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      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Missing Toolbar Icons

      Since it appears that we aren't going have the ability to add/edit toolbar icons anytime soon, could we at least have icons for things that we use several times a day?

      I've attached a snippet of the Build Toolbar, which has no icons for the Rebuild Selected, and Rebuild Solution, but does have icons for Build Selected and Build Solution. We haven't have icons for either Rebuilds since VS 2008, and it would be nice if we didn't have to take up the entire toolbar area with text, when a simple icon would do.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • show what is installed and a total progress bar while installing visual studio 2017

        When im installing visual studio 2017 i only see the progress bar of the current object it is installing. maybe also add a pause play function so you can install it another day.

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          1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Fonts & Colors - String - Distinguish quotation mark from text (by color)

          Currently when setting colors for String's I only have the option of setting colors for String and String Verbatim.
          This allows me to set foreground and background colors.
          For strings I usually set a different background so it's easier to see (especially multiline strings).
          It would improve the string visibility if the quotation marks would blend into the background better and the text between the marks would stand out better.

          Please add the possibility to:
          a) A separate option to set colors for quotation marks (prefixes included)
          -or-
          b) Let quotation marks (with prefixes) be in the same group coloring…

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Microsoft should buy JustTrace from Telerik and replace the built-in performance tools

            Telerik has announced that they are retiring their JustTrace product. One of the reasons they give for retiring it is because performance and memory profiling are now a feature of Visual Studio, however, in my opinion, JustTrace is a far superior product to the built-in tools. Here are just a few features that make it superior:
            -Memory snapshots can be taken and analyzed while the application is running. In VS you have to exit the application to analyze the snapshot
            -Memory snapshots take a fraction of the time to create vs the built-in tool
            -The user interface and analysis tools…

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 1 vote
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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Cancel rename of a file in Solution Explorer by pressing Esc button

                Currently pressing Esc button applies new name. It violates the UX of the Esc button.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • comments for JavaScript object anonymous function

                  In vs 2017 I can create an xml comment like this:

                  /**
                  * Function description
                  * @param {string} arg1 this is a string
                  * @param {number} arg2 this is a number
                  * @param {Array} arg2 this is an Array
                  let someFunction = function(arg1, arg2, arg3) {

                  }

                  but not for an objects method like this:
                  // xml comments do not work here
                  $scope.someFunction = function(arg1, arg2, arg3) {

                  }

                  this feature would be very useful for angular developers.

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

                    C# хорошо развивается как новыми возможностями, так синтаксическим сахаром. Решая различные задачи, я с несколькими сложностями в их реализации в силу того, что C# на это не способен. Поэтому хочу предложить на рассмотрение того, чтобы я хотел видеть в C#:

                    1. Создание объекта

                    var myType = typeof(myClass);
                    var myObject = (myClass)Activator.CreateInstance(myType);

                    Хотелось бы использовать название класса как переменную

                    var myVariable = myClass;
                    var myObject = (myVariable)Activator.CreateInstance(typeof(myVariable));

                    2. Вызов расширенной функции для перечисления

                    public enum Numbers
                    {
                    One = 1,
                    Two = 2,
                    Three = 3
                    }

                    public static class ExtentionEnum
                    {
                    public static bool IsContains(this Numbers source, string value)
                    { …

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 能否提供下载完成后,自动关机的功能?

                      下载或者更新完VS后自动关机

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add cmake to path

                        I use a custom cmake command to copy shaders and kernels from my project to my build folder, mainly because the cmake copy command is cross platform. If cmake is integrated into visual studio 2017, then cmake should be added to the developer command prompt path as well.

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Copy GIT features from VS Code.

                          Specifically, I like a "changes List" where when I click a file I see the changes made to the file almost immediately. in VS 2017 I have to double click and it is super slow

                          2 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • My suggestion is not to change operator precedence between versions of VS

                            As an example, this code is valid for VS2015:
                            for (var i = 0; i < hex.Length >> 1; ++i)

                            Whereas in VS2017 you now require:
                            for (var i = 0; i < (hex.Length >> 1); ++i)

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Double clicking name in Add New Item dialog should exclude the file extension from the selection.

                              The Add New Item dialog proposes a file name for the new item, such as "class.cs". Double clicking on the part of the name before the extension selects the entire string, including the ".cs". However the most common need is merely to change the filename to that of the class it will contain, not to change the extension. I suggest that the behaviour be changed so that the file extension is not included by default when the name is double clicked.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • User Experience of programmers while coding in VS

                                Android Studio is amazing regarding UX of programmers. There are some minor things can be done in VS to improve UX. I guess the reason this never happened in VS is the producers dont care! Some examples are in below:

                                1- You have the name of classes not included(used dll) in the current class in intellisense. You dont need to write the complete name of class to inform the intellisense about it and import it.

                                2- You have some default name suggestions after you write the name of

                                3- You have tip of the day that suggest most useful features…

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                                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Please add type and origin to the IntelliSense-List Members

                                    Now in VS 2015 or VS 2017, we can only see the List Members and no more detail information about this list members, we need to choose the specific member and it popups the Quick Info to displays the complete declaration. It is better to display the key information with the list members, no need to select or scan it. For example: In the first screenshot (from VisualStudio) below, one can see that no type or origin for properties is provided, only the name. In the second screenshot (from NetBeans) below, one can see that the type (?) and origin…

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                                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Separate "fonts and colors" in options import/export to "fonts" and "colors"

                                      Right now if I wish to export my font customizations and choose export > options > environment > fonts and colors, VS would export both font AND color settings in one piece, and then I'm unable to import JUST font settings after I have changed my color theme, because colors from the previous color theme would be imported as well and override the colors my new theme set. Please separate fonts and colors and allow users to import/export them independently.

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                                        2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Block Structure Guides for C++ Text Editor

                                        I love the block structure guide lines in VS2017 for C# and F#, they make code so much easier to follow. So it would be absolutely fantastic to see them in C++ text editor as well.

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                                        • Improve Object Browser: make asynchronous and easier target set

                                          Please make the Object Browser faster.
                                          1) Make loading data asynchronous providing a cancel button, this happens when
                                          a) Loading the OB
                                          b) Searching for a type or member
                                          c) Changing the component set
                                          2) Provide better contemporary component set patches, such as PCLs by profile, Xamarin etc.

                                          3 votes
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