from a NuGet package, kind of the way Yeoman does it.

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        0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • bring back Intellisense in immediate window

        VS2010 express had intellisense by default in immediate window
        Why is that gone in VS2015?

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • get total pages into report body

          can't get total pages into report body , Its only avalibale in header and footer because of body section doesn't reset on page change. It keeps continuation of previous page , should you add any solution for that ?

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            0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • It would really be great, if there is a unified project type for .Net, Web, .Net Core, Portable, Universal libraries

            It would really be great, if there is a unified project type for .Net, Web, .Net Core, Portable, Universal libraries.

            If I want to move a library which is a .Net-Library to a portable .Net-Library, I have to recreate the project and reimport all the .cs files. I'm missing a simple 'checkbox-list' for possible compile targets which is the same for all project types.

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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make visual studio diagrams exportable as diagrams (not images) to visio

              Make visual studio diagrams exportable as diagrams (not images) to visio

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Bring back editing of Numeric Values in PropertyPanel via drag

                When doing animations Setting Properties via Textinput is taking longer since VS 2015. Please bring back the ability to drag values

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                  4 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support MS-Word or MS-Excel-like side-bar comments via metadata

                  Robert Martin's Clean Code suggests that comments are distracting and untethered to code. As such, I try NOT to comment my code, letting "code speak".

                  There are times I'd like to "comment" my code without using standard language-specific comments. Such features would leave my on-screen code "clean" regardless of language, while still allowing me the freedom to document with notes and individualized comments.

                  In Excel, I can place a comment on a cell with a tiny triangle in the upper right as a callout -- if I hover over that, I get tool tips showing the hidden comments, but when…

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support Easy Multi-Framework Project Targeting with NuGet Package Creation

                    Currently there is no easy way of having your project(s) target multiple frameworks. Certainly you can create a PCL, but you may target Profile 78, or Profile 111 but you cannot do both with the same project easily. This can in a roundabout way be managed through a lot of manual configuration of the csproj files, and/or multiple solution and csproj files.

                    I would like to have the ability to quickly and easily configure my projects to target more than one framework and be able to kick off the build process so I can have a NuGet Package created without…

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Multiple Test Explorer windows

                      I would be convenient if you can have multiple Test Explorer windows running just as solution explorer

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • BitLength property for BigInteger

                        Good day to you!
                        It would be great to know, how many bits represent the number.
                        For example BitLength(7)=3 and BitLength(8)=4.
                        i.e. BitLength(N)=x then and only then 2^(x-1)<=N and N<2^x.
                        You can notice that BitLength(N)=Math.Truncate(BigInteger.Log(N,2)), but Log operates with double and
                        BigInteger.Log(BigInteger.Pow(2,49)-1,2) equals 49 instead of 48,999...

                        Now I have to use BigInteger.ToByteArray().
                        I think, that Microsoft can do it better.
                        Thanks in advance.

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                          1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • The ability to select a specific debugging monitor

                          I work with two monitors and it would be nice to select which monitor i want my debug windows to pop up on. Currently it starts at the primary monitor which can be anoying because there is where i code. So if the debug window could popup on my secondary monitor, it would be very optimal.

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                            0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Please don't make me manually switch Package Source in NuGet package manager.

                            The 'Package Source:' selection drop-down in the NuGet solution manager is all the way to the right when the majority of UI is on the left-hand side.

                            I completely missed this and was very confused why I could install packages to another project in my solution.

                            I think the root of this issue stems from the fact that, if Package Manager can't find a package in one source, it won't try other sources in my NuGet configuration to see if they exist there. It just complains it can't find it in a set source.

                            Did this always work this way?…

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                              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Have VS2015 report which extension failed when it reports an extension failure.

                              One or more of my installed VS2015 extensions seem to fail at random times as reported by a popup error dialog. The popup directs me to a logfile for more details. It's not obvious to me from looking at the log which extension failed. Could you just include the name of the extension that failed in the popup dialog?

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                                0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Create a new solution format based on mounted vhdx files.

                                I'd really love to see a slnx file format that pointed towards two things

                                a) a vhdx that held all of the code assets
                                b) a drive letter used to mount the vhdx

                                This would solve so many problems. Currently I'm getting my *** kicked with node_module path to long errors, slow transfers of very large projects with thousands of very small files across networks other annoyances that all seem to rest at the feet of the file system of windows.

                                thanks!

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • New VSO UI altered the Header to be less useful

                                  Under the previous UI the header on the Work Item, above where you edit the title, used to look like this:

                                  "Bug: 2992: Title text here"

                                  And the "Bug: 2992" portion was a link to that bug in VSO.

                                  This made it very handy to Copy/Paste the entire thing into emails etc in order to communicate out a bug, or send an email saying it's urgent, things like that.

                                  Now if I want to email about the bug I have to make two steps, copy the Link which is now separated from the title and then copy the title as…

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                                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Reconcile metrics between VS Code Metrics and CodeLens Code Health Extension

                                    We're using the CodeLens Code Health extension and love it. We are teaching our developers to use Code Metrics to find suspect methods. We are finding that the numbers in the Code Health metrics don't match the numbers in the Code Metrics tool. The Code Health extension seems to report "better" numbers. I have some screen shots and a code example attached.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • xml comments

                                      When a function is overriden in a C# child class Visual Studio automatically completes the function prototype. It would be nice if it also copied the XML comments of the overridden function.

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                                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow us to cancel Code Analysis

                                        Occasionally I hit the "Run Code Analysis on Solution" option by accident. This hijacks Visual Studio for several minutes. During that time, I cannot build anything and I cannot even quit Visual Studio. I just have to stare at the screen for about 5 minutes until it finishes.

                                        Please give us the option to cancel this process.

                                        10 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Create a pathfinder for HSLS

                                          Hello

                                          Could you create something like in C++, when you type in "i", many variables are proposed to you for HSLS?

                                          It would be so much easier to script small programs in HSLS :)

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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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