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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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      • Open-source RDCMan

        I'd love for Microsoft to open-source their Remote Desktop Connection Manager application. We use it extensively at our workplace and it would be great to work with the dev community to help further improve it

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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!

          17 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 16 votes
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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

              15 votes
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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 →
                • Take a close look at the bugs found by PVS-Studio team

                  An interesting piece of news for the developers using Visual Studio 2017. PVS-Studio team checked Visual C++ libraries and wrote an article about the bugs they found in the source code. This article could be both informative and useful for reading. It gives recommendations about the code improvement and some tips, for example, about the correct usage of #pragma warning directive.

                  Read more - https://www.viva64.com/en/b/0502/

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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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                        1 comment  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • The method of issuing

                        The method of issuing the program is for several systems without having to work on another system

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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 →
                          • 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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                            • 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…

                              3 votes
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                              • Xamarin for earlier versions of visual like Visual studio 2012

                                support Xamarin for earlier versions of Visual Studio it's not fair to download 28 Go and you already have it installed and not necessary obligated to update to the new version 2017.. thanks

                                3 votes
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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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                                  • Add a Linker switch that would not update the lib file for a DLL if the exports don't change

                                    We have a large solution with 12+ interdependent DLL projects. This made edit and re-build very slow (5 mins+) even with incremental linking. By building our own DLL exports checker, that only updated the 'lib' file when the exports changed we were able to get the build process down to seconds.
                                    If a linker switch was added to do this then the special build events would not be needed.

                                    3 votes
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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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                                        • "Report a Problem": Back button after one could not send the report due to technical issues

                                          I wanted to send a report, but did get the message:
                                          "Sorry, we couldn't send your report. Please retry now or sign out, sign in, and try again".
                                          I would be nice, if one has the option if that message comes up, to get back to the "description" to copy-paste the error report. Otherwise one has to do it allover.

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