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  1. Update Team Foundation Server MSSCCI to use VS2017 instead of VS2013

    In our job we still develop using Visual Studio 2008. As we plan to upgrade our TFS server from 2012 to 2017, we need to change the SourceCode plugin to MSSCCI. Installing it requires to install also Team Explorer 2013 (and VS2013 update 5) as prerequisites. We should be able to bypass this requirements as we have VS2017 installed.

    Please take a couple of days to update this component.

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      1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Extension version pinning and revert

      Hello,

      We use quite a lot of extensions in our company and love it!
      But sometimes an extension gets updated and it contains a bug or some other snafu and have to then disable that extension.

      I tried searching for a similar request but I haven't found one so here it goes.

      Could you add version support similar to NuGet packages?
      So that we could for instance be able to install version X of the extension or block version Y from being installed? That way we could revert to a previous version of an extension in case it breaks.

      It…

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        0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Can you add in Visual basic an instruction by which we can grab the COM port names AND the DEVICE names that are linked to the Com ports?

        With My.Computer.Ports.SerialPortNames we can grab the port names such as Com1, Com2, etc but it would be a blessing to get the names of the devices connected to the ports as well.

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make several programming languages available for VS 2017

          I think Visual Studio or the .NET framework should start supporting programming languages like:
          1. Ruby
          2. Scala
          3. Haskell
          I really love Microsoft for building this awesome product, which supports several programming environments, and it already supports about 20, to name a few! Keep up the good work Microsoft (though!)
          :)

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make an Option to Automatically Update Visual Studio

            When there is an update for Visual Studio, you have to take an hour of your time (which is a lot to busy people) to wait for it to update. There should be an option to automatically update Visual Studio when it is not in use so that you wouldn't have to wait so long.

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              0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Continue supporting VS Emulator for Android with new images

              Dropping support for VS Emulator for Android does a great disservice to all us developers who cannot for one reason or another use the HAXM based emulator that comes with the Android SDK, such as those of us who have local development workflows that require Hyper-V to be enabled. Unless and until some way is found to support both HAXM and Hyper-V on the same machine simultaneously, we'll need the ability to emulate Android environments through Hyper-V. Therefore it's important that the VS Emulator for Android continues to be supported and gains images for newer API levels such as 24…

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                1 comment  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Task Runner Explorer Jump to Gulp/Grunt file

                In the Task Runner Explorer if you had a gulpfile.js in your project you would see a node with Gulpfile.js and under it would be all the tasks that you could run.

                What would be great is if you double clicked on the Gulpfile.js node, it would just open file in the editor. Same could happen for grunt or package.json since the runner already did the work know those file(s)

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                  0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Stop showing the "hint" about improving debugger perf by loading fewer symbols.

                  I'm trying to debug a native DLL from a managed app and need to load many symbol files. Yet every time I start debugging, that annoying hint bar pops up telling me I can improve debugger performance by loading fewer symbols. I keep closing the hint, but it pops up again next time, and I cannot find a way to disable it.

                  This "hint" is absolutely useless, OF COURSE debugging will be faster by loading less data, but that's not the point of what I'm trying to accomplish. Please get rid of this stupid message.

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                    0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make an offline installer for Visual Studio 2017

                    Why don't you people create offline installers for Visual Studio 2017? I've been using VS for over 7 years. And if file transfer is the deal (the problem), then why don't you create executables or installers for each different workload? Because what's happening now is that, I've to connect to the internet on every single machine to get VS updated and moving around with the 25GB layout is quite impossible. Doesn't matter if it's a 50GB ISO, but we need one!

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                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Debug edit and and continue!

                      Debug edit and and continue! coding horror.

                      Surly the developer can get feedback about his code in the error view of exactly what is wrong instead of just posting a list of conditions that must be met before edit and continue will work again.

                      Now I'm in this situation where I have to find the problem in my code of 100,000 lines and to check all the conditions, since things change so rapidly and so do updates to vs as well this is now vs 2017 I talk about.

                      Not very productive since I have all the beautiful work and…

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                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • check installation of visual studio 2017 the installation is too long.

                        installation of visual studio 2017 takes too long???
                        please check it is off putting.

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add Solution platform combo box in New Project folder

                          Due I develop only for x64 (neither Any CPU nor x86) and eventually to ARM, every time I start a new x64 project I must:

                          1. Modify Properties/Build/Debug/Platform target to x64
                          2. Modify Properties/Build/Release/Platform target to x64
                          3. Replace xml code of csproj, AnyCpu to x64
                          4. Remove in sln file, AnyCPU entry

                          Adding Solution Platform combo box in New Project folder can solve my manual changes: this new option would allow me to choose x64 and automatically selection should change to standard AnyCPU to x64 in 4th steps.

                          Thanks!

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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add a line height setting to the Editor

                            Almost every editor at this point has line height settings for the code editor except for visual studio. Complex statements and blocks are hard to read when the lines are squished together so much. It is a primary inhibitor for me and many people I know from switching to visual studio as their primary editor.

                            You can see in the attachment visual studio on the left and sublime text on the right with custom line height.

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                              1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • preserve pinning of source control explorer

                              The pinning of files within a solution is preserved between sessions, however tabs like the "Source Control Explorer" are not. I always pin the "Source Control Explorer" as I like to have easy access to it. Please can the pinned state be preserved between sessions.

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                                0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • package management console enhanced

                                Hope that the package management console can increase the command history,closed or restarted visual studio will not be lost,of course,if support search will be better

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow users to disable IntelliSense transparency on CTRL

                                  IntelliSense going transparent when you hold CTRL is a nice feature, however it blocks users from using CTRL as modifier for movement in the editor.

                                  For example: using CTRL+I for line up will cause the intellisense window to go transparent when trying to navigate.

                                  Allow users either the ability to disable this feature or even better, rebind it. Binding a feature that is not re-bindable to an important modifier key is restrictive.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 这个安装,过于复杂了,折腾了多少次才安装成功 ,并且在windowsserver2008上还无法安装,也是醉了。

                                    这个安装,过于复杂了,折腾了多少次才安装成功 ,并且在windowsserver2008上还无法安装,也是醉了。

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                                    • Visual Studio Installer Estimated update size

                                      Add the estimated update size to the installer

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                                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • alignment lines in the editor

                                        It would be useful and helpful to have alignment lines (see picture: taken from another Python editor).

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Surface Dial smooth scrolling editor

                                          Make Surface Dial smooth scrolling in IDE Editor.

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