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  1. Why not just put the visual studio community isos link for download? 50gb is no excuse, just put in separate modules like Unity Techonology

    Why invent a boring tutorial with DOS commands, wasting time when you just had to put the link to download? and that if there is a connection gap the download will fall and will not return any more. In countries like Brazil the internet is very bad you know? We need a resumable download. Microsoft likes to complicate. Unscrew a nut using your teeth when you have a wrench on the side.

    Visual studio having 50gb is no excuse, why not put the modules in isos (or .exes) separate? SIMPLE. VERY SIMPLE. WHAT DOES IT COST?

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      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Almost daily updates experience could be improved

      Currently VS2017 almost updates daily. In this process, I've to do multiple clicks in order to first update the installer and then give another approval for the update.
      VS Code solves this more elegant: On next restart the update will be installed. They don't care about the version of the installer or anything. Next release is just installed after a reboot.

      I believe VS2017 should also go this way. And similar to Extensions, by default do automatic updates on next restart(potentially make opt-out possible). The speed of the installer is there, so I don't see technical obstacles for doing this.

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      • It would be helpful if you could pause the download installer and resume without restarting as your machine sleeps

        It should have a pause and resume button as opposed to just a cancel button

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        • Visual Studio Background Package Installation

          Well, i have Dell Precision M6500. It took about 24 hours already and still at approx. 80% by the time i am writing this message. Microsoft is a very gigantic organization that has a product which takes this long to install? I wasn't expecting this foolishness from such an advance organization with people of great potential. Installation of visual studio have become a headache itself for most of the people. This is why i am starting this discussion is to get rid of this issue which is degrading your product quality.

          My Advice to the Microsoft Team is to make…

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          • Show download size in installer

            The installer is already showing the install size of Visual Studio upon selecting components which is great. But an option that shows download in addition to it will be highly appreciated.

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            • Selectable Install directories

              This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
              https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351445/selectable-install-directories.html
              Well this has been posted before but closed, I am posting it again. VS is increasing in size like crazy, its more important than ever before to bring back the option to install visual studio in a directory of our choosing. Also, get rid of the message "requires N GB of disk space in ALL drives". This message is vague. Just let us select a directory to install and install everything there, dont install everything to the hard coded system directories/partition. That would…

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              • VisualStudio 2017 Installer - IIS/SQL

                installer shouldn't force you to install IIS Express or SQL Express if SQL Server or IIS is already installed;

                e.g. installing VisualStudio 2017 on Windows Server 2016 with IIS and SQL Server 2016 still required the installation of IIS Express & SQL Express

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                  2 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  • Standalone WCF Test Client Installer for use on Clients or Servers

                    Standalone WCF Test Client Installer to be installed on client machines or IIS Host Servers

                    These are the scenarios we've needed it for in our £60 million turnover e-commerce platform...

                    - So we can deploy to servers without the heavy baggage of Visual Studio.
                    - To isolate issues occurring on live servers which cannot be replicated on test environments.
                    - To view the raw output of data being received from external service endpoints.
                    - It means we do not need to turn on heavy WCF logging on limited space servers.
                    - To determine whether firewall rules are blocking communication to…

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                    • If i tell Visual Studio 2017 to install on d: drive - bloody well install it there!

                      So the installation of Visual Studio does not perform as expected - when c: is of limited space (e.g. SSD and has office etc on it) then i want to install on my secondary drive - its not an unreasonable expectation for this to work and actually put everything there. and not install gigabytes of stuff on C:

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                        1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add option to "Update VS and rebuild opened solution"

                        This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
                        https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351764/add-option-to-update-vs-and-rebuild-opened-solutio.html
                        After the update, solution needs to be rebuilt.
                        It would be cool if 'update & rebuild' could be batched.

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                        • Allow offline installer layout to be saved from GUI installer

                          Allow offline installer to be customized and created from GUI installer

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                          • Add installation percentage (numeric) to Visual Studio installer

                            This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
                            https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351092/add-installation-percentage-numeric-to-visual-stud.html
                            This vote is to bring numeric text showing progress of installer rather than just progress bar. One of the irritating behaviors of VS 2015 installer is that it may download updated components (like new Windows 10 SDK) without even giving you notification or option to go with local version or update it during installation process.

                            17 votes
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                            • VS2015 Community should have a Minimal C/C++ option

                              This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
                              https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351091/vs2015-community-should-have-a-minimal-cc-option.html
                              VS2015 Community should have a Minimal C/C++ option that just installs the basic IDE, compiler, git/github and nuget for grabbing libraries and includes.

                              I don't want or need the azure framework or all the other stuff.

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

                                Thanks so much for your feedback. You’ll be pleased to know that we’re working on creating a much more lightweight installation option, as described here: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2016/04/01/faster-leaner-visual-studio-installer/

                                As part of this work, we’re creating C++ workloads tuned for different needs, with the first one included in VS “15” Preview.

                                Best wishes, Tim Sneath | Visual Studio Team

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                                • Make font size of VS15 installation dialog larger

                                  The font size of text in installation dialog is too small on FHD screen

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                                  • Make Offline Installation Easier

                                    Please make offline installation as simple as Avast Antivirus did. Just a link to huge installation file or even via torrent as Ubuntu did.

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                                    • Open source the new Visual Studio installer

                                      The new Visual Studio installer for Windows and for Mac editions is great, and flexibly allows developers to install the products and components thereof that they want to use.

                                      By open sourcing the Visual Studio installer, other developers in the .NET ecosystem could use the infrastructure to run their own installers, or develop installation components for frameworks or tools that could eventually be merged into the official Visual Studio installer (so that developers can easily install those tools).

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                                      • Stop forcing stuff on developers

                                        Stop forcing this stuff on developers:
                                        - Team Services
                                        - Office API
                                        - Windows Store
                                        - Azure
                                        - SQL Server
                                        - App Analytics

                                        A lot of developers will never use most of those things, yet we are force to install them.
                                        Most of those packages can't be uninstalled in the extensions window or the control panel. Some can be uninstalled using msi package uninstallers, like Total Uninstaller, however that may break the visual studio installation.

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                                        • Indicate update size on Visual Studio notification

                                          It would be very useful to know the pending update size on the Visual Studio notification. It's not always convenient to commit to downloading over 1GB of updates during the work day!

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