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  1. Give us a way of writing apps that look like the older Win 7 look. My clients absolutely abhor the look of Win 10

    Give us a way of writing apps that look like the older Win 7 look. My clients absolutely abhor the 'modern' look of Win 10.I've also heard complaints of eyestrain.

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      0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Simplify Names for current document

      The "simplify names" feature should have an option to simplify all names in the current document, similar to how removing unused imports removes them all.

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        2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        I want to write a game together according to my ideas. I've purchased the game already started to trickle into society from users. The likeness of Rust and MineCraft. You first need to create a browser game, and later go to the PC version. The game begins with the stone age and activity moves into the present and beyond. My phone +380978971363. English I don't know superficially. Would like to work together with you on that, there are Proctor until the development procta, promotion and performing to the end product. The game is online. For a decent wage, willing to…

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          0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • npm scripts runnable from visual studio

          It is possible to define scripts in package.config. These scripts can be run from the command prompt. For example:
          { "scripts": {
          "start": "tsc && concurrently \"npm run tsc:w\" \"npm run lite\" ",
          "lite": "lite-server",
          "postinstall": "typings install",
          "tsc": "tsc",
          "tsc:w": "tsc -w",
          "typings": "typings"
          }
          }

          This has a couple of scripts defined that can be run through NPM: "npm run tsc-w" for example. It would be great to be able to run these from within Visual Studio. Maybe through the Task Explorer. That way it might be possible to have these script run before or after each build.

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            4 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add link to package page in the NuGet Package Manager

            As far as I can tell there's no link back to the package's page on nuget.org (or MyGet etc.). There's a link to report abuse and to the project's page, but none to the package's page.

            There's plenty of times where I'd like to pull up the webpage to check something but there's no easy way to do that. The closest way to do this from inside Visual Studio is to click on the report abuse link, then remove the /reportabuse portion of the url in the browser.

            Reasons for wanting this link:
            - See other packages from this author …

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              0 comments  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Do not block visual studio during update; allow to repair failed updates; warn about long running updates

              I have seen it very often when a Visual Studio update is available - you start the update and it runs for a couple of hours.

              During that time the IDE is blocked so you can't work on your PC any more. Since I cannot afford to be unproductive for such a long time, I run updates like this in the evening.

              What is kind of annoying is that the update package does not warn you before you run it that it will take a long time and will block the IDE.

              Also, I noticed on my notebook that several…

              23 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Addressing your specific suggestions:
                1. This is a great suggestion. We are currently investigating how we can build this. We think we won’t be able to make this fit RTW for Dev “15”, but it is on our backlog for Update 1.
                2. In Dev “15” we are giving you a lot more information regarding the progress of your download. We tell you how much you have downloaded, how much you have left and an estimated time remaining. For install we give you a progress of how much % we have installed. It’s really difficult to give you accurate estimate of how long something will take to install but we are always looking for better ways of giving you visibility and advance warning.
                3. In Dev “15” we have completely revamped the installation experience. You will be able to see installations that are partial (i.e. didn’t complete successfully all the…

              • Allow "Compare working copy to historical version" version in TFS GIT 2015

                Allow "Compare working copy to historical version" version in TFS GIT 2015

                http://stackoverflow.com/q/34123687/30225

                When I pull up the history of the file I can compare that version with another version listed in the history by selecting both and doing a "Compare", or I can compare a historical version and its changes wrt to its previous version by selecting "Compare to Previous".
                However, there isn’t a command that will let me compare a historical version in the history list to the currently edited version on disk.
                This was one of the best features of TFSVC and I would be good to…

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                  7 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Team Explorer Error - Value was either too large or too small for a uint32

                  On occasion, when I go to commit changes through Team Explorer for GitHub, I get the following error "value was either too large or too small or a UInt32".

                  This is my commit comment: "CALLT-533 fixed missed DLL".

                  the changes I made were to
                  - packages.config
                  - project.csproj
                  - project.nuspec

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                    3 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Automatically import project references (.dlls) into T4 Templates

                    I have a few custom T4 Templates that I make available in NuGet packages. These templates depend on functionality compiled with the project they reside in, so I import the .dlls. I then package the project (assemblys + Templates) in NuGet and install them into multiple, separate projects.

                    The problem here is I need to now reference the .dlls that came with the Templates from the Package's path, and this is not known during packaging time (e.g. I can't push the path with the Templates themselves). What I end up having to do is manually Find and Replace the paths…

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • CodedUI Test Support for Running as 64-bit

                      I add some code changes on NUnit to make Coded UI test cases runnble (since I don't want to install VS/Test Agent), it works very well in x32 OS after Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITest.Playback.Engine.dll registered manually.

                      The problem is that same approach doesn't work in x64 OS and throw following error:

                      Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITest.Extension.PlaybackFailureException : Cannot perform '' on the control. Additional Details: The control details were not specified. ----> System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException : Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID {6DA215C2-D80D-42F2-A514-B44A16DCBAAA} failed due to the following error: 80040154 Class not registered (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80040154 (REGDB_E_CLASSNOTREG)).

                      https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/e005dbd0-a8ff-4920-895d-16d02cc4f6ae/the-coded-uitest-cannot-be-run-as-a-64-bit-process?forum=vstest

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                        0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Not possible to work on steps in Excel

                        Steps are defined in the form of HTML in the test case.
                        When we connect to a TFS Query via Excel (with the team addin), steps are loosing html information.
                        Therefore, we are not able to work on test steps in Excel, as we are not authotised to upload changes.

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                          0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Display the previous and current version of an image when comparing images in TFS

                          In the changeset details view or in the pending change view, it would be great if instead of displaying binary files differ when comparing images, Visual studio would be able to actually show the images.

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                            0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add support to C# for dot notation

                            Since C# is type aware could you add support for dot notation, for example suppose I have an Enum called CardTypes

                            public enum CardTypes { Visa, VisaDebit, Amex }

                            And a property in a class

                            public class CreditCard {
                            public CardTypes CardType { get; set; }
                            }

                            When assigning to the property we could use syntax like this:

                            var creditCard = new CreditCard();
                            creditCard.CardType = .Visa

                            Because C# knows that `CardType` is of type `CardTypes` the compiler would know that `.Visa` is an enum value of that type

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Improve Visual Studio MSDN Blog Commenting System (and Developer Engagement) with Disqus

                              Currently the MSDN blogging system suffers from a myriad of problems:
                              - Poor sign-in experience and profile system.
                              - Static, read-only posts (cannot edit/delete)
                              - Broken/no notifications
                              - Buggy / Easy to troll
                              - No up/down voting

                              Conversely, with Disqus, you get the following benefits:
                              - Community within a community (discovery/pollination/profile system)
                              - Reliable notifications
                              - Editing / deleting
                              - Flexible authentication / flagging / difficult to troll
                              - Up/down voting

                              A blog post has been created to discuss these issues at length, and you can read that here:
                              http://blog.developers.win/2016/02/improving-microsoft-developer-engagement-with-disqus/

                              The Visual Studio / Visual Studio Team Services Teams do…

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                                5 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Option to disable file nesting in ASP.NET 5 / MVC 6 projects

                                Can we please have a way to disable the auto file nesting in ASP.NET 5 / MVC 6 projects? In some folder structures it can be extremely annoying - for example, if the folder itself already represents a group of related files, in which case the additional nesting becomes highly frustrating.

                                Also, the auto nesting is highly inconsistent:
                                It nests .css, .js and .ts under .html, but for some reason .less and .scss are not nested, despite the fact that they are conceptually exactly the same as .ts - they just compile to .css instead of .js.

                                There really need…

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                                  6 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 服务器太操蛋,不好就不要搞个在线安装,操蛋啊!

                                  大微软你们的服务器也太尼玛操蛋了,订阅office服务,安装的时候装了4个小时,装VisualStudio社区版的时候也是5个小时。我的网络下个8G的电影也才1个小时!服务器太差导致体验太差,我们怎么能好好的用正版,只能推荐身边的朋友用盗版了,还要教给他们怎么用破解版的方法。

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                                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • TFS - reduce wasted space so developers can read the descriptions

                                    There is a lot of wasted space in the TFS screen (see YELLOW area in attachment). Most of this is never used, and the sections that are used are restatements of the selected List View Item in the Query Results.

                                    How about a way to "Close" this header so that we can just get to the meat of the problem? At least, redesign it so that the information is more compact. All of the information shown in the YELLOW area could easily go into the Details tab.

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Run inherited tests when running tests from a test class.

                                      In the Visual Studio Test Runner, f you have a test class that inherits from a base class that has some tests, running the tests in the test class does not run the inherited tests. Running the test class' tests should also run the inherited tests.

                                      15 votes
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                                      • make the "description" window in the browser version larger than 250px

                                        When working in TFS (the web version) the "description" window is only 250px tall, while it has a ton of white space below. it would be nice to have it expand if you have more content in it. or at least double or triple the height.

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                                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Environment Variables -> Path on installation exceeding max length

                                          Visual Studio adds folders to the Environment Variables -> Path without regard to the max size for the Path. The reason I highlight this here is with Visual Studio and SQL Server, it is common for developers to have multiple versions and hence much greater exposure to Path corruption due to it being too long.

                                          Some programs are known to clear the Path on install when it is too long - not something you want to find out the hard way!

                                          It would be better if VS either reduced dependence on adding lots of items to the Path OR it…

                                          4 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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