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  1. Add option for "Highlight current line" to look like in previous vs2015 update

    I know you can change the border color in fonts and colors menu, but that's the only thing you can change there and it's not enough. Previous updates (up to vs2015 3) highlighted the whole line with a subtle background color change, and not the border and no background color. I liked it better, but there's no way to do that now. Please add that option as a radiobutton perhaps.

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      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Installer has no regard for system's font smoothing setting

      I have font smoothing disabled but the installer uses the horribly blurry tiny smoothed font which I have a hard time reading.

      9 votes
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        1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Visual Studio Design

        Visual Studio is No.1 developers IDE but need professional UI/UX and prototype designer to be complete. at now Visual Studio Blend not very useful and can move features to Visual Studio and removed.
        prototype tools such as Sketch, Lingo, adobe XD and InVision not support Windows 10 and UWP.
        So continue Expression Design as Visual Studio Design with new features:
        1. Cross platform for Windows, macOS and Linux
        2. Prototype template for UWP, android and iOS
        3. Support multiple pages
        4. Support Html5 animations
        5. Create UWP app from prototypes
        6. Export prototype to UWP, PowerPoint, PDF and etc.
        7.…

        82 votes
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          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add YUV formats for WriteableBitmap/InteropBitmap

          We want YUV -> RGB hardware accelerated (GPU) conversion to display video more efficient.

          8 votes
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            0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • it be possible to log a bug/task via a slack channel and hastag combination to Visual Studio Team Services?

            it be possible to log a bug/task via a slack channel and hastag combination to Visual Studio Team Services?

            For example:
            #bug User experience/bug description

            Or

            #task task name/description

            Description populates bug name/title up to character limit – this can be revised in editing

            Description populates repro steps (??)

            allocates a hyperlinked work item number and card message similar to the current bot message triggered when a new bug is logged.

            Clicking the hyperlink would navigate to the work item in VSTS where the user can then populate the required/available fields per the normal process where a user can then…

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              0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow GPO control of all VS outbound communication requests

              This applies to VS Hub, which is not a current category option!

              Over the last several versions of VS, Microsoft has incorporated an increasing number of outbound communications in the product. Highly secure enterprise networks block this traffic at the firewall, which creates large volumes of 'noise', making network traffic analysis problematical.

              As the application manager of Visual Studio, I want to be able to selectively disable outbound communications based on GPO so that I can control which workstations provide this information to Microsoft.

              Example: fully disable user feedback for all users, but allow App Insights for a specific team.

              15 votes
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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Auto hiding of Solution explorer is annoying after rebuilding a project.

                Auto hiding of Solution explorer is annoying after rebuilding a project
                It should be there as it was in visual studio 2012

                4 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Find in file: search in all projects except the current one

                  It could be very useful have the possibility to search for words in all projects except the current one. For example, I need this capability looking for an exported class used out the dll.
                  Thank you.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Descending Backlog order

                    At the moment it is just possible to see a ascending sorting in the backlog. Your Backlog Priority works the other way around where a higher number means "it is more important"

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                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Would be good, if I were able to turn of full type name display in error messages.

                      As you seen the error message it to long, it would be good, if I were able to handle if full name of types should be shown or not.

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Change the Modal Extensions and Updates Dialog to a Non-Modal Tool Window

                        There are times when I need to switch between Extensions And Updates and something else.

                        I don't see why it needs to be a modal dialog. It should be a tool window like the Nuget Package Manager window.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • add type name to <error-type> (like <error-type[TypeName]>)

                          If intellisense cannot find a type (e.g. when non-building project), it says <error-type> for any types not found. Why not put the type info into the intellisense info, something like <error-type[TypeName]>

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Diagnostic Tools

                                Diagnostic Tools: great tool! So much easier then UMDH!
                                I really miss a lot the fact of being able to save a complete session, with everything in it, including call stack. The user could have an option to save in the proprietary format of in text. This later could be searched easily. That would really big plus for me.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • in the new exception dialog conditions can we have a drop-down on modules

                                  New dialog is very cool. Module conditions great. Just want a dropdown of what makes sense so I don't have to type and spell

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                                    0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Colorize Call Stacks

                                    When namespaces, classes, and arguments are long it's very difficult to read the call stack window. It would be great if this text was colorized, or formatted in some way to make it easier to read
                                    so
                                    mydll.dll!name.space.something.Class(a, b, c, d)

                                    the different separators of the different fields could be formatted in different colors of way to find them easily. Maybe also an option to split them into different fields so instead of having name we could have
                                    module Namespace Class Method Arguments so it's easier to read and order

                                    4 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow Override of Dac Metadata With SqlPackage on Publish

                                      When publishing a DacPac, implement a new command line switch, say /DacProperty, that allows a user to specify a new value for the Dac metadata.

                                      The metadata to which I am referring are:
                                      - DacVersion
                                      - Name
                                      - DacDescription <- most important to me

                                      Generally speaking, name and version are going to be the same across the environments that are used for the change promotion process. But DacDescription could conceivably be used to store environment-specific information.

                                      MsBuild already allows passing these properties on the command line so this seems to be an area where SqlPackage could be brought in line…

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                                        0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Mutually exclusive switch statement

                                        Define a new Select statement that automatically has an implicit break statement that does not require the developer to write one at each branch manually. The problem with the existing syntax is that it is easy to forget to place the break statement. So the proposed one would look like:
                                        SelectExec
                                        (
                                        Case 1:
                                        ///....
                                        ElseCase 2:
                                        ///....
                                        ElseCase 3:
                                        ////
                                        ...
                                        }
                                        This makes it easier to get the code correct from the first time.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Analyze if a null could be valid or not or force optional.

                                          In languages such as Rust or Swift they enforce null safety. The issue is, a method can return a null, empty object, or populated object. You don't have any certainty of the return.

                                          This return of null, violates the clarity.

                                          Could an optional return, null object pattern, or any other approach to help catch these instances. I state this because:

                                          SampleObject data= sample.DoSomething(...);
                                          StoreExample store = example.DoSomething(...);

                                          store.Save(data); // Error because of null object.
                                          Console.WriteLine(data.Id.ToString()); // Error because null object.

                                          If we can cleanup and refine the approach of those checks and balances, we could make the code cleaner and…

                                          3 votes
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