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  1. Add a way to delete packages from the Visual Studio Team Services Package Feed

    In the new Package Feed Extension of Visual studio Team Services, there doesn't seem to be a way to remove packages from the feed.

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      0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Favorites selection in Source Control Explorer in VS

        In Visual Studio, and in the Source Control Explorer it would be a great feature if there were a favorites section/buttons/links so that when I am working in an area that is some levels deep, I can get back to that area quickly via favorites.

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          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  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…

          49 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 9 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Hide status bar

              Hello!
              It would be great if the blue bar on the bottom could be hidden.
              The bright color can be very distracting in certain lighting conditions and it's always better to have more space if you need it.

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Xaml nullable properties

                Please allow the possiblity of nullable properties in all XAML and not only WPF.

                I don't know what the mobile team did with XAML, but it is rather butchered.

                I would like to do something simple as this without getting an annoying error like "Cannot assign to nullable type on Property X":
                <ControlX Value="0" />

                Where the ControlX has a property like this:

                public static readonly DependencyProperty ValueProperty = DependencyProperty.Register("Value", typeof(int?), typeof(ControlX),null);

                public int? Value
                {
                get
                {
                return (int?)this.GetValue(ValueProperty);
                }
                set
                {
                this.SetValue(ValueProperty, value);
                }
                }

                7 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Please! Release all necessary tools for coding C# in other platforms and OSs

                  In my opinion, C# is the best object oriented programming language and has a lot of tools. As many people believe" C# is JAVA, but designed very better.", I think if everybody, on any platform and OS, has access to code with standard C#, just like windows, this language would be one of the most used programming language in world. There are some tools like mono, but native tools, even not in the way of open source software, are very better and more useful.

                  Even I see in my developer friends, they use variety of OSs and programming languages, but…

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                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Team Explorer Solutions

                    Allow us to open solution in new instance of visual studio from Team Explorer Solutions list.

                    There are many times when we would like to open two solution files from the same workspace. Opening from the Team Explorer solutions list only allows you to replace the currently open solution.

                    I'm not suggesting you change default behavior, but allowing this action in a right click menu, or possibly by holding down a modifier key.

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                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow copy from xml visualizer

                      The Xml Visualizer is a very nice feature but it's frustrating that although I can select the displayed text, I can't copy it to the clipboard! This seems like a strange omission.

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                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Generate private property from method parameter

                        When I write non existing method in a control I can Generate->Method Stub. I would like to go to the method implementation and click on parameter list and Generate->"Private property" or "Property".
                        this would:
                        1. create private property or (public property with private setter).
                        2. make methode parameter lowercase (if necessary)
                        3. add on first position inside method and assigmend Param = param;

                        It will be especially usefull when new method is created in different control then one you made call at (with Generate->Method).

                        at the moment I can:
                        write Param = param, rename parameter to lowercase (if necessary).
                        and…

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Reposition Right-Docked Views

                          Currently the bottom Pinned Views for things such as the Solution Explorer, etc. can be re-positioned in the horizontal bar at the bottom of the interface, however, the Unpinned Views in the vertical bar at the right side of the interface cannot. Please make it possible to reorder any tabs/views whether pinned or not, and regardless of where they are grouped.

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • TFS Lightweight code comment access from Visual Studio

                            Changeset lightweight code comments (TFS 2013 feature) are not available through Visual Studio 2015.

                            - Changeset inline code comments
                            - Changeset file comments
                            - Changeset overall comments

                            Even there are no alerts available for these comments. So no one will read that comments.

                            It would be great if
                            - they show up like bookmarks in code editor, in CodeLens, and of course in team explorer (changeset detail view, ... )
                            - they can be created directly in VS code editor, ...
                            - you get a notification for new comments in team explorer or VS.

                            thanks,
                            Christian

                            61 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • C++ autoformat name forward declarations in nested namespaces, do not break into multiple lines

                              This is for C++ only.

                              I often forward-declare class names to avoid C++ header circular dependency issues, like this:

                              namespace mycompany { namespace myteam { class MyThingy; }}

                              However, when namespace autoformatting is enabled, it is refactored into:

                              namespace mycompany {
                              namespace myteam {
                              class MyThingy;
                              }
                              }

                              I think it is not worth breaking up what can be done on a single line into multiple lines. So, I would like name-only forward declarations in nested namespaces to remain on a single line, even if namespace indentation formatting is enabled.

                              For those of you not familiar with C++, currently C++…

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • code coverage attributes

                                I would very much like to be able to define assembly-level attributes in my unit test project, to specify the projects/assemblies being tested.

                                I would then like the code coverage report to consider this, and only show me coverage about the assemblies being tested.

                                I don't care about the coverage of 3rd party libraries. I don't care about the coverage of my mock objects.

                                Additionally, an inverse report could be run. Of the projects in a solution, which test projects cover a specific project under test (if, for example, there were two unit test projects, one for a service and…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • I want to unify my solution to visual studio.

                                  sql based business application generation solution.
                                  like vs project template

                                  overview link
                                  - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zf76Io1KlHs

                                  my blog intro link ( im korean, so english expression so poor^^)
                                  - http://openyou.egloos.com/3151144

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add a ColdFusion plugin to VS

                                    Add a ColdFusion plugin or module for VS so multi-language developers can leverage one tool for both .Net and CF

                                    5 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • add label to NuGet package manager if it is empty.

                                      Make NuGet package manager show "No modules" or common label if there are no modules (installed, for example). The empty pane looks like it is loading something or frozen.

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                                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 6 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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