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  1. Congratulations to Microsoft for extending VB6 programming support to Windows 10

    This idea is a proposal of thanks to Microsoft for extending VB6 support to Windows 10.

    Microsoft say "VB6 runtime will ship and will be supported in Windows 10 for the lifetime of the OS. Visual Basic 6.0 runtime files continue to be 32-bit only and all components must be hosted in 32-bit application processes. Developers can think of the support story for Windows 10 being the same as it is for Windows 8.1."

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/ms788708.aspx

    This means that VB6 programming is supported until at least 2025.

    THANK YOU, MICROSOFT !

    413 votes
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      32 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make fsproj Files Include All Files by Default and have a separate File for Compilation Order

      For anyone trying to do web development in F#

      Having a nested tree structure of Files (like CSS HTML JS) is a real pain to add to an FSProj and as a result I don't use Visual Studio for this.

      So I'm suggesting you
      - Make FSProj include all files by default and instead you'd add the files (or wild characters) you want to exclude
      - Have a separate file (or section) that allows you to specify compilation order

      This will make it easy to embed non-compilable assests to your fsproj without pulling your hair out

      44 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • whether could capture the ToolTip service message of UWP control with Coded UI Test Builder

        Coded UI for ToolTip, whether could add a property to UITestControl that we could get the ToolTip message of a UWP control ToolTip service. Because when the mouse leave the control, the ToolTip message will disappear, so we could not capture it with cross button in Test Builder. Please refer to the following thread.

        https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/5ad7e9b0-af3b-439c-8f7f-2d08d8bf3847/can-not-find-tooltip-from-codedui-test-uwp-app?forum=vstest

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          0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make the attach to process dialog resizable

          This dialog shows along list. Therefore it should be resizable.

          22 votes
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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • AKAK20001

            Patrick Naly

            1 vote
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              5 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support Android API Level 24

              Please add support for Android API Level 24

              27 votes
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                0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow free download of the VB6 programming language and IDE

                Microsoft currently make the VB6 programming language and IDE available to all MSDN subscribers for download from the subscriber downloads section. A generic subscriber key is also provided.

                Microsoft should now make this available for free download without requiring a paid MSDN subscription.

                This is already done with the Expression Web software, so it wouldn't be creating a new precedent.

                408 votes
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                  29 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add feature like emacs artist-mode to visual studio IDE

                  See:

                  http://cinsk.github.io//emacs/emacs-artist.html

                  There have been a number of requests to add this kind of feature to Visual Studio, which have been closed:

                  "Add my custom drawing to code section as part of comment because drawings can often be clearer and meaningful to the reader."

                  "Ability to draw next to the code simple shapes to explain code"

                  "add feature to draw monographs in comments to illustrate code idea (save as png in project folder, referenced by a file positions database)"

                  While I think having the ability to seamlessly include line drawings would be better, an artist-mode feature would be a great…

                  17 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Stop doing heavy work in the Visual Studio UI thread.

                    If you are working on enormous projects, searching and command autocomplete will run without a way to interrupt them, locking up the entire editor until they finish. For example using >of in a project with thousands of files causes a search to run for every key stroke in the UI thread, which can take many seconds to minutes to complete.

                    Doing things async is UI 101...

                    16 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Put an option to disable indentation after pasting code

                      Vertically line up arguments of a function call. Then copy the block of code. Paste it somewhere else. The allignment which you carefully made is all gone. You have to do the same custom formatting every single place you paste your code.

                      Unfortunately, there is no way of preventing this in Visual Studio 2015. I checked for a solution on the internet. Most people are complaining about the same problem and there is no cure.

                      Please provide an option for disabling this behavior.

                      3,137 votes
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                        12 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Insert * at the start of new lines when writing /* */ comments option is not being saved

                        Options->Text Editor->C#->Advanced
                        Insert * at the start of new lines when writing /* */ comments

                        Setting is not saved properly.

                        It randomly turns back on upon restarting editor.

                        108 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Microsoft VB6 programming - reopen this suggestion and update VB6

                          The suggestion to bring back and update the classic VB6 programming language is the most popular in Visual Studio UserVoice with over 5200 comments.

                          Please now re-open this suggestion
                          https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-2015/suggestions/3440221-bring-back-classic-visual-basic-an-improved-versi
                          and allow posters to vote as well as comment.

                          VB6 programming isn't going to go away just because Microsoft declines a suggestion on UserVoice. Allow voting to see the strength of demand for this suggestion.

                          Then bring back VB6, update it to include the changes made in the VBA programming language (v7.x) and extend it to allow "compiling" to JavaScript.

                          https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-2015/suggestions/3440221-bring-back-classic-visual-basic-an-improved-versi

                          260 votes
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                            18 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Folder Based Find&Replace in Visual Studio

                            Visual Studio now supports many none Microsoft technologies, and many open source projects and tools, with lots of files in current projects the find & replace scope (Curent Block, Current Document, All open documents, current project, current solution) not enough in many use cases.

                            please add new scope : selected folder

                            same experience exists in Netbeans, Eclipse, and many other IDE's for a long time.

                            73 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • visual studio ide can customer define link system

                              customer define link is very importent things than searh any one.
                              you must provide that,like this
                              write link like write uri can be link vs ide any object ,class,struct,method
                              ,event,property,file,namespace etc.

                              vs_method://slnName/projName/namespaceName/entityName/methodA
                              vs_class://slnName/projName/namespaceName/classB
                              vs_file://filepath

                              etc...

                              this link system exists any where ,like cs file, dgml... if exists in cs file then it in comment

                              8 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make "Windows Forms" an Optional Choice for Installation

                                What?
                                Installing Visual Studio takes too long

                                Why?
                                There's a lot of stuff that the VS installer puts onto my workstation that I'll probably never use. I don't need a ton of space consumed by components or technologies that I don't use. This is especially true of any technologies that have reached the end of their lifecycles, eg. Classic ASP, Foxpro, VB6, J# and so on.

                                Proposal:
                                Make Window Forms an optional installation component. Any significant component of Visual Studio which is used by a limited fraction (eg two thirds) of its users should be made optional. Going forward, Microsoft…

                                15 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add Support of project level imports or project level namespaces in c# like vb.net

                                  hi

                                  vs2017 is shaping out to be the best vs ever made. but in the name of equal care between both .net languages C# and VB.net please Add Support of project level imports or project level namespaces in c# like vb.net.

                                  it would be great to have the exact same u.i property page / option just like any vb.net project, showing in the attached picture!

                                  will same a tone of issues, missing namespaces, and typed code in our classes.

                                  Regards

                                  13 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Provide the option to disable Git publish in visual studio status bar.

                                    After the latest update (2) there is a new Publish button in the bottom right of the IDE. Doesn't state what it does, and even though TFVC is used it still creates a GIT repository on right click. Please provide an option to disable that button and please don't make my source control choices for me.

                                    228 votes
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                                      5 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow installation of Visual Studio from the Windows 10 Store app

                                      Project Centennial has created a path for classic Windows desktop apps to move to the Windows Store. I would really like to have as many store apps as possible on my PC to avoid blasting files and registry entries all over the place. The new VS Installer is much improved, but this would help keep PC's pristine.

                                      33 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Improve NPM intellisense for custom .npmrc settings

                                        In package.json files intellisense is already supported. But only public packages will be suggested. For scoped packages in private feeds there is no intellisense. It would be great if VS looks inside .npmrc settings for setted feeds and scopes.

                                        41 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Create a UTF8 C-runtime

                                          In the past few years I've worked on cross platform apps, mostly between Windows and linux. The biggest stumbling block are path and file names. In our latest project, it got so clunky, that we decided to drop all the UNICODE code compile the Windows side in MBCS. One thing that would help would be to have a C-runtime which works with UTF8 (also having one that drops the underscores would be another huge help.)

                                          376 votes
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                                            9 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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