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  1. 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 →
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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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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • (VS2017) Provide an option to remove warnings about lightweight solution load and slow extensions

          Provide an option to disable lightweight solution load prompts, I have add-ins that it is incompatible with so I don't want to be prompted. Additionally I quite often get notified about Resharper slowing down startup, I don't want to be notified about this add-in, I use it too much to disable 

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          • angular 2 deployment (publishing)

            Provide templates and publish functionality to create Angular 2 applications (pure Angular 2 with no backend code, Angular 2 SPA application hosted in an MVC application (.net 4.6), Angular 2 SPA application hosted in a .net core application, etc).

            The publishing functionality should bundle/minimize all necessary files (including the relevant components in the node_modules directory) and copy them to the server, all at the click of a button.

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            • Find and Replace automatically set context to Selection

              Whenever I select a block of text and click CTRL+H to perform Find and Replace I would like that Find and Replace dialog context is automatically set to 'Selection'.
              This used to work like that in previous version of VS and I find it odd that it has been changed.

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              • 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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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Keep command line window open (finally!)

                  Starting a console project opens the console, runs and then closes the console window immediately. I understand why this happens: The program is done.

                  But this is not what anyone wants!

                  Please add a Visual Studio feature that allows us to easily keep a console window open to inspect what the program did.

                  This issue is a constant annoyance and trips up literally 100% of all new .NET developers. Please treat this item with priority. It is amazing to me that such an egregious usability problem has not been solved for 15 years in .NET.

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                    2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide better out-of-the-box code comparison tool

                    When performing code comparisons from within Visual Studio, the default code comparison tool is still the original source code comparison tool that shipped with Visual SourceSafe. Instead, a more sophisticated and modern code comparison tool should be shipped out-of-the-box with Visual Studio rather than having to resort to 3rd party comparison tools such as Beyond Compare.

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                      under review  ·  5 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Indent Guides Visual Studio 2017 edit appearance

                      Add a way to edit the color and or shape of the indentation guides in VS2017. Maybe I don't want lines, maybe I want points for example...and make them orange...

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                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                          • 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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                            • Array of controls like in VB6

                              You know, I really don't get why this idea was ignored in the creation of .NET. It was really useful when you were creating projects with a lot of images.

                              Currently, there are several limitations, for example: I was never able to migrate an old software from VB6 to .NET due to this specific reason, it was insane do it in code, in that project I had more than 400 small images for an odontogram and just start to code, maybe I'll spend months instead of days. Just to do that in the newest versions of VS, you need to…

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                                3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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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                                • Make Visual Studio For Mac have vim key binding

                                  I think a lot users want Visual Studio For Mac to have a vim key binding or insert mode

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                                  • CodeLens: Reflect references count on public fields

                                    Reflect references count on public fields as it is done on public properties.

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                                    • It is time to make x64 bit version of Visual Studio!

                                      It is time to make x64 bit version of Visual Studio.
                                      Reason is that there are not x32 components left, but designers still running in x32 bit and they are asking x32 components.

                                      Also time to remove x32 as platform.

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                                      • Keep track of solution source control so that when switching, Visual Studio automatically selects the correct SC.

                                        While this has apparently been suggested and turned down for lack of votes, it is extremely annoying to have to manually switch source control tools when changing between solutions that use different source control.

                                        So - a solution node, which indicates which SC tool is used for this solution should allow the IDE to automatically select it from the start, alleviating the hassle. It also seems fairly 'simple' in that lack of the node (all current solution files) would just indicate whatever the current setting, a node indicating a tool that is not installed - same thing just leave on…

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                                        • Add a link to Sourcecode in Exception/Stacktrace

                                          Add a simple direct link in a exception from the Stack trace to the affected Source Code could be very helpful.

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