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  1. Add a simple configuration option to prevent project files from showing in the recent Solutions/Projects list

    I, and I assume, like most users only directly open a solution. I work from the solution and never project that is not in a solution. As such, I only need solutions in the history list and do not need valuable slots taken up by the numerous projects within a solution. Once the setting is set, the history list would be a solution only list which would make finding and opening the correct solution a much better expierence.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Please suggest documentation for parameters based on existing documentation for the same parameter name

      In the same class I have often several methods that have the same parameter:
      Guid taskId
      I do not want to retype the comment for this parameter every single time:
      /// <param name="taskId">The identifier of the task.</param>

      The IDE should just check if this parameter was used on any other method and suggest that documentation.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          1 comment  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Start page Pinned and Today section alphabetised and searchable by textbox.

          Start page Pinned and Today section alphabetised and searchable by textbox.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • [This document is opened by another project] - This issue always persists when using 1. VS 2017 community and 2. VS 2017 Enterprise .

            When open same project with two different product license is opened at a time, you face problem like : [This document is opened by another project]

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              1 comment  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Optionally filter out unchanged files in changesets

              When creating new changesets, it is possible to remove empty changes via "tfpt uu".

              This has a couple of limitations:
              - It requires installation of an external tool and is not done automatically.
              - It cannot be applied to previously created changesets, if someone forgot undoing identical changes.
              - It does not work with merged files, since TFS will only consider a merge of two branches to be complete when all changed files have been merged, even if this means that the merge changeset lists many unchanged files.

              Unless/until these limitations are resolved, it would be very helpful to be…

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                0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add a search option in Visual Studio 2017 installer

                  A search option in the new VS 2017 installer would make it easier to search for and install the components the user wants.

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                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • filter to show non default properties only

                    sometimes we need look for non default property value for winform, xaml or webform, it's better to have filter "all" and "non default value only" in the propery window

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Show DLL versions for .Net Core references

                      In VS2017, in a Core project, the properties pane does not show the dll version for a referenced dll when it is added with a nuget package. This leads to a lot confusion, especially when trying to add the same dll to another .Net Standard project.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • [VS2017] Improve CMake project usability around Build/Debug/Run

                        Things that I would love to have work the way they do with regular slns:
                        1) Build single file (Ctrl + F7)
                        2) Debug current target (F5). In the cmake workflow this no longer builds the target it's about to start.
                        3) The startup target should persist when the cmake cache is regenerated!
                        4) The startup target should persist when switching build configurations! Super annoying to switch from debug to release only to have to re-find the startup item in the dropdown (amongst tens of others)

                        New things that would be awesome:
                        1) Keyboard shortcut to select startup target. Right…

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                          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • VS-2017-Professional, Add "Immediate Window" to: menu>View>Other Windows...

                          VS-2017-Pro edition,
                          ...with: menu:Tools>Import and Export Settings... set to "Visual Basic"
                          Under menu:View>Other Windows>,
                          The "Immediate Window" is not listed.
                          The immediate may still be invoked by pressing "Ctrl-Alt-I", but this choice, still, should be available under: menu:View>Other Windows.

                          Thank You.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Center small tool windows like 'Go to All' (CTRL+T)

                            Please center the (tool) windows/dialogs like 'Go to All' (CTRL+T) in the middle of the editor/window like the JetBrains ReSharper ones.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Stop stealing focus when a breakpoint trips.

                              Just blink the icon on the app bar when VS trips a breakpoint and VS isn't the app with focus. Don't just take focus and start processing the keyboard events meant for the app I am in at the time. Don't checkout the source file. Don't start intellisense. Don't start edit&continue debug. I'll get to VS when I see the blinking icon in the app bar in my own good time. How hard can this be? Other apps do it. And VS does it too when I am debugging two communicating applications. Step over a call in one instance of…

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                                2 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support SSH in PowerShell Interactive Window

                                With Git installed, ssh commands work in a PowerShell terminal (external to Visual Studio) but do not work within the Powershell Interactive Window in Visual Studio.

                                This is the error:

                                [ERROR] ssh : Pseudo-terminal will not be allocated because stdin is not a terminal.

                                It would be useful to have ssh available in the Powershell Interactive Window.

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Set a breakpoint in the source file I am in when I set a breakpoint.

                                  We have a very large app. With thousands of files and hundreds of project. It is quite hard to ensure every source file has a unique name. I open a file named "logging.cpp" in a project I have opened and I set a breakpoint there and run. Every source file that is named "logging.cpp" that has code called ends up with breakpoints in it. Some in invalid places as the line numbers are not always valid executable lines. Meanwhile, back in my file in the project I am in where I set the breakpoint, no red dot shows up as…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Marcado de variables

                                    Retomar nuevamente el marcado de variables en toda la porcion de codigo. En versiones anteriores bastaba con colocar el foco en una variable en la parte superior y de inmediato se marcaba las lineas de codigo que contenian esa variable.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • intellisense debe mejorar

                                      Uso VB desde hace muchos años y lo que muchos IDES no tenian era el Intellisense. Ahora seria muy recomendable que retomen el autocompletar de intellisense . Por ejemplo si utilizo MessageBox.Show() se muestra la sintaxis pero ya no se muestra las sugerencias de botones e iconos.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add option to delay QuickInfo tooltips. They appear too quickly and interfere with selections

                                        QuickInfo tooltips appear so quickly now that you have to click an extra time to get rid of them before you can highlight stuff. And it is visually distracting and annoying to have them flashing around as you move your mouse cursor. Please give us an option to increase the dwell time before a QuickInfo tooltip appears.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • To jump faster to a method: open a ContextMenu filled in with a list of the preceeding object's defined methods.

                                          Would be nice to have a keybord sequence that opens a contextmenu allowing to choose one from all the defined methods of a object and jump to it to make modifications. This would be nice in case of User Interface objects.

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