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  1. More filter options and enhancements to Intellisense.

    I hope you consider this very seriously, namely:

    1- Deprecated members: strike-through and hide/show.

    2- Inherited members: hide/show.

    3- Local members: hide/show/show first.

    4- Ability sort by priority or by type: right now everything is mixed and alphabetically sorted.

    There needs to be more sorting options, like pushing deprecated members last or fields and properties first, etc.

    5- Activate bold case or highlight option for certain types.

    6- Option to show return types inside the list next to members.

    7- Show quick info on mouse hover over the list.

    This would make code editing and exploring in Visual Studio way…

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      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • VS2017: Limiting the download speed

      Limiting the download speed would be very helpfull in small offices with limited internet speed.

      9 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • ASP.NET MVC _Layout.cshtml Bootstrap and jQuery

        Two things I have to do to every new ASP.NET MVC project is move Bootstrap and jQuery bundles to the head section. why are they loaded at the bottom of the view in the boilerplate? This means everything that uses them would have to be here to - surely loading them in the head allows everything else to use the two libraries and also improves load times?
        The other thing is the IE=Edge metadata. I'm sure a lot of developers are like my team and require this in every project as Internet Explorer 11 has a habit of defaulting to…

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          1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Show the total work remaining on the parent Backlog Items and on the Features like you do in Sprints.

          In VSO, in a sprint the Remaining Work displays the total for all of the tasks assigned to a parent bug or backlog item. In the main backlog this does not show the total, but the tasks do show their remaining work on them.

          13 votes
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            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • levels of inheritance

            I love the new filter in the IntelliSense (VS 2017), to filter clases, structs, namespaces, etc.

            However, in the case of a Class, I would also like its methods and fields (properties) according to the level of inheritance of the class.

            So, I would like to have a Listbox next to the button (class), to check/uncheck what levels I want to list in the IntelliSense.

            If I check just the Level 0, then are showed only the methods of the own class. Methods of the base class or father class are ommitted.
            If you want to list also the methods…

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              1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • visual studio setup guide for xamarin

              A clean and simple installation guide for Xamarin with VS17 would be very helpful

              4 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • (VS2017) Provide an option to remove warnings about lightweight solution load and slow extensions

                Provide an option to disable lightweight solution load prompts, I have add-ins that it is incompatible with so I don't want to be prompted. Additionally I quite often get notified about Resharper slowing down startup, I don't want to be notified about this add-in, I use it too much to disable 

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                  2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  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.

                  7 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Release a 2017 SP1 or version lock

                    Hello VS Team,
                    I work in the Medical Development field and the constant updates in VS2017 present a problem for ensuring that we are using the same version of software to build our applications. I'm sure other fields have the same issue. We need a method to ensure that VS 2017 isn't going to upgrade underneath us. This important from a regulatory perspective and and without this feature it will become difficult to recommend using Visual Studio for medical development going forward.

                    Thank you.

                    4 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Do not translate technical IDE and exception messages

                      The translation of VS Community 2017 and .NET Framework to pt-BR are awful... It bothers advanced professional and also beginners. Words such "delegate" have complete diferente meaning in Portuguese.

                      The translation made of exception "RunSynchronously cannot be called in a task not assigned to a delegate" in Portuguese sounds like the task could not be assigned to a sheriff...

                      Please, stop to translate technical products as Visual Studio. It the same that obligate Biologists to translate the scientific names from latin to each language.

                      4 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Take a close look at the bugs found by PVS-Studio team

                        An interesting piece of news for the developers using Visual Studio 2017. PVS-Studio team checked Visual C++ libraries and wrote an article about the bugs they found in the source code. This article could be both informative and useful for reading. It gives recommendations about the code improvement and some tips, for example, about the correct usage of #pragma warning directive.

                        Read more - https://www.viva64.com/en/b/0502/

                        4 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support inlining for functions returning unwindable objects

                          Within deeply-templated codes, it seems quite common to call a function which simply forwards the arguments into another function, which again just forwards the arguments into another function, which again just do forwarding, and so on. As I know, current version of Visual C++ is not able to inline such a function if it returns an object with non-trivial destructor, whenever exceptions are enabled. This often makes a performance hit particularly when the level of forwarding is unavoidably deep and there are many arguments with not-so-small sizes. I very much hoped if the upcoming Visual C++ 2017 has solved this…

                          34 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow saving bookmarks and giving them a task name.

                            Then devs can map bookmarks to tickets and track code they've changed or viewed easily. For instance, if I have a task t-123 I can all my bookmarks that ID. Then during a code review I can easily jump through my bookmarks to give the full story of not just what was changed but why it was changed.

                            6 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Create a Postman like service for testing web api restful calls

                              1. Keep all the functionality in house using visual studio. Create a Postman like feature to visual studio for testing json posts to web api restful api. Allow for (Delete, Put, Post, and Get) features to the tool

                              4 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Ability to Enable CodeLens but Disable Show References

                                CodeLens can be a useful tool except the forcing of the reference count makes most developers disable the entire thing. This can be noted by several posts on multiple sites, one of which Microsoft owns. There is a grayed out option to Show References. If this checkbox could be enabled to give the user free will to customize CodeLens as they see fit, not at Microsoft sees fit then that would be great.

                                So whether this suggestion gets a lot of votes or not, the demand is there. You have already declined this once. Please don't do it again.

                                http://stackoverflow.com/questions/20457796/how-to-turn-off-codelens-references/20890131

                                3 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  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

                                  20 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Clear indicator of currently selected branched version

                                    We are often working on up to 3 different branches of source code for several products.

                                    I have no idea why there is no clarity within Visual Studio of the version you are currently on. How is this supposed to work?

                                    A clear indication of the version you are in would be nice in the title of the VS Window. A colour indication would also be a nice touch based on the branch or something.

                                    Furthermore to this is the jump list in Windows for VS, this is usually the quickest way to get in VS for the right solution.…

                                    6 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • VS17 Icon

                                        The icon for VS2017 is not that great & I prefer the cleaner & transparent icon found in the installer.

                                        So for now I have set the shortcut icon in my taskbar to use the icon from the installer path found at

                                        %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio\Installer\vs_installer.exe

                                        Consider shipping with more icons in the devenv.exe to include this so I know for certain that the installer wont get moved or removed in a future update and I go back to the less desirable icon

                                        7 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Improve the DataSet visualizer, which is currently lacking basic features

                                          The DataSet visualizer is lacking several basic features that one usually expects in a table GUI.

                                          - Sorting columns.
                                          - "Copy" functionality in a right-click context menu (currently you have to Ctrl+C).
                                          - Copying the column headers (very frustrating!)
                                          - Filtering columns
                                          - Performance is spotty, with visual bugs and blinking happening from time to time.

                                          Other features that aren't vital, but would be helpful:

                                          - Reordering the columns with click-and-drag functionality
                                          - Color-coding cells based on their contents

                                          7 votes
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