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  1. Provide special case handling for Exceptions that throw SerializationExceptions

    Exceptions cross AppDomains. But when they do, the SerializationException on the other side only carries the full name of the exception's type.

    Special case this scenario (or whenever a SerializationException is thrown when attempting to serialize an exception) and add the ToString() result on the non-serializable exception inside the SerializationException. That way the essential information is preserved and can be used immediately without further effort.

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      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Keep wildcard include when adding matching file to project

      Keep wildcard include when adding matching file to project

      Being able to include files in a project via a wildcard is a nice feature but VS removes the wildcard and replaces it with individual inclusions for each matching file whenever I add or remove a file that matches the wildcard.

      For example, this:
      <ItemGroup>
      <None Include="Features\*.feature" />
      </ItemGroup>

      Becomes this:
      <ItemGroup>
      <None Include="Features\Authentication.feature" />
      <None Include="Features\SpecFlowFeature1.feature" />
      <None Include="Features\SystemSmokeTest.feature" />
      </ItemGroup>

      This is carried over from a previous suggestion that was closed:

      https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide/suggestions/7013688-keep-wildcard-include-when-adding-matching-file-to

      6 votes
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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • for vs 2017 on the source control explorer get latest version should be the first selection instead of Open in File Explorer

        for vs 2017 on the source control explorer Get Latest Version should be the first selection instead of Open in File Explorer. In previous versions it was the the first in the drop down now its second.

        17 votes
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          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  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.

          3 votes
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            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • add markdown preview to vs2017

            Given md preview is already there in vs code and 2017 got md language support, why not just bring it over?

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 16 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • During the Visual Studio installation

                There needs to be an 'overall progress' indicator when you're downloading 20+ GB of installation files. It would be nice to know how much longer you have to wait for the files to finish downloading and installing.

                5 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Run multiple web performance tests much more easily in VS IDE or command line

                  https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/51688913-4158-407f-b2e9-7e833b2cca00/web-performance-tests-webtest-are-not-detected-when-i-use-mstest-or-vstestconsole-by-using-the?forum=vstest

                  Like our customer's feature requests, if there are so many web performance tests, it is not easy for us to run them together in command line or in the VS IDE, whether product team could provide a better workaround or feature to run so many web performance tests?

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                    1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add Typescript component to VS Build Tools 2017

                    Add Typescript component to VS Build Tools 2017

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                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Show Milliseconds for DateTime objects in the Debugger

                      There needs to be a way to format the way DateTime objects' value is displayed in the debugger to show the milliseconds.

                      Doesn't have to be a customizable format just need a format that shows milliseconds.

                      8 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Pressing "Go to Definition" on the override keyword to go to the overridden function in base class

                        It will be handy to have a way to go to the overridden function from the overriding function.

                        I think an intuitive way will be to use "Go to Definition" feature on the override keyword.
                        (similar to how we can use "Go to Definition" on the auto keyword)

                        Thank you.

                        7 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Do not translate technical IDE and exception messages

                          The translation of VS Community 2017 and .NET Framework to pt-BR are awful... It bothers advanced professional and also beginners. Words such "delegate" have complete diferente meaning in Portuguese.

                          The translation made of exception "RunSynchronously cannot be called in a task not assigned to a delegate" in Portuguese sounds like the task could not be assigned to a sheriff...

                          Please, stop to translate technical products as Visual Studio. It the same that obligate Biologists to translate the scientific names from latin to each language.

                          7 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Different source control for different solutions

                            I need to set different source control tool for different solutions.

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                              1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Suggestion: when a subclass invokes a parent method, the method you are calling makes a color distinguish

                              建议:子类调用父类的方法时,使用一种颜色区分;如:IChannelHandlerContext contex;contex.WriteAsync(); 这里的WriteAsync() 可以使用一种颜色表示出来,以更更直观的看出这不是当前这个类定义的,是继承了上级父类。
                              调用接口的方法希望在黄色的值上再加深一点,更利于区分这是一个接口。

                              Recommendation: subclass methods call the parent class, the distinction between the use of a color; such as: IChannelHandlerContext contex; contex.WriteAsync (); 【.WriteAsync()】here can be expressed using a color, with a more intuitive to see that this is not the class's definition is inherited from the parent class supervisor.
                              The method of calling interface wants to deepen the value on the Yellow value, which is more advantageous to distinguish the interface.

                              12 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Upgrade TFS power tools to 2017

                                TFS Power Tools for VS 2015 has shell extensions for TFS commands; these need to be upgraded to work with VS 2017

                                9 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • VS2017: Limiting the download speed

                                  Limiting the download speed would be very helpfull in small offices with limited internet speed.

                                  12 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Visual Studio installer should be downloading the latest version

                                    VS web-based installer should download the newest VS version once the latest version is released. instead of the outdated one

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                                      1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • VS 2017 product icons need a rethink.

                                      Monochrome icons are not a good idea. No matter what colour you pick, they are going to blend into the background and be indistinguishable for some users.
                                      The VS 2017 product icons look particularly bad on the start menu. Which, surely, is one place you really want them to look good!

                                      6 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • See am from 3rd world country, Please make an ISO for vs2017, we dont have stable network here

                                        See please i take God beg una, create an ISO so we can use IDM to resume or pause download, if network gets bad.

                                        2 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • VSIX should support PackageReference

                                          Now that NuGet is fully integrated into MSBuild, VSIX projects should support the PackageReference feature.

                                          If you add a reference manually or through NuGet (utilizing packages.config), the VSIX project automatically includes the assembly since the reference is marked as Reference inside of the csproj file instead of PackageReference.

                                          6 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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