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  1. scroll to last position in Design window when switching from Code

    When switching between Code Editor and Design, it always scrolls to the top of the form. Can you make it go back to the same position it was when the window was last viewed. This makes working on a group of controls a PITA when adding events and other things to each control.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Expose more CLI instructions

      This has already been suggested in Roslyn's Issues page:
      https://github.com/dotnet/roslyn/issues/11475

      There are some CLI instructions that are never generated by any known C# compiler, including `calli` and `ldftn` which are essential in a high-performance interop code (because marshaling is terribly slow).

      The current workaround to use these instructions is using `System.Reflection.Emit.ILGenerator` to generate a dynamic method, as discussed in this topic:
      http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3915827/get-ldftn-function-pointer-in-c-sharp
      However, this won't work in a full AOT environment, for example, on iOS.

      Another workaround is generating an asssembly containing these instructions or patching the generated assembly, but this complicates the build process.

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add this option from C# to C/C++ as well: "Insert * at the start of new lines when writing /* */ comments"

        In Options | Text Editor | C# | Advanced,
        there is the option "Insert * at the start of new lines when writing /* */ comments"

        Please add this capability to C/C++ as well.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Auto initializers and expression body properties are very similar. Compiler warning, maybe?

          The following two lines are very similar;

          1) public List<string> MyStrings { get; set; } = new List<string>();
          2) public List<string> MyStrings => new List<string>();

          It can be easy to mix, and hard to spot. A warning and a green twiggly line should be shown if an expression body property (2) returns a default type value.

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Release a new Buildtools installation bootstraper

            We would really like to have an Installer bootstrapper for “Buildtools”
            The preview page has no mention of the Buildtools SKU, and the old link
            https://download.microsoft.com/download/3/A/B/3ABDE7FA-A349-4AF0-A3AC-0D7BB0977A32/vs_BuildTools.exe
            still points to ver 15.0.26403.7 (the new preview is 15.0.26418.1).

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              0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • intellisense filter

              Visual Studio 2017 allows filtering Intellisense list to show properties, functions, extension methods and/or events. This can be achieved using the filter buttons at the bottom of Intellisense dropdown (or using keyboard shortcuts).

              I'd like to see another filter that shows/hides the inherited members of the class. This way one can quickly look at the additional functionality provided by the class in question. This filter should include members that were part of the parent class(es) but have been overridden by the current class.

              This is effectively the same change that Microsoft has done regarding their new documentation site. Unlike msdn.microsoft.com…

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add better color options for colorblind people.

                It's not the background or foreground text that gives me trouble, it's the little squiggles that show an error or a warning under text. Someone told me these are different colors, and I can't tell if something is an error or a warning. I looked in the settings and didn't see anything to change them.

                Example;
                int number; (this will have squiggles under it)

                The variable 'number' is declared but never used.

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                  1 comment  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Imlement continuous / smooth text zoom

                  I don't know if this is a bug or working as intended, but the editor Consolas size 10 is way smaller than Consolas size 11. For me, 10 is too small and 11 is too large.

                  Why not implement continuous text zooming, like the Safari browser has? That way the range is continuous and does not force the user into some predefined font size steps. With such a feature I'd be able to just hold control and zoom to the size that feels natural for me

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                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Highlight Lines of Code

                    Often times, I'll be working a large file and I'll need to update or debug a particular area of functionality. I want the ability to select lines of code to be highlighted. This way, I can scroll up and down a file and easily see the particular lines of code that apply to what I'm working.

                    Basically, I want a way to mark off which lines of code are relevant to what I'm working on.

                    Bookmarks are the closest thing that we have, but they're a bit cumbersome to work with and they don't work in HTML or CSS files.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add a custom “file watch” concept to T4 templates so they will auto run when the file they watch changes

                      I’m using T4 templates to create a .d.ts file by loading an resx file. When the resx file changes I need to manually run the T4 template to pick up changes to the resx file. It’d be nice if the T4 template could be told to watch the resx file and anytime that resx file changes – run the T4 template. T4 templates usually have something they need to load to perform some action – I feel a file as the source is used often enough to warrant a ‘file watch’ on a t4 template. (without an add-in)

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make it easier to connect to a different project in Git in Team Explorer. The tiny down-arrow by Manage Connections is hard to discover.

                        Make Connect Project... a link or button next to Manage Connections or above it. As it is now, it is fairly hidden and it always takes me a while to figure out how to connect to a new project repo on VSTS Git.

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                          0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Edit from code snippet manager

                          From the code snippet manager I can drill down into a folder and show the individual snippets. I would like to be able to directly edit a snippet. This would be done by double clicking or RHMB. I would also like using RHMB:
                          'edit snippet' (using default .snippet editor)
                          'new snippet'
                          'new snippet from...'
                          'explore snippet folder...'

                          In terms of my usage, I create snippets whenever I have to duplicate code so I have a few 'dummy' snippets that I change and they effectively act as parameter-less macros.
                          I tried (unsuccessfuly) to see if there was any way when I…

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • the Installer is getting more and more robust, but I still mange to break it. And repair it. Too much repairing.

                            After too much repairing and reinstalling the applications get funky uniqufied names, such as Visual studio Enterprise (2) or Visual Community studio RC(3). How can I re-name the installed application, or better color code or hide versions we don't touch here (Community or Enterprise). The icons on the quick launch are all the same. Would be nice to have unique icons for each install and each instantiation of the running app. I have two or three copies open simultaneously to look at reference code and test application while I'm working on my application. And I prefer to cut and paste…

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                              0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Easier ways to change the color of control states

                              It will be easier if you could just change the hover over color, on mouse clicked color, etc. via the properties panel.

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                              • TFS tree query export. please allow to export in tree structure instead of flat list of items. also allow to export only parent.

                                TFS tree query export. please allow to export in tree structure instead of flat list of items. also allow to export only parent.

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                                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • add "Format Document" for t-sql code

                                  Add "Format Document" for t-sql code similar to formatting C# code via Edit -> Advanced -> Format Document or Format Selection.

                                  Copy of this suggestion, which was closed:
                                  https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide/suggestions/3328117-add-format-document-for-t-sql-code

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                                  • Add "Format Document" for PowerShell code

                                    Add "Format Document" for PowerShell code similar to formatting C# code via Edit -> Advanced -> Format Document or Format Selection.

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                                    • Move the Live Unit Test carrets/icons to the left bar

                                      Rigth now the indicators for code coverage will add an extra column to the editor to make space for the carrets/icons. It would be better to place these in either the left most column (used by breakpoints) or the space used by e.g. ReSharper. See attached image for an example.

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                                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • IDE exception window is not useful

                                        Sometimes we've got the attached image.
                                        - It would be good to give a linked text to open ActivityLog.xml file
                                        - Or, make it to send error report.

                                        The error log itself is not helpful to find its cause. Make log message more detail. Mine is as below.

                                        System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.&#x000D;&#x000A; at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Editor.Implementation.CommandFilterPerfTracker.RecordDelaySource(Object slowestComponent)&#x000D;&#x000A; at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Editor.Implementation.CommandFilterPerfTracker.TrackTypingDelay(TrackCommandsType commandType)&#x000D;&#x000A; at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Editor.Implementation.CommandFilterPerfTracker.StopTracking(TrackCommandsType typingCommandType)&#x000D;&#x000A; at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Editor.Implementation.SimpleTextViewWindow.Exec(Guid&amp; pguidCmdGroup, UInt32 nCmdID, UInt32 nCmdexecopt, IntPtr pvaIn, IntPtr pvaOut)&#x000D;&#x000A; at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Editor.Implementation.VsKeyboardFilter.SendCommand(Guid cmdGroup, UInt32 cmdID, Object inParam)&#x000D;&#x000A; at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Editor.Implementation.VsKeyboardFilter.TextInput(TextCompositionEventArgs args)&#x000D;&#x000A; at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Text.Editor.Implementation.KeyProcessorDispatcher.&lt;&gt;c.&lt;DispatchTextInputEvents&gt;b__6_0(KeyProcessor p, TextCompositionEventArgs args)&#x000D;&#x000A; at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Text.Editor.Implementation.KeyProcessorDispatcher.&lt;&gt;c__DisplayClass10_1`1.&lt;Dispatch&gt;b__0()&#x000D;&#x000A; at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Text.Utilities.GuardedOperations.CallExtensionPoint(Object errorSource, Action…

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                                        • Allow to create a new Test Playlist via Mainmenu > Test > Playlist

                                          In Visual Studio 2015 Pro
                                          Allow to create a new Test Playlist via the Mainmenu > Test > Playlist

                                          Now you can only do it in Test Explorer with right mouse click.

                                          Had to search the interwebs just to find a blog that explains it... -_-

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