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  1. Add more powerful text editing operations

    For example, a way to sort all lines in the selection. What I would do in your place is to look through the menus of other text editors for power users (Notepad++, Sublime, ...) and copy the features that make sense. These simple text features should be fairly easy to implement but could create a lot of value if selected tastefully.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Cache Test Discovery Results and selectively update them when necessary

      Discovering unit tests takes a long time when working with larger solutions (~1,000 solutions) and an appropriate amount of unit tests.

      It would speed up my work if test discovery results were cached and only selectively updated whenever necessary (e.g., when a test project was modified).

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        0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • VBFP PROGRAM MENU VIEW HAVE TO BIG & VBFP 9.0 CONVERT DBF FILES INTO ANY FORMAT

        IN VBFP 9.0 PROGRAM, PROGRAM MENU IS VERY SMALL & MENU CONTAIN VIEW IS VERY SMALL IF IT IS POSSIBLE TO MAKE PROGRAM MENU BIG SO TELL ME HOW?? ELSE MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO VIEW BIG PROGRAM SCREEN.
        SNAP ATTACHED, PLZ FIND OUT

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Change the link for Discover ways to extend and customize the IDE

            When you click the link 'Discover ways to extend and customize the IDE', this should take you to information about extensibility.

            As it now, you are sent to Visual Studio Marketplace.

            Visual Studio seems to confuse 'Find an extension' with extend and customize the IDE.

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              0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Images for Toolbar Buttons

              Ok, you nixed the idea of re-adding the button editor (see UV item "Images on customized toolbar buttons") like you had over a decade ago (and maybe before) (which I don't understand since you already have the code for the button face editor - just throw it back in!).
              Well then, how about at least providing an image Of Some Kind for anything you can put on a toolbar? Try to make the images correspond to their functions. (The button for the VS Start Page in 2015 is two concentric circles with a "1" in the middle [I had to…

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                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • allow us to link a theme per connected workspace

                lots of times I'll open the same solution in a different branch. Would be nice to have the color scheme linked to the workspace so that it's easier to distinguish

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • C11 Generic function support

                  I suggest you add support for Generic functions to your compiler, it's supported by Clang (and I believe GCC, but don't quote me on that), it's a pretty standalone feature, and really all it needs is preprocessor support for the _Generic keyword.

                  I personally use this feature, in some of my media processing libraries.

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                    1 comment  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Select the first project type by default in Add New Item dialog

                          In VS2017, right click in Solution Explorer and choose Add > Class.

                          This opens the Add New Item dialog. In order to create a class you have to select the project type (ASP.NET Core for example) and then you get the list of items to create.

                          This extra step is quite frustrating when you are creating dozens of classes a day.

                          It would be useful if a default project type is chosen, ideally the type of project that the right-click context is.

                          Thanks
                          Chris

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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • make menu items searchable by keyword in the way mac does

                            I often want to find a feature in VS that I'm sure has a menu option. I would like to try searching menu options via keyword to see if I can find menu options. Pretty much exactly like the start bar works in windows

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                              1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • No need to leave visual studio when opening a workitem in VS 2017

                              No need to leave visual studio when opening a workitem in VS 2017, it should just open in VS just like in VS2015

                              63 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Ability to specify per test method timeout in runsettings file or in commandline

                                At present, the only way to specify timeout is by adding "Timeout" attribute. It is not practical to add timeout attribute to every test method in entire code base. When running tests as part of a continuous build, the ability to specify per test timeout through command line or a runsettings file is required.

                                Note: There is an older way to do this using testsettings file, but that automatically forces vstest.console.exe to switch to the older mstest.exe, which is not ideal.

                                36 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • I need a button to turn on/ turn off auto format completely

                                  Make a button to turn on/ turn off auto format completely on Text Editor toolbar

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      2 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • add a "follow tail" feature in the Output, Build, and Immediate windows

                                      A "Follow Tail" feature would be handy. A new column that would allow you to filter the entries by Date could be do the trick
                                      https://github.com/RolandPheasant/TailBlazer

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                                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add the ability to re-highlight the changed lines in source code for updated files in a branch that have not been pushed to the repository.

                                        Add the ability to re-highlight the changed lines in source code for updated files in a branch that have not been pushed to the repository. Needed for these cases: closing and re-opening an existing file, closing and re-opening a solution, switching between branches or visual studio crashing un-expectantly. For clarity, I am talking about when it highlights the changed lines green within the scrollbar.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • change start external program to dropdown list

                                          I currently develop an add-in to an add-in for a Windows product, and support 5 different application. My pain point is selecting the external application that I need to run under.

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