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  1. 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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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Bring back Windows Easy Transfer

      I am not a tech person. I am a nurse. All I want to do is transfer data on my old computer to my new computer. You don't tell anyone anywhere that you have taken away Windows Easy Transfer, which allowed you to move your data easily. Now you have made it again a HUGE pain **********, probably all in the vein of making money!
      So now I either have to pay, buy a cable or manually move tons of files. After I have spent tons of time wait for Windows 10 to update.

      Making this user friendly is what…

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        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Assert::ExpectException should return exception for further assertions

        The native C++ Assert::ExpectException returns void instead of the exception object. xUnit does return the object, which makes it handy to assert certain properties of the exception, such as if the system_error.code() (STL) matches what we expect. Looking at the header, this should be pretty straight forward.

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          0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Confusing Chinese Translation in Git

          Many words (like "checkout") have a confusing translation.
          These words should be translated manually.

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            0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • The installer does not scale to the display's high DPI setting

            The new installer for Visual Studio 2017 doesn't scale when using high DPI settings.

            I'm running Windows 10 on a MacBook Pro with a resolution of 2880x1800 and a scaling setting of 125%. The text in the installer is so small it's barely legible.

            Increasing the scaling to 200% does increase the readability of the installer, but it's bitmap scaled, so everything is fuzzy.

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              0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • VisualStudio Snippits Manager needs to be made real. Let us snip code into it and out of it. Currently it is a make work non starter.

              Snippits Manager: Hard to understand why snippits are so tightly controlled. Why not just a text box to paste in new ones and textblocks to browse them and clip from them if desired. This way it would be a resource that would be used.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • one-time-called lambda functions are still not inlined screwing up HPC (C++ 2015)

                lambda functions (called only once) are still not inlined screwing up HPC. I'm using them to implement merging of return types for if-branches (so by definition they are called only once). I complained about this problem already years ago and was ignored.

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • don't immediately reduce the canvas height for the Forms designer when making forms smaller

                  When reducing a Form height that outsizes the window it's in, the window immediately scrolls with your cursor as you reduce the height, making it very difficult to properly adjust the height.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Be able to cancel dragging of panes

                    Normally when you regret starting a drag operation, you can cancel it by pressing Esc on the keyboard. Not so when dragging panes (e.g. Error List) in Visual Studio 2015.

                    Especially irritating when you accidentally started dragging, or when you try to drag a pane, and only then realize docking it where you wanted it was not possible or sensible.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow "close" a code section at the end, not just the beginning. For example add a "-" on the #End Region line.

                      Allow "close" a code section at the end, not just the beginning. For example add a "-" on the #End Region line.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add a WebAPI project without including MVC

                        When adding a WebAPI Project using a template, why do I only have the choice of an empty project with WebAPI folders and core references, or the WebAPI template with WebAPI AND MVC folders and core references? I want a project with a WebAPI template - and, crucially - authentication - but not all of the MVC stuff that I don't need.

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Turn the fully telecommunication of nation Germany for fully 24 hours fully off, confirmed suggestion by me.

                            Try to figure by yourselves, why I suggest this. And yes, this conducts to the open court cases of amazon.com, ECB, INTERPOL, IBAN, etcetera...
                            Matthias Bärlocher
                            Switzerland

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                              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Source Control via OneDrive

                              As the title suggests, it would be excellent to have a simple source control mechanism built in that targets one drive as a storage platform.

                              Use Case:
                              From time to time, I build a lot of smaller research projects aimed at learning a new technology / modernizing my app platform. A lot of this work is done between two locations, and I don't want to clutter my GitHub repos with these projects. My solution is typically to just save the project in my OneDrive. However, I've run into a lot of issues where I'll save it, and there are syncing…

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                                0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Idea for Microsoft visual studio IDE

                                I am not sure this idea is already in place or not, or it is possible or not. But I am thinking to place this idea to a right forum. Can it be possible integrate NLP + AI with visual studio IDE?
                                Now what is that and moreover why we need to do that? This feature is not for normal developer but who is not able to write code (Like in accident may be they lost hand or something like that and for this they are losing their job!) but love to code and know how to write code. This…

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Set Ctrl+P to be shortcut for the Package Manager Console

                                  I don't know about you, but I printed my last sheet of code sometime during the mid-nineties. I use Package Manager Console a lot though, so I've set my IDE to use Ctrl+P for it.
                                  I know it's the convention in Windows, but come on, how many peeps print that often from Visual Studio? :)

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                                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • .NET core install fails if there is a space in the user name

                                    While installing Visual studio 2017 Community, I am facing this issue -

                                    Package 'GitV2,version=2.10.2,chip=x64' failed to install.
                                    Search URL: https://aka.ms/VSSetupErrorReports?q=PackageId=GitV2;PackageAction=Install;ReturnCode=1
                                    Impacted workloads
                                    Node.js development (Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.Node,version=15.0.26206.0)
                                    Impacted components
                                    Git for Windows (Microsoft.VisualStudio.Component.Git,version=15.0.26004.1)
                                    Log
                                    F:\Users\UserName With Space\AppData\Local\Temp\dd_setup_20170217162745_002_GitV2.log
                                    Details
                                    Command executed: "F:\ProgramData\Microsoft\VisualStudio\Packages\GitV2,version=2.10.2,chip=x64\git-2.10.2-64-bit.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /NOCANCEL /SP- /CLOSEAPPLICATIONS /RESTARTAPPLICATIONS /COMPONENTS=assoc,assoc_sh /VSNOTICE=1 /o:PathOption=Cmd /LOG=F:\Users\UserName With Space\AppData\Local\Temp\dd_setup_20170217162745_002_GitV2.log
                                    Return code: 1
                                    Return code details: Incorrect function.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make it possible to uninstall Blend in new 2017 setup

                                      Make it possible uninstall Blend. I never selected it to be installed anyway.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Please can you move Blend into more designer friendly software, 3D views of XAML for Hololens UI

                                        When Blend first came out, it's designer view felt more like an artboard, than a coding IDE.

                                        With design taking a bigger focus with RS3, SVG support, and 3D XAML coming for Hololens.

                                        Please could you have designers work on making Blend more designer friendly feeling and focused, whilst still supporting the VS Code view.

                                        Also please consider adding a 3D view of the XAML designer both for 3D XAML/HFML views, but also to see how XAML elements layer for debugging and design consideration.

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                                        • Support After Effect like path animation in Visual Studio Blend

                                          I wish I could use Blend to build path morphing animations like in AE.

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