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  1. Support portable class library between Unity and .Net Core

    I would like to create class libraries that are shared between Unity games and .Net Core server applications. As I see it now, there is no common platform and no way in VS 2017 to multi-target a project to support both Unity and .Net Core (there are other multi-target options, but not specifically those).

    Here are the issues I see and a solution for any one would solve my problem
    - .Net Core supports .Net Standard, but Unity does not (yet)
    - Unity supports a subset of .Net 3.5, but .Net Core does not
    - No option in VS 2017…

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      0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Stop Autoformatting my code

      Visual Studio has always had options to stop the editor from autoformatting our code. They are found in Options > Text Editor > C# > Formatting > Defaults.

      In Visual Studio 2015, you decided to add a bunch of new actions that cause Autoformatting to happen. And you didn't add the option to turn it off to this screen.
      Some of the cases where it now happens:
      - When I press colon
      - When I press {
      - Some cases with the using block.

      It would be even better to just have a NEVER autoformat my code option - And…

      298 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Manage NuGet Packages should support Database project

        In Visual Studio 2013, when I click the Manage NuGet Packages menu for Database project, it will prompt me that "Operation failed. The project 'database project name' is unsupported.".

        And in Visual Studio 2015, this feature is grey out for database project.
        I think NuGet Manager should also support database project. There has other communities who also has this requirement, please refer to:

        https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/8570c1e9-2916-4e80-800a-2e553f8a2bfa/referencing-dacpac-nugets-from-a-sqlproj-ssdt-within-visual-studio-2015?forum=visualstudiogeneral&prof=required

        101 votes
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          4 comments  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • visual studio 2017 help viewer

          Please make it possible that Help Viewer can manage content if the current user has no admin rights.

          3 votes
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            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  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.

            9 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Extensions and Updates usability: Shift focus on key press for installed extensions

              When I open the "Extensions and Updates" window and view installed extensions in Visual Studio 2017 RC, I would expect the focus to jump to the appropriate position in the list when I type a letter key. For example, in the attached screenshot, the first extension in my list has focus. When I type the “N” key, I would expect the focus to move to the first installed extension starting with an “N”. Currently, typing a letter does nothing. Though minor, this feature is particularly useful as the installed extensions list grows.

              12 votes
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                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Combine the syntax of both VB.NET and C# into one language.

                As computers have gotten more powerful, it seems logical that a program that would accept either VB formats or C# formats in the same program would make things a lot easier for all.

                It would mean a programmer could use his preferred syntax and yet blend it in with another programmer's work that preferred the other syntax.

                Another advantage would be that moving code from VB to C# would not be needed to be done.

                Logically one would not think it difficult to teach the compiler to look at the syntax, identify what it means and carry out the instruction.  …

                2 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add Copy To All Button Web Publish Settings Tab

                  Please add a copy to All Button on the Settings Tab of Web Publish Window
                  I have 13 data context connection strings updating them one by one is a cumbersome task. See the file to understand.

                  24 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Lowercase keywords

                    Please provide a full option to use lowercase keywords in VB, instead of using a hack with a custom font.

                    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vbteam/archive/2015/04/02/lowercase-keywords-revisited.aspx

                    42 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • It's about time for a RESTful client generator

                      I'd love to have a tool in Visual Studio that reads a remote RESTful service, or a local ASP.NET Web API project, and automatically generates DTO/POCO/Entities and HTTP Clients in the selected client projects, fulfilling the local demands (for example INotifyPropertyChanged implementation in a XAML project), JS/TS entities for web-based client consumers. etc.
                      Now I know there is Swagger, but it doesn't provide a seamless solution for remote projects and automation of generation.
                      I'd want a Wizard that once configured, any change in the remote server project should be reflected in the client entities (if local project changes should be…

                      9 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • It's about time for a RESTful client generator

                        Please implement a built-in RESTful service client entity generator.

                        I'd love to have a tool in Visual Studio that reads a remote RESTful service, or a local ASP.NET Web API project, and automatically generates DTO/POCO/Entities and HTTP Clients in the selected client projects, fulfilling the local demands (for example INotifyPropertyChanged implementation in a XAML project), JS/TS entities for web-based client consumers. etc.

                        I'd love to see something like we used to have when the WCF RIA Services mania was going on in those beloved LoB glorious days when Silverlight existed.

                        3 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Congratulations to Microsoft for extending VB6 programming support to Windows 10

                          This idea is a proposal of thanks to Microsoft for extending VB6 support to Windows 10.

                          Microsoft say "VB6 runtime will ship and will be supported in Windows 10 for the lifetime of the OS. Visual Basic 6.0 runtime files continue to be 32-bit only and all components must be hosted in 32-bit application processes. Developers can think of the support story for Windows 10 being the same as it is for Windows 8.1."

                          https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/ms788708.aspx

                          This means that VB6 programming is supported until at least 2025.

                          THANK YOU, MICROSOFT !

                          453 votes
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                            34 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add "Build event if nothing has changed since previous build" option for TFS 2015 build

                            Add "Build event if nothing has changed since previous build" to TFS 2015 scheduled build of new build system.

                            31 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Search Bar in Individual Components page in VS Setup

                              Provide a search bar in the Individual Components screen so that we can easily search an item in the tree. This will be particularly useful if I was quickly select/unselect an item that I want to install/uninstall

                              11 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Please fix 8-year annoying bug: "is not a valid value for property 'width'"

                                When using VS in laptop environment, display monitor can be switched or DPI changed.

                                Almost everytime I move here and there with laptop, this problem is occurred.

                                http://stackoverflow.com/a/3804431/361100

                                Note that I'm running VS2015 Enterprise EN version + Win10 Home.

                                To reproduce;
                                0. Prepare laptop with default 160% text size screen.
                                1. Plugin external monitor and reboot(or sign out-in) to display with 100% text size.
                                2. Run visual studio.
                                3. Close the laptop, make it sleep.
                                4. unplug monitor.
                                5. Open the laptop and wake it up. DPI and resolution could be changed. For me, it's 160%.
                                6. Close VS
                                7.…

                                4 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 6 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Coded UI to support complex gestures like Longpress and drag and drop in single gesture method

                                    There are instances in different windows store apps that you need to long press on a control to make it draggable and then holding the press you continue to drag the control to the desired location within app. currently this can not be achieved with the gesture methods available in CodedUI for windows store. Having support for this kind of gestures will help the automation engineers to achieve automation of these gestures.

                                    79 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Linq2Sql Diagram; show tables in alphabetic when you make a relationship

                                      Currently, when you make a relationship in the SQLToLinq diagram the tables are ordered by order creation date.

                                      When you have a huge diagram it will be better a simple alphabetic order.

                                      7 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Get rid of IDE0017 C# Object initialization can be simplified

                                        I recently switched to VS 2017 RC as my primary development mode because I read it was production ready.

                                        Now every class I compile you try and show me a warning, 'Object Initialization Can Be Simplified'.

                                        Get rid of this warning, or at the very least make it something that has to be turned on, do not turn it on by default.

                                        You can't just introduce something that breaks 12 years worth of C# code in our code libraries.

                                        12 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 8 votes
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