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  1. XAML from/to Standard c++ 11/14. Reverting to Win32 just for Gui is not cool.

    This is a major problem for Visual Studio. Allow people that aren't moving right to managed everything to take a half step. I want to use managed GUI but not managed c++. Seems doable to me.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        2 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 17 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add an IDE-level setting for default C# language version

          In team environments, there are frequently a subset of team members that want to be on the "latest and greatest" version of Visual Studio, which implies the latest C# version compiler. However, this can be problematic for other team members that are not interested in upgrading as quickly as their peers. Code that compiles for a developer running VS2015 will fail for peers running VS2013 if it uses C# 6.0 features.

          There is currently a mechanism for specifying the language version on a per-project basis, but for teams with a large number of project files it can be cumbersome to…

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            1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support of IDE configuration on multiple displays

            In all companies I worked, there was no workplace with less than 2 displays.
            When I work with VS2017, I have to create a 2nd window, where I park some of the not always, but often needed components. Like the Properties-window, Document outline, Toolbox, Team-Explorer:Sync, Error list, etc.
            On the main window I can concentrate on writing lines of code. On the 2nd-window I could use further functions, if needed.
            It would be a great increase of workforce, if the IDE would be able to remember this custom surface-configuration.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Change the VBS Icon by default on Windows

              Change the icon of vbs extension by default on windows.

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                1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Resizing diagram items

                Why not to allow resizing of diagram items? It is one of the base requirements that allow to create readable, usable diagrams. The main problem is, when the entered name does not fit in, and you could not read it without opening properties window. It realy makes reading of diagram dificult.

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                  0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add support for generating a dependency file, like GCC's -MD

                  GCC and Clang support -MD and some other related compiler options to generate make-compatible files containing the dependencies of a C++ file:
                  https://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc/Preprocessor-Options.html#Preprocessor-Options

                  This is necessary for incremental rebuilds to work properly with most build systems. Many build tools resort to parsing the output generated by `-showIncludes` as a replacement for this. Off the top of my head, I know of:
                  * The Firefox build system: https://dxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/source/python/mozbuild/mozbuild/action/cl.py
                  * Ninja (used by the Chrome build system, among others): https://github.com/ninja-build/ninja/blob/master/src/clparser.cc
                  * CMake: https://gitlab.kitware.com/cmake/cmake/blob/master/Source/cmcldeps.cxx

                  This is further complicated by the fact that the prefix used in the `-showIncludes` output is localized depending on…

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Julia Tools for Visual Studio

                    Please create a plugin for Julia on Visual Studio to enable VS to be used as a Julia IDE, as was done with Python.

                    15 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Increase major productivity by enabling quick copy of files from VS 2017 instance to another

                      I notice a lot of request over a long period of time for this and see it has been continuously closed. I don't see the problem with enabling such a simple copy file to clipboard at the tree level in the solution class. Can you explain to me how such a simple coding function is such being rejected? I would say that if you actually sent out a survey with this issue relative to others nice to have items and their relative capital cost of addition you would be surprised. Also why have a voting system when it doesn't seem…

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • add drag drop to report a problem process window

                        In the Help Report an issue process could you enable dragging the file onto the window instead of having to open the file dialog. Seems like old school having file dialogs as the only file transfer selection method

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            1 comment  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • [This document is opened by another project] - This issue always persists when using 1. VS 2017 community and 2. VS 2017 Enterprise .

                            When open same project with two different product license is opened at a time, you face problem like : [This document is opened by another project]

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                              1 comment  ·  Developer Community  ·  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 →
                              • Please. Visual editor for XAML Xamarin.Forms like to CorelDraw

                                This is something that has been asking for a long time, please, it's past the time XAML Xamarin.Forms has a complete visual editor, a decent Designer along with an interactive node based editor for animation, events and custom controls creation and realtime test and prototype

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                                  0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add a search option in Visual Studio 2017 installer

                                  A search option in the new VS 2017 installer would make it easier to search for and install the components the user wants.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • show Error in WPF Binding Expression

                                    an Error in Data Binding is hard to find; I suggest: show the error with a red dot line when the Element Name is not valid (writing wrong or no Expression in Code found) that would make Data Binding more convinient - thank you

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • VS-2017-Professional, Add "Immediate Window" to: menu>View>Other Windows...

                                      VS-2017-Pro edition,
                                      ...with: menu:Tools>Import and Export Settings... set to "Visual Basic"
                                      Under menu:View>Other Windows>,
                                      The "Immediate Window" is not listed.
                                      The immediate may still be invoked by pressing "Ctrl-Alt-I", but this choice, still, should be available under: menu:View>Other Windows.

                                      Thank You.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Keyboard shortcut for Increase / Decrease Line Indent code block

                                        Keyboard shortcut needed for increasing or decreasing line indent for a code block or line

                                        Currently you have to highlight text > click Edit > Advanced > Click Decrease Line Indent. It's slow for power users.

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                                          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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