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  1. 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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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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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          • allow structure guide lines for html editor

            structure guide lines are great for code, but also for html the HTML editor

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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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              • An icon is added to the VS 2017 toolbox header to collapse all the treeview items, as there is one in the solution explorer.

                I have several tools installed in my VS 2017 (mainly DevExpress DXperience controls). Sometimes, the toolbox items are shown all expanded and there is no way to collapse them all, as is the case with the Solution Explorer window. When this happens, I have to manually collapse every item, a time consuming task that could easily be avoided by the suggested button.

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                • Bring back supress message in Error List for dotnet projects

                  In old projects I could right click fxCoop warning in Errors List window and suppress them in code or in suppression file. After switching to new project format (<Project Sdk="Microsoft.NET.Sdk">) i can no longer do it.

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                  • code formatting alignment

                    I would like the code editor to assist with aligning the code in different ways. There is a add-in called Code Alignment that you can use, but I would like this to be built in to the formatting in the editor and it should be possible to align automatically when you save. For example I would like to aligning on equal signs in consecutive assignment statements, like this:

                    var a = 1;
                    string b123 = "";

                    I think that this should also include a number of other alignment options too, like aligning declarations and parameters etc - or anything that…

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                    • Find Child Classes

                      Currently "Find All References" can return a lot of noise.

                      It would be handy when analysing a class to have a "Find Children" that would simply list all the classes that inherit from this one.

                      Also with virtual methods a Find Overrides would be useful.

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                      • intellisense filter

                        Visual Studio 2017 allows filtering Intellisense list to show properties, functions, extension methods and/or events. This can be achieved using the filter buttons at the bottom of Intellisense dropdown (or using keyboard shortcuts).

                        I'd like to see another filter that shows/hides the inherited members of the class. This way one can quickly look at the additional functionality provided by the class in question. This filter should include members that were part of the parent class(es) but have been overridden by the current class.

                        This is effectively the same change that Microsoft has done regarding their new documentation site. Unlike msdn.microsoft.com…

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                        • Task Runner Explorer nesting

                          Show hierarchy tasks in Task Runner Explorer.
                          For instance given tasks "test" and "test.a" , show "test.a" as child element of "test".

                          The separator should be auto-detectable and configurable.

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                          • Provide way to permanently change page setup margins. I don't print often but I really hate having to print twice to get the margins right.

                            Provide way to permanently change page setup margins. I don't print often but I really hate having to print twice to get the margins right.

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                            • Allow saving bookmarks and giving them a task name.

                              Then devs can map bookmarks to tickets and track code they've changed or viewed easily. For instance, if I have a task t-123 I can all my bookmarks that ID. Then during a code review I can easily jump through my bookmarks to give the full story of not just what was changed but why it was changed.

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                              • Add 'filename' column to Bookmarks window

                                Currently the Bookmarks window shows the full 'File Location' of the bookmarked location. This takes up a large amount of horizontal screen real estate, and requires parsing the text each time I look for a bookmark.

                                Consider adding a 'File Name' column option, and enabling/disabling various other column options.

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                                • Add drag scrolling (pan) to Class Designer

                                  Navigation in the class diagram should be like the pan-and-zoom for the XAML design window or the Debug Canvas extension. Right now we can use the scroll bars or (shift+) mousewheel to scroll the view, both of which are extremely tedious and painful.

                                  Other parts of the UI in the IDE could probably benefit from drag scrolling as well (like code - to quickly peek at the end of line that is off the edge of the screen). One possibility might be to map Ctrl+right click to drag scrolling throughout the IDE

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                                  • Updates

                                    The update process for VS should be more seamless. The current system reminds me of early days of Windows XP, when Windows Update was neither enforced nor widely adopted in a timely fashion because it caused interruptions (reboots).

                                    Windows introduced Restart Manager to help minimize the problems arising from forced reboots, and I suspect that Visual Studio already implements the relevant Restart Manager API's. Can this principle be extended to help make the VS update experience seamless?

                                    For e.g., when a user opts to start the update process, the updater can shutdown all VS instances, update, and restart all instances…

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                                    • 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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