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  1. create an offline install package for Visual Studio tools for Apache Cordova

    I have had the devils own job installing the prerequisites for Visual Studio tools for Apache Cordova - Gradle,NPM,Android etc from behind my company firewall. In the end I had to take my computer home to set it up. Can they not be packaged up to make an offline installation ?

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      1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • add a setting to show the names of Associations near the start instead of near the destination by default

      Names of Associations in a class diagram are currently shown near their destination instead of near their start.

      It does not make a lot of sense to see a class MyClass with 5 incoming Associations that are all named MyClass or MyClasses when it would be much more interesting to see that name near the class that actually has that property.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Fix IDE window separation drag handles

        This may just be me but any time I try to resize a window by dragging the handles between windows I often have to grab and drag 3-4 times before the window resizes. It appears to move but it doesn't really do anything (the window snaps back to the same size it was before).
        Working back and forth between code and Team Foundation windows, Find All References windows means that I wind up doing this a lot. I ignored it in 2013 but now that it's not fixed in 2015, I want to know if anyone else has this issue…

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Why doesn't Visual Studio follow Microsoft UX guidelines?

              For eg. No Expand/Collapse in context menu.
              Cut/copy/paste/delete/rename are grouped together while microsoft guidelines suggests to group cut/copy/ paste and group delete/rename

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                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Collapse large text blocks like minified JavaScript code in the Find Results window

                  When searching for things in a poorly organized web projects, sometimes the results include minified Javascript files with large unreadable chunks of text that are difficult to scroll around. Either providing a way to exclude file types or collapsing huge blocks of unreadable text in the Find Results would help make the search more useful.

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Suggest Nugget on using

                    Suggest Nugget Packages while writting a using line.

                    Like when i write "Mapper.Map<x,y>()" VS suggest the package AutoMapper.

                    I want a suggestion when i write "using AutoMapper;"

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                      0 comments  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Go to definition of an element of the .net framework

                      When I select 'Go to definition' from the context menu, for a .net framework element (a property, method or class), the IDE opens the metadata representation of the class.
                      In this file, all the definitions are showed as comments, it would be very useful if they were instead showed with the XML Documentation Comments (<summary/>) syntax to increase readability.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support using chef/puppet erb templates for web.config and app.config

                        In a devops workflow, having the same setup in dev as in production is key. Instead of coercing users to put prod/staging/dev transforms in the source code repo, it would be nicer if Visual Studio could rely on for instance chef zero to apply some default settings to a web.config.erb, for instance, to produce the development web.config, and do NuGet induced config changes in the .erb file instead. This way the .erb template would automatically be correct and no manual maintenance would be necessary.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Window-Size (UWP)

                          1.)
                          ApplicationView.GetForCurrentView().TryResizeView

                          Why TryResizeView an not ResizeView?

                          2.)
                          Please allow to maximized window programmatically.

                          3.)
                          Please allow to lock the aspect ratio of a window (manual resizing).

                          4.)
                          Please allow to set the position of a window .

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • MediaElement (UWP)

                            Please allow the MediaElement can also display images (like in WPF).

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Stop adding the <component> XML node to .cs files in Visual Studio when the .cs file contains a class that derives from System.Component

                                If you create a .cs file that contains a class that derives from System.Component, Visual Studio modifies the .csproj file and adds the <Component> decoration to the .cs file. This is not appropriate. The component designer does not work on all classes that derive from Component. For example, when creating a class file that derives from service.

                                In prior versions of Visual Studio, you could hand-edit the .csproj file and remove the erroneous tag. Today, VS 2015 Update 2 adds it back in immediately upon project load.

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                                  1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 'Restart Now' button should distinguish between OS restart and VS restart

                                  When installing or updating a VSIX, the user is often prompted to "Restart Now" which is a terrifying proposition because there's really no way of knowing what Visual Studio means.

                                  Does it mean restart Visual Studio? If so that's annoying but not a big deal.
                                  Does it mean restart the Vsix? If so, that's so trivial why bother asking.
                                  Does it mean restart Windows? If so, then no: my OS is busy doing things I need it to do.

                                  Not knowing is a punishment to users of Visual Studio. The text on the button should be clear and concise.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Ability to delete Test plans on VS2013

                                    Deleting a test plan is impossible in VS 2013, whoever came up with thee idea of removing this feature was not smart enough to work in the software word. Please re-add, it;s like TFS punishes for making a mistake. It's very frustrating to know that the feature was available in prior versions and you took it away.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Must have a way to use WPF GUI XML in Xamarin GUI XML

                                      It would be splendid if someone will make a mobile GUI using WPF and then just view it source XML. Then simply copy that XML for Xamarin.. and volla!!! You got your mobile GUI.

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                                        0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Clean up the %TEMP% dir after yourself.

                                          Visual Studio, when developing native software in C++, leaves quite a lot of junk in the %TEMP% directory. Maybe it's a function of MSBuild leaving it when you abort a build, maybe it's something else. Either way, I don't think any of your users are amused by the amount of **** left in the %TEMP% directory. So please, clean up after yourself. ****, CreateFile even has a flag for this!

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