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  1. add markdown preview to vs2017

    Given md preview is already there in vs code and 2017 got md language support, why not just bring it over?

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Run Functional Tests- API to import data from your test

      i have a auto test on a remote machine. each auto test run is long, and i would like to be able to know which action in the test is been executed on the remote machine, from the build run dialog.
      Not all our team members have the option to directly connect to the remote machine, so they cant keep track if the test is moving forward, or there is some kind of a problem. (see attached image for more info).

      9 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Improve productivity while working with JSX

        Please add some productivity improvements to JSX:
        - auto-closing tag (like in HTML editor)
        - rename closing tag while changing opening tag (like in HTML editor)
        - add ability to wrap selected JSX with DIV (like in HTML editor)
        - add ability to export selected JSX as stateless component

        20 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Update Visual Studio OSS Extension SaveAllTime

          The OSS VS extension SaveAllTime is in need of a maintainer or at least a pull request to get it working on VS2017. This extension does a save all so that everything makes it into your git changeset. This keeps your intended commits from missing files or changes to files.

          6 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • default platform target

            Add a solution-level setting that specifies the default target (x32, x64 or any cpu) for all projects created in the solution. This would allow projects to be created that are harmonious and consistent.

            4 votes
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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • An icon is added to the VS 2017 toolbox header to collapse all the treeview items, as there is one in the solution explorer.

              I have several tools installed in my VS 2017 (mainly DevExpress DXperience controls). Sometimes, the toolbox items are shown all expanded and there is no way to collapse them all, as is the case with the Solution Explorer window. When this happens, I have to manually collapse every item, a time consuming task that could easily be avoided by the suggested button.

              6 votes
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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Diff tool ignore newline

                In Visual Studio when you compare the before and after of your source code change, is it possible to ignore newlines when doing diff. If the file has the opening curly brace on the same line before and on a separate line after (if you format the document), the diff will show a lot of changes even though the curly brace just moved one line down.

                4 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 38 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 5 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add fmemopen, open_memstream, and open_wmemstream from ISO/IEC TR 24731

                      As far as I can tell, these APIs are available everywhere except Windows. funopen and/or fopencookie would be nice, too, but I realize they aren't specified in a TR yet.

                      4 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow easier name change of publish profiles

                        In older versions of Visual Studio it was easy to change the name of a Publish Profile for ASP.NET MVC projects. Now, in order to do this in VS2017, you have to rename the file and unload and reload the solution. When there are multiple publish configurations it is obviously vital to differentiate these profiles by name. Can we have the same "edit" functionality we had in previous versions where you could change the name (or assign a name) to a publish profile in the Publish dialog.

                        34 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • All path that is dotted out should be revealed on hover in a tooltip (e.g in File -> Recent * options).

                          It is so annoying that I can't decide which of the similar paths to select when long paths are dotted out.
                          A similar issue is closed without a solution:
                          https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide/suggestions/2108339-show-the-full-path-as-a-tooltip-in-recent-project
                          Please don't close this again without a solution.

                          3 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add a line height setting to the Editor

                            Almost every editor at this point has line height settings for the code editor except for visual studio. Complex statements and blocks are hard to read when the lines are squished together so much. It is a primary inhibitor for me and many people I know from switching to visual studio as their primary editor.

                            You can see in the attachment visual studio on the left and sublime text on the right with custom line height.

                            10 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add filter for Application Insights debug events in output window

                              Application Insights can log a huge amount of debug events to the output window if your running in debug.
                              While this might be useful sometimes, I mostly think it clutters up the output window, and "hides" debug events of interests.

                              I can disable the debug logging from Application insights, by using the following configuration:
                              TelemetryDebugWriter.IsTracingDisabled = true;

                              This stops logging of the events to the output window, but it also prevents Visual Studio from collecting any Application Insights telemetry!

                              It would be nice, if it was possible to just filter out the Application Insights events from the output window.

                              21 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Code Snippets: Support importing feature for C#

                                It would be nice when the importing feature of code snippets also works under C#.

                                6 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add the "delete all existing files" option to the Publish screen in .Net Core Console applications

                                  As per this Stackoverflow question https://stackoverflow.com/questions/45689301/visual-studio-2017-net-core-application-publish-to-folder-and-delete-existing, Visual Studio .NET Core Console applications don't support the 'delete all existing files' option when publishing to a folder.

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                                    1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Provide a setting that exposes an "Enable" the "hyperlinks open in the system default browser" behavior

                                    Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3 now opens all links that appear in the Editor and the Output window using the system default browser.

                                    Having a choice (a setting that we can toggle on or off, and if we pick "Enable/On," then pick from a list of installed browsers) is the best of all designs.

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Ship JSON extractor as Visual Studio Web Test plugin

                                      Ship JSON extraction as Visual Studio Web Test plugin

                                      The built-in set of Web Test plugins wasn't updated for a decade and counting. Application Insights brought new life to Web Tests but today modern web talks in JSON, not HTM or XML. So bring MSTest up to speed, ship the JSON extractor with VS.

                                      4 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • VSO/VSTS Pull Request Integration Inside Visual Studio

                                        I think better integration of Visual Studio and VSTS would really help streamline my workflows.

                                        Example:
                                        - VS2017 knows what my current git branch is, and if there is a remote branch associated with it
                                        - VSTS knows what Pull Request is associated with that remote git branch
                                        - VSTS has a list of comments associated with that pull request
                                        - VS2017 could have a ribbon allowing me to iterate through the comments (and would load the file at the correct line in the IDE), or a side bar showing a list of all the comments with buttons to filter…

                                        7 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Fix "View Call Hierarchy" for getters or setters only

                                          Currently, if I try this then the "Call Hierarchy" window says, "Search found no results" even though there should be results.

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