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  1. jupyter

    Since years, code documentation is still so simple, but in some situations it will be helpful to add images, equations and many more. By example for scientific, mathematics and other complexes domains.

    Support of an existing system, like https://jupyter.org/ , or another... will be great !

    It is something that I have never see anywhere... maybe it is time to do a "small" revolution ;-)

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support Vue file intellisense in Visual Studio

        Vue files are files with one html section, one script section and one css section.
        With Vuejs pack 2017 extension, we can somehow have intellisense for Js and css.

        However, if you work with Typescript and/or Sass, you can't have intellisense.

        To provide compiler informations about used languages, an attribute @lang can be added.

        Ex :
        <script lang="ts">...</script>
        <style lang="scss">...</style>

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          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • How about putting out a VS 2017 update that does not remove settings and extensions

          the last 2 updates 15.3 and 15.4 removed settings, cleared recently used items, closed all my docked windows, removed extensions, installed parts I did not want. It took a while to update the system then 3 days to figure out all that had to be reinstalled or uninstalled.

          I did not have xamarin installed but the update put it back
          file extensions missing
          web compiler missing
          connections to souce control missing

          How about an update that does not take away from what we are suppose to be doing WRITING CODE !
          Everything i did not want was installed with the…

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Value propagation

            Dim i, j, k as Integer = 0 '-> All variables are integers and initialized with 0

            i = j = k = 2 '-> All variables are receiving the value 2

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Installer provide pin to taskbar and start menu

              The Microsoft Visual Studio Installer should provide links to pin specific installations of VS2107 to both the Taskbar and the Start Menu. This would make accessing various installation significantly easier.

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                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make the Error list behavior consistent between IDE's

                Currently Visual Studio for Mac only shows errors from the compiler in the Error Pad/List. However Visual Studio on Windows and Visual Studio Code will display errors from the parser as well.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow intellisense to suggest changing target framework when a Type exists in a newer one.

                  Example from the default template for C# console.
                  Attempt to use a System.Numerics.Vector2 type, but it is not included in that namespace... why? because the template currently uses .Net Framework 4.5, which doesn't contain these types.
                  All that is needed is to change the project to use 4.7.
                  ILSpy can figure this out by checking binaries and searching Types... Intellisense could discover this as well and offer it as a suggestion if the type if found in a newer framework on the systems GAC.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Almost daily updates experience could be improved

                    Currently VS2017 almost updates daily. In this process, I've to do multiple clicks in order to first update the installer and then give another approval for the update.
                    VS Code solves this more elegant: On next restart the update will be installed. They don't care about the version of the installer or anything. Next release is just installed after a reboot.

                    I believe VS2017 should also go this way. And similar to Extensions, by default do automatic updates on next restart(potentially make opt-out possible). The speed of the installer is there, so I don't see technical obstacles for doing this.

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                      1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • When Outlining C++ code extend not collapsed info to reflect latest standard

                      Currently when outlining C++ code, keywords such as 'override' and 'noexcept' are collapsed as well. However, with the latest standard these keywords provide valuable information for the reader, and they should stay visible in a collapsed state. By collapsing them the outlining functionality has lost some of its value, at least for me.

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Create an on premise TFS connector for Microsoft Teams

                        Create a way for Microsoft Teams to use an on premise TFS solution instead of just VSTS. Due to sensitive material and security policies, we cannot host our source code in the cloud but we want Teams.

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                          0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • When using linq.select to slighly modify an existing model

                          Instead of adding every single field... only add the modified field that needs to be modified. use elipses before and after the modified part which signifies that nothing else need change. Sort of like an auto auto mapping function for simple mods except the parts that change.

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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Fix your **** microsoft. Why is offline installation of Visual Studio so difficult?

                            Fix your **** microsoft. Why is offline installation of Visual Studio so difficult?

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                              0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Restore an option to strip leading C's from the filenames in the C++ add class dialog box

                              For literally decades, the C++ Add Class dialog box has stripped the leading C from filenames so a class CSomething will create the files Something.h and Something.cpp. That was recently changed in mid-version (15.3 no less) to no longer have that behavior. I request that a configuration option be added to allow that behavior again. The current interface is inconsistent with the MFC tools, which all still strip the leading C. I have course materials that all assume the leading C is stripped and I still like using that for classes, particularly for students, since it helps them keep classes…

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow 'Report a problem' links to be shared

                                I used 'Report a problem' from within the VS IDE. Now I've got a problem reported I want to share a link to it with colleagues who are also interested in a solution to it.

                                Can there be a way I can get a link to it or somehow share it with them so they can find and view it?

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Support Environment Variable on "New Project" Location textbox

                                  It will be nice if Environment Variable support on "New Project" Location textbox, so I don't have to create full path.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Stop stealing focus when a breakpoint trips.

                                    Just blink the icon on the app bar when VS trips a breakpoint and VS isn't the app with focus. Don't just take focus and start processing the keyboard events meant for the app I am in at the time. Don't checkout the source file. Don't start intellisense. Don't start edit&continue debug. I'll get to VS when I see the blinking icon in the app bar in my own good time. How hard can this be? Other apps do it. And VS does it too when I am debugging two communicating applications. Step over a call in one instance of…

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                                      2 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 3rd party class visualization (or function calls from debugger)

                                      Our company is working on a modeling software. The project uses a lot of 3rd party modules where the class content is hidden. Very similar how MFC'c GDI objects (e.g. CBitmap) are implemented. We do not see any member variables, however we can use static methods to work with the objects.

                                      To debug such project is a pretty big pain, because all we see in the debugger is a void pointer address. To get more information about the objects we have to write temporary lines to the code to save the object's content to a LOG file. This approach is…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow user to clear the compilation errors manually at any time.

                                          Could you please add a button that will allow a user to clear compile errors manually. It often happens that I have various build configurations and I keep seeing errors from builds which I don't care about that still linger in the error list. I would love to be able to clear the error list manually, rebuild with current build configuration and then work on the error one at a time

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