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      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Update structure visualizer in VS 2017 to display to display scrollbar marks

      Update the structure visualizer to include the scrollbar marks that existed in the 2015 Productivity Power Tools.

      https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=VisualStudioProductTeam.ProductivityPowerTools2015

      "Scrollbar markers

      The blocks are also marked on the Scrollbar with previews. As usual, you can turn this on/off through Tools Options > Productivity Power Tools > Other extensions > Show code structure in the margin.
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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Compare with next commit

        When I open the history window for a file I often have to:
        1- pick a (next) commit
        2- right click to select "Compare with previous"
        3- Close the diff window
        4- back to step 1-

        It would be great of you could add "Compare with next commit" option when viewing a diff window !

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          0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • When I select add a class, it should default to Class

          When I choose Add Class (shift alt c) it should actually select the Class template, not make me first choose a project type, then Code and then finally the class that I wanted. This appears to be an issue with the ASP.NET Core Project type in VS 2017 RC (updated yesterday).

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • New threads should inherit CurrentCulture & CurrentUICulture values from the parent thread.

            When using ‘Parallel.ForEach’, or any other new thread creation methods, the new threads are created with the default Culture value of en-US. With the exception of possibly one thread, which was the parent thread, now being used to as one of the ‘Parallel.ForEach’ threads.
            In our usage scenario an MVC controller is adding a localised ‘resourced’ summary message to data sets in parallel, before the data is returned by the controller action. We were seeing that only 1 out of X datasets had the correct localised message, all the others were using the localised message for en-US.
            Workaround:
            To resolve…

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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Needs telemetry on file handle leaks. Often a build won't work because a file is locked from a previous build

              Often Visual Studio needs to be restarted so that a build will work. Either it's trying to delete the binary in the output directory or deploy it (UWP) but cannot because it is locked. I understand that VS is super complex, so at minimum if a file is attempted to be updated but cannot it should log telemetry and some stack to show who the culprit is.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • DirectX SDKs

                I could not implement a C# Form application using DirectX managed libraries.

                I simply want to make a video playback application. But couldn't find an straightforward example on my searches.

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • build F7

                  return compile by F7 and not CTRL+SHIFT+B

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                    0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Remove "Change signature" quick action suggested all the time

                      On every line I have the option to "Change Signature" as a quick action (the light bulb on the left). This should be on the menu, not as a quick action. Quick actions should be to refactor code for example. Or at least this should be configurable.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Should be able to code and run visual studio applications on any platform .

                        It was better if visual studio complete IDE is available for all major platforms just like android studio. Anything is possible.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Bring back Windows Easy Transfer

                          I am not a tech person. I am a nurse. All I want to do is transfer data on my old computer to my new computer. You don't tell anyone anywhere that you have taken away Windows Easy Transfer, which allowed you to move your data easily. Now you have made it again a HUGE pain **********, probably all in the vein of making money!
                          So now I either have to pay, buy a cable or manually move tons of files. After I have spent tons of time wait for Windows 10 to update.

                          Making this user friendly is what…

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                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Assert::ExpectException should return exception for further assertions

                            The native C++ Assert::ExpectException returns void instead of the exception object. xUnit does return the object, which makes it handy to assert certain properties of the exception, such as if the system_error.code() (STL) matches what we expect. Looking at the header, this should be pretty straight forward.

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                              0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Confusing Chinese Translation in Git

                              Many words (like "checkout") have a confusing translation.
                              These words should be translated manually.

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                                0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • The installer does not scale to the display's high DPI setting

                                The new installer for Visual Studio 2017 doesn't scale when using high DPI settings.

                                I'm running Windows 10 on a MacBook Pro with a resolution of 2880x1800 and a scaling setting of 125%. The text in the installer is so small it's barely legible.

                                Increasing the scaling to 200% does increase the readability of the installer, but it's bitmap scaled, so everything is fuzzy.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • VisualStudio Snippits Manager needs to be made real. Let us snip code into it and out of it. Currently it is a make work non starter.

                                  Snippits Manager: Hard to understand why snippits are so tightly controlled. Why not just a text box to paste in new ones and textblocks to browse them and clip from them if desired. This way it would be a resource that would be used.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • one-time-called lambda functions are still not inlined screwing up HPC (C++ 2015)

                                    lambda functions (called only once) are still not inlined screwing up HPC. I'm using them to implement merging of return types for if-branches (so by definition they are called only once). I complained about this problem already years ago and was ignored.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • don't immediately reduce the canvas height for the Forms designer when making forms smaller

                                      When reducing a Form height that outsizes the window it's in, the window immediately scrolls with your cursor as you reduce the height, making it very difficult to properly adjust the height.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Be able to cancel dragging of panes

                                        Normally when you regret starting a drag operation, you can cancel it by pressing Esc on the keyboard. Not so when dragging panes (e.g. Error List) in Visual Studio 2015.

                                        Especially irritating when you accidentally started dragging, or when you try to drag a pane, and only then realize docking it where you wanted it was not possible or sensible.

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                                        • Allow "close" a code section at the end, not just the beginning. For example add a "-" on the #End Region line.

                                          Allow "close" a code section at the end, not just the beginning. For example add a "-" on the #End Region line.

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