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  1. take a look at JetBrains Rider.

    That is how an IDE should be. Not choking on solution with 100+ projects, not stalling, not crashing.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Edge Dubugger

      I've found two issues when debugging with Microsoft Edge:

      1. While debugging, when you click Stop in Visual Studio to end debugging, Edge remains open (this used to be an issue with Chrome in older versions of Visual Studio). If you debug with Chrome or IE, the browser closes when you click stop, and it would be nice if Edge did the same.

      2. While debugging, when you close the Edge browser, Visual Studio stays in debug mode, and you are forced to click stop. If you debug with Chrome or IE and close the browser window, Visual Studio stops…

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        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide sub-menu to Open Folder in CMake/Install

        Currently the CMake menu offers an option to install the binary to a specific path. It would be nice to have a sub menu item to open this folder in Explorer.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enable use of const values in const declarations.

          Enable use of const variable value in other const variables.
          For example:
          Let's say I have this consts:
          const string FOLDER_PATH = "C:\MyPath"
          I want to be able to use this const in the next const:
          const string SAMPLE_FILE = $"{FOLDER_PATH}\myFile.txt";

          I see no reason why the compiler should give me this error:

          "The expression being assigned to 'SAMPLE_FILE' must be constant"

          It is still a constant since FOLDER_PATH is also a constant...

          Actually, I'm pretty amazed that this is still an error after C# 7.

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Main file-specific icon for nested files

            Files in Solution Explorer have icons specific to the file type/extension. However, if you nest a file below another file the icon changes to a generic nested file icon. It would be better to maintain the normal icon for the file type.

            As an example, nesting js or css files below aspx or ascx files changes their icon and makes them harder to identify.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • When you use search and find a match, have the match display ON the screen instead of a few lines higher up and you have to scroll to see it

              When I choose to search for something in my solution, every time it finds a match, the match is a few lines "off" the top of the displayed screen. I have to scroll a few lines up to see the match. Every time. Obviously shouldn't have to do that.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Put a feature in to publish a windows form application.

                I would like to publish a windows form application but i can't find a way how to. So i thought it would be good to make a windows form application so it can be used on a PC (Windows and mac), phone (IOS and Android), etc... as an application software. If there already is a way to do so i would love to know.

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                  0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Assign pull request reviewer random from pool

                  When assigning a reviewer to a pull request, it would be nice to have team service random select one reviewer of the assigned group.
                  When the pull request creator selects the reviewer directly, it will result in fixed pattern (each developer has a preference of reviewer(s) - this is how humans are).
                  When a group is assigned as review, it isn't directly bound to a person and some team members will think 'somebody else in the team will do this'. Again, this is how humans are.

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                    0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide better error message for error in generic type parameter

                    If there is an error in generic type parameter the error displayed by the Visual Studio is quite non-actionable:

                    'T' is a type, which is not valid in the given context

                    (see attached repro and screenshot)

                    It is absolutely unclear what's wrong, especially if the parameter list is long.

                    So it could use some improvement.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Extend ?. to allow is null conditional result

                      Extend the ?. operator to allow default result

                      So something like
                      decimal amount = order != null ? order.amount : 0

                      could be just written as
                      decimal amount = order?.amount : 0

                      and in a more complex example, you could end up with something like
                      decimal amount = transaction?.(order?.amount : 0) : 0
                      instead of
                      decimal amount = transaction != null ? (transaction.order != null ? transaction.order.amount : 0) : 0)

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Windows future? Set the direction to REQUIRE only user initiated development direction.

                        Windows 10 is much slower than windows 7 even with all latest patches applied. Let me qualify this statement. CMD batch jobs run much much slower in windows 10, about 100 times slower.

                        Enterprise apps....SLOWER!

                        Gaming stuff using SLI and advanced MMX seems to be the same.

                        What gives? Should I convert my enterprise apps and batch jobs to be a MMX-SLI game?

                        Windows 10 out of the box includes about 100 things that slow down your PC and it adds a second control panel called "Settings" which is totally unnecessary.

                        Only one Control Panel please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                        Why did you think…

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                          0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add a "Find all assignments" right click context option for variables

                          Similar to the "Find all References" function, however it only shows results where an assignment has occurred for that variable.

                          Will make it easier to track down places that modifications to a variable/class occur.

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • add a feature of auto fold inactive code

                            add a feature of auto fold inactive code

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • inconsistent line endings

                              The "Inconsistent Line Endings" dialog should not appear for files marked as "Embedded Resource" build action. Embedded Resources are intended to be compiled byte blobs and offering to "fix" them can actually break them.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add a pause download button

                                Add a pause download button while installing VS

                                4 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Keep up the good work

                                  Using Visual Studio and Team Services has been an extremely pleasant experience over the years

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                                    0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Are you nuts to run windows 10 on ARM?

                                    And then support Win32/Desktop application using an x86 emulator and bet that battery life would be a game changer.
                                    Any sane planner would have shelved this ARM experimentation years back and would have re-embraced the Wintel world that intel has succeeded in power efficient Atom processors.
                                    Please invest these resources in Basic, which is your root. Bill Gates would have gone for a windows emulator for ARM on Android, not a Widows emulator for ARM.

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Save open query windows when windows is forced to reboot so work in progress is not lost.

                                      My company forces reboots multiple times per week. This happens even if I am not at my desk. I regularly lose open query windows while I am away at a meeting. Happened again today. Extremely frustrating. Word and visual studio save and restore. Why can't sql management studio do it too?

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                                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add a shortcut in start menu for the VS Feedback Tool

                                        Currently users have to launch it from Visual Studio. It makes it difficult to report problems when VS is unresponsive: launching another VS instance in order to launch the feedback tool?

                                        Under the hood it looks to be installer taking some json data about the VS instance. Not sure whether it is still possible to upload any related data when the feedback tool is launched separately.

                                        BTW there's no category for the VS Feedback tool?

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                                          1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Find and Replace for all current pending changes files

                                          Similar to find and replace in all open files or a certain directory, being able to replace a pattern in all edited files would be nice when those files span multiple directories and/or aren't currently open in the editor.

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