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  1. brace collapse

    It would be nice to make every brace collapsable, not only for class and method braces.

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      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • "Go to Files"

      "Go to Files" search dialog should be able to find files by typing only part of the name.
      Example: I have files named "MyFileNumberOne.cs" and "MyFileNumberTwo.cs"

      When I type following into "Find in Files" dialog:
      "MFN" -> I should get both files
      "MFNO" -> I should get first file
      "MFileNO" -> I should get first file

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow Visual Studio on Windows to debug remote linux mono process

        .Net Core can run only on a limited set of linux distributions and versions. RHEL/Centos 6, old ubuntu or old SuSe version and others cant run it so we are forced to use mono to run .net/.net core application on those systems.

        VS 2017 will support remote debugging by SSH of linux .net core process.
        https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudioalm/2017/01/26/debugging-net-core-on-unix-over-ssh/

        Xamarin Studio allows to do this for mono (https://github.com/logicethos/SSHDebugger).

        It should be easy to also add this to VS2017 and would be great for people using VS and mono for platforms not supported by .net core ( many distributions, raspberry, etc )

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Comment Selection (Ctrl+K,Ctrl+C) with a multiline selection should comment out blank lines

          When I use the Comment Selection command with multiple lines selected in C++ or C#, it adds // comments to lines with text in them but leaves blank lines uncommented.

          Every other editor I use with a similar feature comments out *all* selected lines including blank lines. That is a much better way to do this, because it ties together all the commented lines visually, making it easier to see what lines to select when I later want to uncomment them.

          For example, I often use blank lines within a function to separate short blocks of code. If I select…

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Bring back the "Add item..." context menu options to quickly add a new file

              It used to be really easy to add a new file from the Solution Explorer context menu. e.g. you could easily add a javascript or html file, some others would come up as well, and it seemed to be smart about what files you already had there in the folder you used to bring up the context menu.

              Now in VS2017 I have to click add new, then expand the proper node in the modal, basically what used to be a right click, choose, type name, hit enter; is now a bunch of clicks to navigate a tree from which…

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                1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow users to use our own (supported) version of CMake

                VS 2017 currently uses its own internal version of CMake which is a couple of versions behind from the current version. This prevents us from using newer CMake features and updates to CMake modules which enables the use of recent versions of external libraries.

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                  3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Electron project templates in Visual Studio

                  Since there's no desktop UI in .NET Core, could we have fully featured Electron app development in place of WPF/WinRT?

                  It would be quite cool to be able to have a fully emersive Electron development environment with the ability to import via npm popular JS libs like Angular2, RxJS etc, TypeScript, and FE frameworks like Bootstrap, UI Kit etc.

                  Until Microsoft (if ever) plug the desktop UI gap, I think Electron development with TypeScript & Node.js would be a very happy and successful medium.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide an option to lock or disable text zoom in code editor

                    Please add an option to disable or lock zooming of text in the code editor via Ctrl+Scroll as this frequently happens by accident, especially when using VS on my Mac via Parallels when using a magic mouse (which may be making it more sensitive). It's also near impossible to get back to 100% using the mouse so you have to stop what you're doing and manually select 100% again in the drop down list.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Help Viewer in visual studio 2017RC

                      I couldn't find help viewer in visual studio 2017rc which could be found by going to the Help menu in Visual Studio 2015, selecting Set Help Preference, and then selecting Launch in Help Viewer. Is there any future plan to make it possible in visual studio 2017RTM

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support for Auto Closing Tabs

                        Implement an option to check if a tab has been open for X amount of time and idle(aka you haven't used it). If so, close it (prompt for close?).
                        So you don't end up with 100 tabs open and you only use 20 of them (Numbers are just example :P )

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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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                            2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Propagate vNext build information in TFS Warehouse and Analysis for reporting purposes.

                            On TFS 2015, vNext build information does not propagate to TFS warehouse. This makes it impossible to use TFS warehouse or TFS analysis for vNext build definitions.
                            Our dashboards and reports are broken since we moved to vNext.

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                              1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add manage package for yarn like the one for bower

                              It seems that bower is slowly dying & npm is slow.

                              It would be great if we could have the same ui we have for bower but for yarn

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                                1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • browse github projects on live via visual studio without needs to download or clone the project

                                browse github projects on live via visual studio without needs to download or clone the project (as a browse mode / linkable files solution "click to view")

                                browser github homepage
                                push github notification to VS
                                open project like a solution that just view the file when click on it

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                                  1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Stop maximising Visual Studio automatically.

                                  When I start up Visual Studio, it can take a while so I minimise it to go do something else. But Visual Studio rudely demands your attention as it loads every little thing.

                                  I suggest that it stops doing that. Because it's annoying and unnecessary.

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                                  • Release Visual Studio for Windows ME with VB6 support

                                    Microsoft has failed the goal to get one billion of windows 10 devices:
                                    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-15/microsoft-won-t-get-to-1-billion-windows-10-device-goal-in-2018

                                    Windows 10 is a failure, windows NT is a failure, now is the time to turn back to classic windows and Windows ME is best windows ever!

                                    Microsoft should release a new version of visual studio ide for windows ME.

                                    Visual studio should support VB6, because it's the best language ever, and the most used language to develop a classic Windows application.

                                    Today there are at least 10 Millions of VB developers ready to develop again classic Windows Application.

                                    Thousands of these developer are asking assiduously…

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                                    • Make available &(SolutionPlatform) and $(SolutionConfiguration) macros for project settings and scripts

                                      Some users are requesting macros for the IDE combo box selected solution configuration and platform. These are not available for project settings/scripting, only per project $(Configuration) and $(Platform) are, which sometimes is very confusing when mixing different project configurations (which is supported and allowed). I created a VS extension[1] that adds the solution selected properties in all VS version until VS2017, but supporting this extension is becoming hard due to surprisingly complex VC project system. Supporting them directly on VS side (not from an extension) would be instead much more easy and viable.

                                      [1] https://github.com/ceztko/SolutionConfigurationName

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • UPDATE ALL

                                        Instead of having to pick one of the umteen updates at a time UPDATE ALL BUTTON
                                        Does windows update ask me to save the file then run the update NO, NEITHER SHOULD VISUAL STUDIO

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                                          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow us to Save an existing project as a new project using "Save Project As ..."

                                          There are times when we are working on a project that we would like to "branch" the project to a new location without involving version control. Currently, that means a lot of manual renaming and importing of assets - which is a nightmare at best on a large project.

                                          It would be very handy to have the ability from within the IDE to "Save Project As ..." and have the IDE make the necessary changes and file copies into the new location.

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