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  1. add the "Create Unit Tests" wizard back into the shortcut menu when right-clicking within the editor...

    Pleas add the "Create Unit Tests" wizard back into the shortcut menu when right-clicking within the editor in VS 2017...

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      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Go to: Disable 'Current Document' button when searching for files

      The new 'Go to' feature in VS 2017 is amazing. These are my two primary use cases:

      1. Search for symbols in the current document
      2. Search for files in the project

      When I do the former, I need to have the 'Current Document' button checked (Ctrl+Alt+C).

      When I do the latter, I currently need to have the 'Current Document' button unchecked, or the search won't work at all.

      Ideally, I could always leave the 'Current Document' button checked, and file searching would still work.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Silverlight support in Visual Studio 2017

        Support Silverlight development in vs 2017, no ria ****, no other wierd things, just plane sl projects with xaml editor.
        Since silverlight is supported until 2021, do not force a lot of ppl to install two version of visual studio (until they migrated all the legacy apps). At least support it for 2017, so for the next major version at least we benefit from the lightweight and fast installation of vs 2017...

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • IntelliSense

            Please, It would be nice to get the most frequency code match insert by the developer from the IntelliSense. Like a Google search...

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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Shift+F12 (Find All References) navigates directly to the usage, if the reference is only one

              When Findin all references of a symbol (using Shift+F12), the window 'XYZ' references opens, with all references to it.
              User then clicks a reference to navigate to its usage.
              This step can be skipped when only single reference is found, IDE can directly navigate editor to usage of the reference.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • python parameters

                The ability to set command line parameters to each independent python script. instead of adding parameters to the project.

                for example in the properties of each file. This way i wouldn't have to change it for every script.

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                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Keep track of compiler variables

                  Keep track of compiler variables to be easily remebered and entered in the build tab of the project settings page.

                  Use to happen removing a flag from the Project then after a while need to scan the source code to find again the flag or look for new ones.

                  By keeping track of the automatically would be easier to use them in the Project settings.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add hotkeys for custom build tasks c++

                    There is a nice new feature in the VS2017 - open folder. It allows open any folder and customize build/clean/etc tasks. But one can not build a folder using standard hotkeys nor assign custom hotkeys. It is not productive to invoke context menu to call build task.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • save package password in .sln

                      We protect the user credentials of the connections (.conmgr) we have in several projects of one solution (.sln) via a password.
                      Every time, when I use Visual Studio to open up my solution I have to provide not only one password, but one for every project, which is part of the solution. This makes opening Visual Studio an annoying task, as we have several projects within the solution.

                      Could you please add a possibility to save the package-passwords as part of the solution file, which itself is protected by a password, so I only need to enter one password (that…

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                        0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Show redline under the collapse functions if there is an misspelling inside of it

                        Show redline under the collapse functions if there is an misspelling inside of it

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Please add team project name in the delete confirmation Box

                          In TFS Admin console we have an option to delete team project but when pop for confirmation there is no name of the team project. If by mistake select wrong team project from team project list and delete. Its serious issue.

                          Please consider this as high priority. It helps to avoid accidental deletion of team project.

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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support for custom build error parsing when using VS2017 "Open folder" tasks (like "problemMatcher" in visual studio code)

                            The new "Open folder" functionality in Visual Studio 2017 is great. But i'm missing the ability to specify a custom build error parser for a task, to support errors/warnings from various compilers/linkers.
                            Visual Studio Code has the "problemMatcher" concept. I would like something like that.

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                              0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • see control property type in XAML editor on mouseover

                              As I am editing some XAML and lets say I'm not sure if "Background" property on a control is of type Brush vs. Color I cant just put my mouse over it to see the type, instead I have to use peek.

                              Would be nice to have that in the mouse over info instead of having to use an extra step.

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                                0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Tooltip Text Should be limited so that it doesn't block the screen

                                When I hover (mostly accidentally) on the item in event on diagnostic tools screen, a tooltip is shown for that item. But unfortunately it seems to show full view of the item thus blocking the screen. I suggest the tooltip to show only preview (with limited length of text), user can click on that item to look into more details of that item. This should also apply to any other tooltip with the same problem that might generate tooltip that would block the screen.

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Within Visual Studio, show the test results for a User Story in the Test Cases tab (as opposed to test case design status).

                                  Within Visual Studio, show the test results for a User Story in the Test Cases tab (as opposed to test case design status).

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                                    0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Doesn't VS 2017 support Report Viewer?

                                    Doesn't VS 2017 support Report Viewer?

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                                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add last modified date/time to "Connect to a project" dialog

                                      I had two very similar named team projects and the current dialog has no way to compare the projects beyond name.

                                      This made me think that perhaps we could add something like last modified date/time metadata on highlight of teams or something else to provide more context without leaving dialog?

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                                        0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Google emulator: huge installation size

                                        The Google emulator package is so huge, up to almost 21 GB, in VS 2017!
                                        I previously installed an emulator and some smart phone images with the Android studio, the disk space consumption was actually not so big. Could you please break the package down to smaller parts so we don't have to waste so much bandwidth?

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                                          0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • New Web Project to be WAI-ARIA compliant

                                          It would save a lot of work for those who need WAI-ARIA compliant web sites to have Visual Studio produce new (web) projects that are already WAI-ARIA compliant.

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                                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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