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  1. One to Click in VS 2017 Bottom to Up

    One to Click from top to Bottom does great job, but it stops execution when you click on upper lines to execute

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • report templated link errors in a form that can be cut/pasted as explicit template instantiations

      Right now I find myself taking the linker error (missing symbol), removing the mangled part, editing slightly and creating a specific template instantiation. GCC I believe offers a mechanism to do this.

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      • VSTS Extension Project Template and IDE Support

        Create a project template for managing and developing VSTS extensions as first-class Visual Studio projects with the added support of a VSTS extension-aware IDE.

        This should have the same kind of rich property editors that most other project types have.

        As a developer, I would rather focus on the creation of my extension instead of fight with syntax errors, unknown/undocumented properties and a completely manual process of packaging required artifacts and components.

        Thank you

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          0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Fix the alignment of new Find All References + Allow easy disable

          The new Find References with color coding is nice but is very hard to just look at the window and find what you need because some code is one line and some is two lines.

          I like to put the filename column on the left but then I noticed that the code is not aligned. See attached Image

          The code fragment should be centered vertically.

          Also preferably there should be a faint line between each item. it is a very hard window to work with.

          There should also be a way to easily disable it with a button. That is…

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            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add "backreference" in nested With blocks

            In such a Code :
            With FrmTest
            With .TextBox1
            .Text = "abc"
            ..TextBox2.Text = "abc"
            End With
            End With

            The double-dots ".." would refer to the first With block

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Unseal EmailAddressAttribute

              I've been created some new classess that inherit form most of the validation properties under using System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations; (such as RemoteAttribute, StringLengthAttribute, RequiredAttribute).

              I was puzzled when my next class failed to inherit from EmailAddressAttribute. Vs2015 then told me that EmailAddressAttribute is sealed.

              Is there a reason for sealing it (compared to the rest of the other validation Attributes).

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow to search in binary files

                "Find in files" should allow to search text strings in binary files.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Better message when custom tool is not found

                  When I ran custom tool on a .dbml I got a message saying "Cannot find custom tool 'MSLinqToSQLGenerator' on this system."

                  While it is true that the workloads I had chosen did not include this Component, I recommend changing the error message to direct the user to see if the component was not installed.

                  Since earlier versions of Visual Studios didn't require installing this tool separately, I spent a bit of time following suggestions on the internet like launching "devenv.exe /resetskippedpkgs" etc.

                  Better message will sure save sometime for developers.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • SSAS Tabular process set of tables

                    Need ability to select a set of tables for processing, not just single table vs. All Tables. This is so model development with many large tables will enable refresh of only selected tables.

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                      0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • status bar for a seporate window

                      I run VS2015 in 2 "windows". The main one has a status bar that has the line/column number of where the cursor is in a current pane. The other window (in my case just a set of source file panes) does not have the status bar, so I cannot tell what line I am on. I would like to see what line I am on in the non-main window as well. Status bar would be fine, any other way would work as well (like in a title bar).

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                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • take a look at registry search conditions for VS 2010

                        When you add a registry search condition to a setup project in VS 2010, and set the project to compile for 64-bit arch, the .msi will only search the 32-bit registry hive for the condition.

                        So, If the value you are looking for is in the 64-bit Hive, setup will throw an exception because the .msi only checks the 32-bit hive.

                        My idea is, if you are compiling your program to work on 64-bit computers and you have a registry search condition, let the program search both the 32-bit and 64-bit hives.

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Navigate to should except output from Stacktrace including linenumber

                          If i copy a line in the form

                          at foo() in path\to\my\file.aspx.cs:line 143

                          from a stack trace and paste it into the "Navigate To" textbox it should open the file and go to the line number.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Text payday loans @ http://www.onlineloans.me.uk/The 24/7 services

                              The 24/7 services of the lender who provides you sms loans makes it easy for you to receive the funds anytime and anywhere. These deals being introduced to you, by the lenders of United Kingdom, require you to have British nationality, along with it, no matter where you reside in the country you will be provided the funds you require. Opt for these funds from the lender, and get the advantage of grabbing these deals anywhere in the country and at any time. The deals are transacted to your account within few hours of your registration on the website of…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Missing user Documents Library checkbox in Package.appmanifest - Capabilities

                                  Add (user) Documents Library checkbox in Package.appmanifest - Capabilities
                                  It may not be needed for desktop apps, but is necessary in IoT Core environment, otherwise windows through an Exception. Work around: add it by hand with right-click -> View Code

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Remote build and debug.

                                    It would be great if VS would support remote build and debugging. This would greatly improve productivity when developing for multiple OS platforms.

                                    NetBeans has supported this feature for years. AFAIK, VS only supports remote debugging.

                                    Remote build and debugging would certainly help our teams productivity, especially when developing for multiple platforms.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      Developer Community better

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                                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • support more than 1GB in the diagnostics tools

                                        The process memory in the diagnostics tools seems to be capped at 1GB. After this point the GCs are no longer displayed.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Give developers a choice of interfaces (windowed or tabbed)

                                          In prior versions of Visual Studio, developers could choose either a tabbed interface or a Windows interface; now, they are forced to use the tabbed interface whether it works for them or not. There's no reason why this formerly available feature should have been removed. Arbitrarily removing useful interface features is a major reason why Microsoft has such a spotty reputation.

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