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  1. region endregion support intellisense

    now I have to type #region #endregion char by char,

    I hope I can type

    #r

    then the intellisense show #region to let me choose from,

    same as #endregion ,

    THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • The light bulb menu should be also a sub menu on the right click context menu

      The current context menu in a code file shows "Quick Actions and Refactorings..." but selecting it closes the context menu and then opens the Lightbulb menu with no way real interaction between the two. The "Quick Actions and Refactorings..." menu should open a sub menu with the same options as the Lightbulb menu without having to switch to a different UI system. Specifically I dislike having to press enter on a menu item when you're still in a 'menu' like system. Enter means to perform the physical action, not to continue in the "metadata" action (ie: open a new menu).…

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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 →
        • code Styleguide on Solution / Project Level

          I like the new configurable code style guides. But they should be part of the solution or Project. I work on different projects, that have different style guides.

          Currently I can't use this tool because it spams me with warnings if I working on another project.

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          • Create another case indentation rule

            Under tools->options, Text Editor -> (language) -> Fomatting->Indentation

            There are two checkboxes for case indentation:
            indent case labels
            indent case contents

            I want a third one:
            indent case blocks

            Meaning that I can have both:
            switch (foo)
            {
            case "foo":
            run();
            }

            and
            switch (foo)
            {
            case "foo":
            {
            run();
            }
            }

            (checking indent case contents and unchecking indent case blocks)

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              3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Search members in current document only

              In VS2017 the "GoTo"-search was improved, But still lacks behind DPack a little bit.

              There's no setting that the search for members should only take place in the current document. All other searches (types, etc) should take place for the whole solution.

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              • Add the setting to turn on/off the combo box beside the horizontal scroll bar in the Editor windows

                Try to hide the combo box beside the horizontal scroll bar at the left corner in the Editor windows, go to Tools—Editor---All languages and uncheck the horizontal scroll bar and save, found the horizontal scroll bar disappear but the combo box still display. After research, found we need to go to Tools- Text editor -> C# -> Outlining and check the option “Enter outlining modes when files open” then save. After this, the combo box will be hidden. Please add a setting option that can use directly turn on or off this combo box, since it also not belongs to…

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                  2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Breakpoint condition/message history

                  It would greatly improve productivity if we could pick a condition/message in a "recent list" when creating a new breakpoint.

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                  • reference counter

                    Possibility to search for all methods and variables that have 0 references.

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                    • Add activity feedback to VS 2017 installer

                      The new installer UI is great but the progress percentage and bar are not enough. I've had issues with the installation of Windows 10 and Android SDKs where they don't change for a very long time. Please show that something is happening.

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                      • Idea for Microsoft visual studio IDE

                        I am not sure this idea is already in place or not, or it is possible or not. But I am thinking to place this idea to a right forum. Can it be possible integrate NLP + AI with visual studio IDE?
                        Now what is that and moreover why we need to do that? This feature is not for normal developer but who is not able to write code (Like in accident may be they lost hand or something like that and for this they are losing their job!) but love to code and know how to write code. This…

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                        • Add "Copy Diff from Left to Right" button and vice versa

                          Add "Copy Diff from Left to Right" button and vice versa

                          VS 2015 is awesome. I really appreciate its speed and CodeLens and other things, but there is one I would like to ask you to improve: can you please add functionality like "copy diff from left to right" and vice versa to VS diff tool? I do not want to select piece of code, copypaste it and then remove the old one in the other file. I want one button which will be shown when I put cursor to a line of code and will do it for me…

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Don't steal focus when files are modified

                            When a file is externally modified VS sometimes steals focus and asks to reload the file. This happens instantly when modifying a file externally. This takes out out of the workflow to a place you didn't want to be.

                            This often happens when merging files.

                            Also, I wonder why VS should *ever* steal focus. I have never liked it in any situation. I can switch windows myself very easily. Don't guess where I want to look.

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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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                              • Provide a list of "My Work" work items in the pending changes related work items for association with a check-in

                                I'd like a list of or shortcut to "My Work" work items in the pending changes related work items. I find myself switching from the pending changes pane to the my work pane to look up and/or add a work item to in progress in order to associate it with my check-in. It would a great to simply select a work item directly in the pending change pane.

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                                • Roam VS Settings by Hive (ie separate for each instance)

                                  It would be very useful if the VS settings were roamed per instance (hive). To make it visually clear whether I'm looking at the normal instance of VS or the experimental instance I set different color schemes.

                                  To be able to do this I have to sign out of the experimental instance, otherwise if I change the color scheme my normal instance's color scheme changes as well. I'm sure this could be useful for other settings as well.

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                                  • add a global override shortcut prefix for access to default shortcut sequence behaviour

                                    Some plugins (like VisualAssist and VsVim) override the default editor shortcuts. I suggest that a key (e.g. ESC) or key sequence (e.g. ESC, ESC) be added, that when pressed, followed by any shortcut sequence, will execute the default built-in shortcut sequence action, rather than the override action.

                                    For example:
                                    Alt+M (execute whatever action)
                                    ESC ESC Alt+M (execute the default editor action)

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                                    • is there a way where we can change double quotes color? ""

                                      https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide/filters/new?query=is%20there%20a%20way%20where%20we%20can%20change%20double%20quotes%20color%3F%20%22%22%20

                                      As far as I know, it has no this feature if we just want to change the double quotes color since it would change all string color if we use the change the "string" item under Font and Color in V IDE. Can VS add this feature?

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                                      • Provide a way to prevent the Script Documents folder from expanding during debugging

                                        While the Script Documents folder is a useful debugging tool, the auto-expansion on every page load is a pain in the neck when navigating source files in the Solution Explorer. Please provide an option to keep this folder collapsed by default (or at least remember the current state).

                                        Note that this issue has been referenced back to at least VS2013, and does not seem to be a difficult (or controversial) feature to add. Perhaps its time has come?

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                                        • Find symbol results / find all references => allow filtering (include/exclude) projects

                                          The new find all reference / find symbol results experience in VS 2017 is very nice.

                                          However, it is lacking the following functionality:

                                          I'd like to filter the result list by projects.
                                          - Only include certain projects
                                          - Include certain projects

                                          It would be great if there would be a small filter "dialog", which lists all projects of the solution with the ability to check/uncheck each project.

                                          If a project is not checked, no results for this project will be displayed in the grid.

                                          My use case for this feature would be to find all references of a type/method but…

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