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      522 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thank you all for your continued feedback.

      In response to some recent feedback, we are happy to share that the SlowCheetah extension is officially supported by Microsoft and the Visual Studio team. Part of the reasoning behind moving it under the Microsoft repository on GitHub was to be able to maintain the extension moving forward. We understand many of you would love to see this integrated in the product. This idea is still under consideration and we will share the decision as soon as we can. We thank you for your patience.

      Thanks for the typo catch! We did intend to say the NuGet and VSIX name had been changed to Microsoft.VisualStudio.SlowCheetah.

      Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

      Where did you see that show cheetah is deprecated?

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      Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

      I agree. It would be awesome to use config transforms during debugging, etc instead of just during deployment.

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        34 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hello everyone and thank you for the feedback. We are actively investigating ways to improve how Visual Studio handles project content. This suggestion falls into that category. Unfortunately, we will not be able to address this feedback for the Visual Studio 2015 release. We will update the community when our plans in this area have gained more clarity.

        Will Buik,
        Visual Studio – VS IDE Project and Build Team

        Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

        @Nathan Black that's an amazing idea! We are building an angularjs app that has _nothing_ to do with asp.net. That being said, I love Visual Studio and want to continue using it as my daily development but I don't want to dictate to others which OS/IDE (if any) they should use. I'm considering treating the project as a web site instead of a web application which I think might solve the problem in a round-about way.

        Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

        This would really be great for teams that develop on different platforms for the same project. I love Visual Studio on Windows and others on my team use Sublime Text on a Mac. This would definitely make it a much better experience.

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          5 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

          Interesting idea.

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            5 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

            Great idea.

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              Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

              Great idea.

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                58 comments  ·  Visual Studio Team Services » CI (Build)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                With TFS 2017 and VSTS, you can see a history of changes for a build definition. You can select a previous version from that history and restore the definition to that version.

                We are now beginning to look at how we can manage definitions entirely in source control so that you can use the same branching and policies for definitions as for the rest of your code.

                Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

                Indeed that is what I was thinking about.

                Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

                @stavn it is just a xaml file. If I need to change the build definition then I update the file and check it in.

                Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

                You can always store the build definition file in source control. This is what I do.

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                  Since December we have come a long way. We have added states customization, gave you the ability to customize your portfolio backlogs.

                  We are close to deliver the customization of rules to you and allow you to share fields across multiple processes. After that we want to allow you to clone processes and share a process across accounts. Also we plan to give you a full set of REST APIs to automate picklists. You should see these improvements coming alive in VSTS in the next 2 to 4 months.

                  Once that is completed we want to extend the feature to “move team projects between processes” today it is limited. You can only move a project from Inherited to its parent and vice versa. We want to give you the ability to move a team project from any process to any other process which enables a conversion from Agile to Scrum,…

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                    Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

                    They called it Enterprise Agile.

                    Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

                    It looks like this is coming in TFS 2013!!

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                      14 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

                      I agree that if code is commented out, delete it. That's what source control is for.

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                        24 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Hi Supporters

                        Work has started on including this feature in a future release of Visual Studio.

                        In line with many comments in this thread, we’re planning to provide a means to change the modifier from Ctrl+Click to other options for those who would like to keep Ctrl+Click for selecting words.

                        Thanks!
                        Mark Wilson-Thomas
                        Program Manager, Visual Studio Editor Team

                        Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

                        I'm more of a keyboard guy. I use F12.

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                          12 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

                          Think of the App_Start folder that is popping up all over the place. Also, I like to keep extension method classes in an Extensions folder but would really like to have the namespace be the root namespace. Great idea.

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                            8 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            Michael PatersonMichael Paterson supported this idea  · 
                            Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

                            I'm out of votes but this is an AWESOME idea!

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                              planned  ·  62 comments  ·  Visual Studio Team Services » CI (Build)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              Michael PatersonMichael Paterson supported this idea  · 
                              Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

                              Build A succeeds -> Build B is triggered.
                              Personally I'd prefer to set this up in Build B to "watch" Build A then have Build A specify that Build B should be triggered.

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                                2 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

                                Awesome ideas for the dependency graphs....

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                                  34 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Hi Supporters of this item,

                                  We are considering making this available as an option in a future release of Visual Studio.

                                  If this is made available, we expect the feature to need to be optional as there are many who prefer the current keybinding of Ctrl+W to stay as it is.

                                  Thanks
                                  Mark Wilson-Thomas
                                  Program Manager, Visual Studio IDE Team

                                  Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

                                  @Cesar this has long been a standard of tab-driven apps like web browsers.

                                  Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

                                  Yes!

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                                    8 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

                                    +1

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                                      15 comments  ·  Visual Studio Team Services » CI (Build)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      We are planning to have a private preview of the VSTS Symbol service when the Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3 release. This will allow integrated authentication from Visual Studio to the VSTS Symbol Server.

                                      Dandan He
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                                      Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

                                      Great idea. No votes left :(

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                                        34 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        Michael PatersonMichael Paterson supported this idea  · 
                                        Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

                                        @Ulrich,

                                        I could get behind that one too.

                                        Michael PatersonMichael Paterson shared this idea  · 

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