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  1. Visual Studio for iPad

    Possibly consider the possibility of Visual Studio for iPad.
    Perhaps not the full suite but maybe the most common tools like web development

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      0 comments  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • When you use search and find a match, have the match display ON the screen instead of a few lines higher up and you have to scroll to see it

      When I choose to search for something in my solution, every time it finds a match, the match is a few lines "off" the top of the displayed screen. I have to scroll a few lines up to see the match. Every time. Obviously shouldn't have to do that.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          2 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Put a feature in to publish a windows form application.

          I would like to publish a windows form application but i can't find a way how to. So i thought it would be good to make a windows form application so it can be used on a PC (Windows and mac), phone (IOS and Android), etc... as an application software. If there already is a way to do so i would love to know.

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            0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Assign pull request reviewer random from pool

            When assigning a reviewer to a pull request, it would be nice to have team service random select one reviewer of the assigned group.
            When the pull request creator selects the reviewer directly, it will result in fixed pattern (each developer has a preference of reviewer(s) - this is how humans are).
            When a group is assigned as review, it isn't directly bound to a person and some team members will think 'somebody else in the team will do this'. Again, this is how humans are.

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              0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Windows future? Set the direction to REQUIRE only user initiated development direction.

              Windows 10 is much slower than windows 7 even with all latest patches applied. Let me qualify this statement. CMD batch jobs run much much slower in windows 10, about 100 times slower.

              Enterprise apps....SLOWER!

              Gaming stuff using SLI and advanced MMX seems to be the same.

              What gives? Should I convert my enterprise apps and batch jobs to be a MMX-SLI game?

              Windows 10 out of the box includes about 100 things that slow down your PC and it adds a second control panel called "Settings" which is totally unnecessary.

              Only one Control Panel please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

              Why did you think…

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                0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make Visual Studio available for Linux Users

                It will be very nice if you guys Also make visual studio available for Linux Users.

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                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide better error message for error in generic type parameter

                  If there is an error in generic type parameter the error displayed by the Visual Studio is quite non-actionable:

                  'T' is a type, which is not valid in the given context

                  (see attached repro and screenshot)

                  It is absolutely unclear what's wrong, especially if the parameter list is long.

                  So it could use some improvement.

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Extend ?. to allow is null conditional result

                    Extend the ?. operator to allow default result

                    So something like
                    decimal amount = order != null ? order.amount : 0

                    could be just written as
                    decimal amount = order?.amount : 0

                    and in a more complex example, you could end up with something like
                    decimal amount = transaction?.(order?.amount : 0) : 0
                    instead of
                    decimal amount = transaction != null ? (transaction.order != null ? transaction.order.amount : 0) : 0)

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add a "Find all assignments" right click context option for variables

                      Similar to the "Find all References" function, however it only shows results where an assignment has occurred for that variable.

                      Will make it easier to track down places that modifications to a variable/class occur.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • add a feature of auto fold inactive code

                        add a feature of auto fold inactive code

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • inconsistent line endings

                          The "Inconsistent Line Endings" dialog should not appear for files marked as "Embedded Resource" build action. Embedded Resources are intended to be compiled byte blobs and offering to "fix" them can actually break them.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Keep up the good work

                            Using Visual Studio and Team Services has been an extremely pleasant experience over the years

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                              0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Are you nuts to run windows 10 on ARM?

                              And then support Win32/Desktop application using an x86 emulator and bet that battery life would be a game changer.
                              Any sane planner would have shelved this ARM experimentation years back and would have re-embraced the Wintel world that intel has succeeded in power efficient Atom processors.
                              Please invest these resources in Basic, which is your root. Bill Gates would have gone for a windows emulator for ARM on Android, not a Widows emulator for ARM.

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Save open query windows when windows is forced to reboot so work in progress is not lost.

                                My company forces reboots multiple times per week. This happens even if I am not at my desk. I regularly lose open query windows while I am away at a meeting. Happened again today. Extremely frustrating. Word and visual studio save and restore. Why can't sql management studio do it too?

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                                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Find and Replace for all current pending changes files

                                  Similar to find and replace in all open files or a certain directory, being able to replace a pattern in all edited files would be nice when those files span multiple directories and/or aren't currently open in the editor.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • New Releases -

                                    Include install time in the information published with new releases

                                    updating from 15.3 to 15.4 how long will that take?

                                    I understand the challenges with calc install times that doesn't mean you shouldn't publish some figures

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Offer classes on finding, fixing, and submitting patches for bugs in the VS and .NET toolchain.

                                      The increase in Microsoft development speed with continuous deployment seems to outstrip the QA resources. The resulting rate of released bugs now appears to consistently exceed the rate of even reported fixes and workarounds on sites like Stackoverflow; historically an important way developers have augmented official support resources. Increasingly we find ourselves spending lots of time figuring out why our Microsoft tools are not working as documented and/or as they used to. ***Suggestion: offer a comprehensive set of courses on finding bugs in .NET and Visual Studio and submitting patches where possible through https://mva.microsoft.com/ *** If this already exists, even…

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • The only place where Basic figures in top 10 languages is in Memes

                                        Ruby, Python would not have been born if Basic was not killed. What a pity no one had the vision or competence to make the VB compiler evolve with the changing times

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • nuget package android version recommendations sync with vs update version

                                          I found that the android nuget packages appears as update to 26.*** when I had install vs with 15.3. They failed with a requirement on cannot find android.jar for API Level 26 (android 8). It turns out that vs installer 15.4 installs the android 8 stuff. So, nuget on vs 2017 15.3 should not suggest them until on the correct vs version. Also, VS2017 should suggest an update to 15.4

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