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  1. Add a "Change Password" link to visualstudio.com

    If I'm logged into the visualstudio.com web page it's not at all obvious how I'd change my password. I had to search on the web for about ten minutes before discovering that I need to use https://account.live.com to do this. Please add a link to <username>.visualstudio.com to quickly access the password change page on account.live.com

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      4 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make it easier to put the commit id for a method change on the clipboard (copy)

      Above each member there is a small metadata link, e.g. "3 authors, 4 changes". If I click that, I can pop up history of the function. I don't know what this feature is called.

      From the pop-up window, it looks like I should be able to copy a commit ID: there is an edit icon, but clicking on it does nothing. No commands seem to exist to allow copying the commit id. Instead, I have to double-click to open the commit fully, then copy the commit id from the commit summary pane.

      I'd like a one-step "copy commit id" command…

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        • Add the ability to set the background color for several lines of code.

          With my 27” monitor and the multiple windows set at 80%, I can see quite a bit of code. But I have problems seeing which methods I’m interested in since there’s so much information. I usually set breakpoints to mark the code so I can see what I’m doing. It would be cool to be able to mark an entire line, or possibly a SHORT method by changing the background color.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Please make clear

            when I wait for install visual studio no number show to me how much have downloaded and how much remaining, I don't understand that's crash or my internet speed is low please show counter of download and speed to download to make it clear

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              0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Placement the finally block before a catch block

                I want the possibility to place the finally block before a catch block to simplify the code:

                try
                {
                try
                {
                ...
                }
                finaly
                {
                ...
                }
                }
                catch (...)
                {
                ...
                }
                catch (...)
                {
                ...
                }
                finaly
                {
                ...
                }

                to next code:

                try
                {
                ...
                }
                finaly
                {
                ...
                }
                catch (...)
                {
                ...
                }
                catch (...)
                {
                ...
                }
                finaly
                {
                ...
                }

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow other TFS actions from Visual Studio solutions / project.

                  Allow other TFS actions from Visual Studio solutions / project , in particular, scorch and treeclean.

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                    0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • IF WITH IN CONDITION

                    if ((cboCity.SelectedValue==1 || cboCity.SelectedValue==2 || cboCity.SelectedValue==3) && cboState.SelectedValue=5
                    {
                    //Code Here
                    }
                    Replace
                    if (cboCity.SelectedValue in (1,2,3) && cboState.SelectedValue=5)
                    {
                    //Code Here
                    }

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 变量名打印

                      //richTextBox1.Text += arry.GetType().ToString()+"\n";// 输出为 System.Int32
                      //richTextBox1.Text += arry.GetType().Name.ToString() + "\n";//输出为Int32
                      //richTextBox1.Text += arry.GetHashCode().ToString()+"\n";//输出为8;

                      int arry = 8; richTextBox1.Text += arry.ToString() + "\n";
                      //输出为arry;要输出arry 不是 8// 我上面是错的 正确的请给下

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add support of project and collection level variables to Release Management for TFS on premises

                        Now both release management system and vNext builds have ability to store custom build variables and use them in release and build definitions. But user is not able to share this variables across the build/release definitions and projects.

                        So it will be very convinient to store some variables (such as connections, passwords, etc) at project collection level in order to reuse them in different release and build definitions.

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                          1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • btree implementation

                          It would be great to have a out of the box implementaion of aBTreeList or BTreeDictionary.

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 建议增加SqlServer对象资源管理器的检索功能

                            建议增加SqlServer对象资源管理器的检索功能,数据库中对象太多的时候一个个找真的很麻烦

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                              0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add the hierarchy tree as a sorting order in the property window

                              When using VS or Blend to design the user interface of my application, I want to know when a certain property is added to the control in the hierarchy tree. Specificially, when I choose a control such as a ComboBox, I know it is inheritated from Object->...->DependencyObject->Visual->UIElement->FrameworkElement->Control->ItemsControl->...->ComboBox, Some properties are added when it derived from it ancestors. So when i check them in the Property Window, I want to know when a certain property is added to it. Since the Sort Order includes Category, Name, and Source, now. I want you add a new item which performs the character i…

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add sort by type to solution explorer

                                Add sort by type to solution explorer

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Search option in Visual Studio folders

                                  Visual Studio provides File search option like Entire Solution, Current project etc. Please provide a new feature by which user can also search in a specific folder of Visual Studio. User will right click on any folder and will get search menu. On clicking on this user will get same kind of search window but it will search only in that folder. Folder can be normal folder under project or a solution folder. I hope this feature will be useful for user especially when folder contains lot of files.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Create a burndown widget that uses custom variables of the same type as the default hours

                                    "Original Estimate," "Remaining Hours," and "Completed Hours" fields cannot be made mandatory (Needed as a business rule) since it is already in use by default.

                                    A new widget that is customizable with a different hourly field would satisfy this need, as the user could set the "Required" field before applying it to the widget.

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                                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Integrated linting should be upgradable or configurable

                                      In VS2015/VS2017 we can use latest nodejs disabling its path in External Web Tools config page. Even we can't upgrade or use global installed linters. VS always use the ones integrated. What about a flag to disable the integrated one and use the global installed?

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                                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Ship default XSLT and CSS files with the Code Metrics PowerTool

                                        When the Code Metrics PowerTool is installed, it does not ship with a default set of XSLT and CSS files to translate the output from XML over to HTML for easy viewability.

                                        Therefore, the Code Metrics PowerTool should ship with a default set of XSLT and CSS files to be able to output HTML. These files can then be customized further to meet the needs of the individual organization.

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                                        • Determining The Best High Quality Movers & Packers in Jind

                                          Whenever you shift somewhere you definitely desire a helping hand to be relocated safely. Regardless of whether you are moving next building from your apartment or in other condition the working process and efforts will be the same as in every case. So if you are shifting in Jind and want to shift safely in the new city then you must hire packers and movers Jind so that you don't need to put efforts and can also enjoy an inconvenience free and safe relocation. Moving and shifting involves many tasks like packing, loading, transporting, unloading and rearranging and all this…

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