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  1. Set Ctrl+P to be shortcut for the Package Manager Console

    I don't know about you, but I printed my last sheet of code sometime during the mid-nineties. I use Package Manager Console a lot though, so I've set my IDE to use Ctrl+P for it.
    I know it's the convention in Windows, but come on, how many peeps print that often from Visual Studio? :)

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      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Source Control via OneDrive

      As the title suggests, it would be excellent to have a simple source control mechanism built in that targets one drive as a storage platform.

      Use Case:
      From time to time, I build a lot of smaller research projects aimed at learning a new technology / modernizing my app platform. A lot of this work is done between two locations, and I don't want to clutter my GitHub repos with these projects. My solution is typically to just save the project in my OneDrive. However, I've run into a lot of issues where I'll save it, and there are syncing…

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        0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Please can you move Blend into more designer friendly software, 3D views of XAML for Hololens UI

        When Blend first came out, it's designer view felt more like an artboard, than a coding IDE.

        With design taking a bigger focus with RS3, SVG support, and 3D XAML coming for Hololens.

        Please could you have designers work on making Blend more designer friendly feeling and focused, whilst still supporting the VS Code view.

        Also please consider adding a 3D view of the XAML designer both for 3D XAML/HFML views, but also to see how XAML elements layer for debugging and design consideration.

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          0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • VS2017:Use the installation "nickname" when generating the user profile folder

          Currently the folder is like 15.0_2fa2a8cf which is really hard to match against the vs edition.

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            0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow Blockly style coding in "Visual" Studio similar to Scratch from MIT or LearnToMod

            When coding a MOD in Minecraft on LearnToCode, there is a button that shows you your code in Javascript. The ability to simplify the blocks of code for new developers, but then to expand that code into "real" code as they gain experience would be very helpful.

            I find it interesting that we call it Visual, but we are looking at words and symbols still when we code rather than graphics where the details are hidden behind the scenes, but available as needed.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Fix "Find All References" in C++

              For a large codebase, the "Find All References" results can include hundreds of irrelevant results. This happens to me nearly every time I use it, such that I must carefully scroll past hundreds of bogus results so that I can see the actual call sites for a particular function. This is extremely frustrating on a daily, if not hourly basis. The silly part is that each result has an icon next to it, and a particular icon reliably marks the relevant results; so it should be trivial for VS to enable the user to filter out the other results that…

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • I tend to use full qualified names, and I don't like the new "Complete class" submenu in the lightbulb context menu.

                Bring back the flat menu with every fully qualified name in the first level.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support multi-selection in Team Explorer - Resolve Conflicts

                  I have a merge conflict with 79 files all of which are keep or delete. I want to perform the same operation (delete) on all of the files. Selecting each file and clicking delete is very cumbersome. I would like to multi select or select all and then delete the batch.

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                    0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make subject line for notifications consistent

                      To improve my ability to sort and manage notifications from Developer Community, please make the subject line for updates to the same issue the consistent. For instance, I recently received 5 notifications for updates to the same issue and they all had different subject lines:

                      [Developer Community] Visual Studio Team posted a new comment on "Git Repo creation security capabilities are constraining"
                      [Developer Community] Status Changed for "Git Repo creation security capabilities are constraining"
                      [Developer Community] Russell Webster posted a new solution to "Git Repo creation security capabilities are constraining"
                      [Developer Community] Kjartan Þór Kjartansson posted a new solution to…

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                        0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Please fix the Exception setting for when an exception should break into the debugger

                        The new GUI in VS 2015 for setting up when an exception should break into the debugger is, to put it mildly, not very intuitive and miss some key features.

                        The settings should be something like this...
                        [CheckBox] Enable exceptions to break into the debugger
                        - When unchecked everything else should be disabled, and an exception should NEVER break into the debugger
                        - When checked the next part of the GUI is enabled

                        *** RadioButtonGroup - Start ***
                        [RadioButton] Everywhere (My code, .NET Framework & 3:ed party assemblies)
                        [RadioButton] Only my code (projects included in the current solution and included…

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                          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • adding pinned or favourites area in the toolbox, and readjusting properties box

                          Whenever I add a button or any other item, I have to scroll and struggle to find the text field and the name I'll give to the instance. These two fields are the most important fields. So, I suggest putting both on the area and beneath them a button with "advanced options" that link to all other options. I think that would be great.

                          for the toolbox, why there isn't some "recently used" or "favourites". I think most people use "textboxes" and "buttons" and "labels". I think they need to be pinned by default. I struggle when i need always…

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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Fast switching in searching between document, project and project map.

                            Hello,

                            i want to switch faster in the search Dialog between search in document, Project and Project map.

                            To go with Tab to the Combobox and switch the search area need a long time.

                            In the past it was easy. You put "CTRL+F" and then "Alt+P" for Project or "Alt+D" for Document.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • How To Install And Run PhpAdsNew

                                What is phpAdsNew? It is great script written in PHP

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                                your website. PhpAdsNew supports http://scriptinstallationservice1.blogspot.com/ banners of any size

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                                different types of rich media ads. Using this script

                                you can manage third party ads, e.g. ads from banner

                                exchanges. And the good message is that this script is

                                free.

                                How to install phpAdsNew?

                                First, ensure that your web hosting provider offers PHP

                                support (PHP 4.0.4 or higher) and MySQL database

                                (3.23.3 or higher). Then download the zip or tgz

                                package and unzip…

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                                • The yellow instant translation message box

                                  The yellow instant translation message box in MSDN always annoying me while reading, because it block the sentence that I read.

                                  I think They should be a switch to turn on/off the yellow message box in MSDN

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                                  • The setup should get the option to install older c++-Compilers

                                    Until know it is necessary to install older compiler via Build Tools Setup. An integration of customizable compiler options into the Visual Studio Setup would be handy.

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                                    • Visual Studio should have a way to run code that is not the debugger

                                      Sometimes when i am working on my code i want to check my process, but i do not want to debug my code, I would love the option to simply run my code without the debugger. I would also like an output window that only shows what I have it print and not the debug output window.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Title your start page icons to reflect "Community" and Enterprise.

                                        I tend to download everything to play with. I know that the enterprise version will time out on me eventually and I will have to use 'Community'

                                        As it stands, I have two icons:
                                        "Visual Studio 2017 RC"
                                        and
                                        "Visual Studio 2017 RC (2)"

                                        They should read:
                                        "Visual Studio Enterprise 2017 RC"
                                        and
                                        "Visual Studio Community 2017 RC"

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