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  1. Visual Studio For Linux OS

    Release Visual Studio IDE for Linux OS

    1,663 votes
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      58 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support Silverlight projects in Visual Studio 2017

      I was shocked to discover this by accident while evaluating 2017 to prepare for an upgrade from 2015. I am supporting several live Silverlight projects that are likely to have a lifespan of at least a few more years. This an upgrade blocker for me, and I was really looking forward to 2017.

      Perhaps support could be provided as an extension in a similar way to how support for vdproj (setup) projects was restored.

      777 votes
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        33 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Please make ISO files for Visual Studio 2017

        Creating our own offline layout installer by downloading multiple files instead of a single ISO is messy, and is a step backwards from Visual Studio 2015. The installer too, is really slow. Please provide ISO files for VS 2017 for convenient installation on multiple computers that have slow or no internet connection. Thank you.

        1,212 votes
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          108 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thanks for the many comments on this topic. We are listening…

          On behalf of the Visual Studio team, I wanted to share a few responses to some of the questions and concerns raised, in the spirit of sharing with transparency the reasons that led us to the current installer options.

          Visual Studio 2017 is a huge product, because we support so many types of development: from Android to UWP to C++ to Unity to Linux. If we were to still offer a ‘full’ install, it would come in at over 50GB. That’s one huge ISO image!

          We surveyed hundreds of people during the previews and RCs, and people told us that they had historically used an ISO for two reasons: (i) because they wanted to download once and create a network install for enterprise deployment; (ii) because they had a shaky internet connection and wanted to be sure they’d downloaded…

        • Add support for the Delphi (Object Pascal) Programming Language

          I would like to be able to develop Windows 10 apps using the Delphi (Object Pascal) programming language in Visual Studio.

          371 votes
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            16 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make VB6 open source

            Given that Microsoft will eventually remove support for VB6 make it open source so that it can be updated and improved by the VB6 community.

            190 votes
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              4 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Debugger should support C# compiler '/embed' option

              The C# compiler supports embedding sources files into the PDB via the '/embed' option. However, currently the debugger will not automatically pull them back out and show them. This item tracks properly supporting this feature in the debugger.

              275 votes
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                4 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Full Git submodule support

                Support full functionality when opening a solution from a parent repo with individual projects spread across multiple submodules.

                126 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make the VS Test Explorer Open source

                  This entry tracks the interest in seeing the VS Test Explorer open sourced.

                  300 votes
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                    9 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Improve the Structure Visualizer in Visual Studio 2017

                    In Visual Studio 2017, some parts of the Structure Visualizer from the Productivity Power Tools were added to Visual Studio.

                    Others were not included in the port.

                    This UserVoice item is intended to gauge broader feedback for the following capabilities which we've heard about from some users. If voting for this item, please feel free to give a priority on the following in your comments (as well as any other comments you may have):

                    1. Different in editor line colors per “block level” (i.e. colors indicate how deep you are only)
                    2. Different in editor line colors per semantic unit…

                    232 votes
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                      55 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Provide a transpiler for VB6 programming to JS

                      Provide a transcompiler to convert the VB6 programming language to JavaScript.

                      Also do the same in Office for VBA programming.

                      63 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 66 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Button or Action to rollback all actions or view changes in timelane.

                          Button or Action to rollback all actions or view changes in timelane.

                          27 votes
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                            8 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • provide an option to install Visual Studio 2017 15.2 or make it possible to update from 15.0 to 15.2

                            We need an option to install 15.2 or to update 15.0 to 15.2 without automatically updating to 15.3.x.
                            Please make this possible with a setup program, with an offline istaller or even online. Thanks.

                            43 votes
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                              5 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Debugger should support authentication with SourceLink

                              The C# compiler and the debugger currently support a '/SourceLink' which is a technology where the compiler can emit a JSON file telling the debugger how to locate source files. See https://github.com/dotnet/core/blob/master/Documentation/diagnostics/source_link.md for documentation.

                              This works great for public projects on GitHub, or other sites that don't require authentication. But the debugger doesn't yet support hosts that require authentication.

                              183 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Why I still need an internet connection to Install VS after 30GB downloads?

                                Why are you guys being idiotic and still require an internet connection after asking user to download 30GB installer for VS2017?Are you purposely doing this or do guys have some kind of intent's to always see what other programmers are doing? This is both after downloading 30GB and the installer telling you to connect to the internet and when you start the installer again?

                                58 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 47 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Microsoft say "It is not feasible to open source VB6 tools chain and ecosystem." Why ?

                                    Microsoft say of the VB6 programming language "In summary, VB6 was awesome. We agree. We don’t expect or demand anyone to throw away their code or rewrite from any of our technologies unless it makes business sense for them to do so. We have to innovate to enable our customers to innovate. It is not a viable option to create a next version of VB6. We stand by our decision to make VB.NET and the .NET Framework. We think they are awesome too. It is not feasible to open source VB6 tools chain and ecosystem." - Paul Yuknewicz, Group Program…

                                    49 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Include Visual Basic 6.0 by default on the next version of Windows !

                                      Please include Visual Basic 6.0 by default on the next version of Windows !

                                      431 votes
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                                        49 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Update image watch for 2017

                                        The Image Watch plugin is an invaluable tool for developing image processing functions. Please make this component work for VS2017.

                                        183 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Visual studio 2017: Add support for Windows store 8 projects (Phone & Desktop).

                                          add projects support for Windows Store 8.1 and 8.0, and Windows Phone 8.1 and 8.0 in VS 2017 RTM

                                          205 votes
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                                            15 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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