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  1. Add 'Start without Debugging' to Right-Click Project Menu

    Sometimes I need to launch a couple of my other projects first before my default startup project. However, if I use the right-click the project in Solution Explorer and go to Debug -> Start new Instance it launches the VS Debugger, so I have to detach from the process and then launch the next part before I can finally just use F5 or Ctrl+F5 to launch my main project with or without debugging.

    It'd be great of the context menu for the project's Debug menu had a 'Start without Debugging' option as well to just launch the project process without…

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      1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support Python Drag-And-Drop

      Although I am quite impressed with the ease of use and programming language support in Visual Studio, I would like to see Python GUI development via Dragging-and-Dropping controls on the Python window. A good library for this is Tkinter. There are many other IDEs that already allow this. For Visual Studio to compete as a product for universal program development, it must be able to do this. Python is very powerful like C#, but is cross-platform, meaning a higher user share.

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        1 comment  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Bring back "Sort usings" as a separate option in VS 2017

        In VS 2015, there was a separate option to "Sort usings" along with "Remove and sort" and "Remove unused". I found the "Sort usings" option useful - and even added it to my toolbar - because there are some namespaces I like to leave in the list - like System.Linq - even if they are unused. Even if "Sort usings" were not added to the context menu, could it be added to Edit > Intellisense menu?

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          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            61 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            We are excited to let you know that we are working on this suggestion. We expect this feature to be released by the end of the year. Not only will you be able to commit to submodules, but you will also be able to view the file history and blame within a submodule.

            However, VS will not yet have “full” submodule support; you will only be able to have one Git repo open per VS instance. Therefore, working between a submodule and the parent repo will not be seamless. To help us prioritize further submodule features, please open new UserVoice items.

            Kayla Ngan
            Program Manager

          • Re-enable ability to hide collapsed regions when printing

            Prior to VS2015, the Print dialog included the ability to choose whether or not to include collapsed regions. That choice has now been removed (as noted in the "Known Issues" here: http://tiny.cc/VSprint). There really needs to be some sort of workaround to allow users to hide collapsed regions while printing.

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              4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • The 2017 icon looks terrible when pinned to Taskbar

              It just looks terrible. This 3D negative look is so out of character with any other icons on Windows, and when it pins to the desktop as shown in the attachment it really looks bad.

              #SmallThingsMatter

              23 votes
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                3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support Bridge.net

                Along with Xamarin and Cordova tools that indeed help multi-platform development, maybe you should also promote Bridge.NET's C#-to-JavaScript/TypeScript.

                This way a developer can write business logic AND user interface façade services using C#, and then develop NATIVE user interfaces using any of these technologies: WPF/XAML, UWP, Windows Forms, ASP .NET WebForms/MVC/WebAPI, Xamarin, Unity (!) - directly, and using the generated JavaScript and TypeScript definitions as well with: HTML5 (Angular/other DOM frameworks), UWP JS, Cordova tools, and NodeJS (server side)!

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                  2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Check your website

                  To check your https://www.visualstudio.com/ between 1050px and 800px your buttons are above the text

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                    1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • enable us to configure a "Press any key to continue . . ." message at the end of the F5 run of console applications

                    the idea is: enable us to configure a "Press any key to continue . . ." message at the end of the F5 run of console applications

                    the rationale behind this is (why I feel this need): I am preparing an introductory programming material and I expect a reader to press F5 *at least* one time for each example... and it is rather stupid that each exercise in such a material MUST end with otherwise completely unnecessary and illogical "Console.ReadlineLine()" statement... teaching beginners to write programs that way just harms their programming minds in their infancy and does not belong…

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                      3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support includeif from the Git Configuration

                      Since Git 2.13 it is possible to include addition config based on the path of git repositories.

                      https://git-scm.com/docs/git-config#_includes

                      I use this to have different E-Mail Configuration for different Folders, to not set user.email in every repository in this folder.

                      But Visual Studio 2017 does ask me constantly about user.name and user.email. so it has clearly a problem detecting [includeif].

                      5 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Publicly expose API for creating InterlineAdornments

                        There exists an API for creating Interline Adornments within Microsoft.VisualStudio.Text.Internal. Please considering moving this to one of the publicly available extensibility assemblies so customers can easily create adornments that exist between lines (similar to CodeLens adornments)

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                          0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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.

                          6 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make Visual Studio 2017 Diagnostic Tools event window autofit

                            Like this case here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/45178960/make-visual-studio-2017-diagnostic-tools-event-window-autofit

                            We could change the Event column size, but if you re-debug the app again, it changed the size to the default again. It was not convenient for customers to visit the event information.

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Don't put other than solution files in VS2017's jumplist

                              I don't see a reason to fill up recent and jumplist with csproj?, VisualStudio cannot (normally?) work without solution files anyway, so why fill these lists with unnessesary stuff?
                              Or let me have an filter for what to put in them.

                              2 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow Live Unit testing in Professional edition!

                                Please consider allowing Live Unit Testing to be available for Professional Edition developers. Many companies will not justify the cost of Enterprise for this feature and it would be incredibly useful especially for a single engineer, which the Enterprise edition is not the demographic for.

                                12 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Remove size limitation of .pgd file

                                  As of Visual Studio 2015 Update 3, the 1GB size limitation on .pdb file has been removed. But this limitation is still on .pgd file(PGO database file), there will be error "error writing to instrumentation file LNK1265" when its size reaches 1GB.
                                  There are many large projects today, so it is reasonable to remove size limitation of MSF file format.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support After Effect like path animation in Visual Studio Blend

                                    I wish I could use Blend to build path morphing animations like in AE.

                                    40 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make easy to open log file, when reporting an error in Visual Studio

                                      When I worked with Visual Studio 2017, I've received a message box

                                      Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
                                      A diagnostic log has been written to the following location: "C:\Users\Michael.Freidgeim\AppData\Local\Temp\VsProjectFault_910d541d-b253-435a-9ac2-14bd04c607f2.failure.txt".

                                      It will be good to make path as link or at least allow to copy it or provide tooltip "press ctrl-A, ctrl-C to copy the message".

                                      I haven't noticed any problem related to the logged error , but it will be better not to receive such alerts.

                                      4 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Display an error message when rebasing with uncommited changes

                                        Context :

                                        - You have local unstaged or uncommitted changes
                                        - There are remote incoming commits

                                        Reporoduction steps :

                                        - Team Explorer > Sync
                                        - Click branch name
                                        - Rebase onto the remote branch and click Rebase

                                        Current behavior :

                                        - Nothing happens
                                        (since you still have local unstaged or uncommited changes)
                                        - No message is displayed

                                        Expected behavior :

                                        - An error message is displayed : "cannot pull with rebase: You have unstaged / uncommitted changes. Please stage / commit / stash them."

                                        11 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • search in recent

                                          In Visual Studio / Start Page / Recent add a search box to filter recent projects in the below list.

                                          24 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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