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  1. report problem website should use markdown

    When typing the answer to https://community.visualstudio.com/problems/230/c-intellisense-causes-crash-when-typing-opening-pa.html I felt like I was in a StackOverflow clone so I tried writing a link using markdown, only to find that there was no Preview option and that the Link button in the editor inserts links WYSIWIG style. Instead the Report a Problem site should use markdown since it’s faster to type that than to deal with the WYSIWIG editor and it’s the standard these days.

    I couldn’t find the right category to report this under…

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      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow custom filters in compiler warnings

      I'm not sure how to implement this, but the workflow is this...

      I would like a clean list of warnings, so I can see any that I should handle. I don't want any warnings I routinely ignore.

      I want to see variables that are not used, _unless_ it is the variable ex in a catch statement. Then I do not want to see it. I use that variable just so it is easier to display the exception information.

      Or perhaps we should solve that.

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Display full path on hover in Recent Files/Projects and TaskBar right click

        I often have several solutions with the same name. It would be really nice if the tooltip/hover displayed the full path (did this everywhere the file name appears - this is where I noticed it).

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Virtual Class - allow virtual keyword to be applied to a class

          Adding "virtual" keyword to the class would make all of the defined defined class members virtual. This approach would make decorating classes easier.

          Example:

          public class BaseClass {
          public string BaseClassProperty { get; set; }
          }

          public virtual class DerivedClass : BaseClass {
          public string DerivedClassProperty { get; set; }
          }

          will make DerivedClassProperty virtual but BaseClassProperty would remain intact.

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Bring the ctrl+d shortcut from Visual Studio Code

            In visual studio code ther is a feature to Add Selection To Next Find Match. crtl+d is the default shortcut in Visual Studio Code, Atom, Sublime and other good editors.
            (editor.action.addSelectionToNextFindMatch)
            https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/customization/keybindings

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            • Add an [open containing mapped folder] option on right clicking a file in team explorer pending items

              Currently you can [open in source control exporer] but it would be helpful to be able to open the actual windows explorer folder where the file is.

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              • Able to create Kanban board from a query

                I would like to be able to create an Kanban Board from query result.
                To be able to visualize the status for the customer and the project on a board.

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                • Run test when pressing F5

                  When a test project is the active one it would be nice if F5 etc .would start the test suite (instead of complaining it's an assembly).

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                    0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add indication in the Error List that the build is Finished

                    Often I only use the Error List pane since the Output pane gets flooded by info. Here it would be nice if the was an indicator when the build has finished.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Provide more overloads to Linq to object extension methods, for conrete types like List, Arrays, etc

                      Right now most of Linq to object extensions only accept IEnumerable as a parameter. There is of course the logic, but not always, to check if it's a list or a collection and then there is also casting involved.
                      There would be a significant performance improvement (x 5-10 times) if you could provide overload based on concrete classes, which won't require any casting and avoid the use of Enumerator. More so, the users of the code will feel the benefits immediately and without having to modify any of the existing code.
                      Currently, here at McLaren, we have to re-implement the…

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • More Workloads

                        Please add a workflows based on a particular platform to enable tools and library developers to target various platforms

                        like Windows (.NET, Native, etc..) Linux (.NET, NATIVE, etc...)
                        also .NET(Cross Platform say multi-targeting) Python(2.x, 3.x)

                        What I'm saying is basically Language(Frameworks, Platforms), Framework(Languages, Platforms), Platforms(Frameworks, Languages)

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                          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Git pull request review states should have a state "In progress"

                          Git pull request review states should have a state "In progress" so that author knows that he has to wait before completing it. Similar thing existed in TFVC review process where in reviewer use to accept or decline a review.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Implement a Construct 2 lightweight Workload for the new Visual Studio installer

                            As an artist and developer, thanks for the work you’re making on trimming the Visual Studio install.
                            Currently I’m using Construct 2 to build small applications/games, and I have a workstation with very limited resources. Having a full 6+ GB install besides the installed services (like MS SQL, which I don’t need at all) was a big hindrance on my system.

                            Preview 3 didn’t work at all to test the Construct 2 solution, but Preview 4 worked!
                            I spent a whole day installing and reinstalling the “workloads” on Hyper-V (I also learned how to use it yesterday) and was able…

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                              0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support Clang-specific syntax in editor

                              Currently, the C++ parser used in Visual Studio is designed to parse, and only parse, the dialect of C++ used by MSVC. When I configure Visual Studio to build using Clang/C2, Clang-specific C++ constructs (such as __inline__, block syntax, or even __attribute__) cause no end of editor-reported "syntax errors". The code does compile correctly in all cases.

                              I can work around this deficiency by using "#ifdef __INTELLISENSE__" to guard code that should only be parsed by the editor's IntelliSense engine, and not by the compiler. I include in this block macros that "define away" the incompatible constructs. However, this is…

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Paste JSON and make it C# dynamic

                                It would be cool if you could paste JSON and get a dynamic class or code fragment as a result in @code or @VisualStudio
                                I was porting a Node,js app to .net core.
                                In that process, I was doing a lot of copy-paste, replace, ':' with '=' and sticking "new {" instead of "{".
                                So, it would be great if this is automated.

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Persist breakpoints in dynamic scripts

                                  This feature would persist breakpoints in dynamic scripts (eval code) across refreshes so that the breakpoint can be hit after a page is a navigated/refreshed.

                                  Originally filled as bug on the Edge Issue Tracker over at Originally filled as a bug over at: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/platform/issues/7404678/ by Onur.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Display the full list of team member names in the drop down menu for story board items in VS Online

                                    The list of team members shown in the Team Services home page does not populate the drop down list for a task. (See attached file.) At best this is a nuisance, to have to search for team members when assigning them to task in the edit modal dialog. At worst, its just plain confusing not to have the drop down list and the home page list of team members in sync.

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                                    • TFS Release Managment Deploy Dacpac task to on Prem

                                      For TFS 2015 - VSTS or On Prem. There is no deploy task in Release Management to deploy a Dacpac file to an on Prem SQL database. Please can you add this task. There is a task for SQL Azure, so why isn't there a task for SQL Server on prem.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Manual intervention task in Release Management 2015

                                        Please can we have a Manual intervention task in TFS Release Management 2015, in the previous application - Release Management Tool 2013 (created by InCycle) you would be able to pause a release, i.e. get someone to check a step, allowing you to Approve/Reject. Can we please add this task. At the present moment, when you deploy you have no way to pause the deployment should you need to.

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                                        • There should be a continous progress status when installing/ uninstalling NuGet or VS looks like freezing to DEATH!!

                                          The title explains everything... especially when installing NuGet that requires executing long-running script after NuGet installation..

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