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  1. Can't re-install VS2017 without re-downloading

    I have re-installed my OS. I'm very disappointed that VS installer does not let me reinstall and check what files are missing of VS2017 'by a design'. I must choose empty folder or delete files inside VS2017 folder in order to install. My internet is slow and my dataplan is limited. Please do something for users with limited dataplan.

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  2. Phone emulation for bank 2 step verification

    Some banks demand code verification via smartphone. I have only dumb phone and several Windows computers. Have not found an emulator what works. Google-app for my bank failed under BlueStacks android emulator.

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  3. Provide a link explaining how to provide feedback on reported problems

    Whenever a question is asked and the response is to include some type of file to be produced, add a link that explains how to create the file. In my case, I was asked to supply a crash dump file for Visual Studio 2017. I don't know how it's created or where it is. Instructions would have been helpful so I wouldn't have to add another question on how to do it. I am sure that there are other scenarios that this could be applied to depending on the issue.

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  4. Restrict editing of past sprints work items or outdated work items in TFS

    I need an option like restrict edit of work items in past sprints in TFS(on-prem). Once the sprint period over, it cannot be editable for particular user group. I've found an option in Iteration Security settings to restrict edit. But, it is not working. Please provide one solution for this issue.

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  5. I suggest you break this down into much smaller discrete installation packages. Far too complex.

    All I am trying to do is to install the successor to the excellent Visual Web Developer Express which installed very quickly and did the job.
    I thought I was downloading a comparatively small Visual Studio Community and ended up with a 15gb behemoth that probably has every bell and whistle imaginable. Complete waste of time and space.

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  6. stop breaking ******* everything every time you release an update. Visual studio sucks ****

    stop breaking ******* everything every time you release an update. Visual studio is a buggy pile of trash

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  8. Your help texts are impossible. I've just moved from Visual Studio 2010 to VS 2017 and I'm can't find the 'build style' functions. 2 hours!!

    Please organize your help texts so we can find information that applies to specific versions of your products. It's like digging though a haystack looking for a needle. I just want to find the 'build style' function for Visual Studio 2017 (having moved from VS 2010). There's tons and tons of stuff out there, but no answer to the simple question, "How do you build a style in VS 2017?" Arrrrrrrrrrrg!

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  9. As you are incapable of creating updates for Visual Studio that do no break existing feature, how about a simple roll back option

    As you are incapable of creating updates for Visual Studio that do no break existing feature, how about a simple roll back option.
    Or create updates that introduce more bugs.

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  10. Group Suggestions Better

    This suggestion is for the User Voice feedback. The interface and the available groupings, and search results, need to be easier to navigate.

    Why?

    Example 1. The idea "Group Suggestions Better" came up with something like 1500 results. Do you really think anyone has the time to read through all of those?

    Why #2 - With no one reading through the 1500+ results, the likelihood that the majority topics will ever see of up-votes, is never.

    Why #3 - With no up-votes, too many topics get "closed" because no one up-voted it, and us posting feedback here may feel like…

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  12. shift + delete shortcut must remove the line NOT cutting it.

    When you try to remove a line with shift + delete, the line was gone but it's in the clipboard. When you paste it, it will occurs again. I want remove that line not cut it. I could Ctrl + x if I want that behavior. Please fix this thanks.
    (I use VS2015)

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  13. New Benefit for Visual Studio Dev Essentials: Safari Books online

    To include a new benefit adding value in Visual Studio Dev Essentials: a free for two or three months subscription to Safari Books online: https://www.safaribooksonline.com/

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  14. give writing software because you are horrible. Have you ever heard of QA? Know anything about QA? Apparently not!

    Find, train, beg, borrow, steal some qualify QA people. The ones you have now should not be reviewing their own children's homework.

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  15. Opera 12X with VPN Services

    Base: Opera 12.16
    Opera 12X with VPN Services

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  16. Opera 49 for Windows XP and highter

    Opera 49 for Windows XP and highter

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  17. Integrated console in VS IDE.

    It is extremely useful in some applications ( CUDA C++11 ). Taking out hands from keyboard is time consuming. I've never seen an IDE with such wide support ( taking care about with so many things, there is not even single stuff working in a stable way ) - it is not better idea to abandon for example C#? In XXI century it is obvious that it will not give any advantages over ordinary well-developed, and well-deliberated C++17. Windows API is similar to YT:"The amazing Do Nothing Machine at the Museum of Craftsmanship", please get familiar with "ancient" C-written LINUX…

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  18. Add Follow for reporting bugs like Developer Community in the Feedback window

    Add Follow for reporting bugs like Developer Community in the Feedback window

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  19. keep itcmplx stem imptis.

    complexity is king!

    Whoneed simple?

    Whyuse Msft vstdo help whenthey msft usses Gogale to show the nuwway to code...

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  20. give pluralsight benefit

    i don't know why you stopped pluralsight benefit. try to return it .

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