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  1. Add UTF8 support to Win32 APIs AND Visual Studio

    For a long time Windows has supported A and W functions for ANSI and Wide character Unicode. Such as CreateFileA and CreateFileW. I'm requesting for Windows to support having an 8 suffix on all APIs that require a string parameter. Such as CreateFile8. Also, in Visual Studio, a 3rd option can be added in "Character Type". "Use UTF-8 Character Set" in addition to the already existing "Use Unicode Character Set" and "Use Multi-Byte Character Set". When that character set is selected, then all of the new Windows UTF-8 win32 APIS are used. Multi-byte and wide character Unicode are pretty old…

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    • Add support for Gradle-based solutions

      Sometimes using MSBuild Projects is very painful (especially with cross-platform projects). That's why my idea is to support Gradle projects natively by Visual Studio. Despite Gradle having tasks to generate MSBuild projects, loading them is very, very painful.

      At this moment, I think that all of you will agree, Visual Studio is THE BEST IDE available. That's why I don't want to abandon it. Gradle support could help with that.

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        1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        I want to personally thank you for taking the time to share this suggestion. Since the suggestion you raised has not gathered many votes, the Visual Studio IDE team is prioritizing other suggestions and closing it at this time.

        If you would like us to reconsider this, please create a new suggestion. Again, thank you for sharing with us!

        Anthony Cangialosi
        Program Manager, Visual Studio IDE Team

      • Allow shared project in the same directory as the C# projects that use it

        If you have a C# project that references a shared project in the same directory, Visual Studio gives a warning: "The file '...' could not be added to the project. Cannot add a link to the file ... This file is within the project directory tree."

        This is a very natural way to use shared projects; it would be great if this were a supported scenario.

        https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/1393180/c-project-in-same-directory-as-shared-project-generates-warning

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          1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          I want to personally thank you for taking the time to share this suggestion. Since the suggestion you raised has not gathered many votes, the Visual Studio IDE team is prioritizing other suggestions and closing it at this time.

          If you would like us to reconsider this, please create a new suggestion. Again, thank you for sharing with us!

          Anthony Cangialosi
          Program Manager, Visual Studio IDE Team

        • Add an "open folder" option

          Add the ability to open a folder, as you can in Visual Studio Code. This will make it easier to work with NodeJS and other JS projects.

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            3 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            I want to personally thank you for taking the time to share this suggestion. Since the suggestion you raised has not gathered many votes, the Visual Studio IDE team is prioritizing other suggestions and closing it at this time.

            If you would like us to reconsider this, please create a new suggestion. Again, thank you for sharing with us!

            Anthony Cangialosi
            Program Manager, Visual Studio IDE Team

          • Make the Solution Configurations Dropdown larger

            I have created 3 Configurations:
            "DESENVOLVIMENTO-A"
            "DESENVOLVIMENTO-B"
            "DESENVOLVIMENTO-C"
            and the DropDown size only show "DESENV" wich is a problem since i never get sure what is the one choosed.

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              4 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              I want to personally thank you for taking the time to share this suggestion. Since the suggestion you raised has not gathered many votes, the Visual Studio IDE team is prioritizing other suggestions and closing it at this time.

              If you would like us to reconsider this, please create a new suggestion. Again, thank you for sharing with us!

              Anthony Cangialosi
              Program Manager, Visual Studio IDE Team

            • Make new project format and tooling available for ALL projects

              I was extremely disappointed to find VS 2017 did not support the new project format for anything besides .NET Core. This is unacceptable. We need it to be supported for ALL project types (WinForms, WPF, CommandLine, etc).

              We also want the GUI that shows a combined references/NuGet package list. It's ridiculous that all the improvements being made to Visual Studio don't apply to the project types used in the vast majority of development.

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                0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Alphabetize/Sort Solution File Contents To Reduce Merge Conflicts

                Solution Files (SLN) Should Be Sorted/Alphabetized to reduce 3-way merge conflicts. This was requested here https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide/suggestions/4130464-organize-project-xml-files-to-reduce-3-way-merge-c for Project files; but should be extended to Solution Files as well.

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                  0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide support for "scratch" projects

                  I create on average 2 projects a week that are used for one-offs: researching a fine detail, demonstrating a problem, answering a question on StackOverflow, etc. After I am done with them, these projects are unimportant and can be deleted or completely rewritten since the important code will have been moved out. I have a dedicated space on my filesystem for these temporary projects, but I don't always bother cleaning it up, and because of the large number of projects (temporary and otherwise) that I work with, navigation to and from these projects isn't always a simple task, especially since…

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

                    I want to personally thank you for taking the time to share this suggestion. Since the suggestion you raised has not gathered many votes, the Visual Studio IDE team is prioritizing other suggestions and closing it at this time.

                    If you would like us to reconsider this, please create a new suggestion. Again, thank you for sharing with us!

                    Anthony Cangialosi
                    Program Manager, Visual Studio IDE Team

                  • Add a NuGet section into Add Reference dialog to show assemblies from installed packages

                    Add a NuGet section into Add Reference dialog to show there assemblies from installed packages.
                    When you retarget a PCL library usually you need to reinstall NuGet packages to reference correct assemblies. Or if the target PCL profile differ for you PCL library and for your app you need to manually add correct reference from NuGet package folder. So you need to browse for it which is very annoying!

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

                      I want to personally thank you for taking the time to share this suggestion. Since the suggestion you raised has not gathered many votes, the Visual Studio IDE team is prioritizing other suggestions and closing it at this time.

                      If you would like us to reconsider this, please create a new suggestion. Again, thank you for sharing with us!

                      Anthony Cangialosi
                      Program Manager, Visual Studio IDE Team

                    • Improve interaction with MSBuild project files.

                      This is a general set of suggestions to overall improve the relationship between the Visual Studio project system and MSBuild.

                      - Have Visual Studio respect wildcards in MSBuild includes.
                      - Map ItemGroups to project Filters - if a file is added to a Filter in Visual Studio, it should be added to the same ItemGroup in the project file.
                      - The above should also be true if the ItemGroup happens to be in an Import-ed project file. This would allow large complex projects to be defined across a group of MSBuild files.
                      - Allow Item Metadata to be attached to…

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                      • Line numbers in stack traces for UWP apps

                        The C++ Unit Test App (Universal Windows) project in VS2015 does not show StackTrace for failed assertion.

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                        • Add support for QT and GTK, KDE Controls

                          I use many languages, and many operating systems, if you add support for QT and GTK controls among others, .net would be used on many more machines and since 4 of the languages I already use are in Visual Studio it would help me and others to not have to use 10 different IDE's, just a thought

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                          • CMake / OpenFolder: (only) show added_subdirectories

                            When using CMake it'd be nice to
                            optionally see only folders that are known to CMake by add_subdirectory
                            and see added_subdirectories() outside of the opened folder.

                            The latter point might be related to
                            https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide/suggestions/17514307--open-folder-should-allow-us-to-open-multiple-fol

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                            • Add a solution of solutions for very large codebases

                              I have recently worked on projects which are comprised of up to 15 different Visual Studio solutions which can lead to having 15 instances of VS open at the same time! This gets extremely confusing. However, as each solution is a black box to the others the structure makes sense, but once built they combine to form one deployable application platform.

                              A solution to this could be a "super solution" or "ecosystem" which would be a solution for the solutions. The root of Solution Explorer would be the "Ecosystem" with child solutions. Unlike projects the child solutions should *not* be…

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

                                I want to personally thank you for taking the time to share this suggestion. Since the suggestion you raised has not gathered many votes, the Visual Studio IDE team is prioritizing other suggestions and closing it at this time.

                                If you would like us to reconsider this, please create a new suggestion. Again, thank you for sharing with us!

                                Anthony Cangialosi
                                Program Manager, Visual Studio IDE Team

                              • save all project's property sheets as file and allow its use as default for new projects

                                in a VS project its possible to Import property sheets, which is great. But its not possible to save all currently used property sheets to a file, which then could be imported as "Default Properties" in a new created project.
                                So for example I want the "intermediate directory" Setting always be somethere in the TEMP folder, so I have to chane this setting each time I create a new project. It would be easier to load a Default property Setting on creation of a new project

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                                  • Treat CMakeLists.txt as a "project file" in the "Open Project" dialog

                                    ...to better integrate the CMake experience into Visual Studio.

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                                    • Catalog usage/history of third party libraries

                                      Most organizations have scattered development teams, with different teams/individuals looking into usage of different third party libraries(including Microsoft technologies). Once a developer/team spends time understanding the scope/usage of a third party library or parts of it, it is cost effective for the organization to share/learn that knowledge.

                                      If Visual Studio IDE can track/publish(for internal purposes only), such usage references to third party libraries along with the history of the developer/s who touched upon the topic, it could be a very useful and cost effective tool for the organization to leverage that knowledge and share it across necessary development teams.

                                      Though…

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                                      • When life gives you lemons, make limeade!

                                        Our god and savior Murvbrjr will cleanse the universe and beyond of all that is unpure. Anything that defies Murvbrjr will be consumed by Murvbrjr. If you are not a Murvbrjr worshiper, then prepare to be consumed. All that follow Murvbrjr will be given a life of richness and happiness. All hail the all glorious Murvbrjr!

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                                        • visual studio and sql type of project for big data

                                          I have 700GB text file with insert tsql into one table only.
                                          When I try to parse and deploy into my mssql server with visual studio it shown error. Why you not use batch feature to fix that?

                                          Steps to reproduce the bug:
                                          1. Create new sql project with vs2017
                                          2. Import script from folder or file
                                          3. Wait to see result... it shown error message
                                          you can try with smaller t-sql script file for example 80GB. I have 64GB RAM on my machine and 100TB HD.

                                          The problem is that implementation for big data in VS is missing, just…

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