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  1. The full use of a touch mouse in Administrative Mode

    When I switch to Administrative Mode in Visual Studio my touch mouse no longer works. I have the Microsoft touch mouse and have also experienced this issue with the apple touch mouse. The mouse still has its basic functions of moving around and clicking. But no scroll what so ever. It would be great if this could be added, so annoying have to close out and reopen after every test.

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Please make both Java JDK & Android SDK an optional install

      Most of the developers that used Xamarin already have both Android SDK and Java JDK installed on the machine, I know there is a risk to use our own setup, but "we know what we are doing". it seems like the Visual Studio 2015 installation style is back, VS 2017 suppose to be "install only what we need".

      And please let us change the SDK, NDK & JDK location in settings, currently, I have to manually change them in the registry.

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        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • to provide installation remaining time for a better vision

        to provide installation remaining time for a better vision

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          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • New without Call New

          Please open possibility to just use e.g New Whatever().Run instead of adding Call at the beginning ...

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • more themes to be included

            good to have more embded themes in Vidual Studio from default...

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • confused versions

              I feel so confused versions about current version and newer version in Visual Studio installer. Current Visual Studio Installer UX show newer version in only tooltip of update button. I'd like to show both version in main windows in Visual Studio Installer.

              See also: https://yabumi.cc/15f050fddabfab8b4991bc1c.png

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                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Remember selection for 'Keep test execution engine running' & 'Default Processor Architecture'

                Currently this setting is lost whenever opening a clean clone of a repository. It would be good if settings would persist. It costs me time on a daily basis, since I have to restart VS when the option is incorrect.

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                  0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Visual Studio user voice shouldn't open in an Application Guard window

                  I honestly closed feedback earlier because this prevents me from uploading files to attach :( Please talk to the Edge team.

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                    0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 6 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make it install faster *****

                            Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaster

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                              0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow Run Intellitest on private methods

                              The IntelliTest Run facility is great - when you can use it.

                              I often come across private (often static) methods of a class that I'd like to have IntelliTest exercise (because it can do such a good job of it); however, currently it's impossible to do so without creating a permanent IntelliTest - which I rarely want to retain, and so creating a test only to have to then faff around deleting it is not desirable.

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                                0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Improve the Intelitest message "The selected type is not visible and cannot be explored."

                                When I try to use InteliTest, Run InteliTest, on a private method, I get this message box:

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                                Cannot run tests for selected type because the type is not visible.
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                                The selected type is not visible and cannot be explored.
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                                OK
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                                Please expand on this text to make it clear and more meaningful to the uninitiated.

                                Once you're aware of the cause, it's obvious, but it isn't until you know!

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Enable C++ Core Guidelines Checker for mixed projects

                                    At this point, the C++ Core Guidelines Checker refuses to work on mixed C++/CLI projects (with the message "CppCoreCheck is disabled on C++/CLI projects."). We use C++/CLI as a bridge between native code (both our own which is fully C++17 complaint and 3rd party libraries) and a thin layer of managed classes to allow their use from C#.

                                    We'd very much like to run the C++ Core Guidelines Checker on the native parts (~90%) and (for now) ignore the managed parts (~10%), to at least get _some_ feedback on what could be improved.

                                    I can see this being a problem…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Improve support for XML documentation comments in Object Browser

                                      In XML comments containing </para><para> tags, Object Browser and VS IntelliSense insert an extra linefeed, wasting screen space during editing. Some earlier versions of VS did not do this. Could these extra blank lines be omitted, maybe as a Tools option if people have come to depend on them?
                                      Also, instead of having to use </para><para> to break lines, it would save space to allow <br/> tags as well.

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                                      • Support tf.exe /login for VSO

                                        It would be nice if tf.exe /login supported Visual Studio Online. Currently it only seems to support on-premises TFS. We'd like to be able to silently script out some tf.exe commands but can't without having to respond to the login UI.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 微软犯下一个不可挽救的错误

                                          为了让用户升级到windows 10,微软的做法是windows 10的UWP不能运行在windows 7或更低版本的系统平台。
                                          也就是说所有的用户需要升级到win10才行,但是有没有想过过去的各种应用都是运行在win7或更低版本系统中。但是大部分企业和个人用户都还在使用win7或更低版本的系统。
                                          另外UWP不能动态加载DLL,势必给企业级用户带来更大的成本,过去许多的应用大部分都是基于MFC或WPF做的,很多应用都有许许多多的动态库,难道都要重写吗,这些开发成本微软买单吗?或许微软会说我们可以用C++/CX包装一下,我只想说好样的!!!
                                          企业生存的目的是利润,而不是消耗更多的成本!
                                          从企业的角度来想想,开发了一款win10的UWP应用却只能运行在极少的机器中,从开发成本,用户量最基本的角度分析企业没有那么傻,如果UWP能运行在win7或更低版本的系统中,自然win10就会取代更低版本的系统。
                                          如果微软再不重新思考,我相信未来的桌面很有可能被Android所替代。

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