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  1. some times, i edit lua files with visualstudio, but ext name of lua is not .lua, i can not use script high light with those file.

    some times, i edit lua files with visualstudio, but ext name of lua is not .lua, i can not use script high light with those file.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Please add Clippy; I need his help.

      I need Clippy, the virtual paper clip, to help me. I can't code, but with the help of Clippy, I will learn. Please help.

      -Aaron

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        0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Keep breakpoints sorting after IDE relaunch

        Every time that Visual Studio is launched it is required manually navigate to the Breakpoints window, right click on the column list, and choose "Sort By" -> "Disable Sorting".

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Don't close secondary windows in response to the last doc being closed.

          The developer's placement of the main and secondary windows across one or more screens is actually significant independent of whether there's anything open in those windows. It the last doc is closed or if "close all docs" is selected, closing the docs themselves is correct but the windows should remain. They have their own "X" independent of the docs for a reason, and the developer can use that "X" is the developer really wants the window closed. Leave empty windows open and where there developer placed them so the developer can drag new docs into the window without having to…

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Can you please change the text from "Loading symbols for ***.dll" to "Downloading/Loading symbols for ***.dll" at the appropriate times?

            I'm on a very slow connection right now and so I realize I'm probably not the typical user at the moment. Your assuming that public symbols for .DLLs can be downloaded rather quickly so that the download times do not need to be differeniated from the "Loading symbols for" part of the message. But as I stated earlier, my connection right now is terribly slow and making this distinction in the Visual Studio Editor right now would have been very nice. Instead, while I'm waiting for all the downloads to finish, I get to write this request to you guys.…

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Display the space occupied by the items in 'Staged Changes'

              I would appreciate if the Changes page in Team Explorer (Git) displayed the number of MB the changes take up. Ideally say something like 'Staged Changes (50) (130 MB). This would be useful so I can estimate how long an upload would take or to know how much data it requires from my metered connection. Thanks.

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                0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make the installing of updates to Visual Studio a less horrific experience

                First of all when updating the Installer always also has to be updated so it makes no sense to always inform the user about it. Most users don't care if you also update the installer so it could be done without any extra ceremony. Even better of course would be if the installer did not need to always be updated.

                Second thing I find especially annoying is that the installer prompts for the user to stop all the processes that are blocking it. In every other sensible software that I use the installer itself will close the applications it is…

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                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Delete All breakpoint for all open document of current document

                  Delete All breakpoint for all open document of current document

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                    0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • VS2015 C++: Autocomplete to not overwrite the next word (Upon Tabbing to use the suggestion given)

                    The Autocomplete feature in VS2015 C++ (upon tabbing to use the suggestion given) overwrites the next word (if the caret is place at the start of the word) in the line. I have to manually put a space and then use the suggestion to force that from not happening.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Let make a interface to allow a constructor declaration, which is only for parameter constructor. Because as a Functionality we are saying

                      Let make a interface to allow a constructor declaration, which is only for parameter constructor.

                      Because as a Functionality we are saying in Implementation class that it would have a constructor with described type parameter.

                      interface IControl
                      {
                      void Render();
                      new (string automationID, string name);
                      }

                      class RatingControl:IControl
                      {

                      private string automationid;
                      private string name;

                      public RatingControl(string automationID,string name)
                      {
                      this.automationid = automationID;
                      this.name = name;
                      }
                      }

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • add commit prompt to typescript and json

                        when i write typescript or javascript i want to add commit to that function for example

                        //<summery>compute two numbers</summery>
                        //<param name="a">number a</param>
                        //<param name="b">number b</param>
                        plus(var a,var b){
                        return a+b;
                        }
                        so that,when I import this function.the editor can pop the commit information.

                        json commit.

                        var jsondata={
                        //number 1
                        a:"1",
                        //number 2
                        b:"2"
                        }
                        so that,when i use jsondata.a the editor pop commit "number 1".

                        At most time,the commit is more important than the code.I hope microsoft consider about it.

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • My suggestion is to in the resources files, have the possibility to search by words between the terms registered.

                          My suggestion is to in the resources files, have the possibility to search by words between the terms registered.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • code snippet for automatically implent public class

                            When is created a new class, will be create a private class.
                            I suggest if input plus (+) before the class name, change to public class.

                            1-Create a new class;
                            class Parameter
                            { }

                            2-Put the plus before the class name and Tab;
                            + class Parameter
                            { }

                            3-Change the plus to public
                            public class Parameter
                            {

                            }

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • vs2017黑色主题,ctrl+f后 被查找的字符串,高亮显示,颜色不明显(包含滚动条处)。

                                vs2017黑色主题,ctrl+f后 被查找的字符串,高亮显示,颜色不明显(包含滚动条处)。

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Adjust 'Add...' context menu based on existing files

                                  In the solution explorer, VS already adjusts the context menu items for adding a new file based on the directory name, e.g. when I click on the "Views" directory of a MVC application, I'm offered to create different types of views, and for the "Content" directory, the list includes Javascript, CoffeeScript, Stylesheet and LESS files.

                                  I would like to suggest to adjust that list based on the existing file types in a directory, because it seems likely that a user (me) wants to add a new file of the same type.

                                  Example: I have a directory for my Typescript files…

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                                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • put the whole offline community edition installer in a link

                                    we have a very poor internet service. it has a limit cap of 8000MB, so once we reached it, the internet service will either stop, or disconnect. could you please put the whole community edition installer so that we can redownload it once the connection comes back. i had several errors installing your community edition because the installer is directly downloading all of the components via internet and then the limit cap is reached.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add "return ... if ..." and (optionally) "return ... unless ..." syntax

                                      Some languages like ruby supports following syntax:

                                      int someMethod(string param)
                                      {
                                      return 42 if param == "a";
                                      return 100 unless param == "b";
                                      return 142;
                                      }

                                      Very simple and expressive with no cost at all, would love to see it in c#.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • i want to real download link for student practice visual studio setup supporting win7

                                        most student not easy way to learn in proper manner and drop thise field in interest i want make master in that field but no have guidelines
                                        suggest better tutorial to me

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • limit the size of your **** IDE

                                          Limit the size of your **** IDE.

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