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  1. For 'find all': have an option to ignore text in comments.

    So, I am searching for styles and the project has 'old' vs. 'new' styles in different files but the same name. I would like to be able to only find those 'style groups' that are not already commented out.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • New Intro Video

      Just a heads up: On the page below the video shows a walk through of an old installation (2015) instead of the new 2017 version.

      https://www.visualstudio.com/vs/getting-started/

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Restore global.json functionality in VS2017

        Before the switch from project.json back to .csproj files, I was able to use global.json in order to specify local source code for a NuGet package I referenced. This made it incredibly easy to debug against the source code, and also make code changes on the fly to my dependencies that are in other packages and repositories.

        With the new csproj format, I am forced to make changes to my package and push them up to our registry, or package and push to a local nuget source. This makes for an incredibly clunky experience when NuGet is your primary method…

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow the 2017 Start Page to remain open after opening a solution/project

          As in previous versions. I use that to switch solutions a lot.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Alphabetize/Sort Solution File Contents To Reduce Merge Conflicts

            Solution Files (SLN) Should Be Sorted/Alphabetized to reduce 3-way merge conflicts. This was requested here https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide/suggestions/4130464-organize-project-xml-files-to-reduce-3-way-merge-c for Project files; but should be extended to Solution Files as well.

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              0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • "copy html markup" should replace the \n char with <br/> tag

              The menu Edit/Copy Html Markup provides \n char to separate each new line but it produces bad behavior when copy the markup into a blog editor like Windows Live Writer where the new lines are lost.
              The right separator for new-line in HTML seems the "<br/>" html tag.
              Currently I need to copy the markup into the Sublime Text Editor and to replace \n by <br/> to work properly to paste the markup into Windows Live Writer.
              Thanks, very much.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Consolidate all packages

                Allow consolidating all/multiple packages.

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                  0 comments  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add a "Start Debugging as Admin" option

                  Add some Feature to enable starting debugging with elevated Admin rights.

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                    0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      0 comments  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow recompiling of DLL while debugging EXE that loads that DLL using LoadLibrary.

                      If I have a solution with an EXE project and a DLL project and the EXE dynamically loads the DLL, I should be able to recompile the dll while debugging the EXE to support an on-the-fly-update scenario for developement.

                      This is a common technique used by game and application developers when prototyping an app so they can make quick tweaks to code in their DLLs and see them reflected in the app without having to stop debugging.

                      Right now users can work around this by invoking msbuild.exe directly, but it takes a lot of setup.

                      This is similar to edit…

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add ctrl+p and ctrl+shift+p functionality from VS Code

                        I really love the ctrl+p and ctrl+shift+p functionality in VS Code. It would be awesome if we also had this in Visual Studio

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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 →
                          • Support TypeScript for a Unity Script Component

                            This would require coordination with Unity, but it would be interesting to see TypeScript support for Unity Script Components in addition to the existing C# and JavaScript Script Components.

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                              0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Quick actions are sometimes confusing when editing C++

                              Currently, when I "Ctrl+." on a function call inside another function in C++ I get a menu with 3 suggestions:
                              1. Change Signature
                              2. Create declaration/definition
                              3. Move definition location

                              It is confusing because the first item refers the function under cursor, and the last two refer the function I am currently in without any visual separation. Moreover, the second option is useless when the declaration already exists. Need some clearer indication what action applies to.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make it a lot easier to find the Visual Studio Installer from VS so I can add and remove features

                                Right now, I have to find and open the Visual Studio installer from the Start Menu. Sometimes it doesn't even show up there. There are so many things in different menus that make you think that you are getting to the place that will let you add features via the installer but none of them get you there. Unless I am missing something, there is no easy "Tools->Add/Remove Features" option that will launch the installer.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add workload details to About Microsoft VisualStudio

                                  I would like to know what workloads are installed in VS with a single click. I got a machine from common machine pool and I'm trying to do some task which requires some workload. I was trying to what workloads are installed but couldn't find a good way to do it. I would suggest Help->"About Microsoft Visual Studio" to have those information

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                                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • make it possible to create Bug workitems for code lines or regions from with in VS2017 IDE

                                    When browsing through code in our projects I come across erroneous code that needs to be corrected. It would be great if I could select the broken code, right-click it, and choose create Bug. A Bug would then be created in TFS allowing the assigned developer to easily navigate to the broken code (click of button or click on a link). Now I need to copy and paste the code into a Bug myself and write the path and filename where to find it in the TFS source repository.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Display an error message when rebasing with uncommited changes

                                      Context :

                                      - You have local unstaged or uncommitted changes
                                      - There are remote incoming commits

                                      Reporoduction steps :

                                      - Team Explorer > Sync
                                      - Click branch name
                                      - Rebase onto the remote branch and click Rebase

                                      Current behavior :

                                      - Nothing happens
                                      (since you still have local unstaged or uncommited changes)
                                      - No message is displayed

                                      Expected behavior :

                                      - An error message is displayed : "cannot pull with rebase: You have unstaged / uncommitted changes. Please stage / commit / stash them."

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                                        2 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • it takes a lot of time to install the VS2017

                                        i suggest add a button with a function that when finishing install vs2017, the computer can close itself...

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                                          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Fluent syntax for joining items together in a string.

                                          I propose that you add the following method to the System.Linq namespace:

                                          static public string Join(this IEnumerable items, string glue){
                                          var buf = new System.Text.StringBuilder();
                                          bool first = true;
                                          foreach(var item in items){
                                          if( first ) first = false; else buf.Append(glue);
                                          buf.Append( item.ToString() );
                                          }
                                          return buf.ToString();
                                          }

                                          So then if you have an IEnumerble, IEnumerable<T>, IList<T>, etc, you could get a readable string via

                                          string s = items.Join(","); // nice and clean like Join in javascript!

                                          instead of this ugly nonsense

                                          string s = string.Join(",", items.ToArray() );

                                          This would be a simple addition and incredibly convenient. It makes the…

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