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  1. 9 votes
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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add support for the Concurrency Visualizer to VS 2017

        VS 2017 documentation seems to point to VS 2015 Concurrency Visualizer downloads

        19 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add a "Go To File Member"

          The visual studio 2017 Go To feature is working well. The only thing that is missing for me is a "go to file member" feature.
          Same thing as the Go To member but for the current document only (implemented in Resharper).
          This kind of feature eases the keyboard navigation a lot. Using the current top dropdown is not keyboard friendly.

          Having this feature will make me switch from Reshaper navigation to Visual Studio 2017 navigation.

          6 votes
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            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Fuzzy search for Go To All tool(ctrl + ,) in VS17

            When I hit 'ctrl + ,' on VS 17 i can search files, symbols, etc. This is a great feature, but what would make it even better would be to have the fuzzy search capabilities that resharper's 'ctrl + shift + n' has (ctrl + shift + t for some developers). I uninstalled resharper because of performance issues on a large project, this is the biggest thing i miss from reshaper is to quickly search my files/symbols without having to type the full name

            13 votes
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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Provide offline installation for Visual Studio 2017

              To install a newer version of visual studio it takes a lot of time and it takes even more when you work with online installer I think it's not that hard to give us an option for offline installer even for the free versions of visual studio I hope you do it as fast as you can

              5 votes
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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Visually Distinguish Reference Types

                In the IDE, different reference types should be visually distinguishable from each other. Project references, assembly references, and .NET framework references should be colored differently or have different icons. This would make it easier to separate and identify dependencies.

                20 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • TouchScreen Controls

                  i have a windows 10 talet and im coding on it but there are some problems , first one is touch screen controls and second one is cpu usages and not responding please optimize visual studio about that problems Microsoft...

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                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • codelens en version community 2017

                    codelens en version community 2017.
                    Lo mejor siempre se lo dan a otras plataformas o las cancelan en windows. Ya es hora que le den algo a los que hemos perdido tiempo y dinero por ustedes.

                    13 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • VS2017 IDE unresponsive

                      There were many old suggestions about IDE responsiveness for previous versions, however I think you have taken it to a new level which makes us when less productive. Whilst in the older versions we could generally see when tasks were being performed, e.g. NuGet packages were being downloaded and applied. Now there is no indication at all during initial load of a solution, instead the IDE becomes completely unresponsive, at best, showing the Visual Studio is busy toast when we try to do something. Please make the tasks sychronous and at least display the spinning cursor or a loading progress…

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Search Solution Explorer should search with sub path too

                        I have seen various votes for this topic, you should be able to search not just by filename but also folder path, for example, i want to see only the Index.vbhtml for Home folder...not every Index.vbhtml in the entire solution......when I search for "Home\Index.vbhtml"

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • VSO/VSTS Pull Request Integration Inside Visual Studio

                          I think better integration of Visual Studio and VSTS would really help streamline my workflows.

                          Example:
                          - VS2017 knows what my current git branch is, and if there is a remote branch associated with it
                          - VSTS knows what Pull Request is associated with that remote git branch
                          - VSTS has a list of comments associated with that pull request
                          - VS2017 could have a ribbon allowing me to iterate through the comments (and would load the file at the correct line in the IDE), or a side bar showing a list of all the comments with buttons to filter…

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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make search more reliable or easier.

                            Fix debugging so you can pick "Show Next" or whatever it used to be called, so that programmers can see the next line of code to be executed. This is needed when debugging, and you wonder off into other source files, or if the file you are in is large. This helps you go back to where you were at, if you forgot. This feature was in Visual Studio for many years, probably in VB 6 and earlier. Then in Visual Studio.net 2015 you guys tried making in an optional setting, and that wasn't always working unless you had the…

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • visualize structure padding in IDE

                              The padding warnings like https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/t7khkyth.aspx are not very useful since they are too noisy and sometimes you simply can't avoid padding.

                              It would be much more helpful if the IDE somehow directly visualized where padding bytes hide in the structure.

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Only show links to solutions on Visual Studio Start Page, no links project

                                About 99% of the time, I open solutions from the Visual Studio Start Page. Somehow, also projects are listed. I do not need them. Please make it option, if they are shown or not. This way I do not have to delete the projects links be hand. Thankx for considering.

                                4 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Visual Basic 6.0 (Classic) upgrade to 7.0 should be able to compile standalone Win32, Win64 EXE and Android APK

                                  1. First of all Visual Basic Classic should be brought back! (i.e: Visual Basic 7.0)
                                  2. Visual Basic Classic version should compile to standalone Win32, Win64 executables and Android applications (the APIs which are available and common to both).

                                  By compiling to Android APK I mean the language of coding should be BASIC which is JAVA in Android Studio.

                                  There are many programs/frameworks on the internet which use Basic Language to compile Android applications.

                                  Even Delphi (Pascal) creates Android applications.

                                  If Microsoft makes this new Visual Basic Classic, there will be a steep rise in Visual Basic Classic programmers. Any…

                                  193 votes
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                                    8 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • There should again be a function to simply sort the "usings" without deleting the unused ones.

                                    There should again be a function to simply sort the "usings" without deleting the unused ones.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • replace VS studio wb (crtl+alt+r) with edge

                                      replace the visual studio 2017 web browser (crtl+alt+r - not the control in toolbox) with edge possibly make it dock able within like the current one is. :)

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Instead of asking me to install missing Windows SDK version, also offer me upgrade project to an installed SDK

                                        If I open a UWP project that references 10240 SDK, but I don't have that installed, i'm presented with two options: Install the SDK, or skip/don't load project.
                                        I'd propose you add a 3rd option: Since this generally happens because you don't install older SDKs any longer but only newer, making projects essentially out of date, offer me the option to pick a new (greater) SDK Version among the ones I have installed. Currently you manually have to know to go into the project file to hand-edit this.

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                                          2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add auto check in to team foundation server in visual studio

                                          Add auto check in to team foundation options server in visual studio to be chosen by the user as an option and with a check in interval. i.e Auto Check-in checked out files every 10 minutes or so, just like the auto save in office applications.

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