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  1. create an offline install package for Visual Studio tools for Apache Cordova

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    I have had the devils own job installing the prerequisites for Visual Studio tools for Apache Cordova - Gradle,NPM,Android etc from behind my company firewall. In the end I had to take my computer home to set it up. Can they not be packaged up to make an offline installation ?

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      1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support automatically formatted comments in Visual Studio 2015

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      Support automatically formatted comments in the form:

      /**
      * Documentation goes here
      */

      When I type `/**` and then press enter, that format should immediately appear.

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Full feature C++ Code Maps.

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        What we get is showed in the first picture,what we want is shown in the second.

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          1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enable drag and drop to change compilation order in a F# project

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          Enable drag and drop in solution explorer to change compilation order in a F# project

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • VS vNext Insider

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            Add the option to check for updates in the IDE. And make it possible to get Insider ring of VS vNext builds for the people that feel adventurous.

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              0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • the most wanted feature in basic.net now (and still) is *comments within multiline statements*

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              I have to repeat the begging for comments within multiline statements in visual basic... yes, I know you refused to do that for me and numerous others over the last 6-7 years stating that it is "by design"... so what? our continuous and numerous complaints just show that this request has its roots, so do not make excuses of design... *change that design detail* and everything will be ok... mr. hejlsberg on /BUILD/ conference talks about 'paste as c#' and 'paste as vb.net'…

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                6 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Hey gjuro,

                We’ve considered inline/multiline comments in VB several times. In the past it’s been a very expensive thing to implement because of the way the language parser was designed and the way the IDE integrates with it. The VB and C# code bases are, for historical reasons, very different. Anyway, in Roslyn such a thing isn’t as difficult anymore but we still question the value. In fact “is it worth it” is the real obstacle at this point.

                We don’t actually see much use of inline/multiline comments even in C# which makes us even more hesitant to add them to VB.

                Now, what we have been able to make work in Roslyn is this:

                Dim q = From x In y ’ This is a from clause
                Where x < z ’ And this is the where
                Select x ’ This select is redundant

                That is, comments after implicit…

              • Updater

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                the installer/updater should determine whether VMware is installled and then skip the installation of HyperV, simply because they cannot coexist. it just keeps installing it, while I'm forced to keep uninstalling it - in order to keep the system operational. picking up ANDROID_HOME might also be useful - I mean, reporting SDK/NDK was found and skipping that install.

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                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Implement a Strictly .net mode for VB.net.

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                  implement a compiler switch that when turned on. vb.net is no longer backwards compatible with vb6.

                  Option DotNetOnly On

                  So now you'll get compiler errors if you use any on the vb6 keywords and legacy functions.
                  A c# like approach to shared methods, only accessible via the class, not an instance.

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                    3 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Hey Adam,

                    Thanks for the suggestion. Could you be more specific on what specific things you’d want disallowed and very specifically why they “don’t make the cut”. I ask because as written this suggestion could mean different things to different people; “VB6 keywords” “VB6 compatibility” isn’t very meaningful objectively. For instance AddressOf, Alias, And, As, Boolean, ByRef, Byte, ByVal, Call, Case, Date, Declare, Dim, Do, Double, Each, Else, ElseIf, End , Exit, False, For,Function, Get, GoTo, If, In, Integer, Is, Let, Lib, Like, Long, Loop, Me, Mod, New,Next, Not, Nothing, Object, On, Option, Optional, Or, Private, Property, Public, ReDim, REM, Resume, Return, Select, Set, Single, Static, Step, Stop, String, Sub, Then, To, True, While, With, and Xor all are just some of the keywords which were in VB6 – I don’t imagine you’re suggesting disallowing all of them. Also it’s not very clear how you delineate what is .…

                  • Revise shameful MSDN sample code

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                    In many cases MSDN sample code is shameful. Look at this: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/te15te69(v=vs.110).aspx

                    1. Bad resource usage
                    2. Bad TCP/socket code
                    3. Bad crypto
                    4. Bad error handling

                    This piece of code is representative for what is commonly found on MSDN. In particular all socket code seems to be done by, no disrespect, an intern. If you show such code samples to expert devs at Microsoft they will be ashamed that this code has been put out.

                    This is not good enough. I must…

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                    • Allow switching editions (up or down) without reinstalling everything

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                      We have an internal VS Extension that we were trialing with Community Edition. Now that we are using it for commercial work, we need to upgrade the user to Pro. All the forum posts that I have found say it requires a full uninstall/reinstall. Additionally, we accidentally installed Enterprise edition on a few users and need to downgrade them to Pro. same situation -- full uninstall/reinstall. oh the wasted hours :(

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                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Thanks – this is good feedback, and we agree with you. It’s on the backlog, but licensing is currently deeply tied into the bits we lay down on disk so it’s not a quick fix. The work we’re doing with the new installer to refactor and componentize our installation will help us get closer towards this.

                        Best wishes,

                        Tim Sneath | Visual Studio Team

                      • Allow users to change location for all Visual Studio files

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                        Working in a corporate environment, My Documents is mapped to a network share. This causes VS to freeze when I try to do certain tasks when I am working remotely. While some settings can be changed, others cannot without hacking the registry. I would like to be able to change all file based settings to my local drive.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Improve code snippets creation

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                          // Example
                          std::vector<bool> v;

                          // v.for would generate:
                          for (unsigned int i = 0; i < v.size(); i++)
                          {
                          }

                          // v.foreach would generate:
                          for (bool element : v)
                          {
                          }

                          // v.fori would generate:
                          for (auto iterator = v.begin(); iterator != v.end(); iterator++)
                          {
                          }

                          std::list<bool> l;
                          // l.fori would generate:
                          for(auto iterator = l.begin(); iterator != l.end(); iterator++)
                          {
                          }

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            We will definitely consider an easier way to enable users to define their own snippets.

                            In the meantime, you can create your own custom snippets based on the XML format of the current snippets under C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\VC\Snippets\1033\Visual C++. We recommend putting your custom snippets under a separate folder for organizational purposes (see Tools → Code Snippets Manager → Visual C++ → Add…), but VS should automatically pick up any snippets you create in those locations.

                            (Note that the Snippets Manager recommends putting your own snippets under C:\Users\<Your_Username>\Documents\Visual Studio 14\Code Snippets\Visual C++\My Code Snippets.)

                          • Build a standalone version and debug it instead to attach to the Editor

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                            As far as I understood, UnityVS compiles the project .dll and then attaches to Unity Editor. However Unity Editor recompiles the dll on its own doubling the startup times. I believe it would be better if UnitVS was able to compile its own standalone version of the project, start it, attach to it and debug it without passing through the editor.

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Hi!

                              Thanks for your suggestion!

                              If we’re thinking about providing ways to call Unity to export games from Visual Studio, the amount of time it would take would be a lot larger than the time it takes for both VS and Unity to compile the C# code.

                              As such, we anticipate that our main workflow will remain debugging the Unity Editor.

                              Thanks & best regards,
                              Jb Evain, Dev Lead, Tools for Unity

                            • 'Restart Now' button should distinguish between OS restart and VS restart

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                              When installing or updating a VSIX, the user is often prompted to "Restart Now" which is a terrifying proposition because there's really no way of knowing what Visual Studio means.

                              Does it mean restart Visual Studio? If so that's annoying but not a big deal.
                              Does it mean restart the Vsix? If so, that's so trivial why bother asking.
                              Does it mean restart Windows? If so, then no: my OS is busy doing things I need it to do.

                              Not knowing is a…

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                              • make VisualStudio installation not dependent on server service

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                                If Server service is disabled VS 2015 Community Edition fails to install SDK for UWA 10.0 embedded in Installation.

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                                • Include webservices into Dependency Graph

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                                  Include webservices into Dependency Graph

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                                  • Azure Cloud Service projects debug folder structure not equivalent to deployment

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                                    When debugging an Azure Cloud Service project in Visual Studio 2015, the folder structure contained within the "csx" directory does not match the structure of the cssx contents of the cloud service package (cspkg).

                                    For example, packaging from VS2015 by selecting "Package" from the cloud service project context menu will result in a cspkg that contains a cssx directory. Within cssx, for a web role with a site, you'll see a "sitesroot" folder.

                                    However, when simply running Debug for the solution, the IIS…

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                                    • Environment Variables -> Path on installation exceeding max length

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                                      Visual Studio adds folders to the Environment Variables -> Path without regard to the max size for the Path. The reason I highlight this here is with Visual Studio and SQL Server, it is common for developers to have multiple versions and hence much greater exposure to Path corruption due to it being too long.

                                      Some programs are known to clear the Path on install when it is too long - not something you want to find out the hard way!

                                      It would…

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                                      • Two node.exe found after installing VS "15" Preview 2

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                                        On a new Windows 10 machine, I installed VS "15" Preview 2 and searched system drive for node.exe. Here is what I found:

                                        C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 15.0\Common7\DevHub\Hosts\nodejs\node.exe
                                        (v0.10.31)

                                        and

                                        C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 15.0\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\External\node\node.exe
                                        (v4.2.4)

                                        Please unify these tools and keep one copy of the latest LTS edition of node.exe: 4.4.5 LTS (https://nodejs.org/en/)

                                        FWIW, all major packages work with LTS version, including those with C++ modules.

                                        Thanks in anticipation! :)

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                                        • Refactoring : Place a set of variables into a new sub struct/class/namespace

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                                          During design I often endup with having to group variable into logical concept at a later stage and this can be time consuming, so an automatic refactoring option would be usefull.

                                          The feature would allow the selection of a block of variable and wraping them into a struct{}name; or class{}name; using a refactoring option.

                                          example:

                                          class A {
                                          int x;
                                          int y;
                                          int age;
                                          int height;
                                          int weight;
                                          };

                                          refactored to:

                                          class A {
                                          struct {
                                          int x;
                                          int y;
                                          } position;

                                          struct…

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