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  1. 16 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Cloud-based iOS emulator instead of remoted iOS simulator for Windows

      Windows developers need a free cloud-based iOS emulator instead of current simulator that needs a Macbook.

      206 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Run multiple web performance tests much more easily in VS IDE or command line

        https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/51688913-4158-407f-b2e9-7e833b2cca00/web-performance-tests-webtest-are-not-detected-when-i-use-mstest-or-vstestconsole-by-using-the?forum=vstest

        Like our customer's feature requests, if there are so many web performance tests, it is not easy for us to run them together in command line or in the VS IDE, whether product team could provide a better workaround or feature to run so many web performance tests?

        3 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  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.

          21 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Show Milliseconds for DateTime objects in the Debugger

            There needs to be a way to format the way DateTime objects' value is displayed in the debugger to show the milliseconds.

            Doesn't have to be a customizable format just need a format that shows milliseconds.

            8 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Pressing "Go to Definition" on the override keyword to go to the overridden function in base class

              It will be handy to have a way to go to the overridden function from the overriding function.

              I think an intuitive way will be to use "Go to Definition" feature on the override keyword.
              (similar to how we can use "Go to Definition" on the auto keyword)

              Thank you.

              7 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Different source control for different solutions

                I need to set different source control tool for different solutions.

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                  1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Suggestion: when a subclass invokes a parent method, the method you are calling makes a color distinguish

                  建议:子类调用父类的方法时,使用一种颜色区分;如:IChannelHandlerContext contex;contex.WriteAsync(); 这里的WriteAsync() 可以使用一种颜色表示出来,以更更直观的看出这不是当前这个类定义的,是继承了上级父类。
                  调用接口的方法希望在黄色的值上再加深一点,更利于区分这是一个接口。

                  Recommendation: subclass methods call the parent class, the distinction between the use of a color; such as: IChannelHandlerContext contex; contex.WriteAsync (); 【.WriteAsync()】here can be expressed using a color, with a more intuitive to see that this is not the class's definition is inherited from the parent class supervisor.
                  The method of calling interface wants to deepen the value on the Yellow value, which is more advantageous to distinguish the interface.

                  12 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • The color of text couldn't be changed when visual studio 2015/2017 in Inline Rename mode.

                    Source code is c#. When I refactor/rename an variable/classname/etc, comes to Inline Rename mode.

                    I found the background color, and I'm able to change it, and at lease "InLine Rename" does change the background color. The color of foreground is the border color instead of the text color. (Tools->options->Fonts and Colors and select Inline Rename).
                    I want to change the text color in Inline Rename mode, but there is no section for it. refer the thread: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/bf30648c-7886-42de-ba1b-ba66c48fc6eb/visual-studio-20152017-inline-rename-foreground-color-change-wont-work?forum=vssetup

                    7 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • VS 2017 product icons need a rethink.

                      Monochrome icons are not a good idea. No matter what colour you pick, they are going to blend into the background and be indistinguishable for some users.
                      The VS 2017 product icons look particularly bad on the start menu. Which, surely, is one place you really want them to look good!

                      5 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • theme by extension

                        hello,
                        as far as typescript becomes so huge as C#, it becomes very hard sometimes to differenciate C# and typescript at first sight.

                        i'm not sure you can but it would be very useful to be able to set a diffrent background color for the editor in typescript.
                        it's a year that i search about this in visual studio themes, but they can't be associated with file extension.

                        thank you to think about that.

                        regards

                        6 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • nuget package manager in VS should filter by target platform

                          Customers would like to search by target framework and find packages compatible with their projects. This is to track an API and web UI that enables it.
                          VS should filter that nuget package listed is for .NET Core or the full framework

                          9 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • CodeLens hint for pending change

                            CodeLens should show a information, if pending changes for a method are available.

                            6 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Better upgrade support for node, npm via Visual Studio

                              Node, NPM and Bower are part of Visual Studio installation. However the shipped versions are outdated. It would be a nice feature if Visual Studion supports the update of Node, NPM and bower to the newest version, without the need of manual interference.

                              9 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add a dark theme setting to the new Visual Studio 2017 installer

                                Add a setting to the installer for a dark theme, the new vs 2017 installer is too bright for me to use at night.

                                26 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Show all Linker "command-line" options on their own line by splitting lines at spaces

                                  Please show all individual linker command-line options/switches on their own individual line by splitting on spaces. The ability to see each "PATH" entry in Windows 10 was a very welcome addition after so many years. This idea needs to be implemented in Visual Studio as well. Thanks.

                                  1 vote
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                                    1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Bring back a resizable left pane in Help Viewer 2.3...

                                    This is most probably a bug:

                                    Help Viewer 2.3 in contrast to earlier versions no longer allows to resize docked contents. It's still possible do undock a window, resize it and dock it back again.

                                    Of course it's much more bothersome to work that way compared to Visual Studio's docking behavior.

                                    Thanks!

                                    6 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • T4 and Text Transform features in Visual Studio 2017

                                      There’s less resource with T4(text transform) in visual studio 2017, the lack of color highlighting, syntax checking and the lack of vendors, I suggest add some more information about it.

                                      13 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • SQL IN statement style comparison for C#

                                        It would be lot easier if we can have sql IN statement style to C# to compare a set of unrelated variables against a value or a set of values.

                                        Eg:
                                        string var_a="", var_b="", var=c, compare_val="";
                                        ...
                                        if((var_a, var_b, var_c)==compare_val)
                                        {
                                        }

                                        15 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add Persian language to MSDN documentation

                                          I am Irainian Microsoft fan , and C# developer.
                                          I was wondering when the MSDN supports 66 languages ,
                                          WHY it doesn't support Persian language with thousands of Persian developers ???
                                          I hope someday the .Net Team valorize it's persian developers.
                                          Thanks in advance.

                                          Parsa Lotfi , C# Lover

                                          15 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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