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  1. Work on making integration with Gulp build tool (Node.js) more seamless.

    I had to do a lot of crazy stuff to make Visual Studio 2017 and Gulp work together. That is because Gulp is building the .ts files and Visual Studio interferes with it.

    1. Use "From Existing Node Project" and uncheck "Create Directory For Solution".
    TASK RUNNER EXPLORER COMES INTEGRATED IN VS 2017!
    2. Set server.ts as node.js startup file
    3. IMPORTANT! Go to Tools > Options > Projects and Solutions > External Tools Set Visual Studio Code to use external node.js or next step won't work and you'll get errors about the version of node.js, sass, etc. I explicitly…

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Nuget Package Manager updating packages for whole solution-change the Uninstall to ask "Are You Sure?"

      When managing packages for the whole solution, and there's an upgrade available, it's too easy to accidentally hit "Uninstall" instead of "Install" and realize too late that you just deleted package references a bunch of projects.

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        0 comments  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • "Copy link to selection on VSO" from the VS IDE context menu

        I love sharing links to highlighted snippets of code using VSO's "Copy link to selection" button. It would be great if I could do the same straight from the IDE.

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          0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          • In Call hierarchy , remove Calls To folder

            The calls to folder lever are really needless

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Reorder watched items

              Currently the items listed in the Watch window cannot be re-ordered. I often find myself stepping through code and watching variables with related variables next to one another. If I did not plan ahead the order than I have to delete and re-add. Dragging an item in the watch window seems to always re-add to end

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • CodeLens: include markup references in reference count

                Currently, CodeLens will count all references to a method or property in the code-behind of an ASP.Net page, but does not count references in markup pages.
                Consider a method to select data from a database. Invoking it in a code-behind page will increase the reference count, but naming it as the SelectMethod of an ObjectDataSource will not.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add a feature to quickly diff two text blocks (without saving into a file and use tools.diff...)

                  When refactoring and extracting methods to be shared, I often have the problem that I see similar code that could be replaced with the extracted method.

                  I'd like to use the diff view to see the differences, but in order to do that I need to copy and paste both blocks into separate temp files, save them and use VS diff tool on them.

                  This can be massively simplified and would be a good productivity enhancement.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • CORE FEATURE: Share Projects across Visual Studio Accounts

                    THIS IS A CORE FEATURE
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                    The UseCase is same as Dropbox - share a folder/project in on Visual Studio Account and have it available in the other Visual Studio Account.

                    Just like with Dropbox, the client simply manages their own VS project and shares them with other VSO users. They can then login to their VSO and see the projects.

                    At the moment, you can share projects but it MUST be under a single VSO account.

                    I am astounded that VSO does not support this, especially when moved to the cloud which should have provided improved ability for this.

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                      0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Invocation of a constexpr function that indexes an array with a constant argument greater than the bounds of the array does not generate a w

                      For example, the following code compiles without even a warning at /W4

                      constexpr int values[] = { 1, 2, 3 };

                      inline constexpr int doit(size_t index) { return values[index]; }

                      int main(void)
                      {
                      std::cout << doit(3) << std::endl;
                      }

                      Note, however, that something like:

                      constexpr int value = doit(3);

                      fails to compile (as it should). Seems like this would be a trivial thing to do given that replacing doit(3) with something like doit(0) *does* get evaluated at compile time and the resulting machine code is to simply push the value '0' onto the stack

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • How do I set the default folders in VS 2015,which sync-ed on OneDrive

                        I'm trying to have my Documents folder be the sync-ed folder on OneDrive. How do I point VS 2015 to there for the folders: ArchitectureExplorer, Backup Files, Code Snippets, StartPages, Visualizers? As well as any others that haven't hit it yet?

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • VS-Navigate bar(Ctrl+F2): Allow us to customize the order of the Projects, Objects, Members dropdown list

                          Currently, you can turn on and off the navigation bar through Tools-Options -> Text Editor -> All Language-> Navigate bar, but there is no place that we can change the order of those three dropdown list, sometime, we use the Member/Method dropdown list frequently and we want to move it to the first, so we have not use the ‘Tab’ keyword to switch to the last dropdown list every time. This idea comes from here: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/32f2a2e5-5c7c-4312-89c8-0e765a21b138/how-to-customize-or-rearrange-visual-studio-navigation-bar?forum=visualstudiogeneral

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Still not able to unselect Visual Basic from installation?

                            Some versions ago, the person installing was able to select which languages wanted to install, C#, Visual Basic, F#, but now it is not possible. I definitely don't want and need VB to be installed, and I think others like me don't want and need VB to be installed

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                              • pliz add more language to the speech engine

                                pliz add more language to the speech engine so countrys like sweden for an example. so more people can use softwares with thiere voices

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • It would be great if you don't even again replace my Insert space settings with Keep Tabs without asking me.

                                  It would be great if you don't even again replace my Insert space settings with Keep Tabs without asking me.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Escapable User Interface or IEscapable

                                    As a user, when using a tool or a process that runs a lengthy process, make the process inherit from some form of interface that makes it obvious it can be escaped, stopped, or delayed. I think that would make it possible for new UI to allow users to determine if something that they use or create is escapable.

                                    Examples of things that are usually have an escape mechanism attached to it on the UI are popup windows. When you build a program and want the compiler to stop, hitting escape would be a good feature to attach to a…

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 3D in UWP with XAML

                                      Add 3D support in XAML and programmatically to UWP such as it was in WPF 3D for simple 3D graphic.

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                                      • Stay put at one version and improve it

                                        You should update and improve one version.
                                        That way I as a customer would get most value for the money spent on your product.

                                        Right now I get the impression vs2015 is all forgotten and all focus are on vs2017 (and vs15). As a customer I feel neglected.

                                        All functionality you speak about in vs2017 and vs15 have not given me _any_ value.

                                        continuous delivery..........???

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • allow rules in work items depending on all values under an Area Path and not just a specific value

                                          I would like to filter some fields according to a chosen Area Path and all its nested values. Today it is only possible to have a rule for a specific node value and not all values under it.

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