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  1. Keep Same Keyboard Shortcuts

    I recently reinstalled Visual Studio Community 2015, and it seems like many of the keyboard shortcuts are different or missing. I have seen times in the past where the keyboard shortcuts change for no reason, and it is very frustrating (not to mention it slows down productivity). Some of the shortcuts don't even match with the ones shown at
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/da5kh0wa.aspx#bkmk_refactor
    In my case, it is Refactor.Rename. Ctrl+R,R is what it says, and that used to work for me, but now it doesn't, not to mention Edit->Refactor->Rename in the menu does not have a keyboard shortcut listed by it at all.…

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      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Open the new Visual Studio (2017, 2015) setup engine as framework

      Please give us the same opportunity for setups like the new one from Visual Studio 2015 on.
      The underlying system is robust and nice for fine granular setups and use current techs like WiX Burns, WPF and so on!
      I try to refactoring some bits, but it is to large without a little bit of documentation...
      Please comment to my idea!

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        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 模板功能太垃圾了。我们需要功能完善的模板编辑器,以及让模板的“目录”的名字能像“文件”的名字那样用变量

        模板功能太垃圾了。我们需要功能完善的模板编辑器,以及让模板的“目录”的名字能像“文件”的名字那样用变量

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Can you add console input (like Console.ReadLine()) to C# interactive?

          Please add support to console input to C# interactive.

          4 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Refactor the Python Features So They Don't Appear Scattered In The Menu

            Refactor the Python features so they don't appear scattered in the menu. All the Python specific menu items appear scattered throughout the UI and in a somewhat unsystematic fashion.

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              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow Live Visual Tree to select content in popup/menus.

              The Live Visual Tree for peeking at live XAML authored views is a great feature, however I just can't find a way to highlight or select content in a popup window or menu. I know the complexity of what would be involved, but there could be some kind of shortcut key to enable Live Visual Tree selection while hovering the mouse over a popup window or menu then that would go a long way to improving the feature.

              33 votes
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                3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • unins

                The uninstaller provides no information, simply says please wait for an extended amount of time. Some information should be provided to the user.

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                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow developers to choose to hide build output about skipped projects

                    Currently skipped projects are indicated as such in the build output
                    e .g.

                    143>------ Skipped Build: Project: zlib, Configuration: [All] Profile x64 ------
                    143>Project not selected to build for this solution configuration

                    However this is not useful when the project is expected to be skipped and frustrating when it's 1 of 142 projects being skipped. It would be great if there was an option for hiding build information about skipped projects.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add YUV formats for WriteableBitmap/InteropBitmap

                      We want YUV -> RGB hardware accelerated (GPU) conversion to display video more efficient.

                      8 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Holligram Scuerty Link

                        Satellite Scuer Saftey For All Man Kind Linked On Barcodes

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Sync up with Visual Studio Code on how the Icon should look in mac.

                          The Icon for visual studio code and visual studio for mac are need to sync up. I suggest use the design from Visual Studio for Mac and change the color to Blue.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Improve big files handling and fix crashes when editing big files

                            There are programs that handle big files far better than Visual Studio Code (e.g 010 editor), earlier I tried editing a ~20MB file and the program crashed (I just installed the most recent version)

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • code formatting alignment

                              I would like the code editor to assist with aligning the code in different ways. There is a add-in called Code Alignment that you can use, but I would like this to be built in to the formatting in the editor and it should be possible to align automatically when you save. For example I would like to aligning on equal signs in consecutive assignment statements, like this:

                              var a = 1;
                              string b123 = "";

                              I think that this should also include a number of other alignment options too, like aligning declarations and parameters etc - or anything that…

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Configure shortcuts like “Go To Definition” or "any other like Edit->Navigate to" with "Mouse" and/or "Keyboard + Mouse" in vs 2015 vanilla

                                Please provide a generic way to configure any shortcut (e.g. "Go To Definition" or "any other like Edit->Navigate to") with "Mouse" and/or "keyboard + mouse" (e.g. "Ctrl + Click") combination. By having this, we can have any feature linked with mouse and keyboard combination. For example, first thing i will do is, configure "Go to definition" with "Ctrl + Click". I know that, currently only Keyboard is possible (e.g. F12 for "Go to definition"). But some 3rd party softwares allow "mouse + keyboard" combination and as a developer we are used to it, now in visual studio to avoid installing…

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make changing command line simple

                                  Changing command line option needs me to open project properties and set command line using interaction with mouse.
                                  I deal with app which uses command line heavily.
                                  It would be great to have immediate/command window shortcut to change command/command line we want to use for debugging.

                                  10 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Fast document transition on solution explorer

                                    When clicking document tab, it shows clicked document immediately.
                                    However, when clicking a document on solution explorer, the content is shown with 0.2~0.5 sec delay.

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                                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add a report of build agent in VSTS or related api

                                      Add a report of build agent in Visual Studio Team Service like TeamCity does: https://confluence.jetbrains.com/display/TCD10/Viewing+Agents+Workload

                                      Or add provide api to generate such a report.

                                      4 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Don't assume I want an entire solution opened when I try to open a project file.

                                        When opening a project file it should be stand alone.
                                        In VS2017 an attempt to open a project searches for a solution.
                                        This is not what I wanted to do. The solution was large and took an unnecessary waste of time to load.
                                        At least ask.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Auto hiding of Solution explorer is annoying after rebuilding a project.

                                          Auto hiding of Solution explorer is annoying after rebuilding a project
                                          It should be there as it was in visual studio 2012

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                                            1 comment  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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