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  1. Fast switching in searching between document, project and project map.

    Hello,

    i want to switch faster in the search Dialog between search in document, Project and Project map.

    To go with Tab to the Combobox and switch the search area need a long time.

    In the past it was easy. You put "CTRL+F" and then "Alt+P" for Project or "Alt+D" for Document.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • How To Install And Run PhpAdsNew

        What is phpAdsNew? It is great script written in PHP

        which can be used to manage different ad campaigns on

        your website. PhpAdsNew supports http://scriptinstallationservice1.blogspot.com/ banners of any size

        (including flash banners), pop-ups, text ads and many

        different types of rich media ads. Using this script

        you can manage third party ads, e.g. ads from banner

        exchanges. And the good message is that this script is

        free.

        How to install phpAdsNew?

        First, ensure that your web hosting provider offers PHP

        support (PHP 4.0.4 or higher) and MySQL database

        (3.23.3 or higher). Then download the zip or tgz

        package and unzip…

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          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • The yellow instant translation message box

          The yellow instant translation message box in MSDN always annoying me while reading, because it block the sentence that I read.

          I think They should be a switch to turn on/off the yellow message box in MSDN

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            0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Visual Studio should have a way to run code that is not the debugger

            Sometimes when i am working on my code i want to check my process, but i do not want to debug my code, I would love the option to simply run my code without the debugger. I would also like an output window that only shows what I have it print and not the debug output window.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Title your start page icons to reflect "Community" and Enterprise.

              I tend to download everything to play with. I know that the enterprise version will time out on me eventually and I will have to use 'Community'

              As it stands, I have two icons:
              "Visual Studio 2017 RC"
              and
              "Visual Studio 2017 RC (2)"

              They should read:
              "Visual Studio Enterprise 2017 RC"
              and
              "Visual Studio Community 2017 RC"

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                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Download installation files before closing VS is necessary

                    Can you make it posible to close visual studio when the instal file are downloaded.
                    Now you must close visual stuio before you can click on install.

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                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • automatic backing field with expanded property declaration with a new "field" keyword

                      When using a property with some logic in the setter (INPC for example), I don't want to declare a backing field each time. Using a "field" reserved keyword would clean up the syntax:

                      public int Age {
                      get; // short equivalent for get => return field;
                      set {
                      if(field != value)
                      {
                      field = value;
                      this.OnPropertyChanged();
                      }
                      }
                      }

                      Benefits:
                      - Don't have to declare a backing field
                      - Don't need to create a comment on the backing field when using StyleCop
                      - When using StyleCop, removes the complains about private fields declared before a public property
                      - No mistakes…

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Don't steal focus back when VS is finished doing something

                        This has been raised before but apparently "Looking at the VS “15” plans, we’re not going to take action on this item, so we’re going to close it". So I am opening a new suggestion.

                        VS often takes a long time to build, hit a breakpoint, or complete some other task. During this time I switch away and type on emails/messenger/whatever. When VS is finished it steals the focus back and suddenly I am typing directly into my source code - TFS checks it out, I have to rollback, it takes a while to recover from, especially if it plonks…

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Bring back J#

                          J# was a good language. It helps migration from Java to .NET. We should bring it back. It would be good to have, or at least an extension.

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • visual studio 2017 help viewer

                            Please make it possible that Help Viewer can manage content if the current user has no admin rights.

                            3 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Generate unconditional settings in project files when common to all configurations

                              When you change a project setting using the VS IDE, it generates multiple identical settings in the project file (in this case a vcxproj file, though it happens with other languages too) with Conditions specifying the configuration|platform. This is fine.

                              But when you explicitly are editing All Configurations | All Platforms (or otherwise make a change that results in the value being the same in all build configurations), it really ought to emit a non-conditional value, removing the conditional values.

                              If a project file has been hand-edited to contain such non-conditional values, then the IDE recognises this and displays the…

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Say what's been synchronized when I sync my project. Right nbow

                                I just clicked "sync" and I get the message that you "Successfully synchronized incoming and outgoing commits." Awesome, wow. What exactly happened? How many files were updated? Were any?

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                                  0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Recognize the homebrew installed version of mono and/or netCore, rather that downloading/installing a duplicate copy during installation

                                  The installation for VS for Mac does not appear to recognize the homebrew-installed mono and/or netCore runtimes during installation and proceeds to download a new version that may clash with the already installed version.

                                  For example, brew installs mono here:
                                  /usr/local/Cellar/mono

                                  And the official installer installs here:
                                  /Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework/Versions/Current

                                  The installer has overridden my PATH with the non-brew managed version....

                                  This is VERY annoying, especially because Rider (the new JetBrains IDE for .NET) already recognizes brew...

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Extensions per solution support

                                    Sometimes I find myself in situations where I wish I had the option to disable/enable specific extensions for specific solutions mainly for two reasons:

                                    1. The extension is heavy and opening large solutions can take quite some time so you're in the mercy of the vendor to improve the experience, the classic example is using R# with large projects.

                                    2. The extension shouldn't even load because the extension isn't used for example using Visual Assist for C++ as opposed to R#.

                                    The problem is when you disable/enable extensions sometimes you lose the configuration and you need to restore it each…

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                                    • Transactional support for Post/Pre deployment scripts

                                      Right now you can enable transactions for main data upgrade script, but not for post and pre deployment scripts. There should be a single transaction that governs entire process, including post/pre deployment scripts.

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                                      • Find & Replace in Test Cases

                                        Create the option for a find and replace text in test cases created in TFS and/or MTM

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                                        • Make an app that if you camera focus on a rectangle peice of paper, it otimaticaly takes a photo when in the 90 degree angle matches.

                                          Make an app that if you camera focus on a rectangle peice of paper, it otimaticaly takes a photo when in the four 90 degree angle matches.

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