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  1. Tabpanels

    Make tab panels, one tab one project, as Microsoft Edge.
    Can add plus symmbol to add new project, or close a project, add only a file and so on

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      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Processor Definition Intellisense

        We have intellisence for many things, but we don't have it for processor defined values. It would be nice (And save a bunch of time and pain), if VS would show existing process variables as we type (meaning after a #if statement).

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

          It would very nice to be able to edit snippets from the snippet manager. I would also like to have a snippet toolbox or shortcut key option.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Remove the annoying 'Changes are not allowed while code is running' dialog

            I don't know why but in 2017 I am suddenly jarred whenever I try to alter code when it is running. I don't want to be able to do that necessarily (I note that there have been several suggestions in this regard but none were popular/important enough).

            I simply want to have the option to turn that dialog box off. It could be replaced with a non-modal one, a message in the status bar at the bottom of the screen, or even nothing at all!

            If I know I have turned that setting off I will also likely realize why…

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add colaspe all regions option. I have seen other request that have been closed but I agree this will help us to increase our productivity.

              Add collapse all regions option. I have seen other request that have been closed but I agree this will help us to increase our productivity.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Error 0x80131500

                [3ba4:002e][2017-07-27T16:33:39] Error 0x80131500:
                em Microsoft.VisualStudio.Setup.Dependencies.DependencyManager.FindDependentPackages(Dependency dependency, DependencyComparer comparer, Dictionary`2 packageIndex)
                em Microsoft.VisualStudio.Setup.Dependencies.DependencyManager.BuildGraphRecursive(IPackage graphRoot, DependencyNode node, DependencyComparer comparer, Dictionary`2 packageIndex, Dictionary`2 nodeIndex, Boolean splitNodes)
                em Microsoft.VisualStudio.Setup.Dependencies.DependencyManager.BuildGraphCore(IPackage root, IEnumerable`1 packages, DependencyComparer comparer, Dictionary`2 packageIndex, Dictionary`2 nodeIndex, Boolean splitNodes)
                em Microsoft.VisualStudio.Setup.Dependencies.DependencyManager.BuildGraph(IPackage root, IEnumerable`1 packages, Boolean isUpdate, IDependencyComparisonSeed seed)
                em Microsoft.VisualStudio.Setup.Engine.BuildDependencyGraph(Product product, Boolean overwrite)O pacote dependente não pode ser localizado: Component.Redgate.ReadyRoll,version=1.14.6.4220

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                  1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Change vertical and horizontal offsets for IDE popups

                  Tooltips and other informational popups are constantly overlaying and getting in the way of my work. It's VERY annoying when a popup overlays the remainder of the line I'm working on and/or the next line down where I need to click into for the next edit. Moving the mouse off of the element that launched the popup doesn't make it leave unless I move completely off of where I'm wanting to work.

                  I know you're trying to keep the popup in proximity to the subject matter, but they really need to be placed AWAY from lines where the dev is…

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Chusta de programa

                    Chusta de programa

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add Category Filter to the Solution Explorer

                        Add an option to sort files in the Solution Explorer by type instead of Alphabetically. So within a single folder, all the Forms would appear groups, all the User Controls would appear grouped, all the Class files would appear grouped, etc.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • include python 3.6.2 when install visual studio 2017

                          include python 3.6.2 when install visual studio 2017

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                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Fluent api sugar

                              It would be nice the language had a syntatic sugar for fluent api.
                              This way the compiler would interpret the code and make the necessary changes, freeing us from writing our classes in the required way.

                              For example:

                              person
                              -> name = "TheName"
                              -> birthDate = DateTime.Parse("2017-01-01")
                              -> setActive()


                              The compiler wold detect "->" and convert the code to something like:

                              //helper method, maybe
                              Person fluent(this Action<Person> action)
                              {
                              action(this);
                              return this;
                              }
                              //converted code to use the helper method
                              fluent(person => person.name = "TheName")
                              .fluent(person => person.birthDate = DateTime.Parse("2017-01-01"))
                              .fluent(person => person.setActive());

                              What about this?

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • I see the SQL Server Data Tools as installed, but do not see any instructions on how to access them in VS 2017.

                                At least add them as a Menu Item in Visual Studio 2017 for new users. I can't find Import Export Data anywhere in the Menus or Tools.
                                Thanks

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                                  0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Update the form border to that of Windows 10

                                  The standard Windows Form border in Design View still looks like that of Windows XP. Update it to the better and slim looking form borders of Windows 10.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add a filter to Find Results or Find/Search

                                    When pressing CTRL-F to find something in the solution, current document etc. it would help greatly if FIND RESULTS could filter the results by the type of file. If I am looking for something in javascript I do not want to see vb or html code.

                                    If it can make FIND faster, include there which file types one would like to search.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow to search in binary files

                                      "Find in files" should allow to search text strings in binary files.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow disabling syntax highlighting

                                        There is currently no option to disable syntax highlighting altogether.

                                        I suggest adding an option to disable syntax highlighting, resulting into a text editor with only single background and single foreground color.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • VS2017 IDE unresponsive

                                          There were many old suggestions about IDE responsiveness for previous versions, however I think you have taken it to a new level which makes us when less productive. Whilst in the older versions we could generally see when tasks were being performed, e.g. NuGet packages were being downloaded and applied. Now there is no indication at all during initial load of a solution, instead the IDE becomes completely unresponsive, at best, showing the Visual Studio is busy toast when we try to do something. Please make the tasks sychronous and at least display the spinning cursor or a loading progress…

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