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  1. 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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      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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        • 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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              • Add "Format Document" for PowerShell code

                Add "Format Document" for PowerShell code similar to formatting C# code via Edit -> Advanced -> Format Document or Format Selection.

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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 →
                  • 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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                      • 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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                        • 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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                          • Improve this prompt, as it makes no sense.

                            Foo.csproj has changed on disk and has also been modified in an editor. Do you want to keep your changes in an editor and not load new version of the file from disk?
                            [Yes] [No]

                            No, I do not want to keep my changes in an editor and not load new version of the file from disk. So I should perhaps click no? But what would that do? The message provides absolutely no clue.

                            That this message appeared after clicking 'Accept Merge' having resolved a conflict in the csproj file in the Merge Tool left me even more confused as…

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                            • 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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                              • 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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                                • Ctrl + Click to Go to definition

                                  In delphi, used ctrl+click for going to definittion of that class/item under cursor.

                                  This was a very helpful feature, I think visual studio should have that feature too

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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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                                    • Smarter output window

                                      The output window is wasting a lot of space. If the entire output is "== Build: 0 succeeded, 0 failed, 1 up-to-date, 0 skipped ==" I'd like the window to auto-close.
                                      Even better might be to show the build status in the status bar and only open the output window when the user presses F4 to go to the first error.

                                      Closing the output / find results windows when pressing Escape would also be handy.

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                                      • Team Explorer Connect to a Project in Bulk

                                        Please add back the feature to quickly connect and link VS Online team projects to local git repositories.

                                        This was working in VS 2015.

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                                        • Allow File References to automatically change to Project References if the project that builds the referenced assembly is in the Solution

                                          Project References are much too restricting at present. As soon as you reference by project then that project must be present in every solution that the referencing project is part of. This is a big problem in large systems where you've got projects in different code repositories that you want to be able to develop together in a single solution but build separately. File References are less restricting but they don't provide the same experience during development (it can't work out the correct build order automatically for instance).

                                          The idea is that when VS sees a file reference it simply…

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