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  1. cmake

    Provide a path to a custom Cmake version. When I use Cmake option in VS2017 it only works with Visual Studio's Cmake, and I can't provide an alternative Cmake version.. I want to be able to provide a path to an alternative Cmake version..

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Improve Tab identification.

      I like how the tab color is different based on which project the file is related. However, the identification as to which tab relates to the active file is difficult. The font color can be white or black based on the background color of the tab. Just making the text bold does not make it stand out too much.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Please bring back the Illustrator import and Photoshop option in Visual Studio Blend 2017

        Please bring back the Illustrator and Photoshop import option in Visual Studio Blend 2017 that was in Visual Studio Blend 2013.

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          0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Consolidate MRU Lists

          It'd be nice if all of the MRU lists used for VisualStudio were kept in sync. Specifically around removing an item from the MRU list because it's no longer valid. In this use-case, I'll create a test project and then delete it. It becomes present in all MRU lists and so I have to delete it from each list individually (which I use multiple lists depending on how I launch VS). It'd be nice that if I deleted it from, it'd remove that item from all MRU lists.

          Example of MRU lists could be:
          - Right click on icon in…

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            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • restart option after changes to extensions

            I like that making changes to extensions is less obtrusive than in the past (i.e. you're not harassed about restarting VS). However, a "nice to have" feature would be to provide an "Update and Restart Visual Studio" option. For example, near the File > Exit menu option and/or on the Extensions and Updates dialog box itself.

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              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Line Spacing Property for TextBox

              I'm missing the line spacing property for the TextBox control. I'm using the TextBox as paragraph element and it is not possible to separate two single line paragraphs with an optically good looking distance

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                0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow users to disable IntelliSense transparency on CTRL

                IntelliSense going transparent when you hold CTRL is a nice feature, however it blocks users from using CTRL as modifier for movement in the editor.

                For example: using CTRL+I for line up will cause the intellisense window to go transparent when trying to navigate.

                Allow users either the ability to disable this feature or even better, rebind it. Binding a feature that is not re-bindable to an important modifier key is restrictive.

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                  0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Show status of all tests in a test class in CodeLens

                  Currently in a test class each test method shows it's test status in CodeLens. I'd like the containing class to show the status of all the contained tests, possibly like methods being tests show the status.

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                  • Enable Attribute toggling in model classes

                    Sort of like outline toggling, an option that could toggle the visibility of DataAnnotations so that on larger business model entities, it would be clearer/easier to see the model itself

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Performance profiler with Ropen

                      There is a Performance Wizard for R projects, but it is unclear if it can actually be run.

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              • SSDT: Globally suppress errors on Database projects

                                We use database projects mostly for getting database objects into source control and doing schema comparisons to push changes back and forth between databases. Everything works well expect unresolved reference errors floods the error list. Can we get the ability to globally suppress errors on these types of projects?

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                                  0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • tfs work item history needs maximize zoom badly

                                  when *adding* a history item, the maximize button is available. great.
                                  when reviewing the items with colleagues (in a mtg for example), the history stays small in the lower right corner, no way to zoom it in.

                                  second issue: while it is possible to paste formatted text, it would be great to have proportional fonts available for code snippets (bold, italic is available, but not enough).

                                  thanks

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                                    0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Be able to customize spacing for generic casts

                                    In coding preferences, you are able to choose how spacing works for parenthesis, such as the difference between:

                                    void Foo() {
                                    // No space between Foo and ()
                                    }

                                    and

                                    void Foo () {
                                    // There is a space between Foo and ()
                                    }

                                    However, there is no way, as far as I can tell, to do this with generic casts, such as:

                                    List<Foo> myList; // No space between List and <Foo>

                                    and

                                    List <Foo> myList; // There is a space between List and <Foo>

                                    So far, it seems to default to the no space variety, which I am not…

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                                    • SQL Server Object Explorer group or filter by schema

                                      I have a database with hundreds of dbo stored procedures that I have to one with a schema that sorts alphabetically lower. I'd like to have schemas be listed as the top items of a branch folder like "Stored Procedures" which would let me pick the schema and then only see sprocs with that schema.

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                                      • T4 and Text Transform features in Visual Studio 2017

                                        There’s less resource with T4(text transform) in visual studio 2017, the lack of color highlighting, syntax checking and the lack of vendors, I suggest add some more information about it.

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                                        • Find all tests for a class or function

                                          I would like to have the option to right click on a class or function and get the option "Select all related tests". Then in Test Explorer I should get a new group "Selected Tests" where all the tests are listed which somehow execute that function, or all the function of a class, if a class was right clicked.

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