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  1. Xamarin.PWA

    How about adding a new project type, "Xamarin.PWA". Making it easy for native app builders to build Progressive Web Apps while using the same work flow that they are accustomed to. And as soon as possible so that they can join the hype now. You Microsoft guys can do it. I believe in you.

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      0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Save edits to the Breakpoints and Bookmarks lists as they're made

      Whenever Visual Studio crashes, I lose all of the Bookmarks and Breakpoints that were created since the last time Visual Studio was successfully closed.

      I would love it if Visual Studio would incrementally save edits to these lists to prevent loss.

      Sometimes it's a plugin that prevents Visual Studio from shutting down properly, and occasionally Visual Studio crashes while debugging.
      In any case, Breakpoints and Bookmarks shouldn't be "deleted" unless explicitly removed by the user.

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        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • It took longer to finish up than the actual install.

          Visual Studio installer - Problem is it's says it's 100% and just sitting there with no feedback. I almost killed it.

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            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Amend appearance of Locals watch variable "<method_name> returned"

            Amend appearance of Locals watch variable "<method_name> returned".

            All Watch variables have icon of "blue brick" and all rows have same color.
            When the method, which is returning something lives in longer Namespace name and class name (or class is Generic, so there are another typenames), name of this generated watch variable "<method_name> returned" is very long, thus not visible on first glance.

            To see, which of the Locals is the "returned" variable of the method, you need to expand this column.

            Making this row colored differently or differentiate it by another icon than the "blue brick" could help.

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              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Paste Special(Unformatted/raw)

              Need the ability to paste text without it auto formatting. For example, I've carefully created a long sql query in MSSMS, copied it, then tried to paste it into one of my .cs files(to then make it a string) but the act of pasting it reformats the text and I have to spend an inordinate amount of time cleaning it up. I've attached an example txt file that shows the clipboard versus what ends up in the IDE. Note, same issues exist when my boss sends me an email of strings he'd like changed, I try and copy+paste and end…

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Improve breakpoint conditional expressions

                When adding a debug breakpoint with a conditional expression that involves a function, it is denied with the message "This expression has side effects and will not be evaluated."

                The problem is that this error appears no matter if the function has side effects or not. I'd like to request better detection of expressions that actually doesn't have any side effects. It would also be great if it was possible to ignore such false errors and force the expression to be evaluated.

                For example, I wanted to trigger a breakpoint when two objects were equal with a conditional expression like…

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Wrap selected text with double quotes when pressing double quote

                  It's a common pattern to wrap selected text with single or double quotes when pressing single or double quotes text. I actually cannot find a good reason why VS should not have this feature.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide an option to disable hover tooltips for collapsed regions in xaml editor

                    The tooltip is extremly annoying in xaml files. (I guess in html files as well)
                    When navigation with the keyboard, the tooltip often opens and blocks the full screen when the mouse is over a collapsed region.

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                      0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Switch autocomplete on space bar or tab pressed

                      For example, I'm starting to write some lambda expression:

                      collection.Where(x...

                      Then I press space bar and autocomplete pasts something that I really don't need. What I need is plan space character, there is nothing that could be autocompleted.

                      Would be nice to have something like “Commit by pressing the space bar” option.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Instrumentation of .NET Standard projects

                        Finding performance issues early in the development is very important, and the Performance Profiler hub in Visual Studio is an excellent tool to instrument your projects.
                        However, these tools are not working with .NET Standard projects, which makes it very hard to analyze bottlenecks in those projects.

                        Please add full support for profiling of .NET Standard and .NET Core projects.

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                          0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • split windows - restore when re-open Visual Studio

                          Restore split windows when re-open Visual Studio.

                          When you open Visual Studio the next day, you want it EXACTLY as it was so you can just continue with your work.
                          Split window status isn't saved, so if you were comparing some code you've now lost what you were doing.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make profiling of .NET Core unit tests work

                            Profiling of unit tests is a key to make sure your code has the expected performance early in the development process.
                            Currently it's not supported for .NET Core unit tests, which has been described in many posts, like https://github.com/Microsoft/vstest/issues/554, https://github.com/Microsoft/vstest/issues/617 and https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/problem/145926/profile-test-fails-on-net-core-xunit-test-due-to-u.html.

                            However, it's unclear if someone owns this isse. Please make this important feature work as soon as possible.

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                              0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Keep "find and replace" box when switching tabs in visual studio 2017

                              When i search for some item in "find and replace" box and after that switching tabs so the box get closed, and i need to open it again for search. it would be nice if the box will open again after the switching.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add Live Dependency Validation support for .NET Core projects

                                Live Dependency Validation is an excellent tool for making sure that all developers in a highly distributed team adapt to the requirements of a project architecture.

                                However, we're still missing this in .NET Core and .NET Standard projects in Visual Studio. Please add support for this as soon as possible.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow users to set custom AVD location In Visual Studio

                                  Just like we can in Options - Xamarin select "Android SDK Location" and "Android NDK Location", allow users to be able to select "Android AVD Location" which will point to a .android folder of the user's choice. Thank you.

                                  ..reason, I have my avd already setup on another drive that my Android Studio already uses but I cant point to it with visual studio's "Android Device Manager"

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                                    0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make project property pages non-modal

                                    It's often a pain and productivity loss that you can't interact with anything else when these property pages are open. Especially since when you re-open them, you often need to navigate into the deep settings heirarchy contained within.

                                    Often when discovering include dependencies you want to be able to interact with the code while leaving the property pages open.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Toolbar "Startup Project" dropdown must show the Web Projects as well.

                                      Startup Project dropdonw in toolbar is not showing the web projects in a list. These must visible there as well. Because Web project can be set as startup project.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • VC++ for c++ linux "Makfile project"

                                        It would be nice to add include files to "Makefile projects" like shown here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/cpp/linux/configure-a-linux-project#include-directories-and-intellisense-support
                                        but there is no VC++ tab in the property page.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • sequence diagram not available on VS 2013 Professional why?

                                          Not found sequence diagram generator in VS 2010 or VS 2013 Professional version.

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