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  1. 支持VB6!!!!

    VB.NET和VB6可以说是两门不同的语言了,但是至少在中国,仍然有很多的VB6开发者,能不能让VS支持VB6呢?
    我知道你们正在搞.NET跨平台,但是我觉得除了跨平台,给VB6开发者一个机会不好吗?有些开发者根本不需要跨平台。要求不多,我只希望VB6能够回到Visual Studio,功能可以比VB6 IDE少,精简,不要求更好。

    如果你说“你可以通过升级向导升级你的项目”
    别闹了好吗,升级出来的项目全部都是错误的!到处波浪!

    所以,我代表我自己,全体VB6爱好者,向您请愿,让VB6回到Visual Studio 。
    谢谢。

    32 votes
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      2 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.

      270 votes
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        7 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make each Update of VS2017 downloadable

        At the moment, only the latest Update of VS2017 (15.4) is downloadable, but I need the previous Updates (2 and 3) as well.

        The reason is that I am in trouble with using the latest Update (15.4), so I have to roll it back to the Update 2.

        32 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add C/C++ #warning preprocessor directive

          The other major compilers have long supported #warning. It is really irritating that VC++ doesn't support #warning.

          This has been previously suggested, but now is a good time to reconsider since the VC++ team is currently working on upgrading preprocessor support.

          25 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  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?

            64 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Install  ·  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 →
              • Add devenv.exe to my PATH enviornment variable so I can easily launch it from cmd.exe or powershell

                This is something most other IDEs do. for example VS Code. I find developers using tools other than VS because of this.

                this makes "devenv ." a great way to browse the contents of a folder.

                Specifically the VS installer should add the path to devenv.exe to my per user PATH environment variable so I can easily launch it.

                18 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Time Travel Debugging

                  Please, add TTD feature to C++ and C# debuggers

                  36 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Access the automatic property hide field

                    Adding a specific keyword allows automatic property access to automatically generated fields.
                    example:
                    using Autofac;
                    public static class EasyResolutionExtensions
                    {
                    public static TService ResolveSet<TService>(this IComponentContext context, ref TService service) where TService : class
                    {
                    return service ?? (service = context.Resolve<TService>());
                    }
                    }
                    public class MyClass
                    {
                    private readonly ILifetimeScope _scope;
                    private MyClassOne One => _scope.ResolveSet(ref field);
                    private MyClassOne Two => _scope.ResolveSet(ref field);
                    public MyClass(ILifetimeScope scope)
                    {
                    _scope = scope;
                    }
                    }

                    public class MyClassOne
                    {
                    }
                    public class MyClassTwo
                    {
                    }

                    31 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Remember Open Tabs when switching Source Branches

                      It would be great if VS could remember and reopen the tabs on a specific branch. This would make context switching a lot easier and more efficient.

                      21 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Move/Copy test plan/test suite with Test Result (Outcome) and Bugs

                        My team need to move our test plan to new TFS link (location) that is the same server, such as <tfslink>/home to <tfslink>/home/project1. We also want to merge some test suites together because our small projects are merged into a big one. Unfortunately, we cannot copy/move test results...

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                          2 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  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

                          241 votes
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                            15 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Please provide Visual Studio 2017 Express.

                            Please provide Visual Studio 2017 Express.

                            309 votes
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                              9 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Code Review Request from Query Result in VS

                              Opening a Code Review Request from a query result in Visual Studio should give the option to open within Visual Studio.

                              Since work item templates are deprecated, the default function within VS2017 is to open the review in the Web Browser.

                              This limits the functionality and takes the review outside of the tool a reviewer would naturally be inclined to use.

                              Please provide an option to open a review request from a query result in Visual Studio.

                              35 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Update VSAE to work with Visual Studio 2017

                                My favorite way to create Management Packs for SCOM is using Visual Studio Authoring Extensions.

                                The latest version of Visual Studio which is supported is 2015. - Please update the VSAE so that it can work with Visual Studio 2017.

                                Thanks :)

                                71 votes
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                                  6 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • SDK-based csproj files for full framework projects

                                  I love the new "SDK based .csproj" files for .NET Core. Unfortunately, I'm working on a project that targets the full .NET framework and uses old technologies like Classic ASP! There seems to be a manual "hacked" way of using the SDK based .csproj files for these projects by setting the TargetFramework to e.g. "net461", but it doesn’t work 100% smoothly. It would be great to get all this goodness for older project types as well.

                                  Some of the great thing about the SDK based projects:

                                  - Globbing patterns in files - no more merge conflicts in .csproj, git commits”outside…

                                  46 votes
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                                    4 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Innovate the Xaml Designer, Dawg

                                    This is in regards to the following link and comment:
                                    https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2017/09/11/a-significant-update-to-the-xaml-designer/#comment-285146

                                    The high level goal here is to reduce the amount of time and therefore cost in developing highly functional and reliable applications. The primary value in Xaml is that, unlike code and imperative instructions, it is easily parsed by a designer and tooling. Additionally, it lowers the barrier to entry so that a greater number of resources within an organization can utilize and work with it during the lifetime of an application.

                                    The ask here is simple: please start thinking of Xaml as an *application*-definition language, rather than one…

                                    28 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add SQL Server Management Studio 17.1 dark theme

                                      SSMS should have the dark theme available from visual studio. Currently only supports Blue and Light

                                      74 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Build UWP with only VB6 syntax

                                        The underlying technology is XAML and vb.net, but what is exposed to the developer is only pure VB6 syntax.
                                        So there is this magic interpreter that translates every line/block of pure VB6 code to the corresponding verbose vb.net code that can be unhidden and edited if required. Use a less frightening property manager and a more responsive layout editor.
                                        Wow suddenly the millions of VB6 developers are coding for UWP and the windows store is flooded with apps of all sorts! Productivity has never been this high! So "where do you what to go today?"

                                        19 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • PWA template for Polymer 2 and 3 with ASP.NET Core

                                          Polymer and web components play main role in creating awesome progressive web apps.
                                          Visual Studio 2017 should integrate with Polymer to give it the templates already present in polymer-cli.
                                          Also ASP.NET CORE 2.0 already has templates with angular and react, polymer should also have templates with asp.net core 2 with pwa stuff included like service worker e.t.c.
                                          Lots of developers want to develop in visual studio and with asp.net core 2.0 because of easy identity system ( azure ad b2c integration ) and easily publish to azure, so we need these features along with easier polymer pwa apps development.

                                          23 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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