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  1. Stop Using the Item Template Cache

    The Item Template Cache serves no purpose, and makes it impossible to update templates.

    In Visual Studio 2017, I have to completely uninstall Visual Studio and reinstall it every time I need to update a template.

    During development, this causes me an hour of lost time.

    I have tried deleting the Item Template Cache folder and cache.bin, and Visual Studio 2017 still loads the last template, even though a newer version exists in the Item Template folder.

    The whole purpose of the Item Template folder is to load templates that a user wants to load, but If you cache an…

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Stop debugging in Visual Studio 2015 after the Edge browser is closed

      http://stackoverflow.com/questions/40193759/stop-debugging-in-visual-studio-2015-after-the-browser-is-closed

      If we stop the IE browser, it would stop the VS debugging, but the other browser doesn't support this feature like the Edge, can you add this feature?

      17 votes
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        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add a way of adding both .cpp and .h file at the same time with the same name.

        It's funny, because it sounds so trivial, but in c++ you generally add a cpp and h file at the same time with the same name, it's such a typical action to make in a project...

        In visual studio, that action takes quite a few clicks and typing, you end up filling out the details for the header file, only to have to do it all again for the cpp file.

        Perhaps a checkbox to allow it to create both files at once for you would be nice, or to be able to select cpp and h file type and…

        4 votes
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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Ubuntu subsystem for windows support for linux C++ applications

          It would be cool if we were able to compile linux code using the now built-in feature ubuntu subsystem for windows. That way you don't need to own a linux VPS or a local machine running linux, and files could be stored on the PC you're actually writing the code on.

          9 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • VS 2017 RC debug MVC application with Chrome behaviour change

            When debug MVC application with Chrome, It opens a new user browser window. in this case currently saved passwords and form data auto fillings cannot be used.
            And closing the window on debug stops is unnecessary. Sometimes we need to keep the developer tools open.
            JS debug in Chrome will be cooler if It goes with the normal chrome user.

            16 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add feature like emacs artist-mode to visual studio IDE

              See:

              http://cinsk.github.io//emacs/emacs-artist.html

              There have been a number of requests to add this kind of feature to Visual Studio, which have been closed:

              "Add my custom drawing to code section as part of comment because drawings can often be clearer and meaningful to the reader."

              "Ability to draw next to the code simple shapes to explain code"

              "add feature to draw monographs in comments to illustrate code idea (save as png in project folder, referenced by a file positions database)"

              While I think having the ability to seamlessly include line drawings would be better, an artist-mode feature would be a great…

              17 votes
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                2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • zen code - significant whitespace

                Add an option statement on file level for compiler to treat whitespace as significant, following the below rules:

                var DescribeUseCase() // <-- inferred return value, because we're using var
                // Method body starts after indentation
                var result = ArbitraryMethodCall(abc) // <-- implicit semi-colon insertion
                if result.value > 3 // <-- parenthesis insertion
                "Larger than three" // <-- indentation identifies block body
                "Smaller than three" // <-- return last statement
                // method ends where indentation ends

                Option statement examples:
                using zen
                using option whitespace

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                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Please add an option to set the delay time that the intellisense popups

                  In VS 2015 or VS 2017, we cannot set the intellisense popup delay time, and in VS code, we can set the value of the properties ‘editor.quickSuggestionsDelay’ in the user or workspace setting file to make the intellisense popup delay time. When we type any character, after the delay time which we defined in the setting file, the auto completion list will show. For more detail information, please check this document: https://code.visualstudio.com/Docs/customization/userandworkspace. Please also add this feature in VS 2017, thanks in advance.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • browse github projects on live via visual studio without needs to download or clone the project

                    browse github projects on live via visual studio without needs to download or clone the project (as a browse mode / linkable files solution "click to view")

                    browser github homepage
                    push github notification to VS
                    open project like a solution that just view the file when click on it

                    10 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Insert * at the start of new lines when writing /* */ comments option is not being saved

                      Options->Text Editor->C#->Advanced
                      Insert * at the start of new lines when writing /* */ comments

                      Setting is not saved properly.

                      It randomly turns back on upon restarting editor.

                      111 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Put an option to disable indentation after pasting code

                        Vertically line up arguments of a function call. Then copy the block of code. Paste it somewhere else. The allignment which you carefully made is all gone. You have to do the same custom formatting every single place you paste your code.

                        Unfortunately, there is no way of preventing this in Visual Studio 2015. I checked for a solution on the internet. Most people are complaining about the same problem and there is no cure.

                        Please provide an option for disabling this behavior.

                        3,158 votes
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                          14 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • DataGridView编辑列的窗口大小能记住最好。

                          DataGridView编辑列的窗口大小能记住最好。

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                            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • it will be a jug of honey to make it possible to move the editor bookmark with a mouse, a few lines lower or higher

                            as above - it will be a jug of honey to make it possible to move the editor bookmark with a mouse, a few lines lower or higher

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                              1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add ligatures to Consolas font

                              I like coding with ligatures, using FiraCode font:
                              https://github.com/tonsky/FiraCode

                              But as much as I like the ligatures, I find the font itself (letters and numbers) to be less nice than Consolas, which I really like.

                              My suggestion is to add optional ligatures to Consolas, for people who want them.

                              354 votes
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                                9 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Please let it work...

                                Please let it work on my GTX 660 my current graphics card can't run it so please change your **** software kty bai

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                                  1 comment  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Want unsorted function list!

                                  The function list in the upper right corner of Visual Studio Express 2015 for Windows Desktop (VC++) is sorted in alphabetical order, but I would like the functions to appear in the list in the same order as they appear in the sourcecode file.

                                  Is that possible?

                                  2 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Thread Local variable inheritance or ExecutionContext fork event

                                    It has always been frustrating to me that there is not only no way to propagate a user-defined thread-local variable from one thread to another (or, if I understand .NET concepts correctly, from one thread in an ExecutionContext to another thread in the same ExecutionContext or a copy of it).

                                    This missing feature prevents one from using the Ambient Service Pattern properly:
                                    http://core.loyc.net/essentials/ambient-service-pattern.html

                                    Not only is there no thread-creation event, no feature to propagate thread-local variables from parent threads to child threads, and no way to associate user-defined data with an ExecutionContext, but also the BCL doesn't provide a property…

                                    10 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Provide the option to disable Git publish in visual studio status bar.

                                      After the latest update (2) there is a new Publish button in the bottom right of the IDE. Doesn't state what it does, and even though TFVC is used it still creates a GIT repository on right click. Please provide an option to disable that button and please don't make my source control choices for me.

                                      258 votes
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                                        5 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Folder Based Find&Replace in Visual Studio

                                        Visual Studio now supports many none Microsoft technologies, and many open source projects and tools, with lots of files in current projects the find & replace scope (Curent Block, Current Document, All open documents, current project, current solution) not enough in many use cases.

                                        please add new scope : selected folder

                                        same experience exists in Netbeans, Eclipse, and many other IDE's for a long time.

                                        73 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • xaml calculations in bindings

                                          It is a much work to do a calculated value to bound values while using always a calculator for a mathmatic result.

                                          Would be great to be able to setup calculating expression to provide a value in bindings using xaml like this

                                          <!-- Source -->
                                          <Slider Minimum="1" Maximum="100" x:Name="Slider1" />
                                          <Slider Minimum="1" Maximum="10" x:Name="Slider2" />

                                          <!-- Using ->
                                          <TextBlock Text="{Binding ElementName=Slider1, Path=Value, StringFormat={}1:{1 + {0} / 100}} />

                                          <!-- OR in MultiBinding ->
                                          <TextBlock>
                                          <Text>
                                          <!-- "Format" is a Text
                                          when Slider1.Value = 50 and Slider1,Value = 2
                                          it would using 75/100*2, so the TextBlock would show up
                                          "Format =…

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                                            1 comment  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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