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  1. There should be a short cut to assign Breakpoint at every function in class file in Visual Studio

    There should be an shortcut to assign break point to every method in Class file. Already, their is an option provided for this, but it works only when you provide a exact function name.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Hotkeys for TaskRunnerExplorer - build tasks

        Add hotkeys for building tasks from TaskRunnerExplorer

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • winform is bad

          Hello
          All control his old and not actualize. We are in 2017 and the appearance is square. To customize controls you must go through wpf or code with api (it is the age of stone) and it is long to have a beautiful and functional gui
          Watch the control in unity it is clean and fast full custom

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            0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Extend the With statement in Visual Basic

            Take the following code:

            object1.prop1 = object2.prop1
            object1.prop2 = object2.prop2
            object1.prop3 = object2.prop3

            Using the current With statement, I can rewrite this to:
            With object1
            .prop1 = object2.prop1
            .prop2 = object2.prop2
            .prop3 = object2.prop3
            End with

            To minimize the amount of typing, I'd like a second objectExpression in the With statement:

            With object1, object2
            .prop1 = .prop1
            .prop2 = .prop2
            .prop3 = .prop3
            End with

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • The setup should get the option to install older c++-Compilers

                Until know it is necessary to install older compiler via Build Tools Setup. An integration of customizable compiler options into the Visual Studio Setup would be handy.

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                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide a custom offline installer package for vs 2017

                  I'm loving the flashy new UI for the web-install of VS 2017. As I often do not have access to really fast speed internet access (only ADSL 1 at home!) I would love to be able to choose my custom combination of components and have them all download at once initially and provide me with either a single installation file or (perhaps more practicably) an installer and an accompanying data store (archived or any format as you see fit).

                  Initially I would imagine the installers flow would be something like:

                  1. Ask user if they want offline or online installation …

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                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      1 comment  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Provide an event for PictureBox animation completion

                      The PictureBox component can display an animated image, such as a .gif file. But there is no way to detect when the animation has completed. This makes it impossible to wait for the animation to complete.

                      Furthermore, the core issues lies in the ImageAnimator class, that also does not provide a way to detect when an animation has completed.

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Include reports in TFS or Release Management

                        I would like there to be a list of SSRS reports created for TFS Release Manager.

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Disable the internal browser

                          The internal browser is annoying in visual studio. Why can't I just target my default browser outside of the IDE?

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • When there are no tests that can run, disable all links in Test Explorer

                            The Test Explorer is not helpful in letting you know why nothing happens when you forget to open a solution for example.

                            When there are no tests to run, disable the Run All and Run links and provide a clear explanation in the window why there are not tests to run. Examples might be:

                            There is no solution open.
                            No tests were discovered in the solution.
                            etc..

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Upgrade Microsoft InteropForms Toolkit for Visual Studio 2015

                              I'm working with VB6 and Microsoft InteropForms Toolkit 2.1 ( https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=3264 ) , and that's really an amazing way for developing. It's allow me to develop in 3 languages - C#/VB.NET/VB6 interoperability and thus it make my developing progress run very fast without rewrite any old code of vb6. However, the latest version of InteropForms Toolkit- 2.1 is for Visual Studio 2010, please upgrade a new version for it. Thank you very very much!

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow explicit disable Edit And Continue in linker

                                So warnings like the following can be suppressed:

                                warning LNK4075: ignoring '/EDITANDCONTINUE' due to '/SAFESEH' specification

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • "attach to process" does not remember addresses in no authentication mode

                                  If you have a lot of internal (and regularly changing) systems it's just too cumbersome to create pseudo accounts everywhere just for debugging.

                                  Also for convenience these accounts often don't have passwords anyway, even more insecure than no auth mode.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Instead of making the variable a reference pointer, you should add more such variables as by making everyone of them a reference pointer.

                                    Instead of making the variable a reference pointer, you should add more such variables as by making everyone of them a reference pointer. The added variables will go to the same space as of the one for functions, and also that for variables. If there are too many of that, the compiler will add first two in the first space, and the rest into the second space. By reducing the number of non-existing ones, the compiler will lose the loops in the code by emptying the unnecessary variables and functions so that an error in the variables will definitely causes…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add "Configurable compare branch" feature to TFS2017

                                      VSTS has a feature "Set as compare branch" in Git branches, while TFS 2017 doesn't have this feature, please add this feature into TFS 2017 too.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Why doesnt the same Visual Studio Installer Show up when uninstalling/repairing VS 2017

                                        Why doesn't the same installer of Visual Studio 2017 window show up when clicking on the uninstall button from the programs/features window. When someone clicks on the uninstall button from the programs/features window now, we just get the option to uninstall Visual Studio but the same window used to install it doesn't show. It would be good for the same window to show so that we can have the option to repair the Visual Studio 2017 installation as well. I attached two screenshots to show you what I mean. Notice on the programs/features window that Visual Studio 2017 is highlighted…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add access modifier for test assembly only

                                          The public, private, protected, internal, etc. modifiers are not a good match for a test project.

                                          The typical advice is to make a method "internal", and then let the test project see the target project's internal methods. This is not a complete solution, because some methods should not be made internal - they should be encapsulated and hidden away as private or protected. Opening them up just for testing, causes problems.

                                          The typical advice is a hack. The c# language needs an access modifier which gives a test assembly access to any member.

                                          Let's call this access modifier "private test"…

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