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  1. *PLEASE* just tell us what "trial download" means. Ugh. Don't make everyone hunt for the info somewhere else.

    Visual Studio 2017. *PLEASE* just tell us what "trial download" means. Ugh. Don't make everyone hunt for the info somewhere else.

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      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add 128-bit floating point type to the languages

      Continuing the discussion from https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/ecc148ec-2192-41e6-b535-8a75ec9811ba/quadprecision-floating-point-in-net?forum=netfxbcl

      I wish to see 128-bit floating point type get native support from .NET platforms in the next version, preferably available to PCL/Core users too.

      18 votes
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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow user to nominate a cache folder for VS 2017 Installation

        On the new VS 2017 installer, add a small button somewhere before clicking the Install button that allows the person installing to nominate the path the install packages are acquired from and downloaded to. Then the installer looks here before downloading from the Internet (this allows a lot of devs in the same company to nominate a Network File Share, saving on large downloads when they all install the same feature set). The packages would still be hash verified etc. to ensure the correct packages are cached etc.

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          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Implement "Current Project" for Quick Find within SQL Data Projects

          In VS2015, using Quick Find in an SQL Data Project only ever searched the current SQL script document, even when "Current Project" was selected.

          I was hoping this might have been expanded in 2017

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            0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Recalculate drive size when drive is changed on VS 2017 installation

            During installation of Visual Studio 2017, The warning message does not reset when you change installation path to a different drive

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              0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Bring back Jumplists on pinned Taskbar icon

              Why are there no Jumplists in VS 2017? When I pin the item to my taskbar it is super handy to just quickly be able to jump to a recent project / solution or start a new project.

              Come on team, this is a Windows product, use the features that Windows makes available to you.

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                1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • The 2017 icon looks terrible when pinned to Taskbar

                It just looks terrible. This 3D negative look is so out of character with any other icons on Windows, and when it pins to the desktop as shown in the attachment it really looks bad.

                #SmallThingsMatter

                24 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Show download size in installer

                  The installer is already showing the install size of Visual Studio upon selecting components which is great. But an option that shows download in addition to it will be highly appreciated.

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                    1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Angular 2 Testing

                    Adding angular 2 testing frameworks integrated with visual studio ASP.NET

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                      0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • would be nice if all installed

                      I hate having to re-install all my tools back into VS 2017 i.e. Visual Assist and others. When I updated VS 2015 Pro with the Package update it put all my tools and add ins right where they were before. Installing VS 2017, my tools and add ins are not there, its like I didn't buy them at all, cant even add them,.... uhhhh

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                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add the labels for found searching text on the horizontal scroll bar.

                        Add the labels for found searching text on the horizontal scroll bar.
                        Sometimes I search for useful snippet codes from a big file that is not indented (it's generated by some programs in many cases).
                        When i'm searching a text and that text exists in that long line, a single label appears on vertical scrollbar, but no one in horizontal scrollbar.
                        Would be nice if the labels will be added also in the horizontal scrollbar.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Installing Visual Studio 2017 should highlight the optional items

                          When you select sections to install its not apparent right away that there are optional items. This should be highlighted somehow so you know. that there are optional items on the right side in the "chosen features" list you may want.

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                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • realise people are getting fed up by the limitless collection of our data.

                            More and more people are having objections to the limitless collecting of "my data". I have no intention to share with you what I do with my computer, nor do I want to tell you what kind of system it is, unless I explicitly chose to share it volontarily and not because I have to, because I need to use a product. Like Visual Studio. Or Windows 10.
                            The fact that it seems to be "insustry norm" to collect all that is possible, doesn't mean consumers agree.

                            Is this complaint needs to be put in the form of a suggestion…

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add the capability to play a tone once a certain configurable condition in "variable watch" is reached

                              For example if a variable changed or exceeded some threshold, an optional audio signal informs the programmer. Advantage is that one can step trough large numbers of lines without the need to stare to the "Watch 1" window, even if the triggering condition is reached several times.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Go To All: allow to search by both type and member at the same time

                                In VS2017, the Go To All functionality can be used to search either a type or a member, but not both at the same time.
                                This is quite annoying when several classes have the same member function.
                                In this case, I would like to search something like "MyClass MyFunction" to quickly converge to what I'm searching for.
                                Also, I would like to see the filename for each symbols found directly inlined in the list and not in a details panel. Or maybe an indicator whether it's a declaration or an implementation (meaningful for function)

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Install less data on C:

                                  We use to have rather small SSDs as bootdrives (c:) with windows on it.

                                  Even if I choose another drive for the installation itself, the setup installs tons of stuff on C:

                                  8 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make "Live unit testing" a purchasable feature in versions < VS.Enterprise

                                    As an individual hobby programmer, I can't justify the expense of VS Enterprise. However, I'd be willing to purchase just that feature and forego all of the other features in Enterprise. Please let this be something that others can potentially have access to.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make basic mobile development possible in Express

                                      I've done development in the past and have just got my first windows 10 phone. There are lots of apps that don't exist for windows phone and some are fairly simple and I might be able to write myself. I don't have a current version of VS so I got a copy of express to explore windows phone development. I found a basic tutorial on MSDN that walks you through opening a project and creating a very basic hello world app, but the "Smart Device" branch doesn't exist in express so I'm effectively done before I started unless I want…

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                                        • 2017 installer should not offer Community and Professional while I am installing Enterprise

                                          I am looking at a progress bar for 2017 Enterprise as it installs. Prominently displayed as "Available" are Community and Professional. This UX doesn't make sense to me. Are you trying to incentivize people to install Professional SxS with Enterprise?

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