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  1. Add a Create Parent Operation to the editor

    Select several lines of tags in markup, hit a key combo which pops-up a menu similar to the intellisense autocomplete menu. Select an item similar in scope to the selected lines (asp, xml, html, etc) and add the control from the menu as an outer container to the selected window text.
    EX: I select a block of 3 div elements, each with asp: controls inside them. When I hit the key combo I would choose div and that would wrap the selected block in a new div. For c# selecting a method would perhaps allow me to create a new…

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • ASP/HTML5+/CSS3+ Analysis

      While not "code" in the logic sense, it would be really helpful with ASP and HTML5+ pages if analysis could do things like: check CSS in a project and flag unused CSS classes, classes with Identical style info but different selectors or elements that could be combined, Check the files against a rendering build and determine if styles are cascading properly or if for example, every class had the same style directive when only the root element needs it. (ex. font-height: 14px; in multiple classes). For accessibility, flag contrast between foreground and background colors;

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      • Export formatting options to clang or editor.config file

        The added support for clang formatting is great, but the config file would have to be written by hand. VS already has a better user interface to visually defined formatting styles. Why not add more export options? I'd like to be able to export the options into a clang or editor.config file that I can subsequently check into source control. At the moment the only way to use the GUI options is to export to .vssettings file and then other teammates have to manually import. That is not a good solution for sharing settings at all. While I appreciate the…

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        • encapsulating/enclosing highlighted code

          If you look at VS Code and Atom, highlighting an arbitrary amount of source code text and then typing one of the "enclosing" characters ( "(", {, ', ", etc) "encloses" that highlighted code in those characters. In VS2017 typing one of the characters replaces all that highlighted code with that single character.

          The "enclosing" technique as implemented in Atom and VS Code is enormously useful and convenient and would be a great feature addition to Visual Studio.

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          • solution explorer new dimension

            Addind some markup upon to solution items to give them a layer(data, business, presentation) category.

            So allowing solution explorer to do a filtering action by markup category value.

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            • Show repositories on the Get Started page

              When we start Visual Studio we see the "Get Started" page. It would be helpful if that page listed known Git repositories (on the machine) and then listed project activity beneath these repo headings.

              This would be hugely helpful for those who do a lot of open source where we may be working on many projects scattered across many repos.

              Sometime just the project/solution name isn't quite enough to jog one's memory!

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              • Improve the way new project are created in Git environments

                Consider providing additional inputs in the New Project dialog, specifically a dropdown list of Git repositories that Visual Studio may already be aware of from prior use.

                Also change the label "Name:" on the same dialog to be "Project name:" as is done for the "Solution name:" just below it.

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                • Allow NuGet to download large packages on slow networks

                  Not everyone is born equal and some of us have slow connection speed (well here my 14 mbps is considered fast btw).
                  Please change the nuget GET timeout accordingly to the size of the file.
                  Don't shut connection during download because if didn't return in 100 seconds.
                  Please inform user that a large download is in progress and give an estimate of the download time and size, and the ability to stop the process.

                  For instance with a >100mb package this is the feedback on the PM console.

                  Failed to download package 'Microsoft.Xbox.Live.SDK.WinRT.UWP.Native.Release.2018.4.20180411.2' from 'https://www.nuget.org/api/v2/package/Microsoft.Xbox.Live.SDK.WinRT.UWP.Native.Release/2018.4.20180411.2'.
                  The HTTP request…

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                  • Add Razor functionality to XamarinForm/WPF

                    Please add razor functionality to Xamarin Forms and WPF(the ability to load content dynamically and load it into ContentPage.See attachment.

                    Thank You
                    Talley

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                      0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • set as startup multiple

                      right click Set as startup on multiple projects

                      Currently you have to go into the properties dialog and find your projects - allowing multi select right click would be really quick.

                      Given we would have to go to the dialog for full control such as ordering

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                      • Split screen feature in LiveShare

                        I am using LiveShare since monday and I like it very much. One thing I am missing is a feature to split the screen so that every participant can see where the other one is working at that moment. In my opinion this would help even more to work instantly together at the same project.

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                        • VS 2017 - MSBuild of C++ DLL with version information (resource) is not functional (fatal error LNK1158: cannot run 'cvtres.exe')

                          I have the following problem with latest Visual Studio 2017/latest Windows 10 update. I use Visual Studio 2017 Professional, but a collegue of mine has the same problem with Visual Studio 2017 Community Edition.

                          Above the steps to reproduce:

                          1) Create a Visual studio Project for a C++ DLL (and related solution), for example dll1Prova

                          2) Add a resource file (file with ".rc" extension) with version information

                          3) Save all files and compile. Compilation is good, and all seems functional

                          4) Then with MSBuild I try to build the solution with the following commands (from Command Prompt):

                          set VisualStudioVersion=15.0
                          set…

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                          • MFC中添加对ID的检测

                            多个窗口间也不能存在相同的ID,在Resource.h文件中进行检查

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                            • How to support F1 help online ie Change F1 Help Online URL

                              Hi,
                              I need to support online F1 help in Visual Studio 2015/2017

                              In Visual Studio, If F1 Help settings is changed to "Launch in Browser" F1 will open "http://msdn.microsoft.com/query/dev12.query?appId=Dev12IDEF1&l=en-US&k=k%28MYCUSTOMKEYWORD%29&rd=true" with my Keyword.

                              How we can change this URL?
                              On MSDN forum:
                              https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/c67624d3-2f20-47ba-ba6a-c03055d658cc/change-f1-help-online-url?forum=vsx

                              one way suggested is to add registry entries but with this approach I will have to add thousands to registry entries because I have numerous of methods in different classes and namespace.
                              Is there any other better way to support online F1 help basically way to change msdn URL to my own site URL.

                              Thanks &…

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                              • Move the buttons in the Output panel to the left side, or allow them to be reordered

                                I like to dock the "Output" box to the right of the code document panel when debugging, but the "Clear All" button disappears when the panel is resized to how I like it.

                                I would love it if we could reorder the buttons similar to how you can for Toolbars, or resize the "Show output from:" ComboBox and make it smaller.

                                More often than not, the active option is just "Debug" with about 250px of whitespace following.
                                The longest option I have is "Source Control - Git", which doesn't even consume half of the box.

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                                • Support the #include_next preprocessor directive

                                  Add support for the #include_next preprocessor directive to Visual C++. This is a GCC extension (which clang also implements), and porting code that uses it to VC++ is VERY DIFFICULT. There is just no good way to simulate it using existing VC++ features.

                                  This idea was previously submitted and closed without explanation or action...

                                  https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide/suggestions/6550065-support-the-include-next-preprocessor-directive

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                                  • Add "--wait" argument to vs_installer.exe

                                    All of the specific installers (such as vs_BuildTools.exe) have a --wait argument, but vs_installer.exe and vs_installershell.exe do not. Please add --wait functionality to vs_installer.exe and vs_installershell.exe

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                                    • Customizing item templates used in Visual Studio

                                      I would like to override the default code I get when I add a new class/interface, etc.
                                      I rarely use the using statements for example that comes with the class now. The only way I found to achieve that is to modify the files in the "..\Common7\IDE\ItemTemplates\.." folders, but unfortunately they are reset after each Visual Studio update.

                                      This saves me a lot of time, but it is annoying to re-define the templates every 3-4 months when a new VS update comes.

                                      It would be nice to be able to permanently define what you want to happen when you add…

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                                      • Make smaller updates

                                        4.8GB downloads for a minor patch? I don't have most of VS installed

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                                        • In Visual Studio, when the Solution Configuration is changed, it should force a rebuild of the solution.

                                          Currently, when I change the Configuration, the settings will not take effect until I manually rebuild the solution. It should recognize that the configuration has changed and rebuild prior to running the solution.

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