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  1. Support changing Visual Studio Color Theme programatically in a VS extension

    Currently you can't change VS Color Theme in a VS extension on the fly. There are some ways to do it, but none of them are really great: changing through the registry requires a restart to take effect; you can also import a settings file, however than can also bring other changes which you don't want.

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      0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add ability to sort lines

      The ability to sort lines is something that I really miss. For example sorting C++ includes on python modules...

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Missing user Documents Library checkbox in Package.appmanifest - Capabilities

        Add (user) Documents Library checkbox in Package.appmanifest - Capabilities
        It may not be needed for desktop apps, but is necessary in IoT Core environment, otherwise windows through an Exception. Work around: add it by hand with right-click -> View Code

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Instead of calling commands things like "Toggle Word Wrap" - call them "Word Wrap Toggle" - much easier for users to find when customizing.

          When adding items to the toolbar - instead of calling commands things like "Toggle Word Wrap" - call them "Word Wrap Toggle" - much easier for users to find when customizing.

          Also allow command search across all menus because it's not always obvious which menu something is in.

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            0 comments  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Run through multiple breakpoints and keep a log/summary of the changes between them

            So let's assume I have a loop or any other kind of code where I need to go through a lot of breakpoints to find out where exactly things went wrong -
            In the current situation you have to go through every single break-point, press every time the 'f5' or whatever, wait for the next break and try to remember how things were last break and how they're supposed to be this break.
            What I suggest is to add a feature where you can run the program through several breakpoints and see at the end what has happened so far…

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              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Provide a link on the Yellow Screen of Death Page to the Miscreant File

              On the screen with the title 'Server Error in '/' Application, there is a file path given starting with

              Source File: C:\Dev\VS\MyProject\Views\Home\Index.cshtml

              Since this path is produced from within Visual Studio, it would be nice if it was a clickable link that would take the developer directly to the file when in debug mode (not release mode).

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                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Fix Code Snippet Manager and Documentation for SQL snippets

                I notice that the snippets shipped with SSDT for VS2015 are given a language of VB, presumably because the toolset does not accept SQL or SQL_SSDT. The reference documentation does not include "SQL_SSDT", the Code Snippet Manager cannot import them (with a mysterious error message). Please turn SQL into a first-class language!

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                  0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make a textbox for search for projects in left side of start page

                  Hello Everyone, There is a need of textbox below Recent to easily find out the project.

                  for me, there is a big list there. I need to search the project that is shown on list. this feature will save a lof of time

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                    0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • VS2017: Improve the experience of problem report

                    In my work the Problem report application of Visual Studio does not work properly, most probably because of company proxy/firewall settings.

                    I can go through the whole submit issue workflow and in the end, I am told that the report was sent and a confirmation e-mail will arrive. But the issue does not apper in VS issues and no e-mail ever arrives.

                    I suggest that the application should either be improved and provide sufficient support for the user in order to allow working in such conditions or an alternative problem report option to be added.

                    I have come across multiple…

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                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • vs2017 Team Explorer shold show solution in subfolder ,like the vs 2015

                      vs2017 Team Explorer shold show solution in subfolder ,like the vs 2015. but the vs2017 has no this feature.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Every GIT operation done in the Team Explorer should show the corresponding command line in the Output Window

                          When we create a new branch or sync/pull/etc using Team Explorer, the Output Window is silent in its "Source Control - Git" output.
                          I would like to see the equivalent git command line of such commands, and perhaps the raw output of git as well.
                          This would be a good learning tool for people that are beginning to learn git - particularly for those that learn by example.

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                            0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • F12 on a string generated by ResX file should jump to resx file.

                            I'm trying out VS2017 without resharper to see if I still need it. One thing I just noticed missing was that in VS2015 with Resharper. Hitting F12 on a string generated form a resx file would go to the resx file.
                            It seems in VS2017 it goes to the generated CS file requiring extra steps
                            1. Copy the name of the string
                            2. Hit sync file in solution explorer
                            3. Doubleclick Resx file (Can't figure out keyboard bindings)
                            4. Search (Ctrl+F)
                            5. Paste (Ctrl+V)
                            6. Enter

                            Now you can correct the string.

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Please improve the offline installer

                              Please provide useful information during the download. Listing all tiny packages is of no use at all.

                              Tell me how much data it's going to download in total, how much has already been downloaded, a nice progress bar (possibly in the task bar as well) and an estimated time to completion. The download speed would be nice, too. Simple maths. Simple output.

                              Oh, and leave a message for me when it's completed. I don't like processes that just disappear when they're done. Was is successful? Was it interrupted and cancelled? Can I use this now? How long did it take?…

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                                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Set some tab to visible or invisible in TabControl

                                the TabControl Component must to have a property or method , where we can set some tab to visible or invisible.

                                In Delphi IDE is possible to set in some tab inside de tab control to be invisible or visible. This functionality is missing and can be very helpfull to have it

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Team Explorer > Home > Solutions > Workspace(s) > List of sln

                                  Team Explorer within 2017 has changed the method for switching/selecting solutions within workspaces. This has caused many a developers some headaches.

                                  Previously, you could switch workspaces and then select a solution file from a list available within that workspace. Having to either select Open... and navigate the file system or switching to Folder View and then selecting a workspace and then picking a solution, is a waste of clicks and time. It should be really simple to open the solution I need. My team works with multiple web applications that are stored in a single TFS repo. This has been…

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                                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Update image watch for 2017

                                    The Image Watch plugin is an invaluable tool for developing image processing functions. Please make this component work for VS2017.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Prevent IIS Express from taking over as the launch settings default in .NET Core projects in VS 2017

                                      While debugging ASP.NET Core apps in VS 2017, IIS Express is added as the default in the launch configuration window, backed by `Properties/launchSettings.json`.

                                      If this is changed, or if the settings are removed - either from the UI, or by modifying the file, on the next launch of VS, these settings have been returned, and IIS Express set to the default again.

                                      The issue is compounded when you have a multi-startup solution. In my current case, I have a micro-services solutions with 8 startup projects, with more to follow.

                                      It's getting harder and harder to use VS as the primary…

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                                        2 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Search the web automatically when I hit an exception. The exception details should automatically contain the result of a web search for the

                                        Search the web automatically when I hit an exception. The exception details should automatically contain the result of a web search for the exception

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • I suggest you dont move the top item in a context menu

                                          "Get Latest Version" should be at the top of the context menu in solution explorer.

                                          I've "Opened in File Explorer" view too many times, and every few days have to reinstall VS and lose my context menu bindings.

                                          There was no good reason to put that option at the top of the list when we could click the hyperlink under the workspaces drop down.

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