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  1. Disable DOM Explorer Automatic Highlighting

    When you're debugging a web based project and are in the DOM explorer of IE/edge and you highlight an element to see its properties visual studio will automatically go to and highlight that element in the source code.

    The customer wants to disable this feature in Visual Studio 2015.
    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/c32a1903-5abc-467c-b37a-117323f4952d/dom-explorer-automatic-highlighting?forum=vsdebug

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      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Computer restart shouldn't be required after update / modification to VS dev15

      Can't believe I still need to restart my computer every time I update or modify Visual Studio, especially with the installer overhaul

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        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • you can instantly code anything by the press of a button.

        The user is able to code ANYTHING by pressing one button.

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          1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow programmer to highlight section of code with different colors.

          Adding features to existing software requires an analysis of the existing code as to what may need heavy modifications, tweaked slightly, deleted, or left alone. it would be nice to be able to quickly select sections of code and highlight with a drop down color selection (including none).

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • VS2017: Separate default extensions in Extensions and Updates

            Extensions the Visual Studio Installer added are mixed into the list(s) of Installed extensions. It is occasionally useful to second-guess the Installer and remove a "default" extension or two. But, in most cases, including those extensions in the main list with nothing to distinguish them just makes the Extensions and Updates UI more painful.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Development Section on task showing code reviews

              On the team services task/bug you that is associated with a changeset you should also be able to see the code review functionality or at the very least associate a code review to a task or bug in the development section of the card.

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              • VS2017: Do not roam default extensions and updates

                The Roaming Extension Manager should not attempt to manage extensions the Visual Studio Installer added. The current approach shows all such extensions in the Manager, making it much more difficult to find the extensions I want to add. The current approach also sets these extensions to roam, even if I've disabled roaming in another VS2017 instance. The result is a UI mess.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • stage/unstage selected files with the plus and minus buttons

                  In the Team Explorer Changes option when you have selected one or more items could be changed the plus and minus symbol by stage/unstage selected

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                    0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add a feature in SSIS to configure the execution of multiple of instances of a data flow in parallel.

                    When working with large source data sets, it would be great to be able to divide the work among multiple instances of a same data flow. From a user standpoint, we could simply add a filter to the source SQL statement to partition the data source.

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                      0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • VS2017: Support installation nickname for first instance

                      New installer provides a nickname option but only for the second and later installation stream. The initial installation is always nicknamed "VS2017". Should allow this name to be changed.

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                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • It would be very helpful if the WPF editor could render ControlTemplates

                        This would allow us to visually design ControlTemplate

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                          0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Enhancing .Net Languages to support inheritance in ENUM definitions

                          Enhancing .Net Languages to support inheritance in ENUM definitions

                          Would it be possible to provide support for inheritance in ENUM definitions for .Net languages? As a simple example, consider the following c# declarations…

                          Current declaration without inheritance
                          ---------------------------------------

                          public enum UpdatePhoneErrorResults
                          {
                          Ok = 0,
                          Failed,
                          UnableToConnect,
                          InvalidUsernameOrPassword,
                          NoDataReturned,
                          InvalidNumber
                          }

                          public enum UpdateEmailErrorResults
                          {
                          Ok = 0,
                          Failed,
                          UnableToConnect,
                          InvalidUsernameOrPassword,
                          NoDataReturned,
                          InvalidEmail
                          }

                          Proposed declaration using inheritance
                          --------------------------------------

                          public enum ErrorResults
                          {
                          Ok = 0,
                          Failed
                          }

                          public enum DatabaseErrorResults : ErrorResults
                          {
                          UnableToConnect,
                          InvalidUsernameOrPassword,
                          NoDataReturned
                          }

                          public enum UpdatePhoneErrorResults : DatabaseErrorResults
                          {
                          InvalidNumber
                          }

                          public enum UpdateEmailErrorResults :…

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                            2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make clicking a breakpoint disable, not delete, it, as an option

                            Sometimes I create a breakpoint with a condition on it, and if I click the breakpoint icon, it's instantly gone and I lose the condition; I have to type it in again if I want to revive the breakpoint. I'd like clicking the breakpoint (or pressing F9) to disable it, and require a more explicit action (ctrl-F9 or ctrl-click) to actually delete it.

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                              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Use framework types also in autocompletition if selected in settings

                              In the option of C# you can configure VS 2017 to prefer the framework types instead of the build in types.

                              This works very well when creating properties and field but does not work for the autocompletion when for example write
                              List<Int32> list = new ... the editor will automatically add List<int>

                              I would prefer that the made configuration will also work for the autocompletition

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow to specify named tuple types as using alias

                                Regarding to C# 7, tuples are awesome in general!
                                But if you often specify a tuple type like

                                (string canton, int zip, string city, string street, int number) // an adress

                                you'd love to be able to predefine it. But whereas you can do this:

                                using Address = System.ValueTuple<string, int, string, string, int>; // using alias for an adress

                                the compiler does not accept the following line:

                                using Address = (string canton, int zip, string city, string street, int number);

                                Why not? Please add this language feature!

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • I'm lost in your menus and in your windows , if you put some different color to each separator in the menus and some different color to each

                                    I'm lost in your menus and in your windows , if you put some different color to each separator in the menus and some different color to each window (not the text, just the edges of the windows), i will find faster each command and each windows (estoy perdido en sus menus y en sus ventanas -marcadores, interrupciones, etc.-, si ponen un color diferente en cada separador de los menus -no para todo el menú, sino solo para cada separador diferente del mismo menú, y colores diferentes para cada ventana de window -el ícono de ventana que existe antes de…

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • T should be castable to ValueTask<T>

                                      T should be castable to ValueTask<T>
                                      as it were in the early bits.
                                      public static implicit operator ValueTask<TResult>(TResult result) => new ValueTask<TResult>(result);

                                      this will enable much nicer API when working with delegate that return ValueTask<T> for synchronous flow.

                                      for example: the following method
                                      Task CallPetentialAsync(Func<ValueTask<int>> f)

                                      can be called as follow
                                      await CallPetentialAsync(() => 42);

                                      instead of
                                      await CallPetentialAsync(() => new ValueTask<int>(42));

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Autocomplete functions with brackets as well.

                                        Auto complete in VS is mostly great. However, one distinct annoyance is the fact that, upon choosing a suggested function by pressing spacebar or enter, the brackets are not also added.

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                                        • Please add dark theme.

                                          Dark Theme please. ☻

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