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  1. adding Imports to a Partial class only once

    when you have a class across multiple files it would be nice if you could add an Import to one of the flies and all the other partial class files would realize it Import so you don't have to re-add the import to each file you reference the imported dll's methods or properties.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • support \n, \t, etc. in replace mode

      When replacing strings with Ctrl+F it would be good to be able to add tabs, new lines, etc. with \t, \n, etc.

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        1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • no universal app template

        I just installed Visual Studio 2015 in my Windows 8.1 environment. There is no Windows Universal App template installed and I could not find the template online.

        I understand we were to be able to create Windows Universal Apps in Windows 8.1 with limited development capabilities.

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          1 comment  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Could you please let me know what you selected in the installation settings? You need to make sure you select the Windows Development Tools.

          When you install, if you select “Custom” and then choose the “Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.0/8.1 Tools” checkbox, you should see the Windows 8.1 Universal templates.

          Daniel Jacobson
          Program Manager, Visual Studio XAML Experiences Team

        • Run all tt files depending on edmx file within solution, not just a project.

          It is mainly for Entity Framework edmx, but maybe larger scale. If it possible to run all tt files inside of solution, if their depending file changed. I base my tt files on edmx file/files of my contexts, and if they updated, i have autoupdate in same project, but not for "tt"s in other projects inside solution. I need to rum them manually, using "Run Custom Tool" menu choice. I will like to have it automatically run, on rebuild for all projects inside solution. It will save time.

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          • Use a context variable in Counterset categories in LoadTest? It is not possible now. Can we have that feature? {SUGGESSION}

            Use a context variable in Counterset categories in LoadTest? It is not possible now. Can we have that feature? {SUGGESSION}

            note: here is the another thread i posted for checking if anyone know about this is possible or not?!!!

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            • Stop Option on Code Change Error

              Adding a Stop option to the Dialog that pops-up, when trying to make a change while code stll running, would be quite usefull..!

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              • Color code the TFS work item header bars to match the work item type when you have something open.

                For example, if I have a task open, the header bar would be yellow. Or the background of the item could match the color. Anything to help show more visually what type of work item I have open.

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                  0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Cortana API for web applications

                  Right now cortana is available for win phone apps and with windows 10 she'll come to desktops too. But why restrict her to native machines. Unleash her into the internet by providing API to integrate cortana into web applications with asp.net, mvc etc. This way it would change the way web is used. Cortana could be every where and users can browse through applications or look for content even if they don't know the navigation or use any other capabilities that the developer enables. Also that way she could be even an avatar like feature to help users and will…

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                    2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Shorten AND and OR conditions

                    An operator where for multiple conditions on the same variable.

                    instead of writing
                    variable1 == "one" || variable1 == "two"
                    The same behaviour could be achieved by writing
                    variable1 == "one" ||| "two"
                    Both mean "variable1 equals one or two"
                    But the second syntax is more natural and shorter to write.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make D3DX libraries open source(or at least part of them)

                      D3DX was a great library that can speed up the development with it's awesome utilities :

                      - Mesh Simplifier
                      - Texture loading
                      - Math

                      Please make those available again.

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                        0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • visual c++ for linux

                        What I want is not running visual studio in Linux. No, I do not need it. But I really want I can write and debug C++ code on Linux from Visual Studio, Just like for android. BTW, the visual c++ 2015 can write and debug android so. It's awesome, I do like it.

                        In fact, the visual studio 2015 has support the Linux debug. I found a post in VC team blog:
                        http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vcblog/archive/2015/04/29/debug-c-code-on-linux-from-visual-studio.aspx

                        It's seems just a unfinished job. I really hope I can write and debug Linux code from visual studio 2015 update1.

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                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Microsoft should replace the default practice of people

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                          replace notepad.exe with codepad.exe [a superlight weight visual studio]
                          wordpad.exe with a superlight MS word

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Show properties info of a class when mouse over

                            Show properties info of a class when mouse over. look at picture attached

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                              1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Easy project delete

                              I am a standalone developer. When doing training or R&D I am continually creating new empty projects to test out code and my Projects folder gets filled up with projects like TelerikWinFormsApp1. It would be nice if I could create a new project, try out some code, and then delete the project from VS.

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                                0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • support the Inline method

                                the C++ has the inline keyword to make some method copied and pasted to another method.
                                why the C# language does not contains such a feature.

                                the benifits of that could be increasing the performace without changing the good parctice of coding (like seperation of concernces)

                                you can make a some restrictions for the method which marked as inline like:
                                1 - make them as static method
                                2- restrict the lenght of the method to maximum of 3 statements of code.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • TFS plugin for Eclipse 4.4

                                  A number of embedded IDEs for example ALTERA have moved on to Eclipse 4.4 - the TFS plug-in is currently not compatible with Eclipse 4.4 which means developer experience is sub-optimal with TFS source control. Please add support for Eclipse 4.4

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                                    0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • AdaptiveTrigger add MinScreenSize and MaxScreenSize

                                    Although many devices has a small physical size screen, but the resolution is large. so when we use the control of SplitView, we should show "content" only.

                                    1. a device has a 4" screen, the resolution is 1280 x 800, in this case, we only show "content".

                                    2. a devoce has a 8" screen, the resolution aslo is 1280 x 800, in this case, we should show "pane" and "content".

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                                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Improve syntax check in SSDT to reflect runtime changes

                                        e.g. Object switching using 3rd schema in stored procedure.
                                        Following code generates warning, eventhough it is valid:

                                        alter schema main_save transfer main.tblOrganization
                                        alter schema main transfer stage.tblOrganization
                                        alter schema stage transfer main_save.tblOrganization

                                        generates unresolved reference at 3rd line. It will be helpful to have an option to recheck stored procedures generating specific errors by extended "runtime" validator instead of static code analysis.

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                                          0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • calling Haskell from F#

                                          I hope vs can easy the way of calling between Haskel and F#l

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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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