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  1. Add a way to Get the Progress percentage of Extracting a zip file in System.IO.Compression.

    Currently I cant Update a Progressbar with percentage (unlike with downloading) when Extracting a zip file. I would like to make this possible below.
    ```cs
    ZipArchive zar = ZipFile.OpenRead(Application.StartupPath + "\\ILSpy_Update.zip");
    /*
    Not Sure how I can get it to fill the Progress bar. I think I would need some help here on this part.
    */
    zar.ExtractToDirectory(Application.StartupPath + "\\Update\\");
    zar.Dispose()```

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      1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Transparent editor background

      A transparent editor would help us see the MSDN documentation in another window positioned behind the editor, or try out coding while watching a tutorial in the background without having to minimize and maximize windows. Or it may be used to view our favorite productivity-enhancement videos/visuals as in the example shown with Android Developer Studio in the attached file!

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Just keep things minimalist and lightweight

        We are living in 2016, a time when everything gets more portable, more lightweight and easy. What is the point of stuffing billions of unnecessary tools in Visual Studio 2015? The setup took 6 hours (I only selected C++ as programming language and unchecked the rest including online update) and already aborted my antivirus, and everything that can intervene the installation, 6 HOURS on my i7 5820 GTX 980, 16GB RAM with SSD!!!!!!!!! Huh???? Do you know what that means? And that's not just it. I can't run it properly, very long initialization, painfully slow compiling, and painfully slow running.…

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          0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Can I Make Video Tutorials about Microsoft Visual Studio for my youtube channel, Monetize and Embed, these tutorials will be free for Users

          Can I Make Video Tutorials about Microsoft Visual Studio for my YouTube channel, Monetize and Embed, these tutorials will be made in Multiple Languages(i.e in English, Hindi and Telugu Languages) and will be available for free for any one to view

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            1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • warn when an explicitly defaulted function would be ill-formed

            in code like this:
            struct S {
            int& i;
            S& operator=(S&&) = default; // warn here
            }

            the move assignment operator will be deleted instead of defaulted because of the reference. It'd be useful if Visual Studio warned about it.

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • shazamm action bolts need filtering like properties panel

              some wpf items have so many actions we need to simplify/filter the list.
              come on, you do it for properties.

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support for binary and octet literals in c# is really needed

                It will be useful for developers in any level if visual studio team add support for numeric literals in bases like binary or octal to all languages in visual studio stack and specially c#.
                I suppose this presentation :
                for base 2 like : 0b1010
                for base 8 like : 0c1234

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Remember last used typed command in Command Palette

                  When opening Command Palette, fill the input with the last typed search command but ready to be replaced. This makes calling commands fast (like using a git add followed by a git commit using "git" as search).

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                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • VSTS/VSO 2015 Can we have a dynamic picklist where we can update the values of picklist

                    Drop Down field as a picklist is a great addition. But can we have a dynamic picklist where we can update the values of picklist programmatically from external source most likely by a Rest API call

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                      0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • support android studio project

                      Before using visual studio(xamarin) for making android app, i used android studio. visual studio support android developing method, but this program can't support android studio project. please help for import android studio project to visual studio. thanks

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                        0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Please make Visual Studio Augmented Reality (AR/VR)

                        I'm thinking that the main development screen could be ANY size, unbounded by my traditional monitor.

                        I could have my unit test lists to my left, TFS work items etc. to the right and the development windows in the middle.

                        I could have a virtual keyboard (with haptic feedback built into some gloves, or some kind of haptic suggestion built into the headset).

                        I could arrange various VS shortcuts around the interface - e.g. put my "Clean, Rebuild & Run" buttons somewhere handy.

                        Highlighting and much of the context-sensitive options such as F12, debugging options (step into/over, etc.) could be…

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                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 恢复默认配置

                          可以在配置里面加上一个按钮,用于恢复全部的默认配置,
                          有些时候人为配置会出现一些莫名的情况,特别是开启源代码调试的时候,因为更改了选项导致不能命中断点

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Show GC, JIT and other runtime code in the stack window

                              Currently, the stack trace window hides these stack frames. So if the thread is doign GC work, or is suspended due to GC or is currently jitting the programmer cannot find out.

                              Runtime frames should be shown, at least if "show external code" is on.

                              As a nasty example of this, when you call `Array.Sort(new int[10000000])` this pauses for a few seconds in native runtime code. There is a native sort function for primitive arrays. This is very hard to understand if the debugger hides this.

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                                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Persist custom startup settings

                                Create a mechanism for persisting startup settings in the (or next to) the solution file. Today this isn't possible to do if you need multiple startup projects (and only possible with single startup by using a hack).

                                Scenario:

                                Say for example that I have a solution with multiple web projects that depends on each other and some WCF services that the web projects depend on. Unless everything starts in the correct order nothing will work...

                                Today, if a new developer clones my project I have to either be sure they read the Readme (which nobody does) or I have to…

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                                • Set COMPLUS_FORCEENC to 1 for any process launched using "Start without debuggging"

                                  I assume that the fact that you spent time on engineering the 'Edit and continue on attach' feature announced here:

                                  https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudioalm/2015/04/29/net-enc-support-for-lambdas-and-other-improvements-in-visual-studio-2015/

                                  means that you recognise that there are circumstances where developers don't want to launch their process under the debugger even when they are planning to use it later. This is great; so thanks! Unfortunately it's a little bit awkward to use at the minute but I think this could be addressed with a minor improvement in Visual Studio...

                                  The ideal thing would be to simply make sure that COMPLUS_FORCEENC=1 is added to the environment of any process launched using…

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                                    1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • SASS/LESS variable,mixing,import reference link

                                    I would be greate to follow reference not only in the file, but whole opened project. Like in typescript. To preview variable, mixin, import by Ctrl+F12.

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                                    • Run generic tests in "Run Functional Tests task"

                                      Ability to run generic tests when using a test plan with the run functional tests tasks

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                                      • in the team explorer tab, allow the split to be adjusted between incoming and outgoing commits

                                        easy usability improvement for all managers and team leads

                                        1. in the team explorer tab, allow the split to be adjusted between incoming and outgoing commits.

                                        scenario, every morning I peer review all my teams code. i fetch all the commits, then, starting from the bottom, open each commit and then double click each file to see the differences.

                                        there are no outgoing commits (so half the total window is empty) but tens of incoming, creating a lot in a smalll window with a vertical scroll bar which is a pain.

                                        after I click back, it then automatically scrolls to…

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                                        • Support JSON Config for configuring Visual Studio components

                                          Love the new direction for configuring Visual Studio installer, by allowing us to pick the components that we are interested, rather than the fully bloated studio.

                                          However, along the lines of Visual Studio Code configs, and NodeJs/Nuget, can you please consider the idea to make the configuration of your Visual studio components a JSON config file where you simply list the bits that you want, save the file, and components are added and/or removed.

                                          This will make standard configs for companies much easier, it will make the configuration of VS much simpler and easier, as well as the idea of…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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