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  1. IntelliSense tag for indicating thread safety

    It'll be great to have a dedicated class/method documentation tag for IntelliSense, which would allow to specify the thread-safety of the member.

    Example:

    /// <summary>
    /// A sample class used to show the usage of intelliSense support.
    /// </summary>
    /// <threadSafety>SomeMembersSafe</threadSafety>
    public class TestClass
    {
    /// <summary>
    /// Handles something a sample method can handle, in a thread-way manner.
    /// </summary>
    /// <threadSafety>ThreadSafe</threadSafety>
    public void ThreadSafeMethod()
    {
    // some logic here, which is thread safe
    }

    /// <summary>
    /// Handles something a sample method can handle, in a non-thread-way manner.
    /// </summary>
    /// <threadSafety>NonThreadSafe</threadSafety>
    public void NonThreadSafeMethod()
    {
    // some…

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    • Provide a way to turn off comment completion in .css files

      I've found a way to turn off virtually all of the auto-complete functionality but can't find a setting that'll turn off auto completion of comments (beginning with "/*") in the .css file editor. I'm using VS 2013 but would be willing to upgrade to VS 2015 if there's a fix for this particular issue.

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      • Can we automatically turn off PC when setup is completed

        It's take 3-4 hours to install VS, the whole process is too long, how to auto turn off PC when setup is completed?

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        • Documents closing

          It would be nice to have an option "Close documents on the right" (same functionality has eg. Chrome browser). Fortunately this can be emulated by pinning the documents and Close all but pinned.

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          • Allow a blank "Default namespace" for projects

            1. Create a new C# Console Application
            2. Open Project Properties
            3. Delete the "Default namespace" setting

            Result:

            ---------------------------
            Microsoft Visual Studio
            ---------------------------
            Root Namespace:

            The entered value for the property 'Default Namespace' is invalid.
            ---------------------------
            OK
            ---------------------------

            The IDE should not stop me from building my projects the way I want to. Please don't get in my way.

            Note that if I edit the .csproj file, I can remove the <RootNamespace> property, and the project loads just fine. (But Add Class is then broken. Fix that, too.)

            This has been raised before.

            https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide/suggestions/2791056-allow-a-blank-default-namespace-e-g-for-unit

            IIRC it has been broken since…

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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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              • Move Cursor and Scrol Screen to Proper Position on Undo

                When I perform multiple Undo's (CTRL-Z), oftentimes the cursor does not move the right position and I end up having to search the whole file for the change.

                This is also good if you step away, and want to reacquaint yourself with the previous changes you have made.

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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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                  • Provide some means to easily identify or eliminate problems with pasting code containing non-breaking space character (0xa0)

                    If you copy/paste a code snippet from a web browser,it often contains nonbreaking white space characters (U+00A0).

                    When compiling C++ code, the first time you're aware of this is when you get the error:
                    C3873 '0xa0': this character is not allowed as a first character of an identifier

                    However, even give that, it's still a guessing game as to what needs to be edited because even with View White Space enabled, you can't differentiate between a valid white space and an invalid one. I invariably find I have to re-edit the entire line, removing any white space and re-inserting it.
                    It's a real PITA -…

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                    • Rename Startup Object When File is Renamed

                      When I rename "Form1.vb" to "FormMain.vb" (using the context menu's rename option) I'm correctly asked if I want all references to it updated to the same name. Most all references do get updated but VS Pro 2015 doesn't rename it in the Project-Properties Startup-Object drop-down menu and thus my solution is filled with errors.
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                      This isn't that bad except for the fact that I'm explicitly asked if I want to upgrade all references yet they are not ALL updated.

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                      • Title bar color changes based on project/Solution

                        Eg. Green for an Xbox based project, Red for a Windows Phone based project etc...

                        Ideal for when using multiple VS instances (tools and app/game) with multiplatform support on top.

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                        • realise people are getting fed up by the limitless collection of our data.

                          More and more people are having objections to the limitless collecting of "my data". I have no intention to share with you what I do with my computer, nor do I want to tell you what kind of system it is, unless I explicitly chose to share it volontarily and not because I have to, because I need to use a product. Like Visual Studio. Or Windows 10.
                          The fact that it seems to be "insustry norm" to collect all that is possible, doesn't mean consumers agree.

                          Is this complaint needs to be put in the form of a suggestion…

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                          • From the windows toolbar flyout for VS enable "<projectname> - run as admin"

                            We as devs are forced to start certain projects (Azure, ...) with elevated privs - if you cant fix that, at least enable the start of this project directly instead of having to open the VS as admin and then load the proj.

                            Or fix the "need admin" :o)

                            Thanks
                            Patrick

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                            • annotation priority

                              When you launch an annotate on a file, it would be better to get in pripority the information of the line where command has been lauched. Sometimes you have to wait that the whole file is annotated to get the information you were looking for.

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                              • Please add an option to set the delay time that the intellisense popups

                                In VS 2015 or VS 2017, we cannot set the intellisense popup delay time, and in VS code, we can set the value of the properties ‘editor.quickSuggestionsDelay’ in the user or workspace setting file to make the intellisense popup delay time. When we type any character, after the delay time which we defined in the setting file, the auto completion list will show. For more detail information, please check this document: https://code.visualstudio.com/Docs/customization/userandworkspace. Please also add this feature in VS 2017, thanks in advance.

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                                • When projects aren't compatible, tell us WHY they're not compatible.

                                  When trying to design a UAP project, we frequently get errors trying to form dependencies between projects. It's very frustrating, since there's no warning before hand, and it a lot of work to set up the project. The error provides no details as to why, so to troubleshoot, all we can do is trial and error. Can you explain WHY something isn't compatible?

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                                  • Add the description of warning for tag like <li></li>, <option></option>in asp.net project

                                    1.Open Visual Studio 2015, Update 3.
                                    2.Create a new ASP.NET Web Form or ASP.NET Web Application project.
                                    3.Once the project is created, add a new item, ASP.NET Web Form User Control (ASCX).
                                    4.In the ASCX markup, just type "<li></li>".
                                    5.That's it. You will get this blank warning.

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                                    • Add a Forms Designer for Win32 C++ Desktop Apps

                                      Please add a windows forms designer for Windows Desktop Apps (C++, Win32) that does not use MFC. A possible approach is doing XAML for the UI and Windows API for app logic.

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                                      • Enable more extensive VS roaming profile settings

                                        Having our settings in the cloud is nice. Why not extend that and include all of the features from VS that we typically enable and any VS Extensions we may have installed? The VS 15 installer is great. Would like to see that tool have a combo-box of saved "Install Profiles" to choose from.. When one is selected, all of your settings + extensions + VS features get installed.

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                                        • Can you embed Google Translate into ied? Help to understand the language translation

                                          Look at the source code, the definition of some variable name is really difficult to understand.For the English poor people. To constantly copy and paste to translate the code in the variable name. Can not be translated or translated into Google The form is embedded ied to facilitate the rapid translation of the code and shortens the interpretation time.

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