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  1. 77 votes
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      9 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • It is time to make x64 bit version of Visual Studio!

      It is time to make x64 bit version of Visual Studio.
      Reason is that there are not x32 components left, but designers still running in x32 bit and they are asking x32 components.

      Also time to remove x32 as platform.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow people to uninstall/disable unused built-in functionality

        VS is packed with stuff for every possible role, and so for every user there is lots of unused functionality - it might not be relevant to their work or they use alternate tools for the same tasks. This causes menus to be overloaded with "useless stuff you cannot remove", reducing the productivity of every user as they have to hunt for the needle in the haystack on every right-click.

        VS should ideally be nothing more than VS Shell, the rest being extensions you can enable or disable as desired.

        Functionality that causes lots of work to be done when…

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          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add a new button to show what has been changed in the last undo step

          Allow us to see what has been changed before we undo and let us jump to the location where the undo would occur. Now, after browsing all around the source code, it is difficult to remember where the part of the source code is which will be affected if undo is hit.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Improve Visual Studio MSDN Blog Commenting System (and Developer Engagement) with Disqus

            Currently the MSDN blogging system suffers from a myriad of problems:
            - Poor sign-in experience and profile system.
            - Static, read-only posts (cannot edit/delete)
            - Broken/no notifications
            - Buggy / Easy to troll
            - No up/down voting

            Conversely, with Disqus, you get the following benefits:
            - Community within a community (discovery/pollination/profile system)
            - Reliable notifications
            - Editing / deleting
            - Flexible authentication / flagging / difficult to troll
            - Up/down voting

            A blog post has been created to discuss these issues at length, and you can read that here:
            http://blog.developers.win/2016/02/improving-microsoft-developer-engagement-with-disqus/

            The Visual Studio / Visual Studio Team Services Teams do…

            35 votes
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              5 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • WebBrowser Control Using Edge Rendering Engine

              Hi Development Team,

              Thousands of developers including myself would like the WebBrowser control in Windows Forms Application to use the Microsoft Edge Rendering Engine.

              We know there is WebView control for Universal Windows Platform, but, we want all the power we get under Windows Form Application but prefer the WebBrowser control rendering engine to be Edge not Internet Explorer.

              Could Microsoft please release this feature as an add-on to Visual Studio 2015? Or is there a way we can change the WebBrowser control use the Edge rendering engine? A lot of programmers are asking for this feature.

              33 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow Test Explorer To export test results

                When running tests in Test Explorer, there doesn't appear to be a way to export these results. This would be useful in order to share failed test results with fellow team members. Ability to export to trx would be wonderful. I know this can be accomplished via commandline, but running from commandline is a rather clunky solution, especially if you want to re-run failed test.

                39 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • In app update downloader

                  Notifications bug me, and most other programmers from what I've gathered. The update system for visual studios is such a hassle. It requires you to download an executable from your web browser, close MVS, then run the updater. Diablo II fore example: When the game needed an update, it asked you if you'd like to install it, and then did the rest for you. MVS needs a similar system. It's just a quality of life suggestion.

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                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 2 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Download debugger symbol files in parallel

                      Visual Studio should start symbol files downloads in parallel. This will make it faster to start debugging because the current download of files in serial is extremely long.

                      Visual Studio should also download debug symbols in background before debugging so the debugger can start faster.

                      7 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make the instalation more customzable

                        Make the installer more customzable like in vs2008, that i can choose if i want to download sql, etc...

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                          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Scope to this when opening a folder

                          When opening a folder the ability to "scope" the solution explorer to a sub folder like you can with a project would be help.

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Give the TextBox control a AutoSelectAllMode property

                            I have yet to implement an (UWP) TextBox control without hooking it up to some my_textbox.SelectAll() code behind. Not hard to do, but I am hardly the only one doing this. Modes of Disabled, OnGotFocus, OnLostFocus and OnValidated would be my preference, but I'll take a simply boolean any day.

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Improve selection of sub-modules in new installer

                              In the new installer you can only select sub-modules if you click on the main modules. Those are then deselected. Maybe provide an ellipsis in another corner to show the sub-module selection on the right for that module.

                              2 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add std::optional since it has been voted into the standard

                                Why do I need to use boost just to get optional, when it has been voted into the standard?

                                26 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make Enumerble And Array Type More Convince

                                  why we can not select items like list in Python [1:5]?
                                  why we can not delete items match conditions?
                                  we must to write more code to do those things.
                                  i think this is wasting my life :(

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      1 comment  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Code reuse (bridges) for WPF->UWP

                                      Since 2009 I moved from Windows Forms(used since 2003) to WPF, many things had changed but it was possible to port a Modbus/TCP, multithread, SCADA application, to the new era of modern UI called WPF (some equivalents existed so far, managed dlls (.net class librarys) was ok, and at least networking and database was almost ok). The main reason for me to go to UWP is to be able to port some functionality to ARM based devices. Now in UWP the application model and the object model has changed so much and also equivalents are not even close... How to…

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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 格式化代码

                                        格式化代码不好用,很不方便。希望能像eclipse那样一键格式化。

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Improve NPM intellisense for custom .npmrc settings

                                          In package.json files intellisense is already supported. But only public packages will be suggested. For scoped packages in private feeds there is no intellisense. It would be great if VS looks inside .npmrc settings for setted feeds and scopes.

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                                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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