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  1. Allow specification of folder for pre and post build events

    When a pre or post build event is executed, Visual Studio creates a .cmd file, in the form
    C:\USERS\username\APPDATA\LOCAL\TEMP\TMPC6EAEFF893F74EC9B6D5ED94F6028C19.EXEC.CMD

    The portion of the filename after 'TMP' is random. Security apps like AVG pick this up as 'suspicious activity'. Because of the randomness of the filename, an exclusion cannot be defined in AVG to permit scripts generated by Visual Studio to run without warning.

    If there were a way to specify the folder for the scripts, then exclusions could be defined under any security app to whitelist VS pre and post build event scripts executed from the folder.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Exclude wwwroot/lib folder and .min.js files from javascript file search

      I would like a way to exclude files from the wwwroot/lib folder when searching javascript files in ASP.NET Core projects. Also, it would be good to exclude .min.js files as well. These files typically do not provide useful information in the context of my project searches.

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        0 comments  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Login Validation Window should be reachable with Alt+Tab and Tasklist

        Login validation Window should be reachable with Alt+Tab and an entry in the Tasklist.
        When switching to a password manager the window vanished behind other windows.

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          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Ctrl +Alt + Break - propose to rename, most of keyboards doesn't have Break button :)

          Newcomers can't understand what have to press on keyboard.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Fix character width (Braille Pattern Blank U+2800)

            Minor suggestion.

            Braile patterns in Unicode standard correspond to 256 states of a byte (https://unicode-table.com/en/blocks/braille-patterns/). They can be used to display bits within each byte. "Hello World!" message would look like "⡈⡥⡬⡬⡯⠠⡗⡯⡲⡬⡤⠡". Good for debugging.

            All characters in Braille Pattern set have the same width except for the first one which is narrower than the rest. It seems the problem is not font-specific as all of them share the same glyphs for the group.

            It would be nice if one day the width of Braille Pattern Blank U+2800 character was set to the same as the rest of…

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            • Task runner should support subfolder

              package.json, gulpfile, etc need to be on root of the project in order to be detected by the Task Runner.

              It should be possible to add those files in a subfolder.

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                0 comments  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Option to disable code analysis temporarily when running on battery

                The dynamic code analysis feature is great. However, it also consumes a lot of CPU resource and power as well. When we are running VS from a laptop with battery powered, is it possible to temporarily turn off the code analysis (and all extensions which use that functionality), so the battery supplied laptop could run longer?

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                • nuget package manager in VS should filter by target platform

                  Customers would like to search by target framework and find packages compatible with their projects. This is to track an API and web UI that enables it.
                  VS should filter that nuget package listed is for .NET Core or the full framework

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                  • Why your promise fail?

                    I really don't understand why you say C# and VB can support mobile development and unity in Visual Studio 2017 installer, but after installing it, I can't find any template connected with VB. Why?

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support Vue file intellisense in Visual Studio

                      Vue files are files with one html section, one script section and one css section.
                      With Vuejs pack 2017 extension, we can somehow have intellisense for Js and css.

                      However, if you work with Typescript and/or Sass, you can't have intellisense.

                      To provide compiler informations about used languages, an attribute @lang can be added.

                      Ex :
                      <script lang="ts">...</script>
                      <style lang="scss">...</style>

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                      • Make intellisense find Extension Methods

                        Intellisense doesn't know how to find a given extension method when the using statement is missing from code. It would be great if Visual Studio could find that for me.

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                        • Ive solved my second installation problem by deleting the 2017 folder en creating a new folder 2017b in de same deptas 2017

                          Hello,,
                          Ive solved my second installation problem of Visualbasic 2017 by deleting the 2017 folder en creating a new folder 2017b in de same dept as the 2017

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                            0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • No hagan sus paquetes tan pesados

                            Visual C++ es un basic en visual studio, me encontre con elo inconveniente de que en la instalacion rapida no se descarga visual c++.
                            Fue un error de mi parte pensar que era un paquete basico y que se descargaba junto con la instalacion rapida.
                            Buen día, espero su pronta respuesta.

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow developers to annotate the online reference

                              You should implement the ability for your developer community to improve your online documentation.

                              For instance, the C# Guide at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/articles/csharp/ is tremendous, but it's not perfect. There is a huge user base that can add value by clarifying, commenting, and adding working examples to your documentation.

                              If this sounds like too much work... Let the community start an open source effort to create an annotatable c# Guide.

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Constraints of the attributes on the generics parameters

                                [DllImport("kernel32.dll", SetLastError = true)]
                                [return: MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.Bool)]
                                public static extern Boolean ReadProcessMemory(IntPtr handle, IntPtr baseAddress, [Out] Byte[] buffer, IntPtr size, IntPtr numberOfBytesRead);

                                //Here is a requirement: the struct should be defined with LayoutKind.Sequential.
                                public T ReadMemoey<T>(Int64 lpBaseAddress) where T : struct
                                {
                                //todo
                                }

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add right-click option to "copy full path [to clipboard]" for any item in the solution explorer

                                  Suppose I want the full path to a .csproj on the clipboard so that I can paste it into a cmd window and run commands on it. Today the process is tedious: right click the project and say "open in file explorer", then find the project again in explorer, shift-right-click the file, and choose "Copy Full Path".

                                  I should be able to get the full path to any file in the solution with one right-click.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Fix issue with TFS slowing down the entire IDE

                                    it causes the entire IDE to lock up every time it does anything. Then a message about the workspace is already in use, then the IDE locks up .

                                    It should be on another thread so we can keep working or at least use the IDE. A simple get can take a long time, during which the IDE is useless.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Expand the Computed Values node by default in the Live Property Explorer window

                                      When debugging XAML code, I use the Live Property Explorer window a lot. I often need to see the ActualHeight and ActualWidth values.

                                      By default, the Computed Values category node is collapsed. If I expand that node, and then select a different XAML element, the node is collapsed again, which is super annoying.

                                      It would be nice of the Computer Values node is expanded by default, or VS should remember its state and keep it expanded when I switch to another XAML element.

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                                        0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Enhance popups

                                          Look at the attached screen capture. Could you please make these popups resizeable with scrollbars so we can get to the end of very long lists? This would be a great benefit to me in the debugging process.

                                          Thanks,
                                          Anwar

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                                            0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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