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  1. Add two languages Visual C and HTML5/CSS3/PHP

    Add Visual C and HTML5/CSS3/PHP for a complete programmation suite

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • know how much I downloaded.

        Show the total completed MB of the download, % of it, and the MB/second.

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          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • In Database Projects Database Schema view should be the basic feature t

          Database Schema View feature should be present in basic installation of Visual Studio. Currently it is not present. If it is delivered as SSDT/PowerTools please do it urgently as without the schema view it is not possible to develope and maintain database project inside Visual Studio 2012. And thus Visual Studoi 2012 becomes useless.

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          • 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 →
            • Refactor Support: Extract header file (or declaration) from C++ class definition

              It would be really useful if we could have a feature that takes a class definition and generates a class declaration that can be moved (optionally) into a header file.

              I first like to design my class locally where I'm using it. This I typically done in a CPP file and I then design the whole class with the definition. Later, I decide that this class is good enough to be shared and I would then really like to be able to refactor definition splitting it into declaration and definition.

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Nuget packages updates are not shown in the notifications pane

                I have to open the nuget package manager for each project to check if there's any update, I'm not notified like for other extensions.

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                  0 comments  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • enable single sign on with windows account onto Visual Studio Online and Azure

                  It would be very user-friendly if one could pick their Microsoft account identity that is being used for the Windows user session. Why logging in onto your desktop and secondly entering your credentials within Visual Studio? This should be perfect single-sign on federation scenario.

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                  • Right clicking on an entry below Dependencies should offer to add one of that type

                    For several times now, I have an opened "Dependencies" entry in a csproj and when I want to add a project reference or a NuGet package, I right-clicked on those explicit entries below Dependencies only to immediately be reminded that there is no useful context menu entry like "Add Reference..." or "Manage NuGet Packages...".

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Snippet improvements

                      It would very nice to be able to edit snippets from the snippet manager. I would also like to have a snippet toolbox or shortcut key option.

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                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Fix IronRuby and other Tools etc

                        Actually, I am a newbie on Visual Studio 2015. I am not quite sure how to use the RAD environment on VS 2015 since I am so used to entering code using NotePad++ for HTML, CSS, JavaScript, CodeBlocks 13.12 for C & C++ and NetBeans for Java SE8 . None the less. I would utilise MVA, online videos and read up on using the VS 2015 IDE on how to do development in the VS ecosystem. I would appreciate if IronRuby 1.1.3 for Visual Studio is functioning, the current Ruby Tools are for VS 2010. I also intend to do…

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                        • Add Implemented interfaces to class tooltips

                          Occasionally, I forget a system type implements some interface like IDisposable or what the type of the parent class of something is.

                          It would be nice to see some additional information on the mouse-over tooltip such as implemented interfaces, base classes, or supers.

                          See the attached mockup for the gist.

                          Descriptions of the new elements:
                          + Display base classes on tooltips [Should VS include abstract base classes and super-classes on the tooltip?]
                          + Display implemented interfaces on tooltips [Should VS include interfaces on the tooltip?]
                          + + Recursive [Should VS evaluate the inheritance hierarchy and recursively display implemented interfaces?]
                          +…

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • CodedUI Test Support for Running as 64-bit

                            I add some code changes on NUnit to make Coded UI test cases runnble (since I don't want to install VS/Test Agent), it works very well in x32 OS after Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITest.Playback.Engine.dll registered manually.

                            The problem is that same approach doesn't work in x64 OS and throw following error:

                            Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITest.Extension.PlaybackFailureException : Cannot perform '' on the control. Additional Details: The control details were not specified. ----> System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException : Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID {6DA215C2-D80D-42F2-A514-B44A16DCBAAA} failed due to the following error: 80040154 Class not registered (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80040154 (REGDB_E_CLASSNOTREG)).

                            https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/e005dbd0-a8ff-4920-895d-16d02cc4f6ae/the-coded-uitest-cannot-be-run-as-a-64-bit-process?forum=vstest

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                            • Add an option to not automatically restart when Visual Studio crashes.

                              My IDE crashes most often when I close the program. That triggers an automatic restart which forces me to close the program again. This is incredibly annoying. Please surface an option to allow me to opt out of automatic restarts.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • realise people are getting fed up by the limitless collection of our data.

                                More and more people are having objections to the limitless collecting of "my data". I have no intention to share with you what I do with my computer, nor do I want to tell you what kind of system it is, unless I explicitly chose to share it volontarily and not because I have to, because I need to use a product. Like Visual Studio. Or Windows 10.
                                The fact that it seems to be "insustry norm" to collect all that is possible, doesn't mean consumers agree.

                                Is this complaint needs to be put in the form of a suggestion…

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Return the inline CSS editor....

                                  All the way up to VS2010 you could open up a CSS styesheet - right click on a style - and invoke the style builder... Its still included in VS2015 - but removed from the right click mouse ment...

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                                  • Save .suo files on regular intervals

                                    Since .suo files are only saved on normal exits from Visual Studio, after scheduled update installations (when PC is restarted by Windows) or after VS crashes (rarely) the .suo file data is outdated so outlining, current configuration, unloaded projects, breakpoints, watchpoints, etc are messed up.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • When downloading Visual Studio 2017 installer.

                                      It would be nice to some indications of the current status of the download

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                                        1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Alternative location for VC.db files

                                        Please, can you finally fix it and allow to have alternateive location of VC.db files?!
                                        VS by default likes to polluting source folders with temp/output folders, but that's easy to modify, however VS still produces GIANT files that will always be inside source folder, which is unacceptable. Can you provide an option to place these files elsewhere (preferably in IntDir or something like that. Note, I'm aware about possibility make them use alternate location (e.g. TEMP), but that applies to all projects then.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Targeting Framework - dialogs

                                          Look at the screen, there is something to improve.
                                          1. Dialog "Preparing Solution..." will never disappear, the dialog is waiting for my answer which is below the dialog.
                                          2. Typically, you want to have all projects on the same framework, so why I cannot select something like "Do it for all projects". The "Do not ask me ..." checkbox is disposed for this option.

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