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  1. Undo/Redo operation after Replace using Alt + R (Multiple Times) doesnt keep track of changed code like regular undo.

    (CTRL + Z) Undo after step replace using keyboard shortcut ALT + R is undoing changes step by step but unlike regular undo it doesn't auto scroll me back to the line where undo is performed, Cursor sits on current line while undoing is done(doent track the changes).

    While regular undo it takes me back to the line where undo is done.
    Finally it auto scrolls me back to the point just before where i started using ALT + R (i.e Point where i started alt+r operation.).
    vice versa for Redo operation (CTRL + Y)

    Sometimes it is really annoying…

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • levels of inheritance

      I love the new filter in the IntelliSense (VS 2017), to filter clases, structs, namespaces, etc.

      However, in the case of a Class, I would also like its methods and fields (properties) according to the level of inheritance of the class.

      So, I would like to have a Listbox next to the button (class), to check/uncheck what levels I want to list in the IntelliSense.

      If I check just the Level 0, then are showed only the methods of the own class. Methods of the base class or father class are ommitted.
      If you want to list also the methods…

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        1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add Progress Bar for Every Packages that's downloading

        It'll be good to see progress of download of each packages, Specially when Installer is downloading a large package like Xamarin.VisualStudio (300 mb) or DotNetNative.ILC or ...
        You need another progress bar, to show progress of downloading of each package.
        A Design suggest for this, is a small progress bar in the right side of the large progress bar. Like Attached Photo.

        13 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Intellisense should give you a link to online documentation

          It would be great if intellisense will give a link to online documentation or will search for online documentation when I click the 'search for documentation' keyword. I don't mind if you use Bing as default search engine.:)

          6 votes
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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Every GIT operation done in the Team Explorer should show the corresponding command line in the Output Window

            When we create a new branch or sync/pull/etc using Team Explorer, the Output Window is silent in its "Source Control - Git" output.
            I would like to see the equivalent git command line of such commands, and perhaps the raw output of git as well.
            This would be a good learning tool for people that are beginning to learn git - particularly for those that learn by example.

            8 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • The option "Back to where I was", like VB6 IDE had.

              When we find some text in the code and want go back to the last position.
              So I suggest a link "Go To back to the last line code I were", like Go To Definition.

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                1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • ARM compiler install

                In VS 2017, when ARM compile tools and library is chosen, the included Windows SDK installation should add the ARM headers and library as well.

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                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • visual studio installer should be able to download and cache packages while waiting for visual studio to close.

                  When an update is selected or modify options is used, required packages should be downloaded immediately, and installation started when visual studio is closed.
                  At the moment it requires VS to be closed to start downloading, and with a slower connection and fast SSD the download time is significantly longer than the install time.

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                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Can you please publish a guide to Create Custom Code Analysis Rules

                    I am trying to create custom code analysis rules but there is no documentation or code samples available to do so for Visual Studio 2017. There is only a guide for custom rule sets. Can you please publish documentation or a sample to create custom code analysis rules.

                    Thanks
                    Rahul Gupta

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                      1 comment  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 希望安卓开发可以有中文界面和中文注释

                      希望c#的安卓开发可以有中文界面和中文注释

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Find Symbol Results keyboard shortcut to jump to the NEW Find All reference tool windows in VS2017 like it was with CTRL+W,CTRL+Q in vs2015

                        Find Symbol Results keyboard shortcut to jump to the NEW Find All reference tool windows in VS2017 like it was with CTRL+W,CTRL+Q in vs2015. It is higly annoying to have to click in this windows.

                        The Find Symbols Result is no longer accessible because the new tool window seems to replace it and keyboard shortcuts.

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • CREATE OR ALTER not just 'CREATE' for Stored Procs in DB Projects

                          Currently when we make a change to a stored procedure we need to switch the CREATE statement to 'CREATE OR ALTER'. So that we can apply the change directly to the local Dev copy of the DB (ctrl-E) during development, but this causes DB build to fail. We have to change it back to CREATE for tests with auto-deploy on.

                          9 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • VS Macros(ProjectDir,MSBuildToolsPath) value access

                            Hi,
                            I'd really like access to VS Macros like Project folder ot Target folder and per project.

                            I've managed to meddle with the generation to create a solution with a minimum set of projects and also try to invoke a sequence of MSBuild rebuilds which ends up in an installer. The whole build pipeline is in C# and to get those macros to C# I'm forcing Editor proj rebuilds when VS is opened which uses T4.
                            But that's too annoying to handle in terms of version control.

                            Having access to those properties from C# would remove any need for configuration…

                            6 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Change background of git commit if it includes changes to Entity Framework entities

                              When working with distributed teams it speeds our workflow if we're aware of changes to the EF code first model when we're pulling commits in. Knowing when the pull happens would prompt our developers to update their local database before making any changes to the model themselves (to avoid getting out of synch). Our improvement request is to add the ability to flag a commit by changing background color of the incoming commit in the Team Explorer Synchronization tab when it meets certain criteria. In our case that criteria would be including one or more Migration classes, but this ability…

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • C++: right click on std library symbol will offer a menu item that will do a lookup from cppreference.com and dispay in the IDE.

                                C++: right click on std library symbol will offer a menu item that will do a lookup from cppreference.com and dispay in the IDE.

                                4 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow selecting 'Keep Source' or 'Keep Target' for multiple files at once during a Git merge

                                  This is something that's possible in TFVC but not in Git. It would be a nice quality of life improvement because currently you must go file by file and click 'Keep Source' or 'Keep Target' for each one. If there are many files to merge, this can be quite a time-consuming process.

                                  6 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Provide More Diverse Installation Customization Options

                                    Allow users the ability to deselect as many components as they want during installation.

                                    If a user programs in only C++ they should not be forced to install multiple components for .NET and other languages.

                                    Bring fourth the capability to fully customize the installation by removing component dependencies.

                                    6 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Display call flow lines in disassembly view

                                      For those of us analysing the odd bit of disassembled code in the course of our jobs (but not enough to warrant using eg. IDA or OllyDbg), it'd be super handy to have graphical display of the potential outcomes of jmp instructions, primarily within the same function; just a line pointing from the j* instruction to the destination would be useful enough so that I don't need to scroll to find the destination offset.

                                      6 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • bring back uml modeling projects

                                        I tested Visual Studio 2017 RC today... No UML modeling projects... Is it a joke ???

                                        51 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Shove this program up your ***

                                          I was a long time Microsoft fan until i tried to install this piece of ****. Microsoft UI is total garbage in this program and on their website, which i had to go to and sign up to use VS (of course VS didn't ******* tell me that), and the sign up form doesn't even tell you what ******* information it is asking for! Of course nobody is gonna read this but some IT guy a million miles away in india, so when you read this tell microsoft i ******* hate them.

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