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  1. Ctrl+O eclipse functionality - which shows you a list of members/fields

    Your Ctrl+, by default doesn't show anything. It could should all of the fields/methods of the current class. Also, perhaps the 'super' classes as well as it happens when double pressing Ctrl+O on Eclipse

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Refactoring - implement all of the same refactoring that Eclipse allows by default without 3rd party extensions

      Some basic refactorings are not implemented. I would suggest you guys look at the possibilites that Eclipse offers for Java and implement those that are appliable to .NET

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide information on configuring firewall to block telemetry

        Microsoft should publish a list of all Internet servers that their products send telemetry to, such that they can all be blocked at the firewall.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Re-enable ability to hide collapsed regions when printing

          Prior to VS2015, the Print dialog included the ability to choose whether or not to include collapsed regions. That choice has now been removed (as noted in the "Known Issues" here: http://tiny.cc/VSprint). There really needs to be some sort of workaround to allow users to hide collapsed regions while printing.

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            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • VSPerfMon should support AUTOMARK interval less than 500ms

            When profiling in sampling mode sometimes I'm interested in how well a program parallelizes and is able to use all the cores. Having a minimum of 500ms between each entry in the graph that shows the CPU utilization I often don't see all the detail I need -- I miss certain phases of a complex algorithm/program.
            The error I get when trying to lower the interval is "Error VSP1509: Automark time less than 500ms is not permitted".
            It would be helpful if this could be adjusted to values below half a second.

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              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Don't display an error message when deleting non existing files from project

              I think it's unnecessary to display an error message "Error: could not delete..." for already deleted files, this happens when I want do delete files from project and some of them are gone(already deleted)

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Codelens Doesn't Detect Parameterized nUnit Tests

                CodeLens currently does not support detection of parameterized nUnit tests, as described in the pages below:

                https://github.com/nunit/docs/issues/174
                https://github.com/nunit/nunit3-vs-adapter/issues/55
                https://github.com/nunit/nunit-vs-adapter/issues/105

                Adding support for CodeLens detection of tests in-line would be very useful.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Release Visual Studio for Windows ME with VB6 support

                  Microsoft has failed the goal to get one billion of windows 10 devices:
                  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-15/microsoft-won-t-get-to-1-billion-windows-10-device-goal-in-2018

                  Windows 10 is a failure, windows NT is a failure, now is the time to turn back to classic windows and Windows ME is best windows ever!

                  Microsoft should release a new version of visual studio ide for windows ME.

                  Visual studio should support VB6, because it's the best language ever, and the most used language to develop a classic Windows application.

                  Today there are at least 10 Millions of VB developers ready to develop again classic Windows Application.

                  Thousands of these developer are asking assiduously…

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                    3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add Peek Implementation

                    From the right mouse click menu context, add a "Peek Implementation" option (similar to the "Peek Definition" option). Not new, but reposting as the old one is "closed".

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                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • A Problem

                      I install VS on the Mobile hard disk drive(K).But when the letter of that disk change,VS can't run and prompt me that couldn't find several package.
                      If VS can find packages--AUTO.Then I will be very glad.

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                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Please provide an iso image as the offline installer doen't support pause and resume feature.

                        I am a college student and i get only 1gb data per day so i am not able to download and install visual studio as there is no pause and resume feature so that i can resume the download file the next day.
                        If there is any iso file availabe i can use that pause/resume feature to download that file.
                        Please Provide The Iso file if possible

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                          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make call stacks great again!

                          Call stacks are pretty useless but it's all we get when an exception occurs. It only tells us where, roughly, an error occurred, it doesn't tell us what lead up to the error or anything about the state just before the error.

                          Everyone has had to swift through call stacks in search of the answer and the experience could be better.

                          I would like to purpose that the .NET framework takes a look at how Golang call stacks as they do contain runtime arguments as well.

                          We can get really rich call stacks if we create memory dumps but this…

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • c#/vb: Warn if assigning a variable to itself

                            Often you'll have similar variables and newing up a class you'll do something like:

                            _filePath = filePath

                            If you typo _filePath = _filePath you should get a warning e.g. Hey dufuss, assigning a variable to itself is dumb.

                            Would be nice if Quick Fix and Refactoring fixed it.

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                              0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Better suppression support

                              Right now If I want to suppress something I don't care about (such as ID0028), I have to do it on a Class by Class and Project by Project basis. I want to suppress it for ALL projects for ALL classes.

                              It's very tedious to have to go through and suppress all these on each project.

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Hi, include a button to pause the download. So the next time i try to install, it get back to where it was!

                                Hi, include a button to pause the download. So the next time i try to install, it get back to where it was!

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                                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Custom items's display order in solution explorer

                                  User can arrange items's display order in solution explorer.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add support for the Concurrency Visualizer to VS 2017

                                    VS 2017 documentation seems to point to VS 2015 Concurrency Visualizer downloads

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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Submit Bug 'Nuget' on Visual Studio 2017.

                                      When I built the project ,then it restore the NuGet packages.then the Visual Studio 2017 become unresponsive

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                                        0 comments  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • ========== Rebuild All: 6 succeeded, 0 failed, 3 skipped ==========

                                          ========== Rebuild All: 6 succeeded, 0 failed, 3 skipped ========== should have a nice green check icon or something in order to "EASY" visually be able to see "success" by simply glancing and not necessarily trying to interpret the text over and over on such a reoccurring event

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