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  1. Add Copy To All Button Web Publish Settings Tab

    Please add a copy to All Button on the Settings Tab of Web Publish Window
    I have 13 data context connection strings updating them one by one is a cumbersome task. See the file to understand.

    9 votes
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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add csproj project file to current solution

      When navigate folders in the Source Control Explorer pane, you should be able to right-click on .csproj files and add them to the solution currently open in Solution Explorer.
      If no solution exists, a new one can be created, as default.

      In this way you can cherry-pick a desired set of project to work on.

      27 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Improve the screenshot mechanism of Visual Studio's "Help/Send Feedback/Report a Problem" dialogue

        I find that the most frequent case of problem to be reported by the dialogue is not sufficiently complicated to require a recording of some sequence of steps, but yet is sufficiently complicated to require the first or both of the following, currently unavailable features:

        1) Take a single screenshot on command, so that the user may arrange the screen to provide maximal information on-topic and minimal irrelevant information before shooting.

        Currently: The screenshot is taken on click on the "Report a Problem..." menu entry. Issues:
        - the mouse cursor cannot be used to display a mouseover tooltip partial to…

        6 votes
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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Set COMPLUS_FORCEENC to 1 for any process launched using "Start without debuggging"

          I assume that the fact that you spent time on engineering the 'Edit and continue on attach' feature announced here:

          https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudioalm/2015/04/29/net-enc-support-for-lambdas-and-other-improvements-in-visual-studio-2015/

          means that you recognise that there are circumstances where developers don't want to launch their process under the debugger even when they are planning to use it later. This is great; so thanks! Unfortunately it's a little bit awkward to use at the minute but I think this could be addressed with a minor improvement in Visual Studio...

          The ideal thing would be to simply make sure that COMPLUS_FORCEENC=1 is added to the environment of any process launched using…

          42 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Have C++ IntelliSense parser support GCC extensions, MinGW, and Cygwin toolchains

            The IntelliSense parser for Visual C++ is separate from MSVC compiler, and will throw out IntelliSense errors that may or may not be accurate with actual C/C++ code errors.

            This is very annoying when it comes to IntelliSense parsing GCC standard headers and libraries for MinGW and Cygwin toolchains, when we are using Visual Studio 2015 for Makefile projects.

            Most of the time, IntelliSense will give 1,200+ errors related to not being able to understand GCC extensions, or GCC-specific codes for MinGW and Cygwin toolchains.

            I am suggesting to the team to find ways to improve IntelliSense C++ parsing so…

            55 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Increment (++) and Decrement (--) Operators in VB.net

              The whole purpose of the .net framework is the methods should be common to all languages. In the case of System.Int32 you are not allowed to use the follow in VB:-

              TestValue++ or ++TestValue

              So if I had an array the following is impossible in VB but possible in C#:-
              TestValue = TestArray(Index++)

              So instead I have to write the following:-
              Index += 1
              TestValue = TestArray(Index)

              Please enhance VB to include Increment (++) and Decrement (--) Operators in VB.net as per the MSDN info on c# below:-
              https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/xzcawzfw(v=vs.100).aspx

              31 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Cannot move MainWindow screen to the upper left corner or make it to the full screen in the XMAL designer editor

                The MainWindow screen default display at the center of the XAML designer editor and we cannot move it the upper left corner to make it as display all content or make it to full screen, we need to roll the vertical or horizontal scroll bar to see some area which no display at the default XAML display field

                2 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • if finally & loop finally clauses

                  A clause which is run after any of the conditions in an if tree are true. Note: When used with else, the finally clause will only run if any of the other conditions are true. Sort of like an else-else.

                  And a final clause which is run if the loops exits from its own condition, not breaking. Instead of reduntantly checking the i variable. Should work for both foreach and for loops.

                  Syntax:
                  if (something)
                  doOne();
                  else if (something)
                  doTwo();
                  finally
                  ifOneOrTwo();

                  foreach (var item in collection)
                  // run loop
                  finally
                  // do something

                  Before:

                  var done = true;
                  if…

                  3 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • return void, returnif, returnsame, break on

                    return [void operation]; - One line returns
                    returnif [boolean operation]; - Returns if operation is true
                    public int MyProperty { get; returnsame set; } - Doesn't set the value if it equals the current value.
                    break [operation]; - Shorter breaks

                    Example code:

                    public WindowStyle Style { get; returnsame set; }

                    public void DoSomething()
                    {
                    if (something)
                    return Something();
                    }

                    returnif myVar;

                    public void Check(int var)
                    {
                    if (var == 0)
                    break doSomething();
                    // something else
                    }

                    For better example view and all my suggestions visit http://www.jsmars.com/csharp.php

                    2 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add operation to automatic property set;

                      Auto properties can have one line additions to set, making a function call or one operation possible.

                      Suggested Syntax:
                      public int Something { get; set; } += doSomething();

                      For better example view and all my suggestions visit http://www.jsmars.com/csharp.php

                      2 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 7 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • DataGridView - edit whole row option

                          Right now when editing data inside DGV (DataGridView) we can change data in single cell.
                          It would be awesome to be able to edit whole row and then apply changes.
                          I know I can create separate form and bind data to it, but I would like to have this build in.
                          Sencha has this feature build in inside their grid (http://examples.sencha.com/extjs/6.0.2/examples/classic/grid/row-editing.html?theme=neptune) and it is one of those features why people choose Sencha.

                          Please consider adding this as build-in option.

                          25 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 9 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Self-hosted WCF services stack in .NET Core

                              I would like to see the WCF service side being made available in the .NET core, so that we can continue developing WCF services and start targeting other platforms.

                              Ultimately I would like to see the full stack including the common bindings: NetTcp, NetPipe, and maybe WsHttpBasic.

                              But to cut this short, my priority lies with the self-hosting and the base classes for custom bindings. This way, the community can start implementing the various bindings on their own, while Microsoft can focus on getting the core of WCF right.

                              76 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Batch Build window should be resizable

                                Project names can be long and the number of projects in a solution can be very large. Please make the Batch Build window resizable to make it easier to view/select projects/configurations to build.

                                12 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Customize coded UI test results

                                  After Coded UI test, the test results (.html file), we could not modify the ,html file except programming by ourselves. I hope we could add some useful information to it, and we could group the TestMethod results. Just like the following case that a community’s requirement.
                                  https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/5346d34a-14b0-4640-922c-b1dff2df90b6/group-coded-ui-test-results?forum=vsunittest

                                  9 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add activity feedback to VS 2017 installer

                                    The new installer UI is great but the progress percentage and bar are not enough. I've had issues with the installation of Windows 10 and Android SDKs where they don't change for a very long time. Please show that something is happening.

                                    4 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • CMake for Linux

                                      When using a CMake project, I want to be able to build & debug on Linux. The whole point of CMake is portable projects. It is difficult that you have to use a windows specific project system to build on Linux.

                                      6 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • hi

                                        Hi I have a new suggestion for everyone. Now We can one debug in VS in runtime. why not more debug in visual studio in same time ? İt can possible ?I think this chapter can transitable.
                                        For example; I'm working in City.cs project and Country.cs project. I'm debugging in City.cs and I want to debug in Country project at the same time.Just one solutions. Of course you can tell open 2 VS . But if I open 2 VS , more spend of memory .

                                        5 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Visual merge improvements

                                          1. In visual merge, show diffs for the conflicting blocks (left against right), to see where they actually diverge. Sometimes it's not obvious. Try to line up the conflicting blocks by alike lines.
                                          2. In visual diff merge, fix view jumping when the cursor moves across missing range of lines.

                                          6 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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