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  1. Do not deprecate viewing work items in VisualStudio

    The web view of work items is woefully inadequate. Space is given to areas that have little significance while key areas are squished into a corner to the right. Cannot customize the view and performance is dismal.
    In VS 2017 the work item content can be displayed in VS, which has a far superior view. I strongly recommend keeping the VS view. Or at least replicate it 1:1 on the web portal.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Retain build settings when switching solutions

      Now that multiple solutions can be loaded in a workspace as of VSMac 7.4.3 (can't save workspace files anymore...:( ) please have the build type and device type retained when switching solutions.

      Right now they have to be reset them each time.

      Solution 1 set to it's iOS project

      Solution 2 should switch back to "Debug" and the last android device I had running.

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      • Support tensorflow in python in Visual Studio 2017

        I want a support of tensorflow in visual studio 2017 with this extension we are able to integrate machine learning models in our .NET projects.

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        • Allow the Visual Studio installer to manually check for updates.

          The rest of my team and our build machine sees a new version, but I do not. They are on the same version of Windows, same hardware, and same VS edition.

          This is frustrating because it causes me to develop on a de-syncronized environment.

          Please give me an option to manually check and update!

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            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Create a case expression

            Add an expression syntax of the type:
            var a = <select symbol> (expression)
            {
            <case symbol> <constant>: <expression>;
            <case symbol> <constant>: <expression>;
            }
            Where a is assigned the expression result associated selected case. Of course every case expression would need to evaluate to the same type.

            I believe this syntax would be more elegant than:
            int a;
            select (b)
            {
            case "One":
            a = 1;
            break;
            case "Two":
            a = 2;
            break;
            }

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Change tab color

              We need select the color of the tabs, Usually is comfortable during maintance of an app

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                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make the Compile button part of the default Build toolbar

                Every time I start a new solution I end up adding the Compile button to the build toolbar... why on earth is it not there all the time. It is the button I use the most often.

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • minimize the start options box when a project is a class library

                  i often mistakenly put command line arguments into my class library project instead of my console app project... if someone just minimised this box or added a little icon to show i was adding command line arguments to a class library (which I don't think is a valid thing to do) it would be super helpful :) thank you.

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                  • Get latest version on TFS container in background (so it does not block Visual Studio while downloading)

                    If you're using Visual Studio with Team Foundation Server, and get latest version on a container with many branches it can load for a long time.
                    This load is blocking the IDE - it would be great if one could pull it via background thread.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Go to included files

                      If I include any file in aspx or master page, I have to go to solution explorer to open files included in page. For example if I included style.css in my page and want to modify style.css file, I need to go to solution explorer to open this file. It would be great if we could open related files by right clicking on aspx or master page. If list of included page is available in right click menu it will be easy to reach to included files.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • [VS2017] CMake a Android Native project

                        Can we make a android native project from CMake?

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                        • Change the "Cannot run when setup is in progress" message

                          When I start my PC, first applications I launch are Visual Studio 2017 and SSMS. From time to time, I get that "Cannot run when setup is in progress" message box, and I have to wait and try until it works. First times I had this, I didn't understand, as I hadn't initiated a setup.
                          I suppose VS is updating, but I find the message not very friendly. I'd prefer to have a message that displays a progress bar whenever a setup is taking place

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                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add a confirmation or warning if you try to add an MVC controller to a Web Api project that has never had an MVC controller added before.

                            In a Web Api 2 project if no MVC controllers have been added and I add a controller and select any of the MVC controller templates, please add a (giant, blinking, electric shock) warning or confirmation asking if I really want to add the MVC infrastructure to this project.

                            I have accidentally selected an MVC controller multiple times and then had to rollback all the MVC files etc. that automatically gets added to the solution.

                            I know the real solution is "don't pick the wrong template dummy". But apparently this is too hard for me. Please help! :)

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Update Tools for Apache Cordova (TACO) to support Version 7

                              The latest version natively supported by Visual Studio is Cordova 6.3.1

                              It would be great to see continued support (last update was June 2016).

                              Sandboxed versions will only work for so long.

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                                0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make calls to npm explicit, visible and to be declineable per project

                                Currently, calls to npm are triggered by default, whenever a single project in the solution is going to be built. VS 2017 only offeres the possibility to Switch repository Support globally off, but it does not allow to do/allow so per project.
                                As a consequence, whenever npm is not answering, the whole build hangs!

                                Personally, I am no fan of npm and would prefer components to be hosted only to nuget (althemore since I never had acess problems with nuget before).
                                I understand that the collaboration with Apple and Google will make it near to impossible to Change to nuget.…

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                                • Solution global diagram view

                                  allow solution to manage his own diagram to represent projects interactions. allow project diagram embled to help managing class position, class interactions across projects.

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                                  • use lots of visual basic when creating something new

                                    in the creation of new software and patches to exsisting software

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                                        • Save solution and project when any change is done

                                          When you add a new file to a project, a new project to a solution, etc. the project/solution file is not automatically saved (as expected), but you need to use Ctrl+S or Ctrl+Shif+S.

                                          This is frustrating when using Git/Mercurial as I normally commit my changes then I realize they don't include the project/solution changes since they weren't auto saved.

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