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  1. 6 votes
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      0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Bring back Spy++ in VS 2017

      I can't get this to show up in the tools menu in VS 2017...
      Was Spy++ removed from this version?
      I tried installing the "Testing tools core features" from the VS 2017 installer but that didn't bring it back. I've been using the VS 2015 version of Spy++ in the meantime.

      9 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add Existing Project command should start in solution folder

        Currently (including v15.4.4) it opens a file choosing dialog inside C:\Users\Sergei Dorogin\Documents\Visual Studio 2017\Projects which is pretty useless. I have to navigation to my solution.

        2 votes
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          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • i am struggling with my NEA in computer science, can a great computer scientist please help :)

          One of you young computer gurus must help me finish my password generator and checker. need it to check if contains 3 consecutive qwerty letters and minus 5 points, need it to recognize allowed characters, also could do with some help checking the score on the generator. Email me at kaimeehan@outlook.com. Thank you very much lots of love Kai :)))

          9 votes
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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • vstest.console.exe needs flags to control suppressing test output

            I would like to retain the ability to see which tests are passing/failing but not see their test output. This is due to changed behavior in vstest.console.exe in the VS 2017 15.5.2 update-- it never used to show full executing binary output to console (only direct test case output).

            Scenario 1: use /logger:trx with filename, and /logger:console with verbosity set to normal. Large JSON output in test execution when there is an expected failure, where the test is asserting that a failure condition arises. Scrolls the screen extensively for many tests, making it difficult to monitor progress of the test.

            3 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Minden OK! Fera

              MMinden rendben, ... Fera

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                1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Test Explorer: Add a mixed mode grouping - e.g. Class + Outcome

                Currently we only have one of the options: Class, Project or Outcome. It would be nice if failed tests are displayed separately like when grouped by Outcome and succeeded tests are grouped by the selected option: Class, Project... etc.

                3 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support Microsoft Fakes on .NET Core

                  Microsoft Fakes is powerful function for testing. Please provide support to use Microsoft Fakes Stub/Shim context in .NET Core test project.

                  167 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • add Azure applets

                    please add Azure applets(compute emulator, web apps tools, authoring tools) to this tool?

                    1 vote
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                      1 comment  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Integrate Conan.Io package manger into visual studio

                      Conan.IO is a platform neutral package manager for C++.
                      It is the only package manager that can handle the packages in a compiler and platform neutral way. Nuget and vcpkg are only available on windows.

                      The problem with conan.io is that there is an effort to learn it. This effort could be improved if there would be an integration into Visual Studio.

                      Something like the nuget integration would help a lot.

                      Here a presentation about conan.io
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvqH_ck-5Q8

                      57 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Close VB6 product related suggestions

                        I'm sorry I had to actually put this under the "Languages - Visual Basic" category as that is meant for VB.NET and not VB6.
                        However, other participants on this platform sadly did not realize this at all and opened a lot of even repetitive suggestions unrelated to modern Visual Studio (aka "Visual Studio .NET") what this Uservoice is about.

                        On top of that, those suggestions are mostly spam linking to external sites, including needless images and highly personal, uncited and sometimes even inflammatory opinions.

                        Additionally, the content of all those suggestions was previously handled and closed with a lengthy reply…

                        109 votes
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                          39 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make VS 64 bit

                          Make VS 64 bit

                          P.S. Developers are upset. Making the same request a decade now.

                          9 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add context menu item to .sln files in explorer to build solution

                            When right clicking on a .sln file in explorer there should be an option to build the solution without opening Visual studio.

                            6 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • let us Restore to previous VS Versions

                              Let us restore to previous versions of VS

                              VS 2017 15.4.4->15.4.3 etc...
                              VS 2017 15.4.4 is so buggy and crashes every start so 15.4.3 not, but iam not able to restore the working program....

                              and therefore i cannt work on my programs!!!!!!!!!!!!

                              6 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow changing the nickname of the installation

                                You can set nicknames of installs in VS2017 but you cannot change those nicknames when modifying the installation features. This should be allowed.

                                22 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • We want to see .net technology in the initiative of a million programmers In the Middle East

                                  Hello
                                  There is a huge initiative THAT IS MAKING BUZZ these days launched by Dubai to teach a million programmers, why do Microsoft not seize the opportunity to teach Programming on the Dot Net in the Middle East and North Africa especially new programmers will be in favor of .Net Community, A million programmers it is not an easy number

                                  12 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Build Intellisense support for Embedded Javascript resources

                                    Return Intellisense support for Embedded Javascript resources.
                                    In VS 2015 this was possible through the _references.js file.

                                    This has been discussed here (advice was to post it here):
                                    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/problem/152201/-referencesjs-not-working-with-typescript-language.html

                                    9 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Provide a way to prevent the Script Documents folder from expanding during debugging

                                      While the Script Documents folder is a useful debugging tool, the auto-expansion on every page load is a pain in the neck when navigating source files in the Solution Explorer. Please provide an option to keep this folder collapsed by default (or at least remember the current state).

                                      Note that this issue has been referenced back to at least VS2013, and does not seem to be a difficult (or controversial) feature to add. Perhaps its time has come?

                                      51 votes
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                                        5 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Default LangVersion should be latest minor version(latest) not latest major version

                                        I find the default LangVersion in VS2017 is 'C# latest major version', which I suppose to be 'C# latest minor version(latest)'. Why did you make this decision? I suggest changing this behavior to be latest so that everyone can take advantage of the latest C# syntax, rather than update the project setting one by one. At least, I think there should be an global option in Tools | Options like 'Default C# LangVersion' that can change this behavior.

                                        2 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Change CTRL+Click back from goto definition to highlight word

                                          CTRL+Click now is goto definition by default instead of highlight word. This makes many copy/paste operations difficult. The feature concept is good but would prefer the use of ATL+Click or the like. I believe the existing copy/paste convention should take precedence.

                                          8 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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