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  1. Allow commenting on pending changes that would be available before code review

    I would love to be able to jot down comments on pending changes that would be imported into a code review when it is requested.

    Currently I have to remember things that are worth noting and enter comments after I create the code review. It would be helpful if I could make those comments as I create / edit code.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Please do not abandon built-in workitem forms for a browser experience.

      I was going to go back to VS 2015 until I found that I could change the default for opening a work item to go back to opening a form in the IDE instead of launching the browser.
      Aside from the browser experience being harder to navigate, it complicates my workflow to also have the browser opening up work items and loosing what I was referring to while I'm trying to concentrate on the content of the work items.

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      • 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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        • 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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          • Please add an option to set the delay time that the intellisense popups

            In VS 2015 or VS 2017, we cannot set the intellisense popup delay time, and in VS code, we can set the value of the properties ‘editor.quickSuggestionsDelay’ in the user or workspace setting file to make the intellisense popup delay time. When we type any character, after the delay time which we defined in the setting file, the auto completion list will show. For more detail information, please check this document: https://code.visualstudio.com/Docs/customization/userandworkspace. Please also add this feature in VS 2017, thanks in advance.

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            • 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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              • 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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                • CodeLens should provide references for enum members

                  Right now CodeLens surfaces references for the entire enum as a whole, but it would be extremely helpful to, at a glance, see references of individual members within the enum definition.

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                  • Show a banner message across the top of the Changes tab if the user has both Staged and Unstaged changes

                    If I have both Staged and Unstaged changes, I would love to see a banner across the Changes pane (like the Sync notification attached) that reminds me I have Unstaged changes. I keep getting bitten during Merges where the merge files are automatically Staged, but then any extra integration fixes I do to additional files to get it to build/work are then thrown into Changes (Unstaged) and are not committed once I think I'm done and commit.

                    A banner would remind me that I have files I might want to stage and include in the commit.

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                    • Stop Using the Item Template Cache

                      The Item Template Cache serves no purpose, and makes it impossible to update templates.

                      In Visual Studio 2017, I have to completely uninstall Visual Studio and reinstall it every time I need to update a template.

                      During development, this causes me an hour of lost time.

                      I have tried deleting the Item Template Cache folder and cache.bin, and Visual Studio 2017 still loads the last template, even though a newer version exists in the Item Template folder.

                      The whole purpose of the Item Template folder is to load templates that a user wants to load, but If you cache an…

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                        • enable font size change via <CTRL>-mousewheel in the "Find Result" window in the way as it is already working in the e.g. code editor window

                          Enable font size change via <CTRL>-mousewheel in the "Find Result" window in the same way as it is already working in the e.g. C++ code editor window.
                          Perhaps also other window types are lacking the font size change feature?

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                          • search and replace typing

                            Typing in search and replace removes selections in the editor. Performing search and replace can change the current selection.

                            This makes performing search and replaces on selections a chore.

                            Using regex patterns in search and replace are not remember in the drop down choice list and must be re-typed.

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                            • Highlight bookmarked lines with indicator margin enabled

                              When you bookmark a line and the "indicator margin" is enabled, you just get a little bookmark icon in the indicator margin - the line is not highlighted, despite the fact that it is set to be highlighted in the "Fonts and colors" section in Options. Only if you disable the indicator margin do bookmarked lines get highlights.... but then you lose the indicator margin.

                              Why can't Visual Studio just highlight bookmarked lines when the indicator margin is enabled? If you don't want the line highlighted, you can disable it in Fonts and colors, in Options.

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                              • add PhpDoc Block snippet functions + many more languages

                                I know it is very easy to create your own snippet for it but I'd prefer the automatic creation of DocBlocks

                                This package for Atom.IO https://atom.io/packages/docblockr is a perfect idea. It's a shame there is no plugins for this on VSCode but i'm sure a lot of people would love this feature!

                                At the moment I'm having to use Atom to write up my API Documentation and it's a pain having to switch between editors

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                                • CMake for Linux

                                  When using a CMake project, I want to be able to build & debug on Linux. The whole point of CMake is portable projects. It is difficult that you have to use a windows specific project system to build on Linux.

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                                  • default unix line ending

                                    use default unix line ending, or add a text to the status bar to show current line ending, and dont switch between win and unix when saving

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                                    • Option to Disable Ctrl+Click Go to Definition

                                      In Visual Studio 2015 and earlier, the behavior for ctrl+click was to select the 'word' (overloaded behavior from double click). It would be nice to have this behavior back in Visual Studio 2017.

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                                      • Add "refresh" button to the Find Results panel.

                                        Otherwise, refreshing this panel involves going all the way back to the Find dialog, picking the right search term from the history, and picking the correct output panel (Find Results 1 or 2).

                                        Unnecessarily tedious.

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