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      105 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks for the many comments on this topic. We are listening…

      On behalf of the Visual Studio team, I wanted to share a few responses to some of the questions and concerns raised, in the spirit of sharing with transparency the reasons that led us to the current installer options.

      Visual Studio 2017 is a huge product, because we support so many types of development: from Android to UWP to C++ to Unity to Linux. If we were to still offer a ‘full’ install, it would come in at over 50GB. That’s one huge ISO image!

      We surveyed hundreds of people during the previews and RCs, and people told us that they had historically used an ISO for two reasons: (i) because they wanted to download once and create a network install for enterprise deployment; (ii) because they had a shaky internet connection and wanted to be sure they’d downloaded…

      Anonymous commented  · 

      What puzzles me the most: Without local admin rights I can't even start the installer with the layout option the download files? Local admin rights to download executables from the internet? Really?

      Whoever considered this a good idea should be sent to do some real SW development work in a real IT company. I don't dare to repeat the words here our IT department used to describe this concept.

      Lease apologize for the rant, but this is just unbelievable.

      Anonymous commented  · 

      Can can live without ISOs, I can create them on my own once I have to file. And yes, ISO is handy as it can be mounted into VMs.

      But whats needed:
      - A Download tool running without Admin rights
      - A Download tool showing progress and speed for downloads, so we we can see it actually does something and have an ETA.
      - A Download tool properly working with corporate proxies
      - A Download tool which provides DL speed limits, I can't max out our internet line for hours, there are other using it

      All this could be easily solved by providing a normal download link, as there are plenty of DL tools for this. But if MSFT decides to roll a custom DL tool, please make it suitable for corporate environments and real-life internet connections.

      In the world of MSFT devs, everyone is sitting in front of a high-end PC running Windows 10, with local admin right and plenty of high bandwidth internet. That's not the reality for most of us.

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        We’ll send you updates on this idea

        Enabling the ability to move projects between collections is a feature that we’re committed to delivering. Since this feature is so highly requested, I’d like to provide some additional details behind why this has been pushed out.

        Simply put the issue is the cost to complete this feature. One way to think of it is that it’s XXXL in T-shirt sizing. A Team Project Collection (TPC) is a pretty rigid bounding container. It‘s the scope at which a number of “global” things exist.

        One such example is change set numbers. They start at 1 and count up in each TPC. That means projects in a TPC can’t have overlapping change set numbers. It also means that if you wanted to move TFVC projects between TPCs, you have to renumber all the change sets. That’s exacerbated by a requirement that change set numbers be time ordered. That means…

        Anonymous commented  · 

        This is the #2 top idea having >3000 votes and its almost 6 years old and all we get is MSFT has "other things to do". Why is the ability to move projects between collections not considered part of "devops workflows"? This feature is needed especially for devops approaches.

        I really appreciate the new open culture MSFT is trying to establish. Many devs I know do not participate in uservoice anymore, because "its useless, no one cares". Please don't make me think the same way.

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          2 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          Anonymous commented  · 

          A classic example for Uservoice: It takes MSFT 3 years to show any reaction, which is the just promise to "provide an update soon". About one year later and nothing...

          This is about to implement simple #ifdef in the XAML compiler. No fancy stuff, no macro expansions, just conditional compilation. What's the problem?

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            521 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Thank you all for your continued feedback.

            In response to some recent feedback, we are happy to share that the SlowCheetah extension is officially supported by Microsoft and the Visual Studio team. Part of the reasoning behind moving it under the Microsoft repository on GitHub was to be able to maintain the extension moving forward. We understand many of you would love to see this integrated in the product. This idea is still under consideration and we will share the decision as soon as we can. We thank you for your patience.

            Thanks for the typo catch! We did intend to say the NuGet and VSIX name had been changed to Microsoft.VisualStudio.SlowCheetah.

            Anonymous commented  · 

            No-one asked for an extension. If we start to use this in a new project, who tells us this extension will be maintained in 2 years, or will be working with next VS version?
            We need a serious commitment, not just some code published on github and then abandoned some months later because MSFT changes its plans (again).

            And btw: The item was filed on Jul 16, 2011. First MSFT reaction was at Mar 4, 2015. If you're listening, you're listening very slow.

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              under review  ·  332 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              Anonymous commented  · 

              Although I'm still thinking it would (have been) a good idea, its to late know.
              Of course MSFT knows it an that's why Windows Phone is left for dead, MSFT has given up and tries now to win back the loyal Windows Desktop Devs they alienated while trying to attract the cool-kids without success. That's a good thing btw.

              Beside the desktop, we will see if the idea of having (the very good IMHO) .Net core for the server backend and having nothing at all for the client side (except creating and maintaining a complete separate JS tree for the clients) will work out. I personally doubt it.

              MSFT has completely messed up in the mobile market and tried to fix it by throwing billions of $$$ at it. Without success. MSFT is obviously about to surrender.

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