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  1. Add support for QT and GTK, KDE Controls

    I use many languages, and many operating systems, if you add support for QT and GTK controls among others, .net would be used on many more machines and since 4 of the languages I already use are in Visual Studio it would help me and others to not have to use 10 different IDE's, just a thought

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      0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add Options to Choose All the Third Party's Location and Drive

      It's frustrating to install all the third party in the C: Drive, especially for a lot of developers whose storage solutions are 120GB SSD for Operating System and a larger HDD for Software. It's very easy for your guys to get a larger SSD storage but not all the developers. Please add these options in the next version. I have to change to use some other IDEs to replace Visual Studio 2017. At least, Jetbrains Platforms, Eclipse or Xcode for Mac can choose the drive or location where can install. Don't show me that your IDE is too large to…

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        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Don't try to discover boost/gtest when there's no C++ projects in solution

        With boost test and google test adapters installed there's some warnings in the log whenever starting a test run. It would be nice if these test adapters would be ignored automatically if there's no C/C++ projects detected in the solution to avoid this.

        Sample log output from a solution containing a mix of asp.net mvc projects and C# commandline projects.

        [2017-12-28 14:08:07 Informational] ------ Discover test started ------
        [2017-12-28 14:08:09 Informational] Logger initialized. Logging to C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\MICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO\2017\PROFESSIONAL\COMMON7\IDE\EXTENSIONS\5RESBQJP.LGW\BoostTestAdapter.dll.log
        [2017-12-28 14:08:09 Informational] ========== Discover test finished: 788 found (0:00:01,3676471) ==========
        [2017-12-28 14:08:09 Informational] ------ Run test started ------
        [2017-12-28…

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          0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Renaming Templates

          Renaming Templates.
          Is it possible to rename currently used templates in the open project dialog? Even if the zipped template file is manually renamed and the cache removed, (both in the Roaming directory subs and in ...\Templates\ProjectTemplates) the list still reports the old, wrong file.
          Thanks

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            2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow simultaneous debuggers in chrome

            Chrome now supports multiple debuggers. However when the chrome debugger is natively opened (F12), the visual studio debugger connection is dropped for some reason. I assume this may be because of the method currently VS uses to attach to the chrome debugger. There is a workaround as detailed on the MSDN forums via the link below, but it would be good to have this fixed to improve productivity

            https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/5cd1aa58-d986-4d03-a10e-bf1fd62080a7/simultaneous-debugging-in-chrome?forum=vsdebug#5cd1aa58-d986-4d03-a10e-bf1fd62080a7

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              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • The option to delete a file from a project should not delete the file from the system

              The option to delete a file from a project should not delete the file from the system

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Will Microsoft bring back the VB6 programming language in 2018?

                Now that Microsoft finally admit that VB.Net has never been successful, will they:

                1) Support the VB6 programming IDE on Windows 10
                2) Allow a free download of VB6
                3) Update VB6 allow 64bit compilation

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Offer project templates that break out the concerns into separate projects (Client, Server, Models, CSS).

                  It would be nice to have separate projects (for many reasons). I'm not sure how grouping all of the HTML, CSS, and server code into a single project became a thing, but I'd like to see an option for creating everything in their own projects; I'd like to see some separation of concerns.

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                    0 comments  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Don't use denying option texts - Always use "approving" options

                    "Denying options ain't no good" ... Many options in Visual studio and the .NET library force the developer to double-deny his choice:

                    "Don't use ..." : True
                    "Don't vote for ..." : False
                    "Deactivate logging ...": False

                    "I didn't say I didn't do it" is so much more awkward than just writing: "I said I did it".

                    Establish a coding guidline for all groups at Microsoft to refrain from using denying options. I.e.: change all options from "Don't" to "Do":

                    "Use ..." : False
                    "Vote for ..." : True
                    "Activate logging ...": True

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Create multiple Output panels - one for each source

                      It's rather annoying whenever several sources try to write to the Output window at the same time and automatically select another source in the Source ComboBox (found in the header of the Output window).

                      For one: You cannot follow a single output source.

                      On the other hand: You may be endlessly waiting for a never appearing Completed message because some other source took over Output window without notification. (For instance: Updating a NuGet package in a version controlled project switches back and forth between NuGet output and TFS output.)

                      Proposal:

                      (1) Provide a tab strip in the output window, providing…

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                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • close design windows

                        In winForms Projects often we need to close only designers tabs, especially when we are working with user controls. This tabs needs to be refreshed after compile.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Remove title bar or join it with menu bar.

                          It is not very useful, so better to get rid of it and make VS look cleaner and have more space for text editor.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add suggestion to change the name to a proper name according to naming scheme in Quick Action

                            Add suggestion to change the name to a proper name according to naming scheme in Quick Action

                            For example: If I enter a field name as `MyField` then it should suggest me to change the name to `_myField`

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • for smarthotel360, (and any other samples) from app center publish test results ui test, reports, on xamarin.forms update branches

                                publish reports from App Center for ui test result of xamarin branches with xamarin.forms update, to see have app evolved via xamarin.forms updates and compare it in time,
                                most value should be not passing ui test that depends on system version, device specific as frame renderers, text stroke threw on ios or other witch are not obvious for all

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                                  0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • C++ Formatting options for * and &

                                  There's a lack of a C++ formatting option for spaces around & and * in arguments in the text editor settings for C/C++.

                                  There should be three options:

                                  int* arg
                                  int *arg
                                  int * arg

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Change Dignature dialog allow to change arguments

                                    In Change Signature dialog you can only rearrange arguments. It would be usefull if you could change argument names and types as well.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add Previous Breakpoint / Next Breakpoint functionality

                                      Similar to Previous Bookmark / Next Bookmark (Previous Bookmark In Document, etc.), this could be a useful navigation feature if implemented for breakpoints.

                                      A developer who just finished a debugging session might want to tweak some code. They know it was around that one breakpoint they had just set. With a quick keyboard shortcut, there is no need to browse through the Bookmarks Window. Just assign your shortcut, and you are speeding away!

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add metadata to reference to explain purpose of the reference

                                        I struggle to understand the purpose of all the project references. Seems to me that it wouldn't be very helpful if each reference had a bit of metadata intended to help users to understand the purpose of the reference.

                                        Alternatively, modify the Visual Studio IDE such that it would be easy to search the Internets for such information.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • VS Installer Workload Selection +Added -Removed

                                          The VS Installer should provide better visual feedback which workloads will be added and which will be removed in the current selection.

                                          As it is the only significant feedback is the Added/Removed Byte Tracker at the bottom.
                                          The Installer should provide something like a little receipt tab, where you can see what items are removed and which are added.
                                          The items should also clearly show their individual storage usage.

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