NuGet Package Explorer UI suggestion for Select packages

May 21, 2011 at 6:42 PM

I use NuGet Package Explorer to open an existing packages a lot.   When I enter [File] / [Open from Feed], the "Select packages" dialog opened.

I have few suggestions for improving usability and performance issue:

1. The default focus is on the search textbox which is right, but the focus will be lost after the feed been loaded.

2. When I press some keyword and press Enter to start search, I will choose one package to open.   If I want to choose another packages with the same search result, I have to open the "Select packages" again and re-type keyword and search again.   I suggestion you may cache the last search result in this dialog for improving performance issue.

3. I think the results shown in the list could cache for just a few minutes for improving performance and provide a "Refresh" button for instant refresh the search results.

May 21, 2011 at 7:44 PM

Thanks for the great suggestions. I've fixed (1) in the current branch. I'll consider doing (2) and (3).

May 21, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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