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  1. show allowedversion of package.config in the nuget ui

    Please show the allowedVersion (frompackage.config) constraint in the grid of the installed versions.
    And maybe use this information to restrict the attempt to update to a not allowed version.

    ||Project|Version|Constraint|

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      0 comments  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • C++ .props for android project

      Please add properties android project (e.t. Target API, Thumb, Toolset) to .props file.

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        0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow Start URL to be changed while debugging

          I usually only remember to change the Start URL after I've started debugging. I usually forget to change it once I've stopped debugging...

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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 →
            • Make custom work item type fields editable in excel. They are currently read only.

              When I create a custom field for say a user story. e.g. "Customer Value", and then choose picklist and enter some values. If I open that list in excel to make editing large amounts of items a bit faster, the custom fields are always read only. This just makes those custom fields not as useful. It would be great if I could edit the custom field, and it even pulled in the picklist and the validation.

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                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Unused Lambdas should trigger C4189 (initialized but not referenced) or a similar warning.

                Currently a lambda which is declared and initialized but not referenced does not generate a warning. This would be a useful warning for the same reasons C4189 is useful.

                Is there any reason to declare and initialize an un-referenced lambda?

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Don't block the user interface with a progress bar when deleting files

                  When working with large branches of large projects, sometimes you delete files. First, you have to get a specific version (changeset 1). Then, you have to wait 2-3 minutes, twiddling your thumbs, as VS deletes a few thousand files. You should be able to do something else (Like start getting the new branch you're working on, why else did you delete the old one?)

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                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • User should be able to find a pull request by a CommitID. Add more search filters for Pull requests.

                    On VSO there are no search filters to find a Pull request. I found a commitID containing the regression issue and then I was looking for the Pull request that actually brought that Commit into the repository, but there was no way to find pull requests containing a commitID.

                    I think the pull request search could be improved adding more filters.

                    Thanks,
                    Massimo

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                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Seperate VS High contrast setting from being mandatorily applied from Desktop

                      Seperate VS High contrast setting from being mandatorily applied from Desktop. I find it a bit strange that this happens. I want to be able to change the settings in vs independently (color theme and any others I am not aware of) from my desktop. I have no idea why when high contrast theme setting is applied to my desktop that vs gets stuck in high contrast, when I switch my desktop to another theme vs is fine, i can then change it to any theme I want.

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                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add a URL option on the VS welcome screen and auto place it into a web wrapper.

                        Add a URL option on the VS welcome screen and auto place it into a web wrapper. Its simple to most but i get asked constantly by bloggers how to convert there mobile site to an app and most of the of these wysiwyg builders online don't allow web wrapping.

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                          0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • I have two suggestions for you...

                          1) You allow the user to change the units for margins in the page setup dialog box from inches to mm (you already have metric paper capability with A4 being selectable for size). and

                          2) Any changes to margin settings in the page setup dialog box should be permanent so next time you run VS, its the same. Not reverted to 1 inch as is the current situation.

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                          • marketplace: Provide analytics

                            In the Visual Studio Marketplace, provide usable analytics that providers may exploit, similar to NPM or github: visits and downloads per week or month, etc.

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                            • let users specify default event category filters for Diagnostic Tools

                              Every time I start up a debug session of my project, I have to go into the Filter selection in the Diagnostic Tools Events tab and turn off Program Output, ASP.NET, and Application Insights categories. I'd love to have some way to default to those categories being turned off.

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                                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Sort class methods alphabetically

                                  Have an option which sorts a class's methods alphabetically. For example, if I have the following:

                                  class Example {
                                  void D();
                                  void B();
                                  void C();
                                  }

                                  after sorting would become:

                                  class Example {
                                  void B();
                                  void C();
                                  void D();
                                  }

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Capability to run .ps1 file type on external tools

                                    Implement a capability to run .ps1 and pass arguments to be executed more dinamycally

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

                                      Hi All,
                                      I have something what can improve .NET and C# more further in cloud and cloud programing. Everything is prepared for analytics and developers. I've tried lot of contacts in microsoft but nobody helped me and nobody give to me better contact.

                                      So is here someone from Microsoft who could discuss with me? I can come to the Microsoft CZ and show you how far you can jump with this.

                                      6 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Save the selected .runsettings/.testsettings file so I don't have to reselect when restarting VS.

                                        It is a waste of time having to reselect the .testsettings file each time I restart Visual Studio. This should be persisted with the .suo file or location saved with the solution.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • EF6: Set DefaultValueSql via fluent API

                                          It would be very helpful to set a SQL Default Value via Enitity Framework Fluent API (SQL Server, EF6). We don't want to edit generated migration files nor use an attribute at the Domain entity class nor implement some C# code in an overridden SaveChanges() method. The value should be caluculated by the SQL Server indipendent from the data repository layer of our appilcation.

                                          Is there anything like
                                          modelBuilder.Entity<TEntity>()
                                          .Property(p => p.CreatedAt)
                                          .HasDefaultValueSql("getdate()")

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                                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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