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  1. Add feature to "git remote prune" the repository

    It would be nice if there was an option in the VS UI Team Explorer to perform a "git remote prune" command to cleanup the origins.

    After a while branches are created and deleted but what you see in Visual Studio is not in sync with the origin. Almost all other git tools (SourceTree, Tower to name a few) provide this feature.

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      0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • To invest the development costs of visual studio to jetbrains

      To invest the development costs of visual studio to jetbrains

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Give a download pause button when installing update update through online installer

        Please give that button to atleast pause the download if its take 6 hours to update from VS Community update 2 to update 3.
        First download everything and then install one by one. Is this so much to ask for. Have the microsoft guys lost some common sense as to how to build a update tool. No one has time to sit around and update VS for 6 to 12 hours. We have got a life to live to. So please think about it.

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          1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          In Visual Studio 2017, we optimized the build-to-build upgrade to inspect what’s on your machine and only download the specific components that have changed. Small updates can occur in a minute or two rather than hours.

          We don’t serialize download and install by default, because as you note everyone wants updates to be as fast as possible – and so we install updates as quickly as they come down the wire. If you want to create a download cache prior to installing, you can use the —layout command line switch with the installer.

          Thanks for your feedback – we do appreciate it!

          Yours, Tim Sneath | Visual Studio Team

        • Improve readibility of domain class' properties

          Small thing here.

          Imagine you have dozens of these:
          https://snag.gy/gFuUhO.jpg

          Property names + attribute names + element references

          Crowded into one wall of code (inside Domain Class)

          It would be nice to make somewhat easier to distinguish one Property's attribute and refrences among other.

          Simply spacing gets thing done, but I would like more formal and nicer solution

          Thanks for reading this

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            • Seperate and selectable VS Download content folder

              Able to choose where VS Installer store download files and packages needed incase the Operation drive is full or don't have enough free space.

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                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • During the Visual Studio installation

                There needs to be an 'overall progress' indicator when you're downloading 20+ GB of installation files. It would be nice to know how much longer you have to wait for the files to finish downloading and installing.

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                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Go to (former Navigate To) - better results sorting (by relevance or % match)

                  The new (VS2017) Go to upgrade on former Navigate to feature is great. You are getting close to the R# Ctrl+T + it's variants.

                  The biggest pain remaining is the order of results. It seems (at least for the files) that the result are sorted alphabetically. There should be some better sorting algorithm, ie. by % match.

                  For "f impo book" there current results are:
                  - 2091231827309182_ImportedBook.cs (EF migration)
                  - 2212380293023092_ImportedBook.cs (EF migration)
                  - Imports/Book.cs
                  - ImportedBook.cs
                  ...

                  See attached scrrenshot.

                  But the results should definetely start with items like
                  ImportedBook.cs
                  ...

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add bracket completion and highlighting for C++ templates

                    When writing templates in C++ it can be quite messy at times to match all the left angle brackets( < ) with the right angle brackets( > ).

                    I'll paste here a couple of examples:

                    template <typename Component>
                    static constexpr auto indexOf()
                    {
                    return Index<Cache<std::decay_t<Component>, N>, decltype( components_ )>::value;
                    }

                    template <typename U = SocketType, typename = std::enable_if_t<e_std::is_same_v<U, SslSocket>>>
                    BasicClient(....

                    When you write code like this, highlighting and/or completion for brackets like the one already available for parenthesis and curly braces would be a really good help

                    Thanks!

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add a refactoring tool to remove control's events

                      If user creates an event from XAML event properties by double clicking the event name. Usually produces a code for that event.

                      Now how about from code, maybe like rename factoring. Allow users to right click the method name and delete all the references to this event from XAML. - Delete only from xaml, not from code.

                      Or maybe another option to delete all references.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • provide effective CLI tooling for running multiple .NET Core projects in Visual Studio

                        Debugging .NET Core web applications that require multiple Kestrel instances is often difficult. For example, consider an Aurelia client application using data provided by a .NET Core Web API that is secured by ASP.NET Identity, authorization through IdentityServer4. This could use three separate Kestrel instances:

                        1. Web API
                        2. IdentityServer4
                        3. Client

                        Using command prompts gets unwieldy, as they are opened outside of Visual Studio and managed manually. It would be simpler to keep track of everything if Visual Studio offered some sort of tooling for opening multiple command prompts and managing them as windows attached to the IDE.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Provide Enable/Disable Build vNext Build Definition.

                          XAML Builds Definitions can be easily disabled/enabled.
                          This does not seem to be possible with build vNext?

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                            0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Hope C# allow this line of code: Command.ExecuteNonQuery() > 0 ? MessageBox.Show("") : MessageBox.Show("Test");

                            I hope C# will allow the operator " ?: " can use like this line of code :

                            " Command.ExecuteNonQuery() > 0 ? MessageBox.Show("") : MessageBox.Show("Test"); "

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add VS IDE menu item "Send to compressed file".

                              Like as:

                              External Tools:
                              Title: ZIP
                              Command: C:\Program Files\WinRAR\Rar.exe
                              Arguments: a $(TargetName) -r -x*.exe -x*.pdb -x*.rar -x*\obj\
                              Initial Directory: $(SolutionDir)

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support per-Task metadata via the Task Parallel Library

                                In parallel with the thread-local data, establish a task-local data capability. One could add key/value pairs tied to a given task.
                                It would be most useful if the key/value pairs of a given task could be passed down to its child tasks (perhaps add it as a task creation option).

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Save source control configuration Plug-in by solution to prevent changue always when open a diferent solution

                                  Sometimes we have projects with Git and others with Svn, So when I open a project with svn then when I open the project with git the svn confiration still there not change automatically.

                                  So I need to change this any time.

                                  I suggest you keep source control confiration by solution.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow color customization for structure guide lines

                                    I like the structure guide lines. But I'd like to use a more subtle color for the lines. However, "structure guide lines" or anything like it doesn't exist in the Fonts and Colors choices.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Output path / build path must be user a user setting

                                        For multi user environments, the output path of a C# project must be user dependent. Merge issues resulting of conflicting changes to the csproj file are only the smallest part of the problem. At the very least, the settings needs to be moved into the csproj.user file.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Give warning when string interpolation string isn't prefixed with $

                                          int myint = 123;
                                          Console.WriteLine("bla {myint} bla");

                                          Should give a compilation warning, or at least be detectable using the static code analysis tools included with VS.

                                          Because: Even though string interpolation is a relative new feature in C#, I've lost count of how many times I've seen the error above, when someone forgets to prefix a string with embedded variables with a $, though such typos are probably most common in code that's converted from older syntaxes as "bla {0} bla", myint.

                                          That the embedded variables isn't syntax highlighted is not enough.

                                          To prevent false positives, anything inside { }…

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