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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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        • Add Persian language to MSDN documentation

          I am Irainian Microsoft fan , and C# developer.
          I was wondering when the MSDN supports 66 languages ,
          WHY it doesn't support Persian language with thousands of Persian developers ???
          I hope someday the .Net Team valorize it's persian developers.
          Thanks in advance.

          Parsa Lotfi , C# Lover

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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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                1 comment  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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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                      1 comment  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                      • Add option "Use Visual Studio Development Server" back so ServerVariables work in development mode.

                        Restore the ability to use ServerVariables in debug mode. This worked in VS 2012 and it is very useful.

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                        • Consistently position dialog boxes across multiple monitors

                          As an example, if my team explorer is in a different position than the main Visual Studio window, and I undo changes from within Team Explorer, a window appears above Visual Studio (two monitors over) confirming I want to continue. Then a window appears above Team Explorer confirming the change for individual files.
                          It would be nice for dialog boxes to appear in a consistent place.

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                          • Create an @Backlog item similar to @CurrentIteration than I can use to create queries for use by mutliple teams.

                            I have four teams, all working on the same project in different product areas. The work is sliced up using iterations, so each team has its own backlog iteration with sub-ordinate sprints. We have a specific sprint named 'Backlog' to improve filtering under each.
                            @CurrentIteration is great for some things, but I want to create queries based on a teams backlog (such as all user stories not under the backlog iteration with a link to a risk item).

                            If I had an @Backlog term, I could create a query that would work for all teams, rather than having to create…

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                            • Add the ability for Microsoft Test Manager to handle Recording Transaction Dates

                              Add the ability for Microsoft Test Manager to handle recording parameters set as a date (ex. @transdate = 1/1/2017; 1/2/2017; 1/3/2017)

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                              • Uservoice should not restrict number of votes.

                                Limit number of votes is a bad idea. Instead of express the opinion , is the idea sounds good for me, I have to think, how many votes I have left, should I remove my previous vote, is one suggestion more important than other, should I give more votes for my own idea or support other's idea, or should I create other fake account to have more votes. It forces users to compare apple with oranges. A person who concern about one thing, will put more votes in his idea, but people who over time are interesting in multiple issues,…

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                                • Open A Project If .props Files Are Missing

                                  I recently posted this thread in the C++ forum:

                                  https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/dacd0c24-a3a9-490a-b95a-ade88037b618/fixing-a-missing-props-file?forum=vsdebug#bcc6fd21-d8a9-4fa8-a800-d10ce822efdf

                                  I built three .props files to streamline setting up applications. One provides include paths for every configuration, the other two describe library names and directory paths for debug and release X86 builds.

                                  I reorganized these .props files, changing their locations and names.

                                  When I tried to open the applications that depend on these .props files the IDE refused to open. The output did describe the problem.

                                  The current solution is to edit the .vcxproj file. This seems unfriendly and potentially error prone.

                                  This page...
                                  https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/669zx6zc.aspx
                                  says:

                                  "We highly recommend that…

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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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                                    • 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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