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  1. 2 votes
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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Reporting Authentication problems in Visual Studio is impossible, as you need to be authenticated

      Let us report problems for Visual Studio from the website. I have a problem during authentication and I can't find any way to post it as I need to be authenticated in Visual studio for this.

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        1 comment  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • AKAK20001

        Patrick Naly

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          5 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Toggle visibility of comments & summary lines

          Be able to toggle visibility of full comment lines (//) and summary lines (///) for better code visibility. When these are hidden a one-pixel line in the comment color is shown between the lines. A quick hotkey will toggle all visibility, or hovering over a line will show a tooltip with the comment contents.

          For all my suggestions visit http://www.jsmars.com/csharp.php

          13 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

            296 votes
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              21 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Keyboard shortcut for Increase / Decrease Line Indent code block

              Keyboard shortcut needed for increasing or decreasing line indent for a code block or line

              Currently you have to highlight text > click Edit > Advanced > Click Decrease Line Indent. It's slow for power users.

              9 votes
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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add requirements suite for Bug in MTM

                We can add requirement suite for Bug through web access (Requirement-based suite > Query conditions: work item type -- In Group -- Microsoft.BugCategory > Select a bug > Create suites). But we can't do this in MTM, we can't add requirement suite for Bug in MTM.

                6 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Stop Using the Item Template Cache

                  The Item Template Cache serves no purpose, and makes it impossible to update templates.

                  In Visual Studio 2017, I have to completely uninstall Visual Studio and reinstall it every time I need to update a template.

                  During development, this causes me an hour of lost time.

                  I have tried deleting the Item Template Cache folder and cache.bin, and Visual Studio 2017 still loads the last template, even though a newer version exists in the Item Template folder.

                  The whole purpose of the Item Template folder is to load templates that a user wants to load, but If you cache an…

                  9 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add a way of adding both .cpp and .h file at the same time with the same name.

                    It's funny, because it sounds so trivial, but in c++ you generally add a cpp and h file at the same time with the same name, it's such a typical action to make in a project...

                    In visual studio, that action takes quite a few clicks and typing, you end up filling out the details for the header file, only to have to do it all again for the cpp file.

                    Perhaps a checkbox to allow it to create both files at once for you would be nice, or to be able to select cpp and h file type and…

                    4 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Ubuntu subsystem for windows support for linux C++ applications

                      It would be cool if we were able to compile linux code using the now built-in feature ubuntu subsystem for windows. That way you don't need to own a linux VPS or a local machine running linux, and files could be stored on the PC you're actually writing the code on.

                      9 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • VS 2017 RC debug MVC application with Chrome behaviour change

                        When debug MVC application with Chrome, It opens a new user browser window. in this case currently saved passwords and form data auto fillings cannot be used.
                        And closing the window on debug stops is unnecessary. Sometimes we need to keep the developer tools open.
                        JS debug in Chrome will be cooler if It goes with the normal chrome user.

                        16 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  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 →
                          • Add support for System.Data.SQLClient in UWP

                            There are many reasons one would want to connect to an "on prem" SQL Server from a UWP. We have several applications we cannot distribute through the Windows Store because this limitation exists.

                            UWP are able to connect to other databases such as SQLite or MySQL. Why not allow SQL Server as well?

                            Please add support for System.Data.SQLClient in UWP.

                            6 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • pause option for new visual studio 2017 installer

                              Helping users to pause install like they are have to move and disconnect from the Network so users can continue install in better Network like you start install in work or home and move to other Place in between the installing process

                              9 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • zen code - significant whitespace

                                Add an option statement on file level for compiler to treat whitespace as significant, following the below rules:

                                var DescribeUseCase() // <-- inferred return value, because we're using var
                                // Method body starts after indentation
                                var result = ArbitraryMethodCall(abc) // <-- implicit semi-colon insertion
                                if result.value > 3 // <-- parenthesis insertion
                                "Larger than three" // <-- indentation identifies block body
                                "Smaller than three" // <-- return last statement
                                // method ends where indentation ends

                                Option statement examples:
                                using zen
                                using option whitespace

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                                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Please add an option to set the delay time that the intellisense popups

                                  In VS 2015 or VS 2017, we cannot set the intellisense popup delay time, and in VS code, we can set the value of the properties ‘editor.quickSuggestionsDelay’ in the user or workspace setting file to make the intellisense popup delay time. When we type any character, after the delay time which we defined in the setting file, the auto completion list will show. For more detail information, please check this document: https://code.visualstudio.com/Docs/customization/userandworkspace. Please also add this feature in VS 2017, thanks in advance.

                                  7 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • browse github projects on live via visual studio without needs to download or clone the project

                                    browse github projects on live via visual studio without needs to download or clone the project (as a browse mode / linkable files solution "click to view")

                                    browser github homepage
                                    push github notification to VS
                                    open project like a solution that just view the file when click on it

                                    10 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  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.

                                      111 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.

                                        3,162 votes
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                                          14 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add ligatures to Consolas font

                                          I like coding with ligatures, using FiraCode font:
                                          https://github.com/tonsky/FiraCode

                                          But as much as I like the ligatures, I find the font itself (letters and numbers) to be less nice than Consolas, which I really like.

                                          My suggestion is to add optional ligatures to Consolas, for people who want them.

                                          357 votes
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                                            9 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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