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  1. 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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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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        4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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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                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 →
                • 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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                    0 comments  ·  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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                      0 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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                      • 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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                        • Make Visual Studio IDE 64 bit. 32 bit quickly exhausts all available virtual space.

                          Visual Studio 2017 uses a lot of memory and quickly exhausts all available virtual space and then refuses to show even a search dialog. Yesterday was funny. VS2017 on start up was going to show me a feedback form so I could tell Microsoft how I enjoy the product. But then it paused loading the project. At the moment it actually tried to draw the feedback form GUI it already ran out of free virtual space. So the form was absolutely blank, no controls to fill it in and no controls to send it. And the IDE on any action…

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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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                              • Extend CodeLens with information about the creator/owner

                                I often need information about the responsible developer in unfamiliar/other code.
                                With an extension (new tab) you could instant see the developer.

                                For example:

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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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                                    • Hide [obsolete] items in intellisense

                                      Or provide an option to cross them out. But if you do, also include an option to hide them.

                                      I work with Unity frequently. Unity has A LOT of obsolete values in their core classes, and it makes intellisense a bit of a pain to use. It would be nice to be able to filter out what appears there so I can easily find what I'm looking for.

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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 Theme Support for TextMate Syntax Extensions

                                          At the moment tmLanguage extensions simply do not work if a custom theme is active (via the VS Theme editor extension https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/6f4b51b6-5c6b-4a81-9cb5-f2daa560430b)

                                          This is very annoying (at the very least show an error!) and should be fixed.

                                          Issue on Connect: https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/Feedback/Details/2343983

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