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  1. Native TypeScript refactoring in 2017+

    VS 2017 should support TypeScript refactoring out of the box or in an easily found extension.

    Here are a few ideas:

    I'd like to be able to do method/parameter renaming with VS 2017 without having to install R#.

    automatically add import statements would also help a lot. TypeScript hero does this well https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=rbbit.typescript-hero

    Real time TSLint.

    I think it's cool, but too bad that that VS Code tools are better than VS 2017.

    I use TypeScript more than C# these days and feel that it deserves VS tools.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • IDE Region Based Preprocessory Directives Contains Test Cases

      When you have different regions its likely that you may copy and paste from one #region FOO {foo stuff} #endregion FOO.

      But let say you add a new region called #region BAR {bar stuff} #endregion BAR.

      Its likely that there are cases where you want to check that there are no FOO in your BAR region and no BAR in your FOO region some form of IDE preprocessor check or test case using contains or does anything contain string "FOO" then Fail with error message: "Contains FOO - it is contaminated.";

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        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support embed systems programming with a much richer experience compared to the current IDE.

        Make it easier than ever to get started and program an embedded system with rich user experience and easy to use debugging and combine the currently powerful IntelliSense. All this while integrating azure to really forge path for the Internet Of Things to really take off.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • use Project name as the title of the build log output

          Team Build web reports always use "Microsoft Team Foundation Server" as the title of the web page. We have over 20 different branches and each team build results looks the same. Can you preface with the project name/collection instead? For example,

          "MyProject - Microsoft Team Foundation Server"

          I really hate looking through 10 different logs before I find the one I want because the titles all look the same.

          I don't think you need to include "Microsoft Team Foundation Server", because I already know that I'm using it.

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            0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support opening files with hybrid file extensions

            Files such as *.Designer.cs would be files with hybrid file extensions as there are multiple extensions in there i.e. ((*.Designer).cs)

            If Visual Studio was able to differentiate between these and the core "*.cs" file extensions, it would be possible to set the default editor for these types of files. I personally think that it would make more sense to have the *.Designer.cs open into the designer rather than the code editor and the *.cs open into the code editor rather than the designer.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • tray icon when exiting visual studio while it is in memory

              tray icon when exiting visual studio while it is in memory, like MS Outlook

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              • 使用过程中,vs2017和2015 经常弹出信息框“”无法保存”

                使用过程中,vs2017和2015 经常弹出信息框“”无法保存”

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • change background color when debugging like Unity

                  Change IDE's background color to notice I'm debugging now when debugging like Unity.
                  It's better if colored border appears around debugging app.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Update structure visualizer in VS 2017 to display to display scrollbar marks

                        Update the structure visualizer to include the scrollbar marks that existed in the 2015 Productivity Power Tools.

                        https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=VisualStudioProductTeam.ProductivityPowerTools2015

                        "Scrollbar markers

                        The blocks are also marked on the Scrollbar with previews. As usual, you can turn this on/off through Tools Options > Productivity Power Tools > Other extensions > Show code structure in the margin.
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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Compare with next commit

                          When I open the history window for a file I often have to:
                          1- pick a (next) commit
                          2- right click to select "Compare with previous"
                          3- Close the diff window
                          4- back to step 1-

                          It would be great of you could add "Compare with next commit" option when viewing a diff window !

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                            0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • When I select add a class, it should default to Class

                            When I choose Add Class (shift alt c) it should actually select the Class template, not make me first choose a project type, then Code and then finally the class that I wanted. This appears to be an issue with the ASP.NET Core Project type in VS 2017 RC (updated yesterday).

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • New threads should inherit CurrentCulture & CurrentUICulture values from the parent thread.

                              When using ‘Parallel.ForEach’, or any other new thread creation methods, the new threads are created with the default Culture value of en-US. With the exception of possibly one thread, which was the parent thread, now being used to as one of the ‘Parallel.ForEach’ threads.
                              In our usage scenario an MVC controller is adding a localised ‘resourced’ summary message to data sets in parallel, before the data is returned by the controller action. We were seeing that only 1 out of X datasets had the correct localised message, all the others were using the localised message for en-US.
                              Workaround:
                              To resolve…

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Needs telemetry on file handle leaks. Often a build won't work because a file is locked from a previous build

                                Often Visual Studio needs to be restarted so that a build will work. Either it's trying to delete the binary in the output directory or deploy it (UWP) but cannot because it is locked. I understand that VS is super complex, so at minimum if a file is attempted to be updated but cannot it should log telemetry and some stack to show who the culprit is.

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

                                  I could not implement a C# Form application using DirectX managed libraries.

                                  I simply want to make a video playback application. But couldn't find an straightforward example on my searches.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • build F7

                                    return compile by F7 and not CTRL+SHIFT+B

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                                      0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Remove "Change signature" quick action suggested all the time

                                        On every line I have the option to "Change Signature" as a quick action (the light bulb on the left). This should be on the menu, not as a quick action. Quick actions should be to refactor code for example. Or at least this should be configurable.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Should be able to code and run visual studio applications on any platform .

                                          It was better if visual studio complete IDE is available for all major platforms just like android studio. Anything is possible.

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