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  1. Make prograssbar when VS preview 3 is thinking.

    On lanching and initialization a big project when click anywhere on editor whole window become (Not responding).

    When opening *.js, *.cshtml, *.html VS holds for few seconds. I think that all processes that are working on background at that moment can be work async, that user do not see all holdons.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Rename multiple files in the same manner as Find and Replace

      I would like to be able to select a set of files in the Solution Explorer, and instead of the rename option being disabled, for it to pop up a dialog the same as the Find and Replace dialog. From here I can type a pattern and a replacement string and apply it to the names of the files.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support Server Multi-Targeting for ISDeploymentWizard.exe

        When deploying from VS 2015 everything works, when using the command line tool, package execution fails. Repro steps:

        - Compile SSIS project from VS 2015 Update 2 with SSDT 2016
        - Run the following command line targeting a SQL 2012 server: ISDeploymentWizard.exe /Silent /ModelType:Project /SourcePath:".\XYZ.ispac" /DestinationServer:"Server\sql2012" /DestinationPath:"/SSISDB/Path/Folder"
        - Execute "XYZ.ispac" via SSMS 2016

        - Package execution does not start and returns error:

        Error: Package migration from version 8 to version 6 failed with error 0xC001700A "The version number in the package is not valid. The version number cannot be greater than current version number."

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          0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Color Editor

          to add multiple color to the text editor. Black and white gives strain to eyes. please work on it.

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            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Fix the bug in language pack

            After installing English language pack in Vs 2015 comminuty,I can't establish a new C++ program.
            I tried to create said project. I followed instructions from Microsoft ("Walkthrough: Creating a Standard C++ Program"). I'm not verified yet, so I'm not able to provide a link. The walkthough prompts me to click "OK" after selecting "Win32 Console Application" and a location. After I have done that, the "Win32 Application Wizard" named in the next point didn't show up. Instead I got the very same window again. No project was created, no error description showed up, nothing happened.

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Produce a 64-bit version of visual studio for load testing

              Having Visual Studio run in a 32-bit memory model in the role of a test manager and trying to run reasonably sized load tests or soak tests spanning several hours causes constant out of memory issues and crashes the visual studio. I have split the test manager, controller and test agents out onto separate hosts and all are running on 64-bit OS and QTAgents running in the 64-bit model but still this crashes VS2015 (running on a quad core PC with 16GB of RAM). This is likely forcing the test team in my company down the route of a non-Microsoft…

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add another option in Tools => Options => Environment to let the programmer to change the size of expandible and collapsible boxes.

                Add another option in Tools => Options => Environment to let the programmer to change the size of expandible and collapsible boxes, so when programmer likes to use large fonts and he has to zoom out, he probably wants to make the expandible and collapsible boxes larger, so it will be easy for him/her to click them with no problem.

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                  0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • generate electricity to multiple villages

                  Is it possible to generate electrical services to multiple rural villages suffering in the dark on a large scale through one common power source plant???

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                    0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • ctrl+enter to commit

                    Allow CTRL+Enter to commit just in Visual Studio Code

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                      2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Deprecated objects/members should display differently in Intellisense

                      When Intellisense displays an object or a member that has been deprecated, it should display it differently in the list. For example, it should be greyed out, or maybe red with a strikethrough.

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                        1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Interpolated strings in a method attribute should recognize the variables in the method's scope

                        Interpolated strings are great for renaming variables, but they don't capture variables in a method's scope. For example, we have such attributes in Web API:
                        [Route("something/{param1}")]
                        public IHttpActionResult DoSomething(string param1)
                        {
                        }

                        Here, asking VS to rename "param1" won't help for the route string, because the attribute is outside the method's scope. Asking VS to include strings during the rename is dangerous, because ALL strings in the entire project could be altered!

                        If method attributes would recognize the variables inside the method's scope, we could use string interpolation like:
                        [Route($"something/{param1}")]
                        public IHttpActionResult DoSomething(string param1)
                        {
                        }

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add support for link shared files in shared project

                          Please add function to link a file file in a shared project like is actually possible in normal projects.
                          This function is already supported with manual editing a .projitems file:

                          myFile.cs

                          388 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • use Android SDK folder "C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Android\sdk" instead of ".\ProgramFiles\.."

                            Please use the standard Android SDK install path "C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Android\sdk" instead of installing into ".\ProgramFiles (x86)\Android\android-sdk".

                            Thanks!

                            20 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add "return ... if ..." and (optionally) "return ... unless ..." syntax

                              Some languages like ruby supports following syntax:

                              int someMethod(string param)
                              {
                              return 42 if param == "a";
                              return 100 unless param == "b";
                              return 142;
                              }

                              Very simple and expressive with no cost at all, would love to see it in c#.

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add "where" clause to expresion-bodied members

                                Expresion-bodied members already greatly improves code readability. I think it could be further improved with "were" clause just like in haskell:

                                public MyFileReader CreateFileReader() => new MyFileReader(formatter, logger) where:
                                var formatter = new Formatter();
                                var logger = new Logger();

                                Syntax for this already exist (for generics), it would only need to be extended to allow var declarations and interpreted by compiler in different way,

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Display 'Add Web Reference' when we right click on web reference folder.

                                  If we need to add service reference we just right click 'Service Reference' folder and add new service reference. However in case if we have to add new web reference, we have to go through bunch of clicks to add the new web reference. It would be nice if we could see 'Add Web Reference' option when we right click Web reference folder.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Повышение качества и продаж языка программирования

                                    visual studio не может иметь мировой спрос и популярность, так как команды языка программирования только на английском языке. И следовательно такими языком программирования удобно пользоваться англичанам в Англии, так как он является их официальным разговорным языком в стране.
                                    Если сделать перевод команд языка программирования на другие разговорные языки (русский, немецкий, французский, японский, китайский), то качество программного продукта и его продажи вырастут.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Colorize the colors

                                      When typing 'Color.' Intellisense shows a list of colors. NO idea what they look like. How about coloring the background of each of name so I know what something will look like?

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • WPF grid column height definition shorthand

                                        With almost every grid I write, I have to also specify the column and row definitions. I would like a quicker way to do this so that I can get on with my job instead of typing boiler plate code over and over again.

                                        Instead of this:

                                        <Grid Margin="3">
                                        <Grid.ColumnDefinitions>
                                        <ColumnDefinition Width="2.0*" />
                                        <ColumnDefinition Width="3.0*" />
                                        </Grid.ColumnDefinitions>
                                        <Grid.RowDefinitions>
                                        <RowDefinition Height="auto" />
                                        <RowDefinition Height="auto" />
                                        <RowDefinition Height="1.0*" />
                                        <RowDefinition Height="auto" />
                                        </Grid.RowDefinitions>
                                        </Grid>

                                        I would much rather just type this:

                                        <Grid ColumnDefinitions="2.0*,3.0*" RowDefinitions="auto,auto,1.0*,auto" Margin="3">
                                        </Grid>

                                        Thanks for your time.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                            0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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