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  1. search callstack window

    It would be nice to be able to search the call stack window - similar to how the output window search works. So refer to highlight each frame that matches the search criteria and when pressing <F3> jump to the next match frame.
    This would be productivity feature that is especially helpful when trying to find "your" code in a large callstack

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Visual Studio installer should be downloading the latest version

      VS web-based installer should download the newest VS version once the latest version is released. instead of the outdated one

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        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • How about supporting renaming variable in the scope of an function?

        The current renaming command (CTRL+R, CTRL+R) only support scopes of current project and current solution.
        How about supporting renaming variable in the scope of a function?

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • See am from 3rd world country, Please make an ISO for vs2017, we dont have stable network here

          See please i take God beg una, create an ISO so we can use IDM to resume or pause download, if network gets bad.

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            0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • git

            It would be great if Visual Studio had a simple way to revert a solution back to a non-Git/SVN format. Once a solution is branched out using Git/SVN, it is very frustrating to revert it back. The only solution available that I have seen is to delete the files that are created to establish the repository.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Resource Editor: Browse in current folder by default

              In the resource (resx) editor, choosing Add Resource > Add existing file... always opens a file browser in c:\Windows\System32.

              It should open to the project or file path, and then remember the last folder you browsed to, so that you can return here multiple times to add many resources during a day of work without having to browse away from the middle of nowhere every time.

              [Resurfacing of https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579/suggestions/4152968]

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              • new project with same settings

                Allow the creation of a new project with the same set of include directories and linker dependencies as the open project.
                This would remove a lot of manual work and potential errors.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Hi where Can I find VISUAL STUDIO 2015 REMOTE TOOLS??

                  Hi, where Can I find VISUAL STUDIO 2015 REMOTE TOOLS??

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                    0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • VSIX should support PackageReference

                    Now that NuGet is fully integrated into MSBuild, VSIX projects should support the PackageReference feature.

                    If you add a reference manually or through NuGet (utilizing packages.config), the VSIX project automatically includes the assembly since the reference is marked as Reference inside of the csproj file instead of PackageReference.

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                      0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • theme by extension

                      hello,
                      as far as typescript becomes so huge as C#, it becomes very hard sometimes to differenciate C# and typescript at first sight.

                      i'm not sure you can but it would be very useful to be able to set a diffrent background color for the editor in typescript.
                      it's a year that i search about this in visual studio themes, but they can't be associated with file extension.

                      thank you to think about that.

                      regards

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

                        Sync theme and IDE options across multiple devices. Allow for overriding some options, such as font.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add the option to set Pull Request auto-completion behavior per branch/repository

                          Pull Request auto-completion, which is indeed a very handy option, can be enabled per-PR basis. Although this is convenient for the reviewer, it might still be a bit of overkill to enable it for each PR.

                          It would be great to have the option to define desired behavior per branch (all PRs targeted this branch share the same behavior), per repository or even per Team Project.

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                            0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add a single "make all fonts bold" checkbox instead of setting it for ~280 individual items in text editor

                            What should be a trivial single-click action in every sane application, turns out to be a huge time-consuming repetitive work in Visual Studio.

                            Just to make fonts bold across the whole text editor, we are forced to check 'Bold' checkbox for ALMOST EVERY SINGLE ONE of about 280 items listed in the text editor settings.

                            There should be a single checkbox that sets ALL these items to bold AT ONCE, or, at least, items in the list should be Ctrl+A- or Shift-selectable to apply settings to all of them.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Javascript error compiler

                              A compilation error message often helps programmers debugging the source code for possible errors. Showinge errors in javascript code would be helpful.

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • CodeLens hint for pending change

                                CodeLens should show a information, if pending changes for a method are available.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Expose JavaScript project system as a separate install component for Visual Studio 2017

                                    We are a big component vendor developing an extension for Visual Studio, which provides a custom JavaScript project type based on CPS. The problem we are facing is during the installation of the VSIX. We cannot find the install component for the JavaScript project system. The Microsoft.VisualStudio.Component.JavaScript.TypeScript component installs the TypeScript targets and XAML rules only, but not the JavaScript ones. After some digging, we have found that the JavaScript project system can be installed with the following workloads: Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.Node and Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.WebCrossPlat. We would rather avoid installing an entire workload as a prerequisite to our custom extension just to get…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Fix Shift+Tab Indentation

                                      I've posted about a bug:
                                      https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/problem/56131/shifttab-indentation-breaks-my-alignment.html

                                      And for some reason I was advised to write about it here.

                                      Shift+Tab breaks my alignment

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • XAML from/to Standard c++ 11/14. Reverting to Win32 just for Gui is not cool.

                                        This is a major problem for Visual Studio. Allow people that aren't moving right to managed everything to take a half step. I want to use managed GUI but not managed c++. Seems doable to me.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Support of IDE configuration on multiple displays

                                          In all companies I worked, there was no workplace with less than 2 displays.
                                          When I work with VS2017, I have to create a 2nd window, where I park some of the not always, but often needed components. Like the Properties-window, Document outline, Toolbox, Team-Explorer:Sync, Error list, etc.
                                          On the main window I can concentrate on writing lines of code. On the 2nd-window I could use further functions, if needed.
                                          It would be a great increase of workforce, if the IDE would be able to remember this custom surface-configuration.

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