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  1. Offer classes on finding, fixing, and submitting patches for bugs in the VS and .NET toolchain.

    The increase in Microsoft development speed with continuous deployment seems to outstrip the QA resources. The resulting rate of released bugs now appears to consistently exceed the rate of even reported fixes and workarounds on sites like Stackoverflow; historically an important way developers have augmented official support resources. Increasingly we find ourselves spending lots of time figuring out why our Microsoft tools are not working as documented and/or as they used to. ***Suggestion: offer a comprehensive set of courses on finding bugs in .NET and Visual Studio and submitting patches where possible through https://mva.microsoft.com/ *** If this already exists, even…

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support live unit testing for F# (F-Sharp) test project

      If we write unit tests with F#, those tests can be run and are listed in the Test Explorer. But those unit tests written in F# are not supported by live unit testing.

      Please add support for running live unit testing written in F#.

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        0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Liscence PSoC IDE from Cypress Semicondutor to create UWP app with VB6 syntax as backend

        I code for micro controllers and also create GUI in UWP. With each passing year I feel coding for PC is taking more effort while coding for the embedded systems is becoming more easy.

        PSoC IDE from Cypress Semiconductor is a revolutionary idea for coding micro controllers. But the irony is a Text based IDE like Arduino is more popular than the PSoC idea. The Arduino IDE hides under the hood all aspects of the microcontroller, while the PSoC IDE exposes every single aspect of the micro controller with graphics to make life easy for the embedded developer.

        I see…

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          0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Create UWP app with Small Basic

          I am reposting a idea proposed in 2013 which did not get a second vote:

          If Bill Gates was watching he would have voted a million times for this idea.
          If this was done in 2013 when Original Poster (OP) disclosed, Lumia would not have died and M$ would not have incurred the millions of dollar loss.
          OP is a visionary and I am opening it again.

          --- original post ----
          MS Small Basic is an excellent language
          inspired by our old Basic
          I trained with him young people from 16/17 years in the secondary
          It allows to understand the…

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            0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add partial enum support

            // auto generated
            partial enum PartialEnum
            {
            ...
            }

            ...
            // user code
            partial enum PartialEnum
            {
            ...
            }

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Codelens Doesn't Detect Parameterized nUnit Tests

              CodeLens currently does not support detection of parameterized nUnit tests, as described in the pages below:

              https://github.com/nunit/docs/issues/174
              https://github.com/nunit/nunit3-vs-adapter/issues/55
              https://github.com/nunit/nunit-vs-adapter/issues/105

              Adding support for CodeLens detection of tests in-line would be very useful.

              66 votes
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                1 comment  ·  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.

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                  3 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • [新建项]对话框太复杂了

                  新建项无非就是往项目中添加某一类型的文本文件,也就是扩展名的不同而已.为什么设计的这么复杂?
                  本质上不就是输入路径.文件名,扩展名吗?
                  关键是反应速度太慢了.实在是没有必要.

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                    1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make available &(SolutionPlatform) and $(SolutionConfiguration) macros for project settings and scripts

                    Some users are requesting macros for the IDE combo box selected solution configuration and platform. These are not available for project settings/scripting, only per project $(Configuration) and $(Platform) are, which sometimes is very confusing when mixing different project configurations (which is supported and allowed). I created a VS extension[1] that adds the solution selected properties in all VS version until VS2017, but supporting this extension is becoming hard due to surprisingly complex VC project system. Supporting them directly on VS side (not from an extension) would be instead much more easy and viable.

                    [1] https://github.com/ceztko/SolutionConfigurationName

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                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        1 comment  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Transparent tile on start menu

                        Simply add a transparent tile to Visual Studio 2017 as for Visual Studio 2015

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                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Generate NuGet Package on Build with incremental Version Numbers

                          See image attached.

                          Simply Allow a Wildcard ("*") character and generate a new NuGet Package on every build with the updated version number.

                          For Bonus points, set a new NuGet Package (with an updated version number) to be generated on Publish instead of build.

                          6 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Simplify handover of a variable to multiple methods

                            Sometimes we want to provide the same parameter to multiple methods, like for example:

                            MethodeA (a, x);
                            MethodB (b, x);
                            MethodC (c,x);

                            My idea is that we can define either on method (with an attribute) or on block level that we want to primovide parameter x to all methods that accept a type of parameter x respectivelly have such an overload.

                            On method level:

                            // x is a static property of class X
                            //
                            [AutoHandover(X.x)]
                            public void Test ()
                            {
                            MethodA (a); // calls MethodA (a, x)
                            MethodB (b); // calls MethodB (b, x)
                            MethodC (c); // calls MethodC (c,…

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add ability to down load an offline installer for extensions (vsix files) that will include all dependancies in their latest version.

                              Add ability to download an offline installer for Extensions (vsix files) that will include all dependencies in their latest version, and any cascading dependencies.

                              Background:

                              I have to work in a completely offline environment. This poses many issues when installing Extensions and also nugget packages. Currently you can download VSIX install files, however they are not bundled with any of the dependant extensions. When installing an extension if a dependant extension is not installed then the installation fails. The current workaround is to check the log, find out which dependant package it failed on and then install that package, and…

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                                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Open documents in last focused window

                                As a developer, who usually works in several screens,
                                I would like to open documents from the project explorer to the window I last worked in instead of the window that contains the project explorer
                                so that I don't have to drag it into my working window every time I open a document.

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                                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Please allow us to expose 'Parent ID' as a column, and build quieries around it, so we can make flat-list queries based on parent/child

                                  Because so much critical information about relationships between work in VSTS is tracked via Links, I am finding it difficult to create effective dashboards/charts that report on this information, because you cannot create a chart from a hierarchy query. There is one simple work around that would solve this:

                                  Enable "Parent ID" as both a Column option in queries, as well as in the Query builder dropdown.

                                  Use case:

                                  I have 6 User Stories, each a 'bucket' of a type of work. Each user story is the parent of dozens of Tasks, representing the work itself.

                                  I want to build…

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                                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • "Find in files" window should ignore generated files

                                    The command finds regex matches in generated files ... At least there should be an option to ignore them.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Please read https://twitter.com/drunkvs and fix some of these bug - VS2017 is appalling!! and getter worse each patch...

                                      Please read https://twitter.com/drunkvs and fix some of these bug - VS2017 is appalling!! and getter worse each patch...

                                      TFS : security is all screwed up last few releases
                                      Publish - now opens model box BEHIND vs2017 when it fails.
                                      exeption box now opens 2000 pixles above you monitor

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                                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Live share in the intranet

                                        Apparently live share debugging goes through an external Azure proxy. For companies that either have their firewall locked down or who balk at the idea of possibly exposing intellectual property, I suggest giving the option of hosting the entire live share debugging environment in the intranet. Another option would be to make it strictly peer to peer without intermediaries.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 能够保存我对于错误列表行距的更改

                                          每次查看错误列表都要再次手动调整行距很不方便

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