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  1. Bundle and minification in ASP.NET Core 1.1 (and above)

    There's no built in Bundle and minification in VS2017RC ASP.NET Core 1.1.

    Need an easy way to builde and minify js + css.

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      0 comments  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Specify region folding state in code so that it can be restored in the next session.

      For example, "#region [folded]" can be used to specify the default folding state.When folded, the "[folded]" should not be displayed on the label for the region.

      When opening the source file again in the next session, Visual Studio can fold any regions that starts with [folded], and it should not interfere with other editors that do not understand it.

      Examples of regions that should be folded by default
      #region [folded] Hello world

      Examples of regions that should NOT be folded by default
      #region Hello world
      #region folded laundry
      #region [folder]

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Julia Tools for Visual Studio

        Please create a plugin for Julia on Visual Studio to enable VS to be used as a Julia IDE, as was done with Python.

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Razor formatting is really bad

          I dread the moment I paste something in my cshtml page... and all the indentation gets screwed up!

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Web Publish pushes to multiple destinations

            One can currently publish an ASP.NET MVC solution to a single destination. To push it to 2 destinations (e.g. on a web farm) you have to use Publish it to the first web server, and then to a second webserver (and so on). This takes time as it recompiles each times. What would be great would if you could just do a single publish (single compilation) and then it pushes to multiple destinations.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Context Color highlighting

              in typescript files, all functions in the file have both the word Function and the function name color coded the same.
              in the previous version of VS, the function was blue (as it is in C# files). But the method name has no special color coding.

              I think there are too many items in the new schema colored blue.
              Keywords (undefined, true, false, null, function, export)
              Method names should not be colored blue. It gets confusing. Especially when the function is an exported function.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • It's about time for a RESTful client generator

                I'd love to have a tool in Visual Studio that reads a remote RESTful service, or a local ASP.NET Web API project, and automatically generates DTO/POCO/Entities and HTTP Clients in the selected client projects, fulfilling the local demands (for example INotifyPropertyChanged implementation in a XAML project), JS/TS entities for web-based client consumers. etc.
                Now I know there is Swagger, but it doesn't provide a seamless solution for remote projects and automation of generation.
                I'd want a Wizard that once configured, any change in the remote server project should be reflected in the client entities (if local project changes should be…

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Solution Explorer - a shortcut for team explorer

                  Include a context menu option on Solution Explorer which open Team Explorer, with that item selected. Something like the "Open folder in Windows Explorer", this kind of shortcut for Powershell would be great as well.

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                    0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • It's about time for a RESTful client generator

                    Please implement a built-in RESTful service client entity generator.

                    I'd love to have a tool in Visual Studio that reads a remote RESTful service, or a local ASP.NET Web API project, and automatically generates DTO/POCO/Entities and HTTP Clients in the selected client projects, fulfilling the local demands (for example INotifyPropertyChanged implementation in a XAML project), JS/TS entities for web-based client consumers. etc.

                    I'd love to see something like we used to have when the WCF RIA Services mania was going on in those beloved LoB glorious days when Silverlight existed.

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                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add selection of .NET Core version in addition to .NET Framework version when creating a new .NET Core project

                      When a new .NET Core project is created, in addition to .NET Framework version selection, the list should present .NET Core version selection.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow to combine XAML and C# simmilar to JSX

                        I would love to see this (and considering popularity of ReactJS many others as well):

                        <Button Click={ViewModel.DoSomething} />
                        <Button Click={(o, e) => ViewModel.DoSomething} />

                        <ListBox ItemsSource={ViewModel.Items.Where(....)} />

                        <StackPanel>
                        {ViewModel.Items.Select(item =>
                        item.HasData ? <TextBlock Text={item.Name} /> : <Separator />
                        }
                        </StackPanel>

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                          0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make XAML less verbose

                          There are many places in XAML, where `ContentPropertyAttribute` would make xaml less verbose.

                          Most notoric example is Style's Setter.Value.

                          <Setter Property="Foreground">
                          <LinearGradientBrush>...</LinearGradientBrush>
                          </Setter>

                          instead of:
                          <Setter Property="Foreground">
                          <Setter.Value>
                          <LinearGradientBrush>...</LinearGradientBrush>
                          </Setter.Value>
                          </Setter>

                          Please, review every class supposed to be instanciated in XAML and add ContentPropertyAttribute if it makes sense.

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                            0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Step Into Specific on expression body methods

                            Step Into Specific does not work on expression body methods (C# but maybe on all languages), it is also not documented anywere so I don't know if it's a bug or an explicit limitation. Would, at least, be nice to see it in the docs.

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                              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Want unsorted function list!

                              The function list in the upper right corner of Visual Studio Express 2015 for Windows Desktop (VC++) is sorted in alphabetical order, but I would like the functions to appear in the list in the same order as they appear in the sourcecode file.

                              Is that possible?

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow Visual Studio on Windows to debug remote linux mono process

                                .Net Core can run only on a limited set of linux distributions and versions. RHEL/Centos 6, old ubuntu or old SuSe version and others cant run it so we are forced to use mono to run .net/.net core application on those systems.

                                VS 2017 will support remote debugging by SSH of linux .net core process.
                                https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudioalm/2017/01/26/debugging-net-core-on-unix-over-ssh/

                                Xamarin Studio allows to do this for mono (https://github.com/logicethos/SSHDebugger).

                                It should be easy to also add this to VS2017 and would be great for people using VS and mono for platforms not supported by .net core ( many distributions, raspberry, etc )

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add 'filename' column to Bookmarks window

                                  Currently the Bookmarks window shows the full 'File Location' of the bookmarked location. This takes up a large amount of horizontal screen real estate, and requires parsing the text each time I look for a bookmark.

                                  Consider adding a 'File Name' column option, and enabling/disabling various other column options.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • "Please close down all instances of visual studio" when updating. Should provide a button that does it for you :)

                                    "Please close down all instances of visual studio" when updating. Should provide a button that does it for you :)

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                                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add Intellisense support for CUDA

                                      Add Intellisense support for CUDA (recognize triple-bracket syntax, keywords, etc).

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Assembly Informational Version

                                        The Package tab for .Net Standard projects should explicitly show a field for Assembly Informational Version and simply set the value to the Package Version value

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Improve compiler support for immutable equality and comparison of structs

                                          Based on Microsoft practice recommendations, to correctly and efficiently implement a struct to get value semantics I must: override Equals, implement IEquatable, override operator== and operator!=, and define GetHashCode. And if I want otdering I must done not only operator<= but also operator<, operator>=, and operator> as well as both IComparable<T> and IComparable.

                                          In most cases I should also use the readonly keyword on all fields of the struct.

                                          This is frankly too much redundancy and work for something that the compiler could easily handle. In addition the rationale for some of the requirements will not be evident to many…

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                                            3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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