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  1. Add a 'Set All' button to the font size selector

    I know most developers have good eyes, so the few that cannot see properly are not important enough to have Microsoft care about the fact we can't use the IDE 'Out of the box'.

    I cannot read any Visual Studio menu options until I get all fonts set to Verdana Size 14.

    Doing this takes a long time, and when I sign in on a new machine you do not always import the settings.

    Or, tell me how to programmatically set the values, and I will write an extension, but as it is, I can't use visual studio to import…

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      0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Only show links to solutions on Visual Studio Start Page, no links project

      About 99% of the time, I open solutions from the Visual Studio Start Page. Somehow, also projects are listed. I do not need them. Please make it option, if they are shown or not. This way I do not have to delete the projects links be hand. Thankx for considering.

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        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • There should again be a function to simply sort the "usings" without deleting the unused ones.

        There should again be a function to simply sort the "usings" without deleting the unused ones.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • replace VS studio wb (crtl+alt+r) with edge

          replace the visual studio 2017 web browser (crtl+alt+r - not the control in toolbox) with edge possibly make it dock able within like the current one is. :)

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Instead of asking me to install missing Windows SDK version, also offer me upgrade project to an installed SDK

            If I open a UWP project that references 10240 SDK, but I don't have that installed, i'm presented with two options: Install the SDK, or skip/don't load project.
            I'd propose you add a 3rd option: Since this generally happens because you don't install older SDKs any longer but only newer, making projects essentially out of date, offer me the option to pick a new (greater) SDK Version among the ones I have installed. Currently you manually have to know to go into the project file to hand-edit this.

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              2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • vstest.console not support add attribute of xUnit to the trx file

              some other need to analyze the trx file from the vstest.console combine with xUnite.console adapter. And when I add the [Trait("TestCategory","TestXunit")] to the test method, and the TestCategory attribute could no be added to the trx file. More information please refer to the following thread:
              https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/e5f85cb7-e003-4207-a8f0-31a2bfd09e9a/testcategory-attributes-of-xunit-tests-do-not-end-up-in-trx-file-on-tfs-20152?forum=visualstudiogeneral

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                2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add auto check in to team foundation server in visual studio

                Add auto check in to team foundation options server in visual studio to be chosen by the user as an option and with a check in interval. i.e Auto Check-in checked out files every 10 minutes or so, just like the auto save in office applications.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make install faster.

                  Visual Studio Express used to install within a couple of minutes. Now, on a new faster computer I'm waiting for 30 minutes and I'm at about 50%. Download has ended 15 minutes ago and I keep waiting and waiting. :(

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                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • AGREGEN PARA HACER DIAGRAMA DE SECUENCIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAa

                    AGREGEN PARA HACER DIAGRAMA DE SECUENCIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAa

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Validate Publish credentials before build process

                      When ready to publish a site from VS2017, its very frustrating if I wait for my build to occur and then it fails deployment because credentials are wrong, or the server is not responding, or firewall restrictions are in place.
                      Having to wait for a whole build to complete to then find out the publish will fail is a reversal of time efficiency. If it validates that it can publish, then builds, its saving me having to fix the publish issue (for me its often a VPN connection issue, or the password has changed) rather having to sit through two…

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                        0 comments  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Please add the 'Code Analysis' feature for the .NET Core projects

                        In VS 2015 or 2017, for the normal asp.net web application or class library, if you right click the project name, choose ‘Properties’, there is an option ‘Code Analysis’ on the properties page and we can configure it. But for the .NET Core projects like the ASP.NET Core web application, there is no such option on the properties page, please add it, this suggestion comes from here: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/6daba04d-b34b-4ab2-b4d9-fcef1b9d4794/code-analysis?forum=visualstudiogeneral

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                          1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add a "Show disassembly" option in the editor

                          Right now, it is possible to see the code generated by the compiler in two ways: 1) by debugging it, which requires some way to get to the code at runtime, sometimes time-consuming for library code or 2) generating output files with mixed assembler and source code, which is somewhat hard to match to the original code sometimes. When optimizing some piece of code, it would be way easier if, after compilation, the "Show disassembly" option would be available directly in the editor. The optimize-compile-check assembler loop would be more effective that way. It would be even nicer if this…

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Two cursors in memory window

                            One in the raw bytes, one in the ascii. Only one has focus and accepts input, but they are synchronized so they always both point to the same memory byte(s). Would make it easier to correlate where ascii is in relation to the raw bytes.

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                              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Speed

                              Poprawcie prędkość pobierania i instalowania Visual Studio, jest okropna

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                                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Include correct and reliable build steps for "hot" functionality.

                                I'm just trying to make a simple bot, not any more advanced than the "echo" sample using Azure functions. It seems like it uses every single unstable feature of visual studio. Every step (and there are a lot of steps) fails with undocumented and useless error message.

                                Like, right now there's a random blog post that hints that I need to install the "Azure Development" workload. Great -- how? The only reference I can find only is a silly cholatetely package.

                                Other issues:
                                - the command running **** doesn't work
                                - the messages.csx file has no intellisense or syntax coloring …

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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add XAML IntelliSense Filters

                                  I would find it really useful if the IntelliSense suggestions for XAML were filterable like they are in C# and other languages. There should be a filter for all the properties of the object, and then another one for attachable properties. That way, when all you want to deal with is the properties for an object, you don't have to go scrolling through 1000 options just to find a specific one that you forgot the name of.

                                  The pictures show what XAML IntelliSense looks like now, and what it should look like, as it does in C#.

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                                    0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Modify installation when an update is available

                                    First time I installed VS 2017, I installed all components. Then, I wanted to remove some of them that I don't really need. But the installer had no "Modify" option, only an "Update" option as an update was available.
                                    So, I had to spend aboud 30 min installing an update including components that I uninstalled just afterwards. It would have been much more efficient to be able to first remove the components, then install the update.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow debugging of projects whose assembly names differ by configuration

                                      For historical reasons, some projects we develop produce differently-named assemblies depending on the configuration. This is achievable by manually editing the project file to include a new `AssemblyName` definition for certain configurations.

                                      Visual Studio builds the project correctly for all configurations, and the assembly can be run stand-alone. However, if you attempt to start debugging the project in a configuration in which the assembly name has been overridden, Visual Studio gives the error:

                                      > Visual Studio cannot start debugging because the debug target 'c:\path\to\correct\bin\dir\UnchangedAssemblyName.exe` is missing. Please build the project and retry, or set the OutputPath and AssemblyName properties appropriately…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Keep "update" and "generate update script" buttons enabled in compare screen in database project.

                                        In database project I wanted to generate update script after running "Compare". But "update" and "generate update script" buttons are disabled.
                                        Keep buttons disabled without information why is a bad UX design. Better way would be to have buttons enabled, but when user clicked them, show detailed message why the operation couldn't be done.
                                        Google gives multiple reasons why "update" and "generate script" buttons could be disabled, but the most often reason is the errors during the build( e.g see http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17742638/update-target-button-is-disabled-after-schema-comparison?noredirect=1&lq=1)
                                        Why some errors in the database project should prevent generating script? Why errors on objects which you've excluded…

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                                          2 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make ik possible to copy git branch name

                                          In the screen right below, you see the actual git branch where you working on. It would be handy to copy the branch name by right-clicking on it.

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