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  1. Create multiple Output panels - one for each source

    It's rather annoying whenever several sources try to write to the Output window at the same time and automatically select another source in the Source ComboBox (found in the header of the Output window).

    For one: You cannot follow a single output source.

    On the other hand: You may be endlessly waiting for a never appearing Completed message because some other source took over Output window without notification. (For instance: Updating a NuGet package in a version controlled project switches back and forth between NuGet output and TFS output.)

    Proposal:

    (1) Provide a tab strip in the output window, providing…

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      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Code Review Request from Query Result in VS

      Opening a Code Review Request from a query result in Visual Studio should give the option to open within Visual Studio.

      Since work item templates are deprecated, the default function within VS2017 is to open the review in the Web Browser.

      This limits the functionality and takes the review outside of the tool a reviewer would naturally be inclined to use.

      Please provide an option to open a review request from a query result in Visual Studio.

      36 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  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

        33 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Please provide Visual Studio 2017 Express.

          Please provide Visual Studio 2017 Express.

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            9 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • allow to omit lambda parameters

            There is lot of code exists with methods allows to pass callback function as parmater like this SharePoint extention method:

            public static void RunElevated(this SPWeb web, Action<SPSite, SPWeb> action);

            And there is a lot of scenarios when not all callback paramers is in demand.

            For example, we need spweb, but not spsite:

            SomeWeb.RunElevated((_, web) => { /*using the web here*/ });

            While site is unused i want the code not allows to define this, and "_" is my workaround here.

            But if unused parameters mote then one this show error 'parameter name _ is dublicate'

            My suggestion is allow to…

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • vault security gmail outlook cell phones ios windows iPhone

              vault security is about people who try hack your gmail and outlook. Cells phones for there lock screen. the idea is lets try voice recognition and face and eyes recognition. finger print also and if some one steals the phone there finger print should get sent the the authority and find out who is the person who stole it this should stop people from stealing phone if to do there way around it or get certified to get the finger for Microsoft if possible just an idea or maybe just for the surrounding areas. The other is how fast you…

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                2 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Update Consolas Font for High resolution displays

                Please update the Consolas font to be good in high resolution 4K displays. Consolas still look thin on these displays. It should show more thickness on these displays to look more readable and visually pleasing. Currently the readability suffers in 4K, 2K displays.

                7 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Count of reference of parameters of method

                  Count of reference of parameters of method like number of reference of method.

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                    1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Commit all changes in current branch if we try to chekout to other branch

                    If we make some changes in current branch "test", and not commit them localy, change the branch to "notTest", those changes are now considered as if they where made on this branch, if we try to commit this branch, changes will be applyed as if they were made on this branch.

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                      1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make it possible to force a case statement for every enum switch'd.

                      It would be nice to be 100% certain a switch statement takes care of every enum value there is.

                      ----

                      Say you have a TV with

                      enum Colours{
                      Red,
                      Green,
                      Blue
                      }

                      which is later handled in a switch

                      switch(colour){
                      case Colours.Red:
                      ....
                      break;
                      case Colours.Green:
                      ....
                      break;
                      case Colours.Blue:
                      ....
                      break;
                      }

                      Every case is taken care of and everyone is happy.

                      Then comes a new breed of people who can se heat; so the TV colours are updated like so:

                      enum Colours{
                      Red,
                      Green,
                      Blue,
                      IR
                      }

                      Now the old switch statement compiles and runs and is released. …

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                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • QuickAction at Prompt Location Hotkey

                        Currently quick actions work by:

                        "Quick Actions can be applied by using the light bulb icon Small Light Bulb Icon, or by pressing Ctrl+. when your cursor is on the appropriate line of code."

                        I would like to be able to set a hotkey to show the quick action popup at the location of the prompt when it is on the appropriate piece of code, rather than having to hover the mouse over first.

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                        • Provide offline installer for Visual Studio 2017 for Mac

                          I have a performance problem during installation of Visual Studio for Mac with a particular narrow bandwidth network environment.
                          I found the document below but when will the offline installer be provided?

                          https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/visualstudio/mac/create-offline-installer
                          "An offline installer feature is planned for future versions of Visual Studio for Mac."

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                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add a pause download button

                            Add a pause download button while installing VS

                            21 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Ignore unreferenced local variable structured bindings

                              When using stuctured bindings, it isn't uncommon, especially with maps, to not use one or more of the variables. This causes a C4101: "unreference local variable" warning, rendering stuctured bindings all but useless.

                              I suggest either adding an option to ignore "unreferenced local variable" for structured bindings where an element is not used or get the C++ committee to allow elements of a structured binding to be ignored.

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                              • Add TFS "Find by status" and "Find by wildcard" reports

                                Add "Find by status" and "Find by wildcard" TFS power tools 2015 report into Visual Studio 2017 IDE

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                                  5 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Test Explorer : collapse templated test or tests with data set

                                  Test explorer expands the tests with templates or data sets : it generates a line per value. See the attached screen capture.
                                  In fact Google test and Boost test generate one test per value.

                                  My suggestion : If the test explorer were able to group and collapse all the tests using the test name, it would be more usable.

                                  I know, it means to manage the color of the collapsed group : green if all tests passed, orange if tests failed and red if all tests failed. ;)

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                                        • CMake/Linux - Allow additional directories/files to be copied

                                          Hi,

                                          When using CMake/Linux integration with Visual Studio, I am having trouble getting the source files in directories above the CMakeLists.txt copied to the remote Linux machine.

                                          For example, my source tree looks like:

                                          Top level
                                          ..+ Common
                                          .....+ CMakeLists.txt - provides files common between projects
                                          ..+ Projects
                                          .....+ App1
                                          ........+ CMakeLists.txt - uses add_subdirectory(../../Common Common)
                                          .....+ App2
                                          ........+ CMakeLists.txt - uses add_subdirectory(../../Common Common)

                                          Right now, when I use Open Folders to access App1 (either at the top level or in App1), only the contents of the App1 directory (and its children directories) are copied across. As such, it cannot…

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