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  1. Do not load Node_modules folder

    Visual studio loads node_modules directory upon loading web-site folder.
    Could you please add possibility to create file in the root of web-site with list of folders to exclude from VS for loading, because some folders contain too much data and VS takes too much memory and too long search for such scenarios

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      0 comments  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • vc++希望提供快速打开某个类的快捷键

      参考Eclipse J2ee的ctrl+shift+t
      按下后,弹出一个输入框,输入类名称显示一个匹配下拉列表,确认后打开选中的类的文件

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • provide a "check for updates" menu item in Visual Studio 2017 Community Edition.

          provide a "check for updates" menu item in Visual Studio 2017 Community Edition. Many software products have such a "Check for updates" item.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Build in full support for Ruby, for a start

            Just as the title goes, build in support for Ruby, unless Microsoft feels that there are insufficient numbers of developers using Ruby. It is quite a large group, not just from the TIOBE index, and folks outside Japan are beginning to notice its utility.

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Solution explorer icon project type

              Project type Icons for DLL, EXE, LIB, RES, ... or at least what to build, compile or generate

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide a proper solution for offline installation

                I was looking forward to moving from VS 2015 to VS 2017. Due to your installation options offered, I will not be making the upgrade. While I do appreciate all of the hard work and effort that you have put into making a new version of a good product, it is wasted if you alienate a large user base due to short sighted decisions that hamstring the distribution process. I would think that after all the development resources spent toward the new version, distribution would be a primary concern. I will gladly pay shipping and material cost to have the…

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                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Store selected .testsettings/.runsettings file in sln instead of suo

                  The selected testsettings file from the menu "Test/Test Settings/Select Test Settings File" should be stored in the sln instead of the suo file. We need our selected file to persist in our version control system and the current method of storing it in the suo isn't suitable.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Save pin state for Test Explorer, Error List, and Output when in primary center dock

                    Visual Studio 2017 does not allow tool windows in the primary center dock to have the "pin" state saved.

                    Move the tool windows "Test Explorer", "Error List", "Output" to the primary dock. Pin these tabs so they remain in place.

                    Exit Visual Studio
                    Start Visual Studio again. The Test Explorer, Error List, and Output will remain in the center dock but they will not have the "pin" state set. The pin state will be rest to "off"

                    Please allow the pin state to be maintained.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • I would like to be able to setup VSTS notifications based on tags

                      When creating a query, you can query based off of tags. When setting up a notification, you are not able to use tags. So if I want to tag certain work items and have a notification (email) sent when they change, I am not able to do this. Instead I have to scrape the title and description for keywords. I would like to be able to set this up to just use tags.

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                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add HTTPS Uri (Secure-Http) support to .Net MediaPlayer Class

                        The entire web is quickly moving to Https (secure http) pushed by all the major tech companies including Microsoft . And the migration to Cloud storage is accelerating this move (podcasts, etc).

                        MediaPlayer class (System.Windows.Media) is becoming outdated/irrelevant in this respect if it cannot handle HTTPS content.

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • ScrollBar Red Error Icon - When click take me to the error!

                          ScrollBar Red Error Icon - When click take me to the error!

                          Applies to Warning etc

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                            0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Please let us use the VS2017 UI to reconfigure Azure endpoints to point to Azure Government subscriptions.

                            Please let us use the VS2017 UI to reconfigure Azure endpoints to point to Azure Government subscriptions.

                            This method - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-government/documentation-government-get-started-connect-with-vs - does not work in VS2017!

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                              0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • The Visual Studio 2017 can support all language's structure guide line

                              The Release version of visual studio 2017 only provides the structure guide line for C# and Visual Basic. I sincerely hope this new feature available for more languages, such as C/C++, HTML.

                              Now I use the extension Indent Guide to offer me this function (Although it doesn't provide a version suit the Visual Studio 2017, but its old version still works on Visual Studio 2017).

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                • i want to real download link for student practice visual studio setup supporting win7

                                  most student not easy way to learn in proper manner and drop thise field in interest i want make master in that field but no have guidelines
                                  suggest better tutorial to me

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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    • Muy complicado hacer pruebas de flujos en MTM ,y no tanta informacion

                                      Muy complicado hacer pruebas de flujos en MTM ,y no tanta informacion

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                                        0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Save install options for synchronizing installs across machines

                                        The VS2017 installer presents a relatively large number of options. I need to get my wife's machine set up the same way. It would be nice if the installer could export the selections somewhere that could be loaded into the installer on another device.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Updates old version of Visual Studio

                                          The user should be able to choose a syde by side installation with old version of VS or to upgrade an existing one.

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