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  1. provide Visual C++ Build Tools 2015 stanalone iso to enable install in multi machines

    provide Visual C++ Build Tools 2015 which is available in (http://landinghub.visualstudio.com/visual-cpp-build-tools) to download standalone iso. This enable us to download once and install many in multi machines

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • print double sided

      Can you please improve the printing facilities:
      a. Print a time/date stamp in the printed heading
      b. Add a 'print double-sided' option on the print dialog (as in Word, etc)
      c. Remember settings (margins, double-sided, etc) from one run to the next. It is a real pain to have to click through Printer Properties each time.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Regarding stereoscopic vision device implementation

        Having worked with Surface team, specifically, Simon Tian, I have posted to him an idea of Surface device where computing and networking unit is a mobile device. In a nutshell the larger screen of the device becomes rather passive receptacle of computing hardware unit, completely contained in a mobile unit. So, the larger screen, its accessory, such as attacheable keyboard owns some kind of connectors, a "slot" where an mobile device can be anchored to. Once the mobile is anchored it remains tactile ( touch pod ) input device, in addition to main computing chip. while screen is used mostly…

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          1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enable intellisense completion on enter instead of tab C++

          Enable intellisense completion on enter instead of tab. In most other IDEs one can press enter to complete intellisense (without first pressing arrow down) but it is not possible in Visual Studio. It is very annoying to the point that I don't use intellisense at all anymore as I often press enter and it just deletes first selection instead of inserting it. Also it is completely illogical to move to new line on enter while intellisense options are listed. In 99.99999999999999999999999999999999999999999% of cases user does not want to do that. Probably that 0.000000000000000000000000000000000000001 case which wants it is someone making…

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • starter page on help section

            The thing i'm gonna say is not new, but is removed already. very old VS had a menu option that let to turn to start page again, while these new one don't have it.
            and why? I am kind of guy to always start wrong project when I open VS, the time it take I forgot about what I want, and lot of project that I work on at parallel time, make me to have flash thinking of a wrong project... then I go to option choose close, but If I want to see them I have to close vs,…

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support breakpoints conditional on other breakpoints being hit

              In XCode, you can (as far as I remember) make a breakpoint that is conditioned on another breakpoint's hit count. This would be extremely useful for reproducing bugs that hit the same place several times, but only one of those times, which occurs after a certain other thing, is actually interesting.

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                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Define generic types on class diagram designer

                Hi,
                I work on object designs on class diagram designer of visual studio but I don't define generic type on 'New Class' popup window. If you think do you will make open source this plugin and the plugin infrastructure provide to change easily plugin, anyone or someone change the plugin according to him/her needs.
                What do you think this about subject?
                Best regards.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make Visual Studios website UX and advertising more inclusive

                  The other day I received one of those generic emails about Visual Studio, and I noticed that out of the 11 clip art people only 2 were girls. And both were in the background or off to the side(see pic). So I decided to check out the VS website and noticed the trend continued. Men outnumbered women on every part of the website with 2 or more people with the sole exception of continous intergration (ps props to who ever designed that page). In fact, most of the time they doubled to quadrupled the number of women. And although there…

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                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support multiple SSH hops for remote connections

                    External access to resources like HPC clusters is often only available through multiple SSH hops. It would make my life a lot easier if VS supported this.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Drastically simplify the installation process

                      For every other popular programming language I can think of getting ready to code is as simple as 1. Install a thing 2. Run it 3. Code. *Why* is C# such a massive headache to install?

                      Simplify C# install to 'Install this *free* command line/IDE to compile c# code from a notepad/ide of your choice'. Make sure the install takes under 20 min. Call this the 'plug and play' of programming.

                      My particular case; 4.5 hours of installation later, I have 149/154 Visual Studio Community edition components. VS won't start because it's incomplete, it has no automatic utility to fill…

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Visual Studio Sequencial Breakpoints... and breakpoint naming

                        As software engineers we have a lot of debugging to to..
                        Most problems do not occur in specific modules but in chains - catastrophic chains.

                        So a "In-Chain" debug feature would be SUPER helpful.
                        Set a breakpoint, that will "enable" another .. and so on.

                        In this way we could test sequential scenarios. Not just "points in time"

                        Something EXTRA like "naming" a breakpoint will enable "macro-like debug scenarios".

                        Those could be linked with our projects and will validate/catch REAL "run time" problems..

                        !0x..

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                          1 comment  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Close folder view when changing repository

                          Visual Studio 2017 automatically opens last Git repository in folder view. Then I try to connect to another repository, but it switches back to the old one. I have to close the folder view and then switch to new repo.

                          Either do not automatically open last folder view. I am pretty fine opening it from new start page. I like it.

                          Or automatically close the folder view and switch to another repo. Although there might be problems with unsaved files.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add Windows Communication Foundation and Windows Presentation Foundation support in Visual Studio 2017

                            Please, add Windows Communication Foundation and Windows Presentation Foundation projects support in Visual Studio 2017. For now they're marked as incompatible and link in UpgradeLog file redirects to site about VS 2015 https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/hh266747.aspx where it says, that you can open it in earlier VS versions. But that's not a solution for me if I would like to use VS 2017.

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                              0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • runtime, 'go to define' can determine the implementation class

                              runtime, 'go to define' can determine the implementation class

                              interface ISome
                              {
                              void Test();
                              }

                              class MyClass1: ISome
                              {
                              public void Test()
                              {
                              Console.Write("MyClass1");
                              }
                              }

                              class MyClass2 : ISome
                              {
                              public void Test()
                              {
                              Console.Write("MyClass2");
                              }
                              }

                              class Test
                              {
                              public void Run()
                              {
                              ISome a = new MyClass1();
                              ISome b = new MyClass2();
                              //while runtime and break at here
                              a.Test();//i want press 'F12' go to the define line of 'MyClass1.Test' not ISome
                              b.Test();//i want press 'F12' go to the define line of 'MyClass2.Test' not ISome
                              }
                              }

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                                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • need keyword 'implements' like in pascal

                                need keyword 'implements' like in pascal

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make it easier to put the commit id for a method change on the clipboard (copy)

                                    Above each member there is a small metadata link, e.g. "3 authors, 4 changes". If I click that, I can pop up history of the function. I don't know what this feature is called.

                                    From the pop-up window, it looks like I should be able to copy a commit ID: there is an edit icon, but clicking on it does nothing. No commands seem to exist to allow copying the commit id. Instead, I have to double-click to open the commit fully, then copy the commit id from the commit summary pane.

                                    I'd like a one-step "copy commit id" command…

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                                    • Add the ability to set the background color for several lines of code.

                                      With my 27” monitor and the multiple windows set at 80%, I can see quite a bit of code. But I have problems seeing which methods I’m interested in since there’s so much information. I usually set breakpoints to mark the code so I can see what I’m doing. It would be cool to be able to mark an entire line, or possibly a SHORT method by changing the background color.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Placement the finally block before a catch block

                                        I want the possibility to place the finally block before a catch block to simplify the code:

                                        try
                                        {
                                        try
                                        {
                                        ...
                                        }
                                        finaly
                                        {
                                        ...
                                        }
                                        }
                                        catch (...)
                                        {
                                        ...
                                        }
                                        catch (...)
                                        {
                                        ...
                                        }
                                        finaly
                                        {
                                        ...
                                        }

                                        to next code:

                                        try
                                        {
                                        ...
                                        }
                                        finaly
                                        {
                                        ...
                                        }
                                        catch (...)
                                        {
                                        ...
                                        }
                                        catch (...)
                                        {
                                        ...
                                        }
                                        finaly
                                        {
                                        ...
                                        }

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add "Favorite Packages" tab to nuget package manager

                                          Please add "Favorite Packages" tab to nuget package manager.
                                          It is still better if it can synchronize on-line by relating with user profiles (for example, nuget.org, Microsoft account, etc.).

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