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  1. Check for additional updates when updating extensions using the Visual Studio installer

    Some updates, like the ones for Application Insights and Typescript as seen in the attached image, launch the Visual Studio installer to update the extensions.
    This means that you have to:
    - start the first update
    - close Visual Studio
    - apply the first update in the Installer
    - launch Visual Studio
    - start the second update
    - close Visual Studio
    - apply the second update in the same Installer
    - and launch Visual Studio again to continue working

    Can't the Installer also detect multiple available updates to installed packages/extensions and list the others, so you can then choose to…

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      0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Merging row and/or columns with same data in datagridview

      As asked by others before : Make merging row and/or columns with same data in datagridview easy. (as example : like ComponentOne does with their flexgrid ;-)

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow undo for specified code.

        When multiple changes are made to a file on multiple lines, allow to undo only the code in a specified line/block of code.
        Eg. From original document Line 3 was modified, then many other lines of code was modified afterwards. Allow the user to only undo changes made to Line 3 without removing changes throughout the file.

        This is similar to "U" command in VIM

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • don't advance to next error with F8 when an error has been fixed

          I use F8 and shift-F8 a lot to navigate between errors after a build. Let's say I'm on error #1 and fix that and then hit F8 to continue. Depending on timing, the error list is automatically updated because I fixed the error, so what happens when I press F8 is that I go down to (previous) error number #3. So I'm skipping every other error. I would like it to go to #2 when error #1 has been fixed (so it's removed from the error list).

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add some advance search options to find and replace.

            Add some advance search options to find and replace, especially to Find in Files option. Some of the very useful options are (1) excluding some directories or files from the search, and (2) excluding/including some file extensions.

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              1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Enable change of emulator image files location

              Using emulators required a lot of space on our hard drives, which is difficult, when using laptop or SSD. Please enable us to change folder where emulator files are stored.

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                0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Batch Files Should Be Added

                Batch Files Should be included along with all the others (Batch is also Know as DOS, DOSS)

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Persist custom solution explorer windows

                  Please, persist custom solution explorer windows (scope and position) in the solution user option (suo) file.
                  Now I have to create the same 3-4 solution explorer windows and position them every time I open my solution. Also, I would like to keep these windows intact when I debug my solution (now they disappear and I have to re-create them during the first debug-session, too).

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • After selecting a control, Navigate to the next implemented event.

                    I migrated from VS 2005 to VS 2015 and navigation seems to be problem sometimes. After selecting a control from the drop down of the code-behind, it should navigate to the next implemented event. eg. if i select a button, go to the click event if it is implemented. Right now, i hv to keep on searching for all the events.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Keeping the old database in context with code- first migration: Do we need that?

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                      I have no idea if we need to keep the old database existing in context with Code first Migration. If I start developing a new release I start with the running old files and the old database in a new project. For sure I need to support the old release until the last customer has migrated to the new release.

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                        0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow recursively-added linked files to be put in to a filter within the solution explorer

                        When adding linked files recursively using the following in the project file:

                        <ItemGroup>
                        <ClCompile Include="..\..\..\source\*.cpp">
                        <Link>%(RecursiveDir)%(FileName)%(Extension)</Link>
                        </ClCompile>
                        </ItemGroup>

                        all items get added to the root of the solution explorer. I would like to be able to put files in subfolders in to a specific filter inside the solution explorer, so for instance a subfolder in "source\android" would go in to an android filter. This would allow new files to be added automatically whilst keeping everything neatly inside filters, rather than everything inside the root.

                        Here is a related post:

                        https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/ead289f4-f873-41ad-b584-5dda58ec9240/putting-recursivelyadded-files-in-to-a-filter?forum=visualstudiogeneral

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Consider changing the behavior of the "create definition/declaration" menu option.

                          In Visual Studio 2015, Microsoft added the not so little light bulb that comes up every once and a while with suggestions. I would you the team to reconsider changing the behavior of the "create definition" so instead of opening this annoying inline editor at the bottom, it takes you directly to the source file. All the c++ productivity tools override this native behavior because it is so terrible and annoying.

                          4 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Typescript.NET on server side

                            I suggest the following items:
                            A. You create a language Typescript.net on the server side which will compile typescript to .NET IL on the server side similar to the way we have typescript transpiling to javascript on the client or browser side. With Roslyn available this possibility will mean that code written on the server side in C#/VB and complied to .NET IL could be reserved from IL to typescript.net and you have one language for both server side (Typescript.net) and client side (typescript).
                            B. You should create Typescript RIA services just as you had in silverlight RIA services for…

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                              2 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Building cross-platform mobile apps using C# and Visual Studio BUT,WITHOUT XAMRAIN

                              Building cross-platform mobile apps using C# and Visual Studio BUT NOT WITH XAMRAIN. How it sounds great na. We need IDE to develop Mobile apps for android, iOS and windows phone using c#,VS but not depending on xamrain. The way solution provided for Cordova is just awesome and amazing needed the same solution for C# context too.

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                                0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add option to remember open files, startup project when switching branches

                                Add an option to remember which files were open and what the startup project was when switching branches.

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                                  1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • It would be very nice and practical to right-click on the namespace in Visual Studio and have Nuget go out and retrieve the needed packages.

                                  It would be very nice and practical to right-click on the namespace in Visual Studio and have Nuget go out and retrieve the needed packages for the reference.

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                                    1 comment  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • ... allow entries in the watch window to be moved up and down

                                    I sometimes just want to re-order the expressions/variables in a watch window when I'm debugging so they make logical sense (to me at least) as I step through code. It'd be great to have little up/down arrows so I can quickly re-order the variables. Debugging is hard enough!

                                    Many thanks

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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Automatically reopen project after Visual Studio crashes

                                      I've been getting random crashes while working on javascript and css while compiling. When the program crashes it reloads Visual Studio. It would be helpful if Visual Studio reopened my project.

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                                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • "go to line window" not a blocking dialog , bigger , darker , and change target file when i change files in the IDE

                                        I need the "goto line dialog" to be a non blocking dialog , bigger , darker , and change target file when i change files in the IDE

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                                        • Add support for __STDC_IEC_559_COMPLEX__

                                          As far as I can tell complex numbers are not supported in Visual C. I understand that support for complex numbers in C99 and C11 is optional but I would really like you to implement them. I started using VC after it introduced C99 and I am really enjoying it. However, I am forced to switch to mingw - which is a great tool-chain but not as convenient for a student as VC- every time I need to use complex numbers.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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