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  1. 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 →
    • 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 →
      • Disable Roaming Extension Manager by default, or provide a way to turn it off

        The new preview of Visual Studio "15" adds the Roaming Extension Manager as part of the normal Visual Studio install, and enables it for all extensions by default.

        The version of this extension for Visual Studio 2015 and prior causes some third-party extensions to occasionally lose their individual settings. Likewise, the current extension itself seems to constantly "forget" which extensions it has been told to stop tracking.

        In addition, for some environments, the automatic download and installation of extensions can be a problem; e.g. a laptop with Visual Studio while on an airplane with a slow data connection, or when…

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          0 comments  ·  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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          • Go To Files should never use Current Document option

            I'm using Go To Files and Go To Members to navigate around my project. It is annoying to have to switch current document option off every time I use Go To Files, otherwise it won't find any results.

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            • Add a Keybinding Resolver that shows which shortcut hotkeys are being hijacked in Visual Studio

              In the Github Atom, they have the feature, called "Keybinding Resolver", where you can bring up a list of all packages with commands that corresponds to a shortcut hotkey you have pressed in the "Show Keymap Binding" panel.

              I would like to suggest to have a Keybinding Resolver implemented into Visual Studio, or future Visual Studio IDEs, so that we can all easily resolve keybinding / hotkeys conflicts related to our Extensions, and troubleshoot the issues better.

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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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                  5 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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                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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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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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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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                            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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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                            • 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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                              • 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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                                • Remove/Hide Connected Services

                                  Add option to remove or at least hide the 'Connected Services' node under web projects.

                                  It is a feature I know I am not going to use in several projects but do not want 'link' clutter at the root level of my project.

                                  I have seen this has been raised before on the developercommunity site as a bug (but it got closed as it is not a bug understandably), even though it has 35+ people following it still.

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                                    • Fix map mode grap region

                                      I like the Visual Studio map-mode according to Sublime Text Minimap, but it doesn’t work on large files, see attachments. I cannot grab the scroll-area, its too small. Sublime Text does it right.

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                                      • Respect privacy and business secrets

                                        Suggestion: Add respect for privacy to the maxims of VS product development.

                                        More and more I fear that Microsoft tries everything to fetch all my business critical code into its cloud, disrespecting any last particle of privacy and business secrecy, pushing developer experience heavily downwards. Regarding Visual Studio this comes up in some places:

                                        The new "report a problem" or "make a suggestion" feature is a big improvement to archaic MS Connect forms. However: If I am not careful, I send you screenshots of my sensible development work. Neither me nor my team members are allowed to send such screenshots,…

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                                        • Reduce Disk I/O on build - Allow "In Memory" bin and obj output

                                          Please allow VS to compile files in Memory instead of obj folder. Note that it's an optional feature. So you can always get back and disable this to write on disk if you need.
                                          We only need to final bin folder to get ready to run, writing to disk in the middle obj and bin folders is taking a lot of build time, fragment the disk, and we don't need them.
                                          I played a bit creating a Virtual Ram disk and use ntfs links from the obj and bin folder to memory and I notice a great speed up.
                                          You…

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