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  1. Allow selecting 'Keep Source' or 'Keep Target' for multiple files at once during a Git merge

    This is something that's possible in TFVC but not in Git. It would be a nice quality of life improvement because currently you must go file by file and click 'Keep Source' or 'Keep Target' for each one. If there are many files to merge, this can be quite a time-consuming process.

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      0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable extension management from a stand alone tool

      I would to view the extensions I have installed and manage them without having to run the full instance of Visual Studio.
      This could be very useful when setting up new machines or after upgrading to a new version of Visual Studio.

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        0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Release a 2017 SP1 or version lock

        Hello VS Team,
        I work in the Medical Development field and the constant updates in VS2017 present a problem for ensuring that we are using the same version of software to build our applications. I'm sure other fields have the same issue. We need a method to ensure that VS 2017 isn't going to upgrade underneath us. This important from a regulatory perspective and and without this feature it will become difficult to recommend using Visual Studio for medical development going forward.

        Thank you.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          She doesn't me install console application visual studio?

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Typing ; will automatically place at end of line if not in the syntactical correct position.

            When typing a semi-colon in a position on a line of code where it does not make syntactical sense, it will automatically place the semi-colon at the end of the line.

            For example, when typing an open parenthesis a closing parenthesis is automatically added. One could then type a semi-colon inside the closing parenthesis and it will automatically be placed at the end of the line of code.

            In C# this will save each time having to navigate to the end of the line to add a semi-colon. Worth investigating because adding a semi-colon is such a repetitive action.

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add a "Show In Source Control Explorer" option or allow for viewing of entire history of a solution or project in Solution Explorer.

              Currently, in Solution Explorer, you cannot get the entire history of a solution or project (and all included files). You have to browse to the solution or project in Source Control Explorer and view it that way. Either add the option to see the entire history to Solution Explorer or add a link to the project or solution in Source Control Explorer.

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                0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Enhance c# formatting options for case statements

                C# formatting options for case statements is optimized for not using braces for each case statement. Please add an option whether to require using braces for the contents of a switch case.

                Here's how I format case statements:

                switch (fruit)
                {
                case Apple:
                {
                color = Red;
                break;
                }
                case Orange:
                {
                color = Orange:
                break;
                }
                }

                To support this, I need to choose indentation so that case statements are NOT indented because the braces are not indented (but the stuff inside is). It's a little confusing because the formatting examples do not use braces for case statements.

                As…

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    0 comments  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Right clicking on an entry below Dependencies should offer to add one of that type

                    For several times now, I have an opened "Dependencies" entry in a csproj and when I want to add a project reference or a NuGet package, I right-clicked on those explicit entries below Dependencies only to immediately be reminded that there is no useful context menu entry like "Add Reference..." or "Manage NuGet Packages...".

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Take a close look at the bugs found by PVS-Studio team

                      An interesting piece of news for the developers using Visual Studio 2017. PVS-Studio team checked Visual C++ libraries and wrote an article about the bugs they found in the source code. This article could be both informative and useful for reading. It gives recommendations about the code improvement and some tips, for example, about the correct usage of #pragma warning directive.

                      Read more - https://www.viva64.com/en/b/0502/

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                        0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • on CTRL+G for go to line... set focus to the go to text and not leave it in the editing doc

                        on CTRL+G for go to line... set focus to the go to text and not leave it in the editing doc

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                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • I would like to be able to save and then restore, depending on my context, a set of control expressions ...

                          I would like to be able to save and then restore, depending on my context, a set of control expressions ...

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                            0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Search for a text within a folder

                            Hi,

                            I am currently using VS 2015 IDE. Our code base is too huge. A solution consists of number of projects, and a number of sub folders in most of the projects. Currently the search option allows only within Document, Project, Selection, and Solution, but not within the selected/ particular folder only.

                            I saw there were number of tickets opened in the past related to the same issue, but due to lack of adequate votes all of them got closed, and the suggestion couldn't be worked on.

                            Could you please consider this suggestion? As this is essential for large codebase,…

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make the Image Library available online as an online library

                              The Visual Studio image library is huge. It's also a bit tricky to search.
                              Why not make it into a website where you can search for icons and images by tags or descriptions and download just what you need each time, instead of the entire 3GB library of files?
                              There are a lot of 3rd party asset sites out there, but it would be nice to be able to use Microsoft's assets more easily and accessibly from an online library.

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                                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Visual Studio 2017源代码版本管理插件

                                在2015中支持不同解决方案使用不同的源代码版本管理工具,且在加载不同解决方案时自动加载对应的工具,这个功能在2017里面丢失了

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Provide the option to purchase DVD disks for Visual Studio, rather than requiring a WEB download

                                  I have VS 2015 Community at home and love it. So, I purchased VS 2017 Professional at work. However, the VS 2017 Professional will not install at work. The reason is that my company has all sorts of security provisions in the Windows 7 and Windows 10 operating systems. These conflict with the installation. I understand that convenience of WEB download, but the security required to use WEB services is making a lot of WEB operations difficult. In the case of the VS 2017 Professional install, it makes it impossible. You should give customers the option of using the "old"…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Stop building UWP

                                    I suggest you STOP BUILDING UWP apps. They are completely useless!

                                    e.g. Remote Desktop App in Windows 10. It doesn't allow copy/paste of files so it is completely USELESS!

                                    Skype preview app, complete useless.

                                    I hate how the UWP apps constantly jump around when the mouse moves, extremely ANNOYING.

                                    They provide the WORST customer experience and for developers they are just garbage.

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                                      0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Get Specific Version with "over-write files" checked should over-write checked out files

                                      I'm sick of VS/TFS trying to be too smart and over-ride what I explicitly tell it to do. I wanted to revert the changes I started making to a file so I could start over... I didn't want to "undo checkout" because I wanted to KEEP working in the file and KEEP it checked out. If I say "Get Specifc Version" and select "latest", and check the file that explicitly says to OVER-WRITE FILES, then I expect exactly that... but VS/TFS kept refusing to do so. This makes no bloody sense at all. DO WHAT I ASK. Stop trying to…

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Enable setting proxy and useragent string in Visual Studio

                                        Hello VS team. I have my machine behind a firewall and the only things that are allowed to pass through is traffic from IE 10 and IE 11. Also, we have to specify the proxy server address. Can you enhance VS 2015 to let us set proxy/browser agent? Thank you.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • add quick tutorials to fill the time whilst visual studio installs.

                                          To kill the time it takes to install visual studio, why not add some content such as tutorials or mini games.

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