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  1. Remove "Change signature" quick action suggested all the time

    On every line I have the option to "Change Signature" as a quick action (the light bulb on the left). This should be on the menu, not as a quick action. Quick actions should be to refactor code for example. Or at least this should be configurable.

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      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Unwind the call stack on unhandled exception

      The option "Unwind the call stack on unhandled exception" was removed in Visual Studio 2017. This unfortunately means, that an important scenario is broken: Edit and continue after an unhandled exception!

      The issue is described in detail here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/43126140/continue-after-an-unhandled-exception-in-visual-studio-2017

      TL;DR: If you want to salvage a running program after an exception you're out of luck in the latest product version.

      Please restore this option.

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        1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Instead of asking me to install missing Windows SDK version, also offer me upgrade project to an installed SDK

        If I open a UWP project that references 10240 SDK, but I don't have that installed, i'm presented with two options: Install the SDK, or skip/don't load project.
        I'd propose you add a 3rd option: Since this generally happens because you don't install older SDKs any longer but only newer, making projects essentially out of date, offer me the option to pick a new (greater) SDK Version among the ones I have installed. Currently you manually have to know to go into the project file to hand-edit this.

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          2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support Bridge.net

            Along with Xamarin and Cordova tools that indeed help multi-platform development, maybe you should also promote Bridge.NET's C#-to-JavaScript/TypeScript.

            This way a developer can write business logic AND user interface façade services using C#, and then develop NATIVE user interfaces using any of these technologies: WPF/XAML, UWP, Windows Forms, ASP .NET WebForms/MVC/WebAPI, Xamarin, Unity (!) - directly, and using the generated JavaScript and TypeScript definitions as well with: HTML5 (Angular/other DOM frameworks), UWP JS, Cordova tools, and NodeJS (server side)!

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              2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Close VB6 product related suggestions

              I'm sorry I had to actually put this under the "Languages - Visual Basic" category as that is meant for VB.NET and not VB6.
              However, other participants on this platform sadly did not realize this at all and opened a lot of even repetitive suggestions unrelated to modern Visual Studio (aka "Visual Studio .NET") what this Uservoice is about.

              On top of that, those suggestions are mostly spam linking to external sites, including needless images and highly personal, uncited and sometimes even inflammatory opinions.

              Additionally, the content of all those suggestions was previously handled and closed with a lengthy reply…

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                2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • VB6 programming: Waking a sleeping giant - MSDN magazine article https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/mt632280

                The February 2016 edition of the Microsoft MSDN magazine has an article by David Platt "Don't Get Me Started - VB6: Waking a Sleeping Giant"
                https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/mt632280

                Platt suggests developing a new version of VB6 (which he names VB*) that compiles to Javascript and HTML5.

                Platt says "The VB* programming model would conceptually resemble the ASP.NET Web Forms model, in which controls render their content as HTML. But that rendering requires ASP.NET on the server side, and VB* needs to avoid depending on any particular server. Therefore, VB* will compile down to independent pages of HTML5 elements and JavaScript code, just…

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                  193 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Move Type to Namespace refactoring

                  Move Type to File is nice refactoring but it does not let us work fast enough when you want to place new files into business, core etc. projects. Resharper and CodeRush have this refactoring, and it would be awesome to have this refactoring in VS2017 out of the box, as it is one of the most used refactoring in Resharper.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Re-enable ability to hide collapsed regions when printing

                    Prior to VS2015, the Print dialog included the ability to choose whether or not to include collapsed regions. That choice has now been removed (as noted in the "Known Issues" here: http://tiny.cc/VSprint). There really needs to be some sort of workaround to allow users to hide collapsed regions while printing.

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                      2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Release Visual Studio for Windows ME with VB6 support

                      Microsoft has failed the goal to get one billion of windows 10 devices:
                      https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-15/microsoft-won-t-get-to-1-billion-windows-10-device-goal-in-2018

                      Windows 10 is a failure, windows NT is a failure, now is the time to turn back to classic windows and Windows ME is best windows ever!

                      Microsoft should release a new version of visual studio ide for windows ME.

                      Visual studio should support VB6, because it's the best language ever, and the most used language to develop a classic Windows application.

                      Today there are at least 10 Millions of VB developers ready to develop again classic Windows Application.

                      Thousands of these developer are asking assiduously…

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                        4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Visually Distinguish Reference Types

                        In the IDE, different reference types should be visually distinguishable from each other. Project references, assembly references, and .NET framework references should be colored differently or have different icons. This would make it easier to separate and identify dependencies.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • TouchScreen Controls

                          i have a windows 10 talet and im coding on it but there are some problems , first one is touch screen controls and second one is cpu usages and not responding please optimize visual studio about that problems Microsoft...

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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • real solution folders

                            I think this has been asked several times around here and closed without a proper explanation.

                            I've got a solution with lots of projects, I would like to group some of the related projects in the same folder.

                            At the moment you can do that with "virtual" solution folders, why can't we just map these to disk?

                            39 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Can we pause the profile test feature during running?

                              Like this case here: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/38f58150-b93f-484c-b71e-f140a85986d8/can-we-add-comment-during-recoding-session-of-a-profiler?forum=vsdebug, if we use the profiler wizard directly, we could pause the profiler during running the app, you know that the test project also add the feature called profiler test in the test explorer window, but we didn't find the function which could pause the profile, so we couldn't collect the specific performance report for specific functions or pages or others.

                              4 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • CLEAR RECENT WITHOUT HAVING TO USE REGEDIT

                                The fact this cannot be done but was closed over and over after suggesting it shows the IDE team is lazy.

                                This should be simple but it is not you have to use regedit

                                Microsoft fails again and again

                                the last good IDE was 2010

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                                  3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Please, make a 64bit version of VS IDE....!!!

                                    Idea is simple... Visual Studio x64 version!!

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                                      6 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • SSDT: Globally suppress errors on Database projects

                                      We use database projects mostly for getting database objects into source control and doing schema comparisons to push changes back and forth between databases. Everything works well expect unresolved reference errors floods the error list. Can we get the ability to globally suppress errors on these types of projects?

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                                        0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Bring back "Sort usings" as a separate option in VS 2017

                                        In VS 2015, there was a separate option to "Sort usings" along with "Remove and sort" and "Remove unused". I found the "Sort usings" option useful - and even added it to my toolbar - because there are some namespaces I like to leave in the list - like System.Linq - even if they are unused. Even if "Sort usings" were not added to the context menu, could it be added to Edit > Intellisense menu?

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                                          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Test Tools in VS 2016 - CodedUI - Merge UIMap Actions Into One Method

                                          Due to the instability of the CodedUI Test Builder, and the unpredictability of playback I have many separate methods in a single UIMap file. I would like to merge the actions\methods into 1 method\an existing method. Within the UIMap there already is a function that will split a UI Action into separate methods, and I want to do the opposite and merge separate actions\methods into 1 method\an existing method.

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