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VS2017: Support installation nickname for first instance

New installer provides a nickname option but only for the second and later installation stream. The initial installation is always nicknamed "VS2017". Should allow this name to be changed.

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      • Jason Jeffries commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        renaming additional instances is the main issue IMO, having an instance with the suffix (2) is not all that helpful - thanks!

      • Shmueli Englard commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You can give it a nickname but you need to use the command line argument for it (not great I know but at least a workaround for now)

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        In addition, the default on second-and-further installations is "2" for the nickname. This is confusing and there's no info for first-time users to what this nickname is all about.

        I suggest a tooltip text, or some static text, like "With a descriptive nickname you can identify your Visual Studio installation from the Start menu and use it with VSIX commandline installation as a target."

        Instead of "2", it could be Commy2017, Ent2017 or something along those lines, which is more descriptive and self-explanatory than "2".

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