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  1. Support Vue file intellisense in Visual Studio

    Vue files are files with one html section, one script section and one css section.
    With Vuejs pack 2017 extension, we can somehow have intellisense for Js and css.

    However, if you work with Typescript and/or Sass, you can't have intellisense.

    To provide compiler informations about used languages, an attribute @lang can be added.

    Ex :
    <script lang="ts">...</script>
    <style lang="scss">...</style>

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      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Show code structure in the margin

      This feature exists in the Productivity Power Pack 2015 but not in VS 2017.

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

        I'd have short cut key to toggle code block comment out and uncomment out.
        On default kyeboard map scheme, to comment out code block, we use Ctrl+K, Ctrl+C, to uncomment out, Ctrl+K, Ctrl+U.

        I wanna use "Ctrl + /" to toggle comment code block,
        like in Visual Code.

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          2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Move Type to Namespace refactoring

          Move Type to File is nice refactoring but it does not let us work fast enough when you want to place new files into business, core etc. projects. Resharper and CodeRush have this refactoring, and it would be awesome to have this refactoring in VS2017 out of the box, as it is one of the most used refactoring in Resharper.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Bring back "Sort usings" as a separate option in VS 2017

            In VS 2015, there was a separate option to "Sort usings" along with "Remove and sort" and "Remove unused". I found the "Sort usings" option useful - and even added it to my toolbar - because there are some namespaces I like to leave in the list - like System.Linq - even if they are unused. Even if "Sort usings" were not added to the context menu, could it be added to Edit > Intellisense menu?

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            • Make live unit testing configurable

              Right now, live unit testing in VS2017 RC will run all all unit tests in the solution. It would be great to restrict it to certain test assemblies (e.g. with file name filter, *.unittest.dll).

              Why? Imagine you have a solution with unit tests and integration tests (or even Coded UI tests). In this setup, it's common that you don't want your integration tests run whenever you do a code change.

              Or is this already possible? Via test configuration file? I could not find anything.

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                7 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Structure Guide Lines Enahancement

                Structure Guide Lines is a very nice feature, but pls consider some enhancements:
                - line type choice (solid, dashed, ...)
                - colorization depended on nesting for better orientation

                Thank you

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                  1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add feature like emacs artist-mode to visual studio IDE

                  See:

                  http://cinsk.github.io//emacs/emacs-artist.html

                  There have been a number of requests to add this kind of feature to Visual Studio, which have been closed:

                  "Add my custom drawing to code section as part of comment because drawings can often be clearer and meaningful to the reader."

                  "Ability to draw next to the code simple shapes to explain code"

                  "add feature to draw monographs in comments to illustrate code idea (save as png in project folder, referenced by a file positions database)"

                  While I think having the ability to seamlessly include line drawings would be better, an artist-mode feature would be a great…

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                    2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • T4 and Text Transform features in Visual Studio 2017

                    There’s less resource with T4(text transform) in visual studio 2017, the lack of color highlighting, syntax checking and the lack of vendors, I suggest add some more information about it.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Synchronically scroll two code editors

                      I want to have two editors (tabs) open side by side and to have ability to scroll synchronically both source code (the same thing as in Compare situation – Diff).
                      Why: I often need to look into two code editors at the same time and it would be good to have somehow ability to scroll both source code at the same time. Often that code is pretty different and diff options is not needed but only to scroll at the same time in order to find some similarities or just to use as model for creating new code.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support for SharePoint 2016.

                        Please provide support soon, as we are already upgrading our SharePoint to 2016. There are minimal changes between SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2016. So Im very surprised its not supported yet, even in Update 3.

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                          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Re-enable ability to hide collapsed regions when printing

                          Prior to VS2015, the Print dialog included the ability to choose whether or not to include collapsed regions. That choice has now been removed (as noted in the "Known Issues" here: http://tiny.cc/VSprint). There really needs to be some sort of workaround to allow users to hide collapsed regions while printing.

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                            4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • It's about time for a RESTful client generator

                            I'd love to have a tool in Visual Studio that reads a remote RESTful service, or a local ASP.NET Web API project, and automatically generates DTO/POCO/Entities and HTTP Clients in the selected client projects, fulfilling the local demands (for example INotifyPropertyChanged implementation in a XAML project), JS/TS entities for web-based client consumers. etc.
                            Now I know there is Swagger, but it doesn't provide a seamless solution for remote projects and automation of generation.
                            I'd want a Wizard that once configured, any change in the remote server project should be reflected in the client entities (if local project changes should be…

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Move the Live Unit Test carrets/icons to the left bar

                              Rigth now the indicators for code coverage will add an extra column to the editor to make space for the carrets/icons. It would be better to place these in either the left most column (used by breakpoints) or the space used by e.g. ReSharper. See attached image for an example.

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                                1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Keyboard shortcut for Increase / Decrease Line Indent code block

                                Keyboard shortcut needed for increasing or decreasing line indent for a code block or line

                                Currently you have to highlight text > click Edit > Advanced > Click Decrease Line Indent. It's slow for power users.

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                                  1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow GPO control of all VS outbound communication requests

                                  This applies to VS Hub, which is not a current category option!

                                  Over the last several versions of VS, Microsoft has incorporated an increasing number of outbound communications in the product. Highly secure enterprise networks block this traffic at the firewall, which creates large volumes of 'noise', making network traffic analysis problematical.

                                  As the application manager of Visual Studio, I want to be able to selectively disable outbound communications based on GPO so that I can control which workstations provide this information to Microsoft.

                                  Example: fully disable user feedback for all users, but allow App Insights for a specific team.

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                                  • Support nUnit and xUnit framework for assigning Associated Automation code to Work Items

                                    Currently only tests written using the MSTEST framework can be assigned to a Work Item's Associated Automation.

                                    It would be useful to open this up to xUnit, nUnit.

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                                      3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Batch Build window should be resizable

                                      Project names can be long and the number of projects in a solution can be very large. Please make the Batch Build window resizable to make it easier to view/select projects/configurations to build.

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                                      • Toggle visibility of comments & summary lines

                                        Be able to toggle visibility of full comment lines (//) and summary lines (///) for better code visibility. When these are hidden a one-pixel line in the comment color is shown between the lines. A quick hotkey will toggle all visibility, or hovering over a line will show a tooltip with the comment contents.

                                        For all my suggestions visit http://www.jsmars.com/csharp.php

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                                          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow environment variable specification when launching CMake targets

                                          My project depends on finding third party dependencies in a non-standard path. There is currently no way to set the PATH or other environment variables when launching my CMake target.

                                          This configuration should live somewhere in the build directory, not in the launch.vs.json, as the environment variables are specific to the CMake cache, as opposed to the source.

                                          Note that this only applies to the new VS 2017 CMake Integration. Using the generate solution method, I can use CMake to generate a .vcxproj.user that extends the environment.

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