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  1. Why I still need an internet connection to Install VS after 30GB downloads?

    Why are you guys being idiotic and still require an internet connection after asking user to download 30GB installer for VS2017?Are you purposely doing this or do guys have some kind of intent's to always see what other programmers are doing? This is both after downloading 30GB and the installer telling you to connect to the internet and when you start the installer again?

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      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Opensource .net native

      OpenSource .net native for it's farther development.

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • default platform target

        Add a solution-level setting that specifies the default target (x32, x64 or any cpu) for all projects created in the solution. This would allow projects to be created that are harmonious and consistent.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Test Explorer: when a test fails, mark the the entire grouping so it's easy to see where the failed tests are when not sorted by "Output".

          In the Test Explorer, when the tests are grouped by Class, etc. and a test fails, there is no easy way to see where the failed test is if it is in a collapsed group. It would be great if there was a badge on the group name, or even if the group text turned red so the tests were easily found. While there are work arounds (run failed tests only, and then the group header with the failed test becomes bold; or sort by Outcome, but then you lose any other useful grouping you have), a little improvement like…

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            0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • touch class in visual basic for desktop

            When using desktop apps where the application is CAD/CAM, touch screens that would indicate a click work for controls, but not when using GDI+. If the class was available, it would be a matter of re-routing into the form's click-events, etc. where the interface to GDI+ is already established and working fine. For control room style programming, you could simply pop up specific number pads and or symbols, etc., for changing PID valves.

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Update the Create GUID Tool to include a GUID as a simple string for one of the options

              Please can you update the Create GUID Tool to include a GUID as a simple string for one of the options.

              Currently there are 6 options for creating a GUID in the tool.
              None of which seem to be aimed a C# developers.
              Please can you add a create GUID as a simple string -
              "12345678-1234-1234-A123-123456789ABC" ?

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • An icon is added to the VS 2017 toolbox header to collapse all the treeview items, as there is one in the solution explorer.

                I have several tools installed in my VS 2017 (mainly DevExpress DXperience controls). Sometimes, the toolbox items are shown all expanded and there is no way to collapse them all, as is the case with the Solution Explorer window. When this happens, I have to manually collapse every item, a time consuming task that could easily be avoided by the suggested button.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Duplicate current usercontrol or window to solution/project

                  Ability to Duplicate(Save As ..) the current editing focused usercontrol or window file/class to the a location within the solution folder either via file > solution > duplicate current xaml or right click context menu command with built in with auto refactor

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                    0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Please make Visual Studio for Linux versions supporting GCC compilers

                    Visual Studio being immensely popular among Windows developers, you have already extended it to support Android platform, why not support Linux with GCC compilers collections. All you have to do is to invoke GCC compiler, GDB debugger and show it's messages/errors/warnings while compiling. There is not much changes you have to do to accomplish that. Or you can make Visual Studio Code to do that. It does not support compiling in Linux just does browsing. If not make Visual Studio Code compile/debug GCC compilers.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Transparent tile on start menu

                      Simply add a transparent tile to Visual Studio 2017 as for Visual Studio 2015

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                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add couple of columns such as ID(s) - for requirement linking and Test Description Column in 'TFS-Grid View'.

                        Add couple of columns such as ID(s) and Test Description Column in 'Grid View' in TFS to upload the test cases from excel as those are very important values to the test cases.

                        ID(s) - for requirement linking/mapping and other ID(s) too by use of ;
                        Test Description: Summary of the test case

                        When we do this manually which
                        takes plenty of time when there are 500+ test cases.

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                          0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Code First Migration is quite inteligent and enabled me to easily remove a rogue key. Fantastic job guys!!

                          Code First Migration is quite inteligent and enabled me to easily remove a rogue key. Fantastic job guys!!

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make it possible to group local git repositories into folders

                            When you have more than a few local git repositories it would be nice to be able to group them into folders for example by project etc.

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                              0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Find current file in Solution Explorer

                              Please add the following actions:

                              Right click in current File -> "Find in Solution Explorer"
                              Right click on Tab -> "Find in Solution Explorer"

                              Just like in CodeMaid:
                              http://www.codemaid.net/documentation/#finding

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Expand Search/Replace

                                Have a larger history for search/replace with the option to either: pin searches to the list or have a favourites facility so you can keep often used ones.

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                                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • provide an option to install Visual Studio 2017 15.2 or make it possible to update from 15.0 to 15.2

                                  We need an option to install 15.2 or to update 15.0 to 15.2 without automatically updating to 15.3.x.
                                  Please make this possible with a setup program, with an offline istaller or even online. Thanks.

                                  43 votes
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                                    5 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Diff tool ignore newline

                                    In Visual Studio when you compare the before and after of your source code change, is it possible to ignore newlines when doing diff. If the file has the opening curly brace on the same line before and on a separate line after (if you format the document), the diff will show a lot of changes even though the curly brace just moved one line down.

                                    4 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support for downgrade to the recent releases

                                      With the regular releases of VS, we sometimes get an update that breaks some of the functionalities and until the new release comes it becomes unusable. I have had this issue with 15.1 to 15.2 and now with 15.3.1 to 15.3.2, It would be more encouraging to get the updates if there is a way to a revert to previous working version (or recent releases). I would like to keep using the latest releases, but not being able to develop for a while is affecting my decision.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Throw all this fancy NuGet **** in the dumpster and just give me an .EXE to install EF.

                                        What the **** am I supposed to do with the following drivel? I have no clue what this cryptic ******** means much less how to resolve it. There's only 4 billion ******* ways to tweak a project. How about some ******* guidance for " how to make this rocket science "exist in project"? And what the **** does 'native,Version=v0.0' mean? Are you kidding me?

                                        Attempting to gather dependency information for package 'Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.SqlServer.2.0.0' with respect to project 'rioapi', targeting 'native,Version=v0.0'
                                        Gathering dependency information took 159.65 ms
                                        Attempting to resolve dependencies for package 'Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.SqlServer.2.0.0' with DependencyBehavior 'Lowest'
                                        Resolving dependency information took 0…

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                                          0 comments  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add fmemopen, open_memstream, and open_wmemstream from ISO/IEC TR 24731

                                          As far as I can tell, these APIs are available everywhere except Windows. funopen and/or fopencookie would be nice, too, but I realize they aren't specified in a TR yet.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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