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  1. C++ virtual static methods?!

    Why isn't there the possibility of adding virtual static methods to classes?

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Let the user unistall without having to waste time waiting for an update!

      Let the user unistall without having to waste time waiting for an update!

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        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide an option in the installer to increase the priority of the installer service

        I'm installing the community VS 2017. I appreciate that I can run the installation in the background but I want to start using it as soon as I can. I wish you had an option in the installer to bump up the priority of the installer services (I set them all to HIGH in Task Manager). The processes are running at a higher CPU percent but I wish they could basically take over my system and install as quick as possible. I also disabled my virus protection while installing and other than this email I'm not using the PC for…

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          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enable bonjour installation autostart optional

          Installation/updates to visual studio 2017 fails due to not having the ability to optionally start Bonjour. This not being available causes the manual installation of the service as a requirement.

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

            4 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Date based history tree for "Recent Projects and Solutions"

              Under "File"-> "Recent Projects and Soulutions" there is now only a list for recent projects and solutions.
              Would be nice to have a view with a tree kind of a structure for "Project and Solutions" - this week, last week, this month, last month, ..
              Could make it easier to find projects that you worked on some weeks or months before.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Pushing the down arrow at the end of a file should move the cursor to the end of the line

                With the cursor positioned on the last line of a file, pushing the Down Arrow key does not move the cursor. It should instead move the cursor to the end of the file. This applies to files that do not end with a newline character.

                This was the behavior of SQL Server Management Studio until moving to Visual Studio broke it.

                Ironically, it is also the behavior of the UserVoice text box that I am currently typing in.

                It used to be possible select a multi-line query (at the end of a file that did not end with a newline)…

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • add QuickWatch history

                  may add to QuickWatch ' ForWard and BackWard Navigation '

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • sak

                    Don't require the "SAK" entries in a .csproj / .vbproj file.

                    This is unnecessary boilerplate and now stands out like a sore thumb in an SDK based .csproj file.

                    <PropertyGroup Label="Globals">
                    <SccProjectName>SAK</SccProjectName>
                    <SccProvider>SAK</SccProvider>
                    <SccAuxPath>SAK</SccAuxPath>
                    <SccLocalPath>SAK</SccLocalPath>
                    </PropertyGroup>

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

                      I made a Screenshottool, which is very easy to use and possible to use continously. Pls watch Video. Dont know how spend it microsoft. Sincerly, wm

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                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Coded UI to support complex gestures like Longpress and drag and drop in single gesture method

                        There are instances in different windows store apps that you need to long press on a control to make it draggable and then holding the press you continue to drag the control to the desired location within app. currently this can not be achieved with the gesture methods available in CodedUI for windows store. Having support for this kind of gestures will help the automation engineers to achieve automation of these gestures.

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                          0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Linq2Sql Diagram; show tables in alphabetic when you make a relationship

                          Currently, when you make a relationship in the SQLToLinq diagram the tables are ordered by order creation date.

                          When you have a huge diagram it will be better a simple alphabetic order.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              1 comment  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • enable moving breakpoints up and down

                              so the conditions and actions are not lost

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Visual Studio Installer failed on Windows Server 2012

                                Please add support for Visual Studio 2017 on Windows Server 2012

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Code-Completion support abbreviation

                                  For instance, type "mc" complete "MyClass"!

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                                  • Computer restart shouldn't be required after update / modification to VS dev15

                                    Can't believe I still need to restart my computer every time I update or modify Visual Studio, especially with the installer overhaul

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                                      1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • stage/unstage selected files with the plus and minus buttons

                                      In the Team Explorer Changes option when you have selected one or more items could be changed the plus and minus symbol by stage/unstage selected

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                                        1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Hi please add persian language

                                        سلام
                                        لطفا زبان فارسی را به
                                        visualstudio
                                        اضافه کنید

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                                          0 comments  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow the Windows Forms designer to design forms and user controls based on custom derived types.

                                          I sometimes use a user control/form base class other than those that come with .NET. Those base classes are always derived themselves from types that the Visual Studio Windows Forms designer can work with. But it chokes on my custom types--especially if those types are generics.

                                          Perhaps the designer could have a simulated property, presumably at the top, listing types known to the designer. It'd list only form types if the class being designed is a form and user control base classes if the class is a user control. If the selected base class is a generic, properties would then…

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