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  1. Duplicate existing database with data to start a new release

    Dear,
    If I would start a new release I would first copy the database Schema and the test- datas in this database and then Change this copied database as I would like to do. This could have been a Code first database and should be a different Code first database in future.
    Yours

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      0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Update and improve the design and development features.

      Computer programming is one of my favorite things to do and Visual Studio is my favorite environment. Unfortunately, Microsoft is not keeping up with design and development tools so external alternatives are required.

      The Visual Studio toolbox is antiquated and limited. A more complete and useful collection of WYSIWIG design elements can be found in a number of external products from free and inexpensive (see the list below) to the very expensive such as Adobe’s Dreamweaver. Either way having to switch back and forth between programs and manipulate loosely or unassociated files is counterproductive and costly.

      Design and development of…

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enable Roslyn-Powered Data ASTs and Data Views

        This vote is for developers who support the idea of Roslyn-Powered Data ASTs and Data Views. Data Views are a conceptual improvement to the way Visual Studio presents data files to a developer, and how a developer works with that data. Data Views are powered by Data ASTs, which are ASTs (abstract syntax trees) that describe data in much the same way that code-based ASTs describe code.

        Data ASTs and the Data Views that they enable allow teams to pick a data format to use in their project, while enabling individual developers within the team to view the data in…

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          3 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add a context menu item for a help window describing the selected ToolBox component

          Add a context menu item to the Toolbox that opens a Help Window with a description of the selected component (how it is intended to be used).
          Also, a very brief description of the component could be added to the component's Tool Tip pop-up (which now contains only the component name).

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Present statistical data from coding in VS in a similar way to WakaTime et al.

            At the moment, I've seen no native way or MS product that lets a developer know how much time was spent in VS on a project, or code file. What languages were used and areas of the framework too.
            This would be very useful for devs that spend most of their time in the tool.
            With the built in browser, a dev who also wanted to track how much time they spent overall, coding and searching for solutions to coding issues, it would be great to have that data collated, for sharing, guidance and even celebration.

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              1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Bring back in Visual Studio Team Explorer task edititing.

              In Visual Studio 15 Preview when I want to open task detail from Team Explorer it opens web browser. Bring back in Visual Studio task detail window.

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                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make Typescript debugging Angular 2 apps work in VS2015

                Angular 2 uses Typescript but debugging it in VS2015 doesn't really work. If I set a breakpoint somewhere in .ts file and run asp.net 5 MVC 6 project (with Angular 2) the breakpoint is inactive.

                21 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • hope add a new features in visual studio that is a navigate command like uri

                  from one ide place to any other
                  it is a comment; exist in any file of solution

                  //nav-obj://mynamespace.myclass1.mymethod1
                  //nav-obj://mynamespace.myclass1.myproperty1
                  //nav-obj://mynamespace.myclass1.myfeild1
                  //nav-obj://mynamespace.myclass1.myevent1
                  //nav-obj://mynamespace.myclass2
                  //nav-file://myslndir/myproj/mycsfile1.cs

                  when click this uri the ide goto target ,like this ide other goto effect.

                  4 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 6 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • change the Visual studio menus to the ribbon type like office tools

                      the ribbon menus are better and easier to use than the classic menus...

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • adding resharper features to the basic version of visual studio

                        features like refactoring and some others that are supported in resharpar are very useful and visual studio default features for refactoring are not comparable to the resharper features...

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

                          I want a custom startpage like for example where you can customize everything, append programms like a text editor, website refs etc.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • string in the database: show the Collate property of the variable in the properties of VS

                            Yours,
                            To me is the correct Collate property of the string as nvarchar in the Definition of the DataTable important. But in the properties of the variable representing the DataColumn I cannot find the property Collate or CodePage if I use ADO.NET Entity Model. Thanks very much

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make current branch more obvious

                              It's difficult to make out at times the current branch that the repository is on. Simply making the branch name bold in the Team Explorer - Branches view can be hard to see at a quick glance. Thanks

                              4 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add ability to set the environment when debugging C# projects.

                                Add the ability to set environment variables when debugging, just like you can with C/C++ projects.

                                9 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Custom TFS Checkin Policy to check committed files for coding standards

                                  Add a TFS Check In Policy to run some form of custom code analysis on just the files being committed at the time. Something along the lines of a regex check for certain strings in files where they shouldn't exist (e.g. ExecuteScalar() in an aspx.vb file). Solutions I have found thus far only include running code analysis on the entire project, not the specific set of files being committed.

                                  6 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • I hope to open vscode by vocode in console like sublime

                                    we can open subime like this:sudo subl in sonsole,but vsocde can not,I hope vscode can be opened in console like: sudo vscode

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Colour Coding of a block

                                      I had used BlueJ for learning java
                                      BlueJ not only indents a given block but it also highlights a particular block with a particular colour. Like the if else blocks are highlighted in violet this is a very useful part of user interface it is even better than the indentation as it shows the extent of all blocks inside the code.

                                      Please Please Please add this feature to visual studio also.
                                      Please see the attached file for reference.

                                      4 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          1 comment  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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