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

      We are excited to announce SlowCheetah 3.0, which now supports JSON transforms. As well, this extension is released under Microsoft so the nugget and vsix name has been changed to Microsoft.VisualStudio.SlowCheetah. The gallery extension supports VS 2015 and VS 2017.

      Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

      Where did you see that show cheetah is deprecated?

      Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 
      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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        32 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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              2 comments  ·  Team Services » Test  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

              To a certain extent this is available in VS 2013 with the code indicators.http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2013/06/03/visual-studio-2013.aspx

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                15 comments  ·  Team Services » Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

                Great idea.

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                  53 comments  ·  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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                    234 comments  ·  Team Services » Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    With the December 10th deployment, we have released our first phase of our rollout plan to deliver process customization to Visual Studio Team Services. You can now add your own fields, and change the layout of the work item form.

                    We’ll continue marching down our backlog and add more customizations until we reach full parity with what we have in TFS. This is going to take some time and you can read more about our plans in this blog post: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2016/01/11/process-customization-futures.aspx.

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                      3 comments  ·  Team Services » Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      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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                          23 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Hi Supporters

                          I’m pleased to say we are looking to include this feature in a future release of Visual Studio. In line with manycomments 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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                              1 comment  ·  Team Services » Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

                              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  ·  56 comments  ·  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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                                      31 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      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  ·  Team Services » CI (Build)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

                                          Great idea. No votes left :(

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                                            33 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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