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  1. Give the TextBox control a AutoSelectAllMode property

    I have yet to implement an (UWP) TextBox control without hooking it up to some my_textbox.SelectAll() code behind. Not hard to do, but I am hardly the only one doing this. Modes of Disabled, OnGotFocus, OnLostFocus and OnValidated would be my preference, but I'll take a simply boolean any day.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Scope to this when opening a folder

      When opening a folder the ability to "scope" the solution explorer to a sub folder like you can with a project would be help.

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        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Improve selection of sub-modules in new installer

        In the new installer you can only select sub-modules if you click on the main modules. Those are then deselected. Maybe provide an ellipsis in another corner to show the sub-module selection on the right for that module.

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          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make Enumerble And Array Type More Convince

          why we can not select items like list in Python [1:5]?
          why we can not delete items match conditions?
          we must to write more code to do those things.
          i think this is wasting my life :(

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              1 comment  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Code reuse (bridges) for WPF->UWP

              Since 2009 I moved from Windows Forms(used since 2003) to WPF, many things had changed but it was possible to port a Modbus/TCP, multithread, SCADA application, to the new era of modern UI called WPF (some equivalents existed so far, managed dlls (.net class librarys) was ok, and at least networking and database was almost ok). The main reason for me to go to UWP is to be able to port some functionality to ARM based devices. Now in UWP the application model and the object model has changed so much and also equivalents are not even close... How to…

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 格式化代码

                格式化代码不好用,很不方便。希望能像eclipse那样一键格式化。

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • C# and VB wrong Perception

                  I have writing code in Visual Basic since 2005. I see most of the people just talk about C#. Everyone think VB is just very tiny language and cannot do what C# can do. Which I believe is FALSE after the .NET framework.

                  Can you re-brand Visual Basic as B# and help this language to get same status and respect as C#.

                  VB is really powerful language, but the perception that is built is totally disgusting. Even in universities, No one agrees to let you develop project in VB. This situation is really disappointing and damaging the image of this…

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                    3 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Pending Changes, included changes too small

                    The "Included Changes" section of Pending Changes is too small when I have a lot of pending changes. If I close some included changes tree view folders the section expands. It seems like if I have a lot of changes that scroll-able area should be bigger, right?

                    8 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Developer Toolkit for Dynamics CRM

                      We need support for the Developer Toolkit for Dynamics CRM, the last one is supported on VS2012 which is already old, this is a very useful tool when developing for Dynamics CRM

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                        0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make go-to-definition and find-references work between F# and C# projects

                        In a solution containing a mixture of C# and F# projects, go-to-definition does not work when your starting point is, say, C# and the target function/value/type definition is in F#. (And vice versa.) The same is true for find-all-references.

                        This is a major inconvenience when working on this kind of mixed codebase. It would be great if it could work in both directions but even go-to-definition would be a great start.

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                          4 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add a feature to easily generate initialization code for an object

                          It would be nice if you were able to generate an initialization snippet for an object you're inspecting in the debugger. This would make it easy to just grab a problematic object, stuff it into your unit test code and hack away.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • More detailed information if closing visual studio not possible

                            If Visual Studio can't be closed, because a user interaction is active. Then tell what interaction is active

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

                              Well this has been posted before but closed, I am posting it again. VS is increasing in size like crazy, its more important than ever before to bring back the option to install visual studio in a directory of our choosing. Also, get rid of the message "requires N GB of disk space in ALL drives". This message is vague. Just let us select a directory to install and install everything there, dont install everything to the hard coded system directories/partition. That would be great, thanks.

                              15 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • There must be a way to move my VS instance to a new computer

                                I bought a new laptop. My previous one was with me for last 6 years. So I had a lot of installations and specifically my VS was almost more than 30 GB in size with a lot of plugins and extensions and updates and tools.

                                After I bought my new laptop, I didn't even dare to start using it for a week just because of fear that I have to redo all of those VS installations and plugins, etc. Especially when you know that installing Xamarin always cause some problems with Android SDK's and NDK's etc and it actually does.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • c# breakpoint highlight over text setting should set by user

                                  in Visual Studio Update 3,
                                  c# breakpoint highlight over text is totally remove.
                                  I think this setting should allow to set by user.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add create directory for projects option for new projects

                                    Visual studio includes the option to "Create directory for solution" which works well but I would also like the option to "Create directory for project" and create the sln in the root folder. I think this is cleaner for a lot of projects in Git repositories

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Microsoft.Data.Tools.Schema.Sql Missing Assembly Microsoft.SqlServer.TransactSql

                                        I got this error on my Build Server : Warning: Problem deployment of tests series: the assembly or the module Microsoft.SqlServer.TransactSql ' referenced directly ou indirectly by the test container 'd:\builds\agents\1\myproject\mybuilddefinition\bin\project.tests.dll' not found.

                                        I found that the DLL Microsoft.Data.Tools.Schema.Sql refrence assembly Microsoft.SqlServer.TransactSql but this assembly does not exists.

                                        I join the dependancy walker of the problem in file

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                                          0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Remove the KB2952664 requirement from Visual Studio 15

                                          Our company computer doesn't install the Windows 7 KB2952664 update. So I can't install Visual Studio 15 on my computer.

                                          Can you please remove this requirement or get around it.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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