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  1. Display an error message when rebasing with uncommited changes

    Context :

    - You have local unstaged or uncommitted changes
    - There are remote incoming commits

    Reporoduction steps :

    - Team Explorer > Sync
    - Click branch name
    - Rebase onto the remote branch and click Rebase

    Current behavior :

    - Nothing happens
    (since you still have local unstaged or uncommited changes)
    - No message is displayed

    Expected behavior :

    - An error message is displayed : "cannot pull with rebase: You have unstaged / uncommitted changes. Please stage / commit / stash them."

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      0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • it takes a lot of time to install the VS2017

      i suggest add a button with a function that when finishing install vs2017, the computer can close itself...

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        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Fluent syntax for joining items together in a string.

        I propose that you add the following method to the System.Linq namespace:

        static public string Join(this IEnumerable items, string glue){
        var buf = new System.Text.StringBuilder();
        bool first = true;
        foreach(var item in items){
        if( first ) first = false; else buf.Append(glue);
        buf.Append( item.ToString() );
        }
        return buf.ToString();
        }

        So then if you have an IEnumerble, IEnumerable<T>, IList<T>, etc, you could get a readable string via

        string s = items.Join(","); // nice and clean like Join in javascript!

        instead of this ugly nonsense

        string s = string.Join(",", items.ToArray() );

        This would be a simple addition and incredibly convenient. It makes the…

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • When publishing a website to the file system, allow copying of the path and/or have the option to open in Explorer.

          Back in VS2015 and earlier, when publishing a web project you could copy the path (so you could paste it in Explorer). Now the 'Target Location' field doesn't allow copying of text. It's only a minor annoyance but it's something I encounter several times a day!

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            0 comments  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Structural Code Comparison in DiffTool

            I would like to see structural code comparison in VisualStudio DiffTool. Same that CodeCompare has.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Show output window by default when debugging

              In VS2017 by default the output window is not shown when debugging. I know it's very easy to open it and it will appear every time after that, but not showing it by default on first run baffles me. I can't think of any reason why not to show it when debugging...

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                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Introduce IArithmetic or INumeric interface

                It is impossible to create generic classes and functions to utilize arithmetic and other numeric-specific operations without resorting to slow dynamic/reflection-based methods. This has tons of applications, e.g. to work with matrices and vectors and many-many others. Without it it makes .Net less attractive and more difficult for statistical and mathematical development.
                Specifically, such interfaces must support, at a minimum, functions (and hopefully somehow operators) for all arithmetic operations (add, subtract, multiply and divide), optionally including unary negation. It must be implemented on all integer, decimal and floating types, including unsigned integers. It makes sense that such operations to be…

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                  1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • With or Using Block

                  The VB with operator seems to be a common request but what about expanding using instead as with would mean introducing a new operator to C# anyway

                  struct TypeExample
                  {
                  public int a;
                  public int b;
                  }
                  var test = new TypeExample
                  {
                  a = 5,
                  b = 6
                  };
                  //test = a=5,b=6
                  //Create test2 using test as an object to clone
                  var test2 = test using {a = b}
                  //test2 = a=6,b=6
                  //test1 = a=5,b=6
                  using test //using the actual object not a clone
                  {
                  a=b
                  }
                  //Test1 = a=6,b=6

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Internal/External PowerShell automation

                    1) Enable PowerShell and/or CMD inside VS, as a tool windows (pretty same how NuGet Command Line is done, so we can run CLI/Node tools without needing to open a native shell).

                    2) Create CLI commands for solution manipulation. Ex.: Transform-TT to transform all TT files (or one specified), Add-Template "Class" (to add a new class), Create-Method void Foo, to create a method. We could use this to write custom generated code automated by power shell. Perhaps even some code review tools could be written.

                    Kinda like a yeoman + T4 Templates.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • add a using MyClass = Namespace.MyClass quick action

                      Add a quick action to insert a using statement in the case of ambiguity.

                      Eg:

                      MyAmbiguousClass thing = new MyAmbiguousClass();

                      would produce an ambiguous reference error. The current quick actions allow specifying in place. I would like a quick action to add a statement:

                      using MyAmbiguousClass = MyNamespace.MyAmbiguousClass;

                      to the top of the file

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make Quick Find Fast

                        Quick Find (Ctrl F) is extremely slow to open, especially in larger files (in VS2015 and prior). Often it takes as much as 500 ms from the time I hit Ctrl F.

                        Frequently I hit Ctrl F and start typing my search term but my typing goes into my document because the Find window is still loading. It is very frustrating, please consider looking into.

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                          0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 'View In Browser' no long available when right click project in Studio 2017, Please bring back

                          In Studio 2015 I could right click web project and select 'View In Browser'. This is no longer available in Studio 2017. It is available when right clicking inside the project but not as convenient. Not a huge issue but I liked it.

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                            0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • TURN OFF DRAG N'DROP FOR GOSH SAKES !

                            Over past decade I don't know how many projects/teams/clients I've worked with where all of a sudden "poof!" files or folder a gone and there's mass panic everywhere to find them - invariably down in the bowels of some other folder. DnD is bloody dangerous in Visual Studio! One of the best plug-ins for VS 2012/13 was one that TURNED IT OFF ! Abso crying shame it won't work in VS 2015/17. SO please Microsoft have a heart and give us all a break - and make DnD jettison'able - at least in Visual Studio.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • dgfsdfsd

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                                0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Debugging Android App without rebuild when there are no changes

                                When I've not made any changes to the project and I want to debug again I would think that a build is not needed at all to start the application again. It would be nice if VS would recognise that situation and just start a new debugging session without the build.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Create an @Backlog item similar to @CurrentIteration than I can use to create queries for use by mutliple teams.

                                  I have four teams, all working on the same project in different product areas. The work is sliced up using iterations, so each team has its own backlog iteration with sub-ordinate sprints. We have a specific sprint named 'Backlog' to improve filtering under each.
                                  @CurrentIteration is great for some things, but I want to create queries based on a teams backlog (such as all user stories not under the backlog iteration with a link to a risk item).

                                  If I had an @Backlog term, I could create a query that would work for all teams, rather than having to create…

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                                    1 comment  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Automatically expand the solution tree to highlight any nodes with an error or warning

                                    When opening a solution, after package restores and other operations, the solution tree should automatically show (read expand) nodes which has an child node highlighted by an error or warning icon.

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                                    • visual studio 2017 intellisense for folder

                                      There was no intellisense when I open a pure font-end folder.
                                      for example.I have a javascript file named "common.js", and I have a function named "FUNCA", then I got no suggestion when I typed "FUNC" in the html file(I have import the "common.js" to my html file).
                                      It worked in visual studio 2015,but missing in 2017.
                                      Could you please fix this issue,thanks.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • when a c# programe is running, so change cursor icon to uneditable icon then programmer can recornize it without trying to edit something.

                                        when a c# programe is running, change cursor to uneditable icon then programmer can recornize it without trying to edit something.

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                                        • visual studio build tools - not require administrator access for install

                                          I have used the Visual Studio Build tools and the Visual C++ build tools for python 2.7. The build tools are tremendously helpful for building python modules for python 3.5 and 3.6. Thank you!

                                          But if I need to work on some of our computers at work (these are shared or "hoteled" desks) I can't compile my python 3.5 modules because we do not get administrator privileges on these computers. Even though each person gets their own disk space. The python 2.7 modules build without problems as I can install them just for a single user.

                                          thx

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                                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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