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  1. Sopport DataBase Code First in C# windows form application

    Sopport DataBase Code First in C# windows form application

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • copy and paste from html to aspx.cs shouldn't reformat html so as to make it invalid.

      copy and paste from html to aspx.cs shouldn't reformat html so as to make it invalid. i.e. <a href to < a href the extra space is invalid html and takes a bit to debug.

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Show line differences in merge

        Currently (in VS2015) the file DIFF tool highlights lines that are different, but also highlights the specific differences within the lines. This makes it very easy to see exactly what changed. But the MERGE tool only highlights the lines, not the differences within the line, which can sometimes make it much harder to figure out what changed, especially if the change is very minor. Please add the ability to highlight the line differences in MERGE.

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          2 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Resizing the Startup page and the IDEby using crtl++ and crtl+- in Visual Studio 2017.

          It would be nice to be able to hold the ctrl key down and press plus(+) or minus(-) to resize the Startup page, the IDE, and the editor in Visual Studio 2017. This function would benefit developers who have vision impediments to be able to resize the Startup page. There are times when the font size on the startup page is difficult to see. Having the ability to enlarge the menus on the startup page would be a good function to have.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • visualstateGroup

            It would be very useful if the XAML UI could check to make sure that all the VisualStates and VisualStateGroup are valid for the TargetType specified for the style. This would make the transition from previous versions of WinRT to UWP much easier and would also help in those cases when you make a type and are trying to troubleshoot whats going wrong with the UI.

            3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 15 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add csproj project file to current solution

                When navigate folders in the Source Control Explorer pane, you should be able to right-click on .csproj files and add them to the solution currently open in Solution Explorer.
                If no solution exists, a new one can be created, as default.

                In this way you can cherry-pick a desired set of project to work on.

                27 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Port System.Management.Automation.Language (or an equivalent) to .NET Core

                  The full .NET framework exposes the powerful, AST-based PowerShell parser in the System.Management.Automation.Language.

                  There is no equivalent in .NET Core.
                  Having access to a PowerShell parsing library in .NET Core would be extremely useful.

                  3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Use mouse buttons for shortcut keys.

                      Hi. I'm using a 5 buttons mouse. But I can't use them as shortcut keys in Visual Studio. The shortcut setting box doesn't receive mouse buttons.

                      Mouse shortcut keys can give us smooth convenience in some cases. :)

                      4 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Visual Studio : hotkey similar to ctrl+F10 but also skip all breakpoints

                        when I press ctrl+F10 at line A, I just want the program to resume and halt when reach line A. However, if it reaches a breakpoint before reaches line A, it will halt at that breakpoint instead. Whether it could ignore or skip the breakpoint?

                        For detailed requirement:

                        http://stackoverflow.com/questions/41318589/visual-studio-hotkey-similar-to-ctrlf10-but-also-skip-all-breakpoints

                        6 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Please add Pascal ( I know you have BASIC )

                          I know Microsoft used to have Pascal (or at least some Object based Pascal/Oberon/Modula/Delphi -based language) but for some strange reason it seems to have been dropped. Pascal makes easily readable code, and is a great stepping stone for people who find C or C# based syntax daunting or as powerful language of its own. It is far more C-like in structure and keywords than BASIC. (I'm not as certain about managed vs unmanaged ... PascalSharp?)

                          13 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Improve the screenshot mechanism of Visual Studio's "Help/Send Feedback/Report a Problem" dialogue

                            I find that the most frequent case of problem to be reported by the dialogue is not sufficiently complicated to require a recording of some sequence of steps, but yet is sufficiently complicated to require the first or both of the following, currently unavailable features:

                            1) Take a single screenshot on command, so that the user may arrange the screen to provide maximal information on-topic and minimal irrelevant information before shooting.

                            Currently: The screenshot is taken on click on the "Report a Problem..." menu entry. Issues:
                            - the mouse cursor cannot be used to display a mouseover tooltip partial to…

                            6 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Set COMPLUS_FORCEENC to 1 for any process launched using "Start without debuggging"

                              I assume that the fact that you spent time on engineering the 'Edit and continue on attach' feature announced here:

                              https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudioalm/2015/04/29/net-enc-support-for-lambdas-and-other-improvements-in-visual-studio-2015/

                              means that you recognise that there are circumstances where developers don't want to launch their process under the debugger even when they are planning to use it later. This is great; so thanks! Unfortunately it's a little bit awkward to use at the minute but I think this could be addressed with a minor improvement in Visual Studio...

                              The ideal thing would be to simply make sure that COMPLUS_FORCEENC=1 is added to the environment of any process launched using…

                              42 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Function to decode brainwaves and automatically generate the application we have imagined

                                Reads data directly from the human brain using some sort of USB 3.0 device, the user imagines the functionality they intend to create and the IDE automatically generates code and UI.

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add __include keyword, in the same manner as the existing __pragma keyword

                                  Visual Studio C++ supports the Microsoft specific keyword "__pragma". It has the same functionality as the #pragma directive, but also allows embedding pragmas inside macros, as described in MSDN (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/d9x1s805.aspx#Anchor_3)

                                  I suggest adding an "__include" keyword in the same manner, with the same functionality as the #include directive, which could be embedded in macros.

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow Test Explorer To export test results

                                    When running tests in Test Explorer, there doesn't appear to be a way to export these results. This would be useful in order to share failed test results with fellow team members. Ability to export to trx would be wonderful. I know this can be accomplished via commandline, but running from commandline is a rather clunky solution, especially if you want to re-run failed test.

                                    240 votes
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                                      9 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • VSTS Manual Test results for a Test Plan as part of Release definition to collect evidence for SOX approval

                                      SOX compliance requires that we capture the MTM test results for the test plan as evidence to validate our release. We take the MTM snapshot manually and put it a ppt and upload to the shared folder. Can we programmatically access the test results for a test suite/plan as a pie chart so that we can save it in JPEG and push to one folder as evidence automatically

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                                        0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Pasting multiline text should insert line breaks according to document convention

                                        Currently, the line breaks from the clipboard text are preserved, so inserting multiple lines with CRLF line breaks into a LF document (or vise versa) results in mixed line breaks. You are warned about this only after re-opening the document.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  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.

                                          10 votes
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