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  1. Cancel Installing by each module

    When Installing VisualStudio 2017, Each module can be cancel at any time. For It is very long time to spend.

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      0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Increase support for CocosSharp

      Have someone on Microsoft contribute to the CocosSharp project and increase it's support in Visual Studio. For example, tool it so that you can generate webgl code from c#. That would be total cross platform -- windows/android/ios/html5!

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        0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Cannot set the default file encoding and line break mode, but we need!

        Cannot set the default file encoding and line break mode, but we need!
        for all new file.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • F2 on an entity property in Model Browser should enable renaming the property not the entity

          In both VS2015 and VS2017 when trying to rename properties on EF entities generated using database-first the Model Browser is unhelpful. If I select a property of an entity and then hit F2 to rename it instead it jumps to the entity name. So, instead I need to select the property then switch to the Properties tab and rename it there.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add VS components from VS, not from the installer

            I couldn'm find an easy way to add an extra module to VS'17, other than running the installer.
            I would rather have had something in the tools menu sauing "add VS module" to add the azure module

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              0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support custom events for clean. Need the ability to clean up my custom build artifacts

                In managed code projects => Project Properties => Builds Events:
                I'm able to add custom Pre-Build and Post-Build. These commands are called only during project build. I need the ability to clean my custom artifacts during clean build.
                For example, if I've 'tlbexp $(TargetPath)' as a Post-build event, the clean should delete it. Currently there is no way doing it.

                I also find it ignorant how you can close issues because you see them as "too old". Do you think the issues go away if you don't act on them?

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                  0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • A 20 GB download file is almost imposible to download in the developing world

                  A 20 GB download file is almost impossible to download in the developing world. Please consider streamlining your releases.

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                    0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Full online installation is about 90 GB... that is ridiculous !! Even if you are going to create an offline installer. Correct that.

                    Full online installation is about 90 GB... that is ridiculous !! Even if you are going to create an offline installer.

                    Correct that.

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                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 当VS安装一次不成功后,再次很难将它卸载干净,所以再次安装就很麻烦。

                      当VS安装一次不成功后,再次很难将它卸载干净,所以再次安装就很麻烦。

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • *PLEASE* just tell us what "trial download" means. Ugh. Don't make everyone hunt for the info somewhere else.

                        Visual Studio 2017. *PLEASE* just tell us what "trial download" means. Ugh. Don't make everyone hunt for the info somewhere else.

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                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Recalculate drive size when drive is changed on VS 2017 installation

                          During installation of Visual Studio 2017, The warning message does not reset when you change installation path to a different drive

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                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Implement "Current Project" for Quick Find within SQL Data Projects

                            In VS2015, using Quick Find in an SQL Data Project only ever searched the current SQL script document, even when "Current Project" was selected.

                            I was hoping this might have been expanded in 2017

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                              0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Angular 2 Testing

                              Adding angular 2 testing frameworks integrated with visual studio ASP.NET

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                                0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • would be nice if all installed

                                I hate having to re-install all my tools back into VS 2017 i.e. Visual Assist and others. When I updated VS 2015 Pro with the Package update it put all my tools and add ins right where they were before. Installing VS 2017, my tools and add ins are not there, its like I didn't buy them at all, cant even add them,.... uhhhh

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                                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Installing Visual Studio 2017 should highlight the optional items

                                  When you select sections to install its not apparent right away that there are optional items. This should be highlighted somehow so you know. that there are optional items on the right side in the "chosen features" list you may want.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • It's about time for an ASP.NET Core API client entity generator

                                    Please make a built in tool in VS that integrates seamless consumption of Web API apps by providing seamless client DTOs/POCOs/Entities and Http Clients generated automatically by client projects, answering the local demands (for example INotifyPropertyChanged implementation in a XAML project), JS/TS entities for web-app consumers etc.

                                    I'd love to see something like we used to have when the WCF RIA Services mania was going on in those beloved LoB glorious days when Silverlight existed.

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                                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add the labels for found searching text on the horizontal scroll bar.

                                      Add the labels for found searching text on the horizontal scroll bar.
                                      Sometimes I search for useful snippet codes from a big file that is not indented (it's generated by some programs in many cases).
                                      When i'm searching a text and that text exists in that long line, a single label appears on vertical scrollbar, but no one in horizontal scrollbar.
                                      Would be nice if the labels will be added also in the horizontal scrollbar.

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                                      • Go To All: allow to search by both type and member at the same time

                                        In VS2017, the Go To All functionality can be used to search either a type or a member, but not both at the same time.
                                        This is quite annoying when several classes have the same member function.
                                        In this case, I would like to search something like "MyClass MyFunction" to quickly converge to what I'm searching for.
                                        Also, I would like to see the filename for each symbols found directly inlined in the list and not in a details panel. Or maybe an indicator whether it's a declaration or an implementation (meaningful for function)

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add the capability to play a tone once a certain configurable condition in "variable watch" is reached

                                          For example if a variable changed or exceeded some threshold, an optional audio signal informs the programmer. Advantage is that one can step trough large numbers of lines without the need to stare to the "Watch 1" window, even if the triggering condition is reached several times.

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