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  1. Wrap long line

    Need feature to wrap long line with many parameters or struct with many members:

    f(a, b, c, d, ...) // long line

    into following:

    f(
    a,
    b,
    c,
    ...
    )

    Need also to be customized such as leaving brace on the same line or next line, how to wrap parameters and so on.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • IntelliSense for aggregate initialization

      VS shows parameters in function call or in constructor initialization.
      But it doesn't show members in aggregate initialization:

      struct A { int x; int y; }
      A a = {1, // <- no intellisense her

      It doesn't really work in VS2017.
      https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide/suggestions/2248173-support-parameter-info-intellisense-for-structures

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add "Configurable compare branch" feature to TFS2017

        VSTS has a feature "Set as compare branch" in Git branches, while TFS 2017 doesn't have this feature, please add this feature into TFS 2017 too.

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          1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 3 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Project upgrade wizard should not create backups (or delete them upon success) when project is under the source control

            When previous VS version project is upgraded to the current, upgrade wizard creates the backups of old project files which are generally unnecessary for the projects that are under some sort of source control and just introduces a need for an additional cleanup...

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              0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Microsoft VB6 programming - reopen this suggestion and update VB6

              The suggestion to bring back and update the classic VB6 programming language is the most popular in Visual Studio UserVoice with over 5200 comments.

              Please now re-open this suggestion
              https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-2015/suggestions/3440221-bring-back-classic-visual-basic-an-improved-versi
              and allow posters to vote as well as comment.

              VB6 programming isn't going to go away just because Microsoft declines a suggestion on UserVoice. Allow voting to see the strength of demand for this suggestion.

              Then bring back VB6, update it to include the changes made in the VBA programming language (v7.x) and extend it to allow "compiling" to JavaScript.

              https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-2015/suggestions/3440221-bring-back-classic-visual-basic-an-improved-versi

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                28 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Visualize code execution with a heatmap

                I want to be able to see when a line of code gets hit and I want to see how frequently it's hit. Sometimes working with old codebases I want to see if large chunks of code in a file are ever touched. Also I want to be able to visualize how often certain methods or branches in a method are called.

                In the file I have open it would be nice if unhit code was rendered with a blue or grey highlight while code that was hit once or twice had green highlight, maybe 10 or 20 times a…

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide a summary of items about to be removed

                    I like the new VS2017 installer. However, when I uncheck items , visual studio removes them without a warning. I think it would be nice if a short summary of the items to be removed is displayed before I click "Modify".

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                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Default template project names conflict

                      I constantly create Console Apps to test things out. When going back to the apps, I can never remember which ones are C# and which are C++.
                      Please add a C# or C++ indicator to the default names for console templates.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add bit field like structures

                        it's an old concept from C, but it would be nice to be able to set up a type with named bit fields in VB.net. it saves memory space and is cleaner then a lot of bit flipping using constants. something along the lines like this would be clean:

                        <bitfield(32)>Structure XYZ
                        public x as uint32 : 5 'first 5 bits
                        public y as uint32 : 2 'next 2 bits
                        public z as uint32 : 7 'next 7 bits
                        end Structure

                        Where the <bitfield(32)> would be a compiler attribute specifying it's a bit field of exactly 32 unsigned bits. Access would…

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Stop suggesting application insights, the pop up is rather annoying.

                          Stop suggesting application insights, the pop up is rather annoying.

                          141 votes
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                            7 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • When updating a disabled extension, keep it disabled

                            When I update a disabled extension, I'd like it to stay disabled. Currently, I have to update it, restart VS, disable it, and restart VS again. It's tedious and time-consuming.

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                              0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add TFS "Find by status" and "Find by wildcard" reports

                              Add "Find by status" and "Find by wildcard" TFS power tools 2015 report into Visual Studio 2017 IDE

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                                0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Target Secondary monitor when run the application

                                Usually developers have more than one monitor, It will be nice if we can target a monitor by default.

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Should be able to "Check for Updates" right from the VS Installer without having to launch Visual Studio itself

                                  Should be able to "Check for Updates" right from the VS Installer without having to launch Visual Studio itself
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                                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Change VS IDE background color.

                                    I usually have more than 1 IDE VS open at the same time so I'd like it have the feature for change the background color or something help to differentiate .Net projects quickly.
                                    Also, the current tab on code editor it should be better highlighted.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Sort using should conform to SA 1208

                                      Right click on usings area -> organize usings -> sort: the output doesn't conform to SA 1208 meaning if you have code analysis and or StyleCop analyzer installed and active sorting will cause errors.

                                      Suggest instead that the sort be in the order that the style guide suggests, Ie system usings first. Maybe group by system and non system usings then sort those two groups then append so they'll still be sorted within their respective "chunks" but system usings first.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Override default system keyboard layout

                                        It would be lovely if I could tell VS to override whichever keyboard layout the system uses, and to always use the one I tell it to instead, particularly if this setting was synced across computers!
                                        While Windows supports several layouts and has a per-app setting, it won't remember the last used layout on VS, and it won't share the setting with other VS instances. It can also get pretty easy to mess it up while working on other windows and switching layouts back and forth.

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