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  1. TFS tree query export. please allow to export in tree structure instead of flat list of items. also allow to export only parent.

    TFS tree query export. please allow to export in tree structure instead of flat list of items. also allow to export only parent.

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      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • add "Format Document" for t-sql code

      Add "Format Document" for t-sql code similar to formatting C# code via Edit -> Advanced -> Format Document or Format Selection.

      Copy of this suggestion, which was closed:
      https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide/suggestions/3328117-add-format-document-for-t-sql-code

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow to create a new Test Playlist via Mainmenu > Test > Playlist

          In Visual Studio 2015 Pro
          Allow to create a new Test Playlist via the Mainmenu > Test > Playlist

          Now you can only do it in Test Explorer with right mouse click.

          Had to search the interwebs just to find a blog that explains it... -_-

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            0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • IDE exception window is not useful

                Sometimes we've got the attached image.
                - It would be good to give a linked text to open ActivityLog.xml file
                - Or, make it to send error report.

                The error log itself is not helpful to find its cause. Make log message more detail. Mine is as below.

                System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
 at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Editor.Implementation.CommandFilterPerfTracker.RecordDelaySource(Object slowestComponent)
 at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Editor.Implementation.CommandFilterPerfTracker.TrackTypingDelay(TrackCommandsType commandType)
 at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Editor.Implementation.CommandFilterPerfTracker.StopTracking(TrackCommandsType typingCommandType)
 at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Editor.Implementation.SimpleTextViewWindow.Exec(Guid& pguidCmdGroup, UInt32 nCmdID, UInt32 nCmdexecopt, IntPtr pvaIn, IntPtr pvaOut)
 at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Editor.Implementation.VsKeyboardFilter.SendCommand(Guid cmdGroup, UInt32 cmdID, Object inParam)
 at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Editor.Implementation.VsKeyboardFilter.TextInput(TextCompositionEventArgs args)
 at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Text.Editor.Implementation.KeyProcessorDispatcher.<>c.<DispatchTextInputEvents>b__6_0(KeyProcessor p, TextCompositionEventArgs args)
 at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Text.Editor.Implementation.KeyProcessorDispatcher.<>c__DisplayClass10_1`1.<Dispatch>b__0()
 at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Text.Utilities.GuardedOperations.CallExtensionPoint(Object errorSource, Action…

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Mit der Installation, gleich "alte" Version deinstallieren.

                  Hobby-Programmierer wie ich, arbeiten kaum mit mehreren Versionen von Visual Studio. Für mich ist es jedesmal ein etwas größerer Akt, die alte Version zu deinstallieren. Wäre doch schön, wenn man mit einer Option im Installer, gleich alle alten Versionen deinstallieren könnte und alle Projekte gleich auf die neue Version umstellen kann.

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                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add a way of adding both .cpp and .h file at the same time with the same name.

                    It's funny, because it sounds so trivial, but in c++ you generally add a cpp and h file at the same time with the same name, it's such a typical action to make in a project...

                    In visual studio, that action takes quite a few clicks and typing, you end up filling out the details for the header file, only to have to do it all again for the cpp file.

                    Perhaps a checkbox to allow it to create both files at once for you would be nice, or to be able to select cpp and h file type and…

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Asp.net Code Supports VB

                      As Visual Basic is not supported by current release of ASP.Net core 1.0.3, we wonder if VB will be supported in the future.
                      Please refer to this thread: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/36369977-bcd0-4871-b77e-622ebc9d7643/does-aspnet-code-supports-vb?forum=visualstudiogeneral

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                        1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support multi-selection in Team Explorer - Resolve Conflicts

                        I have a merge conflict with 79 files all of which are keep or delete. I want to perform the same operation (delete) on all of the files. Selecting each file and clicking delete is very cumbersome. I would like to multi select or select all and then delete the batch.

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                          1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • make more project properties available to be set via property pages

                          I have about 95 c++ projects in my solution, for which I manage the project properties with Property Pages. I would like options such as "Windows SDK Version" and "Platform Toolset" to be properties that I can factor out of the project file into a Property Page, if I so choose.

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                            0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Document tabs displayed in column on side of document window

                            Currently tabs are always at the top of the document window.
                            This change would add an option to instead show the tabs in a column, similar to how OneNote's pages are displayed.
                            The column could be widened or narrowed as needed (similar to other windows) and would scroll.
                            Currently only a few tabs can be opened at a time and still be visible, even on wide monitors. This enhancement would make it easier to find documents and would make better use of the wide screens common today.

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Build Git Tag

                              Allow VSTS Build and Release to access current git tags with variables.
                              I wan't to create a version tag in my master branch and then use it's value in the Build Number.

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                                0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Not fill our C: when we select to install on I:

                                Yes that's right. I had 33 GB free on C: I ran the installer from I: I selected the install to be into "I:/programs/visual studio" yet somehow, your installer fills our C: not sure where, maybe temporary files?!

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                                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add editor commands for navigating up and down the GoToAll search results

                                    Basically make Edit.LineDown and Edit.LineUp work in the GoToAll search results so we can choose keys to navigate the results.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • New Programming Languages

                                      Create New Programming Languages to be powerful and Simple like Python programming language or some thing like that.

                                      Also, Support Python programming language please.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • It would be great to have a way to find all assignments within Visual Studio

                                        It would be great to have a way to find all assignments within Visual Studio instead of finding all references and looking for where the property or member is set within the find window

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Highlight other uses normally when the cursor is on an identifier in a parenthesized tuple.

                                          Normally, when the text caret is inside an identifier, other references to the same identifier are highlighted. However, this doesn't work when inside a parenthesized tuple like `(patient, observation, incompleteQuestionIds)`. I propose that highlighting work consistently.

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