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  1. 6 votes
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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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      • Add a feature for visual studio for mac that could publish Asp.Net site to Azure

        Whether could add a feature that we could publish a web site to Azure in VS for Mac. Thank you very much.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Show a preview of the location of project and solution files in the Create Project dialog

                    The "Create directory for solution" checkbox is a source of confusion, even for seasoned developers: https://twitter.com/tom_forsyth/status/748397481210306560
                    https://twitter.com/HookTM/status/748317930144796675
                    https://twitter.com/bmcnett/status/748309501195935746

                    Showing a preview of the final paths for the sln and vcxproj files in the Create Project dialog would solve this for everyone.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • JSON Hyper-Schema support

                      Currently JSON Hyper-Schema is not supported for no apparent reason. For example the following JSON shows the warning "The type of schema applied to the document is not supported"

                      { "$schema": "http://json-schema.org/draft-04/hyper-schema#" }

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Keep wildcard include when adding matching file to project

                        Keep wildcard include when adding matching file to project

                        Being able to include files in a project via a wildcard is a nice feature but VS removes the wildcard and replaces it with individual inclusions for each matching file whenever I add or remove a file that matches the wildcard.

                        For example, this:
                        <ItemGroup>
                        <None Include="Features\*.feature" />
                        </ItemGroup>

                        Becomes this:
                        <ItemGroup>
                        <None Include="Features\Authentication.feature" />
                        <None Include="Features\SpecFlowFeature1.feature" />
                        <None Include="Features\SystemSmokeTest.feature" />
                        </ItemGroup>

                        This is carried over from a previous suggestion that was closed:

                        https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide/suggestions/7013688-keep-wildcard-include-when-adding-matching-file-to

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • keep a history of pinned tabs

                          When I'm working on a part of a project, I usually have some tabs pinned that I regularly have to change. But sometimes, something comes up and I have to work on another part for a while. So those pinned tabs are not needed at the moment and are in the way when I'm working on the other part. But when that finishes and I'm going back to work on the first part. So I want the pinned tabs back I was using.
                          I would be handy if you can keep a history of pinned tabs or are able to…

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add a Close Solution button on "File Modification Detected" dialog

                              When I merge a branch or any operation in git that changes files, the "File Modification Detected" modal/dialog pops up and gives me an option that either takes a long time or puts my files in an inconsistent state. It would be extremely convenient to have a "Close Solution" button so I can ensure VS and extensions don't have any file locks.

                              See image from this tweet.
                              https://twitter.com/daerogami/status/857290726392180737

                              Alternatively, Close Solution/Project should replace Ignore and Ignore All. But I only say that because I can't think of a reason I would want to put my editor in an inconsistent state…

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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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                                • Bring the ctrl+d shortcut from Visual Studio Code

                                  In visual studio code ther is a feature to Add Selection To Next Find Match. crtl+d is the default shortcut in Visual Studio Code, Atom, Sublime and other good editors.
                                  (editor.action.addSelectionToNextFindMatch)
                                  https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/customization/keybindings

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                                    1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Installer: Clicking on the Workload buckets should not automatically select/deselect the items

                                    Clicking on the workload buckets in the installer should not automatically (de)select the workload and the associated individual components. The current behavior makes it difficult to preview which individual components are bundled in the workload. Explicitly selecting/deselecting the checkbox for the workload should be required for adding/removing.

                                    6 votes
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                                    • Group references in .Net projects like dependencies are group in .Net Core projects

                                      Please group References (.Net Project) in the Solution Explorer by “.Net”, “Projects”, “NuGet”…

                                      Like Dependencies are grouped in .Net Core projects

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                                      • Ctrl+click to recursively expand/collapse outlining regions

                                        When Ctrl+clicking the +/- box of an outlining region, expand/collapse all the regions inside this block too. SciTE editor can do this, it's great for productivity.

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                                          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add possibility to configure source folder for projects

                                          Give the developer the possibility to configure the source folders for projects.
                                          This is important especially when generating a solution with tools like premake. In that case the vcxproj file for a project is in a different location from the source files and the "Add new item" dialog will always start from the folder of the vcxproj file. It would be more productive if we could configure this starting path from the IDE for each project, or at least for the IDE to remember the last path used when adding an item in the project.

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