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  1. Add Python TODO's to Task List

    It would be great if "TODO's" from python files in a python project were added to the Task List. Really, it would be nice if this worked across all supported languages for a consistent experience.

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          • .less intellisense should support importing .less files from node_modules (~ or npm:// prefix)

            In my .less files, I'm importing other .less files from a node module by using a ~ prefix (import "~mymodule/file.less"). Intellisense doesn't seem to understand the import, it underlines variables and mixins from that import as "undeclared mixin" / "undeclared variable".

            .less IntelliSense should support importing .less files from node_modules by using either the ~moduleName or npm://moduleName prefixes.

            These prefixes are supported by the following projects:
            https://github.com/less/less-plugin-npm-import
            https://github.com/webpack/less-loader

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            • Java compilier

              Please add Java compilier, This will help many a novice programmer and can improve your ratings

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              • Add comprehensive Java support to match Eclipse

                Eclipse and IntelliJ dominate the Java world, but VS could supplant one or both with the kind of comprehensive Java support offered by each of them.

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                • Make several programming languages available for VS 2017

                  I think Visual Studio or the .NET framework should start supporting programming languages like:
                  1. Ruby
                  2. Scala
                  3. Haskell
                  I really love Microsoft for building this awesome product, which supports several programming environments, and it already supports about 20, to name a few! Keep up the good work Microsoft (though!)
                  :)

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                  • Native TypeScript refactoring in 2017+

                    VS 2017 should support TypeScript refactoring out of the box or in an easily found extension.

                    Here are a few ideas:

                    I'd like to be able to do method/parameter renaming with VS 2017 without having to install R#.

                    automatically add import statements would also help a lot. TypeScript hero does this well https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=rbbit.typescript-hero

                    Real time TSLint.

                    I think it's cool, but too bad that that VS Code tools are better than VS 2017.

                    I use TypeScript more than C# these days and feel that it deserves VS tools.

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                    • In solution explorer, add "structure view" for Python

                      For C#, there is such a feature in solution explorer, where you can expand C# files and view the namespaces, classes, methods, properties in a hierarchy view. See a random picture from web showing the structural view.
                      It will be nice if there is the same thing for PTVS.

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                      • Native PowerShell Development Support w/ XAML Forms Development

                        I would like to see some support for PowerShell Development natively within Visual Studio, supporting XAML Form Development. Currently have to utilize applications like SAPIEN PowerShell Studio, but it would be nice to see extended support into VS2017 for those of us who do Enterprise Server Side Automation / Development.

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                        • Kotlin for Android Project

                          Now Kotlin is offical support for android development,and kotlin is open source,can add kotlin language for visual studio?

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                          • SASS support and compiling

                            It would be nice if we could use SASS (other than SCSS) and have those files compiled to CSS on 'Save'. Jade for HTML would be very nice too!

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                            • Ability to develop PostgreSQL scripts

                              Regarding the growing popularity of open source & free 'SQL programming language' - PostgreSQL, it will be required to support developing PostgreSQL scripts in Visual Studio who use .Net framework extensively for client end purpose, but opt out for Postgres as backend for minimizing license costs. There are VS extensions like NpgSQL, dotConnect etc. but I didn't find developing and saving PostgreSQL scripts in them.

                              So it would be better if there is an ability in Visual Studio to develop pgsql scripts, execute them against PostgreSQL server and build database packages.

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                              • Add support for Symfony projects!!

                                VSC is great, but it's missing support for Symfony(2/3) projects. It would be great if you can add it to finally ditch Netbeans.

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                                • eat ***

                                  i love this lagnuagr idea,, iots realyl goos!

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                                  • 6 votes
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                                    • Python Build Configurations

                                      Build Platform/Configuration settings are grayed out for Python. Since they're used for more than "build" settings, I'd like them enabled.

                                      These would be useful for the "Debug" settings in a Python project where I may want to pass different command line arguments when running under a different configuration. Aside from dealing with platform-specific issues, which can certainly matter in Python, I have more than one "Test" configuration that needs to launch my start-up script, each with different command line arguments.

                                      For context: I'm building an application that uses COM components and that talks to a Python server. My "TestDeploy" configuration…

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                                      • Python project docker support

                                        It would be great if python projects had Docker support the way ASP.NET core projects do. Here is the documentation for how asp.net projects support Docker. The integration looks seamless.

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                                        • Add DXC to .hlsl compile options

                                          For now developers have to either use FXC (which means no Shader Model 6.0+ support) or mess around with command line options. It's not convenient and it'd be great to have the option in preferences.

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