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  1. Improve the DataSet visualizer, which is currently lacking basic features

    The DataSet visualizer is lacking several basic features that one usually expects in a table GUI.

    - Sorting columns.
    - "Copy" functionality in a right-click context menu (currently you have to Ctrl+C).
    - Copying the column headers (very frustrating!)
    - Filtering columns
    - Performance is spotty, with visual bugs and blinking happening from time to time.

    Other features that aren't vital, but would be helpful:

    - Reordering the columns with click-and-drag functionality
    - Color-coding cells based on their contents

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add selection of .NET Core version in addition to .NET Framework version when creating a new .NET Core project

      When a new .NET Core project is created, in addition to .NET Framework version selection, the list should present .NET Core version selection.

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      • Transparent editor background

        A transparent editor would help us see the MSDN documentation in another window positioned behind the editor, or try out coding while watching a tutorial in the background without having to minimize and maximize windows. Or it may be used to view our favorite productivity-enhancement videos/visuals as in the example shown with Android Developer Studio in the attached file!

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        • Integrate vNext Build Bulk Editing like Community TFS Build Manager

          Community TFS Build Manager has been a blessing for the last several XAML-based systems. However, with the advent of vNext, this option is no longer available. At this point, it would make sense to have this kind of feature included out the box for TFS on-prem and VSTS. Could apply to 'Release' definitions, as well.

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          • Do not translate technical IDE and exception messages

            The translation of VS Community 2017 and .NET Framework to pt-BR are awful... It bothers advanced professional and also beginners. Words such "delegate" have complete diferente meaning in Portuguese.

            The translation made of exception "RunSynchronously cannot be called in a task not assigned to a delegate" in Portuguese sounds like the task could not be assigned to a sheriff...

            Please, stop to translate technical products as Visual Studio. It the same that obligate Biologists to translate the scientific names from latin to each language.

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            • 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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              • 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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                • 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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                  • 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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                        • Add a way of adding both .cpp and .h file at the same time with the same name.

                          It's funny, because it sounds so trivial, but in c++ you generally add a cpp and h file at the same time with the same name, it's such a typical action to make in a project...

                          In visual studio, that action takes quite a few clicks and typing, you end up filling out the details for the header file, only to have to do it all again for the cpp file.

                          Perhaps a checkbox to allow it to create both files at once for you would be nice, or to be able to select cpp and h file type and…

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                          • make menu items searchable by keyword in the way mac does

                            I often want to find a feature in VS that I'm sure has a menu option. I would like to try searching menu options via keyword to see if I can find menu options. Pretty much exactly like the start bar works in windows

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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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                              • Update the default propdp DependencyProperty template/snippet to use nameof

                                The "propdp" snippet for dependency properties uses a string on the register method, if the nameof operator is used instead, renaming dependency properties will be easier

                                DependencyProperty.Register("MyProperty",etc
                                becomes
                                DependencyProperty.Register(nameof(MyProperty),etc

                                This was closed before, but would like you to reconsider:
                                https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide/suggestions/9114802-change-propdp-snippet-to-use-the-nameof-operator

                                Of course, the only bit I want changed is the "Primarty DependencyProperty.Register I want to change

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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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                                    • Surround highlighted code with braces

                                      When a block of code is highlighted in the IDE, pressing { should surround that block with { } rather than deleting the text. Same applies for (
                                      Obviously, this should be an option that can be disabled

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                                      • Add a way to disable 'document is opened by another project' message

                                        Usually this message gives for me nothing except annoyance.
                                        I _do_ know that this document is already opened.
                                        I _intentionally_ opened this file in two solutions because I need it.
                                        Just let me work without annoying messages.
                                        I want to completely disable this message forever.

                                        Please, add one small checkbox to do it.

                                        Thank you.

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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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