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  1. when a c# programe is running, so change cursor icon to uneditable icon then programmer can recornize it without trying to edit something.

    when a c# programe is running, change cursor to uneditable icon then programmer can recornize it without trying to edit something.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • visual studio build tools - not require administrator access for install

      I have used the Visual Studio Build tools and the Visual C++ build tools for python 2.7. The build tools are tremendously helpful for building python modules for python 3.5 and 3.6. Thank you!

      But if I need to work on some of our computers at work (these are shared or "hoteled" desks) I can't compile my python 3.5 modules because we do not get administrator privileges on these computers. Even though each person gets their own disk space. The python 2.7 modules build without problems as I can install them just for a single user.

      thx

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        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Debugger attach window should be in focus when created

          Whenever I put a System.Diagnostics.Debugger.Launch() in the code, the Debugger attach window that pops up is not in focus, and I have to manually search for the window and click on it. This is a bit annoying when I have to do it dozens of times per day.

          Can't the attach window automatically acquire focus when it spawns?

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            0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support ÅÄÖ characters in Test explorer search

            Its not possible to use characters ÅÄÖ when searching for a test with Test explorer search.

            It has been that way since at least VS12 Update 3.

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              0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Tabbeb Properties Explorer

              Make tabbeb properties like in Xamarin Studio (properties group - tab view)

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              • 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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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Flag Common Constructor Mistakes

                  Because VS suggests completions, it's easy to select the wrong thing without noticing, and the compiler will let certain obvious constructor mistakes sail right through without an error or warning. VS should be able to catch these common, easy-to-make mistakes and at least provide warnings:

                  class Item {
                  string ItemCode { get; }
                  public Item( string itemCode ) {
                  itemCode = ItemCode; // Mistake! Argument replaced by property
                  ItemCode = ItemCode; // Mistake! Property initialized with itself
                  ItemCode = itemCode; // Correct code
                  }
                  }

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Remove the "Create new solution configurations" checkbox

                    There is a checkbox in `Configuration Manager > New Project Platform` which seems quite unnecessary and is very easy to overlook. According to StackOverflow, this has caused trouble to many people: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12846478/configuration-with-same-name-already-exists

                    I believe this checkbox should be removed.

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                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow folders to be pinned so that they are not sorted

                      I have a folder structure that maps to my product website's ui.
                      I've had to use imaginative folder names and 'Z', '_' prefixes to keep the order intact.
                      Would be useful to be able to pin folders so that they always appear in a certain pre-defined order.

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                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 关于代码自动补全功能的建议

                        可以设置自动补全的优先度,例如提高变量、局部变量、使用频率高的变量函数的优先度,以提高自动补全的效率。我不希望输入cout时输到第四个字母才出现补全代码。

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                          0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make the 'Summary' pane in installer resize-able

                          In VS2017 installer's summary pane in the right side, some checkboxes' text is too long. Make the summary pane resize-able for users to be able to view the full text on checkboxes.

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                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Remove/Hide Connected Services

                            Add option to remove or at least hide the 'Connected Services' node under web projects.

                            It is a feature I know I am not going to use in several projects but do not want 'link' clutter at the root level of my project.

                            I have seen this has been raised before on the developercommunity site as a bug (but it got closed as it is not a bug understandably), even though it has 35+ people following it still.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Improve SSDT Build Times

                              We have a sqlproj with over 1K Stored Procedures and the build time is horrendous. We'd love to see this improved.

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                                0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add more color custimization

                                Add more color customization so you can customize the look of the entire editor to your liking

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                                • Provide a list of "My Work" work items in the pending changes related work items for association with a check-in

                                  I'd like a list of or shortcut to "My Work" work items in the pending changes related work items. I find myself switching from the pending changes pane to the my work pane to look up and/or add a work item to in progress in order to associate it with my check-in. It would a great to simply select a work item directly in the pending change pane.

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                                  • scroll to last position in Design window when switching from Code

                                    When switching between Code Editor and Design, it always scrolls to the top of the form. Can you make it go back to the same position it was when the window was last viewed. This makes working on a group of controls a PITA when adding events and other things to each control.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Expose more CLI instructions

                                      This has already been suggested in Roslyn's Issues page:
                                      https://github.com/dotnet/roslyn/issues/11475

                                      There are some CLI instructions that are never generated by any known C# compiler, including `calli` and `ldftn` which are essential in a high-performance interop code (because marshaling is terribly slow).

                                      The current workaround to use these instructions is using `System.Reflection.Emit.ILGenerator` to generate a dynamic method, as discussed in this topic:
                                      http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3915827/get-ldftn-function-pointer-in-c-sharp
                                      However, this won't work in a full AOT environment, for example, on iOS.

                                      Another workaround is generating an asssembly containing these instructions or patching the generated assembly, but this complicates the build process.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • The installer does not scale to the display's high DPI setting

                                        The new installer for Visual Studio 2017 doesn't scale when using high DPI settings.

                                        I'm running Windows 10 on a MacBook Pro with a resolution of 2880x1800 and a scaling setting of 125%. The text in the installer is so small it's barely legible.

                                        Increasing the scaling to 200% does increase the readability of the installer, but it's bitmap scaled, so everything is fuzzy.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add this option from C# to C/C++ as well: "Insert * at the start of new lines when writing /* */ comments"

                                          In Options | Text Editor | C# | Advanced,
                                          there is the option "Insert * at the start of new lines when writing /* */ comments"

                                          Please add this capability to C/C++ as well.

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