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  1. Font customization for C# Interactive Window

    Provide a option for changing the font and display settings for the C# Interactive Window. The F# Interactive Window already has these options. Currently, the C# Interactive Window shares the same settings as the code editor (listed as [Text Editor]). That includes the magnification.

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      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Embed nameof(function) in the call to the NotImplementedException constructor in generated code

        When the IDE generates functions to implement an interface, the calls to NotImplementedException's constructor should embed the name of the parent function so that we can see which specific function hasn't yet been implemented at run time.

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Visual merge improvements

          1. In visual merge, show diffs for the conflicting blocks (left against right), to see where they actually diverge. Sometimes it's not obvious. Try to line up the conflicting blocks by alike lines.
          2. In visual diff merge, fix view jumping when the cursor moves across missing range of lines.

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            0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support commit-msg hook

            Support commit-msg hook (post-checkout hook gets invoked, thus commit-msg can run, too). This is useful to add Gerrit change-id.

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              0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add History and Annotate commands to the file editor window header right-click menu

              Add History and Annotate commands to the file editor window header right-click menu, to allow an easy way to get that for files in the repo which are not part of the current solution.

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                0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add "Copy commit ID" item to history window item right-click menu.

                Add "Copy commit ID" item to history window item right-click menu.

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                  0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Improvements for Git support in History window

                  I suggest the following improvements for Git history window:

                  1. In Filter History line (of History window) allow the following terms: path:<path to filter for>, author:<author>, since:<date>, upto:<date>

                  There is already a capability to filter by directory, but to invoke it you need that directory in Changes list. It's not always convenient.

                  path:<path> can be any part of directory path or filename (case insensitive), with wildcards, slash or backslash separated. Path starting with slash or backslash means exact path from repository root. Path starting with ./ means relative to the solution folder. Path not starting with . or slash matches…

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                    0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • C# Interactive abort

                    Hi,

                    Can you please implement "Abort" (Ctrl+C) command for C# interactive which would send Thread.Abort() to currently active evaluation thread, so that it would be possible to abort execution of last command without loosing in-memory data? This would be very usefull in cases when last user input executes much longer than expected.

                    Thanks,
                    Vlad

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                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • LINQ times out in debugger

                      Write a piece of linq in the watch or immediate window that could take a little time and it can time out "Evaluation timed out". Please, could you not time out and just execute whatever I give the debugger to do.

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                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Fix Visual Studio ( 2015 Update 3 and Up) so it will not lock up indefinately on loading a solution saved by someone with not all updates

                        Fix Visual Studio so that it will never lock up on loading a project that was saved on a machine that has different versions of extensions, languages, etc installed. ( I am assuming it is the extension, language, etc differences that is causing this )

                        Currently when it locks up... it will lock up forever and the only way out of it is to kill the process completely... delete the solution from your local hard drive... open VS2015 update 3 back up and re-Get Latest from TFS. The solution will then open up properly.

                        When it locks up it will…

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                          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Stop doing heavy work in the Visual Studio UI thread.

                          If you are working on enormous projects, searching and command autocomplete will run without a way to interrupt them, locking up the entire editor until they finish. For example using >of in a project with thousands of files causes a search to run for every key stroke in the UI thread, which can take many seconds to minutes to complete.

                          Doing things async is UI 101...

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                            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Improve Go To functionality allowing to search by capital letters

                            in the new Visual Studio 2017 RC Go to functionality, would be great if just typing the capital letter we can find what we want, like in the IntelliSense, now we have to type pretty much all the word in order to get the desired result

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make "Windows Forms" an Optional Choice for Installation

                              What?
                              Installing Visual Studio takes too long

                              Why?
                              There's a lot of stuff that the VS installer puts onto my workstation that I'll probably never use. I don't need a ton of space consumed by components or technologies that I don't use. This is especially true of any technologies that have reached the end of their lifecycles, eg. Classic ASP, Foxpro, VB6, J# and so on.

                              Proposal:
                              Make Window Forms an optional installation component. Any significant component of Visual Studio which is used by a limited fraction (eg two thirds) of its users should be made optional. Going forward, Microsoft…

                              15 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Indent guides are too light when using the Dark theme - no way to change the color

                                The Indent Guides in VS 2017 RC are nicely dim and not very obtrusive when using the Light or Blue themes. When using the Dark theme, however, the guides are not a difference color than the braces and are kind of annoying. Looking in the options and attempting to search for the Indent Guides yields no results. In the Options -> Environment -> Fonts and Colors, there seems to be no way to change the color of the Indent Guides

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                                  1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • native unity

                                  Enable native code debugging in Visual Studio Tools for Unity.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add uploading to Windows Store directly from the IDE

                                    Instead of as today creating the packages, then open the browser and go through the upload process we should be able to.

                                    1. Right click the project and select Store -> Submit to store
                                    2. Select a new or existing app
                                    3. Enter some release notes and set rollout and publish dates etc.
                                    4. Hit Submit

                                    This should be possible with the stores REST API.

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                                      0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Find Child Classes

                                      Currently "Find All References" can return a lot of noise.

                                      It would be handy when analysing a class to have a "Find Children" that would simply list all the classes that inherit from this one.

                                      Also with virtual methods a Find Overrides would be useful.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • add more detailed descriptions to project options.

                                        I know most people will know what certain optimizations mean, but better detailed descriptions might help some people newer to C++. I myself know about all the options, but explaining how something, say /O3, will impact the code will be helpful at a glance. I know people could research what certain compiler options mean, but you could at least explain the impacts of lesser used options.

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                                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Search members in current document only

                                          In VS2017 the "GoTo"-search was improved, But still lacks behind DPack a little bit.

                                          There's no setting that the search for members should only take place in the current document. All other searches (types, etc) should take place for the whole solution.

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