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  1. Please consider adding ReadyRoll to Visual Studio Professional

    I was very excited to see the addition of ReadyRoll in the latest update of the Visual Studio 2017 RC, however this will only be available on the Enterprise edition. I think that you should consider including this option in the Professional SKU as well since it is a tool that would be of great help to most professional developers and most of us can only go as far as the Professional Edition of the product.

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      6 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Status bar should display encoding, line endings and indentation settings

      VS Code display encoding, line endings, tab/spaces and indentation settings in the Status Bar. VS should do the same.

      VS should additionally have the options of inferring the settings from the document contents and have ability to convert line endings between CRLF and LF for the selection or the entire document.

      VS should also show and allow to change the current encoding (UTF-8 or UTF-8 with BOM). Always default to UTF-8 no BOM.

      23 votes
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        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Watch window member specifier for arrays

        When watching an array pointer with size specifier, also add the ability to specify a class/struct member to watch. Example:

        ptrToArrayOFooPtrs, 4, m_FooMemberVar

        This would display like:
        [0] m_FooMemberVar=value
        [1] m_FooMemberVar=value
        [2] m_FooMemberVar=value
        [3] m_FooMemberVar=value

        This allows you to quickly inspect a variable on every object in the array.

        33 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add Copy Project feature in Visual Studio

          Hope Visual Studio has a Copy Project feature which could make another copy for project with another name, and then start modifying the copy without modifying the original project

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • view updated extensions after auto update when vs starts

            When extensions are updated automatically show which extensions at startup and if possible provide link to release notes for each updated extension.

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              1 comment  ·  Extensibility  ·  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.

              38 votes
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                4 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Please create official chocolaty packages for visual studio so that I can keep all machines consistent and up to date with DSC

                Could we have a way of installing visual studio and keeping versions in sync with Desired state configuration. Seems like chocolaty is a nice standard for installing things, so would be nice to add it to this mechanism.

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                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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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                    5 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add "TODO" from TypeScript files in the task list window

                    Hi,

                    it would be nice that TODO contained in ts file were included in the "Tasks List" window.

                    Thanks

                    5 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • search in recent

                      In Visual Studio / Start Page / Recent add a search box to filter recent projects in the below list.

                      52 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Transparent tile on start menu

                        Simply add a transparent tile to Visual Studio 2017 as for Visual Studio 2015

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                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • References counter (just this) like in CodeLens for VS Community Edition

                          I would like to suggest for VS Community edition, a counter that shows how many times a class, method etc. is referenced in the Solution, like there is in Professional edition, and above, when using CodeLens, to avoid shift+F12 (Find all references) every time we need to find where an object is being used. - This would improve code maintenance.

                          I understand this is a CodeLens feature, available on Pro editions and above, but is it possible to have just that tiny references counter, please?

                          20 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support for downgrade to the recent releases

                            With the regular releases of VS, we sometimes get an update that breaks some of the functionalities and until the new release comes it becomes unusable. I have had this issue with 15.1 to 15.2 and now with 15.3.1 to 15.3.2, It would be more encouraging to get the updates if there is a way to a revert to previous working version (or recent releases). I would like to keep using the latest releases, but not being able to develop for a while is affecting my decision.

                            6 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Display results in charts in %

                              We have objectives that are often in % instead of numbers.
                              It could be nice to have this option when displayed a charts with several states of an item. Having the big number a % for easier display and report.

                              5 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 17 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Intellisense generic lambdas

                                  It would be great to have IntelliSense support in generic lamdas. In the following example, there is no IntelliSense support for the variable 'str':
                                  #include <vector>
                                  #include <string>
                                  #include <algorithm>

                                  int main() {
                                  std::vector<std::string> vec;
                                  std::for_each(vec.begin(), vec.end(), [](auto str) {
                                  // 'str' does not have IntelliSense support.
                                  });
                                  return 0;
                                  }

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                                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Visual Studio 2017 Website Mock-up or Prototype tools

                                    In previous version of Visual Studio (VS2012, VS2013), we could use SketchFlow with Visual Studio Blend to create, communicate, and review prototypes for interactive applications and interactive content.

                                    But in VS2015 and VS2017, the SketchFlow has been removed and I don't find any other tools to replace it.

                                    Please add a tool to support Website Mock-up or Prototype.

                                    6 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Please add a resume button about enable Launch button after cancelling VS 2017 Update

                                      There should be an option to resume the update later and also give us an option to launch the current state of visual studio so we can do some coding and resume the update later on our flexible times.

                                      It's preventing me or most developers with slow internet, to do some coding in visual studio 2017 if there's an update.

                                      There should be an isolation between updates and current state of visual studio. These updates if not yet completed, should not prevent visual studio from running.

                                      3 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add Guns

                                        Add guns for more zing

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                                          1 comment  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Post-build events should be configuration dependent -it is stupid to close this issue!

                                          Post-build events _should be_ configuration dependent -it is stupid to close this issue - such an OBVIOUS requirement!

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                                            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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