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  1. In TFS 2015, create shared steps into other shared steps

    Shared steps are currently flat, it means that we can only have 1 level of shared steps. Therefore, it is not possible to refer to a shared steps within another shared steps. This is something needed to create sophisticated test cases based on other test cases.

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      0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • visual studio needs to allow people to change the install path

      i have 2 hard drives so i should be allowed to choose where it installs this should be a feature that people should not have to complain about. i am disappointed with Microsoft.

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        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Show installed transitive dependencies in the NuGet Package Manager UI in Visual Studio.

        When using the new transitive dependency feature of NuGet 3.0 it would be nice to see the full list of installed packages in the Package Manager UI in Visual Studio. Currently only the the top level NuGet package that was specified in the project.json is listed as installed but other dependencies you expect to see are not listed.

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          0 comments  ·  Nuget Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Git: Allow selection of 3rd party git diff and merge tools

          The integrated diff view in VS2015 is fast and helpful in many situations but still limited in its options and workflow.

          At our company we use BeyondCompare as the primary diff tool.
          We would like to select this tool as preffered diff and merge editor for git.

          Other git clients like SourceTree allow to configure these tools freely (by adding the configuration to .git/config).

          I'd love to see that in VS2015 as well.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Place 'Microsoft' directives second when sorting usings

            visual studio > options > Text Editor> c# > advanced

            Place 'Microsoft' directives second when sorting usings

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Preserve formatting when copy/pasting multi-line statements

              When we copy/paste a multiline statement, for example:

              modelBuilder.Entity<Group>()
              .Property(g => g.CreateDate)
              .HasDefaultValueSql("getdate()");

              the formatting is not preserved, causing lines 2 and 3 to be pasted too far to the left:

              modelBuilder.Entity<Group>()
              .Property(g => g.CreateDate)
              .HasDefaultValueSql("getdate()");

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                1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • team explorer left arrow does not navigate to its parent

                team explorer left arrow does not navigate to its parent
                if child list is long and parent is not visible

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 深色主题环境的白色文字太剌眼

                  在“深色”主题环境下的“菜单”、“解决方案资源管理器”等工具的文字为白色,太剌眼了(亮瞎眼),且无法改变颜色。建议将文字设置为灰色或其它柔和一点的颜色,可以参考Android Studio的Darcula主题。

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                    1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • SSDT: Saving Data Comparison

                    I use a lot of Data Comparison, but for one of my database I need to change the Comparison Key (why you don't take the primary key for the default Comparison Key?)

                    The Comparison Keys used for the comparison aren't saved in the DCMP file (the unselected tables too).

                    Please save all information when a comparison is saved.

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                      0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Give user a way to turn off Microsoft Git Provider completely.

                      The only two things Microsoft Git Provider does is
                      - cause problems for ReSharper (file is still read-only bug that is there for like two versions of VS)
                      - eat CPU time

                      It would be nice if there was a way to disable this abomination completely and not have it come back to life every time I reload Visual Studio.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • add a setting to show the names of Associations near the start instead of near the destination by default

                        Names of Associations in a class diagram are currently shown near their destination instead of near their start.

                        It does not make a lot of sense to see a class MyClass with 5 incoming Associations that are all named MyClass or MyClasses when it would be much more interesting to see that name near the class that actually has that property.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Fix IDE window separation drag handles

                              This may just be me but any time I try to resize a window by dragging the handles between windows I often have to grab and drag 3-4 times before the window resizes. It appears to move but it doesn't really do anything (the window snaps back to the same size it was before).
                              Working back and forth between code and Team Foundation windows, Find All References windows means that I wind up doing this a lot. I ignored it in 2013 but now that it's not fixed in 2015, I want to know if anyone else has this issue…

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                              • Allow TestAdaptersPaths in .runsettings to be relative

                                The TestAdaptersPaths field of the .runsettings file does not seem to allow relative paths. This makes it very hard to manage.

                                Please support relative paths for this field.

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                                • don't overwrite linux's softlink file

                                  when vs2015 access a Linux shared folder by samba, some files are softlink file in that folder. VS2015 can open that file but when it write the file, it will overwrite the softlink. make it as an separate file from its original linked one. It doesn't make sense.

                                  Eclipse can distinguish the softlink file and write into its original file.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    • Make sure the following nuget pagkages urls are active for MCV6Angular 2 app?

                                      When attempting to create new MVC6Angular 2 web application, the following nu get packages are not accessible (the urls produce a 404 error) Why are these urls not active, just after VS 15 preview 3 has been released?
                                      https://registry.npmjs.org/angular/compiler
                                      npm ERR! 404 Not Found
                                      npm ERR! 404
                                      npm ERR! 404 'angular/compiler' is not in the npm registry.
                                      npm ERR! 404 You should bug the author to publish it
                                      npm ERR! 404 It was specified as a dependency of 'aspnet'
                                      npm ERR! 404
                                      npm ERR! 404 Note that you can also install from a
                                      npm ERR! 404 tarball, folder, or http…

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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Suggest Nugget on using

                                        Suggest Nugget Packages while writting a using line.

                                        Like when i write "Mapper.Map<x,y>()" VS suggest the package AutoMapper.

                                        I want a suggestion when i write "using AutoMapper;"

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                                          0 comments  ·  Nuget Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Collapse large text blocks like minified JavaScript code in the Find Results window

                                          When searching for things in a poorly organized web projects, sometimes the results include minified Javascript files with large unreadable chunks of text that are difficult to scroll around. Either providing a way to exclude file types or collapsing huge blocks of unreadable text in the Find Results would help make the search more useful.

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