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  1. 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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    • add a confirm for changing files or folders in solution explorer.

      when dragging files in solution explorer visual studio lets this happen.
      Instead it would be better to add a confirm box so the user can avoid accidental drags.

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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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        • 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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          • 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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            • Outlining commands to Collapse/Expand similar nodes

              To the "Outlining" menu, add an option to "Collapse similar". Choosing this option will look for the node closest to the text cursor and extract the some information from it. It will then find all similar nodes in the current document and collapse them.

              For XML documents it will collapse all nodes with the same element name. For C# documents it will collapse all regions, methods, or XML comments, etc.

              And as a bonus, have a corresponding "Expand similar" option.

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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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                • Browse Add Reference should start in Solution Folder

                  I think it would be great if, when adding a Project Reference by choosing Browse, instead of starting you in C:\Windows\System32, it started you in the current Project directory, because it's way-more-likely that I added a DLL to my project and I want to reference it than if I want to reference a DLL in system32.

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                  • Scroller while debugging large objects

                    Would be very helpful, if you add scroller in debugging, when debugging an objects. It is very painful to scroll all over down in large objects.

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                    • VS-Navigate bar(Ctrl+F2): Allow us to customize the order of the Projects, Objects, Members dropdown list

                      Currently, you can turn on and off the navigation bar through Tools-Options -> Text Editor -> All Language-> Navigate bar, but there is no place that we can change the order of those three dropdown list, sometime, we use the Member/Method dropdown list frequently and we want to move it to the first, so we have not use the ‘Tab’ keyword to switch to the last dropdown list every time. This idea comes from here: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/32f2a2e5-5c7c-4312-89c8-0e765a21b138/how-to-customize-or-rearrange-visual-studio-navigation-bar?forum=visualstudiogeneral

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                      • make it easier to view the value of macros such as $(ProjectDir)

                        Have the window that you can get from Edit --> Macros>> be a window that you can dock to your environment. Going through 7 arbitrary clicks to get there is overly annoying.

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                        • Color Theme for VS2017

                          As 2015 version, I would like to have some base color themes to use.
                          Thanks!

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                          • allow to disable grouping in "find all references"

                            The find all references window becomes quite cluttered with groupings when you have many references stretched over many files, this making it unusable if it is not large.

                            It is good to have many options how to group, but the window would be much more helpful, if you could disable grouping in the Combobox.

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                            • Disable the internal browser

                              The internal browser is annoying in visual studio. Why can't I just target my default browser outside of the IDE?

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                              • Visual Studio 2017 Splash Screen

                                What the point of the big splash screen when it's used only to show the name of Visual Studio and use a sub dialog to show loading components and stuff like that ?!

                                My suggest is to show the loading info in the splash screen itself like the attach images.

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                                • Provide tab strip in Output window instead of ComboBox

                                  It's rather annoying whenever several sources try to write to the Output window at the same time and automatically select another source in the Source ComboBox (found in the header of the Output window).

                                  For one: You cannot follow a single output source.

                                  On the other hand: You may be endlessly waiting for a never appearing Completed message because some other source took over Output window without notification. (For instance: Updating a NuGet package in a version controlled project switches back and forth between NuGet output and TFS output.)

                                  Proposal:

                                  (1) Provide a tab strip in the output window, providing…

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                                  • Implement multiselect/mutlicursor in Visual Studio

                                    I'm missing a great feature that I use with Sublime Text (3) all the time: Multiselection/multicursor. Visual Studio already has a multiselection for lines, but this functionality is not helpful at all. Would be great if you could implement this.

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                                    • Whne using a CMake project, enable single file compile

                                      Currently when you open a folder containing a CMake project, you can't compile 1 file at a time which slows down development.

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                                      • Outline C#

                                        Adds all braces {} outlining for C# editor, not only class and its members, but also constructions inside (if,else and so on).

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                                        • VS 2015>C#: auto complete braces behavior, single line IF -> multi line IF

                                          In VS 2015, type the following code:

                                          if (test)
                                          do1();
                                          else
                                          do2();
                                          if I want to modify to add more lines after if statement, put an open brace after if, it will auto complete the close brace as below:
                                          if (test) { }
                                          do1();
                                          else
                                          do2();
                                          The expected result:
                                          if (test) {
                                          do1();}
                                          else
                                          do2();

                                          Or
                                          if (test)
                                          {
                                          do1();
                                          }
                                          else
                                          do2();

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