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  1. Fix all errors / warnings / messages of a type in one go

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    When porting a project to VS 2017, I got dozens and dozens of messages about non-standard capitalization of names. Instead of letting them fix one by one (thanks for the light bulb - it really helps), I'd like to select one menu or context menu item to fix them all at once.

    (Even better if I could remove check marks before the names I wouldn't want to be changed.)

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Disable DOM Explorer Automatic Highlighting

      When you're debugging a web based project and are in the DOM explorer of IE/edge and you highlight an element to see its properties visual studio will automatically go to and highlight that element in the source code.

      The customer wants to disable this feature in Visual Studio 2015.
      https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/c32a1903-5abc-467c-b37a-117323f4952d/dom-explorer-automatic-highlighting?forum=vsdebug

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        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Simple HTML WinForms browser component

        Include a simple UI component that can display basic HTML, supports basic CSS, and has a DOM that can be manipulated.

        No JavaScript support, no HTML5 support, just a very simple display of words, paragraphs, images, etc, in a document flow.

        The browsers of today (IE, Chrome, Firefox) have become too complex to understand. HTML is not a trivial markup language anymore. I want a simpler component that is easy to understand, and that has predicable behavior that does not change with future releases. I have some bad experience with the WebBrowser component in this regard (which of course is…

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • C++: right click on std library symbol will offer a menu item that will do a lookup from cppreference.com and dispay in the IDE.

            C++: right click on std library symbol will offer a menu item that will do a lookup from cppreference.com and dispay in the IDE.

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            • Support for binary and octet literals in c# is really needed

              It will be useful for developers in any level if visual studio team add support for numeric literals in bases like binary or octal to all languages in visual studio stack and specially c#.
              I suppose this presentation :
              for base 2 like : 0b1010
              for base 8 like : 0c1234

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              • Link for Source-Code-Explorer on Startsite

                It were very useful to have a link to source-code-explorer on start site

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                • Manipulate web projects applying the same way as winforms projects

                  My idea: we want to manipulate web application project like this:
                  - A new web page appears as a new form window.
                  - We can add buttons, text fields, lebels ...
                  - Double click on the object and write its method
                  - It runs the web page draft is going to happen with the web browser.
                  Summarize manipulate web projects in the same way that the winforms projects.

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Normalize the arguments used when creating and installing an offline layout.

                    I just went through the process of creating then installing an offline layout. For the most part it worked well, but one confusing part was how when I created the layout the syntax for specifying the component list was "--add Component.A Component.B Component.C". But then when I went to install from the layout I created this syntax was invalide, I had to specify "--add" between each one, which is something I was able to figure out by looking at the dd_client*.log file in my %temp% directory. Considering I was calling vs_community.exe in both cases, it seemed very odd that the…

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                      1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • webcДобре, дуже добре, але хочеться мати можливість отримувати онлайн готовий екзешник, дуже хочеться! Принаймні для помірно складного коду.

                      http://webcompiler.cloudapp.net/
                      Добре, дуже добре, але хочеться мати можливість отримувати онлайн готовий екзешник, дуже хочеться! Принаймні для помірно складного коду.

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                        0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Create a burndown widget that uses custom variables of the same type as the default hours

                        "Original Estimate," "Remaining Hours," and "Completed Hours" fields cannot be made mandatory (Needed as a business rule) since it is already in use by default.

                        A new widget that is customizable with a different hourly field would satisfy this need, as the user could set the "Required" field before applying it to the widget.

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                            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Deduplicate Asp.net Web Application templates (Web/Cloud categories)

                            In New Project window, there's a "Web" category, and a "Cloud" category. Both contain a similar "Web Application" project template, which actually produce identical project shells. Can you please either deduplicate these, or somehow indicate that these produce the same project and files, so that developers are not confused as to what the difference might be.

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                            • Support cookies when a WebClient request is redirected

                              If you make a request to download a file, and the request is redirected, any cookie added to the original request or sent back by the server when redirecting is disregarded. This makes the WebClient pretty much unusable to consume an API / website that relies on cookies for authentication.

                              You could make it an optional feature turned off by default to not break backward compatibility.

                              The other annoying thing is that the WebClient doesn't seem to store state. For instance when I set the UserAgent I expect all requests made by the same instance of the WebClient to use…

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add shortcut keys to select the various scopes in the quick find tool

                                Please add configurable shortcut keys to select different scopes in the Quick Find tool.

                                Example using chords:
                                CTRL+F, CTRL+F = open quick find
                                CTRL+F, CTRL+B = open quick find / change scope to block
                                CTRL+F, CTRL+D = open quick find / change scope to doc
                                CTRL+F, CTRL+O = open quick find / change scope to open docs
                                CTRL+F, CTRL+P = open quick find / change scope to project
                                CTRL+F, CTRL+S = open quick find / change scope to solution

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                                • Support copying from 'Report a Problem' list of results.

                                  The Report a Problem window (reachable from the Feedback menu), currently offers no way to copy text from, or otherwise reference pre-existing issues; this would be useful for discussions / distribution of knowledge etc.

                                  Thanks!

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                                  • underline/highlight classes/interfaces in the editor which implement IDisposable

                                    i want to have an ability to quickly know if class or interface implements IDisposable. For example highlight such class in the editor or change the color, or make it bold.

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                                    • Change the rename options to include #region statements

                                      If I right click on 'Rename...' for a method or property you can tick the options 'Include comments' and 'Include strings'. If the string occurs in a #region statement it is not altered. I suggest either it is changed as part of 'Include comments' or via a different checkbox.

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                                      • ImportAttribute #pragma

                                        Working with MEF:
                                        [Import]
                                        ExportProvider _Container;
                                        will always lead to "is never assigned..."

                                        so I have to surround the 2 lines with

                                        #pragma warning disable 0649
                                        [Import]
                                        ExportProvider _Container;
                                        #pragma warning restore 0649

                                        how about implicitly doing that, since [Import] will always cause the Problem?

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                                        • Expose pseudo state on work items and allow query by pseudo state

                                          We are using the backlog board view in place of a physical kanban board as we have a number of teams that work remotely and need an online version of the truth. We would like to look at and report on the flow of work through the board, but as the pseudo states are not available to query, it makes life difficult. We also have occassions where users are updating the work item directly, and then have to navigate to the board view, find the tile and manually drag between columns which naturally leads to the board being out of…

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