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  1. 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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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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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          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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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            • 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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                • Add a "Show disassembly" option in the editor

                  Right now, it is possible to see the code generated by the compiler in two ways: 1) by debugging it, which requires some way to get to the code at runtime, sometimes time-consuming for library code or 2) generating output files with mixed assembler and source code, which is somewhat hard to match to the original code sometimes. When optimizing some piece of code, it would be way easier if, after compilation, the "Show disassembly" option would be available directly in the editor. The optimize-compile-check assembler loop would be more effective that way. It would be even nicer if this…

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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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                      • add the option "Interface" on the "Add" menu on the solution explorer.

                        I think it would be awesome if you guys added an "Interface" option on the "Add" menu on the solution explorer.

                        After all, basically most of the files you add are classes and interfaces.

                        Thanks!

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                        • Save All As... functionality in File menu to save all project/solution in other root directory with...

                          <Save All As...> functionality in File menu to save all project/solution in other root directory with renaming all subdirs and files like at project/solution creation.

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                          • Code formatting profiles

                            I often work on and contribute to multiple open-source projects. These often each have their own coding conventions. It is very annoying to have to go set up the auto-format to match the project I am working on right now. I don't want to turn off auto-formatting (I like it a lot). exporting and importing user settings is an option, but still annoying.

                            I suggest having an option to either
                            1. Save the current formatting settings to a "profile", and have a menu option to select between profiles, or
                            2. Have an option to save the current formatting settings to…

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                            • Bring back a resizable left pane in Help Viewer 2.3...

                              This is most probably a bug:

                              Help Viewer 2.3 in contrast to earlier versions no longer allows to resize docked contents. It's still possible do undock a window, resize it and dock it back again.

                              Of course it's much more bothersome to work that way compared to Visual Studio's docking behavior.

                              Thanks!

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                              • Add new project/item to solution folder should use a physical folder if it exists

                                When I have an existing solution that has solution folders in it (such as src and test), when I right click on the solution folder and 'Add New Project' or 'Add New Item', if there is a physical folder with the exact same name as the solution folder, the 'Location' field in the dialog should be populated with the folders path instead of the solutions root directory.

                                To be clear, I do not want changes made to the solution system or MSBuild. This would be an IDE feature only and would be simply for convenience. The IDE would check to…

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                                • Make it obvious how to remove Application Insights

                                  In VS2017 make it easier to get rid of the Application Insights in a new web-project. If you never use it, why should you be forced to include it . Just extra weight.

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                                  • theme by extension

                                    hello,
                                    as far as typescript becomes so huge as C#, it becomes very hard sometimes to differenciate C# and typescript at first sight.

                                    i'm not sure you can but it would be very useful to be able to set a diffrent background color for the editor in typescript.
                                    it's a year that i search about this in visual studio themes, but they can't be associated with file extension.

                                    thank you to think about that.

                                    regards

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                                    • More filter options and enhancements to Intellisense.

                                      I hope you consider this very seriously, namely:

                                      1- Deprecated members: strike-through and hide/show.

                                      2- Inherited members: hide/show.

                                      3- Local members: hide/show/show first.

                                      4- Ability sort by priority or by type: right now everything is mixed and alphabetically sorted.

                                      There needs to be more sorting options, like pushing deprecated members last or fields and properties first, etc.

                                      5- Activate bold case or highlight option for certain types.

                                      6- Option to show return types inside the list next to members.

                                      7- Show quick info on mouse hover over the list.

                                      This would make code editing and exploring in Visual Studio way…

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                                      • CodeLens: include markup references in reference count

                                        Currently, CodeLens will count all references to a method or property in the code-behind of an ASP.Net page, but does not count references in markup pages.
                                        Consider a method to select data from a database. Invoking it in a code-behind page will increase the reference count, but naming it as the SelectMethod of an ObjectDataSource will not.

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                                        • Provide information on configuring firewall to block telemetry

                                          Microsoft should publish a list of all Internet servers that their products send telemetry to, such that they can all be blocked at the firewall.

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