I wanted to update the status to make sure you know that we hear you. This isn’t straightforward to deliver for obvious reasons: Visual Studio installs a disparate variety of tools, runtimes and SDKs, many of which come from third parties or other parts of Microsoft. We recognize that developers would love to see something lighter and while we have nothing new to announce at this stage, we are spending a lot of time thinking about how we can improve Visual Studio installation.
Thanks for the feedback!
Tim Sneath | Visual Studio Team
245 votesRick Strahl commented
Definitely agree. I work quite a bit with localization and this issue keeps coming up. I use a custom implementation that internally reads its configuration from a config file, but it's a hack at best. It's not an easy problem to solve generically though because resource usage may be mixed for different sources. Your app may use a Db manager, but third party assemblies may use embedded resources etc.
321 votesRick Strahl commented
I think it's about time that .NET supports SFTP natively. It's a majorly supported FTP protocol and questions from customers are frequent about this feature.