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  1. Ability to create custom workloads for VS15 installer

    It would be nice if a user could create a custom workload that they can load into the VS15 installer. This would allow users to help others install the necessary components for development easily, rather than being told to install X, Y and Z, a user could be given a customised workload that will have X, Y and Z already selected for the user.

    I read through some blogs related to workloads and searched uservoice but could not find any mention of custom workloads being planned, close if this is a dupe :)

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

      Thank you for this – it’s good feedback. We have it on our backlog (for after RTM), but we haven’t heard the request commonly enough from customers yet to know that this is a high-priority item (compared to other items on the backlog). Your UserVoice idea is great, and we’ll keep monitoring this thread to understand the scenario better.

      Best wishes, Tim Sneath | Visual Studio Team

    • Make the Task List use tokens in web.config comments

      Currently, if I put a TODO comment in the web.config, it does not show up in the Task List. It would be nice if it did.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enable filtering list of components in Visual Studio 15 installer

        I would be nice to be able to filter the components in the installer of VS 15

        My use case is when I was looking for App insight component in the installer

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          1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Can we automatically turn off PC when setup is completed

          It's take 3-4 hours to install VS, the whole process is too long, how to auto turn off PC when setup is completed?

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow covariant use of Func

            If C (child) is a subclass of P (parent), then anything that takes Func<P> as an argument should also be allowed to take Func<C>.

            In other words, if we have a class Cat which inherits from Animal, the following should work:

            public void Speak(Func<Animal> getAnimal) {
            // some implementation here
            }

            Cat myKitty = new Cat();
            Func<Cat> getCat = () => myKitty;
            getCat.Speak();

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Editor: Incrementally widen selection with consecutive CTRL+W

                While it's good to finally have CTRL+W to select "word", it feels quite unfinished and limited in that it doesn't allow consecutive CTRL+W to widen the selection.

                Example:
                auto foo = ((typecast)bar);

                Expected behavior:
                1. Place cursor somewhere on "typecast".
                2. Press CTRL+W.
                3. "typecast" is selected.
                4. Press CTRL+W.
                5. "(typecast)" is selected.
                6. Press CTRL+W.
                7. "((typecast)bar)" is selected.

                Actual behavior:
                1. Place cursor somewhere on "typecast".
                2. Press CTRL+W.
                3. "typecast" is selected.
                4. goto 2.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Release Select Folder Dialog

                  WPF is lacking a good Select Folder Dialog. The Win Forms FolderBrowserDialog is the worst option for selecting a folder as you loose all your Quick access links and the general File Explorer feel.

                  Visual Studio has a nice Select Folder Dialog that allows you to select a folder for a new project and copies the OpenFileDialog and File Explorer layout.

                  Since visual studio is written with WPF could you please release the SelectFolderDialog in Visual Studio to the WPF and Windows community. A Nuget Package would be awesome.

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                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • In c++ projects link .h and .cpp files linked together in the tabs

                    In the bar with tabs there should be a way to link the .cpp and .h file together so they are next to each other. In that way you can always find the file easily in the tabs. See the attachment.

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                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Please add option "Shutdown PC when setup is completed" Thank you!

                      It's take 3-4 hours to install Visual Studio with some part of tool. I have to stand all night to waiting setup processes, please add option "Shutdown PC when setup is completed, or send notification to my phone when setup completed" Thank you!

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                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • show scope information in scroll bar preview tooltip

                        The preview tooltip on the "map mode" scroll bar is very useful, but it can still be hard to tell exactly where you are, especially when dealing with a large file and large functions. It may be helpful, if the code excerpt is in the middle of a function or class or something, to show at the top of the tooltip which function or class you're looking at.

                        I've attached an idea for how it might look when peeking at a function.

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                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Fix the alignment of new Find All References + Allow easy disable

                          The new Find References with color coding is nice but is very hard to just look at the window and find what you need because some code is one line and some is two lines.

                          I like to put the filename column on the left but then I noticed that the code is not aligned. See attached Image

                          The code fragment should be centered vertically.

                          Also preferably there should be a faint line between each item. it is a very hard window to work with.

                          There should also be a way to easily disable it with a button. That is…

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                            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Display the Solution Explorer, Team Explorer, Find Replace when the user hovers on top of it (when they are docked/auto-hidden)

                            Display windows like the Solution Explorer, Team Explorer, Find Replace when the user hovers on top of it's tab (when they are docked/auto-hidden)

                            It stays open as long as the mouse is on the expanded window/tab they are hovering over. The window will autohide/minimize again when the user's mouse exits the tab/expanded window.

                            The user also has the option to pin the window to keep it open.

                            I believe this will be really powerful

                            Thanks!

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Can we please get a watch window search. i have been waiting years for this.

                              Can we please get a watch window search. i have been waiting years for this.

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                                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Balloon notification when build complete

                                I can't know if build complete until visual studio go foreground.

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                                  2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Extend operator overloading

                                  I suggest making unary and binary operators overloadable using extensions.

                                  Example:

                                  static class Extensions
                                  {
                                  IVector operator + (this IVector left, IVector right);
                                  IVector operator * (this IVector left, IVector right);
                                  }

                                  It will make possible to write
                                  a + b * c
                                  instead of
                                  a.Add(b.Multiply(c));

                                  12 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Intellisense For Delegate Arguments

                                    Say you have a delegate

                                    public delegate void LogFn(string message, params object[] format);

                                    And you want to pass this as a parameter to a function:

                                    public void DoSomething(LogFn logger);

                                    Visual studio intellisense displays the same information you would display for a string, or an int... the type name. But for a delegate of this nature i would really like to see the method signature. Frequently i will be defining a Func<> or Action<> to represent the delegate so i need to know the type, number and order of the arguments.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support Ribbon for WPF

                                      Please provide more customization support for Ribbon Design for WPF.
                                      AT least provide Outlook 2016 style by default for Ribbon API.

                                      11 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Open the Start Page when solution is closed

                                        This should be easy to fix and could be a checkbox-option for users to turn on/off.
                                        When closing a solution you often want to open another, if not you would have closed the whole Ide. If you close a solution it would be very handy to open another solution from the recent project list.

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