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  1. Better help

    I hate when asking question in help and after search you redirect to Stack Overflow, I find them to be arrogant and not understanding. When I go to help on a program that I have purchased I expect to be able to comment, have my question attempted to be answered or at least ask what I mean. At Stack Overflow I see all the time they just shut question down because THEY are not sure what a person is asking, yet others are attempting to answer the question and doing it but the guy running Stack Overflow shuts it down.…

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Propose to recover parameters, compare installed components and uninstall previous Visual Studio versions

      Detect all "old" components / visual studio version, compare it
      and proposing also to recover compatible previous parameters for VS 2017

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        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support for Terminal in Visual Studio

        I would love to see an inbuilt terminal/shell in Visual Studio so I don't get to go outside VS when working on projects that are strictly terminal dependent like Angular etc.
        Try replicating what JetBrains IDEs/VS Code already do, would help developers a lot as they don't have to switch between VS and terminals/shells.
        Thanks in advance, anticipating this feature in the final build.

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          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Adding favourite folders option in TFS source control pane

          It would be very helpful to have favourite folders option in TFS source control pane.
          We have a huge source control tree (like any other big company...). Each team or even each developer has his own specific folders he is working on.
          Its very annoying to open the long folder tree each time to view the folders that are interested for me.

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            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Raise usability of text editors (TFS online)

              I'm talking about the editors for workitems in the web interface for TFS. I come from the JIRA/Confluence side and using TFS just feels like "stone age" editing.

              * start bulleted list by typing asterisk + space *** <enter>
              * start numbered list by typing 1. *** <enter>
              * paste images from the clipboard
              * resize images in the editor
              * preview images: click to open it in an overlay
              * recognise links automatically
              * type [ to open panel to link to other resources within the system (requirements, work items?)
              * add a remove formatting option (pasting text from…

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                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Create webapi endpoint driven design that is autodiscoverable

                Make it so its easier to create a design of a web api which can start from end points first. Using the end points would allow for discovery of other endpoints through some auto discovery mechanisms like diode (one way) discovery, parallel discovery, or circular discover (two way).

                example endpoint migt be api/auto/big ... then parallel discovery would be api/auto/small and api/auto/medium.

                example for one way would be api/auto/big might be api/auto/big/1969-2018 would show a range of the next endpoints and their range.

                circular discover of that endpoint api/auto might be requirements of authorization token and your username.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • When a deploy fails because of XML parsing, specify the file that failed.

                  Before:
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                  3>------ Publish started: Project: NetworkBenchmark, Configuration: Debug x64 ------
                  3>There is an error in XML document (31, 67).
                  After:
                  3>------ Publish started: Project: NetworkBenchmark, Configuration: Debug x64 ------
                  3>There is an error in XML document (31, 67). ({ProjectName}/{Directory}/{brokenXmlFile})

                  Saying an xml file is broken and giving the character coordinates is absolutely useless in any project with a decent number of xml files. It surely must be easy to specify which file broke the deploy.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Improve target dropdown usability for projects with multiple targets with the same name

                    I have two pieces of general feedback about the targets dropdown. (1) In cases where there are many targets, the dropdown can get unwieldy and it's painful to scroll through multiple screens worth of targets. (2) When there are multiple targets with the same name (for instance, curl has a libcurl.sln for VC10, VC11, VC12, and VC14), it's impossible to distinguish between them in the dropdown because it just shows the name.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support JavaScript in the debugger autos window

                      The autos window in the debugger is always empty when debugging JavaScript from Visual Studio. It would be great if it showed some relevant items.

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                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • It'd be nice to see some kind of progress indicator in the Please wait... screen when the installer starts

                        It'd be nice to see some kind of progress indicator in the Please wait... screen when the installer starts

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                          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Intelligent Xamarin Source Editor With android support IntelliSense

                          There is too much difficult to develop Application using xamarin in visual studio. not enough intelligent editor that gives the suggestions. They look like a even notepad Editor. kindly fix it and provide full fledged xamarin source Editor with IntelliSense like Xaml IntelliSense in UWP or WPF

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                            0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • In-product-acquisition setup UI should have a launch buttion

                            The ability to launch setup from VS (Quick Launch) and add new features is nice. It saves me from going to the Control Panel to find VS in Programs and Features, launch setup and fiddle with the options there.

                            What would have been even nicer is for the mini Setup UI that is adding my selection to have a "Launch" button so that I can get back to Visual Studio quicker.

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                              0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • publish to local url

                              Please make it possible to publish a console app to a local url. This is already possible for webapps, but for console apps the publish wizzard unfortunately insists on making a setup package instead of simply copying the files.

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                                0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add Shared Project reference to WCF Service Library.

                                Add Shared Project reference to WCF Service Library.
                                I see no reason why it is not possible to reference a Shared Project from a WCF Service Library.

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                                    0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      • Locate where variables are written to

                                        Can you provide a "find all write references".
                                        I..e I often want to locate where a variable or property I'm examining is being written. So I manually have to "find all references" then search through the list.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Immediate Window Space or Enter Should Choose Selected Intellisense Function

                                          When I am using the Immediate Window and I type a line of code with an object and then type dot, I get awesome Intellisense. So far, so good. But when I find the function I want by starting to type a few characters of its name and now it is selected, don't make me use a mouse click to choose the selected function name. I should be able to hit the Space bar or Enter to choose the selected function. I have tendonitis and having to grab the mouse introduces physical pain, so I want a keyboard function for…

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