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  1. Select all/copy all on find symbol results window

    Please provide a way to select all/copy all on find symbol results window.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add Menu items to project for Entity Framework so you dont have to use PMC - like Add-Migration, Remove-Migration,Update-Databse

      Add Menu items to project for Entity Framework so you dont have to use PMC - like Add-Migration, Remove-Migration,Update-Databse

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Removing a resource results in 'Parameter is not valid' error

        When removing resources that were previously added to a project, the current advice is to use the Remove resource button On the Resources tab in a project's properties. This works to remove it from the resource listing but leaves the resource file itself in the resource directory. Attempting to delete or remove the file from the directory in anyway results in the Resources tab claiming "Parameter is not valid" when subsequently opened. Seems like the *.csproj file ends up not matching the *.resx or something. Furthermore, removing an empty "Resources" directory from a project results in the same message (though…

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          0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Show branch folders on top in team explorer -> branches for GIT

          Currently branches are listed in alphabetic order. Folders are mixed between single branches.

          I think it is better if this would be like in the filesystem: folders on top, files below

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Provide a GUI Tool to create custom offline installer

            Considering the many technologies supported in VS 2017, it would be nice to have a GUI-based tool to create a custom installer as one wishes. The tool should be able to download and update new/current packages with ease.

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              0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Single click on project or folder in solution explorer opens project README

              Optionally open README.txt or Default.htm document in the solution related to that project.

              Or Visual Studio generated 'Outlook Today' style project summary page

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Include the ability to add more during initial installation

                While you're waiting for the downloading/installation after selecting your packages, you may realize you've forgotten some. Please include a quick way to select any packages we may have forgot during this time so that they can be added to the install process quickly. Simple?

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                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Debugging Exceptions without explicit exception variables

                  In VS 2015 (and earlier) if you were debugging and stepping through a try-catch you could get exception information from the debugger with this:

                  try
                  {
                  ... exception thrown
                  }
                  catch (Exception)
                  {
                  }

                  The Exception Dialog was available on the catch statement. But now you have be verbose and specify it like:

                  catch (Exception ex)
                  {
                  }

                  But we don't always need to do anything with ex so sometimes it never gets used and we get the green underline from Visual Studio.

                  Example:

                  MailMessage m = new MailMessage();
                  try{
                  m.To.Add("test@test");
                  }
                  catch(FormatException)
                  {
                  //Alert user about an invalid email…

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                    0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • column width

                      Dear Microsoft,

                      Currently I am obliged to use your product Visual Studio TFS in my professional labors. While this product is wonderfully adequate in many ways, I would like to bring to your attention what I can only describe as a bug. (It is an abusive irritant that daily chalkboard-nails my every nerve, so it is at least a bug, if not a sin or a crime.) This inexplicable oddity is not a fun, idiosyncratic character flaw; and I beg of you - do not embarrass yourself by calling it an unappreciated 'feature'.

                      Here is the issue: When I open…

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                        1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • I recently stumbled across https://studio.tellme.com/

                        It seems like a pretty good IVR development resource, having written voicexml in the past, its no walk in the park. However it doesn't seem to have been updated since 2008. What is the status - should we start using it, or is it yet another good idea about to be canned?

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Please Provide confirmation box on click of close button in VS

                          Please Provide a confirmation box when we click on close button of visual studio. sometime mistakenly we click on it when closing other application like IE browser window

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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Error MsgBox

                            Ошибка когда сообщение появляется через таймер и фокус с окна формы поставлен на false, при этом в форме указаны пареметры чтобы иконка в меню пуск не отображалась.
                            сообщении появляется с иконкой в меню пуск при отсутствии фокуса в форме. а если фокус есть = иконки нет и это нормально. исправте эту ошибку!

                            код

                            Private Sub Timer1_Tick(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles Timer1.Tick

                            Timer1.Stop()
                            'Me.Focus()
                            MessageBox.Show("")

                            End Sub

                            Private Sub Button1_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
                            Timer1.Start()
                            End Sub

                            Private Sub Form1_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
                            ShowInTaskbar = False
                            End Sub

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enbale color-picking when set editor colors

                              In Options dialog(Tool->Options), select "Environment" -> "Font and Color", when setting custom color, I hope I can paste a hex color string(i.e. #A9A9A9), or even use a color picking tool which can pick color for any other area on the screen provided by the color dialog, not just type RGB

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Minecraft Installation Graphic

                                Instead of a normal old loading bar when installing packages, there should totally be a minecraft dude digging a cavern, and his progress correlates with the progress of the installation. Just like installing a game on the Nintendo ds

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                                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • make NuGet not suck

                                  NuGet package manager, as it name suggests, is supposed to manage packages. You should make it do that. That would be grrrrrreat.

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                                  • asp:gridview is would be nices to have a ShowFooterOnEmpty

                                    Have s ShowFooterOnEmpty for the asp:gridview It would really simplify coding. I wouldn't need to duplicate my code in the empty template section.

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Measure file size before giving the "this might take a long time" message

                                        When you drag a file from explorer into a VS project, you get the "...this might take a long time" even if the files are very small and you're dragging from the local file system.

                                        Would be better to have the message only say that if, say, the files were very large and/or were being copied from a remote network.

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                                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • During code review, if the file is new open the review in full tab instead of side by side.

                                          In Visual Studio, During code review, if the file is new open the review in full tab instead of side by side with a blank tab.

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