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  1. Provide a proper solution for offline installation

    I was looking forward to moving from VS 2015 to VS 2017. Due to your installation options offered, I will not be making the upgrade. While I do appreciate all of the hard work and effort that you have put into making a new version of a good product, it is wasted if you alienate a large user base due to short sighted decisions that hamstring the distribution process. I would think that after all the development resources spent toward the new version, distribution would be a primary concern. I will gladly pay shipping and material cost to have the…

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      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Solution explorer icon project type

      Project type Icons for DLL, EXE, LIB, RES, ... or at least what to build, compile or generate

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Store selected .testsettings/.runsettings file in sln instead of suo

        The selected testsettings file from the menu "Test/Test Settings/Select Test Settings File" should be stored in the sln instead of the suo file. We need our selected file to persist in our version control system and the current method of storing it in the suo isn't suitable.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add cmake to path

          I use a custom cmake command to copy shaders and kernels from my project to my build folder, mainly because the cmake copy command is cross platform. If cmake is integrated into visual studio 2017, then cmake should be added to the developer command prompt path as well.

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Show csproj in the solution explorer

            In VS2017, project.json was replaced by csproj again, but the file is not available on the solution explorer. Instead, it shows only on right click > edit ***.csproj.

            This is an unecessary step and a major drawback on the simplicity it had with project.json.

            Please just show every file on the solution explorer, mainly the csproj ones.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Save pin state for Test Explorer, Error List, and Output when in primary center dock

              Visual Studio 2017 does not allow tool windows in the primary center dock to have the "pin" state saved.

              Move the tool windows "Test Explorer", "Error List", "Output" to the primary dock. Pin these tabs so they remain in place.

              Exit Visual Studio
              Start Visual Studio again. The Test Explorer, Error List, and Output will remain in the center dock but they will not have the "pin" state set. The pin state will be rest to "off"

              Please allow the pin state to be maintained.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add Option To Double-Click Pending Changes To View Differences

                This has been requested for so many versions of Visual Studio that I am continually surprised it has not been adopted yet. There should be a configurable option for the Source Control for TFS to allow an item in the Pending Changes list to be double-clicked to view the differencing comparison. In previous versions, you could manually add a registry key to do so, and it's remotely possible you can access the private registry now for VS2017 to do the same, but for a relatively simple checkbox to be added to a dialog box that toggles this behavior to not…

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                  1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    2 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • for vs 2017 on the source control explorer get latest version should be the first selection instead of Open in File Explorer

                    for vs 2017 on the source control explorer Get Latest Version should be the first selection instead of Open in File Explorer. In previous versions it was the the first in the drop down now its second.

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                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Please let us use the VS2017 UI to reconfigure Azure endpoints to point to Azure Government subscriptions.

                      Please let us use the VS2017 UI to reconfigure Azure endpoints to point to Azure Government subscriptions.

                      This method - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-government/documentation-government-get-started-connect-with-vs - does not work in VS2017!

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                        0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add HTTPS Uri (Secure-Http) support to .Net MediaPlayer Class

                        The entire web is quickly moving to Https (secure http) pushed by all the major tech companies including Microsoft . And the migration to Cloud storage is accelerating this move (podcasts, etc).

                        MediaPlayer class (System.Windows.Media) is becoming outdated/irrelevant in this respect if it cannot handle HTTPS content.

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • ScrollBar Red Error Icon - When click take me to the error!

                          ScrollBar Red Error Icon - When click take me to the error!

                          Applies to Warning etc

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                            0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • I would like to be able to setup VSTS notifications based on tags

                            When creating a query, you can query based off of tags. When setting up a notification, you are not able to use tags. So if I want to tag certain work items and have a notification (email) sent when they change, I am not able to do this. Instead I have to scrape the title and description for keywords. I would like to be able to set this up to just use tags.

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                              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • i want to real download link for student practice visual studio setup supporting win7

                              most student not easy way to learn in proper manner and drop thise field in interest i want make master in that field but no have guidelines
                              suggest better tutorial to me

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make Live Unit Testing available for .NET Core projects

                                  With the launch of the Live Unit Testing feature in VS2017 I was surprised to find that it does not work in .NET Core projects. That's kind of weird.

                                  Make Live Unit Testing work on .NET Core asap :)

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                                    0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Save install options for synchronizing installs across machines

                                    The VS2017 installer presents a relatively large number of options. I need to get my wife's machine set up the same way. It would be nice if the installer could export the selections somewhere that could be loaded into the installer on another device.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Muy complicado hacer pruebas de flujos en MTM ,y no tanta informacion

                                      Muy complicado hacer pruebas de flujos en MTM ,y no tanta informacion

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                                        0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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