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  1. Remove "Change signature" quick action suggested all the time

    On every line I have the option to "Change Signature" as a quick action (the light bulb on the left). This should be on the menu, not as a quick action. Quick actions should be to refactor code for example. Or at least this should be configurable.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Should be able to code and run visual studio applications on any platform .

      It was better if visual studio complete IDE is available for all major platforms just like android studio. Anything is possible.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Ctrl+F : Option to move cursor only When [Find Next] is pressed

        When I'm searching, it's for a specific variable name or phrase. I don't want the cursor to move from where I am unless I hit [Find Next] and there is a match. Why would I care if partial matches are found? I then have to navigate back to where I was for no reason. And while you're at it, please fix the adherence to copying/cutting lines without them being selected.

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        • Bring back Windows Easy Transfer

          I am not a tech person. I am a nurse. All I want to do is transfer data on my old computer to my new computer. You don't tell anyone anywhere that you have taken away Windows Easy Transfer, which allowed you to move your data easily. Now you have made it again a HUGE pain **********, probably all in the vein of making money!
          So now I either have to pay, buy a cable or manually move tons of files. After I have spent tons of time wait for Windows 10 to update.

          Making this user friendly is what…

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            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Confusing Chinese Translation in Git

            Many words (like "checkout") have a confusing translation.
            These words should be translated manually.

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              0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Assert::ExpectException should return exception for further assertions

              The native C++ Assert::ExpectException returns void instead of the exception object. xUnit does return the object, which makes it handy to assert certain properties of the exception, such as if the system_error.code() (STL) matches what we expect. Looking at the header, this should be pretty straight forward.

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                0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • The installer does not scale to the display's high DPI setting

                The new installer for Visual Studio 2017 doesn't scale when using high DPI settings.

                I'm running Windows 10 on a MacBook Pro with a resolution of 2880x1800 and a scaling setting of 125%. The text in the installer is so small it's barely legible.

                Increasing the scaling to 200% does increase the readability of the installer, but it's bitmap scaled, so everything is fuzzy.

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                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • VisualStudio Snippits Manager needs to be made real. Let us snip code into it and out of it. Currently it is a make work non starter.

                  Snippits Manager: Hard to understand why snippits are so tightly controlled. Why not just a text box to paste in new ones and textblocks to browse them and clip from them if desired. This way it would be a resource that would be used.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Update clang with Microsoft codegen to use Clang 3.9

                    Please update clang with microsoft codegen to use clang 3.9, because it's able to compile code with new c++17 features.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • one-time-called lambda functions are still not inlined screwing up HPC (C++ 2015)

                      lambda functions (called only once) are still not inlined screwing up HPC. I'm using them to implement merging of return types for if-branches (so by definition they are called only once). I complained about this problem already years ago and was ignored.

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Improve R Support inside SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) (e.g. R intellisense)

                        In SSMS, I don't like having to put my R code inside quotations as strings. For now, they advise to use other tools for R then copy the R code as string inside a SQL script when loading R code to SQL Server.

                        Language intellisense within a different host language is not new.
                        VB.NET has xml literals. C# has string interpolations (they implemented it like a different language inside C#).
                        Hence, I believe this is really possible.

                        We don't want to duplicate code around. Please add this feature. :-)

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                          0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • don't immediately reduce the canvas height for the Forms designer when making forms smaller

                          When reducing a Form height that outsizes the window it's in, the window immediately scrolls with your cursor as you reduce the height, making it very difficult to properly adjust the height.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Be able to cancel dragging of panes

                            Normally when you regret starting a drag operation, you can cancel it by pressing Esc on the keyboard. Not so when dragging panes (e.g. Error List) in Visual Studio 2015.

                            Especially irritating when you accidentally started dragging, or when you try to drag a pane, and only then realize docking it where you wanted it was not possible or sensible.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Save the current VS project/IDE state periodically.

                              As W10 arbitrarily resets the PC without warning the wrong (old) state is subsequently reloaded or lost. Old Breakpoints and relocated breakpoints get restored.
                              (maybe include the current state whenever "save all files" is clicked).

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                              • Allow "close" a code section at the end, not just the beginning. For example add a "-" on the #End Region line.

                                Allow "close" a code section at the end, not just the beginning. For example add a "-" on the #End Region line.

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                                • Add a WebAPI project without including MVC

                                  When adding a WebAPI Project using a template, why do I only have the choice of an empty project with WebAPI folders and core references, or the WebAPI template with WebAPI AND MVC folders and core references? I want a project with a WebAPI template - and, crucially - authentication - but not all of the MVC stuff that I don't need.

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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Turn the fully telecommunication of nation Germany for fully 24 hours fully off, confirmed suggestion by me.

                                    Try to figure by yourselves, why I suggest this. And yes, this conducts to the open court cases of amazon.com, ECB, INTERPOL, IBAN, etcetera...
                                    Matthias Bärlocher
                                    Switzerland

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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • .NET core install fails if there is a space in the user name

                                        While installing Visual studio 2017 Community, I am facing this issue -

                                        Package 'GitV2,version=2.10.2,chip=x64' failed to install.
                                        Search URL: https://aka.ms/VSSetupErrorReports?q=PackageId=GitV2;PackageAction=Install;ReturnCode=1
                                        Impacted workloads
                                        Node.js development (Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.Node,version=15.0.26206.0)
                                        Impacted components
                                        Git for Windows (Microsoft.VisualStudio.Component.Git,version=15.0.26004.1)
                                        Log
                                        F:\Users\UserName With Space\AppData\Local\Temp\dd_setup_20170217162745_002_GitV2.log
                                        Details
                                        Command executed: "F:\ProgramData\Microsoft\VisualStudio\Packages\GitV2,version=2.10.2,chip=x64\git-2.10.2-64-bit.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /NOCANCEL /SP- /CLOSEAPPLICATIONS /RESTARTAPPLICATIONS /COMPONENTS=assoc,assoc_sh /VSNOTICE=1 /o:PathOption=Cmd /LOG=F:\Users\UserName With Space\AppData\Local\Temp\dd_setup_20170217162745_002_GitV2.log
                                        Return code: 1
                                        Return code details: Incorrect function.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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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