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  1. Batch Build window should be resizable

    Project names can be long and the number of projects in a solution can be very large. Please make the Batch Build window resizable to make it easier to view/select projects/configurations to build.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Customize coded UI test results

      After Coded UI test, the test results (.html file), we could not modify the ,html file except programming by ourselves. I hope we could add some useful information to it, and we could group the TestMethod results. Just like the following case that a community’s requirement.
      https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/5346d34a-14b0-4640-922c-b1dff2df90b6/group-coded-ui-test-results?forum=vsunittest

      9 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add activity feedback to VS 2017 installer

        The new installer UI is great but the progress percentage and bar are not enough. I've had issues with the installation of Windows 10 and Android SDKs where they don't change for a very long time. Please show that something is happening.

        4 votes
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          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • CMake for Linux

          When using a CMake project, I want to be able to build & debug on Linux. The whole point of CMake is portable projects. It is difficult that you have to use a windows specific project system to build on Linux.

          6 votes
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            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • hi

            Hi I have a new suggestion for everyone. Now We can one debug in VS in runtime. why not more debug in visual studio in same time ? İt can possible ?I think this chapter can transitable.
            For example; I'm working in City.cs project and Country.cs project. I'm debugging in City.cs and I want to debug in Country project at the same time.Just one solutions. Of course you can tell open 2 VS . But if I open 2 VS , more spend of memory .

            5 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Visual merge improvements

              1. In visual merge, show diffs for the conflicting blocks (left against right), to see where they actually diverge. Sometimes it's not obvious. Try to line up the conflicting blocks by alike lines.
              2. In visual diff merge, fix view jumping when the cursor moves across missing range of lines.

              6 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Outline C#

                Adds all braces {} outlining for C# editor, not only class and its members, but also constructions inside (if,else and so on).

                4 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Enable filtering list of components in Visual Studio 15 installer

                  I would be nice to be able to filter the components in the installer of VS 15

                  My use case is when I was looking for App insight component in the installer

                  4 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support syntax highligh rendered markdown, its currently only supported while editing the md file

                    While editing a markdown file online in VSO you can see that the syntax highlight works for the fenced block of code (see attached screen shoot).

                    however when you are done editing and the actual rendering of the markdown file is shown. the syntax highlighting disappears (see second attachement).

                    it is obvious syntax highlighting is possible for the language, both because it is doing it in the editing form, and because VSO can render other CSharp files with syntax highlighting.

                    17 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • #D3c0~ language

                      A "single point of reference" proprietary language that will be as far separated from English as text is created by adding and/or subtracting, dividing & multiplying symbol based languages written in dirt not to withstand time or carry weight )+( carved in stone as cuneiform 50,000 years ago still standing from the time of inception. A more perfect union of meaning including the space, delete, and arrow keys to form an elite code. 1 which will never be deciphered.

                      )+( 1 < 0

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                        1 comment  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • app designed to set an alarm off if someone is trying to nose or pick up your mobile.

                        I was out and had to charge my phone. I had to charge it in the local pub, but was afraid to leave it out of sight and was always worried someone is going to nose on my phone. so why not develop an app that sets off an alarm if the phone while on charge or left on a table somewhere, is moved.
                        this could go global, and your privacy is protected when out an about and it keeps you alert.

                        3 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • continue edit on on error resume next

                          re eanble editing around On Error Resume next please, it is really annoing now to restart anytime I made some even small correction,

                          36 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Thread Local variable inheritance or ExecutionContext fork event

                            It has always been frustrating to me that there is not only no way to propagate a user-defined thread-local variable from one thread to another (or, if I understand .NET concepts correctly, from one thread in an ExecutionContext to another thread in the same ExecutionContext or a copy of it).

                            This missing feature prevents one from using the Ambient Service Pattern properly:
                            http://core.loyc.net/essentials/ambient-service-pattern.html

                            Not only is there no thread-creation event, no feature to propagate thread-local variables from parent threads to child threads, and no way to associate user-defined data with an ExecutionContext, but also the BCL doesn't provide a property…

                            6 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Help Viewer in visual studio 2017RC

                              I couldn't find help viewer in visual studio 2017rc which could be found by going to the Help menu in Visual Studio 2015, selecting Set Help Preference, and then selecting Launch in Help Viewer. Is there any future plan to make it possible in visual studio 2017RTM

                              2 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Balloon notification when build complete

                                I can't know if build complete until visual studio go foreground.

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                                  1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Extend operator overloading

                                  I suggest making unary and binary operators overloadable using extensions.

                                  Example:

                                  static class Extensions
                                  {
                                  IVector operator + (this IVector left, IVector right);
                                  IVector operator * (this IVector left, IVector right);
                                  }

                                  It will make possible to write
                                  a + b * c
                                  instead of
                                  a.Add(b.Multiply(c));

                                  6 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • SQL Server 2016 support for Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2

                                    Microsoft should allow to install SQL Server on Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2, the latest version of desktop and server OS since Windows 8.x, 10 and Windows Server 2012 and beyond are mobile and limited OS (also ugly). Which are not desktop operating systems. Microsoft should support for installing and running SQL Server 2016 on Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2, which has the largest market share and installed base, without the need or obligation to update an operating system that nobody wants.

                                    In Microsoft "Mobile first, cloud first" era, that really means "Mobile only, cloud only",…

                                    28 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add root access capability(option) to vs android emulator

                                      In other emulators there is an option to access root files and some of them are potentially rooted, whereas vs emulator is much better than other emulators it would the best if it comes with root access.
                                      Please consider this great option.
                                      Thanks

                                      14 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add option to disable various "Generate ..." actions from Quick Actions menu

                                        After recent debugging session caused by accidental selection of "Generate Class" instead of "Add using" for important attribute I think I am fed up with this brilliant feature I never used (at least intentionally) and will never use, because it doesn't fit my development workflow at all.

                                        Would be nice if we have more control over this menu so it will became usefull for any developer instead of current situation, when it pleases some and annoys others.

                                        8 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Build 2015 vNext Triggers - Continous Integration, use repository paths as default trigger

                                          it should be possible to have the already defined paths of the repository as the triggering paths for CI Builds.

                                          The same as it had been in the former Xamlbased version.

                                          If you, for example, have a large list of paths in your repository (maybe >30) and you want them all to trigger your build.

                                          dea would be to have a option the check, Use Repository for triggering, or something like that.

                                          15 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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