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  1. When Outlining C++ code extend not collapsed info to reflect latest standard

    Currently when outlining C++ code, keywords such as 'override' and 'noexcept' are collapsed as well. However, with the latest standard these keywords provide valuable information for the reader, and they should stay visible in a collapsed state. By collapsing them the outlining functionality has lost some of its value, at least for me.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Create an on premise TFS connector for Microsoft Teams

      Create a way for Microsoft Teams to use an on premise TFS solution instead of just VSTS. Due to sensitive material and security policies, we cannot host our source code in the cloud but we want Teams.

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        0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • When using linq.select to slighly modify an existing model

        Instead of adding every single field... only add the modified field that needs to be modified. use elipses before and after the modified part which signifies that nothing else need change. Sort of like an auto auto mapping function for simple mods except the parts that change.

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          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Fix your **** microsoft. Why is offline installation of Visual Studio so difficult?

          Fix your **** microsoft. Why is offline installation of Visual Studio so difficult?

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            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Restore an option to strip leading C's from the filenames in the C++ add class dialog box

            For literally decades, the C++ Add Class dialog box has stripped the leading C from filenames so a class CSomething will create the files Something.h and Something.cpp. That was recently changed in mid-version (15.3 no less) to no longer have that behavior. I request that a configuration option be added to allow that behavior again. The current interface is inconsistent with the MFC tools, which all still strip the leading C. I have course materials that all assume the leading C is stripped and I still like using that for classes, particularly for students, since it helps them keep classes…

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow 'Report a problem' links to be shared

              I used 'Report a problem' from within the VS IDE. Now I've got a problem reported I want to share a link to it with colleagues who are also interested in a solution to it.

              Can there be a way I can get a link to it or somehow share it with them so they can find and view it?

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support Environment Variable on "New Project" Location textbox

                It will be nice if Environment Variable support on "New Project" Location textbox, so I don't have to create full path.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow user to clear the compilation errors manually at any time.

                      Could you please add a button that will allow a user to clear compile errors manually. It often happens that I have various build configurations and I keep seeing errors from builds which I don't care about that still linger in the error list. I would love to be able to clear the error list manually, rebuild with current build configuration and then work on the error one at a time

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                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide a pending changes list in the VS installer

                        Currently when modifying installed components in the VS installer, it's not easy to see the changes, therefore a pending changes list would be helpful.

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                          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • "Break" or "Pause" or...

                              ... at least a "Reduce Bandwidth-Button" for the Visual actualisation, as it consumes the whole bandwidth...

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                                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow clickonce to not be installed in VS

                                trying to uninstall clickonce from VS give a dialog showing a bunch of unrelated tools that seem to depend on it

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                                  1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Breakpoint Comments

                                  // Breakpoint (...rest of comment)
                                  var a = 1;

                                  ...should result in automatic breakpoint addition to the line var a = 1. The breakpoint cannot be removed. It's just there. You can enable/disable this functionality, so the developer can't FORCE the debugger to trigger.

                                  For teams that adopt this as a standard, code inspection would be triggered when unexpected "caught-and-handled" exceptions occur in the code, thereby improving code quality.

                                  As some teams may not have space-after-// as a coding standard, the whitespace should be optional, so "// Breakpoint" and "//\t\t\tBreakpoint" should also work.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • XAML designer for Xamarin Forms

                                    Are there any plans to support Xamarin Forms in the XAML designer? We currently have the previewer window, but it’s only one way, and it would be fantastic to have first class drag and drop visual design experience.
                                    For the love of God, because they have not yet implemented a Designer compatible with Xamarin.Forms is something extremely and widely requested a long time and so far not even a pre Alpha version, it is very sad and disheartening to see Microsoft ignoring the developers.

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                                      0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow "Start Graphics Debugging" to be selected in the Start drop down on the standard toolbar.

                                        When I'm working on some DirectX based code, I regularly find myself in a workflow where I am using the graphics debugger for multiple consecutive run sessions of my app. However I often have to restart my app because I got into the habit of hitting F5 to start the program, which always starts debugging without the graphics debugger. It would be nice if "Start Graphics Debugging" was in the drop down for the start button, so that I could switch VS into a mode that matches my workflow.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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