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      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • SSDT should warn against unnamed constraints

      Allowing unnamed constraints introduces inconsistency between the source code (SQL Project) and deployed system (SQL database) as the unnamed constraints get created with a random name.
      This means a schema compare of two databases created from the same SQL project will have diffs.
      Real problems occur when deploying updates to a target database whose schema is not 100% known (due to random constraint names).
      This problem would be solved if SSDT was aware of unnamed constraints and either warned or forced a name for all constraints.

      12 votes
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        0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • CodeMap show scope (public/internal/private) of Types

        In CodeMap i'd like to see the scope (Public/Internal/Private) of the Types and i would also filter on that.

        5 votes
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          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 13 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Simplify Back/Forward Navigation (CTRL + -)

            Do not store the navigation history where the previous or next location is on the same line of code. Make it a checkbox in the config or something.

            Reason. I hate pressing CTRL+- through 20 positions on the same line. Nobody wants to do that..

            3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Remove Visual Studio Dependencies from MSTest

              Migrated from ASP.NET User Voice (http://aspnet.uservoice.com/forums/41199-general-asp-net/suggestions/488734-remove-visual-studio-dependencies-from-mstest):

              I can't stand the idea of having to install Visual Studio on a build server. MSTest should be standalone like NUnit (or any other test frameworks).

              24 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Ctrie

                Implement the awesome Ctrie (concurrent hash-trie) data structure in System.Collections.Concurrent. It is a concurrent lock-free version of a A HAMT (hash array mapped trie)
                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ctrie

                4 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • lambda function named parameters

                  It would really nice if Func delegates could be called/used with named parameters, for example, if:

                  public Func<int, int, int> Add = (num1, num2) => num1 + num2;

                  -----
                  could be used like thi:

                  int sum = Add(num1: 50, num2: 60);

                  -----------
                  (where(num1 and num2 are the named parameters)

                  32 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • VB.Net Support for Android/Apple/Raspberry Pi

                    Could you please add support for the following Android/Apple & Raspberry pi please? as well as more examples in Vb.NET?

                    Some of us don't really want to have to stop using such a great language.

                    Thank you.

                    85 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Stop maximising Visual Studio automatically.

                      When I start up Visual Studio, it can take a while so I minimise it to go do something else. But Visual Studio rudely demands your attention as it loads every little thing.

                      I suggest that it stops doing that. Because it's annoying and unnecessary.

                      10 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Change ugly VS 2015 Update 1 icon

                        Change ugly VS 2015 icon or get back the old one and change VS 2013 icon instead

                        3 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Assign backlog priority to Features without dragging and dropping

                          Features have a Backlog Priority value but it doesn't seem to be exposed in the Feature template. I am able to alter

                          the value by dragging Features around in the Backlog view but when I am working in the Query view, there is no way

                          to manipulate that value.

                          I'm guessing I could work in Excel but would prefer to stay in VSTS

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow await operator in non-async methods

                            I'd like of a simple syntax sugar for semantics purposes:

                            void SyncMethod()
                            {
                            await AsyncMethod();
                            }

                            That would be equivalent to:
                            void SyncMethod()
                            {
                            AsyncMethod().Wait();
                            }

                            6 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Show color margin code changes after reopening file

                              I like how you can see where you've changed TFS code in Visual Studio by color indicator in the margin (green for saved, yellow for unsaved). However, you lose that when you close the file and reopen. It'd be nice to be able to toggle that on.

                              1 vote
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow the find/replace in files to have negative-search-patterns for file/folders

                                In Beyond Compare - you can set files and folders to NOT include in the view - for search/replace - have the ability to exclude files/folders using a similar syntax:

                                *.txt;-bitmap.txt;-\excludedfolderinallsubpaths;-.\excludedfolderfromroot

                                The above does all txt files, but excludes bitmap.txt files, files under any direct path named excludedfolderinallsubpaths and all files/folders under excludedfolderfromroot

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow setting multiple Breakpoint at once from search results

                                  1. Allow selecting a text range in the Find Results window, and right-clicking to add a breakpoint at the corresponding locations (for code files).
                                  2. Allow a similar operation for the Find Symbol Results window.

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Please implement _Static_assert

                                    The _Static_assert built-in, like in gcc or clang.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Optimize the "Intellisense" in F#,At least not bad than python support

                                      Some examples:
                                      1、new line's first word can not list members automaticly,i need use ctrl+J,but c# or vb works fine,even python works better than F#(MS's natural son)
                                      2、 i define a new expression on the top,but intellisense can't auto list it,crtl+J again,even python can do it.

                                      Sad(ಥ _ ಥ)

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Easy means of refreshing tests in Test explorer

                                        One frustrating experience I am having is that test explorer doesn't identify a new test or test project I included in the project. Could you make it easier to refresh by including a refresh button or similar functionality.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Shorthand to execute method in foreach loop

                                          Introduce the new syntax *. to C# that can be used like

                                          someEnumerable*.SomeMethod();

                                          which is shorthand for

                                          foreach ( var someItem in someEnumerable )
                                          someItem.SomeMethod();

                                          This is like the ForEach method but better!

                                          3 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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