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  1. Make it so that I can quickly see a file in a project, then load other VS features in the backgound

    I'm a teacher, so I open multiple small projects belonging to students per day. Almost all those projects consist of less than 5 files C++ or C# with at _most_ 1000 lines of code in total. Despite this, it regularly takes 20 to 40 seconds to open a project. That is, I have to wait 20 seconds before being able to start to look at the code which is increadibly annoying. I would suggest you make it so that it is really quick to be able to show files in a project and then load other VS feature in the…

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      0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Show videos or slides of features (or tips) while VS is being Installed. Process bar is boring!

        Show videos or slides of features (or tips) while VS is being Installed. Process bar is boring!

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Query criteria to find empty and not empty fields

          Hi,

          There are couple of text fields which can be used in queries but they only offer to search for "contains words" or "does not contain words". For some of them, i would like to query "is empty" or "is not empty", so that I am able to find work items e.g. where information is missing or where information is available for review ...

          I guess there are a few scenarios where it might be good to query for empty fields so it might be good to have that not only for the text fields but in a more general…

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            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Cliente de donwload

            Modo para pausar o download no cliente - visual sudio

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              0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Kotlin for Android Project

              Now Kotlin is offical support for android development,and kotlin is open source,can add kotlin language for visual studio?

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Give Instruction on How to Handle This Error Message

                An error occurred while signing: Failed to sign bin\Debug\app.publish\CORR.exe. SignTool Error: No certificates were found that met all the given criteria. Moving a project from one computer to another sets off this obtuse message. One "solution" is to change Properties so that signing (that defaults to "ON") is turned off. Reference to Microsoft's explanation in concise, technical English would be nice. What does it mean to sign a project? How do I create a certificate? How does it benefit me or my users to attach a certificate to a project? I set no criteria. Yet the IDE complains that something…

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                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Ben İlk Kurduğum zaman sadece program yaparım diye düşünmüştüm ama oyunda yapmak istiyorum nasıl yapabilirim ?

                  Ben İlk Kurduğum zaman sadece program yaparım diye düşünmüştüm ama oyunda yapmak istiyorum nasıl yapabilirim ?

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                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Suggestion: Setting ColumnDefition and RowDefintion from Style Template

                    make it possible to add the follow code:

                    <Grid.RowDefinitions>
                    <RowDefinition Height="auto"/>
                    <RowDefinition Height="*"/>
                    <RowDefinition Height="auto"/>
                    </Grid.RowDefinitions>

                    into a Style / Setter template for a Grid?? and then automatically setup the RowDefitions for a grid like this?

                    <Grid style="{StaticResource MyRowDefs}">
                    <Button Grid.Row="0" Content="Button1/>
                    <TextBox Grid.Row="1"/>
                    <Button Grid.Row="2" Content="Button2/>
                    </Grid>

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                      0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Suggestion: Setting ColumnDefition and RowDefintion from Style Template

                      make it possible to add the follow code:

                      <Grid.RowDefinitions>
                      <RowDefinition Height="auto"/>
                      <RowDefinition Height="*"/>
                      <RowDefinition Height="auto"/>
                      </Grid.RowDefinitions>

                      into a Style / Setter template for a Grid?? and then automatically setup the RowDefitions for a grid like this?

                      <Grid style="{StaticResource MyRowDefs}">
                      <Button Grid.Row="0" Content="Button1/>
                      <TextBox Grid.Row="1"/>
                      <Button Grid.Row="2" Content="Button2/>
                      </Grid>

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                        0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Why not build a visual studio only for novice learner, documentation for students, intellisence helper tool ?

                        Why not build a visual studio only for novice learner; documentation for students; intellisence helper Tools ;for Windows 7, 8.1, 10 ?
                        And what about, already for students; the access on older OS Windows :
                        Win XP, Windows vista, Windows 7,....
                        in order to learn correctly.
                        I am not a student, i'm called jimmy verhaege, I think learning in another natal language is very difficult, i'm just an autodidact who loves window.
                        LONG LIFE TO COMPUTING.
                        And x-box !!!!

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • A simple improvement for Dialog Editor

                          A simple improvement for Dialog Editor: add in the Properties Box the width and height of the dialog box, so that you can adjust the size without having to fine-tune with the mouse....

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • I want the BRIEF editor back in VS please.

                            I want the BRIEF editor back in VS or make it possible to compile modern C-programs i VS 6 whose Brief editor I love.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Resolve multiple rule violations at once

                              Hello,
                              I guess the mass resolution is not applicable to all rule violations, but was wondering if you think that it would be a good idea to offer such an option specifically for some like for example say rule IDE 1006 (The naming conventions one).
                              I am only saying so cause I am faced with a large number of naming convention violation warnings which unfortunately can only resolve them one by one at the time, which is as you understand a pain ********** ....

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                                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • .NET Windows 10 Suggestion: Pre-install lite version of SQL by default on every windows machine in same directory as csc.exe

                                Really wish microsoft would pre-install a light version of SQL along side with the .NET Framework on every windows 10 machine make make it part of .NET... Part of what makes .NET really attractive is that all the libraries your need are already installed, and it makes your EXE's really small and unbloated, there's no need to waste time downloading and install a DLL package directory like GTK or QT or others... I think SQL should be the same way for .NET applications...

                                I always want to use a database in my .NET software, but decide against it because It…

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make 'Edit.ExpandSelection' and 'Edit.ContractSelection' available for C++.

                                  Would be very useful to me, and I'm sure I'm not the only one.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support Creation of VS Templates for Solutions that Include (Reference) Existing Projects

                                    The previous post for this suggestion has apparently been closed to feedback, but this suggestion would be very helpful for developers using a "common" library project that is still in development while developing multiple other applications that use that "common" library.

                                    Currently, the only way to create a solution template requires a fairly manual process (as outlined in the MSDN documentation: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms185308.aspx) and results in copies of each project.

                                    The desired result, for example, is to have a template that contains a UI project template and then a "link" to an existing project. When the solution template is used,…

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                                      1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Update function for Cordova plugins

                                      Currently VS will not show you if a Cordova plugin is outdated and there is no way to update it but deleting and re-installing it.

                                      Having to keep track of plugin versions and update them manually is everything but ideal.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Highlight member variables in a different color

                                        some programmers are concerned with being able to tell which variables in a member function are member variables.

                                        Usually such programmers prefix a member variable with "m_" or suffix it with "_", which makes it harder to read.

                                        Since the IDE already knows which variables are members, it can highlight them in a similar way to how it highlights parameter variables, removing the need to manually encode this information into the variable's name.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Clean up UserVoice

                                          Uservoice has become an absolute mess. Microsoft's feedback on issues does not have dates attached, so we have no way of knowing if a comment is a day old or years old (hint: most of the comments are years old). All MS responses need to have dates attached, and need to be re-updated after 6 months to reflect shifting priorities.

                                          Please either clean up this website or shut it down. In it's current state it's absolutely useless.

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