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  1. In SSMS, when in object explorer, fix so that when renaming an object, the delete key will work as expected

    In SSMS, when in object explorer, and a given object node such as a table is highlighted, if you try to rename it, the delete key does not work (it is ignored - backspace is an ugly workaround). Please fix so it will work as expected

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      0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Auto Import

      Sometimes we use clases that are not in the intelligence and not in our namespace. Why don't white it with help of the intelligence and auto import it

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        1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Do not automatically change the VisualStudioVersion in *.sln files

        I am using TFS as version control system and i cannot check in without saving all files.

        Whenever there is a update for Visual Studio we have the problem that *.sln files are always part of the checkin if the previous checkin was done with a different Visual Studio version, even if the major version is equal, just because visual studio automatically changes the version number.

        Please find a better way for versioning the *.sln files if the VisualStudioVersion is relevant or add a config option to disable the auto-update of the VisualStudioVersion in *.sln files

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Don't overwrite VM network adapter settings when launching the emulator

          By default the emulator cannot connect to the internet if you don't have a router in your network. This is easily fixed by changing the Emulator External Network Adapter to a virtual switch the internet connection has been shared with (ICS).

          However, this only works after the emulator is already up and running since any changes made to the VM network adapter settings in Hyper-V Manager will be overwritten by XDE.exe/emulatormgr.exe when launching the emulator.

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            1 comment  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Please can you provide the ability to add a company logo in the top right of the IDE

            Please can you provide the ability to add a company logo in the top right of the IDE

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Split Apply Cut or Copy commands to blank lines when there is not selection into 2 settings

              Basically ctrl-X to delete blank lines is useful before pasting, but ctrl-C and ctrl-V get confused so you lose the clipboard. I am suggesting splitting the above option in 2 so you can choose what to do with Cut and Copy separately.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add support for project reference constraints

                When working in large teams there is to easy for a single developer to add a reference from one project to another.

                The developer could have done this without knowing the planned architecture of the application.

                It would be nice if Visual Studio had the ability to setup reference constraints for a project.

                If a member tries to add a reference to a invalid project they will get notified about that.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Will be good if each build & deploy can also have a bug log record & tracking associated

                  Bug tracking associated with each build & deployed version , helps in monitoring

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                    0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add SMS/Phone call simulation

                    In our research project we do automated malware analysis of free android apps and malware samples we get from a cooperation with an anti-malware software company.
                    We currently work with the official Android Emulator to test and evaluate new Android malware samples.

                    Our tests with the Visual Studio Emulator have been very promising. However to trigger some malicious behavior we need to simulate SMS and phone calls.

                    It would also be an important feature for developers who need to trigger some functionality on phone call/SMS intents.

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                      0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • unity 3d project import tool

                      id like to see an import tool for my unity projects in visual studio

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Remove me from receiving your emails please. email: ianbakerian@gmai.com

                        remove/unsubscribe me from your email list, please.

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                          0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Shifting item in SSRS when resizing a control

                          When increasing the height of a control, it would be nice if there was a way to shift everything below it down as the control is resized. Perhaps holding down the Shift key while resizing the height of a control would also move everything below it correspondingly.

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                            0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Why doesn't VS update on patch tuesday with Windows and Office?

                            Windows Update, I'm sure you've heard of it.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Show a preview of the location of project and solution files in the Create Project dialog

                              The "Create directory for solution" checkbox is a source of confusion, even for seasoned developers: https://twitter.com/tom_forsyth/status/748397481210306560
                              https://twitter.com/HookTM/status/748317930144796675
                              https://twitter.com/bmcnett/status/748309501195935746

                              Showing a preview of the final paths for the sln and vcxproj files in the Create Project dialog would solve this for everyone.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make the VS2015 main window part of window layout

                                I set my vs2015 main window to my desired size and location. I drag my favorite tool windows to where I like them and I save the window layout. This is all fine and dandy.
                                When I rearrange windows for some reason and press Ctrl-Alt-1 to reset everything my tool windows go where they should but the main window does not - could that be fixed - or am I doing something wrong?
                                Apart from that - I LOVE VS2015!

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Rework the bookmarks: import, export, edit, drag, update when code is updated, etc.

                                  In their current state, bookmarks, I'm sorry to say, are mostly broken.

                                  You can't export them to a different project and because they are stored in a binary blob you cannot export or save them manually.

                                  Sometimes they get cleared for some reason, and since they can't be saved or exported, they're lost.

                                  When the code is updated with version control, they are not updated a become meaningless.

                                  They can't be edited and they can't be dragged, so after a code base update you have to delete bookmarks and redo them manually.

                                  Because of all these problems bookmarks are just…

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                                    1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • improve asp.net webform controls (like devexress or telerik). In addition that I suggest you improve mvc helpers (like devexpress or telerik

                                    improve asp.net webform controls (like devexress). In addition that I suggest you improve mvc helpers (like devexpress)

                                    I want to this controls come visual studio as defualt

                                    Sincerly
                                    Ertan ERTEM

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                                    • Debug for multiple devices at the same time

                                      Upgrade VS to debug on multiple devices at the same type when coding using Xamarin. Must be able to open multiple copies of VS using the same solution file, then select different target devices.It will be fine to only be able to make modifications to source code once all projects debugging is stopped.

                                      Currently, to achieve the same I need to make multiple copies of the project, then run each one of them separately. It becomes a config management nightmare, and it also takes quite a while to do the copying.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Hello VS Team, We should implement the following features in the Testing tools Suite of Visual Studio

                                        Hello VS Team, We should implement the following features in the in coming versions of Visual Studio Suite of Testing tools.These are more in demand from a number of clients

                                        1. Migration of Performance scripts from Load Runner --> Web Load & Performance Testing

                                        2. Migration of Automation scripts from Unified Fucntional Tester --> Coded UI Testing

                                        This would change the complete landscape of the tool. As a product Manager and Test manager I would find these very important features in VSTS

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                                        • 无法知道配置环境是否正确安装。安装时部分文件出现安装错误,不知道对我需要的功能有没有影响。如果有影响导致我的程序编译不了,只显示错误不给解决办法。希望能出一个根据用户所需功能检测编译环境是否正确安装的按钮,哪里有问题给出解决方法,而不是等用户发现编译不了才知道编译环境有问题。

                                          无法知道配置环境是否正确安装。安装时部分文件出现安装错误,不知道对我需要的功能有没有影响。如果有影响导致我的程序编译不了,只显示错误不给解决办法。希望能出一个根据用户所需功能检测编译环境是否正确安装的按钮,哪里有问题给出解决方法,而不是等用户发现编译不了才知道编译环境有问题。

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