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  1. Improve target dropdown usability for projects with multiple targets with the same name

    I have two pieces of general feedback about the targets dropdown. (1) In cases where there are many targets, the dropdown can get unwieldy and it's painful to scroll through multiple screens worth of targets. (2) When there are multiple targets with the same name (for instance, curl has a libcurl.sln for VC10, VC11, VC12, and VC14), it's impossible to distinguish between them in the dropdown because it just shows the name.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support JavaScript in the debugger autos window

      The autos window in the debugger is always empty when debugging JavaScript from Visual Studio. It would be great if it showed some relevant items.

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        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • It'd be nice to see some kind of progress indicator in the Please wait... screen when the installer starts

        It'd be nice to see some kind of progress indicator in the Please wait... screen when the installer starts

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          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Intelligent Xamarin Source Editor With android support IntelliSense

          There is too much difficult to develop Application using xamarin in visual studio. not enough intelligent editor that gives the suggestions. They look like a even notepad Editor. kindly fix it and provide full fledged xamarin source Editor with IntelliSense like Xaml IntelliSense in UWP or WPF

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            0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • In-product-acquisition setup UI should have a launch buttion

            The ability to launch setup from VS (Quick Launch) and add new features is nice. It saves me from going to the Control Panel to find VS in Programs and Features, launch setup and fiddle with the options there.

            What would have been even nicer is for the mini Setup UI that is adding my selection to have a "Launch" button so that I can get back to Visual Studio quicker.

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              0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • publish to local url

              Please make it possible to publish a console app to a local url. This is already possible for webapps, but for console apps the publish wizzard unfortunately insists on making a setup package instead of simply copying the files.

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              • Add Shared Project reference to WCF Service Library.

                Add Shared Project reference to WCF Service Library.
                I see no reason why it is not possible to reference a Shared Project from a WCF Service Library.

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                    0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Locate where variables are written to

                        Can you provide a "find all write references".
                        I..e I often want to locate where a variable or property I'm examining is being written. So I manually have to "find all references" then search through the list.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Immediate Window Space or Enter Should Choose Selected Intellisense Function

                          When I am using the Immediate Window and I type a line of code with an object and then type dot, I get awesome Intellisense. So far, so good. But when I find the function I want by starting to type a few characters of its name and now it is selected, don't make me use a mouse click to choose the selected function name. I should be able to hit the Space bar or Enter to choose the selected function. I have tendonitis and having to grab the mouse introduces physical pain, so I want a keyboard function for…

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Possibility to create expressive bindings in XAML

                            {Binding Length, Converter={StaticResource SmallerThen}, ConverterParameter=5, ElementName=StackPanel1, Mode=OneWay} -> {Binding StackPanel1.Length < 6} [Boolean]
                            {Binding ActualWidth, Converter={StaticResource Division}, ConverterParameter=7, ElementName=StackPanel1, Mode=OneWay} -> {Binding StackPanel1.ActualWidth / 7} [Numeric]
                            {Binding Name, Converter={StaticResource MenuText}, ConverterParameter=5, Mode=OneWay} -> {Binding "Project>" & Name & ">Item"} [String]

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                                  • Allow TFS build to depend on multiple repositories

                                    Many other build systems allow dependencies on multiple source repositories ( even different ones - i.e. Git and SVN).

                                    I currently have setup a TFS project that has multple Git repos and TFS source repositories. I have builds that depend on a mixture - for instance a main build has a dependency on a Git repo that contains 3rd party dependencies. While there is a work around with the general command line support, it would be much more clear to define the source dependencies up front. I should be able to specify the branches on those via variables also. I…

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                                      5 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow Test Explorer To export test results

                                      When running tests in Test Explorer, there doesn't appear to be a way to export these results. This would be useful in order to share failed test results with fellow team members. Ability to export to trx would be wonderful. I know this can be accomplished via commandline, but running from commandline is a rather clunky solution, especially if you want to re-run failed test.

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                                        8 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow 'Task Runner Explorer' to load Gulpfile.js from a subdirectory

                                        "Task Runner Explorer" looks for Gulpfile.js and related config files in the solution root. That makes our solution very messy, as there are lots of config files, as well as the node_modules and bower_components directories, etc.

                                        We want to have everything client side in a separate directory, lets say "./Client".

                                        But then TRE won't detect the stuff in there. So allow us to specify the working directory for TRE in Tools-Options, or make it scan immediate subdirectories to find the config files.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • support CMake generating "Unix Makefiles" with Open Folder

                                          Here's a workflow I'm trying to use (2017 RC):
                                          - Open Folder containing a Linux project using CMake
                                          - Configure CMakeSettings.json to generate "Unix Makefiles" (according to the documentation for open folder only VS output is supported)
                                          - Build using external command line (bash on Windows 10) - not supported, open folder is not a Linux solution.
                                          - Debug with locally running GDB on bash - not supported, same as above.

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