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  1. Opensource the backend behind "Send a Smile/Send a frown"

    In few videos and blog posts, you've shared the stack you have behind the "Send a smile/send a frown" feature in Visual Studio.
    This system can be a great tool for developers out there, to use in their own apps.

    Can you opensource the backend for this feature, and maybe a little frontend for WPF/UWP ?

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      6 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Why is there a feedback button?

      Why is there a feedback button? It's distracting and I'm tired of everything in Win10 asking me questions. Even my login screen wallpaper asks for feedback. I'm constantly being distracted by the bombardment of feedback requests!

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      • provide complete offline help option

        The offline help in VS 2015 has not been updated in ages, and is not synchronized with the online help. Online help has poor usability and sometimes there isn't wifi around. I see in VS 2017 offline help is not even an option!

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        • Make subject line for notifications consistent

          To improve my ability to sort and manage notifications from Developer Community, please make the subject line for updates to the same issue the consistent. For instance, I recently received 5 notifications for updates to the same issue and they all had different subject lines:

          [Developer Community] Visual Studio Team posted a new comment on "Git Repo creation security capabilities are constraining"
          [Developer Community] Status Changed for "Git Repo creation security capabilities are constraining"
          [Developer Community] Russell Webster posted a new solution to "Git Repo creation security capabilities are constraining"
          [Developer Community] Kjartan Þór Kjartansson posted a new solution to…

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          • Allow users to add additional information to existing problems in 'Report a Problem'

            I have useful information I can add to an existing issue found through the "Report a Problem" dialog but the only option I have is to click "Me Too".

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            • Reporting Authentication problems in Visual Studio is impossible, as you need to be authenticated

              Let us report problems for Visual Studio from the website. I have a problem during authentication and I can't find any way to post it as I need to be authenticated in Visual studio for this.

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              • Add ability to capture short screencasts in IDE feedback

                I often find myself wanting to provide feedback on things like c++ intellisense in Visual Studio.
                However, it is difficult to get the idea across, you really need to see what is going on while typing in order to appreciate the issues.

                In the past, I had to install some screen capture utilities, capture and upload the movie to MSConnect, in order to get someone at MS to take the issue seriously. The movie led the MS developer directly to the solution.

                It would be really handy to be able to easily capture short screencasts in the VS IDE feedback…

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                • Instead of making the variable a reference pointer, you should add more such variables as by making everyone of them a reference pointer.

                  Instead of making the variable a reference pointer, you should add more such variables as by making everyone of them a reference pointer. The added variables will go to the same space as of the one for functions, and also that for variables. If there are too many of that, the compiler will add first two in the first space, and the rest into the second space. By reducing the number of non-existing ones, the compiler will lose the loops in the code by emptying the unnecessary variables and functions so that an error in the variables will definitely causes…

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                  • "Report a Problem" in browser

                    When click "Report a Problem" in browser, you should indicator user there is also a "Report a Problem" button in the installer. Because someone has a installation problem, hasn't installed visual studio yet.

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                    • IE11 support in the forum?

                      Is this place supposed to work with IE11? I have some trouble, like when I try to reply the form does not come up. Also, I tried to upload an avatar image but after the cropping it does not show up in my profile

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                      • report problem website should use markdown

                        When typing the answer to https://community.visualstudio.com/problems/230/c-intellisense-causes-crash-when-typing-opening-pa.html I felt like I was in a StackOverflow clone so I tried writing a link using markdown, only to find that there was no Preview option and that the Link button in the editor inserts links WYSIWIG style. Instead the Report a Problem site should use markdown since it’s faster to type that than to deal with the WYSIWIG editor and it’s the standard these days.

                        I couldn’t find the right category to report this under…

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                        • The yellow instant translation message box

                          The yellow instant translation message box in MSDN always annoying me while reading, because it block the sentence that I read.

                          I think They should be a switch to turn on/off the yellow message box in MSDN

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                          • VS Feedback - Add the ability to Report more info about the same issue, mine or another, without opening new one

                            I mean the ability to add some infos/data directly from “VS FeedBack Tool” instead of webApp (developercommunity.visualstudio.com).


                            When you use VS to work on it is natural to use VS to submit feedbacks or adding some info on known issue that recur when you work.
                            This is the philosophical line and I suppose that almost VS users prefer to use VS to submit/adding infos and WebApp for discussions/browsing issues.


                            With my experience in debugging, I think is fundamental for a quick and precise debugging to have more “VS data collect” from different users on the same issue.

                            Today it’s impossible…

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                            • privacy and security flaw - can't privately upload file to the issue

                              make file uploads private by default, i can attach files in comments and it will be public. But when I attach files when I create issue - it's private data collection.

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                              • Provide up-to-date starter projects for common scenarios

                                Take a look at the thousands of MS forum and StackOverflow entries about just getting started with using VS with such things as React or Angular. These are very important, heavily used tools. Developers are spending literally thousands, maybe millions, of hours trying to get the most basic things working. A relatively small investment by MS could save millions of $ of developer time -- and make MS products irresistible.

                                There are a few sample applications, but they tend to not work because VS or .NET has evolved (that's good), and they no longer work. I've spent many hours trying…

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                                • update the tutorials

                                  I'm trying to walk-through the tutorial, but the code presented for vb appears to be outdated. The codes presented as "should appear" do not include all of the language my IDE presents (Handles radioButton.Checked ,, is on my screen after "RoutedEventArges), but not the tutorial,,, and then I copied the code to enter that makes the Display button work, and there are error codes.

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                                  • Allow re-open closed issues or mark solutions as "unacceptable"

                                    My issue was incorrectly closed as duplicate. Ok, mistakes happen, how can i re-open it?

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                                    • Can't report issue from website

                                      Can't seem to report a problem from web. I can't even open VS15 Preview 5 as it crashes before I can even sign in, so I can't report the problem from VS and I can't seem to report the problem from Web

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                                      • Development Section on task showing code reviews

                                        On the team services task/bug you that is associated with a changeset you should also be able to see the code review functionality or at the very least associate a code review to a task or bug in the development section of the card.

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