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  1. stage/unstage selected files with the plus and minus buttons

    In the Team Explorer Changes option when you have selected one or more items could be changed the plus and minus symbol by stage/unstage selected

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      0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add a feature in SSIS to configure the execution of multiple of instances of a data flow in parallel.

      When working with large source data sets, it would be great to be able to divide the work among multiple instances of a same data flow. From a user standpoint, we could simply add a filter to the source SQL statement to partition the data source.

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        0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • VS2017: Support installation nickname for first instance

        New installer provides a nickname option but only for the second and later installation stream. The initial installation is always nicknamed "VS2017". Should allow this name to be changed.

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          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • It would be very helpful if the WPF editor could render ControlTemplates

          This would allow us to visually design ControlTemplate

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            0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make clicking a breakpoint disable, not delete, it, as an option

            Sometimes I create a breakpoint with a condition on it, and if I click the breakpoint icon, it's instantly gone and I lose the condition; I have to type it in again if I want to revive the breakpoint. I'd like clicking the breakpoint (or pressing F9) to disable it, and require a more explicit action (ctrl-F9 or ctrl-click) to actually delete it.

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              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Asp.net Code Supports VB

              As Visual Basic is not supported by current release of ASP.Net core 1.0.3, we wonder if VB will be supported in the future.
              Please refer to this thread: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/36369977-bcd0-4871-b77e-622ebc9d7643/does-aspnet-code-supports-vb?forum=visualstudiogeneral

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Use framework types also in autocompletition if selected in settings

                In the option of C# you can configure VS 2017 to prefer the framework types instead of the build in types.

                This works very well when creating properties and field but does not work for the autocompletion when for example write
                List<Int32> list = new ... the editor will automatically add List<int>

                I would prefer that the made configuration will also work for the autocompletition

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow to specify named tuple types as using alias

                  Regarding to C# 7, tuples are awesome in general!
                  But if you often specify a tuple type like

                  (string canton, int zip, string city, string street, int number) // an adress

                  you'd love to be able to predefine it. But whereas you can do this:

                  using Address = System.ValueTuple<string, int, string, string, int>; // using alias for an adress

                  the compiler does not accept the following line:

                  using Address = (string canton, int zip, string city, string street, int number);

                  Why not? Please add this language feature!

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • I'm lost in your menus and in your windows , if you put some different color to each separator in the menus and some different color to each

                    I'm lost in your menus and in your windows , if you put some different color to each separator in the menus and some different color to each window (not the text, just the edges of the windows), i will find faster each command and each windows (estoy perdido en sus menus y en sus ventanas -marcadores, interrupciones, etc.-, si ponen un color diferente en cada separador de los menus -no para todo el menú, sino solo para cada separador diferente del mismo menú, y colores diferentes para cada ventana de window -el ícono de ventana que existe antes de…

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Autocomplete functions with brackets as well.

                      Auto complete in VS is mostly great. However, one distinct annoyance is the fact that, upon choosing a suggested function by pressing spacebar or enter, the brackets are not also added.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Please add dark theme.

                        Dark Theme please. ☻

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                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Cut back on arbitrary functions

                          Why does Visual Studio give me news and featured videos? Visual Studio is supposed to be an IDE. I didn't download VS to get news, I don't want to see featured videos, I want a fast startup and I don't want to have to deal bloatware-esque **** like that. (I disabled it)

                          Business setting: People should working not looking at microsoft news.

                          Home Setting: No one is getting news from an IDE.
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                          I want a program that feels professional. Adding news seems like an arbitrary function bloating this already huge program that is relatively slow (I am comparing this…

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Tool can remove the Library not used from References

                            To reduce the payload and identity of the libraries, we want to remove the libraries not used from References when we are targeting mobile platforms. We wonder if there is a mapping tool that will provide the info which is about status of the libraries (used or non-used), then it can make the non-used removed.
                            Please refer to this thread: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/5bb1e731-5331-40a7-8547-bbb2ede26213/library-use-tool?forum=visualstudiogeneral

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                              1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make the VS -> Help -> About VS window.. resizable yo.. so many times we have to scroll to see what all we have installed! Thanks n Love..

                              Make the VS -> Help -> About VS window.. resizable yo.. so many times we have to scroll to see what all we have installed! Thanks n Love..

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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • access for the last item in an indexer

                                You have an Array or a List and need to access the last item. You do it by index:

                                var lastArrayItem = array[array.Length - 1];
                                var lastListItem = list[list.Count - 1];

                                I suggest a special last index access syntax:

                                var lastArrayItem = array[];
                                var lastListItem = list[];

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add root access capability(option) to vs android emulator

                                  In other emulators there is an option to access root files and some of them are potentially rooted, whereas vs emulator is much better than other emulators it would the best if it comes with root access.
                                  Please consider this great option.
                                  Thanks

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                                    0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • install long time but not complate

                                    install more than 4 hours
                                    when I want cancle install,this show me retry
                                    then retry ...
                                    long long times...
                                    it show this:

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                                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Mark Streams( NetworkStream) as serializable..

                                        Hello,
                                        making possible to serialize streams - espacially networkstream - would offer a great amount of new experiments and possibilities.

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Stop asking me to sign in when I use more than two computers

                                          I use four different machines on a near-daily basis. I sync settings and use TFS on all of them. I can go back and forth between two machines just fine, but as soon as I log in to a third instance of VS, it logs me out of one of the last two I used. I have two-factor auth enabled, so this is even MORE annoying. Please allow us to remain logged in to more than two boxes.

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                                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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