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  1. Recent project templates

    Visual Studio 2017 / Start Page / Recent project templates:
    It's a nice idea to have a list of recent projects templates used but, as with recent solutions/projects, I'd like to be able to remove them from the list by right-clicking and selecting 'Remove' from the context menu.

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      4 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • [新建项]对话框太复杂了

      新建项无非就是往项目中添加某一类型的文本文件,也就是扩展名的不同而已.为什么设计的这么复杂?
      本质上不就是输入路径.文件名,扩展名吗?
      关键是反应速度太慢了.实在是没有必要.

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        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          under review  ·  13 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make available &(SolutionPlatform) and $(SolutionConfiguration) macros for project settings and scripts

          Some users are requesting macros for the IDE combo box selected solution configuration and platform. These are not available for project settings/scripting, only per project $(Configuration) and $(Platform) are, which sometimes is very confusing when mixing different project configurations (which is supported and allowed). I created a VS extension[1] that adds the solution selected properties in all VS version until VS2017, but supporting this extension is becoming hard due to surprisingly complex VC project system. Supporting them directly on VS side (not from an extension) would be instead much more easy and viable.

          [1] https://github.com/ceztko/SolutionConfigurationName

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            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • [TFS] Test module - Add the ability to filter Runs by TeamFields

            Currently, when user wants to see the list of Runs (Test -> Runs), they are listed and filtered only by Area. User doesn't have many options to narrow the list of runs and it would be very useful if filtering Runs by TeamFields is enabled too. If several Scrum Teams are under the same Area it is not possible to filter out the runs performed by a particular team.

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              0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 4 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Please support newer version of OpenMP

                VC only support OpenMP 2.0 for a long time.
                Could please update it?

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                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Option to Disable Ctrl+Click Go to Definition

                  In Visual Studio 2015 and earlier, the behavior for ctrl+click was to select the 'word' (overloaded behavior from double click). It would be nice to have this behavior back in Visual Studio 2017.

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                    6 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Open documents in last focused window

                    As a developer, who usually works in several screens,
                    I would like to open documents from the project explorer to the window I last worked in instead of the window that contains the project explorer
                    so that I don't have to drag it into my working window every time I open a document.

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                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Please read https://twitter.com/drunkvs and fix some of these bug - VS2017 is appalling!! and getter worse each patch...

                      Please read https://twitter.com/drunkvs and fix some of these bug - VS2017 is appalling!! and getter worse each patch...

                      TFS : security is all screwed up last few releases
                      Publish - now opens model box BEHIND vs2017 when it fails.
                      exeption box now opens 2000 pixles above you monitor

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                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 12 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Please make both Java JDK & Android SDK an optional install

                          Most of the developers that used Xamarin already have both Android SDK and Java JDK installed on the machine, I know there is a risk to use our own setup, but "we know what we are doing". it seems like the Visual Studio 2015 installation style is back, VS 2017 suppose to be "install only what we need".

                          And please let us change the SDK, NDK & JDK location in settings, currently, I have to manually change them in the registry.

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                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Create a JavaScript project type

                            Provide a new project type in Visual Studio that focuses on developing JavaScript and TypeScript projects.

                            Please vote and add comments below to indicate what kind of features you would like this project type to have.

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Change the form of the last line in the output window in Visual Studio

                              When we compile a project, we always take a quick look to the last line of the Output window:

                              ==== Build: 1 succeeded, 0 failed, 1 up-to-date, 0 skipped ====

                              For some optical illusion I always see for a fraction of a sec:

                              ========= Build 1, succeeded 0, failed 1, ... ==========

                              The word "failed" has an eye magnet on that line triggering many times unnecessary anxiety.

                              Could change the form of the last line to end message be somehow re-arranged preventing this thing i.e

                              ==== Build: succeeded=1 , failed=0, up-to-date=1, skipped=0 ====

                              With this form, we fond the last…

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                                3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 6 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Implement replace/original, code generator feature for C#

                                    As championed here, https://github.com/dotnet/csharplang/issues/107, the replace/original feature will allow custom code generators to be added to C# to implement many common boilerplate tasks. Also known as "Aspect Oriented Programming".

                                    Possible use cases include implementing INotifyPropertyChanged, logging, exception handling, retrying, and many others.

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                                      2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Codelens Doesn't Detect Parameterized nUnit Tests

                                      CodeLens currently does not support detection of parameterized nUnit tests, as described in the pages below:

                                      https://github.com/nunit/docs/issues/174
                                      https://github.com/nunit/nunit3-vs-adapter/issues/55
                                      https://github.com/nunit/nunit-vs-adapter/issues/105

                                      Adding support for CodeLens detection of tests in-line would be very useful.

                                      60 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add the ability to Undo the actions step by step in TFS Work Items

                                        When updating fields in Work Item, user can undo just the last performed action. Steps:

                                        1) Open a Work Item

                                        2) Perform several edits within a Work Item

                                        3) Click Undo icon

                                        Just the last action is reverted, user should be able to revert all other changes as well. This behavioris present on both Web client and MTM.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow making desktop ARM64 programs

                                          Allow us to compile desktop applications for ARM32/ARM64. Windows 10 on ARM64 will be able to run such applications, so why not let us make them?

                                          Currently, in order to compile ARM32/ARM64 desktop applications, you have to install the WDK, whose license agreement expressly prohibits using the WDK to make ARM end-user applications.

                                          This is a dumb restriction, especially since it can be worked around without breaking the agreement (e.g. with making your own import libraries for the DLLs that aren't in UWP).

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                                            1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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