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  1. unity 3d project import tool

    id like to see an import tool for my unity projects in visual studio

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Have so when you click on HELP that it actually lets you get help like Visual Studio 2015 not suggesttion or report problem

      When clicking HELP have VS 2017 actually go to help instead of giving you make a Suggestion or Report Problem, VS 2015 actually let you get help when you clicked on HELP.....

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Pin unpin a variable while debugging

        I would like to have the pin button in the left side when pinning or unpinning variable content in the IDE instead of the right side. If I have a variable with a some length to it, I sometimes find it difficult to drag my mouse cursor within the small window showing the variable content. It would be so much easier if the pin was in the left side.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Visual Studio 2015 and Bing Developer Assistant

          When searching for code samples, I was told that the results are limited to current programming language. I would like an option to extend the search to include both C# and VB.NET.

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            1 comment  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Let me edit Android xml UI files in Visual Studio and add drag and drop support for Android Widgets. I would love to use Visual Studio this!

            I do not want to downgrade and have to use Android Studio for Android app development. Visual Studio is light years ahead of other IDE's. But without GUI xml designer its not really an option. Xamarin is too expensive and introduces too much risk for memory leaks and bugs that do not exist in Android Java code.

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Auto-link MSDN Library on drop down when cursor is on a class or namespace

              With the amount of work a programmer (beginner or advanced) needs to do to keep up with namespaces, classes, properties, methods etc. there is a constant back and forth with the MSDN library for explanations and short samples. An incredible productivity enhancement would be to include a menu item on the pop-up menu when the cursor is in/on/selected a namespace, class, instance. The menu item enables the selection of the link to the MSDN library and if possible a snippet if its a method or property.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make the Profiler in Visual Studio be more productive with reference variable names

                I guess for more than a decade, Java has had profilers and VM support for the variable names of referencing var iables/field names to be visible so that in complex objects with multiple of the same type of references, the actual instance refeirence could be identified

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                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Search within a namespace in the "Object Browser"

                  I rarely use the Object Browser, its slow and doesn't work well for me.

                  Normally, I just want to see what types are around in my own codebase, i.e. my solution and all references to *my* libraries.

                  In short, I want to only look in types within MyCompany.* namespace.

                  In general, the whole tool needs a reboot for 2017.

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                    1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • BitConverter.GetBytes

                    Add a version which does not create an array on the heap, but takes an array as an argument.

                    In the view of performance, I've often come across scenarios where I could reuse a byte array, instead of having Bitconverter create a new byte array each call. Which is bogging down performance a lot.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Fix Delay on Startup of VS - due to VSTS and News Channel

                      On Startup of Visual Studio - I try to click on a project to open but there are apparently two things going on that pops up a Visual Studio busy balloon from the tray.
                      Updating the news channel - and - it is attempting to connect to Visual Studio Team Services - at the same time? I get an error on anonymous access to VSTS and then news channel updates and I can get my project open. Maybe there should be a button to initiate either of these and not have them default on startup.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Let variables have their associated "labels", with any useful info in them

                        Label's possible useful contents:
                        > A more formal descriptor of the variable (like 'anNums_o_sName'),
                        > Lengthy, informal description of the variable,
                        > ...

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Install screen needs better help

                          So many packages: why would I want to install them?

                          I'd suggest a list of task checkboxes, along the lines of:

                          I want to:
                          [ ] develop apps for blah
                          [ ] have access to foo functions
                          [ ] write code in
                          [ ] language 1
                          [ ] language 2
                          [ ] language 3

                          And whatever other functionality this release supports. Then, based on what the user wants, automatically install the required packages.

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                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add new return statement that executes calling statement with the returned value but does not return from function

                            An example of using the new return statement is:

                            int EachOf(int[,] array)
                            {
                            for (int i = 0; i < array.GetLength(0); i++)
                            for (int j = 0; j < array.GetLength(1); i++)
                            new_return array[i, j];
                            }

                            Console.WriteLine(EachOf(array));

                            Where the above code prints each of the array's elements on a separate line.

                            Here is how it works: Every time you pass over the new_return statement, the calling statement will be executed with the returned value, but instead of execution continuing to the next statement after the calling statement, it is returned to the statement after the new_return statement in the called function.

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                              3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Compact Free & Simple Visual Basic for Mobile Development 2018?

                              See title. Not everybody can program in C++ or .NET.
                              I just want free simple VB. With mobile app development option.
                              Thanks.

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                                1 comment  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Don't steal focus back when VS is finished doing something

                                This has been raised before but apparently "Looking at the VS “15” plans, we’re not going to take action on this item, so we’re going to close it". So I am opening a new suggestion.

                                VS often takes a long time to build, hit a breakpoint, or complete some other task. During this time I switch away and type on emails/messenger/whatever. When VS is finished it steals the focus back and suddenly I am typing directly into my source code - TFS checks it out, I have to rollback, it takes a while to recover from, especially if it plonks…

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Visual Studio extensions performance score/ranking

                                  Some plugins slow down Visual Studio.

                                  The VS team has added a great feature that highlights when an extension slows down VS at startup. What would be even better is if each extension had a performance ranking that is visible before users install an extension. This ranking would be based on how many users have performance problems with the extension (as calculated by VS). This will be an incentive for plugin publishers to fix their extension if it causes performance problems for many users.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Flowchart Programing Languages (FPL)

                                    In this article explain and discus base of total graphical Language whit name flowchart Programing Languages or alias FPL.
                                    This is enough for version one of flowchart Programing Languages.
                                    This language is simple for beginners and hard for specialists.
                                    I hope Microsoft make that programing language until my can write version two
                                    Of that.

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                                    • Add an option to sort by installed date for the extension and updates dialog

                                      I have many extension installed, and I want to see what are the oldest installed extensions and maybe get rid of some which I no longer needed. The dialog only offers options to sort by Name or Author, but not other criteria.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        This is good feedback. We’re looking at revamping the dialog over time, once the transition to the Marketplace is complete. We haven’t addressed this in the next release of Visual Studio though, I’m afraid. Sorry - moving this to ‘under review’ so that we’re tracking it for a future release.

                                        Best wishes, Tim Sneath | Visual Studio Team

                                      • Allow IntelliSense Creation

                                        IntelliSense supports only very few languages. It would be really helpful if one can create a custom IntelliSense text file for Visual Studio to read. For each command in the text file, it should work like this:

                                        -Command Name
                                        -Var1 (Parameter Variation 1)
                                        -Parameter 1 :: Parameter 1 Info
                                        -Parameter 2 :: Parameter 2 Info
                                        -Var2 (Parameter Variation 2)
                                        -Parameter 1 :: Parameter 1 Info
                                        -Parameter 2 :: Parameter 2 Info

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                                        • Please, organize Windows.Media.Speech API docs for UWP

                                          Please, organize Windows.Media.Speech API docs for UWP, it is mixed with Microsoft.Speech and it is not supported by UWP apps..¿what is the correct info for UWP Apps in Win10?
                                          When SSML version 1.1 or a complete implementation of Version 1.0 will be out?

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