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  1. VS2017: Do not roam default extensions and updates

    The Roaming Extension Manager should not attempt to manage extensions the Visual Studio Installer added. The current approach shows all such extensions in the Manager, making it much more difficult to find the extensions I want to add. The current approach also sets these extensions to roam, even if I've disabled roaming in another VS2017 instance. The result is a UI mess.

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      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add a driveinfo.format in System.IO

      This would help a lot of people who are making hard drive utilities with C# WinForms as the shell

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • online terminals

        I hope you can make online terminals for making c# windows forms like tutorials point website coding ground

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • It would be very helpful if the WPF editor could render ControlTemplates

          This would allow us to visually design ControlTemplate

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            0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • machine language in Visual Studio

            APPs in machine language are not restricted by version[framework],It will also be abled to build a system(OS).

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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • buy and add visual studio compenent

              Let buy some vs studio tools or component and add it to the visual studio which doesn't have it as needed.

              I. e buy enterprise diagnose tools to add it to community or to place the community one's.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • T should be castable to ValueTask<T>

                T should be castable to ValueTask<T>
                as it were in the early bits.
                public static implicit operator ValueTask<TResult>(TResult result) => new ValueTask<TResult>(result);

                this will enable much nicer API when working with delegate that return ValueTask<T> for synchronous flow.

                for example: the following method
                Task CallPetentialAsync(Func<ValueTask<int>> f)

                can be called as follow
                await CallPetentialAsync(() => 42);

                instead of
                await CallPetentialAsync(() => new ValueTask<int>(42));

                6 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make M# public and let VS support it

                  I want to use the M# language, which is the development language for Midori OS. Don't keep it secret. Please make it public.

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Autocomplete functions with brackets as well.

                    Auto complete in VS is mostly great. However, one distinct annoyance is the fact that, upon choosing a suggested function by pressing spacebar or enter, the brackets are not also added.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • visual studio ide can customer define link system

                      customer define link is very importent things than searh any one.
                      you must provide that,like this
                      write link like write uri can be link vs ide any object ,class,struct,method
                      ,event,property,file,namespace etc.

                      vs_method://slnName/projName/namespaceName/entityName/methodA
                      vs_class://slnName/projName/namespaceName/classB
                      vs_file://filepath

                      etc...

                      this link system exists any where ,like cs file, dgml... if exists in cs file then it in comment

                      8 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Show solution view beside the show folder view

                        I dont really like the option 'show folder view' in team explorer. Please add option to only list the solutions in a repo because what i just need is a list of available solutions. thanks

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                          0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • order property

                          Make property page dialog sortable by whether an option was changed manually.

                          Those options are highlighted with bold text.
                          I want a button next to the one which allows me sorting from A-Z which allows me to sort the window so that the options that are highlighted (changed by developer) on top, following the default options

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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Change Files in a Solution Explorer TreeView to a Solution Explorer ImageView

                            Be able to change the display of files to different types of Solution Explorer views such as a TreeView which is default to a new type like ImageView. So every file might fall on the surface of a particular image when laying out files. Some files might now make it to the image view at all.

                            An example of an image view might be an animated packman game. While the game is running the imageview or videoview would show the file on the pacman character as pacman_group. If you expand packman group it would show a sound file of a…

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Compact Free & Simple Visual Basic for Mobile Development 2018?

                              See title. Not everybody can program in C++ or .NET.
                              I just want free simple VB. With mobile app development option.
                              Thanks.

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                                1 comment  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add "Position of Preprocessor Directives" to C#

                                Add Add "Position of Preprocessor Directives" to C# ala existing functionality of the same nature in C/C++ to C# in Options | Text Editor | C# | Formatting | Indentation. This would allow for custom indenting rules for preprocessor statements, such as one indent to the left, move to the leftmost column (current behavior), and Leave Indented. It would also be nice to see an option that supports this sort of indenting(an additional indent over the one indent to the left option, includes indenting the preprocessor directives part too):

                                class MyClass
                                {
                                void Function()
                                {
                                #if DEBUG
                                DebugPrint();
                                #endif
                                } …

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                                  1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • When deleting a branch, provide a confirmation popup and provide option to disable delete for branches

                                  There are certain situations where you click delete branch by mistake. A confirmation popup would help in such situations to not make things worse. Also, an option to disable delete for branches would help.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow configuring the keyboard shortcut for using Go To All in Current Document (CTRL+ALT+C)

                                    There does not appear to be a command or keyboard mapping available for customization for the "Go To X" in "Current Document" feature. It's currently forcefully mapped to CTRL+ALT+C which is not convenient.

                                    Furthermore, the state of the "current file" toggle persists across searches, which is inconvenient since the majority of my searches are solution-wide.

                                    In ReSharper, doing a search for anything in the current file is mapped to ALT+\, which is extremely convenient and useful. I don't particularly care about limiting my search in the current file to types, members, or symbols, so a having a built-in quick keyboard…

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                                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Find symbol results / find all references => allow filtering (include/exclude) projects

                                      The new find all reference / find symbol results experience in VS 2017 is very nice.

                                      However, it is lacking the following functionality:

                                      I'd like to filter the result list by projects.
                                      - Only include certain projects
                                      - Include certain projects

                                      It would be great if there would be a small filter "dialog", which lists all projects of the solution with the ability to check/uncheck each project.

                                      If a project is not checked, no results for this project will be displayed in the grid.

                                      My use case for this feature would be to find all references of a type/method but…

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                                        • Support multiple compares in "Pending changes"

                                          When I select multiple files in the "Pending changes", with the right click I would like to have "Compare..." items enabled, and when clicking, all the selected files should be opened for comparison.

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