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  1. pending changes include exclude remember

    In the Pending Changes dialog it would be nice to:
    1. easier way to expand or collapse both include and exclude section
    2. do not refresh when moving items from exclude/include on the folders that are collapse

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • VSTS Allow Deployments to sovereign Azure Clouds

      When adding an Azure endpoint to VSTS you cannot enter the ServiceManagementUrl. You need to set this value if you are going to do an automated build to one of our sovereign Azure clouds (US Gov, China, and soon Germany). for example the commercial endpoint is https://management.core.windows.net, and the US Gov endpoint is https://management.core.usgovcloudapi.net.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Rename the Changes tree node in the Git Changes pane to Unstaged Changes

        The Changes node of the Git Changes pane is a bit ambiguous now with Staging. When i have staged changing, I end up with a Staged Changes node and a Changes node. It'd be clearer that the Changes node were unstaged changes (and more consistent with the UI and git) if it were renamed Unstaged Changes.

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          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add .{} syntax in C#

          If I have a class of constants:

          public static class ConstantCodes
          {
          public static readonly string CodeA = "A";

          public static readonly string CodeB = "B";

          public static readonly string CodeC = "C";

          public static readonly string CodeD = "D";
          }

          or a enumeration:

          public enum ConstantCodes
          {
          CodeA = 0,
          CodeB = 1,
          CodeC = 2,
          CodeD = 3
          }

          then if I want to select a subset, I write:

          var someCodes = new[] { ConstantCodes.CodeA, ConstantCodes.CodeC, ConstantCodes.CodeD };

          But I want to write more simply:

          var someCodes = ConstantCodes.{ CodeA, CodeC, CodeD };

          Function ".{...}" should return IEnumerable<T>…

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add multiple params arguments in methods

            Suppose we have a method that takes two collections of flags:

            public enum UserTypes
            {
            Internal = 0,
            External= 1,
            Service = 2
            }

            public enum UserActivities
            {
            Empty = 0,
            Download = 1,
            Upload = 2
            }

            public Task CreateUserTask(long userId, UserTypes[] userTypes, UserActivities[] userActivities )
            {
            ...
            }

            If I call this method, I should write:

            CreateUserTask(15, userTypes: new[] { UserTypes.Internal, UserTypes.Service }, userActivities: new[] { UserActivities.Upload, UserActivities.Empty });

            But I want to write more simply:

            CreateUserTask(15, userTypes: UserTypes.Internal, UserTypes.Service; userActivities: UserActivities.Upload, UserActivities.Empty );

            So, in general, the syntax would look like:

            var x = CallMethodA(dataOne: A.X, A.Y,…

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • In TFS 2015, create shared steps into other shared steps

              Shared steps are currently flat, it means that we can only have 1 level of shared steps. Therefore, it is not possible to refer to a shared steps within another shared steps. This is something needed to create sophisticated test cases based on other test cases.

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                1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Developer Toolkit for Dynamics CRM

                We need support for the Developer Toolkit for Dynamics CRM, the last one is supported on VS2012 which is already old, this is a very useful tool when developing for Dynamics CRM

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                  0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Test Controller for VS 2015 for running of automated test cases from MTM in lab environment

                  Test controller for VS 2015 for running of automated test cases from MTM in lab environment.

                  Test Controller 2013.5 exist but it is needed for 2015 as well.

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                    2 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Projects

                    I have noted that Xamarin Forms has a config issue due to the nugget manager which can cause the project not to run even the startup app.
                    My suggestion would be to add a stub that updates to stable version for project automatically with a support button that addresses bugs in software releases as example Xamarin not functioning or running wlakthroughs or even samples.

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                      0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • allow multiple search terms in Options > Keyboard > Show commands containing

                      When I currently search for "delete line" or "line delete", no commands are shown. But they should be, since both of my search terms lead to too many results.

                      Additionally, each command should have a brief description. I currently have to choose between Edit.BriefLineDelete and Edit.LineDelete, with no clue what's the difference between these commands.

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                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide a quick action to cast into expected type

                        In this code:

                            double index = 3.0;
                            return "string"[index];

                        There should be a quick action offering me to cast the "index" expression to the expected type, in this case "int".

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Give button selection priority over focus change.

                          Button selection in Games should have priority over focus change.

                          Especially when time of play is involved. Many times I have been slowed down by having to return to a button which I have already selected. I consider this a bug! I am using a mouse to play fast in MS Sudoku.

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                            0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • provide a quick action that corrects for into foreach

                            I often write this:

                            for (var element in list)

                            This should be automatically corrected into:

                            foreach (var element in list)

                            2 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add a way to Get the Progress percentage of Extracting a zip file in System.IO.Compression.

                              Currently I cant Update a Progressbar with percentage (unlike with downloading) when Extracting a zip file. I would like to make this possible below.
                              ```cs
                              ZipArchive zar = ZipFile.OpenRead(Application.StartupPath + "\\ILSpy_Update.zip");
                              /*
                              Not Sure how I can get it to fill the Progress bar. I think I would need some help here on this part.
                              */
                              zar.ExtractToDirectory(Application.StartupPath + "\\Update\\");
                              zar.Dispose()```

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                                1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Provide a 'Use HTTPS' option when creating a new web application

                                When creating a new web application in Visual Studio such as Web API app or MVC app... In the create project dialog, a user should have to option to 'Use HTTPS' by default for the web application.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Can I Make Video Tutorials about Microsoft Visual Studio for my youtube channel, Monetize and Embed, these tutorials will be free for Users

                                      Can I Make Video Tutorials about Microsoft Visual Studio for my YouTube channel, Monetize and Embed, these tutorials will be made in Multiple Languages(i.e in English, Hindi and Telugu Languages) and will be available for free for any one to view

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                                        1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add an "Ingestion time" metric that will reflect the time it takes for a blob to get ingested.

                                        As part of our KPIs monthly reviews we are required to present the latency it takes for our data to land in Kusto. For that we would like to have an "ingestion time" Geneva metric which can also be helpful for Kusto's own supportability. It will measure the time it takes for a blob to get ingested. You can check the blob's creation time (we use the Kusto API) or the time the relevant message was published to the queue in order to start measuring the latency until the blob is ingested.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Non-Compile non-code Projects for Visual Studio

                                          Solutions folders are "virtual" folders that behave very differently from "project" folders that directly match the file tree.

                                          We often desire the ability to have large folder full of items that are not directly associated with any particular "project" in Visual Studio - for example, a pile of powershell scripts used by the build system. Or shared references that are not being managed by NuGet. Or web-projects that aren't ASP. Or documentation.

                                          Managing these objects with Solution Folders as non-project items is extremely tedious.

                                          Since there is no interest in making solution folders easier:
                                          https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/642861/solution-folders-automatically-mapped-into-physical-folders

                                          could we make projects handle…

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