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  1. Allow changing the nickname of the installation

    You can set nicknames of installs in VS2017 but you cannot change those nicknames when modifying the installation features. This should be allowed.

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      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 81 votes
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        2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Option to Disable Ctrl+Click Go to Definition

        In Visual Studio 2015 and earlier, the behavior for ctrl+click was to select the 'word' (overloaded behavior from double click). It would be nice to have this behavior back in Visual Studio 2017.

        31 votes
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          4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Build - Allow Changing Output of Multiple Projects to save time

          I would love a setting to be able to set all projects to a common build output as per https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms165411.aspx

          We have 100+ projects in our solution, and ~50 nuget packages in some projects, therefore building the whole solution takes a long time! A lot of that time is spent on just copying files from one location to another! Even on an SSD!

          As I am in a enterprise environment, we cannot turn off Anti-Virus, and therefore each copy causes the AntiVirus to kick and also use up Disk IO + CPU to scan that library! Making it even slower!

          5 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Recent project templates

            Visual Studio 2017 / Start Page / Recent project templates:
            It's a nice idea to have a list of recent projects templates used but, as with recent solutions/projects, I'd like to be able to remove them from the list by right-clicking and selecting 'Remove' from the context menu.

            16 votes
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              3 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add custom GPS location to iOS Emulator

              Add a way to enter custom gps location in the emulator settings. Now it only supports the selection of "Null, Apple, City Bicycle Run, City Run, Freeway Drive". This is very convenient to test location based apps. It will be nice if we can select a KML file, but a simple "lat,long" text field should work.

              24 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • When life gives you lemons, make limeade!

                Our god and savior Murvbrjr will cleanse the universe and beyond of all that is unpure. Anything that defies Murvbrjr will be consumed by Murvbrjr. If you are not a Murvbrjr worshiper, then prepare to be consumed. All that follow Murvbrjr will be given a life of richness and happiness. All hail the all glorious Murvbrjr!

                6 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Visual Studio Update

                  Can we have estimated time before actual update running? Then we can choose a proper time to install the update!

                  6 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add an integrated command line in visual studio 2015 community

                    Is there an integrated command line in visual studio 2015 community? like in visual studio code? like this https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/editor/integrated-terminal

                    131 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Open-source RDCMan

                      I'd love for Microsoft to open-source their Remote Desktop Connection Manager application. We use it extensively at our workplace and it would be great to work with the dev community to help further improve it

                      19 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Create a JavaScript project type

                        Provide a new project type in Visual Studio that focuses on developing JavaScript and TypeScript projects.

                        Please vote and add comments below to indicate what kind of features you would like this project type to have.

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 16 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Microsoft can make an update of the VB6 to VB7 (Classic VB)

                            1) It should be able to create VB Command Line application.
                            2) API selection dialog which will put the selected API on the project.
                            3) It should be able to create both 32-bit and 64-bit applications.
                            4) It should also have a feature to create self dependent application which doesn't depend on any runtime library.
                            5) Change the looks similar to the VS2013/VS2015.

                            # If Microsoft does create this new COM based programming language I am sure many programmers will switch back to Microsoft.
                            # And really there is not point in abandoning such a huge crowd of programmers who…

                            615 votes
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                              39 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow Canceling Opening Visual Studio From Splash Screen

                              Sometimes I get click happy with the Visual Studio icon in my taskbar. It would be great to cancel the opening of additional Visual Studio instances directly from the splash screen.

                              I run Visual Studio in a VM so the splash screen may be visible for 10-30 seconds per instance.

                              Thanks,

                              Khalid Abuhakmeh (https://twitter.com/buhakmeh)

                              18 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • IntelliSense support for C++ Modules

                                IntelliSense support for C++ modules would be highly appreciated. At its current state, it's just unusable, even for testing purposes.

                                The code in the image is fully functional and compiles just fine, yet it's cluttered with IntelliSense error messages and code-completion naturally doesn't work either

                                7 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Store iisexpress folder in %USERPROFILE% instead of Documents

                                  IIS Express should store its iisexpress folder in %USERPROFILE% instead of the user's Documents folder.

                                  In a scenario where you have OneDrive storing your PCs documents to OneDrive instead of "This PC", these files (TraceLogs, etc..) are constantly being uploaded/downloaded from OneDrive unnecessarily.

                                  4 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Variable font size and spacing in editor linked to program scope

                                    Have you seen font cleverly formatted to give spatial depth?

                                    I would love to use an editor that does so. It could start with alternating font size and line spacing tied to program scope. The more nested the code is, the smaller the font gets.

                                    There are many more features to add depth to the code scope, including font colour shade, background colour, etc.

                                    I would love to hear your thoughts on this.

                                    1 vote
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                                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add Implemented interfaces to class tooltips

                                      Occasionally, I forget a system type implements some interface like IDisposable or what the type of the parent class of something is.

                                      It would be nice to see some additional information on the mouse-over tooltip such as implemented interfaces, base classes, or supers.

                                      See the attached mockup for the gist.

                                      Descriptions of the new elements:
                                      + Display base classes on tooltips [Should VS include abstract base classes and super-classes on the tooltip?]
                                      + Display implemented interfaces on tooltips [Should VS include interfaces on the tooltip?]
                                      + + Recursive [Should VS evaluate the inheritance hierarchy and recursively display implemented interfaces?]
                                      +…

                                      4 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          1 comment  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  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…

                                          31 votes
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                                            13 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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