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  1. Delete all breakpoints but this menu option needed

    Delete all breakpoints except this menu option needed in visual studio

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • offline installer

      please add an offline installer, slow conections are a pain when you want to install all the components.

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      • Allow GPO control of all VS outbound communication requests

        This applies to VS Hub, which is not a current category option!

        Over the last several versions of VS, Microsoft has incorporated an increasing number of outbound communications in the product. Highly secure enterprise networks block this traffic at the firewall, which creates large volumes of 'noise', making network traffic analysis problematical.

        As the application manager of Visual Studio, I want to be able to selectively disable outbound communications based on GPO so that I can control which workstations provide this information to Microsoft.

        Example: fully disable user feedback for all users, but allow App Insights for a specific team.

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        • Toggle visibility of comments & summary lines

          Be able to toggle visibility of full comment lines (//) and summary lines (///) for better code visibility. When these are hidden a one-pixel line in the comment color is shown between the lines. A quick hotkey will toggle all visibility, or hovering over a line will show a tooltip with the comment contents.

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          • Camel Case Matching in GoTo Search

            Currently the GoTo Search does not cope with Camel Case.

            Can this be added for global and sub GoTo searches as well?

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            • Keep track of solution source control so that when switching, Visual Studio automatically selects the correct SC.

              While this has apparently been suggested and turned down for lack of votes, it is extremely annoying to have to manually switch source control tools when changing between solutions that use different source control.

              So - a solution node, which indicates which SC tool is used for this solution should allow the IDE to automatically select it from the start, alleviating the hassle. It also seems fairly 'simple' in that lack of the node (all current solution files) would just indicate whatever the current setting, a node indicating a tool that is not installed - same thing just leave on…

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              • The color of text couldn't be changed when visual studio 2015/2017 in Inline Rename mode.

                Source code is c#. When I refactor/rename an variable/classname/etc, comes to Inline Rename mode.

                I found the background color, and I'm able to change it, and at lease "InLine Rename" does change the background color. The color of foreground is the border color instead of the text color. (Tools->options->Fonts and Colors and select Inline Rename).
                I want to change the text color in Inline Rename mode, but there is no section for it. refer the thread: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/bf30648c-7886-42de-ba1b-ba66c48fc6eb/visual-studio-20152017-inline-rename-foreground-color-change-wont-work?forum=vssetup

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                • Support Long Path Names in Visual Studio, MSBuild and TFS

                  You removed the MAX_PATH Limit for .Net. That's just gerat!!!

                  Windows kind of removed it also with Aniversary Update.

                  But Visual Studio 2017 still hast it: Opening Files with a Path longer than MAX_PATH ist not working. (Error: Operation could not be completed, Filename or Extention is too long) And also TFS has it. Same Error on some Builds if the Agent Build folder ist not close to the root of a drive...

                  Please: Do the step and remove this limit also for VS, MSBuild and TFS.

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                  • Java language programming support

                    Java language programming support.Provide some convenience for Java programmers.

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                    • codelens "Health Indicator" missing in VS 2017 Enterprise Version

                      Where is the "Health Indicator" for CodeLens in VS 2017? It was a very good feature in VS 2015 but isn't there in VS 2017. How can we get it back?

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                      • CMakeSettings.json should allow sharing of CMake variables between configurations.

                        I have multiple configurations in my CMakeSettings.json (the default is the standard 4 x64-Debug/Release and x86-Debug/Release) which all use the same variables array like this:

                        "variables": [
                        {
                        "name": "CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH",
                        "value": "C:\\R\\Dependencies-x64-2015\\opencv-sdk"
                        },
                        {
                        "name": "CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX",
                        "value": "${projectDir}/../chilitags-sdk"
                        },
                        {
                        "name": "WITH_JNI_BINDINGS",
                        "value": "ON"
                        }
                        ]

                        Right now I have to duplicate this to each configuration, which is error prone and pain to maintain. It would be great to be able to share between configurations.

                        The upstream CMake generator for Visual C++ generates the cache only once (so these things need to be entered only one time) and then you…

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                        • codelens en version community 2017

                          codelens en version community 2017.
                          Lo mejor siempre se lo dan a otras plataformas o las cancelan en windows. Ya es hora que le den algo a los que hemos perdido tiempo y dinero por ustedes.

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                          • Hide lightweight solution suggestion banner when disabled in Options

                            When the 'Lightweight solution load for all solutions' is disabled in the Projects and Solutions options, do not show the 'Load *** faster next time by trying out lightweight Solution load..." banner when opening a solution with the Lightweight Load property set to Default.

                            It is bad user interface practice to suggest a feature to the user that has been explicitly disabled in the application.

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                            • Improve the DataSet visualizer, which is currently lacking basic features

                              The DataSet visualizer is lacking several basic features that one usually expects in a table GUI.

                              - Sorting columns.
                              - "Copy" functionality in a right-click context menu (currently you have to Ctrl+C).
                              - Copying the column headers (very frustrating!)
                              - Filtering columns
                              - Performance is spotty, with visual bugs and blinking happening from time to time.

                              Other features that aren't vital, but would be helpful:

                              - Reordering the columns with click-and-drag functionality
                              - Color-coding cells based on their contents

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                              • Full Typescript support in Visual Studio for Mac

                                Currently Visual Studio for Mac does not fully support Typescript. So I would like to suggest that it get's updated to support all aspects of Typescript.

                                In it's current state the following bugs have been raised as issues with Typescript in Visual Studio for Mac:

                                https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/problem/117821/toggle-line-comments-not-available-in-typescript-f.html

                                https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/problem/117816/enter-and-backspace-key-break-in-typescript-file.html

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                                • Add a line height setting to the Editor

                                  Almost every editor at this point has line height settings for the code editor except for visual studio. Complex statements and blocks are hard to read when the lines are squished together so much. It is a primary inhibitor for me and many people I know from switching to visual studio as their primary editor.

                                  You can see in the attachment visual studio on the left and sublime text on the right with custom line height.

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                                  • Add a feature for visual studio for mac that could publish Asp.Net site to Azure

                                    Whether could add a feature that we could publish a web site to Azure in VS for Mac. Thank you very much.

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                                    • Surround highlighted code with braces

                                      When a block of code is highlighted in the IDE, pressing { should surround that block with { } rather than deleting the text. Same applies for (
                                      Obviously, this should be an option that can be disabled

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                                      • Add ability to sort lines

                                        The ability to sort lines is something that I really miss. For example sorting C++ includes on python modules...

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                                        • Include Git Repo Name and Branch Name In Visual Studio's Window Title

                                          Rather than only showing the Solution Name in the Visual Studio Window Title, See "Before" attachment, I suggest additionally providing the Git repo name as well as the current branch name in Visual Studio's window title, See "After" attachment. This will help developers that have multiple branches open of the same upstream repo just forked locally under different repo names.

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