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  1. Make it easy to push after committing

    It is harder to push after committing than it should be.

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      0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make Team Explorer not like a web pge

      The version control system should not look or feel like a web page.

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        0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Comment Selection (Ctrl+K,Ctrl+C) with a multiline selection should comment out blank lines

            When I use the Comment Selection command with multiple lines selected in C++ or C#, it adds // comments to lines with text in them but leaves blank lines uncommented.

            Every other editor I use with a similar feature comments out *all* selected lines including blank lines. That is a much better way to do this, because it ties together all the commented lines visually, making it easier to see what lines to select when I later want to uncomment them.

            For example, I often use blank lines within a function to separate short blocks of code. If I select…

            6 votes
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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Browse Add Reference should start in Solution Folder

              I think it would be great if, when adding a Project Reference by choosing Browse, instead of starting you in C:\Windows\System32, it started you in the current Project directory, because it's way-more-likely that I added a DLL to my project and I want to reference it than if I want to reference a DLL in system32.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide up-to-date starter projects for common scenarios

                Take a look at the thousands of MS forum and StackOverflow entries about just getting started with using VS with such things as React or Angular. These are very important, heavily used tools. Developers are spending literally thousands, maybe millions, of hours trying to get the most basic things working. A relatively small investment by MS could save millions of $ of developer time -- and make MS products irresistible.

                There are a few sample applications, but they tend to not work because VS or .NET has evolved (that's good), and they no longer work. I've spent many hours trying…

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                  0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Turn off C# debug highlight over text

                  Currently the breakpoint in C# covers the line of code making it unreadable. Enhance Visual Studio so that this behavior can be disabled and highlighting the line of code does not obscure the readability of the line.
                  Or implement display of breakpoints in C# as it is in C++.

                  7 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add C++ text editor option for pointer and reference spacing

                    In Tools->Options->Text Editor->C/C++->Formatting->Spacing, there are lots of options for various elements but peculiarly there isn't one for pointer and reference spacing, e.g.

                    T* t;
                    T *t;
                    T * t;

                    'Create declaration /definition' refactoring option always inserts probably least used form of T * t which I always need to fix-up.

                    52 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Show release notes of packages in the nuget package manager

                      On the right side you can see the description of the nuget package but not the release notes.
                      Perhaps you could add an expand button like you have for Options to display the release notes. This way you can keep a compact ui but if somebody wants to look at the release notes now they have a way to do so.

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                        1 comment  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Automatic brackets and semicolon

                        For example I write something like this:

                        "public void Function()" (cursor is after "()")

                        And after that I have to write '{', and then press enter. The code will look like now:

                        public void Function()
                        {
                        MY_CURSOR_IS_HERE_NOW
                        }

                        It would be better if Visual Studio automatically adds '{' and '}' brackets if it detect that I would like to write function and after that I press Enter. The brackets should be added automatically and I should be inside function. This also applies to class, if and etc.. I make frequent mistakes and write '[' instead of '{'. In this case…

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add "refresh" button to the Find Results panel.

                          Otherwise, refreshing this panel involves going all the way back to the Find dialog, picking the right search term from the history, and picking the correct output panel (Find Results 1 or 2).

                          Unnecessarily tedious.

                          9 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Warning when using await Task<Task>

                            Not to wait on a Task that is returned from a Method or assigning it to a variable results in an Warning. (Which is good)

                            Unfortunatly if a Task is of type Task<Task> await only awaits the outer task. (which is what should happens) But no warning is generated.

                            I would like to see a warning rule that triggers when after the await the result is still a Task and is not awaited or assigned.

                            2 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add an easy way to remove existing keyboard shortcuts when adding new ones

                              When editing keyboard shortcuts Visual Studio displays existing shortcuts assigned to a given key combination, but doesn't seem to allow easy removal of these existing assignments.

                              It would speed setting up shortcuts greatly if there was an easy way to remove one or more of these shortcuts. The only way I know how is to type the name(s) of the existing shortcut(s) and remove them individually. This takes a lot of time and distracts from the actual task of adding new shortcuts.

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                                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Team Explorer: Ability to add document nodes to connect to any sharepoint library

                                Please add the following feature to Team Explorer: Team administrators should be able to add new document nodes to connect to any sharepoint library without activating sharepoint integration.

                                Motivation: Many companies already have an existing sharepoint server farm. But for several reasons they do not like to install team foundation server extensions. On the other hand members of the software development team would like to add and read documents seamlessly from visual studio.

                                16 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Uninstaller for Visual Studio 2017 RC missing

                                  Can't find the uninstaller for VS2017 RC, It corrupted my Visual Studio 2015 so I need to quickly get rid of it, but can't find how except deleting the folder.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • remove the need to constantly re-enter credentials

                                    re-enter credentials for vs; re-enter credentials for cloud explorer; re-enter 2fact auth keys... again. and again. and again.

                                    please stop that,

                                    73 votes
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                                      5 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Be able to edit project properties when solution folders are selected

                                      Out solution contains a few hundred c++ projects. We use solution folders to organize these projects. If I need to select all the projects to change a property, I can't simply select all in the solution explorer because if the selection set contains any folders, rt-click properties doesn't bring up the project properties page.

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • debug last test run

                                        There should be an action like Test->Run->Repeat Last Run except for debugging (Test->Debug->Repeat Last Run) and it should have its own hotkey.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Mutually exclusive switch statement

                                          Define a new Select statement that automatically has an implicit break statement that does not require the developer to write one at each branch manually. The problem with the existing syntax is that it is easy to forget to place the break statement. So the proposed one would look like:
                                          SelectExec
                                          (
                                          Case 1:
                                          ///....
                                          ElseCase 2:
                                          ///....
                                          ElseCase 3:
                                          ////
                                          ...
                                          }
                                          This makes it easier to get the code correct from the first time.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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