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  1. fontawesome.io MSDN icon

    It would be nice if MSDN was present.

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • add a global override shortcut prefix for access to default shortcut sequence behaviour

      Some plugins (like VisualAssist and VsVim) override the default editor shortcuts. I suggest that a key (e.g. ESC) or key sequence (e.g. ESC, ESC) be added, that when pressed, followed by any shortcut sequence, will execute the default built-in shortcut sequence action, rather than the override action.

      For example:
      Alt+M (execute whatever action)
      ESC ESC Alt+M (execute the default editor action)

      6 votes
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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • inconsistant controls name

        par example
        je crée un nouveau bouton qui par défaut a le nom 'button1'
        je crée l'évenement click :
        private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        j'ai le warning IDE 1006
        ce n'est par cohérent: Les noms donnés par défaut provoquent des warning.
        soit il faut supprimer l'IDE 1006, soit il faut faire évoluer le designer pour donner des noms corrects.

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • suck my balls

          balls are not working as they used to need new source of energy

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • LaTeX Project Support

            Visual Studio is a great tool for authoring any kind of text. With the Markdown Editor we can already author documentation/readme pages of eg. GitHub projects.

            By supporting LaTeX project types, the amazing usability of Visual Studio would be available for authoring scientific documents.

            Just imagine: Version control, snippets, compilation, files, packages, including your scientific paper with the project solution..

            18 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Package selection...

              I suggest that there should be an option to install like a basic, an intermediate and a full version of vs. It was a bit confusing choosing between all the different options. For example plain c++, uwp and game-dev oriented. Other than that pretty pleased.

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                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Normalize the arguments used when creating and installing an offline layout.

                I just went through the process of creating then installing an offline layout. For the most part it worked well, but one confusing part was how when I created the layout the syntax for specifying the component list was "--add Component.A Component.B Component.C". But then when I went to install from the layout I created this syntax was invalide, I had to specify "--add" between each one, which is something I was able to figure out by looking at the dd_client*.log file in my %temp% directory. Considering I was calling vs_community.exe in both cases, it seemed very odd that the…

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                  1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • The last RC should *be* the release. No surprises at release time.

                  Don't spring on us un-RC-tested code in the release, which is happening with 2017. Instead, do another RC and let it sit for a while. Once it's good the exact same code should be in the final release.

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                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • installer checks room for files

                    The install downloads files then installs but if you have C drive as SSD with not much room the install fails even if you have selected D drive for the install. So you could also allow the install to use drive D or any other that has the room for the downloaded files. The default seems to be for the C drive to do the work before it is installed to D.

                    8 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • [R Tools] Query an in-memory data frame with T-SQL

                      It'd be really useful to be able to query with T-SQL an in-memory data frame previously loaded with R. In this way you could do cleansing operations using T-SQL. A CREATE TABLE should create a new in-memory data frame that can be filled with an INSERT or modified with an UPDATE.

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                        0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • CodeLense - Allow user to change position

                        Hi.

                        I am using VS 2015 and I like the CodeLense Feature alot, but there is one point thats a bit annoying.

                        It displays the references and other links on top of the property, which sometimes affects the readability as it separates the summary from the property/method.

                        I think, it'll be nice if the location of the summary is configurable. Let developer allow which position suits better for his/her code.

                        4 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Public include folders for C++ dependency projects which are automatically forwarded

                          As you may know, C++ doesn't have proper module system, and is forced instead to resort to textual includes. Meanwhile, Visual Studio projects still don't reflect this concept in any way, meaning that if you need to use include files in project A from project B, you need to manually write down those include folders. A rather inconvenient thing I'd say.
                          I'd like to propose that
                          1. Each C/C++ project would have a special property named "Public Include Folders"
                          2. When the project A with non-empty PIF is referenced by project B, project B would have A's PIFs automatically added…

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Stop using MS Edge for debugging ASP.Net apps

                            Positing for a second that MS Edge is unsuitable for debugging ASP.Net apps (see list below), PLEASE stop defaulting to that browser when debugging. I prefer to have the experience relatively streamlined so that I can focus on debugging *my* code. However, with Edge's flakiness, I'm having to jump debugging paradigms and deal with whatever bugs Edge wants to expose. It's just a royal pain in the &*# compared to vPrev, which wasn't great for ASP.Net either.
                            Why Edge is bad for debugging ASP.Net:
                            1. VS does not attach its debugger; it uses Edge's, so I constantly have to open…

                            7 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make a multiple string test for null or whitespace

                              If you write 'string.IsNullOrWhiteSpace()' it would be really handy if the method could take in multiple strings and return the evaluation of them all.
                              This would cut down on really long 'if' statements when testing against multiple strings

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • rc3

                                Release jet another RC before the final release! I had blocking bugs in previous RCs that didn't allow a full test. Or else, update more often the RC builds in all the components

                                4 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Support JavaDoc / doxygen style code comments for C++ intellisense

                                  XML documentation provides some benefit for intellisense, but it is very unwieldy for C++ (and unusual within the C/C++ ecosystem in general)

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                                    2 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Hide ui items without permissions (TFS)

                                    Currently menu items without permissions are still visible for the user. He can open the sites, post data and then get an error when he tries to save the work.

                                    The menu items without any permissions need to be hidden at least in order to validate that a user doesn't have the permissions without testing every single function.

                                    6 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Promote transfer of learning from git commands

                                      1. Visual Studio labels its context menu choice for adding an item to the git staging area "Stage". While this is arguably better terminology than the analogous "git add" command, is it necessary to be different? Could there at least be a tooltip or some other indicator that this is the same as "git add"?
                                      2. Again, while "Undo changes" may be more descriptive, could there be a tooltip or some other indicator that this is analogous to "git checkout <file>"?

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

                                        Hello
                                        VB.net is very accessible, but there are a few accessibility issues. These problems are true about all versions of VB.net from 2001 to 2013. I have not checked 2015 yet. These problems were almost solved in Visual Basic 2005 using JAWS 11 and Jamal Mazrooee's Scripts for JAWS, but he did not update his scripts for later versions of VB or JAWS, so those scripts don't work anymore. Here are the accessibility problems:
                                        1- When I press Ctrl+Tab for switching between Tabs, JAWS does not read the tab names, so I cannot know when to release Ctrl button.
                                        2-…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • F(x) operator overloading

                                          I really wish to have possibility to create real, strongly typed functors in C# like we have in C++ or Python.

                                          class RealFunctor
                                          {
                                          public virtual string operator(string arg)
                                          {
                                          return string.Format("Hello, {0}", arg);
                                          }
                                          };

                                          Delegate mechanism do not offer us enough power, since it cannot actually restrict the type of the delegate when passing it as an argument (for any function with the same signature could be cast to any delegate with the same signature).

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