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  1. Allow to upload images in the "Report Bug" feature

    Sometimes, the screenshot facility is not enough or cannot reasonably be used.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add an update all button to the installer

        Add a way to update all to the installer. I have Preview, Test professional, Test Controller and would like a "One Click" and done solution.

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          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Property value mapper - copy property values from one class to another

          It would be beneficial to be able to copy matching properties from one class to another instead of manually writing out individual assignments

          For example; to copy the matching properties from PersonName to Person ignoring unmatched properties:

          public class Person() {
          public string LastName { get; set; }
          public string FirstName { get; set; }
          public string JobTitle { get; set; }
          }
          public class PersonName() {
          public string LastName { get; set; }
          public string FirstName { get; set; }
          public string Middle Initial { get; set; }
          }

          Instead of this:

          person.LastName = personName.LastName;
          person.FirstName = personName.FirstName;

          Would…

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • have cl.exe actually generate binary code

            currently, cl.exe does not generate exes.

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              1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • cl.exe get past winnt.h(154): fatal error C1189: #error: "No Target Architecture"

              1. cl.exe seems to be cacheing source code and it's stale. I see in error messages old versions of my code.
              2. after setting
              #define _WINNT_VER_ 0x0601
              #define _WIN32_WINNT 0x0601
              and #including winnt.h,
              the compiler complains with the error message up top. C1189 "No Target Architecture". I didn't know that had to be in my code. I thought that was something I specified as a compiler switch...

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                1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Visual Studio Test cases are not executed if one of the test agent machines goes down.

                When we run tests via test controller and test agents configuration, during the runtime, if own test agent machine shut down or test agent closed etc. the subsequent tests are not executed anymore, I mean all of the test cases running on the other test agents machine will also get failed.
                We think we could make test tools more robust in the future, please refer to this thread:

                https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/0ce0d115-fd34-4750-ac96-b6eb2b45acec/visual-studio-test-rig-setup-test-cases-are-not-executed-if-one-of-the-agent-machines-goes-down?forum=vstest

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                  1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • In Team Explorer, make the "Home" text look like a button since it is a button not only text. The "down arrow" is not obvious or intuitive.

                  In Visual Studio 2015, trying to create a new project is not obvious. In Team Explorer, the "Home" text/button does not appear to be a button or selection menu even though there is a tiny down-arrow icon to the right. When you click on the "Home" menu you see a list of options/functions. It is like a hidden/secret menu. This is not intuitive or obvious. Furthermore, when you discover this hidden Easter egg function (tee hee... what fun!), you need to know to pick another sub-menu item. But wait, your're not there yet. Next you need to go to the…

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                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • IdeaForVS (other)

                    Please make a Google sign-in option.

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 小括號無法以ENTER直接換行

                      小括號無法以ENTER直接換行

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Find in files and in context of my recent changesets

                        It would be great if i could choose to use the search feature (ctrl+f or ctrl+shift+f) as being in the context of my most recent changesets, or by a picklist of those changesets

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                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make Edit-Find and Replace-Quick Find available while editing a String Table in an .rc file

                          Right now it is quite painful to find a string in a String Table when editing a .rc file. "Edit-Find and Replace-Quick Find" (or Ctrl+F) actually launches the "Find in Files" command, but I don't want to find text in several files, I just want to find text in the String Table I'm editing.

                          Find in Files eventually finds the text in the .rc file, but when I click in the corresponding line in the "Find Results" window, the IDE opens the .rc file as text.

                          Short version: While editing a String Table I want Ctrl+F to work like it…

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make the pre and post build event text boxes wider and font larger

                            The text boxes where you enter the pre- and post-build events are small and do not show the full command without scrolling for a reasonable size command that uses macros.

                            It would also be nice to have a slightly larger font on these.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Custom Documentation URL

                              When I push "F1" on a .net library component, it takes me to the documentation on the Microsoft page. If I install a library with Nuget, or a package manually - I should be able to specify (or have specified in Nuget) where to point that "F1" documentation to. For instance, if I am using JSON.net - F1 on that object should go to their documentation.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Visual Studio Installer with Offline Option

                                Please add an option in the Visual Studio Installer program to use the selected components and save an offline installer.

                                Assumingly the Installer program generates a command line and the only part missing is /layout for offline.

                                This will help out many people, including people like me where internet is slower and limited.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Prompt to set colors on install

                                  After installing, rebooting, and then signing in you can choose a color theme. It should be offered during early setup or install, for those of us that don't like staring at white while it downloads packages.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Team Explorer Compare Mode

                                    When in Team Explorer - Changes modal dialog window on right it is slightly painful to constantly right click and hit compare context menu item each time when I have multiple files to compare. I would suggest allowing the dialog to be change to a compare mode so I just have to click or double click to compare.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Include a link to docs.microsoft.com/visualstudio on the startup screen of the installer.

                                      The screen displayed when VS install is complete includes Learn (tutorial), MarketPlace, Community and Support, but no link to the Docs. This is something I'd like to have access to from minute one.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Team Explorer: pop out Sync in separate window

                                          In the Team Explorer, I would like the option to pop out the Sync view into a separate dockable window, the way you already can with Branches and Changes.

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