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  1. Multi-targetting for database related projects (SSIS etc)

    In C# projects, I can select which .NET platform I want to use - even older .NET framework versions are supported.

    Why isn't that idea implemented for database-related projects such as SSIS?

    If I need to support older database servers I have to install multiple versions of Visual Studio - e.g. VS 2010 side by side with VS 2015 just to be able to open and edit SSIS packages.

    It would be great if I could just do that in the latest Visual Studio IDE (i.e. the project opens up and let me decide whether I want to edit/save it…

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Option to restrict find on the type of files

      In find you can search Current Document, All open documents, etc, but there is no way to search just UI files or just code files.

      For example, I would like to find some Storyboards that implement some easing function. So I search for "ease", but I get huge number of samples from code like "Release". If I could narrow down to just UI files or XAML file or however you call that group, I would get to the correct line quickly.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Office 365 Landing Page Tiles layout

          Hi team, everytime I log on to O365 its mainly to access emails. Navigating or finding the email icon always takes me an extra trip through the 9 square blocks at the top left icon. I have put together a simple design update if approved, pls review attachment.

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            0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Include helper methods and setup methods in Test Code lenses

            Methods that are called within a [Test] decorated method, will show a codelens indicator, with the tests that touch this method.

            However when you move these calls into Helper methods, called within a [Test] decorated method, the indicator suddenly doesn't show up anymore.

            The same is true for [SetUp] decorated methods, any code executed in such method, is not discovered as being tested by [Test] decorated methods within the same class.

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              1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • collapsed json in outlining mode shows first line along with ellipses

              Instead of showing
              [+] ... ,

              for collapsed json containing something like
              {
              "name" : "MyVNet"
              etc. etc.
              }

              show

              [+] "name" : "MyVNet" ...

              or even better

              [+] MyVNet...

              (This is ARM specific, but would work across manyjson files with a "name" attribute in the json / first line)

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Rename Visual Basic to B# and Support B# With Absolute Parity

                Dotnet 2015 made it clear: VB.NET developers need to switch to C# or be left behind. Very sad.

                VB syntax is friendlier, easier to read and code and maintain. Yet Microsoft is killing off this superior language bowing to pressure from myopic C# developers and Mono.

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                  39 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Why in VStudio2015 does not load cs-file when you create a console?

                  Why in VS 2015 does not load cs-file when you create a console?

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Dear Minecraft developers, please create a mash up between Fallout 4 and Minecraft.

                    Please develop a mash up between Fallout 4 and Minecraft

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                      0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • When right-click on breakpoint on the left hand side, have simple "remove all/remove all but this" options

                      Breakpoints can often get left behind and going to the menu to remove them slows you down.
                      It would be nice if the context menu which is displayed when an existing breakpoint is right-clicked could be extended to include options like "Remove All Breakpoint" and "Remove All But This Breakpoint". (a little like the right click options for windows on the tab bar)

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Save settings and toolbox properties etc. Once changed.

                        Save settings and toolbox properties etc.As they change. Not once I exit the application. To be honest, I never close it on my own, it only closes when it crashes on a debug break. While .Net is so-so-super exception happy, rather than finding an alternative.... Maybe give us a setting we have to turn on, to have it break on uncaught exceptions. Because if I was to try and catch everyone, I'd have carpel tunnel in two weeks. Just from typing try...catch..finally... Nothing else. If you had the uncaught exceptions serialize into an an automatic debug text(reader/writer), and/or a Exception…

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Export Template functionality for Nodejs projects as well

                          Although Javascript is available as one of the options in Export Template window, NodeJs projects fail to be exported. This functionality would be very good and even better with VSIX Project Template Package creation for NodeJs to share created templates.

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • "Add new Item" save file dialog default path should be remembered, per-filter, in the .filters file

                            This should be very simple and easy data to cache in the .filters file.

                            Every time I right click a filter in the solution explorer, and do "Add new item", it only remembers the last place I created any file (and even that is forgotten every time I exit visual studio, and it resets to the solution directory which is always wrong). My filters ALWAYS CORRESPOND TO DIRECTORIES, so I would really prefer if each time I "Add new item" to a given filter, it remembers the directory path last used with that particular filter. This can be done with…

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                              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • start a project which is not startup project

                              Sometimes I need to start a project which is not set as "Startup project". For example while I am debugging a client project I need to close running server and start it again.
                              Currently to do this, I need to set server as startup one, start it and set my client as startup again.
                              Having "Run"item in the right-click menu of a project would be very helpful

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • to make the VS updates appear with other updates in notification window.

                                i can't find the VS updates with the notifications. I found ASP.NET updates, PHP tools update, but not the Visual Studio one.

                                I think it would be easier for developers to find it there.

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Opensource VS SDK nuget packages

                                  With the introduction of the official SDK packages (via https://www.nuget.org/profiles/VisualStudioExtensibility), it's become much easier to reference required packages!

                                  I would like to request opensourcing those nugets, so that contributions could be made.

                                  I'm sure you are aware of a community effort around VS SDK packages by Sam Harwell, I believe they currently cover a wider API set (as well as supporting versions previous to Visual Studio 2015).

                                  By opensourcing the official packages and taking contributions, it can will lead to a better, more complete ecosystem.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Winform Colorize control names in a different color

                                    Winform Colorize control names in a different color

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                                    • CodePlex and github team server login integration of accounts for access to repositories and code in the cloud

                                      Like Facebook and twitter account login and ASSOCIATION with the windows LIVE ID in itself. Thanks. Don't forget about me. Https://fb.me/m13kd

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                                        3 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Turn off completion sound in Find/Replace

                                        Find/Replace plays a sound when replacing words in a file... Just... Why... Let me turn it off please.

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                                        • Adding C to Visual Studio

                                          I think it would be a good idea to add the C language to Visual Studio because it is a powerful language which can be used to create Windows and iOS apps.

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