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  1. seach box - search forward and search back buttons

    Search box is currently fiddly to search backwards. Requires click combo and change search mode to backwards, so next use of box is in search back mode and another fiddle to search forward.

    Search box is small, so room for both a search back and search forward button. Have used in an other IDE and is very effective.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        0 comments  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • splash screen background color picker

        add color picker for selecting splash screen background.
        currently i need to use only defined colors by guessing case sensitive color name.

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          0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Class Diagrams for C++/CLI

            If you right-click and choose "View Class Diagram" for a C++/CLI file it fails EVERY TIME. PLEASE support Class Diagrams for C++/CLI code.

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            • Create a duplicate or Clone of a Existing Windows Form

              Hi.

              Please add a way (Perhaps a Right-Click on a Form) to duplicate or clone an existing form (Perhaps with options to only clone the 'Layout' or to include Code with the necessary code changes to fix 'duplicate' type errors). (When you Copy/Paste a form currently in the same project multiple errors occur)

              Thank you

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                0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • add the "Create Unit Tests" wizard back into the shortcut menu when right-clicking within the editor...

                Pleas add the "Create Unit Tests" wizard back into the shortcut menu when right-clicking within the editor in VS 2017...

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                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add an Attribute to specify an XML-schema for verifying and validating web API (WebApi) calls.

                  Today there's the possibility of crating a class that can be used to define an input parameter for a web-API. You are able check weather the web-API framework manage to parse the input XML and map it to your input parameter (class).

                  This is not the same as validating the submitted XML against an xml-schema, the way you can do if you manually load the XML by adding a schema to the xmlReaderSettings.

                  A new attribute should be introduced, where it is possible to specify the schema for the web-API.
                  It should also be possible to specify a delegate for…

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Please make the Ordering of the Properties Window static! I like to have it alphabetically, not cathegorigally ordered!

                    When I choose the Properties Window Order to be alphabetically, it always changes back to cathecorically Order. This is annoying... It is easier to find Properties the other Way...

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • please make app of windows support more systems like android.

                      Microsoft often updates app for other system but windows. Why don't you make app on Windows better and support more more systems.

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Visual Studio should display normalized paths

                        Visual Studio currently displays paths with ../../ like this:

                        bullet\msvc\2012\src\BulletMultiThreaded\..\..\lib\

                        It should display and/or the normalized/real path too without the dots.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Highlight active document in Solution Explorer with unique colors

                          Highlight active documents in Solution Explorer with unique colors. It can be confusing which document you are editing if you navigate using the tabs. I have multiple files called "Index.cshtml".

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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • when creating new item, either get rid of the extension or allow the user to select just the file name on double click

                            The whole idea of selecting which type of item you want to create should be to make it faster for the user to create an item. As it is, it is slower.
                            I either select a type, and then manually select just the filename without selecting the extension in order to change the name OR just not care what is selected and retype everything. Retyping everything is faster.
                            The "select a type" UI is just wasteful and misleading since it says "use me, I am here to help make your flow faster!" but it is not. It just makes it…

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                              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • "unknown publisher" in Click-Once on Windows 8

                              Windows 8 always shows the "unknown publisher" on Windows 8 running a click-once application which Windows 7 or any other windows does not do. Even the latest VS2015 has the same bug. Microsoft must fix this as it reflects badly on their .Net developers and shows a lack of cohesion between the dev tools and windows.

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

                                The product group behind VSTS and TFS uses User Voice as one of the channels that influences the priority of the backlog. The product owners pay close attention to the popular User Voice suggestions. That viral effect is the power of User Voice for us. You can read more how we use User Voice in this blog post.

                                Although we value all pieces of feedback and suggestions, we also know from experience that suggestions that haven’t been supported by anybody else for a year or longer will very likely not get much support in the future. Unfortunately your suggestion falls in that category. For that reason we have made the decision to archive your suggestion and to give back your vote to either create another suggestion, or add your vote to an already existing suggestion.

                                Thanks for all the time that you have spend to make our product better!…

                              • Standarize command line interface

                                While APIs and ABIs are getting standardized, it would be great if GNU/Intel/LLVM/VC also consider proposing standardization of command line interface, CLI, to the committee.

                                Chances are; the argument syntax will be standardized as well: POSIX style "--<key>" for multi-chars arg, "-<key>" for single char etc. instead of DOS style forward slashes. Alternatively, find a happy-medium that works for everyone.

                                This may also "reduce" the need of having multitier build systems for the rest of the computer science history; cl->msbuild->cmake/ninja/gn/gyp/<some-new-magic-box-using-snake-language>

                                Convergence in tools has potential merits. Nobody is enjoying or learning something marvelous by too many different ways of configuring…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Fix the Go To Definition feature for WPF forms

                                  Can you please fix the go to definition feature when right clicking on a wpf form type or wpf form constructor. Before 2017 go to definition on the type would navigate to the form and go to definition on the constructor would navigate to the appropriate overloaded constructor in the code. In 2017 both of these will now navigate to the form. Now must navigate to the form then press F7 to open the code and find the constructor manually, which is not desired functionality. See attached image for reference.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Enable Quick Launch even when VS starts in Full Screen

                                    Currently, when Visual Studio opens in full screen, Quick Launch is unavailable. I find mysef having to toggle full screen back and forth in order to make Quick Launch available.

                                    This is only an issue when VS starts in full screen; moving to full screen after startup doesn't disable Quick Launch.

                                    I suggest having QuickLaunch available from the start, even when Visual Studio starts in full screen.

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                                      2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add .ToTitleCase() to String Class

                                      Add the method .ToTitleCase() to the String Class (or a similar one, such as .ToProperCase() or somesuch). Currently this requires pulling thread information to get the local user's culture information, and multiple extra lines of code. It would be much simpler to have an easily accessible method to capitalize the first letter of each word in a string.

                                      Current implementation:

                                      internal static string DisplayRandChar()
                                      {
                                      Character randomCharacter = new Character();

                                      CultureInfo cultureInfo = Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentCulture;

                                      TextInfo textConvert = cultureInfo.TextInfo;

                                      string displayText = ($"You are {textConvert.ToTitleCase(randomCharacter.name)} the " +
                                      $"{textConvert.ToTitleCase(randomCharacter.item)}-wielding {textConvert.ToTitleCase(randomCharacter.occupation)}!");

                                      return displayText;
                                      }

                                      Simplified implementation:

                                      internal static string DisplayRandChar()
                                      {
                                      Character…

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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Provide a summary of items about to be removed

                                        I like the new VS2017 installer. However, when I uncheck items , visual studio removes them without a warning. I think it would be nice if a short summary of the items to be removed is displayed before I click "Modify".

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                                          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Your Previous Installation interface is the best

                                          the previous installation interface of visual studio till 2015 is best
                                          your new interface is annoying........

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