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  1. install self-contained duplicates of all dependencies

    From what I know so far, every single problem with the (un)installation comes down to the structure of VS with its various MS or 3rd party components.
    Why don't you install all the components as a stand-alone version, even creating duplicities, making these contained installed components available to use exclusively by VS. And in turn, making VS rely only on these contained components, separated from the OS.

    I would happily sacrifice a few GBs of space to avoid many, many lost hours and gained headaches with the (un)installation process and disability to install VS in a specific folder. And I…

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

      Sometimes we use clases that are not in the intelligence and not in our namespace. Why don't white it with help of the intelligence and auto import it

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        1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        • Don't switch tabs on windows when I perform an action

          If I execute a command in the Package Manager Console, it will sometimes switch from the console tab to the output window. Let me make that determination or at least allow me to define that behavior. I am constantly fighting with the IDE to get back to the Package Manager Console, while it is trying to show me lots of compiler output.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            这个应该是vs2015 IDE的Bug
            ASP.NET Core Web Application(.NET Core)和ASP.NET Core Web Application(.NET Framework)新建项目后,Controller里的方法上,鼠标右键菜单没有(添加视图和转到视图)功能。

            ps.ASP.NET Web Application(.NET Framework)的Controller里的方法上,鼠标右键有(添加视图和转到视图)功能。

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • When a pull request is completed mark related tasks as done

              If a task is associated to commits in a pull request and the request is approved and completed there should be an option to mark the task as done. Much like there is an option to delete a branch at that time.

              I know you can do this by editing the process for checkin: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/aaronbjork/2010/12/17/marking-tasks-and-bugs-as-done-during-a-check-in/ but this is different.

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              • Split Apply Cut or Copy commands to blank lines when there is not selection into 2 settings

                Basically ctrl-X to delete blank lines is useful before pasting, but ctrl-C and ctrl-V get confused so you lose the clipboard. I am suggesting splitting the above option in 2 so you can choose what to do with Cut and Copy separately.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • search and replace typing

                  Typing in search and replace removes selections in the editor. Performing search and replace can change the current selection.

                  This makes performing search and replaces on selections a chore.

                  Using regex patterns in search and replace are not remember in the drop down choice list and must be re-typed.

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                  • I'm wondering if it's possible to save / copy / share a dashboard across multiple teams? Many of our users will have the same (or at least

                    I'm wondering if it's possible to save / copy / share a dashboard across multiple teams? Many of our users will have the same (or at least a very similar) dashboard, and it would be nice to have a "template" instead of having to create them from scratch for every team.

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                      0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • code analysis shared dictionary

                      For a given enterprise it may have terms that are used throughout the enterprise. For each Visual Studio solution to have a copy of those terms and keep up to date with those terms across the enterprise is very problematic and severely limiting. The ability to have a shared dictionary that is merged with the project dictionary would be very useful.

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                      • Add target Framework version and targeting for each project in solution properties tab

                        it would be nice to check uncheck target framework version and update for each project inside solution, so that migrating is easier.

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                        • Show upload progress when publishing Click Once

                          When publishing a large project from Visual Studio using Click Once it would be nice to be able to see the progress. All it says right now is "Publishing files...".

                          It really should list the files as they are copied, give you a percentage complete, and an estimate of time left so you know how long you have to wait.

                          The current progress bar is often wildly inaccurate, zooming to almost complete and then holding there with no indication of what is happening. Publishing to a remote server can often take more than 15 minutes where there is no reliable…

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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Show all files setting should be retained across solutions

                            Can the Solution Explorer > Show All Files button selection be retained when new/existing solutions are opened. Currently whenever I open a new/existing solution, this button becomes unchecked.

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                            • Please fix the test output window

                              Currently, the output of the unit test is limited in ways which often disrupt the developer's "flow":

                              1. The log is truncated.
                              2. Cannot select and copy to clipboard only a portion of the text.
                              3. The font is proportional.

                              Regarding the first point: I have extensive logging in many of my tests, and "interesting" part of the log often ends-up being below the !!! LOG TRUNCATED !!! cut-off. I understand there may be performance reasons for not displaying the entire log, but at least make it an opt-in feature for those of us who would otherwise be forced to…

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                                1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Prevent VS2015 being made top most window while loading

                                When launching VS2015 it takes quite a long time to load.

                                During this time VS2015 is unresponsive to user input which means you can't minimise it.

                                If while it is loading I show my desktop to hide VS2015, VS2015 pops back to the foreground several times as it loads.

                                This is kind of bad manners for an application, and it means that while VS2015 is loading I can't get on with another task such as organising other apps because at some random point VS2015 will pop to the foreground in a non responsive state.

                                1. Please multi-thread VS2015 startup so…

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                                • Extend C++ Support for Android Development

                                  Visual Studio has added C++ tools for cross-platform mobile development and they seems to be cool at first sight, but prove to be pretty useless when you start doing something.

                                  Recently I faced the issue of loading the dynamic library. The program crashes. I reported the issue, but the developers told me nothing but use java. That is ridiculous! If I wanted to use java, I would go for Android Studio. Visual Studio is not a java IDE. Almost any more or less serious app needs some third-party functionality (like unrarring or unzipping), which is normally provided by libraries. What…

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                                    • Add exporting/sharing pending changes, merge, SQL schema comparison report

                                      Visual Studio shows a lot of reports on the screen. Many of them cannot be exported or shared with others. Make sure that all reports can be shared.

                                      For exmaple using SSDT in VS 2013/2015 I can do a schema comparison report. However, I cannot share it with my team mates.

                                      Today I have merged some changes. I want to check with the developers if all is good, but I canot export pending changes.

                                      Sharing seems to be missing in a lot of places.

                                      Regards
                                      Dejan

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                                      • Show a preview of the location of project and solution files in the Create Project dialog

                                        The "Create directory for solution" checkbox is a source of confusion, even for seasoned developers: https://twitter.com/tom_forsyth/status/748397481210306560
                                        https://twitter.com/HookTM/status/748317930144796675
                                        https://twitter.com/bmcnett/status/748309501195935746

                                        Showing a preview of the final paths for the sln and vcxproj files in the Create Project dialog would solve this for everyone.

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                                        • Very easy ! other languages and beginner modules

                                          school languages like - german ..... for age 10+
                                          and
                                          beginner modules at the same age 10+

                                          and for all parts !!!!

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