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  1. Yeah don't limit your users to submitting feedback via the IDE if the feedback tool in the IDE is broken

    lol... this site was the only place I could find to actually report a problem, because VS2017 continuously gives me an "Error signing in" message whenever I try to use the feedback tool -- which I initially wanted to use to report another bug! There's no way for me to report a bug if my only avenue of reporting a bug is broken! Essentially VS 2017 is useless to me right now.

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      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide an ISO for VS 2017

      I'm on severe data cap for my internet (50GB/mo). I would blow through that if I had to use the installer. Please provide a way to download this as an ISO so I can download it from a place that has decent internet. Thanks.

      9 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make it possible to uninstall Blend in new 2017 setup

        Make it possible uninstall Blend. I never selected it to be installed anyway.

        6 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 2017: don't require SQL LocalDb for web workload

          Please don't require SQL LocalDb for the web workload. I use SQL Server remotely and will never use LocalDb, and of course some people don't do SQL programming at all. I can understand making IISExpress and LocalDb selected by default when choosing the web workload, but please allow both to be un-selected. Neither are required to make an ASP.Net or MVC project.

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            2 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Fix issue with TFS slowing down the entire IDE

            it causes the entire IDE to lock up every time it does anything. Then a message about the workspace is already in use, then the IDE locks up .

            It should be on another thread so we can keep working or at least use the IDE. A simple get can take a long time, during which the IDE is useless.

            3 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Improve the DataSet visualizer, which is currently lacking basic features

              The DataSet visualizer is lacking several basic features that one usually expects in a table GUI.

              - Sorting columns.
              - "Copy" functionality in a right-click context menu (currently you have to Ctrl+C).
              - Copying the column headers (very frustrating!)
              - Filtering columns
              - Performance is spotty, with visual bugs and blinking happening from time to time.

              Other features that aren't vital, but would be helpful:

              - Reordering the columns with click-and-drag functionality
              - Color-coding cells based on their contents

              6 votes
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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Please add type and origin to the IntelliSense-List Members

                Now in VS 2015 or VS 2017, we can only see the List Members and no more detail information about this list members, we need to choose the specific member and it popups the Quick Info to displays the complete declaration. It is better to display the key information with the list members, no need to select or scan it. For example: In the first screenshot (from VisualStudio) below, one can see that no type or origin for properties is provided, only the name. In the second screenshot (from NetBeans) below, one can see that the type (?) and origin…

                4 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Separate "fonts and colors" in options import/export to "fonts" and "colors"

                  Right now if I wish to export my font customizations and choose export > options > environment > fonts and colors, VS would export both font AND color settings in one piece, and then I'm unable to import JUST font settings after I have changed my color theme, because colors from the previous color theme would be imported as well and override the colors my new theme set. Please separate fonts and colors and allow users to import/export them independently.

                  7 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add a "Shutdown When Finished" option to the VS installer.

                    Installing and uninstalling Visual Studio (using vs_TotalUninstaller by Microsoft on Github) takes a long time when installing multiple components that are more than 10GB to 20GB large.

                    I would like for an option to automatically shutdown or sleep the computer after that computer is finished installing Visual Studio. That way, I don't have to worry about when my computer is staying powered all day/night.

                    It's 4AM in the morning when I started installing some of the components and optional components I wanted for myself at 8PM yesterday.

                    If you see this, great! That's all.

                    6 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow user to nominate a cache folder for VS 2017 Installation

                      On the new VS 2017 installer, add a small button somewhere before clicking the Install button that allows the person installing to nominate the path the install packages are acquired from and downloaded to. Then the installer looks here before downloading from the Internet (this allows a lot of devs in the same company to nominate a Network File Share, saving on large downloads when they all install the same feature set). The packages would still be hash verified etc. to ensure the correct packages are cached etc.

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                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Show download size in installer

                        The installer is already showing the install size of Visual Studio upon selecting components which is great. But an option that shows download in addition to it will be highly appreciated.

                        6 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Install less data on C:

                          We use to have rather small SSDs as bootdrives (c:) with windows on it.

                          Even if I choose another drive for the installation itself, the setup installs tons of stuff on C:

                          5 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Re-add "Keep page open after project loads" back on the Start Page

                            I use it to "Close all but this" from it's tab and open a project from MRL

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Implement Bulk Insert in Entity Framework

                              Currently, there is no Bulk Insert option available in Entity Framework.

                              The alternate options include using a 3rd party product or use System.Data.SqlClient.SqlBulkCopy. SqlBulkCopy is not integrated with DbContext.

                              Adding direct Bulk Insert capability to Entity Framework simplifies applications that need to implement Bulk Insert operations.

                              4 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add a workload option in the 2017 installer for IoT

                                It would be nice to get a dedicated workload option for IoT (Windows 10 IoT Core).

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                                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • End Region indenting

                                  {c#} When #region [regionname] is created it indents good. Please add #endregion indenting.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add a pause functionality to the visual studio installer

                                    Installations usually take quite long so it would be nice to be able to pause the installation

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                                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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.

                                      4 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • ComboBox

                                        When in DropDownList mode, it is not possible to give a default or startup value/setting.
                                        Typing one in Text, is simply removed - so the only way is to set it in the forms initialization - otherwise the user of the app, will simply be presented with an empty field.
                                        That MAY be usefull - not being able to otherwise, is not.

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                                          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow color customization for structure guide lines

                                          I like the structure guide lines. But I'd like to use a more subtle color for the lines. However, "structure guide lines" or anything like it doesn't exist in the Fonts and Colors choices.

                                          19 votes
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