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  1. Drag and Drop horizontal and vertical screen position

    Hi,

    Why isnt it possible to drag and drop the screen code horizontally under two screens divided like my screenshot in attach file?

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Improve the screenshot mechanism of Visual Studio's "Help/Send Feedback/Report a Problem" dialogue

      I find that the most frequent case of problem to be reported by the dialogue is not sufficiently complicated to require a recording of some sequence of steps, but yet is sufficiently complicated to require the first or both of the following, currently unavailable features:

      1) Take a single screenshot on command, so that the user may arrange the screen to provide maximal information on-topic and minimal irrelevant information before shooting.

      Currently: The screenshot is taken on click on the "Report a Problem..." menu entry. Issues:
      - the mouse cursor cannot be used to display a mouseover tooltip partial to…

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      • Add Back and Forward buttons to Find Symbol Results

        When investigating or refactoring code it's often necessary to look not just at references to a single thing, but references to related things (e.g. a field and also the property that returns that field). VS should add one or both of the following features:

        1. Browser-like Back and Forward buttons in Find Symbol Results
        2. An alternate shortcut key for "Find all references" that would not clear the existing list, but add new references to the bottom instead.

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        • visual studio on windows 10 mobile with continuum mode

          Run visual studio on windows 10 mobile with continuum mode.
          Let phone like a pc !!

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          • Display User IDentity again (like you did in 2013)

            Visual Studio used to reveal the user Identity it was running under.Now in 2015 it only displays MSDN Live acct logged in. This makes my job a nightmare, because I have two different accounts with differing levels of access within my TFS admin role at this company. I can be logged into either account at any given time. This was something that our security team established as a policy. I have a hard time now in 2015 distinguishing what each of my VS instances are running as. It might also be nice if I could keep separate themes per login.

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            • 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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              • FILE/OPEN/WEBSITE FTP DOES NOT SUPPORT SSL

                Only basic unencrypted FTP is supported when you attempt to open a website via FTP from the file menu. THIS IS NOT SECURE!

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                • Align new lines when typing the contents of an initialization list

                  Visual Studio has an option to align new lines within parenthesis but doesn't have an option to align new lines within braces for initialization list.

                  For example, I would like to align the following initialization values so that they are all start at the same place:

                  int numArr[3][3] = { {11, 24, 94},
                  {12, 13, 15},
                  {54, 23, 56} };

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                  • Comment Selection (Ctrl+K,Ctrl+C) with a multiline selection should comment out blank lines

                    When I use the Comment Selection command with multiple lines selected in C++ or C#, it adds // comments to lines with text in them but leaves blank lines uncommented.

                    Every other editor I use with a similar feature comments out *all* selected lines including blank lines. That is a much better way to do this, because it ties together all the commented lines visually, making it easier to see what lines to select when I later want to uncomment them.

                    For example, I often use blank lines within a function to separate short blocks of code. If I select…

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                    • Code Snippets in the C# Interactive Window

                      It would be really useful to be able to use code snippets within the C# Interactive Window, for example typing cw[TAB][TAB] instead of typing Console.WriteLine everytime you need to output something.

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                      • Build Explorer Filter Defaults

                        When opening Build Explorer, the Filters have defaults that I'd like to change. e.g. Date Filter defaults to "Today". I'd like to default it to "<Any Time>", or have Build Explorer remember my last setting for that filter.

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                        • auto-collapse inactive pre-processor regions in editor

                          Add an option to auto-collapse the code correcponding to inactive pro-rpocessor directives (false #ifdef, etc) line in CLion.

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                          • Show csproj in the solution explorer

                            In VS2017, project.json was replaced by csproj again, but the file is not available on the solution explorer. Instead, it shows only on right click > edit ***.csproj.

                            This is an unecessary step and a major drawback on the simplicity it had with project.json.

                            Please just show every file on the solution explorer, mainly the csproj ones.

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                            • Recognize the homebrew installed version of mono and/or netCore, rather that downloading/installing a duplicate copy during installation

                              The installation for VS for Mac does not appear to recognize the homebrew-installed mono and/or netCore runtimes during installation and proceeds to download a new version that may clash with the already installed version.

                              For example, brew installs mono here:
                              /usr/local/Cellar/mono

                              And the official installer installs here:
                              /Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework/Versions/Current

                              The installer has overridden my PATH with the non-brew managed version....

                              This is VERY annoying, especially because Rider (the new JetBrains IDE for .NET) already recognizes brew...

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                                • Disable other lines Error Checking While type an open quotation mark in current line.

                                  when we type an open quotation mark, VS will report other lines error checking. whether could disable this feature during our developing.
                                  And other community have encountered this issue two, please refer to the following link:
                                  https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/b7a0c212-81b7-4000-bf7d-075d36cec0a5/disable-error-checking-while-im-typing-a-line-of-code?forum=visualstudiogeneral

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                                  • document well open files scrolled with mouse

                                    In visual studio 2015 when you have a number files opened that exceeds the size of the document well arrows are shown at the top and bottom of the document well. You use these arrows to scroll through your opened files. I would like to be able to scroll the open documents in the document well using the mouse. In my case this would mean using my touch pad and doing a two finger scroll up or down.

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                                    • Provide a Collapse All in Context Menu to Toolbar.

                                      When you right mouse click on toolbar provide a new Command "Collapse All" that will collapse all groups that are by default expanded.

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                                      • Visual Studio Perforemence

                                        Visual Studio 2015's performance is horrendous. Working on large projects is extremely difficult due to VS poor ability to use resources effectively. I have 32GB of RAM and 12 core CPU, yet when I work on one of my large projects, visual studio becomes very sluggish, often freezes up and when I look at the my resources I still have ~24GB of free RAM and plenty of CPU power.
                                        I highly suggest that you invest more efforts in making VS2017 perform better than its predecessor. I love VS and I still think it is one of the best IDEs but…

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                                        • Allow themeing the file icons like in vs code

                                          I really like the new file icon setting in vs code and would love to use the seti icon set in visual studio as well.

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