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  1. Header generated for .tlh and .tli files

    The Microsoft C++ compiler currently generates a header like this one when importing from an external .tlb or .dll.

    // Created by Microsoft (R) C/C++ Compiler Version 14.13.26129.0 (6ddc810e).
    //
    // c:\workspace\development\bridgenet\application\bridgenet.compiler\release\probeenvsrvr.tlh
    //
    // C++ source equivalent of Win32 type library probeenvsrvr.tlb
    // compiler-generated file created 03/26/18 at 14:04:41 - DO NOT EDIT!

    There's not much purpose to having a file include a path to itself in the header. If i ever open this file to view its content, then I already know where the file is located. (And if I don't, the Visual Studio IDE will tell me anyway.)

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow Work Item Search criteria to be exported as a query

      You get some unique and powerful results when searching with the Work Item Search tool. But it would be really helpful to allow these searches to be exported or saved as a query.

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        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • "Peek Definition": add keybinding for toggling open/closed

        The "peek definition" window is great. However, I find it cumbersome to use because I must manually close that window via a different action whenever I want it to go away.

        In particular this makes it quite difficult to bind it to mouse buttons or other other toggleable interfaces.

        I am requesting that a keybinding be added for "Toggle Peek Definition". This would have the following behavior:

        1 - If the Peek Definition window is not currently open in the current document, it would open it (invoking it using the same behavior as is currently implemented)

        2 - If the…

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • improvements to the references tree item in solution explorer

          under the references tree item in solutions explorer, would it be possible to list the Methods in the project which call the Reference.

          Sometimes when working on projects often references are unused or even only utilised by a small set of functions or methods etc. by being able to visually see which methods in the project these are reference dependency can be reduced where possible. ?

          It is useful to see which references are being used but it could be a better tree item. having more functional use.

          Perhaps there are better or other ideas for this tree item?

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Give us a checkbox to turn off your stale code ********.

            When I am editing a file, It is the CURRENT version. And when I double click on a call stack I WANT THE ******* VERSION I AM EDITING. NOT THE VERSION I BUILT WITH 30 MINUTES PRIOR.

            Visual studio is a glorified text editor. Is there any more improvements coming that prevent me from editing the text i want to edit?

            Can we get yet another options checkbox to turn this **** off?

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            • Here are some problems and issues that have been affecting the for some yome

              These are problems I gave been saving for a long time and I figured you guys would know what to do with them. My devices have all been hijacked and it's been ****.

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • add virtual folders the the solution explorer

                Allow each user to create virtual folders that could be used to organize files. It may make sense to occasionally show files in a single folder even though they are stored physically in other folders. Each physical file could be represented in a number of different virtual folders. This would make it easier to find the 5 files that need to be changed based on a task that needs to be preformed. I find myself doing a lot of searching trying to find the 3 or 4 files I need to change.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • profiler core

                  Profiler for .NET Core

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                    0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • need XAML Intellisense to work with Xamarin for F# project

                    Need to add Intellisense to work with Xamarin for F# project.

                    Event it work prefect on C# Xamarin project forms. But there is no Intellisense support for F# xamarin forms project.

                    Thanks,

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Use git mailmap for the Team Activity CodeLens

                      The Team Activity popup for CodeLens shows duplicate committer information if some committers have (accidentally) committed using multiple committer names and/or emails. It would be nice if CodeLens detected a git .mailmap file and used that to de-duplicate committers just like `git shortlog` does.

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                        0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 606-276-878

                        PES2018

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                          0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Implement community language ideas more quickly - or open-source C#

                            You cannot seriously ignore top ideas for a decade - but that is what is happening.

                            Is it any wonder C# is beginning to slip down the rankings of top languages?

                            It's a wonderful language, but it's being suffocated with bureaucratic controls. Other languages are marching ahead.

                            Set it free, or lose it.

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Provide possibility to use git from Path

                              There should be a way to start git from path to avoid having to configure multiple versions of git.
                              Maybe something like this:

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                                0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Shorten

                                  Shorten install time possibly by allowing users to choose (with advice) th packages to install

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                                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • "merge tool" 3-way"

                                    I would like to see a 3-way view in the VS built-in merge tool.

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                                    • Add functionality to remove a product key from visual studio 2017 without actually having to access the registry keys.

                                      At the moment you need to access the registry key to remove product key from visual studio 2017. Please can you provide a function within VS IDE to do this.

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

                                        hi

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Write an HTML editor that is not terrible with large HTML files.

                                          Currently your HTML editor is terrible for working on large HTML files. Every time I copy / paste to move stuff around or go to edit the class and style attributes it just freezes for 1 - 10 seconds killing my productivity. It's so bad I am actually looking for another HTML editor which kills me inside because I love Visual Studio. I was really hoping this problem would go away after I upgraded from VS 2015 --> VS 2017 but it did not and now I am just frustrated after dealing with this problem further.

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