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  1. Add support for Time Synchronization in Visual Studio Emulator for Android

    Can you please add support for Time Synchronization in the Visual Studio Emulator for Android.

    The majority of my work is done on a laptop and whenever the laptop resumes from sleep the date/time is wrong on the emulator.

    A workaround is to restart the vm/emulator however it would be nice if it could utilise Time Synchronization and automatically update.

    Thanks

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      0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide on screen keyboard

      On screen keyboard is necessary to test, as it affects layout changes and it allows "Go", "Next" button functionality and it is also easy to test and emulate keyboard suggestions. Currently there is no way to test Keyboard functionalities, sometimes we need to hide/show keyboard on certain events, no way to test that.

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        0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • SVG support

        Allow picturebox load SVG files and change color

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          0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add readonly ref modifier for method parameters - useful for big structs

          it may look like this:
          void Method(in BigStruct s)
          {
          s = default(BigStruct); // modification is not allowed
          int x = s.someField; // reading is allowed
          }

          By using "in" modifier the struct is passed by reference, thus prevents its costly copying, but also prevents its modification - like if it was marked as "readonly ref BigStruct s".
          I think "in" is more succinct than "readonly ref", and it complements "out" and "ref" keywords more naturally.

          It does not guarantee that that struct is not modified from some code elsewhere (e.g. from other thread), but it guarantees that the Method…

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Visual Studio 2017 - Installer: Workloads should not be checkboxes

            Workloads should not be toggle on/of check-boxes. If you click on a Workload it dis-selects or selects everything. When clicked make it display the appropriate section with the option on the right.
            Only when the checkbox itself is clicked on - it should be toggled on and off.

            That would make for more intuitive and easy navigation.

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              0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Close Visual Studio while the installer is open

              In Visual Studio 2017 RC(possibly other versions as well), there is an option in the "New Project" window to open the installer to install more project types. As this requires closing the IDE anyways, you should prompt the user asking, "Okay to close IDE?", so it will close automatically and the installer can continue without interruptions.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Typo under 'MessagingEntityNotFoundException' message

                There is a typo in the message under 'MessagingEntityNotFoundException'. 'recognized' is mispelt as 'recoginzed'. I got this while practicing Azure topics and subscriptions. Attaching file regarding the same :). I got this under VS 2013.

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 如果可以vs2017可以加入myeclipse的功能这个IDE就变得强大了

                  如果可以vs2017可以加入myeclipse的功能这个IDE就变得强大了

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • in the search box add a button to quickly skip the current file

                    in the search (and replace) tool popup add button to skip this file -- for example if you do a search for text in a project it will look through the *.designer.cs files -- and the *.res files which may match just about any short text string (2 or 3 characters) several times

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Memory window should remember my expression

                      If you type some expression into the memory window to investigate some particular piece of memory, the expression is cleared as soon as you do any scrolling.
                      Please don't clear out the expression I typed in. Leave it where it is. Why would you even put the "address at the top of the window" in that box to begin with? That information is available literally just a few pixels down.

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                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Remember component selections during installation

                        When configuring a new installation of Visual Studio 2017 RC, I am presented with a list of component groupings. Upon selecting a group for installation, I can select and deselect optional components related to that group. If I make component selections, and then deselect the component group, and subsequently select the original component group again, the previous selections of optional components should be preserved. Currently the selections are reset to the initial state for the component group, provided that an individual component is not opted in from a different group.

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                          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Include way to know if code is running in Live Unit Test

                            There is currently no way to know at runtime if code is being run from VS Live Testing. Sometimes I want specific code to run in that situation (like throw an exception as a sanity check, because that code shouldn't be run in that scenario).

                            It would be great to have a feature to know if code is being run by VS Live Unit Testing. NCrunch does this by defining the NCrunch flag at build time. Something like that would work well.

                            5 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Styling - All Upper Includes Numbers

                              Shouldn't All Upper as a style allow numbers?
                              Like ALLUPPER is valid, but also ALLUPPER2 should also be valid.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • An idea for updating

                                I suggest that there should be a way for updating when releasing the formal edition of vs2017, which won't need us to install again. If the way is already exist, then just ignore this.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Provide some means to easily identify or eliminate problems with pasting code containing non-breaking space character (0xa0)

                                  If you copy/paste a code snippet from a web browser,it often contains nonbreaking white space characters (U+00A0).

                                  When compiling C++ code, the first time you're aware of this is when you get the error:
                                  C3873 '0xa0': this character is not allowed as a first character of an identifier

                                  However, even give that, it's still a guessing game as to what needs to be edited because even with View White Space enabled, you can't differentiate between a valid white space and an invalid one. I invariably find I have to re-edit the entire line, removing any white space and re-inserting it.
                                  It's a real PITA -…

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Ok I see

                                    Delete

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                                      0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add a chalkboard or text board so i can add variables and information visable.

                                      I.e.. I have session variables that i might need to recall in various webpages. I can look on my chalkboard located in my saved editor panels on the left/right.

                                      It would be nice to drag variables, controls etc. and the VS editor adds the name of the object on the board for note taking purposes

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Create a Calendar Extension

                                        My team really needs to be able to see Projects and Tasks in a calendar view that keeps card information... i.e. assigned to, due dates, etc.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Visual Studio 2017 - Installer: Workload for C++ UWP games

                                          The current Universal Windows Platform also installs C#/Visual Basic, .NET, Blend for Visual Studio... etc.
                                          As a C++ game developer for Xbox One, Windows 10, Win32, I'd like to have a workload that is slimmer and excludes the unessential .NET etc. technologies. And when available one that excludes even C++/CX.

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