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  1. Take a close look at the bugs found by PVS-Studio team

    An interesting piece of news for the developers using Visual Studio 2017. PVS-Studio team checked Visual C++ libraries and wrote an article about the bugs they found in the source code. This article could be both informative and useful for reading. It gives recommendations about the code improvement and some tips, for example, about the correct usage of #pragma warning directive.

    Read more - https://www.viva64.com/en/b/0502/

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    • When adding existing item to project, it should...

      When adding an existing item, it should copy the items to project instead of using same location. I usually import "cpp" files to project, and what I don't like about it is that it uses the same location that it has been imported from. Therefore, I can't use the project in another computer because it is looking for the location that is has been imported from. Can you please fix this?

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        • Allow more flexibility to install the IDE at a custom directory of user's choice, thanks.

          Allow more flexibility to install the IDE at a custom directory of user's choice, thanks.

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          • Make subject line for notifications consistent

            To improve my ability to sort and manage notifications from Developer Community, please make the subject line for updates to the same issue the consistent. For instance, I recently received 5 notifications for updates to the same issue and they all had different subject lines:

            [Developer Community] Visual Studio Team posted a new comment on "Git Repo creation security capabilities are constraining"
            [Developer Community] Status Changed for "Git Repo creation security capabilities are constraining"
            [Developer Community] Russell Webster posted a new solution to "Git Repo creation security capabilities are constraining"
            [Developer Community] Kjartan Þór Kjartansson posted a new solution to…

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            • 微软犯下一个不可挽救的错误

              为了让用户升级到windows 10,微软的做法是windows 10的UWP不能运行在windows 7或更低版本的系统平台。
              也就是说所有的用户需要升级到win10才行,但是有没有想过过去的各种应用都是运行在win7或更低版本系统中。但是大部分企业和个人用户都还在使用win7或更低版本的系统。
              另外UWP不能动态加载DLL,势必给企业级用户带来更大的成本,过去许多的应用大部分都是基于MFC或WPF做的,很多应用都有许许多多的动态库,难道都要重写吗,这些开发成本微软买单吗?或许微软会说我们可以用C++/CX包装一下,我只想说好样的!!!
              企业生存的目的是利润,而不是消耗更多的成本!
              从企业的角度来想想,开发了一款win10的UWP应用却只能运行在极少的机器中,从开发成本,用户量最基本的角度分析企业没有那么傻,如果UWP能运行在win7或更低版本的系统中,自然win10就会取代更低版本的系统。
              如果微软再不重新思考,我相信未来的桌面很有可能被Android所替代。

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              • Allow users to add additional information to existing problems in 'Report a Problem'

                I have useful information I can add to an existing issue found through the "Report a Problem" dialog but the only option I have is to click "Me Too".

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                • See am from 3rd world country, Please make an ISO for vs2017, we dont have stable network here

                  See please i take God beg una, create an ISO so we can use IDM to resume or pause download, if network gets bad.

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                    • node update

                      How about updating node or allowing for use of node installation already on the machine?

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                      • The method of issuing

                        The method of issuing the program is for several systems without having to work on another system

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                        • Reporting Authentication problems in Visual Studio is impossible, as you need to be authenticated

                          Let us report problems for Visual Studio from the website. I have a problem during authentication and I can't find any way to post it as I need to be authenticated in Visual studio for this.

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                          • privacy and security flaw - can't privately upload file to the issue

                            make file uploads private by default, i can attach files in comments and it will be public. But when I attach files when I create issue - it's private data collection.

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                            • Add ability to capture short screencasts in IDE feedback

                              I often find myself wanting to provide feedback on things like c++ intellisense in Visual Studio.
                              However, it is difficult to get the idea across, you really need to see what is going on while typing in order to appreciate the issues.

                              In the past, I had to install some screen capture utilities, capture and upload the movie to MSConnect, in order to get someone at MS to take the issue seriously. The movie led the MS developer directly to the solution.

                              It would be really handy to be able to easily capture short screencasts in the VS IDE feedback…

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                              • Xamarin for earlier versions of visual like Visual studio 2012

                                support Xamarin for earlier versions of Visual Studio it's not fair to download 28 Go and you already have it installed and not necessary obligated to update to the new version 2017.. thanks

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                                • Add option "Use Visual Studio Development Server" back so ServerVariables work in development mode.

                                  Restore the ability to use ServerVariables in debug mode. This worked in VS 2012 and it is very useful.

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                                  • Add a Linker switch that would not update the lib file for a DLL if the exports don't change

                                    We have a large solution with 12+ interdependent DLL projects. This made edit and re-build very slow (5 mins+) even with incremental linking. By building our own DLL exports checker, that only updated the 'lib' file when the exports changed we were able to get the build process down to seconds.
                                    If a linker switch was added to do this then the special build events would not be needed.

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                                    • Consistently position dialog boxes across multiple monitors

                                      As an example, if my team explorer is in a different position than the main Visual Studio window, and I undo changes from within Team Explorer, a window appears above Visual Studio (two monitors over) confirming I want to continue. Then a window appears above Team Explorer confirming the change for individual files.
                                      It would be nice for dialog boxes to appear in a consistent place.

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                                      • Group Suggestions Better

                                        This suggestion is for the User Voice feedback. The interface and the available groupings, and search results, need to be easier to navigate.

                                        Why?

                                        Example 1. The idea "Group Suggestions Better" came up with something like 1500 results. Do you really think anyone has the time to read through all of those?

                                        Why #2 - With no one reading through the 1500+ results, the likelihood that the majority topics will ever see of up-votes, is never.

                                        Why #3 - With no up-votes, too many topics get "closed" because no one up-voted it, and us posting feedback here may feel like…

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                                        • "Report a Problem": Back button after one could not send the report due to technical issues

                                          I wanted to send a report, but did get the message:
                                          "Sorry, we couldn't send your report. Please retry now or sign out, sign in, and try again".
                                          I would be nice, if one has the option if that message comes up, to get back to the "description" to copy-paste the error report. Otherwise one has to do it allover.

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