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  1. Make use of the Windows 10 WebAccountManager to allow single sign on with my MSA or OrgID

    Right now, every time I sign in to VS I need to re-enter my username and password, and do 2FA, when Windows 10 already has all of this available and can provide the access token without needing full auth to happen.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add sort by type in Resources Manager

      Add sort by type in Resources Manager

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Deploy DLL libraries to GAC directly from Visual studio

        I wish if new release of visual studio give the ability to deploy the libraries directly to Global Assembly Cache (GAC).It will be great instead of writing commands each time.

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        • "skip all"

          When installing VS2015 offline from ISO Image, there are numerous packages missing. The installer always requests to download the package from the internet, skip the package or chose a new source.

          To perform the setup anyways, it is required to skip a huge amount of packages for example for C++.

          Add a button "Skip all further packages"

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            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • I have Internet connection using proxy, user name and password. I must enter the user name and password every time I run Visual Studio!!

            I have Internet connection using proxy, user name and password. The program remember only user name and I must enter password every time I run Visual Studio!! which is very disturbing (my company uses a long password).
            Visual Studio must remember my password. There is a check box about remembering password, but that works only for one session. Visual Studio will forget about password next time you run it.

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

                Currently "Find All References" can return a lot of noise.

                It would be handy when analysing a class to have a "Find Children" that would simply list all the classes that inherit from this one.

                Also with virtual methods a Find Overrides would be useful.

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                • Integrated FDD and SCD - Visual Studio IDE 2017

                  Currently, we need to use dotnet CLI or csproj editing to pack your deploy-able either as 'a framework-dependent deployment (FDD)' or 'a self-contained deployment (SCD)'. Can we have this feature integrated within Visual Studio 2017 (IDE) ?

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                  • New Programming Languages

                    Create New Programming Languages to be powerful and Simple like Python programming language or some thing like that.

                    Also, Support Python programming language please.

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                      1 comment  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Automatic header file inclusion

                      Please make Visual studio able to automatically organize included headers, if they are not used in the file, they should be removed, if headers are missing, they should be added. CLion has this feature and its very helpful.

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add support for Time Synchronization in Visual Studio Emulator for Android

                        Can you please add support for Time Synchronization in the Visual Studio Emulator for Android.

                        The majority of my work is done on a laptop and whenever the laptop resumes from sleep the date/time is wrong on the emulator.

                        A workaround is to restart the vm/emulator however it would be nice if it could utilise Time Synchronization and automatically update.

                        Thanks

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                          0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • to be able to change alert to be inactive

                            it will be helpfull to be able to change alert that you don't want to get for a while to be inactive , instead to delete . it is required whe we work on some projects.

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                            • Make the latest Win10 SDK available for download in the installer

                              Right now, the installer only offers the latest Windows 10 sdk as of the release date of the preview build. It would be useful for those of us who are Windows insiders if we could also grab hold of the latest Win10 sdk in the installer.

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                                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Reloading Solution should present a Modal Dialog

                                When loading or reloading a solution, there should be a modal dialog presented because it seems that the entire user-experience is blocked from interaction anyways.

                                When changing branches in Team Explorer, the solution automatically gets reloaded without any interaction from the user, but the Solution Explorer window isn't visible. This means the experience is a deadlocked Visual Studio window with obvious indication as to why.

                                Instead, a modal dialog should be presented to the user showing what is happening and the progress indicator made visible so that user has an idea how long a wait is in store - as…

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                                  1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow me to set arbitrary commands in launch.vs.json

                                  Open folder, configure cmake..

                                  If I have a project whose only target is a shared library (a plugin for a content creation app for example), then I need to be able to setup how to launch and debug the host application.

                                  Custom items to be run or selected as startup tasks in launch.vs.json could be just the thing. This would also depend on https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide/suggestions/17442490-allow-environment-variable-specification-when-laun

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                                  • 3 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • add

                                      The template class _com_ptr_t<> in comip.h needs move constructor and assignment operator added to the code. This is a trivial addition that is needed to bring the class up to the modern C++ era. The change has already been made in CComPtr<> in atlcomcli.h, but this class was missed.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Settable font size for every window

                                        Have a user settable font size for each window. I use 3 monitors when coding, and each monitor holds one window, such as Solution Explorer or code windows. The Solution Explorer runs on a high res monitor and the font is too small to easily read. I would love to make this font larger, but don't want the windows on the other two monitors to grow in font size automatically, because they are lower res screens and the resultant font size would be too large for them.

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                                        • Allow VS extensions to migrate

                                          In the Extensions and Updates window it would be nice if VS tracked what extensions were installed even on separate machines. This way, when creating a new VS config, it would be easy to update the new VS with your working set of extensions.

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