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  1. Simulate GPS track using GPX and/or KML file

    On the GPS emulation pan it'd be much easier to simulate GPS path by loading a GPX or KML file than setting points manually.

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      0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Migrate PivotViewer Control For Big Data to UWP/WPF LOB

      Being a Silverlight developer since 2009, the advent of Silverlight PivotViewer Control shifting the handling of large datasets giving a way of filtering and analyzing large volumes of data. With the advent of Big Data I believe the SeaDragon PivotViewer lastest binaries should be brought over to WPF/UWP apps as are well needed tool.

      http://seajax.github.io/ - Jog the memory of what it is see the link.

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        0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 3 votes
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          0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Getting Visual Studio 15 to update should be a single click away from the installer

          Just a minor issue but when there's a new Visual Studio update you need to go through _hoops_ and I feel like the experience can be slightly better, maybe some steps can be removed or maybe the process can be simplified completely, currently you have to follow these steps:

          1. Visual Studio notifies you that an update is available, you click to update.

          2. Then the the extensions window opens, you click to update yet again.

          3. Then the installer window is showing up and when you finally need to really update you have to do yet another two steps.

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            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Fix all the lame bugs in Visual Studio

            Fix the bug where when you start typing in the search bar (ctrl-comma) it places the first few characters you type at the end of the search, thus ruining your search and causing frustrating. Some of us type faster than your code can handle.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow remote gdb (connect to gdbserver) from Visual Studio.

              Allow remote gdb (connect to gdbserver) from Visual Studio.

              I just got VS2k17 working with makefile building to Bash On Windows (WSDL). Requires windows 10 insider version apparently to work.

              Pretty nice.

              But would be better if I could run under teh debugger. First step is gdbsever support (from regular makefile project). Then auto-launching gdbserver (ssh scripts) would be nice to make it more seamless. Esp nice if you could run the executable (gdbserver) inside WSL/BashOnLiinxOnWindows).

              I saw you have a special kind of project to remote compile, but I want to compile on WSL - not a remote machine.

              4 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow color customization for structure guide lines

                I like the structure guide lines. But I'd like to use a more subtle color for the lines. However, "structure guide lines" or anything like it doesn't exist in the Fonts and Colors choices.

                28 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 'Open Folder' should allow us to open multiple folders in one solution

                  I want to be able to create a solution that points to folders instead of projects. VS2017 allows me to open a folder instead of a solution. But as indicated by a [MSFT] post "The workspace is tied to a single folder root. It is an interesting scenario though, thanks for the suggestion."

                  I need a solution that allows me to edit and "intellisense" something like (without haveing to create a project):
                  c:\my_team\my_code\
                  c:\team1\shared_code\
                  c:\team2\shared_code\
                  c:\team3\shared_code\

                  See comment 199965 in:
                  https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/vcblog/2016/10/05/bring-your-c-
                  codebase-to-visual-studio-with-open-folder/

                  7 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • User experience within the new MSDN Subscriber downloads portal (my.visualstudio.com/downloads) is horrible, please fix

                    User experience is in urgent need of improvement.
                    You have lost recently uploaded products

                    Searched and list results could do with thumbnail of product and it would be really helpful for each product would have a small description and links back to more product information

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                      3 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Show release notes link on installer AFTER clicking "update"

                      When there's an update on the installer it shows a link to the release notes. Once you click on the "update" button, however, it goes away. My suggestion is to have the link to the release notes stick around even after you click update, so you can read the release notes while the product is updating. I always forget and click "update" and then kick myself because I can no longer read the release notes.

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                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          1 comment  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • cmake launching/debugging: provide the ability to set environment variables (especially PATH)

                          I need to be able to set PATH when launching my application. because it depends on some third-party libraries. This is especially important for debugging.

                          Note this applies only to cmake/open folder support.

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                            0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • vstest.console not support add attribute of xUnit to the trx file

                            some other need to analyze the trx file from the vstest.console combine with xUnite.console adapter. And when I add the [Trait("TestCategory","TestXunit")] to the test method, and the TestCategory attribute could no be added to the trx file. More information please refer to the following thread:
                            https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/e5f85cb7-e003-4207-a8f0-31a2bfd09e9a/testcategory-attributes-of-xunit-tests-do-not-end-up-in-trx-file-on-tfs-20152?forum=visualstudiogeneral

                            31 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • service fabric deploy

                              Currently when publishing a service fabric application (on premise), we always have to select first the build configuration (Debug or Release), would be better to have a setting under publish, this way currently is very error prone and tedious, because we have different config transformations per environment.
                              It would really improve workflow.

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                                0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Do not bother to say hello and thank you very much dear friend Unfortunately, I could use a nice program, so I love Android phone with

                                Hello again Please also provide such software for Android Mobile to Android phones can also be installed by Vajra very grateful and wish you success and health for my good diligent good friends! Good luck

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Provide a tooltip/explanation for what you mean by "nickname" during the setup process.

                                  While I was installing, I saw that I could create a nickname, but I'm not exactly sure what that nickname would be. Is that for the configuration of options I selected? If so, how would I re-use that configuration? Is for Visual Studio itself, and if so, how do I use it?

                                  Since I've never noticed this option in any previous Visual Studio installers, I assume it's new and think it would benefit from a description of what it is and how it's helpful.

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Tortoise git svn style explorer file changed icons

                                    Show different coloured file icon when local file has changed and is different from remote file like tortoise git and tortoise svn does

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                                      0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add an option to print what why msbuild decided to rebuild a file / project

                                      I really wish we could get more insight into why Visual Studio thinks certain files are out of date or projects need to be rebuilt. It is really common for our builds (both automated, and on developer workstations) to decide to re-link all of the .dlls in our massive solution, upon triggering a build immediately after a successful build has completed. I suspect there is some header file with a date in the future, or one of our custom build steps is triggering some "always need to rebuild" rule. it would be incredibly helpful to have some way to diagnose…

                                      9 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Be able to restart visual studio quickly

                                        Ideally I would prefer not to have to restart VS so often and if you could fix that that would be great. In the interim can you add some functionality to just restart VS from say a drop down item in the File Menu

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Support inlining for functions returning unwindable objects

                                          Within deeply-templated codes, it seems quite common to call a function which simply forwards the arguments into another function, which again just forwards the arguments into another function, which again just do forwarding, and so on. As I know, current version of Visual C++ is not able to inline such a function if it returns an object with non-trivial destructor, whenever exceptions are enabled. This often makes a performance hit particularly when the level of forwarding is unavoidably deep and there are many arguments with not-so-small sizes. I very much hoped if the upcoming Visual C++ 2017 has solved this…

                                          37 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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