I’m Will Buik, a Technical Product Manager on Visual Studio’s IDE team and I am back with an update. We have added an experimental feature to Visual Studio “15” Preview 5 that improves the time it takes to load Solutions. The feature is disabled by default, but you can turn it on through Tools→Options, “Projects and Solutions”→General→“Lightweight Solution load.”
We would love to hear your feedback about how lightweight Solution load works for you. If you are interested in participating in a quick user study to give us some feedback about the feature please fill out this brief survey: https://aka.ms/w2kt3j. We will reach out to you soon.
If you are interested in learning more about lightweight Solution load, check out the VS Blog: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2016/10/11/shorter-solution-load-time-in-visual-studio-15/
You can download Visual Studio “15” Preview 5 here – https://www.visualstudio.com/visual-studio-pre-release-downloads/
Thanks everyone, we look forward to your feedback.
Thank you for trying out lightweight solution load - the smarter way to load your solutions. This feature helps developer only load projects that they work on.
We have addressed your feedback in upcoming Visual Studio 2017 update. You can try out Visual Studio 2017 15.3 preview release, and let us know your feedback You can download preview release from here (this will install side by side with your RTM version) https://www.visualstudio.com/vs/preview/
If you see any issues, please send us your feedback via "report a problem" tool in Visual Studio 2017.
We are happy to announce that we have started work to use your machine’s default browser for links you click within VS. Thank you for your patience.
Program Manager – Visual Studio IDE
We aren't taking away the in-IDE browser, Zev but we will definitely take your feedback about updating to something like the Edge engine into consideration as we plan our backlog. Thank you for your feedback!
-Allison Buchholtz-Au, VS Program Manager
Hi, Mark - thanks for the vote! We take accessibility very seriously and we've made some initial steps to use the macOS accessibility platform (see Miguel's mention of it in this blog post: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2017/04/12/visual-studio-for-mac-to-the-cloud-and-beyond/). We'll keep working to improve our support here.
Jordan, PM, Visual Studio for Mac
Yes, better team development is the goal. The Model.bim.layout file should not be important for team development, though. The Model.bim file is the one that matters, and in Tabular 1200 projects it is a JSON file, which hopefully makes team development a little easier right now, until a better more fine-grained solution is implemented.
Thanks for the feedback - I've gone ahead and re-titled this idea to focus on TypeScript support. If you, or anyone else in this comment thread, is voting on this idea for another reason, please create a new idea to track that. I want to make sure we get all your great ideas detailed just right.
- Jordan, Microsoft Visual Studio for Mac PM
Thanks for the feedback! We're renaming this to be specific to Sass and CSS, since it's mentioned explicitly in the vote. If anyone is actually voting for different auto-formatting features, please file those as a new feature vote. Thanks!
- Jordan, Visual Studio for Mac PM
@dkalbertson: which of the 4 capabilities above do you find you miss most?
3 votes1 comment · Visual Studio Team Services » Version Control (Git/TFVC) · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →
Thanks Yuriy. Can you describe the scenario a little more on how this will be useful to you?
Program Manager - VSTS
You can do something very close to what you're asking for in Visual Studio 2017 via the Code Style Configuration system (see Kasey Uhlenhuth's blog post at https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dotnet/2016/12/15/code-style-configuration-in-the-vs2017-rc-update/ that talks about how to set things up) - if you set your preference for the various rules that relate to var (like csharp_style_var_for_built_in_types ) to be false:suggestion, you'll see suggestion dots under code that uses var, and can use a quick action to switch to the strong type.
Hope this helps,
Program Manager, Visual Studio IDE Team
10 votesAdminVisual Studio Team (Product Team, Microsoft Visual Studio) supported this idea ·
Thank you for using Visual Studio and for your commitment to improving it. We are currently evaluating whether we will be able to improve this experience in the product.
Angelos Petropoulos | Visual Studio Team
Can we please get further clarification on the issue being reported here? Is the problem installing these things on the box itself or is the problem using them later? For example is the problem installing NPM on the box or downloading packages from NPM later on?
There are extensions such as the "End of the Line" extension that does exactly that https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/545e56a7-98d7-47f9-9d84-4681f2903060.
Visual Studio Web Team
25 votes4 comments · Visual Studio Team Services » Work Item Tracking · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →
Thanks Bryan and David, I have merged both posts.
Thanks for the post. Could you provide more details on what you're trying to do and, if possible, post in English?
This is not something we can do right now, but in the meantime have you tried visiting The Code Farm at http://ccf.myhome.cx:5000/ccf.html?
What kind of project are you trying to create?
98 votes6 comments · Visual Studio Team Services » Release Management · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →
We are changing the way we maintain User Voice feedbacks for Release Management.
So far we have been marking feedback items as Archived if we are not going to address them in near future. We understand this could have caused some confusion.
From now on, we’ll be discontinuing this practice and marking something Archived only if we want to close the feedback item for any further input.
Accordingly, we are resetting the status for this item and would be updating the status for the same based on our FY17 plans.
[Shashank Bansal – MSFT PM]
Rollback Powershell task from Release Management Utility Tasks (https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=ms-devlabs.utilitytasks) can be used to partially fulfil this ask. You would need to replace the approval by another custom task though.
There is a free version of Incredibuild available for Visual Studio 2015, see https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2015/11/30/improving-your-build-times-with-incredibuild-and-visual-studio-2015/.
Have you explored this solution?