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  1. Full online installation is about 90 GB... that is ridiculous !! Even if you are going to create an offline installer. Correct that.

    Full online installation is about 90 GB... that is ridiculous !! Even if you are going to create an offline installer.

    Correct that.

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      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 当VS安装一次不成功后,再次很难将它卸载干净,所以再次安装就很麻烦。

      当VS安装一次不成功后,再次很难将它卸载干净,所以再次安装就很麻烦。

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • *PLEASE* just tell us what "trial download" means. Ugh. Don't make everyone hunt for the info somewhere else.

        Visual Studio 2017. *PLEASE* just tell us what "trial download" means. Ugh. Don't make everyone hunt for the info somewhere else.

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          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Recalculate drive size when drive is changed on VS 2017 installation

          During installation of Visual Studio 2017, The warning message does not reset when you change installation path to a different drive

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            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Implement "Current Project" for Quick Find within SQL Data Projects

            In VS2015, using Quick Find in an SQL Data Project only ever searched the current SQL script document, even when "Current Project" was selected.

            I was hoping this might have been expanded in 2017

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              0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Angular 2 Testing

              Adding angular 2 testing frameworks integrated with visual studio ASP.NET

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                0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • would be nice if all installed

                I hate having to re-install all my tools back into VS 2017 i.e. Visual Assist and others. When I updated VS 2015 Pro with the Package update it put all my tools and add ins right where they were before. Installing VS 2017, my tools and add ins are not there, its like I didn't buy them at all, cant even add them,.... uhhhh

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                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Installing Visual Studio 2017 should highlight the optional items

                  When you select sections to install its not apparent right away that there are optional items. This should be highlighted somehow so you know. that there are optional items on the right side in the "chosen features" list you may want.

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                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • It's about time for an ASP.NET Core API client entity generator

                    Please make a built in tool in VS that integrates seamless consumption of Web API apps by providing seamless client DTOs/POCOs/Entities and Http Clients generated automatically by client projects, answering the local demands (for example INotifyPropertyChanged implementation in a XAML project), JS/TS entities for web-app consumers etc.

                    I'd love to see something like we used to have when the WCF RIA Services mania was going on in those beloved LoB glorious days when Silverlight existed.

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                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add the labels for found searching text on the horizontal scroll bar.

                      Add the labels for found searching text on the horizontal scroll bar.
                      Sometimes I search for useful snippet codes from a big file that is not indented (it's generated by some programs in many cases).
                      When i'm searching a text and that text exists in that long line, a single label appears on vertical scrollbar, but no one in horizontal scrollbar.
                      Would be nice if the labels will be added also in the horizontal scrollbar.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Go To All: allow to search by both type and member at the same time

                        In VS2017, the Go To All functionality can be used to search either a type or a member, but not both at the same time.
                        This is quite annoying when several classes have the same member function.
                        In this case, I would like to search something like "MyClass MyFunction" to quickly converge to what I'm searching for.
                        Also, I would like to see the filename for each symbols found directly inlined in the list and not in a details panel. Or maybe an indicator whether it's a declaration or an implementation (meaningful for function)

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add the capability to play a tone once a certain configurable condition in "variable watch" is reached

                          For example if a variable changed or exceeded some threshold, an optional audio signal informs the programmer. Advantage is that one can step trough large numbers of lines without the need to stare to the "Watch 1" window, even if the triggering condition is reached several times.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make "Live unit testing" a purchasable feature in versions < VS.Enterprise

                            As an individual hobby programmer, I can't justify the expense of VS Enterprise. However, I'd be willing to purchase just that feature and forego all of the other features in Enterprise. Please let this be something that others can potentially have access to.

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                              0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Visual Studio 2015 Test Playlist Order

                              Vs2015 now no longer honours the test playlist order (it did in previous editions), See http://stackoverflow.com/questions/20711300/controlling-execution-order-of-unit-tests-in-visual-studio

                              While https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms182631.aspx tells use how to do ordered tests, this is impractical for 1000s of tests. We don’t want to create an ordered test, we want to control the order of the tests in a test run.

                              So my request or plea :

                              >> Please provide an option when running playlists to maintain the playlist order

                              While the "theory" is the order does not matter, due to class setup times the result of this is tests can take up to x10 longer than before.

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                                1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make basic mobile development possible in Express

                                  I've done development in the past and have just got my first windows 10 phone. There are lots of apps that don't exist for windows phone and some are fairly simple and I might be able to write myself. I don't have a current version of VS so I got a copy of express to explore windows phone development. I found a basic tutorial on MSDN that walks you through opening a project and creating a very basic hello world app, but the "Smart Device" branch doesn't exist in express so I'm effectively done before I started unless I want…

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 2017 installer should not offer Community and Professional while I am installing Enterprise

                                    I am looking at a progress bar for 2017 Enterprise as it installs. Prominently displayed as "Available" are Community and Professional. This UX doesn't make sense to me. Are you trying to incentivize people to install Professional SxS with Enterprise?

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                                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Under Options > Source Control > Visual Studio Team Foundation Server > Configure User Tools > .

                                      Under "Options > Source Control > Visual Studio Team Foundation Server > Configure User Tools > "
                                      (1) provide checkboxes to enable/disable User Tools
                                      (2) allow editing of file extensions after creation of entry

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                                        0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Put in a "note" feature for debug session.

                                        Many times when I am debugging, I would like to put a note on a line of code without stopping the debugging session. It would be amazing if we could right click on a line, variable, or statement and write a note without having to stop the debug session and enter a comment or "todo".

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                                        • Make font size of VS15 installation dialog larger

                                          The font size of text in installation dialog is too small on FHD screen

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