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  1. Support Microsoft Fakes on .NET Core

    Microsoft Fakes is powerful function for testing. Please provide support to use Microsoft Fakes Stub/Shim context in .NET Core test project.

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      2 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow deployment of UWP apps like wpf or forms desktop apps

      1: For every minor change in code one should not have to 'stop the app' and 'start the app' as it is far from convenient. Even with very high-end cpu/ssd I have to wait a while for this process, while I can build and run the executable instantly on wpf.

      2: Only being able to upload to store is meaningless. Seriously, EVERYONE wants the ability to host the project in their website. Look at MacOS for example. There is bazillion number of apps on MacOS, yet very few of them (comparatively) are on the store.

      5 votes
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        0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • tweak to process memory graph

        Please continue provide out to the MB precision in the process memory graph for process memory use greater than 1GB - right now if your application uses 953 MB, it reports 953 MB... but the instant your program uses 1GB or more, it suddenly decides to label the used memory as simply "1GB", and you cannot see 1MB increments. So, if my program even has a massive memory leak, say, leaking even 1 MB a minute, I cannot see it at all on that graph (if my application's overall memory use is greater than a GB). Thanks.

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          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enable reading / writing user-scoped project settings via Workspace APIs

          Currently there seems to be no way for accessing the settings stored in .csproj.user files via the Workspace APIs, so any Visual Studio extension relying on the user settings will have to force a full load of the project to access these settings.

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            0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make it so VB.NET or C# are just visual options

            What if instead of saving code in a text file as is, all code files were saved in MSIL. Then when you open visual studio you select what Kind of a developer you are, C# or VB.net (or possibly others if they would work with this) and so when you look at the code you see whatever language is your preference. I could be working on a project with 4 other developers each one of us using a different language, but we all see the same code in our language.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow computer shutdown after install

              It takes very long for Visual Studio 2017 to install with all features, so it would be nice if there was an option that allows to shutdown the computer after the install is finished

              25 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Date based history tree for "Recent Projects and Solutions"

                Under "File"-> "Recent Projects and Soulutions" there is now only a list for recent projects and solutions.
                Would be nice to have a view with a tree kind of a structure for "Project and Solutions" - this week, last week, this month, last month, ..
                Could make it easier to find projects that you worked on some weeks or months before.

                6 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • fontawesome.io MSDN icon

                  It would be nice if MSDN was present.

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • inconsistant controls name

                    par example
                    je crée un nouveau bouton qui par défaut a le nom 'button1'
                    je crée l'évenement click :
                    private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
                    j'ai le warning IDE 1006
                    ce n'est par cohérent: Les noms donnés par défaut provoquent des warning.
                    soit il faut supprimer l'IDE 1006, soit il faut faire évoluer le designer pour donner des noms corrects.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • suck my balls

                      balls are not working as they used to need new source of energy

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make it possible to generate solutions / projects from CMake in a user specified location.

                        Currently, CMake import generates solutions and projects in your personal home folder C:\Users\name\....

                        Make it possible to let the user provide the location to generate these files in.

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                          2 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Pushing the down arrow at the end of a file should move the cursor to the end of the line

                          With the cursor positioned on the last line of a file, pushing the Down Arrow key does not move the cursor. It should instead move the cursor to the end of the file. This applies to files that do not end with a newline character.

                          This was the behavior of SQL Server Management Studio until moving to Visual Studio broke it.

                          Ironically, it is also the behavior of the UserVoice text box that I am currently typing in.

                          It used to be possible select a multi-line query (at the end of a file that did not end with a newline)…

                          4 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Package selection...

                            I suggest that there should be an option to install like a basic, an intermediate and a full version of vs. It was a bit confusing choosing between all the different options. For example plain c++, uwp and game-dev oriented. Other than that pretty pleased.

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                              0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • The last RC should *be* the release. No surprises at release time.

                              Don't spring on us un-RC-tested code in the release, which is happening with 2017. Instead, do another RC and let it sit for a while. Once it's good the exact same code should be in the final release.

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                                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 40 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 7 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Fix map mode grap region

                                    I like the Visual Studio map-mode according to Sublime Text Minimap, but it doesn’t work on large files, see attachments. I cannot grab the scroll-area, its too small. Sublime Text does it right.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        1 comment  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • [R Tools] Query an in-memory data frame with T-SQL

                                        It'd be really useful to be able to query with T-SQL an in-memory data frame previously loaded with R. In this way you could do cleansing operations using T-SQL. A CREATE TABLE should create a new in-memory data frame that can be filled with an INSERT or modified with an UPDATE.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make a multiple string test for null or whitespace

                                          If you write 'string.IsNullOrWhiteSpace()' it would be really handy if the method could take in multiple strings and return the evaluation of them all.
                                          This would cut down on really long 'if' statements when testing against multiple strings

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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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