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  1. add a timer and system speed index for installer, track intall times of software, use this data to compute install time.. it will be a real

    add a timer and system speed index for installer/setup packages, track install times of software locally and on MS servers, use this data to compute install time locally.. right now progress bar could take hours or minutes, it's anybody's guess.. billions of productive hours could be saved. Hooray win for MS!! The rest of us can get something else done, instead of waiting...

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      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Ensure that the nickname for an installed instance of VS is always visible in the installer.

      Currently the nickname for an installation is appended to the end of the branding, which can get cropped if the branding is too long, meaning the only way to disambiguate between installations of the same build is to hover my mouse over them and look at the tooltip.

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        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • provide complete offline help option

        The offline help in VS 2015 has not been updated in ages, and is not synchronized with the online help. Online help has poor usability and sometimes there isn't wifi around. I see in VS 2017 offline help is not even an option!

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          1 comment  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add Class Diagram Support to .Net Core Projects

            Currently Class Diagrams, it appears, are not supported by .Net Core projects. Class Diagrams are a valuable tool, particularly for us visual thinkers.

            This tool can assist with documentation and can also accelerate the process of creating classes.

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              1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Reporting Authentication problems in Visual Studio is impossible, as you need to be authenticated

              Let us report problems for Visual Studio from the website. I have a problem during authentication and I can't find any way to post it as I need to be authenticated in Visual studio for this.

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                1 comment  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • installation dialog

                speed installation up or at least provide details of what it is doing so you know its not stopped/crashed. 4 hours so far and counting.

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                  1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • in 2017 I do not see the menu customization options for Collapse to definitions and manage nuget packages. Shouldn't all menu options be ava

                  in 2017 I do not see the menu customization options for Collapse to definitions and manage nuget packages. Shouldn't all menu options be avaiable

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                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Please do not always ask me to use Fast Solution Load feature.

                    For some reason I can't use fast solution load feature because while my large solution does load quickly any operation I try to do afterwards seems to take a long time and VS usually crashes or hangs. So for the time being I do not want to use this mode, however EVERY time I start up VS it asks me to turn on this mode.

                    Options should be "Enable or Ignore" so that I am not bothered again. This should apply to all hints, suggestions or warnings that are shown popping up at the top of VS.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Improve Web copy tool

                      I use that tool a lot, and there are no improvements since probably 15 years. I would like to see:

                      - automatic creation of the sync metadata: Now, if you change the deployment location, or anything goes wrong and the synchronization information is lost, you will see a lot of question marks. It would be super-easy for the tool to check for each file if the source is identical to the destination, and mark it as in sync. As it is now, it is a real pain.

                      - open the WindDiff tool from a file: if the files are not…

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                        0 comments  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • ASP.NET Designer errors

                        Show ASP.NET ".designer.asp"x errors. Show the errors of the designer to the user so we know what is wrong and why the designer doesn`t generate the correct code.

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          Patrick Naly

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                            5 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • live code analysis

                            Live Code Analysis would be fine. One of the newest Features of Visual Studio 2017 is "Live Unit Tests". I would like to have the same Feature for Code Analysis (fxCop). Live Code Analysis checks the active document and visualize warnings etc directly beside the Icons for live unit testing.

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                              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Please add back the icons that show third-party software in the installer

                                Back in VS 2015 the installer showed a little triangle icon near all components that were developed by some third party. Please add them back.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • When adding existing item to project, it should...

                                  When adding an existing item, it should copy the items to project instead of using same location. I usually import "cpp" files to project, and what I don't like about it is that it uses the same location that it has been imported from. Therefore, I can't use the project in another computer because it is looking for the location that is has been imported from. Can you please fix this?

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                                    0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Retain the Xamarin Chanel Update in VS2017

                                    The current release notes for Xamarin on VS 2017 are pointing to Xamarin 4.3, yet the latest is 4.4.

                                    I understand the upgrade to the VS installer but if the installer does not pick up the latest update for a product that is under the Microsoft Studio, can we at least have the option to update the chanel of Xamarin that I am interested in working with from within VS 2017 as we had in 2015.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Find all references when we right click on any file

                                      I think it will be handy if you add Find All References option on the right click context menu, Suppose i have a logo or View or any file type and i want to find all references of this file.

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                                      • Code lens seems useful but the way it messes up visual spacing makes me always turn it off

                                        Code lens seems useful but the way it messes up visual spacing makes me always turn it off

                                        The dock option should remove it from the method and class declarations.

                                        Or a minimal, non-whitespace affecting display should fly out from a small glyph click or hover.

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