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  1. Please add a resume button about enable Launch button after cancelling VS 2017 Update

    There should be an option to resume the update later and also give us an option to launch the current state of visual studio so we can do some coding and resume the update later on our flexible times.

    It's preventing me or most developers with slow internet, to do some coding in visual studio 2017 if there's an update.

    There should be an isolation between updates and current state of visual studio. These updates if not yet completed, should not prevent visual studio from running.

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      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add the possibility to use only a char in String.Split() and not an array of char

      Add the possibility to use only a char in String.Split() and not an array of char

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Linq - add, update, delete statements

        I think it would be simple the idea to add, update and delete objects based on the Enumerator<T>
        C# Example

        Insert into:
        var i = 0;
        var a = from d as MyType in MyEnumerableType
        where d.IdProp = 1
        insert new MyOtherType(i++,d.IdProp,d.Prop1) {Prop2 = d.Prop2} into MyOtherEnumerableType; //-> performing over the enumerator of both objects

        Update:
        var i = 0;
        var a = from d as MyType in MyEnumerableType
        where d.IdProp = 1
        set d.Prop1 = "Value different than before", d.BooleanProperty = False

        Delete:
        var a = from d as MyType in MyEnumerableType
        where d.IdProp = 1
        delete d; //->…

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Installer UI language

          I'm installed and running VS2017 in english, my Windows 10 uses german. Why is the installer UI in german if I'm using english VS.

          In VS2017 (and also previous versions) the notifications for "Extensions and Product Updates" and the dialog is in english (correct), but if I click on the "more information" of a product update the Internet Explorer shows in german. Would be better in english, I need to change the language each time.

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            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • vs2017 Team Explorer shold show solution in subfolder ,like the vs 2015

            vs2017 Team Explorer shold show solution in subfolder ,like the vs 2015. but the vs2017 has no this feature.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Compile only and don't link

              i need to compile ONLY source code files
              for example :

              i two modules (code files)

              main_class.cs - math_class.cs

              and that math class is used by main class

              i've compiled both main class and math class

              and then i edited the math class ...and wanted to rebuild the whole project
              i will have to recompile ONLY the math class and relink the whole project

              the compiler should Preprocessor then compile then assemble
              and then the linker could be used to link object code files containing the MSIL encoded in binaries
              just like C/C++.

              like that i can better isolate compile…

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              • If file is read only when compiling and the user hits cancel, stop compiling.

                User scenario: User edits a file and starts to run. But the file has not been checked out yet and the "Save of Read-Only File" message box pops up. User clicks cancel so they can grab the full path and check the file out within Source Depot.

                Issue: User hits cancel so they don't forget to check out the file. But the compile continues to run the old code. Which is not helpful to the user at all. Cancel should mean cancel the compile. Just like when a user is restarting their computer and a file has not been saved.…

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make entity framework updates on .edmx refresh so most Metadata exceptions are fixed automatically.

                  Make entity framework updates on .edmx refresh so most Metadata exceptions are fixed automatically. I wish I could give more direction but I'm still learning EF. However, if a StackOverflow question has over 200,000 views, I would suggest that users are confused by what it does or doesn't do. If I'm short on time, I'm unlikely to make a database change that needs to be made just because it seems likely that my EF layer will break. Here's the StackOverflow quetsion I'm referring to:

                  http://stackoverflow.com/questions/689355/metadataexception-unable-to-load-the-specified-metadata-resource

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • have an append copy to clipboard. It means that yo do not have to first paste the

                    copy append. so that when you want to add multiple items to the clipboard you can go up and down the page using a shortcut like ctrl d for example and instead of this clearing the clipboard it appends the highlighted item to the clipboard. Brilliant if you need to include classes in a style sheet or define multiple varables at the top of the page etc

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                      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Do not recompile after changes in whitespace (formatting) or comments

                      Do not recompile if the changes to the file clearly do not affect the generated code.

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support 'with' statement in both immediate window & debugger

                        Please add support for the with statement (vb.net) in the immediate window & for quick watch. So currently when you try something like this in the immediate window:

                        ?.value
                        or
                        !.value

                        you get the following error:
                        error BC30157: Leading '.' or '!' can only appear inside a 'With' statement.

                        A similar thing happens when you do a quick watch on the value. Please fix this because when your doing this a lot it gets quite annoying

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Find all references when we right click on any file

                          I think it will be handy if you add Find All References option on the right click context menu, Suppose i have a logo or View or any file type and i want to find all references of this file.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • PostSharp SmartTag support for VB.NET

                            Please vote at https://postsharp.uservoice.com/forums/4949-general/suggestions/4471304-support-for-visual-basic-projects to have PostSharp provide tooling/SmartTag support for VB.NET as it does for C#.

                            Thanks!

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • The method of issuing

                              The method of issuing the program is for several systems without having to work on another system

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                                0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • highlight code that ran

                                Sometimes when I'm debugging I'd like to see which case of the if statement ran (is just an example), the solution is put a break-point in the TRUE case and FALSE case and see which one is called. This solution with breakpoints isn't efficient because it takes time, I have to go from App to VS and back to App again (do F5 in VS, the breakpoint stops completly the code execution).
                                If Visual Studio could just highlight the code that ran, and then fade out the highlight effect would be easier to see what ran. This way I could…

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add better refactoring capabilities and interactivity to the code editor.

                                  Using this IDE is an inefficient way to code. So much is manual. Intellisense is fine, but the only way to get any decent ability to refactor code is to buy a Resharper license. Jetbrains is the leader in the space, but even Eclipse has better refactoring than Visual Studio. And along with this add more interactivity in the code editor. Rather than list all the wonderful possibilities, download a free copy of Jetbrains' IntelliJ product and see all the efficiencies they have added, and follow suit. Visual Studio out of the box has so little ability to do refactoring,…

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                                  • I would like to be able to save and then restore, depending on my context, a set of control expressions ...

                                    I would like to be able to save and then restore, depending on my context, a set of control expressions ...

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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make it easy to run generic T4 Templates as a button on the Visual Studio UI.

                                      Make it easy to add T4 Templates to the Visual Studio UI so I don't have to create a Visual Studio Extension and package up. An extension should be an option, but I'd like to be able to drop T4 Templates into a folder and have Visual Studio automatically pick it up and make it show up in the Visual Studio UI as a button on a toolbar. The button opens a window with a list of available T4 Templates. Maybe allow sub folders to create a categorical list of T4 Templates. When a template is selected from the list…

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                                      • Release a new Buildtools installation bootstraper

                                        We would really like to have an Installer bootstrapper for “Buildtools”
                                        The preview page has no mention of the Buildtools SKU, and the old link
                                        https://download.microsoft.com/download/3/A/B/3ABDE7FA-A349-4AF0-A3AC-0D7BB0977A32/vs_BuildTools.exe
                                        still points to ver 15.0.26403.7 (the new preview is 15.0.26418.1).

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                                          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Disgnostic Tools memory snapshot Comments

                                          The table of Memory Usage shapshots has 5 columns - #; Time; Objects; Heap Size; and an empty column.
                                          Let that empty column be an on-the-run editable short comment section. I want to take notes of various mem snapshots without having to rely on Notepad for it.

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