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  1. [VS2017] Improve CMake project usability around Build/Debug/Run

    Things that I would love to have work the way they do with regular slns:
    1) Build single file (Ctrl + F7)
    2) Debug current target (F5). In the cmake workflow this no longer builds the target it's about to start.
    3) The startup target should persist when the cmake cache is regenerated!
    4) The startup target should persist when switching build configurations! Super annoying to switch from debug to release only to have to re-find the startup item in the dropdown (amongst tens of others)

    New things that would be awesome:
    1) Keyboard shortcut to select startup target. Right…

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      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • VS-2017-Professional, Add "Immediate Window" to: menu>View>Other Windows...

      VS-2017-Pro edition,
      ...with: menu:Tools>Import and Export Settings... set to "Visual Basic"
      Under menu:View>Other Windows>,
      The "Immediate Window" is not listed.
      The immediate may still be invoked by pressing "Ctrl-Alt-I", but this choice, still, should be available under: menu:View>Other Windows.

      Thank You.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Center small tool windows like 'Go to All' (CTRL+T)

        Please center the (tool) windows/dialogs like 'Go to All' (CTRL+T) in the middle of the editor/window like the JetBrains ReSharper ones.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Stop stealing focus when a breakpoint trips.

          Just blink the icon on the app bar when VS trips a breakpoint and VS isn't the app with focus. Don't just take focus and start processing the keyboard events meant for the app I am in at the time. Don't checkout the source file. Don't start intellisense. Don't start edit&continue debug. I'll get to VS when I see the blinking icon in the app bar in my own good time. How hard can this be? Other apps do it. And VS does it too when I am debugging two communicating applications. Step over a call in one instance of…

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            0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support SSH in PowerShell Interactive Window

            With Git installed, ssh commands work in a PowerShell terminal (external to Visual Studio) but do not work within the Powershell Interactive Window in Visual Studio.

            This is the error:

            [ERROR] ssh : Pseudo-terminal will not be allocated because stdin is not a terminal.

            It would be useful to have ssh available in the Powershell Interactive Window.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Set a breakpoint in the source file I am in when I set a breakpoint.

              We have a very large app. With thousands of files and hundreds of project. It is quite hard to ensure every source file has a unique name. I open a file named "logging.cpp" in a project I have opened and I set a breakpoint there and run. Every source file that is named "logging.cpp" that has code called ends up with breakpoints in it. Some in invalid places as the line numbers are not always valid executable lines. Meanwhile, back in my file in the project I am in where I set the breakpoint, no red dot shows up as…

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                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Marcado de variables

                Retomar nuevamente el marcado de variables en toda la porcion de codigo. En versiones anteriores bastaba con colocar el foco en una variable en la parte superior y de inmediato se marcaba las lineas de codigo que contenian esa variable.

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • intellisense debe mejorar

                  Uso VB desde hace muchos años y lo que muchos IDES no tenian era el Intellisense. Ahora seria muy recomendable que retomen el autocompletar de intellisense . Por ejemplo si utilizo MessageBox.Show() se muestra la sintaxis pero ya no se muestra las sugerencias de botones e iconos.

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add option to delay QuickInfo tooltips. They appear too quickly and interfere with selections

                    QuickInfo tooltips appear so quickly now that you have to click an extra time to get rid of them before you can highlight stuff. And it is visually distracting and annoying to have them flashing around as you move your mouse cursor. Please give us an option to increase the dwell time before a QuickInfo tooltip appears.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • To jump faster to a method: open a ContextMenu filled in with a list of the preceeding object's defined methods.

                      Would be nice to have a keybord sequence that opens a contextmenu allowing to choose one from all the defined methods of a object and jump to it to make modifications. This would be nice in case of User Interface objects.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Collapse XAML Regions by default

                        A setting to Collapse XAML Regions by default? This would make XAML pages much easier to navigate.

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                          0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Reduce the number of updates, weekly updates are far too often

                          Weekly or near weekly updates that require restarting every instance of visual studio is very disruptive to those of us that keep multiple solutions open. Minor updates aren't so bad, especially those that don't require restart but we've seen at least 3 or 4 updates that require closing all instances and keeping them closed for 10+ minutes while the installer applies an update - that's far too excessive

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                            0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Dont check the VS opened when update download.

                            Dont check the VS opened when update download.For download the file shouldnt check the vs and we will spend more time to download that make we wait too many time.

                            I think the update can download without check the vs open but check the vs opened when install.

                            That can make we work when download.

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

                              integrate tag helper intellisense

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Separate Visual Studio Tools for Unity in the 2017 installer from Unity version 5.4.0f1

                                I use newer versions of Unity, sometimes multiple versions on my machine at once, and I love the new Visual Studio 2017 installer, but to get the Visual Studio Tools for Unity, I have to install 5.4.0f1 in the default install path which overwrites other versions of unity that are installed there, which is a problem for instance because some Unity extensions like XBox One SDK require a specific version of Unity to be installed in that directory. And I shouldn't have to have Unity 5.4.0f1 installed on my system at all if I don't have any projects that use…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • installer

                                  The (new, 2017, rather nice) Visual Studio installer really ought to be accessible via:
                                  A shortcut in All Programs/Visual Studio 2017
                                  via Add and Remove Programs, right click on Visual Studio 2017 (the only thing currently there is Uninstall)
                                  Inside Visual Studio's Help Menu

                                  On the other hand, it should not be in the root of All Programs

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                                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add the ability for Microsoft Test Manager to handle Recording Transaction Dates

                                    Add the ability for Microsoft Test Manager to handle recording parameters set as a date (ex. @transdate = 1/1/2017; 1/2/2017; 1/3/2017)

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                                      0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Enter product key in installer without command line

                                      At the moment, you can only enter a product key for install by using the associated command line option. It would be better if you could enter the key when starting the installer (a bit like the windows installer) and provide a "Skip" button if the user wants to enter the product key within Visual Studio later.This would also offer possibilities to combine the Visual Studio installers, as the installer can check the key, and determine which edition it activates.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • ANDROID GOT THE WORLD AND U GUYS R REALLY BRAINDEAD THAT CANT MAKE A TRUE DESIGNER FOR ANDROID IM SORRY FOR THOSE MONEY THAT R IN MICROSOFT

                                        ANDROID GOT THE WORLD AND U GUYS R REALLY BRAINDEAD THAT CANT MAKE A TRUE DESIGNER FOR ANDROID IM SORRY FOR THOSE MONEY THAT R IN MICROSOFT

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • allow structure guide lines for html editor

                                          structure guide lines are great for code, but also for html the HTML editor

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