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  1. "Match case"

    The Quick Find Window has three option buttons for "Match case", "Match whole word" and "Use Regular Expressions". When you click them to turn off the option, the button remains highlighted (dark yellow background), until you click something else (control loses focus). It should unhighlight at the time you click. This causes a lot of confusion when trying to set options and can cause the user to think they haven't unselected it, so they click again setting it and then get the wrong search results.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Check your website

      To check your https://www.visualstudio.com/ between 1050px and 800px your buttons are above the text

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        1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Bug in Visual Studio 2017 Offline Layout Cache

        When creating an offline installer for Visual Studio 2017 (Community or Professional), there is an error when trying to create the layout cache for the Android SDK:

        https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/problem/65409/visual-studio-2017-professionalenterprise-layout-i.html

        A user confirms the bug is in AndroidSDKInstall.ps1. This bug needs to be fixed, as I do intend to do Android development, and would be very helpful is this was in the offline installer correctly.

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          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Remove the size limit for pdb files

          We are using visual studio 2012 and since our project is quite large we have hit the pdb file size limit and the program does not link. This is a serious problem as it prevents us from working. I suggest that this limit be removed or at least increase it by a large amount. Large projects are not uncommon today. Has this beed fixed in future versions of Visual Studio? Are there any workarounds?

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make it possible to close renaming popup dialog by Esc key

            When you rename some file with a C# class, VS suggests to also rename the corresponding class. But it is not possible to cancel that dialog by Esc key, you have to take the mouse and click the button. BTW, it would be cool to totally remove all that popups. We could have them non-modal, so they wouldn't interrupt developer.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                0 comments  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Pending changes should default to Show **Solution Changes**

                The Pending Changes dialog defaults to Show All (changes). This makes it far too easy to accidentally check-in changes from a different solution to that which is loaded. This is especially probematic on large solutions with many pending changes, as its not always obvious what the dialog is showing.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Save .suo files on regular intervals

                  Since .suo files are only saved on normal exits from Visual Studio, after scheduled update installations (when PC is restarted by Windows) or after VS crashes (rarely) the .suo file data is outdated so outlining, current configuration, unloaded projects, breakpoints, watchpoints, etc are messed up.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Fire Satya Nadella before microsoft become junk stock

                    under his lead MS has failed over and over

                    get a new CEO before MS gone

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                      0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Fix the "Report a Problem" Button

                      This is literally the only place I can post this, because the "report a problem" button doesn't work. It simply does nothing when I push it. Don't tell me to post this on connect.microsoft.com, because that site doesn't work either. The other site with VS problems (developercommunity.visualstudio.com, and why are there two?) tells you to report it from within Visual Studio, which, again, does nothing. I can't update Visual Studio to see if that fixes it, because the updater is also broken. Again: DO NOT TELL ME TO REPORT THIS ON connect.microsoft.com! That site does not work; see screenshot. VS2017…

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add "Don't indent comments started at first column" setting

                        Please add checkbox "Don't indent comments started at first column". It is very annoying when I reformat code and all comments are indented. Then I must format them to back manually, which drives me crazy.
                        Thank you.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • remake 34bit

                          It is so booooo! to get a 34bit pc for $ and then try to make a good game and then you can not make that good game bc the best game maker for pc dose not have a 34bit

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                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • make the install take quicker

                            I think I said it all above

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                              0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add help / info option to vsdiffmerge.exe

                              Add a \? and -h option to `vsdiffmerge.exe` to list help information about the usage.

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                                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Expose wrapped properties

                                Provide an easier/faster way to exposed wrapped properties.
                                For example:

                                public class ClassA
                                {
                                public int Prop1 { get; set; }
                                }

                                public class ClassB
                                {
                                private ClassA innerClass;

                                public int Prop1
                                {
                                get => innerClass.Prop1;
                                set => innerClass.Prop1 = value;
                                }
                                }

                                Would be useful to be written similar to this:

                                public ClassB
                                {
                                private ClassA innerClass;

                                public int Prop1 => innerClass.Prop1;
                                }

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                                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • May you make available codelens in Community editions

                                    May you make available codelens references counting on top of classes and methods in Community editions, please?
                                    Thank you very much.
                                    Rregards,
                                    Ciro Corvino

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Developer News: when clicking on 'More News...' one would expect to see all the items listed on the start page, including previous articles

                                      When clicking on 'More news' in the developer news pane, one would export to see all the items listed there with all previous news items as well...

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make Visual Studio 2017 Diagnostic Tools event window autofit

                                        Like this case here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/45178960/make-visual-studio-2017-diagnostic-tools-event-window-autofit

                                        We could change the Event column size, but if you re-debug the app again, it changed the size to the default again. It was not convenient for customers to visit the event information.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow ClickOnce to publish directly to web server

                                          In order to publish a new version of your application, right now you have to publish ClickOnce to a local folder and then manually copy it to web server. It would be great if we could publish directly to web and skip that one step.

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