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  1. Update CMake integration to support CMake 3.8 to get C# support

    Great to hear CMake integration now supports CMake 3.7.2 in Visual Studio 15.2. Sadly, C# support wasn't added until CMake 3.8. You're so close, just an incremental update and you'll get C# project support!

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Tool can remove the Library not used from References

      To reduce the payload and identity of the libraries, we want to remove the libraries not used from References when we are targeting mobile platforms. We wonder if there is a mapping tool that will provide the info which is about status of the libraries (used or non-used), then it can make the non-used removed.
      Please refer to this thread: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/5bb1e731-5331-40a7-8547-bbb2ede26213/library-use-tool?forum=visualstudiogeneral

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        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • View -> Other Windows menu would benefit from alphabetical sorting

        It's getting really hard to find the window I want to open.

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        • Don't put other than solution files in VS2017's jumplist

          I don't see a reason to fill up recent and jumplist with csproj?, VisualStudio cannot (normally?) work without solution files anyway, so why fill these lists with unnessesary stuff?
          Or let me have an filter for what to put in them.

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          • Change the stickiness of Ctrl-F find

            For months I've been struggling with a user-interface pain that I finally found the cause. The pain was I would press Ctrl-F and start typing and the program would jump me to other documents, even though I only always use the command to search the current document.

            The cause is this interaction sequence:
            1. I type Ctrl-F, enter a search term, find that in the current file.
            2. Having found this, I read the code, press Ctrl-Tab (bound to Window.NextDocumentWindow), do some work.
            3. Much later, I press Ctrl-Tab to return to the first document and press the Down key…

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            • Use configured indentation settings when transforming files

              Whenever there is a change to a file that Visual Studio modifies for you (for example, csproj files, web config files, project.json files, etc), it converts the entire file to use spaces instead of tabs and uses 2 spaces as the tab width always.

              Since indentation settings are configurable in Visual Studio, I feel like Visual Studio should adhere to them. I would like for Visual Studio to use the settings I set in the text editor options or in the .editorconfig file when it transforms any file it touches.

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                • Pushing the down arrow at the end of a file should move the cursor to the end of the line

                  With the cursor positioned on the last line of a file, pushing the Down Arrow key does not move the cursor. It should instead move the cursor to the end of the file. This applies to files that do not end with a newline character.

                  This was the behavior of SQL Server Management Studio until moving to Visual Studio broke it.

                  Ironically, it is also the behavior of the UserVoice text box that I am currently typing in.

                  It used to be possible select a multi-line query (at the end of a file that did not end with a newline)…

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                  • zen coding

                    Would love to see Visual Studio 2017 support zen coding and emmet.
                    Please add it natively.

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                    • Bring back CTRL+G as GoTo Line

                      Older versions of VS allowed us to simply type CTRL+g and then type the line number, and boom, we are at the line number we want. This is hugely helpful when another developer calls or chats and asks a question, and we say, "what file are you in and at what line number?" They tell you the file and line, and boom you are there. As it is with VS 2017 RC, I have to go into the Edit menu and then mess around with the Go To submenu, and then a weird thing appears eventually that is complex. I…

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                      • Goto.. and current document

                        Currently if I want to find a symbol in the active document I need to launch a go to session first and press CTRL+ALT+C to reduce the scope to the active file. Unfortunately the state of 'Current Document' option is persisted so in the next session I will need to switch it off if I want to search for something outside of the active document. Of course I need to manually enable it again if I want to search inside a document again and so on.
                        Would be nice to have a dedicated command for this purpose similarly to Go…

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                        • >of FileName.cs search dropdown

                          Visual Sudio 2010 had a great, simple feature. At the top of the editor, you search for a file by typing >of FileName.cs

                          This would fire a search dropdown with all files of that name. Very useful, handy feature. I don't know why it was removed. I would like to see it come back. Thanks.

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                          • Diff tool ignore newline

                            In Visual Studio when you compare the before and after of your source code change, is it possible to ignore newlines when doing diff. If the file has the opening curly brace on the same line before and on a separate line after (if you format the document), the diff will show a lot of changes even though the curly brace just moved one line down.

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                            • Add a Scratchpad/Notepad

                              I am constantly scribbling notes in regards to my project of things I need to do, refer back to, still develop etc. The Task list does not quite cut it. And while I realise there are other tools out there to do this, it would be nice to have it all inside VS (VS is like my Matrix, I literally live inside it all day).

                              Thank you for your consideration--VS rocks! :-)

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                              • Add "Favorite Packages" tab to nuget package manager

                                Please add "Favorite Packages" tab to nuget package manager.
                                It is still better if it can synchronize on-line by relating with user profiles (for example, nuget.org, Microsoft account, etc.).

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                                • Show color margin code changes after reopening file

                                  I like how you can see where you've changed TFS code in Visual Studio by color indicator in the margin (green for saved, yellow for unsaved). However, you lose that when you close the file and reopen. It'd be nice to be able to toggle that on.

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                                  • Do not highlight breakpoints in diff viewer

                                    In diff viewer, highlighting breakpoint lines with red background can be confused with deleted lines, which are also red. Why don't you remove breakpoint highlighting in diff view, as it is not needed there anyway.

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                                    • Integrated FDD and SCD - Visual Studio IDE 2017

                                      Currently, we need to use dotnet CLI or csproj editing to pack your deploy-able either as 'a framework-dependent deployment (FDD)' or 'a self-contained deployment (SCD)'. Can we have this feature integrated within Visual Studio 2017 (IDE) ?

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                                      • Enable the hiding of fields in TFS work item templates

                                        Would be nice to have the ability to hide/show fields in a TFS/VSO work item template based on a field's value.
                                        i.e. WHEN field value = "value" etc...

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                                        • Allow configuration selection control in Toolbar to be expandable

                                          Some of my solution configurations have long names that exceed 7.5 character display limit on the drop-down control. When clicking on the control to choose a new configuration, it also doesn't show which configuration is currently selected, since it assumes that you can read your configuration.

                                          Make the drop-down control stretchable or otherwise improve readability of current configuration.

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