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  1. Modify solution explorer items/icons based on the Build Action of each item

    E.g. for project files set to Build Action = 'None' it woul dbe good to have some kind of indication of this, either in the item icon or perhaps the item name could be 'greyed out' text (I figure the icon approach is cleaner).

    Note that an equivalent request has been posted and closed because:

    "This item has been around for a couple of versions of Visual Studio and we haven’t acted on it. Looking at the VS “15” plans, we’re not going to take action on this item"

    This seems like broken logic to me - i.e. 'not doing…

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      0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make the graph look like a lightsaber

      the colors will be more visible for colorblind people

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      • please make an ISO for Installing VS2017 community

        Hello,
        please make an ISO for Installing VS2017 community

        Thank You
        Rainer Borchmann

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          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make DateTimeOffset the standard DateTime

          When parsing Iso 8601 timestrings the date and time are converted to my computer's timezone (correctly) by DateTime. I've found no other way to stay in the specified time zone than parsing it as a DateTimeOffset. But this type name sounds a bit obscure and as an interval instead of a datetime that supports being somewhere else than the computer. The DateTime struct should support "being in a different time zone" . As the current DateTime struct is really a LOCAL DateTime it should be called so and DateTimeOffset should be the standard DateTime. I also could live - as…

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Retrieve Product keys section of My Visual Studio

            Have the option to give back claimed keys and release them back to the pool in the My Visual Studio - Product key section and also as an admin recall users keys which they have taken out in the past

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            • Add Code Style option to prefer explicit generics

              Currently, if you got a method like this:

              void AddScoped<T> (Func<IServiceProvider, T> sp);

              And you call it like this:
              services.AddScoped<Client>(sp => MyClass.GetClient());

              Visual Studio will suggest to "simplify" that to

              services.AddScoped(sp => MyClass.GetClient());

              However, that way it is not obvious what is the type being added to the IoC container. So I suggest we have a option to tell VS to prefer making the generic type of a generic function explicit when it is not obvious which type that would be.

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Method dropdown list - group methods by #region

                When editing source, in the method list dropdown it would be really handy if the methods listed could be grouped by their #region tags. Apple's Xcode does something similar to this with their #pragma mark tags.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Default LangVersion should be latest minor version(latest) not latest major version

                  I find the default LangVersion in VS2017 is 'C# latest major version', which I suppose to be 'C# latest minor version(latest)'. Why did you make this decision? I suggest changing this behavior to be latest so that everyone can take advantage of the latest C# syntax, rather than update the project setting one by one. At least, I think there should be an global option in Tools | Options like 'Default C# LangVersion' that can change this behavior.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Variable name suggestion should support generic types

                    The new variable name suggestion is a great addition.

                    but in some cases, it could be smarted. For instance with generic:

                    When I create a parameter List<myType> ... It suggest List. It shoud use the generic type or both and suggestion istMyType, myTypeList, myTypes, (my preference goes to the last one, but i'm not alone)

                    In the same idea, when using an interface, with type IMyInterface, it should suggest myInterface...

                    And both together:
                    IList<IMyInterface> should suggests myInterfaces, myInterfaceList, etc.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • When you do an update can you please make updating file associations an option that can be turned off by the user.

                        When you do an update can you please make updating file associations an option that can be turned off by the user. We don't use your file associations and we have to redo our associations after every update and it is a real pain.

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                          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • How come when I'm using partial classes in multip

                          How come when I'm using partial classes in multiple files, and I collect these files in a folder, Intellisense get freaked out about my namespace?

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                          • Add the set aside tabs from Edge

                            Edge makes it super easy to set aside tabs and label them. It would be super cool if I could do this with my non-bookmarked tabs. Depending on which feature/branch I'm working on I need different tabs.

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                              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Intergrade visual studio live share with Microsoft team

                              I saw the premiere for visual studio live share and I thought it would be great if the two were intergraded. Where users can start a live share session from the chatting service.

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                                0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • idk what to do

                                idk what to do now

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                                • Make threadstatic as special word

                                  The attribute threradstatic is really powerfull, but for reasons that I think is principally psicologicals, it appears as "less solid" the wods as public, private, static, volatile...
                                  The writings:

                                  public threadstatic int..
                                  and
                                  public [ThreadStatic] static int..

                                  Can be exatly the same. But the first one is also "solid" and coherent with c# sintax.
                                  At the end, writings as:

                                  public [ThreadStatic] int..

                                  naturally disappears removing a little misunderstanding about ThreadStatic attribute.

                                  marc.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add a Close() method to the interface generated from a service reference

                                    When you add a service reference to a web service, VS generates an interface representing the web service methods/operations, and a proxy class which inherits from ClientBase<T> and implements the interface.

                                    This could have been great for scenarios where you want to use Dependency Injection, for all the benefits it provides, only that the interface doesn't include the Close method from ClientBase<T>. So if you want to properly close the client when you finish using it, you can't do it through the interface, and you have to use the generated class directly.

                                    I suggest you add a Close method to…

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • visual studio and sql type of project for big data

                                      I have 700GB text file with insert tsql into one table only.
                                      When I try to parse and deploy into my mssql server with visual studio it shown error. Why you not use batch feature to fix that?

                                      Steps to reproduce the bug:
                                      1. Create new sql project with vs2017
                                      2. Import script from folder or file
                                      3. Wait to see result... it shown error message
                                      you can try with smaller t-sql script file for example 80GB. I have 64GB RAM on my machine and 100TB HD.

                                      The problem is that implementation for big data in VS is missing, just…

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                                        • git compare to master branch

                                          I want to have a quick way to compare current staged file to master branch, because I want to edit the file that I have already edited in last commit before merging into master. Another thing that would be great is to indicate line changes in editor in this kind of compare, I want to go to the line that I edited faster.

                                          I know that in history page I could compare two commits, but it requires too much clicks, and I want to open the current version of file instead of the comparing page.

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