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  1. 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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      2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide option to disable loading the "Start Page" after closing a solution.

      I understand some users want the "Start Page" to load after closing a solution but, this should be optional. Do not force those of us who don't want the "Start Page" to close it all the time.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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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          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Automatic brackets and semicolon

          For example I write something like this:

          "public void Function()" (cursor is after "()")

          And after that I have to write '{', and then press enter. The code will look like now:

          public void Function()
          {
          MY_CURSOR_IS_HERE_NOW
          }

          It would be better if Visual Studio automatically adds '{' and '}' brackets if it detect that I would like to write function and after that I press Enter. The brackets should be added automatically and I should be inside function. This also applies to class, if and etc.. I make frequent mistakes and write '[' instead of '{'. In this case…

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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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              1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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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                1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make easy to open log file, when reporting an error in Visual Studio

                  When I worked with Visual Studio 2017, I've received a message box

                  Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
                  A diagnostic log has been written to the following location: "C:\Users\Michael.Freidgeim\AppData\Local\Temp\VsProjectFault_910d541d-b253-435a-9ac2-14bd04c607f2.failure.txt".

                  It will be good to make path as link or at least allow to copy it or provide tooltip "press ctrl-A, ctrl-C to copy the message".

                  I haven't noticed any problem related to the logged error , but it will be better not to receive such alerts.

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                    2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Can change color of namespaces in C#

                      We can make changes in color of namespaces in C++, but in C# it doesn't exist this option.

                      Thanks.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Autocomplete functions with brackets as well.

                          Auto complete in VS is mostly great. However, one distinct annoyance is the fact that, upon choosing a suggested function by pressing spacebar or enter, the brackets are not also added.

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                          • Right clicking on an entry below Dependencies should offer to add one of that type

                            For several times now, I have an opened "Dependencies" entry in a csproj and when I want to add a project reference or a NuGet package, I right-clicked on those explicit entries below Dependencies only to immediately be reminded that there is no useful context menu entry like "Add Reference..." or "Manage NuGet Packages...".

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add Implemented interfaces to class tooltips

                              Occasionally, I forget a system type implements some interface like IDisposable or what the type of the parent class of something is.

                              It would be nice to see some additional information on the mouse-over tooltip such as implemented interfaces, base classes, or supers.

                              See the attached mockup for the gist.

                              Descriptions of the new elements:
                              + Display base classes on tooltips [Should VS include abstract base classes and super-classes on the tooltip?]
                              + Display implemented interfaces on tooltips [Should VS include interfaces on the tooltip?]
                              + + Recursive [Should VS evaluate the inheritance hierarchy and recursively display implemented interfaces?]
                              +…

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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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                                • Add a "Refresh" button to find all references.

                                  I've been doing a lot of refactoring lately and using Find all References to find references to things that I need to change. The new sorting, grouping, and keep open stuff is awesome but it would be really nice if I could refresh the results. So as I'm changing things I can periodically refresh the list and see what I still need to do.

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                                  • Able to clear Find/Replace History List

                                    Before vs2017, I can clear Find/Replace History List by clear the registry items, but seems vs2017 changed the way these stored, no matter how they are stored, I think there should be a way or menu to clear these.
                                    Same suggestion for File | Recent Files List, there should be a way or menu to clear them, like what VS Code does.

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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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                                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • When debugging, it would be nice to have the option in the context menu to copy the value without the double backslash

                                        Each time, I need to do a search and replace in Notepad. It would be much simpler if VS detects it is a path as value and returns a valid path or propose a new context menu item with Copy path value.

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                                        • Search for a text within a folder

                                          Hi,

                                          I am currently using VS 2015 IDE. Our code base is too huge. A solution consists of number of projects, and a number of sub folders in most of the projects. Currently the search option allows only within Document, Project, Selection, and Solution, but not within the selected/ particular folder only.

                                          I saw there were number of tickets opened in the past related to the same issue, but due to lack of adequate votes all of them got closed, and the suggestion couldn't be worked on.

                                          Could you please consider this suggestion? As this is essential for large codebase,…

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