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  1. please add the newest SSDT version install packages to the VS 2015

    When we perform a layout to install VS 2015. When I start VS 2015, I still have items that need updating. This includes a old SSDT that does not include BI. The time it takes to update SSDT is significant.
    Please add the newest SSDT version install packages to the VS 2015 so that we don't need to update when the installation is finished.

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      1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Please improve the offline installer

      Please provide useful information during the download. Listing all tiny packages is of no use at all.

      Tell me how much data it's going to download in total, how much has already been downloaded, a nice progress bar (possibly in the task bar as well) and an estimated time to completion. The download speed would be nice, too. Simple maths. Simple output.

      Oh, and leave a message for me when it's completed. I don't like processes that just disappear when they're done. Was is successful? Was it interrupted and cancelled? Can I use this now? How long did it take?…

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        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow users to use our own (supported) version of CMake

        VS 2017 currently uses its own internal version of CMake which is a couple of versions behind from the current version. This prevents us from using newer CMake features and updates to CMake modules which enables the use of recent versions of external libraries.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Team Explorer > Home > Solutions > Workspace(s) > List of sln

          Team Explorer within 2017 has changed the method for switching/selecting solutions within workspaces. This has caused many a developers some headaches.

          Previously, you could switch workspaces and then select a solution file from a list available within that workspace. Having to either select Open... and navigate the file system or switching to Folder View and then selecting a workspace and then picking a solution, is a waste of clicks and time. It should be really simple to open the solution I need. My team works with multiple web applications that are stored in a single TFS repo. This has been…

          4 votes
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            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Update image watch for 2017

            The Image Watch plugin is an invaluable tool for developing image processing functions. Please make this component work for VS2017.

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              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Remove application insights from MVC template

              Remove application insights from the MVC template and provide another way to introduce it into projects. It should not be in the default template, as it seems to be abusing the control of VS and pushing unrelated/unwanted product.

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                1 comment  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Please add the 'Code Analysis' feature for the .NET Core projects

                In VS 2015 or 2017, for the normal asp.net web application or class library, if you right click the project name, choose ‘Properties’, there is an option ‘Code Analysis’ on the properties page and we can configure it. But for the .NET Core projects like the ASP.NET Core web application, there is no such option on the properties page, please add it, this suggestion comes from here: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/6daba04d-b34b-4ab2-b4d9-fcef1b9d4794/code-analysis?forum=visualstudiogeneral

                15 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Stop debugging in Visual Studio 2015 after the Edge browser is closed

                  http://stackoverflow.com/questions/40193759/stop-debugging-in-visual-studio-2015-after-the-browser-is-closed

                  If we stop the IE browser, it would stop the VS debugging, but the other browser doesn't support this feature like the Edge, can you add this feature?

                  39 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Hide lightweight solution suggestion banner when disabled in Options

                    When the 'Lightweight solution load for all solutions' is disabled in the Projects and Solutions options, do not show the 'Load *** faster next time by trying out lightweight Solution load..." banner when opening a solution with the Lightweight Load property set to Default.

                    It is bad user interface practice to suggest a feature to the user that has been explicitly disabled in the application.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 3 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • [This document is opened by another project] - This issue always persists when using 1. VS 2017 community and 2. VS 2017 Enterprise .

                        When open same project with two different product license is opened at a time, you face problem like : [This document is opened by another project]

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                          1 comment  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • [VS2017] Improve CMake project usability around Build/Debug/Run

                          Things that I would love to have work the way they do with regular slns:
                          1) Build single file (Ctrl + F7)
                          2) Debug current target (F5). In the cmake workflow this no longer builds the target it's about to start.
                          3) The startup target should persist when the cmake cache is regenerated!
                          4) The startup target should persist when switching build configurations! Super annoying to switch from debug to release only to have to re-find the startup item in the dropdown (amongst tens of others)

                          New things that would be awesome:
                          1) Keyboard shortcut to select startup target. Right…

                          3 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Keyboard shortcut for Increase / Decrease Line Indent code block

                            Keyboard shortcut needed for increasing or decreasing line indent for a code block or line

                            Currently you have to highlight text > click Edit > Advanced > Click Decrease Line Indent. It's slow for power users.

                            15 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • is there a way where we can change double quotes color? ""

                              https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide/filters/new?query=is%20there%20a%20way%20where%20we%20can%20change%20double%20quotes%20color%3F%20%22%22%20

                              As far as I know, it has no this feature if we just want to change the double quotes color since it would change all string color if we use the change the "string" item under Font and Color in V IDE. Can VS add this feature?

                              6 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  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.

                                7 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • installer

                                  The (new, 2017, rather nice) Visual Studio installer really ought to be accessible via:
                                  A shortcut in All Programs/Visual Studio 2017
                                  via Add and Remove Programs, right click on Visual Studio 2017 (the only thing currently there is Uninstall)
                                  Inside Visual Studio's Help Menu

                                  On the other hand, it should not be in the root of All Programs

                                  2 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add "Build event if nothing has changed since previous build" option for TFS 2015 build

                                    Add "Build event if nothing has changed since previous build" to TFS 2015 scheduled build of new build system.

                                    49 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add Progress Bar for Every Packages that's downloading

                                      It'll be good to see progress of download of each packages, Specially when Installer is downloading a large package like Xamarin.VisualStudio (300 mb) or DotNetNative.ILC or ...
                                      You need another progress bar, to show progress of downloading of each package.
                                      A Design suggest for this, is a small progress bar in the right side of the large progress bar. Like Attached Photo.

                                      4 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add Runtime Error Prediction

                                        It would be really useful if there was a "Quick Action Suggestion" for preventing particular runtime errors. For example, if the program contains a function that appends "hello world" to a file, Visual Studio could attempt to append an empty character to the file, in a way "mocking a write" before runtime. If Visual Studio is blocked from doing so, a yellow line could appear under the potentially error-causing code. This is pretty much like "testing the waters" for potential errors.

                                        4 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow us to change the navigation bar colour on windows 10 mobile in our apps

                                          With phones that have software buttons, we could apply transparent effects, blur, gradients or just plain colours on our apps. Of course we will give the user a choice to whether or not they would want there own preferences (maybe with a universal toggle in the OS or a toggle within the app we create). This could also be used to represent an event which has happened in the app.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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