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  1. TFS tree query export. please allow to export in tree structure instead of flat list of items. also allow to export only parent.

    TFS tree query export. please allow to export in tree structure instead of flat list of items. also allow to export only parent.

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      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • add "Format Document" for t-sql code

      Add "Format Document" for t-sql code similar to formatting C# code via Edit -> Advanced -> Format Document or Format Selection.

      Copy of this suggestion, which was closed:
      https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide/suggestions/3328117-add-format-document-for-t-sql-code

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add "Format Document" for PowerShell code

        Add "Format Document" for PowerShell code similar to formatting C# code via Edit -> Advanced -> Format Document or Format Selection.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Move the Live Unit Test carrets/icons to the left bar

          Rigth now the indicators for code coverage will add an extra column to the editor to make space for the carrets/icons. It would be better to place these in either the left most column (used by breakpoints) or the space used by e.g. ReSharper. See attached image for an example.

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            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • IDE exception window is not useful

            Sometimes we've got the attached image.
            - It would be good to give a linked text to open ActivityLog.xml file
            - Or, make it to send error report.

            The error log itself is not helpful to find its cause. Make log message more detail. Mine is as below.

            System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
 at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Editor.Implementation.CommandFilterPerfTracker.RecordDelaySource(Object slowestComponent)
 at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Editor.Implementation.CommandFilterPerfTracker.TrackTypingDelay(TrackCommandsType commandType)
 at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Editor.Implementation.CommandFilterPerfTracker.StopTracking(TrackCommandsType typingCommandType)
 at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Editor.Implementation.SimpleTextViewWindow.Exec(Guid& pguidCmdGroup, UInt32 nCmdID, UInt32 nCmdexecopt, IntPtr pvaIn, IntPtr pvaOut)
 at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Editor.Implementation.VsKeyboardFilter.SendCommand(Guid cmdGroup, UInt32 cmdID, Object inParam)
 at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Editor.Implementation.VsKeyboardFilter.TextInput(TextCompositionEventArgs args)
 at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Text.Editor.Implementation.KeyProcessorDispatcher.<>c.<DispatchTextInputEvents>b__6_0(KeyProcessor p, TextCompositionEventArgs args)
 at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Text.Editor.Implementation.KeyProcessorDispatcher.<>c__DisplayClass10_1`1.<Dispatch>b__0()
 at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Text.Utilities.GuardedOperations.CallExtensionPoint(Object errorSource, Action…

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow to create a new Test Playlist via Mainmenu > Test > Playlist

              In Visual Studio 2015 Pro
              Allow to create a new Test Playlist via the Mainmenu > Test > Playlist

              Now you can only do it in Test Explorer with right mouse click.

              Had to search the interwebs just to find a blog that explains it... -_-

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                0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Visual Studio 2017, C#, Mono Cross Platform Linux?

                  So what is the method to use Visual Studio 2017 (or 2015) to develop & build a cross platform desktop GUI application with Linux? The advertising all indicates Xamarin is the way to go...You go to Mono website and the current pages indicate to no longer use monodevelop on Windows, and point to downloading / install Xamarin to VS. I know Xamarin is now Microsoft and built on Mono, so that sounds reasonable. OK, install Xamarin to VS2017 - except nothing there indicates that it works with Linux / Mono... just Android / Apple, etc.

                  Listed in the Extensions section…

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Almost daily updates experience could be improved

                        Currently VS2017 almost updates daily. In this process, I've to do multiple clicks in order to first update the installer and then give another approval for the update.
                        VS Code solves this more elegant: On next restart the update will be installed. They don't care about the version of the installer or anything. Next release is just installed after a reboot.

                        I believe VS2017 should also go this way. And similar to Extensions, by default do automatic updates on next restart(potentially make opt-out possible). The speed of the installer is there, so I don't see technical obstacles for doing this.

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                          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Mit der Installation, gleich "alte" Version deinstallieren.

                          Hobby-Programmierer wie ich, arbeiten kaum mit mehreren Versionen von Visual Studio. Für mich ist es jedesmal ein etwas größerer Akt, die alte Version zu deinstallieren. Wäre doch schön, wenn man mit einer Option im Installer, gleich alle alten Versionen deinstallieren könnte und alle Projekte gleich auf die neue Version umstellen kann.

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                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • make more project properties available to be set via property pages

                            I have about 95 c++ projects in my solution, for which I manage the project properties with Property Pages. I would like options such as "Windows SDK Version" and "Platform Toolset" to be properties that I can factor out of the project file into a Property Page, if I so choose.

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                              0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Document tabs displayed in column on side of document window

                              Currently tabs are always at the top of the document window.
                              This change would add an option to instead show the tabs in a column, similar to how OneNote's pages are displayed.
                              The column could be widened or narrowed as needed (similar to other windows) and would scroll.
                              Currently only a few tabs can be opened at a time and still be visible, even on wide monitors. This enhancement would make it easier to find documents and would make better use of the wide screens common today.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Build Git Tag

                                Allow VSTS Build and Release to access current git tags with variables.
                                I wan't to create a version tag in my master branch and then use it's value in the Build Number.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Configure Windows SDK installations in Visual studio Installer

                                  Frequently have to go to modify the installation in programs and features to add stuff like WinDbg.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Highlight other uses normally when the cursor is on an identifier in a parenthesized tuple.

                                    Normally, when the text caret is inside an identifier, other references to the same identifier are highlighted. However, this doesn't work when inside a parenthesized tuple like `(patient, observation, incompleteQuestionIds)`. I propose that highlighting work consistently.

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                                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Not fill our C: when we select to install on I:

                                      Yes that's right. I had 33 GB free on C: I ran the installer from I: I selected the install to be into "I:/programs/visual studio" yet somehow, your installer fills our C: not sure where, maybe temporary files?!

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                                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add editor commands for navigating up and down the GoToAll search results

                                        Basically make Edit.LineDown and Edit.LineUp work in the GoToAll search results so we can choose keys to navigate the results.

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