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  1. Support Python Drag-And-Drop

    Although I am quite impressed with the ease of use and programming language support in Visual Studio, I would like to see Python GUI development via Dragging-and-Dropping controls on the Python window. A good library for this is Tkinter. There are many other IDEs that already allow this. For Visual Studio to compete as a product for universal program development, it must be able to do this. Python is very powerful like C#, but is cross-platform, meaning a higher user share.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • indicate if module is already installed or would be added in VS installed

      if a add a new module i do not know if this module is already installed or not. Maybe green for already installed and red marked for removal

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        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • У меня не работает программа Visual Studio 2013. Я пришел на пару, запустил эту нехорошую программу и она не стала включатся, я ждал очень

        У меня не работает программа Visual Studio 2013. Я пришел на пару, запустил эту нехорошую программу и она не стала включатся, я ждал очень долго, мне задавали вопросы по поводу работы, а я не могу на них ответить, т.к. ничего не делаю из-за этой проклятой программы! Надеюсь вы предпримете меры.

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          1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Data Form Wizard VS 2015

          Hi, I'm new to Visual and I would like to know if the 2015 version has the Data Form Wizard add-in.

          Best regards
          Daniel Diaz

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow to open files with same name

            This is particular useful in Android development where you have a resource with the same name on different resource's folders. Right now the IDE doesn't allow to open more than one of these resources with the same name so you have to close the previous one in order to open the other. Fixing this small thing will improve greatly the usability of the IDE in these type of scenarios.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Break on first thread to encounter error

              A lot of the time when debugging a multi-threaded application I'll set a breakpoint/multiple breakpoints, wait for one to hit and then I'll have to set every breakpoint to be applicable to only that thread ID, as it is super jarring to have to jump back and forth between different threads as you step through code. I very rarely, if ever, *actually* want to jump between different threads while debugging (in fact I struggle to think of a use-case where I'd want to jump between different threads). This causes me to lose my focus on what variable's value is causing…

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                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Remember QuickWatch window column sizes

                When you open the Quick Watch window all of the column widths resets themselves, so you have to resize every time to see the content of the object type in the last column. It would be useful if the size of the columns could be remembered by the IDE or at least sized in a better way.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    0 comments  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • set `%VS150COMNTOOLS%`

                    Why don't you just set `%VS150COMNTOOLS%` (for the multiple instance use-case you could set is to a `;` delimited list, like `%Path%`) so we could just find `VsDevCmd.bat`, you could even drop `vswhere` in there, and all would be solved happily.

                    ENV access is something all platforms have (COM isn't), and like I said before the installer is an Electron app, so I think it's you responsibility to assist us in getting Electron to easily compile on VS2017

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                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Show the origin of Output logs (ex. Class, method, and line number)

                      Not sure if other project types do or don't do this, but seeing the origin of output logs in UWP apps would be a nice addition.

                      Bonus points for making the origin clickable so it brings you right to it in the editor.

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                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Protect the noob - Don't let projects be deleted if they are open

                        Long story short. I created a dll ( still had the project open ) and then went into a different solution to reference that dll. I clicked on add reference, browse, and then I deleted a few unwanted folders.

                        Well I accidentally deleted the project I had open ( the dll ). If a project is open, I don't think anyone should be able to delete it until the project is closed.

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add a bool parameter to the NonSerializedAttribute to allow deserializing

                          Some field has been serialized long time ago, but today its value is only needed for conversion. If it has the NonSerialized attribute, it's value is ignored during deserialization. For this case it should be "NonSerialized", but deserialized. Implementing ISerializable could be a solution, but there is much to change considering there are many derived types. A new boolean parameter in the attribute would probably be a very easy and helpful change.

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Collapse region on click(doble click) on #region

                            It would be nice to collapse region in code editor with click on #region or #endregion

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Please make the Ordering of the Properties Window static! I like to have it alphabetically, not cathegorigally ordered!

                                When I choose the Properties Window Order to be alphabetically, it always changes back to cathecorically Order. This is annoying... It is easier to find Properties the other Way...

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • When you pop up a notification about whether or not to reload a file that was updated in the background, include a fifth option: close file.

                                  Often times when I open a resource file or a generated code file, I'll rebuild which causes that file to be regenerated. I will then get a pop up asking if I want to reload the file, etc. Personally, 100% of the time, I don't want to reload--I just want to close it. It would be great if we had an extra button on that popup that would just let us close that file (so I wouldn't have to search through all my open files to close it after I reload/don't reload it).

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow people to install VS on a drive other than C.... Like everyone has been asking for years.

                                    I know so many people who use SSDs as their boot drives, and installing VS, even partially, on that drive is just not an option. I have looked through these forums every single major release of VS since around 2008, and this is literally always an issue. The team always promises that they are working on storing less data on the boot drive, but here we are in 2017 with this same issues from way back when... I am physically unable to update from 2015 to 2017 without buying a new SSD. So thank you Microsoft, I am sure you…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Implement replace/original, code generator feature for C#

                                      As championed here, https://github.com/dotnet/csharplang/issues/107, the replace/original feature will allow custom code generators to be added to C# to implement many common boilerplate tasks. Also known as "Aspect Oriented Programming".

                                      Possible use cases include implementing INotifyPropertyChanged, logging, exception handling, retrying, and many others.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Please do not abandon built-in workitem forms for a browser experience.

                                        I was going to go back to VS 2015 until I found that I could change the default for opening a work item to go back to opening a form in the IDE instead of launching the browser.
                                        Aside from the browser experience being harder to navigate, it complicates my workflow to also have the browser opening up work items and loosing what I was referring to while I'm trying to concentrate on the content of the work items.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make Visual Studio IDE 64 bit. 32 bit quickly exhausts all available virtual space.

                                          Visual Studio 2017 uses a lot of memory and quickly exhausts all available virtual space and then refuses to show even a search dialog. Yesterday was funny. VS2017 on start up was going to show me a feedback form so I could tell Microsoft how I enjoy the product. But then it paused loading the project. At the moment it actually tried to draw the feedback form GUI it already ran out of free virtual space. So the form was absolutely blank, no controls to fill it in and no controls to send it. And the IDE on any action…

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