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  1. SSAS Tabular process set of tables

    Need ability to select a set of tables for processing, not just single table vs. All Tables. This is so model development with many large tables will enable refresh of only selected tables.

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      0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • status bar for a seporate window

      I run VS2015 in 2 "windows". The main one has a status bar that has the line/column number of where the cursor is in a current pane. The other window (in my case just a set of source file panes) does not have the status bar, so I cannot tell what line I am on. I would like to see what line I am on in the non-main window as well. Status bar would be fine, any other way would work as well (like in a title bar).

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        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • take a look at registry search conditions for VS 2010

        When you add a registry search condition to a setup project in VS 2010, and set the project to compile for 64-bit arch, the .msi will only search the 32-bit registry hive for the condition.

        So, If the value you are looking for is in the 64-bit Hive, setup will throw an exception because the .msi only checks the 32-bit hive.

        My idea is, if you are compiling your program to work on 64-bit computers and you have a registry search condition, let the program search both the 32-bit and 64-bit hives.

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Navigate to should except output from Stacktrace including linenumber

          If i copy a line in the form

          at foo() in path\to\my\file.aspx.cs:line 143

          from a stack trace and paste it into the "Navigate To" textbox it should open the file and go to the line number.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            • Text payday loans @ http://www.onlineloans.me.uk/The 24/7 services

              The 24/7 services of the lender who provides you sms loans makes it easy for you to receive the funds anytime and anywhere. These deals being introduced to you, by the lenders of United Kingdom, require you to have British nationality, along with it, no matter where you reside in the country you will be provided the funds you require. Opt for these funds from the lender, and get the advantage of grabbing these deals anywhere in the country and at any time. The deals are transacted to your account within few hours of your registration on the website of…

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                0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Missing user Documents Library checkbox in Package.appmanifest - Capabilities

                  Add (user) Documents Library checkbox in Package.appmanifest - Capabilities
                  It may not be needed for desktop apps, but is necessary in IoT Core environment, otherwise windows through an Exception. Work around: add it by hand with right-click -> View Code

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Remote build and debug.

                    It would be great if VS would support remote build and debugging. This would greatly improve productivity when developing for multiple OS platforms.

                    NetBeans has supported this feature for years. AFAIK, VS only supports remote debugging.

                    Remote build and debugging would certainly help our teams productivity, especially when developing for multiple platforms.

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                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • abdulmomin20171@outlook.com

                      Developer Community better

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                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • support more than 1GB in the diagnostics tools

                        The process memory in the diagnostics tools seems to be capped at 1GB. After this point the GCs are no longer displayed.

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                          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Give developers a choice of interfaces (windowed or tabbed)

                          In prior versions of Visual Studio, developers could choose either a tabbed interface or a Windows interface; now, they are forced to use the tabbed interface whether it works for them or not. There's no reason why this formerly available feature should have been removed. Arbitrarily removing useful interface features is a major reason why Microsoft has such a spotty reputation.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Edit and start projects inter dependencies

                            It would be very nice (especially for very huge project) to be able to set inter dependencies through projects to be sure that they all start if we debug a "parent" one

                            example:
                            BackEnd-API project -> webserver hosting back end api calls
                            FrontEnd-API calls --> webserver hosting frontend api calls
                            Backoffice project --> webserver, depends on API project
                            Logistics project
                            FrontEnd project --> webserver, depends on API project

                            as soon as we want to run backoffice IISExpress, it would auto start BackEnd-API in IISexpress (and backoffice also of course), but nothing else

                            It's a kind of an extension for "always…

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                              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Stay put at one version and improve it

                              You should update and improve one version.
                              That way I as a customer would get most value for the money spent on your product.

                              Right now I get the impression vs2015 is all forgotten and all focus are on vs2017 (and vs15). As a customer I feel neglected.

                              All functionality you speak about in vs2017 and vs15 have not given me _any_ value.

                              continuous delivery..........???

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow comment editing at any time

                                At certain times VS IDE allows code to be modified while running. I would like the ability to change comments (and also add blank lines that will become comments) in the file at any time. The IDE would have to recognise I am not affecting the runtime version and permit the edit.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make the Task List use tokens in web.config comments

                                  Currently, if I put a TODO comment in the web.config, it does not show up in the Task List. It would be nice if it did.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Error 0x80131500

                                    [3ba4:002e][2017-07-27T16:33:39] Error 0x80131500:
                                    em Microsoft.VisualStudio.Setup.Dependencies.DependencyManager.FindDependentPackages(Dependency dependency, DependencyComparer comparer, Dictionary`2 packageIndex)
                                    em Microsoft.VisualStudio.Setup.Dependencies.DependencyManager.BuildGraphRecursive(IPackage graphRoot, DependencyNode node, DependencyComparer comparer, Dictionary`2 packageIndex, Dictionary`2 nodeIndex, Boolean splitNodes)
                                    em Microsoft.VisualStudio.Setup.Dependencies.DependencyManager.BuildGraphCore(IPackage root, IEnumerable`1 packages, DependencyComparer comparer, Dictionary`2 packageIndex, Dictionary`2 nodeIndex, Boolean splitNodes)
                                    em Microsoft.VisualStudio.Setup.Dependencies.DependencyManager.BuildGraph(IPackage root, IEnumerable`1 packages, Boolean isUpdate, IDependencyComparisonSeed seed)
                                    em Microsoft.VisualStudio.Setup.Engine.BuildDependencyGraph(Product product, Boolean overwrite)O pacote dependente não pode ser localizado: Component.Redgate.ReadyRoll,version=1.14.6.4220

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                                      1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Provide VS Product Install/Setup Info Inside VS

                                      I didn't install the cross platform or windows phone sdk options during inital installation because of tight storage space on my dev pc. MSFT and others are suggesting to use Secret Manager for environment config variables for app secrets. Looks DNX is a part of the cross platform so I would need to have that installed, but I skipped this. It would be nice to see what my install/config selections are within VS verse having to run the installer process again. I just want (a) dashboard to show what was/was not selected in setup; (b) an option inside VS to…

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                                      • Throw all this fancy NuGet **** in the dumpster and just give me an .EXE to install EF.

                                        What the **** am I supposed to do with the following drivel? I have no clue what this cryptic ******** means much less how to resolve it. There's only 4 billion ******* ways to tweak a project. How about some ******* guidance for " how to make this rocket science "exist in project"? And what the **** does 'native,Version=v0.0' mean? Are you kidding me?

                                        Attempting to gather dependency information for package 'Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.SqlServer.2.0.0' with respect to project 'rioapi', targeting 'native,Version=v0.0'
                                        Gathering dependency information took 159.65 ms
                                        Attempting to resolve dependencies for package 'Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.SqlServer.2.0.0' with DependencyBehavior 'Lowest'
                                        Resolving dependency information took 0…

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                                          0 comments  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Don't assume I want an entire solution opened when I try to open a project file.

                                          When opening a project file it should be stand alone.
                                          In VS2017 an attempt to open a project searches for a solution.
                                          This is not what I wanted to do. The solution was large and took an unnecessary waste of time to load.
                                          At least ask.

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