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  1. 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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      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 →
      • VS2017: Separate default extensions in Extensions and Updates

        Extensions the Visual Studio Installer added are mixed into the list(s) of Installed extensions. It is occasionally useful to second-guess the Installer and remove a "default" extension or two. But, in most cases, including those extensions in the main list with nothing to distinguish them just makes the Extensions and Updates UI more painful.

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