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  1. inconsistent line endings

    The "Inconsistent Line Endings" dialog should not appear for files marked as "Embedded Resource" build action. Embedded Resources are intended to be compiled byte blobs and offering to "fix" them can actually break them.

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

      Add a pause download button while installing VS

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        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Keep up the good work

        Using Visual Studio and Team Services has been an extremely pleasant experience over the years

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          0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Are you nuts to run windows 10 on ARM?

          And then support Win32/Desktop application using an x86 emulator and bet that battery life would be a game changer.
          Any sane planner would have shelved this ARM experimentation years back and would have re-embraced the Wintel world that intel has succeeded in power efficient Atom processors.
          Please invest these resources in Basic, which is your root. Bill Gates would have gone for a windows emulator for ARM on Android, not a Widows emulator for ARM.

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Save open query windows when windows is forced to reboot so work in progress is not lost.

            My company forces reboots multiple times per week. This happens even if I am not at my desk. I regularly lose open query windows while I am away at a meeting. Happened again today. Extremely frustrating. Word and visual studio save and restore. Why can't sql management studio do it too?

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              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add a shortcut in start menu for the VS Feedback Tool

              Currently users have to launch it from Visual Studio. It makes it difficult to report problems when VS is unresponsive: launching another VS instance in order to launch the feedback tool?

              Under the hood it looks to be installer taking some json data about the VS instance. Not sure whether it is still possible to upload any related data when the feedback tool is launched separately.

              BTW there's no category for the VS Feedback tool?

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                1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Find and Replace for all current pending changes files

                Similar to find and replace in all open files or a certain directory, being able to replace a pattern in all edited files would be nice when those files span multiple directories and/or aren't currently open in the editor.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • New Releases -

                    Include install time in the information published with new releases

                    updating from 15.3 to 15.4 how long will that take?

                    I understand the challenges with calc install times that doesn't mean you shouldn't publish some figures

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Offer classes on finding, fixing, and submitting patches for bugs in the VS and .NET toolchain.

                      The increase in Microsoft development speed with continuous deployment seems to outstrip the QA resources. The resulting rate of released bugs now appears to consistently exceed the rate of even reported fixes and workarounds on sites like Stackoverflow; historically an important way developers have augmented official support resources. Increasingly we find ourselves spending lots of time figuring out why our Microsoft tools are not working as documented and/or as they used to. ***Suggestion: offer a comprehensive set of courses on finding bugs in .NET and Visual Studio and submitting patches where possible through https://mva.microsoft.com/ *** If this already exists, even…

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • The only place where Basic figures in top 10 languages is in Memes

                        Ruby, Python would not have been born if Basic was not killed. What a pity no one had the vision or competence to make the VB compiler evolve with the changing times

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Liscence PSoC IDE from Cypress Semicondutor to create UWP app with VB6 syntax as backend

                          I code for micro controllers and also create GUI in UWP. With each passing year I feel coding for PC is taking more effort while coding for the embedded systems is becoming more easy.

                          PSoC IDE from Cypress Semiconductor is a revolutionary idea for coding micro controllers. But the irony is a Text based IDE like Arduino is more popular than the PSoC idea. The Arduino IDE hides under the hood all aspects of the microcontroller, while the PSoC IDE exposes every single aspect of the micro controller with graphics to make life easy for the embedded developer.

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                            0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Create UWP app with Small Basic

                            I am reposting a idea proposed in 2013 which did not get a second vote:

                            If Bill Gates was watching he would have voted a million times for this idea.
                            If this was done in 2013 when Original Poster (OP) disclosed, Lumia would not have died and M$ would not have incurred the millions of dollar loss.
                            OP is a visionary and I am opening it again.

                            --- original post ----
                            MS Small Basic is an excellent language
                            inspired by our old Basic
                            I trained with him young people from 16/17 years in the secondary
                            It allows to understand the…

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                              0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support live unit testing for F# (F-Sharp) test project

                              If we write unit tests with F#, those tests can be run and are listed in the Test Explorer. But those unit tests written in F# are not supported by live unit testing.

                              Please add support for running live unit testing written in F#.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • NUKE FROM ORBIT command.

                                  I am posting this because I just told a friend of mine to:
                                  - delete all intermediate files and folders
                                  - delete the .vs folder
                                  - Delete the packages folder and do a forced update
                                  - Restart visual studio

                                  This is something I have to do surprisingly often. It would be nice if visual studio simply had a command for this.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • nuget package android version recommendations sync with vs update version

                                    I found that the android nuget packages appears as update to 26.*** when I had install vs with 15.3. They failed with a requirement on cannot find android.jar for API Level 26 (android 8). It turns out that vs installer 15.4 installs the android 8 stuff. So, nuget on vs 2017 15.3 should not suggest them until on the correct vs version. Also, VS2017 should suggest an update to 15.4

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                                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Build UWP with only VB6 syntax

                                      The underlying technology is XAML and vb.net, but what is exposed to the developer is only pure VB6 syntax.
                                      So there is this magic interpreter that translates every line/block of pure VB6 code to the corresponding verbose vb.net code that can be unhidden and edited if required. Use a less frightening property manager and a more responsive layout editor.
                                      Wow suddenly the millions of VB6 developers are coding for UWP and the windows store is flooded with apps of all sorts! Productivity has never been this high! So "where do you what to go today?"

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make keyword coloring more customizable

                                        Colorizing all keywords in a language the same is folly. Some are types, some are control flow, some are access specifiers, and there are others still. This issue has been brought up repeatedly here on UserVoice, in Resharper forums, and on StackOverflow. The most commonly-cited issue is that type keywords like int, datetime, and string, are not treated as types.

                                        The following is a list of times this issue has been brought up and a total of all the votes:
                                        https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide/suggestions/3848627-fix-colors-of-built-in-type-aliases-to-be-the-colo (19 votes)
                                        https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide/suggestions/10288161-color-identifiers (9 votes)
                                        https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide/suggestions/2918069-split-up-keywords-category-in-fonts-colours (2 votes)
                                        https://stackoverflow.com/questions/18035799/why-doesnt-visual-studio-make-datetime-a-blue-key-word/18035808#18035808 (7-Q + 14-A votes)

                                        That's a pared-down list; there are…

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • C++/CX has become horrible to read

                                          As a programmer for 20 years I have read through pages and pages of standard C/C++ code and could grasp the logic comfortably. But with C++/CX extension I cry in pain. What have you done to the language? Is anyone else feeling the same pain?

                                          The solution: C++/CX needs a renderer. Like HTML tags are used by the browser to display a wonderful UI, C++/CX raw language should be rendered to a readable GUI (the current collapsible blocks is no where near what I comprehend). It should contain more vector icons, directional arrows and should be a visual treat to…

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