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  1. scroll to last position in Design window when switching from Code

    When switching between Code Editor and Design, it always scrolls to the top of the form. Can you make it go back to the same position it was when the window was last viewed. This makes working on a group of controls a PITA when adding events and other things to each control.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Expose more CLI instructions

      This has already been suggested in Roslyn's Issues page:
      https://github.com/dotnet/roslyn/issues/11475

      There are some CLI instructions that are never generated by any known C# compiler, including `calli` and `ldftn` which are essential in a high-performance interop code (because marshaling is terribly slow).

      The current workaround to use these instructions is using `System.Reflection.Emit.ILGenerator` to generate a dynamic method, as discussed in this topic:
      http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3915827/get-ldftn-function-pointer-in-c-sharp
      However, this won't work in a full AOT environment, for example, on iOS.

      Another workaround is generating an asssembly containing these instructions or patching the generated assembly, but this complicates the build process.

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • The installer does not scale to the display's high DPI setting

        The new installer for Visual Studio 2017 doesn't scale when using high DPI settings.

        I'm running Windows 10 on a MacBook Pro with a resolution of 2880x1800 and a scaling setting of 125%. The text in the installer is so small it's barely legible.

        Increasing the scaling to 200% does increase the readability of the installer, but it's bitmap scaled, so everything is fuzzy.

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          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add this option from C# to C/C++ as well: "Insert * at the start of new lines when writing /* */ comments"

          In Options | Text Editor | C# | Advanced,
          there is the option "Insert * at the start of new lines when writing /* */ comments"

          Please add this capability to C/C++ as well.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Auto initializers and expression body properties are very similar. Compiler warning, maybe?

            The following two lines are very similar;

            1) public List<string> MyStrings { get; set; } = new List<string>();
            2) public List<string> MyStrings => new List<string>();

            It can be easy to mix, and hard to spot. A warning and a green twiggly line should be shown if an expression body property (2) returns a default type value.

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • that show datas' size which wii download.

              I want to see the size of downloading so please do that :)

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                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Release a new Buildtools installation bootstraper

                We would really like to have an Installer bootstrapper for “Buildtools”
                The preview page has no mention of the Buildtools SKU, and the old link
                https://download.microsoft.com/download/3/A/B/3ABDE7FA-A349-4AF0-A3AC-0D7BB0977A32/vs_BuildTools.exe
                still points to ver 15.0.26403.7 (the new preview is 15.0.26418.1).

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                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 4 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide resume capability in downloading

                    You must provide resume option during download.And also provide the speed bar so that user may not get annoyed

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                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • typescript in Visual Studio 2017

                      Typescript support should be same as in VS Code which it supports local typescript installed in node_modules. Then we don't need to install typescript globally.

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • intellisense filter

                        Visual Studio 2017 allows filtering Intellisense list to show properties, functions, extension methods and/or events. This can be achieved using the filter buttons at the bottom of Intellisense dropdown (or using keyboard shortcuts).

                        I'd like to see another filter that shows/hides the inherited members of the class. This way one can quickly look at the additional functionality provided by the class in question. This filter should include members that were part of the parent class(es) but have been overridden by the current class.

                        This is effectively the same change that Microsoft has done regarding their new documentation site. Unlike msdn.microsoft.com…

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Idea for Microsoft visual studio IDE

                          I am not sure this idea is already in place or not, or it is possible or not. But I am thinking to place this idea to a right forum. Can it be possible integrate NLP + AI with visual studio IDE?
                          Now what is that and moreover why we need to do that? This feature is not for normal developer but who is not able to write code (Like in accident may be they lost hand or something like that and for this they are losing their job!) but love to code and know how to write code. This…

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Imlement continuous / smooth text zoom

                            I don't know if this is a bug or working as intended, but the editor Consolas size 10 is way smaller than Consolas size 11. For me, 10 is too small and 11 is too large.

                            Why not implement continuous text zooming, like the Safari browser has? That way the range is continuous and does not force the user into some predefined font size steps. With such a feature I'd be able to just hold control and zoom to the size that feels natural for me

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                              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Highlight Lines of Code

                              Often times, I'll be working a large file and I'll need to update or debug a particular area of functionality. I want the ability to select lines of code to be highlighted. This way, I can scroll up and down a file and easily see the particular lines of code that apply to what I'm working.

                              Basically, I want a way to mark off which lines of code are relevant to what I'm working on.

                              Bookmarks are the closest thing that we have, but they're a bit cumbersome to work with and they don't work in HTML or CSS files.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add a custom “file watch” concept to T4 templates so they will auto run when the file they watch changes

                                I’m using T4 templates to create a .d.ts file by loading an resx file. When the resx file changes I need to manually run the T4 template to pick up changes to the resx file. It’d be nice if the T4 template could be told to watch the resx file and anytime that resx file changes – run the T4 template. T4 templates usually have something they need to load to perform some action – I feel a file as the source is used often enough to warrant a ‘file watch’ on a t4 template. (without an add-in)

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make it easier to connect to a different project in Git in Team Explorer. The tiny down-arrow by Manage Connections is hard to discover.

                                  Make Connect Project... a link or button next to Manage Connections or above it. As it is now, it is fairly hidden and it always takes me a while to figure out how to connect to a new project repo on VSTS Git.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Edit from code snippet manager

                                      From the code snippet manager I can drill down into a folder and show the individual snippets. I would like to be able to directly edit a snippet. This would be done by double clicking or RHMB. I would also like using RHMB:
                                      'edit snippet' (using default .snippet editor)
                                      'new snippet'
                                      'new snippet from...'
                                      'explore snippet folder...'

                                      In terms of my usage, I create snippets whenever I have to duplicate code so I have a few 'dummy' snippets that I change and they effectively act as parameter-less macros.
                                      I tried (unsuccessfuly) to see if there was any way when I…

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                                      • the Installer is getting more and more robust, but I still mange to break it. And repair it. Too much repairing.

                                        After too much repairing and reinstalling the applications get funky uniqufied names, such as Visual studio Enterprise (2) or Visual Community studio RC(3). How can I re-name the installed application, or better color code or hide versions we don't touch here (Community or Enterprise). The icons on the quick launch are all the same. Would be nice to have unique icons for each install and each instantiation of the running app. I have two or three copies open simultaneously to look at reference code and test application while I'm working on my application. And I prefer to cut and paste…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Easier ways to change the color of control states

                                          It will be easier if you could just change the hover over color, on mouse clicked color, etc. via the properties panel.

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