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  1. 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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              • 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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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • It would be great to have a way to find all assignments within Visual Studio

                    It would be great to have a way to find all assignments within Visual Studio instead of finding all references and looking for where the property or member is set within the find window

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                    • Make it easier to restore the window that shows in-report datasets in a SSRS project

                      Yet again the window that shows in-report datasets has disappeared, and after a frustrating half hour looking through the VS IDE for how to restore it, I've given up and will search the web.

                      This is stupid - that window shouldn't completely disappear to begin with, and if it does there should be SEVERAL quick, easy, obvious ways to restore it. For example:

                      Clicking on the error message that says there is a problem with the dataset should restore that window and open the dataset.

                      The ReportProperties window should have a collection of in-report datasets, and selecting one should open…

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Hacer Visual Studio amigable con las pantallas tactil

                        Teniendo la Surface se me hace difícil programas, los botones son muy pequeños, no pudo hacer scroll con el dedo, necesita una nueva interfaz que se adapte a las necedades de los usuarios.

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                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • JavaScript Intellisense in 2017 is not productive compared to 2015

                          In VS 2017, the JavaScript intellisense only shows a listing a words found in the file. This is not intellisense. Intellisense should show valid members for objects with definitions.

                          I have attached a simple example file that you can edit in VS 2015 Community and VS 2017 Community to reproduce what I am seeing in JS intellisense.

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                          1. I have a simple silly module system that I wrote in a few lines (called JType) , this object has properties. (such as 'modules'). If you attempt:

                          <code> JType.modules </code> the member modules is not found in VS 2017. The…

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • No more mystery error messages in VS

                            OKI, I did a bad thing. I went to Windows explorer and manually deleted the .git folder, .gitattributes and .,gitignore in the hopes of removing the local repository from my solution. I'm sure there's a cleaner way (although I'm not sure what it is) but now when I go to Team Explorer in VS2017 - a box pops up that simply says: "One or more errors occured". Nothing to click on for more info. That doesn't help - at all, and it comes up every time I bring up that solution. Occasionally I'll bump into similar situations where a generic…

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                              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Integrated FDD and SCD - Visual Studio IDE 2017

                              Currently, we need to use dotnet CLI or csproj editing to pack your deploy-able either as 'a framework-dependent deployment (FDD)' or 'a self-contained deployment (SCD)'. Can we have this feature integrated within Visual Studio 2017 (IDE) ?

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                              • Add a namespace tag to XML documentation comments and IntelliSense

                                There is no way to identify the namespace name from the name of a <member> tag in the XML unless looking it up in the DLL which is non-trivial for a documentation Generator.
                                (The <assembly> tag cannot be used to identify the Namespace)

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support displaying the nesting of nested classes in Test Explorer

                                    Support displaying nested classes in Test Explorer like ReSharper does.

                                    It makes reading and organizing tests so much simpler.

                                    Example test structure http://haacked.com/archive/2012/01/02/structuring-unit-tests.aspx/

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                                    • Allow icons instead of variable names

                                      The IDE should allow one to select intuitive and meaningful icons instead of variable names. Behind the scenes IDE can have some auto generated variable names (for compilation purposes or otherwise). This will make the code extremely intuitive and a picture icon conveys more meaning that variables sometimes. Also there should be a bubble tip for such icons, in case someone wants to know in text form what it indicates. Alternatively IDE can provide both at the same time , text variable name as well as icon -- I guess this should be customizable. And the same icon feature can…

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Lock the tool bar

                                        the tool bars move around and change depending on what is happening
                                        it would be nice if they were locked and did not change at all
                                        it is very annoying to have to search for the button wherever it was moved to

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                                        • Fix intellisense upper case discrimination for local variables (method parameter).

                                          While on a method block, I have notice that intellisense doesn't display the parameters names if the case of the first letter doesn't match. Same for block local variables, although who uses them anyway.

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