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  1. Add optional balloon popup notification for new updates

    I did not happen to see the recent update notification for VS 2017 because I did not have the notifications pane open.

    Suggest that you build a new optional feature to allow for balloon popup notifications (maybe like Outlook incoming email message notifications), or else integrate it into the Windows 10 notifications system.

    Make this a new checkbox option in Tools | Options window.

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      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • review "build definition"

      Within VSTS, ensure changes to build and release definitions go through a similar review process to code. Essentially, I'd want to protect our build and release definitions in the same way we protect our master branch - only reviewed & approved changes make the cut.

      So -
      - Make your changes and save as a draft.
      - Test the build / release using that draft
      - When wanting to publish this draft, it needs 'n' reviews to approve it

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        0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • fix the problem with sign in problems to the Microsoft Account. This happens after 30 days in the communityversion when you try to sign in.

        After 30 days in the Communityversion you have to sign in with your Microsoftaccount. Many developers are behind a proxyserver, even if the server is configured correct i causes errors. Personaly I also have Python and Matlab installed, it has nerver been any problems wiht tese programs to connect through the proxy. One improvement could be to have a button beside the sign i button where you can configure your proxy with port/login/password/adress. Matlab has this solution.

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          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Installation

          Hi
          Please provide offline installer for ease installation process. Online installation could be a problematic for some cases where poor connection or incase of reinstallation. Each and every time we need to download a huge bulk ammount of software package. I think this is not a efficient way to install. I hope you can understand. Chers :)

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add a "rename file" option in the right-click menu of the tab of a class file in Visual Studio.

            Add a "rename file" option in the right-click menu of the tab of a class file in Visual Studio.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Please implements horizontal scrolling, it's everywhere except there

              If you could implement the Maj + Scroll Up/Down to scroll left and right it would be fantastic for mutliple screens / instances of VS.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Move the Live Unit Test carrets/icons to the left bar

                Rigth now the indicators for code coverage will add an extra column to the editor to make space for the carrets/icons. It would be better to place these in either the left most column (used by breakpoints) or the space used by e.g. ReSharper. See attached image for an example.

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                  1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • debugging WinForm could not see the form

                  When debugging a WinForm application, the form could not be seen. When the breakpoint hit, I want to check the changing of the form, I could not click the icon in Taskbar to active it.

                  Please allow Visual Studio could watch the form changing when debugging.

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                    0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Better .editorconfig support

                    Love VS2017 .editorconfig support! Hoping to see better integration with the IDE, like creating an .editorconfig file from the menu (ie. using current option values), or signaling which are the options that are currently overridden by .editorconfig

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Slipstream new components during Upgrade

                      When Updating versions (15.2 --> 15.3) that has new/additional components (Framework 4.7), offer to install them at Upgrade instead of running Modify after the Upgrade

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                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • System.Persistence library for .NET

                        All data access goes through 3 commands: Load, Store, & Delete.

                        Example:

                        [Persistable("PersonSPSet", "ID")]
                        class Person
                        {
                        int ID;
                        string FirstName;
                        string LastName;
                        }

                        Person p = new Person();
                        p.ID = 123;
                        Database.Load(p);

                        p.FirstName = "John";
                        Database.Store(p);

                        p = new Person();
                        Database.Store(p);

                        Response.Write(p.ID); //new ID from database

                        https://github.com/andrewbb/persistence

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • can download in steps and like play pause

                          we cant download it in just always download when installing .
                          and can download in play pause mode

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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • make xaml designer no problem to open, instead of having to jump through hoops ala 15 years ago

                            make xaml designer no problem to open, instead of having to jump through hoops ala 15 years ago

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add option to assign a Release version to a test run (not a Build version as it is at present)

                              Run with options does not allow to select a Release, only a Build id.

                              Our releases consists of multiple artificts, each having it's own build id.
                              One of the artifacts is the Primary; the Build id of the Primary artifact is visible in the list 'All release definitions', but this is NOT necessarily the build that triggered the creation of the Release.

                              See attached file for an example and some mor explanation.

                              Currently, when execution a Test Plan, I want to run the Test Plan against the RELEASE, not against a Build of one of the artifacts.
                              However, the 'Run…

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                                0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Have different settings for Quick Find/Quick Replace

                                I often find myself changing the "Match case" and "Match whole word" settings, beause for fast searching in the current file I wish to have an incremental search (case-insensitive), but for replacing I need an exact match (whole word, case-sensitive).
                                Different settings for Quick Find and Quick Replace would avoid those changes.

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                                • Provide a setting that prevents me from dismissing IDE update alerts.

                                  I accidently dismissed the alert for 15.3 update. After that opportunity for update, I found no other way to cause the IDE to update. I really want all IDE updates so a setting to prevent dismissing those would be fabulous.

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                                  • Provide option to disable loading the "Start Page" after closing a solution.

                                    I understand some users want the "Start Page" to load after closing a solution but, this should be optional. Do not force those of us who don't want the "Start Page" to close it all the time.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Fix the "Report a problem" tool in VS17

                                        The dialog "Visual Studio Feedback" only displays the message "Error searching, please try again later"

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                                        • Add "View Diff" Button on "Conflicting File Modification Detected" Prompt

                                          Per this status: https://twitter.com/VisualStudio/status/829495552161280001

                                          I believe that the Visual Studio editor should change the behavior of this prompt. There is no information provided to make a reasonable decision in this context.

                                          The interface should be updated to include a button to view the current diff, or perhaps even in-line a view that shows what the differences are.

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